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Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Cookie Cutter Christmas, Candy Cane Lane, Christmas Card

I received this card in the mail today from my friend Terri.  It came at a perfect time. I didn't have time today to work on a card, so today was going to be a no post day for me.  I don't have them very often but sometimes it does happen.  But not today!!

This card was made by using a Real Red card stock base. Then the layer of Decorative Paper from the "Candy Cane Lane" pack.

The Gingerbread boy is from the "Cookie Cutter Christmas" set.  It's my favorite set this season!

The words are also from that set.  I love how there are two tiny little pearls on either side of the word piece.  How cute is that?  The word piece is set in place with Dimensionals.

The ovals are set on with tape and so is the gingerbread boy.  How cute is this card?? I LOVE it!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Oh What Fun, Christmas Card

I think I will be changing the yearly Christmas card to this one.  I like the one I am doing but it's taking a long time and time seems to be so limited this time of the year.  We need to squeeze in shopping, baking, decorating, wrapping gifts, for me, making cards, addressing cards, sending them out, along with the usual stuff.  So to save myself some time this year I will be finishing up the cards I started and move on to this one!!

I like the clean look of this card.  It's simple and quick to make too.

I took a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock and used the "Cable Knit" embossing folder.  I cut it to 2-3/4" x 4".  I added the Cherry Cobbler ribbon and set the piece in place on the card base using Dimensionals. 

The words are from the "Oh What Fun" set.  I stamped them in Cherry Cobbler ink and die cut them using the oval framelits. I used the scalloped framelit for the Cherry Cobbler layer behind it.  I set it in place on the card using tape and Dimensionals.  I added the tape to the top part and Dimensionals to the bottom.  And that was it!!!  SO super easy and quick!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Monday, December 05, 2016

Cookie Cutter Candy Cane Holder Teacher - Student Gift

Today I thought I would make something 3D, a gifty thing!  I had some candy canes sitting on my counter and I thought I would make a holder for them.  I looked on Pinterest for some ideas but I didn't see anything that was "me".  So I had to be "me" and make my own.

I took a 2" x 11" piece of Whisper White card stock.  I scored it at 1" and 4-3/8".  On the end (the end opposite the 1" score) I used the "Scalloped Tag Topper" punch and punched that end.  Fold the center score inward and the little 1" piece folds the opposite direction. It's for the edging/flap of the pocket.  Look at the photo to better understand what I mean.

Cut your Decorative Series Paper (DSP)1-3/4" wide.  Cut one piece 4" long and the other 3" long.  Tape those pieces in place.  The 4" one goes on the upper part.  It will not go all the way down inside the pocket, it doesn't need to.  And the smaller piece gets tucked under the flap. Set it in place along the bottom and what's left is hidden under the flap.  Next you can add something to the flap.  Words or like I used here, Washi tape.  Oh, my DSP is from the "Candy Cane Lane" pack.

Glue the short edges of the pocket on the sides. Try to make as thin a glue line as possible.  Also glue flap down.  Burnish the edges and set something heavy on them to set up.  I used the punch I had sitting on my table to cut out my Santa.

Next you are doing to stamp your image, or cut one out.  I used Santa from the "Cookie Cutter Christmas" set.  I colored him in with markers and I set him in place using Dimensionals.

I added a ribbon to the top and I let the glue set up for about a half hour more before I put the candy cane in.  The longer you let it set up, the better.  Don't be too anxious to put the candy cane in or the seam will come apart and you will not be happy with your holder. When you are ready to add the candy cane, put your little finger in the center of the pocket to open it.  You could break the candy cane if you use that to open the pocket.

Wasn't that fun? And cute?  And easy?  Give them to teachers, students, the mail carrier, your UPS driver, the bank teller, etc. It's a cute little surprise for them!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Christmas Magic, Snowman Christmas Card, Shaker Technique, Masculine Card

I thought this snowman from the "Christmas Magic" set would be great as a shaker card.  To find the instructions for the shaker card, click here.  You can make your opening round, oval, square, or any shape you can think of!  The new "Foam Adhesive Strips" are the best thing invented for making shaker cards super easy!!

First I stamped and colored the snowman.  I usually make their mittens red or green.  Today I used Marina Mist.  I thought I would step out of the box. I need to do that once in a while.  

I followed the directions to make the shaker card.  For the inside of mine, I had some tiny 1/2mm no hole glass beads. They look like ice, more like sleet! LOL

I combined some fun papers from the "Warmth & Cheer" Decorative Series Paper Stack.  I LOVE those little 6" x 6" stacks. You get a lot of paper for your money!!!  It's about the equivalence of 14 sheets of 12" x 12" paper.  They are fun packs and I like to buy them when they come out.

Anyway, back to my card.  I set the top layer in place using Dimensionals.  You almost have to due to the layer of foam around the circle to hold the beads in.  You also need a piece of Window Sheet or acetate. 

The "Merriest Wishes" came from the same set.  I thought they would look good at the bottom part of the card. I was going to add a ribbon there but I thought words would be better.  I set them in place using Dimensionals.

The base of my card is Crumb Cake.  I also used Whisper White and Garden Green card stock on here.  I do like how this card turned out and I especially like the two decorative papers together.  It's kind of like mixing stripes with plaids, it's not suppose to work, but these two patterns worked well together!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Cookie Cutter Christmas, Santa Card

I still can't get enough of the "Cookie Cutter Christmas" set. I had made an extra Santa when I was punching them out and coloring them the other day.  I saw it sitting on my worktable and thought I would use it on a card today before I lose it or it gets ruined.  SO, I looked through my dwindling "Candy Cane Lane" Decorative Series Paper (DSP) and decided to use the frosting/icing image.  The other side of it is the cute peppermints but they clashed with Santa.  And I don't think I've used that image yet anyway, so there you have it!!! LOL

I layered the DSP on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock.  I cut it 2" wide and 4" long.  The Whisper White piece was cut 2-1/4" wide and 4" long.  I didn't have any red Baker's Twine so I used  red DMC embroidering floss.

The words are from the "Oh, What Fun" set from last year.  I stamped it using Memento Black ink and die cut it with the oval die and then added a scalloped oval Real Red die.  I set that in place with Dimensionals.

Santa was set on top of the layered strip using Dimensionals.  The knitted embossed piece of Crumb Cake was taped in place on top of a folded half-sheet of Whisper White card stock.

It was a fun card to make and super easy since the Santa was already done and waiting for a card home!!!!  But even if he wasn't all set to go, to stamp him and punch him out is quick and coloring him was quick too.  All of that probably added 5 minutes to the card!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Friday, December 02, 2016

Cookie Cutter Christmas Holiday Bag Tutorial

Oh my, what a fun tote this was.  I made a bag a while back and thought it would be fun as a Christmas bag. You can see the original bag I made here and a link to the instructions to make them for yourself.  

I used the Santa from the "Cookie-Cutter Christmas" set.  I can't wait to play with it more.  There's SO many cute images in it.  And the best part is the set has a matching punch which makes it SO easy to stamp and punch out a bunch of these cuties.  You can fit 3 Nestle Crunch fun size bars in the bag.  

I stamped, colored and punched out the Santa.  I set him on top of a piece of Old Olive card stock that was die cut using the scalloped oval.  I added the oval using Dimensionals.  I added a ribbon bow to the top.  I did struggle with this ribbon, it didn't want to stay taped together, so I ended up hot gluing it. I did set it in place with a pop up glue dot and so far that is holding, but I couldn't use one on the other parts of the bow to hold the ends in place or it would have been TOO bulky.  

This bag was SO much fun to make and I'm hoping to make more before Christmas.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Cookie Cutter Christmas, Reindeer Noses, Candy Treat, Weekend Craft Project

Well, aren't these just adorable and fun???  My photo is a bit dark, so you may have to click on it to get a better view.  

I used the reindeer image from the "Cookie Cutter Christmas" set.  I colored him in using Chocolate Chip ink and a blender pen.  I colored the nose in with Real Red and the center of the ears with Pirouette Pink.

I punched them out with the matching punch and I set them in place on the header I made on my computer.  

I added 8 malted milk balls and one red one that can be ordered from here.  They are a little bitter than the regular ones but that's okay, after all Rudolph's nose stuck out from the other reindeer's noses anyway, right?  LOL

These were fun to make and I'm giving them to my stampers today.  I thought they would like a fun little holiday treat!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Christmas Magic, Snowman Christmas Card

Oh my gosh!  This card was like a train wreck happening before my very eyes!!!

I didn't have a clue as to where I was going with this card.  All I knew was that I wanted to use that cute snowman from the "Christmas Magic" set.  A set I bought because of the snowman.  A set I didn't need.  And a set I won't have much time to play with at all.  Note to self:  "No more than 3 Christmas sets next year!!!"  I always say I'm not going to buy a bunch of sets and then I do it anyway. Hopefully next year the Holiday Catalog won't be so painful!!! LOL

Anyway.  I had bought the pack of "Seasonal Decorative Masks".  I'm finding it a mistake too.  But I thought I should try to play with it.  I used the circles, a piece of Emerald Envy card stock and Emerald Envy ink. I sponged the ink on the mask and got this dotted background.  I thought it would be quicker than using the "Falling Snow" texture folder.  It's not. Plus now I have to clean the mask!  

Okay, moving on.  I stamped, colored and cut out the snowman. I layered him in Emerald Envy and Real Red card stock.  

I used some fun decorative paper as a side layer for some contrast.  I used the "Merry Wishes" from the "Christmas Magic" set.  

They all can't be winners!!!  Tomorrow I will have something more fun for you!!!

Thank you for hanging in there today,

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Merry Tags Framelits Die, Christmas Card

Isn't this just an absolutely stunning card?  This is one that we made at Terri's FABULOUS Holiday Stamp A Stack.  All of the cards were wonderful, but this was my favorite.

I LOVE this "Merry Tags" Framelits set.

The "Pine Bough" texture folder was used on the background.  Then the ornament was cut using the "Gold Foil" Sheets.  Behind it is a circle of the "Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer" paper.  We set that in place using Dimensionals.  I REALLY hope these Framelits make it in the 2017 catalog, I would love to use this image on my Christmas cards next year.  I would have them done by now!!!  I'm still working on ours.  I may not get them out until New Years eve at the rate I'm going.

There isn't a lot to this card but there doesn't need to be.  It's SO pretty and elegant looking.  Like I said before, it was my favorite!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Monday, November 28, 2016

Star of Light, Christmas Card, Stamp a Stack

Today I am going to share with you another card I had made at Terri's FABULOUS Holiday Stamp a Stack.  She had such wonderful cards to make.  I had a great time playing with stamp sets I wanted but just couldn't buy because I bought too many as it was!!!  I did play with this set once before. My friend Katie bought it and I played with it for a couple of hours.  It was fun but I just couldn't buy it.  

For this card we used Marina Mist for the background and for the larger star.  The center star was cut using silver foil paper. We used marina mist ink on the front of the card.  We added a little of the Silver Metallic Thread, that was fun to play with. And in the center of the star we added a little rhinestone.  It's SO much prettier in person!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Cookie Cutter Christmas, Reindeer Card, Corner Flip Technique

I found this fun card on Pinterest.  I pretty much copied it exactly like I saw it, except the strip piece of decorative paper on the bottom is a bit smaller.  That was all I had left, just tiny scraps, but I made it work!  You can see the original card here.   

The "Corner Flip" technique was used here.  This is a very fun and easy technique to do.  You can find the instructions for that technique here.  

The base of my card is Real Red.  The "Candy Cane Lane" Decorative Series Paper (DSP) was used for the background. Oh, I did change the background image.  I didn't have enough of the one that was used on the original card.  

The strips of DSP on the bottom are also from the "Candy Cane Lane" paper pack.  As well as the mitten. I fussy cut it out of a piece of that DSP pack.  

The words are from the "Cookie Cutter Christmas set.  The reindeer is also from that set.  I cut him out of Crumb Cake and colored him using Chocolate Chip ink and a blender pen.  I did add a rhinestone to the red bow and to the center of the mitten.  I thought the card could use a little bling!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Cookie Cutter Christmas, Santa Card

Today I found a fun card on Pinterest.  I had to copy it!! You can see the original card here.  I'm not feeling very creative lately.  I spend too much time on Pinterest and finding things that I like so I just copy them. But then again, there are times where I create from the card I see or change it so much it becomes an original.  Plus, I like it so it must mean that had someone else not created it, I may have!!! Are you buying that?  LOL

Anyway, I thought this card was adorable, so I tried to recreate it.  I did change the wording. I did have those words in the original card but I wanted to use the "Merry Wishes" from the "Oh, What Fun" set.  

I used some fun textured white card stock behind Santa. I colored him in using markers.  I didn't have any red baker's twine so I used red DMC floss.

The base of the card is Crumb Cake.  The strip to the left is from the "Candy Cane Lane" Designer Paper Series pack.

I set the Santa in place using Dimensionals and the panel he is on was set in place with Dimensionals as well.

I LOVE the pom pom on the top of his hat!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Friday, November 25, 2016

Cookie Cutter Christmas, Reindeer Christmas Card

I got my inspiration for this card from one I saw on Pinterest. You can see that card here.  I did change it a little.  I added the Cucumber Crush layer behind the Whisper White.  I added a Cucumber Crush bow instead of a red one.  I changed the wording (mostly because I didn't have the ones used in the original card and I also changed the color of the words from Real Red to Cucumber Crush.  I also tilted the head of the reindeer.

I used Real Red for the base of my card.  Then I added a layer of "Candy Cane Lane" Decorative Series Paper.  I used the Dies that match the "Swirly Bird" set and made the Real Red squiggly circle.  

The reindeer is from the "Cookie Cutter Christmas" set and I stamped him using Crumb Cake card stock.  I colored him in with Chocolate Chip ink and a blender pen.  I used the Real Red marker for the nose.

I thought it was a cute card.  I needed to try something different from the set.  I keep using the Gingerbread Boy image.  I just LOVE that one the most!!!

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Cookie Cutter Halloween, Thanksgiving Card

This is the last time I will be using the "Cookie Cutter Halloween" set.  I LOVED this set.  It had such fun Halloween images plus this adorable scarecrow for all of fall!!  Including Thanksgiving.  I didn't have any actual Thanksgiving stamp sets so I thought I could work this scarecrow in and use up a little more of the "Halloween Nights" Decorative Series Paper.  I was pretty good about using it this season!!!  No more hoarding. If I run out, I run out.  If I run out early and still like it, I'll order more!!!

I colored the scarecrow in using Markers. I did use a marker and a blender pen on the face.  I didn't have any black Baker's Twine, so I used some black DMC embroidery floss.

The words are from my computer.  I printed them out and I used the RGB code for the Tangerine Tango color.  It looks pretty close.  Though looking at the photo now, I wished I would have printed them out in Black instead.   I set the ovals in place with Dimensionals and I set the scarecrow in place with Dimensionals.

This was a fun card to make and I'm going to miss this little guy!!

Thank you SO much for visiting and have a wonderful Thanksgiving,