Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Owl Gift Tags


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a few gift tags I created using some new dies from Tonic Studios.

The main portion of these tags were created using the Wondrous Woods Silhouette Tag & Wallet set.


I die cut the Silhouette Owl inside one of the tags from the set using white cardstock. I then die cut the tag without the owl again from white cardstock and sponged Faded Jeans & Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks over the tag. I then used white acrylic paint to splatter stars all over the tag. I adhered these two tags together.

For the dark blue tag I die cut using these using one of the dies from the Enchanted Forest Silhouette Tag & Wallet die set.

I added blue ribbon to the top of the tag.

For the sentiment I used two of the sentiment hot foil plates from Spellbinders Holiday Sentiments Glimmer Plate set. I foiled the sentiment using silver foil and then die cut the sentiment using one of the banner dies from Honey Bee Stamps Banner Builder die set.


I added the to/from tag to the back of the tags which is also from the Enchanted Forest die set.

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Reindeer Christmas


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing a Christmas card using products from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I started by die cutting a piece of white cardstock using the second largest rectangle from the Dashing Rectangles die set, and applied Distress Oxide inks in Faded Jeans and Chipped Shappire to create a night sky. I then splattered over Picket Fence Distress Paint using a paint brush to look like snow.

I used the dirt/snow border from the Adventure Edges 2 die set to create my snow, die cutting from white cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front and then covering the adhesive with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.

I used the Reindeer die set to create the reindeer on the right hand side of the card. I used the two smaller tree sections from the Sleigh die set to create the tree on the right side of my card.

To finish off the front of the card I added the A Way With Words Merry Christmas Small die set which I die cut using gold cardstock layering two gold die cut pieces and then offsetting a black die cut word.


For the inside of my card I added another tree, this time using all three of the tree sections from the Sleigh die set and added the "Ho Ho Ho" sentiment which is from A Way With Words Flourished Christmas Minis die set.

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Foiled Merry Christmas Banner


Hi Crafty Friends,

I recently purchased some of Spellbinders new Christmas themed Glitter Hot Foil Plates and dies. It's been a while since I used my Go Press & Foil Machine, so it was fun to pull it out and have a play to make a card.

This card uses Spellbinders Merry Christmas Banner Glimmer Hot Foil Plate. I used gold foil which I added to red cardstock. I then sponged around the edges of the cardstock using red ink.

I layered the red square panel to a gold mirror card and then to a folded white card.

To finish off the card I added a few gold jewels randomly around the card.


Here is another view of my card taken at a different angle. Foil cards can be so pretty, but they can also be difficult to photograph.


For the inside of my card I pulled out two of my older hot foil stamps from Couture Creations and Ultimate Crafts.

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 Joy To The World Hot Foil Stamp - Ultimate Crafts
Reindeer Hot Foil Stamp - Anna Griffin/Couture Creations








Saturday, September 14, 2019

'Twas The Night Before Christmas


Hi Crafty Friends,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. As challenge hostess for the month, I continue to issue the challenges.

Tomorrow, 15th September is International Dot Day, so for our challenge this week let's include dots on our cards. Use dotted papers, white gel pen dots on images, large dots, small dots, whatever your heart desires.



As I had just received my order from the Lawn Fawn August release, I of course wanted to play with some of the new products. So to fit that in with our challenge this week, I found some blue patterned paper which was covered in dots which I thought would work for the sky.

As you can see by the video above, I have created a Reveal Wheel Card using the Reveal Wheel die set from Lawn Fawn as well as their new Build A House die set which also has an optional die set to be able to use it to create a Reveal Wheel Card. 


I used Lawn Fawn's new Tiny Christmas stamp set (the girl, boy and dog) and the Tiny Halloween stamp set (cat) which appear in the window at the top of the house when you turn the wheel.


To decorate the house for Christmas, I used the Build A House Christmas Add On die set.

For the snow at the bottom of the card I used the curved edge die from the Palm Trees Border die set from white cardstock that had clear double sided adhesive tape on the front and covered the adhesive with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.


The Christmas tree and the trees out side of the house and Santa in his sleigh are all from the Winter Skies Stamp set also from Lawn Fawn.

I added the sentiment to the bottom of the card and also where the wheel shows, both from the Tiny Christmas stamp set.


Here is a look at each of the 4 images which are revealed when you turn the wheel at the side of the card.


For the inside of the card I just stamped a large Christmas sentiment using red ink. 

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.


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Friday, September 13, 2019

Less Is More Unless It's Coffee



Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing another project using some of the new Divinity Designs products from the September release.

For my card today I created a Centre Step Card using the Centre Step Card and the Centre Step Card Layers die set.

I used papers from the Latte Love Paper Pad to add the various layers to my card.


To decorate my card I used the Perk Up Stamp/Die Duo set which included the sentiments, Coffee die cut and the images on the side panels. I used the Ovals & Scalloped Ovals to layer my sentiments on the card.

I also used the Coffee Heartbeat die along the bottom of the card.



For the inside of the card I used another of the sentiments and the coffee cup and percolator. These were also layered using the Ovals & Scalloped Ovals die sets.


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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Buzzing By To Say


Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. As challenge hostess for the month, I continue to issue the challenges.

Apparently September is Honey Month, so for our challenge this week use this as your inspiration…. Honey, bees, bears even stamp companies that have honey in their name!



For my card today, I decided to use all the suggestions for the challenge ... honey, bees, bears which are all stamps from Honey Bee Stamps. 

As you can see I created a pop-up card using the pop up die from Karen Burniston's Explosion Pop-up die set. I positioned the pop-up die on the left side so that the wide side was towards the front and then I turned the die around to die cut the pop up again but this time so the thinner second pop-up was towards the front. This allows the bear to appear in front of the beehive.

The beehive was created using Honey Bee Stamps Beehive Box die set die. I added the bear from the Billy the Bear stamp set, adding the jacket, hat and honey jar to the bear.

On the back panel I added the tree branch from the Birds & the Bees stamp set.

I added a few bees which are from a freebie stamp/die I received with a Honey Bee Stamps order at some time.



I added the sentiment using Honey Bee Stamps Hi Honey stamp set, stamping and layering using oval dies. I decorated the oval using flowers from Karen Burniston's Woven Basket Box Pop-up.

Along the bottom edge and the base of the beehive and bear, I added a grass border.



For the front of the card I created a frame using Hero Arts' Infinity Frames die set, die cutting it from black cardstock for the frame and white for the centre. I sponged blue ink around the edge of the white panel. I added the sentiment to the panel using Honey Bee Stamps Bee-You-Tiful Sentiments along with one of the "Bee" words from the Bee-You-Tiful die set.

To finish off the card I added three bees and the bee trail between the words which are all from the Build-A-Bee stamp set.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:


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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Happy Birthday Wishes


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I have a shaker card to share with you all, using Mama Elephant's Circle of Friends stamp set and coordinating  dies.


I used Honey Bee Stamps "Happy" die set for the Happy sentiment and then added the Birthday Wishes from MFT Stamps Bitty Birthday Sentiments.


Here is one more look at my card so you can see the shaker elements in the card.


For the inside of my card I stamped "Make A Wish For Your Birthday" onto the right hand side of my card using Honey Bee Stamps Wish stamp set. I also added two of the critters from the Mama Elephant Circle of Friends stamp set.

On the left hand side of the card I added a strip of patterned paper that I used on the front of the card.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Birthday Clown


Hi Crafty Friends,

Welcome to our September Paper Pros challenge. This month our challenge is hosted by Sandy, and she challenged us all the theme of Kids or Back To School.

As you can see I decided to create a Kids card for the challenge.



I decided to create another Rockin' Rectangle Pop-up card using the acetate window on the front. You can find Karen's tutorial on how to create this style of card here.


To decorate my card I used Riley and Company's Dress Up Riley stamp set along with their Birthday Dress Up stamp set.


I decorated the left hand panel on the front of the card using a Birthday die set from Crafter's Companion and added stars randomly over the panel.

You can see what the other "Paper Pros" created for this challenge on their blogs:



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Monday, September 9, 2019

Hoot! Note Book


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I have a fun decorated note book to share with you.

While looking for something in one of my cupboards recently, I discovered this note book that had a glittered cover. I must have purchased this a year or two ago with the idea to decorate it .... so I finally pulled it out and did just that.

To decorate the note book, I used the new Owl die from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I added the branch which is from their Winter Birds die set. 



To create the word "hoot" I used letters from the "Hello" and "just" words from the Words 2 - Thinking Of You die set.

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Everlasting Happiness


Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I have a floral card to share with you today.

To create my card I used Altenew's Everlasting Happiness stamp set. I stamped both floral images onto my card panel and then colored the flowers using Copic markers. I then flicked gold paint all over the panel.


I white embossed the sentiment onto black cardstock and then die cut it using Honey Bee Stamps Banner Builders die set.

To finish off the card I adhered a few gems randomly over the panel.


For the inside of the card I stamped the smaller floral images from the stamp set to the panel and added one of the sentiments from the set. I also flicked more gold paint over the panel.

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