Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Christmas Stockings ~ Double D Challenges

Hello friends ~ Double D Challenges has a new challenge starting today and the theme is "Christmas Stockings".

I pulled out an older set from Elizabeth Craft Designs to make this familiar Christmas scene.

This brings back memories for me of my childhood, when me and my two sisters would hang our stockings on the fireplace on Christmas Eve, in anticipation of the jolly ole' elf himself to sneak in the night to fill them.

The greens and poinsettias are from Spellbinders.

You can join in on the fun here at Double D Challenges

Here's the mood board to help inspire you:

And here's the prize that you could win when you play along:

I hope for you and your family, that your Christmas season is filled with peace and joy and many precious memories.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 5, 2022

Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Kit of the Month ~ December

Hello friends~  I'm back today with a project using Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Kit of the Month for December.

Becca Feekens designs are always elegant and timeless in style.  This month's die kit is no different.
This month's "Sweetheart Envelope and Note Die set is gorgeous.  Look at the detail on these sweet dies.

There are 22 thin metal dies included in this set and you can mix and match them to create adorable note cards like I did, up to a 5"x7" card.

Check out this month's kit at Spellbinders and flip through the product photo's to see the amazing projects Becca designed.  They're really incredible!  

Here are the links to the following clubs at Spellbinders:

Amazing Paper Grace Kit of the Month
All Club Kits
Past Club Kits

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Winter Greenery ~ Honeybee Stamps

Hey Ho, friends!  Christmas is drawing near and I'm working hard in the card shop, finishing up Christmas cards for this year.  Honey Bee stamps recently released their ah-mazing Christmas Lovely Layers Bundle and I am in LOVE!  

Let's start with the Winter Greenery Honey Cuts die set.  Gorgeous, and so detailed!  This die set includes 11 dies that will cover every type of greenery you could possibly want for your Christmas decorating.  

I cut the greens and berries from various colors of cardstock from my scrap box and added a bit of Distress Oxide Inks to enhance the colors.  

Of course, what better container to put your greenery in than the Vintage Picnic Basket.  This picnic basket is genius!  I can see this picnic basket being used for Valentine's, filled with hearts or love letters, or both!  Think springtime and Mother's Day, filled with your favorite flowers.  The list could go on and on!

Adding to this wonderful collection, is the Winter Birds Honey Cuts.

The layers on this cardinal are stunning! After all the layering was complete, I sponged on a bit of black ink to add depth and detail to the bird.  I enjoy feeding and watching the birds at our feeders during the long, cold winter months, and cardinals are among my many visitors.  Their antics as they hop from feeder to feeder make me smile.  

The Winter Birds die set includes both a cardinal and a chickadee, which you'll see in a later post.  These cards came together so quickly, using colored cardstocks, Distress Oxide Inks and a white gel pen for added detail.

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 The Christmas Lovely Layers Bundle includes the following sets:

I'm adding one of these card to the Sunday Stamps Weekly Challenge.

I hope you enjoyed today's cards as much as I enjoyed making them.
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 28, 2022

Vintage Botanicals ~ Mixed Media Monday

Hi friends!  Today's Mixed Media Monday offering is in the form of cards.

I recently purchased this beautiful 6x8 collection from 49 and Market called Curators Botanical.  I was completely smitten as I flipped through the different designs of these high quality, heavy cardstock double-sided patterned papers.  

 For each card, I did a bit of stenciling on the patterned paper, using a Cathe Holden Layered Vintage Floral Stencil from Spellbinders.  I also stamped some images using Tim Holtz Field Notes Cling Stamps.

The Specimen Dies from Tim Holtz sold out so fast!  I was lucky enough to find this one at, and I couldn't wait to use it.  The flower is printed on acetate.  I found quite a good selection on Amazon.  I glued the flower to the specimen slide that I cut using papers found in my scrap box.  I distressed the edges and added more stamped images from the Field Notes collection.

Both cards are the same in design style, but I chose to add a butterfly to this card.

I added strips of kraft washi tape to each of the cards to look like the slides were added many years ago.  I added a bit of distress ink to the edges of the tape to add to the aged look.


I'm so happy with how these cards turned out.  

 Here is a list of products I used today:

Thinlit Specimen Dies
Curators Botanical 6x8" Collection Pack
49 and Market
Cathe Holden Layered Vintage Floral Stencil
Entire Flea Market Finds Collection
Field Notes Cling Stamps

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Monday, November 21, 2022

Winter Skate

Hi crafty friends!  I'm popping in with a winter card that would be perfect for a Christmas card, a winter birthday or just to say hello during the cold, snowy months.  

I started by stamping the vintage post card image onto a piece of journal lined cardstock from my stash and stamping a few random polka dots as well as other images from my vintage stamp collection.    

The Ice Skate and Winter Evergreen Foliage are from the Winter Garden Collection from Spellbinders.  These dies are timeless in style.  I filled the skate with beautiful poinsettias from Spellbinders October Amazing Paper Grace Kit of the Month.

Here is a list of products I used that can be found at ScrapbookPal:

Entire Winter Garden Collection
Ice Skate
Winter Evergreen Foliage and Ladybugs
Entire Spellbinders Collection

 While You're there, I hope you'll check out the Christmas & Winter Shop.  I know you'll be delighted by what you find!

That's it for today's post.  I wish a safe and joyful Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Thanks for stopping by!