Friday, February 18, 2022

Winter Scene Thank You Card

Good morning everyone!  I'm popping in with a CAS thank you card that hopefully is CAS enough for the CAS Christmas Card Challenge.

I recently posted about this soft, pastel Christmas card that I made, using Papertrey Ink's Winter Village.  I had stamped all of the buildings out using the same pastel colors and this house was left sitting on my desk, so I put it to work on today's card.

I used Spellbinders Fluted Classics Circles to cut the just the lined insert into an A2 sized Neenah Solar White cardstock panel.  Leaving the die in place, I then blended in a bit of Tumbled Glass DOX ink to the center of the circle.

After building the little scene, I added some Stickles Glitter Glue snow drifts and a sentiment cut using Layered Mix & Match Sentiments (also from Spellbinders).  This sentiment set seems to be my new favorite "go-to" set for sentiments.  I like the double layers and the font they used.  

I struggle with CAS cards because I always want to keep adding more "stuff"! But I think this card came out sweet and hopefully fits the requirements of a CAS design.

There's still time to play along at the CAS Christmas Card Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Always Remember ~ Spellbinders February Card Kit of the Month

Good morning y'all!  I'm thrilled to be sharing six cards with you today, that I made using the Spellbinders February Card Kit of the Month.

This month's kit is filled with beautiful spring floral papers, die cuts and some lovely chipboard frames like I used on this card.

The kit includes this set of sentiment stamps, using a lovely handwritten font that covers friendship and encouragement.

Lots of beautiful gold accents and sequins.

The kit also comes with a set of 13 dies.  The detailed vine and sentiment die cuts are delicate and so lovely!

The kit also includes card bases with envelopes, two different types of adhesives, die cuts, sequins and 9 pieces of coordinating cardstock.

This is such an amazing value for all the supplies you'll receive.

You can find all the details on the Card Kit of the Month HERE.

Visit Spellbinders HERE
All Club Kits HERE
Card Kit of the Month HERE

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Shades of Pink ~ Double D Challenges

Hello friends~ "Shades of Pink", that's the new theme for the challenge that's starting today over at Double D Challenges.
I was delighted with so many ideas for this challenge.  That doesn't always happen.

I had won the entire release from Pink Fresh Studio back before Christmas and I really hadn't had much of a chance to play with any of it, up until this point. 

I pulled out Choose Hope stencils and coordinating die to create this soft card in shades of pink.

The background is embossed using Lush Vines Hot Foil / Embossing Plate.  I don't have a hot foiling machine (dare I say "yet"?) so I'm glad I can use the plates for embossing.  I stenciled the flowers and leaves using Distress Oxide Inks and die cut the flower cluster out using the coordinating die.  I then brushed on just a bit of Stickles Glitter Glue to add shine to the flowers.

The sentiment is cut using Scripted Greetings, in gold and white and the two frames are cut using Poppystamps Pointed Rectangle Frames.

I do hope you'll stop in at Double D Challenges so see more amazing inspiration from my talented teammates and play along.

Here are some handy links to the products I used today:

Pinkfresh Studio ~ Choose Hope Stencils
Pinkfresh Studio Choose Hope Die
Pinkfresh Studio Scripted Greetings Die Set
Pinkfresh Studio Lush Vines Hot Foil Plate
All Pinkfresh Studio Products

Here's the inspiration photo:

And here's the prize that you could win when you join in on the fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Will You Be Mine? ~ DRU

Hello friends ~  Dies R Us is starting a new challenge today, and the theme is Valentines / Love.
Lawn Fawn seriously has some of the cutest stamps and dies.  I used Stitched Pond Frame and Simple Grassy Hillsides for the grass.

I cut all the pond elements out of white cardstock and colored them using copics.  I cut the pond out of blue cardstock and added a bit of Chipped Sapphire DOX ink to the edges of the pond insert.

Here are links to the products I used on today's card:

I hope you'll stop by the Dies R Us Challenge Blog to see more inspiration and play along.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Amazing Paper Grace February Die of the Month ~ Spellbinders

Hello everyone~  I'm here today to share a card I made using Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace February, Die of the Month.  Becca Feeken truly amazes me with her stunning designs and eye for detail when it comes to creating dies that are easy to use and so beautiful when put together.

This scalloped intricate design is cut to give you two layers for a beautifully detailed design.  I cut the designs twice out of white and Waterfall Color Essentials Cardstock and abutted the straight edges up together to make this medallion.

The banner can be cut as a solid or using the detailed insert.  Here, I cut the detailed banner out of white and the solid banner out of Waterfall Color Essential Cardstock.  The "happy birthday" die is cut using Layered Mix & Match Sentiments, using Gold Mirror Cardstock to add a bit of extra elegance.  The flower is one of four flowers that are included in the set as well as the green leaf dies.

I hope you enjoyed today's card.  I've included a list of supplies that I used, below.  By clicking on the links, you'll be taken directly to the product in the Spellbinders store.

Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month
All Monthly Club Kits
Waterfall Color Essential Cardstock
White Cardstock
Gold Mirror Cardstock
Layered Mix & Match Sentiments

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Pastel Winter Greetings

Hello friends ~ I'm popping in today with a card that fits perfectly into the Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge.  They have the sweetest mood board to inspire you and it's right up my vintage loving hearts alley.  
So much vintage goodness here!  I was inspired by the soft, pastel colors in each of the tiles above.

I started by making a mini slimline card using Spellbinders Mini Slimline Envelope & Nested Card Creator Dies.  I love all the layering options this die set offers.  

I used Winter Village from Papertrey Ink to create the scene, using soft pastels to match the polka-dotted paper in the background, which is from Prima Marketing "Sweet Peppermint".

The sentiment is cut using Spellbinders Layered Mix & Match Sentiments, using gold shimmer cardstock, backed with a soft aqua cardstock. 

Here's a list of links to the products I used:
Spellbinders Mini Slimline Envelope & Nested Card Creator
Prima Marketing "Sweet Peppermint" (Currently on sale at Scrapbook Maven)

Be sure to visit the Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge to play along!
ETA:  I've also entered this card into the Four Seasons Challenge where the theme is "Anything Goes".

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Be Mine? ~ Double D Challenge

Hello friends ~  I'm back today with a card I made for the new challenge starting up over at Double D Challenge.
The theme for the next two weeks is "Hearts".
Now you may be wondering, where are all the hearts??

I took my inspiration from the top, right corner of the inspiration photo and used the Tea Cup from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  This is an older die and I think it's even retired now, but I'll always love the clean design and all the ways you can decorate it.

You may recall that I recently used this tea cup die to make tags this past Christmas (click HERE), where I hand drew on the faces.  I've since purchased a set of whimsical face stamps from Peachy Keen Stamps and I am enamored with how cute they all are!
So many sizes to choose from and all adorably sweet!  

Here's the inspiration photo:

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

Be sure to visit the Double D Challenge blog to see more amazing inspiration and join in on the fun! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Turtle-y AWESOME! ~ DRU

Good morning friends~  There's a new challenge starting up over at DRU Challenge blog and we're looking for cards and projects using Valentine's / Love theme.

I enjoy making Valentine cards to send to all my great little nieces and nephews.  These cute Marianne Designs Turtles are perfect for whipping together some quick cards to let them know how special they are.

For each card, I started by embossing a brick background and then added the cute turtles.

I used PoppyStamps "Be My Valentine Postcard Script" for the sentiment on each card.

Penny Black "Love Always" die made the perfect tall grass for this little duo.

I hope you'll visit the Dies R Us Challenge Blog to see more amazing inspiration from my teammates and join in on the fun.  

Here's a list of dies I used that can be found at Dies R Us
PoppyStamps Be My Valentine Postcard Script
Penny Black Love Always

Thanks for stopping by!