Monday, November 27, 2023

Christmas Postage

Hello friends!  

The gals over at Sunday Stamps have a delightful inspiration board for you.  I loved the earthy tones with red and deep green, and I just happened to have recently made these two cards using those colors.  How perfect!!

My mom had these beautiful 8x8 papers of winter scenes painted by the amazing "Painter of Light", Thomas Kinkade.  I've sat on this bundle of papers for quite a few years now, wondering if I would ever use them.  Well, I'm so glad I did! I cut the front panel of the scenery using Waffle Flowers Postage Stamp die and mounted it to a panel of kraft cardstock.  I distressed around all the edges using Walnut Stain DOX ink.  I added these enamel stickers that I've had in my stash for ages.  Another box checked for using up ancient supplies!  

I popped the front panel up using foam tape, to make a slider pocket.   

Using the portion of the image that I had cut off for the front of the card, I made a slide out tag, adding some postage art stamps.  

I heat embossed the sentiment using chunky gold embossing powder.

I really loved how the postage die cut the panel of printed cardstock.  It looks like a page of stamps that I wouldn't dare cut apart!

The second card was much more simple than the first, as it's not a slider at all.

It's just wrapped up in prettiness!

I'll be adding one of these cards to the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

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Monday, November 20, 2023

Winter Wishes Snowglobe ~ Poppystamps

Hello friends.  I've got a sweet snowglobe card up on the Poppystamps blog today.  I hope you'll pop over and have a look!

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Winter Woodland Challenge Reminder ~ Poppystamps

Hello friends.  Sorry for double posting today.  If you're looking for Double D post, check here.  This is a reminder post for the current challenge over at Poppystamps, where the theme is "Woodland Wonder".

You can find all the details and join in on the fun over at Poppystamps.  Click on the Challenge Button to play along!

Products I used today are:

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Dots & Stripes ~ Double D Challenge

Hello friends ~  I hope you're enjoying the fall season.  Double D Challenges is starting up a new challenge and the theme is "Dots & or Stripes".

I took some liberties on my card for this challenge.  The "dots" are represented by the oranges from Altenew and the "stripes" are represented by the words, going across the card in a striped pattern.  How's that for thinking outside the box??

The Orange Blossom Die Set from Altenew is delightfully sweet!!  Altenew is the best at adding in all those fine details we love to see on dies.

I do hope you'll stop in at Double D Challenges to see what my creative team mates came up with.

Here's the inspiration photo to help inspire you:

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

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Monday, November 13, 2023

Vintage Christmas Tags ~ Mixed Media Monday

Good morning friends~  It's been a while since I've done a Mixed Media Monday post so I thought I'd pop in and share some vintage style Christmas tags I made recently.  
I participated in a box swap a couple of months ago where a box of unwanted supplies were gathered up in a flat rate box and shipped around to about 12 crafters.  Each crafter, upon receiving the box would take out what they wanted from the box and put the rest back into the box, adding in their own supplies that were no longer wanted or being used.  I was lucky enough to find these amazing vintage 3D images in the box.  In fact, I got two brand new packages of them!  

I die cut two tags using Sizzix Framed Tags by Tim Holtz out of white and soft blue cardstock.  I ran both blue tags through my die cutting machine using a very old Sizzix Alterations Vintage Postcard embossing folder, also from Tim Holtz. Using a brayer, I added Wedding Dress ink from Memento over the top of the embossing making the raised areas of the words stand out.  

I added a strip of bold lined paper from my scrapbox to the bottom of each tag and added Walnut Stain distress ink around the edges.  I glued these vintage images of boys having a snowball fight onto each tag.  The two tags together make the whole scene.  I added some Snow Glitter from Martha Stewart along the edges of the tags, and within the scene itself.  

I added old ribbon and twine to finish the tags off.
These tags make me think of a Norman Rockwell painting.  I think they'll be super cute attached to Kraft paper wrapped packages.

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Monday, November 6, 2023

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Oh Deer! Birthday Trio ~ Double D Challenge

Top 'O the morning to ya!  Double D is starting a new challenge this week and the theme is "Oh Deer".  This was a great boost to my masculine birthday card stash, as I made three cards!

I have a kind lady that likes to buy my cards in bulk, and she's always requesting deer birthday cards for the men in her life. 

 I went super CAS with the designs, using Jumping Deer Trio from Poppystamps.  

The Mix & Match Plaid Die from Papertrey Ink gave this card a nice woody frame.

Using up more of my printed scrapbooking paper is always a good idea!

Jump or prance on over to Double D Challenges to see more inspiration and join in on the fun challenge!
Here's the inspiration board:

And here's the prize that will go to a randomly drawn winner:

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