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Cottage Cutz Peeker Snowmen Birthday Card…

Cute card warning….and these snowmen fit the part! It’s a dreary windy, rainy day here. A little blog cheer is called for!

My white pen was acting up…grrr.  The cardinals have a dot of black enamel accents on their eyes.

I die cut the snowmen in white and colored all the parts with Copic Sketch Markers.

I die cut the music in black and left it complete…die cut it again in white and cut out the snowflakes and glued them over the black ones.

The background is Distress Oxide inks and the mini ink blending tools…Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot.

This is for our oldest daughter that was born on Christmas Day!

I was inspired by Leslie Miller’s 2nd card HERE.  It’s funny the twists and turns a card takes as it comes to life!  Kinda like Frosty! lol

 

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cards · CAS · Christmas · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Winter

poppystamps Cottage Window Scene Card…


Hi cardmakers and friends…welcome to my Country Winter Wonderland on a card post today!

I pulled out some scene dies from last year to use with this NEW poppystamps Cottage Window die. The house is from the NEW poppystamps Village Houses die and I embellished the card with the NEW poppystamps Holly Outline die.

This could easy be a Winter thank you card or any occasion card for after Christmas!

I left the holly cut in the die, turned it over and inked it through the holes in the die, similar to stenciling… pouncing and adding color with the mini ink blending tools. Fun to do something a little different.

I stamped the sentiments from the Memory Box Mistletoe Swag stamp set using the Precision Press Advanced Stamping Tool.

For the scene behind the window I used poppystamps Open Hillside and Sloping Hillside dies.  There are so many Memory Box or poppystamps dies that would work though. YES!

The two tree pieces are glued together flat and the house is glued together and then glued to the scene flat.  Then using mounting tape around the window frame I adhered the scene pieces to the window, then I added another layer of mounting tape to the frame to stick it to the A2 cardbase.  It will still go through the mail for one stamp, it’s not to thick. 😀

I added the Holly Outline die cut with mounting tape also, just one layer though.   That’s it!  I really love this! I didn’t spray it all sparkly or frosty but you sure could!  I debated whether to or not! lol  I wish you could see it in person!

Thank you all for stopping by today!  It’s so fun to show and tell!  I hope it inspires you and if you ever want to send me pictures of what you make or link me up if you’re posting, I love to see other’s show and tell too!  I love inspiration!

Take care and have a beautiful, thankful week! I am thankful for you!

Here’s what I used to make this card…

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cards · CAS · Die Piecing · Distress Ink coloring · Poppystamps · Winter

poppystamps O Holy Night and Holly Frame and Stencil Card…

Are you singing yet? I’m not out-loud at the moment but I am inside! lol

I started this card by die cutting the NEW poppystamps Holly Frame die in white cardstock and using the stencil that came with the die to color the holly leaves.

I’m really happy with this green!  I used the mini ink blending tools and 3 Distress Ink pads in Evergreen Bough first, Pine Needles second and the last one over the top is Mowed Lawn.  I love this combo and it’s even prettier IRL!  I colored the berries with R27 Copic Sketch marker, then laid the stencil back on and spattered with Heidi Swapp’s Gold spray.

The circle of white cardstock you get when you diecut the frame, I colored with Red Distress ink pads and mini ink blending tools.  I started with Worn Lipstick, then Candy Apple, then Festive Berries, then a little Aged Mahogany around the edges. I love how this combo worked up too!  I spattered it with gold ink also.  I use a dropper to get the gold out of the spray bottle and put a little out on a clear block and brush it off the edge of the block with a paintbrush to spatter the cardstock.

I die cut the NEW poppystamps O Holy Night Flourish die in metallic gold cardstock, just one layer this time.  I did put little pieces of mounting tape under some of the letters though so it wouldn’t fall in.

A pretty card but not real labor intensive either!  YAY!  I just love how it turned out!

I used mounting tape under the holly leaves and cut strips of mounting tape to go around the outside rectangle part of the frame. Then on to the cardbase.  I glued the red piece directly onto the cardbase, it’s not mounted up.

An A2 size card and it should go through the mail great, I like using a larger envelope such as an A6 or 7 to protect the corners.  Still the same price. I love the presentation of it being in the right size envelope though and if I remember, I put it in an A2 envelope first then into the larger one.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I have another Winter scene card going up tomorrow.  Then it’s Thanksgiving with the family and then some Christmas decorating around the house, which I’m sure most of you will be doing too!  YAY!  See you tomorrow!

Links to what I used to make this card…

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cards · CAS · Christmas · Die Piecing · Memory Box · Poppystamps · Winter

Memory Box Shining Star Ornament/Tag and poppystamps Whittle Fireplace Card…

Hi everyone! I have a vintage looking ornament or use it as a tag to share first today.

I started by covering a piece of natural cardstock with the NEW Memory Box Twas the Night Wide Washi Tape and then die cutting the piece with the largest star die from the NEW Memory Box Shining Star die set. I die cut another star the same color and glued them together with a gold cord sandwiched between for hanging.

Then I inked it all over with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and the mini ink blending tool. The tape kinda resisted it but it did color it enough to suit me.

I took my Krylon 18K Gold paint pen and went around the edges of the star with it.

I die cut the poppystamps Home For The Holidays wreath die in green cardstock and edged it with the same ink, Added Nuvo Red Berry drops to the berries and when they were dry went back with a little Ranger Christmas Stickles over the top.

I die cut the Memory Box Merry Christmas Noted Script dies from Gold metallic cardstock twice and glued them together.

Glue everything together and then spatter with gold ink.  I used the Heidi Swapp Gold Spray this time. Add a bow!

Next up, a Whittle card…

A few words of encouragement for the season… we need it! lol

I hope this Monday finds you ‘hanging in there’! eek! It’s a busy time of year!

Here I did some die cutting, inking (same gathered twigs Distress ink, it’s always on my desk), a little Copic coloring on the bricks, Nuvo drops on the berries and gluing!  Oh, I masked off the area inside the fireplace and ink blended Black Soot Oxide on the cardbase and spattered it… oops. it got everywhere and you can’t even tell I spattered the area I wanted spattered! lol

Santa’s cute…maybe he’s praying! lol  He’s in a situation!

A smile to start your Monday. A cute card for Christmas!

Thanks for stopping by! I have two more cards done ready to share.  I need to make some birthday cards this week! ok – bye!

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Two Winter Cards for Fun and Check out this Sale!

Hi everyone! I’ve had these cards done for awhile…a little playing around therapy with older stamps and dies.  I’m not sure what is still available or not so I’m not linking to anything except the stores, Starlitstudio and the sale going on at Scrapbook.com where there’s tons of new stuff and old stuff both places to choose from to make Winter/Christmas scenes!  I know Lawn Fawn has a flying Santa stamp, in fact that’s what I was looking for and wouldn’t you know I found it later. ugh.  Yes, it’s true, we spend half our time looking…shopping our own stash! lol

Pretty straight forward… emboss a snow background in white on dark blue cardstock.  Die cut a circle in it. Stamp a sentiment on a piece of black and white emboss it.  Diecut the house scene in white cardstock.  Stamp the santa in the circle on the white cardbase.  Stick it all together!

Card number two…

This is dark blue cardstock to but it looks black…

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Be sure to click on the pictures to see them large!

I hope you’re inspired to go make some sparkly Winter creations with what you own or can buy!

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Thank you for stopping by today! I needed a change…I’m done sorting for now and going to go outside and enjoy some sunshine knocking cobwebs off the house and wash a few windows! lol  I’ll be ready for more cardmaking after that! 😀

 

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Deck the Halls for the Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge…

Hello everyone! So fun to get back into coloring this week! This month is the Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  I will link up on Instagram but I wanted to share my card here too.  

Christmas and holly, two of my favorite things!  The brown paper package this time is the brown paper Hero Arts die cut wood frame! I die cut it 3 times, glued them together to get the real ‘frame’ look.  Then I inked it all with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and the mini ink blending tool.

I gold heat embossed the A2 size cardbase with one of the stamps from My Favorite Things Distressed Panels stamp set.

The Holly and Merry Christmas are from Ellen Hutson’s Mondo Holly stamp set.  I gold embossed on Hot Press Watercolor paper and colored with Karin Brushmarkers. What awesome markers… full of ink and joy! lol  I just put a little ink down and pull it out to color in with a waterbrush. Let it dry, then do it again. I didn’t keep track of how many times I came back and colored again!  There’s just something about adding more color here and there. Yes, therapy!  Here’s a post I made on IG back in March showing the markers I used for this card. It’s so cool to be able to actually see the ink in the marker barrel!

I added mounting tape cut to fit on the backside of the holly and the sentiment.  The frame is glued directly to the cardbase.

It’s ready to head out the door one of these days.  I tell you, I get attached to these cards sometimes and it’s hard to let them go but I must! I’ve been sorting cards this week.  The spare bedroom is covered with cards.  I’m making progress but it sure doesn’t look like it! I would type ‘lol’ but it’s not funny!  I must do better at staying organized!

Here’s hoping you’ve had some creative days this week! There’s so much I want to make! I keep seeing more things I want to buy!  It’s dangerous out there gals! lol  As if you don’t already know. haha

oh dear, I’ll shut up…have a great weekend and I’ll catch up again with you soon!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

A few links for what I used…pssstttt…great gift ideas for oneself!  😀

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poppystamps Holiday Mistletoe and Die Cutting Napkin Technique…

Have you tried the Napkin Die Cutting Technique yet?  I’m still loving it!  You can see Memory Box Dave demoing it HERE in this video.  So fun! Our area stamp club had it’s annual Christmas party Friday and this is the MITI I had them make.  I think they enjoyed it! 😀

So pretty showcased in this new poppystamps Double Scallop Oval die.

I just added the die cut letters for JOY from a MB alphabet set and the festive ribbon and it was done.

The frame is popped up with mounting tape. The leaves have mounting tape behind each one cut to fit.

The only thing I did different than Dave is, I used green cardstock for the back of my mistletoe die cuts.

That’s it for today!  I’m recovering from a card crazy week last week!  I have more ready to share though!  Just need to take pictures!

Keep on truckin’ I mean card makin’!  Hope you all are having a creative month too! With a little shopping thrown in. hehe  I just placed an order…oh my…we tend to inspire each other to shop! lol

Take care and talk again soon!

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