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Karen Burniston Tag Book Pop Up and Hello Bluebird Snowmen…

Hi everyone!  Happy January!  LET IT SNOW! haha  I know, you’re all groaning. lol  Lots of pictures to show you with this one.

I used Karen Burniston’s neat Tag Book Die set to make this card… Karen is a great gal!  So talented!  I was fortunate to meet her a few years ago when I taught at the Great Yosemite Stamp Escape.  If you ever have a chance to take her classes…you’ll love it!  Her ‘how to’ video for this set is HERE.  It’s amazing and so easy to follow! 

Distress Oxide Peacock Feathers Ink blended background with some water spots and I’ll just link up what I used at the bottom of the post so not a lot of text today!

Click on the pictures to see them larger.

Open it up and ….

Super cute little snow ppl in scenes…

 

 

 


I took my time…stamped, die cut and colored over two weeks…no pressure!  It was fun!

Linking to some challenges…

Crazy 4 Challenges – Your favorite card type to make.  Today it is a pop up! lol

Happy Little Stampers January – anything goes with dies

Stempelgarten Challenge – Winter  Top 1!  Thank you so much ladies!

Scrapyland Challenge – anything goes using product they sell

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – something new

Hope it made you smile…what’s funny is the last couple weeks the temps have been pretty mild in Iowa…now today I’m finally posting this and my feet are cold!  brrr is right!

I’ll be back with Valentines from the NEW Memory Box release!  Thanks for stopping by!  Stay warm!

Here’s what I used…

Tag Book Pop-up – KB Riley LLC
[ KRN | SSS ]
Hello Bluebird FROSTY FRIENDS Clear…
[ SSS ]
Hello Bluebird FROSTY FRIENDS Die Set…
[ SSS ]
Hello Bluebird FROSTY LITTLES Clear…
[ SSS ]
Hello Bluebird FROSTY LITTLES Die Set…
[ SSS ]
Mini Ink Blending Tool *new* – 2…
[ STR | SSS | SBC | JGG | HLM ]
Mini Ink Blending Foam Refills – pkg…
[ STR | SBC | JGG | HLM ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG | HLM ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Memento TUXEDO BLACK INK PAD Full…
[ SSS | SBC | HLM ]
Memento TUXEDO BLACK REFILL Reinker…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Copic Sketch Markers
[ BLIC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix On the Edge Cutting Pads -…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR | HLM | SSS ]
Hallmark Scrapbook – TEFLON BONE FOLDER
[ HLM | SSS ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
[ STR | SBC | HLM ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS | HLM ]
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS | HLM ]
Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
[ SSS ]
MISTI CREATIVE CORNERS Positioning…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
[ STR | SSS ]
Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
[ STR | BLIC ]
Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ SBC | STR | SSS | HLM | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D ADHESIVE…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS | HLM ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS | HLM ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
[ STR | SSS ]

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cards · Christmas · Tags · Winter

Altenew Poinsettia and Pine…Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Friends and Cardmakers!  All the Best to you!

Here’s a big picture of the tags I made for the gift bags we used for stockings for the grandkids this year.  I’m going to keep the bags and reuse them every year!  Now you know what I’ve been up to!  We have a wonderful family celebration here yesterday…today I’m taking it easy!  😀

Take care!  Be back soon!

 

 

cards · CAS · Christmas · Memory Box · Winter

Memory Box Poinsettia Circle Frame and Nativity Circle…

It was a Holy Night…this card…was a challenge but nothing compared to what Mary and Joseph faced! A beautiful reminder of what Christmas is all about!

I painted the die cuts with Gansai Tambi watercolors and metallics. Layered them together and placed them on a red glitter die cut circle.  A little gold stickles for the centers.

The sentiment is from the Bold Holiday Greetings stamp set, stamped in Ranger Archival Black ink with the MISTI.

I hope you’ve had a beautiful season of creating Christmas cards…hard to believe we’re closing in on the month of December already!  I could make Christmas cards all year!

Thank you for supporting me and my blog and God bless you all!  P.S.  Shopping links in my right sidebar…

cards · CAS · Christmas · Digital images · Poppystamps · Winter

poppystamps Seed Snowflake Joy Card…

It’s a candy cane JOY today! Using poppystamps Seed Snowflake Joy die, Tidings of Joy stamp set, twine and white and red cardstock!

I placed a strip of red on the white card base, then mounted the die cut white panel with foam tape to the red strip.

For the candy cane stripe, I cut strips of red and white cardstock with my paper trimmer, covered a piece of copy paper with tape and placed the strips alternating colors over the tape diagonally. Then I die cut the J and Y from that piece.  I used glue and stuck them down flat inside the negative cut in the Seed Snowflake Joy panel.

I stamped the sentiment with the MISTI….oh, I did that before I mounted up the panel though…

I really like how this turned out…another CAS card and so Christmasy looking!

Linking to some challenges…

Inkspirational Challenges – Anything Christmas Goes

Muse Christmas Visions – anything holiday

CAS(E) this Sketch #300

thank you ladies for picking my card to win!

cts_winner.jpg

Time Out Challenges – Joyful

Scrapyland – anything goes with dies sold in their store

Thanks for stopping by today!  Wishing you JOY!

cards · Christmas · copics · Oxide Inks · Stampendous · Winter

Stampendous Ugly Sweater Contest…

Hi everyone! You are probably wondering what in the world is she talking about now! haha  Well…you know how much fun it is to take on a challenge!  So here I am… but even though I’m supposed to have an ugly sweater here on this cool penguin… I sure wanted it to end up cute!  😀

I needed to stick with Stampendous products so that was a challenge too! The ornaments around it’s neck are from a Christmas tree set (looks like it’s discontinued). I colored the ornaments with Copics and drew the snowflakes on with a white gel pen.

So here’s the details…the gals have been posting since November 25th and continuing through December 8th.

There’s a prize for 3 commenters chosen from the designer’s blogs and Stampendous’ blog HERE.  The winning designer wins a prize too. I hope I win!!! lol

So I’d love it if you’d vote for my penguin between December 9 – 11.  😀  (shamelessly recruiting) lol

Back to the card… I heat embossed the sentiment, snowflakes and snow it’s standing on with white embossing powder. I inked the sky with Distress Oxide inks, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire and the ink blending tool. Did the water droplet thing and glued on some sequins.  It’s an A2 size card.

All I can say is, I’d hate to be walking around with ornaments around my neck! haha

Hope I made you smile with my ugly sweater and you enjoy checking out the other gal’s ugly sweaters!  Thanks for stopping by!  😀

 

 

cards · Christmas · copics · Die Piecing · Penny Black · Winter · Wreath Building

Penny Black Nature’s Gifts Joyful Wreath Card…

How’s it going out there in cardmaker land?  I keep seeing the piles of Christmas stuff I want to use and trying not to panic!  I’ve been playing with this stamp set off and on, trying the pine branch in the set with my homemade wreath builder template.

I was SO excited when I landed on the placement that resulted in this! I took a picture to show you how I placed it. This is the stamp I used from a Penny Black stamp set, I’ll link it up at the bottom of my post. Isn’t that crazy! Love it! (I think I might make the wreath a smidge larger next try)

I used Lawn Fawn’s Noble Fir ink pad to ink it up each turn.  So simple!

Then I die cut the holly in white cardstock and colored it with Copics and the centers with sparkle red Nuvo drops.

I die cut the word JOYful from gold glitter card-stock and glued it flat to the card.

The white panel I stamped the wreath on is 4 ¼ inch square.  I matted it with a dark green cardstock and then onto a 4 ¾ inch red glitter cardstock square. It will fit into an A7 envelope for sure, so no extra postage. The holly is glued in the center so the leaves still are up a little but they lay completely flat.

Now to try to incorporate the pine cone from the stamp set on to a wreath!  😀

I’m linking my card to some challenges…

Penny Black and More – Traditional Christmas Colors  (my wreath, main image, is stamped)

Penny Black Saturday Challenge – Winter or Christmas

Crazy 4 Challenges – It’s a Tree-mendous Time of Year  (pine branches)

As You See It Challenge  – Wreath

Stamping Sensations – Winter Sparkle (wreath is stamped)

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you’re making festive cards or crafting away at something! Have fun!

Save with this code at Simon Says Stamp YAY225  AND there’s this promotion going on right now!  How fun is this?!  *** While Supplies Last though…

Here’s what I used to make this…

Penny Black Clear Stamps NATURE’S…
[ SSS ]
Penny Black CHRISTMAS BOW Thin Metal…
[ SSS | STR | SBC ]
Penny Black JOYFUL WINTER Thin Metal…
[ SSS | SBC ]
Nuvo Glitter Drops – Ruby Slippers
[ STR | SBC ]
American Crafts Glitter Cardstock – Gold
[ STR ]
American Crafts Glitter Cardstock -…
[ STR ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
[ SSS | HLM ]
Copic Sketch Markers
[ BLIC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus Machine -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Express Machine…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Accessory – Tool…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix Cutting Pads – standard
[ STR | SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix On the Edge Cutting Pads -…
[ STR | SSS | SBC ]
Sizzix Big Shot Plus CUTTING PADS…
[ SSS ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Cutting Pad,…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Extended Magnetic Platform…
[ SBC ]
Sizzix – Accessory – Magnetic…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Plus – Accessory -…
[ SBC ]
Tool Basics Flush Cutters – 5 inch…
[ STR | SSS ]
Sizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM Big Shot…
[ SSS ]
Retractable Paper Piercer / Pick -…
[ STR | HLM | SSS ]
Crystal Katana – placement tool by…
[ STR | SSS ]
Hallmark Scrapbook – TEFLON BONE FOLDER
[ HLM | SSS ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Small…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 8.5 Inch…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – 12.25…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tonic 12 INCH WIDE BASE GUILLOTINE…
[ SSS ]
Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
[ STR | SBC | HLM ]
Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
[ SBC | SSS | HLM ]
MISTI Stamping Tool – The Most…
[ SBC | SSS | HLM ]
Simon Says Accessories MISTI GRID…
[ SSS ]
MISTI CREATIVE CORNERS Positioning…
[ SSS | HLM ]
We R Memory Keepers – Basic Tools -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scor-Pal – Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring…
[ SBC ]
Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring…
[ SSS | JGG ]
Scotch ATG – Adhesive Applicator Gun…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Scotch Adhesive Refill for Pink ATG…
[ SBC ]
Ultrafine Tip Applicator Bottles 20ml…
[ STR | SSS ]
Lineco Neutral pH Adhesive – 4oz
[ STR | BLIC ]
Mono Multi Liquid Glue
[ SBC | STR | SSS | HLM | BLIC ]
adhesive pick-up square
[ STR | SBC ]
Scotch 3/4 inch Double-Sided Foam…
[ STR | SSS ]
Foam Mounting Tape – Scotch – 12.5 feet
[ STR ]
Avery Elle Stamp & Die Storage…
[ STR | SSS | HLM ]
Tonic 14×14 inch Easy Clean Craft…
[ STR | SSS ]

 

 

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

poppystamps Pinpoint Heart Mittens and Merry Outline Card…

Hi everyone!  I had some fun making this card….I cut everything in multiple colors because I couldn’t decide what colors to use for what layers etc.  Good grief!  I should’ve done eeny meeny miny mo!!!

I landed here with more tone on tone or in this case, same on same! lol  I almost didn’t add the word mittens but then I did.  Now I can chuckle about it!

I love this big merry outline die though and these sweet mittens.  I used the new background stamp from the Typewriter Holiday Elements set too.

Really simple card that shouldn’t take long if you can make decisions! lol  Some days are worse than others. hehe

The mittens would be a super sweet embellishment to an ice skating or sledding card too!

I wanted to tell you about a great price on the Teflon Bonefolder too.  Click HERE and get it for $12.99!  Lots of other great products and prices too (Winter Sale)! I love my Teflon bonefolders…you can’t believe what a difference they make in creasing your card-stock.  You have to trust me on this one!  hehe  (testimonials in comments)

Visit the 12 days of Christmas at Scrapbook.com, HERE!  Sizzix, Lawn Fawn, Ranger and more!  20 to 50% off!

and today is the last day for this… UP to 50% off Tim Holtz products, HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!  I won’t keep you cuz more cards coming from me this week!

Links to products I used…

Poppystamps – 2105 Pinpoint Heart…
[ STR ]
Poppystamps – 2111 Merry Outline…
[ STR | SSS ]
Memory Box – CL5234 Typewriter…
[ STR | SSS ]