Sunday, January 9, 2022

Monday Montage Week #205

 

Hello to all of you joining us for the Monday Montage Blog Hop! How are you faring where you are? Covid is running a little rampant here. My daughter tested postive yesterday, so we are hunkering down at our house and hoping the rest of us stay well. At least staying home gives me more time to stamp! And the new January-June 2022 Mini Catalog and the Sale-a-Bration Catalog have so many great products to stamp with! Today I have two cards to share with you featuring the Friendly Hello Bundle in the Sale-a-Bration Catalog!


Isn't this a beautiful bundle?! And the best part is that you can get this bundle FREE with a $100 purchase before taxes and shipping. The other awesome part of this bundle is how versatile it is! It is perfect for Mother's Day, thinking of you and in this case, birthday cards!

Here is a close-up of the first card!


This sweet little bird on a branch scene was so fun to create! Stampin' Blends bring vivid color and depth to the images and the splatter stamp adds some great texture to the background. The card front is layered on top of a Granny Apple Green layer cut with the Stitched Greenery Die. The Label for the sentiment is from the Scalloped Contours Dies (I love these dies!!).

Now for Card #2:


For this card I stamped the double flower image multiple times to make a frame for the Hello sentiment and colored them in with Stampin' Blends. The card front is layered on top of some of the gorgeous Friendly Hello Designer Series Paper. Then I stamped a few more flowers and fussy cut them out to layer on top of some of the flowers on the frame to add some dimension. 

Here is a photo of the layers!


Thanks for stopping by! You don't want to miss out on any of the projects my friends have for you! You can click the next button to see Melissa's amazing work, or click the back button to check out Emily's fabulous project. Either way you hop, I hope you find something that inspires you! See you next time!

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Sunday, December 5, 2021

Monday Montage Week #203

 

It's that time again! Monday Montage Blog Hop time! The Christmas Season is already in full swing! What kind of Christmas crafter/stamper are you? Do you plan ahead and make all of your projects ahead of time? Or do you cram in as much Christmas crafting as you can in December? I am firmly sitting on both sides. I do try to make as much as I can ahead of time, but there is always plenty of crafting and card making left to do in December! So, today I am sharing three easy Christmas projects made with the Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite, that I hope will help you in your preparations for the holiday season!


I'll start with a little info about the card! First of all, the hardest thing about this card was fussy cutting the little cookie images from the Gingerbread & Peppermint 6x6 Designer Series Paper (DSP). And I shouldn't even use the word hard-it just took a few minutes to cut them out. The rest of the card was a breeze! 


The majority of this card comes from the Gingerbread & Peppermint Memories & More Card Pack! If you haven't ever bought a Memories & More Card Pack, do yourself a favor and grab one today! They are great for scrapbooks, but they are perfect for quick and gorgeous cards as well! I cut down two of the larger cards for the background DSP, used one of the cookie sheet dies, one each of the adorable oven mitt and spatula dies, one sentiment and three little red circles to complete this card! SO easy! I used Basic White for the card base and for the piece behind the cookie sheet so that the cookies would stand out and that was it!

Next Up is this cute little gift jar that I re-purposed!  


Have you ever heard of Cold Infuse Water Enhancers? They are great for adding a bit of flavor to your water without any sugar. And the label peels off the plastic jar and you are left with a great option for a quick gift! And the lid is already silver-so festive! 

Here is the top of the jar!


I used Real Red Cardstock and Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP (I had to adhere to pieces together so it would go around the jar) and Real Red 3/8" Sheer Ribbon to make the belly band. The scalloped circle and circles are from the Layering Circles Dies, the sentiment is from the Frosted Gingerbread Stamp Set, the labels are from the Seasonal Labels Dies and so is the tag! Just cut one end off of the label, add a strip of DSP and punch a hole is the top, add some Simply Elegant Trim and viola! You have a tag! The little Sticker snow flakes in the Gingerbread & Peppermint Memories & More Card Pack and some Basic Rhinestones added just the right amount of bling!

And last but not least...


This goodie bag makes the perfect little gift! In this case, a December birthday gift! The tag is created the same way as mentioned above, and the sentiment is from the Shaded Summer Stamp set, heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. 

One more thing before you move on to the next blog! The Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite is retiring!!! If you would like any of these products, don't wait! They are while supplies last! You can find the supply list at the bottom of this post. You can click on the entire suite below, or the individual products in the suite.

Thanks for stopping by! You don't want to miss out on any of the projects my friends have for you! You can click the next button to see Melissa's amazing work, or click the back button to check out Emily's fabulous project. Either way you hop, I hope you find something that inspires you! See you next time!

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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Christmas Season-Season's Greetings!

Happy December!

I  truly can't believe that December has come! 2021 is flying by for me-how about you? And since Christmas will be here before I have time to blink, the Christmas crafting and card making is in full swing! 

Today I am joining in the Global Design Project Challenge #320 with a Christmas card featuring the Christmas Season Bundle! The Challenge this week is to case the designer! This is what I came up with!


This sketch is fantastic! It is so classy and elegant! With this sketch, I wanted to make a beautiful but more simple card so that the images in the Christmas Season Stamp Set can really shine! And I needed it to be fairly flat because it is going in the mail to some friends. It is so hard for me to resist adding layers and bling, but I did it! And I am so happy with the result! 

Here is a close-up!



And here is the original sketch! 


Want to join in the challenge? You have through Sunday!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 26, 2021

Peaceful Deer Baby Card!

Hello everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I just enjoyed leftovers for lunch! Yay! I love Thanksgiving leftovers! And now that I am full of turkey for the second day in a row, I wanted to take a minute to share my Peaceful Deer baby card! 

The Stampin' Through the Catalog Challenge is to use the Peaceful Deer Stamp Set to create a project. And although this set is meant to be used primarily for Christmas projects, I needed a baby card, so I thought I would use this set to make a soft, sweet and pink card for an adorable baby girl.  


I am so happy with the way this card turned out! The Blushing Bride, Soft Seafoam and Pear Pizzazz are the perfect color combo for this baby girl card! The cute scalloped frame is from the Scalloped Contours Dies, the sentiment comes from the Turtle Friends Stamp Set, and the bushes that the baby deer is nestled in come from the Inspiring Canopy Dies. The deer images are colored lightly with the Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens to match the subdued colors in this card. 

Here is a close-up!


I hope this inspires you to create more than Christmas Cards with the Peaceful Deer Stamp Set! I can think of some awesome masculine cards that can be made with this set as well!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Sweets & Treats Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving friends!

Are you all ready to enjoy a fun filled day with family, friends and a lot of yummy food? In my family, we love celebrating Thanksgiving! It's a time to enjoy each others' company and focus on our blessings and abundance. And of course the food plays a major role in this holiday-especially the pumpkin pie! Pumpkin pie is our favorite! It's a good thing my husband's birthday is in the fall, because he would much rather have pumpkin pie instead of birthday cake! So, when I saw the Sweets & Treats Stamp Set in the July-August Mini Catalog, with that darling pie image, I knew it was a must have! 

Today I am sharing a couple of fun Thanksgiving projects with the Sweets & Treats Stamp Set, featuring pumpkin pie!! 


I used one of the patterns in the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper Stack (available with Stampin' Rewards) for the background of this card because I thought it looked like kitchen tiles-perfect for pie, don't you agree? Here is a close-up!

Next, I decorated some Trader Joe's Pumpkin Pie Spice with a a tag made from the Tailor Made Tags Dies and the White 1/4 inch Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon colored with Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze Stampin' Blends. I thought these would make some cute little gifts, perfect for this fall season. And speaking of Trader Joe's Pumpkin Pie Spice-it is fantastic! It's great on oatmeal, in hot chocolate and in anything that you would put cinnamon in-and it probably works great in pumpkin pie too, lol!

Here is a close-up!
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Whimsical Trees Fun Fold Christmas Card!

Hello!

It's time for another challenge! Today I am joining in the Stampin' Through the Catalog challenge! They are featuring the Whimsical Trees Stamp Set-which is a set I adore, so naturally I decided to play along! This is what I came up with!



The Whimsy & Wonder Designer Series Paper is absolutely gorgeous, so I wanted to make a card to feature several of the beautiful prints! This simple fun fold card does just that! And the gifts at the bottom of the tree are cut right out of the DSP! SO easy and So stunning with all of the silver foil accents! I got the idea for this fun fold card from Christy Fulk on her blog Create with Christy. You can find the instructions to make the fun fold card here

Here is the card opened up!


I love seeing more of the DSP with the card open! And there is still plenty of room to write a little note to the recipient! 

Oh, one more thing! Another part of the card that I love it the sentiment with the soft Blushing Bride bow! I unraveled the Blushing Bride Frayed Grograin Ribbon and these lovely strings were left. I just tied them all up in bow! Here is a close up!


I hope you enjoyed my take on this challenge! There is one more day to join in the fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Monday Montage Week #202

  

Hello blog hopping friends! There is some exciting news for the Monday Montage Blog Hop! First of all, we would like to welcome someone new to our hop! We have the talented Emily Kimmy joining us and I am so excited to get to know her! The next bit of news is we are also hopping on instagram now as well! So, you can join us here on our traditional blogs, or follow our hop on instagram-or both! 

Today I am featuring the very fabulous Merriest Moments Bundle! This bundle is SO cool! The die set comes with a hybrid embossing folder that cuts and embosses!! Can you believe there is such a thing? There IS such a thing and it is amazing! And, although this bundle is a Christmas bundle of products, it is more versatile than you might think!

Have a look!


Here are two very different cards made with the same products-with a few additional leaves for the fall card.

Here are the close-ups!


When I saw this bundle in the July through December Mini Catalog, my first thought was "I can make that into an autumn card too!" And here you see that by adding some leaves and foliage to cover up the holly leaves, you can have a pretty spectacular fall card! The fall leaves come from the Intricate Leaves Dies and the foliage comes from cutting multiples of the Merriest Frames Dies in fall colors and then cutting them all apart and gluing the pieces to the card front to create a beautiful fall masterpiece!


For this Christmas card, the Water Color Pencils and Blender Pens were my go to for a soft background and the Stampin' Write Markers made the sentiment pop! I have had so much fun playing with this bundle and I love that I could get two totally different looks from one bundle!

Thanks for stopping by! You don't want to miss out on any of the projects my friends have for you! You can click the next button to see Melissa's amazing work, or click the back button to check out Emily's fabulous project. Either way you hop, I hope you find something that inspires you to celebrate! See you next time!

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Monday Montage Week #205

  Hello to all of you joining us for the Monday Montage Blog Hop! How are you faring where you are? Covid is running a little rampant here. ...