Thursday, December 7, 2023

Magical Meadow Winter Card

 I love love love this collection of products. The stamps make a soft image due to the way the rubber is engraved. The images are made with teeny tiny dots so that you get darker and lighter areas all with one stamp.  The dies cut out all the stamped images but there are also additional dies that made a variety of stems and sprigs for beautiful embellishments on your cards.  The stamp set and dies are retiring very soon, so act quickly.

The Winter Meadow paper is all my favorite colors with Lost Lagoon and Pretty Peacock and it has a watercolor look, which I LOVE! I am so glad this paper is NOT going away at the end of the month but will be available for a little longer. 

Here is the inside of the card. I was able to get two colors of ink on my stamp by using Stampin' Write Markers to ink it up. I used Shaded Spruce and Misty Moonlight.   I was worried that those pretty sprigs would get lost on the card with the patterned paper, so I added a circle cut with the Deckled Circles dies. 

This would be a pretty Holiday card or change up the sentiment an use it for a Winter Birthday. 

See a full step by step how to for this card at my YouTube Channel. 

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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Easy Gift Card Holders

 I love this gift card template because it is just so simple and still uses a half sheet of cardstock as it's base.  

You can use any papers, colors or themes with this too, so it's a perfect card template to have in your crafting know-how. 

For my version, I used the Modern Garden stamp and Garden Walk Designer Series Paper. I love this stamp set because it has both Christmas stamps but also Birthday and even a congratulations that could be nice for a wedding. The paper pack has both a holiday vibe and any day looks as well. 

This stamp set is in the mini catalog, so it will retire very soon.  The paper punch is a great one too, and I am glad that it will not be retiring.  I used the punch for both the label for the greeting and also a notch for the gift card. 

For this Christmas version I used Pretty Peacock and Wild Wheat cardstock. I added Poppy Parade to the colors for the stamped flowers on the inside. 

To create this card, you need to cut a sheet of cardstock in half along the long side, to end up with a 4 1/4 by 11 piece.  Score at 5 1/2 and 9 1/4.   The little scored area gets folded to the inside to create the pocket.  Punch out a notch before you glue it down. Make sure you only add adhesive to the edges so that you don't seal the pocket closed.  Once you have that card base down, you can decorate it as you wish. 

I used the Modern Label punch as a way to keep the card closed, so Thick Basic White cardstock is a good choice.  When attaching the label to the card, only add some dimensionals to the right side so that you can tuck the card front under.  Using dimensionals instead of just gluing the label down flat gives you a little more room to tuck the cover. 









See a super quick video showing it opening and closing below, or click the bottom video for a full length how to.

 The Modern Garden bundle and Garden Walk Designer Series paper will retire at the end of the month.

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Friday, November 24, 2023

Retired Products Sale


Take an additional 25% off my Garage sale items now through Sunday November 11th.  Click for the full list on my Garage Sale Tab.

Saturday, November 18, 2023

Joy of Noel Stamp

 I finally made my first Christmas card of the season!  And of course I had to watercolor it!  I used the Joy of Noel stamp set and made several versions in Real Red and Shaded Spruce.

I started by embossing the main image with gold embossing powder.  Then I messy painted the Shaded spruce over the image, avoiding the red berry areas. 

Once dry I went back in and re-painted the leaves and holly to darken just those areas. I then painted the red berries. 

I embossed the Joyous Sentiment with gold embossing powder as well. 

For this second version I embossed the image and sentiment in black embossing powder.  I colored the image the same way as the Shaded Spruce card. 

For this version I added some die cuts from the Joy Of Noel die set in gold foil and shaded spruce. 

On this version I repeatedly stamped one of the background images on a scrap of watercolor paper and then spritzed it with water to smudge it a bit.  

I have a full length video for these cards on my YouTube channel.

which color do you think looks best?

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Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Three Days Only Seasonal Sale


  • 10% off ribbons and trims.

  • 15% off inks, including pads, refills, markers, and Blends. Bundles are not included.

  • 20% off papers, including cardstock, specialty paper, and Designer Series Paper.

    This is the perfect time to add to your color collection, pick up some ribbon and stock up on Cardstock.  Ends Thursday November 16th.