Category Archives: Christmas

Keep Cozy

October 8, 2017

World Card Making Day was so much fun. I watched a ton of inspirational videos on YouTube and created a number of cards also. This card was inspired by the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Christmas

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Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began this card with a light grey card base. I stamped the solid diamonds in red ink. I added the stitching in grey ink. I stamped the sentiment in black ink to help it stand out.

I die cut the mittens from some white card stock. I flipped one mitten over so that it looked like I had a pair of mittens. I stamped the diamonds and stitching with the same inks as the card front. I stamped the grey ink pad on the cuffs of the mittens to add some more color.

I used a red twine from my stash to connect the two mittens. I adhered the mittens to the card base with foam squares. I used a little liquid glue to adhere the twine to the card base. Lastly, I added some Wink of Stella to the mittens for some sparkle.

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Christmas

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-christmas-3/

               

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Argyle Backdrops

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Winter Tiny Tags

Ink: Versa Fine

Hero Art’s Red Royal

Lawn Fawn’s Hippo

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Cheery and Bright

September 19, 2017

I just bought the new Lawn Fawn Winter Tiny Tags and couldn’t wait to play with them. I used some adhesive backed glitter paper to create these cards.

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One Card

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All three cards in the set

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Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began by die cutting the ornament from three colors of glitter card stock. I also cut out the star in the center of each ornament for added interest. I adhered the ornaments to three white card bases.

I stamped the stings using Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Sayings stamp set. I added a sentiment to the bottom of each card.

For the finishing touch I added the holographic toppers to each ornament. I die cut those from some old packaging I had saved.

I really love this card set and it was easy to put together,

Challenges Entered:

                Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Shimmer and Shine

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=10382

               

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Scripty Sayings and Cheery Christmas

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Winter Tiny Tags

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn Inks in Lobster and Jalapeno

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Otterly Merry Christmas

September 10, 2017

My Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn “Christmas Like No Otter” set arrived in the mail this weekend. I couldn’t wait to play with it. Here is the first card I made with this set.

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Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began by stamping all of the images on white card stock. I used Prismacolor pencils to color everything in. Then, I fussy cut everything out. I cut right on the stamped line for everything except the seaweed. I painted the edges of black to hide any cutting errors.

Next, I created a dark brown card base. I used white pigment ink to stamp a wood grain pattern on the card base. While that was drying, I die cut three stitched circles for three different shades of blue paper. I used the lightest blue shade as the sky. I used a scalloped border die to create waves on the other two blue circles. I layered all the circles together to create an ocean scene.

I adhered the seaweed around the circle like a wreath. I added the red bow at the bottom to complete the wreath look. I stamped the sentiment next. I used a mini action wobble spring to adhere the otters to the middle of the circle.

Lastly, I adhered the circles to the card base with foam tape. These otters are soooo cute; I can’t wait to make more cards with them.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Stamp It

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=10376

 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Stamp It

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-2/

 

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #79: Just Stamp It

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157688433062305/

 

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Christmas Like No Otter

Lawn Fawn’s Woodgrain Backdrop

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Circles

Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Scalloped Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

 

 

Hope you enjoyed the card!

Christmas Tags 3.1: Donut Peek

August 13, 2017

I love donut puns. So I had to make some Christmas tags using a donut pun.

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Size:  tags

Extra Details: I started with a full sheet of white card stock. I drew a line 2 inches from each long side. Then using a grey marker, a green glitter gel pen, and a pink gel pen, I created a plaid pattern. I then die cut the tag shape from the plaid paper. I made sure to line the bottom of the tag up with the open area to leave myself room for the sentiment. I trimmed a piece of grey card stock to about 1/8th of an inch and adhered it over the line at the bottom of the tag. I added the sentiment in grey ink.

Then, I started working on the donuts. I white heat embossed the donuts on dark brown card stock. I fussy cut them out, leaving a small border. I stamped the donuts on some white card stock with Barely Beige ink. I fussy cut out just the frosting on the line this time. I went over the sprinkles with the same gel pens I used to create the plaid paper. To give the frosting a shiny appearance, I smooshed the pieces in Versa Mark ink and clear embossed the whole thing. Then I adhered the frosting to the brown donuts. I used foam tape to adhere the donuts to the tags.

I stamped, fussy cut, and colored some holly leaves to add to the donuts. I think they add just the right touch.

To finish the tags, I die cute some plain white tags. I stamped “to”, “from”, and a donut in grey ink on them. Lastly, I adhered the plaid tag to the plain tag and added some grey reinforces.   

Challenges Entered:

                Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #10: Custom Sentiments

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge 10 – Custom Sentiments

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Donut Worry, Riley’s ABCs, and Winter Gifts

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tag You’re It

Ink: Versa Mark

Simon Says Stamps Smoke and Barely Beige

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Wild Christmas Tags

April 5, 2017

The newest Simon Says Stamp products in my craft room are from the Simon Says Stamp April 2017 Card Kit. I love the stamp set and ink colors, but I wasn’t sure what to do with the kraft tags. I really only use tags at Christmas time; and usually I make my own white tags. In the end, I did have fun creating this tags and I already know which holiday gifts they will be going on.

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Size:  tags

Extra Details: I started by stamping and coloring my animal and hat images. This was the first time I used the penguin from this stamp set.   I used colored pencils to color everything. After fussy cutting everything out, I painted the edges with a black marker.

For the tags, I started by ink blending some white pigment ink in the center area of each tag. Then I stamped the falling snow in the background with the same white pigment ink.

While the ink was drying, I created the snowy hills. I die cut a stitched hillside for and trimmed it down to the size of the tag. I adhered the hills to the tags and stamped the sentiments in black ink.

I adhered the hats to the critters with glue dots. I adhered the critters to the cards with double sided tape. To finish the tags, I added some red and white twines form my stash.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #68: Something New

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157678653537924/

 

Stamps Used: Simon Says Stamp’s Wild Cuddly Critters

Lawn Fawn’s Hats Off to You, Snow Cool, and Happy Happy Happy

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Hillside Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn Yeti White Pigment Ink

 

Hope you enjoyed the tags

Christmas Tags 2.16

December 31, 2016

I don’t know how it happened or how I survived, but I did. I have made it through another December. The kiddos had a great holiday season with visits to Santa, plays, gatherings with family and friends, baking sessions, and many gifts to open. My poor blog has been much neglected this month. I am taking this last day of 2016 to post everything I made in December. The details may be scarce but at least there are pictures.

I made more tags because I just can’t help myself. Which in hindsight was a good thing, I only have one tag left after Christmas.

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Extra Details:  I started by die cutting my tags from some water color paper. I used a snowflake embossing folder to dry emboss each tag. I added ink to the folder before I ran it through my die cut machine. I like the results for the most part.

I die cut the tiny tag shapes form blue, red, and brown card stock. I used white, silver, and gold embossing powders to add sentiments to each of the tiny tags. I used natural twine to attach a tiny tag to a big tag.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tiny Tag Sayings

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tag Your It and Tiny Tags

Ink: Versa Mark

Memento Dew Drops

Hope you enjoyed the card

Christmas Tags 2.15

December 31, 2016

I don’t know how it happened or how I survived, but I did. I have made it through another December. The kiddos had a great holiday season with visits to Santa, plays, gatherings with family and friends, baking sessions, and many gifts to open. My poor blog has been much neglected this month. I am taking this last day of 2016 to post everything I made in December. The details may be scarce but at least there are pictures.

I made more tags because I just can’t help myself. Which in hindsight was a good thing, I only have one tag left after Christmas.

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Extra Details:  I started with half a sheet of water color paper. I stamped the images in a copper ink. I added some clear embossing powder to help set the ink faster. Using distress ink, I added color to the trees and stars. I wasn’t careful about my water coloring; I wanted the loose and messy look.

While, the ink was drying I die cut the Tiny Tag shapes from some green cardstock. Using copper ink, I added a sentiment on each tag. Then, I die cut the big tag shapes from the water color paper. I used a natural twine to attach a small tag to a large tag.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Trails, Lucky Stars, and Tiny Tag Sayings

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tag Your It and Tiny Tags

Ink: Versa Mark

Distress Ink

Brilliance Pigment Ink in Cosmic Copper

Hope you enjoyed the card

Christmas 2.14

December 31, 2016

I don’t know how it happened or how I survived, but I did. I have made it through another December. The kiddos had a great holiday season with visits to Santa, plays, gatherings with family and friends, baking sessions, and many gifts to open. My poor blog has been much neglected this month. I am taking this last day of 2016 to post everything I made in December. The details may be scarce but at least there are pictures.

I made more tags because I just can’t help myself. Which in hindsight was a good thing, I only have one tag left after Christmas. I have a lot of this Lawn Fawn twine in my stash, so I created some tags that I could use it on.

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Extra Details:  I started with half a sheet of water color paper. I stamped and silver embossed snowflakes all over it. Then, using Distress Inks, I smooshed ink all over the paper. I let the first layer dry and then added some more ink smooshing. I also added some flicks of each of the colors as well.

While, the ink was drying I die cut the Tiny Tag shapes from some blue and green cardstock. Using silver embossing powder I added a sentiment on each tag. Then, I die cut the big tag shapes from the water color paper. I used blue and green twine to attached a small tag to the large tag.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Frosties and Tiny Tag Sayings

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tag Your It and Tiny Tags

Ink: Versa Mark

Distress Ink

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Christmas Tags 2.13

December 31, 2016

I don’t know how it happened or how I survived, but I did. I have made it through another December. The kiddos had a great holiday season with visits to Santa, plays, gatherings with family and friends, baking sessions, and many gifts to open. My poor blog has been much neglected this month. I am taking this last day of 2016 to post everything I made in December. The details may be scarce but at least there are pictures.

I made more tags because I just can’t help myself. Which in hindsight was a good thing, I only have one tag left after Christmas.

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Extra Details: I started by die cutting the tag shape from some white cardstock. I them stamped the tag outline on each die cut. I heat embossed that in gold. I stamped the sentiment next and embossed that in silver. Using a green ink, I stamped the trees on the bottom edge. I used second generation stamping to get some interest. I re-stamp all of the trees with Versa Mark ink and added holographic embossing powder. It’s hard to tell in the picture but the trees really sparkle.

Lastly, I added some red and white twine and a green jingle bell to each tag.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Winter Gifts and Toboggan Together

Mama Elephant’s Winter Wonderland

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Tag Your It

Ink: Versa Mark

Distress Ink

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Fleece Navidad

December 31, 2016

I don’t know how it happened or how I survived, but I did. I have made it through another December. The kiddos had a great holiday season with visits to Santa, plays, gatherings with family and friends, baking sessions, and many gifts to open. My poor blog has been much neglected this month. I am taking this last day of 2016 to post everything I made in December. The details may be scarce but at least there are pictures.

I made a cow themed Christmas card in November and could not resist making a sheep themed one also.

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Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started by stamping and coloring my image. I only masked off the sheep’s face, so that I could make the lights appear behind the head. I used colored pencils to add color. After fussy cutting out the image, I die cut a stitched rectangle form kraft card stock. I dry embossing a snowflake design using a Darice embossing folder. I ink blended some Lawn Fawn Yeti White Pigment ink on the embossed rectangle. I love the way the embossing stands out now. Next, I cut a strip of plaid patterned paper and gold embossed my sentiment. Lastly, I adhered everything to a kraft card base. I used dimensional glue dots on the sheep.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Critters on the Farm, Cheery Christmas, and Clark’s ABCs

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

 

Hope you enjoyed the card