Puppy Card Set

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.

This year for Christmas, my family gave my grandmother card sets. This is fourth set I made. I wanted to keep them simple because I knew I would be making multiples of each design. I also kept the ease of mailing in mind while designing these cards.

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All four cards in the set

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The hornizontal cards

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The vertical cards

Details

Size:  A2 card

Extra Details: I wanted each card to be slightly different than the others. To accomplish this, I used different ink colors, orientations, images, and layouts. Even with all of the differences, I tried to keep the sets looking like they belonged together.

I started by dry embossing a dotted pattern on each card base. I added some ink blending with Distress Inks to help the dots stand out. The dots did not fill in the entire card base, so I added a die cut border to the vertical cards and an ink stripe in the same ink color to the horizontal cards.

I stamped, colored, and die cut the pups. I used colored pencils that matched the Distress Inks I used. I also did a little surgery on the dogs heads to the scarves would appear to be under their ears or faces. I added the sentiments on either the die cut border or on a strip of grey cardstock. Lastly, I adhered everything think together.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Happy Howlidays

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Forest Border

Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Happy Howlidays dies

 

Ink: Simon Says Stamp Ink in Slate

Distress Inks

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Deer Note Card Set

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.

This year for Christmas, my family gave my grandmother card sets. This is fifth set I made. I wanted to keep them simple because I knew I would be making multiples of each design. I also kept the ease of mailing in mind while designing these cards.

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All four cards in the set

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Details

Size:  A2 card

Extra Details: I wanted each card to be slightly different than the others. To accomplish this, I used different ink colors, orientations, images, and layouts. Even with all of the differences, I tried to keep the sets looking like they belonged together.

I started by die cutting four stitched rectangles. I used three shades of Distress Inks to water color an ombre background on each rectangle. Once the ink was dry, I heat embossed the trees, sentiment and the deer on each panel. I used gold or silver embossing powder. After the embossing powder was cool, I added a layer of clear embossing powder all over each panel. I did this to prevent the Distress Inks from reacting with water. Lastly, I adhered each panel to a card base.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Sophie’s Sentiments

Mama Elephant’s Winter Wonderland

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

 

Ink:  Versa Mark

Distress Inks

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Sweet Wishes Birthday Cards

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.

My daughter had two birthday parties in one day. She was able to attend both and wanted to make cards for both. She settled on the same design for both cards for the sake of time.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top fold A2 card

Extra Details:  We started by stamping the larger images all of the background. My daughter used her Crayola markers to add color.  We added small dots with some Memento Dew Drop Inks to help fill in the background. We die cut two pink hearts and silver embossed the sentiment. I added some dashed lines using a silver gel pen to the edges of the heart. I used a dimensional glue dot to adhere the hearts to the card bases

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Bake Me a Cake, Baked with Love, Best Bun Ever, Booyah, Critters in Costume, love You a Latte, Love You S’more, Milk and Cookies, Snow Cool, and Sprinkled with Love

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Pizza My Heart dies

Ink: Versa Mark

Simon Says Stamp’s Smoke Ink

Memento Dew Drops in Rose Bud and Pear Tart

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Teacher Gifts Christmas 2016

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.

Teacher gifts are always a challenge a challenge for me. My kiddos and I have about 8 teacher gifts to give every year. I want the gifts to be useful and enjoyed, but not cost me an arm and a leg. This year, I put together mini wrapping kits. Each bag contained a pillow box with 4 or 5 handmade tags, a roll of tape, a gel pen, a roll of ribbon, and a half roll of wrapping paper. I also included a cookie as a treat to have when wrapping.

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We gave the bags out about 3 weeks before Christmas, so they could be used. I loved this idea and can’t wait to improve it next year.

 

Christmas Tractor Cookie

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.

What December would be complete without some cookie baking and decorating? My kiddos and I did about 4 dozen cookies this year. This one is my favorite. We made it for my dad.

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