Category Archives: Christmas

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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No Place Like Home Map

November 11, 2016

I have been watching a lot of Christmas card videos on YouTube this week. Julie Ebersole made a card using some tiny little stamps and I knew I wanted to make a similar card.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I began with a left over piece of water color paper that is slightly thinner than a standard A2 card base. I stamped the sentiment first. I used a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Snow Cool Set, but I replaced the work Snow with No that I made with an alphabet set. I then stamped the village and the car. Next, I added the dotted line and the trees. I used Distress Inks to water color all of the images.

While the stamped panel was drying, I added some red chevrons to the card base. I was going for a candy strip look, but didn’t have any stamped that looked exactly the way I wanted, so I got creative.

Next, I added some stitched lines to the stamped panel’s long edges. Lastly, I popped the stamped panel up on fun foam before adding it to my card base.  Then the card was finished.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Snow Cool, Plan on It, Ready Set Snow, Chevron Backdrops, Wish You Were Here, Love You S’more, and Clark’s ABCs

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Borders

Ink: Versa Fine

Memento Dew Drop Ink in Cottage Ivy

Distress Inks

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Dairy Christmas

November 10, 2016

I’ve seen a lot of fun new holiday stamp sets. I love the new Art Impression’s Dairy Christmas Stamp. After seeing that stamp set, I knew exactly what card I wanted to make to send to my uncle who is a farmer.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I began with a panel of water color paper that I die cut with a stitched rectangle. I stamped the cow and lights on the panel. I added a custom sentiment that I created from an alpha stamp set and another stamp set. I stamped the hat on a scrap of water color paper and die cut that out.

I used Distress Inks to water color all of the images. I created a kraft card base while the ink was drying. I added some snowflake detail with Versa Mark Ink to the card base to give it some interest.

I added the stamped the panel to the card base and was done.

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

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Distress Inks

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Santa Paws

November 9, 2016

I don’t make many Christmas cards to send out, because I typically send photo cards of my kiddos. However, every year I always make a few because sometimes I can’t fit my whole idea on to a tag.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a panel of water color card stock that I die cut with a stitched rectangle. I also die cut a slope on the top edge of the panel. Next, I stamped the images and sentiment on the panel. I stamped the hats and red nose on a scrap of water color paper and die cut them out.

I also hand cut another slope from another scrap of paper. Using the slope and some Distress Ink, I added a snow bank to my scene. I didn’t worry about masking the dogs because I knew I would be coloring them a much darker color and the ink blending would show.

I used Distress Inks to water color all of the images. I also added the paw print in the snow with a very little blue Distress Ink. I attached the hats with some dimensional glue dots and the nose with a glue pen.

While, the panel wad drying, I worked on the card base. I cut and folded some dark blue card stock into a standard A2 card base. Using Post It tape, I masked the edges along the sides and top to match the stamped panel. I used white pigment ink to stamp the snow directly on the card base.

Lastly, I adhered the stamped panel to the card base, making sure to align the edges with the edges of the snow stamping.

Challenges Entered: SSS Flickr Challenge #58

https://www.flickr.com/groups/simonsaysstamp/discuss/72157674909958082/

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Snow Cool and Toboggan Together

Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp’s Happy Howlidays

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles and Speech Bubble Borders

Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamps’ Happy Howlidays dies

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

Distress Inks

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Cheery and Bright Christmas

December 1, 2016

This card was featured on Lawn Fawn’s Fawny Flickr Friday.

http://lawnfawn.blogspot.com/2016/12/fawny-flickr-thursday-12116.html

 

November 8, 2016

So many fun holiday stamp sets are coming out this year. I just saw Essentials by Ellen’s Tree Farm stamp set and fell in love with the concept. I don’t own that set and won’t before Christmas, so I made do with the stamps I have. This is just one more thing to love about paper crafting and stamping.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a panel of water color paper cut to the exact size of an A2 card front. Next, I stamped my images. I started with the deer, sled, and trailer. I didn’t want to do any masking, so I made sure to stamp the focal images first and build around them.

The trees were stamped to fill in the background. I used two different tree stamps to add some interest. I also used a green pigment ink for the solid tree images. Just as I added my last tree on the left hand side, I remembered that I hadn’t stamped a sentiment yet. So, I looked through my stash and found a sentiment that would fit the area I had left.

I used Distress Inks to water color everything with. I even used some dark green Distress Ink to add shading to my solid stamp trees.

Once all of the Distress Inks were dry, I adhered the panel to a card base and the card was finished.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Happy Trails, Toboggan Together, and Cheery Christmas

Ink: Versa Fine

Distress Inks

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

 

New Home for the Holidays

November 7, 2016

My mother in law is moving into a new house on December 1st. I made this special card for her. I’m hoping I can make her smile in the midst of all the packing/moving craziness.

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Details

Size:  Horizontal top side A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a panel of water color card stock that is 4.25” x 5.5”. I used a die to cut a rounded edge at the top of the panel. Next, I stamped my images and sentiment on the panel. I used a blue pigment ink for the tree. I used red, yellow and green pigment inks to fill in the ornaments and the star.

I used the sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Snow Cool stamp set, but added a few words to fit the situation.

I added some ink blending the edges of the panel with Distress inks. I used a scrap of paper to create a mask so I could ink blend in a snow bank also. I, also, used Distress Inks to water color everything in.

While the panel was drying, I worked on the card base. I made the card base from dark blue card stock. I used Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment ink to stamp the falling snow on the card base.

Once the inks were all dry, I adhered the stamped panel to the card base and the card was complete.

Challenges Entered: LOVE Challenge #11

https://www.flickr.com/groups/2158384@N23/discuss/72157674543800212/72157676580326685/

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Snow Cool and Riley’s ABCs

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Speech Bubble Border

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s Yeti White Pigment Ink

Distress Inks

Memento Dew Drop Inks in Bahama Blue, Lady Bug, Cottage Ivy, and Dandelion

Hope you enjoyed the card

Cookie Christmas Tree

October 2, 2016

I love the small cookie images in Lawn Fawn’s Sprinkled with Joy stamp set.

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Details

Size:  Vertical side fold A2 card

Extra Details:  I started with a panel of kraft card stock that was cut at 4.25 x 5.5”. I lightly marked out a triangle using a pencil and ruler. Then, I stamped the cookie outlines in a brown in to fill in the triangle. I used mostly the tree shaped cookie, but added a few of the other shapes to mimic ornaments.

Once the brown ink was dry, I stamped the solid frosting images in white pigment ink on each cookie. I waited for the with pigment ink to dry before added a colored dye ink on top.  I also used a gold pigment ink on the yellow stars.

Next, I stamped the sprinkles stamp on most of the cookie shapes. I added some clear embossing powder to the sprinkles and heat set it. I’m not sure I love the effect, but there is no going back now.

I added the sentiment in two colors; brown ink and white pigment ink.

The final step for the panel was to add some platinum ink to the edges with a foam ink blending tool. I adhered the panel to a kraft card base and was done.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Sprinkled with Love

Ink: Versa Fine

Lawn Fawn’s White Yeti Pigment Ink

Memento Dew Drop Inks in Dandelion, Rich Cocoa, Lady Bug, and Cottage Ivy

Brilliance Dew Drop Pigment Inks in Platinum Planet and Galaxy Gold

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Christmas Tag Boxes

October 1, 2016

I loved the way the pillow box for the penguin tags (Christmas Tags 2.11) turned out, so I made some more for a few of the tag sets I already made.

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The three new boxes

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The box for the reindeer tags (Christmas Tags 2.12)

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The box for the pine branch tags (Christmas Tags 2.9)

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The box for the cookie tags (Christmas Tags 2.10)

Details

Extra Details: To make the pillow boxes, I used the We R Memory Keepers Pillow Box Board. I started with 3 strips of kraft card stock that measured 6” x 7.5” and created three pillow boxes. I die cut three stitched circles also to decorate the boxes. Using an alphabet stamp, I heat embossed the word “tags” on each circle. I used gold or silver embossing powder.

I decorated each box and circle to coordinate with the tags I wanted to put in each box. I also used different papers and twine on each box.  I used colored inks or colored pencils to add color to the images on the stitched circles.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Cheery Christmas, Clark’s ABCs, Deck the Halls, Sprinkled with Joy, and Woodgrain Backdrops

Dies Used: Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles

Paper: Lawn Fawn’s Let’s Bokeh in the Snow

White Dotted Velum

Ink: Versa Fine

Versa Mark

Memento Dew Drops in Pear Tart, Lady Bug, Rich Cocoa, and Cottage Ivy

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Sweet Christmas Wishes

September 29, 2016

I had a tiny strip of the patterned paper I used to create the cookie Christmas tags (Christmas Tags 2.10) that I couldn’t bear to throw away. I used it to create this card.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I started with a white standard sized A2 card base. I attached my small strip of patterned paper to the bottom edge of the card base. Next I die cut a rectangular frame from some kraft card stock. I added some wood grain stamping to the frame for interest. I adhered the frame to the card base.

I had stamped and colored the images from the Sprinkled with Love stamp set when I first bought it. I raided my stash of pre colored and cut images to create the grouping in the middle. I added some blue Distress Ink with a foam blending tool and then adhered everything as flat as possible.

Lastly, I added the sentiment and the card was finished.

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Sprinkled with Love, Oh Snap, Milk and Cookies, Smart Cookie, and Woodgrain Backdrops

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Versa Mark

Memento Dew Drops in Lady Bug

Distress Inks in Candied Apple, Twisted Citron, Vintage Photo, Mowed Lawn, Ground Espresso, Antique Linen, and Salty Ocean

 

Hope you enjoyed the card

Deck the Halls

September 28, 2016

I had a tiny strip of the patterned paper I used to create the pine branch Christmas tags (Christmas Tags 2.9) that I couldn’t bear to throw away. I used it to create this card.

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Details

Size:  Vertical top fold A2 card

Extra Details: I started with a white standard sized A2 card base. I attached my small strip of patterned paper to the bottom edge of the card base. Next I die cut a rectangular frame from some kraft card stock. I added some wood grain stamping to the frame for interest.

Using a pencil I carefully marked the inside edges of the frame on my card base. Using the markings as a guide I stamped the cluster of pine cones and pine branches directly on the card base. I only masked the pine cones. I used some second generation stamping to create a lighter green shade.  I added the sentiment next.

Before I adhered the frame, I added some light blue snowflakes to the edges of the card base. Then, I adhered the frame. I thought that the card was still missing something, so I colored the edges of the card base with a light blue colored pencil. I’m not sure that I love the results.  

Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Deck the Halls and Woodgrain Backdrops

Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Small Stitched Rectangles

Ink: Memento Dew Drops in Bahama Blue, Pear Tart, Lady Bug, Rich Cocoa, and Cottage Ivy.

Distress Inks in Ground Espresso

 

Hope you enjoyed the card