Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Life is Beautiful

The stamp set "Life is Beautiful" is retiring at the end of the year.  I hadn't had time to play with it yet, and it is such a beautiful stamp set.  It would be great even for Halloween cards.  This one is more for winter with the snow falling on the tree and the moon in the background.  The original idea came from Michelle Zindorf, but I used the new Blending Brushes #153611.  I also used the ink colors Pacific Point, Night of Navy, and Misty Moonlight to blend.  


Friday, December 11, 2020

Home Together Dies - I'm Back!

 Hi All,

I've not been posting on my blog since October because I had a complete knee replacement, so I've been healing and going for physical therapy.  I haven't felt like being creative, but hoping to get back into it very soon.  Since today is my birthday, I thought I would show you what I have been doing. I decorated a little lighted tree which took me several weeks because it was hard to get up and down from my chair each time I needed something.  The idea came from Cyndi Johnson.


Here are the instructions for the ornaments for the tree and where to buy the lighted tree.

1.      For the Birdhouses: Cut Whisper White cardstock at 3” x 3” and score at 1” on all four sides to create the house cube. Use the heart-cut die to cut two from Cherry Cobbler or Shaded Spruce.  For the solid house dies, cut two from Whisper White cardstock.  Glue pieces together and add to two of the sides.

2.    For the Roof: Cut 2-1/4” x 1-3/8” from Whisper White and the same from the DSP.  Score in half.  Punch a hole in the middle of the scoreline and add a loop of the Gold Ribbon on the Whisper White Roof.  Adhere the DSP to the White Roof.

3.    The trees and snowflakes were made with the Home Together and So Many Snowflake Dies.  The trees from the DSP are two-sides using the Adhesive Sheets (I cut one Shaded Spruce tree and adhered the Gold Ribbon for the loop and then adhering the DSP trees to both sides).  Do the same for the snowflakes cutting one Whisper White snowflake, adhering the loop, and then attach the adhesive snowflakes to each side. The adhesive sheets make it so much easier.

The battery-operated tree can be purchased from Amazon and it takes three AA batteries. 24" LED Birch Tree with 24 Lights (2 Packs), Tabletop Lighted Bonsai Birch Tree Battery Powered Thanksgiving Table Decoration Light for Indoor Christmas Party Home and Bedroom Fall décor: Home & Kitchen

Basic White Paper

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Christmas Means More


 I love this sentiment from the movie "It's a Wonderful Life" with Jimmy Stewart.  This stamp set is called Christmas Means More and there are other sentiments in this set that I like too. This card was inspired by Mary Fish, although I didn't have the same ribbon she had which was the Shaded Spruce Wonder of the Season Ribbon Combo Pack.  I used her measurements for my card.  

1.     The base of the card is 4-1/4” x 11” and scored at 3-1/2” and 9.

2.    Cut the Tis the Season DSP at 3-1/4” x 4” and 1-3/4” x 4.

3.    Whisper White cardstock is die cut with the Stitched Shape Dies at 2-5/8” Square and with the Stitched Rectangle Dies at 3-3/8” x 4-3/4”.

4.    Cut the Shaded Spruce cardstock at 3-1/8” square and the Cherry Cobbler cardstock at 2-7/8” square.

5.    Adhere the DSP to outside flaps of the cards with Stampin’ Seal Adhesive.

6.    Adhere half the Shaded Spruce square to the left side with Stampin’ Seal Adhesive.

7.    Cut the Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon about 14”.  Use Stampin’ Seal to attach the ribbon on the Shaded Spruce square and then wrap around the entire card.

8.    Attach two Jingle Bells to some Metallic Mesh Ribbon and tie it all together in a bow on the side.

9.    Ink up the sentiment with Shaded Spruce ink and stamp on the Whisper White Stitched Shape Square.  Adhere to the Cherry Cobbler Square with Seal Adhesive.

10.  Attach to Shaded Spruce Square with Seal Adhesive or Dimensionals.

11.   Color the bells with Smoky Slate Blends.  Add Wink of Stella.

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Friday, October 9, 2020

Rooted in Nature - Thank you Card

We all need "Thank You" cards to show our appreciation for something we receive from others.  I needed to make one for a customer in another state and this is the card I made which is similar to one I made a couple years ago with the Rooted in Nature set.   The colors are different as well as the sentiment and label.  Sometimes, I refer back to some of the original artwork for ideas.  I just change it up a bit which you can do with other cards you might see on Pinterest, Blogs, or Websites.  Sometimes, I just Case the card exactly as it is if I really like it and don't change a thing, but always give credit to the artist.  Also, this card can be used for any occasion by just changing the sentiment to a birthday, Get Well, etc.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Christmas Means More - Angel-Dove Wings

"Every time a bell rings, an Angel gets its Wings" which is from the old movie "It's a Wonderful Life" with Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed.  I didn't see that movie until I was in my 30's.  It's one of my favorite Christmas movies.
I bought the Jingle Bells last year and so glad they were carried over so that I could create this card.  This is the card I made that my customers fell in love with and wanted to buy the Dove of Hope set.
the card was inspired by Tricia Chuba on how to make the angel wings, but I made my card different than hers.  The wings are die-cut and then one is reversed and I used Versamark ink and Clear Embossing Powder to create shiny wings.  The sentiment is also embossed with Versamark and then Pretty Peacock inks, then Clear Embossing Powder heat set with the Heat Tool.  I used the Metallic Mesh Ribbon to tie on the gold jingle bell.  Here are all the products I used:


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Dove of Hope Case

The stamp set Dove of Hope doesn't do it justice in the catalog.  This is a card I cased from Akiko Sudana because it is an absolutely beautiful card using the Snowflake Splendor DSP in the background.  My club members made it on Sunday and thought it was stamped in the background.  They liked the card so much that a lot of them ordered the Bundle especially when I showed them a card I made making the dove wings into angel wings which I'll post more about it in the future, but here's the card.

Products I used to make the Dove of Hope card with the sentiment "Peace on Earth" on the front.


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