Thursday, October 30, 2014

Christmas Berry Card Set

Have you seen the cute paper pic sets out there and ever wondered what you would do with them? I took this sweet Christmas set by The Hobby House and made them into Christmas cards. This set came with 6 circle paper pics in various sizes. The 3 pictures are each repeated.

Lets start with this sweet little mouse swinging on an ornament. I cut the cardstock for the front and wrapped the gold ribbon around and tied it in the front before mounting the cardstock on the card base. Then I placed the paper pic circle I had punched out on the front. I cut out this Memory Box Star Wreath in a coordinating color and pop dotted it around the paper pic. I finished it off by adding these cute Candi Dots to the upper right.

I used the other of the mouse swinging on an ornament for this card. I cut out a circle from coordinating cardstock with the Spellbinders Nestabilities circle dies then put the punched out paper pick on top. I added the gold string from the top of the paper then added Memory Box Holly and Berries die. I used a white pen to add accents to the berries, I finished off the card by adding Crystal Stickles to the bubbles in the picture. 

 This little girl and her kitty are featured in my next card. I mounted her on coordinating cardstock cut out using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Scallop Circle dies. I added ribbon around the card front and adhered to the back before mounting front on card. Added the girl and Candi Dots on the ribbon. I used a couple of the C shades of Copics around her image to make her pop out a little.

Isn't this little snow angel and her critters totally adorable?  She was sized a little larger than the A2 size card I wanted to make. Instead of doing a square card, I decided to cut part of her off. I carefully cut her with my paper cutter. I added a cardstock border to the front of the card then added the angel. I kept is simple by just adding some Candi Dots  to the lower right corner and a cute little bow to the upper right corner. I outlined the image with a couple of W shades of Copics to make her pop out a bit more.

The last two images were used to make scrapbook pages, but I forgot to take pictures of them. I hope this gave you some ideas on how to use those adorable paper pic sets that you see!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Filigree Snowmen

This is a newer die that came in at Picture This. I had to buy it right away as I think it is super adorable!! I have a card class coming up using this die in white on white but thought I would try something different. This die with a brown background and white filigree reminds me of a gingerbread man!

The background is an embossing folder by Darice, Merry Christmas is a die by Cheery Lynn and the evergreens are by Impression Obsession. The filigree snowman is by Marianne. Bakers twine finished it off.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Sensationally Simple Snowflakes

You can tell we've been making a lot of Christmas samples at the store lately. These are two cards that I made for our Christmas Extravaganza in early October. They have 2 things in common.
1) They use a snowflake die.
2) They are colored with Copics.

Let's take them one at a time. 

The background of this card is embossed with a large dot patterned embossing folder. The snowflake swirls are stamped on a white paper with Momentos black ink. (I always use a Momentos ink when I am going to be coloring with Copics. ) I highlighted the stamp with different blue and gray Copics.  Then the stamped image is mounted on a blue cardstock. I cut out the Basic Grey snowflake and popped it up on the card. Added a white Candi dot to the center. I added Crystal Stickles to the snowflake and stamped image to give it some sparkle.

For this card I stamped a Hero Arts little snow bird on white Copic approved paper with Momentos black ink. Colored it in with Copic markers. Then took a green cardstock A2 card and cut a circle out of the front with Spellbinders Nestabilities dies circle. I mounted the bird to show through the circle and then cut out this cute snowflake wreath by Memory Box and mounted it around the circle. Simple and sweet!! You could stamp your favorite Christmas, winter or birthday saying underneath, or just leave it plain. 
It's so Tweet!!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Embossed Christmas

For these simply elegant Christmas cards I used embossing folders. Such cute designs and so easy to make. These embossing folders are the larger 5X7 size. Both cards are A2 sized cards. I just wanted to show how easy it is to make cards with any of the embossing folders, even the bigger ones!!

This embossing folder I did in two different colors of metalic text weight paper. This is a larger sized embossing folder and I made it into a A2 card size. The Merry Christmas was at the bottom of the embossing folder so I did it in the red and fussy cut it out to highlight it. I used a gold metalic paper for the background, setting it off with gold ribbon and adding a little gem to one of the ornaments.I mounted the entire thing on red metalic cardstock to finish off the card.

This embossing folder is a tree made up of objects that are all about Christmas. Also a larger sized embossing folder that I made into an A2 card. I used a white metalic  text weight paper (can you tell I like to use metalic papers for Christmas??) them embossed the image and adhered it on a white metalic cardstock card. I used a star shaped gem in the center of the star on the tree for a touch of bling to set the entire thing off. I really like the simple classy look of this card.

Hope you all are having fun making your Christmas cards this year!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Winter Wonderland

I whipped up this card quick before work the other day. Well, not really quick, but I did it before work. :) This card was inspired by a tutorial by Spellbinders using the icicle die. 

I used a new Darice Snow die for behind the window, and Versa Color inks for the icicles and other inking. Elizabeth Craft White Diamonds glitter was used. The snowflake die was from the Impression Obsession Mitten and Snowflake set. 
This was made in A6 card size. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Stamps by Judith Tree of all Seasons

I thought it would be sweet to use the Stamps by Judith 'Tree of all Seasons' stamp to do some Christmas cards. I made a couple different cards with the tree and Judith Stubbies. What fun!!
I used the entire tree stamp to do this card, and stamped it with the ornament, candy cane and pine cone stubbies. Colored them all in with copics. The blue border is done using a Fiscars border punch.

To make this card, I stamped the pail on the paper and then masked it off before stamping on the tree. I added some bulbs and holly leaves. After coloring the bulbs, I added Glossy Accents to make them look more real. Border punch by Fiscars. 

Both cards are colored with Copics.  Can't wait to try more variations of this tree!!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Card Kit n Caboodle

Lisa and I collaborated together to make up this adorable Christmas Card kit for Picture This. If you love to make cards but don't know what you do or you've never made cards before but would like to give it a try, purchasing kits is a good way to go. This kit contains everything you need to make these 4 cards along with a picture of the cards and instructions how to assemble them. Everything is already cut for you. Kits include envelopes so you'll be mailing out your cards in no time!!
(This kit uses sticker sheets and several already cut dies by Memory Box, Impression Obsession and Marianne.)

Picture This sells several other card kits that can get those creative juices flowing as well. I'm proud to have designed several of their kits for sale! 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fantastic Fall!!

If you have never used the Susan Louise paper pics or Susan Louise acetate pics, you should give it a try!!
The leaf in this picture is a Susan Louise acetate picture.  Nine leaves came on a sheet.

To make this card I cut apart the acetate pictures. Stamped a tan sheet of cardstock with a Stamp by Judith saying. Then cut a circle using the Spellbinders Nestabilities circle die towards the bottom of a brownish orange piece of cardstock. I adhered the acetate to the back of the orange cardstock, then placed the tan card stock over the cutout to show through behind the leaf and adhered it to the back of the orange cardstock. I added a tree branch from Impression Obsession and cut out the leaves in a variety of colors. Then added a squirrel from the Impression Obsession squirrel set.

Stamp the inside and you are all ready for a fall birthday or event!! Thanks to Susan Louise acetates for this quick and adorable card!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Happy Howl-O-Ween!!!

Trying to catch up on my posts from how hectic it has been!

Just a quick little post with some inspiration for a little Halloween fun!! Bought this cute Great Impressions stamp the other day and had to color it up right away!!

I used Copics to color and Wink of Stella to add a little bit of sparkle. Dies by Cheery Lynn, Spellbinders and Impression Obsession.

I tried coloring in a couple different ways. I hope you enjoy!!!

I outlined the image to make it pop off the page.

Closely following the colors used by Great Impressions with just a few changes. Wink of Stella pens to high-light the images and make stripes on the cape.

I used the brush Wink of Stella on this one to give it some sparkle and make it pop Also switched up the colors a little bit!

Hope you and yours have an amazing Halloween!