Friday, November 16, 2018

Christmas Cards All Gift Wrapped


Have you started getting your Christmas card list together? 
I'm  here today to share my card for the holiday season featuring an older collection from Maja Design while I wait to receive the new Christmas collection  "Christmas Season ".

Below is a preview of the gorgeous new collection, "Christmas Season"
  You can shop for the newest  "Christmas Season" here.    
While I anxiously wait for the new collection, I will play with one of the classics. 
I am using  Maja Design It's Christmas Time Collection. These are the specific papers I chose:
 Christmas Shopping
Festive Season


I love the rich warm colors of this vintage collection.  It's truly looks like pages from Christmas past. 

I used some chipboard embellishments from Creative Embellishments

I treated the chipboard quite simply.  The Flourish Presents have  been heat embossed by dabbing  Clear Embossing Ink onto the chipboard and then coating with  Stampendous - Frantage Aged Gold Embossing Enamel  or  Fine Antique Gold Embossing Powder .  A quick blast with a heat gun to heat set and you have gorgeous aged filigree gifts.  

The Poinsettia Set flowers have been painted gold first, ( I used Prima Finnabair Art Alchemy - Acrylic Paint - Metallique Ancient Coin ).  Then I painted a coating of  Prima Color Bloom Spray Mist - Boysenberry  over the gold. 

Finish the card with some holiday gems and it's starting to look like Christmas. 




May your Christmas Season be joyful and filled with wonderful crafty love. 
Thanks for stopping here today.  

Where to shop? 

You can shop for Maja Design Papers here
Shop for the collection - It's Christmas Time" here. 
Shop for the new Maja Design Collection - "Christmas Season" here
Shop for chipboard, wood and flair buttons from Creative Embellishments here.  


Product List:
Maja Design Papers - It's Christmas Time
Creative Embellishments - Flourish Presents
Creative Embellishments - Poinsettia Set
Prima Finnabair Art Alchemy - Acrylic Paint - Metallique Ancient Coin 963057
Prima Color Bloom Spray Mist - Boysenberry

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Snow Globe Snowman Shaker Cards for Christmas



Today I am featuring the Deer Santa extras from Spellbinders Card Club for November18 .
My cards today showcase the papers, stickers and diecut shapes that are sold individually as "Extras" and are spectacular and peaceful for the season. 

The Deer Santa Nov. Club kit sold out is record time this month.  BUT you can still grab the amazing Deer Santa Extras.  

November card kit extras:
Deer Santa Holiday  and Sentiment Stickers (card kit of the month extras)
Deer Santa paper pad ( card kit of the month extras) 
Deer Santa die cut shapes ( card kit of the month extras) 
Deer Santa Clear Stamp Set (card kit of the month extras)
Deer Santa Chipboard Stickers Sentiments (card kit of the month extras) 


Snow Globe Shaker Card?  
Snow globes are so popular, so I thought I'd use the beautiful globe design that comes in the Deer Santa die cut shapes ( card kit of the month extras)  and make a dimensional card.  

I decided to take the card design a little further and make a shaker card using the packaging from the stickers as the acrylic cover on the card.  I adore shaker cards and this little snow globe diecut shape is just begging to be turned into a winter shaken blizzard. 

Turn Your Card into a Shaker for an Extra Twist
  

Here is another dimensional card I created using some of the Deer Santa die cut shapes ( card kit of the month extras) .


Club cuteness.  If you missed out on the Card kit for November,   then hurry and grab the darling whimsical Extras.  

Thanks for stopping here.
Spellbinders even invites you to share your creations with them on Instagram (#SpellbindersClubKits)
or by uploading them to the Spellbinders club gallery

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Magic of the Magi - Three Wisemen Stamped Cards



Fun Stampers Journey and Spellbinders have joined together and are bringing you the Magi of the season - I mean the the magic of the season.  

It's true.  You can now find FSJ products  available at Spellbinders

I've been busy creating different styles with the Fun Stampers Journey -Adore Him Die Set 
 and coordinating Fun Stampers Journey - Adore Him Stamp Set.
Classic, traditional, plaid infusion, holiday festive...so many options and styles.  The best style is YOUR style. 

FSJ (Fun Stampers Journey)  has a large selection of coordinating products to include die and stamps sets.   This combo is heaven sent for those of us who don't really have passion or patience needed to fussy cut. 

Let me repeat...  no more fussy cutting! ( I think I hear the crowd cheering and the angels singing.)

Here are some likes to the samples I created with this FSJ Adore Him Die/Stamp Coordinating Set

Check out this card on my blog here


Check out my plaid infused card here.


You can see about this card here.

You'll find this festive card here.  

Did you know:

 FSJ stamps are made in the USA of deeply etched red rubber for a perfect impression every time.

I hope you are as excited as I am about this new Journey!
Thanks for stopping here.  
Remember to tag your projects for the world to see: #neverstopmaking

Where to Shop?


Product List:

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Reindeer Cupcake Holiday Card


Today I am featuring only the Deer Santa extras from Spellbinders Card Club for November18 .
This card showcases the papers, stickers and diecut shapes that are sold individually as "Extras" and are as sweet as can be. 
The Deer Santa Nov. Club kit sold out is record time this month.  BUT you can still grab the amazing Deer Santa Extras.  

November card kit extras:
Deer Santa Holiday  and Sentiment Stickers (card kit of the month extras)
Deer Santa paper pad ( card kit of the month extras) 
Deer Santa die cut shapes ( card kit of the month extras) 
Deer Santa Clear Stamp Set (card kit of the month extras)
Deer Santa Chipboard Stickers Sentiments (card kit of the month extras) 


My husband loves reindeer so he was actually the inspiration for this card.  He looked at the reindeer cupcake and requested a special card for him.  
It is adorable.




Club cuteness.  If you missed out on the Card kit for November,   then hurry and grab the darling whimsical Extras.  


Thanks for stopping here.
Spellbinders even invites you to share your creations with them on Instagram (#SpellbindersClubKits)
or by uploading them to the Spellbinders club gallery

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Pop-Up Pups and Cats Cards - with DIY Video Instructions


Do you LOVE Pop-Up Cards? 
I thought I'd make some pop-up pup and cat cards using the Spellbinders Card Kit Extras from the month of November.  Are you a cat or dog person?  Maybe a combo?  

The November Deer Santa die cut shapes ( from the card kit of the month extras) includes a set of the sweetest dogs and cats ever.  The "extras" are the same adorable embellishment that come in the card kits and are available for individual purchase. The die-cut pups and kitties are the focus of the pop-up cards.  Make someone smile this holiday when you send a pop-up pup card and cute kitty card.  

Video Instructions
 I have a 2 min easy tutorial that will help you see how easy these pop-up cards are made.  Scroll down for the DIY video instructions.  








Kitty cuteness is first.  
The whimsical cats are included in the Deer Santa die cut shapes Look how sweet this kitty pop-up card is?  Here is a 10 second video of the pop-up action.  


The cats are all gussied up in their Christmas holiday finest - Santa hats, bows and Christmas lights. 




  This is the front of the card.  




Thanks for stopping here.
Spellbinders even invites you to share your creations with them on Instagram (#SpellbindersClubKits)
or by uploading them to the Spellbinders club gallery

Where to shop? 
You can shop for all your Spellbinders dies right here .
You can shop for Spellbinders card kit extras right here.


Monday, November 5, 2018

Tartan Plaid Holiday



Fun Stampers Journey and Spellbinders have joined together 


Here are some crafty facts about FSJ products:

1) FSJ stamps are made in the USA of deeply etched red rubber for a perfect impression every time.

2) FJS thin metal dies are made of steel to give you clean cuts time and time again, without warping or dulling. And, they’re coated in FSJ green so they're easy to find!

3) FJS offers over 50 exclusive colors – matching cardstock, ink, ribbon and accessories makes creating easy!

4) Over 50% of FJS stamps have coordinating dies – no more fussy cutting!


Let me repeat...  no more fussy cutting!

 We've established I'm not a fan of fussy cutting. Let's just say I don't hum a happy tune while I'm fussy cutting.  
This is exactly why I love dies with coordinating stamp sets. 

This is the holiday card I made with the following FJS coordinating set :


FSJ also has a wonderful line of embellishments.  I dotted the holly and the Star of David with Holiday Sparkles Gem Embellishments Pack  .
 Shop the entire assortment of FSJ embellishments here



I hope you are as excited as I am about this new Journey!
Thanks for stopping here.  
Remember to tag your projects for the world to see: #neverstopmaking

Where to Shop?


Product List:

Sunday, November 4, 2018

DIY Thanksgiving Cards Made Easy with Chipboard


I'm here to present some Thanksgiving Cards perfect for the season.  We all have friends or family that cannot be with us at the dinner table.  Sending a card is the perfect way to let them know you are thinking of them.  

Creative Embellishments has some amazing chipboard and wood veneer pieces to help your creative process easy and quick.

Creative Embellishments also has a monthly challenge on the blog.  The rules are easy - you simply need to use a piece of CE chipboard, be inspired to create, post on the CE blog right here.  

These are the products I used on the cards:

My paper is choice is from Reminisce - Best of Autumn Collection kit

The scallop edge was created using Spellbinders Card Creator A2 Scalloped Borders One.



The  Pumpkins  were painted with various acrylic paints: 



Here is the second card I made for the challenge.  
This card features the  Creative Embellishments Acorn Veneers which I adore.   I've inked them slightly for some accent.



Where to shop? 

Shop for chipboard, wood and flair buttons from Creative Embellishments here.
You can shop for all your Spellbinders dies right here .


Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink -Walnut Stain