Sunday, December 27, 2020

CAS Peppermint Holidays Card

ANOTHER simple Christmas card made with 
scraps of that peppermint stripe patterned paper!
I think I made 6 cards with that one piece of 
12 x 12 paper this year. 

Scraps of red and white card stock layered over it
with "faux brads" on the ends. Done!

It was nice and flat for mailing, too.

That's the last Christmas card for this year.

Thanks for looking =) 


Saturday, December 26, 2020

Plaid Season's Greetings Card

One of the two last minute Christmas cards
that I made this year. The final one will
be shared tomorrow, then that is it

I used some scraps on this card.

It's also another simple enough one that is flat.

The holly is dry embossed with red glossy craft paint
and white gel pen accents.

The rubber stamp image was from Stampin' Up!

Patterned paper, unknown

Thanks for looking =)


Thursday, December 24, 2020

CAS Santa Card


Another pretty quick card and using up some scraps.

The image was water colored with inks from my Stampin' Up! classic ink pads. It's an old one from Stampin' Up!, the set name is A Holiday Hello. A white gel pen was used to fill in the polka dots on his suit.

I cut a teeny pompom in half to trim his hat and added a red rhinestone to the holly on the hat brim.

A scrap of patterned paper and polka dot grosgrain ribbon are layered behind the die cut circles.

Thanks for looking, Merry Christmas !

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Die Cut & Pieced Ornaments Cards


These were time consuming, but I love the look!

I die cut several colors of "holographic" papers and 

pieced them into a silver ornament die cut.

A few rhinestone embellishments, a piece of ribbon,

die cut pine branches over an embossed background

complete the cards.

Other than the "holographic" papers and rhinestones,

everything else came from Stampin' Up!

Thanks for looking, Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Season's Greetings Card


Here is a more elegant Christmas card,
yet still pretty easy to make.

Images are from Stampin' Up! and heat embossed gold.

Navy, Vanilla and Gold card stocks.

Navy organdy ribbon and gold cord.

 Embossing folder from Sizzix.

 Thanks for looking, Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 21, 2020

Snow Much Fun Christmas Wishes Card


An appropriate Christmas Card to share today, the first day of winter :)

The images are oldies from Stampin' Up (Snow Much Fun), water colored using ink from my classic dye ink Stampin' Pads and an aquapainter.

I added teeny tiny pompoms for snowballs.

The sentiment tag has a scrap of chipboard behind it to give it some dimension and a piece of baker's twine.

Stickles diamonds glitter glue is spread on the "ground". 

We are going to have clear skies tonight to look at the conjuncture of Saturn and Jupiter. I'm looking forward to it and hope you can catch a glimpse of it, too.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Wreath and Tree Cards - leafy branch punch


I had some scraps of dark green card stock,
so I punched out a bunch of leafy branches.
I made two cards with them,
nothing fancy and not a new idea,
but a great way to use those small scraps. 

Friday, December 18, 2020

CAS Pine Trees Christmas Card


The image is an oldie from the Stampin' Up! set A Holiday Hello. It is water colored with inks from my classic dye ink Stampin' pads and an aquapainter.

I used white craft paint and a toothpick to dot on the white.

Gold star brad and twine finish off the tag. 

The background was stamped with a Flannel Plaid background stamp.

My card was chosen as the CAS617 challenge favorite :)

Thanks for looking =) 

Thursday, December 17, 2020

CAS Pine Branch Christmas Card


Fairly quick card and not too bumpy to require extra postage (I did add an extra piece of card stock over the top to help smooth over the brad).

Cuttlebug embossing folder

Stampin Up! dies and rubber stamp

Martha Stewart leafy branch punch

Brad and ribbon, unknown

Thanks for looking =) 

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Sleigh Christmas Card

Stamps and dies from Heartfelt Creations

Embossing folder from Sizzix

Unknown patterned paper


Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Winter's Gleam digi kit

 Michelle from MDD Designs has done it again.

She's created another gorgeous digi kit, this one is winter themed.

It's part of the Berry Big Deals, exclusively at Pickleberry Pop.

It will be on sale today through December 18, 2020. 

Winter's Gleam

I used a Page Fillers template for this layout



Monday, December 14, 2020

CAS Felt Wreath Card


Despite having so many Christmas cards already 
completed well ahead of the season, 
I made several more new ones this year. 

I thought I was done by late November,
even stating on my blog that I likely
wouldn't be posting as much, but.....
I decided to make even more!

I was using up some scraps to get them out
of the way and be ahead on Christmas cards
for next year. I also had a couple requests
to make cards because although cards
were already sent, the recipient missed my
handmade cards. Hubby sent store bought,
hot rod themed cards to certain people this year,
but my cards were missed by the wives. I had to giggle! 

So, this is the first of 14 more Christmas cards
I'll be sharing. This one is super simple,
the only way it can be any easier to make
is to use a piece of patterned paper vs.
embossing a piece of card stock for the background!
Sure, I could have added more to this one,
but I liked it this plain. It has lots of dimension.

The felt wreath came from Stampin' Up! years ago.
The embossing folder is from Sizzix.
The textured red card stock is a Coredinations
piece that SU! sold years ago. I decided not to sand
the raised areas on this one, left it as is.

Thanks for looking =) 

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Blush and Black Belated Birthday Card

Putting to use some scraps to make this card
that I needed recently.

The bottom picture is closer to the real life colors.

I had this paper punched piece of Blush Blossom 
card stock in my scrap bag,
in the hanging file folder, for a looooooong time.
I forgot all about it since I don't use BB often.
I wanted to make a card that used a light pink,
so I pulled that drawer for a change and saw this piece.
I thought about it for a moment and came up with this idea
to put that off center punched piece to use after all this time.

I glued some scraps of patterned
paper behind the paper punch "window".

I paper pierced around the edge.

I added paper punched shapes to the center,
the top one is a glitter paper.

The top is trimmed with washi tape and
baker's twine. I know I would have liked 
a ribbon bow on it better, but I was trying to
keep it fairly flat so that it wouldn't 
require extra postage. 

I meant to take a photo of the inside, but forgot.
I simply stamped a large, fun script Happy Birthday image
then added the word "Belated" stamped onto a white banner.
It was glued over the center of the HB image. 

Thanks for looking =) 

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Happy New Home Christmas Card

I found out that one of my cousins
bought her first house, so I had to make
a special Christmas card for her.

The house stamp image is from Stampin' Up!
I water colored it with inks from my classic
Stampin' Up! ink pads.

The leafy branch punch is from Marth Stewart.
Bow punch, unknown. 

Brick embossing folder, Darice. 
I lightly rubbed an ink pad across it.

Red brad


Thanks for looking =) 

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Lifetime Moments Template Packs

There are two new template packs releasing today
by MDD Designs, exclusively at Pickleberry Pop.

I made a layout with each template pack,
but am only sharing one today.
Because the second layout uses a pretty new
kit that releases the 15th, so you'll need to stop
back by to see it then ;)

Simply Free layout template and an older bundle,
Who Am I . The add on pack includes knight images.


Monday, November 30, 2020

Buffalo Plaid Christmas Tree Card

I had a package of 6 really old 
flat, die cut trees I totally forgot about.
I had them were stored in a weird spot,
so I hadn't come across them in a long time!
I decided that although I have plenty of
cards already made this year, 
I would turn them into cards anyway
otherwise I may forget about them again ;)

They started out simpler, with no snowman
or greenery. Just the cute die cut tag and twine.
I liked them well enough that way, then decided
I'd like them better if I added something else.
I went through a few ideas before settling on
the much more time consuming snowman
and greenery spray idea. 

I stamped the background with the Buffalo Plaid stamp by Stampin' Up!

The greeting, die cut tag, paper punch leaves are also from Stampin' Up!

Martha Stewart branch paper punch (pine looking shapes)
and snowman punch.

Baker's twine.

I'm thinking about adding an eyelet and twine loop at the top so 
it could be hung since it is not a card that stands up. It is flat, there
is no fold/second layer to it.  Or maybe a piece of magnet glued to the
back so it can be displayed on a refrigerator? 

I probably won't be posting as often now since I've made more than
enough cards.  Time to get started on scrapbooks again anyway. 

Merry Christmas!

Thanks for looking =) 

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Sweater Deer Christmas Card

All supplies used were from Stampin' Up!

Very Vanilla card stock
assorted brown inks

Merry Patterns - deer and greeting
Lovely As A Tree - pine tree
Festive Flurries - snowflake

Cable Knit embossing folder

Linen thread

Twill Tape (ribbon)

mini banner punch

Saturday, November 28, 2020

CAS Christmas

Everything used on this fairly quick to make card
was bought from Stampin' Up! over the years.

The holly images are from a set that is at least 20 years old
called Celebrate The Season.

Christmas is a partially stamped image from 
a Christmas words set that is several years old. 
I used Versamark ink and green embossing powder on a strip 
of shimmery paper. It is attached with a piece of chipboard
behind it for a bit of dimension. 

Merry was cut with a thinlits die.

Real Red, Glorious Green and Whisper White colors.

Thanks for looking =)  


Friday, November 27, 2020

Charge It Pop In Page Kit

MDD Designs at Pickleberry Pop has a lovely new digital "quick page" kit - and you can alter it!

The premade page that you can simply pop a photo into and be done also includes elements that you can add if you'd like. You can also alter the premade page as I did in my sample. I removed a couple of elements and added in the laptop image to go with the photo I used. I also flipped the template. Quick and easy !

Note: the little banner I used for my date tag is not included in the kit. 

Here is the link to the Pop In kit, Charge It PLUS it is on sale for Black Friday!

Thursday, November 26, 2020

A Different Kind of Thanksgiving


It was for many people this year.

I cooked and had my Mom over.

After we ate, I boxed up leftovers and 

we drove them to my children's homes.

We had a short visit with each, outdoors at one

and wearing masks, socially distancing indoors

at the other. Although not the perfect holiday,

I still thought it was nice. 

The skies finally clearing as we drove, after days

of being over cast and rainy, made it even better.

Remember that even during a pandemic,

there is always something to be thankful for.

This year especially, there are many PEOPLE

 to be thankful for. THANK YOU to

all of the people out there fighting the pandemic,

keeping goods in our stores, teaching our children,

keeping the peace during these trying times

and even to those that are doing their part

to help prevent the spread.

The list goes on. Thank You.

The image in my post was created to share with my family online.

I used Light Up The World digi kit by MDD Designs.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

70th Birthday Card - feminine

Surprise, something other than a Christmas Card!


I'm not happy with the way this one turned out.

I was in hurry to come up with something at the last second.

The basic idea is okay, could be tweaked, but the colors.....

not happy at all with them and the photo really makes them look ick. 

I didn't have time to redo it, so this is what was sent. 

I know, I know, we are our own worst critics!

Everything used came from Stampin'Up! at some time or other.

Thanks for looking =)

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Embrace The Journey Digi Kit


Embrace The Journey is a lovely new kit and template pack
 by MDD Designs and available exclusively from Pickleberry Pop.
It is currently on sale through Black Friday 2020.

I flipped one of the templates to create my sample below. 
The templates include a neat blend layer which is how
I made my background paper.