Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Mason Jar Die Cuts Gift Bags

Aren't these mason jar die cut
mini "gift bags" adorable ?
I was gifted them last year to assemble myself.

I added small paper punched circles
coated with red glitter glue to the holly
and ribbon or twine around the "neck".

I also used ink and an aquapainter
to brush veins onto the leaves.


Thanks for looking =) 

Monday, November 29, 2021

Merry Christmas To All Cards

The patterned paper on these cards was packaging from a gift
last Christmas. It was too pretty to throw away,
so I saved it and reused it on some cards!

Other assorted dies, embossing folders, stamps
were from Stampin' Up!
Merry Christmas To All stamps/dies

Thanks for looking =)


Sunday, November 28, 2021

Merry Medley cards

Assorted diecuts and embellishments 
used on the stamped background pieces.

Merry Medley background stamp

Thanks for looking =) 


Saturday, November 27, 2021

11 Assorted Christmas Cards

Mainly Stampin' Up! supplies were used
 for this assortment of Christmas cards.

The bottom two on the middle photo
are stamp images from Martha Stewart and DOTS.

Thanks for looking =) 


Friday, November 26, 2021

Assorted Christmas Tree Cards

This is the first post of many to share
 the 100+ Christmas cards I made this year!
I have been working on them since August.

Some were made using up scraps,
others were new to me stamp sets that I made
multiple cards with. Some were ideas from
catalogs or other stampers, others are my own.
Most things used came from Stampin' Up!
nearly all of which is retired.
I'm not taking the time to write up all of
the details on them since there are so many
and I've been dealing with vertigo, sorry.

Thanks for looking =) 


Thursday, November 25, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving

May you enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving, 
a joyous holiday season 
and healthful, Happy New Year.


Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Thanksgiving Cards

Several cards created with an old 
Paper Pumpkin shaker card kit by
Stampin' Up!

I made several different cards with the kit,
using papers from the beautiful Falloween
card stock stack by DCWV on some. 

The top left and bottom right cards in the above photo
are the two shaker cards that were in the predesigned kit.

Alternative ideas with the kit -
and I still have pieces to use!

Thanks for looking =) 


Monday, November 22, 2021

Pinwheel Cards


I did it, I made my first  "pinwheel"cards! I was inspired by the cute Halloween card I received from my long time email pal. 

The card base itself is easy enough to make. What was time consuming for me was deciding what stamp images to use! I dug through my stamp and die sets, putting to use several of them from Stampin' Up! The inks and cards stocks were also from SU! A Cuttlebug folder (Happy Birthday) was used on the pink side panel pieces of the pink/brown card. 

Instructions for a fancier version can be found here  https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/steppeduppinwheelcard/

Apparently they are quite popular to make right now so you are sure to find all sorts of inspiration and tutorials on the internet. 

Thanks for looking =) 

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Butterfly Beauty Box Card

So glad I found this neat card idea online!
It wasn't too difficult to make
(other than die cutting and assembling the butterflies).
I made this for my mom's birthday.
Normally I don't make duplicate cards,
but because I had so many butterfly bits leftover,
I made a second and sent it to my hubby's
long time friend/second mom.

All supplies used came from Stampin' Up!
 Butterfly Beauty thinlits dies
Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder

Instructions found here:

Thanks for looking =) 


Thursday, November 18, 2021

Waterfront Thinking of You Card

My second  attempt at using the Waterfront
stamp set from Stampin' Up!
I really need to sit down with scrap
paper and practice using this set.


Wednesday, November 17, 2021

30th Birthday Box Card

Pop up box birthday card for a 30th birthday.
I used all sorts of stamp sets, dies, punches,
and so on to make this. 
 I didn't keep a list of all of the names, sorry.
It took HOURS to figure out
what to use and how to place them,
but my daughter's worth it :)

Here is the very first pop up box card I made
several years ago, with instructions

Thanks for looking! 

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

30th Birthday Decorations

A few things I made for a 30th birthday party
using supplies from Stampin' Up! mostly.
I used too many different stamps and dies,
not keeping track of their names, sorry.

The patterned papers were from the 
Falloween paper stack, DCWV.
I love that paper stack!

 Alphanumeric numbers (2021)
by Sizzix/Tim Holtz.

Thanks for looking =) 


Sunday, November 14, 2021

Spinner Card - galaxy

This is a spinner card, the Earth rotates around the sun.
It was made for a 30th birthday, 
inspired by the words on the party invite of
celebrating 30 rotations around the sun.

Below: pictures of the home made "galaxy" paper -
my second attempt! 
The first try was used for a holiday card
that I'll share in December. 
Below are a couple of photos
from the first background in progress
and a very basic how-to. 

I randomly water colored assorted ink colors 
onto watercolor paper, being careful not to overlap.
I used dye refills, Stampin' Up! brand, and an aquapainter.

I then brushed on Night of Navy ink refill,
watered down a bit.

It dried a lot lighter than when I first applied the 
Night of Navy ink, so I added a little more.

I splattered white craft paint onto
it using an old toothbrush once it 
was completely dry
(not shown in this photo).

It was very messy and didn't turn out
quite as I had hoped. It was my first try,
so maybe if I make a few more
(or use different supplies) they'll be better.

Thanks for looking =) 


Friday, November 12, 2021

Gorgeous Leaves CAS card

Simple card made with new stamp and die set,
Gorgeous Leaves from Stampin'Up!

Thanks for looking =) 


Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Waterfront Card

A new to me set that is going to take some
practice - and looking for lots of inspiration to use!

This is a water color look set from Stampin' Up!
called Waterfront. I had to get it to make a 
birthday card for my Uncle that recently
moved from Alaska to Georgia. 
Inspired by a sample I found online somewhere.

Thanks for looking :)


Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Country Home Milk Can Card

A cousin of mine and her husband are remodeling
an old farmhouse with a modern country theme
so I thought this combination 
of stamps would be perfect for her birthday.

Country Home by Stampin' Up!
Buffalo Check background stamp,
 Corrugated embossing folder,
inks and card stocks 
are also from SU!

Thanks for looking =) 


Monday, November 8, 2021

Timeless Tropical card

A cousin retired recently and her family had
a tropical themed party for her,
so I made this card inspired 
by a Stampin' Up! catalog sample.

Timeless Tropical stamps and dies
Coastal Weave embossing folder

Thanks for looking =) 


Saturday, November 6, 2021

Beautiful Friendship card

I got a smudge on the card front and decided to hide
it with this piece of ribbon and brad. 
Not sure that I like it though........... 

All supplies used were from Stampin' Up!
Beautiful Friendship stamps
Lipstick, Granny Apple and Mango inks
Stitched So Sweetly dies

Thanks for looking =) 


Friday, November 5, 2021

50th Anniversary Card

Well, the patterned paper piece behind the 50 seemed to
match the card better while I was making it in another room
with different lighting. Taking a photo of it in this room
filled with lots of natural light, it looks off. Sigh...

The background has lots of texture from an embossing folder,
 We R Memory Keepers - Next Level 3D Embossing Folder.
I decided to rub metallic "paint" over it,

Craf T Products Rub On Color Kit.

I die cut a paper doily and the number 50
with dies from Stampin' Up!
The rubber stamp and card stocks are
also from SU!

The patterned paper piece is a scrap from
some Christmas cards I made (to be 
shared next month) and is from the 
gorgeous Falloween paper stack by DCWV.

Thanks for looking =) 


Thursday, November 4, 2021

A Little Lace Card

The design of this card is similar to an idea I saw.
I used different colors.
All supplies used came from Stampin' Up!
A Little Lace stamp set
Stitched Lace die

Thanks for looking =)


Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Good Things Grow cards

Wow, the colors in this Paper Pumpkin kit (Good Things Grow)
are weird to me, pretty bright.
It's an oldie I came across second hand and had no idea
of the true colors of the elements until I opened it.
I added a little more color with alcohol markers
or a bit of watercolor to try to mute it somewhat. 
It helped a little
I changed the kit layouts, too,
and added stamped greetings from other sets I own.

Thanks for looking =)


Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Birthday Blossoms Card

Another flat card, easy to mail.

All supplies used were from Stampin' Up!
Tags In Bloom stamps
Tin of Cards stamp
Basket Weave embossing folder
Assorted dies

Thanks for looking =) 


Monday, November 1, 2021

Bee Thankful card

All supplies used were from Stampin' Up!
The Thanks part of the image was colored with 
Stampin' Blends alcohol markers -
only my second time to ever use them.
I need practice and apparently a Color Lifting marker ;)

Bee Thankful stamp
Ornate Borders dies

Thanks for looking =)