Friday, December 31, 2021

Signing Off



It's the end of 2021 and to my blogging.

It's been fun working with the various design teams
and entering blog challenges over these last 12 years.

Thank you for the kind comments.

Here's to a happy, healthy 2022 and beyond!





 

Assorted Cards


Miscellaneous cards I made this month that 
are not Christmas cards.  
Thanks for looking =)













                                       This is a copy from a sample I saved some time ago





Thursday, December 30, 2021

Poinsettia Diecuts Cards







 Paper Layering Poinsettia dies by Hero Arts
make it easy to create pretty accents! 

All sorts of other dies, stamps, papers
and embossing folders 
from various manufacturers.

Thanks for looking =) 

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Frosted Medallions Cards


 

All supplies used came from Stampin' Up!,

various stamp and die sets.

The main medallion image is from Frosted Medallions.


Thanks for looking =) 

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Snow Is Glistening Cards



I used glitter paper for the diecut snowflakes
(Snow Is Glistening set by Stampin' Up!)
on these fairly simple cards.

The red bottom portion of the card on the right
was embossed with a snowflake folder.

The blue card is textured.

Rhinestone and pearl accents.

Thanks for looking =) 

 

Monday, December 27, 2021

Snowman Season cards


Snowman Season stamps,
 paper punches and dies
from Stampin' Up!

The striped paper on the card on the right I made
myself with the old Plaidmaker stencil by SU!

Inspired by samples I came across. 

Thanks for looking =) 

 

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Christmas Gnome Cards



I have no idea the name or manufacturer of these gnome images.
I believe they are cheap knockoffs.
They were part of a bundle I bought secondhand.
There are no markings on them. The stamps are STUCK
to the clear plastic sheet, the matching dies don't line
up properly with some of the images and they don't stamp well 
which is why I think they are cheap imitations. 

I made the best of it and made these three cards, 
adding words from other stamp sets and shimmery 
snowflake "glitter" pieces (Michael's/Recollections).

Thanks for looking =)





 

Friday, December 24, 2021

Detailed Santa cards



Santa Claus is coming to town!

 
Dies and stamps from Stampin' Up!
Detailed Santa die
Greetings from Santa stamps
(computer generated sentiment on one)
Some ideas borrowed from other stampers

Thanks for looking =)

Thursday, December 23, 2021

All Ye Faithful Cards









All Ye Faithful stamp set from Stampin' Up!,
plus some other stamp set images,
were used for these cards.

Thanks for looking =) 

 

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Christmas Truck Cards

 








 I bought this die last month to make a special birthday card
and several Christmas cards. A couple of the trucks were
 customized with flames and the dog to resemble the owners pup.

I forgot to add the wreath die cut to the grill!


Stampendous Fran's Truck Load die and stencil


Thanks for looking =) 

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Snowflake Medallion diecut cards




Detailed Snowflake Medallion die by Hero Arts

Assorted stamp images from Stampin' Up!

Thanks for looking =) 

 

Monday, December 20, 2021

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Dog Collar Bandannas





I spent the day yesterday making some basic 
dog collar bandannas for my fur grandpup. 
I have so many fabric scraps, I could make lots more
if they work and the pup parents would like more!

Some are reversible with two different prints,
leftovers from my bowl cozy making days.


This was the first time I've used my sewing machine
since making face masks back at the beginning of the 
pandemic in early 2020. It was fun to sew again
even though my skills leave a lot to be desired ;) 
I also had a new helper this year.
This was the first time the barn cat now house cat
saw me working with fabric and he couldn't 
stay off of it. Every. Single. Piece.
Silly boy. 




Thanks for looking =) 

 

Christmas Star Cards





A few cards featuring star die cuts
and stamp images from Stampin' Up!.

Top photo:
The bottom left one was inspired by a sample I saw online.

The bottom right one is a removable chipboard ornament.

The top one uses Bright and Beautiful stamp set.



The two white and silver cards in the bottom photo
use Star Of Light set and a scrap of vellum that has
silver stars printed on it.


Thanks for looking =) 

 

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Cards I Received







These are the sweet handmade cards I received this month.
I love them all - and the people that sent them ❤
 

Christmas Pines cards


 


Several Christmas cards I made with the Christmas Pines stamp and dies 
from Stampin Up!'
There are other dies, ribbon, etc used, too.

Thanks for looking =) 

Friday, December 17, 2021

Peace and Joy cards



Peace and Joy stamps and dies
from Stampin' Up!
A couple of the cards were copied from
samples in their catalogs.

Thanks for looking =) 

 

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Good Tidings cards


It's a bit tricky for me to get perfectly lined up,
but when I do, I love the look of this stamp set!
I wish it came with dies to make trimming
out the beautiful holly images easier ;) 

Nearly everything used came from Stampin' Up!

Good Tidings stamp set 
Buffalo Check background stamp
"Deck the Halls" from Christmas Messages set


Thanks for looking =) 
 

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Beautiful Boughs cards

 







This set of cards uses mainly the 
Beautiful Boughs stamp and dies from Stampin' Up!

That gorgeous die cut and embossed frame is also from SU!
as are the other sentiment stamps.

Some ideas inspired by catalog samples.

Thanks for looking =) 

Monday, December 13, 2021

Shadowbox Cards














I made these cards months ago and didn't save the information.

After a bit of searching online, I found the link to the how-to!
http://stampwithtami.com/blog/2016/11/shadowbox-santa/

I did change mine up a little
and the snowman card is a bit larger to fit the die.

Thanks for looking ! 




 




Sunday, December 12, 2021

Mini Christmas Greens die cut cards


 
I had a few scraps sitting around
for years and finally put them to use!

The preprinted sentiment tags were from
a really old card kit from Stampin' Up!
A couple were also used on yesterdays cards posted.

The little strip of heat embossed holly paper
was leftover from a card I made a few years ago.
Why I saved that little strip for so long, I dunno.
I guess I hoped to find a use for it one day since 
it had the embossing on it. Funny how some scraps 
go right to the trash and others are hoarded ;)


 embossed background pieces
(Old World Paper by SU! reminded me of bark a bit)

 lots of mini die cut Christmas Greens
(Tim Holtz/Sizzix) embellished with 
pearls I colored red, dabs of red paint, sponged ink

twine, ribbon, etc

rubber stamps (SU!)


Thanks for looking

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Embossed Background Christmas Cards


 
Cards made with some bits n'pieces leftover from other projects.

Nearly everything used came from Stampin' Up!

I used embossing folders on each of them,
two have Coredinations card stock that I sanded
to reveal the lighter color core.

Thanks for looking =) 


Friday, December 10, 2021

Christmas Layers Diecuts cards


Various sentiment stamps, papers, embellishments
used with the Christmas Layers dies by Stampin' Up!

Ideas from SU! catalogs.

Thanks for looking =) 

 

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Chill of Winter Cards




Chill of Winter stamp image colored in
with ink and an aquapainter.

The card on the right is a shaker card.

The card on the left has a fancy die cut frame
Hero Arts.

Thanks for looking =) 

 

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Bells Are Ringing cards



This set uses mainly images and dies from
Bells Are Ringing by Stampin' Up!

Some ideas are from catalogs.

Thanks for looking =) 



 

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Peaceful Poinsettia cards

 


Peaceful Poinsettia
Stamp and die set from Stampin' Up!

A couple ideas inspired by samples I came across.

Thanks for looking =) 

Monday, December 6, 2021

Carols of Christmas cards






 Carols of  Christmas stamp set 
and coordinating Card Front Builders dies 
by Stampin' Up!

Some are ideas from samples I found online.

Thanks for looking =)