Teresa here today with a sweet fall card using an adorable stamp set from Stampendous and some glorious fall paper by Scrapping for Less.
I just arrived home around 11:30 PM this past Tuesday evening from an unexpected week long trip to Oregon to help with my two little grandsons while my daughter’s partner was out of town. (I can’t help but insert some cuteness!) Well a 2.5 and 1.5 yr old are energy laden enough to exhaust this “Amma” (grandma). Top that off with traveling from the West coast to the East…whew what a trip.
So, because of all that I needed a quick but adorable card for today’s post. So glad this “Sheetload of Cards” from Call Me Crafty Al’s YouTube channel was sitting on my desk. (I will be doing a post (or video) soon with this month’s sheet load.) While looking through my stamp stash I just knew I had to use this Stampendous set before it was too late to use it.
This card is a 5 1/2 inch square white card base. The snowflake paper is cut down to 5 1/4 inch square and the white piece that I cut the circle in is 5 inches square. I die cut the reindeer out from brown scrap paper and made the snow hills from a white piece of scrap paper. I cut down a piece of acetate to about 4 3/4 inch square and adhered it to the front panel with double-sided tape. I added iridescent sequins to the shaker after I glued down the snow hills and reindeer. I stamped the sentiment on a blue piece of paper from the paper pad and cut it down to about 4 inches and adhered it toward the bottom of the circle. I finished it off by adding some sequins to the front of the card.
This is an A2 size card and I used a red card base from my stash. I cut out the reindeer and the Merry Christmas sentiment from some red card stock. I embossed a white piece of card stock cut to 5 1/4 X 4 inches with the snowflake embossing folder. Then adhered the sentiment and reindeers to the card panel. I added some iridescent sequins and the spectrum noir sparkle pen to the reindeer and sentiment to finish it off.
The next couple of cards I used a piece of white card stock cut to 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 and stamped the sentiment on it using Hero Arts Mulled Wine ink cube. Then I ran the pieces through my Big Kick with the snowflake embossing folder. I cut the reindeer out using some dark purple card stock and adhered them to an A2 size white card base. To finish these off I sprayed them with shimmer spray and added some iridescent sequins.
Even though they are very simple cards using stickers I think they came out very nice.
For a bonus project I wanted to make a couple of gift card holders using up some of the paper scraps. I recently watched Angie Juda’s YouTube tutorial showing this idea. Click on the link to her information HERE.
Tell me in the comments below what is your favorite kind of Christmas sweet?
Hello Everyone! Today I am sharing a Not-So- Traditional Christmas Card featuring the “Christmas Bee” Stamp set by Art Impressions and the “Let’s Talk Bees” pattern paper by Scrapping for Less.
As usual, I first stamped out all the images from the stamp set using the Gina K Black Amalgam Ink. I then colored the images with Copic Markers and die cut the images. I then used the Uchida Snow Marker to add texture to the “furry” parts of the bee.
Once my image was set, I trimmed down 2 pieces of pattern paper. One with a stitched rectangle die and the other with a small scalloped stitched die. I found some yellow ribbon in my stash to add to my card for even dimension and interest. I stamped the sentiment with versamark ink, sprinkled with white embossing powder and heat embossed.
Once everything was all set, I put it all together! I used 110lb black card stock for my card base – used some foam adhesive to add the oval panel and an action wobbler for my image. To finish the card I added some Wink of Stella to the hat and shoes and White Blizzard Glitter Nuvo Drops to the wings.
Thank You So Much for stopping by, I hope you enjoy and get inspired.
Christmas is in full swing at Scrapping for Less! And it truly will be here before you know it!
I’m a lover of classic Christmas colors! – red, green, gold! Gorgeous! I ink blended some Candied Apple Distress Ink onto a piece of cardstock keeping the ink darker towards the center and lighter towards the outside. I used a slightly darker color of ink – Fired Brick – and stenciled the Echo Park Magical Snowfall Stencil over the ink blending and die cut the panel with a stitched circle die. I thought the background needed something more, so I flicked on some metallic gold watercolor.
I super love the Bundled Up stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps because you can build your own penguin! I stamped the penguin and a bunch of accessories and colored them with classic Christmas colored Copic markers and trimmed them out with my scissors and added them to my die cut circle and stamped a sentiment under the penguin. I wanted to add a little more gold to my card, so I die cut a foiled piece of cardstock with a slightly larger die cut circle and added it to a circle card base. Check out the video above to see how I made that!
This card has so much shine! And I love the subtle snowflakes in the background! Thanks for stopping by!
Hey everybody! If you enjoy making Christmas cards then it’s never too early to get a start and if you enjoy sending a lot of Christmas cards then the earlier you start the less stressed you’ll be. This Sloth Christmas stamp by Stampendous is all about taking it easy through the holiday season. So here’s a run down of my card with this cute little sloth:
patterned paper from Carta Bella’s Christmas collection
stamped in memento ink Rich Cocoa
colored with Copic markers as follows: For the sloth’s body E79, E59, E29, E34 (also used E34 for his face and nose.) Hat R24, R29. String of lights R46, R24, Y13, Y15, YR04, YR18, G09, G05, B21, B29, BG99 for tops of lights. Leaves YG23, YG13
the sentiment is stamped in versa mark ink and then used Wow! Embossing powder in black fine detail and hit it with a heat gun
The circle that slot figure and leaves are adhered to is a 3″ circle and the fishtailed flag is 2.5″x 4″
filled in the white parts of the hat with Stickles Frosted Lace
added glossy accents to the Christmas lights and his little nose
So that’s this week’s card with Christmas Sloth by Stampendous. Thanks so much for stopping by and seeing what we have in store for you. Don’t forget about the big sale going on now while Teresa is off visiting her sweet Grandbabies! Have a great weekend and I hope you get to do something fun!
Hello there crafty friend! Crystal here from Tawny Owl Paperie with a couple of Christmas cards using the wonderful Great Joy stamp set by Pinkfresh Studio. I love a great wreath stamp and this one is just too cute!
I knew that I wanted to use Kraft card stock with white embossing, but I couldn’t decide if I should color the images in the wreath or not. So, I made two cards!! Let me know in the comments which one you like better. I like both… there’s something about that clean pop of white and then there’s also something about those sweet colored images. I really can’t pick!
I stamped the wreath on the Kraft card stock using my Stamp Platform so that I could easily make two cards. I stamped them with VersaMark watermark ink and then heat embossed them with a fine white embossing powder. I then stamped the bow using a red ink and then I stamped it again with VersaMark watermark ink and heat embossed a fine clear embossing powder. That gives it that pretty shine, but also gives it that touch of color that I wanted. I colored a few of the images in one of the wreaths with a few Prismacolor Pencils. I fussy cut the wreaths and blended on some Forest Moss Distress Oxide inks around the inner and outer edges. I set the wreaths aside to start on the card bases.
I chose the beautiful Christmas Wishes papers by Amy Design to pair up with these cards. I die cut two pieces of the pretty plaid paper with a large stitched rectangle die and adhered them to kraft card bases. I then trimmed two pieces of kraft card stock down to 4-1/4 x 2″. I stamped the sentiments using the Stamp Platform again so that I could stamp with the red ink and then the VersaMark watermark ink. I heat embossed the fine clear embossing powder again to make the sentiments shine.
I then adhered the wide sentiment strips to the card and popped up the wreaths with foam tape. To finish off the cards, I added a few red enamel dots. I just love the touches of red with kraft and white! So… which card do you like better? Leave a comment with your thoughts… I’d love to hear!
Hello there crafty friends! Crystal here from Tawny Owl Paperie with more fabulous inspiration using the September 2019 Flavor of the Month Card Kit called Fall is Coming!! I’m so excited to share the cards that I created! I had so much fun with this card kit! Once I started creating, I just couldn’t stop!! Lol! I have 8 cards to share with you all today! I’m going to warn you now, this post is a tad bit long, but I hope you’ll stick around and check out all my cards! Let’s get to it!
If you’ve followed my card making journey you’ll know that I adore making Halloween cards, so it’s no surprise I made a couple extras with the fabulous Frightful Cuties Collection!!! Love it!! I almost used up all the gorgeous papers in the kit… too cute!
My first card is from Collection Two: Cozy Fall. This collection is so beautiful! The papers are absolutely stunning! If I get a chance, I do have plans to make another card or two with this collection… but for today’s card, I kept the design kind of simple. I instantly fell in love with the gorgeous rose papers… the colors are amazing so I HAD to use it for my card and I also wanted to use the mug… well, because I love my coffee!! I used the following Copic markers to color the mug and flowers:
Mug ~ R000, R20, R39, R85
Flowers/leaves ~ YG0000, YG01, YG03, YR15, YR21
I fussy cut the mug and went around the edges with my Memento tuxedo black marker to clean it up a bit. I then set it aside and started die cutting the Autumn Blessings die from the Banana Split subscription. I die cut it three times and then adhered the die cuts together. A little tip for this intricate die… it’s not one piece, it cuts into four separate sections. I used Press n’ Seal wrap to hold my die cut pieces in place. I then added the liquid glue and placed the die cut layers on each other. It was a little time consuming but so worth it!! I love this fabulous font of this sentiment! It’s perfect paired up with these gorgeous papers! To finish off the card, I adhered the fussy cut mug just above the sentiment and added a few enamel dots included in the Banana Split subscription.
My second card is from Collection Three: Fall Foliage. Another fabulous set of papers in this collection and they honestly made this card super quick!! I cut the gorgeous flourish paper at 4-1/4 x 4-1/2″ and popped it up on a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ piece of the yellow paper. I adhered those to a white card base and set them aside. I stamped the beautiful sunflower from the Thankful Floral stamp set by Trinity Stamps… such a gorgeous flower! I colored it in with the following Copic markers:
Flower ~ Y11, YR14, YR15, YR21, YR24, E25, E27
Leaves ~ YG01, YG03, YG63
I stamped the Thankful sentiment on a scrap of white card stock and trimmed it into a strip. I adhered it to the card and then adhered the sunflower using liquid glue on the top portion and some foam tape on the bottom since that flourish paper was popped up. To finish off the card, I added a few of the rich yellow enamel dots to the card and one sweet ladybug! Love it!!
My third card is from Collection Four: Woodland Critters. For this card, I used one of the fun sketches from the September 2019 FOTM Sketch Sheet. I cut all my pretty papers and adhered them to the Chocolate Brown card base. I die cut a medium sized circle of white card stock and blended a little Tumbled Glass and Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide inks for my background. I popped up the circle die cut on the card using foam tape. I then set that aside and stamped the moose and snail images on a piece of white card stock. I colored those in with the following Copic markers:
Moose ~ E21, E23, E25, E27, W00, W2, W4, W5, N4
Snail ~ YG0000, YG01, YG03, YR15, YR21, YR24
I fussy cut these adorable Woodland Critters and adhered them to the little scene I created. I originally planned to make two cards with these critters but when I saw them together I just knew they would be the best of friends so I kept them together and stamped the Friends Forever sentiment on a scrap of white card stock. I trimmed it down to a banner and adhered it to the card using liquid glue and foam tape. To finish off this card, I wrapped the twine around the card and tied a bow.
My next five cards are from Collection One: Frightful Cuties. Now, this collection is absolutely my favorite of the whole kit… that’s kind of why I left it for last and also didn’t share the collections in order. The papers in this collection are too cute and the colors are awesome for Halloween! Love them! My first card features the adorable Scaredy Cat stamp by Sunny Studio Stamps that’s included in Collection One. I stamped the little kitty in the pumpkin along with the moon and stars using my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform. I knew I was going to die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die so I laid that on the white card stock to help guide me in positioning the stamps. I then colored in the images, as well as the background, with the following Copic markers:
Kitty ~ N0, N1, N2, N3, N5, R000, R20
Pumpkin ~ YR15, YR21, YR68, N0, N3, N5
Moon/Stars ~ Y06, Y11, Y35
Sky ~ BV000, BV00, BV20, BV23, BV25
Grass ~ YG03, YG17, YG23, YG67
Once I was done coloring, I die cut the panel and stamped the sentiment with VersaMark watermark ink and heat embossed it with a fine white embossing powder. I adhered all of my layers to a Black Licorice card front measuring 5-1/2 x 4-1/4″ and then adhered that to a white card base from my stash. I punched out a piece of the spider web paper using a 1-1/2″ circle punch. I die cut the banner from the purple spider web paper. I adhered those two pieces together and then popped them up on the card using foam tape. To finish off this card, I added the fun stickers to the circle and one near the moon. So cute!
The next four cards were so quick and easy to make!! I used the adorable Kiddie Ephemera by Simple Stories that are included in Collection One… these little kids are just TOO cute!! I blended some Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink on a Stitched Arch STAX die cut piece cut from white card stock and adhered this adorable kid directly on it. I popped up the die cut on the card using foam tape. I added a few of the fun green enamel dots to finish up this card.
I used more of the fabulous papers from the kit with this little vampire!! I added foam tape to the little vampire, as well as the sentiment, and popped those up on the card.
I used more of those fabulous stickers on this card… it was absolutely perfect with this little witch. I blended a bit of Wilted Violet Distress Oxide ink on the white die cut circle to make it look like she’s conjuring up some Halloween magic fun!! I then popped her up on the card to give her some dimension. Such a great way to add interest to a card!
My last card just might be my favorite! I had fun creating a little background with some purple skies and grey/black road… just like Halloween night! Or close to it anyway! I used a cloud stencil along with Wilted Violet, Hickory Smoke, and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks to create my background. I set that aside and adhered some more pretty papers to a Black Licorice card front measuring 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ that I adhered to a white card base from my stash. I then die cut my background piece with a small stitched rectangle die and mat it with some Black Licorice card stock. By the way, I was actually out of Black Licorice card stock so that mat piece is actually from the card front piece that’s adhered to the card base… a neat little trick I sometimes use when my card stock becomes limited in supply. The ‘stolen’ piece of card stock is hidden by a layer of patterned papers so no one knows… well, unless you tell them! Lol! Back to the card… I adhered the background panel to the card and then popped up the little Trick or Treater with some foam squares. I then stamped the sentiment from the Scaredy Cat stamp set, trimmed it and mat it on literally my last little scrap of Black Licorice card stock… I definitely like the black card stock for Halloween cards this year!
Here’s a little look at all the Halloween cards together! So much fun!! I love this kit so much… there are still a few kits remaining!!
Hello everyone, it’s Stacy here from CraftaholicMomma up today on the Scrapping for Less blog with a sweet card featuring the Hero Arts stamp set called Home for the Holidays.
I hand cut some snowdrifts with my scissors and attached them flat and layered onto my card base that was inked with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide Ink. I ran a bead of Nuvo Glitter drops in White Blizzard along the edges to give them some interest and sparkle.
I stamped the images on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock in Momento Tuxedo Black in and colored them in with Copic Markers. After that I fussy cut the images and adhered them to my card with adhesive foam.
Adding a little bit more White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops finishes off the card nicely.
I hope you enjoyed my card and it inspires you to make some winter cards.