Hey fellow crafters! Kim here with a quick card using SFL’s Arctic Sentiments stamp setand Carta Bella’s Christmas paper pad. This little moose is just so darling I had to color him and give him center stage. It’s funny I was so excited to put him in the center of the circle that I forgot to put a shadow underneath him to ground him and I am just now realizing that he’s floating in that circle. I’ll have to fix that…oops! I guess there is always tweaking that can be done right?
For this little moose I stamped him with Memento Dye Ink in Tuxedo Blackthen colored him with Prismacolor pencils. I am still learning with my pencils so when I color with pencils I don’t really do a lot of blending I just color. This card came together quickly which isn’t always the case but sometimes it’s nice to have the ones that are cute and quick because if you are anything like me you are still making Christmas cards even into the middle or maybe late December.
Hope your holiday season has kicked off brilliantly and you are getting in some extra time with friends and loved ones. Take care and do a little something crafty for yourself!
Hello there crafty friends! Crystal here from Tawny Owl Paperie with a super cute and fun Tri-Fold Window card using the sweet Frosty Friends set by My Favorite Things!! I love when an idea for a fun card turns out!
I started by cutting a 8-1/2 x 11″ piece of white card stock in half so that I had two A2 size cards measuring 5-1/2 x 4-1/4″ (these are side folds not top fold card bases). I knew that I wanted to use a die to create the windows on the card and decided to use the Stitched Arch STAX die from My Favorite Things. I didn’t have to use a stitched die, it’s just what I had in my stash that would create the window I wanted. I set aside the die cuts for another project since I didn’t need them for this card.
Once my first window was cut, I placed the two card bases together and lined up the next die to create my second window. I ran the second card base through my big shot and then set it aside. I searched through my Christmas papers and decided to use the Santa’s Workshop papers by Carta Bella again… I just love the snowy background papers in this paper pack!! Oh, and this paper is on sale in the shop, along with a bunch of other Christmas items… including the Frosty Friends stamp set that I’m using for my card today!! Be sure to check it out…. lots of great deals on sale until Dec. 2nd!!! I love a great sale!
Back to the card, once I had the papers picked out… I trimmed them down to 3-1/4 x 5-1/2″. I lined the papers up for the window layers and used the same arch die to die cut the windows out. It was easy to line up because the bottom portion of the cut out in the card base was visible under the patterned paper. Once the papers were die cut, I adhered them to the card bases. The last Christmas tree paper I just adhered inside the card in tact since it was the inside of the card with no die cuts. Once I had these papers adhered and any excess trimmed off the edges, I adhered the two card base together creating my Tri-Fold card base.
Now I needed my snowy banks for the snowmen to chill out on! I used the Stitched Hillside Borders dies by Lawn Fawn. I tried to keep the height of the hills similar for each layer so there was continuity throughout the card.
I then die cut little strips of the glittered silver paper using the same Stitched Hillside Borders dies. I used the same border die to keep the strips nice and even rather than fussy cutting them and it worked out really well (I hope the picture gives you a better visual of what I’m meaning).
I adhered the snowy banks to each layer of the card and then stamped and colored the Frosty Friends snowmen. I used the following Copic markers to color the snowmen:
I fussy cut the snowmen and traced their outlines on light weight card stock. I fussy cut those out going inside the line a bit… I did this to add an extra layer to the snowmen. That way they were able to lay flat over the extra layer of glitter paper rather than be bumpy in the middle. To finish off the card, I stamped the sentiments using my Stamp Platform. For the last sentiment inside the card, I used the Bitty Holiday Wishes stamp set by My Favorite Things. You’ll notice in the video below that the sentiment was a little messy on the front of the card (I pressed a little too hard and the ‘Us’ was a bit messy). To fix it I just used my white gel pen to clean up the letters, but I forgot to do it before I made the video and then decided that it was okay to show that and share how I fixed it.
I have a video on my blog (link above) showing the Tri-Fold Window card in action.
I sure hope that you’ve enjoyed my card and that I’ve inspired you to try something new!
Card 1 is an A2 size card, I cut the gold glitter paper to 4 1/4 X 5 1/5 and a piece of the pattern paper to 3 X 5 1/2 inches. I adhered the glitter paper to the card base and then centered the pattern paper and adhered it. I used glue dots to adhere the tag so the person receiving it could use if they want!
Card 2 is an A2 size card and I cut a piece of pattern paper to 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 inches and adhered it to the card base. I cut a piece of silver glitter paper cut to 4 1/2 X 3 inches. I used my cropadile on the front two ends of the card and glitter paper, then I centered the glitter paper and adhered it to the panel. I added the tag on to the glitter paper and that’s it!
Card 3 is an A2 size card and I cut two panels from the pattern paper to about 1 9/16 inch and a piece of the silver glitter paper to 1 1/8 inch. After I adhered all the panels, I added a tag to the inside of the card and that finished that one up.
For my final card I cut a panel from the pattern paper to 4 X 5 1/4 inches to leave a border around the A2 size card. I adhered the tag to a scalloped rectangle that I cut out with a die that was just a little longer than the tags and slightly wider. I added the rectangle piece a little off center on the card.
That’s it for me today! Be sure to check out Scrapping for Less for all the sales!
To create this card I chose some coordinating patterned paper from the Carta Bella pack and trimmed them to fit my A2 size card base. I used some vellum to tone down the pattern paper and to attach my tags on without it looking too busy.
I chose to use the two different tags and adhere them to each other, one staggered behind the other. I then attached the tags to my vellum, and then the vellum to the card. I used the twine included in the gift tag pack and tied a bow, attaching it with Glue Dots to the top of the tags.
I finally added some enamel dots I found in my stash to finish off the card. This card is great if you need to put something together in a flash. I do have a quick process video if you would like to check it out.
Hello my crafty friends! It’s Kim here with a stamp set that I have been chomping at the bit to use! The images are the epitome of cozy and of all days here in Florida it is actually cold today! High of 68 degrees (yes that’s cold here). So here’s a run down of what I did with today’s card:
cut down my shiplap paper to 4″x5 1/4″ and adhered it onto the Nordic Winter sheet with Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive (QUICK TIP: keep a sewing needle or strait pin nearby to unclog the tip)
used a rounded stitched rectangle die to cut out the image
finished by adding the sentiment in Versafine Ink and adding Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss Pen
This was my first attempt at a “no line” coloring and I’m liking how it turned out so I definitely think I will try again, practice makes perfect, right? Thank you so much for stopping in and checking out this card. I hope you get the chance to get crafty today!
If you check out the link for this set above, you’ll notice that I omitted one of the kids. I knew that I had just enough room for two kids in my card design so… sadly one of them had to be omitted. But since I colored this stamp in steps with my Stampin’ Up markers, it was really easy to just color the two kids. This is an easy 2-layer builder stamp set… meaning you stamp one portion and then easily line up the next portion to stamp. I started with the hats and colored them to match the beautiful colors in the Santa’s Workshop papers by Carta Bella. I used Green Galore and Cucumber Crush for the little boys hat and Watermelon Wonder and Real Red for the girls hat. The eyes and mouth are also part of this first stamp. I used Chocolate Chip for the eyes and Blushing Bride for the mouth.
Once I had the hats done, I removed the first stamp and lined up the second stamp. It was so easy to line these up! I wanted to add some blue into the card to play off of the background paper I chose so I used the Soft Sky marker. The cheeks and nose are also part of the second stamp… I used the Blushing Bride marker again. Now at this point, I had a little bit of dimension in the hat with the different colored markers I used, but the mittens and pom poms needed a little something so I pulled out my copic markers. I’ll be honest, I don’t know if coloring on dye ink with copics is totally safe, but I haven’t had an issue with my markers. I used BG000 and BG01 on the pom poms, mittens, and bow. Then I got to thinking the faces needed to be colored in… they were just white at this point. So I pulled out my got to skin copic markers ~ E000, E00, and E21. I was careful to color around the cheeks, mouth, nose, and eyes because I really wasn’t sure what would happen… Lol! Coloring in the faces really gives this adorable stamp that extra cute touch!!
I stamped the sentiment with the same markers… Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, and Soft Sky. The dot in the ‘i’ for the word Winter connected to the letter since I had to ink it up a few times to get nice coverage, so I made a new dot! To finish off my card, I thought a little hot cocoa cup would be a fun addition. I just happened to have the Cup of Cocoa stamp set by Newton’s Nook Designs on my desk so I inked up the stamp with the Real Red and Soft Sky markers. I then colored it in with the following copic markers ~ B0000, B00, R00, R14. I stamped the snowflake with the Cucumber Crush marker but it was too dark so I went over it with a white gel pen. It’s not quite white… LOL! But the nice tinge of blue works perfectly with the blues I have in the card. I sure love how this card turned out!!
This fun card is another take on the sketch that I created for the November Sketch Challenge in the Scrapping for Less Show & Share Facebook group… we’d love to have you join us and play along!! You don’t need a blog to enter the challenge as you’re adding a photo of your creation directly in the Challenge album in the group. You are welcome to include a link to your blog in the description of your creation.
Here’s one more look at the card!! So cute!
Thanks so much for stopping by! See ya next time. Inky Hugs, Crystal
Hello! Alicia (Crazy Paper Chick) here and I am so excited to be a guest designer for the month of November for Scrapping for Less.
For my card today, I used the beautiful pattern paper from Carta Bella called Christmas. If you love a rustic theme for your Christmas cards, you will love this paper! For my stamp set I used LDRS Creative’s Arctic Animals. The sweet fox paired perfectly with the rustic theme of the pattern paper. I chose to color the fox gray to give it a soft look against the “wood” background of the pattern paper. For the sentiment I used a piece of pattern paper from the same paper pack.
I added some ribbon from my stash and adhered everything down to my vanilla card base measuring A2 size (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ once scored and folded). I topped the card off with some Nuvo Drops in Honey Gold to add some sparkle.
Hi Everybody! Kim here and today I am using A Winter Gnome by Picket Fences which brings cuteness with just a face. I don’t know how they have managed to accomplish this but I’ll take it because this little gnome head is just adorable and without even seeing his eyes he screams Winter! I knew when I pulled this stamp set out to play with…er I mean work with it that I definitely wanted to use Kraft cardstock. I also wanted his beard to be very white and I thought the Kraft cardstock would work well for this. Originally I was going to adhere the naked trees down on top of Kraft paper but while making another card with Carta Bella’s Christmas 6×6 paper pad the snowflakes on top of woodgrain sheet caught my eye and I thought those trees would look perfect on top of that paper instead.
I heat embossed the image on Kraft cardstock with detailed white embossing powder after stamping the image with Versa Mark ink. Blues of course work for winter, I was going for an ombre effect so I started with Navy and worked up with lighter blues by section. Coloring with Derwent Inktense pencils I guess I just forgot that they don’t resist water in any way and thought I could wipe the color off the white embossed areas with a baby wipe but that did NOT work the way it did in my head. So I ended up fussy cutting the image out and using a label punch to punch out the sentiment.
Instead of the white embossing powder which I had already embossed by the way resisting the blue it looks like it just absorbed it. Not what I was going for but it certainly became what I was going with (insert wink emoji here). After adding some sequins with Multi Medium Matte I then used a white Signo pen to trace over some of the details in the gnome’s hat to make them look whiter. I also decided that his beard needed some of that white Signo pen treatment as well. All in all I am happy with this card and per usual seeing about a dozen other ways I would like to use this stamp set.
Thank you so much for checking out the blog today, I hope you take some time for yourself and get crafty.
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!
This is a 5 1/2 inch square card. I used a die to cut for squares to make the window from a piece of pattern paper from the Santa’s Workshop paper pad cut to 5 1/2 inches, then I made a template of curtains, traced it onto a different piece of pattern paper and cut it out. I adhered the curtains to the window frame.
I then used a solid blue piece from the paper to use as the background. I stamped all of the images for both cards from the “Merry and Bright” stamp set, colored them with alcohol markers, and cut them out with my Scan N Cut.
Next, I adhered the images to the blue panel and checked on placement every now and then by holding the window frame piece over it. Once I had everything in place I adhered the back panel to the card base and then adhered the front panel to that.
To finish it off I stamped the sentiment onto a white strip of paper and fishtailed the ends, then colored it in, popped it up with some fun foam and adhered it to the center of the card.
My second card is also a 5 1/2 inch square but I made a little differently, I used an SVG file and card out the card base and curtain, then I adhered a piece of acetate to the window frame, I ran the curtain through my Big Kick using the Carta Bella embossing folder “Ogee” to give it some dimension, and then adhered it to the window panel.
I glued a panel that I made by using a technique with Copic markers and rubbing alcohol, glued all the images down and then decided I didn’t like it. So I cut the front panel off and the back of the card with the panel down to about 5 1/4 inches and adhered both to the front of a 5 1/2 inch square card base.
Then I decided I didn’t like the white window frame so I colored it with Copic markers. To finish it off I stamped the sentiment onto a white strip of paper and fishtailed the ends, then colored it in, popped it up with some fun foam and adhered it to the center of the card.