I had such a hard time deciding which stamp to feature for my sneak peek… they are all so beautiful!! Typically vintage isn’t the style I would gravitate towards, but there’s something about vintage styles when it comes to Christmas cards. I think it brings back memories of childhood and thoughts of family that are no longer with us. At least it does for me. I have always loved the look of cobblestone on houses… I’m not sure that it’s vintage but I think the feel of it is.
I made my cobblestones on the house by basically making dots of different warm grays and highlighting some of them. I think it turned out pretty cute. Definitely a technique that I’d like to try again. I used the following Copic markers on this card:
If you looked through the list above, you may be wondering why I used Cool Gray (C00, C1, C2) on the house when you can’t see it. I tried to make paneling on the house with the cool grays and it didn’t work out as I had hoped. The paneling actually looked nice, but the cool gray and the warm grays of the cobblestones did not look nice together. So, I decided to try some yellow greens over it to see what would happen and for awhile the lines of the ‘paneling’ showed through and I thought it looked nice, but once the ink dried they were pretty much covered. It might have something to do with the 4 yellow green markers I used to find just the right green… lol… anywho, you don’t know unless you try, right?!
I hope that you’ve enjoyed my sneak peek card! Be sure to check back for the reveal of the gorgeous November 2019 A Vintage Christmas card kit tonight at midnight Eastern time. The design team is hopping with so much lovely inspiration… we hope you’ll come back to have a look!
My sneak peek is actually a sneak into a couple of the collections included in the kit because I fell in love with these gorgeous papers and just HAD to pair them up with the beautiful tree from another wonderful collection.
How fun is this blue Christmas tree?! As strange as it may sound, it reminds me of a Christmas decoration my Mom had of this styrofoam angel that was yellow and blue. We would hang it each year on the wall and I just loved it! I know, you’re probably thinking… styrofoam…? Yeah, it was one of my favorite decorations and brings me joy to think of it.
And that memory from my childhood, along with these gorgeous papers, inspired my colors for this beautiful Christmas tree! I just love it! I used Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo, and Scattered Straw distress ink cubes to color the stamp… I was pretty careful but still ended up with a little brown ink on the bottom of the tree. In person, it’s covered up pretty well with the fun Sugar Dust so you can’t see it but, of course, the camera picked it up.
Here’s a close up of the Sugar Dust… so beautiful! I love the texture it adds!
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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!!
I’m sure that you have heard of the delays in the Design Team receiving the kits this month and mine was even more delayed because my family was on our annual Fall vacation. I got home late on Wednesday and was hoping to play with the card kit but there was yet another delay… a mix up with the post office and our held mail was not delivered. I finally received it yesterday and was able to get a couple cards made so let’s have a look, shall we?!
Knowing that my time was limited to get my DT post up and ready for the morning, I decided to focus on the wonderful Color In Cut A-parts by Photo Play that are included in Collection Four. I colored in the first Cut A-part using the following Copic markers ~ Y11, Y15, Y17, Y35, YR15, YR21, YR68, R14, R29, R59. I just adore this image!!
I trimmed down the Cut A-part and set it aside. I cut my layers for the card and adhered them to the Chocolate Brown card front measuring 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″. I ran a piece of Tangy Orange card stock through my Big Shot with the Eyelet Elegance Rectangle die by Gina Marie Designs. I adhered the Cut A-part panel to the orange die cut piece and popped up the entire panel on the card with foam tape. To finish off the card I added a few of the gorgeous enamel dots also from Gina Marie Designs that are included in Collection Four.
Since I had the Cut A-parts on my desk and the Copic Markers, I decided to make another card with a similar design. I love how fast I was able to make these cards using these wonderful Cut A-parts!! I hope that you’ve enjoyed my cards and that I’ve inspired you to use these Cut A-parts from your kit.
Be on the lookout for more inspiration using the fabulous September 2019 Fall is Coming card kit!! I will have a couple more cards to share next week on my blog… Tawny Owl Paperie and also on my Instagram <— click on the links and be sure to follow me for more inspiration!!
I combined the beautiful patterned papers for my layers on this card… the papers in this card kit are amazing!! I especially love the ones in this collection! I stamped and colored my little camper using the following Copic markers ~ B0000, B00, B24, B52, RV10, RV21, N0, N2, N4, N7, and Y00. To finish off the card I added a few black rhinestones… they look like planets in the background!
I just love how the blues in the camper help the blues in the background paper to pop!! Glamping under the stars could definitely be my happy place… especially with this sweet little camper!! The kit reveals tonight at midnight… be sure to sign up for your kit subscription!! Don’t miss out on this fabulous kit and go subscribe —> July 2019 FOTM Card Kit!!!! And be sure to use the hashtag #FOTMsummercamp when you share your creations using this fabulous kit!!
Thanks so much for checking out my card! See ya next time.
Katie here from 2CraftyKaties to share a sneak from the June 2019 Flavor of the Month kit!
I used the stamps and paper from collection 3.
When I saw the otters and then the sentiment I instantly thought of Yin and Yang! So, I VERY carefully stamped them together and used my scan and cut to get this image! I used the following copic markers on the otters and in the space between them (I didn’t want the white space to be a focal point); BG23, E11, E25, E33, E35.
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Hi Teresa here today, I have fallen in love with this kit!!! Cannot wait to show you the rest of what I have made. For my sneak peek today I used the Mini Collection which contains an exclusive stamp set created for Scrapping for Less by Your Next Stamp. We also have their awesome paper collection called “Sweet Baby.” I have created a sweet card to stash away when I next need a baby girl card! Flavor of the Month card kits are a great way to get on top of creating cards to have in your stash for that unexpected celebration!
I used the following supplies that are available now:
Make sure you head back here Friday evening March 26th at midnight for the reveal of this month’s Flavor of the Month kit “Let’s Celebrate” Remember if you would like to subscribe you will need to do that before 10PM Friday evening to receive a March kit as your beginning month’s kit for your subscription.