I love this little bird from Whipper Snapper. It was one of my favorites back when I got and it still is. This time I used black for the card base and accented it with a white gel pen. I don’t remember what stamp set I used the ‘Hello’ from, but it fit perfectly in the Quickutz circle and nesting flower dies. Image was colored with Copics. Enjoy your day!
I bought the Cuttlebug Plus Embossing Folder Chic Frame not realizing it wasn’t an A2 size. To be honest when I first opened it I wasn’t sure what I had. ha! However, it only took cutting it once to see it was a gorgeous frame. Thanks for looking!
Supplies: SU Ornament punch and die, Spellbinders and Quickutz snowflake dies, dazzling diamonds, Swiss Dots Embossing folder, Tempting Turquoise, Neenah, Pure Poppy cs, Cornish Heritage Farms stamp, SU Butterfly die & emboss, pearls, copics
Phyllis (aka Mrs. Bosskut) made the cutest sweatshirt for an all day crop at their store. She was kind enough to share the pumpkin and vine filethat she used and this is the card I made with it. I airbrushed the pumpkin and vine and inked the edges with chalk ink. The leaves and vines also had bronze embossing powder added to give it some texture. Background stamp is Weathered (Stampin Up) and the dp is retired from Stampin Up. Thanks for stopping by!
Yesterday’s Technique Challenge at SCS was Christmas Ornaments. I tried this ornament last year when it came out with a tutorial but I couldn’t get my brain wrapped around it. When I saw the challenge I thought I’d give it another try. It still took me all afternoon, but after putting all that time into it, I didn’t have the heart to chuck it. I used Fleur de lis by Spellbinders (did they change the small square die from Becca’s tutorial? My die is different) and Soft Sky, Blue Bayou and Pure Poppy card stock. I added Dazzling Diamonds to some left over pieces and adhered them to the snowflake. The mini rose is made out of paper punches. Thanks for looking!
Doesn’t this little guy look exhausted? It’s hard work being chased, and here he is trying to hide in a pile of leaves. This little guy is from Bosskut Designs, Distressed Turkey. He’d be great as name cards for your table too, don’t you think? The leaves are Cuttlebug die cuts, they were left over from a project my kids did a few years ago. Thanks for stopping by!
Here are a few more cards I made using Bosskut’s Poinsettia file. These flowers are so easy to make and so very versatile, I’m pretty sure everyone should have one. lol! There is also a metal die of the Poinsettia that Bosskut sells if you don’t have a computerized cutter. The sentiment is from GinaK Designs.
Every year I use these cute little owls in some way. This year I decided to match his sweater to the poinsettia. Doesn’t he look cozy? Stamps are from Hero Arts, Basic Grey DP.
And finally, here is a fun way to instantly dress up a 3×3 card. I used a strip of ScorTape and Martha Stewart glitter to add a little sparkle. Thanks for stopping by!
Cornish Heritage Farms had some of my favorite stamps, unfortunately they are no longer in business. Gotta respect any company that puts family before business, even if it means no more stamps. I will miss them! Here are some cards made with their stamps…glad I was able to add to my collection before they closed shop. Thanks for looking!
I’m pretty sure this was for a sketch challenge on SCS, but one I didn’t finish. This stamp set is one of my favorites and I really need to use it more. One of the blossoms is on a pop dot and I used ScorTape to keep the ribbon where I wanted it. Thanks for looking!
Supplies: Sing to the Lord stamps (Our Daily Bread Designs) PTI Rustic Cream card stock, K&CO dp, brads, copics
This is a gift set I made some time ago. I love the simple look of them and they were fun to put together. The cupcake is a Quickutz die and the stamp set is Signature Greetings from Papertrey Ink. I cut the cupcake out of chipboard to give it a dimensional look, then ‘decorated’ each cupcake. Yummm! Thanks for stopping by!
I’ve been on a quest for over a year to be able to make paper flowers that look real. I’ve found some great cutter files, tried paper punches, created them out of dies, coffee filters, tissue paper…I’ve basically tried it all. McGill came out with some paper punches this year that I had to try. I would love to try and create a cutting file for this but to do that I need to better learn my software. Okay back on track, these are the roses I created from the punches. Humor me, I realize they are big (gaudy?) and (perhaps?) not well suited for cards, but I need to see how they ‘worked’. Here are my samples. Peach roses are my favorite, however, the punches don’t do well with thick card stock. Thinner card stock is what you want for these punches.
ETA I’ve had a lot of emails asking what paper punches were used. Here’s a link to Stamping Scrapping where I got mine, the link also has a YouTube video on how to make them (very helpful!).
I’ll be on the hunt for thinner card stock for the peach roses…
Supplies: McGill Punches, SU, PTI card stock & a card stock I bought at Target in a multi pack, PTI Embellishments & Framed & Signature Greetings stamps & matching dies, SU butterflies embosslit, stylus, pearls