Saturday, December 3, 2016

Christmas Pines in Mint

Hello!  I spend a lot of time looking on Pinterest at cards.  I saw quite a few cards made using the Christmas Pines stamp set using lighter/pastel greens.  This is not something I would think of to do on my own, however I was inspired by several different stampers to give it a try. 
My card base is Very Vanilla, the darker layer is Soft Suede (although it looks darker than that in these photos, and the stamped layer is Very Vanilla. The pines are stamped in Mint Macaron and the sentiment is stamped in Soft Suede.

I used the same colors on this card.  Did you notice the ribbon?  I finally opened my spool of Copper Metallic Thread!!! These were a lot of fun to make and I was very happy with how they turned out.  Now, who to send them to...

Stamp Sets: Christmas Pines, Reason for the Season
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
Ink: Soft Suede, Mint Macaron
Big shot:  Pretty Pines Thinlits
Ribbon:  Copper Metallic

Thanks for taking the time to stop by.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

DSC#208 Christmas Cookies

Hi!  I love this week's color challenge.  I've used these three colors (although I substituted Real Red for the Cherry Cobbler for these cards) for several of my Christmas cards this year.  It a perfect color scheme for the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set!

As you can see I used the beautiful and Candy Cane Lane DSP for a base layer on these cards.  This paper just makes me happy! The coordinating Baker's Twine is super fun too!

Stamp Sets: Cookie Cutter Christmas, Christmas Pines
Paper:  Real Red, Whisper White, Candy Cane Lane DSP
Ink:  Real Red, Garden Green, Early Espresso
Punch:  Cookie Cutter Builder
Big Shot: Banners Framelits
Ribbon:  Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Hope you enjoyed this weeks blog hop.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Sympathy Cards

Hi.  We recently lost my mother-in-law and I made my husbands siblings some cards.  I did get much inspiration from Pinterest, but I tried to make them my own by changing a few things. I kept the color scheme of Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, and Delightful Dijon.
For this card I used the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and coordinating thinlits along with the sentiment from Flourishing Phrases.

 This card also used the tree from the Thoughtful Branches Thinlits.  I saw this card made using the Sheltering Tree set and it looked very nice too.

This card was stamped with the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and the leaves were cut out using the coordinating thinlits.

This one was stamped using the Thoughtful Branches stamp set also and then cut out using the framelits.

I love each and everyone of these cards, just as I do my in-laws.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Peeking Reindeer

Hello!  I saw a cute gift tag on Pinterest a couple of weeks ago and I thought that it would make a cute Christmas card. Here's a couple that I made.
 I used a lot of product making these cards!  First, I used Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and coordinating Cookie Cutter Builder Punch to make the Reindeer.  Next, I used the Hearth & Home Thinlits to make the window. Last, but not least, I used the Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies to decorate the top of the window.

I'm totally in love with the This Christmas Specialty DSP.  It's lightweight and I like every single pattern.  I thought it worked out nice for these cards.

Well, I hope you enjoyed the cards as much as I enjoyed making them.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Fall Treats

Hi!  I had so much fun making these fall treats for people.

I filled 1" x 8" cellophane bags with M & M's and then decorated a tag with one of my favorite stamps - the Cookie Cutter Halloween scarecrow!  After coloring him with a Blender Pen and my ink pads, I attached him to one of the leaves from the Leaflets Framelits, which I then tied to the bag with some Linen Thread.

Stamp Set:  Cookie Cutter Halloween
Ink:  Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Delightful Dijon, Dapper Denim
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze
Big Shot:  Leaflets Framelits
Extras:  Linen Thread, Retired 1 x 8 bags

Thanks for stopping by! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 21, 2016

It's That Time of Year Again!

Hi!  This week is one of my favorite weeks to order Stampin' Up! because they have so many wonderful products on sale.  Here's a link to their store. Just click on Online Extravaganza in the left colum and have fun.  I would greatly appreciate it if you would choose me as your demonstrator if you order anything. Thanks!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

November Paper Pumpkin

Hello!  I got my Paper Pumpkin on Friday and put them together right away, of course I forgot to post a sample then!  Oh well, at least I remembered while it was still the weekend.

So, as you can see, this month the kit contained supplies to make 8 notecards that look like this.  It's cute, but it was a lot of fussing around for me.  Each of the four layers are mounted with either Dimensionals or glue dots.  It's hard to see, but there is a vellum piece behind the 3 cut out layers.  They included a stamp set that had the trees and 2 of the houses in it.  Of course, I just had to pick the card that I did the worse stamping on to photograph!  Oh well, it's ok, now the trees look like they have some snow on them!

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by!