Card Monday-Christmas Card 17

20 Nov

Today’s card features the new snowmen stamp from Mama Elephant, and it has to be one of my favorites.
Supplies: Stamp: Mama Elephant; Celebrate Die, Stencil: My Favorite Things; Stitched Rectangle Die: Lawn Fawn; Markers: Spectrum Noir, Sharpie, Copic; Embossing Paste: Wendy Vecchi; Distress Inks: Tim Holtz; Other: Signo White Gel Pen, Wink of Stella, Red Card Stock
I tried some new things on this card that I had never done before, and I LOVE the results!  I did some ink blending with my Distress Inks, and was pleasantly surprised to see just how easy it was!
I also stenciled on some white embossing paste using a snow stencil, and I die cut my sentiment four times with white, and once with red, and glued them all together for some dimension on my sentiment.
I colored my snowmen, and die cut them with the same rectangle die as my background so that they fit neatly together, and then I just trimmed around the top of my snowmen using scissors.
For final touches, I added white gel pen, and lots of Wink of Stella-to the snowmen, as well as the sentiment.
I LOVE how this turned out SO much!!
And, I am pretty please that I was able to try some new techniques and have them turn out so well.  Must be all the crafty YouTube videos I watch.  🙂
Stayed tuned tomorrow as I made two more versions of this card that I will be sharing.
Until then, have a great day!
I am entering this card into:
Crafty Hazelnut’s challenge #360


Christmas Cards 14-16

17 Nov

Today I’m sharing the last of the cards I made with this patterned paper from Bella Blvd.:
Bella Blvd - Illustrated Faith - CHRISTmas Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Borders
Supplies: Patterned Paper: Bella Blvd.; Enamel Dots: Studio Calico; Other: Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents, Black Card Stock
Card #14:
For this card, I added lots of Wink of Stella to the ornaments, the holly, and the stars.  It is very sparkly.  🙂
Card #15:
For this one, I added Wink of Stella to the manger scenes, glossy accents to the trees, and some sequins on the pink and red striped section.
Card #16:
For this one, well, I just had to use every last piece of this paper.  I added the last scrap to a piece of black card stock, with three enamel dots.  Super simple.  🙂
So, that’s it for this paper!
I will be back on Monday with more cards.
Have a great weekend!



Christmas Cards 12-13

16 Nov

Hello!  I’m back sharing more of the simple cards I made with this patterned paper from Bella Blvd.:
Bella Blvd - Illustrated Faith - CHRISTmas Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Borders
Card #12:
Card #13:
Supplies: Patterned Paper: Bella Blvd.; Stamps and Dies: Paper Smooches; Other: Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella
I kept these pretty simple again as I wanted to focus on the paper, but on card twelve, I added a bunch of Wink of Stella, and on card thirteen I added glossy accents to the presents, bird, camels, and snowman’s clothes.
Here’s a bit of a close-up so that you can hopefully see the glossy presents:
That’s it for today, but I will be back with the last of my cards using this paper tomorrow!

Wednesday Words

15 Nov

Rustic Wood sign Fall home decor  wedding fall decor Reclaimed wood hand painted family sign Grateful Thankful Blessed inspirational quote on Etsy, $35.00
pin found here

Christmas Cards 10-11

14 Nov

Today, I am continuing to show you the cards I made with this beautiful piece of patterned paper:
Bella Blvd - Illustrated Faith - CHRISTmas Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Borders
Without further adieu, here are the cards.
Card #10:
Card #11:
Supplies: Paper: Bella Blvd.; Stars and Dots: Studio Calico; Other: Card Stock
More very simple cards, but I just did not want to cover up that paper at all-it is SO pretty.
I will be sharing more cards with this paper on Thursday and Friday, so see you then!

Card Monday-Christmas Card 9

13 Nov

This week, I am going to be sharing cards I made with this piece of paper from Bella Blvd.’s Illustrated Faith line:
Bella Blvd - Illustrated Faith - CHRISTmas Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Borders
I originally purchased it for the journaling card side of it, but when I saw the beautiful borders on the other side, I knew I just had to use. it. all. up.
And, I did.  🙂
The first card I made was using my favorite of the journaling cards, and the rest are all made using the borders.  I love this paper SO much.  I might have to go and get another sheet.
Anyway, here is Card #9:
Supplies: Journaling Card: Bella Blvd.; Stars: Studio Calico; Other: Cardstock
This is a very simple card, but I really love how it turned out.  It really is just my style.
Stay tuned the rest of the week, as I will be sharing several more cards I made using the border strips!

Kid Crafts Friday-Leaf Crafts

10 Nov

Before all the leaves disappeared, we went on a leaf hunt to collect leaves for some fun fall projects!
We made leaf rubbings:
We did white crayon resist with leaf shapes and watercolors:
And we made leaf people:
We had a ton of fun with these!  🙂