Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

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I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I’d also like to take a moment to thank you all for taking the time to visit my blog and for all your support and encouragement.  I really appreciate it!

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(The above image was found online HERE.)

Tea Bag Fold Birthday Card

Tea Bag Fold Birthday Card

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I was recently asked if there were ways to use the tea bag fold panels for a design other than for a Christmas tree, and this is one variation I came up with.

Paper used on this card is Snowflake Mix (#712257), Wooden Fence (#154484), and Textured Cream Sheet Music (#142950) which are all by The Paper Studio.  The card base is Recollections heavy weight ivory.  The greeting is a stamp from the “Banners” set from Joy! Crafts.  Last year, I made a holiday card using the same papers.

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CAS Hanukkah Card

CAS Hanukkah Card

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This is a Clean and REALLY Simple card.  Maybe too simple???

I saw this “Happy Hanukkah” stamp set from Lawn Fawn and really liked the whimsical menorah image.  Are we allowed to just stamp an image and a greeting and then mat it and call it done?  LOL!!  I needed to make a bunch of these to hold gift cards/monetary gifts, and my MISTI made it a breeze.

The mat and ink are both Gina K Designs Blue Denim, but as often happens, my blue paper and ink look different in photos but the same in real life.  Hmmm…

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Winter Flowers

Winter Flowers

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This card features stamps from the “Winter Flowers” stamp set by Simon Says Stamp.

I heat embossed the images in Hero Arts Copper embossing powder on black card stock and colored them with Prismacolor Pencils and a Dove Blending Pen.  I am honestly not sure how I feel about this as it is awfully dark.  I was trying to use traditional red and green, but I think it might have needed lighter colored pencils?  I did think it was cool that the colored pencils actually showed up on the black; I was expecting to need to put white pencil or ink down first (and I did not need to).  Anyway, I also purchased the “Spring Flowers” set which is similar in style, and I think I will try this technique again with lighter colors.

The mat is “Copper” card stock from Cardstock Warehouse’s Starstream Collection with an ivory card base.  The Merry Christmas stamp is from the “Sentimental Holidays” set (retired?) from Gina K Designs.

While I still had the embossing supplies out and the stamps on my MISTI, I decided to make a few simple thank you notes.

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The thank you stamp was from the “Wonderful Words I” set (retired?) from Stampin’ Up.  There were long lines/tails at the beginning and end of the words that I masked off for this card.

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The card based is “Ocean Tides” from Papertrey Ink.  It’s hard to see in the photo, but I added texture to the stamped panel with Gina K Designs Whisper Amalgam Ink and the GKD Gauze background stamp.

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Custom Wine Glass

Custom Wine Glass

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I had fun this afternoon creating this custom wine glass with permanent vinyl and my Silhouette.  (Thanks Carol, for inspiring me to learn how to do this!!)

I used Oracal 651 Permanent Vinyl and clear transfer tape to create and place the message on the glass.  The text was typed with the “Gabriola” font.

HERE is a video with instructions and tips that I found very helpful.

I purchased several other colors of vinyl and am excited to continue playing with this technique!  So many possibilities!!!

I had seen a video that showed this vinyl being dishwasher safe.  My advice – hand wash only; don’t ask how I now know that!  😦

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