Love Birds Valentine’s Day Card

Love Birds Valentine’s Day Card

Love Birds Valentine's Day Card

(inside: Love you so much!)

Back to some basic stamping…

This card features a stamp from the “Better With You” set from Gina K Designs (retired?).

The pink and gray plaid digital paper is from the “Valentine Plaid Mini Pack 1” by TLPrintableDesigns that I purchased on Etsy. I paired it with gray card stock from the “Cool Waters” card stock pack by Recollections and Cranberry Tart by Gina K Designs.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Copic Markers (B45, Y17, R56, C5, E70, And E71). The panel was then cut with the circle die from the “Snow Globe Gumball Machine Die” set by Creek Bank Creations. (Any circle die would have worked; this set was on my desk from another project.) Once the panel was colored, I embossed it with the “Subtle” embossing folder from Stampin’ Up. (I used this same folder to emboss the plaid panel as well.)

The gray mat was cut with a die from the “Stitched Circles” set from Gina Marie Designs.

The greeting was from the “Miniature Type” stamp set by Clearly Besotted and was cut with a die from the “Sentiments Strips” set by Photoplay. The inside sentiment is from the “My Little Bear Hearts for You” set by Scrapberry’s.

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Sweet Treat Valentine’s Day Card

Sweet Treat Valentine’s Day Card

Sweet Valentine's Day Card 1

(inside: have a happy day!)

I made gumball machine shaker cards for my kids for Valentine’s day, and the “gumballs” are mini m&m’s. This fun card design was made with the “Snow Globe Gumball Machine” die set from Creek Bank Creations. As the product title suggests, this one set contains elements to create either a snow globe or a gumball machine. (Their video tutorial shows how this shaker card was made.)

The m&m’s are fun to shake, but they are also yummy to eat! When you open the card, you will find a zip strip that enables you to tear open the panel behind the gumball machine to get to the candy. How fun is that?! Creek Bank Creations has a zip strip die, but I already owned the “Essential Sentiment Rip Strips Die-namics” die set by My Favorite Things so I used that one instead. I stamped “open” on the strip using a stamp from the “Push Here” set from Lawn Fawn.

To cut the acetate for the shaker window, I used a die from the “Standard Circles Small” set from Spellbinders. I used pre-cut self adhesive foam rings from Creekbank Creations to create the shaker “resevoir” but forgot that I needed a double layer for each card to accomodate the thickness of the m&m’s and had not ordered enough. I ended up cutting my own foam rings for the last card from foam sheets with a die from the “Stitched Circle Ring Die Set” – both also from Creek Bank Creations. (I used a Copic Marker (C7) to color the edges of the foam so it blended in from the side.)

The red on red heart paper is from the “Happy Anniversary” digital paper pack by PrtSkinDigital that I purchased on Etsy. The light gray card stock is Bazzill Tiara, and the dark gray is from the “Cool Waters” pack by Recollections. I also used silver mirror card stock by Gift Boutique.

The greeting is from the “Miniature Type” stamp set by Clearly Besotted. It was heat embossed with white embossing powder and cut with a die from the “Sentiment Strips” die set from Photoplay. The sentiment on the inside is from the “One in a Million” set from Gina K Designs (retired?).

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

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 this past year.  I really appreciate it!

(The above image was found on google and is not my own.)

Tall Nativity Christmas Card

Tall Nativity Christmas Card

(inside: Sending love & prayers for a blessed Christmas and a joyous new year!)

The holy family and star die cuts are from a Silhouette cut file called “Tall Nativity” by Lori Whitlock (Design ID 161572) and was cut with my Silhouette electronic die cutting machine. These images are shaped perfectly for a slim line card.

The greeting was cut with the “Joy” die by Impression Obsession (DIE436-D).

The patterned paper is from a digital file called “Snowy Paper” (no longer available?) by SBDigitalDesigns that I purchased on Etsy.

The inside sentiment is from the “Christmas Blessings” stamp set from Divinity Designs (previously Our Daily Bread).

I added a recollections rhinestone gem to the star to finish it off.

My finished card measures 4″ x 9 1/4″ and fits in a regular business envelope, but if you wanted to make a custom envelope with the We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board, start with a 10 5/8″ square and line up at 7 1/8″ for first punch/score line.

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Scribble Tree Christmas Card

Scribble Tree Christmas Card

This simple card design features stamps from the “Solemn Stillness – Two Step Stamping” set from Stampin’ Up. It’s a retired, red rubber set from 2004, and as I struggled to line up the two layers – with my MISTI and a piece of acetate after remounting the stamps to make them cling stamps – I wondered how people did two step stamping with wood-mounted, red rubber stamps before the hinged stamp positioners. Yes, I used to use my stamp-a-ma-jig, but I’m wondering if there is a way to do it without a positioner…

For the “solid” portion of the tree, I inked up the stamp with Gina K Designs Christmas Pine ink, sprayed the inked stamp with water, and then stamped it on a piece of heavy weight white card stock. I re-spritzed the stamp (without re-inking) and stamped again. As I mentioned above, I used my MISTI for my stamping, and I found that I had less splatter and running if I left the inked stamp on the table and brought the paper to the stamp instead bringing the stamp to the paper as one normally would.

Once that was dry, I heat embossed the top layer with GKD Fine Detail Gold embossing powder and Versamark ink.

The greeting is from the “Merry Tree” mini set (retired?) from Gina K Designs. LOVE that font!!

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