Sunday, November 16, 2014

Cheerful Trees

The first card I didn't base off of anyone's card, although it's been done in this same fashion by almost everyone.  I am not sure that I like it - it seemed like a good idea at the time - silver embossed on silver - but seeing it, it seemed too plain.  I added the red pearls to give it some color, and I think that helped.

  • Stamps: SU! Cheerful Christmas
  • Paper: Silver
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Accessories: Silver embossing powder, heat tool, red pearls
 The second card is a departure from normal - I have to say I don't think I have ever made a black and gold Christmas card before, although I really like it - it's very elegant.  It's based off of scootsv's Gold Tree 2 card.  I am not sure I'm entirely happy with it (that happens a lot, I'm my own worst enemy).  Not to mention I somehow lost one of my tree stamps from Evergreen while making this...the case of the disappearing stamp.

  • Stamps: SU! Evergreen, PTI Take a Bough
  • Paper: Gold, Basic Black
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Accessories: Gold embossing powder, heat tool

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Season's Greetings

The following card is based off of Ardyth Percy-Robb's FTL #184 card.  The hardest part was lining up the words, which I was mostly successful at.

  • Stamps: PTI Keep It Simple: Season's Greetings
  • Ink: PTI New Leaf, PTI Pure Poppy
  • Paper: PTI Select White, PTI New Leaf
  • Accessories: Stamp-a-majig, Queen & Co Pearls, SU! Tree Punch, MFT Banner Die

Happy Holly Days

I feel kind of meh about this card, but it is what it is.

I based this card on Debbie Crowley's Choose Happiness card.

  • Paper: Whisper White, Glorious Green, Real Red
  • Inks: Real Red, Glorious Green (inside)
  • Stamps: Hero Arts Holly Jolly, PTI Season's Greetings
  • Accessories: PTI Holly Jolly dies, Square Nestabilities, Queen & Co Classy Red pearls

Monday, November 10, 2014

Merry and Poinsettias

I have two cards today!

The first card is a CASE of I'm in Haven's Merry card.

I used PTI's Wonderful Words: Holiday dies, cut three times for each word and glued together to make the words stronger.  The words were then very carefully popped up with dimensionals.


    • Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Glorious Green
    • Ink: None
    • Stamps: None
    • Accessories: PTI Wonderful Words: Holiday dies, dimensionals
    The second card is a CASE of  Becky Jensen's Joyful Christmas in Gold and Vanilla card; I changed the colors and the sentiment.

    • Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
    • Ink: Cherry Cobbler
    • Stamps: Joyful Christmas, Flourishes Trimmed with Love
    • Accessories: Petals a Plenty EF, Cherry Cobbler EP, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details

    Saturday, November 1, 2014

    All Wrapped Up

    I always love it when I think of an idea on my own - I'm sure the card below has been done a million times in a million different variations, but I didn't look at any of those before making the card below.

    • Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, SU Real Red (in inside of card)
    • Ink: Real Red
    • Stamps: PTI Season's Greetings
    • Accessories: Glue Dots, Real Red Satin Ribbon

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    Seeing Stars

    I'm really not good at blog post titles.

    Today's card is a CASE of Mel Sharp's Bright & Beautiful card.  I changed the color scheme and the sentiment.

    I stamped the biggest star on the Night of Navy cardstock, along with my sentiment, then embossed them in white.  I stamped the second biggest star in Night of Navy, then stamped the second biggest star again on Night of Navy cardstock and embossed it in white.  The top star is popped up with dimensionals, and the center is a blue pearl.

    If I could change one thing, it would be the middle star - I wish I had Navy Blue embossing powder, I don't like the stamped image in the middle of the embossed images.  I had to re-ink my ink pad as well, because it was turning out too light.  I'm also not sure of the blue pearl in the middle.

    • Paper:  Night of Navy, Whisper White
    • Ink: Versamark, Night of Navy
    • Stamps: SU!  Bright & Beautiful, PTI Stylish Sentiments: Holiday
    • Accessories: White embossing powder, dimensionals, heat tool, Queen & Co Brilliant Blue pearls.

    Thursday, October 23, 2014


    Today's card is based on Cristina Kowalczyk's "Holiday Wishes Card" in Papercrafts "Holiday Cards & More" Volume 7.

    I cut out the square with a square Nestability, turned it over and used glue dots to hold the ribbon strips (trying to get them straight), then glued the DSP on the back and used a glue dot to hold the ribbon on top.


    • Paper: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Winter Frost DSP
    • Ink: Bermuda Bay
    • Stamps: MFT Cheerful Christmas Greetings
    • Accessories: SU! Silver Ribbon, Square Nestabilities, Glue Dots