Category Archives: Christmas

Raccoon Greetings of the Season

  • Stamps –
    • Lawn Fawn “Forest Feast” and “Cheery Christmas”
    • Penny Black “Christmas Cheer” (sentiment)
  • Background – Paper napkin – Michel Design Works “Candy Cane”
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Twenty”
  • Gold bead trim
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Metallic gold pen
  • Copic markers
  • Mod Podge Sparkle

I created the background for this card with a napkin, which I adhered to a piece of cardstock with Mod Podge Sparkle. It gave it a nice touch of bling and when it was dry I trimmed to fit the card base.  Following the line on the background design, I adhered the bead trim. I stamped the sentiment and layered it on another die-cut that contrasted and is a larger dimension. I then outlined the edges of both die-cuts with metallic gold ink. I colored the raccoon and star, and popped them on top of the sentiment with dimensional adhesive. Thanks for visiting.

Challenges:

Addicted to CAS – Code Word “Sparkle”

Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes with Dies

 

 

 

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Freshly Made Snowman

  • Stamps –
    • Stampers Anonymous The Art of Brett Weldele “Blizzy the Happy Snowman”
    • Fancy Pants Designs  “Merry & Bright”
  • Stencil – Creative Expressions mini stencil “Snowflakes”
  • Texture paste – Finnabair Art Extravagance Snowflake Paste
  • Inks – Ranger Distress Oxides: Cracked Pistachio, Faded Jeans, Broken China
  • Sprays – Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
  • Sequins – Hero Arts Frost Sequin Mix
  • Vellum – Paper Accents “Light Blue”
  • Embossing powder – Stampendous “Aqua”
  • Cardstock – Kaisercraft KaiserCard “Neptune”

This card started out with Distress Oxide inks with the addition of Snowflake Paste through the snowflake stencil. I stamped the snowman and added some color with Copic markers, cut it out and adhered it to the background with dimensional adhesive. I heat embossed the sentiment on vellum and sprayed another scrap of white cardstock with some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, cutting it in a strip and adhering it behind the background. I then wrapped the vellum around the snowman and background. To finish off the card, I added the festive sequins in threes above and below the main image. I used the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches for inspiration. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges:

Freshly Made Sketches #317

A Vintage Journey “Winter Wonderland”


Joyful Snowflake Card

  • Dies –
    • Sizzix Thinlets Tim Holtz Alterations “Paper Snowflakes”
    • Penny Black “Love & Joy”
  • Stencil – Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection “Starry”
  • Texture paste – Finnabair Art Extravagance Snowflake Paste
  • Inks – Ranger Distress Oxides: Cracked Pistachio, Faded Jeans, Broken China
  • Sequins – Simon Says Stamp “Moonshine”
  • Cardstock

I started this card by creating a background with Distress Oxide ins, layering colors and spritzing with water. Once I was satisfied, I applied the sparkly Snowflake Paste through a stencil so that the stars covered the background. The Snowflake Paste is really effective in creating an interesting background with a subtle sparkle. You can get an idea of the effect the close-up featured in the photo below.

 

I then added the die-cuts and sequins, layering the papers to create the card using inspiration from the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges:

Freshly Made Sketches Sketch #316

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Icy Inspiration

Mod Squad Challenge – What a Flake!


White on White Snowflakes

  • Dies –
    • Simon Says Stamp – Merry Christmas, Abby Snowflake, and Melody Snoflake
    • Impression Obsession – Snowflakes Die Set
  • Sequins – Simon Says Stamp – Moonshine
  • Ink – Ranger Ink Distress ink – Tumbled Glass
  • Cardstock – Neenah Solar White
  • Zig Wink of Stella clear brush pen

I created this simple, almost completely white card for a wintery Christmas card. I die cut snowflakes and the sentiment from white cardstock, cutting two of each and layering each pair together so the dimension would make them stand up and out on the white background a little more clearly. I edged the card front with light blue ink and mounted it on a white card base. I applied clear sparkly ink to the snowflakes with the Wink of Stella pen and added some iridescent clear sequins to accentuate the wintery look. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – “Snow White”

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group Challenge #84 – “Happy Holidays”

 


Have a Cool Yule!

  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas “Penguin Christmas” and “Polar Holiday” (sentiment)
  • Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Fifteen”
  • Patterned papers – Basic Grey “Jovial” collection and American Crafts “North Pole” collection
  • Embossing Powder – Ranger Ink Wendy Vecchi “Red Geranium”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Copic markers
  • Sakura Glaze pens

Some of my cardmaking friends alerted me to a request that had been made by a 9-year old boy from Maine with cancer who wants to celebrate Christmas early this year. What he really wants are Christmas cards from all over the United States. The detail that really caught my attention is that he loves penguins! I was anxious to grant him his wish and mail him a handmade card from the other side of the country. Hopefully all of the holiday mail he is receiving is bringing him many smiles.

I went back into my stash to create this card! I’ve had these stamp sets for years! The patterned papers are not new either. I stamped the penguins and colored the image with Copic markers. I added some sparkle and shine with a couple different Glaze pens, but that effect is hard to detect in my photo unfortunately. The sentiment is heat-embossed with the bright red powder and adds some more shine.

Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges:

House of Cards November Challenge: Holiday

Flickr Love Handmade Cards Group: Anything Goes

 


TCP Tuesday Challenge #340 – Peace, Joy and Penguins

  • Stamps – The Cat’s Pajamas K-3795 CL “Peace, Joy and Penguins”
  • Die – The Cat’s Pajamas “Holiday Toppers 041”
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs
  • Stickers – Silver metal 3mm Mark Richards Enterprises
  • Copic markers
  • Cardstock – Bazzill Bling and Paper Accents Mirror Silver

Most of my holiday cards feature penguins–that’s just the way I am. And my very favorite penguins are from The Cat’s Pajamas. They are the cutest and they seem to have a little attitude that sets them apart! For this card I stamped the penguins and colored them with Copics. Then I used the Holiday Toppers snowflake die to set a cool mood and added the sentiment below the stack o’ penguins. Thanks for visiting.

Challenge – TCP Tuesday Challenge #340 – Sparkle. I started out with sparkly cardstock and then added the silver mirror snowflakes and silver metal stickers for some shine.

 


Toasty Greetings

  • Stamps – My Favorite Things “Toasty Greetings”
  • Die – Little B “Circles”
  • Cardstock – BoBunny and Bazzill
  • Copic markers
  • Stickers – Metal Nailheads

This is a clean and simple card that I made during World Card Making weekend. I used a card sketch from Freshly Made Sketches for inspiration, stamping the image and coloring it with Copic markers. Thanks for visiting.

Challenge: Freshly Made Sketches – Sketch #307