Love of Layers

Papertrey Ink: Make It Monday

November 29, 2018

Today, I have a card for the Papertrey Ink: Make It Monday Challenge. This week, Laurie from Just Give Me Stamps challenged us to add lots of layers to our card design. 

I started out with an Ocean Tides card base...not a color I typically use, I might need to change that! Next, I used the Bold Borders: Yuletide die and cut it out of white cardstock. I attached this to my card base. I then cut out the center rectangle, stamped a sentiment from the O Holy Night stamp set (definitely a favorite set of mine) and attached it with foam adhesive.

For my greenery, I used the Papertrey Ink: Spruce & Sprigs stamp set. I die cut and stamped a variety of pieces and then attached them to my card front in a cluster.

Lots of Layers, but my card actually came together rather quickly!! All the Wonderful stamps and dies from PTI make it easy!!

Stamp Sets: Papertrey Ink- Spruce & Sprigs, O Holy Night
Dies: PTI- Bold Borders Yuletide, Spruce & Sprigs
Paper: PTI Cardstock
Ink: PTI

I can't wait to see what everyone create for this challenge!! There are so Gorgeous cards being shared over at the PTI Blog!!
Thank you for stopping by today,

O Holy Night

Papertrey Ink

November 28, 2018

Hello crafty friends!! I am stopping by today to share a few cards I made with dark cardstock and gold embossing powder.  I had made a Thanksgiving card with this same technique a month or so ago, and I had been wanting to try it with a Christmas theme too.

I stamped my images from the Papertrey Ink Nativity Silhouettes with VersaMark ink. I added gold embossing powder and heat set the powder. Next, I stamped my sentiment from the O Holy Night stamp set. I once again added gold embossing powder and heat set it. I mounted my card panel on a piece of Papertrey Ink vellum and then attached it to an A2 card base. 

My tag used the stamp set as my card. This time my sentiment also came from the Nativity Silhouettes stamp set. I cut my tag with the Papertrey Ink Tag Sale #7 die and layered it with a piece of vellum. I added some pinefeather ribbon and two bells from the craft store.

I really love the gold embossing on the dark pinefeather cardstock. The images from the Nativity Silhouettes stamp set were also perfect for embossing. 
I did make a second card using the Peaceful Pinecones stamp set. I used the same technique as above though this time I used a dark cranberry cardstock. 

I hope I inspired you to give embossing a try. The gold on the dark cardstock really does have an elegant look to it.

Stamp Sets: Papertrey Ink- Nativity Silhouettes, O Holy Night, Peaceful Pinecones
Dies: Papertrey Ink- Tag Sale #7
Paper: Papertrey Ink
Other: Recollections- Gold Detail Embossing Powder

Thanks for stopping by,

Lawn Fawn

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge: Shaped Cards

November 26, 2018

Good Morning and Happy Monday! I am stopping by this morning to share a few tags I made for the Lawn Fawnatics: Shaped Card Challenge.

I worked on these over the weekend and finally had a chance to take a few photos. I have to admit, I struggle photographing shaker cards...let me know if you have any tips! I also had trouble with static this time.

I started with the Lawn Fawn: How You Bean? Shaker Add On die. I die cut my blue background from the Lawn Fawn: Perfectly Plaid Chill Paper Pack. I then die cut my top piece from red cardstock. Next, I used the Lawn Fawn: How You Bean stamp set to stamp the jar image.

For my scene I used the Lawn Fawn: Winter Village stamp and die set. I stamped, colored with Copic markers, and die cut all the houses. I then built my scene on my blue plaid background. Next, I die cut and layered two pieces of fun foam onto my background (jar) to give my shaker some dimension and room for movement. I filled my shaker with Diamond Dust and then added a piece of clear cardstock to close the shaker. Lastly, I added my red cardstock jar topped to finish the tag.

Once my tag was assembled, I used the Lawn Fawn: Reveal Wheel Holiday Sentiments to add my sentiment to the top of my jar. These little sentiments are perfect for adding a little message to a tag. I used red baker's twine to attach it to my jar and added a few small jingle bells for added details.

Stamps Sets: Lawn Fawn- How You Bean, Winter Village, Reveal Wheel Holiday Sentiments
Dies: Lawn Fawn- How You Bean? Shaker Add On, Winter Village
Paper: Lawn Fawn- Perfectly Plaid Chill, MFT Stamps- Cardstock
Other: Diamond Dust

Enjoy your day,

Sweet Holiday Wishes

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

November 25, 2018

Good Morning! I hope you all had a Wonderful weekend!! Are you a Black Friday shopper? Did you find some great deals? I'm not a fan of crowds while I am trying to shop so I took advantage of a few online deals (maybe a few crafty orders for myself too). Today, we are taking our girls to the airport so they can go back to school and finish out their semester...always hard to see them go. Though it is nice knowing they will be back in a few weeks for Christmas break.

Today, I have a card and a tag for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. I used the Papertrey Ink: Sweet Holiday Wishes Stamp Set.

I loved the inspiration photo this month. Actually, I had save it on Pinterest a few years ago so I was happy to see PTI using it this month for their Blog Hop!

For my card, I started by stamping the cute cookies in Pure Poppy and Blueberry Sky ink to create a background. I added the smaller snowflake and holly to help fill in some of the space.

Once my background was stamped I used a scalloped background die to cut out my card front. For my sentiment, I used Pure Poppy ink to stamp the word Sweet. I then used clear embossing powder to give it a little shine. Once I had my sentiment and candy cane stamped I attached them to a piece of vellum before attaching them to my card front.

For my tag, I used the Tag Sale Quilted Die. I cut my tag from kraft cardstock. Next, I die cut the Rustic Wreath from Blueberry Sky cardstock and attached it to my tag. I then attached my sentiment and candy cane cookie to the tag with some foam adhesive. I tied some Pure Poppy ribbon to the top and attached a few jingle bells to finish it off.

I can't wait to see what everyone else creates today!!

Stamp Set: Papertrey Ink- Sweet Holiday Wishes
Dies: PTI- Sweet Holiday Wishes, Tag Sale Quilted, Rustic Wreath
Paper: PTI Cardstock
Other: Clear Embossing Powder, PTI Ribbon

Enjoy your day,


Frosty Friends

MFT Stamps Sketch Challenge

November 24, 2018

Happy Weekend! I hope you all are having a Wonderful day. I am stopping by today to share my card for the MFT Stamps: Sketch Challenge

I used the sketch as my guide. I started by stamping, coloring, and die cutting the cute snowman from the MFT Stamp: Frosty Friends stamp set. Next, I used a polka dot piece of paper from the Candy Land paper pad cut to 3.25 x 4.25. I then cut four strip of MFT Stamps: Snow Cone Cardstock cut to .75 x 3 inches. I stamped my sentiment on one strip and then layered them onto my patterned paper with foam adhesive. I attached everything to my card base following the sketch.

I love this stamp set!! These snowmen are just perfect for coloring!!

Stamp Set: MFT Stamps- Frosty Friends
Dies: MFT Stamps- Frosty Friends
Paper: MFT Stamps- Cardstock, Candy Land Paper Pack
Other: Polka Dot Embossing Folder

Enjoy your day,

Let It Snow

Honey Bee Stamps

November 23, 2018

Hello Friends and Happy Day after Thanksgiving!! I hope you all had a Wonderful holiday filled with Family, Friends, and of course lots of Good Food.  I hope each of you were able to spend some time with the people you love. We went to my mom and dad's house this year, we spent the day with lots of family and loved ones.
Are you a Black Friday Shopper? Not something we typically do...we traditionally spend the day after Thanksgiving decorating for Christmas. Definitely move from one holiday to the next this time of year!!

For my cards today, I started with the Papertrey Ink: Fairytale Christmas Snowflake Stencil. I used texture paste to create my background. I love the look of texture paste with a stencil. It adds a little dimension and interest but keeps your card flat for mailing.

Once I had my background completed I set it aside to dry. Next, I used the Lawn Fawn: Stitched Hillside Border Die to create my hill. I then stamped the Snowman and Little Bird from the Honey Bee: Let It Snow stamp set. I colored the details with Copic markers and die cut the images.

For my sentiment, I used the Christmas Die and Shadow included with the Honey Bee Stamps: Let It Snow Honey Cuts set. Once I had sentiment layered and attached to my snowbank I stamped the word MERRY. I attached everything to an A2 card base and tied some red and white baker's twine across the top to finish my cards.

I made one card out of Kraft cardstock and one card out of Soft Stone cardstock...which do your prefer? I am loving Soft Stone cardstock from Papertrey Ink this year. I need to add some to my next order!!

Stamp Sets: Honey Bee Stamps- Let It Snow
Dies: Honey Bee Stamps- Let It Snow, Lawn Fawn- Stitched Hillside Border
Paper: Papertrey Ink- Cardstock
Other: Papertrey Ink- Fairytale Christmas Stencil, Texture Paste, Baker's Twine

Thank you for stopping by!! 
Enjoy your day and Good Luck to those of you out shopping,

Thankful, Grateful and Blessed

Gina K Design Wreath Builder

November 21, 2018

Hello Friends and Happy (Almost) Thanksgiving!! 
I know I have shared these stencils before, but they really are a favorite of mine. This time I wanted to use them with the Autumn Wreath Builder Stamp Set.  

I began my card by building my wreath on my card panel with the Autumn Wreath Builder Stamp Set. I kept adding small stamps from the set until my wreath was full. I used the Autumn Wreath Builder ink too, Perfect Fall Colors! You really can't go wrong when building your wreath. The stencil keeps everything lined up and perfectly spaced.

Once I had my wreath stamped I used the MFT Stamps Stitched Circle Die to cut out a circle in the center of my wreath. I then used the same circle die and cut out a circle from my card front. I attached my card panel to my card and stamped my sentiment in the opening on the inside of my card. 

I think the little window is a fun touch. To finish off my cards I added a little Nuvo Gold Glitter Shimmer to some of the leaves. I love this pen, it adds a little sparkle without overpowering the image.  

Stamp Sets: Gina K Designs- Autumn Wreath Builder
Dies: MFT Stamps- Stitched Circle STAX
Paper: Gina K Designs Cardstock
Ink: Gina K Designs Autumn Wreath Builder Collection
Other: Gina K Designs Wreath Builder Stencil, Nuvo Gold Shimmer Pen (Midas Touch)

I am Thankful for each of you,
Wishing you all a Wonderful Thanksgiving,

Sweet Winter Wishes

MFT Stamps: Sketch Challenge

November 19, 2018

Happy Monday!! I hope you all had a Wonderful weekend!! I am stopping by to share my card for the MFT Stamps: Sketch Challenge.

This week I decided to use the MFT Stamps Snow Globe set to make a shaker card. I followed the sketch fairly closely, only making a few changes to the shape of my focal image. 

I began my card by creating my scene on my dome shape. I love the Snow Globe die set, so many little details are included. It is a little hard to photograph because of the plastic dome...sorry about that. 

I backed a piece of white cardstock with double sided adhesive before I die cut the small little detail pieces so it was easier to attach them to my house. I colored the roof, door, and green wreath with Copic Markers for a little added detail. Once I had my scene created I added some Diamond Dust and attached my dome cover.

To finish my card, I used the MFT Stamps: Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame to create a frame accent. I then used the MFT Stamps: Snow Globe Sentiment set to stamp my sentiment.

Stamp Set: MFT Stamps- Snow Globe Sentiments
Dies: MFT Stamps- Snow Globe Kit, Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frame
Paper: MFT Stamps Cardstock
Other: MFT Stamps- Dome Shaker Pouches, Diamond Dust

Have a Great Week,

Joyful Christmas

Papertrey Ink: Create Along With Us

November 18, 2018

Hello Crafty Friends! I have a card today for the Papertrey Ink: Create Along With Us challenge.

I loved the colors and layout that Melissa Bickford: Just Dandy Studio used for her I went with the same colors and design. Here is her card:

I used my Misti and the Papertrey Ink: Joyful Christmas set for my trees. I used the colors Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, and Limeade Ice. I slide my cardstock up and down in my Misti (keeping my stamp in the same spot) to get even spacing of my trees. Once my background was stamped I used the small rectangle die from Noted A1 Scalloped die set to stamp my sentiment on. I added a few sequins and attached everything to an A2 card base.

Stamp Set: Papertrey Ink- Joyful Christmas
Dies: Papertrey Ink- Noted A1 Scalloped
Ink: Papertrey Ink

Enjoy your day,

Homestyle Holiday

The Card Concept

November 17, 2018

Happy Saturday Friends!! I have a few posts scheduled for the next week or so because I wasn't sure how much time I would have to create. We just got home from a Wonderful vacation and now both girls are home for a week for their Thanksgiving break. I am so excited to have them both home!! They love college and I am so proud of them, but oh my goodness, I miss them both so much while they are away!!
Today, I have a card and tag using the Taylored Expression: Snowman Tag Stamp and Die Combo Set and for the The Card Concept Challenge.

Here is the Inspiration photo:

I started out by heat embossing the snowman shape onto red cardstock. Then, I used the included die to cut out my snowman. Next, I cut out the hat from black cardstock and added a red band across the hat. The holly accent is from the Papertrey Ink: Holly Jolly die set. Once I had my snowman assembled I set it aside and began working on my card. For the ovals I used the MFT Stamps: Pierced Oval STAX. I added a snowbank and layered everything onto my card front.

I love how easy it was to assemble my tag. The die even cuts out a circle at the top for your ribbon to go through under the hat. I will definitely be making a lot more of these tags for my Christmas gifts this year!

Stamp Set: Taylored Expressions- Flip the Script Snowman Tag Stamp & Die Combo
Dies: Taylored Expressions- Snowman, MFT Stamps- Pierced Oval STAX, Papertrey Ink- Holly Jolly
Paper: Papertrey Ink
Other: White Embossing Powder, Baker's Twine

Enjoy your weekend,

Drive By Crafts

Echo Park Paper Co: Skating Bear

November 16, 2018

Hello Friends and Welcome back!! Can you believe it is Friday again? I am on the Drive By Crafts Blog sharing this festive Christmas card and tag using the Echo Park Paper Co: Skating Bear Die Set.

I began my card by using the Echo Park Paper Co: Skating Bear Die Set. I die cut and assembled all the pieces to make my darling bear. I stuck with a traditional color palette of red and green. Once I had my bear assembled, I sat him aside and began working on all my layers. I used the Reverse Confetti: Lacy Scallop Frame Confetti Cuts for my first layer and mounted this onto a piece of red cardstock. Next, I took another piece of white cardstock and made score lines at every 1/2 inch for some added detail. Then, I mounted this onto a piece of green cardstock before mounting it onto my white A2 card base. For my sentiment, I used the Lawn Fawn: Winter Scripty Sentiments Stamp Set. This is a great stamp set with lots of wonderful sentiments, perfect for the winter season!! To finish my card I tied a piece of baker's twine across the top.

I Love wrapping Christmas gifts!! I spend a lot of time picking out my paper and ribbon, and creating coordinating tags. Well...I think I found my favorite for this Christmas season!! White paper, with a red or green ribbon and my cute little skating bear for a tag!! What do you think?

Supplies Used:

This will be my last post for the Drive By Crafts blog and store as Annette (the owner) has decided to close up her shop as of today. I can't thank Annette enough for the opportunity she gave me. I started my blog because Annette offered me a chance to be on her Design Team. She guided me and helped me learn the ins and outs of creating a blog and the basics behind a blog post. I will be forever grateful for the help, trust and friendship I gained through this opportunity. Annette, I wish you all the Best in this next Chapter of your life. Take care my friend!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!!
Enjoy your weekend,