Fleece Navidad!

Pink and Main

October 19, 2019

Hi Friends! I hope you all are having a Wonderful weekend!! Today  I am on the Pink and Main Blog sharing a Fun and Festive holiday card with the Adorable Fa La Llama stamp set. The New Release will be available tomorrow and it is Perfect for all of your Holiday crafting!

I started my card by stamping two of the llamas from the Fa La Llama Stamp Set with a Copic friendly black ink. I colored the llamas with Copic markers that matched the Fun new Be Merry Paper Pad. Next, I used the Fa La Llama Dies to die cut my images.


For my card design, I began by die cutting the blue star background paper from the Be Merry paper pad with a die from the Stitched Rectangles Set 2 die collection. I then used two of the hillside borders dies from the new Holiday Scene Die Set. This is a great die set to make a fun interactive card, but many of the dies can also be used on a traditional card design too. Next, I stamped my sentiment onto my snowdrift before attaching it to my card panel, along with my llamas.


To finish my card, I attached my scene to a fun piece of rainbow striped pattern paper from the Be Merry paper pad...you are going to Love these prints, they are so Merry and Bright! 

I hope you enjoyed my card today and all of the Sneak Peeks the design team has been sharing this week. What are you most excited to order tomorrow? Make sure and tag #pinkandmain on social media, we love to see what you all create!

Enjoy your day,
Dana

Halloween Fun

Lawn Fawn

October 18, 2019

Hi Friends and Happy Friday- Again! I can't believe another week has come and gone. Today I am sharing a fun project for the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge. I created a Halloween Bat Gift Card Holder, using the colors from the challenge as my inspiration. I am using lots of Lawn Fawn products I received from a recent purchase at Scrapbook Pal, so I will link all of the products back to their web site. Scrapbook Pal is a great place to shop, their shipping is quick and you can't beat their prices!



How cute are these little bats? I started by die cutting the basic bat shape from the Woodland Critter Huggers Die Set. I then used the Lawn Fawn Woodland Critter Huggers Bat Add-On die set and die cut all of the fun details to create my bat. I followed the video on the Lawn Fawn website: Lawn Fawn Huggers Bat Add-On Video for easy to follow directions.



I wanted to create gift card holders with my bats so I added the Stitched Gift Card Pocket to the back of my assembled bats. Such a fun way to give a treat, and who doesn't love a gift card?
I hope you get a chance to play along with Lawn Fawnactics challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Enjoy your day,
Dana

Christmas Joy

Pretty Pink Posh

October 17, 2019

Good Morning Friends and Welcome to the Pretty Pink Posh Blog Hop! Today is Day 2 of the Hop so please make sure you followed along yesterday too- there are prizes to be won and you won't want to miss any of the fun cards and inspiration that is being shared along the way. This is such a great release, full of stamps, dies, stencils and gorgeous confetti, perfect for all of your holiday projects. 



Today, I created two cards from one card panel to share with you all. Let's get started...


I began by stamping the Snowflake Border from the Winter Borders Stamp Set in VersaMark ink and heat setting white embossing powder onto the stamped images. I then added Distress Oxide Ink in Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet to the strips.



I attached the ink blended strips to a thin piece of paper and die cut the large JOY with the Joy Coordinating Dies. I then die cut the word JOY again from glitter cardstock. Next, I inlaid the glitter cardstock letters into my card panel and set the ink blended letters aside for my second card.


I stamped the little Christmas images and my sentiment from the Joy Stamp Set. I colored them with Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Lastly, I attached them to my card panel with foam adhesive. 


For my second card, I used the die cut JOY letters for my card design. 

I attached the letters to my card front and stamped my sentiment directly onto my card. I then added a few stamped icons to my card design keeping everything fairly clean and simple. You can see in the photo below, it is fairly easy to get two cards from this one card panel.


I hope you enjoyed my cards today! I will have lots more to share with you over the next month or so...this is such a Great release, I created a lot! Have you already done your shopping from the New Release? What are your "must have" from this release?


Blog Hop:

There are 4 $25. gift certificates available (two winners each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left my 11:59 PM PST on 10/22/2019. Winners will be announced on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog.

Thanks again for stopping by. Please feel free to leave a question along with your comment and I will do my best to answer them.

Enjoy your day,
Dana


Pretty Pink Posh

New Release

October 15, 2019

Good Morning Friends! I am so excited to be sharing the New Release from Pretty Pink Posh with you all today!! You are going to Love this release... the perfect Christmas, New Year and Hanukkah stamp and dies, stencils and of course wonderful confetti for all of you holiday crafting!! 



Today, I am sharing three cards that use one of the stencils. This card would be perfect for mass producing. I also kept the card design flat, which is perfect for mailing. Let's get started, shall we?

I started my card by spraying the back of the Leaves and Berries Stencil with Pixie Spray. This spray holds the stencil in place without leaving a residue or adhesive on your project. I then added Purple Tape to my stencil to create a mask. Here are a few photo to show you the process.




The first photo shows the berries being masked off so the leaf area could be created. The second photo shows the leaf area being masked off. While the masking took some time, I think the end result was well worth the effort. Also, the tape held up really well and I was able to wash my stencil between each technique without having to reapply the tape. 



On my first card, I used Distress Oxide Ink in Mowed Lawn and Candied Apple to create my background.



To finish my card, I used the Merry Christmas Script Die for my sentiment. I die cut the sentiment two times and stacked them (on each of my cards) for a little extra durability and dimension. I also mounted my sentiment onto a piece of vellum before adding it to  my card panel. This helped my sentiment not get "lost" on my stenciled background.


To create my next card, I used Therm O Web- Gina K Designs, Glitz Glitter Gel in Grass Green and Red Velvet.


The glitter gel is really easy to apply and it has all of the sparkle of glitter without all of the mess. 



I love the sparkle it gives to your project, perfect for Christmas!


For my final card, I used Therm O Web Flock Transfer Sheets in Emerald Green and Ruby Red.



I started my card, by applying Deco Foil Transfer Get to my card front with my stencil. I let this dry for a few hours and then I used the Flock Transfer Sheets along with my laminator to adhere the flocking to my card front. All the directions for this technique can be found on the Therm O Web site though please feel free to leave any questions and I will do my best to answer them here too.


I hope you enjoyed my cards today.  It was fun to use one stencil with three different techniques. I will have lots of projects to share with you all over the next few months using this latest Release from Pretty Pink Posh. Such a Fun release...what is your "must have" stamp set? I can't wait to see what you all create!!
I will be back on Thursday for Day 2 of the New Release Blog Hop.
Enjoy your day,
Dana

Thanks A TON

Technique Tuesday

October 14, 2019

Happy New Week Friends! I hope you all had a Wonderful weekend. Today I am sharing another card with the latest release from Technique Tuesday. This month I was sent the Animal House stamp set and it is a Cute one! Let's get started, shall we?



I started my card by stamping my images from the Ella & Edward the Elephants stamp set with Versa Fine Clair pigment ink. I heat set clear embossing powder onto my stamped images and then used my Zig watercolor pens. Next, I used the Coordinating Dies to die cut my images. 


For my card design, I die cut the Essential Stitched Label. I added Distress Oxide Ink in Salty Ocean for my sky. I then die cut another panel and used a hillside die to create my ground. I added Distress Oxide Ink in Mowed Lawn to this piece. Next, I stamped my sentiment and added clear embossing powder. Because the Distress Oxide Ink was still kind of "tacky" when I did this, the embossing powder stuck to it. I went ahead and heat set the whole panel, I liked the shine and texture that the embossing powder created. Kind of a fun "mistake".


To finish my card, I attached some black and white polka dot paper to a black mat. I then added a yellow striped piece of paper to the middle of my card. Lastly, I attached my stitched label with foam adhesive to the center of my card before attaching everything to my A2 card base.
Thanks for joining me today! I will be back soon with another project.
Enjoy your day,
Dana



Trick or Treat

The Greetery

October 13, 2019

Good Morning Friends! I am stopping by quickly today to share some Fun Halloween Treat Boxes with my latest purchase from The Greetery. I got my order a few days ago and couldn't wait to use the Candy Pops Die Set for a few Halloween treats.


They are super easy to put together and would be a fun project to do with children too. I began by die cutting all of the candy shapes in all sorts of Halloween colors. I then used the Candy Pops Sentiments Stamp Set to stamp my sentiment onto my candy in VersaFine Claire ink and added clear embossing powder. I love how the sentiment set includes lots of sentiments perfect for so many occasions. 


I also used the Tear Away Circle Die on the back panel so it is easy to get the candy out of the package. I filled the Circle Bubbles with Halloween M&M's and closed everything up.


I can't wait to give these to a few of the ladies in my husband's office. I always try to give them something for the different holidays and I think these will be perfect.


Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy your day,
Dana

Under Your Spell

Pink and Main

October 12, 2019

Happy Weekend Friends! Today I am sharing a fun Halloween card on the Pink and Main Blog. I hope you get a chance to join me on their blog this morning to see all the details of my card. The New Release from Pink and Main has been so fun to create with and I can't wait to send out my cards next week! I know they will bring a smile to my friend's faces.



Thanks for joining me today on the Pink and Main Blog!
Enjoy your day,
Dana

Autumn Wishes

Therm O Web & Gina K Designs

October 10, 2019

Good Morning Friends! I am back today with another card using some of the products I received from Therm O Web a few weeks ago. I am in love with their products, they are so easy to use and a joy to create with.


For my card today, I am using the Autumn Wishes Stamp SetAutumn Wishes Die Set and the the coordinating Autumn Wishes Stencil. I love how all of these products work together, but can also be use separately too- the possibilities are endless.



I started my card by doing all of my stamping with a variety of Gina K inks. The stencil can be layered over the stamped image to add glitter, embossing, flocking, foil, etc. I added Gold Glitz Glitter Gel to a few of my stamped images. I stamped more items than I ended up using, so I will save those for a later project.


When I was stamping, I added the second layer to my stamped images, but in actually you could skip this step if you are using the stencil.


For my card design, I used the large decorative accent stencil. I added kraft ink to a kraft piece of cardstock for a tone on tone look. I cut this piece in half and added it to the top and bottom of my card panel. 
*Tip* I sprayed the back of my stencil with Pixie Spray. This spray is a definite must have. It holds the stencil in place while you are using it with a respsitpionable and removable low tack spray. It comes off of your paper without any mess or residue left on your project. I highly recommend this spray if you ever use stencils.


To finish my card, I stamped my sentiment onto my card panel and added my leaves and tress with foam adhesive.
I am loving these sets and how everything coordinates so well together. I can't wait to use the Christmas Set, Wishing You Joy
Enjoy your day,
Dana

Many Blessings

Pretty Pink Posh

October 9, 2019

Hi Friends! I hope you all are doing well!! I am stopping by today to share a card that uses some of my favorite fall products from Pretty Pink Posh. The Christmas/Winter release will be available soon (it is Amazing!!) but I still have a lot of fall projects to share with you all. I love this time of year...so many occasions to create for!


I started my card by creating my background. I used the Pumpkin Background Stencil and Distress Oxide Ink in Ripe Persimmon, Fossilized Amber and Peeled Paint. Did you get this stencil? It is a definite Must Have...I think I used it more than any other product this fall! It creates the most gorgeous background without much effort. I do recommend spraying the back of your stencil with Therm O Web Pixie Spray to hold it in place.


Next, I stamped my images from the Fall Signs Stamp SetBear Friends Stamp Set (leaves) and the Boo Stamp Set (pumpkins). I colored them with Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to to cut them out.


To finish my card, I trimmed down by background and mounted it onto a harvest yellow piece of cardstock. I then attached all of my colored images across the middle of card panel with foam adhesive. Lastly, I added some gold glitter (to my pumpkins and leaves) with my Nuvo Shimmer pen.
Supplies:


Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy your day,
Dana