Sending Sunshine & Rainbows

Ink to Paper

December 27, 2019

Good Morning Friends! I hope you all are doing well and had a Wonderful Christmas! We surprised our girls and took them to Disneyland for the weekend...yes, we know it will be crazy crowded but with both of our girls living so far away we don't have a lot of opportunities to do something like this. So we are braving the crowds and spending the weekend in the Happiest Place on Earth!
Are you ready for a change from all of the Christmas crafting? Well, Ink to Paper has you covered with their latest release. 



I couldn't wait to ink up the Simply Sweet: Sending Stamp Set. I started my card by stamping the different heart rainbows in a random pattern onto my card panel. Rainbows and hearts?? What could be better?? I then used a variety of Copic markers to color in the hearts. The stamp set also includes the hearts so you can stamp them if you prefer.



Next, I stamped my sentiment onto a white strip of cardstock and used a variety of PTI's Ink. I then stamped my sun with Harvest Gold and Summer Sunrise ink and used Simple Sweet: Sending Dies to cut it out. I attached my sentiment strip to a piece of Hawaiian Shores cardstock before attaching it to my card base.



Lastly, I attached my card panel to a Summer Sunrise card mat before attaching everything to an A2 card base.
Rainbows just make me Happy!! While I love creating for Christmas it was fun to create something fresh and bright today. I hope you get a chance to be a little creative this weekend. Thanks for joining me today!
Enjoy your day,
Dana


Christmas Poinsettias

Pretty Pink Posh

December 23, 2019

Merry Christmas my dear friends! I hope you all are ready for Christmas and get to spend the next few days Enjoying time with family and friends. Christmas is such a special season, though sometimes we get caught up in the "hectic-ness" of it all. I am hoping the next few days slow down for you and you can truly Enjoy the reason we celebrate. 
Today, I am stopping by to share one more Christmas card and tag for Pretty Pink Posh. 


I love the Stitched Poinsettias Dies and had to use them one more time before Christmas was over. I started by using Brutus Monroe liquid watercolor and watercoloring sheets of watercolor paper. Once my panels were dry I used the Stitched Poinsettia Die Set to die cut my petals, leaves and flower centers. I layered my elements together and set my flowers aside. I love the stitched detail!


For my card, I die cut the beautiful Winter Frame Die from white cardstock and attached it to my A2 card base. Next, I stamped my sentiment form the Winter Wreath Stamp Set onto a banner and attached it to my card front. Lastly, I attached my poinsettia to the bottom of my card.


For my tag, I used the Decorative Tag 2 Die. I stamped my sentiment from the Holiday Greetings Stamp Set onto my tag and then attached the Poinsettia to the bottom of my tag. So pretty tied onto a package!

Thanks for joining me today...I need to run and get a few more things done before my day gets away from me. 
Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas!
Dana



Pink & Main

Holiday Tags

December 22, 2019

Good Morning Friends! Today I am on the Pink & Main Blog sharing one more idea for creating Christmas gift tags. If you are like me, you are always one or two tags short and need to create a few extra tags at the last minute. My tags today are fairly quick to create and would be easy to create multiples of.


I started my tags by stamping the wreaths and bows from the Holiday Wreaths Stamp Set in red and green ink. I used my MISTI to get a good impression and then to also restamp my wreath with VersaMark ink. Next, I added clear embossing powder to give my wreaths the perfect amount of shine!


Once my stamping was finished I used the Holiday Wreaths Dies to die cut my wreaths.


For my tags, I used the Arch Tag Die. I die cut my tag from kraft cardstock and stamped my sentiment from the Holly Jolly Stamp Set in black ink and again with VersaMark ink. I also added clear embossing powder to my sentiment. 


I attached my wreaths to my tags with foam adhesive. Lastly, I tied coordinating ribbon in red and green to the top of my tags and added a few jingle bells.


Thanks for joining me today.
Enjoy your day,
Dana

Snow Much Fun

Butterfly Reflections, Ink

December 21, 2019

Hi Friends!! Today I am so happy to be back on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink Blog sharing a Christmas project with you all. I needed a few more gift card holders for my gift giving this year, so I pulled out some of my favorite stamps, dies and patterned paper to get started.


I started by using the Stocking Gift Card Holder Honey Cuts to die cut my stocking. I used the Sunny Studio Very Merry Paper Pack along with White Cardstock. Once everything was die cut I used Liquid Adhesive to assemble my stocking. I found the liquid glue to dry really quickly but still give me a little time to get everything lined up correctly. *Your gift card attaches to the inside piece of your stocking, the piece that slides in and out.


Next, I used the Avery Elle Snow Fun Clear Stamps to stamp my snowmen for the front of my stockings. I colored my images with Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. 


Lastly, I stamped my sentiment (from the Snow Fun stamp set) onto the top of my stocking and added a few snowflakes. I then attached my snowmen with foam adhesive. 


Such a fun and clever way to give a gift card. 
Thanks for joining me today! 
Enjoy your day,
Dana

Greenhouse Society

Technique Tuesday

December 20, 2019

Good Morning Friends! I hope you all are doing well and ready for the last weekend before Christmas...this month has flown by! Today I am sharing a set of card that would make a perfect little gift. I chose to make a set of Birthday cards, but it would be very easy to change the sentiment to whatever occasion you needed. 
My cards today are inspired by Carly Tee Minner... I am a huge fan of her card designs and she made a similar card awhile back and I had to give it a try. Thanks Carly for the Inspiration!

I kept my cards flat, clean and simple, perfect for mailing or for making multiples. 

I started my card by using the Taylored Expressions Making Stencils in Oval. I centered my stencil onto my card front, there are raised edges to help you keep everything centered (so smart and easy to use). I added a little Purple Tape to the back to hold my paper in place and used my Taylored Expressions Blending Brushes to add dye ink to my card panel. I chose colors that would compliment each other and blend easily.

Next, I used the Bouquet Bowl Stamp Set to stamp my image onto my card front. I chose an ink that was a little darker than my ink blending. Using my Misti I was able to get a good impression and then restamp my image in VersaMark ink. Once my stamping was finished I heat set clear embossing powder over my images to give them a little extra shine and texture.

What do you think? Is this a technique you will try? 
Thanks again Carly for the inspiration!
Enjoy your day,
Dana

Critter Carolers

Ink To Paper

December 19, 2019

Good Morning Friends! I have something fun to share today...I was contacted by Ink To Paper (formerly, Papertrey Ink) a few weeks ago about being a guest designer for their latest release!! I said yes, of course!! My package arrived two days ago and I couldn't wait to get started. I have always been a big fan of Papertrey Ink, though with being on a few design teams I honestly haven't had time to create with their new products and follow along as closely with the new Ink to Paper releases. Let me tell you, their products are just as fun to create with, work so well together, and so thought out it was a joy to use them.



Most of the New Release is Valentine themed, but I was also sent the Critters Carolers Stamp and Die Set. I needed a few more treat boxes, so I went ahead and used this set first to make a few. I will be sharing a few Valentine projects with this set too. I love how you can use the Critter Love Mini Stamp Set to stretch the original stamp and die set.



I started by stamping my penguins and accessories in a Copic friendly black ink. I colored the accessories and used the Critter Carolers Die Set to cut them out. They are just so darn cute!!


Next, I used my most used die ever... the PTI Essential Pillow Box Die. If you don't have this die, you "need" it. It is the perfect size to fit a gift card or a small treat. I die cut it from Pure Poppy Cardstock and New Leaf Cardstock.


Next, I wrapped a piece of Bitty Big: True Black Color Collection polka dot paper around the center of my pillow box. I then tied a piece of coordinating ribbon around my boxes.



Lastly, I used some Pure Poppy Baker's Twine to attach my fun little penguins to my boxes.



I hope you enjoyed my project today! I will be back soon to share some cards using stamps and dies from the latest release at Ink to Paper. 
Enjoy your day,
Dana

Happy Holidays

Pretty Pink Posh

December 18, 2019

Good Morning Friends! Christmas is in One Week!! How did that happen so fast? How is your Christmas crafting coming along? Did you get everything created that you hoped? I have another card for Pretty Pink Posh to share with you today that will hopefully give you some inspiration for any crafting you still need to do.


I started my card by using the Whimsical Christmas Stencil along with Gina K Designs Glitz Glitter Gel in Red Velvet (Therm O Web). I sprayed the back of the stencil with Pixie Spray (a must have when using intricate stencils) and used a palette knife to spread the Glitter Gel over my cardstock. 



I love the detail this stencil creates! I set my panel aside to dry and began working on the rest of my card design. 
I stamped the elephant from the Elephant Friends Stamp Set along with Santa Hat from the Joy Stamp Set. I love how the Santa hat fits perfectly on the elephant! I colored my images with Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.


For my card panel, I used the Scallop Circles Die Set to die cut a circle from my panel. I then ran it through my die cut machine with a polka dot embossing folder. Next, I attached my stenciled background behind the circle cut out frame.


To finish my card, I stamped my sentiment from the Holiday Greetings Stamp Set onto a vellum strip. I wrapped this around my card front and attached it behind my card panel. Lastly, I attached my adorable little elephant to my card front to finish my card. I hope you enjoyed my card today. Thanks again to all of you that take the time to comment or follow along. I truly appreciate each and every one of you.


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Enjoy your day,
Dana

PoppyStamps

Snowflake Card Set

December 17, 2019

Good Morning Friends! Today, I am on the PoppyStamps Blog sharing a set of card that uses the Leafy Snowflake Frame Die. My card set only uses one die! I hope you get a chance to stop by and see all of the details.


Enjoy your day,
Dana

Merriest Wishes

MFT Stamps

December 16, 2019

Good Morning Friends! I am stopping by quickly today to share my card for the MFT Stamps Sketch Challenge and the Color Challenge. I decided to combine both challenges and create one card that uses both the sketch and colors as my inspiration.


I started my card by stamping the adorable penguins from the Polar Penguins Stamp Set and coloring them with Copic markers. I then used the coordinating dies to cut them out. 


I used the sketch and colors for my inspiration of my card design. Originally I was going to mount the penguins onto circles but I decided I liked it better without. 


Enjoy your day,
Dana

Merry & Bright

Pink & Main

December 15, 2019

Hello Friends! I hope you all are doing well and your Christmas prep is well underway. It is hard to believe that Christmas will be in 10 days!! I am stopping by today to share another Christmas card with you all on the Pink & Main Blog


My card today is definitely Merry & Bright! I began my card by using the Holiday Vertical Greetings Stamp Set and my MISTI. I placed my sentiment in my MISTI and just moved my card panel to the left or right until I had my sentiment across the whole panel. Every time I moved my card panel I would clean my stamp and change my color of ink, keeping my colors in rainbow order. The MISTI kept everything lined up perfectly and allowed me to make a continuous pattern without moving my stamp.


Next, I used the Holly Jolly Stamp Set and stamped the So Very Merry sentiment onto a banner with black ink. I then added this to my card panel with a little foam adhesive, keeping my overall card design fairly flat and easy to mail.


Thanks for joining me today. I hope I inspired you to create a Christmas card in nontraditional colors.
Enjoy your day,
Dana

Lawn Fawn

Happy Little Holiday Critters!

December 14, 2019

Good Morning Friends! I am back today with another Christmas card that I created yesterday...yes I am still making Christmas cards. How about you? Are you all finished? I hope to use a few more stamp sets over the next few days before I put all of my Christmas supplies away. Today, my card is for the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge. This week the challenge was Happy Little Holiday Critters, so I pulled out Toboggan Together stamp and die set to create my card.


I began my card by using a Taylored Expressions Masking Stencil to create my ink blended rectangle. I used Distress Oxide Ink in Faded Jeans and then added a few snowflakes with the Pretty Pink Posh Snowflakes Stencil


Next, I stamped my images from the Toboggan Together Stamp Set and colored them with Copic markers. I then used the coordinating dies to cut them out. 


To finish my card I attached my white panel to a piece of green paper from the Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Christmas paper pad. Lastly, I attached everything to an A2 card base.
Have a great weekend!!
Enjoy your day,
Dana