Happy Hanukkah

Pretty Pink Posh

December 9, 2019

Good Morning Friends! I hope you all had a Wonderful weekend. Today, I am sharing a Hanukkah card for Pretty Pink Posh. This is such a beautiful stamp set and perfect for Hanukkah, which starts on December 22 this year. I was so glad when Paulina designed a Hanukkah stamp set this year...it is definitely something I needed. 

I started my card by stamping the Menorah from the Happy Hanukkah Stamp Set in a Copic friendly black ink. I then colored it with my Copic markers and used the Happy Hanukkah Coordinating Dies to cut it out. 

Next, I trimmed down a piece of vellum and stamped my sentiment from the Happy Hanukkah stamp set in VersaMark ink. I added Wow embossing glitter is Blue Glitz and used my heat gun to set it. I then used the Stacked Edges 1 Die Set to die cut my chevron strips from white cardstock. I attached those to the vellum panel and attached my Menorah on top. 

To finish my card, I mounted my vellum panel onto a piece of tone on tone snowflake patterned paper. Lastly, I attached everything to a navy card base.

Supplies:


Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy your day,
Dana

Christmas Is Coming

Pink & Main

December 8, 2019

Good Morning Friends! I hope you all are having a great weekend! How is your Christmas crafting coming along? Today I am on the Pink & Main Blog sharing a fun Gift Bag that uses the Holiday Scene Dies



The gift bag is the perfect size for a gift card or a small treat... and it is on Sale right now! You won't want to miss getting this die for an Amazing price. 



Thanks for joining me today. I hope I inspired you to create a few little treat bags or gift card holders to use for your Holiday gift giving. I will be back tomorrow with another card to share with you all.
Enjoy your day,
Dana

Warm Winter Wishes

MFT Stamps
Sketch Challenge

December 7, 2019

Good Morning Friends! I hope you all are doing well! Today I am sharing a card for the MFT Stamps Sketch Challenge. I've had a little car trouble this week (a flat tire and a broken wheel) so I have been home more than normal the last few days. My husband brought home a pick up for me to drive, but I am not very good at parking it with all of the traffic this time of year. Actually, it has been a good excuse to just stay home!! I've done a little wrapping and a little crafting too- it has been perfect!


I started my card by creating my background. I stamped the snowflakes from the Serene Snowflakes Stamp Set in VersaMark ink and heat setting them with clear embossing powder. Next, I used Distress Oxide Ink (sponges without adding more ink) to add ink to my card panel.


I then trimmed down my panel, following the sketch:



Lastly, I added my sentiment and attached everything to a soft gray A2 card base.


Thanks for joining me today! Are you still creating for Christmas? I  actually hope to pull out a few more stamp sets and use them over the next few days... The time is going by so fast and I don't have enough time to create all the cards and things that I want to finish. I am actually thinking about doing one blog post a month (all year long) that is dedicated to Christmas. Is that something you would be interested in? I have so many sets that I have not had time to use this year and it is making me sad. Let me know your thoughts on this- Christmas all year (one extra post a month)? Or just in the late fall and December?

Enjoy your day,
Dana

Starfish Wishes

Pink & Main
Therm O Web

December 5, 2019

Hi Friends! Today I am on the Pink and Main Blog sharing a card for their collaboration with Therm O Web. It has been so much fun to have these two amazing companies team up and work together for the week. For my card today, I am taking a break from Christmas crafting and sharing a Birthday card. Let's get started, shall we?


I started my card by creating my background. I sprayed the back of the Mermaid Tail Stencil with Pixie Spray. Pixie Spray holds your stencil in place but won't tear or leave a residue on your project... definitely a must have! I then applied Deco Foil Transfer Gel over my stencil. I let this dry for a few hours. Once it was dry I ran my stenciled piece along with a Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheet in Blue Sky through my laminator.


Here is a close up of my flocked background....such a fun and easy technique.


Next, I began working on my stamped images. I stamped the seahorses from the Starfish Wishes Stamp Set in a Copic friendly black ink. I then colored the seahorses with Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. 


For my card layout, I die cut the Reverse Scallop Rectangle from mint green cardstock and vellum. I inlaid the vellum piece inside of the green frame and mounted it onto my flocked background. Lastly, I attached my seahorses and sentiment with foam adhesive to my card front.


Thanks for joining me today! I hope you enjoyed my card and get a chance to stop by the Therm O Web and Pink & Main online store to see all of their amazing products. 
Enjoy your day,
Dana

Christmas Joy

Pretty Pink Posh

December 3, 2019

Good Morning Friends! I hope your week is going well. Today I am sharing a Fun Christmas card for Pretty Pink Posh. I am in love with their Christmas release and these stamps and dies are some of my favorites!


I started my card by stamping the word Joy from the Joy Stamp Set onto white cardstock.  I colored the fun little images with Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. This is such a fun stamp and die set...I've loved seeing what everyone has created with it! 

Next, I used the Winter Scene Die to create my scene and the "O" in the word JOY. I also added the snowman to the scene from the Joy stamp set. I attached my letters to my card panel and added a little patterned paper to the top and bottom of my card. Lastly, I stamped To The World onto a banner and attached this to my card.

Thanks for joining me today! I hope you all have a great week and I will be back soon to share another project with you all.

Supplies:


Enjoy your day,
Dana


Technique Tuesday

Greenhouse Society

December 2, 2019

Good Morning Friends and Happy Monday! I hope you all had a Wonderful weekend and enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday.  Our kids left yesterday, so good to have them home for the week! Now to move onto Christmas and get my shopping finished! Have you started your Christmas shopping? Are you more of an online shopper or in-store shopper? I actually still enjoy making at least one or two trips to the mall this time of year to see things in person before I make my decisions. I don't really enjoy crowds so I try and go on a weekday when things aren't so busy. I know there were some great sales over the weekend...I stayed away from the crowds and shopped online. Did you find any great deals over the weekend?
Today, I am sharing a card from the latest Greenhouse Society Stamp Set from Technique Tuesday. The New Release went live yesterday and it is one of my favorites. I love how the flowers this month are in a vase!


I started my card by stamping the Bowl Bouquet Stamp Set in VersaMark ink and heat setting silver embossing powder. I then used my Zig Clean Color Pens (No 041, No 050, No 021, No 026, No 028) and a Tombow pen (No 291) to watercolor the floral arrangement. Once it was dry, I used the Bowl Bouquet Coordinating Die to die cut my image.


Next, I began working on my card design. I attached my vase to my card front with foam adhesive. I die cut the word Friend (included in the Bowl Bouquet die set) two times from white cardstock and glued them together. I then stamped Thank You onto a white banner strip. I positioned all of my elements onto my card front making sure my sentiment would fit.


To finish my card, I added a few jewels from the Pretty Pink Posh Valentine Jewel Mix
Thanks for joining me today and I will be back tomorrow with a Christmas card to share with you all.
Enjoy your day,
Dana

Pink & Main

Christmas Greetings

December 1, 2019

Hello Friends! I hope you all are doing well and enjoying your weekend. Today, I am sharing a Christmas card on the Pink & Main Blog that uses one of my favorite Christmas stamp sets, Holiday Wreaths. I love a good wreath image and this set includes two beautiful wreaths plus a lot of Christmas greenery to use! Let's get started...



I started my card by stamping one of the wreaths from the Holiday Wreaths Stamp Set in VersaFine Clair Black ink and adding clear embossing powder. I then used my Zig watercolor pens to color the wreath. (No. 041 Light Green and No. 022 Carmine Red) Next, I used the Holiday Wreaths Dies to die cut the wreath. 


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For my card layout, I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies to die cut my card panels. I used a paint brush and flicked a little black ink onto my white panel before layering it onto my card front. Next, I stamped my sentiment from the Holly Jolly Stamp Set with VersaFine black ink and once again added clear embossing powder. Lastly, I attached my wreath with foam adhesive to my card front.



Thanks for joining me today on the Pink & Main Blog

Enjoy your day,
Dana

Happy Birthday Vanessa!!

Butterfly Reflections, Ink

November 29, 2019

Good Morning Friends, Happy Black Friday, Happy Day After Thanksgiving and Happy Birthday Vanessa! Today is Vanessa's Birthday (the owner of Butterfly Reflections, Ink) and we are Celebrating with an Instagram Blog Hop!! So much fun and I can't wait to see what everyone has created. All of the cards and projects will be shared on Instagram but I also wanted to a blog post.


I started my card by creating my background panel with Distress Oxide Ink in Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet. Next, I used my favorite butterfly stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh, Beautiful Butterflies. I stamped the butterflies in VersaMark Ink and heat set Silver Embossing Powder. I used a few Zig and Tombow watercolor pens to watercolor the butterflies before using the coordinating dies to cut them out.


Next, I began working on my card layout. I used the Simple Strips Stamp Set from Taylored Expressions for my sentiment. I then added my butterflies with a little foam adhesive. Lastly, I added a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh in Caribbean Blue and Berry Splash to finish my card. Every card needs a little sparkle... especially a Birthday card for Vanessa!!


Happy Birthday Vanessa!! Wishing you a Year Filled with Lots of Love, Happiness and Success! We all love you and appreciate all that you do for our crafting community!!
Enjoy your day,
Dana

Lawn Fawn

Christmas Tags

November 27, 2019

Good Morning Friends! I wanted to stop by quickly today to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. I am so Thankful for each and every one of you. I hope your Thanksgiving is filled with family and friends, and of course lots of yummy food! 
Today I am sharing a couple of gift tags for the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge. This time the challenge is called with Fun with Dies, so I created some gift tags that mostly use die cuts. 


I used the Snow Globe Gift Tag Die Set along with the Mice on Ice Stamp and Die Set to create my tags. Originally I had planned to make shaker tags with the dies. Though once I had everything put together I realized I didn't have enough depth for my snow to move around freely...so I took everything a part and reassembled my tags. Do you ever do that? Have an idea in your head and when you go to create it, it doesn't come out the way it was planned? I will definitely be remaking these tags with an extra layer of foam so they can be shakers. 


Thanks for stopping by. Please feel free to leave any comments or questions...I love hearing from you all.
Wishing you all a Very Happy Thanksgiving!
Enjoy your day,
Dana

Wishing You Joy

Therm O Web 
Gina K Designs

November 26, 2019

Good Morning Friends! Today I am sharing a couple of Christmas card that uses some fun products by Gina K Designs for Therm O Web.



I started my card by stamping my ornaments with the Wishing You Joy Stamp Set. I then stamped my sentiment and ornament strings with VersaMark ink and heat set white embossing powder. Next, I flicked a little white paint onto my card front and used the Wishing You Joy Die Set to die cut my ornaments. 



Once my ornaments were die cut, I lined up the Wishing You Joy Detail Stencil and applied Glitz Glitter Gel. The stencil includes a few different designs that fit perfectly over your stamped image- so easy to use! The colors of Glitz Glitter Gel that I used were: Grass GreenBrilliant Blue and Red Velvet.



Once everything was dry, I attached my ornaments to my card front with a little foam adhesive. 



Once I finished this card I decided to play along with The Card Concept Challenge. Their photo was of gorgeous vintage ornaments: 

 So I thought if I changed the colors my card would work perfectly.


I followed the same steps as above though this time I added Glitz Glitter Gel in Silver and silver embossing powder.


Such a quick and easy card to create... I will definitely be making a few more cards with this layout.

Enjoy your day,
Dana

Christmas Greeting

Pretty Pink Posh

November 25, 2019

Good Morning Friends and Happy Monday! I hope you all had great weekend. I know it is Thanksgiving week, but Christmas is in One Month!! So I thought I would share another Christmas card with you all today.



For my card today, I am using one of my favorite stamp sets from the newest release at Pretty Pink Posh. 



I started by stamping my wreath and some greenery from the Winter Wreath Stamp Set with VersaFine Clair black ink. I added clear embossing powder and used my heat gun to set it. I then used my Zig Clean Color Pens to watercolor my images. Next, I used the Winter Wreath Coordinating Dies to die cut my images. I just love this wreath, so pretty and festive.

I attached a piece of red and white striped paper to the left side of my A2 card base. I then used the Scallop Borders Die to create my green edge before attaching my white card panel. Lastly, I attached my wreath, greenery and sentiment with foam adhesive to finish my card.


Thanks for joining me today! How are you coming along with your Christmas cards? I hope I gave you a little inspiration...

Supplies:


Enjoy your day,
Dana



Season's Greetings

Pink & Main

November 24, 2019

Good Morning Friends! How are you doing with all of Christmas crafting? Are you feeling behind? Or are you way ahead of the game? Today, I am sharing a Christmas card on the Pink & Main Blog that would be perfect for mass producing and easy to mail because it is relatively flat.



I started my card by die cutting the Bold Snowflakes from masking paper. I then attached the masks to my card panel.



Next, I added Distress Oxide Ink in Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac over my card panel and masks.



I then peeled away the masking paper. Once you peel away all of your masks you are left with a beautiful background. The area behind the masks stays white- such a fun and easy background.



Next, I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies to die cut my card panel before attaching it to my soft blue top folding card base.



To finish my card, I die cut the Bold Greeting Sentiment from a Silver Sparkle Sheet and attached it to my card panel. What do you think? Will you give this technique a try?



Thanks for joining me today! 
Enjoy your day,
Dana