July 5, 2020

Little Christmas

I have a clean and simple card for this evening's post.

I used my stitched rectangles to die cut a panel for green cardstock and one from kraft. I stamped the image from My Favorite Things on the kraft panel then added some clear embossing powder and some gold for the star.

I added some gold half pearls then used some foam tape to adhere the top panel.

Supplies: Kraft and green cardstock, My Favorite Things - Seasonal Sentiments, pearls.

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July 4, 2020

Holly Jolly

Happy 4th of July for anyone visiting my blog from the US.

I have another simple layout card for today's post. I pulled out one of my favourite KaiserCraft paper pads and started to put together some scraps.

I used simple panels with no additional cardstock. I added some foam tape to the top panel and the sentiment panel. The sentiment panel is part of the paper pad and I finished with some moonlight sequins.

Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - KaiserCraft, sequins.

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July 3, 2020

Merry & Bright

I love this paper pack from The Paper Boutique, the panels make for such simple and beautiful cards. 

I used a stitched square die-cut to cut out the panel, I added a layer of black cardstock in behind as well as some foam tape to pop the panel up. I finished with some clear dew drops.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper-The Paper Boutique, Simon Says stamps-Stitched Squares, dew drops.

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July 2, 2020

Merry Everything

Sometimes I love clean and simple cards and how quickly they can come together. I used my stitched rectangles to die cut a scenic panel from Designer Paper I added a layer of dark grey cardstock in behind.

I heat embossed the sentiment in silver on grey cardstock and popped it up with foam tape. I added three small half peals.

Supplies: White and grey cardstock, Designer Paper - Carta Bella, Simon Say Stamp - Stitched rectangles, My Favorite Things - Bitty Holidays, pearls.

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July 1, 2020

All is Calm

Good Morning and Happy Canada Day to my Canadian visitors. My post today kicks off a Chrismas in July themed endeavour. I am going to try to get a Holiday card created every day for the month of July.

This card started as something much more simple but then the paper was chosen, then the embossing folder and it all just came together from there.

I started with the bottom panel, this is one of my favourite paper pads and it makes me sad that I am down to bits and pieces. I did have enough for the panel though and added a layer of dark brown cardstock.

I worked on the larger panel next, I wanted the Through the woods sentiment, but then the card did not look right so I embossed a layer of kraft cardstock with a wood grain embossing folder and tucked in underneath. I added layers of brown cardstock to each of those as well.  

The buck head was next, I embossed that as well and added some foam tape in behind. The sentiment is stamped in brown on kraft cardstock then popped up with foam tape. I finished by tucking some woodgrain sequins.

Supplies: Kraft and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Carta Bella, Penny Black - Christmas Sentiment, American Crafts  - Open Book die-cut, sequins.

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June 30, 2020

Proud of you

I have a cool masculine style card for this evening's post. I started by die cutting random squares and rectangles from some cool design paper. I could not make them come together in a pattern that made me happy so I die cut some more squares and just used those.

I popped them up on some kraft cardstock then added a layer of dark brown cardstock before mounting the panel on a kraft base.

I heat embossed the sentiment using dark brown ink and clear embossing powder then layer the panel. I added some foam tape in behind.

I finished by using some Nuvo Drops.

Supplies: Kraft and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Ella & Viv, Simon Says Stamp - Amazing, Nuvo Drops.

I like how this card turned out, I think this Ella & Viv Oxidation Kit looks like interesting nature patterns. I created this card for my son who just graduated from college with an associate degree in science and a diploma in environmental technology, he now will transition over to University for another couple of years where he will finish his degree in geography and computer science. Definitely, something to be proud of.

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June 29, 2020


Another favourite sketch for my Merry Monday card this evening. I love the pattern on the base panel of this card, it reminds me of a holiday sweater.  I added a layer of smoky blue cardstock in behind. I cut a strip of complementary cardstock and added a layer of cardstock in behind that as well.

The sentiment is stamped, layers and popped up with foam tape.

Supplies: White and blue cardstock, Designer Paper - Echo Park, Simon Says Stamp - Christmas Greetings.

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June 28, 2020


A quick ink blended card for this post. I heat embossed a background image on watercolour paper in clear heat embossing.

I added some distress inks then tried spritzing with perfect pearls and water. I added a little extra colour after. I popped the panel up with foam tape then added the sentiment. I finished with a few gems.

Supplies: Simon Says Stamp - Floral Mix Background, Greeting Mix 1, Perfect pearls, gems

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June 25, 2020

Love & Laughter

A Stampin' Up! order put a dent in my bank account last week. I was not happy about the rather robust shipping fee but I was impressed that I had the order by early this week.  My week has been more than busy so I did not get a chance to really look in the box of treasure but today I did.

Of course, that kicked off as swirl of inspiration so I am posting a second time today.

I used a simple layout and why not, look at this paper and I love the sentiment and the gold elements.. swooning.

I cut the bottom panel of patterned paper then added a layer of black cardstock. I did the same with the second panel, this one rectangular, I added a layer of foam tape to pop it up. I stamped the sentiment and layered that as well, I added foam to one side so that it was even with the second panel.


I glued the fold leaves and used the sentiment panel to hide the ends. I could not resist dropping a few gold half pearls into the mix.

Supplies: Stampin' Up! - Forever Greenery designer Paper and stamp set, Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, gold pearls.

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Keeping Christmas June 2020 - Winter

Good Morning all, welcome to the June Keeping Christmas Blog Hop.

Clean and simple cards are a quick way to build of your stash of cards for the holiday season. 

I used some stitched rectangles to die cut some panels. I added a sentiment from the back of the paper pad, the sentiment has some foam tap in behind it for added dimension.

I love how easy this card was to put together, and the scene is perfect for a fun holiday card.

Supplies: White cardstock, Designer Paper - Moda Scrap, Simon Says Stamp - Stitched Rectangles.

Take a look at all the inspiration with the other designers in the Blog Hop.

 Nina Forsyth ( You are here)

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