October 25, 2019

Keeping Christmas - October 2019

Welcome back for the October edition of the Keeping Christmas Series.

I am officially way behind in making my holiday cards. My craft time definitely feels like a luxury as of late so I have been trying to make the most of it, this means creating a design that I can duplicate easily.                    

The final touch was some black gems.

For this card, I had a small little assembly line in the works. I made use of my much loved stitched rectangles and layer all the panels. Each with a layer of black cardstock. I popped center panel and the sentiment up with foam tape.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Photoplay, Penny Black - Season's Gift, gems.

The blog hop Keeping Christmas team has some stunning samples, be sure to stop by to take a look.

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October 24, 2019

Got This

I think this paper is so fun, I have had it in my stash forever - with this forever I mean probably 8-10 years. Back when my son was still in school. I found it in one of my bins and was inspired to put something together.

I used a pretty simple layout so that the design was no hidden. I love the adorable little paperclips on the base layer, I added some cardstock to each layer for interest. I popped up the top panel with some foam tape. The sentiment is heat embossed in white on black. 

I finished with some black half pearls.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Imaginisce, Altenew - Sentiment Strips, half pearls.

Do you ever get one of those days where you just wake up feeling crafty, today is one of those days for me. I was in my stash looking for the designer paper manufacturer and just about every piece of paper I looked at I wanted to create a card.. darn day job. I am hoping the creative mindset hold on till this evening.

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October 23, 2019

In the Autumn mood

Its a little gray outside my window today but its not raining and the trees have some pretty colours on display. Perfect for some autumn inspiration.

This card did not quick come together as nicely as I would have hoped, in fact I started it a few weeks ago and just finished it. You know when you start something and the creativity kind of just fizzles. So it started as a card for a challenge, which I obviously missed but I did not want to waste it.

I layered each of the panels with brown cardstock and I added foam tape to the larger panel. I die cut the sentiment and added some foam tape to that as well. I finished with some tiny stamped acorns in the corners.

Supplies: Craft and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Simple Stories, Simon Says Stamp - Thanks wafer die.

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September 25, 2019

Keeping Christmas - September 2019

Welcome back for the September edition of the Keeping Christmas Series.

A quick card with panels for this month's Keeping Christmas. All the panels have a mat of card stock and then two of the panels are popped up with foam tape. 

I added a simple sentiment and I felt the image popped again the patterened background.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Authenrique, Penny Black - Believe, half pearls.

Be sure to stop to see all the hop team member's creations.

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September 17, 2019

Baby Boy's First Birthday

This is a clean and simple card for a little one's first birthday,

I used stitched rectangles to die cut the panels. I simply stamped the greeting the little elephant. I used some Zig markers to add some colour and I double layer the balloon and popped the second layer up with foam tape. I added a layer of shimmer to all the balloon and party hat.

Supplies: White cardstock, misc designer paper, Simon Says Stamp - Birthday Celebration, Simon Says Stamp - Stitched Rectangles.


Textured Congratulations

I created this card back in February, I am a little behind in posting perhaps :). I used one of my go-too sketches for the design.

I had these heat embossed panels in my scraps bin so I don't which stamps were used to create them, the pattern is heat embossed in black on gray cardstock. The background panel has an embossed woodgrain texture. The sentiment is heat embossed in white and popped up with foam tape.

I created a small scroll out of white paper and secured it with some twine. I finished the card with some black half pearls.

Supplies: White, gray and black cardstock, Clearly Besotted - Miniature Type, misc background stamps, sequins. twine.

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September 12, 2019

So Sorry

I have a new favourite designer paper company, The Paper Company out of the UK. This paper pad has some simple and elegant patterns that turned out perfect for this sympathy card.

I added layers of a blue-green cardstock in behind each of the panels as well as the sentiment. I die cut this flower from the same blue-green cardstock as the mat and then popped the sentiment up over the top of it. I finished with some Nuvo drops.

Supplies: White and green cardstock, Designer Paper - The Paper Company, Tim Holtz - Wildflowers, Penny Black- Heartfelt, Nuvi drops.

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September 11, 2019

New Baby Boy Congratulations

This adorable welcome card for some lucky little guy is not quite as dark as it looks like in the photo.

I used a clean layout, added a background panel that had a layer of black cardstock in behind the designer paper. I added two additional panels of adorable patterned paper and popped on of the panels up for dimension. The sentiment panel is popped up with foam tape as well and I finished with some Nuno drops.

Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Echo Park, Hero Arts - Congratulations, Nuvo Drops.

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September 9, 2019

Happy Couple

Fall is on its way, I have the crafty inspiration to create something with Autumn colours. Not today though, I have not blogged in forever and I have a small backlog of cards to post.

I love the intricate pattern of this background stamp, it was heat embossed in silver. I added a few white highlights for interest. I layered the panel with gray and black cardstock then popped it up with foam tape.

The sentiments are heat embossed in white on black cardstock and also popped up with foam tape, I finished with a single gem.

Supplies: White, gray and black cardstock, Simon Says Stamp - Cora background, Altenew Sentiment Strips, gem.

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Baby Girl - Congrats

There are a few types of cards that never seem to be in my stash, baby cards and sympathy. These were first on my list for when I was at the retreat.

I had picked out a few layouts that I like and then started to create. This layout is so easy and it allows for showcasing panels of cute designer papers.

I created the background panel with a simple pattern and added a mat of brown cardstock. I think used stitched rectangles and squares to create the patterned panels. I added a layer of brown cardstock to the panels. The sentiment panel is simply stamped then a mat added, I added some foam tape in behind to give it a little dimension. I finished with some Nuvo drops.

Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer paper -Echo Park, Simon Says Stamps - Clean Line Everyday, Stitched Rectangles and Stitched Squares, Nuvo Drops.