July 25, 2019

Keeping Christmas - July 2019

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


I can't believe that summer is half over, the holiday season will be here in a hop, skip and a jump.

Isn't this little fox adorable, this is a little panel from the Photo Play papers I used. I added a layer of brown cardstock to each pane; then popped the top layer up with some foam tape.

I did the same for the sentiment and left the card simple and embellishment free.




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



Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Photo Play





Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

July 24, 2019

Monochromatic Thanks

Pretty papers and fabulous script make this card fun to put together. I love the monochromatic look of the pattern on this paper. I used coordinating pages from a 6x6 paper pad, I added in a layer of black cardstock for a mat. To separate the panels I cut a thin strip of cardstock. 

The sentiment is layered then popped up with foam tape. I finished with black crystals.


Supplies: White and black cardstock, Designer Paper - Bo Bunny, Simon Says Stamps - Big Thanks, gems.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

July 23, 2019

Christmas in July - Scrap n' Stamp July Challenge

There seems to be a ton of blog posts, YouTube videos and challenges galore for Christmas in July. How could I not play along with at least one challenge? So I am playing along with the Scrap n' Stamp July Challenge.

I can create holiday cards any time of the year, I miss the Merry Monday Challenge and having a card created each Monday with a nice stash of holiday cards near years end. I will be hurting for Christmas cards come the holidays. I had told myself I could try to keep up with the weekly card creation so I would be ready but then time goes missing and vroom we are in the oh dang time frame and the countdown was weeks past.

Anyhoo.. the card.

I spent some quality time with the ol' crafty supplies this weekend and this was the end result.

I used my stitched rectangle dies for the three panels, then cut designer paper to fit the frames. I heat embossed the sentiment and popped it up with foam tape. I finished with silver and gold sequins.

Supplies: White and kraft cardstock, Designer Paper - Do Crafts, Penny Black - Yultide Wishes, Simon Says Stamp - Stitched rectangles, sequins.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

July 9, 2019

Happy Anniversary!

Its a cycle I think, me not honouring the craft goddess enough. I finally wandered into my craft room to get creative yesterday... I kinda had to as it is my Anniversary today and I could not be remiss and not make a card for my fabulous sweetie.


It felt terrific to get inky, how is it that you can forget that. Anyway, this is what I created, and I quite like it.

I started with the designer paper and used a stitched rectangle die to create a panel, at the same time, I had the stacked hearts die cut placed where I wanted it. I did not want to have to run the panel through my Big Shot more than once.





I added a layer of brown cardstock in behind then started placing hearts back into holes. Some were just glues, but others have some foam tape in behind. I stamped the sentiments and popped them up with foam tape. I finished with some Nuvo drops.


I am a little disappointed that the photo turned out so dark as the card is much lighter and brighter.
Thanks for stopping by,


Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Studio Light, Simon Says Stamp - Stacked Hearts die, and Stitched Rectangles, Altenew - Sentiment Strips, Nuvo drops

Nina

June 27, 2019

Horseshoe thanks

Another short post today. I love this rustic feminine paper from Brutus Monroe. 

The card, for the most part, was very quick to create but I fussed about where to put all the pieces for way too long.

I die cut the panel with a Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangle and added a layer of brown cardstock. I die cut the sentiment twice, once from brown cardstock and a second time from patterned paper then interchange letters.



I stamped the horseshoes then used a blend of distress inks and silver spritz to age them. The sentiment and horseshoes are popped up with foam tape.

Supplies: White and brown cardstock, patterned paper - Brutus Monroe, My Favorite Things - Wild Wild West, Avery Elle - Holiday Fill in the Blank Die, Simon Says Stamp - Stitched Rectangle.

Thank you for visiting,
Nina

June 26, 2019

Celebrating Father's Day

I am just a little behind with this post, at least I still managed to post it in June. This was an easy card to put together, this designer paper is a perfect masculine design. 

I used the flip side for the thin strip, the sentiment is heat embossed and popped up with foam tape. I finished with some Nuvo drops.

Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - KaiserCraft, Clearly Besotted - Minature Type, Nuvo Drops.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

June 25, 2019

Keeping Christmas - June 2019

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


I have a quick and easy card for this post. I layered the panel with black cardstock, with a white card base. The designer paper is double sided so I cut the panel then cut it offset and flipped the right side. I added foam tape to the left panel to add dimension.

I added a matt to the sentiment panel then finished with some black half pearls. 




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.






Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

June 9, 2019

Hello with a hint of gold

I spend the day at a crop yesterday, it was a wonderfully crafty day. It was so great to take some quality time to play with some paper and glue.

I love this paper and it does all the work for you. It has pretty flowers, butterflies and a hint of white brick in the background.  I used a stitched die cut to create a focal point panel. I then used brown cardstock to create a matt layer in behind. I then adhered the whole thing to a kraft base.

I used my finger to add little bits of gold Cosmic Shimmer watercolour. I had this cute little hello die in an envelope so I added some colour with distress inks and brushed the edges with gold. I finished with gold sequins. 


Supplies: Kraft and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Kaiser Craft, Hello - Unknown, sequins.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

June 6, 2019

YNS, Fun Friday Challenge #115

Good Morning,

I am playing along with Your Next Stamp's Fun Friday Challenge for today's post.

This was a pretty smooth card to put together. I pulled out some watercolour paper and used Distress inks to create a little coffee brew ombre panel. I then used the Circle Panel die, I added a dark brown panel of cardstock in behind.

I added some beans along the sentiment section of the top panel with a stencil then die cut the coffee die sentiment three times for dimension. I finished with a few half pearls.



Supplies: Cream and brown cardstock, Your Next Die - Circle Panel and Fancy Coffee, Honey Bee - Coffee Lovers Background stencil, pearls.

Thanks for stopping by,
Nina

May 28, 2019

Getting Crafty - Scrap 'n Stamp May challenge

I spent a little time in my craft room this evening, it felt good to create something just for the heck of it. 

I had done some organizing in the craft room this past weekend and it gave me the little inspirational boost that had been missing for the past few months.

It's a quick and very simple card, I love it when the paper does all the work. I pulled out a paper pack from Moda Scrap, the Let your Soul Bloom collection. I used a stitched rectangle to die cut a panel. 

I added a layer or green\brown cardstock in behind the main panel then die cut the sentiment from the same cardstock. I finished the card with some small clear dew drops.



Scrap 'n Stamps May challenge is Floral Frenzy, which fit perfectly with the paper I used.

Supplies: White and brown cardstock, Designer Paper - Moda Scrap, Carta Bella - Market Sentiment Dies, dew drops.

Thanks for visiting,
Nina