Cheer and Joy Release Inspiration Week-Day One

Hi there, crafty friends. I’m back this week with lots of inspiration using THIS Cheer and Joy release from Simon Says Stamp. Put on your sunglasses because I have a bright Christmas card to share… I love to stretch the use of my stamps, especially Holiday Stamps. I stamped the Christmas trees from THIS stamp set in a circle using a variety of Distress Oxide inks. I stamped one tree and then sprayed it...

Cheer and Joy Release Blog Hop-Day One

Hi there, crafty friends. I have three cards to share that is all about die-cuts. I’m using products from THIS new release. There are so many things you can do with your dies. I really like to create backgrounds with them. My favorite is to do white on white. This would work with any color, but I love the simplicity of the white on white. It adds so much texture without being too distracting....

Gnome Tags + Cheer and Joy Release

Hello, crafty friends. I love incorporating handmade touches to my gift giving. Today, I’m sharing some simple gift tags created from die-cuts… I started by die-cutting THIS gnome die from different colors of felt. He is my favorite from THIS new Cheer and Joy Release from Simon Says Stamp. I adhered them down to the outline die-cut using THIS glue. I stamped the back of them with “to” and “from” that came from THIS...

Full Stamp Set Backgrounds

Howdy, crafty friends. I’m back today with two cards… One of my favorite ways to create a background is by stamping an entire stamp set at once. I leave all the images in place on the plastic and temporarily tape it to my MISTI door. I stamped all the images from THIS stamp set at once using THIS ink and added THIS gold and THIS silver embossing powder on top. I adhered the panels...

Die-cut Window Gift Card Holder

Hi, crafty friends. I am a big fan of incorporating gift giving into my card making and today’s card does just that… I started by creating the pocket. I die-cut THIS gift card holder die from THIS wood grain paper. I die-cut THIS reindeer from the front panel of the pocket and added acetate behind the opening, creating a window. I assembled the pocket and cut the same die-cut from kraft card stock. I...

Gift Wrap Kit (Christmas Gift Idea)

Hello, crafty friends. I have a last minute gift idea that is perfect for teachers and neighbors… I’ve seen a similar idea on the internet where you give a roll of tape and a roll of gift wrap, but I wanted to make a gift wrap kit for Aiden’s teacher as part of her Christmas gift. The items I put inside the kit were… 10 handmade Christmas tags 1 pair of retractable scissors 2...

Adding Handmade Touches to Holiday Photo Cards

Happy Holidays, crafty friends. Today’s blog post is all about adding handmade touches to Holiday photo cards… I decided to do photo cards this year, but wanted to add some handmade touches to the printed cards. First, I added THIS to all the berries in the design. It gave some raised dimension to the flat card. I also cut out hearts from blue card stock and used THIS stamp set to stamp “2018” to...

Christmas Tag Gift Card Holder

Hi there, crafty friends. I’m back today to share a Christmas tag that holds a gift card… I die-cut THIS tag twice and die-cut the center with THIS rectangle die (from the coordinating die set). I backed it with another solid tag and white heat embossed a sentiment from THIS stamp set. From that same stamp set, I stamped, colored, and cut out the images. I adhered them to a blue piece of card...

Sweet Holiday

Hello, crafty friends. Today’s card features THIS new die from Diecember… I die-cut it from red and white paper to create a holiday candy treat. I applied THIS on top and added a coat of THIS for some shine. I adhered it on top of a stick (created with a strip of card stock) and a background created with THIS background stamp. I stamped a sentiment from THIS stamp set and added a piece...