Shaking it up for Christmas!

I had to include one more shaker Christmas card for the holiday season!

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For this card, I was trying to make a snow globe shaker card. I used a circle die and just added the base to the globe.

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I added the little presents and gloves from a cute little mini treat set from Papertrey Ink.  Love love love!

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Snow Bear Critter for Christmas!

Here is another card from my little series…

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I love the addition of the sequins to the background with the gold stars.

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I used a mixture of three distress inks to create the lovely background. Note: I finally gave in and converted to the Ranger Mini Ink blending tool.  It does work. It is awesome. Take the plunge! lol.

One Layer Card Merry and Bright!

It has been a long time since I have made a one layer card…talk about restraint!

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I found this adorable Christmas tree stamp from Hero Arts. I love how you can decorate the tree in a very non-conventional way.  I’m looking forward to using it throughout the year.

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I think I went a little overboard with the gold pearls.  I was planning to use a few towards the base of the tree but got a little carried away.

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More cards to come!

Merry and Bright For the Holidays!

Here is the next winter Christmas card in my little series!

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I was inspired by a post of Laura Bassen where she used a layering technique for the circle die cuts.

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This is also the first time using Ranger Gold Embossing powder which is so lovely against the white card stock.  I just love the little Christmas hat eyelet! I am glad I stocked up on these little hats for this year and next.

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So excited for the Holidays!

Merry Hedgehog Kisses!

I finally got my hands on this adorable stamp set from Lawn Fawn.  It has been sold out for months! But at last…

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I have made a series of Christmas cards using adorable critters and this is the first of that series! For the background, I used distress inks in a sorta non-traditional Christmas color combination.

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For Mrs. Hedgehog, I used wink of stella to give a glittery coat for the holiday season.

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Also, I used embossing paste to create a snowy background and I added small gold snowflakes to tie in the gold Merry Christmas sentiment! Love this time of year!

Let it Snow (Globes)!

Oh my! How adorable are these snow globes…

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These were very simple and easy to make!  I recommend checking out this youtube video from Papertrey Ink.

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I bought a few of the supplies at my local craft store (i.e. the dome ornament and snowflakes) and I used my circle dies to create the different layers inside the snow globe.

globe4I absolutely love how these turned out and will be making these as gifts from friends and family! I have also seen these on top of mason jars!

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Isn’t that so cute as milk chocolate jars? Ugh! Must must must make!

Friends Make the Holidays…

Merry and Bright! Especially, if they like to surf!

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I was asked to make a custom Christmas card for a surf instructor. Using a Heidi Swapp stencil I added embossing paste and glitter for a simple background. I like how it looks like snow or bubbles.

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I found these awesome surf boards from the Silhouette store. I used distressed inks and sponge daubers to color each of the boards.

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For some finishing touches, I added glossy accents to the yellow surfboard and wink of stella to the green board.  My favorite part was adding in the santa hats and winter gloves!

Cowabunga Christmas!

Never say Never! Bok!

I made Thanksgiving cards this year which is a first for me! Bok bok bok.

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So for the inside of my turkey, I used this adorable set from Lawn Fawn! I love the little corn on the cob! Remember as a kid when you would draw those silly hand turkeys!? This card reminds me of that fun activity!

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I added little googley eyes for some fun details!

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Hope you and your family have a wonderful turkey day!

Happy Halloween!

I loved the Lawn Fawn shaker card so much I had to make the Mama Elephant version:

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This is my first time using seedless preserves distress ink – I love it! It looks so beautiful when blended with picked raspberry distress ink.

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Instead of using gold enamel dots I ended up flicking the Heidi Swapp color spray onto the front of the card.  I love how the gold circles are different sizes! Wishing you a spooky Halloween!

 

Monsters Shake it off!

Yes, another shaker card but this one is perfect for Halloween!

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I used distress inks for the background and added white and gold enamel dots around the sentiment!

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I love how cute and silly these monsters look and I think they would be great for cards throughout the year!  Another card for the Lawnscaping Halloween Challenge!

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Penguin Party!

I have been literally counting down the days for the Mama Elephant release! I love love love their stamps (as you can tell!):

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Even my Scottie loves to be a stamp model! lol.  I saw this version on Laura Bassen’s blog and knew I had to make a shaker card version!

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Aren’t these stamps so adorable?! I love that there are so many different images! Ugh. So cute!

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Can’t wait to make more dancing penguin cards! Shake shake it!

Greenie Halloweenie!

I’m back with a fun halloween card!

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I love this fun color combination for this spooky time of year! I used distress inks to get that lovely green/yellow layers.

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This stamp set from Lawn Fawn is just too cute! Nothing scary here just lots of “boo!”

Wish me luck on the Lawnscaping Halloween Challenge!

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Distressing Halloween!

How that I have stayed away from distress inks for months just baffles me! I forget how much I love them!

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I love the richness of color that distress inks add to the background.  Again, I am back with my crazy gold thread and am loving it!

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I added some white enamel dots to the cloud background and it gives it a nice pop of dimension.

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Aren’t these little Halloween critters adorable? Love them.

Monster Hugs Being Sent Your Way!

Sometimes you need a hug…even if it is from (cute) monsters!

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I am so glad I bought this stamp set before it was sold out on lawn fawn. It is way too cute to pass up for Halloween!  I colored the little monsters to match the cool starry background. I luckily found some star bling in my stash.

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I like that this card screams happy! Umm….scary and happy – perfect for Halloween!