Home Spun Christmas Card

The sweet little icons on the Christmas stamp set from the CTMH bundle I have been working out of are so cute, but nothing to me is more iconic than Christmas trees.

How to Make It

Select two different shades of green and stamp the trees alternating between the two. Use kraft paper as your base to give it that home spun feel. Bazzil dot card stock is a wonderful card front that compliments the images. Use a circle that you die cut from the card front for the sentiment. Simply swipe your lighter ink over it and stamp it with the darker. To finish the card add a few Nuvo Drops.

To add a little more dimension use pop dots to adhere the card front to the base.

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

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FaBOOlous!

This sweet little witch is perfect flying through a night sky. I knew I had to have her and the coordinating dies from Close to my Heart! The background was originally created on YouTube for a Northern Lights themed card. However, it works perfectly for Halloween!

How To Make It!

This card came together fast because I had the background done! You can see how to create your own sky or galaxy background here:

I wanted to replicate the moon and have a sentiment on the card, but knew there was not enough room. I combined the two on a yellow flat cardstock that I die cut into a circle. To keep it Halloween and sweet I opted for Purple Crush ink for the sentiment. I used pop dots on the witch and added a few Glitter Drops by Tonic in Purple rain o finish it off!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Happy Halloween Shaker Card!

I bought cute little shaker fillings from Queen and Co a few months back. If you have not checked out Queen and Co, you have just got to! The shaker bits are the best around. Anyways, I created a rather simple shaker card for Halloween with them and some other bits from my stash.

How It Came Together

To create the yellow card base I cut a piece of 8.5 by 11 card stock in half and scored it down the middle. This always makes an A2 card which is the standard. From there I ran the new circle die front card front from Close to My Heart through my Sizzix with orange card stock. I lined up the orange on the yellow and stamped a pumpkin several times in varying shades of yellow and orange. Using Art Glitter Glue, adhere a piece of acetate to the back of the card front.

How To Make It Shake

To assemble the card and not lose all your shaker bits is the most challenging part of the card making process. However, if you are a little careful it is no trouble. Take foam strips and adhere them around the area you want to contain your shaker pieces in. Make sure you have each piece of foam touch so the little pieces can’t slip out. I like to remove the backing before I pour my shaker bits into the center of the card because it does not move around once my loose shaker pieces are in it. Less chance of them getting lose all over my craft space!

Now, this is the tricky part…you have to carefully line your top piece on your bottom piece and attach. Carefully flatten all your shaker bits out so they can shake easily once it is adhered. Apply firm pressure to make sure it is adhered. Now give it a shake!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Thanks Card Made from a Fall Set

I am not quite ready for summer to be over, so when I saw the adorable new Fall Stamp set that is part of the bundle set (two stamp sets and a die) from Close to My Heart I created a colorful simple card.

The Little Things

Though this card is clean and simple I did add a few special touches to make it special. First, I stamped each flower in a different color Catherine Pooler ink. I like this ink for a project like this because I can stamp the same image in different colors several times and not have to worry about transferring the color. Simply stamp off on a scratch piece of paper and move on.

Second, I pop dotted my multiple circle card stock I die cut to add dimension. By choosing black it makes the colors of the flowers really pop!

To finish the card off, a gem was added to the center of each flower in different colors.

It is a little funny that I get my hands on a brand new Fall stamp set and I decided to make a summer card out of it. The next time you have an opportunity to play with a seasonal stamp set and want to make something completely out of the box with it go for it!

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!

Christmas in July – Layered Stamp

Today I am combining the old with the new! Layering stamps are totally underrated. If you are like me and not a huge fan of coloring these little gems help us create amazing art! Hero Arts has some of the best layering stamps around. The Christmas tree used on this card is one I have had in my stash for awhile. By pairing it with the new Catherine Pooler ink I was able to create a funky bright off the beaten path Christmas card.

The only Christmas product on this card is the stamp set. The pattern paper is Pink and Main Beach Babe. Once again, it is from my stash. To create the sentiment I did not have matching carstock and did not want to use white. SO, I swiped my Catherine Pooler ink over it, let it dry and stamped on top of it.

Personally, I love to use the non traditional Christmas products and things not meant for a season to create a seasonal project. Usually it turns out striking and memorable.

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!