25 Days of Holiday Cards Day 12

Tuesday, December 4, 2018



Hello friends! Welcome back to day 12 of my 25 Days of Holiday cards. Do you have all of your holiday cards ready to mail? I am still working on them but I'm getting close to finishing.

Today's card features a die from Papertray Ink as my focal point. 


I used a fun patterned craft cardstock on the card base and layered with white cardstock and added the sentiment and the die. A simple and fun card.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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25 Days of Holiday Cards Day 11

Monday, December 3, 2018

Hello friends! Welcome back to day 11 of my 25 Days of Holiday cards! I apologize for being a bit behind this week. I'm scheduling these and had a bit of a hiccup! 

Today's card features Anna Griffin and Therm-O-Web products.


I embossed a sheet of foiled cardstock and layered a designer toner sheet I foiled using Deco Foil. Then I finished the card with an Anna Griffin Holiday Card Topper and bow.

These cards were easy to create and could be duplicated quickly if you wanted to create several at once.

Thanks for stopping by today!

{S} 




25 Days of Holiday Cards Day 10

Sunday, December 2, 2018


Hello and welcome back for day 10 of my 25 Days of Holiday Cards.

As I mentioned yesterday, I am diving into my archives of holiday cards and sharing some creations that I haven't shared before.

This card features some 3D elements and embellishments from several Holiday Card kits. it really is a hodgepodge of fun!
I love the vintage image of the kids.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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25 Days of Holiday Cards Day 9

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Hello friends and welcome back for day 9 of my 25 Days of Holiday cards.

I have been designing for Anna Griffin since 2010. Over the last 8 years, I have created a variety of Christmas cards that I haven't shared on my blog. So for the next couple of days, I am diving into my archives to share some of these cards. 

Today's card features Anna Griffin's poinsettia dies from 2016. I cut glitter cardstock along with vellum and layered them to create this beautiful focal point on my card.


I finished the card with a 3D sentiment. I find that most of my cards have several layers. I love to frame pattern paper with glitter paper and emboss pattern paper. These techniques really add something extra to my cards.

Thank you for stopping by today!

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25 Days of Holiday Cards Day 8

Friday, November 30, 2018


Hello friends! Welcome back to Day 8 of my 25 Days of Holiday cards! 

Today's card features Anna Griffin's Angelic card toppers.



I layered some holiday card layers and topped them with these beautiful 3D images. 
Simple and sweet! Sometimes you don't have to add that much to make a card come together quickly.


Thank you for stopping by today!

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25 Days of Holiday Cards Day 7

Thursday, November 29, 2018


Hello friends! Welcome to Day 7 of my 25 Days of Holiday cards! Today's card is from Anna Griffin's Shaker Christmas Card kit. 


These cards were fun and easy to put together. The sequins come in a prefilled pouch that's easy to attach to the card base. The inside of the card is pre-printed with a festive message that shows thru the window. Then you just decorate the front. So fun and so cute!

Thank you for stopping by today!

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25 Days of Holiday Cards Day 6

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Hello friends and welcome back for day 6 of my 25 Days of Holiday Cards.

Today's card features a fun die set from Spellbinders called Truckin through the Seasons.
I signed up for their card and die subscription and have been having so much fun creating with my kits! I love that I could put the Christmas tree in the back of the pickup truck. The dies were really fun to create with.




If you're interested, you can see how to cut and put this cute truck together in this video by Spellbinders.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! See you tomorrow with another card!

{S}

25 Days of Holiday Cards Day 5

Tuesday, November 27, 2018



Hello friends! It's Day 5 of my 25 Days of Holiday Cards.

Today's card is featuring the mini botanical dies by Anna Griffin. I paired them along with her Perfect  Pattern Christmas cards and Holiday Card toppers. I used glitter and foil paper for the dies to make them stand out.



I love those little bows. They are so cute and perfect for tags as well. 

Thank you for stopping by today!

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25 Days of Holiday Cards Day 4

Monday, November 26, 2018


Hello and welcome back for Day 4 of my 25 Days of Holiday cards.

For today's card, I started with a Perfect Pattern cards for Christmas card base, used an embossing folder on foiled cardstock and layered patterned cardstock along with an ornament die from Anna Griffin.


I finished the card off with a sentiment and bow die.

What's your go-to technique for card making? Are you a stamper only or do you like to use dies only? Do you like to use stamps and dies? 
I find I like to use both. When mass producing cards, I like to go for a simple design. I love to hear your thoughts. Leave me a comment below.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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25 Days of Holiday Cards Day 3

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Hello friends and welcome back for Day 3 of my 25 Days of Holiday Cards!

For today's card, I made a masculine holiday card using Anna Griffins Christmas Sentiment Dies.




First I chose some pattern paper that was masculine and then cut the sentiment die and made it the focal point of the card. The two patterns really compliment each other well and these dies really are versatile and fun to create with!
I finished the card with the ornament top die and layered a twine bow. 


Thanks so much for stopping by!

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25 Days of Holiday Cards Day 2

Saturday, November 24, 2018


Hello friends! It's Day 2 of my 25 days of Holiday cards! 

Today's card features the mini Christmas stickers and sentiments. These are fun the layer on the card over the ornament die I used.




I used Therm-O-Web's 3D foam stickers to adhere the mini die cuts to the card base. I love using these foam squares to add dimension to all of my cards.

Another tip for making several cards at once is to die cut several of the ornament dies and pre-cut your layers. Then you sit down and assemble your cards quickly.

Thank you for stopping by today!

{S}


25 Days of Holiday Cards Day 1

Friday, November 23, 2018


Hello friends! Welcome to another year of 25 Days of Holiday cards. For the next 25 days, I'll be sharing a variety of handmade card creations. I hope you will get some inspiration to make your own cards. 

Kicking off this year's 25 days is a card I created using Anna Griffin's new plaid pattern papers and the Christmas sentiment dies.



For this card, I also used Anna's glitter paper and adhesive from Therm-O-Web to create my shaker card.
I filled my shaker with gold sequins and Christmas trees from the shaker die collection.
Want to make your shaker cards really move? Add some microbeads. You can pick them up at any craft store. They really help the other items you fill your shaker cards with move more freely.

So that's it for today! 24 more cards to go! I hope you'll come back and check out the rest! 


Thanks for stopping by today!

{S}

Coming soon! 25 Days of Holiday Cards 2018

Friday, November 16, 2018

This year I am going to begin my 25 Days of holiday cards inspiration starting the day after Thanksgiving.

I hope you'll join me!

{S}

Unity + My Sweet Petunia Hop and Brown Thursday Releases

Thursday, November 8, 2018



Hello Unity friends! We are so excited to be teaming up with My Sweet Petunia for today's Hop!

The hop list can be found at the Unity Stamp Company Blog HERE and on the My Sweet Petunia Blog HERE.

For today's HOP, I created a fun card using my Misti and the brand new Unity image titled:

O'Holy Blessed Night by Tierra Jackson



Inking up stamped images in the Misti is a snap! Some people like to remove the grid pages when they have rubber cling mounted stamps but I find that my image stamped just fine with them.



I like to emboss my stamped images before I color them with my Copic markers.



Here's my finished card.




I also inked up the new image

A Time Of Peace by Tierra Jackson




Make sure you visit Unity's Website to ALL the new releases. There is SO much more to show you there.

And don't forget! We have Prizes to giveaway!!


Unity will be giving away 2 Unity filled prize packs and My Sweet Petunia is giving away a $60 gift certificate. If you like to use the verbiage below, you are welcome to or make it your own.
We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to give away PLUS a $60 gift certificate to My Sweet Petunia. Leave a comment on EACH design team member’s blog in the hop for your chance to win. You have until Monday, November 12th to leave a comment. Winners will be picked and announced Tuesday, November 13th on the Unity Stamp Company and My Sweet Petunia blogs.


Thank you for stopping by today! 

{S}

Christmas Collage Toppers

Tuesday, November 6, 2018


Hello friends! Today I am sharing my Christmas Card Topper creations. I loved creating with these beautiful accents that transform your cards into fabulous creations!




Add some of Anna's beautiful dies and layer to the perfect card.



I love creating with these Collage toppers because they make card making so easy and quick. You can easily create 10 cards in 10 minutes.





I also like to add additional mini bows to my cards.




Thank you for stopping by today. Hopefully, your holiday cards are coming along nicely!

{S}

Hello Pumpkin card with Deco Foil

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Hello friends! I'm sharing a cute little fall themed card I made with Deco Foil and other products from Therm-O-Web as well as a die and embossing folder from Anna Griffin.



Foiling the Designer Toner sheets is a snap!


The Royal Sovereign laminating machine works great! I use the wax paper included to place my cardstock and foil inside to run thru the laminator.


I cut my pumpkin die from a foiled toner sheet with a fun retired die from Anna Griffin and embossed the cardstock I wanted to mount it on with a retired embossing folder from Anna Griffin.



To put it all together, I used 3D foam squares from Therm-O-Web.


I finished this cute care with some bakers twine. 

For more information about Deco Foil and foiling techniques, please visit the Therm-O-Web blog!

Thanks for stopping by!

{S}

Unity Thursday with Beth Duff Designs

Thursday, October 25, 2018





Hello and welcome! By now you've seen several of the amazing images our team has created for today's fun hop with Beth Duff Designs!

For today's hop, I chose to create with the

Let Your Hair Down Kit


I had a little fun with a few of my favorite stencils for these cards I created today.

Here's a look at what  I created.




For my second card, I went with a fun little Echo Park stencil.



These images are so fun to create with.

Now for the good part! 

We have TWO amazing Unity filled prize packages to give away. Leave a comment on EACH design team member’s blog in the hop for your chance to win.

{We will announce the winners on the Unity blog TUESDAY night.}


Good luck!

{S}


Therm-O-Web and Joy Clair

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Hello friends! We teamed up this week on the Therm-O-Web blog with Joy Clair this week and had fun creating with their stamps. I wanted to share this cute card I made with the Get Well Wishes stamp set.


I paired this cute stamp set with a variety of Therm-O-Web products that help bring this card to life. Our Designer toner sheets are so fun to create with. You can pair them with any of our colored foils. I chose the summer rainbow transfer sheets.



We're also offering a chance for you to win a $25 shopping spree on the Therm-O-Web blog. You can enter to win on this post

Thanks for stopping by today!

{S}

Birthday card toppers

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Hello friends! Today I am sharing some of my Birthday Collage Topper cards from Anna Griffin. These are from the September HSN show. I love how easy it is to create a quick card with these toppers. The already layered images make cards come together quickly and are perfect for that last minute card you need to create for someone special.

Here's a look at a few of my cards I created.









I love pink and those foiled birthday cakes from Anna! 


For this card, I added one of the fan dies. Such a pretty addition to the card.



Layering your cardstock is the key to a pretty card. Use foam dots to create dimension.



Thank you or stopping by to take a look. I hope you're making something crafty today!

{S}

 
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