Category Archives: Christmas

Santa’s Sleigh

Hello friends!  Today I have a card using the Santa’s Sleigh image from the Laurence Design collection at Stampavie.  This whimsical Santa and reindeer image was quite fun to use in making some additional Christmas cards!

I wanted to create a night-time scene looking through a window and this came together pretty easily.  The Santa was stamped onto a medium-light color of blue cardstock and the edges were sponged with Navy ink.  Then I cut the main image into 4 equal “panes” and attached them to a Navy layer.  Some Stickles gave it a little sparkle and of course I had to use a bit of red on Rudolf’s nose.  ;)  

I hope you have a great weekend!  Enjoy the shopping, baking, decorating, and many other preparations to be made during the holiday season!

stamp- Santa’s Sleigh by Stampavie; paper- Baja, Navy, cream, green, dp- Heidi Grace; ink- Memento Black, SU! Night of Navy; accessories- Cuttlebug Ice Crystal die, Cuttlebug Flurries embossing folder (HSN), SU! Photo Corner punch, Stickles, gemstones.

snowflake fairies

Just a quick post to show you another sneak peek going on today at All That Scraps.  Snowflake fairies!

There are 3 different fairies and they are each as cute as the others! 

I applied some Stickles to the flake and it looks so pretty in real life.  Here’s a close up so you can see the sparkle.

Be sure to check out the other samples on the ATS blog.  And have a great weekend!

stamp- Sweet November Snowflake Fairy by C.C. Designs; paper- Soft Sky, white, black, dp- My Mind’s Eye; ink- Memento Black; accessories- ribbon, Stickles, Copics, gemstones.

polar wishes

Hello all!  Today starts the new sneak peeks of the December stamps at All That Scraps!  And I’ve used the Sugarplums Polar Bear stamp on my card to share with you.  He’s a sweet one!

Instead of coloring him in, I wanted to stamp him on some fun snowy paper.  And after I dug in my Christmas and winter papers, I found these scraps of retired SU! designs.  There was just enough of the blue pattern to stamp the bear and make a coordinating background.  Love when things fall together like that!

I paired the bear with an AmyR sentiment and added some bling and Stickles to finish it off. 

Be sure to check out all the sneak peeks on the ATS blog!  Thanks for stopping by!

stamps- Sugarplums Polar Bear by C.C. Designs, AmyR Merry & Bright; paper- white, black, dp- retired SU! papers; ink- Memento Black; accessories- Cuttlebug Ice Crystal and Snowflake #2 dies, rhinestones, Stickles, button, thread.

a Christmas tag

No time for chit chat…just popping in quick to share a Christmas tag.  I really missed making tags and decided that I needed to make a few this year.  Here I used the Darby image from this month’s release at All That Scraps.  I think she’s adorable!

And here’s a closer view…

Have a great Tuesday!

stamps- Darby by C.C. Designs; paper- green, white, pink, Baja Breeze, red, dp- SU! Candy Cane Christmas; ink- Memento Black; accessories- Copics, EK Success heart, Snowflake and border punch, scallop circle punch, Stickles, ribbon, thread, button.

snowy Christmas wishes

Here’s another card I recently made with a different sheet of 12×12 patterned paper than I used in yesterday’s post.  Same layout.  Different papers and punches.

The patterned paper was cut into 4 x 3 inch pieces, so I was able to make 12 cards from one sheet.  The sentiments are from AmyR’s Merry & Bright set.  This time I punched a red heart and accented it with a punched snowflake.  Then I used another heart on the inside.  Some red Stickles was applied to the center of each snowflake.

I can’t believe it’s almost December already!  I am glad that I have a jump on my holiday cards and I hope I can finish them soon.  Do you have yours done?

stamps- AmyR Merry & Bright; paper- white, kraft, red, dp- Country Snowmen by The Paper Studio; ink- Memento Black; accessories- ribbon, EK Success heart and snowflake punches, Stickles.

holiday wishes…

clean & simple style! 

I recently made some quick and easy Christmas cards with 12×12 sheets of patterned papers and AmyR’s Christmas sentiment sets.  This piece was cut into 4×4 squares and made 9 cards. 

The plain striped paper on the bottom is the reverse side of the stripe with the stockings.  And the sentiment is from AmyR’s Holiday Greetings.  The QuicKutz boot die was a perfect match, don’t you think?

Tomorrow I’ll have another card to share with a different sheet of paper, using the same layout.  I love when a set of cards comes together quickly and easily!

stamps- AmyR Holiday Greetings; paper- white, black, Bravo Burgundy, Artichoke, dp- Debbie Mumm design by Creative Imaginations; ink- Memento Black; accessories- ribbon, QuicKutz boot die, pop dots, Stickles.

snow day!

We have yet to see a flake this year but several of my friends have reported snowfall where they live.  I am a little bit anxious for snow but I don’t like the cold!  I wish they didn’t go hand in hand.  LOL.

For now, I’ll settle for some snowy cards.  I made this one a few days ago and finally got a chance to take a pic.  This cute set by The Saltbox Studio and the dotted embossing folder were some blog candy that I won on Susan Robert’s blog.  I never seem to win anything, so this was a nice surprise.  Thanks, Susan!

This snowy guy was just begging to have his pants paper pieced.  ;)   The polka dots are the reverse side of the red snowflake pattern.  This was one of my favorite snowy patterns and I used up some scraps here again.  Instead of coloring the scarf, I applied some Ice Stickles.  Then I outlined the snowflake layer and dotted the snowflake accent too.  This is a fun set!  I am anxious to try another snowy image.

Are you ready for Thanksgiving?  I am not.  Hopefully by tonight the food I am making will be ready!

stamps- Winter Wonders by The Saltbox Studio; paper- white, black, Soft Sky, dp- Dream Street Papers; ink- Memento Black; accessories- Copics, Arctic Ice Ice Stickles, Cuttlebug Seeing Spots, EK Success Snowflake punch.

Sabine watching the snow fall

I really enjoyed making this card.  Maybe because it’s snowy.  Or square.  Or pink.  Yeah, that’s it…pink! 

Is this Sarah Kay image not totally adorable?  I love the girl looking out the window!  She could be dreaming of anything at all, but for now she is dreaming of Christmas!  (and maybe a little bit of snow, too!)

Here’s a close-up so you can see a little more of the beautiful detail of this image.  You can see the shimmer in the pink paper too.  I think I used my last scraps of it.  sigh.  I hope you can also see the dimensional snow that I applied to each window pane…with a toothpick, no less!  I think I am still cross-eyed with a stiff neck.  LOL.  But it was worth it.  ;0)

And the last pic is of the inside.  I tried to bring a bit of the fun pink paper, snow, and green accents to the inside of the card.

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your day!

stamps: Sarah Kay Sabine Watching the Snow Fall by Stampavie, SU! Small Script, AmyR Holiday Greetings; paper- white, Pink Pirouette, Wasabi, green, unknown scraps of d.p.; ink- Memento Black; accessories- Copics, brads, EK Success Snowflake punch, Aleene’s True Snow, QuicKutz nameplate die, SU! Decorative Label punch.

40 down…

and how many to go??  ugh…I need to go check.

I finally got a good start on my Christmas cards!!!  Yay!  I am thrilled.  It would be great if I could get them almost done by Thanksgiving.  *hoping*

Last night I finished up 40 of this style card which I started on Tuesday night.  It is almost an exact CASE of a card I saw somewhere on the net…but unfortunately I have searched and searched and cannot find it again to give credit.  :^(    If you know who made one similar to this, please let me know.  I do know that there was no name or watermark on the photo.

I switched out the stamps and used a slightly different embossing folder and color of cardstock.  Here’s my version…

I used the Inset Embossing Folder technique again…love that look!  And I pulled out some favorite, retired A Muse stamps.  The Bethlehem image was stamped again on the inside with Wild Wasabi ink.  The inside sentiment is from AmyR’s Holiday Greetings

This card isn’t quite as bright as it looks here…I couldn’t Photoshop it very well.  And there’s a tiny bit of Stickles on the star…just enough to make it sparkle.

stamps- Elzybells Bethlehem & Little Town of Bethlehem (sentiment) by A Muse, AmyR Holiday Greetings; paper- textured green, white; ink- SU! Wild Wasabi, Memento Black; accessories- Copics, SU! Ornament punch and Square Lattice embossing folder, QuicKutz Polka Dots folder, pop dots, Stickles.

a different stair step card

Where has the week gone?  Yikes!  I am back today with a different type of Stair Step card that I made… inspired by my friend, Pam Sparks.  She is making some gorgeous cards in this style and she calls them a Front Panel Side Step card.  You can see her directions here on her blog. 

I altered the dimensions slightly on my card to make it an A2 size.  I started with 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and the center score is at 4 1/4″.  All other side scores are on the same 1″ measurements. (From the bottom, score at 1″, 2″, and 5 1/4″.)

I used the Penelope and Juniper images from the November release at All That Scraps.  This pair is too cute! 

After everything was cut out and glued down, I added Stickles to Penelope’s fur accents for some holiday sparkle.  I also applied Aleene’s True Snow to the base of the main image.

Here you can see how the card is cut and folded in this side view.  The sentiment hangs off the front panel.

What a fun card!  I hope you give it a try.  (Thanks, Pam, for the inspiration!)

stamps- Sweet November Penelope and Juniper, AmyR Merry & Bright by C.C. Designs; paper- Soft Sky, Artichoke, white, SU! Wintergreen dp; ink- Memento Black; accessories- Copics, Stickles, Aleene’s True Snow, EK Success Snowflake punch, gemstone, SU! Oval punches.

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