Thursday, December 29, 2022

A Couple of Christmas Cards


Sharing today a couple of the Christmas cards I made and mailed. I love making Christmas cards, however, most sent this year were made ages ago and I don't remember how I made them. These are more recent.

This Christmas Scottie stamp set and punch are by Stampin' Up! I love all dogs, you know, so this set was a must to buy. I am showing the inside too. The colors used are Real Red and Versafine Onyx Black along with basic white. I've put away all my Christmas supplies so cannot identify the Merry Christmas stamp. Isn't the woof greeting precious? I think so.  :-)


Next is a card made this year using older goodies. The wreath die is from an old Concord & 9th set called Joyful Noel. I cut it using shades of green, SU's Evening Evergreen and Gumball Green cardstocks. Shiny red balls from my bling drawer accent the wreath. I used the largest Scalloped Contours die to make a background for the wreath. The white cardstock is all from PTI. The Merry Christmas in Real Red c.s. again, is the same Elizabeth Craft designs die that I have used previously.

I am glad to be finished making holiday cards; next up more winter scene cards, I expect. We have lots of winter left here in MN. 😀

Happy New Year to you all.

Monday, December 19, 2022

Snowflakes and Stars

Hi and Happy Holidays! 

I don't know where I've been, busy, I guess, but I just realized this is the final challenge for the Squash It team. So I just have to participate in Let's Squash It Challenge # 27 that calls for snowflakes and stars. I am really going to miss this challenge. It has been fun! Thanks Gail and Jo.

Here is my card:

 Choosing an embossing folder was my first step. Luckily I use Evernote, so I could see all my snowflake and stars folders. This is a new one from Simon Says Stamp called Faceted Snowflakes. Still available.

Next I made an A2 side opening  base card from Night of Navy cardstock, a perennial favorite color of mine by Stampin' Up! The snowflake ef was run through my Gemini Jr. using PTI white cardstock. 

The idea for the sweater is a CASing of a card I made years ago, maybe 2018 and probably blogged about on my old blog. Remember it? Lucky I save everything. Teehee. Anyway, the die is from the retired Elizabeth Craft Designs called Winter Sweater, and for sale a couple of other places.

For the stars I punched them out with an old SU mini star punch. And finally, added Brrr in the navy using a die from another SU/Sizzix retired set named Snowflake Card Thinlits. A layer of white is inside for a note or sentiment when I am ready to send this out. 

Done. What do you think? Because the embossing folder is new, I am adding this to Darnell's NBUS Challenge #45 and as the Brrr is from a snippet of paper, am also entering Di and Sarn's Snippet Playground #443. 

Goodbye my friends. Hope to see you next time. Sending Happiest Holiday Wishes to you all!!


Friday, December 2, 2022

CCC November 2022 + One More


I just cannot believe how fast this year has flown by. It's December now? What? I just don't feel like making Christmas cards right now, so here are a couple I made instead.

First up is my card for the November Card Chain Challenge. It's a big flower stencil that I have used before. This time I tried to use the challenge color suggestions of chocolate, orange and slate. Mine don't match exactly, but that is okay. I also made it a friendship card 'cuz it went to a friend!

I used an Uniko stencil called Gerbera on a SU Basic Gray cardstock, The flower was colored with a sponge in SU Mango Melody and the center and sentiment with Chocolate Chip. The sentiment is stamped onto a label cut with the old SU Washi Label punch. I found this great saying from Stamplorations called Blooming Buds. It apparently recently sold out. The stencil is still available.

Next up is a card made following a video by SU Demo, Sharon Armstrong and I had most of the supplies she used. The idea was to put color through a die.

The die set is called Artistic Dies from SU and the colors I sponged on are Concord Crush and Lemon Lime Twist, all retired now. The green leaves are hard to see. The cardbase is also Concord Crush. I chopped down the panel as not all of it was usable, using a SU Rectangle Stitched Framelits die. Just for fun, a coordinating rectangle is behind the focal point.  The hello is in Basic White ink from the SU poly set called To A Wild Rose, also retired. Hard to see, but it is there. I have new stuff, don't you know, but need to love some of the older goodies too. Right?
So, I'm doing flower cards like I promised and am happy doing them. 🌼

Bye for now from a snowy evening in Minnesota.