Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Coffee Gift Card Holder ...

Good morning! I made a Holiday Gift Card Holder for the Coffee Lover's in your life featuring Basis Green CardstockFlavours Gourmet Chili Arbol (Red), and Esse Pearl Smooth White Cardstock from CutCardStock.


I recently saw a Coffee Cup Gift Card tutorial over at Splitcoaststampers, and knew I had to make some. My daughter is no longer in school, but she does attend a Day Program for your adults with Special Needs, and I give the staff gifts during the holidays.


My cards feature a Poppy Stamps Snowflake Ribbon Die, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, and a Holiday Sentiment from Papertry Ink's Holiday Wishes Vol.1 on the inside.

I am giving  Starbucks Gift Cards this year so I created my design using holiday colors. I used the Flavours Gourmet Chili Arbol (Red) for the base of my design with the Esse Pearl Smooth White Cardstock for the brim, inside layer and snowflake. I used the Basis Green Cardstock for the embossed panel behind the snowflake, and a combination of Scor-Tape and Tombow Mono Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to put the card together.


I am making six (6) of these cards. I am happy to say they are very quick and easy to make, which is good during these busy times.


All of the Red, Green and White cardstock is 10% off as part of the Holiday Sale going on right now, and all of the Ribbon is also on Sale when you use the Coupon Code RIBBON!

Challenges entered ...
 - Dream Valley Challenge #119 ~ Shaped Cards
 - Pile it One Challenge #95 ~ Any Holiday/Celebration
 - SBC November Monthly Challenge ~ Anything Goes using Red/Green/White

Until next time ... Enjoy!





     

Holiday Birds ...

Good morning and Happy Wednesday! Ruza here to share a holiday card featuring one of the adorable holiday stamps from Great Impressions Stamps.


Today's card features the adorable Birdie Stamp (A150). To start I stamped the adorable bird with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink across a panel, and cut it down to 1" x 5-1/2". Copic Markers were used to color the birds, Silver and White Gelly Roll Pens were used on the gifts, and distress ink was applied around the image. Once complete, I layered the panel onto red and green cardstock, and then onto my DP covered cardbase.

I stamped the The Most Sentiment (C490) with the same Memento Tuxedo Black Ink to the bottom of the card, and then added my bling in the corners and around the sentiment.


I can see myself using the adorable Birdie Stamp (A150) throughout the year. It is perfect for any celebration, not just Christmas. All you need to do is change the colors.

If you haven't heard of Great Impressions Stamps make sure you hop on over to the Store to check them out. There are so many AWESOME stamps to play with, and all of the Accessories you need to create your projects with!!! I hope you'll check out our Monthly Challenge, and if you use Great Impressions Stamps make sure you also link up to our Customer Gallery.

Challenges entered ...
 - Cutie Pie Challenge #93 ~ Simply Cute & Chrismassy
 - The Glory of Christmas Challenge #72 ~ CAS (Clean & Simple)
 - Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #225 ~ Sketch (see below)

Until next time ... Enjoy!






Products not listed above ...
 - Cardstock: CutCardStock Cougar White 100# A-2 Folded InvitationBasis Green & Flavours Gourmet Chili Arbol (Red), Carta Bella So this is Christmas DP
 - Ink: Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink
 - Other: Hobby Lobby Holly Cluster Gemstones



Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Magical Deer ...

Good morning and Happy Wednesday! Ruza here to share a holiday card featuring an elegant stamp from Great Impressions Stamps.


Today's card features the gorgeous Magical Deer Stamp (H220). I stamped the image with Dark Chocolate Ink, applied distress ink around the image, and layered my panels. I added a bit of distress ink on the cardbase, and then layered on my panels.

I stamped the Season's Greetings Sentiment (C427) with the same Dark Chocolate Ink to the bottom of the card. Once done I used a Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen on the swirls and snow.


If you haven't heard of Great Impressions Stamps make sure you hop on over to the Store to check them out. There are so many AWESOME stamps to play with, and all of the Accessories you need to create your projects with!!! I hope you'll check out our Monthly Challenge, and if you use Great Impressions Stamps make sure you also link up to our Customer Gallery.

Challenges enter ...
 - One Crazy Stamper November Challenge ~ Christmas/Winter
 - Sisters of Craft November Challenge ~ Anything Goes
 - A Snowflake Promise Challenge #9 ~ Christmas/Winter Theme
 - Inky Chicks Challenge #59 ~ Silent Night

Until next time ... Enjoy!






Products not listed above ...
 - Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, CutCardStock Cougar White 100# A-2 Folded InvitationBasis Green & Flavours Gourmet Chili Arbol (Red), Teresa Collins Santa's List DP
 - Ink: Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
 - Other: Stickles - Crystal, Waterfall, Frosted Lace & XMas Red

Monday, November 9, 2015

Holiday Shaker Cards ...


Shaker cards are all the rage now so I created several Flat Shaker Cards to share with you today.


My cards feature a Papertry Ink Winter Floral Die Cover Plate, one of the sentiments from the Papertry Ink Holiday Wishes Stamp Set, Recollections Chunky Glitter, some Stickles and Liquid Pearls.


Since the Winter Floral Cover Plate has so much detail, I used a metal shim while running the Cover Plate through my Big Shot. I did this with the Basis Green CardstockFlavours Gourmet Chili Arbol (Red), and Stardream Metallic Crystal (White). I made the base for my card with Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock.

I flipped each of the panels over, adhered 1/8" Scor-Tape all around the edges. I then cut several pieces of Acetate (clear cardstock) to 5-1/2" x 4-1/2", and attached the panels to the Acetate. Then I stamped the sentiment with Staz-on Black Ink, flipped the panel, added more Scor-Tape around the edges, and sprinkled the Chunky Glitter over the panel.

Once I finished putting the Chunky Glitter over the panel, I removed the Scor-Tape and laid my card base on top of the panel. This makes it easier to keep the Chunky Glitter where you place it.


The Chunky Glitter is actually Green and Gold. The final touch was to add a bit of Stickles and Liquid Pearl to the center of the flowers.



All of the Red, Green and White cardstock is 10% off as part of the Holiday Sale going on right now.

Challenges entered ...
 - Challenge up Your Life Challenge #27 ~ Shakercard
 - Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge #59 ~ White on White
 - Creative Corner Challenge ~ Christmas (No Red or Green)
 - Crafting with Friends Challenge #10 ~ Anything Goes

Until next time ... Enjoy!






Friday, November 6, 2015

Floral Girls ...


Good morning and Happy Friday! It's Release Week at Sami Stamps today, and we also have a NEW Challenge for you to play along with for the month of November! 

That's not ALL! This weeks Release has been published in the November/December 2015 issue of Through the Craftroom Door.


This week's Release is called Floral Girls ... 


This lovely image is called Floral GirlI colored her up with my Copic Markers, fussy cut her out and layered her on my design.

Since I knew my project was going to be published in the November/December TTCRD Magazine, I went with a Holiday Theme for my Design.



Knowing my theme I pulled out my Papertry Ink Tinsel & Tag DP (2014 Make it Market Kit), and CutCardstock cardstock along with my SRM Stickers, and a string of pearls from Want2Scrap.

Copic Markers … E000, E00, E04, E11, E21 & R22 (skin); 
G20 & G24 (eyes); E21, E23, E25, E27 & E29 (hair); 
R24, R27, R29, R59 & R89 (dress); R24, R29 & R89 (flowers)


Make sure you hop on over to Sami Stamps Blog to see what the other Designers created with the New Release, and join our current Sami Stamps Challenge. Make sure you head on over to the store to grab some of these lovely images for yourself!

Challenges entered ...
 - Crafty Girls Creations Challenge #8 ~ Anything Goes
 - SSD DTBST #306 ~ Anything Goes
 - Inspirational Destination Challenge #58 ~ Anything Goes
 - The Paper Shelter Challenge #226 ~ Layer on Layer
 - City Crafters Week #286 ~ Getting Ready for Christmas

I appreciate your stopping by today, and enjoy reading your lovely comments! Hope you have an amazing weekend.

Until next time ... Enjoy!
Products not listed above:
 - Paper: CutCardStock Classic Crest Solar White 80# Smooth, Basis Green & Flavours Gourmet Chili Arbol 
 - Other:Nestabilities Large Oval Die (S4-110), Ranger White Opal Liquid Pearls, Want2Scrap Sleek Strips Pearls – White, Scotch 3D Foam Tape, Tombow Multi-Mono Liquid Glue, SRM Happy Holidays Sticker Sentiments #51001 (inside of card)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Season's Greetings ...

Good morning! I'm sharing another holiday card today featuring the adorable adorable Joyful Penguins (H273) from Great Impressions Stamps



I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the image, colored the penguins with my Copic Markers, and added some distress ink around the penguins. I cut the panel of penguins down to size, layered it on a green mat, and then layered it on the background I created with DP and green cardstock.

I added the Season's Greetings Sentiment (C427) to the card after cutting it out with my Oval Nestabilities Dies, and added it to my design with dimensional tape. Once done I added various Stickles for the snow, fluff on the hats, and for the berries on the leaves.


If you haven't heard of Great Impressions Stamps make sure you hop on over to the Store to check them out. There are so many AWESOME stamps to play with, and all of the Accessories you need to create your projects with!!! I hope you'll check out our Monthly Challenge, and if you use Great Impressions Stamps make sure you also link up to our Customer Gallery.

Challenges enter ...
 - Cheerful Sketches November Challenge (see sketch below)
 - One Crazy Stamper November Challenge ~ Christmas/Winter
 - Cute As A Button Challenge #16 ~ Winter
 - City Crafter Challenge ~ Week 286, Getting Ready for Christmas
 - Unicorn Challenge #3 ~ Christmas is Coming

Until next time ... Enjoy!






Products not listed above ...
 - Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, CutCardStock Cougar White 100# A-2 Folded Invitation, Basis Green & Flavours Gourmet Chili Arbol (Red), Teresa Collins Santa's List DP
 - Ink: Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
 - Other: Stickles - Crystal, Waterfall, Frosted Lace & XMas Red



Monday, November 2, 2015

CutCardStock Design Team Call ...


The CutCardStock Design Team is EXPANDING!!! Applications are being accepted now thru November 15, 2015. If you would like to join us, make sure you hop on over to CutCardStock for all of the details!

Until next time ... Enjoy!



Give thanks ...

Good morning! Great Impressions Stamps is sponsoring The Shabby Tea Room Challenge #263




The theme for this week's challenge is Thankful + a Photo Inspiration. 


I pulled the colors from the Inspiration Photo and created my design around the Simple Things (D374) Sentiment. I stamped the sentiment on DP, cut the Memory Box Pine Needle Border from CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Bronze, and layered it on the panel and my cardbase. 

If you haven't heard of Great Impressions Stamps make sure you hop on over to the Store to check them out. There are so many AWESOME stamps to play with, and all of the Accessories you need to create your projects with!!! I hope you'll check out our Monthly Challenge, and if you use Great Impressions Stamps make sure you also link up to our Customer Gallery.

Make sure you head on over to the The Shabby Tea Room Blog for all of the details and be inspired by their designers.

Challenges entered ...
 - The Paper Players Challenge #269 ~ Fall Thank You Cards
 - Sweet Stampin' Challenge ~ Dies and/or Punches

Until next time ... Enjoy!





Products not listed above ...
 - Cardstock: Papertry Ink Vintage Cream, 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

House of Cards November Challenge ...

Good morning! It's the first of the month, and that means it's time for a New Challenge over at the House of CardsThis month's Challenge is a Stamped Punch Window.



For those of you not familiar with this technique make sure you head on over to House of Cards to check out the tutorial.



I went with a Fall Grunge look when creating my Thank You card for this month's challenge using stamps, dies and ink from Papertry Ink along with some twine from my stash.

Make sure you hop on over to the House of Cards Challenge Blog for all of the details for entering our Monthly Challenge. I can't wait to see what inspires you this month!

Challenges entered ...
 - 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #270 ~ Anything Goes
 - QKR Stampede Challenge #163 ~ Harvest Colors
 - Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Until Next time ... Enjoy!






Products not listed above ...
 - Cardstock: Papertry Ink White
 - Stamps: Papertry Ink Boutique Borders Thanks Stamp Set & Coordinating Die, Vintage Linens
 - Ink: Papertry Ink Harvest Gold, Orange Zest, New Leaf, Dark Chocolate & Fine Linen

Great Impressions November Challenge ...

Good morning! We have a new Challenge starting today over at the Great Impressions Blog. This months challenge is called "Bling on the Holidays".


For today's card I couldn't resist this adorable stamp called Christmas Henry (G494). I stamped this adorable stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, colored it in with my Copic Markers, added distress ink around the image, and then added Crystal Stickels to the tree and under.

Once done I used my dies to cut out panels, and layered all of it together onto some design paper. After adding the Oh Christmas Tree Sentiment (B237), I scattered enamel dots around the image.


Make sure you head on over to the Great Impressions Challenge Blog to see what the other Designer's created, and for all of the details on how you can WIN this lovely collection of Great Impressions Stamps! If you use our Great Impressions Stamps remember to link them up in our Customer Gallery.

Challenges entered ...
 - Crazy 4 Challenge #310 ~ Christmas
 - CHNC Challenge #253 ~ It's Time To Sing
 - All Sorts Challenge Week 335 ~ Christmas

I appreciate you stopping by today, and enjoy reading your lovely comments. Hope you have a fabulous week!

Until next time ... Enjoy!





Products used ...
 - Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 80# Smooth, CutCardStock Basis Green, Papertry Ink Tree Top Glistens DP
 - Ink: Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
 - Other: Nestabilities S4-130 Rectangles Small, MFT Pcd Rectangle STAX, Doodlebug Gold Sprinkles (Enamel Dots)