Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Christmas Reindeer

One more Christmas card. And one last cheap die. Such a cute reindeer with scarf. He is cut with kraft cardstock and mounted on foam squares. The scarf was cut from kraft also, but colored with a Copic marker. The card base is ivory. The panel the reindeer is on is a textured paper with a pre-torn bottom edge. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

Edited to add: Mary - if you contact me through email (you can find my address in the "About Me" section in my profile) I would be happy to direct you to where I got this die. It came from China and I'm thinking they are using other company's designs. I still break down once in a while and buy a couple, even though I really don't think I should. :(

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Congrats on the New House ... and a Link

A friend of mine bought a new house at the end of November and I finally got around to making her a card! And, actually, this card was created because I brought a bunch of cards home from church that I had donated a couple years ago and they had not sold. I replaced them with newer ones. Some of the cards I disassembled and made into new cards. This is one of those cards. 

The panel with the house was already done. I had stamped on various colors of cardstock and paper-pieced it. The house is from Fiskars.The "Congrats" and the border around it are from Clearly Wordsworth. The house is mounted on foam squares.

I really, truly love to answer questions that people leave me. It seems like most of the time I get questions, though, it's from an "anonymous" commenter and I have no way of contacting that person, except through my blog. So, here is a reply to a comment that I got yesterday about this card. Here is a very simple tutorial I did on that technique. I hope you find this reply!

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Christmas Thank You

I made this for the Music Director of our church. I joined the bell choir this year and it's so much fun! The director gave us each a Christmas gift and this is the thank you that I made for him.

I embossed the background with a Darice embossing folder and matted it with red. The sentiment panel was stamped with Repeat Impressions (the holly) and Stampin' Up! (the Thank You) stamps. I colored with Copic markers and added a bit of sparkle with a Wink of Stella pen. I mounted the panel on foam squares.

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Christmas Cards Are an All-Year Thing

I am never done making Christmas cards:) I don't often sit down to make them, but they often happen. Such is the case with this card. I came across this stencil that I got on clearance at a local paper store and hadn't wanted to put it away until I used it. I thought it would be nice with white embossing paste. I used it on blue textured cardstock and matted with white. I mounted the panel on foam squares. The snowflake was cut with a die that I got last summer and had not used yet. I think I have fourteen cards for this year finished now.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Happy Birthday to Me ... a Week Late!

Well, my birthday came and went, and I'm finally taking the time to post the birthday cards I received - per my tradition! Here is a picture of all of them. So wonderful, and I really appreciate getting them all!!

And here are separate pictures of each of the hand-made cards I received - in alphabetical order. It's not that I like them better, but I know you are here for card ideas:) Very picture-heavy post!


From our granddaughter, Amelia

Annie

Bea

Bonnie


Georgia

Gloria


Joyce

Kris


Lucy



Thank you all for the absolutely wonderful cards and birthday greetings! 

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year's Eve. I wish one and all a fabulous 2018.

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