Very Merry Christmas

I hope all of my East Coast friends are safe and sound after Hurricane Sandy passed the last few days.  That was one monster of a storm.
Today, some of the Avocado Arts Designers are posting using the Very Merry Christmas stamp set.  I decided to adhere some pattern paper down, and then stamped directly onto the tag.

materials used:
Avocado Arts Stamps
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L My Stik
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares
May Arts trim
Copic markers
black ink
Echo Park pattern paper

Holiday Christmas Tree Card...round 2

A fun and cute trailer I made for this card.
The music will get you pumped to start your cards.

It is exactly two months until Christmas!!!
Are you ready??
to watch the video in full screen, just click the square looking symbol in the left hand corner of the you tube box.

Hello there!  Well, I made a card over the summer for the Spellbinders Summer Blog Frenzy, and by popular demand, I am reposting my original post.  This card can now be seen in ads in CardMaker Magazine, as well as Card Magazine, and some of you may have found your way here from Scrapbook and Cards Today.

If you have any further questions about this card, feel free to contact me at with the subject as Holiday Christmas Tree Card.

Supply List:
     *  S4-339 2012 Holiday Tree (Spellbinders™ Paper Arts) MSRP $24.99
     *  S5-122 Ribbon Banners Lg (Spellbinders™ Paper Arts) MSRP $24.99
     *  LF-168 Grand Large Labels (Spellbinders™ Paper Arts)
     *  EL-009 Flora M-bossabilities (Spellbinders™ Paper Arts)
     *  Grand Calibur® Die Cutting Machine (Spellbinders™ Paper Arts)
     *  Waltzingmouse Stamps
     *  Want2Scrap bling
     *  Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
     *  Clear Snap licorice ink
     *  Ginak white card stock
     *  Pink ribbon

  1. Cut/emboss Grand Large Labels die #3 with white cardstock, using Grand Calibur®.  You will need two diecuts to create the cardbase.
  2. Score one diecut, ½" from the top.
  3. Adhere MyStik adhesive above the score line.
  4. Adhere other diecut, to form card base.

     5.  Using a smaller Grand Labels die #2, cut white cardstock with die template.
     6.  Place diecut into Flora M-Bossabilities folder, run through the Spellbinders™  Grand Calibur®machine.
     7.  Place die cut aside.

     8.  Place Scrapboook Adhesives by 3L white foam tape on the backside of the embossed die cut.
     9.  Adhere diecut to the card front.

     10.  Prepare Christmas tree die to create a die cut.  When using a die with a lot of detail for the first time, it can help by placing wax paper nearest to the die, then the card stock.  It will make getting the die cut out easier.
     11.  Cut/emboss cardstock.
     12.  Add foam squares on the backside of the die cut.  YOu will need to cut the squares with scissors, so they fit on the small space.
     13.  Adhere diecut to the card.

     14.  Cut/emboss cardstock.
     15.  Stamp sentiment in black ink, and adhere diecut to the tree using foam squares.
     16.  Add pink bling to Christmas tree.

And A Partridge

I seriously love this stamp set, and papers together.  It is so soft and feminine and would totally work besides for Christmas.  Today the designers are using the And a Partridge set.  Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog for more inspiration, as well as a chance to win this set.
I hope you all have a fabulous Friday!!  There is no school today, so the family is off to Walt Disney World for the weekend :)

Let it Snow

Today, I am showcasing the stamp set called Let it Snow by Lawn Fawn.  It is day two of Inspiration Week.  If you would like to win this set, or see more projects using this set, head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog.
When it comes to making Christmas cards, I am on the less is more kick.  The simpler the better.  Is simpler a word?  Anyhow, on this card, I did basic stamping on white card stock, layered on white card stock.  My kind of card :)

Owl I want

Lawn Fawn is having a few Inspiration Days this week.  Today, we are showcasing the mini stamp set called Winter Owl.  This owl is so cute, and I love how the sentiment matches perfectly!  For my project, I decided to make a clean and classic Christmas card, with just basic stamping and no tools.  Just some layering paper, and coloring in the owl with Copic markers.  Simple, easy and fun!
Head on over to the Lawn Fawn Blog for a chance to win this set, as well as see some super cute projects!
materials used:
Lawn Fawn Winter Owl
green, pink and white card stock
Lawn Fawn cording
black ink
copic markers
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares

Christmas bells

How in the world is it the middle of October?  The last few weeks have been very busy, my children have kept me working overtime lol.  I'm kind of excited to have a slow down week...I can wish right? 
Today, I have a sneak of the November stamp set from Avocado Arts.  I don't like to skip holidays, and I am most excited for Halloween!  However, is it not crazy that the holiday season is fast approaching?  Now is the time to get started on Christmas cards (if you happen to make your own) The entire team is showing fun projects using this set, so be sure to visit all of their blogs for great inspiration!  It will be sure to get your Christmas card mojo flowing.

Materials Used:
pink card stock
white card stock
Avocado Arts stamps
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares
copic markers
green ribbon
memento ink

I Am Thankful

Here is a companion card I made, to match the card I made yesterday.  I plan on making these into a set and giving them away.  So, I'm trying to keep them in the same color family.  Again, I am using Avocado Arts stamps.  I'm using simple stamping techniques, with minimal embellishments so they will only cost one stamp to mail.
Check out what the other designers have created for you today, using this set as well.

Materials Used:
Avocado Arts stamps
kraft cardstock
orange ink
black ink
Spellbinders Standard Circles LG die template

1. Generation stamp the wheat using orange ink.
2.  Stamp the sentiment in black ink.
3.  Emboss the circle into the card front.
4.  Add embellishments

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