Hello, 2023!

Hello, everyone! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas holidays! It’s Anna here with a New Year card.

I started by die cutting the numbers from matte gold cardstock using Tall and Skinny Numbers Coverplate Dies. Then, I cut out “hello” from black and glitter white cardstock using Many Sentiments Coverplate Dies. To make a large star, I stamped the Confetti Shapes Star on a piece of vellum, heat embossed it in glitter white and cut out with Confetti Shapes Star Coordinating Dies.

For the background, I ink blended Arctic Sky and Periwinkle on a piece of white cardstock and cut it with SLIMLINE – Star Coverplate Die. I ink blended Arctic Sky and Periwinkle on the A2 card base as well and adhered the panel with stars on it. Next, I added the vellum star, numbers and “hello” on the background.

To embellish the card, I added a few rhinestones from Rhinestones Mixed – Gold Rainbow Opaque.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Anna

Wishing you a Merry Christmas

Hello, everyone! Only 2 more days till Christmas! Today Anna here with a slimline holiday card.

I started by cutting circle, square and star shapes using Confetti Shapes Circle Coordinating Dies, Confetti Shapes Square Coordinating Dies and Confetti Shapes Star Coordinating Dies. Next, I ink blended Moonlight onto square shapes and white heat embossed the Confetti Shapes Square stamps on them. I ink blended Moonlight on the star shapes as well and glitter gold heat embossed the Confetti Shapes Star stamps on them. The circle shapes were colored in Valentine Red. The Confetti Shapes Circle stamps were heat embossed in white on them. The ornament toppers and stripes were cut out from matte gold cardstock. The bows and stripes for presents were cut out from glitter gold cardstock.

For the background, I cut a white cardstock panel using SLIMLINE – Quilted Coverplate Die and added some winter foliage using Pine Stencil and Moonlight ink. The sentiment from Easy Expressions Holiday stamp set was stamped in Noir and Valentine Red and cut out with Easy Expressions Holiday Coordinating Die.

That’s all from me today. And, to all who celebrate Christmas I wish you a bright and beautiful season of joy!

Anna

Pocket Shaker Holiday Card

Hello everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start! It’s TaeEun here today with a pocket shaker holiday card! I used one of the four A2 images from the Jolly Season Large Stencils for the background of my pocket shaker card.

A pocket shaker card is easier to make than a usual shaker card, as you don’t need to make a window nor the wall for the shaker elements.

To start I stenciled the part of the Jolly Season Large Stencils that I wanted. You could stencil a whole letter sized panel to get four images using the large stencil set or you could choose one image for an A2 sized panel like I did for this card!

To stencil the image with a festive all-over pattern I used Coralline hybrid ink, Cherry, Lipstick Red, Bright Emerald and Hot Tourmaline. When I stenciled the dark green area of the greenery I covered the other part of the stencil #3, which I stenciled in Cherry.

I cut a clear sheet slightly larger than A2 size and folded the excessive edges to attach the folded edge on the back of the stenciled panel. 

First I attached three sides of the panel with the clear sheet to make a pocket and poured the shaker elements into the opening. As the shaker elements I used the Smoked Emerald Sparkling Clear sequins, Cosmic Mauve Couture Mix and some red and silver star confetti. Lastly I closed the opening of the pocket.

The sentiment is from the Bold Fill In Holiday set. I stamped “SENDING” in Lipstick red and filled the blank space with the “CHRISTMAS CHEER” by heat embossing it in silver. I then cut the sentiment using the coordinating die and added it to the card slightly tilted using foam tape.                  

This is the last post from me in this year! I’m so grateful for your love and support throughout the year! 

Wishing you all a happy holiday season and a new year filled with love and happiness!

Sending you crafty hugs,

TaeEun

Merry Christmas – Jumbo Poinsettia

Hello, fellow crafters!! Happy Friday!!

I have a Christmas card to share with you today featuring the Jumbo Poinsettia Layering Stencil Set!!

I began by stenciling the Jumbo Poinsettia Stencil Set with Cherry, Lipstick Red, Wine, Lemon Drop and Amber Citrine inks, then using the Coordinating Die to cut it out.

For the background, I white heat embossed the Speckled Background Stamp onto an A2 panel of light aqua cardstock. I blended a bit of Caribbean Turquoise and Hot Tourmaline inks onto the edges, leaving it lighter toward the middle of the panel. The poinsettia was adhered and the excess was trimmed from the edges.

The sentiment is from the Ribbons Holiday Stamp Set. It was stamped with Caribbean Turquoise and Hot Tourmaline inks, then cut out with its Coordinating Die. “Christmas” was trimmed into a narrow banner. The sentiment die-cut and strip were both popped up in the lower right corner with foam tape. I added some Soft Gold Gems to the center of the poinsettia for a little sparkle.

I am really loving aqua and teal instead of traditional Christmas green this year!!

Thanks so much for dropping by today!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Brenda

Joy & Cheer

Hi all. Vera here today as we’re getting closer to Christmas, so needless to say I have more Christmas theme card to share. As always, classic Poinsettia never go out of style in my opinion. My cards today featuring an older Boundless Poinsettias set.

I stamped the images with Hollywood Star, Deep Peony, Dolled Up, Meadow & Bright Fern. Then die cut it with the Boundless Poinsettias Coordinating die. I keep the design simple since I feel this green is bight and don’t need anything extra. Finish by stamping the sentiment that come in the set.

Since I have a couple of this flower stamped, I figure I might as well make an extra card, except this time, I used the bright green as frame and use a soft green as the background.

And, on this one for the sentiment I used the Ribbons Merry Layering stencil and paired it with the sentiment from Poinsettia Wishes set stamped in Bright Fern.. Again, another older stamp set that I feel deserves some love. Finish by adding some Fern Green rhinestones.

Quick and to the point post as I have my mom with me at the moment and since it’s so rare for me to have her here, I am not doing much crafting as I want to spend as much time with her as possible. I am beyond grateful that she’s still able to travel here and I am sure you all understand that I better treasure my moments with her. I wish you all a lovely day. That’s all from me today and I wish you all a lovely day.

Tis the Season

Hello everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start! It’s TaeEun here today with a holiday card in the traditional color scheme – red & green. Today’s card features the Poinsettia Wreath Stencils and the coordinating dies.

To start I stenciled the Poinsettia Wreath in dark red and dark green on a Neenah solar white panel. For the red poinsettia I chose Lipstick Red, Wine and Grape Crush and for the green part Everglade Moss and Light Onyx

After the stenciling was done I cut the Poinsettia Wreath using the coordinating die. The die set has two dies, one for the outer line and one for the inner outline. I cut only the outer line and stamped the sentiment from the Poinsettia Wreath stamp set on the center of the wreath in Noir. The Poinsettia Wreath die from a previous release coordinates with the stencil set, but the stamp set does NOT ! 

For a festive look I pulled out a red cardbase and made the perimeter of the front darker by ink blending the area in Lipstick Red and Wine. I then splattered white opaque ink and foam mounted the Poinsettia Wreath on it. 

To finish off I added some Red Gems on the center of the poinsettias and on the background. 

Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you enjoyed looking my card!

Wishing you all a great week!

TaeEun

Jolly Border card

Hello, everyone! Today Anna here sharing a holiday card with a Jolly border.

I started by white heat embossing an image from Jolly Border stamp set on a white cardstock. Then, I colored it with Holbein watercolors and let it dry. The border was cut out with Wonderland Print Coordinating Dies. I added poinsettia and holly branch to more volume of the border. They were white heat embossed, colored with watercolors and die cut as well.

For the background, I cut out a sand cardstock panel using Festive Folk Coverplate Die. Next, I adhered this panel on a white card base and added the border to it.

The sentiment from Styled Christmas Sentiments was heat embossed in gold. To add a snow effect, I used ultrathick embossing enamel.

That’s all from me today! Thanks for stopping by!

Deck The Halls

Hello, everyone! Hope your week been going well! Vera here today and I’m sharing a couple Christmas cards I made using Holiday Bells Large Stencils.

When I colored this stencil, I had shared a couple pf the other cards HERE and today I am sharing the remaining 2 cards. To color the stencil I used Soft GardenBeach BlondieLemon DropFound TopazDolled Up and Bubblegum.  Finish with stenciling, die cut the image with the coordinating Styled Christmas Sentiment dies

I hope you can see it, on the red cardstock background I stamped it with Speckled Background stamp. Kind of hard to see since I used the Versamark ink, so it’s very subtle. Then I die cut the bells a couple more times from plain cardstock just to add thickness for layering. I finish the card with sentiment from Easy Expressions Holiday set.

Here’s my second card from the other stenciled panel.

Again, I simply repeat the same step. Yep, this one also has the Speckled Background stamped in Versamark. The lighting in my craft room make it pretty hard to get it right in the picture.

It’s pretty much crunching time right now to get some Christmas cards done, so I hope I was able to inspire you to make some Christmas cards this week. Thank you all for swinging by here.

Fairest Peonies Cluster Stencils

Hi everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start! It’s TaeEun here today sharing a peony card. I made a nearly one layer card using the Fairest Peonies Cluster stencils

To start I stenciled the peony flowers from the Fairest Peonies Cluster set in Whisper Pink, Bubblegum, Dolled Up and Deep Peony. I added a bit of orange to the pink flowers using Peach Blossom and Coraline Hybrid ink. The stamen were stenciled in Amber Citrine and the leaves in Meadow and Spring Salad

After the stenciling was done I colored the background around the image using C0, C1, C3 and C5 Copic markers and cut the panel using the Double Pierced Rectangle A2 Nested Die. To add some interest to the background I masked the top and right side of the panel and ink blended Cali Blue very lightly on the corner. I then adhered the finished panel on a white cardbase.

The sentiment was cut using the Script Word die. I cut three “hugs” from some white cardstock, ink blended a piece of white cardstock in pink and cut one more “hugs” from it to use it as the top layer of the sentiment. The shadow layer was cut from some vellum. 

To finish off I scattered a few Soft Pink Gems on the card. 

That’s it from me for today!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you enjoyed looking my card!

Wishing you all a great week!

TaeEun

Merry Christmas – Stenciled Poinsettia Wreath

Happy Friday, crafty friends!! I hope you have some fun, crafty plans for the weekend!! If you are still making your Christmas cards like I am, I have a card that I hope will inspire you!!

I began by stenciling the Poinsettia Wreath Layering Stencils onto white cardstock with Blue Diamond, Cobalt Breeze, Parisian Blue, Soft Garden and Evergreen inks. I die-cut the panel with the second largest die in the Rectangle A2 Nested Die Set. It was adhered to a dark pink panel of cardstock, which was die-cut with the largest of the Double Stitched Rectangle A2 Nested Dies.

For the sentiment, I stamped the Ribbons Holiday Stamp Set onto white cardstock with Red Sangria and Lipstick Red inks, then cut it out with the Coordinating Die. “Christmas” was stamped onto white cardstock with Red Sangria ink using the same stamp set, then trimmed into a narrow strip. The sentiment die-cut and strip were both popped up with foam tape.

For the finishing touch, Deep Pink Rhinestone Gems were added to the centers of the poinsettias for a little sparkle and shine.

Thank you so much for dropping by today!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Brenda