Sending Tropical Hugs

Hi peeps. How’ it going? Vera here and today I am bringing a tropical inspiration.

I know, it’s fall season, but I can’t help thinking tropical as I’ve  been feeling homesick lately. I came from a tropical country and I grew up with coconut trees lining up our front yard. So, when I saw this Palm Close Up set, I know I have to have it.

I started by inking up the card panel with various ink color. Once that done, I stamped and heat embossed the palm leaves. I just love the way the leaves look. It feels calming to me personally.

Next, I adhere the adhesive glitter gold paper to a piece of cardstock and run it through the die cut machine with the word hugs from Love & Hugs Word Plate Dies set. I die cut 3 more set from a plain cardstock  to layer it up to make it stand out more.

Finish the card by die cutting the word sending and adhere it to the card. By using the gold embossing powder it takes what would be a very simple card to a next level where it also looks elegant. Just because something is simple doesn’t mean it has to be boring, right?

I hope you enjoy today’s card and maybe in a small way it also makes you feel relax and dream of the tropical soft breeze.

Oh yes, don’t forget that Caring Hearts Card Drive is in full swing right now. If you’d like to bring joy to others and brighten the elderly Christmas season please consider mailing in some handmade holiday cards to the card drive. The Ton is one of the generous sponsor. Here’s the link for the card drive details:

Have a blessed day!


Christmas friends

Hello everyone! Olga with you today! I want to share one card with Cardinal Friends. I associate this bird with Christmas. And it’s so easy to colorize. Red, what else?


I stamped all details of my card using Caviar Hybrid and colored it with alcoholic markers.Then I applied the Coordinating Dies.


I made the background using Christmas Sweater and hot embossing with white powder. Then I applied Double Stitched Circle Dies. I toned it with Cali Blue, Spiced Chai, Dark Roast and Light Onyx Dyes.


I made the title and put all elements together. I decorated my card with Glass Slippers Round Confetti.

That`s all. Have a nice day, friends!



Red or Blue ?

Hello and happy Monday, everyone! Hope your week is off to a great start!  It’s TaeEun here today sharing a couple of holiday cards made using Loose Poinsettias stamp set.  I’ve made one in red and the other one in blue-purple!

Here is my first card which is the red version.

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I started off by gold heat embossing five poinsettias in two sizes from Loose Poinsettias stamp set on a Canson watercolor paper panel. I also gold heat embossed the leaf images several times. I colored the poinsettias and leaves using Color Burst powders. I used Alizarin Crimson, Merlot and Orange for the flowers. The leaves were colored in yellow brown using Mijello Mission Gold watercolors.

I fussy cut all the images and set them aside. You can use also the coordinating cut files.

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To create the background I first gold heat embossed the sentiment from Poinsettia Wreath set on the center of a white cardbase. I then ink blended Lipstick Red on the cardbase leaving the center of it white. I splattered white opaque ink on it and let it dry.

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I placed the red poinsettias and leaves on the cardbase making a floral frame as shown in the picture. The brown leaves were glued flat and the red poinsettias were mounted using some foam adhesives for some dimension. I then splattered opaque white ink on the poinsettias.  I know the red colored poinsettias are actually leaves but I think we may call them flowers 🙂 . I finished off the card by adding three clear dew drops.

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And this is the blue holiday card I want to share with you.

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Like the first card I started here also by heat embossing the poinsettias, but this time in silver. I colored the poinsettias in Cerulean Blue and Orchid Color Burst and the leaves and berries in silver. I fussy cut them all.

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To create the background I used Blizzard Hugs stamp set. I heat embossed three snowflake images on a watercolor paper panel in white pearl. I ink blended the panel in Cali Blue and Cobalt Breeze starting from the two diagonal corners towards the center.

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I arranged the poinsettias and the berries as shown in the picture. The large poinsettia was foam mounted and the other images were adhered flat on the front panel. The sentiment from Poinsettia Wreath set was stamped in Grape Crush.  I added a few Light Blue Topaz sparkling clear sequins to the card and the card was finished!

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That was my two cards! Which one do you like more, red or blue 🙂 ? To me the red one is more attractive ❤ . But it could be the layout not the color which I like more 😉 .

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




Purple Poinsettias

Good morning!! I LOVE creating holiday cards with non-traditional colors!! Especially with a touch (or a lot) of black for a little drama!! I decided on purple for today’s card and I love how it turned out…


I started by stamping the Poinsettia Arrangement onto white cardstock with Caviar Ink and coloring the image with Copics. I did add some additional details with colored pencils. I fussy cut the image and set it aside to work on my background.


I stamped and heat embossed the Holiday Border Cling Background stamp onto purple cardstock with WOW! White Twinkle embossing powder. I wish you could see the sparkle from this embossing powder…it is white with silver glitter mixed in!! I trimmed the panel slightly and adhered it to a white A2 cardbase. The greeting, also from Poinsettia Arrangement, was white heat embossed onto black cardstock and cut out. I popped the poinsettia image and the greeting up with foam adhesive. Lastly, some Silver Stickles add some bling to the center of the poinsettias.


That’s it for me today!! How about you? Do you prefer traditional or non-traditional colors in your holiday cards?

Have a wonderful weekend!!



Holiday Trio card

Hello, everyone! It’s Anna here with a fun Christmas card I made using Holiday Trio stamp set.


I started by stamping gift boxes and poinsettia cluster onto a white cardstock and heat embossed them in white. Then, I colored all images with watercolors and fussy cut them all.

To create pine branches, I ink blended Everglade Moss on a piece of white cardstock and cut them from Pine Branches SGV Cut File. I added some ultrathick embossing enamel to all images. 


I made the background by ink blending Arctic Sky on a A2 sized card panel. Lastly, I adhered all elements on my card and stamped the sentiment in Smoky Quartz.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a great day, friends!


Christmas Card and Gift Tags

Hello everyone! Olga with you today. I created a card and a gift tags to it. I used Holiday Trio and Holiday Chic Tags for my cards and tags.


I stamped the Christmas gifts with Caviar Hybrid and colored it. I also stamped the gifts on the base and colored it. Then I created the background using hot embossing and element of Holiday Chic Tags. Then I toned it with Everglade Moss Dye.


I stamped the title using Noir Dye. I put all details of my card together and decorated it with Misty Mint Couture Mix.

IMG_6290 I cut the tags using Holiday Chic Tag Coordinating Dies. I toned the tags and stamped the stripes using Everglade Moss Dye. I colored and cut the poinsettias.


I added the title and the gilding to my tags.


It turned out a great Christmas gift set! Have a nice day!


Happy Thanksgiving Duo

Hi peeps! Vera here. Hope you’re enjoying a nice fall weather today.  That’s what I love about the fall,  the slightly cooler weather. I am in Texas, so I can’t say the much cooler weather. Hah…. Just slightly…

With this fall weather, it makes in the mood to create a couple fall cards. For the first card, I used this gorgeous Thanksgiving Block.

I love that this set can help me in completing a card in short time. I literally just dab various ink colors by section and soften the edge each time by dabbing a foam. Repeat the process two-three times for each color.

The color from top to bottom: The Ton Soft Garden, Beach Blondie, Coralline and Soft Garnet. Once I finished inking up the image, I trimmed the image and adhere it to the card base. Stamped the sentiment on a strip of cardstock and add to the card.

For my next card, I played with Oak Leaf Print & go for a bit more colors.

This time the color I used from top to bottom: The Ton Bright Emerald, Soft Garden, Beach Blondie, Coralline, Soft Garnet and Iris Blooms. The addition of Bright Emerald on the top makes me happy. I feel like the color bring extra brightness and cheerfulness to the card.

Adhere the panel to the card base and add the sentiment. These 2 cards are what I like to think simple and clean with a punch. Just because it simple doesn’t mean it has to be boring.

Well peeps, that’s all from me today. Hope you enjoy today’s cards and may your Friday be an awesome one and that your weekend starts off wonderfully. Cheers…


Blue Christmas cards

Hello! Olga with you today! I created a couple of blue Christmas cards.


I stamped elements from Holiday Ballet with Caviar Hybrid for my first card. I colored and cut it.


I toned the beige cardstock with Grape Crush Dye and Italian Denim Dye. I applied Snowflake Layering Coverplate Die to it.


Then I made the title using hot embossing and Golden Powder. I put together all details of my card and decorated it with Glass Slippers Round Confetti.


I stamped the Holiday Shoes with watermark ink and embossed it with Golden Powder for my next card. Then I colored and cut it. I toned the grey cardstock with Italian Denim Dye.


I made the stars on background using hot embossing and splash of white acrylic. I also made the title using hot embossing. I decorated my card with Glass Slippers Round Confetti.


Have a nice day!



Watercolored Poinsettia Wreath

Hello and happy Monday everyone! Hope you’re having a wonderful day! It’s TaeEun here today with a holiday card. Our Fall 2019 Release includes five gorgeous holiday stamp designs. I’m using one of them called, Poinsettia Wreath! Surely you’ve seen beautiful inspirations using this stamp set already. For today’s inspiration card I did no-line coloring.

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I started by stamping the Poinsettia Wreath in a light colored ink on a Canson watercolor paper panel. I then started watercoloring the poinsettias. For the red part of the poinsettias I used only one color; Cadmium red. I added different shades by coloring in layers.

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I wanted to tone down the green color. So I added a bit of brown to sap green. The holy leaves were colored in Hooker’s green and purple. I also colored the inside of the wreath in purple and added white splatters to it.

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After the panel was dry, I cut it using Double Stitched Rectangle dies and foam mounted it on a kraft cardbase.

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The sentiment was cut using Holiday word dies from adhesive Gold Foil paper and three times more from some white cardstock. I stacked them together and added it onto the card. The “Christmas” is from Holiday Trio set. I stamped it in Grape Crush on a strip of white cardstock and adhered it underneath the die cut “merry”.

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There are so many things to learn in watercoloring and the big image of Poinsettia Wreath is great for practicing watercoloring! It took me about 4 hours to color, but it was worth it! Hope you like my card too!

Thank you so much for stopping by!



Happy Holiday – Poinsettia Wreath

Hello, crafty friends!! I have a card to share with you today that showcases the Poinsettia Wreath stamp set!!


gold heat embossed the Poinsettia Wreath onto Bristol paper and watercolored it in shades of blue and green with Zig Clean Color Markers. I also added lots of splatters!! (I told you I was addicted!!)


The sentiment is also from the Poinsettia Wreath stamp set and was white heat embossed onto blue cardstock. I didn’t want a rectangular block for my sentiment, so I fussy cut around it and popped it up with foam adhesive. I added lots of gold & blue Stickles to centers of the poinsettias and the berries and called it done!!


I wish that you could see all of the sparkle on this card!! It makes my glitter loving heart so happy!!

Thanks for stopping by today!! Have you started on your Christmas cards yet?

Have a great weekend!!