• Category Archives Christmas/Holiday/Winter
  • Joy Bells

    A die cut Christmas card w/ metallic gold bells, pierced background & a pretty designer paper strip. Add a die cut word & a pierced background to finish it. Change out the designer paper & make a lot of same but different Christmas cards. Great way to use up leftover strips or bands of pretty paper.

    A big congrats to Brenda, the newest Featured Stamper (FS864)! She has a sweet gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the layout & Christmas theme, put I used different dies, paper strip instead of ribbon & pierced bg instead of embossed.

    My card was entirely die cut. The bells were cut out of 3 shades of brushed metallic gold & the clappers are brushed metallic bronze. I used a resized slimline die to cut the strip of designer paper, added narrow gold strips down the side, then die cut the green scallop edges w/ a mini slimline die & used just the 2 long edges.

    The holly, greenery & shadow for Joy were cut out of 2 different shades of dk green & the Joy was the lightest of the brushed gold. I used a diamond piercing die for the white panel & added some red gems instead of holly berries. I used the back of a small teaspoon on the back of the bells to push out the shape & make them appear more 3D.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!




    Stamps: none
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, 2 shades of pine green, 2 shades of red, 3 shades of brushed gold, brushed bronze, Rubbernecker Stamps: Country Christmas paper pad
    Ink: none
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Stitched Rectangles, Mini Slimline w/Scallop Stitch, Slimline Stitch, Circle,  Holly #1, Bells & Bow, Diamond Pierced Background Cover, Greenery #3 dies, Crossover II, red gems

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  • Teal Season

    A white & teal snowy Christmas card. So easy to make w/ just a few dies, a little white splatter for snow & a simple greeting. Change the colors & make a stack of them for Christmas.

    It’s my turn to host the Featured Stamper Challenge (FS863), so a big congrats to Sue! She has a gorgeous gallery & after much browsing, I chose THIS card to case. I kept the color combo, but I used different dies, different stamps & used a die cut bg instead of a stamped one.

    My card started w/ a paver cover die I cut once out of white & again out of turquoise then attached them offset. I added another layer behind out of heavy card in order to have it stand up a bit off the card front. I die cut the white trees & 2 teal layers. On the top one, I spritzed it w/ a white shimmer spray, then spattered it w/ a white Posca pen to get the various bright white dots. I also used it to add a narrow white edge to the layer before attaching it to the solid teal layer. The 5 trees were attached across the bottom w/ the single tree popped up on top.

    I had a narrow strip of white where I stamped the greeting, then took the flag end of a tag die & cut both ends of the strip. This is also popped up a bit on top of the teal panel.

    so much for stopping by!




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: May the Season
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, teal, dk turquoise
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Stitched Rectangles, Background Paver,  Three Pine Tree Forest, Offset Tags dies, Crossover II, MISTI, white Posca paint pen, Heidi Swamp shine spray


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  • Red Holiday Door

    With this bright cheery holiday door, there’s no place like home for the holidays. A few die cuts, a greeting & a lightly stenciled brick facade complete this mini slimline card.

    For the Inspiration Challenge (IC924), we visited DeWinton Paper Co & their Pinterest Board. I chose THIS for my inspiration.

    My mini slimline was fairly easy. I die cut the parts for the door w/ the added winter door parts out of red, white & green scraps. I didn’t use all the dies that come w/ both of these sets. After putting them together, I took a white pencil & a red Copic and added a little distressing to the door. I used a white Posca pen to add some snow on top of a few areas. A repeating brick stencil was used for the appearance of a brick facade behind the door.

    I used a red Posca pen to add the berries on the wreath & topiary. The greeting was stamped under the door & I colored & die cut a little holly pine cone element to place in the corner next to the greeting.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!




    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Winter Bouquet (greeting), Polar Bear Friends set (holly/pine cone element) 
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, pine green, 2 shades of red,  gold
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse ink set #12
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Mini Slimline Deckle, Door w/ Stone Facade, Winter Door parts, Polar Bear set, Winter Bouquet set dies, Crossover II, Repeating Brick Stencil, MISTI, red & white Posca paint pens

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