• Tag Archives Christmas
  • Christmas Boots

    A Christmas card with a southwest flavor, featuring boots, cactus & Christmas trees. Perfect for family and friends living in the southwest. 

    It’s my turn to host the Featured Stamper Challenge (FS880) so a big congrats to Karen! She has a wonderful, growing gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the colors & Christmas theme but used different images, dies, and layout & turned the elf boots into cowboy boots.

    For my southwest Christmas card, I die cut all the parts & pieces out of the different colors of card stock & pieced them all together. On the boot shafts, I used part of a piercing die to get the pattern & put some stickles on the white parts of the Santa hat. The boots were popped up just a bit.

    so much for stopping by!


    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Winter Wreath set (greeting)
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, brown, tan, green, red, Rubbernecker Stamps: Ho Ho Ho paper pad
    Ink: Versaclair nocturne
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle Stitch, Stitched Circles,  Cactus, Winter Door parts, Cowboy Boots & Hat, Winter Sign, Floral Swirl Pierced dies,  Crossover II, MISTI, stickles


  • Christmas Coffee Cats

    A super cute Christmas kitty & coffee card using some bright colors & cheerful paper. Perfect card for a friend w/ cats or who loves their coffee.

    A big congrats to Dawn, the newest Featured Stamper (FS879)! She has a wonderful little gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the angled layout & coffee theme, but used different images & dies, different colors & made mine a Christmas card.

    After coloring & die cutting the kitty, coffee cups & Christmas tree cupcake, I die cut a lg white panel then used a scallop frame die to cut the bottom off at an angle. I added a piece of colorful Christmas paper on the bottom section. I wanted a little more of the red scallop frame (the same die I used for the angled edge) to show a bit more, so I used a small corner rounder on all the corners. In case you didn’t know about this, here’s a little tip for coloring in small dots like on my cupcake & the coffee cups. When those dots are little & in a sea of the opposite color, it can be hard to keep that color from bleeding into those little dots. I figured out that if I color in the little dots first, then go over them w/ a clear Glaze pen (Sakura), it helps keep the larger colored area from seeping into those dots.

    The kitty & cups were popped up a bit for a little dimension. Here are the Copics I used:

    Thanks so much for stopping by!



    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Christmas Cats set
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, red, Rubbernecker Stamps: Ho Ho Ho  paper pad
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Nested Rectangles, Outside Scallop Frame, Christmas Cats,  dies,  MISTI, Copic markers, sm. corner rounder punch

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  • Snowmen Wishes

    A fun, clean & simple Christmas or winter holiday card featuring some really cute snowmen & some sweet little birds. The matching dies for these images make it quick & easy to put together.

    We are visiting a site called Tatertots & Jello and their Pinterest Board where I found THIS picture for my inspiration.

    My snowmen card is pretty quick & easy. I colored all the cute images & die cut them w/ their matching dies. The large kraft panel was cut w/ a deckle edge die then I splattered white acrylic paint on it using a wet paintbrush. The greeting was stamped onto a narrow strip & I used a tag die to cut it. The strip was narrower than the die, so I made sure to center it in order to have it even.

    The snowman on the right was popped up a bit & I colored & cut out a second tree & popped it up a bit more before adding some gems & star gem on top. The star gem was clear so I used the YR15 Copic to go over the top of it. A little stickles was added here & there on the snowmen because I love a little sparkle!
    Here are the Copics I used:

    so much for stopping by!



    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Laughing Snowmen set
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, kraft
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Deckle Rectangles, Laughing Snowmen set, Offset Tag dies,  MISTI, Copic markers, stickles, white acrylic paint

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