Archive for the ‘Christmas Cards’ Category

This is my second post for today which is surprising since for the last few weeks I have been busy making Christmas cards and decorations for my home and havent had much time to blog.  Anyway, this post is for the Just Add Ink – Bah Humbug Challenge. 

For this Challenge I made 2 Christmas Tags and a Petal Cone Christmas Tree. 

For the Tags, I used the Two Tags die, Very Vanilla cardstock, Jolly Holiday DSP and some ribbon.  For the images I used the Owl Punch and the Stocking Punch, the Stitched Stocking stampset and the To and From is from one of the stamps from the Gifted stamp set. 

Stamps:  Gifted  Paper:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Jolly Holiday DSP, Whisper White (for the eyes and pom-pom on hat), Chocolate Chip (for the eyes) Ink: Chocolate Chip Accessories:  Owl Punch, Butterfly Punch, Large Oval Punch, Old Olive Satin Ribbon, 1/2 ” Circle Punch, Scallop Oval Punch.


Stamps: Gifted, Stitched Stocking  Paper: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Jolly Holiday DSP, Whisper White (for the eyes), Black (for the eyes), Early Espresso(for antlers) Ink: Cherry Cobbler Accessories:  Stocking Punch, Snowflake Die, Owl Punch (for eyes), Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, 1/2 ” Circle Punch,  clear red circle for nose, Dazzling Diamonds.

For the Petal Cone Christmas Tree I used the Petal Cone die to cut two panels for the cone.  To make the layers for the tree, I trimmed Scallop Circles which I daubered with Old Olive.  For the tree trunk I used Early Espresso cardstock which I daubered with Cherry Cobbler ink.  To finish off the tree I added the bird from the Merry Details die.  On the back of the cone, I used the Owl Punch with the Butterfly Punch, Large oval Punch and the Scallop circle Punch to make the elf owl. 

Stamps: Gifted  Paper:  Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Black (for the eyes) Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive Accessories: Stocking Punch, Snowflake Die, Owl Punch (for eyes), Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, 1/2 ” Circle Punch,  red rhinestones.

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It has been a while since I last blogged and I thought I would participate in this weeks Clean and Simple’s sketch challenge. 

For this challenge, I started with a base card made from Pacific Point cardstock,  4 3/4″ x 4 3/4″.  I then added a layer of brushed silver metallic paper that was 1/4″ smaller than the base card.  Next, I added a layer of Bashful Blue cardstock that was 1/4″ smaller than the brushed silver paper.  I then trimmed a piece of Whisper White cardstock to be the same width as the Bashful Blue cardstock, but not the same length.  I then tore the cardstock.  Using a glue pen, I added glue along the torn edge of the cardstock and sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds.  I also added some extra glue to make extra snow drifts on the torn cardstock, again using the Dazzling Diamonds.  I then used a snowflake die to cut a snowflake using Whisper White cardstock.  Using one of my Merry Christmas gold stickers, I added a sentiment to the centre of the snowflake.  I then adhered the snowflake to the base card. 

I hope you like my take on this weeks sketch.

Paper:  Whisper White, Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, Brushed Silver metallic

Accessories:  Snowflake Die, Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds,  gold Merry Christmas sticker


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For this week’s Just Add Ink Challenge, Just Add a die cut, I decided to use the Scallop Circle die to make Christmas Decorations, which I am going to use for gift vouchers.  The idea comes from a You Tube clip that I viewed made by Angie Kennedy Juda .  I cut out 2 Cherry Cobbler ,  2 Lucky Limeade and 2 Night of Navy scallop circles and then  I used the Scissor Circle Plus to cut out 2 Very Vanilla 4″ Circles and 1 Whisper White 4″ Circle.  With the 6 Scallop Circles, I put 3 aside and the other 3, I cut in half to make voucher pockets to put behind the Scallop Circles.  I then decorated the 4″ circles and before adhering the circles to the base scallop circles, I attached some ribbon in between so I can hang the decorations.  I am going to use these decorations for my children. 

Stamps: Contempo Christmas, Pennants Parade, Delightful Decorations
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy
Ink: Night Of Navy
Accessories:  Pennant Punch, Scallop Circle Die, Scissor Circle Plus, Night of Navy Satin Ribbon





Stamps: Contempo Christmas, Delightful Decorations
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Lucky Limeade
Ink: Lucky Limeade
Accessories:  Owl Punch, Scallop Circle Die, Scissor Circle Plus, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Scallop Oval Punch, Butterfly Punch


Stamps: Contempo Christmas, Dasher, Delightful Decorations
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Island Indigo
Accessories:  Pennant Punch, Scallop Circle Die, Scissor Circle Plus, Early Espresso Satin Ribbon

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Clean and Simple have a new sketch this week. For this sketch I started with a base card made from Early Espresso.  I then added an embossed piece of Whisper White cardstock, followed by a piece of Ruby Red textured cardstock.  I then used the top note die to cut out top note in Whisper White and another from the striped Holiday Treasure DSP.  I trimmed the Holiday Treasure DSP and adhered to the Whisper White top note.  I then adhered some Mistletoe Ribbon with stick strip.  I stamped the Joy ornament from the Delightful Decorations stampset using versamark ink on Textured Ruby Red cardstock.  I then punched out the 2 ornaments using the Ornament Punch.  Using a two-way glue pen, I followed the swirls on the punched ornaments and added some gold glitter.  I adhered the ornaments using foam pads and then stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment from Contempo Christmas using Ruby Red Ink.  To finished off, I used a Black marker to add the strings for the ornaments.

Stamps: Contempo Christmas, Delightful Decorations Paper: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Textured Ruby Red, Holiday Treasure DSP
Ink:  Ruby Red, Versamark
Accessories:  Gold Glitter, Mistletoe Ribbon, 2 way glue pen, Black Marker, 
Top Note, Snowflake embossing folder


Stamps: Contempo Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Textured Ruby Red, Pink Flamingo DSP, Baja Breeze
Ink:  Baja Breeze
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds, Mistletoe Ribbon, 2 way glue pen,
Top Note 
Stamps: Contempo Christmas
Paper: Whisper White, Black, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede (even though the photo makes it look green), Summer Sun
Accessories:  White Gel Pen, 2 Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Star Punch, 
Ornament Punch, Top Note, Devine Swirl embossing folder

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Just Add Ink #43

Just Add Ink has a new theme challenge this week, Just Add Christmas.  I love to make Christmas Cards and for this challenge I made a card using one of my favourite stamp sets, Lovely as a Tree.  I have made this card once before, but I never got around to blogging it and it was such fun, so decided to make another one for this challenge.  I started with some Bordering Blue textured cardstock.  I trimmed and scored the card to make a stepcard base.  I then trimmed a piece of Whisper White cardstock to be 5mm smaller than the Bordering Blue cardstock.  Before scoring the Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped the group of trees from the Lovely as a Tree stamp set into the middle of the card using Bordering Blue ink.  I then stamped 3 pine trees.  The two outer trees I used the rock and roll technique using Bordering Blue as the base and Old Olive for the outer.   For the centre tree I used Old Olive as the base and daubered Bordering Blue randomly on the image before stamping.  I then score the cardstock. Before adhered it to the base card, I trimmed around the top of the three pine trees so that they create a 3D affect.  With some scraps of Whisper White Cardstock, I created some snowdrifts.  On one I stamped the sentiment from the Contempo Christmas stamp set.  I then used the 2 way glue pen to adhere so Dazzling diamonds to the edge of the cutout snowdrift.  I finished off the card by using the 2 way glue pen to add Dazzling Diamonds to the Pine Trees.


Stamps: Contempo Christmas, Lovely as a Tree
Paper: Whisper White, Bordering Blue
Ink:  Bordering Blue, Old Olive
Accessories:  Dazzling Diamonds, dauber, 2 way glue pen


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Just Add Ink has a new sketch challenge this week.  For this challenge I used the sketch to make a Christmas card for a swap friend who likes the colour orange.  I am not used to using this colour for Christmas Cards, but I think it turned out well.  I started with a base card made from Whisper White cardstock.  I then adhered a piece of Whisper White cardstock that I embossed with a Snowflake embossing folder.  I then trimmed a piece of Peach Parfait Cardstock  and a piece of Whisper White Cardstock.  On the piece of Whisper White cardstock I stamped Dasher from the Dasher stamp set using Peach Parfait ink.  I then used a sponge dauber to add a little Peach Parfait to the edges of the stamped cardstock.  I adhered the stamped cardstock to the Peach Parfait cardstock and then adhered to the embossed cardstock.  I  punched out an Ornament using the Ornament Punch and a  snowflake using the Boho Flower punch.  I adhered the snowflake to the ornament and then used the double rectangle punch to punch a hole in the centre.   I attached a striped orange ribbon to the embossed cardstock and inserted into the  punched holes of the ornament and tied a knot.  I then adhered the embossed cardstock to the base card and added the sentiment from the Best Yet stamp set.  To finished off, I added Dazzling Diamonds to the sentiment, the snowflakes from Dasher, the area under Dasher and to the snowflake on the ornament.


Stamps: Dasher, Best Yet, Delightful Decorations
Paper: Whisper White, Peach Parfait
Ink:  Peach Parfait 
Accessories:   Ornament Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Double Rectangle Punch, Boho Flower Punch, Snowflake embossing folder, Striped Orange ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds


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Clean and Simple have a new sketch this week. For this sketch I started with a base card made from Soft Suede cardstock. I then adhered a piece of Whisper White cardstock, followed by a piece of textured Red Cardstock. I stamped two Snowflakes, a Christmas sentiment and a Christmas Ornament from the Delightful Decorations stamp set using Soft Suede ink.  I punched out two of the snowflakes and the Merry Christmas sentiment using the Boho Flower Punch.  I then used the ornament punch to punch out the stamped ornament.  I then inserted red brads into the centre of the two snowflakes and the Merry Christmas sentiment.  I then adhered the punched out ornament, snowflakes and sentiment to the card using foam pads.  I then decided to make another card similar to the first but used a different ornament stamp from the Delightful Decoration stamp set and adhered a rhinestone in the centre of the punched out ornament.


Stamps: Delightful Decorations
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Suede, Red Textured Cardstock
Ink:  Soft Suede 
Accessories:   Boho Flower Punch, Red Brads, Ornament Punch, Rhinestone

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