Friday, November 29, 2019

Wish Upon a Star

Hi there, today I'd like to share a mostly white on white card, using the Precious Marieke Star Circle Die.

This is the die that I used today, the Precious Marieke Star Circle, which can be found over at Dies R Us

Precious Marieke - Warm Christmas Feelings - Star Circle

I began by die cutting the star circle die from both white cardstock and silver mirror cardstock. 

The negative star spots of the white version were filled in with the stars from the silver version. The little stars were quite fiddly to insert into the spots. They were held in place with little pieces of tape on the back. I used my stamp platform to stamp the sentiment from an old Sparkle N Sprinkle set. The platform allowed me to position the stamp exactly where I wanted it on the white card base in Versafine Clair Morning Mist. This was heat embossed with Silver Detail.

The circle was then attached using little foam pads behind the bigger stars and bits of foam pads behind the little stars. A few self-adhesive clear rhinestones were attached to finish off my card for today.

Below is a list of the products used in my card today:

Nesties Christmas Trees Set 420 (SNS)

Silver Detail embossing powder
Clear Self Adhesive Rhinestones
Foam Pads
Silver Mirror Cardstock

I'd like to join in the following challenges:
Scrapy Land Challenge #126: Use a die that Scrapy Land carries
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #11: Anything Goes
The Holly and the Ivy Challenge #61: Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks Challenge #483: Monochrome

I hope you've enjoyed my share today?

Till next time,


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Brayered Nativity

Hi there,

Today I have a card for Christmas at Sweet Stampin' with the option of trees. I went for a less traditional Christmas tree - palm trees!

The palm trees in this sweet nativity scene waved to me as I thought what I was going to do for my card this month.

I brayered a piece of glossy white cardstock with the Kaleidacolor Creole Spice ink pad. 

I ran the die over both the brayered panel and a navy panel (which had been die cut with the Cross Stitched Frame Border). The positive part of the die was inserted into the negative of the navy panel. Then a piece of yellow cardstock was layered with a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet. 

After removing the protective backing the blue panel was layered over the yellow cardstock. Daisy glitter was then burnished on top of the sticky surface. This added a "glow" to the background.

The nativity scene panel was layered to blue corrugated cardstock and then a gold ribbon was tied around the base before being layered to a blue cardfront.

Here are the products I used on my project today:

Kaleidacolor Creole Spice Ink Pad
Memory Box Cross Stitched Frame Borders
Die-namites Nativity Scene
2 ½” Tear-ific Tape
Daisy Semi Transparent Microfine Glitter
Gold Ribbon

Blue Corrugated Cardstock

Well we didn't see much of a Fall here this year. No snow yet, but that's only because
there is no precipitation! I just returned yesterday from a four day stay in Arizona, it was
a bit of a whirlwind tour, but I enjoyed every minute of it! Hard to come back from
86 degrees to 36!! We were staying in a resort in Scottsdale where there was a very well
kept canopy of date palm trees. Maybe this was the inspiration for my card! Also a night
time scene.

Join us for the challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. We'd love to see what you do
with your tree stamps!

Thanks for stopping by today. Warm hugs from New Jersey!


Friday, November 8, 2019

Holly Season's Greetings

Hi there, 

Today I have a Christmas card for the Dies R Us team featuring the Elizabeth Crafts Season's Greetings and Memory Box Ornate Holly dies. I added some Glistening Emeralds flocking along with some red and green mirror cardstock.

Here are the two dies that I used in today's card:

Memory Box - Dies - Ornate Holly

First, I die cut the Elizabeth Craft Season's Greetings sentiment from red mirror cardstock.

Then I layered a piece of white cardstock with a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet and die cut using the Memory Box Cross Stitched Frame Borders. After removing the protective backing I centered the sentiment on to the sticky panel.

Unfortunately the Glistening Emeralds flocking covered up the cross stitch pattern, but I know it is there!! I also forgot to take a picture of that process! I cut a piece of white cardstock 1/4" larger than the die cut and edged it with red Krylon pen.

I then cut out a couple of the Memory Box Ornate Holly from green mirror cardstock.

After assembling all the layers, the ornate holly sprigs were cut and arranged on top and I used self-adhesive red rhinestones as the holly berries, which adhered the sprigs to the card front.

Here is a list of the products that I used in my project today!

Elizabeth Craft Dies Season’s Greetings
Memory Box Ornate Holly
Super Adhesive Sheet

Glistening Emeralds Flocking
Craft Perfect Red Mirror Cardstock
Craft Perfect Green Mirror Cardstock

Red Self Adhesive Rhinestones

Red Krylon Pen

I'd like to play along in the following challenges:

Scrapy Land Challenge #125: Anything Goes using a die that SL sells
Holly and the Ivy Challenge #59: Anything Christmas Goes
Take It Make It November Challenge: Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team #10: Anything Goes Challenge
Classic DT Open Challenge #11 - November: Anything Goes

Hope you've enjoyed my share today,

Till next time,


Friday, November 1, 2019

Glitered Baubles

Hi there,

My November header photo was taken on a hike in my local woods last week. I was delighted to find this American Witch-hazel tree in bloom.  Another thing that surprised me on the walk that day was the amount of acorns that were littering the ground, and falling all around me as I walked. So on a side note for those interested in gardening and wildlife - did you know that 2019 is a "Mast Year"

Now on to my card! Today I have a twist (or maybe I should say a turn) on one of the Dies R Us Christmas dies. When I saw this die I thought how fun it would be to have a "cut out" on the opening of the card and so this is what I came up with.

I used the following dies for my project today:

Tutti Designs - Dies - Ornaments Panel
In order to have the Impression Obsession Ornament Panel "opening" to be on the right side, I die cut the mirror gold cardstock from the back. 

I then cut out the "Merry" and "Christmas" from the Tutti Designs Christmas Stitched Words (what a fun little set of dies!) I will definitely be using this set a lot this year!

A piece of Super Adhesive Sheet was layered on to red cardstock and then cut it down to 4" x 6 1/2". After removing the protective backing, I then arranged the Ornament Panel and the Stitched Words onto the card front, and used the left-over protective backing to burnish in the metallic cardstock.

Gypsy Red microfine glitter was then applied to the remaining sticky surface.

I hand cut around the top right corner and the panel was then layered to green, which was also then hand cut. This was then layered to a white card base and the top right corner was then hand cut again.

Here is a close up of the sentiment:

... and that finished off my card for today.

Here are the products that I used on my card today:

Super Adhesive Sheets
Gypsy Red Microfine Glitter
Gold Mirror Cardstock

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog. There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store. For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
I hope you've enjoyed my share today?

Till next time,