Friday, December 15, 2017

Tupelo Designs LLC - Lawn Fawn Stitched Ornaments

Happy Friday! Wow this month is going fast isn't it? I hope you've been having lots of fun and are getting into the Christmas spirit! Friday is my day to post for my favorite store - Tupelo Designs LLC! I love that they carry lots of my favorite brands at one place. What I love even more is the FREE SHIPPING EVERY DAY (no coupon required US ONLY - discounted shipping overseas).

Today I'm playing with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Ornaments Die.
The set comes with three different sized ornaments that are double stitched - inside and out. I wanted to show off this feature and give the appearance that the ornaments are hanging on a tree so I created a green color block background.

I cut three shades of green card stock, taped them together to create a panel and then die cut the three ornament dies. You can see the stitching outside the ornament. Next I cut the ornaments from colorful card stock and inserted them inside the die cut openings before attaching the panel to my card base.

I decorated the ornaments with gold glitter paper die cuts included in the set. The little circles are the holes from the ornament hangers.
I added some gems for more sparkle and shine and a simple sentiment.
Want a peek at my latest order from Tupelo Designs LLC? My order was delivered Fed Ex and all the items were wrapped in a bag inside the Fed Ex envelope. Everything always arrives in perfect condition!
This is my first Richard Garay stamp set - it's called "Silver and Gold". I'm excited to try a new brand and I like that the dies and stamps are together for a very affordable price $15.99 You can see it here. I also ordered the Pink Fresh Studios "Say It With Florals". The matching die cut plate is on back order and should follow in the mail soon! I'm happy they didn't hold my whole order for one item!
This is the Concord & 9th Beautiful Branches! I can't wait to ink this one up!
This is the Waffle Flower "Pretty Wings" and coordinating die set. The butterflies are beautiful and will have me day dreaming about my garden and wishing for Spring!
I even received a little gift! A pack of wood buttons in fun shapes!

Want to go shopping? Here's a link to the store! I hope you'll give Tupelo Designs LLC a try! I think you'll be glad you did!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamp | Lawn Fawn Oh Snap!
Die | Lawn Fawn Stitched Ornaments

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps - Hannukah Dreidel

Today I'm posting for CAS-ual Fridays Stamps! I'm wishing all who celebrate it a Happy Hanukkah! I'm so jealous that you get 8 days of presents! LOL! I am not Jewish, but I want to honor my friends and respect their religion by sending a card that is appropriate for them! CAS-ual Friday's Stamps has several Judaica stamp sets that are perfect for different occasions throughout the year.
I stamped a background of dreidels from the SPIN THE DREIDEL stamp set in shades of blue for a background. I added small stars from the STAR OF DAVID stamp set in yellow.
The Happy Hanukkah sentiment is from the STAR OF DAVID stamp set also. Blue and Gold are traditional Hanukkah colors.
I added some loops of gold thread under the sentiment and then adhered some die cut stars from the HANUKKAH Fri Die set. I wanted them to look like they were threaded on the twine.

Want to go shopping? If you see something you like I hope you will use my special discount code. You'll save 15% off your ENTIRE order - sale items included! Any commission that would normally go to me for your purchase has been redirected to CAS-ual Fridays to use toward Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. I accept no commission for the use of products on my blog and only use and endorse products that I love and would recommend. Here's a link to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Store.

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Spin The Dreidel, Star of David
Die | CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Hanukkah

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Card Concept - I Miss Your Face

Hi and thanks for stopping by! I hope you're having a great day! I'm debating braving the cold windy weather outside. Miss Moriko keeps giving me the puppy eyes and crying. I wish she and I could have a chat so I could explain that I don't have a fur coat like she does.
Today I'm playing along with The Card Concept Challenge. They're calling this one Parisian Postale. I'll tell you the truth.. I thought this one was a bit challenging. I'm a "brights" person and the kraft and black weren't really talking to me. I thought I'd challenge myself and make a masculine card - I never have enough of those!
I won't tell you how many times I switched out the Reverse Confetti Big Chevies Cover Panel Die - should it be kraft, white or black? I decided to stay as true to the photo as possible.. meaning having as much black and kraft as possible, with just a hint of the red and white.
This Arrow die cut is so Reverse Confetti to me. It's the first die I bought from them years ago.
I added a white frame die cut to represent the shape of a letter and added stars for stamps / cancellations and the sentiment stamped on a tag and tied with the twine like a package.
Want to give this one a try? You can find all the details at The Card Concept Blog. I'm glad I gave it a try. It took me outside my comfort zone and I'm happy with the finished card! 

Have a great day!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Reverse Confetti A Friend Like You
Dies | Reverse Confetti Circle Wishes, Big Chevies Cover Panel, Arrow, All Framed Up, Tall Tag Trio

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Paper Players - Season's Greetings!

Winter has arrived in the Midwest. There's no snow accumulation yet, but it's really cold. I'm not feeling brave enough to venture out today so I'm staying in and doing a little crafting. Today I'm playing along at the Paper Players. This time they have a fun color challenge. I'm all about non traditional colors so this one was easy for me!
This would be a beautiful color combination for some florals too! But here's what I made!
I started out with background papers in Melon and Pink. This is the Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa collection.
I inked up the boy and girl from the Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Friends stamp set in green and pink. They're feeding the little bird. I used Gold Shimmer Seed Beads to look like bird food. The Holiday Shimmer Sequin Mix is the perfect color combo for this challenge.  There's even a few sparkly snowflakes in the mix!

The sentiment is stamped on a Stitched Labels One die cut, and a Scallop Oval makes a frame to center the scene. I added distress ink inside the oval frame to add more color and keep it the center of attention.
Ready to play along? You can get all the details here at The Paper Players blog! Have a great day!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Friends
Dies | Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Friends, Scallop Ovals, Stitched Labels One
Embellishments | Pretty Pink Posh Gold Shimmer Seed Beads, Holiday Shimmer Sequin Mix
Pattern Paper | Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa 12"

Monday, December 11, 2017

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge - Rainbow Stretched Holiday Sentiments

Happy Monday! I've been running around all morning - that's my usual Monday thing. Time to plan out the meals for the week and buy everything I need to get me to next Monday! After getting the car unpacked and loading up the washer and dryer it's time for a little break! Today I'm playing along with the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge!
I love the rainbow of colors on these pretty ornaments! Here's what I made!
I'm playing with the Ink Blot Shop Stretched Holiday Sentiments stamps set from Tifany DeGough. The set has several sentiments like "peace" "noel" "joy" "jingle" and "merry" that will fit your A2 size card horizontally. This is a new company for me - you can check them out here! I think you'll be glad you did!
I stamped the word "merry" in several different colors of ink and then created a color block background from the same colors of card stock. Some shiny enamel dots are the finishing touch for a little Christmas shine!

Ready to play along? You can get all the details here at Merry Monday Christmas Challenge!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Ink Blot Shop LLC - Stretched Holiday Sentiments