Sunday, September 8, 2019

Christmas Card with Stampin' Up! Cup of Christmas Bundle and Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp Set

If you know me at all you know how much I LOVE coffee!  I have soooo many coffee stamp and die sets that I wasn't 100% sure if I needed it.  Well let me tell you... I did!  The dies are gorgeous on their own!  I may be able to use up a lot of retired Christmas DSP and patterned paper with these and the candy cane is adorbs!  


There are also two awesome little tag shaped dies that are perfect to punch a small hole in and die onto a cup handle with twine.  The stamp set has two super cute little stamps that say enjoy or yum but I may not use this one with a gift or gift card so I decided to use the adorable Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp set and stamped the "believe" sentiment and cut it into a tag. For this card I used some retired Lawn Fawn Christmas patterned paper but these would be super cute with any Christmas themed paper I think!  Isn't that candy cane from the dies just so adorable!!!

Christmas card with Unity Stamp Co. A Joyous Season Sentiment Kit from October 2016

Hello and Happy Sunday!  I wanted to take a minute to share the beautiful Stamp Set I chose from Unity as my gift for participating in Growing in Unity!  It's such a fun Christmas set (which of course I can always use!) called A Joyous Season Sentiment Kit from October 2016!


I really wanted to make a card  but I hadn't felt very good today and walked into my Craft Room trying to find something easy when I noticed two things!  The first thing was an ink blended panel that I made a couple of weeks ago and hadn't used.  The second thing was this awesome A Joyous Season Sentiment Kit.  How simple was it to stamp a couple of images in Versafine Onyx Black Ink onto the Ink blended panel and add the sentiment.  So simple I felt a little guilty.. lol  I clear embossed the sentiment I stamped from the kit to make it stand out just a bit more.  I cut the panel out with a Stitched Rectangle and matted it in Black and ran some black and white twine around it before adding it to a 110# Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock.  

Have a wonderful day!  Blessings, Tina

Monday, August 26, 2019

Christmas Card Fever ... On a Roll

Happy Monday!  I was on a roll with Christmas Cards this weekend!  I am determined to not get to the first of December without my cards done this year.  I have to tell you that I am absolutely in love with New Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog that goes live on September 4th!  I feel so blessed to be a demostrator and be able to preorder some of these and start playing around with them early.  I know I should be working on Halloween and Fall cards but I am so much more of a Christmas kinda gal!  The last couple of cards I made were with Toile Christmas bundle so I decided to let the gorgeous dies from the Beautiful Boughs Dies be the showcase on this card.


I used the colors from the Wrapped in Plaid DSP.. Night of Navy, Shadded Spruce and Cherry Cobbler.  The sentiment is from the Tidings All Around Stamp Set and was embossed in Gold to showcase the gold stripe in the plaid DSP.  I used some scraps of Soft Suede and Chocolate Chip Cardstock for the pine cones.  I used a LOT of cardstock on this one.. I just couldn't seem to be done with my matts and layers this time. lol  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Female Cardinal Toile Christmas Bundle Card

Hello and Happy Sunday Funday!  I've had a nice quiet and peaceful morning but thought I'd try antoher Christmas Card with the Toile Cardinal Bundle.  I had to google female cardinals  and I think I did a decent job for my first one  but I definitely will need to work a little on this.  Maybe for the next one I will attempt to watercolor it.  For this time I used my Stampin' Blends.


I stamped the cardinal in Soft Suede onto Very Vanilla Cardstock.  For the red, I used the dark Poppy Parade Stampin' Blend along with a little of the Light Crumb Cake and the Color Lifter.  For the limb I used the darked Crumb Cake, Light Mossy Meadow and the dark Poppy Parade and again used the Color Lifter to move some of the color around a bit.  After die-cutting them I decided to do a little extra fussy cutting around the feet of my bird so that he would look like he was actually sitting on the branch.  I think that little bit of extra fussy cutting really made such a difference.  

Have a blessed Sunday!  Tina

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

My First Christmas Card of 2019 - Stampin' Up! 2019 Holiday Catalog Preorder!

Hello and Happy Hump Day!  I received my Stampin' Up! Preorder for 2019 Holiday Catalog yesterday and I could not wait to create!  This catalog is sooo awesome!  I seriously want pretty much every single thing in it!  I was able to keep my order down to just three bundles, 2 DSP packs and 2 ribbon spools.  Believe me, it was NOT easy!   For my first Christmas Card of the year I used the Toile Christmas bundle, Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper and the Beautiful Boughs Dies from the Peaceful Boughs Bundle!  What do you think??


I  used my Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut a layer of the Toile Tidings DSP and layered onto an  A2 card base of Garden Green Cardstock.   I added a smaller Stitched Rectangle Layer of Vellum in the center of the Toile to soften it.  I stamped the Cardinal and branch with berries onto Whisper White Cardstock with Early Espresso Ink.  I used Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Basic Black Stampin' Blends to color in the Cardinal and the branch.  The coordinating dies were used to cut out both the Cardinal and the branch.   I used some scraps of Garden Green Cardstock to cut some greenery using the Beautiful Boughs Dies.  The branch and greenery with adhered with Multipurpose Adhesive and Dimensionals were used to pop up the Cardinal.  I stamped the Christmas Wishes sentiment in Versamark Ink onto Cherry Cobbler Cardstock and heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder.  I used the coordinating die to cut it out and popped it up on the lower left side to finish it off.  I absolutely love Cardinals and thought this turned out super pretty!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Monday, August 5, 2019

Growing in Unity Winners

Hi friends!  This is just a super quick post to announce that the Growing in Unity winners for last week are ..... drum roll please.......

Lisa Mueller
Wilma DeG

Please contact me with your address so I can give it to Unity so they can mail you your prize package!

Thanks for all of the love and comments last week!  I am blessed!

Tina

Friday, August 2, 2019

Growing in Unity - Day 5

Well friends this is my last Growing in Unity Day!  For my last card I went to my first love.... Coffee!  Yes, I love all things coffee and probably have every coffee themed stamp that Unity has made.  Today I used the One Sip At a Time Stamp Set.


This was such a simple card to make.  I stamped the coffee cup image with Versafine Onyx Black Ink on a sheet of Bristol Smooth cardstock.   Once dry, I watercolored it with Zig Clean Color Markers.  Once colored I used the one of the light gray Zigs to ground it.  I stamped the sentiment on the lower left side with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and then clear embossed it.  I cut the panel to 3 3/4" x 5 1/2" and added it to the right side of a piece of patterned paper that measured 4 1/4 x 5 1/2".  I then added that to an A2 cardbase of 110# Neenah Classic Solar White Cardstock.  I finished it off with 3 Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Confetti Sequins.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments all week!  Stay tuned as I'll be announcing the 2 winners of the Unity Prize Packs in a few days!  

Blessings, Tina