Category Archives: Holidays

Have you been Naughty? – 1 More Day Left…

Even if you’ve been naughty, I’m sure your Santa will still find a reason to give you something nice.  This is another play on the carton baskets that I’ve created here and here.  I’ve combined this playful sentiment with the images of the Every Little Bit stamp set.


I used a few drops of the Cherry Cobbler ink refill and mixed it with some Platinum Shimmer Paint.  To apply the ink, I used a q-tip to apply the  mixture to the words “Naughty” and “Nice” after colouring the other words on the stamp with an Early Espresso Marker.  This will add a slight red tinge to the silver words.
Stamps: Tags til Christmas (#120847), Every Little Bit (#117096)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (#119669)
Markers: Cherry Cobbler (#119681), Early Espresso (#119680), Pretty in Pink (#100045), Bashful Blue (#105111), Daffodil Delight (#119677)
Paper:
Old Olive (#100702), Cherry Cobbler (#119685), Whisper White (#100730), Jolly Holiday DSP (retired)
Punches:
Scallop Square (#119884), 1-1/4″ Square (#119865)
Big Shot:
Mini Milk Carton (#117310)
Accessories:
Platinum Shimmer Paint (#116807), Cherry Cobbler Ink Refill (#119788), Stamping Sponge (#101610), Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon (#120992), Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding Ribbon (#122330), Library Clips (retired), 1-1/4″ Real Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (retired)

Entry for Challenges: Stampin’ Royalty 103, Just Add Ink 99

Merry and Bright – Day 2

I really like the design of the ornaments from this Merry & Type Stamp Set.  It could be stamped with one colour to create a pattern for the background.  But I wanted to use more colours for these ornaments for a more festive look so I decided to use the markers to colour it in instead of using an ink pad.  I originally meant to use the embossed side but I put the paper in upside down so it turned out to be a deboss background which made the images look a bit softer.

The deboss softens up the images.

Stamps: Merry & Type (#122552)
Markers: Cherry Cobbler (#119681), Early Espresso (#119680), Pacific Point (#120986), Lucky Limeade (#123002), Elegant Eggplant (#105110)
Paper: Rich Razzleberry (#115316), Old Olive (#100702), Very Vanilla (#101650)
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones (#119246), 1/2″ Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding Ribbon (#122330)

Entry for Challenges: Stampin’ Royalty 103, SUO 34,

Snowflake on Razzleberry – Day 3

There’s just something very festive and gorgeous about this Rich Razzleberry that I just had to use it, even for Christmas!  I chose not to use a sentiment but I’m sure the snowflake in the background and the embellishment is obvious enough.  The contrast of the Baja Breeze Glass Glitter, White Satin ribbon and Clear Rhinestone Brad completes it just perfectly!

The snow flake has Dazzling Diamonds embossed on it with the clear emboss powder (like the snow flakes I used in the basket and tag).  This way, the diamonds don’t fall off!  I’ve found that the Tombow works best for applying the glass glitter.  I wanted to stock up on the Baja Breeze Glass Glitter but it was SOLD OUT on the Clearance Rack so fast I couldn’t even order it in time!  Argh!

The brad holds the bow really well but you will need a glue dot to adhere it securely to the cardstock.

Stamps: Bright Hopes (#122692)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry (#115658)
Paper: Rich Razzleberry (#115316), Whisper White (#100730)
Punches: 2-38″Scallop Circle (#118874)
Big Shot: Northern Frost Sizzlit Decorative Strip (#120901)
Accessories:
Basic Rhinestones (#119246), Clear Rhinestone Brad (#113144), Baja Breeze Glass Glitter (retired), Whisper White 5/8″ Satin Ribbon (#114616), Clear Emboss Powder (#109130), Dazzling Diamonds (#102023), Heat Tool (#100005)

Entry for Challenges: Stampin’ Royalty 103,

Simple & Versatile in 5 Minutes – Day 4

Here is a very simple layout that you can use for various occasion cards.  You can change the DSP at the bottom, the sentiment and the embellishment to your desire.  For example, if you wanted to make it a wedding card, use a softer swirly pattern, a “Congratulations” sentiment, a satin ribbon, and a flower or butterfly.  If you wanted to make a baby card, you can use a cuter patter paper at the bottom, a “Welcome Baby” sentiment, a bashful blue or pretty in pink pirouette grosgrain ribbon, and some itty bitty buttons.  On this card, I used the new Mini Jingle Bells that are in the Holiday Mini Catalogue, available only until January 3.

Gently sponge crumb cake over the sentiment to highlight it.

No fancy tying, just a simple fold on the ribbon (use a bit of sticky strip to hold the ribbon down so that it’s easier to tie on the linen thread).  The mini jingle bells are tied together with linen thread and just double knotted (leave a little bit of excess before cutting the linen thread in case it comes loose).

Stamps: Curly Cute (#117014)
Ink: Crumb Cake (#121030), Early Espresso (#119670)
Paper: River Rock (#109010), Letters to Santa DSP (#122349)
Accessories: Linen Thread (#104199), Mini Jingle Bells (#124116), 1-1/4″ Real Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (retired)

Crumb Cake Trio Day 7

This trio came to my mind when I thought “what if I don’t have any Christmas pattern paper?  How would I make Christmas cards?”  Here is your answer: one colour cardstock, one stamp set, one ink pad, and maybe other little accessories of your choice to add some bling and sparkle.  I chose crumb cake for this trio but you can experiment with others.  I also sponged different elements of the cards to bring out either the sentiment or the background.  (I need a new camera!  These pictures don’t do them justice!)  Because these are so simple, they only take minutes to get done.

Stamps: Bright Hopes (#122692)
Ink: Crumb Cake (#121030)
Paper: Crumb Cake (#120953)
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones (#119246), Dazzling Diamonds (#102023), Stamping Sponges (#101610)

Entry for ChallengesSU Only 34,

Stockings on Day 9

The new Stocking Builder Punch makes these cute little stockings and they’re a snap to put together.  It’s great for using up those old scraps.  This layout can be used with any image of your choice.  For example, instead of 3 stockings,you can use stars, ornaments, trees, flowers, butterflies, etc…  The sentiment at the bottom can also be changed depending on what your theme is.  I sponged the background a bit so that the white doesn’t contrast so much.  Sponging adds a nice touch to almost any color theme.

 

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (#115370)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (#119669), Chocolate Chip (#100908)
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Jolly Holiday DSP (retired)
Punches: Modern Label (#119849), Word Window (#119857), Scallop Trim Border (#118402), Stocking Builder (#124095)
Big Shot: Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (#119976)
Accessories: Early Espresso/White Baker’s Twine (#123124)

Entry for Challenges: Stampin’ Royalty 102


Blossoms for Mom: MOJO172

I saw the Mojo Monday challenge this week and thought it was perfect for my first crack at the Build a Blossom and Blossom Petals Punch.  I started with my flower (so much fun by the way) and when I got to finding something to go with the background, I was at a halt.  I took out my Presto Patterns and with the Baja Breeze and Crumb Cake, the result was just soft enough for the busy elements upfront.  I just might submit this for another challenge with Mother’s Day theme.  How do you like it?

Stamp Set: Build a Blossom, All Holidays

Ink Pads: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler

Paper: Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Presto Patterns Specialty DSP

Punches: Blossom Petals, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle, Decorative Label, Extra Large Oval, Scallop Trim Corner, Scallop Trim Border

Other: Circle Cutter,  Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Dazzling Diamonds, Basic Pearls, Sponge Dauber, 1″ Double Stitched Baja Breeze Grosgrain Ribbon