The Gel Press and Christmas Card Backgrounds

Time to get inky with my Gel Press and Christmas card backgrounds.  I decided to play with re-inkers and some embossing folders.  Here is what backgrounds look like:

gel press Christmas card backgrounds, Stamp with Jill

Nothing that amazing to start- pretty simple too.  Let’s start with the video tutorial that shows you how to make the backgrounds.  Grab your gel press, some holiday colored re-inkers and someday dry embossed layers!

The end results of the gel press and Christmas card backgrounds are the best part. Creating with them is fun and sometimes challenging.  I just realized I forgot to add the sentiment to this Llama card!  On the inside it goes!

Gel Press Christmas  Llama card, Stamp with Jill

Another llama card with non traditional Christmas colors. Mostly because he is so cute.   See his blanket?  it is made from the coffee first dies.  The cozy is the perfect fit!

Gel Press Christmas  Llama card, Stamp with Jill

And one more with the ADORABLE Yeti from My Favorite Things stamp company.  BB Beast Friends is name of the set.  

Gel Press Christmas  Yeti card, Stamp with Jill
Gel press, Christmas cards, Stamp with Jill

Need to see a few more Gel Press projects?  This post shows 3 ways to use a print, this card shows the same embossing technique and this card are my 3 favs!  Search “Gel Press” in the top right search box and you will get lots of ideas!

Hope you enjoyed todays tutorial!  Here are the supplies for todays cards:


Christmas Cards made with Alphabet Dies

Learn how to use these cute whimsical Christmas cards made with alphabet dies.  I focused on Christmas cards today but the possibilities are endless. The sizing of these dies are perfect for A2 Cards. Check out the 4 designs below!

Christmas Cards made with Alphabet Dies, stamp with jill, spellbinders FSJ

Once I got started making these I could not stop.  What an awesome font for an alphabet die.  And minimal stamping too!  Here is a Christmas card with non traditional colors.  Love the simplicity.

Christmas Cards made with Alphabet Dies, stamp with jill, spellbinders FSJ

Here is the Video Tutorial that shows you the products I used and how easy it is to make the wreath.

These dies are at an amazing price, only $34.99.  What a great value!  click here :  SHAPEABILITIES ALPHABET ETCHED DIES ON THE WINGS OF LOVE COLLECTION BY JOANNE FINK

Christmas Cards made with Alphabet Dies, stamp with jill, spellbinders FSJ

Cards made with alphabet dies are fun and versatile, because you can create almost any sentiment!  This one features “Merry” and the Cozy Winter Prints paper which is one of my favs this holiday season!

Christmas Cards made with Alphabet Dies, stamp with jill, spellbinders FSJ

And this is the “Through the Years” paper pack.  It covers all the major holidays with 2 sheets of each theme.  

alphabet dies christmas cards, stamp with jill, spellbinders FSJ

Stay tuned for more designs that are “non holiday”.   Here is an older card I made that can easily be remade with these dies!  

Oh and if you scrapbook- A MUST HAVE for titles on your pages!  

Time for some shopping!  All the links to the products are below.


Sending You Sunshine & a Scrapbook Page

Taking a break from Christmas for a clean and simple coffee card and sharing a scrapbook page.  I love this sentiment. It is perfect for all occasion cards that you have no reason to send.  Happy Mail!

coffee first die set, Spellbinders FSJ, Inside and Out, Stamp with Jill

Now that the card is complete I think maybe I should have used red for the Starbucks red holiday cup.  Maybe on the next one!  The Coffee First Dies give you any color cup you want!  

coffee first die set, Spellbinders FSJ, Inside and Out, Stamp with Jill

Now for the scrap page.  I make scrapbook pages all the time and share them on my  Instagram Stories.   But… I often forget to share them here.  (oops!).  

Cottage Bouquet scrapbook, Spellbinders FSJ, Stamp with Jill

We had family pictures take at the end of August right before my boys left for College.  Love this shot of my girl and Gus!  I used the Cottage Bouquet stamp set and Die for the Flowers!

The flowers are colored with various shades of pinks, yellows and blue copic markers.  I did not keep track of the copic colors I was just grabbing and coloring.  

Here is a Holiday page I made last year.  and a Birthday page here.

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Simply Beautiful Zenspired Holiday Card

Today’s holiday card was inspired from this card that I created previously with the Zenspired Christmas Sentiments stamp set.  I love how the branches and berries peek out from behind the sentiment.  You can view the original post here.

This holiday card is beautiful all on its own.  But when you add in the Treat Box die. OH MY WOW!  It becomes a stunning gift set. 

This Treat Box die is perfect for treats.  It also can easily hold a gift card!  YAY!  I am always looking for gift card giving ideas!

You can see the Branch and Cone die, as well as the Bloom Cluster Die (for the berries)  in my video tutorial here.

You can see how easy the treat box die is to use in this FSJ product spotlight video:

I used the following Products on the Zenspired Christmas Sentiments card:  

STAMPS: Christmas Sentiments Stamps Zenspired Holidays By Joanne Fink, Remarkable You.

PAPER: Whip Cream, Candy apple, Kiwi Slice and Mirror Gold card stock.  Cozy Winter Prints designer prints paper.

INK: Versamark

DIESBranch and ConeBloom Cluster,   Journey Rectangles, Treat Box

Accessories: Fashion Gold, Gold Embossing powder, 1-1/4 circle punch.

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Two Christmas Joy Cards

I am sharing 2 Cards today!  Check out this fun stamp set from the Zenspired Collection at Christmas Joy, Spellbinders FSJ, Stamp with Jill Christmas card

This set (like yesterday) is also by Joanne Fink.  I love her whimsical style!  The Christmas Joy tree pairs perfectly with the polkadot paper!  Check out the snow mounds! they are made from cloud dies.  

Christmas Joy, Spellbinders FSJ, Stamp with Jill Christmas card

Check out my FB live video to see how easy it is to make these cards!  Oh my Silly face!  How do they pick these thumbnail frames?

And here are all the supplies I used on the Christmas Joy cards INCLUDING Links to the copic markers!  YAY!!  

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Introducing Zenspired Holidays Christmas Sentiments Card

Happy November Stamping Friends!

As soon as I saw these fun Zenspired Christmas Sentiments from Spellbinders (by Joanne Fink) I knew I had to have them!  They are so easy to use on your Christmas cards. And the added bonus is that there is a sentiment for the INSIDE of your card!  WIN!  

Zenspired Christmas Sentiments, Spellbinders FSJ. Stamp with Jill
Zenspired Christmas Sentiments, Spellbinders FSJ. Stamp with Jill

You all know I am loving the Buffalo plaid this season!  That’s from the FSJ Cozy Winter prints paper.  Lets get to the Video Tutorial:

The Branch and Cone die and the Bloom Cluster die complete the card. Don’t you just love the touch of gold!

Zenspired Christmas Sentiments, Spellbinders FSJ. Stamp with Jill

I used the following Products on the Zenspired Christmas Sentiments card:  

STAMPS: Christmas Sentiments Stamps Zenspired Holidays By Joanne Fink

PAPER: Candy Apple, Black Licorice, Kiwi Slice, Oatmeal Cookie and Mirror Gold card stock.  Cozy Winter Prints designer paper.

INK: Black Licorice

DIES: Branch and Cone, Bloom Cluster

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Party Ghosts Halloween Card and More!

Happy Halloween!  In honor of this fun holiday I have 3 cards to share today.  A cute halloween card and 2 more fun Spellbinders Simply Said Phrases cards.  

First the Part Ghosts.  Love these little guys.  I made the background with some pan pastels and some sparkle silk.  So easy!

Party Ghosts, Stamp with Jill, Spellbinders FSJ

The letters are Journey Serif steel rule die and the ghosts are colored with some light gray copic markers.

Check out these fun cards using the Shapeabilities Simple Said Phrases from Spellbinders combined with some fun FSJ products.  The merge of Spellbinders and FSJ happens tomorrow!  SO EXCITING!

No stamping on this card.  Just a few scorelines at the bottom to anchor the sentiment and the design.

shapeabilities simply said phrases, spellbinders, Stamp with Jill, FSJ

Combined the “celebrate” with some Birthday Pop balloon stamps to make a clean and simple birthday card! Blues make it perfect for the boys in your life!  Those little strips of card stock are Cool Pool, Chambray Shirt and Denim Days cut to 1/4 x 5″ .  

shapeabilities simply said phrases, spellbinders, Stamp with Jill, FSJ, Birthday pop

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Love these little phrases for cards.  Want to see more?  Check out this post for more using this sentiment die set.

you can also get pan pastels and copic markers at Blick Art.  They have some great copic starter sets and free shipping over $35!  SHOP HERE


Christmas Puppies in the Truck!

Oh M Gee… This truck is SO MUCH FUN.  It is from the Spellbinders October “Large Die of the Month” club called Truckin’ Through the Seasons.  As soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it.  (even though I waited a week to make sure I still wanted it!)

Truckin through the seasons, Stamp with Jill, Spellbinders-FSJ Large Die club

Seriously cute! I made a 2nd one in a blue truck.  Drop me a comment to let me know which truck is your favorite… RED OR BLUE?

Truckin through the seasons, Stamp with Jill, Spellbinders-FSJ Large Die club

Oh how I love puppies!  Here are mine:  From Left to right: Thomas a rescued Poochon (18 months), Zoe is a Mini Poodle (9 years) and Gus is a Mini Golden Doodle (almost 11 months)!

The background on these cards was made with Panpastels.  I just rubbed the pink and the blue on with a sponge.  You can also make this same pink sky background with the gel press. Check out the step by step on this post

Now for the BIG HUGE bummer: the Truckin’ Through the Seasons die set is sold out.  BUT you can still subscribe to the monthly die club. (DO IT!! its very affordable)  I am in the large die club right now and you will be seeing some FUN projects each month using these club dies.  Join the any of the die /card kit clubs and save 15% of your 1st month!  CODE: CLUB15 

Spellbinders NEW Monthly Die Cutting Clubs

You can still get the puppies!  They are from MFT.  I have had them for several years and they are still available. Click the image to shop!

 


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No Prob-Llama Christmas card and mini pillow box

How fun is this Llama?  And how cute is that pillow box?   I won this stamp set by participating in a team card making challenge.  Free stamps are the best stamps!  So I decided to ink him up for a Llama Christmas card!

No Prob-Llama Christmas card and mini pillow box, Stamp with Jill

I am totally loving buffalo check this holiday season.  Especially the red and black! Of Course my Llama Christmas card needed a matching buffalo check scarf to go with the paper.  

The ribbon is custom colored. Did you know you can color it with your alcohol markers?   Check out the video tutorial to see how easy it is to do! and the stinking cute mini pillow box too!

And this Mini Pillow Box is so cute- and tiny!  It nicely holds 2 Hershey Nuggets. Only the tiny tiny items will fit in this cute.  Its perfect for small candies, earrings, folded up money,  charms, jewelry and even fridge magnets!  Perfect for a stocking stuffer for the holidays! ( gift cards won’t fit)

No Prob-Llama Christmas card and mini pillow box, Stamp with Jill
No Prob-Llama Christmas card and mini pillow box, Stamp with Jill

Here are the copic markers I used for the project:

No Prob-Llama Christmas card and mini pillow box, Stamp with Jill, copic colors

I have more Llama cards coming soon– such a fun set!

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Flower Tangle Makes an easy Halloween card

Another easy Halloween card with my favorite fall pumpkin set: Martha’s Pumpkins!   Looks hard but trust me its easy!

easy Halloween card, Stamp with Jill, Fun Stampers Journey, Marthas Pumpkins

The background is the Flower Tangle background stamp.  Oh how I love this stamp.  Never thought that I could use it to make an easy Halloween card .  I used the ink blending technique to create the colors.  You can see the video tutorial on how to do the background  on THIS POST.  All I did was change the colors to fall and halloween.

easy Halloween card, Stamp with Jill, Fun Stampers Journey, Marthas Pumpkins

This easy Halloween card is so striking in person.  Hopefully the colors come through on the screen just as nice!  

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