Happy Weekend! Stamping friends. I love puppies! One of my favorite puppy stamp sets this season is the MFT stamp set called Deck the Howls. Stinkin’ Cute! Don’t you think this puppy looks EXACTLY like Thomas? I do! He is my favorite from the set!
Let’s take a look at Thomas really quick! Both are so cute and there is definitely a little resemblance. Short ears, short front legs… Love it!
Now onto another card. This one is clean and simple. The focus is on the gold bells (fashion gold) on his collar giving the puppy all the attention. After all that’s what they like.
Hot diggity dog this dachshund is totally adorable too. Did you notice that I’m totally loving the “Deer Santa” 6×6 paper pack from the Spellbinders card November card kit? And all 3 of these cards use some of the extra components from the card kit, like the gold paper and the party burst dots. I only have about 5 sheets left of the Deer Santa fun 6×6 pad. You are going to see it on a lot of cards this week.
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Hi Friends. Today we are shaking it up with sequins and tulle. This is a fun shaker card inspired by Jennifer McGuire ink and an onlinecardclass I took with her.
This tulle shaker card is made with oatmeal cookie card stock (Kraft) and mirror gold! SOOOOOO PRETTY! You can actually see through the whole front panel – all the gold sequins are enclosed within the tulle pocket. So fun and not too hard. I had no idea you could do this. I love learning new tricks!
Time for the video tutorial. I love, love, love the Large die of the month (November) from Spellbinders and thought it was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT for this card.
Additionally, I sneak in the Spellbinders small die of the month too. (wink wink)
Basically the usual shaker card sandwiches sequins, beads, glitter or other small items between two layers of acetate with foam tape. Instead we are going to use Tulle. After all, it is cheap and can be found in most craft stores. But I also have a link below.
Without doubt I’ll definitely use this tulle shaker card technique again. Thank you, Jennifer McGuire, for your crafting inspiration!
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I am now a BIG FAN of the Spellbinders Small Die of the Month and Large Die of the Month Club Kits. – in fact so far all of the Spellbinder’s monthly kits! If you’re looking to invest in an awesome monthly die club, this is it! I love having fun dies show up in my mailbox each month. And this month’s dies… Christmas! And this month extends way past Christmas with stuff you probably already have in your stash!
I am so excited to share with you what I made using the Spellbinders Small Die of the month. Here is my 1st creation:
I added the Holly from the Snapshot frames die and the berries are Nuvo drops.
The second card was created using a combination of the Small die and the designer printed paper and the Party Burst dots from the card kit:
The Sentiment is from Concord and 9th Very Merry Sentiments and the rectangle piercing was cut from the Journey rectangle die set.
For my 3rd card, I used some light blue Pan Pastels for the background and some sparkle silk and white Nuvo Drops. How fun are these word dies!
Again the sentiment is from Concord and 9th and I just love that Frosty Snowflake (link below).
Finally, my 4th card. I’ll have a 5th tomorrow as it warrants its own post! This combines both the small die and the large die of the month.
Because more inspiration is always good, check out these cards on THIS POST to see a few more of the large die.
The words are MERRY, BRIGHT, CHRISTMAS, NEW, YEAR, HAPPY plus the ampersand and the deer and accessories! LOVE!!!
If you love both clubs, you can subscribe to the value club kit that includes both the small and large die of the month kits HERE.
There are only 3 days left to subscribe to get this die because on Dec 1 a new one is released. The Spellbinders Small Die of the month is ONLY $12.50 which is a great deal. No risk, cancel, skip a month or change your subscription at anytime with just a few clicks!
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Hi Stamping Friends! Today we are learning the spotlight stamping technique with some simple ink blending. This technique is an ink blended background to draw the eye to the sentiment (or stamped image) focal point.
This is so easy! I laid down a light layer of distress ink in Mowed Lawn and then similarly applied another layer of Pine Needles distress ink color over top but closer to the edges. Finally, a few splatters of Sparkle silk created my snow.
You can see how simple this is in the video tutorial (and how I struggle with my new tweezers and new Nuvo drops).
You can blend on a teflon mat, copy or grid paper! the mat is easy to clean and the paper can be trashed when you are done. It just depends on your preferred method of clean up.
I just LOVE the sparkle silk It gives just the touch of sparkle with out having to get out glitter! Check out that sparkle!
I think the spotlight stamping technique really makes the sentiment POP as the focal point of the card. Need more inspiration? Check out the red and a green cards HERE! You can use both the Distress inks or the Spellbinders FSJ fusion ink. Both blend great!
Finally, here are the Products I used, click the images to shop online with me.
How fun is this clean and simple card? Sometimes all you need is a sentiment to make a great card! I used the Concord & 9th Very Merry Sentiments and some easy ink blending for these cards.
This post has a video tutorial for the ink blending. It is pretty easy! All you do is blend a lighter red and a darker red (or greens) around the edges of the card to “spotlight” the sentiment. Then I added a splash of silk, a few fashion silver dots and some nuvo drops to create the snow effect.
Red or Green? I can’t decide!
Concord & 9th is having a great Black Friday sale. You can add these awesome Christmas sentiments (12 stamps) to your collection at a great price! PLUS they have some really cute stamps!
Spellbinders- FSJ has lots of stuff on sale for Holiday Hoopla! Plus free gifts with your orders! Check them out too.
Click any of the links below to shop online with me.
Hello stamping friends and welcome to a new 2018 Spellbinders-FSJ Creative Team blog hop! Are you ready for CUTE! These are so stinkin’ cute! Adorable Christmas treat boxes made from the Treat box die! Lets start with the Santa Box.
This box holds treats of all kinds, small gifts and GIFT CARDS! I always love a box that can hold a gift card. Santa has lots of elves so we needed a coordinating Elf Treat box.
Decided to flip it and get creative with an upside down Elf Christmas Treat box. Added some feet with the Christmas Magic Die set. It coordinates with the Christmas Magic stamp set!
The box base is the AWESOME Treat Box die. I used the Border Basics dies for the Collars. The rest is just cut card stock. Check out the video tutorial.
Here are the Specs and the full supply list is at the end of this post.
Candy Apple Red or Limeade Splash (Green) Cardstock cut to 9 x 8 for die cutting with the Treat box die
Scrap White and Candy Apple red for the collars to die cut with the Border Basics dies
Black Licorice card stock: Belt band: .75 x 8.5 Belt center .75 x .75. Button .25 circle punch out.
Mirror Gold or Silver for the Belt Buckle 1.25 x 1.25
Hope you enjoyed the Christmas Treat Boxes! Keep hopping along and check out my other fellow teammates’ pages. They have some pretty amazing projects to share!
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:
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!
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!
And one more with the ADORABLE Yeti from My Favorite Things stamp company. BB Beast Friends is name of the set.
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:
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!
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.
Here is the Video Tutorial that shows you the products I used and how easy it is to make the wreath.
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!
And this is the “Through the Years” paper pack. It covers all the major holidays with 2 sheets of each theme.
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.
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: