Winter Wishes

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This weekend, I had a chance to get into my craft room and try out some of the new stamps that I purchased awhile back.  The Color Layering Cool Fox stamp set from Hero Arts was first on my list.

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I wanted my fox to be a silver fox, so I looked up “silver fox” online and saw that they are actually mostly black with gray accents.  Using my stamp platform, I stamped the first layer in black and then added the second layer using Hero Arts Shadow Ink in Silver.

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I had this idea to have the fox kind of stepping into a snowy scene from the outside of the card.  To do this, I created a background on a light blue notecard using a stencil and some embossing paste.

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For the ground I created a snowdrift using a die and some holographic glitter paper.

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I die cut a heart into some Hero Arts Layering Paper and added that as a frame over the top with foam tape.  I really like the shades of blue with the black fox.  I feel like you get a chilly, fresh winter feel with these colors.

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The sentiment and flowers surrounding it are from Hero Arts’ Color Layering Dimensional Bird stamp set.  The flowers are stamped in the Hero Arts Silver Shadow Ink too.  I haven’t used this ink pad in a long time and am now rediscovering how nicely it stamps with just a small bit of shimmer.

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I am entering this card in both the A Blog Named Hero monthly challenge–Winter as well as the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge–Something New.  Thanks so much for joining me today!  A supply list is below for the products I used.  Have a great week!

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Papertrey Ink Make It Monday Challenge #346–2018 A La Carte

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This week I had a chance to create a project inspired by one of Papertrey Ink’s Make It Monday challenges from 2018.  I chose # 312-Framing Sentiments and Images.  It’s true what Laurie says in the video, a frame really makes a difference when you add it as part of the card.  Clean and simple is my favorite style and a frame can add texture and a nice place to ground your embellishments.

For my card today, I die cut some gingham patterned paper using the rectangle frame from the Make It Market: Shakers and Sprinkles kit.  I added a layer of blue foam underneath to raise the frame up a little and add some interest.

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I added the frame to a 4.25″ x 5.5″ white notecard with a sentiment from Botanical Bounty stamped in the middle.  To heat emboss the sentiment, I used Versamark Onyx Black ink, then sprinkled some clear embossing powder over the top to heat it.

I love the color palette of a “pinkish red” with bright blue, so I added some flowers from The Sweet Life around the frame that I stamped with Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet and Pure Poppy Inks.

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Clean and simple with some fun, Springtime colors!

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CutCardstock Project: Happily Ever After

Happy 2019!  Hope your holidays were happy and fun.

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In the card making world, the new year means starting our valentine themed cards.  Didn’t we just finish Christmas?  LOL!  I’m excited though,  because I love any excuse to add hearts to my projects.  For today’s project, first featured on the CutCardstock blog, I’m using an embossing folder filled with hearts to add some great texture and interest to the front of my card.

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I started by first embossing a piece of Astrobright card stock in Re-Entry Red, then die cutting it out with a medium sized heart-shaped die.  I love this card stock because the color choices are bold and bright.  This red is perfect for valentine hearts!

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I wanted to add a little bird flying toward the big heart, so I used various shades of blue Copics to color in a whimsical bird stamp from Neat and Tangled (retired).  I like how the swirls on the bird kind of mimic heart swirls.

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 I created a notecard from Cougar Super Smooth  100# cardstock and layered my bird along with multiple hearts onto the embossed heart.   I popped some of the hearts up with foam squares for interest.  I finished the card with a scripty sentiment (retired Papertrey Ink)  that went nicely with all the swirls and curls of the bird and hearts.

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Be sure to head over to the CutCardstock shop.  Astrobright card stock is on sale this month.  You can create your own assortment and sample all the fun colors!  Thanks for joining me today!

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Re-Entry Red Discount Card Stock for…
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COUGAR White Super Smooth 100 lb….
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Sizzix – Sending Love Collection – 3D…
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Fiskars – 12 Inch Premium Cut-Line…
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Tsukineko Memento Dye Ink Stamp Pad…
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Cutter Bee – Scissors
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Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
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Misti Stamp Tool Original Size Misti…
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Scotch Products – Scotch -…
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3L Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam…
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Scor-Pal Scor-Buddy Mini Scoring…
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Copic Sketch Marker – Robin’s Egg…
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Copic Sketch Marker – Tahitian Blue -…
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Copic Sketch Marker – Process Blue – B05
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Copic Sketch Marker – Light Blue – B14
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Copic Sketch Marker – Pale Pink – RV10
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Copic Sketch Marker – Pale Yellow – Y11
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Copic Sketch Marker – Sugared Almond…
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Easy Wine Bottle Tags

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I’m all about quick and easy during the holidays.  Sometimes, just using an interesting product can bring your simple projects up a notch.  I’ll show you how I made these wine tags with a holographic detail over at the ThinkCrafts blog today.  Head over there for all the details.

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Craft Tags 3 1/8 x 6 1/4 in. 25 pc….
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Ranger Letter It Clear Stamp Set…
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Ranger Letter It Clear Stamp Set…
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Ranger Embossing Powder 1 oz….
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Post It Full Adhesive Roll 1 x 400…
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Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad…
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Tsukineko Tools Sponge Dauber Jumbo…
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Xyron Creative Station 9″ Machine…
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Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Metallic Pencils on Stamped Patterns

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I’m over at the Think Crafts blog today experimenting with pattern stamping and my metallic pencils.  I show how the paper you use can give two different but equally great looks!

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This is a great way to experiment with new color mediums!  Head over to the blog for the full tutorial.

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Royal Metallic Color Pencils 12 pc
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BasicGrey Clear Stamp 17 pc. Prism…
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Avery Elle Clear Stamp Mod
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Ranger Embossing Powder 1 oz. Super…
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Hero Arts Embossing Powder White 1oz…
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Fiskars SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper…
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We R Memory Tools Precision Press…
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Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad…
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Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Bag
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Scotch Mounting Foam Tape .5 in. x…
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Scor Pal Buddy Eighths Mini Scoring…
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Tsukineko VersaFine Pigment Ink Stamp…
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Easy Bookmarks

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Looking for a little something extra to add to a card or gift?  I’m over at the ThinkCrafts blog showing how I made these simple bookmarks using the WRMK Tab Punch Board and an adorable stamp set from Simple Stories.  This is a great way to use those cute planner stamps you may have in your collection.

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CutCardstock Project: Happy Shimmery New Year!

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Shimmer and shine is what the New Year is all about, so I created this project  featuring the gorgeous Stardream Metallic card stock from the CutCardstock shop.

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This is a beautiful card stock with just the right amount of subtle shimmer.  I think I need to collect all the colors!  You can head over to the CutCardstock blog to see how this project came together.

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Stardream Metallic Jupiter (red)…
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Curious Translucent (Vellum) CLEAR…
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Hero Arts G6117 Happy Happy New Year…
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Echo Park – Good Day Sunshine…
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WOW! Embossing Powder Super Fine…
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Fiskars – 12 Inch Premium Cut-Line…
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Cutter Bee – Scissors
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Misti Stamp Tool Original Size Misti…
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WAGNER HT 400 650-Degree Heat Gun
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Tsukineko VersaMark Inkpad
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Scotch Products – Scotch -…
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Glue Arts – Glue Glider Pro Plus -…
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Post-It Note Labeling Tape 2 in. x…
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Tsukineko VersaFine Pigment Ink Stamp…
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Scor-Pal Scor-Buddy Mini Scoring…
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CAS Candy Cane Wishes

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Clean and simple is always a great option for handmade Christmas cards.  Easy to reproduce and easy to mail.

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This project, over at the ThinkCrafts blog features an all in one stamp and die set with lots of options.  Head over there to see how this project came together.

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Sizzix Die & Stamp Lindsey Serata…
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Carta Bella 6 x 6 in. Paper Pad…
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Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad…
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Tombow Mono Liquid Glue Aqua 1.69 oz.
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3L Scrapbook Adhesives 3D Foam…
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Ranger Embossing Powder 1 oz. Super…
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Tsukineko VersaFine Pigment Ink Stamp…
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Fiskars SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper…
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Scor Pal Buddy Eighths Mini Scoring…
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We R Memory Tools Precision Press…
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Crafter’s Companion Gemini Jr Cut &…
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Easy Gift Tags with a Kit

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I’m over at the ThinkCrafts blog today with an easy shortcut for making your holiday gift tags this year.

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This Merry Days Tag kit from Crate Paper lets you put a homemade spin on pre-made tags.  Head over to the blog to see all the options.

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Crate Paper Merry Days Tag Kit –…
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We R Memory Keepers Tag Punch Board
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Crate Paper Merry Days Sticker Shaker…
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Winter Branches Framed Card

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I’m over at the ThinkCrafts blog today working with the Sizzix Mini Holiday Greens die set.

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I love all the options you have for creating little clusters of winter berries and pine branches.  Head over to their blog to see how this project came together.

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The following list contains affiliate links which means if you click on a product link, and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission at no cost to you.  My full disclosure policy can be found HERE.)

Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 11 pc. Mini…
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Hero Arts Poly Clear Stamp Poster…
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Avery Elle Clear Stamp Corner…
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Hero Arts Stamp & Cuts Wishes –…
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Tsukineko VersaFine Pigment Ink Stamp…
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Ranger Embossing Powder 1 oz. Super…
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Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad…
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Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Bag
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We R Memory Tools Precision Press…
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Nuvo Crystal Drops 1 oz. Red Berry –…
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Tombow Mono Liquid Glue Aqua 1.69 oz.
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Scotch Mounting Foam Tape .5 in. x…
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3L Scrapbook Adhesives E-Z Dots 26…
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Scor Pal Buddy Eighths Mini Scoring…
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Crafter’s Companion Gemini Jr Cut &…
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