Sunday, December 10, 2023

PP670 Yummy for You

Happy Sunday, peeps!  Today is the last challenge of the year for the Paper Players! This time of the year, everyone is needing a break, right?  Claire is our hostess and she is going out with a bang with her bright color challenge:


I admit that this one had me scratching my head!  I pulled out a set I don't use very often, called Super Cool, did a little fussy-cutting and die cutting and here's what I came up with:

I used the FMS sketch:

and some Tahitian Tide DSP and cardstock to create the vertical piece, then stamped my goodie in Melon Mambo and Real Red, then trimmed the strawberry and popped it up back on top:

I diecut the sentiment using Love For You dies, then added sentiments on the inside too:

Big and bold and bright!

What will you do with these colors?!  The design team came up with some really beautiful samples! Check them out over at the Paper Players blog and show us your creativity as well!  We'll see you back on January 7, 2024!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Super Cool, Biggest Wish, More Wishes
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Basic Black, Real Red, Tahitian Tide, Tahitian Tide DSP
 Ink Basic Black, Real Red, Tahitian Tide, Melon Mambo
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Stylish Shapes Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Love For You Dies

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Very Merry Scotties

Happy Saturday, peeps! Hope you have a good weekend planned!  I am squeaking in one more Christmas card for the year; I always send my niece a Scottie card, as she has three of them!  I don't remember if I sent her one with this little lineup before...if I did, I am sure she'll forgive me!

The challenge from CAS on Sunday is to use black, white and one other color, so I chose to use some Poppy Parade gingham that I printed digitally as a background for my Scottie lineup:

The die is from Cottage Cutz; I added a little scallop border and embossed the front of my card with a Darice Snowflake embossing folder.  My sentiment, from CC Designs, was stamped in Versafine Black and I added a glitter scallop behind it...a little redder than the Poppy Parade, but hopefully she'll not notice!

Except for a few stragglers, I think I've got almost all my cards mailed!!!  Thanks for visiting today! Enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Jolly Christmas (CC Designs)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Basic Black, Poppy Parade, Real Red Glimmer (ret), Gingham (digitally printed)
 Ink Versafine Black
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Stylish Shapes Dies, Scottie Lineup Die (Cottage Cutz), Stitched Borders Dies (Lawn Fawn), Layering Circles Dies (ret), Snowflake Embossing Folder (Darice)

Friday, December 8, 2023

Complimentary Peanuts

Happy Friday, peeps!  I have a silly little birthday card today for my brother; every time I look at this stamp set, it cracks me up, hopefully he'll get the humor too.  It uses the sketch from Try Stampin' On Tuesday as well as the Stamp Act challenge from Krafty Chicks and Felicita's  Tic Tac Toe challenge!  

I used the bottom row across of free, embellishment and diecut.  So here we go:

I used some papers from my stash; stamped the peanuts and loosely colored them with Blends, then stamped the "compliments" separately and popped them up after cutting them out:

Being the only boy in the family, this is probably pretty much how my brother sees himself anyway, so I'm sure he'll get it! LOL!  Just kidding!  But he does know he's pretty special! 

We got a nice little snowfall yesterday, it was fun to watch the flakes while I made cookies and decorated our tree!  This little bird didn't let the snow deter him:

And even Mr Fox was out and about:

 Thanks for popping in today; enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps That's Funny (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Misc DSP from my stash
 Ink Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, Misty Moonlight
Accessories Dimensionals, Enamel Dots (W+9)
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Nested Essentials Dies, Large Banner Dies (Pink & Main), Crumb Cake Blend

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Happy Christmas Deer

Happy Thursday, peeps! The week is screeching along to the weekend and I feel behind!  LOL, I am sure I will get it all done, right?!  I made a card a couple of days ago and just had the time to post, and it happened to be for a couple of challenges!  First, the sketch at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown:

And both Little Red Wagon and Double D challenges want Christmas animals on their cards:

I hadn't used this sweet little deer diecut from Papertrey for a while, so I decided he needed to make an appearance:

I guarantee you that John won't see a deer out in the woods decked out like this one, LOL!  He's created from some retired Naturals White cardstock, mounted on various Christmas papers, and decorated with some sequins and twine on his little wreath around his neck:

The layers are mounted on a 4 1/4" square Mossy Meadow card, and the sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp's Christmas Blessings!  Off to make some more cookies!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Christmas Blessings (Simon Says Stamp)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Mossy Meadow, Naturals White (ret), Real Red Glimmer (ret), Winter Flowers (Unity), Christmas Salutations (Echo Park)
 Ink Mossy Meadow, Real Red
Accessories Sequins (from my stash), Cherry Cobbler Thick Baker's Twine (ret), Mini Dimensionals
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Stylish Shapes Dies, Deer to Me Dies (Papertrey), Large Banner Dies (Pink & Main)

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

AHSC554 A Really Big Baby Card

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  I guess by the name of my post, you might think this is a baby card for a really big baby, or a really big card for a normal-sized baby!  Thankfully, it's the latter! My niece finally had her baby Sunday night, and I used the sketch from Atlantic Hearts for their card:

So here's my really big card:

I wanted to be able to use a business-sized envelope, so the card is 3 3/4" x 8 1/2".  I apologize for the poor quality photo....I guess it's just too big!  I used some plaid papers from the retired Country Gingham DSP, and some scrapbook paper from my stash.  The teddy bear was stamped and colored with Blends; it's from the retired Every Little Bit, and he was mounted on an embossed square of Basic White:

The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs and the enamel dots are retired SU.  And on the inside, some sentiments from Charming Sentiments, stamped in Azure Afternoon, and for the Global Design Project challenge this week, which is "ABC--using letters", 

I diecut Papertrey letters for his name:

And here is baby Coby, with Mommy and Daddy and big brother Cole....and he weighed in at 9 lb, so I guess you could say he was a big baby!

Thanks for visiting today--enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Charming Sentiments, Every Little Bit (ret), Mini Tag Sentiments (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Balmy Blue, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Granny Apple Green,Azure Afternoon, Baby Boy (Jolee's Boutique)
 Ink Balmy Blue, Azure Afternoon, Memento Black
Accessories Dimensionals, Enamel Dots (ret)
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Charming Sentiments Dies, Banner Dies (Pink & Main), Layering Squares Dies (ret), Small Alphabet Dies (Papertrey), Stitched Border Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug/Provocraft), Polka Dot Border Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug/Provocraft)

Monday, December 4, 2023

Three Vintage Christmas Cards

 Happy Monday, peeps!  Phew, I'm beat.  It was a crazy hectic day yesterday between church and our covered dish supper, then Christmas Carol hymn sing....but it really put me in the Christmas spirit!  Today is grocery shopping and this will be quick!  The challenge from In(k)spire Me is Retro Christmas, and Inspire.Create also wants Christmas this week!  I have had this wood mounted stamp from Inkadinkado for a long time and have never inked it up!  I actually took it off the wood block so I could use it in my Stamparatus and while I was at it, I made three!  

So here we go:

I am not quite sure why the colors in my photo are really off; my images are stamped on Crumb Cake and the card bases are Cherry Cobbler, Misty Moonlight and Shaded Spruce, but it certainly doesn't look like those colors in real life, LOL!  Anyway, you get the gist.  I began by stamping them all in my Stamparatus:

Then I diecut them with a Deckled Edge Rectangle die and used a Blending Brush and Crumb Cake ink to give them a vintage look.  On the corners of each card, I stamped a holly image from the retired Bells & Boughs set, then mounted the image on top:

A vintage sentiment from Crafty Secrets was stamped and diecut, then added to the inside.  Simple & easy!

Thanks for popping in today..if you need any info on any of the products used, just shoot me an email!
Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Sunday, December 3, 2023

PP669 Gingerbread Christmas

Hi there, everyone!  It's Sunday and time for another Paper Players challenge, with Jaydee as our hostess! And she has a timely theme for us:

So many ideas from our mood board!  I combined the top left and center pictures for my card today:

This little card is just chock-full of holiday treats--candy, hot cocoa, and gingerbread men!  The background paper from Echo Park's Santa Claus Lane was my starting point, and I pulled out different sets and dies to create the little focal point. My sketch comes from Hand Stamped Sentiments:

And my elements are all from Close to My Heart, except for the gingerbread diecut, which is from Lisa Jones/Sissix.  My sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs:

Everything went on a Lovely Lipstick card base.  My inside sentiment is from a Fiskars set which I don't think I've ever used!

I had so much fun making this!  If you have some Christmas cards still needing to be done, I hope you'll find some inspiration from our theme board!  Whip up something and share it with us over at the Paper Players!  Check out what the other designers did as well!  Thanks for visiting today!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Mini Tag Sentiments (Our Daily Bread Designs), Just Treats (Close to My Heart), Season's Greetings (Fiskars)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Pecan Pie, Santa Claus Lane (Echo Park)
 Ink Real Red, Mellow Moss (ret), Garden Green, Versafine Black
Accessories Red Rhinestone, Linen Thread, Brown Glitter (Recollections)
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Give it a Whirl Dies, Layering Circles Dies (ret), Winter Elements Dies (Lisa Jones/Sissix), Ornate Frames Dies (ret), White Gel Pen (Posca)