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Showing posts from November, 2019

Happy Fall

Happy Fall! This is Tiffany and today I'm sharing a fall themed card. I've already made a few Christmas cards this season and I felt inspired to make a fall creation. I used Hello Bluebird stamps and dies to make my card, these products can be purchased in the Butterfly Reflections, Ink. online store. I started my card by die cutting the Hello Bluebird Oak Tree Scene Die, I then ink blended the die cut pieces, spritzed them with water and splattered them with white and gold paint. Once the pieces were dry I assembled the background. I stamped images from Hello Bluebird's Spooky Spellers and Pumpkin Time in Memento Rich Cocoa ink, colored them with Copic markers, and cut them out. I bought the Spooky Spellers set right before Halloween knowing that I use the cute critters for any occasion. The "Happy Fall" sentiment is from the Pumpkin Time set, I carefully inked up half the sentiment at a time and stamped the words into the signs. I hope you've enjoyed my fa…

Snow Angels

Hello and happy Wednesday!  I hope you are all having a good week so far!  This is Crystal here today sharing a shaker card using the adorable new Snow Angel stamp set by Mama
Elephant.  Today's card really brings me back to my childhood and the very cold and snowy winters we had growing up in northern Maine.  While all of my brothers wanted to have snowball fights (usually filled with ice, might I add) I wanted to make pretty snow angels.  I only wish I had all of these adorable woodland creatures to play with back then!

The base of this A2 sized card is made from red cardstock.  I cut a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of white cardstock and stamped the outline of the snow angels in a dark brown ink.  I placed this directly on the red card base.  Next, I created the frame from a dark brown cardstock using two rectangle dies.  I adhered a piece of Hero Arts clear acetate to the back of the frame.  I lined the frame with foam adhesive so that it would allow plenty of space for the gli…

'Tis the season...

Hi everyone!  I'm back on the blog today with a fun holiday card featuring some old and new sets from Avery Elle.  I love to mix and match stamp and die sets from my collection to create new scenes!

To start, I ink blended the background using distress oxide colors picked raspberry and mermaid lagoon.  Then the background was splatted with water and white gouache paint.  I mixed glitz glitter gel with gloss super heavy gel medium and used a spatula to spread across the bottom of the card.  You could use any type of glitter paper for this purpose, but I like the translucent look of the heavy gel.  The panel was then left to dry overnight.

On a piece of Arches cold pressed watercolor paper, I stamped images from snow much fun and polar peek-a-boo pals using versafine clair ink.  Images were then colored using zig clean color brush pens and a water brush.  Images were cut using the coordinating dies.  Then, using postage stamp die and snow caps die I cut the background and border fr…

Christmas Treats

Hello and happy Monday! I hope you all are having a great start to your week. Today I'm sharing some fun Christmas cards inspired by this month's BRI November Mood Board. The colors for this month are typically thought of as Autumn colors, but I thought they were perfect for these Christmas baking scenes.

To start I used an assortment of images from Lawn Fawn stamp sets Oh Snap, Out of this World, Baked with Love, Booyah, and Christmas Dreams. My images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I altered the flowers I stamped from Booyah with a black micronpen and added leaves between the petals.

To create the background, I used two different sizes from the Small Dotted Rectangle Stackables Lawn Cuts to cut out the pattern paper and Kraft paper. For the sentiment, I stamped Merry Christmas with Distress Ink Fossilized Amber before heat embossing it in Lawn Fawndamentals Gold embossing powder.

I assembled the kraft and pattern paper with a tape runner and attached them to th…

Tagging Time

Hey there!!  Super happy that the weather here is finally cooling down.  It was only in the high 80's this week.  I can keep hoping right?  Well to help me feel cooler here I set out to create my favorite things to make.  Tags.  Who doesn't like a great tag right??

So here are a few cute little tags I made:

Here is how I created the tags:

I stamped each penguin image from the Little Penguin Agenda stamp set and colored them with my Copic markers and cut them out with the .  I then die cut tags from the Scallop Tag Trio,  and other tags dies I had on hand.  Using Gina K Amalgam ink I stamped the sentiments from Mini Merry Sentiments onto each tag.  I adhered the images with thin foam adhesive and then tied the baker's twine to finish them off.    If you notice my last tag has an image from the Little Reindeer Agenda set. I had one already colored in my stash. Love it still!

I love how they turned out and most importantly how fast they were.  Especially since the holidays ar…

Warm Winter Wishes by Popsiclesticks

Hello crafty friends, Davina here on the Blog, and I have a pink and raspberry long slimline card to share with you today. I used a Hello Sweetums stamp set called Snowy Smooches and the coordinating dies for all of the images, and new Trinity Stamps dies for the slimline stitched and scalloped layers, and and the stitched hillside.

I really love making slimline cards and the fact that I can get so many images onto my scenes. These new dies make it incredibly easy to put together these unique sized cards. The finished card base is 8.5 x 3.5, which makes it possible to cut both the panel and the cardbase from one piece of paper. For this bright wintery scene I cut the largest image panel from a piece of pink glittery pattern paper I had in my stash. I’ve been all about using my patterned papers these past few months. Then I cut 3 scalloped layers from Bristol smooth cardstock. Two of the layers I cut with stitched hillsides to create my snow, and the 3rd I inked up with Distress Oxide …

Christmas Wrapping

I hope you are all having a fabulous Friday and are recovering nicely from your sugar hangover from last weeks candy fest called Halloween!

I am shifting the gears quickly and getting you in the mood for Christmas with this fun loving bunch of critters wrapping and giving presents!

I used some popular brands found in the Butterfly Reflections, Ink store:
Mama Elephant Cool Penguins stamp set & coordinating diesHello Bluebird Snow Play stamp set & coordinating diesHello Bluebird Christmas is Coming & coordinating diesSunny Studio Woodland Borders die (to create hill stencil)tattered rose oxide inkLawn Fawn Jet black inkVersafine Onyx black inkWhite embossing powderCopic markers I began my card by creating an 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 card base which is perfect for the size 9A envelopes.

I started with the background by creating my stencil from the hill dies and lightly inked with tattered rose.
I then stamped all the penguins, presents & wrappings, deer, birds, & mouse, colored …

Fa la la

Hi Crafty Friends! This is Tiffany and today I'm sharing a card using products from a few different brands that can be purchased in the Butterfly Reflections, Ink. online store. I began my card by ink blending a blue background, spritzing it with water and splattering gold and white paint on it. I used Lawn Fawn's Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut out the ink blended background and then used My Favorite Thing's Fa La La die to cut out the sentiment. I used the Fa La La die twice, once on the background and once on a piece of white card stock. I used the cut out sentiment from the white card stock to inlay the sentiment. I stamped images from Hello Bluebird's Frosty Littles in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored them with Copic markers, and cut them out. The red and gold polka dot paper is from Pebble's Merry Little Christmas paper pad and I used Lawn Fawn's Stitched Hillside Borders to create a snowbank. To assemble the card, I used Tombo liquid glue and foam squar…

Your Friendship Warms My Heart

Hi friends!  This is Crystal here today sharing a fun and easy winter treat project!  Next weekend, four girlfriends, my mom, and I are going on our annual craft retreat in Connecticut.  I'm looking forward to a long three-day weekend of crafting, chatting and chillaxing!  This weekend might be particularly chilly too because our local news is already starting to report the first snow for Friday!  It looks like I picked the perfect treat to make for everyone.  It's kind of a tradition for each of us to make small gifts for the other ladies when we go on one of these retreats. This year I chose to put hot cocoa packets into these Lawn Fawn goodie bags!  I wanted to also attach a candy cane, but surprisingly enough I couldn't find any in my local CVS or craft store and Amazon wanted $18 for a dozen! That's just plain crazy!

Project Details: 
I chose three colors that are one of my favorite winter combos - Red, turquoise and kraft.  I think these colors are very…

Sweet Christmas!

Hi Everyone!  Can you believe November is already here?  The holidays will be here soon, and before you know it, we will be in the new year!  I'm going to be sharing some holiday cards with you all this month and in the month of December.

Today, I have a colorful holiday card featuring an adorable gingerbread family.  I also added some fun details to make the card extra special!

To start, using a standard A2 card base cut from Bristol smooth cardstock, I ink blended the following  distress oxide colors (top to bottom): mermaid lagoon and seedless preserves.
On the side I mixed Liquitex gloss super heavy gel and white acrylic paint to create a thick white paste.  I applied the paste to the bottom of the ink blended card base using a spatula and let it dry overnight.  I love how the paste looks like frosting when dry!

Then using a separate piece of white cardstock, I cut out the border using fancy scalloped rectangle stackables and adhered it to my card base with liquid glue.


Best Fishes!

Hello and happy Monday! I hope you all are having a great start to your week! Today I'm sharing a fun family Christmas scene that I hope you'll love.

 To create this card, I started by stamping images out from Lawn Fawn stamp sets Beary Happy Holidays, Lovable Legends, Snow Cool, Mermaid For You, and Christmas Dreams on white cardstock. Most of the images were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, but I stamped the trees in Distress Ink Cracked Pistachio. I colored and cut out the images.

For the background, I measured three pieces of white cardstock at 4X6 inches. With the first piece, I die cut the mountains with Lawn Cut Stitched Mountain Borders. On another piece, I cut out the hill using Stitched Hillside Borders. I also cut the bottom off to leave space for the water. With the last 4X6 white cardstock piece, I ink blended Distress Ink Shaded Lilac to create a soft purple sky. I used Distress Ink Pumice stone to ink the mountains but leaving the bottom alone. Then using Di…

November Mood Board

Hello there! Amanda here today to share this month's mood board. I know a lot of you are churning out one Christmas card after another right now but hey, it's still fall, right? I was really feeling the jewel tones this month. I was tempted to throw mustard yellow in the mix but opted for gold instead. I feel like it's a little unexpected but oh so gorgeous with that juniper green! Now I KNOW I gave you green and orange last month but don't they just have a different feel here? This green is a bit blue toned which gives it a nice richness and the orange is deeper and less muted. See? Different. So here we have it -
Gold, Juniper, Rust and Currant
I hope these colors inspire you to create something new this month! Please be sure to share your projects in the comments below, on IG with #BRImoodboard or in the Facebook group for a chance to win a $20 store credit to the shop! One lucky participant will be chosen at random. Can't wait to see what you all come up with!

Warm Winter Wishes For You

Samantha here, and today I'm sharing a card that's perfect for this cool weather we FINALLY have (for a few days! ha!)!
I used the adorable Stay Cool stamp set from Neat and Tangled! and good news people - it's currently on sale!!

Now, I fussy cut my images, but there are also coordinating dies, so be sure to grab those, too!
I colored all of the images with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. then I also added a little bit of Frosted Lace Stickles to the puffy parts of the coat and the tops of the mountains! I love that super subtle touch of glitter!

For the background, I did was watercoloring with Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberries and Dried Marigold Distress Inks!
Once it was dry, I used some white embossing paste and the most perfect star stencil to add texture to the background!

Hope this card makes you feel alllll the warm and fuzzies! (and I hope this cool weather stays for me! ha!!)

Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Calling all coffee lovers! Ok, ok and those that like tea and cocoa, too! Whatever fills your mug!!! hahaha 
Find all the details and START the hop HERE

Hello everyone! It's Ashley guesting today with a super cute and cozy card for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!
I thought the cute little mouse in a mug from the new Sunny Studio Merry Mice stamp set would be perfect for this hop! Sometimes don't you just want to dive into a cup of coffee like that little guy?! I stamped him and some friends in Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink and colored with Copics. I also took the coffee mugs from Sunny Studio Feeling Frosty set so the friends could enjoy a nice warm drink too!
For the background, I used the Heffy Doodle First Snow stencil and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink to make a few soft snowdrifts. I blended some Milled Lavender and Spun Sugar Distress Oxide inks for the sky. To add the sparkly stars, I dabbed my VersaMark ink pad over the Heffy Doodle Starfall stencil and embossed with glitter…