Monday, October 3, 2022

Tricks and Treats

Good morning. I am taking a break from Christmas cards with a Halloween card today using products from Picket Fence Studios

I created the card front by adding a patterned paper border at the top portion and then cutting out circle with a inside/out stitched die and attaching the cellophane in the opening. I then stamped several of the small Halloween icons to the bottom along with the sentiment all from the Here for All the Boos stamp set. To create the shaker sandwich I stamped the card base with one of the ghosts also from the Here for All the Boos four times onto the card front for the backing. I filled the shaker spot with a combo of pieces from the Spooky Town Sequin Mix plus some purple pieces from another sequin mix that is no longer in stock. I added Foam Tape to the back, then placed on the card front incapsulating the shaker mix. Lastly, I cut out one of the ghosts from the Three Ghastly Friends from white textured cardstock, then added to the card front using foam dimensionals. 

Products: Picket Fence Studios stamps and dies, Doodlebug dp, PTI cs, PFS Sequins, Altenew and Simon Says ink, Copic Markers
Copics: YR01, YR02, YR04, YG01, YG03

I am submitting this to the Color Hues #50 Challenge of Orange and Purple. 


I hope you have a great week. Thank you for stopping by. 

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Saturday, October 1, 2022

Caffeinated Christmas Challenge #10 - Gnome

I am happy to be guest designing for the Caffeinated Christmas Challenge #10 today. 


To play, link up a newly created Christmas themed card with at least one gnome!  Your card can be Coffee, Tea or Hot Cocoa. The challenge runs until October 25. 


This month's sponsor is a $25 gift code to Miss Ink Stamps. You will see some of their cute products on my card today. 


I stamped the gnome image from the Miss Ink Stamps Big Mugs stamp set onto Copic friendly cardstock, colored with Copics and fussy cut out. To create the panel I used a Simon Says Wavy Scalloped Stiches die and a die from the Stitched Rectangles set to cut from white linen cardstock and patterned paper. I partially applied Picket Fence Studios Snowdrop White Paper Glaze over a Miss Ink Stamps Jitters Stencil to create a bit of "snow" on the white portion of the panel. The sentiment from the Miss Ink Stamps Season's Greetings set was stamped using Versamark ink on a red cardstock strip and white heat embossed. Both the image and sentiment strip were attached to the card front using foam dimensionals. 


Products: Miss Ink Stamps, Doodlebug dp, PTI cs, Picket Fence Studios Paper Glaze, Miss Ink Stamps Stencil, Simon Says dies, Altenew and Versamark ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Skin-E00, E01, E11, R02; Beard/Hair-C1, C3; Clothing-R20, R24, R27; Boots-T1, T3, T5; Cup-B000, B01, B04, E81
  • Please link NEWLY created cards. No backlinking.
  • Please link up cards only.
  • Any products can be used with the exception of counterfeit products. 
  • No digital projects please, only digital images that are printed and incorporated in your design.  
  • Please link back to this post and include the challenge graphic.
  • Use #caffeinatedchristmascardchallenge  #cccc10
  •  Just a reminder that cards should have a definite Christmas theme along with at least one gnome.
I hope to see you in the gallery.

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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Happy Holidays to You & Yours {Purple Onion Designs}

Whenever I am feeling a little down, I reach for my Purple Onion Designs stamps. There is just something about the sweet expressions on all the critters illustrated by Stacey Yacula (@staceyyacula) that make me smile.


One of my favorite images is Cedar (fox) and after stamping him onto Copic friendly cardstock, I colored with Copic markers and fussy cut out. To give him a wooded background I blended pinefeather and soft stone ink onto a stitched panel using the Hero Arts Birch Trees Stencil. After attaching Birch to the panel using foam dimensionals, I added a sentiment from the Holiday Blurbs set stamped with pinefeather ink. I used the Picket Fence Studios String of Lights die to cut from white cardstock and and added carribean ocean Nuvo drops to represent the lights, attaching to the trees for a festive feel in the forest.

Products: Purple Onion Designs Stamps, PTI cs, Hero Arts Stencil, Lil Inker Designs and Picket Fence Studios die, Nuvo Drops, Altenew and PTI ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Fox-W00, E81, E11, E13, E81, E15; Hat/Scarf-BG10, BG11, BG72

September has really flown by for me. How about you?

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Monday, September 26, 2022

A Day for Snowflakes {Picket Fence Studios}

Today's cards feature the big snowflakes dies from Picket Fence Studios

I started out by using the Snowflake Frost Die to cut from vellum for the mat portion and linen cardstock for the actual snowflake. I painted on some Sparkle Paper Glitz for a hint of shine on the snowflake. While the snowflake dried, I blended Rudolph's Nose Velvet Glaze over the Christmas Ornaments 6x6 Stencil using a Mixed Media Spatula onto white cardstock, eliminating the ornament top and bow portion. After the piece dried, I cut it out with a circle die. I stamped the smallest holly and berry leaves from the Seasonal Christmas Flowers twice onto Copic friendly cardstock, cut out with the matching die and colored with Copic markers, attaching to the top of the ornament.I also painted on Mistletoe Velvet Glaze onto the edge of a piece of cardstock, and then cut off two small strips for borders when dried. The sentiment from the Swanky Christmas Sentiments was stamped directly onto the card front using gala red ink. After attaching the matted snowflake, I added the ornament circle using a layer of craft foam and the border strips for contrast. 

Products: Picket Fence Studios stamps, dies and stencil, PTI cs, Paper Source Vellum, PFS Velvet Glaze, Altenew and WPlus9 ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Leaves-G12, G14, G17; Berries-R11, R14, R17


I nested both of the dies from 
Snowflake Crystal Die set to cut from both white linen and spring rain cardstock so that I cut have a "frame" around the snowflake. This resulted in a card front cutout as well and I assembled all of the pieces together and glued onto an acetate sheet. I added various Foam Tape on the back in order to capture the shaker pieces from the Plum Pudding Sequin MixWinter Snowfall Paper Velvet blended over the Winter Rings 6x6 Stencil in three of the corners added some texture. I added a few more of the sequins in the bottom left corner before the paper velvet dried. The sentiment from the There's a Feeling of Christmas was stamped onto a wild wisteria cardstock piece with silver metallic cording added for more sparkle. 

Products: Picket Fence Studios stamp, dies and stencil, MFT and PTI cs, PFS Sequin Mix and Paper Velvet, Paper Source cording, Altenew ink

I hope you've enjoyed this snow day!

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Friday, September 23, 2022

Merry Wishes

Good morning stamping friends. Today's card was created for the Caffeinated Christmas Card Challenge #9 to include candy or cookie. I managed to include both.



After stamping the images from the
Lawn Fawn Thanks a Latte set I cut out with the matching dies and colored with Copic markers. I also did the same for the gingerbread cookie from the Oh Snap stamp and die set. To prepare the background i stamped the Picket Fence Studios Brick Wall image onto a linen cardstock piece using soft stone ink, added a patterned paper border at the bottom, then cut out with a die from The Greetery Nordic Frames. After all the images were attached to the card front using foam dimensionals, I stamped the sentiment and flourish from the Lawn Fawn Tiny Tag Sayings set using cherry kisses ink. 

Products: Lawn Fawn stamps and dies, Picket Fence Studios stamp, Doodlebug dp, PTI and MFT cs, The Greetery die, Altenew and The Stamp Market ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Cup-BG000, BG01, R20, R21, R24, R27, E21, E23 E25, E40; Candy Canes-R20, R24 R27; Marshmallows-E40; Gingerbread Cookie-E50, E41, E53


Have a blessed day!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Mr. Frost Comes to Town Card Kit {Picket Fence Studios}

The limited edition Mr. Frosty Comes to Town Kit is available to purchase now! Nicole will be showcasing the kit tonight in the Picket Fence Studios Facebook Community at 6pm CDT so be sure to check it out. 

I had so much fun creating projects from this kit which is filled with Christmas and winter goodness. This is the second kit from Picket Fence Studios and I know you are going to love it as much as I do. Everything I mention in bold is included in the kit. So let's get started!


First up is a slim line card. I stamped the snowman from the Snowone Else Like You stamp set onto Copic friendly cardstock, cut out with the matching die and colored with Copic markers. I used a die from the Slim Line Nested Rectangle Die Set to cut the Blue and Black Pearlescent Cardstock for the background then attached the image using a layer of craft foam. I painted on some Nordic Lights Paper Glaze Velvet onto plain white cardstock, then after the glaze dried, I cut out several snowflakes using the More Winter Snowflake Dies and applied a couple of layers of Sparkle Paper Glitz. The partial sentiment from the stamp set was stamped onto a strip of the White Pearlescent Cardstock using something borrowed ink. I cut a strip from the Cerulean Blue Cork Fabric, added a bit of Nordic Lights Paper Glaze Velvet on the ends, then cut some "fringe" using the piece as an additional scarf. It was attached and anchored with one of the snowflakes cut earlier. Another snowflake and a few the Snowflake Sequin/Clay Mix pieces provided the finishing touch. 

Copics: Snowman-W00, E81, R00, R01, R05, B21, YR01, YR04, B23, B26, R01, R05; Hat-C00, C1, C3, C5, B21, B23, B26; Holly/Berries-R11, R14, G12, G14; Ear Muffs-B21, B23, B26, G0000, G000, G00, G12; Scarf-B21, B23, B26


For my second card, I painted on the Sparkle Paper Glitz onto plain white cardstock. Once dried, I cut out all five snowflakes from the More Winter Snowflake Dies then attached to the Blue Pearlescent Cardstock background panel. Aren't they pretty? The sentiment from the Snowone Else Like You stamp set was stamped using dove gray ink onto a strip cut from the White Pearlescent Cardstock, then attached with foam dimensionals.   


For the third card I attached one of the Silver Snowflake Diecuts offset on the White Pearlescent Cardstock background panel. For the two layered snowflakes I used the largest die from the More Winter Snowflake Dies. To achieve the look I wanted I painted on the Nordic Lights Paper Glaze Velvet onto plain white cardstock, then cut out when dried and applied a couple of layers of Sparkle Paper Glitz. I then custom mixed the Nordic Lights and Sparkle Glitz and painted onto the plain white snowflake. The sentiment from the Snowone Else Like You stamp set was stamped directly onto the panel using dove gray ink A smattering of the Snowflake Sequin/Clay Mix pieces added even more sparkle. 


My extremely talented fellow design team members will have so much more to show you using this beautiful kit. 

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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

To all a Good Night {Picket Fence Studios}

Today's card was created using products from the September Picket Fence Studios release. 


Onto plain white cardstock, I blended on bright buttercup at the bottom to represent city lights, then faded jeans at the top and blueprint sketch distress ink along the edges to represent the night sky. After cutting out the inked piece with a stitched edge die, I stamped the sentiments from the To all a Good Night onto it using Versamark ink, then white heat embossed. I used the Slim Line City Skyline die to cut twice from smoke cardstock. I added the first piece a half an inch above the bottom of the background and trimmed off the edges. The second layer was offset from the first layer and attached with strategically placed foam dimensionals for a Christmas in the city look. A few sequins from the Winter Night Sequin Mix finished it up.

Products: Picket Fence Studios stamps and die, PTI and Simon Says cs, PFS Sequins, Ranger Distress and PTI ink

Have a blessed day.

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