Monday, December 17, 2018

Not a Creature was Stirring {Purple Onion Designs}

not even a mouse.....

I begged Michele at Purple Onion Designs for this sentiment. She was sweet and accommodated my request.


This Christmas card features the ever so sweet sleeping mouse Eve illustrated by Stacey Yacula. You can also find it at Simon Says Stamps here. I used the Simon Says Bare Tree Oval die to create a cut out in a stitched linen panel and stamped the sentiment directly onto the panel using vermillion ink. The mouse was stamped onto Copics X-Press It cardstock, colored with Copic markers and then fussy cut out. I also stamped the mouse onto the background panel so I would not have to cut out the tail then attached my colored mouse onto the panel using foam tape. I am submitting this to the Simon Says Wednesday Christmas Challenge.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, PTI cs, Simon Says die, Ranger and Memento ink, Copic Markers
Copics: C00, C1, C3, R0000, R30



My second card features more little creatures illustrated by Stacey Yacula. I cut a stitched oval from Neenah cardstock and then stamped Mabel and Pepper onto to it and colored with Copic makers. The sentiment from the Holiday Marquee Sentiment Set was stamped directly onto the soft stone card base using vermillion ink then the image piece was attached using a layer of craft foam. 

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, PTI cs, MFT die, Ranger and Memento ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Bird-W00, E81, YR31, B41, B32, R20, R22, R24; Bunny-E40, E41, E42, E44, W00, E81, R0000, R32, G000, G00, G01; Gifts-YG01, YG23, BG10, BG11, BG13, R20, R22, R24; Snow-C00, C1; Sky-BG0000, BG000


The third card features yet another Stacey Yacula illustrated critter. I had a head start with this one as the image was stamped and fussy cut out last year and never used. The image is Hope and she was colored with Copics and then fussy cut out. I also had the background piece in my stash as a reject for a recent project. It's been laying on my desk for a few weeks and a light bulb went off when I discovered the image. I layered together the patterned paper and textured white card stock and then cut out using an ornament shape. The sledding bunny was attached with foam tape and tied at the top with with twine. For the background I cut another piece from patterned paper using a stitched rectangle die and stamped the sentiment from the Sweet Occasions Sentiment set directly onto the patterned paper panel using green parakeet ink. A trio of enamel dots added a bit more color.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Lawn Fawn dp, PTI and Bazzill cs, MME enamel dots, The Twinery twine, PTI die, Memento and PTI ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Bunny-E40, E41, E42, R00, R20; Scarf-YG01, YG21, YG23, B41, B45; Sled-E21, E23, E25. W00, C7, R24


For the fourth card I stepped away from the cute critters to an adorable Stacey Yacula illustrated snowman. After stamping Snowflake onto a Neenah cardstock I cut out with a pierced circle die eliminating some of the image at the bottom, then colored with Copic markers. The background panel was cut from white textured cardstock with the Reverse Confetti Big Stripes Cover Panel die and attached to a pure poppy base. The sentiment from the Snowflake Grove Sentiment set was stamped in vermilion. I had colored the small stocking from the Fireplace Decor set earlier thinking I would use it on the first card. I changed my mind on that but I thought it was sweet for the snowman like he just snatched that oversized candy cane out of it so I attached it to his arm at the last minute. A mix of tiny heart and round enamel dots finished it up.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, PTI and Bazzill cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, Reverse Confetti die, Memento and PTI ink, Copic Markers
Copics: W00, E81, YR01, YR16, E30, E33, G000, G000, G00, G02, N1, N3, N5, R20, R22, R24, BG0000, BG000


My last card is one I did during the Mistletoe Farms release week but failed to post on my blog. I think mostly because it was just not a favorite. I stamped the Presents onto a wonky stitched Neenah cardstock rectangle and colored with Copic Markers. The sentiment from the Holiday Marquee Sentiment Set was stamped directly onto the panel using pure poppy ink. The Farm Wagon was stamped onto Copics X-Press It cardstock, colored with Copic markers, fussy cut out out then added to the panel using foam tape for extra dimension. Lot of highlights using a Sakura Gelly Roll white pen was used on both images and a clear Sakura Gelly Roll pen was used on the presents "silver" wrapped presents and all the ribbons. The image panel was attached to a patterned paper background.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Doodlebug dp, PTI cs, Paper Source twine, MFT dies, PTI and MFT ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Wagon-C00, C1, C3, R20 R22, R24, R27, N1, N3, N5; Presents-YG23, YG25, C00, C1, C3, BG0000, BG000, BG01, R20, R22, R24, R27


I hope you enjoyed all my Purple Onion Designs projects.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Christmas Wrap and Tags {Purple Onion Designs Annual Holiday Sale}



Well hello there. I am back with more Purple Onion Designs projects. The sale ends tomorrow and you need to get in on it for sure! 



I am using another big set that I've actually used pieces before but not these particular images. I created Christmas tags using images from the Merriness Set which is another big set with such great iconic Christmas/Winter images. I cut the three tags from Neenah cardstock and stamped the three different tree images onto them and colored with Copic markers, using a gelly roll pen on the tree topper stars for a it of sparkle. I also cut the same size tag from red, green and aqua patterned paper and also tiny tags from iced aqua cardstock where I stamped the "to". I offset the patterned and image tags and added the tiny tags anchored by either a tiny clothespin or paper bows. For the green and red tag I stamped the snowflakes from the set using silvery shimmer ink. For the red tag I added red liquid pearls for the berries on the tree. A silver metallic snowflake was attached to each tag all anchored with a flat backed pearl. 


I purchased some white kraft paper from Amazon manufactured by Current this summer with the vague idea that I wanted to do my own patterned paper for a few gifts. Not for big boxes but for the smaller gifts and certainly not for all of them. I'm not that crazy! I found it easier to plan a design by first loosely wrapping the paper around the box creasing the edges for guidance. I then stamped the Have the Merriest Christmas Ever sentiment using iced aqua ink repeatedly. I tried to remember that it was homemade and therefore did not have to be perfectly lined up. 

Products: Purple Onion Designs ink, PTI dp, Reverse Confetti cs, Current kraft paper, American Crafts metallic cs, Ranger Liquid Pearls, Sakura Gelly Roll pen, Mama Elephant, Lawn Fawn and Waffle Flower dies, Delicata, Reverse Confetti and Memento ink, Copic Markers
Copics-G40,G43, BG10, BG11, BG53, W1

Be sure to stop by the Purple Onion Designs blog for more inspiration and of course you need to shop!

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Merry & Bright {Purple Onion Designs Annual Holiday Sale}


You still have plenty of time to grab some fabulous Purple Onion Design stamps at a 25% discount.



Today's card features images from the latest release Mistletoe Farm by Stacey Yacula. I stamped the Barn onto Copics X-Press It square and also two of Curly (winter pig) separately and colored all with Copic Markers. I then fussy cut out the pigs. I positioned the barn image in the opening of the piece cut with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Backdrop. I used Nuvo White Blizzard glitter drops to the snowy hills and underneath the barn as well as on on the green sprigs cut with an old Martha Stewart punch. The Merry & Bright sentiment was stamped with vermillion ink. A few enamel dots finished it up.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Bazzill and PTI cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, Nuvo drops, Martha Stewart punch, Lawn Fawn die, Ranger and Memento ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Pigs-E50, E51, R0000, R01, BG01, BG72, BG75, YG91, YG93, YG95; Barn-N1, N3, R20, R22, R24, R27, C00, C1, C3, C5


Check out the Purple Onion Designs blog to see more details about the sale and to see more projects by the Design team.


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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Baby It's Cold Outside {Purple Onion Designs Annual Holiday Sale}




Did anyone say it's cold outside? Why yes it is, even here in Alabama. Way too cold for me.


Today's card features a cute little penguin designed by Stacey Yacula for Purple Onion Designs. After cutting the opening in the card front using a Lawn Fawn die, I stamped the Sled image underneath it directly onto the card front and colored with Copic markers. Walter (the skating penguin) was stamped onto Copics X-Press It cardstock, colored with Copic markers and then fussy cut out. Patterned paper was placed behind the diecut opening and then the penguin was placed on the sled using foam tape for dimension. I guess he got a little tired of skating and hitched a ride! The sentiment from the Holiday Blurbs set was stamped directly onto the card front using pure poppy ink.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Lawn Fawn dp, PTI cs, Lawn Fawn die, Memento and PTI ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Penguin-C00, C1, C3, C5, R20, W00, E81, YR31, Y35, Scarf/Hat-W00, E81, R22, R24, R27; Skates/Sled Blades-N1, N3; Sled-E30, E33, E37

Check out the Purple Onion Designs blog to see more details about the sale and to see more projects by the Design team.

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Monday, November 26, 2018

The Cat's Pajamas November Release and Blog Hop



It is release day at the The Cat's Pajamas! Three new stamps and four new dies are now available , one of which is from Poppy Stamps in The Cat's Pajamas shop. We are celebrating the release with a blog hop. If you arrived here from from the very sweet Michele's blog you are in the right place. If not, then please return to Kerry's blog because she is the beginning of the hop.


I love everything about this release but I especially love the new matted sentiments. So many fun ways to use them. I used an inlaid diecut look by using the Thanks Stitched Die as well as the matching Big Word Basics stamp set. The sentiment from the Lettuce Be Friends was stamped below. I added a strawberry cut from patterned paper with a die from the Veggies CutUps and a blossom cut from cardstock using the a doe from the Flower Buttons CutUps.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Doodlebug and PTI dp, PTI cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, Memento ink, Copic Marker (R22)


I didn't intend my second card to look like it's for Easter but I think I could probably use it that. I cut the bunny from patterned paper using the Easter Bunny CutUps. The image from the Lettuce Be Friends set was stamped using bamboo leaves ink, cut out with the matching die from the Veggies CutUps then colored with Copic markers. The sentiment was stamped directly onto the card front using the same bamboo leaves ink.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, PTI dp, The Twinery twine, Memento ink, Copic Markers
Copics: G0000, G40, G43, G46 

Please note that all the new products are included in the Black Friday sale. 



Now hop on over to the fabulous Brenda's blog for more eye candy!


Here is the full blog hop lineup in case you get lost along the way:
Kerry
Christine
Michele
Nancy (You are here)
Brenda
Deborah
Lynn
Alma@The Cat’s Pajamas
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Saturday, November 24, 2018

All Bundled Up {Purple Onion Designs Annual Holiday Sale}




Hi, I am back with another Purple Onion Designs project for the annual holiday sale. 


Today's card features the Bundled Up set. I have to admit that I had not looked at this set closely before but when Michele asked me it there were any other sets I wanted for the sale I snatched it up quickly. It's really a cute, cute group of stamps. After stamping the scarf, hat and mittens onto Copics X-Press It cardstock, I colored with Copic Markers and fussy cut out, using a snow marker on the hat pom poms. I cut the frame from mist cardstock and attached to the card front using foam tape for dimension. I then stamped the sentiment from the set using pure poppy ink in one of the frame openings and checked off the list, a satisfying endeavor during the holidays! I also stamped the mittens image again so I wouldn't have to cut out the strings. All the images were then attached with foam tape and three snowflakes anchored by enamel dots finished it up.  

 You may see another project using it during this sale period. I can see mixing these images up with other sets as well. 

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Reverse Confetti and PTI cs, Doodlebug Designs enamel dots, Marvy Snow Marker Lawn Fawn and Pretty Pink Posh dies, PTI and Memento ink, Copic Markers
Copics: B0000, B41, B32, R22, R24, R27, R29

Check out the Purple Onion Designs blog to see more details about the sale and to see more projects by the much more talented than me Design team. And go shop!

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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Purple Onion Designs Annual Holiday Sale

It's time for the annual Purple Onion Designs Holiday Sale. Michele has this sale every year and I know a lot of you look forward to it. The graphic below tells you all you need to know.




The Design Team will be sharing projects over the life of the sale to give you plenty of inspiration.


I have wanted the Holiday Sweets set forever and grabbed it to feature for the sale. 'cause  you know, a girl can not have too many stamps! This is a big set with lots of  sweet (thus the name) images. After stamping three of the images onto Copics X-Press It cardstock, they were colored with Copic Markers and then fussy cut out. Queen of the fussy cutting here! I created a window with a stitched white linen cardstock rectangle and backed with sno cone cardstock. I stamped the sentiment with rich cocoa ink inside the window and added the trio of images at the bottom using foam tape. Seriously, you need to put this set on your buy list! I am all about the good food during the holidays. Diets have to go away until January.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, PTI and MFT cs, The Cat's Pajamas and Lil Inker Designs dies, Memento ink, Copic Markers 
Copics: W00, E81, E30, E31, E33, G40, G43, R22, R24, E40l, E41, E42, RV00, R00, R91, BG10, BG11

Check out the Purple Onion Designs blog to see  more projects by the Design team. Happy Shopping!


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