Saturday, July 30, 2022

By All Beans {Picket Fence Studios}

Good morning all. I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far. I have a card for you today using products from the Picket Fence Studios

After stamping Down to the Last Drop onto Copic friendly cardstock using rich cocoa ink, I colored with kitschy colored Copic markers and attached to the card front. I then stamped the new By All Beans image onto an A2 sized stitched brown cardstock panel using Versamark ink, then clear heat embossed. I used an inside/out circle die to cut an offset window and then stamped the sentiment and white heat embossed. 

Products: Picket Fence Studios stamps, Bazzill and PTI cs, Versamark and Memento ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Beans-E23, E25; Croissants-E81, E30; Coffee Makers/Cups,Grinders-BG10, BG11, BG13, Y21, Y23, Y26, E81

That's it for today. I hope to get a bit of crafting done today. Too hot to do anything else!

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Thursday, July 28, 2022

Joyeaux Noel {Picket Fence Studios}

Popping in today to share a slim line Christmas card for a bit more Christmas in July.

After spraying the Slim Line Tall Christmas Tree Stencil lightly with Pixie Spray, I placed over a slimline cardstock piece and blended new leaf ink using the Life Changing Blender Brushes. I cut the frame from red poppy cardstock with the new Slim Line Scene Building Rectangle One Die and placed over the stenciled image. I then stamped the Christmas icons and sentiment from the Joyeaux Noel set using pure poppy and new leaf ink and then cut out with the matching dies. All the stamped images were attached using foam dimensionals. 

Products: Picket Fence Studios stamps, dies and stencil, PTI cs, PTI ink

It's been quite the week and not in a good way but hopefully things will turn around soon. Blessings to you all. 

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Is it Fall Yet? {Picket Fence Studios}

It is so hot that I am already thinking of fall as you can see with these two cards using Picket Fence Studios products.

I cut three sizes of the More Maple Leaves dies from saffron spice and honey nut cardstock, then used my finger to lightly apply Coffee Beans and Autumn Leaves Paper Glaze Luxe for a bit of sparkle and shine. I used the A2 Scene Building Rectangle Two die to cut tangy orange cardstock twice, layered together, then attached over a patterned paper background creating a shaker in the upper right opening filled with pieces from the new Orange Bottlecap Flowers Sequin Mix. I stamped the sentiment from the Fancy Autumn Sentiments set with Versamark white heat embossed, cut out with the matching die and attached it to a white woodgrain background. Lastly, I wrapped cording around the image piece, added a few more sequins and attached to the card front. 

Products: Picket Fence Studios stamps, dies, sequins and paper glaze, Doodlebug dp, PTI, MFT and EH cs, Hemptique cording, Versamark ink

Despite the fact that this is a clean and simple card, I managed to use quite a few Picket Fence Studios products. I started out by using the largest die from the More Oak Leaves to cut from three different colors of cardstock. I rubbed some Coffee Beans Paper Glaze Luxe onto the yellow gold leaf, Autumn Leaves Paper Glaze Luxe on the orange red leaf and Golden Sparkle Paper Glitz on the green leaf for a bit of sparkle. To prepare the background I turned the Slim Line Shadow of Leaves Stencil horizontally and lightly blended antique linen oxide ink onto the card front using a brush from the Life Changing Blender Brushes set. The sentiment from the Window Seat to the World was stamped directly onto the card front using rich cocoa ink. I attached the trio of leaves, gluing only at the bottom, nd anchoring with a button. A random scattering of sequins and clay pieces from the Woodlands Sequin Mix Plus finished it up. Aren't those tiny mushrooms adorable?

Products: Picket Fence Studios stamps, dies, stencil and sequin mix, PTI cs and button, Memento and Distress Oxide ink

Have you started your fall projects yet?

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Let it Snow

My Christmas in July is off to a rather feeble start but any Christmas cards I do this month is just that much less I will have to make last minute. 

I stamped several images from the super cute C.C. Designs Build a Snowman set, then cut out with the matching dies. After coloring all with Copic markers, I assembled each snow person. I prepared the background by cutting linen cardstock with a stitched rectangle die onto which I also used a die from the Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Heart Stackables to create a cutout. I backed the cutout with patterned paper, stamped the sentiment using gala red ink and attached the images with foam diemensionals. I small red heart cut out with a die from the same set finished up a clean and simple Christmas card.

Products: C.C. Designs stamps and dies, Avery Elle dp, PTI cs, Marvy Snow Marker, Lawn Fawn die, Altenew and WPlus9 ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Snowman (male)-C00, C1, E30, E31, G000, G00, G02, T1, T3, T5, R22, R24; Snowman (female)-C00, C1, E30, E31, R22, R24, R27, E81

I am submitting this to the Christmas Kickstart Challenge #64.

Do you work on Christmas cards all year long?

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Friday, July 15, 2022

{The Cat's Pajamas} Joy

I hope your weekend is going great. I am taking advantage of some alone time to get a few organizational type items completed around the house. Hopefully a bit of crafty time is available too. 

I always loved the Jolly Holiday set in its physical form however I am finding out I love it even more in the digital version. I went BIG on the sentiment which was something I could not do with the physical set. I added the ornament for the "o" and a couple of the holly/berry images using Silhouette Software then printed onto linen textured cardstock. I cut out with a stitched rectangle die and colored with Copic markers, using a silver Gelly roll pen on the top of the ornament. I used an inside/out stitched circle to create a cutout in the ornament so I could create a shaker. 

Products: The Cat's Pajamas digital stamps, Catherine Pooler dp, PTI cs, Michael's metallic cs, Gelly Roll Pen, Picket Fence Studios sequin mix, Copic Markers
Copics: Berries-R22, R24, R27; Holly Leaves-G000, G00, G02; Ornament Top-C00, C1

And while we are talking about Christmas in July, check out the sale at The Cat's Pajamas. A big 40% off everything including the newest products. Have fun shopping!

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Thursday, July 14, 2022

July 2022 Release Day {Picket Fence Studios}

Good morning. I hope you are having a great summer. It's the 14th of the month and that means it is time for another Picket Fence Studios release. I am sharing two of the eight projects I created for this release today. 

I stamped the new A Mum image onto Copic friendly cardstock, cut out with the matching die and colored with Copic markers. I wanted a real summery feel, so I used the insert pieces from the also new A2 Scene Building Rectangle Three die to cut from different bright colored cardstock. The frame portion was cut from white textured cardstock. The sentiment from the More Fancy Sentiments set was stamped onto white cardstock and cut with the matching die. Both the sentiment and mum were attached with a layer of craft foam.

Products: Picket Fence Studios stamps and dies, PTI, Bazzill and MFT cs, Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: RV52, RV04, RV55

After stamping the new This Rain Will Pass image onto a A2 Copic friendly cardstock, I colored with Copic Markers. At that point, I trimmed the edges, then split the panel into two pieces. After stamping the sentiment onto the lower piece, I added Foam Tape to each piece. Before attaching to the card front, I added a patterned paper strip between the two creating a grounded border. I didn't use it here but this set also has a die to match. 

Products: Picket Fence Studios stamps, Altenew cs, PTI cs, PFS and Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Clothing/Umbrellas-Y00, Y13, Y17, B41, B32, T1, T3, T5, E81; Skin-E00, E01; Water-C00, C1

For a chance to win one of three prizes, 

-Follow PFS Instagram account channel.
-Leave a comment at the video release/giveaway post on IG.

Winners will be randomly chosen from comments left on that post.
Winners will be announced on July 20th on an IG post.

There are lots of fun products in this release. I will share more projects throughout the month.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2022


It may be a gazillion degrees out there but I have a Christmas card for you today. Maybe thinking of a cold time of year will help me forget the extreme heat. 

I combined images from Reverse Confetti Jolly Holiday and Bearing Gifts which appear to both be retired although they may be available in other online shops. All were stamped onto Copic friendly cardstock, cut out with the matching dies and colored with Copic markers with the exception of the sentiment bubble which was stamped using gala red ink. I cut a stitched circle from dark gray cardstock and patterned paper, then stamped the snow flakes using Versamark ink and white heat embossed. The images were attached with a bit of glue (trees) and the rest with foam dimensionals. 

Products: Reverse Confetti stamps and dies, Memory Box dp, Simon Says and PTI cs, Nuvo Crystal Drops, Altenew and Versamark ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Santa-E000, E00, E01, E11, C00, C1, R22, R24, R27, T3, T5, T7; Reindeer-E50, E51, E53, E21, E23, R22, R24, R27, YG01, YG13; Trees-YG41, YG45, E31, E35

I am submitting this to the July CAS Christmas Challenge.

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Thursday, July 7, 2022

Picket Fence Studios and The Ink Stand Collaboration

The Picket Fence Studios Design Team members are collaborating with The Ink Stand today with an Instahop over on Instagram but I also wanted to blog my card.  If you want to participate in the Instahop start @picketfencestudios. There is a prize available so be sure to check it out. You have until July 11, 2022 @6pm EDT to participate.

I adore all the Picket Fence Studios 6x6 butterfly stencils but this is the first time I have used the Flutter Butterfly Stencil. I sprayed the back of it with Pixie Spray and after it dried I placed over a white cardstock piece. I used the 
Life Changing Blender Brush Set to blend fired brick, festive berries and frayed burlap ink over it. I trimmed the piece down a bit, then added a layer of Foam Tape to the back. I wanted a bit more texture so I used the Hexagon Randomness Stencil with a bit of Arctic Fox Paper Glaze Luxe on the lower wings for a tone on tone messy look.  I added two pieces from the Kaleidoscope Butterflies jar using a combo of glue and foam dimensionals and also the sentiment from the Baby Butterfly Beauties stamped with rich cocoa ink cut out with the matching die.

Products: Picket Fence Studios stamps, dies, stencil, paper glaze luxe and clay butterfly wings, PTI cs, Memento and Ranger Distress ink

My favorite thing about The Ink Stand is that there are grips on the bottom so the stand stays in place.

Thank you for stopping by today and don't forget to hop on over to Instagram for a chance to win a prize and to see all the fabulousness my fellow design team members have created. 

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Friday, July 1, 2022

Life is Tough but So are You {Picket Fence Studios}

Today's card features Picket Fence Studios products. 

I stamped the flowers from the Watercolor Roses set, then cut out a portion of the image with a circle die and colored with Copic markers. I then stamped the sentiment from the Baby Butterfly Beauties set onto white cardstock and one of the butterflies onto yellow cardstock and cut out with the matching dies.  To prepare the background I cut a stitched rectangle from soft stone cardstock, then used the Moving Air 6x6 Stencil and Spanish Moss Paper Glaze Luxe to create a border strip, then attached all the images with foam dimensionals. 

Products: Picket Fence Studios stamps, dies, stencil and paper glaze, PTI cs, Altenew ink, Copic markers
Copics: R21, R22, R24, Y35, YG01, YG03

Have a great weekend. 

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