Friday, December 30, 2022

You are in My Thoughts {Picket Fence Studios}

We've had a nice weather break here in Alabama. I hope things are looking up in your part of the world too.

I adore the PFS Butterfly Stencils. They are a great way to make an impact on a card but yet they are so easy. I sprayed the back of the  Wander Butterfly Stencil with Pixie Spray. After it dried I used three of brushes from the Life Changing Blender Brushes to blend cheeky, blush and pucker ink onto a stitched edge cardstock rectangle. I then used the Tile Montage Stencil to partially apply Paper Glaze onto each wing. I layered flora cut from white cardstock using dies from the Layering Florals: Leaves and Twigs set adding color to one piece using Copic markers. Lastly I added a sentiment from Carnation Flower Garden which was stamped with pucker ink, cut with the matching die and attached to the card front using foam dimensionals. 

Products: Picket Fence Studios stamps, dies and stencils, PTI cs, PFS Paper Glaze, Simon Says ink, Copic Markers
Copics: R00, R02, R05

Have a fun and safe New Year's celebration and I'll see you back here in 2023. 

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Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Thinking of You {Picket Fence Studios}

Good morning all. I hope you had a blessed Christmas holiday. 

Considering this terrible winter weather we've had across the county even here in the south, I am thinking in terms of "hurry up spring" with today's card. I first used blended spun sugar ink over the new A Whole Lot of Polka Dots 6x8 Stencil for my background. I then stamped the largest floral from the previously Carnation Flower Garden, cut out with matching die and colored it with Copic markers. I also stamped the sentiment from the More Fancy Sentiments using new leaf ink and cut out with the coordinating die. I used both dies to cut out a foam layer in order to attach to the card front for added dimension. A scattering of sequins from the also new All About the Pinks Sequin Mix provided a bit of sparkle. 

Products: Picket Fence Studios stamps, dies and stencil, PTI cs, PFS Sequins, PTI, Ranger Distress and Memento ink, Copic markers
Copics: Florals-RV00, RV52, RV55, G12, G14, G07

We here in the south are finally getting a break from the extremely cold weather. We are not prepared for it like other parts of the country. My prayers go out out to all those suffering. 

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Thursday, December 22, 2022

May Your Days Be Furry and Bright

My last pet themed Christmas card for this year. 

The My Favorite Things Happy Pawlidays stamp and die set have really got a work out this year as well as in prior years. It remains a favorite set. The sentiment was white heat embossed and I used patterned paper from the  Newton's Nook Canine Christmas pad for a background border. 

Products: My Favorite Things stamps and dies, Newton's Nook dp, PTI cs, Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Dog-E30, E31, E33, E35; Scarf-BG000, BG01; Ornaments-R20, R22, R24; Tree-G14, G17, G28, R22, R24, Y000, Y21

I just have a trip to the wine store and a few small gifts to wrap and I will be ready for Christmas day. How about you? 

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Naughty Kitty Brings on the Jolly

I have another pet themed card today.

I used the cat from the now retired My Favorite Things Peace, Love, Paws stamp and die set for and the lights and candy canes from the Happy Pawlidays. The tree came from the Santa's Elves set. This naughty kitty had a lot of fun knocking down the tree. The sentiment was stamped directly onto the panel. 

Products: My Favorite Things stamps and dies, Doodlebugdp, PTI cs, Altenew and The stamp Market ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Kitty-T1, T3, YR20, YR21, E81, R02; Tree-G12, G14, G17, G21, G25, E31, E35, E39, Y13, Y7; Lights-C3, B0000, B000, B01, Y13, Y17, R20, R24, R27; Candy Cane-R20, R24

Counting down the days to Christmas! Thanks for stopping by.

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Monday, December 19, 2022

Magical Deer

Hello fellow crafters. I have another Christmas card for you today. Hopefully, all my cards are in the hands of the recipients.

I used the Spellbinders Magical Deer die set to assemble this sweet, sweet deer from white, kraft, sweet blush and cherry kisses cardstock with gold metallic cardstock for the antlers.The background was created with linen cardstock for the snow bank and sweet blush cardstock both cut with a stitched edge rectangle die. The sentiment from the October Stamp and Die Wonderful Christmas was stamped with cherry kisses ink. 

Products: Spellbinders stamp and dies, PTI and Michael'[s metallic cs, MFT die, The Stamp Market ink

I hope you are enjoying this final week before Christmas. 

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Friday, December 16, 2022

Peace, Love, & Paws

I am slowly getting my Christmas cards mailed. A colonoscopy yesterday cost me a whole day so time is of the essence at this point. I am trying to slow down and enjoy the season but it's hard when I have so much more to get done. Today's Christmas card is another one created I created for a dog loving family. 

I used the candy canes and dog image from the (apparently retired) My Favorite Things Peace, Love, Paws stamp and die set all colored with Copic markers. I attached both to a shaker tag I created with the also retired MFT Tag Builder Blueprints 4 die set filled with sequins from the Picket Fence Studios Grand Fir Trees Sequin Mix. The sentiment was stamped onto a strip style tag and attached to the shaker with cording. The background panel patterned paper is from the Newton's Nook Canine Christmas pad.

Products: My Favorite Things stamps and dies, Newton's Nook dp, PTI cs, Hemptique Cord, PFS Sequins, Altenew ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Dog-T1, T3, T5, T7, R01, R02; Beanie-YG01, YG23, YG25, E81; Candy Canes-R20, R27; Ornament-R20, $22 R24, R27, Y21

I hope all is well with you. Have a great weekend. 

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Picket Fence Studios December 2022 Release

It is release day at Picket Fence Studios and we have some really fun products that are available for purchase now.

We are celebrating the release with an Instahop on Instagram. If you want to participate in the Instahop start @picketfencestudios. There is a fabulous prize in play so be sure to check it out. You have until Saturday, December 18, 2022  at 11:59 CDT to participate. One winner will be randomly selected and announced on Sunday, December 18th, 2022, on the th@picketfencestudios Instagram Account.

As much as I love to make Christmas cards, it was fun to take a break from the Christmas colors. The minute I saw the new My World Revolves Around You stamp in my design team box I knew that I wanted to create a sunshine filled card. I stamped it directly onto the card frot using bright buttercup ink, then stamped again with Versamark ink and clear heat embossed. I then stamped the previously released A Sunflower onto Copic friendly cardstock using espresso truffle ink, cut out with the matching die then colored with Copic markers. I trimmed the image for an off the panel look and attached with a craft foam. The sentiment was stamped onto a green parakeet cardstock strip using Versamark ink and white heat embossed. A scattering of the new All About the Yellows Sequin Mix added more sparkle and sunshine.

Products: Picket Fence Studios stamps and die, PTI cs, PFS Sequins, Memento, PTI and Versamark ink, Copic Markers

My second card is another simple one even though I used a lot of new products. I created the background first by using the new A2 Pierced Blanket Cover Plate to cut from white linen cardstock. I stamped the new Oh, Baby Baby using grapefruit ink onto sweet blush cardstock, then cut out with a circle die. The frame was cut from stardust cardstock with a die from the new Nesting Rings Dies set. I offset on the panel and trimmed to fit.  I used the new A Little Note Word Die to cut from white linen and sorbet cardstock for a inlaid look and attached with a layer of craft foam. Lastly I used several dies from the new Layering Flora: Leaves and Twigs to cut from forest and white linen cardstock, slipping underneath the diecut sentiment. 

Products: Picket Fence Studios dies, PTI, Concord & 9th and The Stamp Market cs, Concord & 9th ink

I will share more projects from this release throughout the month. Now go to @picketfencestudios to start the Instahop.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Merry Christmas

Good morning. I know November was light on projects but between my eye surgery and the death of my sweet aunt there just wasn't much time and frankly not much motivation. Not that December has been much better creatively but I need more Christmas cards so expect to see a more active blog. 

I joined the Spellbinder Stamp & Die Club in the fall and today's card features the October set Wonderful Christmas for today's Christmas card. After stamping the largest image from the set onto Copic friendly cardstock, I cut out with the matching die and colored with Copic markers. I then cut and assembled the bird from the Tweet Cardinal die set. I attached the image to a stitched edge linen cardstock piece and stamped the sentiment directly onto the panel using cherry kisses ink. The bird was attached with a layer of craft foam. 

Products: Spellbinders stamps and dies, PTI and The Stamp Market cs, Altenew and The Stamp Market ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Poinsettia, R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, Y13; Leaves-YG21, YG23, YG25; Berries-R22, R24; Flowers-Y00, Y11, Y21, BG0000, BG000, BG01; Pine-YG61, YG63

Thank you for stopping by. Have a blessed day.

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Sunday, December 11, 2022

Holly Jolly Christmas {Picket Fence Studios}

As part of Picket Fence Studios Christmas Countdown, I have a holly filled card to share today.

After stamping the oversized image from the Holly Jolly Christmas set onto Copic friendly cardstock, I cut out with the matching die and colored with Copic markers. For the background panel, I repeated the image by stamping onto a cherry kisses stitched edge cardstock piece using Versamark ink along with the sentiment and white heat embossed both. The stamped die cut was attached to the panel using a combo of glue and foam dimensionals. A few sequins from the Dancing Reindeer set added a bit of tone on tone sparkle. 

Products: Picket Fence Studios stamp and die, PTI and The Stamp Market cs, PFS Sequins, Altenew and Versamark ink, Copic Markers
Copics: R32, R35, R37, G21, G24, G28

Thank you for stopping by. I hope the week brings you many blessings.

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Saturday, December 10, 2022

Happy Pawlidays

I make Christmas cards all year long, really stepping it up in July. I don't normally make them with specific people in mind; however, I do have several pet lover's on my mailing list so I made cards specific to them. You will see them over the next couple of weeks. 

I stamped the dog and holly from the My Favorite Things Peace, Love, Paws set and the gift from the Happy Pawlidays set onto Copic friendly cardstock, cut with the matching dies and colored with Copic Markers. I then cut the tag from linen cardstock using a die from the Dress My Craft Stitched Tag #2 set and added a bit of patterned paper from the Newton's Nook Canine Christmas pad. I placed the dog, gift and holly onto the tag using foam dimensionals. The tag was then attached to the cardstock and patterned paper background. The sentiment was stamped direct to paper using cherry kisses ink.

Products: My Favorite Things stamps and dies, Newton's Nook dp, PTI cs, Altenew and The Stamp Market ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Dog-T3, T5, E31, E33, E35; Reindeer Ears-W1, W5; Gift-BG000, BG01, R22, R24, R27; Holly-R22, R24, YG01, YG25

Thanks for stopping by! 

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