Monday, September 20, 2021

A Forest Friends Christmas {Purple Onion Designs}

Today's Christmas card uses images by @juliancharlton for Purple Onion Designs

I stamped the Autumnal Tree onto Copic friendly cardstock, cut out with with a wonky stitch die and colored with Copic markers. I then stamped one of the birds from the Happy Winter Forest Friends, colored with Copics, fussy cut out and then superimposed over the original bird in the tree. And then there it sat for a long time because one of my awesome teammates created a card so similar to my idea that I decided to hold on to it for a while.

During the latest #thedailymarker30day challenge I colored up more images from the same set and attached to the already completed background using a layer of crafty foam. The sentiment from the Handwritten Holiday set was stamped directly onto the background panel using gala red ink

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, MFT cs and die, Altenew and WPlus9 ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Bear-E30, E31, E33, E35, E37, E40, E41, E42, E44, E45; Sweater-G000, G00, YG01, YG03, BG01, BG02; Hat-BG000, BG01, BG02, G000, G00, E81; Tree-W00, W1, W2; Leaves-YG01, YG03; Lights-C3, BG02, R24; Bird-R20, R22, R24, E81, YG01, YG03, BG000, BG01, BG02; Shadows-BG0000, BG70; Fox-W00, E81, YR23, YR24, YR27; Log-W00, W1, W2; Gifts-R21, R22, R24, R27, YG00, YG01, YG03, E81

I hope your Monday is not too Monday-ish! Thanks for stopping by.

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Friday, September 17, 2021

Merry Christmas

It's Fri-Yay! I am hoping for a weekend of relaxation, college football and a bit of crafting. 


The main image piece of this card has been stamped a long time. Since 2017 to be exact! I know that because I looked back on my blog here where I used the same set but decided on different colors. The stamp set is Simon Says Christmas Graphic and is apparently retired as I could not find it on their site. All the sequins had fallen off so I replaced them and then colored up this sweet reindeer from the Mama Elephant Little Reindeer Agenda set which was cut out using the matching dies. After coloring with Copic Markers, I attached to the stamped piece using foam dimensionals. I attached the entire piece with a layer of craft foam to a background panel which was completed by blending mowed lawn distress ink over the Pinkfresh Studio Slim Diamond Plaid Layering Stencil

Products: Simon Says stamps, PTI cs, Doodlebug sequins, Pinkfresh Studio stencil, Simon Says die, Alltenew, Ranger Distress, Tsukineko Delicata and PTI ink
Reindeer-W00, W1, W2, E40, E42, E44, R20; YG03

I am submitting this to the September CAS Christmas Card Challenge


It looks like I need to color up a few more tiny reindeer, doesn't it? Thanks for sharing your Fri-YAY with me! 

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Just for You {Purple Onion Designs}

Today's card features an image from Purple Onion Designs illustrated by Stacey Yacula. I never get tired of Stacey's sweet, sweet images. 


I started out by using a storybook die to cut from a sno cone cardstock rectangle. I then laid it over Copic friendly cardstock and lightly traced the openings with a pencil to use as a guide for the placement of the images and sentiments. Jackson & Bubbles and then the sentiment from the Hopscotch Sentiments were stamped onto the panel. I also stamped the flowers from the Flora End Notes set seprately and fussy cut out. All images were colored with Copic markers. 

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, MFT cs, Pretty Pink Posh die, Altnew and Ranger Distress ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Bear-E40, E41, E42, E31, E33, E35, R22, R01, R02; Wand-B000; Bubbles-B000, B01, RV000, RV00, Y00, Y02; Ground-W1, W2; Flowers-B21, B23, G40, G43

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world. 

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Sunday, September 12, 2021

Waving Hello {Purple Onion Designs}

After watching all the 9/11 tributes and programs this weekend which were very moving, I felt I needed to spend time in my craft room to take my mind off all the sadness. It may have been twenty years ago but it is still raw as I am sure it was for you. Purple Onion Designs stamps are always so cheerful and innocent so they were a panacea to the somberness I was feeling. 


I stamped the S.S. Minow onto Copic friendly cardstock, colored with Copic markers, then fussy cut out using scissors and my Fiskars Fingertip craft knife for the more intricate areas. To create the background panel, I embossed a cloudy day cover panel onto a white linen cardstock rectangle and added the waves in three different colors of cardstock. I slipped in the sailboat between the waves using thin foam dimensionals. The sentiment from the Journey Sentiment Set  was separated and stamped onto a cloud cut with a cutting file and another one cut with the cover panel. 

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, MFT and PTI cs, Reverse Confetti and Impression Obsession dies, The Cat's Pajamas Cutables, Altenew and WPlus9 ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Sailboat-W00, E81, B0000, B000, B02; Buoy-R21, R35; Bird-B91, B93, YR31. W00, W1, YR01, YR02; Bunny-C1, C3, R01, R02, YG01, YG03, B91, B93, B21, B23

I am submitting this to the current Fusion Card Challenge

Have a blessed week. May all our tomorrows be better than 9/11.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

{The Cat's Pajamas} A Nutcracker Christmas

My project for today features the sweet Nutcracker Digi stamp from The Cat's Pajamas



I used the Print and Cut features in the Silhouette Studio software to print and cut out both the nutcracker and the sentiment. I also changed the color of the sentiment with the software. The size of the card is a mini slimline (3.25 by 6.25) and the background was accomplished by blending broken china distress ink onto the panel. Both the sentiment and image were attached using foam dimensionals. A few clear jewels finished it up. 



Products: The Cat's Pajamas Digital Stamps, Catherine Pooler dp, PTI cs, Ranger Distress Ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Skin-E000, E00, E11; Eyes-B41, B34; Lips-R01, R02; Mustache/Hair-C00, C1, C3; Clothing-R20, R22, R24, R27, B000, B01, B04, W00, E81; Shoes-N1, N3, N5, N7


I hope you have a great rest of the week. Thanks for stopping by.


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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

{The Cat's Pajamas} 4 U


Today's card feature's the No Peeking digital stamp from The Cat's Pajamas. This was a favorite clear stamp and I was sad to see it retired. So when Alma added the digital version to the shop I jumped on it.

I printed the bear and the 4 U tag onto Copic friendly cardstock then cut out using a pierce edge die. I used a combination of Copic and Altenew markers to color it plus a white gel pen to polka dot the bow. I added some patterned paper on the background to make it festive yet clean and simple. Easy peasy and one more Christmas card to add to the stash. 

Products: The Cat's Pajamas digital stamps, MFT dp, PTI cs, Sakura Gel pen, MFT die, Altenew ink, Copic and Altenew Markers
Copics: Bear-W00, E81, E40, E41, E42, E44, E49, R02; Bow-R20, R21, R22, R24, R27; Tag-W00, E8; Ground-BG000, BG11
Altenews: Gift Box-G702, G715, G554

That's it for today. I hope to see you back here soon. 

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Monday, August 9, 2021

Last Day of the Purple Onion Designs Sale!



It is the last day to take advantage of the Purple Onion Designs anniversary sale. The sale ends at midnight EDT.


I stamped one of the fish from the Tropical Fish Set, Sea Horse and Crab onto Copic friendly cardstock, colored with Copic Markers, then fussy cut out. To prepare the background I used a stencil and blended lazy day and summer splash ink onto water color cardstock, then splashed with droplets of water. After attaching the net diecut I placed the tropical creatures onto to it and then stamped the sentiment from the Sea-timents set. 

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Reverse Confetti, Bazzil and Ranger Distress cs, MFT stencil, MFT and Altenew ink
Copics: Sea Horse-RV00, RV53. RV55, BG000, BG01; Fish-YR00, YR01 YR12; Crab-R20, R22, R24

Have a fantastic week! 

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