Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Jingle Bells and Happy Tails {Purple Onion Designs}

I have a Christmas card for you today using stamps from Purple Onion Designs

I actually found the two images I used for this card in my snippets bag, Elm (puppy) and another from Little Packages (which is on sale) both of which were already colored with Copics and fussy cut out. I used a stencil and partially blended broken china distress ink in the corner of the card front. I added a frame using a die from the MFT Trendy Tag Die-namics set cutting twice from white cardstock and once from red, then layered together for more dimension. Before attaching the stamped images inside the frame with foam dimensionals I stamped the sentiment from the Furry Friends Sentiment Set using cherry kisses ink. 

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, PTI cs, MFT die, SugarPea Designs stencil, Altenew, Ranger Distress and The Stamp Market ink, Copic Markers (not recorded)

As always, thank you for stopping by. 

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Monday, August 1, 2022

{The Cat's Pajamas} All the Trimmings

It may be August but I am still gearing up for Christmas. There a lot of new The Cat's Pajamas Digital products including the one I am using today All the Trimmings. I can't resist snow people! 

I combined the snowman and two of the "presents" duplicated sending to the back and front as needed using Silhouette Studio Design Software. I also added one of the three sentiments included in the set and then printed onto Copic friendly cardstock. I cut out the piece using a stitched edge die, then colored with Copic markers. After adding a patterned paper border layered with the one of the Holiday Toppers, I placed glue on the snowman's cap as well as at the bottom of the image and scattered some polar white flower soft over it. I've had this stuff forever. The image panel was attached to a green parakeet card base. 

Products: The Cat's Pajamas Digital Stamps and Cut Files, Avery Elle dp, PTI cs, Flower Soft, Copic Markers
Copics: Snowman-C00, C1, T1, R00, YR30, YR01, YR02, R30, R20, R32, R35; Gifts-W00, E81, R30, R20, R32, R35, YG00, YG01, YG03, YG21, BG0000, BG000, BG01

Thinking about snow keeps my mind off this unrelenting heat! 

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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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