Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Gift Tag

Hello: I wanted to pop in today and show you the tag that I made for a tag exchange for the monthly stamping group that I attend. The ladies all made wonderful creations...so fun to see everyone's special designs and especially great to be able to take home a sample of each!

Here's my tag:


The supplies that I used:

Spellbinders Die D-Lites Flakes and Skates
Doodle Bug Designs Here Comes Santa Claus designer paper
Seam Binding Ribbon 
Original Bow Easy
Bakers Twine
Versamagic Cloud White Chalk Ink
Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips
Silver Jingle Bell
Kaisercraft Rhinestone

Just a few notes: The bottom of the tag was trimmed with pinking shears; I curled the bakers twine using a solution of water and corn starch, wrapped around a straw, and let dry. The bottom skate was glued down and the top skate was popped up for dimension with a foam strip.

You can find a tutorial for the shabby bow HERE.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Hope all of your preparations are coming along! 
Have a great remainder to your week!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Golden Peace

 Hello! Just wanted to pop in and show you another Christmas design for this Saturday. I especially want to highlight the lovely decorator paper used, along with the glimmery metallic gold cardstock!



The decorator paper is Kaisercraft Christmas Wishes. I've used the same paper pad in some of the posts below, it's a very pretty pad with non traditional Christmas designs.


The metallic gold cardstock is Bazzill Gold Mirrored Cardstock...just lovely to add that extra special touch!

Sadly, the die I used as the focal image is discontinued by Spellbinders and not available. However, any number of dies would work as the focal image on this card design.  I think the snowflakes in Create A Flake Six would be lovely with this paper as would any of the Christmas themed tag dies in Holly Tags. The Lattice Ornaments would look especially beautiful with this paper, too.

All linked product is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.




Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Gleaming Crimson Tree


 I have another quick and easy design that is
also easy to mail for today's design.

I used Darice's embossing folder called "Christmas Tree." This folder is fun to dress up different ways...today's design is embossed on Luxury Pearlescent cardstock in Quartz White. It has a subtle gleam in it's finish.

After embossing the cardstock, I used the reverse side of the embossing, so the design is concave rather than convex.


Kaisercraft Rhinestones and May Art's Metallic String add the extra touches of "bling" to this card.  The embossed panel is adhered to the card base with Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips to add extra dimension.

Here's an "Oldie, but Goodie" using the same Darice embossing folder last year. You can see the product links HERE. 




Hope that you enjoyed today's design. All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Sharon at Stamp Simply has a sweet deal happening now--free ribbon! Check it out:

We are welcoming the holidays with FREE RIBBON for you!
Each order over $25 (product value) placed during the remainder of November will receive 10% BACK in FREE RIBBON. We’ll match the ribbon to items in your order (paper, stamp styles, etc). It’s as easy as that. A fun way to treat yourself to a little surprise!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Frosty Skates


I really do love this Spellbinder Die D-Lites, "Flakes and Skates." It is so very fun to play with! Plus it has a vintage vibe to it...right up my alley!

I wanted to make a "frosty" card this time around-- FloraCraft Twinklets Diamond Dust helped me out in that regard! A bit of glitter always adds a special touch! I adhered the glitter today using TomBow Mono Multi Glue.

I began with a base of decorator paper: Kaisercraft Christmas Wishes. I did rub the top of the paper with VersaMagic Cloud White Chalk Ink. It lightened the pattern up a bit and added a bit of distress.

A pattern of May Art's 5/8" Crochet Lace provides a border along one side of the design.

The medallion is made using Melissa Frances Neutral Crepe Paper. I simply gathered it with a thread and a needle, then glued it back to the image panel.  The skates were then layered onto the panel, along with a bit of May Art's Silver Metallic String to tie the skates together.

The sentiment is from Stamp Simply Clear "Christmas Blessings," stamped with Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink. It is die cut with Spellbinders JustRite Antique Label Tags One.


Hope you enjoy this frosty design! 
All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Greatest Gift


Here's a quick and easy, super simple design that would be quite 
easy to mass produce--

The bow die is fun to use...you can make two different size bows using it. The smaller size is on my card today.


Why the greatest gift you may ask? The Bible Verse from Stamp Simply Clear "Merry Christmas" stamps provides the answer! I used Versfine Onyx Black to stamp it out.





































All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Christmas Skates


Skating and winter go hand in hand in our area...I received ice skates for more than one Christmas under the tree when I was growing up!

I rarely (if ever...okay never) ice skate any longer, but I do have a pair of ice skates that fit me should I want to start up again!

The base of my card is layered with Kaisercraft "Christmas Wishes" decorator paper. What a pretty pad! It's filled with soft colors and lovely prints...perfect for that "untraditional" Christmas colorway. 

The dotted layer was die cut with Spellbinders Celebrations "Pierced Squares" diesLayers are popped up with some Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips to add a bit of dimension.

The skates and small snowflakes are die cut using Spellbinders Die D-Lites "Flakes and Skates" dies...know I will use this die set numerous times this year and years to come. I added a slight tint to the skates with Copic markers.


And don't forget about the Bigger Bow Easy...great for Christmas decorating and packages!

Last, but not least: a beautiful Christmas sentiment from the new Stamp Simply Clear "Merry Christmas" stamp set. It is stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink. You can get all three new sets for a special price HERE.

Melissa Frances milky white pearls finish off the design.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.


Hope that you enjoyed today's design. Have a great remainder to your week!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Copper Gleam

 We've got some copper gleam happening in this week's design!




 Here's an angle shot showing some of the copper glimmer. The May Art's Metallic String Ribbon and a Kaisercraft Rhinestone also add some sparkle. Layers are popped up with 


The inside is stamped with a sentiment from The Stamp Simply Clear "Jesus" stamp set and Versafine Vintage Sepia ink.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Last week's blog candy winner of one of the new Stamp Simply Christmas release sets chosen from my blog post is:


Blogger Maggie Miller said...
The Christmas blessings stamp set is amazing! I love all the stamps!
Maggie, please contact me at my email with your mailing information: deb.saaranen@gmail.com 
-or-
Sharon at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store: ssj@up.net to claim  your prize.
Congratulations!