Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Silver Bells Winter Scene

I've been enjoying using Spellbinder dies this season. Here is a fun one that could be used in multiple ways: Spellbinder's "Picture Perfect Die."

This is the first design that I have created with the die. I used pure white cardstock, but can see it cut from watercolor paper with a watercolored sunset; maybe layers of darker cardstock or printed paper for the background to make a starry night sky; or the die shape itself used as an ornament with a ribbon attached. Looking forward to trying some of these ideas in the next couple of days!

I began by using M-Bossabilities "Mystic" Embossing Folder for texture. The die cut scene is mounted (with Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips) upon the base layer after using silver Stickles to add some bling. You could also use a fine silver glitter and a Sakura Quickie Glue Pen to add the glimmer.

A sentiment is stamped with a JustRite's clear "Gift of Faith Sentiment" with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

Last accent: a Seam Binding Bow created with an Original Bow Easy and Silver Glitter Jingle Bell.

I hope that you have enjoyed today's post. All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Please have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving Day tomorrow with your family and friends! 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Kaisercraft Holy Night

Hi: I have three different cards to present
 that were created from 

If you have read some of my past posts, you may know that I really love the versatility of Kaisercraft paper pads. They often have beautiful foiled, flocked, or embossed patterns along with punch out borders and tags.  The angel card above is an example of the gold printed foil pattern that is included in the dp pad.

Besides the beautiful background, I used Bazzill Gold Mirrored Cardstock to die cut the angel, then as a panel to mount the angel upon. 

The die is Spellbinders Die D-Lites "Holiday Angel." Sharon has a limited supply of this die, but also has the lovely Angel of Peace die that would also work with this design. 

After die cutting the angel, I lined it with Vellum #29 Clear (Sakura Quickie Glue Pen) as an added accent. 

The mirrored cardstock panel has a diagonal border of  May Art's 1.5" Sheer with Glitter Dot Ribbon (Ivory w/ Gold) crossing it. Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips were used for dimension.

My second design is extremely simple. The base of the card is from the "Holy Night" pad. A luxurious May Art's 1.25 Silk Bow (made with an Original Bow Easy) and Silver Assorted Glitter Jingle Bell add the only embellishment. 

Kaisercraft also has a matching stamp set for "Holy Night..." perfect for interior sentiments!

The third design from Kaisercraft "Holy Night" designer paper uses one of the borders and punch out sentiments included in the pad. 

A border of gold American Crafts Glitter Tape was also used along with another bow of May Art's 1.25" silk and a Gold Glitter Assorted jingle bell.

ScorTape and Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips were used in this design to hold everything together.

So, there you have it-- three different prints and designs from one fabulous pad! 

All linked supplies are from 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Easy to Mail Christmas Design

Hello once again. I have been working on Christmas cards that would fall under the category of "easy to mail." My favorite type of designs usually include lace, ribbon, bows, etc.--beautiful, but not always so easy to mail.

I began with Authentique Tidings decorator paper...same paper pad used for my Christmas tag posted below. This pad has 24 unique patterns in the pad...most all grounded on a kraft colored base. Very nice paper!

I used a paper crimper for the striped border that runs along the center of the design. This adds a bit of interest to a somewhat plain card.

The angel is from JustRite's clear "Great Joy" stamp set and was stamped onto ivory cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then colored with Copic Sketch markers. A die from Spellbinder's Nested Oval Medallion Labels was used to cut the image out. The image panel was popped up with Thermoweb 3D Foam strips for a bit more dimension.

The sentiment is also from the JR set Great Joy, and was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Sugared Poinsettia Christmas Tag

I wanted to share this Christmas gift tag 
for the last day of 
The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's 
"12 Days of a Clean and Simple Christmas." 

I do realize that this is hardly a "clean" design, but it still quite simple with dry time allowed for textured paste and ribbon bow.

Here's a closeup where the glitter shows up a bit better:

I began with an Authentique "Tidings" striped pattern cardstock base; then applied a texture lattice pattern with Prima's "Lattice Designer Stencil" and Prima Art Extravaganza Texture Paste. I sprinkled Stampendous Crystal Ultra Fine Translucent Glitter  directly onto the wet texture paste design after removing the stencil.

While the texture paste was drying, I fashioned the bow using an Original Bow Easy, Seam Binding Ribbon in Melon and Lipstick Red. 

I stamped the JustRite clear "Great Joy" sentiment with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink. A Lippy Red Kaisercraft Rhinestone adds a sparkly accent.

A trio of Petaloo Textured Elements Burlap Poisettia blossoms trail along the edge of the tag.

All of the linked supplies are from 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Christmas Candy Cone

Hello! I'm here to show off my Stamp Simply Ribbon Store "12 Days of a Clean and Simple Christmas" project for today: a Christmas Candy Cone! These cones are also called "Mussie Tussies" and are meant to be decorative and/or can fill them with little gifts, mementos, or candy, as in my case.

All of the products used today are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

I began making the cone using the largest sized doily from Petaloo's "Assorted Large Kraft Brown" doily pack. You could use the doily just as is, but I decided to line the doily with a piece of vellum (Grafix Vellum #24 Clear). I simply traced the doily on the vellum, cut it out quickly, then glued the doily and vellum together using Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue.

I decorated the cone with a May Art's 1.25" Ivory Silk ribbon bow, made with an Original Bow Easy, then added Petaloo Textured Burlap Poinsettias. Kaisercraft Lippy Red Rhinestones and Floracraft Twinklets Diamond Dust Glitter (Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue) add a sparkly touch. The kraft color of the doily, along with the red touches and glitter remind me of frosted gingerbread.

Here's the final product, stuffed with candies and hung with a May Art 1/4" Silk Ribbon.

Can't you picture this candy cone hanging from a Christmas tree branch, waiting to be found by your loved one? Or possibly hanging from a door knob of a favorite neighbor's home for a sweet treat?

 Be sure to check out the daily inspiration in the "12 Days of a Clean and Simple Christmas!"

Here is an example of a past wedding design that I had created while I was on the design team: 

May Art's Silk is used for this cone as well.

You can visit my Splitcoaststampers gallery HERE for tons of cards and design inspiration! has fabulous tutorials as well!

Hope you have some fun making up your own "cones."

Thank you for stopping by today...

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Bird and Berries Christmas Card

Hello once again! Thanks for stopping by to see another 
of my designs for the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store 
"The 12 Days of a Clean and Simple Christmas."

My design is fairly simple, with a few special touches. 

LOVING this beautiful Christmas paper pad...Wild Rose Studio's "Painted Poinsettia."  The pretty prints and soft colors are just gorgeous!  One of the special touches that I mentioned above is shown just below:

I cut a panel from the decorator pad and made it look like glass using Melt Art Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel UTEE, a Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad, and my heat gun. I mounted the glassy panel onto the background decorator paper base using Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips. 

The precious blessing/sentiment is JustRite's clear "Gift of Faith Sentiments," stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink. It's die cut with a Spellbinder Classic Rectangle die and is also popped up with the foam Strips.

My second special touch is the shabby bow. I used Baby Pink and Melon Seam Binding Ribbon along with an Original Bow Easy to create it. You can see my tutorial for this bow HERE

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

I will be back tomorrow (Wednesday) morning with another design for "The 12 Days of a Clean and Simple Christmas." 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The 12 Days of a Clean and Simple Christmas -- Golden Peace

It's that time of year again! We're pleased to bring holiday inspiration to YOU directly from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store design team:

My "peaceful" (and easy to mail!) design for today features gleaming Bazzill Mirrored Gold cardstock and My Mind's Eye "Christmas on Market Street."

I had difficulties getting a good picture to show of the gold sheen...the sheets of foiled paper in the shot are also all from the "Christmas on Market Street" pad. Just a note: there are also beautiful and quite colorful foiled prints in the pad as well.

The focal point on the card is created with Spellbinder's "Peace Sentiment" die, cut from mirrored gold cardstock and adhered on a piece of vellum using a Sakura Quickie glue pen. The sentiment panel is then layered over a border of May Art's 3/8" Metallic Velvet ribbon (adhered to the card base using ScorTape) using Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips for dimension. The base of the card face is the snowflakes from the MME dp layered onto Bazzill's Mirrored Gold cardstock base.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by...have a great remainder to your week!