Friday, November 26, 2021

Dreaming of a White Christmas

A very quick and easy card to create using limited supplies: watercolor paper, one embossing folder, one sentiment, and some glitter!

Simply emboss the poinsettia by spritzing the watercolor panel with a bit of water and using the mini embossing folder. Stamp the Stamp Simply sentiment with Versafine Claire Morning Mist ink (looks black in the photo, but lighter in real life).

Pop up the panel on the base card. Add a bit of gleam with Stampendous Translucent Glitter. Done!

All linked product available at Stamp Simply.

Friday, November 19, 2021

Gift Bag and Tag

Hi! Here today with an idea for a quick gift bag with tag featuring Stamp Simply stamps and dies! This bag is somewhat on the small side, 5.25 x 9.25," perfect to use with 6 x 6" decorator paper.

I began by making a panel from the decorator paper to fit the front of the gift bag using Carta Bella's "Happy Christmas" paper. The mid section of the panel has May Art's 1/4" Crochet Lace Trim bordering it. After completing the panel, I adhered it to the white gift bag.

The Christmas bulbs were stamped and die cut from Stamp Simply's "Christmas Joy" clear stamp and matching "Christmas Joy Ornaments" steel die set. Memento Tuxedo Black ink was used, then colored in with Copic Sketch Markers. A sheen of Stampendous Crystal Translucent Glitter was added to the bulbs before they were popped up on the gift bag.

The tag was die cut with a Tim Holtz/Sizzix Thinlet Tag Collection die, sentiment from the Christmas Joy stamp set was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink, then blinged up with a May Art's Bakers Twine bow. 

Fun and easy! All linked supplies are from Stamp Simply.

Be sure to check out the November sale at Stamp Simply--a perfect time to stock up on gifts for your loved ones, or even to add to your collection!


Sunday, November 14, 2021

Pastor's Wife Appreciation Card


Happy Sunday! We had our Pastor's Appreciation/Harvest Dinner at church today and I wanted to show you a simple card that I made to be presented to our Pastor's wife, Joy, along with a bouquet of flowers. You can see the Pastor Appreciation card that I also made for the occasion a couple of posts below.

The flower die cuts are Tim Holtz/Sizzix Wildflower Stems #1 Thinlet dies, (available at Stamp Simply) cut from watercolor paper and watercolored.  They are layered over a background panel of Tim Holtz Ideaology Wallflowers Paper Stash decorator paper.

I used Stamp Simply's "Pastor and Ministry Appreciation Greetings" and "Christmas Joy" clear stamp sets, stamped with Versafine Claire Acorn ink.

Enjoy your day, and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 12, 2021

Fall and Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2021

HELLO! Excited that the 2021 Fall and Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop has begun! Great that so many participate and there are fabulous prizes from Super Sponsors...including our very own Stamp Simply!

My design is an 8 x 10" canvas panel, decorated for winter decor using Stamp Simply coffee dies. Perfect for a coffee/hot cocoa station, adding a bit of cheer!

I began by preparing the background using Carta Bella "Welcome Winter" decorator paper. I adhered it to the canvas board using Multi Media Matte to glue the paper down, then sealed the background with the same glue. You could also use Mod Podge.

The "Hello Winter" sentiment panel is from the "Welcome Winter" decorator paper pad.

After the adhesive dried, I spattered the background with Windsor and Newton white Gouache paint, and also rubbed some of the same paint on the edges for a wintery look.

Next up, the cups! I used both Stamp Simply sets, "A Cup of Java" and "Coffee or Tea?" die sets, cutting the top layer from the "Welcome Winter" dp and two more layers to add dimension. All three layers glued together really make the cups *POP*! The cups are also sealed with the Multi Media Matte to seal them.

Here's a quick pic of the sign on a cabinet in my dining room:

Fun! All linked supplies are from Stamp Simply. 

Be certain to check out all of the fab designs for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, and consider joining in yourself! 
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Pastor Appreciation Card

Here today with a 5 x 7" card that I created for our Pastor Appreciation Sunday. Our church typically combines Pastor Appreciation Sunday with a Harvest Dinner.

The inner card sentiments shown below are from Stamp Simply. They have a couple of Pastor/Ministry Appreciation stamp sets with lovely sentiments/Bible verses. 

The die cuts on the image panel of the card are Stampin' Up's "Christmas Pinecone Dies." This is a two layer die, which I cut from watercolor paper. After cutting, I watercolored the two layers with the bottom layer in deeper, darker colors. I glued the two layers together with Ranger Multi Media Matte glue, then spattered it with watered down Windsor and Newton White Gouache paint.

The pinecones and greens were then glued onto a watercolor panel that was line embossed on the edges...pretty much impossible to see in the pics, but a nice addition IRL. The panel was popped onto a watercolor base card with dimensional tape.

Here's the inside panel, stamped with Versafine Claire Acorn Ink. Love the mix of fonts on these Stamp Simply "Pastor and Ministry Appreciation Greetings" Bibles verses.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 5, 2021

Stamp Simply All Season Decor

Happy Friday! Here today with Stamp Simply's new release: "All Season Decor" clear stamp and steel die sets. You can purchase "All Season Decor" individually or as a bundle. So fun to play with!

My card today reminds me of our time living overseas and the wonderful selection of olive oils and vinegars available. Makes my mouth water just thinking of them with crusty, delicious bread.

I stamped the bottles, pitcher, crate, and olives onto cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and then colored them with Copic Sketch Markers. I colored versions of vinegar and olive oil, along with a spatterware/sponged pitcher. One of the sentiments from the set is stamped directly onto the crate. After completing the coloring, I die cut the pieces with the Stamp Simply "All Season" steel dies. 

I mounted my crate onto background layers of Craft Consortium Wood Texture decorator paper.  Simple, and easy to mail!

All linked supplies are from Stamp Simply. Make certain to check out all of the inspiration at the Stamp Simply blog with the new "All Season Decor" set!

Also, Stamp Simply is having a November sale, be certain to use the code if you place an order!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Festive Bouquet Christmas

Hi There! Playing with Tim Holtz dies and Stamp Simply stamps today...I really enjoy distress watercoloring die fun to add different inky layers and spatters to create something with interesting depth of color.

This is a large card... 5" x 7." The base is created with watercolor paper, as is the poinsettias and greenery.  The poinsettia die set is Tim Holtz "Festive Bouquet." I began by smooshing numerous Tim Holtz Distress and Distress Oxide inks on the watercolor paper, drying between layers. I also spattered the sheet with spatters of spray ink and Tim Holtz Mica Spray. After die cutting the Festive Bouquet shapes, check to see if any further inking is needed to make each layer shape POP before gluing them together. 

A smattering of Kaisercraft Rhinestones adds the final touch.

Linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Check out Stamp Simply's November Special!

I hope that you enjoyed today's project.
Thanks for stopping by.