A Cat in the Christmas Tree!

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Season’s Greetings!  I needed a kitty Christmas card for my friend so I used my Raisin Boat’s Naughty or Nice stamp set.  There is an adorable cat pawing at an ornament that just screamed “Use Me!”…So I did! The hysterical sentiment was also from this set.  “Christmas tree…the reason cats need 9 lives”  😀

I colored him in with my ShinHan alcohol markers and I used Sunny Studio Stamps pine branch from the Holiday Style stamp set for the extra branches (which I stamped super lightly in Pear ink that had been stamped off twice) and I added flicks with my alcohol markers to give it interest.  I used this stamp on the inside of the card as well and used a CTMH sentiment stamp.

I stamped the pine boughs in CTMH Pear ink and the sentiment both on the front and inside with CTMH Cranberry ink.  I went over the ornament with my Wink of Stella and topped it off with Glossy Accents to give it dimension.  I mounted this on red cardstock that  was added to a piece of holly patterned paper I had in my stash.  Oh, I almost forgot I also put a strip of white Shimmer Tape from Close To My Heart across the front to add some sparkle. I LOVE that stuff!

I decided to enter this in two current challenges, the first one for the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #9 that you can access Here and the Color My Heart Color Dare Extravaganza Color Dare #272 for Traditional colors, that you can access Here.

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All That Glitters

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Salutations!  All that glitters is NOT just gold, it is silver, and snow and glass too!

I had to make some tags for our annual Christmas Ornament Exchange party and could not resist Sunny Studio Stamps Holiday Style to fill the bill.

I started out by stamping the pine branch in VersaMark ink and sprinkling Ranger Silver Tinsel Embossing Powder on it and heat setting it.  This was the first time I used it and just LOVE the look.  Helpful Tip… Begin the heat setting/melting process from underneath the image, then finish up on top, the reason is, it gives the glitter pieces a chance to adhere and not get blown right off the paper.  Same concept as when you use the thick embossing powders.

I hope you can see the sparkle of the “tinsel” it is really beautiful in real life.  🙂

Next I stamped the ornament, beginning with Close To My Heart Glacier ink for the base layer circle and stamping CTMH Lagoon, which has been stamped off once, as the shadow piece.  It was way too dark to do without stamping it off first.  I added a piece of silver jewelers thread to “hang” it from the branch.  I popped up the ornament with a foam square, stamped “FROM” in Lagoon ink on the bottom, snipped off the top corners, added some matching blue baker’s twine and called it done.

I thought this would be a great project to submit for a Non-Traditional Holiday Colors challenge #273 going on at Color My Heart – Color Dare Challenge Blog, you can see all the great inspiration Here or even submit some inspiration of your own!

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Cute Singing Critters

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Greetings!  I needed a card for my friend’s birthday, so I was very excited to use Strawberry Jude Stamps adorable digi of four critters singing their little hearts out.  This digi was free last month to celebrate their 2nd Birthversary.  You can find their shop Here

I colored these adorable guys with my alcohol markers, and accented their little cheeks with tiny white gel pen dots.

I cut a speech bubble out with my Elizabeth Craft Designs die and embossed it with my musical notes embossing folder.  I mounted the speech bubble onto the panel with the colored digital image and matted that onto black cardstock. I assembled a layer of patterned paper to a black card base and added glitter tape prior to adding the top layer.

I also thought this would be a perfect entry for the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #9, which you can link to Here.  Their challenges are anything goes, but you must have a critter real or mythical be the focal point.

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Friends Gather Here

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Salutations, today I needed another Thanksgiving card and I wanted one that was centered on people gathering for a feast, so I thought of the Friends Feast Together set from Sunsational Stamps.  It features Native Americans and Pilgrims, all holding a Thanksgiving dish.  Think of it as a pot luck at Plymouth Rock 😉

Friends Feast Together

I used my distressed sun ray stamp from Tim Holtz that I have had for…ever.  I stamped it with Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink onto a piece of sky blue cardstock.  That was mounted onto patterned paper from my stash along with a strip of flip side of that patterned paper to form the “land” that anchored my people.

I printed out three of the images, colored them with my alcohol markers and cut them out.  I popped the people up with foam tape to give it dimension.  I added the words “Grateful, Memories & Together” from an Authentique sticker sheet and finished it off with some Nuvo Buttercup Yellow dots.  The inside was simply stamped with “Giving Thanks”

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Happy 2nd Birthversary to Strawberry Jude Stamps!

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Howdy to one and all, today is the beginning of a week-long Birthversary celebration for Strawberry Jude Stamps, they are celebrating 2 years this week!  I thought it was only appropriate to create a card to help them celebrate.  I got the image from them and you can get this adorable image for FREE too simply by becoming a Strawberry Jude Stamps fan by joining their Facebook fan club page, following their blog or better yet… BOTH.  Then you can create something fun with it and share it with all of us on the fan FB page.  Click Here  and ask to join, it is that simple!  Now on to today’s project…

Strawberry Jude Birthversary Card

I colored these crazy-adorable critters with my alcohol markers, adding Nuvo Pearl drops in various colors to represent confetti, an extension of the confetti that is embossed on my base layer.  I heat embossed the sentiment using Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink and clear embossing powder.  I added a tie of baker’s twine to the embossed layer and attached it to the light pink card base.  The panel with the images and sentiment were popped up with foam tape onto the confetti embossed layer.

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Gobble Til You Wobble and Wobble and Wobble

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Gobble, gobble!  Who doesn’t indulge just a little too much on Thanksgiving?  I saw Sunsational Stamps adorable Tom Turkey image and I instantly thought of him wobbling, so I grabbed one of those Action Wobblers, printed out Tom Turkey and got coloring.  I used alcohol markers on him, I did not take the time to shade him as I think he is very cartoony and whimsical looking so the solid coloring fits the mood.  I cut him out leaving a slight border and added the wobbler to the back.

Sunsational Stamps Tom Turkey

I wanted to make a raised top panel so I die cut a 3″ circle centering it horizontally, but cutting it more toward the top half on a piece of brown patterned paper from my stash.  I also die cut a piece of fun foam at the same time to use that to raise the panel. I die cut a dark brown twig wreath from one of my Elizabeth Craft Designs dies to frame out the opening and my wobbly turkey!  I added Queen & Co Orange Slice gems to the wreath.  I made a GOBBLE sentiment block using some of my Authentique letters.  I adhered this top panel to the cream-colored card base, added my wobbly turkey and moved on to the inside.

I die cut 3 colorful feathers from a Studio Calico die that my sweet and generous daughter gifted me from her stash.  I layered the dark brown paper, brown patterned paper and an additional cream piece that I had printed ’til you Wobble on.  I added the feathers and added these layers to the inside and called it done!

I thought this was a good entry for the November Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge, where anything goes as long as the focal point is a critter….and Tom Turkey is just that!  please head on over to:  https://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.com/2017/11/challenge-8-sponsored-by-sparkle-n.html and see all the inspiration!

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Hello Sunflower

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Hello Sunshine!  I recently received Happy Mail from Strawberry Jude Stamps and could not wait to put these great stamp sets to good use.

Happy Mail from Strawberry Jude Stamps

I was super excited to use the Hello Sunflower on Kraft cardstock.  You can find the stamps and inspiration by following this link to Strawberry Jude Stamps  I love the look of colored pencil on darker cardstock and the trick is to color the entire image in white pencil then add the color on top of that.

I matted this finished image onto Chocolate Brown cardstock and added that to a strip of  Modascrap patterned paper from Elizabeth Craft Designs. A dark brown yarn/jute was added and I frayed the ends.  All this was added to a pumpkin colored base.

I thought this would be the perfect entry to the Cupcake Inspiration Blog Challenge, this week the color challenge is Brown, Orange and Green.  You can find all the inspiration for this challenge Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #429.

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Mummy Bears & Scaredy Cats

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Howl are you doing?  Hehe…  Well, Halloween is only a couple of days away, so I am wrapping up October with two more cards.  The first one was inspired by Amy Rysavy of Prairie Paper & Ink fame.  She wrapped a piece of cardstock with Microspore tape for her puppy mummy card, so I could not resist to adapt my version.

I used Newton’s Nook Boo Crew stamp set.  I colored Winston with alcohol markers, fussy cut him out and mounted him on my microspore tape wrapped cardstock, this in turn was matted on Doodlebug Beetle Black cardstock.  The base is made with Doodlebug October 31st patterned paper line (the line is so stinkin’ cute!)

Mummy Bear Card

The inside sentiment was stamped with a Sunsational Stamps Happy Halloween set.  The card base was made with Doodlebug Grass Green cardstock.  I believe the ribbon was from K&Co…but I have had it for so long, I can’t be sure.

The second card was made using Stampin’ Up’s Frightening Feline stamp.  I stamped it with Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink onto black cardstock and clear heat embossed it.  I was going for a bit of a fluorescent look.

Scaredy Cat Card

I created a shaker and framed the shaker window with Doodlebug patterned paper from the October 31st line.  I used many embellishments from K&Co.  The bottom of the card was created with a piece of gray cardstock that I embossed with a brick Sizzix folder and I distressed it randomly with Black Soot Distress Ink.

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They’re Ookie and They’re Spookie

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Hi there, today I needed another Halloween card so I couldn’t wait to use the cute little spooks in the Spooktacular Halloween digi set by Sunsational Stamps.  I love how adorable these little characters are.  This set packs in a lot of images, and you can find it Here.

I started out by making two background pieces using the JustRite Crackle and the JustRite Brick background stamps.  I stamped the Brick background on a piece of medium grey cardstock using Close To My Heart Slate ink.  I then stamped the Crackle background onto white cardstock using CTMH Whisper ink.  I VERY LIGHTLY sponged the Whisper ink onto the white cardstock so it would just barely tint the paper but not to blend out the crackle pattern.

The next step was to cut my windows in the crackle patterned piece.  I used a 1-1/4″ square and a 3-1/2″ circle (that I only partially cut) to form the half circle window.  I then trimmed the bottom using an Exacto knife and straightedge.  I backed this piece with a light yellow cardstock so it looked like eerie light coming from the windows.

I printed out the super cute pumpkin, ghost and bat, then colored them using my Copic markers.  I fussy cut them out leaving a very thin outline, so they popped a bit.  I added each one to a window.  I then drew in spider webs and added this panel to the brick background piece using foam tape to pop it up.  The whole shebang was added to a white card base.

I found this shiny and whimsical Happy Halloween border piece in my stash.  It was from an old K&Company collection I have had since a class I took many years ago at Scrapfest, gosh I miss that event…sigh.

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Bee-lieve

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Hello, today’s card was for a lady fighting cancer…for the second time.  A gal from one of my crafty groups asked for a “Card Shower” to cheer her up and give her encouragement.  I instantly knew what stamp sets I was going to use, they are both from Honey Bee Stamps.  I used the Busy Bee set and the Bee-you-tiful set.  I didn’t want the card to be maudlin, I wanted it to be light and encouraging, so these sentiments are perfect.

I used my Hero Arts mason jar die to cut a window into my top panel so I could make a shaker card.  I stamped the sentiment ‘Bee lieve’ onto the acetate window with Staz-On black ink.  I stamped the two smallest daisies and the three of smallest bees multiple times on some smooth white cardstock, colored them with my alcohol makers and cut them out using their coordinating dies.  I layered two foam pieces to form the shaker and filled with Honey Bee’s Raw Honey sequin mix. 

I stamped the inside with the ‘Strong’, ‘Courageous’ and ‘Brave’ words from the Bee-You-Tiful set and used bees as the bullet points for these words of encouragement.

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