Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

Christmas Thanks Card!

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

Hello friends and welcome back!! Today, I made a Christmas thank you card. This card was easy to make although certainly not very quick and something you’d want to mass produce..although you defiantly could if you had the time!!

I started by white heat embossing the Snowflakes Turnabout stamp from Concord & 9th onto a kraft card panel. I stamped it three rotations and embossed it all at once.

The cute little bird and holly image come from the Tweet Holidays Stamp set from My Favourite Things and was coloured with alcohol markers. This is one of my fave winter stamp sets this season!

I wanted the sentiment to be quite large and bold so I chose the Big Thanks Sugar Script Die from Birch Press Designs. I cut word out of white cardstock and used red shades of alcohol markers to give it colour.

I cut the outline portion of the die directly out of the heat embossed background then adhered the kraft panel to a landscape, white, top fold card base.

Before puzzle piecing the positive piece onto the card base, I die cut it once again, this time out of craft foam.  And to make sure everything was evenly popped up on the card, I die cut the bird and holly image out of the foam, as well!

I love the all the dimension!  I adhered the coloured thanks die onto the popped up outline and perched the bird and holly on top.  Of course, that large thanks die was screaming out for glitter and shine so I brushed some Wink of Stella Clear Shimmer Pen over top as well as a generous helping of Nuvo Crystal Glaze!!

Don’t you just love the shine? In fact, I loved it so much I added it to all the red bits on the card!!

This card was super fun to make and I hope you enjoyed it!!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!!

Until next time…





Tuesday with Tara {take 180}

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Happy Tuesday!  (I’m just going to pretend this post isn’t a day late… gotta love technical difficulties!

I’m sharing a tag I made using many of the same products I used on my card from the ‘All That Sparkles’ blog hop.  This tag has a bit more of a distressed feel along with the glitter, but I simply used a torn piece of the tissue collage paper on a kraft tag.  The shape of my tissue wasn’t planned, but seemed like a perfect fit to use this die cut sentiment from MFT, miss you.

Missing people is a big part of Christmas when you’re far away from family, but I’m so blessed to have a loving husband and family where I am and technology to keep us all feeling close <3

I love the look of the Glimmer paste on the kraft tag and a bit of extra sparkle one one of my berries with some red Stickles glitter glue.  A full crinkle bow finishes off my tag!

With less than a week until Christmas (wow!) I hope you are feeling the warmth of the season and take some time to enjoy the people you are spending it with, as well as sending warm thoughts to those you are missing!

Inky hugs,



Cool Yule Masculine Card

Monday, December 17th, 2018

I don’t know about you, but I always seem to struggle with making masculine cards.

So with a few males on my christmas list this year, I played around with the Tim Holtz COOL YULE dies. Here’s one of the masculine Christmas themed cards I came up with. :o)

I started with some Designer Christmas paper in plaid and then cut out a frame using the Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Frames from Lawn Fawn in a coordinating cardstock.  I adhered the frame to my designer paper using Nuvo Deluxe Glue. I then adhered the panel to a Kraft Cardstock base.

I then cut out a circle using Spellbinder’s Pierced Circles from some more Designer paper and inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide. Now for the fun part, I cut out all the snowman pieces from the Cool Yule Die set in different cardstocks and adhered him together….how COOL is he? hehehehe This is such a fun set as you can mix and match a lot of the pieces….so much variablitily in this set!I adhered him to the circle with Foam Tape and finished with a sentiment from Tim Holtz Snowman Blueprint set. Which has a label I stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink and the sentiment in StazOn Blazing Red Ink.

I kept it pretty simple for mailing and like I said before, I struggle with Masculine cards and WHEN TO STOP. lol. But here’s the inside using the same design as the front and an old sentiment from Cornish Heritage Farms.

I hope y’all have a Happy Holidays and I’ll see you back here after Christmas with another fun lil’ make.

Happy Craftin’!