Posts Tagged ‘handmade cards’

My Favorite Things Galore!

Friday, January 10th, 2020

They’re not called ‘My Favorite Things’ for nothing, I guess! This whole card is My Favorite Things galore – the stamp set, the dies and stencils! If they had ink pads, I’d probably have used them, too. Hi – it’s Deb here from the Design Team, to share a new project with you today. I’ve had this Jumping Giraffe stamp set for a while, but this is the first time I’ve  used it. Get ready for some serious cute!


I had fun with the layout I used for a card earlier this week – you can see it HERE – so I used it again. By changing up the background and colours, I achieved a new, fun look.

My Favorite Things Galore!

I told you it was cute! Adding the stenciled confetti background really amps up the fun factor of this card.


On a white cardstock panel, lay the first of the MFT Confetti Stencil on top. I hold it in place with Purple Tape; it’s the quickest & easiest to do. Apply Gina K. Peach Bellini ink with a blending tool. Now, remove this stencil, and lay the 2nd confetti stencil on top of the same panel. You can see that the confetti dots are offset from each other. Now, apply Broken China Distress Oxide ink through the stencil. Remove this stencil, and wipe both clean with a damp cloth or paper towel. I love how easy the clean up is!

On a separate piece of white cardstock, stamp the Jumping Giraffe image with Nocturne ink. Cover with clear embossing powder, and heat set. Colour the giraffe with your choice of alcohol markers or pencils. Next, use the MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangles dies and die cut the image. Add Broken China ink around the edges using a blending tool.  Finally, stamp the sentiment, also from the Jumping Giraffe stamp set, in Nocturne ink, and heat set with clear embossing powder.  Add a few more of the coloured confetti dots near the edges of the sentiment strip, for more fun.


Now you’re ready to layer it all together with glue, fun foam or foam tape.

My Favorite Things Galore!

Did you catch the play on words in the sentiment? I don’t know about you, but a giraffe on a Pogo stick is one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen!

I hope you’ve been inspired to have fun and get creative – even if your next card isn’t My Favorite Things Galore, like this one! Mixing and matching brands is fun to do; this one just happened to work out to be some of ‘my favorite things’, all on one card.  Shopping for these products is easy; I’ve included links below, for your convenience. Thanks for spending some time with me today – have a ‘hoppy’ day!

My Favorite Things Galore!

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White Christmas Theme Continues

Sunday, December 8th, 2019

Happy Monday, my friend! It’s Deb here today, one of the Scrap ‘N Stamp Design Team. Today’s card continues on with our White Christmas theme, for our recent Scrap ‘N Stamp Blog Hop. If you missed it, you’ll want to see all of the amazing projects! You can start at the Scrap ‘N Stamp post HERE with Tara. There’s 2 things you’ll want to do. First, leave a comment on each of the blog posts, as you hop along. You’ll be automatically entered to WIN a $50 Scrap ‘N Stamp Gift Card! Second, take advantage of the FREE GIFT available from Scrap ‘N Stamp! It’s a gorgeous Snowflake Die from Dee’s Distinctively. But it’s only while supplies last – so hurry! (shipping must be paid at time order placed). My card for the White Christmas blog hop wasn’t strictly white – I also included red & green, for that traditional look. So today, for my White Christmas theme continuing, I’ve only added gold.


I don’t have a stand-alone snowflake die, so I used the beautiful Hero Arts Snowflake Cluster die to replace the ‘O’ in Joy.

Hero Arts Snowflake Cluster

Isn’t this pretty? Sparkly paper, gold foil and brushed gold add add opulence to minimalist card.


Use the Hero Arts Snowflake Cluster die, and die cut it twice; once from gold foil paper, and again from Lawn Fawn white sparkle paper. Next, use letter dies to die cut the J and Y twice each; once from white cardstock, and again from gold foil paper.  I used letter dies I have in my stash; the ones from MFT carried by Scrap ‘N Stamp are very similar. Layer the letters together with the gold on the bottom, slightly off-set. Repeat this with the snowflakes. Use the Sticky Dots for easy coverage of the intricate dies.  As I was about to attach these to my white layer, I decided that it needed more texture. So using a dots embossing folder from my stash, I ran it through my machine.

Create a white cardbase, and attach a panel of gold cardstock to it with glue, Next attach your white layer, with foam tape. Finally, attach your die cuts to the front, using foam dots. The last touch is to add some gold spots with the Nuvo Shimmer Pen in Midas Touch.

Hero Arts Snowflake Cluster

I propped a piece of the gold paper behind the card in the photo above, so you can see the lovely colour and texture of it.


I always love a white Christmas; especially when the celebrations are at my house! (then I don’t have to worry about driving in the snow). It rarely happens here in Vancouver, but once in a while, we do see the white stuff. I hope you’re inspired by today’s card, as well as those by the Design Team in our White Christmas blog hop. For supplies, I’ve included affiliate links below for your online shopping.

Hero Arts Snowflake Cluster

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Tim Holtz Christmas Greetings

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Playing with new products is always a great way to start the week! Hi there,it’s Deb here for your Monday! I am lucky enough to live in the same city (Vancouver, BC) as Scrap ‘N Stamp, so of course I went to the Pop Up Shop 2 weekends ago. That’s where I picked up this Tim Holtz Christmas Greetings stamp set! It may be from last year’s release, but it’s brand new to me. This set has 4 images with sentiments; each perfect for cards or gift tags. I love the ‘old world’ charm of the images and font used for the sentiments. Today I’m sharing 2 versions of the same image stamp.


This image actually looks like it is a tag, which makes it so versatile! You can change up the size of the image panel, or just the placement for a card. Or make an actual gift tag with it!

Tim Holtz Christmas Greetings

These are the two versions I’ve made. The one in back I think is my favourite; it really evokes that old world charm I mentioned earlier. With the bright white panel on the front card, it looks more modern.


For this card, start with a smooth white piece of cardstock. Set it and the stamp up in your stamping platform. This is necessary in order to add different colours to the stamp. Ink up the entire image in Nocturne ink, then remove the ink from just the bow area (I used a q-tip for this) and stamp. Next, add red to the bow with either a marker or mini ink cube, and stamp again.  To add more colour to the image after stamping, use a green marker for the pine sprigs, and a red marker for the bow and bells. Lastly, add gold edging to the to the tag and the bells with a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen in Midas Touch gold.

Use the MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle dies to die cut the panel, and layer it on top of a piece of Concord & 9th gold foil paper, with foam tape. Finish it off by attaching this to a bright red card base.

Tim Holtz Christmas Greetings

It’s difficult to get a good picture with the gold foil; it seems to want to either reflect all of the lights (and me taking the photo) or it looks more like black!


For this card, I used an off-white (vanilla or cream) coloured base for the stamping. Again, set it up in your stamp platform. This time, ink the outline of the sentiment tag and the bells in Nocturne ink, and stamp. Next, use the Gina K. Mini Ink Cube in Fresh Asparagus for the pine sprigs, and a red marker for the bow. Stamp these colours, repeating as necessary. I did find it easier for me to go back with the marker and fill in any areas of the bow that needed it.  Use the red marker and the Nuvo Midas Touch pen to add the red and gold to the bells.

Die cut the panel again using the Wonky Rectangle die. Now, with a blending tool, add Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink around the edges of the piece. Doesn’t this give it that old photo, sepia look?

On a kraft coloured card base, add a bright red piece of cardstock. Next, add a strip of the gold foil paper, and then the image panel. Pop up the image piece with foam tape, for dimension.

Tim Holtz Christmas Greetings


I  hope that these 2 cards have given you some inspiration for your holiday cards! I’m looking forward to sharing more cards made with the other 3 images in this set, as well. To see & order the supplies I used for these cards, I’ve included online shopping links below, for your convenience. Thanks for spending some time with me today! Be sure to check out the past posts (and upcoming ones) from the rest of the Design Team! Tomorrow it’s Tuesday with Tara, and she always has fabulous projects to share.

Tim Holtz Christmas Greetings

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