Friday, December 6, 2019

Honey Bee Gift Card Stockings!

Happy Friday crafty friends! Sharing these super fun and easy gift card holders by Honey Bee today!


These were easy to make and they are going to be such fun over the holidays when giving a gift card!  I started by die cutting my Sunny Studio Pattern Paper with the main stocking die and the insert part with white 110lbs card stock to measure the "gluing area" so the insert would be able to move freely from top to bottom. Once my measurements were taken I glued both parts together with one of my glue tubes and placed my tweezers on either side (I have two pair) to secure them together.


While that dried, I die cut my accompanying elements from Tonic Ruby Ritz and Shamrock glitter card stock and set them aside.  I stamped my sentiment also by Honey Bee with Versamark Ink and added Glitter embossing powder to both using my heat tool to set.


I decided to add the opposing colors of glitter card stock to each gift card holder and I liked the effect.  To finish off, I added some twine and some bells from my stash.  I am so happy with the way they turned out, I will absolutely make more of these in a variety of colors!

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Kim




Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Simon Says: Traditional Christmas

Hello crafty friends! It's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!



This week Simon Says: Traditional Christmas! The design team is featuring always amazing Tim Holtz producs! It isn't a requirement to use them but if you have them we would love to see them!


Come join in on the fun, you have the chance of winning a $50 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!


So I chose to use Mr. Snowman by Tim Holtz for my card today. I mean seriously, how adorable is this die set??? And, he is so easy to layer, all the pieces are marked including the color coding. I die cut all of my pieces and put him together using multiple cardstocks (listed below). I went rogue and used my color scheme and not what is suggested, lol!

I have also, as you may have noticed, been obsessed with this Brutus Monroe Candy Cane paper this season. So I lined the sides of my card base with it... again. lol!


I ink blended some Peacock Feather Distress ink and added some Tonic Glitter paste using the Simon Says stamp falling snow stencil. Once that was dry, I decided it needed more snow, so I used my Picket Fence Distress paint with some water and added my flecks and I let it dry

I die cut two stitched snow borders and added them to the bottom of my panel and glued my snowman to the panel.


I used the Tim Holtz sentiment and die cut it from Tonic Scarlett Organza Specialty Paper and added it to the card.

To finish off, I added some red sequins and some white gel pen detail.


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Kim

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Simon Says Stamp DieCember 2019!!!

Happy December 1st! We in the crafty world know that December 1st is the Simon Says Stamp DieCember release!!!


So excited for this release! I got to play with the very versatile Shimmer Wreath for my two projects today. The die set comes with a large stitched circle, the wreath and a double stitched smaller "inner" circle.


I decided to go with a Poinsettia theme for my first card. I backed my die cut with red glitter paper and inserted the green pieces.  I the used the centres of the Simon Says Stamp Poinsettia die and made three smaller poinsettias to add the the wreath.

I used green glitter embossing for the sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Comfort and Joy stamp set.  To finish off, I added the bow from the SSS Candy Cane die in green cardstock.

I glued my panel to a piece of Brutus Monroe paper and then to the card base.  Added some Tonic gold dream drops and some Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Mix sequins.


For this one, I wanted a rainbow ornament that I will use as a gift tag. All of the dies in this new Shimmer Wreath offered me the chance to make a shaker tag! I used Distress Ink for the background piece, added some Lucy's Little Things rainbow sequins and jewels added the Simon Says Stamp Merry Christmas in black cardstock. To finish off, I added black and white twine and some black jewels to the flower centres.

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Kim

Friday, November 29, 2019

My Favorite Things - Joy!

Happy Friday crafty friends! Sharing a quick classic Christmas card today featuring My Favorite Things products!


This was such an easy card to put together and I do love a CAS card! I die cut my pieces from a mix of cardstocks (listed below) I embossed my panel and glued my wreath.


I added the Joy die and the bow from a Simon Says Stamp die set also listed below.  I placed my sequin "Berries" and added seed beads to the centres.


I had some red washi tape in my stash that I placed on either side of the card base and glued my panel using foam tape for dimension. To finish off, I added a few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear sequins!

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Kim

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Simon Says: Anything Goes featuring Penny Black Products!

Hello crafty friends! It's Wednesday and that means it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!



This week Simon Says: Anything Goes! The design team is featuring sweet Penny Black products! It isn't a requirement to use them but if you have them we would love to see them!


Come join in on the fun, you have the chance of winning a $50 gift card to the fantastic Simon Says Stamp store!


I can't even with the cuteness of this bunny! We currently have one camped out in our back yard (which I just love) so, I decided on this image and colored her in to look like our new "roommate" or  land mate, lol!

I started by stamping my bunny colouring her with my Copic Markers and made sure to make her look like a fuzzy bunny :) I then outlined my snow hill with my grey Copics


I stamped various snowflakes in a mix of Festive Berries Oxide ink and embossing ink. I added both White and Gold embossing powder and heat set everything.  I then ink blended the Festive Berries Oxide Ink starting on either side and coming in lighter in the middle (I did not need a mask for this as I don't actually touch the image. I wiped the excess off the embossed areas and used my Distress Sprayer with water for added texture. Once it was dry, I die cut it using my Avery Elle Wonky Stitched Rectangle die.


I die cut my sentiment from Tonic Harvest Gold Specialty Paper and glued it to the card panel. To finish off, I added some White, Red and Gold Glitter Nuvo Drops and some white gel pen detail.


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Kim


Monday, November 25, 2019

Candy Cane Lane with MFT!

Happy Monday! I am calling this card Candy Cane Lane, I had such fun making this one. I used probably my favorite MFT Christmas stamp set for this one (released last year). I just love the Penguins :)


I started with my background panel I white embossed my MFT sentiment and I then placed my MFT Drifts and Hills Stencil and I ink blended some Distress Oxides (all listed below).  Once that was done to my liking, I added my white embossing paste using my Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow Stencil (this is by far my most used stencil) and put that aside to dry.


I stamped my images and coloured them in with my Copic markers, I die cut my penguin and I fussy cut my sign.  I felt the panel needed a little something so I added some water using my Distress Sprayer and wiped off the excess.

I wanted a little more color, so I trimmed either side of my panel and cut some of the Brutus Monroe paper and placed my stripes on either side of my card base. I was super happy with the way this turned out. I love the added "Candy Cane" look.


I added some Glossy accents to my images, once they were dry I added them to the panel with foam tape.  I used Simon Says stamp Unicorn Dust on my penguins hat and used a pompom. I finished off with some grey marker around parts of the greeting to make is stand out a little more and some white gel pen details to the images.

I added Lawn Fawn Chunky Glitter to the "snow" and some Blue Nuvo Glitter drops.

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Kim

Friday, November 22, 2019

Rudolph inspired CZ Design Gift Tags!

Happy Friday! My holiday crafting is well underway! I had to move out of my craft room temporarily ... We have changed all of our wood flooring and my husband saved mine for last... Well, we are there and it has to be done by Christmas therefore, I was temporarily evicted to the dining room, eek! Although it's cozy, lol!


I couldn't wait to use this Simon Says Stamp CZ Design die cut from the November card kit! I LOVE this die and I LOVE this kit, I shared a card last week using the fabulous pattern papers from the kit.

I thought he was perfect for Christmas gift tags! 

I started by die cutting my reindeer from Neena Desert Storm with the die from the kit and a circle die from my stash so it would fit my tag. I added some light Copic colouring to add some dimension to all three reindeer.

I went on to die cut all of my elements, the tag is by Mama Elephant which, I die cut from Woodgrain cardstock. The wreath dies are by Lawn Fawn and I die cut many leaves from Noble Fir and Cilantro Lawn Fawn Cardstock. I added some Mowed Lawn Distress Ink to the Cilantro for depth.

I glued all of my leaves to the circle of the reindeer and added some red jewels to act as berries. I then glue the "Wreath to my tag and added the red PomPom from the kit to his nose and some black jewels to his eyes.


I die cut my bow by Simon Says Stamp from Gold Tonic Specialty Paper and  the My Favorite Things Joy die from Tonic Red Specialty paper and added them bot to each of the tags.

To finish off, I added the tag reinforcer on the same red as the Joy. I decided I wanted a separate tag for the To and From so I die cut a Lawn Fawn tag and added it with the ribbons to each tag!

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Kim