STAMPtember 2021 with Simon Says Stamp & Tim Holtz

Happy Monday, crafty friends! Have you all been following the STAMPtember fun this month at Simon Says Stamp? In case you’re not familiar with the event, throughout the month of September, Simon Says is partnering with some of the industry’s top designers and fan favorites to offer special, exclusive stamping products for us to enjoy! And today is a super exciting day because it’s Tim Holtz day! Yay!

I hope you were able to catch Tim’s LIVE reveal of his exclusive STAMPtember stamp and stencil set today (but if not, you can catch the replay on his blog or YouTube channel). In it, you would have seen the beautiful holiday stamp set and mini moon stencil set that he created exclusively for Simon Says Stamp‘s STAMPtember event. These products are available ONLY at Simon Says, and only while supplies last. So as always, if you see something you like, hurry on over before they are gone for good.

I absolutely love everything about this set, and was so happy to be able to create some projects with it for the LIVE reveal. I put together a matching card and tag using my favorite image from the set… Santa in his sleigh. It’s such a perfect companion to the mini moon stencil set, don’t you think? I used the stencil and lots of moody blue and black Distress Oxide inks to create a night sky scene for both designs. Santa and his reindeer and the sentiment were stamped directly onto the panel, without masking, and the image was colored with Oxide inks and Picket Fence Distress Paint for the areas of white.

For the card, I also added in a touch of holiday sparkle with some Tarnished Brass Distress Spray Stain. The stain is easy to apply with a paintbrush, just the same as you add ink or oxide. Here I used it on the reindeer’s harnesses and the star dust swirl behind the sleigh, as well as all around the edges of the card.

I used the same basic design on the matching tag, once again using the darker blue Distress Oxide inks to create the night time sky. This time, I used yellow on the background layer of the moon, whereas the card used only shades of grey. Santa was again stamped directly over the moon, without masking, and once again was colored with Oxides and paint. I also added in the tree line at the bottom of the tag, with the sentiment stamped right above.

I used a paintbrush to apply Picket Fence paint to the trees, and splattered more paint over the entire tag for the look of gently falling snow.

Isn’t this stamp set beautiful? And I love the smaller size of the mini moon stencil, too. So perfect for cards and tags, both. Did you know that this is Simon Says Stamp’s 12th STAMPtember anniversary? Huge congratulations to Simon Says on another amazing event, and a huge thank you to Heidi and Tim for letting me be a part of the celebrations!

Happy Stamping!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Ranger Tim Holtz Distress MIXED MEDIA HEAVYSTOCK TAGS TDA53828 Tim Holtz 8.5 X 11 DISTRESS MIXED MEDIA HEAVYSTOCK Ranger tda75172 Tim Holtz Idea-ology KRAFT STOCK STACK NEUTRAL Paper th94111 Tim Holtz BASICS Distress Archival Ink 4 Pack Ranger ampk77947 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad SCATTERED STRAW Ranger tdo56188 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad BARN DOOR Ranger tdo55808 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad CANDIED APPLE Ranger TDO55860 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad STORMY SKY Ranger tdo56256 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad FADED JEANS Ranger TDO55945 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad CHIPPED SAPPHIRE Ranger tdo55884 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad VINTAGE PHOTO Ranger TDO56317 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad WALNUT STAIN Ranger TDO56324 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad PUMICE STONE Ranger tdo56140 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad HICKORY SMOKE Ranger tdo56027 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad BLACK SOOT Ranger TDO55815 Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint PICKET FENCE Ranger TDF53170 Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain TARNISHED BRASS Ranger TSS42549 Tim Holtz Idea-ology LOOP PINS TH93200

Simon Says Stamp/Tim Holtz STAMPtember 2021 stamp and stencil set

Seam Binding

Tim Holtz Frosted Crystal and Distress Crayons

A couple of weeks ago, Tim Holtz shared an awesome Live demo featuring the new larger sized Frosted Crystal and the latest set of Distress Crayons (if you missed that demo, you can catch the replay on Tim’s blog or YouTube channel). After the Live, I shared a collage tag that I had made, and today I’m back with another project using the same products and techniques. This time, a fabric-based sewing-inspired ATC.

So this set of Distress Crayons features the three newest colors to join the Distress family, Salvaged Patina, Kitsch Flamingo, and Prize Ribbon. And what I didn’t realize at the time of their arrival is how wonderfully these three colors work together. I used all three in combination on this collage-style card, and I really love how it turned out.

One of the tricks that Tim shared on his Live demo was how to use the Frosted Crystal embossing powder to give “tooth” to paper surfaces for the Distress Crayons to stick to. So I used that technique to coat several Idea-ology die cut embellishments for this project, including simple black and white images like this dress form, as well as colored die cuts like the butterfly and floral sprays. Of course starting with a clean slate, I could completely color the dress form with the crayons, creating a color combo of my choosing. And for the accents that were already colored, I was able to add a bit of extra detail to the images with the crayons. If you look closely, you’ll see I added pink to the edges of the butterfly’s wings. And the flower branches got extra highlights of both pink and green.

The rest of the elements are just Idea-ology ephemera pieces, layered and stitched down onto bottom batting. I added an Idea-ology pin and stacked some of the images up on foam dots to add depth and dimension. I think it turned out so cute, and can’t wait to display this sew-sweet little card in my sewing room.

Have you tried out the new crayons and Frosted Crystal powder yet?


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

 

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ephemera Pack THRIFT SHOP TH93114 Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ephemera Pack FIELD NOTES th94051 Tim Holtz Idea-ology COLLECTOR Ephemera Layers TH93553 Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Crayons - Set 12 Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Frosted Crystal Tim Holtz Idea-ology WIRE PINS TH93011 Tim Holtz DETAILER WATER BRUSH Ranger Watercoloring TIP33080 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421

 

Tim Holtz Sizzix Christmas- Cozy Winter

Hello, crafty friends! It’s the most wonderful time of the year… time for holiday festivity and fun with the release of the new 2021 Tim Holtz Sizzix Christmas/winter collection! I hope you all had a chance to catch the LIVE reveal on Tim’s YouTube channel this past Saturday. If not, never fear… you can always watch the replay at timholtz.com. You won’t want to miss all the amazingly inspiring project makes!

I was so very fortunate to get to create projects for the Live reveal, and today I’m excited to share the first of them here with you. This is the adorable new Cozy Winter set and the equally fabulous new Tall Pines paired together on a snowy winter holiday shaker card.

The background and framework for this shaker card were crafted from Distress Watercolor cardstock that was inked and splattered to create a snowy scene. I used a combination of Mermaid Lagoon and Iced Spruce Distress Oxide Spray on the background “sky”, which of course was splashed with water droplets followed by flicks of Picket Fence Distress Paint. The pine trees were die cut once from Kraft Stock cardstock and once from Watercolor cardstock, and inlaid together to give the look of a snowy forest. More dots of paint add a touch of snow to the tree branches.

The bear was also die cut from Distress Watercolor cardstock that was inked in a variety of pink, brown, and black Distress inks. And because I love fabric as much as I love paper, I decided to die cut the scarf and cups from felt to add a touch of fuzzy warmth to the design.

Do you have a favorite from the new release? To me it’s hard to choose just one!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

 

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 Pack Idea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - Classic Sizzix - Christmas - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Dies - Cozy Winter Sizzix - Christmas - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Dies - Tall Pines Ranger Ink - Wendy Vecchi - Archival Ink Pads - Watering Can Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad TATTERED ROSE Ranger TIM20240 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BRUSHED CORDUROY Ranger TIM21421 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad GATHERED TWIGS Ranger TIM32823 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad WALNUT STAIN Ranger TIM19534 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad BLACK SOOT Ranger TIM19541 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Spray MERMAID LAGOON Ranger tso64770 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Spray ICED SPRUCE Ranger tso64763 Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint PICKET FENCE Ranger TDF53170 Sizzix FESTIVE Sequins And Beads 664675 Sizzix - Making Essentials Collection - Sequins and Beads - Arctic Sky Sizzix - Making Essentials Collection - Sequins and Beads - Mint Julep
Benzie Designs Felt
Hero Arts Printer’s Type Lower Alphabet

If Friends Were Flowers with CardMaps

Before a new set of card-making sketches makes its appearance in October, it’s time to share one last card that I created for PageMaps using a CardMap sketch from the July release!

Here is the fun sketch that I used, and my take on it featuring a mix of goodies from Pink Fresh Studio Some Days and Simple Stories Bunnies & Blooms.

I do love the garden theme to this one, and I always appreciate a little pun in my sentiment. It’s been ages since I’ve added a button to my card, but once upon a time that was one of my top favorite embellishments. And it felt good to pull out my old and seldom-used notebook paper die from PaperTrey ink, which was the perfect die to match this sketch design.

The background papers are a combination of both collections, and I really like how the pop of black ties everything together. I layered several garden-y ephemera pieces and grounded them with a bit of grass border. The button, twine tie, and ticket stub finish the design.

The weather has started to turn here, and we are beginning to feel a little crisp in the air. My favorite season is almost here! Thanks so much for stopping by, friends! Wishing you all a very wonderful day!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Pinkfresh Studio - Some Days Collection - 6 x 6 Collection Paper Pack Simple Stories - Bunnies and Blooms Collection - 6 x 8 Paper Pad Simple Stories - Bunnies and Blooms Collection - Ephemera - Bits and Pieces Sizzix - Making Essentials Collection - Cardstock Sheets - 80 Sheets Photo Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Dies - Borders
PaperTrey Ink: Notebook Die
Stampin’Up Twine
Button

Tim Holtz Sizzix Halloween- Costume Party

Happy Saturday, crafty friends, and thanks so much for stopping by! It’s now September, and those of you have been following me for awhile probably already know what that means…. this is the time of year when my brain turns to all things fall and my favorite holiday of all, Halloween. Today I wanted to share one of the projects that I made for the Tim Holtz LIVE Sizzix Halloween reveal. This spooky sweet 5×7 desk frame features new dies and new limited edition grit paste and glitter from Tim’s Halloween release.

Can you even resist these cute little characters? This trio is from the Costume Party Thinlits die set, and it is the latest in the Colorize line. If you’re not familiar with Colorize, it’s basically layers of dies that you build up following the color code stamped on the back of each die. I used a combination of Kraft Stock cardstock and Distress-inked watercolor cardstock to build my trick-or-treaters, and I love how the mix of surfaces adds contrasting visual texture to the finished design. And for even more fun, I used the special limited edition Nightfall Glitter from the Distress Sparkle Set for some sparkly accents on eyebrows, eyes, and hair.

The background of the frame is Distress watercolor cardstock that has been inked with Victorian Velvet, Stormy Sky, and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide. I masked the moon from an older set, Gate Keeper, and inked around the mask with Fossilized Amber Oxide to add the warm glow of the moon. I watercolored more oxide over the scene using a thin paintbrush, and that created the windy swirls that you see. Then splatters of Picket Fence paint create the look of stars.

The little die cut bats are also from the Gate Keeper die set, and I added in stamped tombstones from the old Village Graveyard set. I believe the graveyard set has been discontinued, but there are tombstones in the new Halloween Vault set that could be substituted. I cut the ground freehand from kraft stock cardstock, and swiped it with a bit of Distress paint to add color contrast and depth. The frame itself was painted with a combination of Picket Fence and Black Soot Distress paint, which was then sanded to remove some of the paint before adding the fabulous Crypt Distress Grit Paste from the limited edition Halloween Texture Set. The Grit Paste was sanded, too, and the whole finished result gives that fabulous aged, time worn appearance I truly love at Halloween.

Have you started on Halloween crafting? Have a favorite from the Tim Holtz release? I’d love to hear!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Idea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - Classic Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 Pack Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Dies - Costume Party Colorize Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Halloween - Thinlits Die - Gate Keeper Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Dies - Vault Series - Halloween 2021 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Antique Linen Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Tea Dye Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Frayed Burlap Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Black Soot Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Candied Apple Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Fossilized Amber Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Victorian Velvet Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Stormy Sky Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Chipped Sapphire Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Shabby Shutters Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint PICKET FENCE Ranger TDF53170 Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint BLACK SOOT Ranger TDF52937 Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Halloween - Distress Texture Paste Set
Tim Holtz Sizzix Village Graveyard Thinlits Die Set
Distress Sparkle Set: Nightfall Glitter
Hero Arts Printer’s Type Lower Stamp Set

Tim Holtz Extra- New Distress & Frosted Crystal

Hi crafty friends! Today is a fun day for Tim Holtz fans with the announcement of a surprise YouTube Live featuring the latest new additions to the lineup of Distress. Today sees the release of three new Distress colors in crayon formulation, Kitsch Flamingo, Salvaged Patina, and the latest color, Prize Ribbon. But not only are there new crayons today, another favorite product in the Distress family is now available in a larger size…. Frosted Crystal embossing powder. And Tim is sharing a fun demo using all these new products on his YouTube channel today. And don’t worry if you’ve missed the LIVE, as you can always catch the replay! Just head to Tim’s blog for more information on that!

I had such fun playing with the new colors, and challenged myself to combine all three of them on this tag. Prize Ribbon is really the perfect blue for the paper dolls that I tinted. The little boy looks like a vintage version of a Boy Scout, and makes me nostalgic for those younger scout days I shared with my son. And she looks quite good in blue, too. I went much lighter with her coloration, but used Prize Ribbon for the main color on both images… and I really like the gradations of color you can achieve from just one crayon.

If you’ve not played with Frosted Crystal embossing powder before, it will most likely feel very different from products you’ve used before. This powder, like it’s name implies, leaves a frosted, textured, matte finish, unlike most embossing powders that melt to a shiny smooth, glass-like consistency. If you zoom in on these Paper Dolls, you can see what I mean about the texture. Once coated with the powder, these ephemera pieces are very easy to watercolor with the Distress crayons. So if you’ve struggled coloring the slick surface of Paper Dolls in the past, you may want to give this technique a try. Tim gave a great demo on this during his Live on Distress Crayons and Glaze, which you can find on his YouTube channel.

This tag was a great way to experiment with the new colors, and use up some of my older pieces of Idea-ology die cuts. All the bits were adhered to the tag with Distress Collage Medium, and then the top of the tag was brushed with Collage Medium, too. I then went in with the crayons adding color and smearing it out with my finger. I used a pair of Tim Holtz stencils and a wet paper towel to remove some of the color to make those cool patterns on the background. And don’t think that the crayons only work on paper, because you can add the pigment to many things, like the corrugated paper, twine, and lace trim I used here. It’s fun to just experiment and see where your imagination can go!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

 

Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons SET 12 tdbk77190 Preview Image

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Mixed Media Heavystock - Number 8 Tags - 20 Pack Tim Holtz Idea-ology SOLOS PAPER DOLLS TH93555 Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Layering Stencil - Dot Fade Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Layering Stencil - Argyle Idea-ology - Tim Holtz - Ephemera Pack - Thrift Shop Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium MATTE TDA47933 Tim Holtz DISTRESS EMBOSSING DABBER Ranger tda72485 Tim Holtz DETAILER WATER BRUSH Ranger Watercoloring TIP33080 May Arts NATURAL Twine String Burlap Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayons SET 3 TDBK47926


Frosted Crystal

Another Year… with CardMaps

Happy Thursday, crafty friends! At the beginning of July, a new set of CardMaps designs were released over at PageMaps, and I had the great pleasure of creating some projects with the new sketches for the reveal. Today I’m sharing one of those cards here featuring the adorable Some Days collection by PinkFresh Studio.

I am always in need of birthday cards for my stash, and thought this bright happy paper with it’s typography print was perfect for the occasion. I used the 6×6 paper pad for this, along with the coordinating enamel dots and die cuts… and went back to one of my favorite old-school techniques which is sewing on paper. Love the pop of green that zigzag stitching brings.

But probably my favorite part of this card was also the scariest to achieve, and that is the splotchy, messy paint stain behind the flowers. There’s something intimidating about pouring paint onto something you’ve spent time creating, but it’s also fun to take more of a mixed-media approach to papercrafting at times. My best advice is to go slow and easy on the paint, and dab it quickly with a bit of paper towel. You can always add more…. it’s just the take-away that is difficult.

The patterned papers had more of a creamy background tone to them, so I used Bristol Smooth cardstock here instead of white. I pulled out more green from the design with the stamped sentiment strip, and finished off with the old corner rounder and a trio of enamel dots.

You can find the sketch for this card, along with many other great designs, over on the CardMaps page.
And thanks so much for stopping by!


Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper Pad 365096
PinkFresh Studio SOME DAYS 6 x 6 Paper Pack 101021
PinkFresh Studio SOME DAYS Elements Pack 102121
PinkFresh Studio SOME DAYS Enamel Dots 102021
Photo Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - Birthday
Photo Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Dies - Sentiment Strips
Gina K Designs GRASS GREEN PREMIUM DYE Color Companions Ink Pad 0908
EK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner Rounder

Ranger Distress Paint: Milled Lavender

Say Cheese with Therm O Web & Miss Ink Stamps

Hello, crafty friends! I hope you are all doing well, as it’s been a bit since I’ve checked in here. The summer has ended up being a busier time than I expected it would, and that has kept me away longer than I planned. It’s been lovely, though…. I’ve had both kids around on and off and my parents were here visiting for most of the summer. After the super long break in visits due to Covid, it was really nice to see them again.

Today I’m going back a bit to share a project I made for the Therm O Web blog for a recent collaboration with Miss Ink Stamps. I used the adorable Say Cheese stamp set and their Scene Builder Stencil to make a gift set for my dear friend, Paige, who celebrates a birthday in July. I pulled out a really old pillow box die from Sizzix to make the gift box, using patterned paper from PhotoPlay Paper’s Fern & Willard collection. And the coordinating tag matches with the same paper, stamps, and fuzzy grass accents die cut from Therm O Web deco foil flock transfer sheets.

I am always a sucker for cute little critters! And these happy papers are so perfect for a bright summer day. I’ve got all the details and a step-by-step tutorial for these projects up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.
Thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

 

Scrapbook.com - Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Neenah Solar White - 25 Pack

Photo Play Paper - Fern and Willard Collection - 12 x 12 Collection Pack

Miss Ink Stamps SCENE BUILDER Stencil 319t01

Photo Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Dies - Borders

Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Switchlits Embossing Folder and Dies - Seal

Photo Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Dies - Scallop Tags

Therm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - 6 x 12 Flock Transfer Sheets - Green Envy - 4 Pack

Ranger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black

Gina K Designs WILD DANDELION Color Companions Mini Ink Pad CUBE43

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Tumbled Glass

Zig CLEAN COLOR 48 SET Real Brush RB6000AT48V

Sizzix Fancy Pillow Box Bigz Die
Miss Ink Stamps Say Cheese Stamp Set

Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 3- Treat Bags

Happy Monday, crafty friends! Today I’m back to share the second project that I made for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 3 reveal on YouTube Live this past weekend. Once again, I’m turning to my favorite new set of the Chapter 3 release… the Switchlits Interchangeable Seal… to create a pair of prize ribbon sweet treat bags.

I have always been a sucker for packaging made from brown kraft paper, so these fun candy bags are right up my alley. And I do love the color red mixed with kraft, so that was the jumping off point of this project. The first step was stamping the bags with one of my favorite Tim Holtz background stamps called Flurry & Pine in my most favorite Distress color of all, Brushed Corduroy. The bags were then flicked with ink and Antique Linen Distress paint before being filled with crinkle paper and candy sticks. I used a combo of inked lace and pink twine to tie the bags closed.

From there it was simply a matter of making a prize ribbon topper using the Switchlits Seal set and some numbers and letters from the new Varsity Alphanumeric set, also from Chapter 3. I love mixing textures, so I added several layers to the center of the medallions combining hard and soft surfaces like paper, fabric, and an old antique pearl button. You’ll notice I used two different dies from the Seal set to cut out the rounds, one being the scalloped edge and the other the pinked. Candied Apple, Barn Door, and Abandoned Coral Distress inks on watercolor cardstock were used to die cut the seals from, and then the embossed raised areas were emphasized with Brushed Corduroy ink. I dry brushed Antique Linen paint onto the embossing, too. The Varsity letters and numbers were die cut from two different Kraft Stock cardstocks and then nestled back together. Then simple fishtail banners finish the design.

I really love how these turned out, and think they would be adorable in any color combo for any different occasion or holiday. And how ironic that I made prize ribbons when the name of the brand new color of Distress revealed on Saturday is Prize Ribbon! Honestly, I didn’t know! But how fabulous would these ribbons look in that blue? ❤


The supplies I used are linked and/or listed below:

 

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 Pack Idea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - Classic Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Switchlits Embossing Folder and Dies - Seal Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Dies - Alphanumeric Varsity Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps FLURRY AND PINE CMS312 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed Corduroy Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Candied Apple Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Barn Door Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Archival Ink - 4 Pack Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Abandoned Coral Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint ANTIQUE LINEN Ranger TDF52906

Hero Arts: Printers Type Lower Alpha
Lace, Twine, Fabric, Buttons

 

2021 Christmas Card Project- Week 24

Happy Friday, crafty friends! As I mentioned in a previous post, from now until December I am on a mission to make at least one holiday card a week during a crafty Zoom session with my friend, Kathie. It’s one way to stay connected to friends and family during these quarantine days, and a great way to build up my stash of cards for the year at the same time. I am calling this my 2021 Christmas Card Project, and each week I hope to share my progress here with you.

Last month I got the chance to visit with Kathie, and we were able to craft together in person, for a change. I brought along my favorite holiday collection of the year, Simple Stories’ Simple Vintage North Pole, and managed to make a handful of cards. I have shared most of the cards already over the previous weeks, and today I’m back with the last of them.

This card features one of the few remaining 3×4 journaling cards I had left in the 6×8 paper pad. It didn’t quite fit in the die cut rectangular frame I wanted to use, so I added a strip of patterned paper to fill the space at bottom and top, and embellished the frame with paper photo corners, die cut ephemera bits, and twine.

I have very little of this paper left, which makes me both sad and happy. Sad because I hate to see it go, but happy that every scrap is getting put to use. I may manage to eek out one or two more cards with the supplies I have left, and then maybe move onto tags. Stay tuned! And thanks so much for stopping by!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Scrapbook.com - Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Neenah Solar White - 25 Pack Lawn Fawn - Lawn Cuts - Dies - Large Stitched 4 Bar Rectangles Photo Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Dies - Borders Best Creation Inc - Baker's Twine - Dark Green
Simple Stories Simple Vintage North Pole: 6×8 Paper Pad, Die Cut Ephemera