Sending Some Hugs with Therm O Web & Waffleflower Crafts


Happy Friday, crafty friends! I’m sending some hugs your way with my card project for today, and have some fun news to share for all my stamping friends out there. Starting today, and running through the end of the month, it’s the annual Grab Bag Event at Waffleflower Crafts!


If you love Waffleflower Crafts stamps as much as I do, like this adorable Group Hug Stamp and Die Combo I used here, then you won’t want to miss this opportunity to snatch up some of these amazing deals. There are three types of grab bags available, all a mix of old and new products, and all an awesome steal at only $25 apiece.


This card was created for the Waffleflower Crafts match-up on the Therm O Web blog a few months back, and features a starry background made with bright shiny Metallix Gel. The image was stamped onto Bristol smooth cardstock and lightly watercolored using Zig Real Brush markers. I really love how soft and pastel it turned out. As always, I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial for this card up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

And all the details and sales of the Waffleflower Crafts Annual Grab Bag Event can be found by clicking on the banner below.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a great weekend!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper Pad 365096Therm O Web Gina K Designs LUXURY WHITE Premium 120 LB Cardstock 18096Dina Wakley Ranger KRAFT PAPER PACK mdj59653Group Hug ComboTim Holtz Layering Stencil FALLING STARS THS115Lawn Fawn HOT COCOA Single Cord Trimmings LF524Zig CLEAN COLOR 48 SET Real Brush RB6000AT48VRanger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Therm O Web PURE GOLD METALLIX Deco Foil Gel 5541Therm O Web STENCIL PAL Deco Foil Tool 5547

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Extra Mice Fall Tags with Therm O Web & Newton’s Nook


Hi friends, hope your November is getting off to a great start! My favorite month of the year is now over, but November is definitely a close second in my book. I still get to enjoy my beloved pumpkins and fall things for a little while longer…. and of course there is Thanksgiving and my birthday to celebrate, too. Speaking of fall, I have a set of harvest tags to share with you today featuring the cutest pair of mice ever that I made recently for the Newton’s Nook collaboration on the Therm O Web blog.


These adorable images are from Newton’s Autumn Mice stamp and die set. They were stamped onto Therm O Web’s Luxury White cardstock and colored with Copics. The glittery polka dots were made with a stencil and one of the limited edition Glitz Glitter Gels. Unfortunately this color is now sold out, and I seriously hope they bring it back.


I used a bunch of our GinaK Designs die sets to create the tags. The sentiment label and tag toppers are made from the Decorative Tag and Decorative Label sets, and I used both stitched circles and squares for the base of the tags. The patterned paper is this year’s Halloween collection from Simple Stories.


I do hope your fall is extra mice this year! Thanks so much for stopping by, and as always, you can find the full step-by-step tutorial for this project on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.


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

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackSimple Stories - Happy Haunting Collection - 12 x 12 Collection KitNewton's Nook Designs AUTUMN MICE Clear Stamps NN1908S01Newton's Nook Designs AUTUMN MICE Dies NN1908D01Therm O Web Gina K Designs SINGLE STITCH SQUARE LARGE Set Nested Dies 18010*Therm O Web Gina K Designs DOUBLE STITCH CIRCLE SMALL SET Nested Dies 18005*Therm O Web Gina K Designs DECORATIVE LABEL SET Nested Dies 18051Therm O Web - Nested Die Sets - Decorative TagTsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo BlackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Spun Sugar

Trim: Ken Oliver for Maya Road, Stampin’Up
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Mr Snowman Gift Card Holder with Sizzix


Hello crafty friends! It’s the day before Halloween and my house is still filled with pumpkins and spooks, but as is often the case in the craft world, it’s time to move on to the next season. So today I’m super excited to be doing something I haven’t done in quite some time…. sharing a project on the Sizzix blog. This time, it’s the Sizzix UK blog The Making Journal and my project share is this sweet Mr. Snowman gift card holder tag.


The focus of my project was featuring Tim Holtz dies from the latest Sizzix Chapter 4 release, and I used two of my favorite new sets on this tag today. This is the adorable Mr. Snowman die from the new Colorize line, and the background was made with the Alpine set which makes incredible scenery for so many different designs. The tag and all the pieces were die cut from a combo of Distress watercolor cardstock and Distress Kraft Stock cardstock, and I went in with Distress Oxides and Inks to add color and definition to all the layers and pieces. Dyed trim was added to the top of the tag, and I made a quick and easy sentiment banner with simple twine and die cut Alphanumeric Label letters.


I call this a 2-fer project, because it really is two projects rolled into one. Not only is this adorable snowman tag a great packaging gift tag or decorative art tag, it also does double duty as a gift card holder. I love time saving ideas like this when the busy holiday season comes around.
If you’d like to learn more about the process, or check out the full step-by-step tutorial, be sure to pop on over to the Sizzix UK blog The Making Journal.


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 10 PackIdea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicSizzix - Christmas - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - Mr. Snowman, ColorizeSizzix - Tim Holtz - Thinlits Die - AlpineSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Stacked TagsSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Alphanumeric LabelDoodlebug Design - Doodle Twine - Lily WhiteRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Spray - Iced SpruceRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Iced SpruceRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Faded JeansRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Chipped SapphireRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Dried MarigoldRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Picket FenceRanger Ink - Stickles Glitter Glue - Frosted Lace

Boooooo Happy Halloween with Ranger Ink


We’re coming down to the wire, friends! Halloween is just days away. But last minute as it is, I’m back with one last Halloween project for the season. This time, a pair of haunted gift tags that I made for the Ranger Ink blog.


I just love these two silly ghosts, don’t you? They are from the Frightful Things die set from the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 3 release, one of my favorite sets from this year’s holiday release. I paired the ghosts with spiderwebs from the same set, and popped them all against crisp black tags for contrast. The negative spaces were filled in with letters from the Alphanumeric Labels die set, inked in soft lilac Distress for a classic Halloween color combo.


These will be so cute tying up some Halloween goody bags for those special spooks. Happy Halloween, everyone!

And as always, I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial for this project up on the Ranger Ink project page, if you’d like to learn more!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 10 PackSizzix - Halloween - Thinlits Die - Frightful ThingsSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Stacked TagsSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Alphanumeric LabelTherm O Web Gina K Designs BLACK AND WHITE GINGHAM Fancy Ribbon 18048Hemptique BLACK Hemp Cord Twine 029294Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Pumice StoneRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Hickory SmokeRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mini - Shaded LilacRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Metallic - Brushed PewterRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Stickles Dry Glitter - Clear Rock Candy - 3 Ounces

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Under Your Spell with Therm O Web & Rabbit Hole Designs


Hello crafty friends, happy weekend! I’m back today to share a second card that I made for our recent Rabbit Hole Designs match up on the Therm O Web blog. You all know how much I love Halloween, and with it less than a week away now, I’m trying to squeeze in as many pumpkins as I can. This time, I’m using an adorable Halloween set called Gourd-geous.


Pumpkin witches? Yes, please! They definitely have me under their spell. These cute pumpkins were colored with Copic markers and then die cut with their coordinating die set. The spider and sentiment are from the same set, too. Once again I used Sweet Mango Glitz Glitter Gel to add some holiday sparkle to the back of the frame.


The frame was made from Therm O Web’s Black Onyx cardstock and a rectangle die from the GinaK Designs collection. The die cut out the inner window opening, and I trimmed the outside edges to size, leaving enough room on two sides to add a decorative scalloped border. The scallops are from Tim Holtz’s Stitched Ovals die set and come in two sizes. I used both for a bit of interest here.

I’ve got the complete step-by-step tutorial up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.


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

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 10 PackSimple Stories HAPPY HAUNTING 12 x 12 Collection Kit 10900The Rabbit Hole Designs GOURD-GEOUS Clear Stamps TRH-30The Rabbit Hole Designs GOURD-GEOUS Dies TRH-30DTherm O Web - Nested Die Sets - Double Stitch - Rectangle - SmallSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Stitched OvalsEcho Park MERRY SNOW 6 x 6 Stencil mfc190034Therm O Web Gina K Designs SWEET MANGO Glitz Glitter Gel 18135Memento TUXEDO BLACK INK PAD Full Size me-900

Copic Markers
Twine: Ken Oliver Waxed Hemp by Maya Road

Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 3 Release- Ghost Town

Hello, hello friends! We’re halfway through the month of October already, in what feels like the blink of an eye. Halloween will be here before we know it, so it is high time for me to share the last of the Halloween projects that I made for the Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 3 release. This time, it’s a haunted trick or treat card made with the spooky Ghost Town dies.


This fun die set features three different houses, along with the tree trunk and smoke wisp you see here. The set is perfect for creating a haunted mansion look, or even an entire haunted village. For my card, I used the tallest house image set against the forest edge made with a stenciled tree line and a single die cut tree. I’m quite sure a wicked witch hoping to lure in some children lives here.


I used several layers to build up my background, starting with that fabulous Crackle 3D embossing folder on the base. I really recommend spraying your cardstock lightly with water before embossing, as that helps the paper bend and curve into all those nooks and crannies. A large Stitched Rectangle, die cut from watercolor cardstock and heavily inked with grey tones of Distress is next, followed by an Idea-ology Cabinet Card Frame with gold trim. If you look closely at the top and bottom of that card, you’ll notice some gold metallic punched borders that were made using the punchinella shaped die from Festive Repeats. I threaded some twine through the bottom border for some extra dimension and texture.


The tree, stars, and smoke were die cut from sanded Distress cardstock, and the house from watercolor cardstock inked in red and black Distress to create the roof and siding. I used a pair of stencils to add brick and shingle-like texture to the house, and backed all the window openings with vellum that was painted with Fossilized Amber mixed with Perfect Pearls powder. You can see the touch of shimmer when viewed from the side. Definitely gives that old haunted house a deceptive warm glow.

But not sure I’d ring that doorbell. Would you?


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 10 PackDina Wakley Ranger KRAFT PAPER PACK mdj59653Idea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - MetallicIdea-ology - Tim Holtz - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicLawn Fawn - 8.5 x 11 Vellum - 10 PackSizzix - Halloween - Thinlits Die - Ghost TownSizzix - Halloween - Thinlits Die - Regions BeyondSizzix - Thinlits Die - Festive RepeatSizzix - Tim Holtz - 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder - CrackleStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Halloween - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - Mr. BonesStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Layering Stencil - BirchStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Layering Stencil - Dot FadeTim Holtz Layering Stencil DIAMONDS THS081Tim Holtz Idea-ology SOPHISTICATE Cabinet Card Frames Paperie TH93288May Arts BLACK Twine String BurlapEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner RounderRanger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Picket FenceRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Fossilized AmberTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Aged MahoganyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Pumice StoneRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pad - Hickory SmokeTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Black SootRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Picket FenceRanger Ink - Letter It Collection - Perfect Pearls KitRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 Pack

Thankful for You with CardMaps & Photo Play Paper

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Hi everyone, happy October! My favorite month of the year is here, and along with it, I have some happy news to share. A few weeks ago I received a surprise email from my crafty friend, Becky Fleck Moore, asking if I’d be interested in joining the CardMaps design team…….and being the huge fan that I am of Becky’s awesome sketches (and of Becky herself), I absolutely jumped at the chance. The last CardMaps sketches of 2019 have just been revealed, and with them, I am very excited to share my first team card with you here today.


The sketch


And since Becky is not only the creator of the CardMaps and PageMaps sketches, but is also the art director for Photo Play Paper, I thought it was only fitting to dedicate my first project to her with my take on the sketch, featuring her adorable new Mad 4 Plaid Fall collection.


I am such a sucker for plaid, and am always a sucker for cute critters. My little puppy, Finley Boo, reminds me of an arctic fox, so of course I couldn’t resist this sweetie. That gives me the idea that I need to color this guy all white next time!

Be sure to check out all the new card making and scrapbooking sketches available today on the PageMaps website. Thanks so much for stopping by! I wish you all a super spooktacular October!


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

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackPhoto Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Fall Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackPhoto Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Fall Collection - Clear Photopolymer StampsPhoto Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Fall Collection - Die SetSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Framelits Dies - Stitched CirclesTsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo BlackRanger Ink - Wendy Vecchi - Archival Ink Pads - Potting Soil

Ken Oliver Maya Road Waxed Twine
Copic Markers

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