2021 Christmas Card Project- Week 20

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 with you.

Can you believe I am now on week 20? It may seem, and does feel, like I’ve been at this project for forever, but it still catches me off-guard when a month mile marker comes around. Week 20 marks five months, and I am still going strong. This past week, I’ve actually been off traipsing around on two back-to-back quick trips, so there is only one card to share… another made with Doodlebug’s adorable Night Before Christmas collection.

This card reminds me of the Christmas special, Rudolph, with the Island of Misfit Toys. My daughter was obsessed with the little elephant doll from that show, so I definitely smile to see this one. I used papers from the 6×6 paper pad and several layers of die cut frames to create my background. The joy letters are from PhotoPlay Paper. And then a few die cut ephemera pieces to finish off the scene.

Hope you all are doing well and that things are starting to return to a more normal routine at your house. I was able to visit my son up in Richmond this past week, and have just returned from a quick visit to my dear friend Kathie’s house at the beach. We got to actually craft in person this time, instead of via Zoom. And I’ll share those cards with you all soon! Happy weekend, friends!


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

Photo Play Paper - 12 x 12 Paper Pack - White Cardstock Doodlebug Design - Night Before Christmas Collection - 6 x 6 Paper Pad Doodlebug Design - Night Before Christmas Collection - Odds and Ends - Die-Cut Cardstock Pieces Photo Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Dies - Peace and Joy
My Creative Time Dies: Stitched Rectangles, Bunch of Fun Circles

2021 Christmas Card Project- Week 11

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 with you.

For week 11, I made a pair of cards with Doodlebug Designs’ Night Before Christmas collection.

Both cards utilize just the 6×6 paper pad and the coordinating Odds and Ends die cut cardstock pieces. For the first card, I added a tiny scalloped border in crisp white cardstock between the break in the two background papers, and layered four of the die cuts to build up a little focal scene. A twine tie added to the top of the stack finishes the design.

For the second card, I layered a strip of patterned paper left over from the first card onto a white cardstock base, and dressed it up with some striped paper and more die cut ephemera bits. And as usual, I had to sneak in a bit of twine for that signature bow.

I love that this collection has well over one hundred pieces in their die cut pack…. but there are no words or sentiments at all. Something different than I’m used to, but that’s fun, too. Puts my total up to 22 cards for this upcoming holiday season. still have a long ways to go!

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend ahead.


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

 

Photo Play Paper - 12 x 12 Paper Pack - White Cardstock Doodlebug Design - Night Before Christmas Collection - 6 x 6 Paper Pad Doodlebug Design - Night Before Christmas Collection - Odds and Ends - Die-Cut Cardstock Pieces Photo Play Paper - Say It With Stamps Collection - Dies - Borders Doodlebug Design - Doodle Twine - Ladybug
Stampin’Up Twine

 

 

 

Birthday Birdies with Sizzix

Hello Sweeties! Happy Friday! Well, we made it, my friends. School is over!

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Graduation is still over a week away, but in the mean time, there is much to do.  I’ve got my family coming in, and we’ve got preparations and rehearsal and so much more to think about. It’s a crazy time, but oh…. is my Little Miss ever happy.

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Besides graduation, this past week has been super busy with birthdays in our house. Now as many of you know, one of my most favorite parts of a birthday is the packages! I do love me some pretty packages. So today, I thought I would share the sweet little tag and bag I put together for my bestie, Joanne, who loves nature and animals and all things yellow.

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I knew Joanne would melt over these adorable little birds, and I have to say, I’m pretty crazy about them, too. They are from a new Sizzix stamp and die set by Doodlebug Designs, and they are full of Doodlebug-y cuteness. I stamped the birds on watercolor paper, and colored them with my Distress markers. The sentiment is also from the same set. I used a tag die set from Tim Holtz, and some border dies from Stephanie Barnard, too.

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And the tag actually opens like a card base, which is a little bit of a fun surprise. I’ve got the full tutorial up on the Sizzix blog today, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Sending you love and hugs from me and my big graduate!

nik last day of school may 27, 2015

A Doodlebug Smile with Sizzix

Hello, hello my friends! Happy Wednesday. Today I have a cute little smile to share with you. A fun watercolor smile card I made this week for the Sizzix blog using new Doodlebug Designs stamps, embossing folders, and dies.

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I am really excited that Sizzix has been coming out with more and more coordinating stamp and die sets lately. This month, Sizzix is releasing several new sets from Doodlebug Designs, which I couldn’t wait to play with. Isn’t this little birdie just adorable?

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The bird is from the new A Little Birdy Told Me Framelits stamp and die set. I have been crushing on watercoloring lately, so that is what I did here, using a variety of Distress ink pads.

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I nestled a few tags shapes for some framework for my birdie. Added a new Sizzix stamp sentiment and a bit of Tim Holtz greenery, too. The papers are from BasicGrey’s beautiful new Tea Garden collection.

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The background is another fun new product from Doodlebug that Sizzix is releasing this month. A woodgrain embossing folder, done up in a bit more watercolor Distress. I’ve got a full tutorial up on the Sizzix blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day!