Hello, hello, crafty friends, and happy New Year! I hope you all had a very wonderful holiday season, and that 2020 is off to a great start for you! Can you believe we are starting a whole new decade? Time sneaks away so quickly. I still clearly remember all the excitement of starting a new century in 2000……..like it was yesterday. 😀
With the start of a new year comes a whole new set of card making sketches on the PageMaps blog, and today I’m sharing the first card I made with the January sketches. Here is the fun sketch that I used, and my take on it featuring some adorable stamps by Hello Bluebird.
I’m sure you all know what a sucker I am for the cute little critters. Hello Bluebird has some of the cutest ones out there, including these sweeties from the Cocoa Party stamp set. Although this is mostly a holiday set, I think the images are perfect for a blustery winter look with their hot beverages and woolly jumpers. We’ve been having weather from the mid 50’s to the mid 70’s these past few weeks, so this may be the closest I get to actual snow this year.
My favorite paper collection for holiday cards this year was definitely Echo Park Paper’s My Favorite Christmas, so of course I had to try out their next release, My Favorite Winter. I picked out two snowy prints to follow the sketch design, layered with crisp white cardstock to make everything pop. The images were colored with Copic markers and die cut with the matching dies. The ovals are from the Limitless Layers Oval die set by Papertrey Ink.
Wishing you all a very crafty new year! And thanks so much for stopping by!
The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:
Papertrey Ink: Limitless Layers Oval die set
Any Black Friday shoppers out there? Out at the crack of dawn, waiting in line for all those holiday sales? I have to admit that I’ve never gone out shopping on the day after Thanksgiving. I’m not one for huge crowds, and I definitely don’t like getting up in the middle of the night. I don’t even shop online on Black Friday, either. I’m sure I’ve missed out on some great deals… but I’ve just never gotten the whole Black Friday thing. Crazy, huh?
The other day I shared the first of two cards that I made for the recent Reverse Confetti match-up on the Therm O Web blog… and today I’m back with card two. This time, a thank you card made with the Butterfly Blossoms and Thank You stamp sets, and lots of Confetti Cuts stand-alone dies.
I used similar elements in both cards to keep the set uniform in design. Once again the image is framed with Stitched Squares Confetti Cuts dies and backed with Sunshine Yellow Deco Foil Flock transfer sheet…. this time die cut with the background Polka Panel die.
I added in Wild Dandelion yellow cardstock to coordinate with the flock, and a strip of leftover patterned paper from the first card. GinaK Designs gingham ribbon is tied around the center of the card, and a stamped sentiment strip was added at the bottom. The Circle of Hearts Cover Panel made the cool circular heart pattern on the background of the design.
As always, I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial for both Reverse Confetti cards up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.
Hope my friends who celebrated yesterday had an amazing Thanksgiving holiday! And thanks so much for stopping by!
The supplies I’ve used are linked below:
Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! It’s Thanksgiving week here in the States, and I’m sure many of you are busy with holiday preparations. I’ve got both my kiddos home, so you all know I am one happy mom right now. I’m making Thanksgiving dinner here for just my small family…. very low-key and simple. Still trying to figure out a new vegetarian holiday menu, as nothing I made last year seems worth repeating. Think it will be a holiday dinner of nothing but sides! 😀
So it was just my birthday this past week, and I thought that was perfect timing to share this birthday themed card today that I made for the recent Reverse Confetti match up on the Therm O Web blog. Reverse Confetti sent me lots of beautiful floral image stamps to play with which I paired with Confetti Cuts stand-alone dies and Therm O Web iCraft Deco Foil Flock sheets to create a set of bright and happy all-occasion cards.
This is the adorable The Best Days stamp set and Stitched Squares Confetti Cuts dies. The bouquet is colored with Copics, and popped onto the card with foam dots for dimension. Sunshine Yellow Deco Flock transfer sheet embossed with a waffle-weave stencil was used to back the image. I had some small leftover pieces of flock that were cut into tiny triangle photo corners, too.
Birthdays are definitely the best days! I snuck off to the coast for a few days last week to celebrate, and then got to spend my birthday weekend with my kids. Doesn’t get much better than that.
Thank you all for popping by to visit me, and for all the birthday greetings and wishes! I hope those of you who celebrate this week have an amazing Thanksgiving holiday, filled with friends, family, and food!
The supplies I’ve used are linked below: