It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year with LDRS Creative

Is anyone else excited for Christmas?  I can’t wait to be honest!  My husband and I are finally able to book a flight to go home for the holidays and I am counting the days!  I can’t wait to see my kids and our home!  I am also excited to get a fresh tree and decorate it with my kids and that is my inspiration for today’s card.
 
This slimline card is so easy to make and believe it or not, I only used one 6×6 patterned paper using the City Sidewalks Paper Pack to fill in the background.  Do you want to know how?  I started by using the second largest die from the Slim Line Corner Scallop die set and positioned this at the bottom left side of the paper.  I ran it through my die-cutting machine to get the first piece.  I did the same step but positioned the die at the top right hand corner of the paper to get the next piece.  
 
Next, I used the two biggest die from the Slim Line Corner Scallop die set to die-cut the frame and the inside piece.  I adhered the two pieces of patterned paper that I die-cut previously, making sure that the bricks lined-up perfectly to get a cohesive look.
 
The images from the City SidewalksCountry Corner Accessories and City Streets stamp sets were stamped with Raven Hybrid ink on some Neenah solar white card stock.  I colored the images in with my alcohol markers and die-cut using the coordinating dies.
 
 
Now that I have all of the pieces together, I am ready to assemble my card.  First, I foam-mounted the black frame that was die-cut earlier using the Slim Line Corner Scallop die set on a slimline card base.  I adhered the background that I previously fused together on the center of the card with liquid glue.  Next, I added foam adhesive to my focal image (the car) and adhered this piece on the card, making sure that I positioned this to cover the fused background.  I also foam-mounted the mailbox for added dimension and adhered the Light Post, Letter to Santa, and the Wreath with liquid glue to adorn the scene.
 
I stamped the sentiments from the Christmas Wishes stamp set on some black card stock using the LDRS Watermark Ink.   I sprinkled some White Embossing Powder on the sentiments and heat-set them with my heating tool.  I used the Wave Ribbon Stack coordinating dies to die-cut all the sentiments at once.  I really love this stamp and die combo!  You only stamp it once but you a get a lot of sentiment strips that you can use for your projects later.  I foam-mounted the sentiment on the card for added dimension.
 
I finished my design by adding some Stickles to the snow and used my white gel pen to add some dots to the car for more texture.  Here’s another look:
 
 
Don’t you just LOVE the new release by LDRS Creative?  To be honest, I really can’t pick a favorite!  I love them all!  This scene from the City Sidewalks 6×6 paper pack was so easy to put together and you definitely need to check them all out!  It’s a must-have for sure!
 
I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!
 
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NND November Release Day 4 – Newton’s Snowman & Happy New Year

I am a bit bummed because it is the last day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  I hope you were able to check out the last three days of the release.  You also have a chance to win the stamp set being revealed each day so please read through til the end of the blog post to find out more info.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

For Day 4, we are showcasing with the Newton’s Snowman stamp set and coordinating dies with the (mini) Happy New Year Stamp Set.

To make my first card, I started by inking up this panel with some Evergreen Bough distress oxide ink.I used the Petite Snow stencil to add texture to the background.
I stamped the image with some Rich Cocoa Memento ink and colored the images in with alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating die to die-cut the image.  I also stamped the trees from the Festive Forest stamp set and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.
I die-cut the mountains and snow using a die set from my collection and some Neenah Desert Storm and White glitter card stock.  I adhered this onto my colored background with my ATG gun.
The snowbanks were die-cut using the Sky Border and Land Border dies.  I used my BG Copic markers to add a little bit of color and adhered them onto the card panel with my ATG gun and foam adhesive.
Next, I adhered the trees and my focal image with some liquid glue.
I finished my card design by using my white gel pen and draw some lines and dots to the Snowman’s scarf and also used some Stardust Stickles for added texture.  Here’s another look:
My next card is very simple.  I used the circle die from the Circle Frames die set to die-cut some masking paper.  I adhered this onto my A2-size card panel and started stamping the champagne glasses and other images from the Newton’s New Year stamp set.  I used some alcohol markers to color the images in.
I gently removed the mask and stamped the Happy New Year sentiment with Memento Rich Cocoa ink, and used the same alcohol markers to color them in.
I finished my design by adhering this colored panel to an A2 size note card and added some Stardust Stickles to the bubbles for more texture.  Here’s another look:

 

Would you like to win the “Newton’s Snowman” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, November 19th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 20th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

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NND November Release Day 2 – Snowfall Roundabout

It is the second day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s reveal.  You also have a chance to win the stamp set being revealed each day so please read through til the end of the blog post to find out more info.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

For Day 2, we are showcasing the Snowfall Roundabout stamp set that coordinates with the the previously released dies called Circle Frames Die Set and Banner Trio Dies.

To make my circular card, I started by die-cutting the circle scallop on some Centura Pearl 110 lb. card stock.  I positioned this in my Misti and used my powder tool to prep the background.  I stamped the Snowfall Roundabout with some Versamark ink.

Next, I sprinkled some gold embossing powder on the stamped image and used my heating tool to heat-set the image.

Next, I die-cut a pink circle frame to ground the image and adhered this onto the panel with some glue.  I die-cut some pink card stock using one of the dies from the Banner Trio die set.  I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and sprinkled the same gold embossing powder then heat-set with my heating tool.  I foam-mounted this piece onto the card for added dimension.

I finished my design by adhering the gold bow that I die-cut using the die from the Bitty Bibs die set.  Here’s another look:

 

Would you like to win the “Snowfall Roundabout” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, November 19th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 20th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

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NND November Release Day 1 – Snowman Greetings

It is that time of the month where the entire design team get so excited to show off the new stamps, dies and/or stencils by Newton’s Nook Designs.  You also have a chance to win the stamp set being revealed each day so please read through til the end of the blog post to find out more info.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a commentbelow.  Thank you!]  

For the first day of the reveals we are starting with the Snowman Greetings stamp setand coordinating dies.

To make my card, I started by inking up some Bristol smooth white card stock with Distress Oxide inks in Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass.  Once the colors were well-blended, I smooshed some Aged Mahogany on an acrylic block and added water to it.  I used my watercolor brush to add some speckles of color to my panel for added texture.

I stamped my image on some Neenah solar white card stock and colored the images in with Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers.  I used the coordinating dies to die cut the image.

Next, I die-cut the trees and the snow using the Forest Builder die set and Sky Borders die.   I adhered the trees onto the panel with liquid glue.  The snow banks were adhered with either liquid glue or foam adhesive.  I added the focal image with liquid glue.

To finish my design, I stamped some snowflakes with a light blue quick dry dye ink and adhered some Snowflake sprinkles to adorn the card.  I also used my BG Copic markers to add more color to the snow banks.  Here’s another look:

 

Would you like to win the “Snowman Greetings” Stamp Set? This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner!

Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, November 19th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 20th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

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NND October Release Day 2 – Dear Santa & Nutcrackers

It is the second day of the reveals by Newton’s Nook Designs.  I hope you were able to check out yesterday’s reveal.  You also have a chance to win the stamp set being revealed each day so please read through til the end of the blog post to find out more info.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  

For Day 2 of the reveals we are showcasing with the Dear Santa stamp set and coordinating dies with the Nutcrackers stamp set and coordinating dies.

To make my first project, I started by stamping the images on some Neenah solar white card stock.  The north pole and the little mouse images are from the Santa Paws Newton stamp set.  I used the coordinating dies to die cut them all out.

On another A2-size panel of Neenah solar white, I stamped the little houses from the Snow Globe Scenes stamp set using some Fog ink to create a subtle background for my focal point.  I used a blending brush and Tumbled glass distress oxide for added interest and texture.

Next, the snowbanks were die-cut using the Land Border die and adhered on the card using my ATG gun.   I adhered the rest of the images with foam adhesive or liquid glue.

I finished my design my adding the sentiment that I heat-embossed on some black card stock.  Here’s another look:

My next project is super fun!  I did most of the steps I mentioned above to die-cut and color the images.  The words “RA PUM PUM PUM” were die-cut on school bus red card stock to make it stand out.

I used the scallop die from the Frames & Flags die set to die-cut the mint blue patterned paper.  I adhered this on an A2-size card base.

The shaker portion of the card was made by using a die from my collection and some Mirror Clear Confetti Dot Mix.  I adhered this piece on the background with my ATG gun.

For added texture and interest, I added the Holly and Berries, die-cut using the Pines & Holly die set.

I finished my design by adding the sentiment with liquid glue.  Here’s another look:

Would you like to win the “Dear Santa”  Stamp Set or the “Nutcrackers”  Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for each stamp set!

Here’s how to win: Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday October 22nd at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 23rd.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Zsofia Molnar

Maria Russell (you are here)

Andrea Shell

Tatiana Trafimovich

Amy Tsuruta

Amanda Wilcox

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Savor Life’s Small Moments with Newton’s Nook

Hello my crafty friends!  I’m back today with Newton’s Nook with an Autumn-themed card, showcasing the Autumn Mice stamp set & coordinating dies.  

To begin, I stamped my images on some Neenah solar white card stock.  I colored the images in with my alcohol markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

The background sky was created by inking up a panel of Bristol smooth white card stock with the Clouds stencil and Peacock Feathers distress oxide ink.   Next, I adhered some gray patterned paper on Neenah solar white and used an oval die from my collection to cut the window.  I foam-mounted this on the colored panel to create some dimension.

I used the same oval die to die-cut some green card stock, then used the Land Border Die Set to die-cut the grass.  I adhered this onto the foreground with liquid glue.  I also adhered my focal image with more leaves to create my scene.

I finished my design by adding the sentiment created using the smallest die from the Framework die set.  Here’s another look:

Stay tuned next week for the October release by Newton’s Nook.  It is going to be epic!  

I hope you like my card today.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by!

 

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CAS-ual Fridays Release – Day 4 – Happy Birthday Fri-Dies

It’s the last day of the September release by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and we are showcasing the Happy Birthday Fri-die.   Be sure to comment on each release post this week for your chance to win a $25 mini shopping spree!  A random winner will be chosen from one of the days so increase your odds by visiting with us all week.  The winner will be announced on the CAS-ual Fridays blog post.

 

You don’t have to wait til the end of the week to start filling your shopping cart.   ALL of the new release sets are in the shop NOW!
 
You also need to check our the clearance section as Michele is making room for new stamps & dies.  They are priced really low and you have to grab your favorites now before they sell out.

 

 

I started by stamping the flowers from the Pretty Posies stamp set with Versamark ink.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder and heat-set with my heating tool.  I used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images. 

 

Next, I colored the flowers with some Spectrum Noir dye inks with mini sponge daubers. I adhered these flowers on a white card base.

 

 

 

To finish my design, I die-cut the Happy Birthday on black card stock and adhered on the card with liquid adhesive.

 

 

 

 I hope you like my slimline shaker card today.  Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win the $25 gift certificate.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code to avail 15% off your order.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

 

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CAS-ual Fridays Release – Day 3 – Hooray Fri-Dies & Sassy Celebration Stamp Set

It’s the third day of the September release by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and we are showcasing the Hooray Fri-dies and Sassy Celebration stamp set.  Be sure to comment on each release post this week for your chance to win a $25 mini shopping spree!  A random winner will be chosen from one of the days so increase your odds by visiting with us all week.  The winner will be announced on the CAS-ual Fridays blog post.

 

You don’t have to wait til the end of the week to start filling your shopping cart.   ALL of the new release sets are in the shop NOW! 

 

 

To create this slimline shaker card, I inked up a panel of Bristol smooth white card stock with distress oxide inks in rainbow order (Worn Lipstick, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers and Wilted Violet).  I used my distress sprayer to spray some water on the panel and picked the excess with some paper towel for added texture.

 

Next, I cut some acetate sheet 1/4 inch bigger (on all four sides) than the colored panel.  I placed it on my scoreboard and scored 1/4 inche on all four sides.  I added some scor-tape and adhered all three sides, leaving the top open so I can add my shaker elements.  I used a combination of Nuvo Diamond Harlequin Pure Sheen Confetti and Kat Scrappiness Mirrored Clear Solid Stars Confetti.  I closed the top portion of the shaker and shook the contents immediately to spread all over the card.  The confetti stuck to the plastic (hooray, static) and created this shimmery background.

 

 

 

I used the Hooray Fri-die to die-cut some black card stock and adhered to the focal panel with some liquid glue.  I used the Slimline Pinked Fri-die to cut my black card stock and adhered this piece on a slimline card base.  I then added the focal panel with some liquid glue.

 

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment on some black card stock with Versamark ink and sprinkled some white embossing powder.  I used my heating tool to heat-set and adhered onto the card using my ATG gun.

 

 

 I hope you like my slimline shaker card today.  Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win the $25 gift certificate.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Don’t forget to use my coupon code to avail 15% off your order.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

 

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CAS-ual Fridays Release – Day 2 – Everyday Dragonflies

It’s the second day of the September release by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and we are showcasing the Everyday Dragonflies stamp set and Dragonflies Fri-DieBe sure to comment on each release post this week for your chance to win a $25 mini shopping spree! A random winner will be chosen from one of the days so increase your odds by visiting with us all week.  The winner will be announced on the CAS-ual Fridays blog post.

 

You don’t have to wait til the end of the week to start filling your shopping cart.   ALL of the new release sets are in the shop NOW! 

 

 

To begin, I stamped the dragonflies on some Bristol Smooth white card stock with Versamark ink.  I sprinkled some white embossing powder, and heat-set with my heating tool.   I use the coordinating dies to cut them out.  

 

Next, I used my mini-sponge daubers to color the dragonflies with some distress oxide inks.  

 

I cut some patterned paper strip and adhere this on an A2 size card base.  To create more texture to the background, I stamped the dragonflies with some Fog ink.  I cut a strip of black card stock and adhered it onto the card.

 

 

I foam-mounted the dragonflies on the card for added dimension.

 

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment and adhered some sparkling clear droplets for added texture and interest. 

 

 

 Don’t forget to leave a comment on the Cas-ual Fridays post for a chance to win the $25 gift certificate.  The supplies I use are listed and linked below.  Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

 

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