So Much to be Thankful For Card with ClearSnap and Xyron

Hello my crafty friends! I hope you are having a great day!  I am super thrilled to share my card today.  The Xyron design team received some amazing products from ClearSnap and the team will be showing you projects this week, showcasing some ink pads by ClearSnap and adhesives by Xyron.

 

I started out by die-cutting some fall leaves using a die set by Lawn Fawn on Neenah solar white 110 lb. card stock and colored them in using the Color Box Cat’s Eye.  The colors I received are perfect for fall.  I dabbed the ink pad onto the card stock directly until I got some nice colors on the leaves.

 

 

I also die-cut an A2 size Neenah solar white card stock, using my Cross Stitched Rectangle Die by Kat Scrappiness.  I also used a die from my collection to die-cut the wreath.  I adhered the wreath onto my card front.

 

Before I adhered the leaves onto the wreath, I decided to stamp my sentiment first using my stamping tool, with the Coal Ink box.  I wanted my sentiment to look crisp and bold against the colorful fall leaves.

 

 

I run the colorful die-cut leaves with my Xyron 1.5 Inch Sticker Maker so that I can have edge-to-edge adhesive on the leaves and it will be easier to adhere them all onto my card.

 

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You can easily mass-produce this card.  I think it turned out so simple yet elegant and is perfect to give to family and friends for the Thanksgiving holiday coming up next month.

 

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I hope you like my card today.  For more project inspiration, please visit ClearSnap at www.clearsnap.com and also the Xyron Facebook page.  Have an amazing day!

 

 

 

 

 

Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember with Newtons Nook Designs

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It’s Newton’s Nook Designs‘ turn for #STAMPtember collaboration with Simon Says Stamp and this stamp and die set is so adorable!  We are showcasing Loads of Thanks stamp set and its coordinating dies. This is limited-edition and is only available for purchase at Simon Says Stamp.   Here’s what the set looks like:

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I started out by stamping my images on Neenah Solar White card stock with my memento tuxedo black ink and colored my images in with Copic markers.  I also used my Sakura white and black glazed pens to add more details to the images.  I die-cut the images with the coordinating dies.

I die-cut my Strathmore Watercolor paper using my rectangle dies and created a sunset sky using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  I wanted to create a cute hillside scene for my little doxies so I decided to use my portrait stitched hillside and landscape stitched hillside backdrop dies.  Here’s my card:

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I hope you like my card.  Please check out all the amazing limited-edition products available during #STAMPtember at www.simonsaysstamp.com.  Have an amazing day!

[DISCLAIMER: Since I received so many inquiries about the dies I used, I listed all of the products below. Please check out Simon Says Stamp first for product availability but if they are sold out,  I have also listed the supplies below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available, I used compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support. ]

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A Halloween Hello

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The MFT Card Design Superstar is finally here! The card that you see below is my entry for the “Clean and Simple Genius” category.

 

Sometimes, less is really more! I wanted to create a clean and simple Halloween card with non-traditional Halloween colors.  I also like the white pumpkins as fall decor, which is why I colored the pumpkins with light gray Copic markers. I wanted my focal point to be on the little witch and her cat. These images are so adorable!

 

I started out by stamping my images on Bristol Smooth 110 lb. white card stock using my MFT stamps Black Licorice hybrid ink. I used Copic markers to color my images in and used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images.

 

For my “subtle” sky scene, I used the clouds stencils with my light blue inkpad, lightly sponging the color on the card stock.

 

For the frame, I used my MFT Stamps Blueprints No. 32. I also die-cut the birch trees with the Birch Trees dies, also by MFT then lightly colored it with my Copic markers to give it some dimension.

 

To finish my design, I stamped the sentiment “A Halloween Hello” with my memento fog ink.

 

Here’s my card:

 

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What do you guys think?  I hope you like my clean and simple card.  The supplies I used to create the card are listed and linked to the MFT online store.  Wish me luck and thank you for stopping by!

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BB Witch Way is the Candy Stamp Set

BB Witch Way is the Candy Die-Namics

Birch Trees Die-Namics

Die-Namics Blueprints No. 32 

Clouds Stencil – Large

Clouds Mini Edges Stencil

Black Licorice Hybrid Ink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop

I am super excited to join the Fall Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop. I love this community and I can’t wait to see everyone’s creations.  Thank you, Amy Tsuruta and the rest of the amazing team at Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog. You guys rock!

 

For my card today, I used the digital stamp by http://www.jessicalynnoriginal.com.  This digital stamp is free for download during this Hop.  Isn’t Brentwood adorable?! I didn’t want to create a card with the traditional fall colors, which is why I tried the color combination on the card below.

 

If you are wondering where to get the amazing sequins that I used for my card, I got them from http://www.katscrappiness.com/?aff=21   Kat has over 200+ (unique) sequins and confetti mixes for every occasion.  MY favorites are the Halloween, Fall and Christmas mixes!

 

I am off to Dubai tomorrow for some much-needed R&R.   I hope you all have an amazing weekend!  Happy fall everyone!

MFT Stamps – Sketch Challenge # 299

I’m back today with a fall card showcasing the new Fall Friends stamp set by MFT Stamps.  The card below is my entry for the current sketch challenge no. 299.   For more information or if you would like to join the challenge,  please click on this link http://www.cardchallenges.com/2016/09/wednesday-sketch-challenge-sketch-299.html Here is my rendition for sketch 299:

 

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Here are the supplies I’ve used:

 

MFT Stamps Fall Friends Stamp Set

MFT Stamps Harvest Buddies stamp set

Die-namics Stitched Basic Scallop Edges

Die-namics Mini Fringe (the tassel)

 

I hope you all have an amazing day!  Happy crafting!

 

MFT Stamps ~ Grateful For You

I am back today to share with you a card that I made as my third and final entry for the MFT Stamps 2016 Card Design Superstar.   It has been a wonderful, scary and intimidating experience thus far. As I write this blog post, there are almost 400 entries! Scary, huh?
Today’s card is a simple thank you card for my best friend, who lives in Washington, D.C. I am a little sad that we are not going to be able to spend Thanksgiving together again this year. I made this card to let her know that she means so much to me, and I am grateful to have her in my life!

 

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Grateful For You – Card Design by Maria Russell

 

I started out by stamping the images on Neenah solar white card stock using MFT stamps Black Licorice hybrid ink. I used Copic markers to color the images. Since I didn’t have the coordinating dies, I had to fuzzy cut all of the images using my precision scissors.

 

For my card scene, I had to think outside the box again to create a larger window for my critters so I decided to use the gift box cover up die. I think it turned out perfectly.

 

For the awning, I used the new Stitched Scallop Basic Edges. I love these dies so much it cuts like butter!

 

Here is the complete list of the supplies I’ve used for the card. They are all from MFT Stamps.

 

Happy Hedgehogs

Harvest Buddies

Grateful For You stamp set and coordinating die-namics

Die-namics Stitched Scallop Basic Edges

Die-namics Gift Box Cover Up

Sweet Celebration 6×6 Paper Pad (from the birthday card kit)

 

To finish off the card, I used my black gel pen to give the eyes more dimension, my white gel pen to highlight the cheeks and the leaves, and also used glossy accents on the acorns.

 

Wish me luck and thank you for stopping by!

Thanksgiving Blessings Mix

Make this Thanksgiving Blessings Mix and explain to your kids the true meaning of Thanksgiving.

This little treat box contains the following:

Bugles ~ shaped like a Cornucopia or Horn of Plenty, a symbol of our nation’s abundance.
Pretzels ~ arms filed in prayer, a freedom sought by those who founded our country.
Candy Corn ~ sacrifice of the Pilgrims’ first winter; settlers survived on a few kernels of corn a day.
Nuts or Seeds ~ promise of a future harvest, reaped only if seeds are tended with diligence.
Dried Fruit ~ harvest gifts of our bountiful land.
M&Ms ~ the memories of those who came before us to guide us to a blessed future.
Hershey’s Kiss ~ the love of family and friends that sweetens our lives.

Materials used:

Very Vanilla Card Stock – Item No. 124301 – 6 x 6

Envelope Punch Board – Item No. 133774

Circle Punch – (from itty bitty shapes)  – Item No. 118309

Tombow nono-multi-Glue – Item No. 110755

Wonderfall Stamp Set – Item NO. 128087

Tags 4 You Stamp Set – Item No. 131823

I hope you enjoy this video and create this special little treat box for your family and friends.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Fall/Thanksgiving Card

This is a very easy card to make but it looks like you’ve made a lot of effort to put it together. I love making cards that is both elegant and unique. I also like the fact that you can mass produce these cards and each one will look different.

Materials used:

(All measurements in “Inches”)

Card Base:

Crumb Cake Card Stock – Item No. 120953
(Size used here on this video is: 5 ½ x 4 1/4)

1st Frame – leftover from Thanksful tablescape Kit
(Size used here is 5 3/8 X 4 1/8) – note: you can use any cardstock that
has an earthy color to go with our Fall theme

2nd Frame – Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper – Item No. 132184

2 Pieces of Silk Leaves (bought from Michael’s or the Dollar Store)

Whisper White Card Stock – Item No. 100730 – for the Happy Thanksgiving Sentiment (using Tags For You Stamp Set – Item No. 131823) punched with our Label Bracket Punch (Item No. 132153) or get it in a bundle that saves you 15%

Early Espresso Embossing Powder – Item No. 128980

Vellum Card Stock – Item No. 101856 – embossed the FallLeaf from the Wonderfall Stamp Set (Item No. 128087) – using Gold Embossing Powder (Item No. 109129

Stampin Dimensionals – 104430

Adhesives to adhere your card

I hope you enjoyed this video. If you have any questions, please feel free to send me a message.. Do some crafting and create some memories. Happy crafting!