Monday, December 5, 2016

Worm Wishes B-earthday Magic Card



I received a special request for birthday cards for very small children and I thought they might like a magic card that comes to life with color when opened. I haven't made one of these in years, but recently purchased a Magic Card Kit from The Paper Cut that gave me all the pieces to easily make them. I stamped the worm on acetate with black Staz-on and sentiment on a bright orange circle using stamps from a set by Paper Smooches. Look at the magic when the blue tab is pulled:

I paper pieced the colorful birthday worm and stamped the perfect sentiment from the same Paper Smooches set. The worm gets stamped on acetate and on the pull out white cardstock in the same place so the magic happens when the tab is pulled. There are many videos available on how to make magic cards like this one. The kits from The Paper Cut makes them so easy because all the cutting and scoring is done. 

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

White Winter Wish Card


I love the look of a white on white card, but seldom make one. I was designing with some never used and rarely used Christmas dies and this card is the result. I started with a lovely new Penny Black Winter Garland Die and then added some Tim Holtz Sizzix dies. The Tattered Poinsettia was cut and embossed with matching Alterations dies and embossing folders from Tim. The "wish" was cut out of white cardstock and white fun foam. I added some white sequins and white Nuvo glitter drops to complete the card. Here is a look from the side to see all the dimension:


I am entering this card in the Christmas to Die For challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge and the Christmas challenge at Dies R Us.

My Christmas wish is for peace and kindness in this country and around the world.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Winter Fun 4 Kids at Send a Smile 4 Kids


It’s Saturday and time for another fun challenge at Send a Smile 4 Kids! This time our challenge is: Winter Fun 4 Kids! Create and link any winter card appropriate for a child and you could win one of our great prizes. You have until January 6th to enter this challenge because it is a SAS4Kids tradition to give our design team members the month off to relax and enjoy the holidays with their families.

We have two very generous sponsors for this challenge: Dollar Graphics Depot is giving their winner a $15 gift certificate! And the winner from Dies R Us also receives a a $15 gift certificate! TEAM S.A.S will also be choosing their favorite cards for our top three and the winners will receive a blog badge and an opportunity to be a guest design team member on a future challenge.

I used a super sweet digi from Dollar Graphics Depot to make a cute winter card for a special child. I am loving the rustic colors and the fun snowmen friends in this CAS card.

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenges at Repeat Impressions and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Christmas Blessings with Newest Dies


I am almost done designing with all the new Christmas and winter dies I have purchased this year. I could not resist this gorgeous Snowflake Corner die from Tutti Designs. I cut it out of a sparkly silver paper. Here is a closer look: 


Isn't that sparkly silver detail lovely? I added a "Christmas Blessings" sentiment die cut (Sue Wilson Creative Expressions) and a snowflake by Poppy Stamps. That die is called Callum Stitched Snowflake because here is how it looks when cut out of a piece of cardstock: 

Isn't that neat? I added some Nuvo Silver sparkly Glitter Drops to both snowflakes and my CAS card was done. 

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge and the Christmas challenge at Dies R Us.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Scratch Off Winter Love Card



I bought some scratch off stickers from Inky Antics to use with their stamp sets and designed this card for a special grandson this winter. I love the Joyful Snowman die from Penny Black- he just makes me smile:) I sponged some color on him to highlight his face and features. I also sponged a snowflake background using a Penny Black snowflake stencil. I created a snowbank and sponged that with blue ink and attached my joyful snowman with a small Action Wobble. I wrote a secret message under the scratch off sticker, attached a penny with a removable glue dot and stamped a helpful suggestion from an Inky Antics scratch off stamp set. Here is what my grandson will see when it is scratched off: 



I am linking this card to Work It Wednesday at Simon Says Stamp.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Joyful Foiled Holiday Card

 I have one more foiled holiday card to share with you. The background on this card was created with Gina K Foil Mates and the starry Deco Foil. IRL it sparkles and shines when it is moved- you can see a little of the sparkle and stars from this angle: 

The beautiful reindeer on the front of the card was cut out of navy cardstock with a new die from Impression Obsession. Joy is my favorite Christmas word and I attached a "joy" with a snowflake O cut with a die cut by W plus 9. Here is a peak at the inside of the card:

Tim Holtz's new "wish" die from Sizzix was die cut out of the negative of the snowflake Foil Mates sheet so it is full of sparkly stars too. 

I am entering this card in the Christmas to Die For challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Monday, November 28, 2016

CASED Snowflake Stenciled Card


A long time ago, I pinned this card at the Snippets blog with the intent of CASING it and I finally made my own version of this lovely CAS card. In case you do not know these acronyms, CAS is Clean and Simple, and CASE is Copy and Steal Everything, or as I prefer, Copy and Selectively Edit. I did use the same stitched snowflake die as Karen D. did - in fact I bought the Stitched Snowflake set at Lawn Fawn because I loved her card so much. I did use the same color palette too, but slightly different distress inks (I used Fossilized Amber.) I die cut the front of my card with a large stitched rectangle die from Lil' Inker and I added the "Noel" sentiment from Tim Holtz for Sizzix. I raised my stitched snowflake on a white fun foam snowflake. And the stencil I used for my background was a new one called Bevelled Diamond from Tonic Studios. 

I am entering this card in the Christmas to Die For challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.