Tuesday, November 21, 2017

More Embossed Quietfire Design Cards from My Newest YouTube Video

I admit I neglect my embossing folders, but still love the look when I remember to pull them out. I am sharing two more cards I made with embossing folders and the Love, Peace and Joy Ornament dies from Quietfire Design and Elizabeth Crafts. I show both of these cards in my new YouTube video that shares different ways to combine embossing folder techniques with dies for beautiful cards. 

The card above shows a simple faux inlaid technique. I simply glued the love and ornament down on a white card front and embossed the whole thing in a Cuttlebug holiday words embossing folder. Here is a peak at the inside of this card where I used Joy from the same Quietfire Design die set and another die from Memory Box:

On my second card I embossed both the front and the inside with a Darice snowflake embossing folder that leaves the middle of the card for decorating and writing a message. I hung an ornament cut out of red mirror card from Tonic Studios on a branch cut out with a Tim Holtz die. The "Joy" in the center was cut out of dark green and red and offset just a bit when glued. On the inside, I used the center of the front red mirror card ornament inside another dark green ornament and added "peace" in the center. 

The first time I saw this beautiful Love, Peace and Joy Ornament Die Set by Quietfire Design for Elizabeth Crafts, I knew I had to own it and design with it. The words are my favorite holiday words and Suzanne Cannon's calligraphy is just gorgeous. To see all three cards and watch me make one from start to finish, watch my newest YouTube video here. 

I am entering the first card in the Anything Goes challenge at Scrapy Land. And thanks for helping me #share the joy of creativity!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Quietfire Design Peace, Joy and Love YouTube Video

I have to say I just love how this card turned out. I admit I usually use a traditional red, green, gold, silver and a little blue color palette when it comes to my Christmas cards. But I saw a card I liked with dark brown and aqua blue and decided to try those colors for a YouTube video I posted today. The theme of the video is using embossing folders along with beautiful dies from Quietfire Design and Elizabeth Crafts. I show how I made this card from start to finish in the new video here. Here is a close up showing the great dimension and coppery shine achieved with Nuvo Burnished Bronze Embellishment Mousse and an embossing folder from Sizzix: 

I am always using my dies but forget to use my embossing folders and the new video shows some lovely ways to use embossing folders on any of our cards. The beautiful ornament from Quietfire Design and Elizabeth Crafts was cut out of my favorite Sea Glass Mirri Sparkle cardstock from The Paper Cut along with white and dark brown cardstock. 

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge at Scrapy Land. Thanks for helping me #share the joy of creativity!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Anything Goes 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: Anything Goes 4 Kids! Create and link any card that is appropriate for a child and you could win one of our great prizes.

We have two very generous sponsors for this challenge: All Dressed Up Stamps is giving their winner 2 digis of their choice! And the winner from Die-Versions will receive a $15 gift certificate! 

I am featuring a super cute digi called Christmas Penguins from All Dressed Up Stamps, and the Christmas Penguins are playing in the snow in a box card created with a die from Lawn Fawn. The sentiment is from the same digi set. I did a little paper piecing and coloring and the completed box card folds flat to mail to a sweet child this Christmas. I am entering this card in the snow challenge at Dies R Us.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Joy to You and Yours Stamped Eclipse Card

My favorite technique from this year is combining stamping and die cuts where the stamped background continues through the popped up die cut word or letters. It is now being called the Eclipse technique and can be found all over Pinterest and blogs. I am fascinated by the look and used that technique to make this joyful holiday card. I stamped Hero Arts Cling snowy trees stamp on a white piece of cardstock using my Tim Holtz Tonic Studios stamp platform. That way if the first image was not perfect, I could re-ink and stamp again until I had a perfect image. I also stamped the words at the bottom which is from a Hero Arts Joy Stamp and Cuts set, and die cut the Joy from that same set out of the middle of the snowy trees image. I die cut "joy" twice out of fun foam and glued the three layers together. I die cut the white card front using a Gina Marie Designs stitched rectangle die and attached it to a navy card base. I glued the raised "joy" back into its negative space and added a few clear gems from Starlit Studio. Here is a view from the side showing the great dimension this stamping technique achieves:

I am entering this card in the November Anything Goes (with stamping) challenge at Craft Stamper Magazine and in the snow challenge at Dies R Us.

Thanks for helping me #share the joy of creativity!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Happy Winter Snowman Pop Up Card You can Win with the Karen Burniston Die Set!

Oh my - I just have to say this card makes me smile and I love it! I used several dies from Karen Burniston to make this super cute interactive card- which you can win along with the die that makes the pop up magic! Here are some more views of this card:

Using the Katherine Label Pop Up Die, the snowman pops up when the card is opened and fits into the opening in the front. Pure genius! This die set (which you can win) includes many label dies which can be used for the opening on the front and with the pop up mechanism. I chose to make the front opening a circle so the super cute layered snowman (from Karen's Snowman Twist Circle die set) pops through the front. I attached the snowman's head with an adhesive spring from CTMH so it jiggles as it pops:) Too cute! The label die is from the set you can win and the sentiment on the front is from Karen's Word Set 3-Holiday. 

How can you win this die set valued at $21.95 and this card and two other Karen Burniston pop up cards I made? Simply by visiting my YouTube channel and watching this video, then becoming a subscriber and leaving a comment (if you live in the USA.) If you are already a subscriber, simply state that in your comment. 

I am entering this card in the snow challenge at Dies R UsThanks for helping me #share the joy of creativity!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

2nd Karen Burniston Pop Up Card You Can Win (plus more!)

Here is a peak at the second card I made in this week's YouTube CardMaking Techniques Class with Karen Burniston's Pop Up Dies. This one was made with her ingenious Charm Accordion Die Set. Jump rings and hanging charms out of cardstock - another amazing Karen Burniston design! To see the card made step by step as well as find out how you can win this card, two others made with KB pop up dies AND win one of her die sets valued at $21.95, watch the new video here: https://youtu.be/96J_yrG68CE

Here are some more pictures of this cute pop up card my in home class made this month: 

You can learn how to make it for free and maybe even win it along with the other goodies I am offering for a lucky subscriber and commenter. Here is a link to the new video. Thanks for helping me #share the joy of creativity!

Monday, November 13, 2017

New YouTube Video with Karen Burniston's Pop Up Dies and Chance to Win!

I am exited to share that I have a new Cardmaking Techniques Class video that posted today and you can win the cards I make, plus an extra Karen B. card plus one of Karen Burniston's pop up dies valued at $21.95! All you need to do to win is watch this new video, be a subscriber and leave a comment before I post the December class (if you live in the USA). Here are some pictures of the first card I share in the video:

If you follow me here on my blog, you know I am crazy about my dies and interactive cards. But this House and Fence Pop Up die set by Karen Burniston can be used for any season and any reason using the dies and stamps you already own. I show you step by step how to use the house and fence pop up die in my video and then decorate it for this festive Christmas scene. The last picture shows the front of the card and Karen's Gift Card Label which can be used to hold a gift card if you wish. Karen Burniston also just came out with a 2017 Fall Mini Collection with some new dies you will want to check out here. Of course, I am getting them all and will share here and on my YouTube channel when I make some new cards with them.

To see this pop up card made and another one, plus earn a chance at winning three pop up cards and the KB die set, watch the new YouTube video here: https://youtu.be/96J_yrG68CE. Thanks for helping me share the joy of creativity!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Guest DT Joy Clair Be a Pineapple Trio Card

Today I have the honor of being the guest design team member at the Joy Clair blog. I created this fun CAS card with one of the stamp sets they sent me. For all the details on how I made this card, please visit the Joy Clair blog here.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Holiday Stamps Enabler Alert Card Samples

I tried real hard to use only stamps on some of the sample cards showing new products I could not resist in my most recent Enabler Alert You-Tube Video. I succeeded on one card anyway and only used one die on the card below. I loved the scene in Penny Black's Santa's Visit stamp set and featured it on the CAS card above. I used another new set of stamps on the inside of this card and on the card below too.

I knew there was no resisting at least one of Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Carved Christmas stamp sets and chose this one. I also used Tim's Stampers Anonymous Plaid Layering Stencil and a die from Memory Box for this CAS Holly Jolly Christmas card.

I am entering the first card in the "snow" challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday. 

I hope you enjoyed my week of new cards featuring new cardmaking products I could not resist. To see more detail on the cards and all the products used, be sure to watch my new Enabler Alert YouTube video here. I appreciate your support here on my blog and on my YouTube channel! Thanks for helping me #share the joy of creativity!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Enabler Alert Cards Featuring Frantic Stamper, IO and Taylored Expressions Dies

This week I am sharing cards I made with new cardmaking products I am featuring in a new Enabler Alert You-Tube Video you can watch here. I fell in love with the Happy Modern Greetings die from Frantic Stamper on the card above and it jumped into my shopping cart along with the Taylored Expressions Curly Q Cutting Plate background die I used on the festive birthday shaker card above. The pictures show the card standing up and "all shook up."

I love love love stitched dies and also sentiment dies and so could not resist the Impression Obsession Patchwork Leaves and All the Best dies. I attached the new IO dies on a background that is created with dry embossing with an embossing folder and heat embossing with embossing powders that will be featured in a new YouTube video later this month.

For all the details on these and many other cardmaking products and lots of card samples, check out this YouTube video here. I am entering the second card above in the Anything Goes challenge at Scrapy Land (I used Impression Obsession dies.) Thanks for helping me #share the joy of creativity!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Peaceful Christmas Cards with Enabler Alert New Products

When I saw the new Memory Box Stitched Circle Trees die, I knew there would be no resisting- it was coming home with me. This snowy scene shaker card was the first card I created with it and I love how it turned out! This card is just one of many many new cards I shared on my newest Enabler Alert YouTube video here. On this card I also used Quietfire Design's Peace die cut from the new Love, Joy and Peace Ornament Set. (I loved that set so much I did 3 more cards with it and will be doing a YouTube video with them soon.) I also used a tiny deer from Tim Holtz's new Sizzix Winter Wonderland die set. I also used Tim's deer on this sweet peaceful scene:

The new Lawn Fawn Shadow Box Card die set was another must have the minute I saw it. Here is another view:

This die set creates a three dimensional box card and it can be used for any season or reason. I chose to make a peaceful Christmas scene with Tim's deer and an evergreen die. The peace die on this card is from another Tim Holtz Sizzix die set.  Here is a look at the card folded flat to mail:

Too cool- right? For all the details and to see the cards and products use, click here to see the short but sample packed video. 

I am entering the first card in the Anything Goes challenge at Scrapy Land. Thanks for helping me #share the joy of creativity.

Monday, November 6, 2017

YouTube Enabler Alert with Samples- Soar!

I love to see what new products other cardmakers have found recently that they could not resist and I think that is the case for most of the readers of this blog and viewers of my YouTube videos. I post a new YouTube video every Monday and today I am sharing a bunch of new stamps, dies and other products I could not resist along with card samples for every product! Click here for my Enabler Alert video with many many card samples.

All week long I am going to share some of the card samples I made with the new products I am featuring here on my blog. Today I am sharing two cards I made with the new Soar die and Soar stamp set from Quietfire Design. I created a galaxy background with distress oxide inks, then attached the beautiful "Soar" die cut out of white cardstock. I stamped the "Shoot for the moon" sentiment on vellum and attached behind the card front, then added a couple punched stars.

Isn't the calligraphy gorgeous on the stamped sentiment from Quietfire Design on this card? I stamped it on a kraft cardbase and added a bird and some feathers which were foiled with the new colors of Fancy Foils from Gina K and Therm O Web and negatives of some Foil-Mates. Here is a look at the inside of this card and another lovely sentiment from the Soar stamp collection

To see all the sample cards and new products I am loving, watch this short but packed YouTube video here. And be sure to check back all week for more new card samples featuring the new products. Thanks for helping me #share the joy of creativity!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Happy Holidays 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: Happy Holidays 4 Kids! Create and link any winter holiday card that is appropriate for a child and you could win one of our great prizes. 

We have two very generous sponsors for this challenge: Little Blue Button Stamps is giving their winner a $10 gift certificate! And the winner from Stampendous will receive a $20 gift certificate! 

My card features the Christmas Elements digi set from Little Blue Button Stamps. I paper pieced the cute Christmas owl, the Christmas tree and the Christmas bow and attached them to an Outer Stair Step pre-cut card from The Paper Cut. I added a lovely snowflake square from Poppy Stamps and a Happy Holidays sentiment die from Tonic Studios.

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenge at Scrapy Land. Thanks for helping me #share the joy of creativity!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Naughty Santa Cards with Kat Scrappiness Goodies

I was lucky recently and won a package of goodies from Kat Scrappiness that included a fun "naughty" die and stamp set you can find here. My favorite sentiment from that set is the Dear Santa note in the center of this card front- too funny! I die cut a stitched rectangle with a die from Lil' Inker and paper pieced a funny Santa from Paper Smooches (Santa Paws set.) Check out the funny "What the Elf?" sentiment too. I added a couple snowflake sequins from Kat Scrappiness for a perfect touch on the card front. The card has a tri-fold center as shown here: 

I stamped another funny set of sentiments from Kat Scrappiness on the plaid tri-fold and that folds to fit the red piece on the back fold into the front of the card. I was having so much fun with this set of stamps and die as well as the cool sequin mix I received, so I made another "naughty" card:

I love using humor on my cards and also love shaker cards! The front of this shaker card says: "Santa, define: Naughty" and the "naughty" is a die that matches the stamp set from Kat Scrappiness. I die cut a window with a great die from Poppy Stamps called Evangeline Floating Square. I filled the shaker with fun winter sequin mixes from Kat Scrappiness called Snowy Day II and Magical Winter. Here is another look at the shaker "all shook up":

Thanks to Kat Scrappiness for these fun stamps, die and sequins I won. And thanks, too, for helping me #share the joy of creativity!