Thursday, July 18, 2019

Holly Jolly Tag


I used Reverse Confetti's Holly Jolly Layer Tag for this project, a quick and easy one.  The Holly Confetti Cuts are also from Reverse Confetti.  The leaves, berries, and inset letters are nice and shiny because they were cut from paint sample cards.  I splurged on a Crystal Katana last month.  Even using HL's 40% off coupon, it was a bit pricey for a tool, but I love it for placing sequins and such.  It was great for the tiny letters.  

(ETA:  I found the Crystal Katana at Hobby Lobby in the section with beads and flat-backed jewels.  It comes in a plastic case and was hanging on a peg. )

That's all my crafting advice for now.  Thanks for visiting,
Christine

Linking to:
Mod Squad Challenge
The Cat's Pajamas Challenge

Time to "taco"


I am working on a collection of cards to give as a gift, and it became very evident that my love of flowers, doilies, and bling left absolutely no masculine cards in the batch.  So, I turned to this cute little Lawn Fawn set, heat embossing and watercoloring a square panel covered with tacos.  I added a triangle of digital paper won at A Bit More Time to Craft, an accent taco on foam tape, and the cute little sentiment.  What's not to love about a smiling taco?

Many thanks to the kind folks at A Bit More Time to Craft for the random win of three digital paper packs.  It's always fun to have something new to create with, and the papers are lots of fun.  The one I used here provided just the "picnic feel" I was looking for.

Hope you are having a fabulous day,
Christine

Linking to:
SSS Wednesday Challenge (make you own background)
Word Art Wednesday
A Bit More Time to Craft

Floral and Plaid Birthday


I could wear pink and gray or pink and black every. single. day, so this week's CTD palette is right up my alley.  I am combining this with the SSS challenge to 'create your own background'.  I did this by stamping MFT Pressed Flowers over a plaid background stamp.  Tried pink flowers over gray plaid, and the flowers were "muddy".  I like this attempt better. 

Thanks for dropping in,
Christine

Linking to:
CTD 
SSS Wednesday 
Word Art Wednesday

Happy Mistake/Happy Birthday


I had every intention of combining the SSS Wednesday Challenge to "create your own background" with a color challenge.  I inked up one of my very few background stamps with Paris Dusk ink when fully intending to use gray ink.  I decided to go with it as opposed to clean off that carefully inked background, and this blue-on-blue card was born.  I stamped MFT's Pressed Flowers over the script background, added a framed vellum panel, and gold embossed some foliage from the stamp set along with a happy birthday sentiment.  The scalloped layer was cut from white card and inked in Paris Dusk using a Life-Changing Brush.  I just had to ink the perimeter, and it was ever so easy with the brush!

I will probably be back with a similar card in the colors of the inspiration challenge.

Thanks so much for visiting.  Hope your day is wonderful!
Christine

Linking to:
SSS Wednesday Challenge (Make Your Own Background)
Word Art Wednesday

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room


 "Let every heart prepare Him room."  These beautiful lyrics make me want to sing, and I find that they are a meaningful addition to Christmas cards and tags.  So glad Julee lettered this sweet sentiment for Verve!

My tag was cut using Reverse Confetti's Gift Card Holder Tag,  and I added the Cutplorations Heart Cluster die at the bottom.  The scattering of hearts are also from the Heart Cluster.

There are several Christmas in July challenges going on, and Stamplorations continues to allow linking up although they are on summer vacation.

Thanks for visiting,
Christine

Linking to:
Mod Squad Challenge (using sponsor die)
The Cat's Pajamas (Christmas in July)
Stamplorations NEAG
Cutplorations Challenge




CASED Birthday


Laurie's Fabulous Favorites Challenge is to CASE a card presented in the recent release.  I loved so many of the samples, and my wish list has grown!  I chose to CASE Laurie's tone-on-tone card.  I imitated her gorgeous red background with white-on-white.  The cover die is leafy rather than floral, and I stacked three layers of the die for dimension.  A central oval and some Bitty Bouquets finish off the card.

Grateful for the beautiful inspiration,
Christine



Linking to:
Laurie's Fabulous Favorites
Word Art Wednesday
PIP Challenge

Floral Happy Birthday


I love the vivid jewel tones in the inspiration photo at Sunday Stamps. My ink colors are in the same family, but they are pastel cousins. My card includes: Gran's Garden stamps and dies, Frames and Flags dies, and Pretty Brackets die.

Thanks for stopping by,
Christine

Linking to:
Sunday Stamps
PIP Challenge
Word Art Wednesday