Simple Christmas card using Distress Oxide and So Suzy Stamps

Simple Christmas card with Distress Oxide and So Suzy Stamps

Welcome to a new design team inspiration over at the So Suzy Stamps blog. The team prepared some amazing cards using the latest Christmas release. I tried myself on a simple Christmas card using Distress Oxide and the interesting part is that I used them to color on black cardstock. But from the beginning… It took me a few tries to figure out how to color this Poinsettia without ruining the white lines from the embossing powder. The problem was that I was able to color over the lines and remove the ink from the embossed areas, but it also …

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Fancy Christmas tag with Swedish House Crafts

Christmas Tag with Swedish House Crafts

Yikes, it’s getting close to Christmas. Better get these Christmas projects going… Mine for today is a fancy Christmas tag in winter colors. I started by coloring the background with Distress Oxide. My favorite technique is to smoosh the ink onto the craft mat, spritz some water on top and then drag the paper through the ink. I did that with several shades of blue and brown till I had the effect that I was looking for. I always heat set the inks before adding the next layer of color. Then I stamped the deer on top, first with black …

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Two simple Christmas gift tags using So Suzy Stamps

Christmas tags with So Suzy Stamps

Oh my, I love that you can create simple yet stunning projects with the new So Suzy Stamps release. If you have been visiting the So Suzy blog lately, you have seen some stunning cards from the design team. That’s why I thought that I share some Christmas gift tags with you. My video tutorial shows you how I created them step by step so you can try these techniques yourself. Do you have a favorite stamp in the release? There are a few and they are all gorgeous πŸ˜› Supplies Used Close Ups

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Winter Wonderland with Emerald Creek embossing powder

Winter Wonderland with Emerald Creek

New month, new challenge over at Emerald Creeks. This month’s challenge is “Canada the Beautiful” and I created a winter wonderland. Of course I could have used the obvious maple leaf, but I wanted to create a different version. That’s why I created a snow scene. I would love to see Canada in the winter. Unfortunately I have been up there, but I really want to go sometime. I like the winter and living in California and I’m missing the seasons sometimes. I imagine that the snow is white and puffy and it’s all quite. Forest scenes in the winter …

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Getting a head start – So Suzy Stamps Christmas release

Christmas Release at So Suzy Stamps

It’s September already and the Christmas release from So Suzy Stamps arrived at the perfect time. Now you can get a head start on this year’s Christmas cards πŸ˜› This release is so versatile and can be used in hundreds of ways. The stamps can be used individually and they can be combined with each other. But see for yourself, the design team has some amazing inspiration for you. And there is more… There are a few ways for you to save and get some goodies: 15% off of the New Arrival stamps until Sept. 16, midnight (MT) With every …

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Up-cycling Starbucks Coffee Mugs for Christmas Cards

Card 1

Hello all, I just wanted to share three quick cards with you that I made by up-cycling Starbucks and Coffe Bean & Tea Leaf coffee mugs πŸ˜€ I used the biggest cup sizes and started with tearing them apart. Then I used my stitched rectangle die to create the card front. To remove the logos I ran through my die cut machine again using a circle die. As you can see, it didn’t fit perfectly, but I’m not worried about that. I also picked three die cuts that I had laying around in my scrap box and colored them with …

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Goofy Christmas with a Googly Eyed Reindeer – CYCI #143

Googly Eyed Reindeer

Yay, it’s Can You Case It time again πŸ™‚ This challenge lasts for 3 weeks, so you have enough time throughout the Holidays to participate (winkwink). For challenge #143 we have a new sketch. I love sketches! Sometimes (and I think I’m not saying it for the first time…) I have a hard time figuring out how to position things n my card. Sketch challenges give me the opportunity to not think about that πŸ˜› Anyway, this sketch gives you so much options and I had this Christmas stamp set from Strawberry Jude in my head that I just had …

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Video: Merry Christmoose with more Sparkle

Merry Christmoose

I’m back on the Kat Scrappiness blog with some more sparkle and a Merry Christmoose card. I had to use the Nuvo Glimmer Paste again, I just can’t help it πŸ™‚ This card is a little more settled than my last one, the goofy looking moose from Whipper Snapper Designs deserved a little sparkle though. And what is Christmas without sparkle?! Exactly! This quick video shows you how easy it is to create a cute card with the Nuvo Glimmer Paste and Embossing Powder. The results are super pretty and your craft room doesn’t look like a huge mess afterwards. …

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Mini Blog Hop to celebrate Snarkmas – Give Away Closed

——————-GIVE AWAY CLOSED————– Congratulations to Lisa πŸ™‚ – you won the $25 gift card for So Suzy Stamps, yay!!! I sent you an email! Thanks to everyone for playing with us!!! It was so much fun πŸ˜€ —————————————————– I’m so excited to welcome you to our first (hopefully annual) Snarkmas Mini Blog Hop. We 4 ladies came together because of our love for snarky stamps and wanted to share it with you! If you arrived from Salima’s blog with her super creative card you are at the right place! You can also start at the beginning with Aimee’s card. And …

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Joining the Coffee Lover Winter Blog Hop

winter coffee lover blog hop

Wow, it’s already Winter. Time for cute Christmas decoration, Peppermint Lattes, delicious chocolate and some snow (well, not for me). And to celebrate the upcoming cozy season I’m joining the Coffee Lover Winter Blog Hop with this fun Christmas card. I started by die-cutting a bunch of pieces from white card stock and the background from this amazing paper pack from Carta Bella. I just love the plaid paper in there! Red and gold always look gorgeous together, so I used the Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Golden Crystal for the snowflake pattern. The Nuvo paste dries rather quickly, maybe 30 …

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