Thursday, November 21, 2019

Santa Baby

I am a member of Spellbinders Large Die of the Month and I got to play with this month's die set, Santa's Helpers a couple of days ago.  I'm so SOOOO in love with this card!!!

I pretty much followed the directions on the back of the die set.  Are you ready??

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 Isn't he just adorable!!!!!  This card folds at the top of the body. Isn't that cool! I think I need to make a couple more but I'll do the elves next.


 I used some of the great glitter paper (the white and silver) I got last year for Christmas.  I'm sure getting good use from it!


Look at that face!!! Don't you want to pinch those cheeks! My QuickStik by We R Memory Keepers came in real handy placing the pieces of the face.

I played with this die set some more!Stay tuned!

Have you checked out the Clubs?

Stampin Carol



Wednesday, November 20, 2019

My Desk at Play

Yep, Wednesday!!!!  And we're just 1 week from Thanksgiving!

My desk today is brought to you courtesy of my linkup with Julia at the Stamping Ground! This is week 546.

This photo was taken mid-afternoon yesterday.  My hubby had taken a guy from church in for a procedure so I was home alone. And it was raining.  So I took the opportunity to play with my Glimmer Hot Foil system.  I'm no whiz, I had to have some YouTube videos going to help me a bit.  But, I did get the start of 3 Christmas cards which will be scheduled to post the first week of Dec.


Let's see.... left to right, some foils, the directions for the machine, the rubber mat behind it for the hot plates, the machine, the shims, and my Platinum 6.  I have to admit I will have to play more than just 3 hours to get the hang of this.


Here's what I got accomplished.  The Merry Christmas banner never did give me a good solid look. I even shimmed it with 1 sheet of card stock. And the Merry Christmas under the Holiday Cheer is missing the bottom half of the M.  I'll go ahead and use these as they're the best I've done so far.

I won't be joining in the next 2 weeks due the Thanksgiving and a bit of travel.  I'll be back the 11th.  I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!

And head over to the Stamping Ground and check out the other links to desks!

Stampin Carol

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Peace Joy Love

Yesterday I shared a card using Spellbinders Charming Snowflake Doily die set.  Today I used it to make a standard A2 card.


  Isn't this beautiful!  The print paper and snowflake embossing folder are from my stash as are the glittery snowflake embellishments.

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And how do you like the White Sparkle washi tape under the sentiment?  Kinda makes the sentiment pop! I notice that there is a scrap of paper poop on the sentiment, this must have popped up on the card when I took the pictures but then I picked up the card it fell off.  Goofy that I didn't see that when I was taking the pictures!

The sentiment is from the new Whimsy Trees stamp set by Fun Stampers Journey.

I'm slowly getting my Christmas cards made!  How about you?

Stampin Carol



Monday, November 18, 2019

Joy To The World

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I have been working hard trying to get cards made for Christmas.  Here's one that uses a snowflake die for the larger card. This card is a 5 1/2" square.  I'm working on an idea for a standard A2 card using this great die set.


Isn't this gorgeous!!!  Very vintage, at least to me. I used some red organza ribbon from my stash for a splash of color. The print paper is from a retired FSJ print paper pack called Romantic Journey Prints. I haven't used a lot of this beautiful paper but I'm working on it!


I cut the snowflake doily from both buttercream and brushed silver card stocks and the bell from mirror silver card stock. I heat embossed the sentiment with silver embossing powder.

I may have to make an envelope for this but I'll look through my stash as many years ago a gal gave me a big bag of envelopes.  She worked for a card company and she stocked store card shelves and when a card needed to be pulled she was allowed to keep the envelopes.  Anyway...

Do you like vintage style cards?  I'm basically a novice when making them.

Stampin Carol



Friday, November 15, 2019

A Holiday Gnome

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A friend from our monthly Casas paper crafters group recently showed me a really cool gnome die by Simon Says Stamp!  Well,  I purchased it and a few Picket Fence Studio products. I wasn't sure what the die set would look like as the picture for it really didn't make a lot of sense.  But, I am greatly pleased!


There are 2 dies in the set, the shadow and the one that cuts the pieces! Here is what I cut.   And here is what I made!


Isn't this just too cool!! I used an FSJ stamp set, Gnome for the Holidays, for the sentiment and an assortment of odds and ends paper from my stash.


I used my Color Burst Pencils to add some shading to the nose and some beard lines.  Some Sparkle and Cranberry Bliss Silk splatters to the white oval base added some fun.

What do you think?  I have no affiliate for Simon Says Stamps but you can check it out HERE.

I do have links below for what I used that you can purchase through Spellbinders/FSJ.

Stampin Carol