Tuesday, October 4, 2022

A MatchBook Nativity

 I've been debating getting Art Impressions MatchBook products and I finally broke down and got their MB Template Die and their MB Nativity stamp & die set. Oh my gosh but these are so cool! Why did I wait so long??

(This post uses affiliate links to the products I used. If you shop through these links I may receive a small commission at NO cost to you. Thanks for your support!)

I may have to get their MB Envelope die set to keep this in to mail.

Now, to help you visualize the size this is 2" x 2" by about 1/4" thick. That's pretty small! I colored using my new OLO markers but I'll try again using pencils. 

Here's a couple closer views. And the back....

The MB Template die has a little easel you can attach to help it stand up.

This is it closed. It's a bit thick so it has a bit of difficulty latching and that is why you need the envelope!

I need to make about a dozen of these and, after watching Bonnie's video, they are pretty easy to assemble!

Click here to see the collection at Art Impressions! 

Have you chosen what Christmas cards you are making?

Stampin Carol

His compassions fail not. They are new every morning, great is Your faithfulness.   Lamentations 3:22-23

Monday, October 3, 2022

A Christmas Poinsettia

This past Saturday (Oct. 1) Spellbinders made available their October clubs and I am sharing the card I made using their Small Die of the Month, Outlined Christmas Sentiments. I had so many ideas flitting through my head it was hard to pick one. 

(This post uses affiliate links to the products I used. If you shop through these links I may receive a small commission at NO cost to you! Thank you for your support!)

I decided to use a classic layout and a great older die set from Spellbinders called Layered Poinsettia. I am so glad this die set is still available! I've used it so much it doesn't give me a super clean cut anymore but a stiff toothbrush helps get rid of the little bits that stick.

I love the font of these sentiments but am thankful for my Bearly Art Glue to get them adhered to their shadow layer! I picked my colors for my sentiments and flowers from the print paper from their Winter Wonderland paper pad.

I added some pop of color using my white gel pen and some gold Stickles.

I like how this turned out. What do you think?

Stampin Carol

And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.  Colossians 3:14


Friday, September 30, 2022

Merry & Bright #2

 Back on the 12th I shared my first card using The Rabbit Hole Designs new "Merry & Bright" stamp set which was released Aug. 29. There are new releases today but this is my day to share from last month's release.  I also used their "Triangle Mosaic 6x6 Stencil" (again) as I love this stencil!

(This post uses affiliate links to just the products I'm promoting. If you shop through these links I may receive a small commission at NO cost to you. Thank you for your support!) 

I used a couple of my Distress Oxide inks with the stencil then lightly sprayed it with a fine mist of water. I wanted more so I splattered it with watered down white paint. I used some lavender pearls on the little berries and paper pieced the poinsettias with 3 colors of red paper! That's a lot of fussy cutting!

I added some white pen to the poinsettia petals and some white pearls to the flower centers. I love this!

Check out the great products at The Rabbit Hole Designs by clicking on their link in the side bar!

Stampin Carol

He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.  Job 5:9 NIV

Thursday, September 29, 2022

I'm Hooked on Tiny Boxes

Recently I purchased Lawn Fawn's Tiny Gift Box die set and some add-ons.  I have been having oodles of fun making ones for Halloween.

(This post uses affiliate links to products I use. If you shop through these links I may receive a small commission at NO cost to you! Thank you for your support!)

This time I made a pumpkin! I used my smallest Life Changing Blender Brush and Vintage Photo Distress Ink to add some "shadows" to the ribs of the jack-o-lantern pieces then glued them on the already made box.

One of the pieces was designed to fit the opening area which I placed at the back of the box for easier opening.

I die cut the face a 2nd time in black to get the eyes and mouth. The top was quite easy and you can see it better in the 1st photo. 

I hope to make about a dozen boxes but using Halloween print paper and give them out the special people (like my chemo nurses). I have 4 more add-ons to play with,  Holiday Hats, the deer, the ladybug, and the skunk. I hope to eventually get the rabbit for Easter.

Have you enjoyed my boxes?

 Stampin Carol

Why, my soul, are you downcast?

Why so disturbed within me?

Put your hope in God,

for I will yet praise him,

my Savior and my God.

Psalm 42:11


Wednesday, September 28, 2022

A Workdesk Wednesday Again

Another Wednesday, another desk.... Yep! It's week 695 and I'm ready to go! I've linked up with Julia of the Stamping Ground and a great bunch of gals. I've also updated My Journey page so you can see what happened this week. 

This was my desk yesterday afternoon. I actually left it this way early morning. I was working on some new Art Impressions products and hope to finish the matchbox Nativity today. You can also see 4 tiny boxes, 1 is a pumpkin, 1 is a  vampire, 1 is a bat, and 1 is just a box. They are at the top of my glass mat. You can also see a slimline card that I need to finish and send to our pastor for his birthday. I shared it on Sept. 15 so you'd have to scroll back a bit.

There's a few projects I really need to get started and done so probably tomorrow.  

Hope you have a wonderful week and weekend!

Stampin Carol

What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. Psalm 56:3