Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Whizzday Desk

Yep, it's Whizzday.  And the closer we get to Thanksgiving the faster the days seem to go. Maybe it's because we're going to see kids and I need to get SOOOO much done before we fly out!  Plus I have a class on the 22nd and need to get ready for that.

Today's post is linking up with Julia at the Stamping Ground as it has for the last 7 or so years.  Yep, I've been joining many wonderful ladies for that long though this get together has been going on for 545 weeks.

Today's post shares my desk from yesterday as I was working on 12 card kits for my upcoming class.  I'm actually doing these ahead of time! Yep, not waiting until a couple days before!

Just to the left of my big green paper cutter is the card, dies, and directions for the card. On the cutter are 2 paper packs that I will be die cutting a cactus and banner. To the right are the white cut pieces for the card.  I still need to stamp and more but this will be a relatively fast card to prep.  All around my general work area is: left, a HUGE pile of stamps and more that I need to go through, and, right, my Platinum 6 and a green basket of scraps. Behind between my green cutter and ink rack is lots of little things that really need to find a better place to be.

I recently got an order in and need to play with these!  Actually, I have played with the gnome die set and that card will post on Friday. I have a Glimmer Hot Foil System and purchased some plates and foil during Spellbinders sale of the products last week. Hopefully I can spend a day somewhere getting the hang of this fun stuff.

Hopefully now that you've reached the end of my post you'll head over to the Stamping Ground and check out the other crafters' desks!

Stampin Carol

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Deck The Halls

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 I recently got in an order and I had purchased a couple small die sets from Spellbinders.  Today I'm sharing a card using the Twinkle Lights die set (S2-232).  This is a cute set of  4 dies, a string of lights and 3 lights.

This card was relatively fast to make except for letting the Journey Glaze dry on the lights.

Before adding the Glaze I used a white Gelly Roll pen to add some lines to the lights to represent light. Not sure if it does but I do like the look.  The great print paper is FSJ"s Holiday Cheer Prints (PP-0070), a 6" x 6" pad of 24 double sided prints.

I like these smaller die sets as they are a less expensive yet you can make a fun card and fast card!

Stampin Carol

Monday, November 11, 2019

A Jolly Mouse in a Mitten

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 Friday I showed the making of this card on my FaceBook Live video at my Stampin Carol - Lots of Crafty Goodness page and that video is also on YouTube dated Nov. 8 (click on the links in the sidebar).

I used a new Spellbinders die set called Jolly Mitten Mouse (S3-390) and it is just too cute!

Isn't this adorable!  I did use some wonderful glitter card stock I got a year ago as a Christmas gift.

I had a bit of a time getting the eyes glued on as the die leaves itty bitty holes where the eyes are and I wanted to add black ones over the holes. But, unless you take a close up picture like mine or use a magnifying glass you'd never notice.  This die set was great for using small scraps (which I have LOTS) and I'm so glad I have a Quik Stick by We R Memory Keepers!

How are you coming along with your Christmas cards?

Stampin Carol

Friday, November 8, 2019

Seas The Day

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Since I recently became an affiliate for Art Impressions! I ordered a bunch of their products to play and get familiar with them.  And since hubby's birthday was yesterday I made this card for him.  This was Tuesday's play time.

 I'm so glad Art Impressions! has videos on YouTube!  I bet I watched how to make this fun Flip Card a half dozen times!  What a hoot!  They sent me the fun stamp set but I ordered the die to make this card.  I want to get the Warthogs and Guinea pigs next.  These are a hoot! 

Here's the open view. All I did was flip the top up! I should have taken a picture of the back so you can see that the mat has been cut to allow the top text-stamped piece to open.

I used my FSJ Color Burst Pencils to color but also used my Blending stumps and some Baby oil for blending.  The papers were from my stash, the candles were from an Echo Park 6x6 birthday pad.

I appreciate that the stamp package showed the images colored! It helped to know what was tentacles!  Hubby got a kick out of this card!

Stampin Carol