Friday, September 29, 2023

Christmas Ornaments

I just can't stop from playing with the Birch rounds. Today's crafts finished a bag and I have one more bag to play with.

I made 2 penguins, 2 polar bears, and the rest are snowmen faces. I added fun little glints in the eyes for added interest.

I love how these turned out and all inspiration came from Pinterest.

Are you working on any Christmas ideas?

Stampin Carol

Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners.  1 Timothy 1:15


Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Let's Build A Snowman!

 I have been having a great time painting Birch rounds purchased from a large craft store and I made 3 tall snowmen recently.

Here are the 2 tallest. I used popsicle sticks to connect the 3 rounds along with Gorilla Glue to adhere them to the backs of the rounds. I sanded the best sides of the rounds before painting.

Here's a closer look at the face. They are all the same.

Do you make fun little crafts for Christmas?

Stampin Carol

I am going there to prepare a place for you. After I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to  be with Me.       John 14: 2-3

Monday, September 25, 2023

A Peaceful Bee

Sept. 15 I attended the Mesa, AZ Stamp and Scrapbook Expo and had the privilege to make the Make N Take card at The Rabbit Hole Designs booth. I was on their design team for a very short time and MaryAnn, the owner, holds a special place in my heart. We used the Peaceful Bee stamp set and coordinating die set.

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With the making of this card I learned how to use their A2 Shaker Acetate Sheets! These are fabulous! The images were pre-stamped and colored.  We also used 2 stencils, the Torn Paper stencil and the Tastes Like Honey stencil.  The Torn Paper stencil was taped over the Tastes Like Honey stencil like a mask! What a great idea!

Here you can see a corner of the Shaker Acetate Sheet. It is a full sized A2! The stamped and stencil piece is just a hair smaller to fit better. We also used their Bitty Bunny Blending Brush. That was my first time using one! Very cool!

Now I'm looking forward to making more of these!!

Stampin Carol

As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.  Isaiah 55:9

Friday, September 22, 2023

Let's Go Fishing!

 I finally made a card from Rachel's class of a fishing tackle box! I'm sure most everything is by Stampin' Up! but I love the looks of this. 

As usual I change things around a bit but I color blocked the front and put the fish on a piece of embossed vellum. 

Lots of layers inside! I love how it looks like a tackle box! A die cut frame cut to fit the layers and lots of tackle!

You can see the layers better here. This card folds pretty flat but will require extra postage due to weight. Isn't it a hoot!

Rachel gets a lot of her ideas from Mixed Up Craft.

Stampin Carol

Hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Romans 5:5

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

More Fall Gnomes

I just had to make more of the fall Gnomes but with different flowers on their caps. This will be the last.

 I made 8 total. 

I used a flower die set and cut my flowers. A little light brown was brushed into the center of each flower before adhering the centers. 

All those on Pinterest who inspired me, I thank you!

Stampin Carol

Blessed is that man who makes the Lord his trust.  Psalm 40:4

Monday, September 18, 2023

Let's Get Warm and Cozy

I love The Rabbit Hole Designs and was on their design team until recently (due to my illness). I was challenged to make an easel card (which is our fun fold swap for our local stamp group for the September meeting) and I used TRHD's  Warm & Cozy stamp set.

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I also used the coordinating die set and TRHD's Retro Christmas paper pack.  I added a piece of the gorgeous paper to my envelope.

I used a snow marker on the caps and colored with my OLO markers.  The fun little snowflakes and dots (on the sentiment label) were a gift from TRHD and came with an order.

Products also used were: Bearly Art Glue, a Blending brush, foam tape, paper trimmer, sponge dauber, and adhesive tape.

Have you made an easel card? There are many styles and this is the most simple.

Stampin Carol

The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.   Romans 6:23


Friday, September 15, 2023

Swap Cards & More

I have not shared any of the swap cards I have gotten in exchange for mine so today you'll get that opportunity! I have put the name of the crafter on each of the 3 cards but I cannot tell you anything about the stamped images.

But first I'm gonna share a cool card we made as a make n take at our local paper crafters group 2 weeks ago.

Barbie, who hosted this, called this a floating ..... sorry, I can't remember the rest of it. But we started with a piece of acetate die cut in a hexagon then added strips of paper. We then added the die cut sprig (I cut off 2 leaves to make it smaller to fit better and used the 2 leaves inside). We used foam tape to adhere to hexagon.


You can see how the "floating" looks.

Now for the swap cards....

This card used the mystery item, that iridescent film on the card and envelope. 

This card is the SteamPunk theme. Love the sentiment on the envelope!

And this was the fun fold, a Bendy Window card. The back label only had Lynn's name.

I love doing these swaps and the Sept. swaps I was able to use 2 cards I had made way back when! But the mystery item is a short length of blue beads on a string so I'll have to think about that.

Stampin Carol 

Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.  1 Peter 3:18


Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Snowmen in the Round

One day as I was looking over Pinterest I seen a bunch of cute snowmen made from birch rounds posted by many different crafters. Oh my gosh, were they adorable so I had to give them a try!

I had Dean drill the holes. I sanded the rounds then painted. I will definitely be making more!

Here's a closer look. And so easy peasy! Hope you give these a try!

Stampin Carol

Walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us.  Ephesians 5:2

Monday, September 11, 2023

A Holly Christmas

I've been eyeballing this cool stamp set from The Rabbit Hole Designs for a while and finally got it last month. It's called 1 Line Holly. Pretty cool!

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This is a pretty simple card but has a lot of pizzaz! The gold embossing and gold splatters really don't show up as nicely as in real life!

I added color by first using my white colored pencil then going over that with the green and red pencils.  This card actually woke me up the other night so of course I had to give it a try.  I first used my Cottontail Embossing Powder Tool on my black paper (my absolutely favorite embossing tool ever!) before adding my clear ink then gold embossing powder. I had no stray flecks of powder! Inside the card just says Merry Christmas. 

Stampin Carol

Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.  Proverbs 30:5

Friday, September 8, 2023

Merry Christmas Pop-Up

When I first seen Lawn Fawn's Platform Pop-Up and coordinating dies I fell in love!

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I used 3 add ons to the platform die set: the Platform Pop-Up Hillside Wrap Around, the Platform Pop-Up Add-On, and the Platform Pop-Up Hillside Inserts. The stamped images are from the Toboggan Together Bundle. Isn't this fabulous! And it folds flat but does take a bigger envy than an A2.

Here's a closer look at the stamped images. I colored them with colored pencils.  The paper is from Craft Consortium's It's Snome Time 6x6 pack. I am thankful there are videos on this die set as I probably wouln't have figured this out on my own! 

Have you started on your Christmas cards yet?

Stampin Carol

It is God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect.  Psalm 18:32

Wednesday, September 6, 2023


I really enjoy Art Impressions MatchBook products and recently got their Halloween set of stamps and dies called MB Halloween.

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These small scenes in a matchbook are such a hoot and have so much detail!

I used my colored pencils to color. Also needed to make the matchbook template and I made a coordinating envelope.

This "card" will probably go to one of our grandchildren. I love how Art Impressions has a colored version of the card on the stamp package. Really helps!

Should you choose to purchase these items through here are the links:

MB Halloween

MB Template

MB Envelope

Also used was a Side Kick, Platinum 6, and Bearly Art Glue.

Have you ever made a match book card?

Stampin Carol

(He) is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think.   Ephesians 3:20 

Monday, September 4, 2023

Merry Christmas!

 I recently got in a great new layered stencil and die set from Spellbinders and finally got a few minutes to play!

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I like playing with layered stencils and this set, Layered Merry Christmas Foliage, is a set of 6! I also used their Merry Christmas Foliage die set and popped the sentiment. You can also order these 2 items as a bundle!

I added some Stickles and Liquid Pearls to the flower centers and little round dots. Really makes the card pop!

Also used was some blending brushes, foam squares, atg tape, and best ever craft tape.

Have you used layered stencils? There are so many fabulous sets on the market.

Stampin Carol

Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid.         Psalm 12:2

Friday, September 1, 2023

A Sheetload of Cards

I recently took some online classes and, since I ran out of Christmas cards last year and had to purchase some, I got 6 made today! 

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I was trying to use up some old paper and these used a 12" square sheet of double sided print paper. Didn't make a dent! The Merry Christmas comes from a stamp set from called Sentiments for Every Occasion. Sadly this set is no longer available but Merry Sentiments might work, depends on the size of the half circle.  Inside I used a stamp from Spellbinders' called The Winter Garden Sentiments. This, too, is no longer available. But I bet you have oodles of great Christmas sentiments!

The red dots are a cool glitter product from called Glitter - Ruby. I had to have some bling on my card.

This was a very simple card to make and I got the 6 done in about an hour. And it will not cost extra to mail! I'll be making more!

 Stampin Carol

I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.   Micah 7:7