Thursday, October 19, 2017

Fa-la-la Christmas Friend



Good morning! Popping by with a fun little Christmas shaker card I made using some Reverse Confetti stamps, dies, and pattern paper!


Something about shaker cards just feels festive - so add that to a Christmas card and it is pretty much perfect in my opinion!


I started off by die cutting Fa la la Circle Confetti cut using Premier White Cardstock for the cutout and small circle, then adding the larger scallop with Salsa Cardstock. I created the shaker and filled it with some lovely tiny Star Confetti from Pretty Pink Posh. The sentiment is from Christmas Bear, heat embossed in white on a strip of Midnight Cardstock - I trimmed the edges into a banner shape to fit. Finishing touch is some gorgeous pattern paper from last years Christmas release 6x6 paper pad Very Merry.


Links to the Reverse Confetti products I used on this card are below - click on any of the photos for a closer look:


   

   





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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

LID Christmas Release - Day 3



Hello! It's the third and final day of the blog hop to celebrate the fun new release at Lil' Inker Designs - a super fun mix of stamps and dies in this release! I'm back with more fun inspiration with some of the new dies this time! You should have arrived here from Chrissy Larson - if you stopped by here you can refer to the entire blog hop at the bottom so you don't miss a stop or a chance to win the amazing giveaway. I also have links to all the new products I used on today's cards!


Today's cards feature some fun with letters and words! This first card I used the new Peace, Love, & Joy stamp set - a fun set that has two part stamping options for the letters to build these three words. I couldn't choose just one, so I used all 3 on my card! It's hard to see, but I used the smaller part of each letter to stamp in Delicata Gold Pigment Ink - which adds a subtle shine.


To emphasize the words, I added "joy" and "peace" from Rustic Christmas underneath their respective words, and since I couldn't find "love" in the same font I added some little hearts from Greetings & Salutations to reinforce that word in a visual way.


Next up, I used the FABULOUS new Joy to the World Stamp set - this one is PERFECT for making Christmas cards with a simple focal point!


I heat embossed it with some fabulous new Lawn Fawn Rose Gold Embossing powder that I picked up recently and hadn't had a chance to try - LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I added some pattern paper to the top and bottom trimmed with Border Builders Die Set, and tied on a bit of jute twine to finish off.


It was hard to capture it with a photo, but check out the pretty shine this has:


Your next stop along the blog hop is Jennifer Carter - head over there next to finish the hop before you go shopping.

And now the really fun part! One lucky person is going to win THE ENTIRE RELEASE! Winner will be chosen from comments left along the hop - so the more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning!


Here is the entire Blog Hop line-up - make sure and check out each stop and leave your comments:

Heather Hoffman (you are HERE)

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

LID Christmas Release - Day 2


Hello! Welcome back to Day 2 of the fun new release at Lil' Inker Designs - a super fun mix of stamps and dies in this release! I'm back with more fun inspiration with some of the new dies this time! You should have arrived here from Chrissy Larson - if you stopped by here you can refer to the entire blog hop at the bottom so you don't miss a stop or a chance to win the amazing giveaway. I also have links to all the new products I used on today's cards!


Today's cards are all rustic and ready for a cozy cabin style Christmas! This first one uses the fabulous new Christmas Words Tree Die! I die cut it twice from white cardstock and glued the layers together to make it a bit thicker. I die cut again with gold cardstock and trimmed just the star off to adhere at the top. That lovely background pattern paper was die cut using Stitched Mats: Rectangles. Finishing touch was some nice rustic jute twine wrapped around several times and tied in a loose bow.


Next up - another rustic feeling card, but a bit more CAS, using the fun Noel Word Die!


For this one, I also cut the die with two layers of white cardstock to stack together, then again from pattern paper to layer over the top of that. I used Cover Up Die: Stitched Woodgrain for the background, and used a scrap of red pattern paper to run through again, trimming out just the heart part of the Woodgrain die. I adhered the Noel Word Die so that the "o" was centered over the heart. Finally, I covered all of those pieces with a good coat of Nuvo Crystal Glaze for lots of shine and extra dimension!


Your next stop along the blog hop is Jennifer Carter - head over there next to finish the hop before you go shopping. See you tomorrow with more projects and fun!

And now the really fun part! One lucky person is going to win THE ENTIRE RELEASE! Winner will be chosen from comments left along the hop - so the more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning!


Here is the entire Blog Hop line-up - make sure and check out each stop and leave your comments:

Heather Hoffman (you are HERE)

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


Monday, October 16, 2017

LID Christmas Release - Day 1



Hello! Today is the beginning of a fun new release at Lil' Inker Designs - a super fun mix of stamps and dies in this release! So excited to start sharing them with you! You should have arrived here from Chrissy Larson - if you stopped by here you can refer to the entire blog hop at the bottom so you don't miss a stop or a chance to win the amazing giveaway. I also have links to all the new products I used on today's cards!


This release is totally fabulous as always! I love the mix of fun and cute - and then there is this JAW dropping and gorgeous Vintage Christmas Wreath stamp set that I used on this card!


It is just beautiful on it's own - but for this card, I colored it in with a bit of distress inks used as watercolors, then layered it up with some gorgeous pattern paper finished off with some jute twine to add some lovely finishing texture - perfect for the rustic feel of this! I love how the Coordinating Dies make it super easy to get such a lovely border around the whole thing without fussy cutting!


And then the next card using some more florals, but a more modern and simple design - I told you there was lots of variety in this release!


For this one, I started by cutting out the new Cover Up Die - Geometric Snow from white cardstock, then layering over a soft blue cardbase using tiny bits of foam adhesive to adhere it for lots of dimension. I then added some florals from the new Festive Florals stamp set, colored with Copics and cut out with their Coordinating Dies.


I added a sentiment - also from Festive Florals stamp set, white heat embossed on a tiny panel of black cardstock cut with Rounded Rectangles dies. I colored in the center of the letters a bit with a red colored pencil, then used the Press & Seal technique of layering everything how I wanted it, picking it up with the Press & Seal, adding adhesive to the back, and then adhering it back on the card. As a finishing touch, I added some sparkly Nuvo Drops to the berries for shine!


Your next stop along the blog hop is Jennifer Carter - head over there next to finish the hop before you go shopping. See you tomorrow with more projects and fun!

And now the really fun part! One lucky person is going to win THE ENTIRE RELEASE! Winner will be chosen from comments left along the hop - so the more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning!


Here is the entire Blog Hop line-up - make sure and check out each stop and leave your comments:

Heather Hoffman (you are HERE)

Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!


Hello There - Winnie and Walter October Color Challenge

Good morning! I have a fun new Color Combo Challenge on the Winnie and Walter Blog this morning! Come check it out HERE and play along for a chance to win this month's prizes! Can't wait to see what you create!


Thanks for dropping by - have a wonderful day!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Courageous and Kind - SSS November Card Kit

Good morning! I'm stopping in again this morning to share another card with the BRAND NEW Kind Flowers November Card Kit for Simon Says Stamp that just released! Sometimes I feel like I say it every month, but truly, this month's kit may be my favorite EVER! The stamp set - Kind Flowers - is HUGE and full of the most beautiful kindness sentiments you can imagine! And the gorgeous embossed papers - oh my goodness, they are amazing! I used one of those on my card this morning:


The texture of that embossed bronze paper is so fabulous! And I'm still loving the stickers from the kit as well. I used the same trick as last nights card - I peeled it off the backing, then applied powder with my Powder Tool until it wasn't sticky anymore. That way I could place it where I wanted, and add foam adhesive - like I did on this card!


I stamped three sentiments from the Kind Flowers stamp set on thin strips of cream cardstock, and mounted those with foam adhesive as well. Finished off by matting the paper with a thin strip of Cream and Green Leaf, then mounting on a cardbase of Dark Chocolate.


Here is a look at the entire kit contents - you can find it HERE:


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Friday, October 13, 2017

Kindness Begins with Love - NEW SSS November Card Kit

Hello there! I'm excited to share the BRAND NEW Kind Flowers November Card Kit for Simon Says Stamp that just released! Sometimes I feel like I say it every month, but truly, this month's kit may be my favorite EVER! The stamp set - Kind Flowers - is HUGE and full of the most beautiful kindness sentiments you can imagine! Truly a must have! I used it along with lots of the pattern paper and stickers included in the kit for my card tonight:


I die cut some of the pattern paper using my Wonky Rectangles die, then die cut a white Wonky Heart to stamp my sentiment on. I added a little more pattern paper using Basic Banner die to get the banner shape - I trimmed the banner a little on each side to make it thinner though. Then those STICKERS! One trick I like to do with stickers to use them on cards - I peeled it off the backing, then applied powder with my Powder Tool until it wasn't sticky anymore. That way I can place it where I want, and add foam adhesive if I wish as well - like I did on this card! Finished off with a bit of jute twine, then mounted the entire front panel on a white card base with fun foam!


Here is a look at the entire kit contents - you can find it HERE:

Can you see all the lovely dimension? Ack...I am SOOO in love with this kit it isn't even funny! :)


Product links are all below - including affiliate links where possible, which simply means if you use one of the links below that I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!!!