Adorning Designs Decorative Mask Cards

This week I am playing around with the soon to be retiring Adorning Designs Decorative Masks. These are the perfect compliment to any winter/ Christmas card or project.

Masks are great because they can be used in so many ways – with Blending Brushes, Embossing Paste, or even apply an ink pad straight to them. Today I created 2 cards, one quick and simple, the other a bit more time consuming.

Balmy Blue ink applied with a Blending Brush.

Shimmery White Embossing Paste applied to Red Velvet Paper using a palette knife.

To see all the details of how I created these two card please check out my video below. Make sure to subscribe to my you tube channel while you are there.

Here is a full list of supplies that I used.

Product List
Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Coastal Cabana 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Red Velvet Paper
Thinking Thanks & Peace Cling Stamp Set (English)
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
Adorning Designs Decorative Masks
Balmy Blue Classic Stampin' Pad
Blending Brushes
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
Frosted Gingerbread Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Everyday Label Punch
Shimmery White Embossing Paste
Palette Knives
Black 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Glittered Organdy Ribbon
Wonderful Gems
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin' Dimensionals
Whisper White Medium Envelopes
Paper Trimmer

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Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #378 – Colour Challenge

This week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge is a festive Colour Challenge. Take a look at all the beautiful cards created by our design team and then join the challenge.

I absolutely LOVE stamping with the Christmas Season stamp set. You can create such incredible cards with such ease. The stamps themselves create all the texture on the images. Just brilliant!

Once I was done stamping, I added a bit of Wink of Stella to the berries. Very subtle, but beautiful.

Here is the whole Christmas Season bundle.

All of the supplies I used are listed below. You can place an order by contacting me directly or clicking on the image(s) below.

Product List
Merry Merlot 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Neutrals 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper
Christmas Season Bundle (English)
Soft Succulent Classic Stampin' Pad
Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin' Pad
Merry Merlot Classic Stampin' Pad
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
Simply Elegant Trim
Genial Gems
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
Treasured Tags Pick A Punch
Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes
Paper Trimmer
Paper Snips
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin' Dimensionals

You’ve still got some time to order supplies and start creating cards for your loved ones.

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Poinsettia Petals Christmas Card

Today was my regular FB live and I featured the Poinsettia Petals stamp set. I used two current challenges to inspire me.

With these ideas in my head I started creating – using one of my favourite colour combos – Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green, and Polished Pink. To see exactly how I created this card check out the video below.

If you’d love to create this card and many more for yourself – you can shop with me by clicking the items below or go to my shop.

Product List
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Poinsettia Petals Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
Poinsettia Dies
Versamark Pad
Basics Embossing Powders
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Poppy Parade Classic Stampin' Pad
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
Blending Brushes
Polished Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad
Granny Apple Green Stampin' Pad
Simply Elegant Trim
Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Painted Texture 3 D Embossing Folder
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin' Dimensionals
Mini Glue Dots
Mini Glue Dots
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine

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6X6 One Sheet Wonder

Every month (usually on the 3rd Saturday of the month) I hold a free Online Workshop. Everyone is welcome to join the group. This month I featured the Count on Me stamp set and made 4 cards from a single sheet of DSP. The end result was total cuteness – and unfortunately perfect to send to so many friends who are struggling right now with the floods in BC.

Here are the four cards:

This is the cutting template I used. Make sure to do you 2″ cut first, and your 3″ cut second. To see exactly how I cut this you can watch the video below.

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Product List
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
Pattern Party 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Host Designer Series Paper
Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Bermuda Bay 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Count On Me Cling Stamp Set
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Balmy Blue Classic Stampin' Pad
Blending Brushes
Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Basic Black Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Fresh Freesia Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Pool Party Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Versamark Pad
Basics Embossing Powders
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
Stitched Greenery Die
Whisper White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
Loose Flower Flourishes
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin' Dimensionals
Paper Snips
Paper Trimmer

I have some workshop specials one right now. Place an order with me using the host code: PBZ34PK9 and you can get these extras:

$60 order (before taxes and shipping) – receive the paper bits and embellishments to create these cards.

$100 order (before taxes and shipping) – receive the card bits AND a free pack of Wonderful Snowflakes from me.

OR

If you are placing a $100 order – consider saving some money and getting even more product by joining my team. From now until Nov 30th it is a deal that can’t be beat! If you are reading this after Nov 30th – the Starter Kit is still a pretty good deal at $135 ( no shipping) for $165 in product of your choice.

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Snowy Christmas Card

Today I am playing with the Perfectly Plaid stamp set again – but using it to create a more traditional Christmas card with a snowy scene. I am also using a sketch from Global Design Project (GDP318) to inspire me.

This card looks a bit complicated, but in reality uses very few materials and only 1 ink and 1 reinker!! The tress and sentiment were stamped in Garden Green and the snow was created by splattering White Craft ink across the stamped scene. To see exactly how I created this please check out my video below and make sure to follow my You Tube channel to see all my latest creations, tips and tricks.

Here is a full list of supplies used to create this rustic card. If you get a chance to shop with me TODAY ( Nov 18, 2021) there is even a Seasonal Sale happening (10% off cardstock, 15% off inks, and 20% off dies).

Product List

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Perfectly Plaid Card

This week the TGIF Challenge (#tgifc342) was a great sketch that worked perfectly with some pieces I already had on my desk top.

The background of this card was created by smooshing basic white cardstock into some leftover watercolour reinker. I then used Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen and Balmy Blue inks with a blending brush to create some soft colours on which to heat emboss the trees in white. All the layers were put together using Dimensionals. Then some bling was added.

You may want to stock up on some of the inks and cardstocks now while they are on sale!

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Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge # 377 – Sketch Challenge

This week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge is an awesome Sketch Challenge. Take a look at all the beautiful cards created by our design team and then join the challenge.

As soon as I saw the sketch I knew I wanted to use the great circle die from the Painted Labels Dies, but I wanted to keep it a bit soft so I cut it out of a piece of Evening Evergreen (2021 – 2023 In Colour) Shimmer Vellum. I then added some Sprig punches that I cut out of the excess iridescent paper from the Wonderful Snowflakes. I just can’t stand to waste any of this beautiful shimmery white.

Some other details that I added to this card were some 2021 – 2023 In Colour Jewels and a piece of silver Simply Elegant Trim. A ton of shimmer and glimmer to balance with the very subtle Soft Succulent cardstock and the gorgeous Painted Christmas DSP.

Once I had finished designing this Christmas card I took the exact same idea and created some cards for my fabulous Ink Pad Pals team members. Here is the result.

Again I used the 2021 – 2023 In Colour Shimmer Vellum, but this time I grabbed the Pale Papaya. It was a bit too light in colour for the DSP I chose – so I used my blending brushes to add some Calypso Coral to the back of the vellum.

All of the supplies I used are listed below. You can place an order by contacting me directly or clicking on the image(s) below.

If your order is over $100 cdn or you are looking for more stamping friends, you may want to consider joining my Ink Pad Pals team. We have a ton of fun together, an active and inspirational fb group, monthly virtual stamping nights, team prizes, and more. Plus right now ( until Nov 30) the Starter Kit is on sale for only $100cdn – no shipping!!

Product List

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Playful Alphabet Christmas Card Sketch

You all know I LOVE a good Card Sketch – so I had to play along with Freshly Made sketches today.

I wanted to create a blue and silver Christmas card – but couldn’t find a blue DSP in my stash that felt like Christmas. So I created my own using the Festive Foliage stamp set. I embossed it with white and then dipped the whole piece in watered down blue reinker. Once that dried I created a silver mat by inking the edges of a slightly larger piece of cardstock with Versamark and then dipping in Silver embossing powder. Heat it up and voila! Silver border without using a whole piece of Silver Foil.

The rest of the card came together quickly as I cut out my sentiment from the Playful Alphabet dies ( this time I did use Silver Foil – with adhesive sheet on the back to make sticking down the letters a breeze). The tag is from the Tasteful Label Dies cut out of Misty Moonlight. I added the slits for the amazing Glittered Organdy ribbon using the Label Me Fancy Punch. A few Opal Rounds and the card was complete.

Here is a full list of supplies used. I am a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Canada – so if you’d like to place an order for any of these supplies – just click the images below or contact me directly. Also, please leave a comment below and make sure to follow this blog for more great inspiration!

Product List
Versamark Pad
$13.00
Opal Rounds
$10.25

If you find you want it all now is also a great time to join my Ink Pad pals team and get it for a discount. Stampin’ Up! has a sale on the Starter Kit right now – plus you will enjoy a 20% on your future purchases for a minimum of 3 months.

This is a deal you don’t want to miss!

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West Coast Creators Blog Hop – November 2021

It’s the 14th of the month – time for another West Coast Creators Blog Hop!  This one features all thing Christmas!!  Hop around see all the amazing cards created by our team members!  Leave a little love and then come back to see us again on the 14th next month!

This card was created as a quick and easy card for a hostess party. The assembly of this card is quite quick and easy.

  1. Attach DSP to the card base.
  2. Use blending brushes to add some Shaded Spruce ink onto a Contour Scalloped Die.
  3. Add this layer to the card base suing Dimensionals.
  4. Attach a Wonderful Snowflake with a mini glue dot.
  5. Adhere the word JOY using adhesive sheets on the back or Real Red cardstock ( die cut using the Playful Alphabet Dies).
  6. Embellish with Rhinestones.

See all the products used to create this card below.

Live in Canada, don’t have a demonstrator? Contact me to get a catalogue or find out why right now is the best time to join our team – you won’t want to miss the HUGE sale on the starter kit!

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What’s On Your Wishlist?

It’s that time of year when our loved ones ask us “What do you want for Christmas?”

As a crafter I get lots of strange looks from family when I ask for a Wink of Stella and some Contour Scalloped dies. Time to make things simple!

Here is a quick video on how to create AND share a Stampin’ Up! Wishlist with your loved ones so it is easy and simple for EVERYONE. It’s a great way to ensure smiles and sparkles under the Christmas tree. Don’t forget to subscribe to my You Tube Channel while you are there – I share a weekly video and a monthly Paper Pumpkin video with LOTS of stamping tips and inspiration.

Please feel free to ask me questions if any of this does not make sense to you. I believe this also work sin the US market – you’d just have to select a different demo as I am in Canada.

This is perfect for sharing with your spouse, parents or friends. It takes all the guess work out of picking the perfect gift. Go make your wishlist now and share it with someone! http://bit.ly/shopwithleahdixon

*If your loved ones use my host code and spend more than $100 they will also get a pack of Wonderful Snowflakes sent at the end of the month as a special thank you.

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