Holiday Mode

Hello everyone! I have taken a bit of a break from stamping – which was unexpected, but a lot of fun! My parents were able to travel from Armstrong to visit us so I dropped everything and enjoyed every minute of their company. It was one of our best Christmases ever! Great food, lots of drinks, good card games and lots of laughs. My heart is full!

We even got snow for Christmas – which made our Christmas Day walk so beautiful!

I also wanted to share a bunch of the amazing handmade cards I have received this holiday! I know I didn’t get them all in these photos and no time for credits to the amazing stampers – but hopefully some inspiration for you all! I have such talented friends!

I hope all of you had a gentle holiday – filled with whatever you needed to refill your hearts and recharge after a very different kind of a year. Big hugs to you all! (I don’t normally post family stuff – but I this was such a special week I wanted to share).

I will resume my regular stamping schedule this week – my parents safely made the drive home today.

For those of you who haven’t been on the stamping scene lately either – just a reminder that we still have some days left in the last chance sale. Contact me to place an order or use my host code and receive a set of cards from me as a thank you.

Happy Holidays to you all!

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Christmas Season – Gift Card Holders

This week I am featuring different gift card holders. I love this one since it uses DSP and is so quick and easy to make.

This design can also be easily modified for any time of the year. I love these for Teacher thank you gifts and teen birthdays.

Each gift card is created using a 4″ X 11″ piece of DSP, scored at 3″, 6″, 9″. Then you round the small end to create a nice flap.

Add tear and tape to sides of the end piece that is 3″. Then cut out the card slot and glue the end shut.

Add a piece of white cardstock inside to write on.

Next, fold it all closed, wrap a strip of coordinating 3/4″ X 8-1/2″ cardstock around the closed DSP and tape it together. Finally decorate the cardstock strip.

To see exactly how I created these – checkout the video below.

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Product List
Painted Christmas 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Christmas Season Bundle (English)
Christmas To Remember Cling Stamp Set (English)
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad
Gold Holly Leaves
Simply Elegant Trim
Stampin' Seal+
Basic Borders Dies
Mini Glue Dots
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
Paper Trimmer

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West Coast Creators Blog Hop – December 2021

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

My gift card holder is a bookmark as well. Great as a gift on it’s own or slip a coffee shop gift card into the bookmark and gift it inside a book. Perfect for teachers or the book lover on your list.

The bookmark base is 5-1/2″ X 2-1/2″, the front pocket is 3″ X 3″-1/4″ (score 1/4″ on 3 sides to fold in and tape down using tear and tape or seal + to create the pocket.

I used the soon to be retiring Frosted Gingerbread DSP, stamps and dies to create this bookmark – but you could go with any theme.

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Product List
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
Gingerbread & Peppermint 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
Frosted Gingerbread Bundle (English)
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad
Black 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Glittered Organdy Ribbon
Simply Elegant Trim
Paper Trimmer
Stampin' Seal+
Stampin' Dimensionals
Detailed Trio Punch

Some of the products that I used to create this bookmark are retiring Jan 2nd ( or when supplies run out).

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Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge # 379 – Inspiration Challenge

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

To create this card I started by stamping the word Merry in Crumb Cake Ink on my Crumb Cake card base. Then I embossed a piece of Basic White ( 4″ X 2-3/4″) using the Checks & Dots embossing folder. I tied a piece of the Playful Pets twine trim around the Basic White like I was wrapping a parcel.

Finally I added some painted holly leaves and Gold Holly embellishments and the sentiment tag – just like I was decorating a gift.

I LOVE this set and just can’t stop creating with it.

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.

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Product List
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Christmas Season Bundle (English)
Christmas To Remember Cling Stamp Set (English)
Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin' Pad
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
Gold Holly Leaves
Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack
Checks & Dots Embossing Folders
Mini Glue Dots
Stampin' Dimensionals
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine

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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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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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