Frosted Gingerbread- Another Sketch Challenge

I adore Sketch Challenges and this one from Freshly Made Sketches (#FMS507) is so cute! I actually created two cards – but one of them is also a fun fold.

The first card I created using this sketch uses a super fun colour combo – the snowflakes are Balmy Blue with Misty Moonlight sponged on the edges. The sentiment is heat embossed onto a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock and the background DSP is from the host reward – Pattern Party DSP. This card just seems so happy!

The second card I created is a fun fold card you can actually see all the details on yesterdays blog post.

For a full list of supplies to create the snowflake card see below – each item is even clickable if you live in Canada and want to pick up some new stamping supplies.

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Frosted Gingerbread Challenge Card

One of my favourite parts of Christmas time is baking/decorating cookies with the kids. This Frosted Gingerbread bundle reminds me of those days and of my Nana’s Gingersnaps. I couldn’t resist creating with it when I saw this week’s colour challenge at Global Design Project (#gdp313) and the sketch challenge for TGIF Challenges (#tgifc337).

My original design used a slightly larger layer and I accented with Rhinestones. The card I created in my live video, I trimmed the Sahara Sand layer to be a bit smaller and I got bold with the Matte Black Dots. The Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon was used to sparkle up the card a bit on both.

The black layer behind the sentiment was placed there more for function than design. It was used to create a wider base on the sentiment so I could attach it with Dimensionals and it would stick to the card base rather than the ribbon that runs behind it.

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Paper Snips
$13.50
Paper Trimmer
$34.00

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Christmas Season Bundle

I love making Christmas cards and I especially LOVE this colour combo! Real Red, Old Olive, and Coastal Cabana – thank you Stampin’ Fancy Friday for featuring these colours. My other inspiration for this card was the sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiments sketch challenge (#HSSSC374).

This card includes a ton of colour, techniques, and texture. A card great card really is in the small details. I blended the background and then splattered it with Coastal Cabana ink and Wink of Stella. Then I embossed the top white layer and the Coastal Cabana strip. I inked, cut and layered up the greenery, then I added sheer ribbon, opal rounds and DSP for more interest. I even stamped the envelope – I LOVE a nicely decorated envelope in the mail.

To get all the details you can watch my video below or check out my supplies list. Make sure to subscribe to my channel so you won’t miss any of my weekly videos.

I hope some of the tips in my video are helpful – especially on how to get great detail with this stamp set. I am happy to keep inspiring you, and if you live in Canada and need some crafting supplies visit my shop – link below 🙂

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Opal Rounds
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Bone Folder
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Colourful Beautifully Penned DSP

I LOVE the gorgeous Black and White Beautifully Penned DSP that Stampin’ Up! is offering as a FREE reward during Sale-a-bration – but it also lends itself beautifully to having a splash of colour added to it. Today’s card was inspired by a sketch challenge and a post that Stampin’ Up! put on their FB page.

All I did to create this fun look is cut the DSP into 4 1″ X 4″ strips. Then I added some ink with blending brushes and splattered some reinker over top. Flirty Flamingo with a splash of Poppy Parade, So Saffron with a splash of Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz with a splash of Bermuda Bay, words in Balmy Blue, Highland Heather with a splash of Highland Heather. Then i filled in spaces with the squirrel from Nuts About Squirrels and some Pastel Pearls.

A very quick card to make and great for most seasons. Shop now until Sept 30 and earn this DSP for free with a $60 CDN order. Then have fun adding some colour to your Beautifully Penned DSP.

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In Your Words Harvest Meadow Card

It may still be summer – but my favourite season- Autumn is coming! Pool Party and Calypso Coral are the perfect colours to ease the transition from summer fun to cool autumn days. This card was created using a card sketch from Global Design Project (#GDP306).

A few of the details that make this card pop are the masking in the background using a Paper Lattice piece, the embossing and fussy cutting of the main word and the glimmer from both the Flirty Flamingo metallic ribbon as well as the Pale Papaya In Colour Jewels. To see all the tricks to making this card check out my video below. Dont’ forget to subscribe to my channel while you are there.

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Versamark Pad
$13.00
Paper Snips
$13.50

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Peaceful Prints Puppy Card

The FREE Sale-a-bration reward – Peaceful Prints DSP – is amazing! All of the patterns are beautiful and create such unique card designs. Here I have paired it up with the Sweet Little Stockings stamp set.

To add a bit of bling tot he card I used the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper to mat the circle and some Holiday Rhinestones as the holly berries.

You can earn your own Peaceful Prints DSP with any purchase over $60cdn or even better – buy the Sweet Stockings Suite (minus the felt) to earn the DSP and FREE entry into my upcoming Sweet Stockings Stamp Camp. See all the details and register by clicking the image below.

Deadline to RSVP is August 23, 2021
Use Host Code: 7V9CMY2T to be registered for the Stamp Camp

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Penguin Playmates Birthday Card

Today I created a fun birthday card using the new Penguin Place bundle and some FREE Penguin Playmates DSP. You can earn your own DSP by purchasing $60cdn during Sale-a-bration. See the full supplies list below, or shop here: http://bit.ly/shopwithleahdixon

The card uses just a few pieces:

Fresh Freesia cardbase: 8.5″ X 5.5, scored at 8.25″

Penguin Playmates DSP: 2 pieces 1″ X 5.5″

Basic White cardstock: 2.25″ X 5.5″ and a scrap for the balloon if you want to pop it up

You can watch the video below for all the details – but here are the two tips I shared today.

Use blends to colour the Playing With Patterns Resin Dots so they coordinate with the Penguin Playmates DSP.
The small balloon in the retired Balloon Punch coordinates with the balloon in the Penguin Place stamp set.

I am also really happy with how the bow turned out. I rarely have such great success tying a bow on screen! You have to check it out.

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Be Dazzling Snowflakes

The FREE Be Dazzling Specialty Paper from the Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration Brochure adds a sparkle to any project! I used it today on this Sketch Challenge card inspired by Freshly Made Sketches.

The Be dazzling Specialty Paper is a bit thicker so you may want to run it through your Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine a few times to ensure it cuts all the way through. Especially with more detailed dies like these.

Here is a full list of supplies I used to create this quick card. Don’t forget that for every $60cdn you spend before taxes and shipping, you earn a FREE sale-a-bration item! Time to start shopping 🙂

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If you find your order is over $135 (before or after shipping and taxes) then you may want to consider grabbing a starter kit. It is $135 (FREE SHIPPING, no GST) to receive $165 in product, a FREE past Paper Pumpkin AND a FREE Bundle from the selection below.

Add one of these to your Starter Kit for FREE from Aug 3 – Sep 30, 2021!!!

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BE DAZZLING SWEET LITLLE STOCKINGS

The new July-December 2021 Mini Catalogue and Sale-a-bration Brochure are LIVE today! This card was created using the Sweet Little Stockings Bundle and some of the FREE Be Dazzling Specialty paper. If Sale-a-bration is new to you – basically for every $60cdn you purchase ( before shipping and taxes) you earn a FREE Sale-a-bration item from the brochure. There are also some fancier $120 purchase items.

The shine on this Specialty Paper is unreal! It is very retro – almost like a disco ball.

To see all the details of how I created this card, check out the video below. I have also included a full supplies list below.

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Now until August 23rd I am also offering spots into my upcoming Sweet Stockings Stamp Camp. Basically you get access to an amazing 14 projects stamp camp for FREE with the purchase of the Sweet Stocking Suite (minus the felt) or any other purchase of equal value when you shop through this link using my host code: https://www.stampinup.ca?hostcode=7V9CMY2T

To see all the Stamp Camp details and to register click below.

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Sweet Little Stockings Card

This sweet card was created using the Sweet Little Stockings Bundle. The layout was inspired by the MFT Sketch Challenge 552.

The images in this new bundle are fantastic, the dies comprehensive, and the DSP is festive. Watch the video below to see all the details on how I created this.

Do you love these images as much as me? Join me and 6 incredibly talented friends as we bring you our Sweet Stockings Weekend Stamp Camp! This will be a full weekend stamp camp, September 18-19, 2021, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm PDT on both days! It will be a fabulous weekend crafting together from anywhere in Canada! (pdf and online access only is also available to those of you outside of Canada).

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