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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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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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.

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Product List
Versamark Pad
$13.00
Opal Rounds
$10.25

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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.

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Product List

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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.

Product List
Versamark Pad
$13.00

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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.

To hear and see all the tips and tricks – check out my video. Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss any of my weekly videos.

Product List
Paper Snips
$13.50
Paper Trimmer
$34.00

I hold a monthly card club (on the 4th Thursday of each month) – this October I am featuring this bundle. Contact me ASAP if you would like to join us. You can find all the details about the club by clicking the image below.

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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 🙂

Product List
Opal Rounds
$10.25
Bone Folder
$9.50

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Love, Santa Christmas Tag Kit

Santa’s back in a fun and easy tag kit to spruce up your Christmas gifting! The Love, Santa Tag Kit has everything you need to create 12 whimsically designed tags. That means you’ll find printed die-cut tags and labels, sequin embellishments, pink and white baker’s twine, an exclusive stamp set, a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot, and more in this all-inclusive kit! You can sleigh ride right in without the prep work. 

LOVE, SANTA TAG KIT     $26.00 CAD   
Available in English (158375) and French (158376)

Order yours starting October 6th – don’t wait these will go quickly!

ADD BAGS TO YOUR TAGS!

To make Christmas gifting even easier, the Love, Santa Treat Bags (available for purchase separately) are food-safe cellophane bags that coordinate with the Love, Santa tags! The treat bags come in a pack of 12—3 each of 4 festive designs. That’s right—figuring out how to dress up your gifts this year is no longer a “Claus” for concern! But don’t relax too soon as these products are based on availability!

LOVE, SANTA TREAT BAGS 158381 $9.50 CAD

  • 12 treat bags
  • 3 each of 4 designs
  • 4″ x 9-1/2″ (10.2 x 24.1 cm)
  • Food safe

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