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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West Coast Creators Blog Hop – October 2021

It’s the 14th of the month – time for another West Coast Creators Blog Hop!  This one features fun folds!!  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!

My card uses a fold whose name I don’t even know. Here are a few photos to help explain how I folded it though.

Start with a regular card, 8-1/2″ X 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″. The flip it over and score again at 2-1/8″ so that it folds in the opposite direction.

Put a liner inside if you are going to have one and then close the card and hole punch through both (or all 3 layers) using the round bit on the Trio Punch.

It will look like this – punched all the way through.

Next you want to add a piece of DSP – cut at 2″ X 5-1/4″ – right along the center fold line.

Next attach the ribbon by running it through the holes on the closed card.

Then tie the ribbon around the front and back the card – creating a bow on the right hand side.

Next, create a piece to go on the front ( whatever design you want – I used the Frosted Gingerbread bundle to create mine in Fresh Freesia and Gorgeous Grape). The inside will look like this after you attach the front panel over top of the ribbon and DSP.

That is the finished card! Have fun making your own creations with this fold!

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Versamark Pad
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Simply Scored
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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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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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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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1 stamp set, 3 ways

I LOVE pretty stamp sets, but I love them even more when I can use them in a wide variety of different ways.

The Daisy Garden stamp set may initially be seen as a background stamp and not much more – however I want to show you just a few of the ways you can use it.

For this card I stamped the image and then fussy cut it to create accent pieces.

Next I stamped the image on to a tag revealing just a small portion of the image.

Finally I used the image as a background but I embossed it on a bright coloured background.

Which look is your favourite?

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Truth and Reconciliation Day

September 30th is National Truth and Reconciliation Day. I made this card with the survivors of Residential Schools in mind.

It features a Sale-a-bration stamp set and the beautiful Tasteful Touches stamp set. A full list of supplies is listed below.

I love how detailed these feathers are. The way they turned out by sponging a darker orange around the outside is fabulous.

To see exactly how this was created check out my video. Make sure to subscribe while you are there.

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Paper Snips
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Get a Paper Pumpkin Subscription ASAP

This amazing Paper Pumpkin kit can be ordered now until October 10th!

Details

  • The kit contains enough elements to create 10 Christmas cards—5 each of 2 designs—and coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • October’s kit arrives in a cute collectible box covered with enchanting evergreen trees. Use this special, limited-edition box to store your holiday handicrafts, or transform it into a well-wrapped package for a present!
  • The kit’s contents pair perfectly with the Peaceful Place Suite Collection (item 156277). To continue your Christmas crafting, combine the kit’s components with the suite’s patterned paper, shimmery sequins, and more!
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Gray, Real Red, Shaded Spruce, silver foil

Now until September 30th it is an even better deal since you can earn Sale-a-bration rewards when you get a subscription.

You can contact me to place your order or simply subscribe here: https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-ca/sign-up/?demoid=2189587

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Delicate Dahlias

I created a card today for the Hand Stamped Sentiments colour challenge. These colours are just the perfect colours for a transition between summer to fall.

I chose to stamp the amazing Dahlias using both the photo realistic image and the line drawn images in the stamp set.

You can earn these gorgeous blooms simply by placing a $120CDN order with me before September 30th.

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Thank EWE card

I was very lucky to be especially spoiled this week for my birthday. This card challenge from Global Design Project (GDP308) was the perfect layout to help me create some Thank You cards.

I love how simple this layout is and so easy to adapt to any stamp set. For my card I used the FREE Sale-a-bration stamp set – Counting Sheep, mixed with the Biggest Wish stamp set and the Playful Alphabet dies.

The sheep on the background were heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss powder, I fussy cut the white sheep and embellished the whole card with Shaker Shapes since the Granny Apple Green matched the ink I had chosen.

I just love a good, punny card. If you want to recreate this card for yourself I’ve included a supply list below. Make sure to place your order before September 30th since that is when Sale-a-bration ends and the Counting Sheep stamp set disappears. Don’t wait!

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Paper Snips
$13.50
Versamark Pad
$13.00

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