Simon Say Stamp’s Wednesday Challenge this week is to make your own background. So I made several card fronts using four colors of Martha Stewart acrylic paint. I wanted a variation of pearl, silver, aqua, and minty green. I then used the dried card fronts to make three Christmas cards. I’m having so much fun playing with my Christmas toys that I’m not ready to stop making Christmas cards yet. The card supplies are listed in each photo caption. Hope you got some crafty time in this weekend!
I combined Ink to Paper’s Melissa’s Fab Friday Challenge of creating a heart card with Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Challenge to create a shaker card. I find shaker cards hard work so I look for ways to make it easy like using dies to create the shaker frame. I know it’s an old die, but Papertrey’s Cover Plate: Heart die works great for creating heart windows to use in a shaker card. I used a few of the die-cut hearts on a goodie bag to use to give some candy with the card. Supplies are listed in the photo caption. Happy crafting!
Gina K’s January Monthly Mix Challenge is to “Put your red dress on” and use red as the dominant color and make a celebratory card. I made three birthday cards/tags each with a different style. Cards supplies are listed in the photo caption. Happy crafting!
I bought myself some craft goodies for Christmas this year and am happy to be using them for the current Simon Say Stamps’ Monday and Wednesday Challenges to use something new! I wanted to make some New Year’s cards since I completely missed sending out any Christmas cards. My new supplies included Gina K’s Stellar Snowflake Stencil, Simon Says Stamp’s Holiday Sparkle Greetings stamp set, Pinkfresh’s Phrase Builder Happy Holidays die set, and Renke’s Cocktails Stencil. Card supplies are listed in each photo caption.
Simon Says Stamp’s Monday and Wednesday Challenges are both to use a new product. I went a bit crazy with buying myself crafty Christmas presents. One of my favorite new items is the beautiful Memory Box Collage die set that includes the Evergreen Sky, Lamplight Tree, Tall Fir, and Small Pine Tree dies. It makes for such a pretty winter scene! Card supplies are listed in the photo caption. Hope you can start 2021 off right and get some crafty time in!
Gina K’s January Monthly Mix Challenge is to “Put your red dress on” and use red as the dominant color and make a celebratory card. I was struggling with using red and not have it feel like a Christmas card. I ended up pulling out my Inspiring Poppies stamp set to make a set of three birthday cards. I love how the sentiment from Gina K’s Wealth of Wishes worked perfectly with the poppy image. I wanted them to feel different even though I was using the same Gina K stamp sets. I’m going in the order that I crafted them and you can see that they get more toward the clean and simple look after coloring so many poppies. Supplies used in the card are noted in the photo caption. Hope your 2021 is starting off with some time to craft!
I combined Simon Says Stamp’s Monday Celebrate Challenge and Simon Says Stamp’s Sparkle and Shine Challenge with Gina K’s December Monthly Mix Challenge to make four cards for these challenges. Gina K’s December Monthly Mix Challenge is to use a line from the Tic Tac Toe board below to make a card. The easiest part of these combined challenges was making Christmas themed celebration cards and adding sparkle and shine to my cards since I seem to add sparkle and shine elements in every card. I previously blogged about the two cards I made for Gina K”s challenge in this post. The cards/tags are presented in the order of my most favorite to least favorite. Cards supplies are listed below each card photo. Hope you are having a good December and getting some time to craft!
I was inspired by the white textured background with the bright pop of color from the cardinal. I used embossing folders to create a similar textured background for my cards. For my first card, I used stickles to make icy branches for the cardinal to rest on and be surrounded by. For the second card, I used white shimmer cardstock for a ice cold backdrop for the cardinal, a bit more subtle style when compared to the first. I was really happy with how the cards turned out! Hope you get some time to craft during the holiday season! Supplies for each card are listed in the captions.
All content, including text, photographs, and samples are copyright 2010 through 2019 by Kristie Hartfeil. They are shared here for your personal, non-commercial use, this includes contests, submissions, and publications. Any other use requires my written permission. Thank you.