Friday, October 31, 2014

Pink and White Christmas

Hi crafty friends. I hope you all had a wonderful week. Today I want to share with you a pink and white Christmas card I made using 2 beautiful stamp sets from Inspired by Stamping

To create this card I started with a white card base measuring 4½" x 5".  I layered on pink card stock then added 2 beautiful digital papers.  I stamped  the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Elegant Christmas Sentiment stamp set then added a border to the center of the two papers along with a small pink satin ribbon. 

To create this beautiful Christmas stocking, I stamped the stocking using the Build a Stocking stamp set from this months release onto white card stock and fussy cut it out. I stamped the stocking once more on pink card stock and used a circle punch to cut out the heel and toe part of the stocking. I also cut a bit from the top of the pink stocking to add to the top of the white. Once I had all the parts cut out, I adhered them down minus the top pink part) and ran them all through the sizzix using a snowflake embossing folder. I know it didn't show up in the photo, but all the raised embossed parts have an iridescent glitter on it. I added some tiny pink lace to and popped up the top pink piece on some foam dots. I then added pearl trim above the lace, around the heel, and the toe part of the stocking. To finish this off, I created a little loop where a stocking would usually be hung from, added a tiny bow, a rose to the center of the bow, and then adhered that down to the card. 

Well that is all for me today. Thank you so much for stopping by.
 I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. 

Stamps used:

would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

In the pink:  Luscious Lace
Divas by design: anything goes
Fab 'n' funky : Christmas 
Miriams Crafting Blog: Shades of pink 
The paper Shelter: is it too early for Christmas?
Simon says Stamp: Anything goes
Winter wonderland: Pick & Mix

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ginger Blessings

Hi crafty friends! I'm here today to  share with you a card and a tiny gift box I created for my sons teacher for Christmas using two of the beautiful stamp sets from last weeks release over at Inspired by Stamping. I absolutely love ginger bread men as they are one of my favorite treats!

To create this card, I layered my papers onto my card base and stamped/embossed the ginger blessings sentiment from the sugar and spice stamp set. I adhered some burlap trim, crochet trim, and some pearl trim across the center of the card before layering on a few die cut ovals and added my little gingerbread girl using the same sugar and spice stamp set. For the finishing touches I added tiny pearls to the center of her star button and a pearl bow to her head. I love how this card turned out. Its so country chic.

I had plans to give his teacher some chocolates for Christmas but my son informed me that his teacher has an allergy to chocolate. When I ran across this yummy smelling hand sanitizer, I felt this would be a perfect gift for a teacher who deals with a lot of sick children through the year. So instead of just popping this into a gift bag, I created this adorable tiny box. The box measures, 3¼" x 1½" x 1⅛". Once I cut out the box, I added some pattern paper that matched the card, cut out a little window using a tiny oval die and backed it with a piece of acetate. To decorate this box, I got out the beautiful Christmas Wreath stamp set. I embossed the bow in white onto my pattern paper, fussy cut it out, added a pearl to the center, and adhered it to the top of the box leaving enough room so the box can still close. I then clear embossed the holly leaves onto a green cardstock, fussy cut it out, added some silver stickles, then adhered it to the bottom corner of the box along with some white pearls for the berries.

My son is so excited to be able to give this to his teacher. 
Now I just have to make him understand that he has to wait to give this to her. lol.
Well that is all for me today. I hope you all have a wonderful day.

Products used:

Challenges I am entering :
Simon says stamp Wednesday Challenge: Get crafty and use Kraft
Crafty card Makers: Cut it out
613 Avenue Create: anything goes with boxes, tags, more
Amusing Challenge: Anything goes
Penny Black: get ahead for christmas
Polkadoodle: Christmas Fun

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Inspired by Stamping birthday blog hop

Surprise!  I'm here today, along with other gals on the Inspired By Stamping design team, to wish the Inspired By Stamping store's owner, Joanna, a happy 3rd anniversary for the store and an early happy birthday!  You should have arrived her from Nurpur Priya blog.  If not, and you'd like to join in the fun, please start at Joanna's blog and hop along with us to wish her many happy returns!  We've all made birthday creations to share using inspired By Stamping products.  Come and take a peek at mine!

Joanna I hope you have an amazing birthday filled with lots of love, laughter, and many blessings!

Thank you for stopping by today and for hopping with all of us from Inspired By Stamping!  Your next stop is Vicki Dutcher  blog.  

Stamps used:

Saturday, October 25, 2014

gift box card and candle stamping tutorial

Good morning crafty friends!
Today I am here to share with you a card I made along with a tutorial. 
This is my first written tutorial so if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
Below is the card we will be making.

The outside of the card was embellished with pattern paper, a spellbinders die, a recollections flower, a bow from a small tiny piece of ribbon I had left over in my stash, a couple of snowflakes I punched out and the sentiment is from the Christmas greetings stamp set from Inspired by Stamping. I think this card turned out beautiful.

below is a view of the inside.

The inside of the box stores tea light candles that I stamped with an adorable snow flake stamp from the build a stocking stamp set from Inspired by stamping. This box does not have to hold candles. You could add candy, a gift card, crafty embellishments, etc. 

Are you ready to get started?
What you will need to create the gift box card:
paper trimmer
acetate for the window of the box
1 12"x12" sheet of card stock
glue or score tape
scoring tool of your choice.

Part one

First your going to want to take your 12 x 12 sheet of paper and cut it down to 4⅞" x 11¾".
Make sure you put aside the other part of the 12 x 12 sheet as we will be using this in step two.
On the long side of the paper, you will score @ 3⅜", 4⅛", 7½", and 8¼".
Rotate your paper left and score @ ¾", 4⅛"

Cut lines as directed. You will cut on the score line only where the arrows are directing you to cut. make sure you do not cross a score line unless stated. 

Now you should have something that looks like this:

At this point if you want to use your die or punch, now is the easiest time to do so. 

Once your window is cut out, fold all your score lines. If you plan on adding any pattern paper to your box or acetate to your window , now is a good time to do so. It is alot easier to add while this is still flat.

If using tape, now would be a good time to add that. 

once all your papers, acetate, and tape are on, you can construct the box card. 

Part 2

With the paper you set aside in step one, cut this down to 5¾" x 5¾".
Score this at ⅝", 1¼", 4½", 5⅛".
Then turn your paper to the left again and score at the same measurements.

Note: the arrows in the center of the diagram are not cut lines. I added them to show that you score same measurements for both directions. Only cut where it says remove or where the arrow next to the word cut is. 

After you cut you are done scoring and cutting your lines this is what you should be left with. 

Fold along your score lines and add your paper and tape.
When building the box, make sure you have the tabs ( the areas in pink) taped down before taping or gluing down the top flap so that it looks cleaner on the inside.
The photos below, show where I layered my papers and tape.

Now your box is complete! I hope I have explained everything clearly for you. Again, please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions or problems.

Next up is a short tutorial on how I did the stamping on the tea lights.

Things you need:
Tissue paper
a  piece of card stock
hole punch or crop a dile
stamps of your choice
and heat tool ( im sure you can use a blow dryer on a low speed but havent tried it)

First you want to take your tissue paper (I used 4 small squares), and layer them on top of your cardstock. If punching this makes it alot easier to cut through the tissue paper. Run your cardstock/tissue paper layer through your die cut machine. 

Please dont mind my messy cutting plates. They are well used. lol.
Once your tissue paper is cut out, punch a hole in the center of the tissue paper big enough for your wick to fit through. Now stamp the image you want in the center of the tissue. For mine, I stamped with Chalk ink. It seemed to hold up well. 

Next you will lay your tissue paper on top of your tea light. I press and smooth out the tissue paper as much as I to help it not blow up while heating. 

I used a pair of crafting tweezers to help hold the tissue paper while heating.
Note: try not to hold your heat tool to closely during this process or you will end up with lumps from the wax  moving around. 

Thats all there is to it!
I hope you enjoyed todays tutorial.
Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Stamps I used:

Challenges I am entering this project into:

Anything goes with a twist: a touch of pink
Polka doodles: Christmas fun

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Peace, Joy, & Love

Hello crafty friends.
 Today I am here to share with you  a card I made using the
 poinsettia stamp set from this weeks new release over at

To make this card I started with a base card of 5" by 6½". I glued down the fish tail banners,  
added the green red and white card stock, as well as the paper doily and flourish.

Next I stamped and embossed the poinsettia twice on the same red card stock,
 then fussy cut the poinsettia out.
 I shaped the petals how I wanted them, then added glue and glitter on 
top of the white embossed areas.  To complete the flower I added a button
 to the center. I added a beautiful red trim above the banner 
then glued down my flower. 

I finished the card by stamping the Peace, Joy, & Love Sentiment from the Poinsettia stamp set.

That’s all for me for today. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you all have a beautiful day.  
Stamps used:

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Simon says stamps : Anything goes
Addicted to stamps : Anything goes
Inky Chicks : Christmas
party time Tuesdays : Anything goes
Through the craftroom door : Anything goes
Inspiration Destination : Anything goes

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Thank you card

Good morning everyone. I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend. Today I am here to show you a beautiful thank you card I created using 2 beautiful stamp sets from Inspired by Stamping.

I have been having so much fun playing with this beautiful Flower of the month- Aster stamp set. I started out with a white card base and layered some green card stock and a pink card stock that I embossed with a embossing folder.  

I stamped the image using vera mark ink, went over with white embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool. I then water colored the image with some memento inks.  Once the image was completely dry, I stamped the "Thanks" sentiment using the Fancy Circles Stamp set. To add the finishing touches, I went over the Aster with my wink of stella pen to give it a touch of sparkle, added a couple of tiny butterflies, and a small bow to the stems of the flowers.
Thats all for me today. Thank you for stopping by.

Stamps used:

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Shabby chic altered mail holder and embellishments

Good afternoon everyone. Today I want to share with you some items I created for a swap I joined on YouTube. I really hope she loves it all. I had so much fun creating these embellishments and altered mail organizer. 
This mail organizer my husband found for me at a local thrift store. It is solid wood and was pretty beat up. So with a little bit of white paint and some gorgeous papers, I was able to transform it into what you see above. After that was completed I moved on to making some embellishments for her. 
I had made some bottle cap charms, of course I had to add my hand made lace butterflies, some chipboard hearts that I filled the centers with pearls, a couple of wood tile pieces I covered in paper and added cherubs to the centers, a couple of Angel beaded charms, some beaded leaf sprays I made, a few stick pins, and some wooden tickets. 

That is all for me today. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you all are having a beautiful weekend.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Butterfly Birthday Card

Hi crafty friends. I hope you all had a wonderful week.  Today I want to share with you a card I made using the large butterfly stamp from the  Australian nature I set.

To create this card I started with a card base of 4.25" x 5.5". I layered on my pattern paper to a sheet of cardstock measured at 4 ⅜" x 5 ⅛". I then layered on a white paper doily then stamped  the birthday sentiment from the Big Wishes stamp set with black ink. 

Above the sentiment (where the two pattern papers meet), I adhered a beautiful pink ribbon and layered a strand of flat back pearls to the center. At this point, I attached my layered cardstock to the card base.

After everything was finally attached to my card base, I embossed the butterfly stamp with white embossing powder onto a piece of card stock. I water colored the butterfly using memento ink, fussy cut out the butterfly around the embossed edges and attached it to the center of my doily gluing down only the center of its body. Once the glue dried, I went over the butterfly with a wink of stella pen, lifted up the wings for dimension, and added tiny flat back pearls to its body.  
That’s all for me for today. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.