It might look like I'm really organized, and getting a head start on my Christmas cards, but I'm not. I forgot about this little card I made last year. I was so proud of it that I tucked it in with my stamp pads for safe keeping, and totally forgot about it. But now that I think about it I guess in a sense I did get a head start on my Christmas cards... and entire year early.
I know I already said that Lawn Fawn's stamp set Baaah Humbug was on my wish list. But after seeing some more samples now it just moved to the top of my wish list! Seriously, the sheep's cuteness is killing me!
Seriously, I love anything by My Minds Eye soooooo much!!! And this card really does put all the elements together nicely. Thank you pinterest for showing this to me!
Ok, I think I might have just fallen in love with this little picture. I would SOoooooo love little gingerbread houses with my tea. And look at the little trees on the front of the houses! And they are designed to fit on the edge of the mug!!! So cute!!!! I found it on designrulz.com and there is no information as to where to get them. But I want them sooooo much it hurts!!! It reminds me of the Kiki K holiday organizer. I almost bought it because the cover is so cute, but I know I would never get around to actually using. They came out with such a cute line of stationary this holiday. Unfortunately, the second December hits the whole month just zooms by and I usually completely forget to use the cute Christmas stationary I've bought. So I saved my money to spend at her shop for another time.
So I broke down and had to get the Yeti Lawn Fawn set. The little yeti is just TOO cute! But it's mostly because of the lawn fawn videos I saw. What the designers made with it was ADORABLE. I think I will have to make one of each for myself. Here is the blog post with all of the examples...
This card all started with a new stamp. I had bought so many things over Christmas that I promised myself I wouldn't buy anything more ... and then I went into The Paper Source store. That is one of those stores I go to, to forget my to do list on my work bench and just browse around and remember how fun, and pretty paper crafting is. It's great for inspiration and usually I can come away from there with just thoughts of a new project or maybe spend a couple of dollars on just one stamp. But this time one of there displays spoke to me and before I knew it I have a full bag with a snowflake punch, an amazing new stamp made by them, and a few other goodies. But I did have an idea for a card for one of my best friends.
And it would be perfect to suit her style, but I HAD to use my new stamp as a background. Also, the stamp told me I had to use gold embossing powder with it. So I did! It's hard to tell in the picture but it's a beautiful stylized snowflake that really can be used year round. It could easily be used as just an ornament stamp
because it's so elegant and pretty.
Border Punch System Border Punches, Holiday Snowflake Light -- The paper Source Flake Ice Woodblock Stamp -- My Mind's Eye - All Is Bright Collection - Christmas - 6 x 6 Paper Pad -- Skeleton Stamp Artistic Outpost Haunted Halloween Collection -- My Mind's Eye CHRISTMAS Clear Stamp Set Lost & Found -- Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Vintage Photo -- 50 Blank Greeting Cards & Envelopes 4x5" ~WhiteTim Holtz Distress Ink Festive Berries // Ranger Ink -- Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue 1/2-Ounce, Christmas Red -- Zing! Metallic Embossing Powder, 1-Ounce, GoldTsukineko Full-Size VersaMark Pigment Inkpad, Clear -- Ranger Heat It Craft Tool -- Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 817 Kushgrip Non Stick Micro Serrated Snips -- Tombow Craft Stamp Runner Dot Adhesive 1/3"X40' -- Fiskars 152490-1002 Portable Paper Trimmer, 12-Inch --
This has to be my new favorite way of making cards. I learned this technique from the amazing Stampin Up Demonstrator Angie Kennedy Juda. I know I'm a little late to the party, but I just discovery their products and sort of went a nuts buying them this season. But really I blame her demos. I've been a huge collector of stamps, punches, and dies for awhile now. And I have been a working artist for a long time so I know how to use them, but until I started watching her YouTube channel I really didn't have the drive to use them all that much. I think it's how easy she makes each project that finally got me to break them out and get to work. And her demo for this card is just as easy, and the result is just so fun and impressive that it is now my new go to design.
Supplies Used: BasicGrey Aspen Frost Paper Pad for Scrapbooking, 6 by 6-Inch -- Simon Says Clear Stamps GNOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS -- Bazzill Basics 12 by 12-Inch 25-Sheet Cardstock, Red Assortment -- Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue 1/2-Ounce, Diamond -- Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue 1/2-Ounce, Christmas Red -- Ranger Signature Series Distress Stickles Glitter Glue 1/2-Ounce, Vintage Photo -- Scor-Tape 1/8" X 27yds- -- Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board and Envelope Tool -- Copic Marker Copic Sketch Markers, Cadmium Red -- Copic Markers G17-Sketch, Forest Green -- Tombow Stamp Runner Dot Pattern Adhesive, Permanent, .33 x 472 Inches, Pink Applicator, Refillable (62162) -- Tonic Studios Tim Holtz 817 Kushgrip Non Stick Micro Serrated Snips -- Fiskars 152490-1002 Portable Paper Trimmer, 12-Inch --
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