Neat and Tangled round 3

The MISTI (stamping tool) is pretty awesome and is a life-saver when making multiples of the same card.  So with the intent of making holiday cards “easier” this year I stamped the same card three times and began coloring the sweet boy and girl images from ‘Lumberjack Love’.  I couldn’t do it.  I colored all […]

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A Play on Plaid

In order to make quick work (okay, quicker work) of making christmas cards,  I took 4 A2 panels and stamped them with the same plaid background.  To make the plaid I used Simon Says Stamp ‘Jumbo Stripe’ and a mix of inks: gold, schoolhouse red, catkin, steel blue and soft navy.  From there I used […]

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Neat and Tangled round 2

This is part of a mini-series of cards using the same Neat & Tangled ‘Lumberjack Love’ to make holiday cards.  Click here to see one of the others and for details on the copic markers I used! For this version I cut a panel of brown card stock and embossed it with the Darice ‘wood grain’ […]

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It’s never too early…

…to begin making your holiday cards!  I’ve been making all my holiday cards for the last several years.  After individualizing each one last year I thought I’d make it a little easier on myself this year by creating several cards of the same design.  Yeah…best intentions.  These next several cards you will note that the […]

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Harry Potter and friends

Short story: Smart phones have ruined my life…made it super-easy for me  to see stamp products being sent to my email, all of which seem to have a time-limited, off-the-chart cuteness, must-buy-now quality. The Greeting Farm sent me a deal for the Secret Santa set (below).  I might have been able to resist if not […]

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Stamp, color, repeat

Anyone else make their own holiday cards and get to number (pick one) and think, I need to reassess how much I like everyone on my list ?!?!  😉  Okay, so maybe it isn’t that bad.  But I do think having a quick, repeatable design is necessary! This card panel was cut out using a Lil’ […]

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Shake, shake, shake

Shaker cards seem to be all the rage!  They’re cute, they’re fun, they’re a pain in the rump to make!  Which may or may not be the result of refusing to buy the ready-made shaker stamps and dies 😉  Nope.  One circle die, one hand-stamped snow globe bottom, one banner, one clear sheet, and a […]

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Pattern play

Using a stamp set from Altenew I created a background of poinsettias, berries, and leaves.  Once all the images were stamped with memento ink the copic coloring began!  Instead of traditional red poinsettias I chose to color mine cream to place emphasis on the red berries.  Once all the images were colored I chose several blue-greens […]

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Merry merry!

Every year I make my own Christmas cards – each card is different.  As a result I may or may not own more christmas stamps than any other type 😉  Lawn Fawn came out with several sets for the holiday season and I just adored the deer, penguins, and sleigh that came with this particular set.  One […]

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Sometimes, simple is best

I have a tendency to reach for my copic markers 99.99999% of the time 🙂  Sometimes you just have to switch it up! Masking off all four edges of my card base I took several distress ink and used an ink blending tool to blend them out.  Once satisfied with the results I stamped Mama […]

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