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I've created this blog to share my life & love of paper crafts with others. You will read bits and pieces of what goes on in my world and be able to see my paper craft creations! Please leave me a comment if you see something you like. I'd love to hear from you!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Snowman Smiles

Some great new Winter stamps are now available for purchase from DRS Designs!  You can check them all out HERE.  The card I have to show you today shows off the new Snowman Smiles greeting (962G).  Even though this is another CAS card, I love it!

To make this card I started with a piece of white cardstock and stamped the Snowman Smiles greeting on one side and Stretch the Round Button Snowman (1129H) on the other. Stretch was colored with Copic Markers. I then masked the snowman and stamped the Interlocking Snow background (015H) over the entire piece with Versamark ink (However, the snowflakes didn't photograph very well!).  I added a snow mound using one of the snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folders.  I ripped off a small portion of it to adhere to the bottom. I used a snowflake border punch to dress up the top along with some elegant red ribbon. After adhering this card front to a red cardstock base, I went crazy with the Stickles--I love how this card just sparkles! 

Hope your holidays are off to a great start!
Have a wonderful day!


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Snow Doubt About It!

Need an idea for a Winter birthday card? Here's a CAS one I recently created with stamps from DRS Designs. The Snow Doubt Birthday Greeting (964D) is a new release.

I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock and then stamped the Interlocking Snowflakes (015H) with blue ink around it. Next, I created the blue layer by heat embossing the Interlocking Snowflakes with clear embossing powder and then sponging it with blue ink. I used a decorative border punch on the bottom and then embellished this layer using the Snowflake Ribbon Slide (932D). It too was heat embossed however I used white embossing powder instead and then I cut out the center so that I could slide it on white grosgrain ribbon. I added a blue gem to the center and then wrapped it around the snowflake background. The 2 layers were adhered together as shown and a white brad was added to each of the upper corners. For the final step I attached the card front to a blue cardstock base. Finished card size is 4.25" x 5.5".
Have a great day!


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Leave A Path

Extra, Extra, read all about it...new stamps were just released from DRS Designs!
Run over to their new release page to see all of the new designs.

As soon as I saw the new Hiker Boot Prints (946D) stamp I knew right away that I wanted to pair it up with the Leave A Path Greeting (860G)I thought this was perfect because December isn't only about the holidays--for some students, like my cousin, it also means Graduation.  She's a scrapbooker too and I know she'll appreciate a hand stamped Graduation card from me.  An added bonus for this card is that it's Clean and Simple--lately those are becoming my favorite kind! This finished card measures 4.25" x 5.5".
Stay tuned as I show off more of these new stamps in the upcoming days!
I appreciate you stopping by!
Until next time,


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Penguin Warm Wishes

DRS Designs is getting ready for another release of some great winter stamps. They will be available for purchase Nov. 19th. One of the stamps included is the adorable Penguin Snowball Blast (966K) that you can see on today's card.

I started by coloring the entire image with Copic Markers. I even outlined each of the ice blocks with C1, a light gray marker, but I didn't like the look. Plus, it just looked like it needed something. Once I added Stickles to it, this image really came to life! The glistening snow was just what it needed!

After matting the colored image, I stamped the 4 in 1 Snowflakes (096D) repeatedly to create my own designer paper to add behind the image. I stamped a piece of white card stock with Warm Wishes in dark blue ink in the lower right corner and then used a snowflake embossing folder to add texture to it. Then I adhered the matted image on an angle as shown and added some blue brads to help pick out the blue in the image. Finally, the card front was adhered on to an A2 size cardstock base. I really liked the final look to this card. I'm sure it will help beat the Winter Blues when the time comes and brighten up anyone's day! Hope you like it!


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Glitter Trees

Sometimes simple is better and now that I'm a Mom I'm finding this to be more true everyday! With this latest release from DRS Designs, many of the cards I made were of the Clean and Simple (CAS) type rather than the layered look that I love. It's been difficult to find adequate time for stamping, working full time at my real job, and being Mommy all at the same time. Therefore, I seem to be exploring the CAS aspect of card making more often these days!

Today's card is definitely CAS! The glittered trees stamp I've used as the focal point is DRS Designs new Vertical Triple Tree stamp (876H). I stamped it in blue ink and masked off the edges with Post-It Notes before sponging blue ink around the image. Once I took the Post-It Notes off I had an elegant white frame all the way around my image. I then stamped Warm Wishes (611D) in the empty space at the bottom. I matted this stamped piece with blue cardstock and added a blue brad in each of the upper corners. I think this piece really took on a lot of elegance once I added Stickles to the trees to create a Winter scene. 

For the card front, I used white cardstock and stamped it with the 4 In 1 Snowflakes (096D) using the stamp-off technique. Unfortunately, these snowflakes are hard to see in the pictures. I then used a decorative border punch to the right side and adhered it to a piece of light blue cardstock.  I tied blue ribbon in a knot to fill in the white space next to the decorative border and attached the entire card front to a dark blue cardstock base.  Overall this was a pretty quick and easy card to make.  I love all the blues together and the glitter is just the icing on the cake!

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Scarecrow Thanksgiving

Here's my attempt at this weeks Splitcoast Sketch Challenge SC357.  The focal design should be more towards the right side, but, it is what it is.  Now that Halloween is over it's time to start thinking about Thanksgiving cards.  All stamps on this card are by DRS Designs.

I colored the Split Scarecrow (054K) with Copic Markers.  I stamped the Thanksgiving Arc (050E) on the background panel above the image, and stamped the Polka Dot background (688P) on the card front panel. I added a brown strip of ribbon above it and embellished the empty space to the tight of the image with a spiral clip with ribbon wrapped around it. 

Have you started making Thanksgiving cards yet?
Thanks for stopping by to see my first one!


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Merry Christmoose!

Calling all moose lovers, this one's for you!

Here's a Christmas card I made using the new Circle Christmoose (834L) stamp from DRS Designs. I love this stamp! I think that moose is adorable in his sweater and scarf! Don't you? I colored it with copic markers and then cut the image part out. I stamped it again on white cardstock, colored the background light blue and then adhered the image portion to it with foam tape for dimension. The snowy background was created by stamping the Interlocking Snowflakes (015H) with Versamark ink and heat embossing them with clear embossing powder.

I kept things rather simple on this card and used some red ribbon and red brads to embellish it.  CAS is not my regular style of card making, but Anthony and working full time at my real job is consuming a lot of my time these days.  I'm enjoying creating my cards a bit differently and now I really cherish the time I have to myself to stamp.  But, stay tuned...I've been trying to stay focused and have been working diligently on the next release from DRS Designs.  More cards coming soon!    
Thanks for stopping by!


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