Tuesday, October 16, 2018

No peeking! (for Ellen Hutson)

Hi there!

I created a fun little card+gift card holder to share with you today, using Avery Elle's Gift Box Card Holder die:

No Peeking (for Ellen Hutson)

I wanted to make the gift box be the focus of the card, so I cut it out in a bright white, and adhered a strip of red cardstock to it before attaching the black tag with a red ribbon. The "no peeking" sentiment is from Avery Elle's Snow Tags set.

No Peeking (for Ellen Hutson)

On either side of the gift box, I stamped some adorable images from A Merry Little Christmas. The little mouse in his Xmas pjs is so cute! I colored them using copic markers, throwing in as much red and green as possible.

I adhered everything with foam squares onto a gingham card-base (stamped out using Lawn Fawn's Gingham Backdrops.)

No Peeking (for Ellen Hutson)

Once the ribbon is untied...

No Peeking (for Ellen Hutson)

There is a fun little present inside! I stuck the gift card down using temporary adhesive, so it could easily be pulled off. I love that the inside of the card is completely free for a nice, long message!

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

♥.

Christmas tree shakers (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome back to another day of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week! Today, we're showing off the Outside In Stitched Christmas Tree Stackables as well as the Stitched Christmas Tree Frames.

I've used them both on this card:

Christmas tree shakers (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


I created 2 Christmas tree shakers, and fit them into a layer of woodgrain patterned paper. I wanted everything to have dimension, but still lay pretty flat on the card.

The Christmas trees were filled with matching green sequins, and given little pops of color through the yellow stars and scarf and red heart (from Woodland Critter Huggers Winter Add-On.

Christmas tree shakers (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

In lieu of a stamped sentiment, I opted for the Scripty Joy die. It's not obvious in the pictures, but I really wanted it to stand out, so I layered 3 die-cuts on top of each other. It helped give the die-cut a bit of dimension and clarity.

I hope you like it! If you'd like more details on this card, and to see it re-created from start to finish, head over to the Lawn Fawn blog and watch Kelly's video - she's made a version of this card today.

♥.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Glory in the highest (with Neat and Tangled)

Hi there!

I'm here and on the Neat and Tangled blog this morning, with a card that combines 2 of our newest sets,  Nativity Play and Angel Wings.

Nativity scene (Neat and Tangled)


I am so happy to have a nativity set for my Christmas cards this year! I stamped out Mary and Joseph and colored them with copic markers. I created stripes in Mary's tunic with a darker red marker, and gave Joseph a darker skin color. I just love the way Mary is looking down at baby Jesus!

Nativity scene (Neat and Tangled)

The angel has come to give them good news! I know the angels come to tell the shepherds, but still. Maybe I'll create another card with a few shepherds and sheep! Joseph could definitely stand in for a shepherd and the sheep in Nativity Play kills me, he's so cute.

Nativity scene (Neat and Tangled)


I set the images against a patterned paper of night sky, and the sentiment was heat-embossed onto a kraft-colored hill. With a W1 copic marker, I added some shading below the images. I love how this adds dimension and grounds Mary and Joseph.

I hope you like it! If you create anything with any of these new sets, we'd love to see! Be sure to tag us #neatandtangled on instagram!

♥.

Outside looking in (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome back to another day of Lawn Fawn inspiration! Today, we're showing off the Reverse Stitched Scalloped Circle Window frames. I'm re-sharing a card I'd creating way back for sneak peek week a few months ago:



I really love the detail of these dies - the stitched circle and the soft scalloped inside is so pretty. I created a simple scene using the bears from Winter Skies. They are cuddled under the same scarf and looking up at Santa, across a night sky.


It's a sweet, simple card that could easily be replicated for your holiday cards!

I hope you like it, and be sure to check out the LF blog this morning for even more inspiration - click!

♥.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Gingerbread friends + caroling penguins! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome back to Lawn Fawn's October inspiration week! Today, we're showing off the Gingerbread Friends die set (and keep scrolling down to see the project I missed sharing yesterday, for the Reveal Wheel Holiday Sentiments.)

First up, Gingerbread Friends:

gingerbread men + caroling penguins (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


This card was such a bear to photograph, but those gingerbread dies are the sweetest things! I create a trio of gingerbread friends, giving them blushy pink cheeks and extra dimension by ink blending around the edges. I reached for the Spring Sprig die to add greenery all around the Reverse Stitched Scalloped Circle Window. The little red berries are from the Woodland Critter Huggers Winter Add-On set. Those elements really help to break up all of the brown on this card.

gingerbread men + caroling penguins (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


I created this card for yesterday's Reveal Wheel Holiday Sentiments showcase. I just love these caroling penguins! I layered the Here We Go A-Waddling penguins so that it looks like a big group.

gingerbread men + caroling penguins (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

The littlest penguin peeking out at the top is from Say What? Christmas Critters.

gingerbread men + caroling penguins (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

When you spin the wheel, the new sentiments appear within the speech bubble. It's so much fun to play with!

I hope you like what I created for you! If you'd like to see either of these cards created from beginning to end, check out the Lawn Fawn blog! Kelly recreates the penguin card in yesterday's video (click!) and the gingerbread card in today's video (click!)

♥.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Oh what fun! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Hi there!

Welcome to day 1 of this month's Lawn Fawn inspiration week! Today, we're showing off the BEARY cute Oh What Fun stamp set and matching dies.

Oh what fun! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)


I did some ink blending with different distress inks (faded jeans, tumbled glass and black soot) to create the rich blue background.

The Santa-bear was placed high in that sky, over the little Winter Village houses. I set the houses onto layers of the Stitched Hillside backdrop, and added a forest border behind to fill in the scenery. I love how Lawn Fawn creates these products to work together!

Oh what fun! (Lawn Fawn inspiration week)

Doesn't he look a little like Winnie the Pooh? ugh, so cute.

I hope you like it! There's more to see on the LF blog this morning - click!

♥.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

dreidel, dreidel, dreidel (Neat and Tangled release week)

Hi there!

Welcome back to the last day of new product reveals for Neat and Tangled's October release! All of the products shown this week will hit the store tomorrow morning, by 8am EST.

Today, we're showing off Darling Dreidels, a 3x4 set that was widely requested! The little kids dressed up as dreidels were created in the style of other holiday sets I've illustrated, like Christmas Pageant and this week's Nativity Play:

dreidel, dreidel, ,driedel (Neat and Tangled release week)


Before I talk about the card, I just want to thank my friend Merry Firschein, who was kind enough to help me make sure that the sentiments were appropriate and would be fun to use on Hanukkah cards!

I colored the images and set them onto a panel that I ran through with the Stitched Sunburst die. I actually ran it through with that die 2 times, rotating it before the 2nd time, so that the burst effect was more detailed behind the kids.

dreidel, dreidel, ,driedel (Neat and Tangled release week)

Apparently, if your dreidel lands on gimel, you win! I thought that was such a fun sentiment suggestion.

If you celebrate Hanukkah, I especially love to know what you think of this little set!

As always, don't forget to leave a comment before you go - there will be a winner chosen from among all of the DT blog comments this week. A $25 store gift card is up for grabs! And be sure to check out the NT blog this morning, for more Darling Dreidel inspiration!


♥.