Saturday, November 26, 2022

My First Noel

Happy Saturday, friends!  I keep thinking it is Sunday, but Yay!  I have an extra day left to do all the fun things. 

Today, I am sharing a fun shaker card that I created for the Kat Scrappiness Holiday Release!  I literally love everything about this release.   There is so many great products that you are covered for literally every kind of holiday project you can think of.

I started with one of the brand new Mini Slimline Full Front Shaker Card Pockets.  I love shaker cards, but I hate fiddling with them and usually mess it up.  These pockets make it so simple to create amazing projects in a flash.  I used a piece of patterned paper from the Lumber Yard Slimline Paper Pad as my background.  I love the look of weathered wood, so it was perfect to pair with greenery!  
I die-cut a whole ton of foliage using the new Christmas Foliage Dies and I sponged some ink on to the leaves and berries to add a little bit of dimension.  I used the Build A Bow Die Set to create a bow and set the elements aside to set about creating the shaker.   Like I said the pockets make it ridiculously easy to do this.  I poured some Glitter Sequin Mix - Christmas into the shaker along with some Christmas Confetti Sprinkles and then adhered the final flap of the pocket down.  
To complete the card, I arranged the foliage and adhered to the front of my shaker, and I die-cut the sentiment using the new Noel Word w/Shadow Die
I really love how this card came together!  I just wish I were a better photographer.  Acetate is tough for me to get photos of... so ignore the glare! LOL! 
Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Xoxo, Kim

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Friday, November 25, 2022

Walking In a Winter Wonderland!

 Hello, friends!  Today, I am over on the Eyelet Outlet Blog, and I wanted to make sure that I shared this card here, too!!  A week has passed since my last Eyelet Outlet post, and I have made a little more progress on my Christmas cards.  How about you? 

A few weeks ago, my crafty friends @lvhandcrafted, @stamprgrl, and I had the pleasure of doing a Live Mystery Craft Along (MCA) and Linh taught us a new fun-fold technique.   If you missed the live event, you could still catch the replay (Make sure to hit that subscribe button while you are there!)!  I had so much fun creating this Bay Window card (I had never used this fold before) starring a little winter wonderland scene that I made using some of the amazing winter/holiday brads that are in the shop (see my shopping list below for the links).
I started with a square of Bristol Smooth card stock and I ink-blended the entire square using Distress Oxide Ink in Chipped Sapphire.  I did several rounds of spritzing it with water to add the snow fall to the sky.  I die-cut some hills using a die that I have in my stash, adhered them to the square and trimmed the edges off.  I added some sparkly texture paste to the hills.  My tub is nearly dried out, and it has been retired, so I need to find another sparkly paste that I like.
I then added the brads to the panel to create my scene.  To complete my card, I added my favorite - the Glitter Enamel Dots in red!  I couldn't believe how cute this turned out. 
I love this card fold, as it folds flat for mailing, but it stands on its own, and the possibilities are endless!
Shopping List: 

Tree Brads - Snow

Santa & Mrs. Claus Brads

Moose Brads

Glitter Enamel Dots - Red

Thank you so much for hanging out with me! 

Xoxo, Kim

Happy Birthday, Heifer!

 Hi friends!  It is release day at Artful Angel and we are celebrating with an Instagram Hop.  I am beyond excited to share the card I made with you, because if you know me at all, you will know that the Cownt Your Blessings stamp set makes my heart sing! 

I am obsessed with Highland Cattle, and my dream is to own one, as a pet, of course!  So, when I saw this stamp set, I was instantly in love!   

I colored this beauty with Copics, cut it out and set it aside.  I paired it with some papers that I had in my stash, and I embossed the panel behind the cow using the retired Pinewood Planks embossing folder from Stampin' Up.  I love this folder so much that I bought a second one when I heard it was retiring.  Just in case, you know....  I ink blended the embossed panel with Distress Oxide Ink and set it aside to dry.
I backed all of the panels with Merry Merlot cardstock and I punched two banners before adhering them to the center panel.  I stamped the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink.  I added some Distress Oxide ink to the edges of the sentiment panel and popped it up on foam dots.   I created a loopy bow from champagne metallic embroidery floss and adhered it to the back of the horn and then popped the cow up on foam dots.
Make sure to join us over on Instagram for the hop and be entered to win the entire release!   The Design Team has some INCREDIBLE projects to share!  
Thanks so much for stopping by!  
Xoxo, Kim

*Sketch inspired by Sheri Gilson*

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

I Can't Imagine Life Without You!

Hi friends!  Today, I am sharing the first of me projects for the upcoming Artful Angel release. 

I used a sketch from Kendra's Card Challenge to create my card.  If you haven't checked out this challenge, you should!  The sketches are fabulous, and at the end, you will have 17 cards ready to go.   I paired the sketch with the soon-to-be released Big Love stamp set.  This set is perfect for Valentine's Day or general romantic or friendship cards. 

I chose this sketch because it allowed me to combine several fun patterned papers from the Doodlebug Lots of Love 6 x 6 Paper Pad, also available in the shop.

This release is so much fun and I can't wait to share the rest of the cards that I created for it. Make sure to head over to the Artful Angel Takes Flight Facebook Group to check out all of the amazing projects from the rest of the Design Team!  They will knock your socks off! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Xoxo, Kim

Saturday, November 19, 2022

I Was Framed!

Happy Saturday, friends!  Have you heard the news?  Kat Scrappiness has a brand-new release and I am here to tell you IT IS AMAZING!   The Design Team is celebrating with an awesome Instagram Hop so make sure that you head over and join us and get entered to win a prize! 

I created this punny card using the new Reindeer Games products.  I absolutely LOVE this collection of stamps, dies, sentiments and papers!  They are the cutest ever! 
I colored this cute little fella from the Reindeer Games Stamp Set and used the coordinating dies to cut him out.  I die-cut a wreath using the Wreath Die and some foliage to fill it in with the Christmas Foliage Dies.  These dies are amazing!  I love to use sprigs of greenery on my cards, and they are just what I needed.  Lastly, I used the brand-new Build A Bow Die Set to create a paper bow for the wreath.
I used one of the papers from the adorable Reindeer Games 6 x 6 Paper Pad as a backdrop for the wreath and heat embossed one of the sentiments from the Reindeer Games Sentiments Stamps.  I don't know about you, but it made me giggle and got the song stuck in my head.  To complete my card, I sprinkled some sequins from the new Glitter Sequins Mix - Christmas amongst the foliage to add some sparkle.
I am so in love with this card!  I love how the little reindeer looks like he is throwing his hands up in the air and saying "I was framed!"  It cracks me up! 
Make sure to head over to the shop and check out all of the new goodies!  Don't forget to join the Instagram Hop to see the amazing inspiration that the Design Team has created for you and for a chance to with a $25 voucher to the shop! 
Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Xoxo, Kim

Holiday Wishes!

Hi friends!  Today is Saturday, so that means we have a new Anything Goes challenge over at Polkadoodles!  

This week, the Design Team was asked to create some gift wrapping to share, so I decided that I would make a gift box and removable ornament using some of my favorite digital papers from the Elvis Wesley Moose Collection.

I colored the sweet Evie with Poinsettia digital stamp with Copics, cut her out and set her aside.  I stenciled a navy piece of cardstock with white ink to give myself a snowflake background and then I created a rosette from it. I added a piece of silver metallic thread through the rosette to create a hanger and added a bow behind Evie. 

I heat embossed my sentiment on a circle and adhered it to the belly band so that it isn't completely plain when the ornament is removed.  I added another loopy silver bow to that so that it would still show behind the ornament.  I affixed the ornament to the belly band with a removable glue dot so that it can be taken off easily. 

I absolutely love this sweet collection and had a blast creating this gift!  This was really an easy process, and I hope you are inspired to create your own gift packaging! 
Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Xoxo, Kim

Friday, November 18, 2022

Have YoursELF a Merry Christmas!

Happy, happy Friday, friends!  I don't know about you, but I feel like the holidays are coming way too quickly.  I am not ready... not even a little bit!  So, I decided to make this fun card for a special co-worker!   

My crafty friend, @StamprGrl did a video a while back showing how to make the Center-Step fold.  I always thought it would be so much more difficult than it is!  I am so excited to finally know how to make this fold.  It was perfect to make this adorable elf card for a special co-worker. 

I colored up the elves from the new Artful Angel Santa's Crew stamp set, cut them out and set them aside to create the card. 
I decorated the card using some retired patterned paper from Stampin' Up.  I have been hoarding this pack of paper because I just love it... but I am trying to be better about using it.   I wanted some sparkle on the main panel, so I used the Snowflake Bling from Eyelet Outlet and paired it with Snowflake Brads on the side panel.  What elf card could be complete without Elf Brads?  I thought that they were perfect on either side of my sentiment.
If you aren't familiar with this fun-fold, it is free-standing, and I just love it!  It was so easy to decorate the inside of the card too!  
Shopping List:

Santa's Crew

Snowflake Brads

Snowflake Bling - 1/2 Inch

Elf Brads

Do you make your own holiday cards?  I would love to hear from you!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Xoxo, Kim