Thursday, December 29, 2016

High Tide: Let hope be your lighthouse

Hello stampers!

I FINALLY had a chance to sit down and make a card a few days ago. I pulled out one of my must have sets from the upcoming Occasions Catalogue that is available starting January 4, 2017. Eeeeekkkkk... that's next week, super exciting!! The set I used is called {High Tide}, it's a stunning set of "beach" themed images and paired with some lovely sentiments. It has a photographic look to the lighthouse, which gets double stamped. It's no secret that I love the beach, it's one of my happy places (even in the winter)... so this set was perfect for me. 

I tried not to fuss too much playing for the first time. I thought the lighthouse image shines all on it's own, don't you? I kept it simple with only one ink colour, Crumb Cake. When you add the same colour on top, it actually makes it darker and appears like a deeper shade. 

I stamped the flying birds a couple of times, again in Crumb Cake. Then the sentiment with Crumb Cake in the center and Island Indigo on the top and bottom. I like how the two-toned look turned out. I hope you like my card, I'm sure you will see more creations with this beautiful stamp set soon! 

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Yummy Little Christmas Treat Box-in-a-bag!

Hello Stampers! 

Man, it sure has gotten cold the last few days... ah, well... it is December after all. So hibernating indoors is the perfect opportunity for some crafting. I have been making so many "treat" holders recently, I have one to share with you today featuring one set that I just had to have called {Yummy Little Christmas}. I love that the whisks look like snowflakes, perfect to stamp a lighter colour as a background image for your sentiment. I love to make handmade caramel and chocolate popcorn, chocolate covered pretzels and holiday chocolates so this set was perfect for me and why not have some pretty tags or packaging for the sweet treats. Today's box is kind of a bag... so I called it a box-in-a-bag. 

I added a bunch of mini Hershey's chocolate bars to the inside, it held 6 nicely - you could squeeze in a couple more if needed. I added a little pocket to the inside that is perfect for a gift card to go along with the treats. This one has a Timmie's card, there is pretty much one on every street in my city since that's where it all started. A bit of twine to tie it all together and that's it! I hope you like it, have a sweet day! I will try to post the measurements this week, it's really a cute box/bag and really does fill a lot of treats. 

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Cookie Cutter Santa

Hello stampers! 

The days are going by so quickly... I can't believe it's almost Christmas, can you? I have made so many holiday cards and have one to share today that features the adorably cute Santa from the {Cookie Cutter Christmas} stamp set. I paired him with the lovely detailed {Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder}, Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper, Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack. Some of my favourites from the holiday catalogue, and probably some of the most used. 

To recreate this adorable card you need: 
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock: 11" x 4-1/2", scored at 5-1/2"
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 3-7/8" x 5-1/8"& 1-3/4" x 4-1/4"
  • Old Olive Cardstock: 5" x 3-3/4" (emboss with Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing folder)
  • Silver Glimmer Paper: 1-5/8" x 4-1/4" & 1 - Star from (popcorn box thinlits)
  • Warmth & Cheer DSP: 1-3/8" x 4-1/4"
  • 1 - Basic Black Scallop Circle (largest scallop circle die from Layering circles)
  • 1 - Candy Cane Lane DSP Circle Die (largest die from layering circles)
  • Garden Green: 1 - Tree diecut 
  • Whisper White: 3/4" x 2-1/4" (for sentiment)
  • Watercolour paper: 2-1/4" x 2-1/4" (for Santa, watercoloured)
  • 20" Garden Green Twine
  • 1 - pompom, I got from a dollar store
I hope you like my card and try making one for yourself, have a great day!

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