happy Holidays

3/9/21 DT Favorite at Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog!

Hi everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! It’s time for a new challenge over at Merry Little Challenge blog and I’m thrilled to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #32 – March Anything Christmas Goes! I created an adorable clean and simple Christmas card featuring a Lawn Fawn stamp set with coordinating die, along with a sentiment stamp from The Project Bin used on the inside.

I think this is one of the easiest cards I’ve ever created, lol! It worked up so fast – I stamped the penguin, colored him with alcohol markers and die cut him with the coordinating die, then adhered him to the front of the Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock card base. I stamped the sentiment in black ink, then stamped the snowflakes and his jump pattern in light aqua ink. The final touch was the addition of a tiny iridescent gemstone in the center of each snowflake.

I kept the inside CAS as well, with a single strip of light aqua cardstock down the left side and a sentiment stamped in black ink.

And one more look… totally happy with this CAS design!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: March Anything Goes
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #03-2021 – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #3 – Pick A Shape (Rectangle)
4. Classic Design Challenge: #3 – Anything Goes
5. QKR Stampede: #415 – Anything Goes
6. Sparkles Christmas Challenge: #122 – Clean and Simple
7. Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #53 – CAS
8. The Crafter’s Cafe: #261 – Anything Goes
9. Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog: Anything Christmas Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock, Stampin’ Up Soft Sky cardstock
Stamps: Lawn Fawn Winter Penguin stamp set, The Project Bin Merriest Christmas stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- 379, 389, 489, 491; Stampin’ Up Soft Sky ink
Dies/Punches: Lawn Fawn Winter Penguin die
Accessories:  Bearly Art precision craft glue, Scotch ATG, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Darice tiny iridescent gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this card and will link up a Christmas project with us this month! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Happy Holidays

Happy Hump Day, my friends! I mentioned yesterday that the Prickley Pear Stamps showcase on Hochanda was last week so I’m sharing some of the samples I created for the show!

I used the Birdcage Winter 2 clear stamp set and the Birdcage die for this pretty slimline Christmas card in traditional red and green, featuring three circular frames with a bird on a branch in the center of each. I really enjoyed creating this card!

I cut a white slimline card base along with three 3″ square pieces of red glitter paper and adhered them to the card base. I cut three stitched mini scallop frames and two narrow strips of green embossed paper. I stamped three branches in green ink and three birds in red ink on white cardstock, and die cut the branches with a circle die and the birds with the corresponding bird die.

I adhered the circular branch die cuts behind the frames and adhered one to the center of each red glitter paper square. I adhered the narrow green embossed paper strips to the seams where the glitter paper squares meet. I popped each bird up on a foam square and adhered one to each branch, and then added tiny dots of Rouge Perfect Pearls. The final touch was stamping the sentiment in red ink on white cardstock, trimming it and flagging the ends, and adhering it to the center circle.

I embellished the inside panel with leftover pieces of the red glitter paper and the green embossed paper, added a die cut sentiment, and layered the panel on red cardstock.

And one more peek… so loving how this turned out!

As I was watching the show, I took a screenshot of each project while Alex was holding them up for the viewers to see, so I’ll be sharing those with each post. ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: #42 – Anything Goes
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #9-2020 – Anything Goes
3. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenges: September Anything Goes
4. Sparkles Christmas Challenge: #116 – Festive Things With Wings

Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, American Crafts Rouge cardstock, American Crafts Christmas 6×6 paper pad, Kaiser Craft Letters To Santa 6-1/2” paper pad
Stamps: Prickley Pear Stamps Birdcage Winter 2 stamp set
Ink: Stampin’ Up Always Artichoke and Real Red ink
Dies/Punches: Prickley Pear Stamps Birdcage die set, Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers die, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Mini Scallop Circle STAX die, Sizzix Holiday Words: Script die
Accessories: Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Gemini Junior, Ranger Rouge Perfect Pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,