Season’s Greetings

Hi everyone! Happy Monday and April 1st! It really is Monday and that’s not an April Fool’s joke, lol! Where do the weekends go?! This month’s challenge is live over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #9 – April Anything Christmas Goes. I’m in love with the Impossible Card fold and have created another one, this time in non-traditional Christmas colors with rounded corners and several layers on each panel.


I cut a wreath from Lovely Lipstick and Always Artichoke cardstock using one of my Simply Crafty SVGs cut files to use as the focal element. I embellished the bow with a large pink gemstone and placed a few tiny pink Dot Sparklers around the wreath. I hand-cut several flags and layered the flat side of each under a punched image layered on a scalloped circle. I add a couple medium pink gemstones in the lower right corner.


There is no stamping on this card, which is unusual for me, lol! I used a glue pen and glitter to embellish the sentiment and punched images from the paper which really gives them nice shimmer but doesn’t photograph very well. :(


And one final look with the flap pushed forward and the card ready to put into an envelope. I love that it folds flat!


Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla, Tip Top Taupe, Lovely Lipstick and Always Artichoke cardstock, Crafter’s Companion Vintage Christmas Collection 6×6 paper pad
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty SVGs Holiday Lamp Post cut file, Stampin’ Up 1″, 3/4″ and 1-1/4″ Circle Punches, Stampin’ Up Banner Triple Punch, EK Success 1-1/2″ Scallop Punch
Accessories:  Kadomaru Corner Rounder, Recollections Pink Gemstones, Stampendous Pink Dot Sparklers, Zig 2-Way Glue Pen, Stampin’ Up Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Impossible Card and will link up a project with us this month – we’d love to see what you create! It’s never too soon to get started on your Christmas projects! Thanks for stopping by today and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Season’s Greetings

Hi everyone! I’ve had a blast this busy Thursday morning showcasing my design team projects and I appreciate you hanging with me! A new challenge is live over at Gecko Galz and I’m super stoked to share my DT inspiration project for the November Jingle All The Way Customer Challenge!


I created a retro Christmas card in vintage colors featuring an i mage from Retro Christmas Collage Set as well as scrabble type letters from the Alter It Digital Collage Sheets, and I love how it turned out! I’m kind of vintage myself so anything retro really appeals to me, lol!


I sponged a tiny bit of Antique Linen distress ink on the image to distress it a bit, embellished the tree limbs and ornaments with glitter pen, and then layered it on burgundy paper and glitter paper. I created a layered element from a coordinating patterned paper and adhered it to the background, and then layered the image on that. I fussy cut individual scrabble type letters spelling “Season’s” and covered them with Glossy Accents for a little interest, and when they were dry I adhered them vertically under the edge of the image. I used a few glitter gumdrops along the opposite edge.


I decorated in the inside with a few leftover strips of gold, burgundy and patterned paper from the front, layered the panel, and then stamped a sentiment.


One more look… very charming if I say so myself! ;)


Proud to enter this vintage Christmas card into the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: November Challenge
Digi Doodle Studios: #11 – Christmas/Winter

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Very Vanilla cardstock, Stampin’ Up Gold Glimmer Paper, Echo Park Wise Men Still Seek Him 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: Gecko Galz Retro Christmas Collage Set and Alter It Digital Collage Sheets; Paper Smooches Holiday Cheer stamp set
Ink: Ranger Antique Linen Distress Ink, Memento Rich Cocoa ink, Sakura Clear Star Gelly Roll pen, Spectrum Noir- IG8, Copic Black multi-liner pen
Accessories:  Glossy Accents, YNS Gold Glitter Gumdrops, Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a Christmas project with us this month! We’d love to see what you create! And be sure to check out all the fun digital goodies at the Gecko Galz Etsy store! You will  LOVE what you see! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Hero Arts Season’s Greetings

Hi everyone! As many of you know, October 7th is 2017 World Cardmaking Day!


We’re having a whole lotta fun over at a2z this weekend! We’re having a mini FUN FOLD challenge over at the a2z Scrapbooking blog along with a 25% off SALE on everything in the a2z Scrapbooking store (except the stuff in the “Sale” section because it’s already on sale, lol)! PLUS everyone who enters a fun fold project (no regular folds this time) gets the adorable Hero Arts Spooky Labels Halloween Digital Kit! AND we’re doing a Rafflecopter Giveaway for entries to win a $20 gift certificate to the a2z Scrapbooking store! How cool is that?!


I created a simple accordion card (thanks for the inspiration, Dawn! :) in the traditional Christmas colors of red and green, using the amazing Hero Arts Jingle All The Way Stamp & Cut and Hero Arts Christmas Messages stamp set.


Here is a shot of the card completely open and then individual two-page shots. I’m really happy with how this turned out. So cute! :)


Proud to enter this fun accordion card into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft: #10 – Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge: U for Unlimited, V for Vibrant
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #190 – Use A Die Cut + A Sentiment
Craft-Dee BowZ – October Challenge – Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #68 – Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra for October
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge for October
Emerald City Challenge Blog: #4 – Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers: October Christmas Challenge
Inky Chicks: #89 – Anything But Square
Inspiration Destination: #135 – Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges: #173 – Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon: #173 – Anything Goes with Ribbon

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green cardstock, Stampin’ Up This Christmas DSP
Stamps: Hero Arts Jingle All The Way Stamp & Cut, Hero Arts Christmas Messages stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Spectrum Noir- DR2, LG5 EB5, EB6
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Square STAX die, Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Rectangles die, Memory Box Stitched Oval Layers die, CC Designs Baggie & Tag die set (used tag only), Stampin’ Up Scallop Edge Punch
Accessories:  Green Foamies foam, Stampin’ Up Old Olive thick baker’s twine, Pico Embellisher Shimmer and Silver, Sakura White Gelly Roll pen, Really Reasonable Ribbon Forest Green Stitched Satin Ribbon and Red Hemptique Cord

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a project with us this weekend to get your Hero Arts Spooky Labels Halloween Digital Kit and to get in on the chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the a2z Store! Speaking of which, be sure to check out all the amazing crafty goodies in the a2z Scrapbooking store and take advantage of the 25% off sale!

Scrappy hugs,