Reindeer Tag

The Wishes & Wonder Bundle is simply wonderful with each piece even better than the last.  My two favorites are the reindeer and the tag.  Since they are my favorites, I combined them for this card.

I combined the gorgeous Gold Foil with the equally beautiful Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper.  The DSP seemed to have a pink/red tint to it.  I tried holding it against a variety of different colors and decided that Merry Merlot was my favorite.  Of course, the photo does not do that justice.

I stamped and die cut the circle image and also die cut the tag.  I think the tag is a keeper for sure.  It is a perfect size for many projects.  The reindeer , or probably just a regular deer,  has wonderful details and they really show with the foil.

To finish off the tag, I added the Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon.  It seemed to match the frost of the DSP.  I also stamped the inside of the card.  Here is a view of that.

These images are also from the stamp set.

Thank you for stopping in today!  I hope you will come back by on Monday for more new projects.

 

 

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Frosty’s Cocoa Gift

You all know how much I love Gift Card Holders.  As much as I love them, I am sad that I will be using more for this Christmas gift giving.  That said, I have been working on creating a few different ones to use.  Today’s is a fun one using Snowflake Splendor.

 

I am not sure if this is funny or sad!   Poor Frosty!!   My idea is to pair this with a treat bag with some instant cocoa and a gift card to a coffee shop.  Coffee shops generally have hot cocoa as well.

The Designer Series Paper on the left side is from the Snowflake Splendor DSP.  I am so in love with the colors of that pack.  I was thrilled to find that Frosty fit perfectly inside the Stitched So Sweetly Die.  The matching Die makes that layer a great size for overlapping the front and inside sections.

Here is a view of the inside.

The frosty image and the “Sadly….” are from the Don’t Stop Believin’ stamp set.  I love every stamp in that set!  The inside sentiment and the mug are from the Warm Hugs stamp set.  There are dies for the circle image, but I chose to simply stamp them on that inside layer.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I have all of the measurements listed next and all of the products I used are at the bottom of the post.

Measurements:

  • The base card is Pacific Point card stock cut to 4 1/4 X  10 1/2, scored at 5 1/2 and 8 1/4.
  • I normally use the 1′ circle punch for the thumb hole, but since it is retired, I tried the 2″ and it works even better.  TIP:  Center and Hold the DSP against the edge of the card holder when you punch the thumb hole. Then when you attach it, the cut out matches perfectly.
  • All inside pieces and the front DSP are 4 X 2 1/2
  • The gift card DSP is 4 X 2

 

 

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November InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s November Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate Christmas, which – believe it or not – is just around the corner. Please prepare yourself for lots of beautiful projects that share the joy of this holiday. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Christmas is my favorite time of year!  I love everything about it, but especially spending time with family and friends.  Several of my friends display their Christmas cards each year, as do I.  With that in mind, I try to make my cards so that they will stand easily on their own.  Today’s card is one of those that is a bit different and simple to make.

My card is a “stand” card.  I used the Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper, which was a returning favorite in the Mini Catalog.  It was a bit hard on my brain, LOL!!!, but I was able to cut the paper so that the bottom section lined up exactly with the top when in the standing position.

I always hate covering up this gorgeous DSP, so I went with minimal decorations.  I used the Peace & Joy Bundle for the Peace & Joy!  The three different layers are included in the dies.  I think it is very unique and a perfect touch as well.  The “&” is from the Playful Alphabet Dies.  Another great set of dies.  I have used those much more than I anticipated!  The bottom two layers (Seaside Spray and Whisper White) are glued on top of each other.  But for the top words (Misty Moonlight) , I used the Foam Adhesive Sheet to give them the depth.  It also makes adhering those fine lines so easy!  The Foam is great quality as it does not cause difficulty for the dies in cutting.  It is thick enough but very soft.

Here are views of the closed card.  It really is not too thick.  And the inside view.

Do you recognize the dandelions on the inside?  I couldn’t resist adding them from the Dandelion Wishes stamp set.  To me, they look like the frosted flowers in the DSP.  To give them a bit of shimmer, I added Wink of Stella to them.

Measurements:

  • Base of Misty Moonlight cut to 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4 and 6 3/8
  • Seaside Spray cut to 4 1/8 X 5 3/8. This is adhered to the folded layer only to create the flexible stand.
  • DSP cut to 4 X 5 1/4
  • Seaside Spray cut to 1 5/8 X 5 3/8 for block section
  • DSP cut to 1 3/8 X 5 1/4. Adhere to Seaside Spary and raise this section with Stampin’ Dimensionals to create the block section.
  • Inside Whisper White is 2 1/4 X 5 3/8

 

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  3. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  4. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  5. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  6. Rachel Brumley at Artistic Designs by Rachel
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping  ← YOU ARE HERE!
  8. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  9. Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon
  10. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  11. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  12. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  13. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  14. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  15. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin

 

 

 

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Happy Moose

Today’s card is a fun card featuring the Merry Moose.  I have paired him with the Evergreen Forest Embossing Folder.

 

A few years ago there was a moose’s head that had a scarf that went with it.  Since then, I have always had that idea in my head.  So Merry Moose received a scarf using the upcoming Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Thread.  It is similar to the current Real Red version, but much softer to work with.

I stamped the “Happiest of Holidays” randomly across a piece of Sahara Sand card stock.  I then used the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder to emboss the background.  The moose is punched from Soft Suede card stock using the Moose Punch.

The layers are Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede and Sahara Sand.  A really cute and quick card to make.  I will definitely do more of this one as Christmas cards to mail.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you will come back tomorrow.  It is the InKing Royalty November Blog Hop.  There will be great Christmas ideas for you to see.

 

 

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Pinwheel Owl

My title may be a bit misleading.  This card is not a traditional Pinwheel, but is similar.  It is a different focal layer.  A new stamping friend gave me a card with this layout as a Thank You and I could not resist giving my spin on it.

 

Stampin' Up!, Have A Hoot, Classic Christmas, Jackie Beers, Postage Rectangle

I LOVE these little diamond shape layers!  The card I was given had four diamond layers and they were placed directly onto the card base.  I wanted a raised layer, so cut out the largest of the diamonds.  Also, my owl would not fit the smaller layer, so it got a new shape as well.

The background DSP is the Classic Christmas Designer Series paper.  It is part of t he Curvy Christmas and Quite Curvy Bundle that is a special release right now.  The Curvy Christmas and the DSP are only available during November and December.  The details are at the bottom of the post.

The owl is from the precious set Have A Hoot.  It is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends.  I used the Rectangle Postage Punch to punch it with.  Then cut a piece of the DSP for the backing.

I temporarily placed the layers and then stamped the sentiment.  I always want to be able to flx a mistake!!  The sentiment is also from the Have A Hoot stamp set.

Measurements:

  • Thick Whisper White base is 4 1/4 X 11
  • Regular Whisper White layer is 4 X 5 1/4
  • Largest DSP is 2 3/4 X 2 3/4
  • Largest WW is 2 1/2 X 2 1/2
  • Middle DSP is 2 1/4 X 2 1/4
  • Middle WW is 2 X 2
  • Focal DSP is 2 1/4 X 1 5/8
  • Scrap of WW for owl and punched with Rectangle Postage Punch

Thank you for stopping in today.  I really appreciate your liking my cards and leaving comments.

 

 

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Fall Forever Fern

My card today is a version of a card that we did at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage at Home last weekend.  Normally we would have had OnStage in Salt Lake City, but since this is not a normal year by any stretch, it was done virtually.  I have to give huge credit to Stampin’ Up! for a great event.  They went above and beyond with the content.

One of the stamping spots was a stamp along.  We were given the measurements to cut our DSP and other card layers for a surprise layout.  I loved the layout and decided to do it again with a different stamp set.  I think of the Forever Fern stamp set as the colors of the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper.  So it took a reboot of my brain to totally change the colors.  I am happy with the changes.

I used Cinnamon Cider, Mango Melody and Bumblee as my inks and DSP.  The pattern in the Designer Series Paper seems to be the rough look I was going for with the colors of the leaves.  I got the Cinnamon Cider and the Bumblee from the In Color 6X6 DSP.  The Mango Melody comes from the Brights 6X6 DSP.  I love having the same pattern in all of the colors.  Although it would have looked just as good had I chosen different patterns.

I stamped directly onto the base card.  It is the Thick Very Vanilla card stock.  I alternated the different stamps and ink to create the pattern going up the left side of the card.  For the sentiment layer, I used the same stamps and colors, but I stamped off to give it a softer look.  The sentiment is from the Forever Fern stamp set and is stamped in Cinnamon Cider.  Before adhering it to the top and bottom DSP layers, I wrapped the Linen Thread around a few times and added a multi-loop bow.

The measurements for the DSP are: 1 1/4 X 3 1/4 for the top and bottom pieces (Cinnamon Cider and Bumblee).  The middle layer is Mango Melody and is 1 X 4.  The sentiment layer is 2 1/4 X 3.

Thank you very much for stopping in today.  Please come back on Monday for some new projects I will have ready to share.

 

 

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Chocolate

I have a Chocolate Cookie treat for you today.  I made this card for my cousin, who is like a sister, as a birthday card.  She loves plaid, and who doesn’t love cookies!

 

I love that the cookies have a bite missing.  That is definitely something I would have done in my young days.  I made five cookies and was able to place them so that the bites were covered except for the top one.  I also found a great little tip when I stamped the cookies.  The outside edge and the inside do not totally meet.  However, the Dark Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend pairs perfectly with the Crumb Cake Ink.  You cannot tell where I touched up the cookie inside.

I used two pieces of the In Good Taste Designer Series paper.  I was going for the look of the cookies sitting on a countertop.  So I have a wood counter with the stone backsplash.  Those designs in that pack of paper are very realistic!

I used the Foam Adhesive Sheets to make the Chocolate sign.  Those sheets are so easy to work with and are soft enough that the dies do not have any problem cutting through them.  I have had that issue with other brands of the adhesive foam.

The plate is created using the Layering Circles Dies.  I cut one from the Perfectly Plaid DSP and another from Early Espresso card stock.  A nice wintertime plate of yummy cookies!  The finishing touch is the little banner saying “adulting is hard”.  I really love that!  I stamped it and cut the one end using the Banner Pick A Punch.

Thank you for dropping by today.  I greatly appreciate you looking at my creations and I love to read your comments.  Also, from yesterday’s Pals Blog Hop, I used the Curvy Celebrations listed below.  They are a sneak peek of the January to June Mini Catalog.  However, the Curvy Christmas and the Class Christmas Designer Series Paper are only available from now until January 4 or while supplies last.  You can see my card from the hop HERE.

 

 

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November Pals Blog Hop

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Pile It On” – showcasing their card/project with layers of DSP and/or embellishments for any occasion. We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Even though we could choose any occasion, I stayed with Christmas.  I have been having such fun using all the great Christmas stamps that I did not even consider another occasion.  Plus, with the Sneak Peek of the Quite Curvy Bundle and the matching Curvy Christmas stamp set, I just had to use it for this hop.

Stampin' Up!, Curvy Dies, Curvy Christmas, Classic Christmas, Jackie Beers

When I saw the row of trees in the Curvy Christmas stamp set, I immediately thought they needed rustic.  So out came the Rustic Retreat stamp set.  This cabin is perfect for so many occasions or if you simply love the mountains.  I have all of the Stampin’ Blend colors I used in the Supply List.

With the Curvy Christmas and the Quite Curvy stamp sets, all of the stamps are, you guessed it, curved.  But…..they are photopolymer, so they can be manipulated to be straight, or curve in the other direction.  I needed it to curve in another direction due to my placements.  It worked like a charm.  So remember that with the photopolymer stamps!

For the cutting of the front of the base card, I cut the White layer using the swirly curvy die first.  I then layed the white on the base card to place the second curvy die I used on the card base.  With  the white piece in place, I used a piece of washy tape to place that die where I wanted it and to hold it when I removed the white piece.  I added back the piece of Shaded Spruce that was cut from the base card.  I layed it down to see how much of the inside DSP I wanted to show, and then cut off the bit to make it flush with the bottom of the card.

You can see the inside of the card as well as the underside of the cabin attaching .

I manipulated the inside sentiment as well.  I have it arched instead of curving.  I love the ability to do this!

Thank you so much for hopping to my project.  I love to read your thoughts on my cards, so please leave a comment.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on December 9th when our theme is “Goodbye September Mini Catalog and Hello January Mini Catalog.” Participants showcase their favorites from the retiring holiday catalog or new products from the new mini catalog. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop Line-Up

 

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  3. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  4. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  5. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  6. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  7. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  8. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  9. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  10. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  11. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  12. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  13. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  14. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  16. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping  ←  YOU ARE HERE
  17. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  18. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  19. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  20. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  21. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  22. Lori Webb at Clever Copies

 


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Ugly Hat Contest

When trying to think what to name this card, I thought of the Ugly Sweater Contests each year.  So I went with the Ugly Hat.  It isn’t really Ugly!  It is just a bit on the gaudy side.  And I love it !

 

Sunday evening after our Stampin’ Up! At Home Convention was over, my Upline had a Zoom get together to share what we learned.  And it included a sketch challenge.  This was my version of the sketch challenge.

I have come to really love the Gnome For The Holidays stamp set.  And one of the reasons I love them is that each of the little gnomes are small enough to be a quick focal point of a card without taking up to much coloring time.

The DSP I used is the Tis The Season Designer Series paper.  I know I have used it quite a lot, but all of the patterns are gorgeous!!  For this card I was able to use scraps from where I had done backgrounds and this is the piece that was cut off.  Each of the pieces is 1 1/4 X 4.  I placed them on a piece of Whisper White card stock cut to 5 1/4 X 4.  I left equal amounts of white at the top and bottom with the colors in the middle.  I used my grid paper for lining everything up.  I hope you use your grid paper for things like this.  I won’t tell you how long it took me to realize how helpful it is!!!

I colored the lady gnome with Stampin’ Blends and then decided her hat needed some Bling!  The more Red Rhinestones I added, the more it became the Ugly Hat Contest.  But I couldn’t stop myself!    The finished touch was the sentiment and candy canes.

The sentiment is from the Warm Hugs stamp set.  I stamped and then used the Pick A Punch banner tip on the one end.  For the other end, I stamped the crossed candy canes, also from Warm Hugs, and fussy cut them.

The card is a base of Thick Whisper White.  The DSP is layered on a piece of regular Whisper White which is added with dimensionals to the base.

I believe it is wonderful to be part of a large group of stampers having fun.  And that is what we do as demonstrators.  If you have been thinking about ordering products, please consider the Ultimate Bundle, and join my team.  I would love to talk with you about all of the perks and my favorite reasons for being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Thank you for stopping in today!  I do appreciate it!  Please come by tomorrow as it is the Pals monthly Blog Hop.  There will be a lot of great projects for you to hop along through.

 

 

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An Easy Shaker Card

Please don’t let the Shaker Card in the title throw you off!  I have never been a huge fan of the cards.  They are pretty, but at least for me, very messy to make.  And they end up pretty thick due to the “shaker” part.

Over the weekend Stampin’ Up! had our Annual Convention AT HOME!  It was Awesome!!!  I missed seeing all my friends, but the comfort of my home was great.  We still got to see New Products and watch presentations with them.  And that is where the new and easy shaker card came from.  Rosie Gonzales, I hope I spelled that correctly, from California made this card to share.  I was hooked!!

 

It was really difficult to get a picture of this card due to all the shine.  And be one the lookout for other demonstrators sharing this new idea.  There were over 10,000 demonstrators online for this event.

The basics of this card is cutting a piece of DSP that would be the top layer of your card.  I used this leafy piece from Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper.  You then place the DSP inside a Clear Envelope.  Add your shaker / sprinkles/ glitter.  Get the DSP against the bottom and end of the envelope and remove the tape cover on the envelope and secure it tightly.  Use scotch tape to fold over the upper section that is empty.  Now all of your “shaker” material is enclosed in the clear envelope!

To finish the card,  create your other layers and simple add Tear & Tape around the back edges of the shaker part.  Adhere it to the rest of the card and you are finished!  I added my ribbon before I adhered the shaker to the other layers.  My finishing touch was simply to add the sentiment and punched with the Classic Label Punch.  So easy!!!

I hope you enjoyed this quick shaker card and will give it a try yourself.

 

 

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