Eucalyptus Wreath

Tuesday, November 13, 2018


I’m easing into Christmas.  Some folks already have their decorations up, but our tradition is to bring in the Christmas season the day after Thanksgiving.  When it comes to Christmas cards, however, I make those all year round!  What about you?


The minute I saw this gorgeous Eucalyptus Wreath, I knew I wanted to use it on a Christmas card.  I’d really love to have one like it hanging on my door this season!
For my card, I layered black cardstock to the card base.  The Eucalyptus Wreath was stamped in black ink and dried.  I watercolored the leaves in light and dark green; highlighting the edges of the wreath in blue.  Then I sponged some cream ink about the edges of the card and stamped the pretty sentiment from the O Christmas Tree set.  To finish, I lightly splattered black watercolor paint over the entire card, added a black gingham bow and gold sequins.


Kathy

Fa La La is Coming

Monday, November 12, 2018


Fa La La time is coming!  Thanksgiving is just a couple weeks away, the holiday season will be upon us before we know it.  I really enjoy making Christmas, Holiday and winter cards!


For my card, I layered Midnight and Premier White cardstock onto the card base.  I then selected a couple patterns from the Winter Solstice paper pad to layer.  Using the Wonky Double Edge Scallop Border die, I cut Lime Green cardstock for the scalloped edge.  Cutting Ice Aqua and Midnight cardstock, I used the Fa La La Circle die as the 'sentiment' for the card.  The lovely snowflake from the Snowflake Magic set was stamped in Pink Flamingo, Lime Green and Iced Aqua then die cut.  To finish, I added a glittery embellishment.

Thanks to these challenges for the inspiration:

















Kathy

STAMPlorations Blog Hop & Wishlist Linky Party!


 Today starts STAMPlorations 4th Annual Giving Thanks Blog Hop and Wishlist Linky Party - yay!!



There are over $200 worth of prizes in the form of products, gift certificates, and coupon codes available -- wow, that's a lot to be thankful for! Be sure to stop by the STAMPlorations Blog for all the details.


For my card today, I had so much fun using the inlaid die technique with the new Doodle Autumn Pumpkin Cover plate!  The perfect finishing touch was to use the new Thankful Every Day Phrase Die - one of three new 'thankful' themed dies!

 

From November 12 to 30, stamps, stencils, and dies are 40% off! (excludes products in the New Release and Retiring sections)

Plus even MORE ways to save and get a freebie...



Kathy

Saturday Coffee Cafe - Drink More Coffee!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Happy Saturday, Coffee Lovers!  So glad you were able to stop by the Café today.



There’s something special about that first sip of coffee – especially on Saturday morning.   It makes me feel like, “Yep, it’s gonna be a brew-tiful day!”  This week, Reverse Confetti launched it’s November release which included a new coffee-themed set:  Drink More Coffee!



For my card, I created a watercolor background and splattered some brown ink using Altenew Pan Watercolors (I’m so in love with these rich, creamy watercolors!)  I placed a rectangle frame behind the cups using one of the dies from Reverse Confetti’s All Framed Up dies.  The cups were cut from patterns from the new Winter Solstice paper pad and the ‘coffee’ is copic colored.  The sentiment from the Drink More Coffee set fits my mood perfectly today!




Hope YOU have a brew-tiful day today and while you’re at it…drink more coffee 😊










Kathy

STAMPlorations New Zen Coffee Cup Layering Dies!

Friday, November 9, 2018


Coffee makes life good...and these gorgeous new STAMPlorations Zen Coffee Cup Layering Dies makes coffee look good -- very good!!


For my first card, I layered red cardstock and a black background pattern paper onto the card base.  I cut white cardstock using the solid coffee cup die and black cardstock for the floral, decorative cup die.  Using the inlaid die technique, I 'colored' in the lovely die cut design.  To finish, I added the Life Is Good Phrase Die.




There are three fabulous designs of die cuts plus a solid cup (which I'll be using to cut pattern paper soon!) in this versatile die set.   The decorative dies are so pretty, I just had to show 'em off in CAS fashion :)


 For my next card, I layered shiny gold cardstock with a white background pattern paper onto the cardbase.  I alternated with shiny gold cardstock and white cardstock using two of the decorative and the solid dies.  To finish, I used two STAMPlorations word dies:  Fabulous and Coffee!


 As a friend of mine said recently, crafting is even more fun when your craft supplies cost less.  How true!  Be sure to use my code STAMPGIRLKATHY to receive 20% off your purchase!!




Kathy

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