Friday, November 27, 2020

Blessed To Have Friends Like You


It's the season of giving Thanks!  This one is for all my crafty friends out there.  We may know each other personally, we may know each other online and have never met, or we may not even know each other yet we have a love of crafting together.   You are all my crafty soul sisters (and brothers) and I'm so thankful for you!!

My card today features several fabulous goodies from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!  To create the wood background and tree slice backdrop, I used the Wood Backgrounds set.  These darling forest creatures and other images are all from the Fur-ever Friends set which is great for Fall themed projects, but will work very well for holiday projects too!
Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps has awesome sales this weekend...check it out!!



Playful and Pretty Christmas


 Divinity Designs November Release includes lots of new, unique goodies that create both pretty AND playful holiday cards, gifts and more!

A very fun, playful new die is the Advent Calendar Treat Boxes Dies and Advent Calendar Treat Box Holder!  These sweet little guys are from the Gnomes For Christmas Stamp/Die Duo!

My next project is a pretty, vintage-looking 3D card using these products:

Tri-fold Card with Layers Dies

NEW Sending Merry Mail stamp set 

Peaceful Poinsettia Dies

Pine Branches Dies 

Circle Dies 

Scalloped Circle Dies 

Gift Wrapped

My favorite holiday activity is gift wrapping!  There may not be a lot of things under the tree this year, but they will be sparkly, festive and pretty!

For my card, I cut white cardstock using the Slimline Diamond Wire & Wood Grain Frame.  I then adhered a sheet of Slimline Acetate to the back using Art Glitter Glue (my absolute favorite!) and lined the frame with double-sided foam tape.  I sprinkled in a few fun embellishments: Holly Leaves & Berries, Christmas Jubilee Sequins and Christmas Candy Sprinkles.  Then. using a piece of Cuppa Christmas Slimline paper cut with one of the Slimline Never Ending Nesting Dies, I enclosed the back to finish the shaker and adhered it all to a black cardstock base.

On the front, I decorated the shaker card with the new Wrapped Up With A Bow Slimline dies and the cute little Santa Gnome and sentiment from the Christmas Gnome stamp set and coordinating dies. 



Wednesday, November 25, 2020

You Are My Sunshine

Friends really are like sunshine! Good friends support you, uplift you, make you smile and let you be yourself. And like this little elephant, they never forget you!

My card features several new goodies from Pink & Main!! The first is the new Sunburst Slimline Die which I used the new Thankful 6x6 Paper Pad to paper piece with. The sweet little elephant is from the new My Vote set and sentiment from the new Spotlight Sayings set.

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Saturday Coffee Cafe - Sippin' Pretty


Welcome to the Saturday Coffee Cafe!  Thankfully, this coffee shop is open and everyone can come on in to see what's brewing!

I was so happy to have found Journals For Life!  This gorgeous stamp set called But First Coffee caught my eye and I couldn't wait to get it!  The shop has lots of beautiful stamps, ephemera and more!!

I created the slimline card using different patterns from Echo Park's Spring Market paper pad.  I loved coloring these pretty images from the But First Coffee set to coordinate with the paper!

Friday, November 20, 2020

It's Christmas at Divinity Designs!


 It's definitely Christmas time at Divinity Designs!!  The November Release is wonderful!!




Christmas Ornament Shakers


These new Christmas Shaker Ornament dies are SO fun and super easy to create!  Believe me, you can't make just one!

You can use the dies in different ways, too!  I created the circle shaped Christmas Shaker Ornament die using Snow Flurries Sequins and Blue Candy Sprinkles.  For the other ornament/tag, I simply cut glitter cardstock and added the ornament top from silver cardstock.  The ornament top is also part of the Christmas Shaker Ornament Dies set!


These little shakers are fun and festive - perfect to add to any package or gift bag as a gift tag and pretty enough to hang on your tree!!  I used Merry & Bright Sprinkles for this shaker.  Aren't those tiny peppermints just the cutest?!!

I think the star shaped shaker die will also work great for birthday and other celebration type cards!  I combined Retro Christmas II and Yuletide Gala sequins for this ornament shaker.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Christmas Village

The prettiest little Christmas village I've seen was in downtown Vail, CO many years ago.  The quaint shops, cobblestone streets and old world architecture made me feel like I was in another time.  And then, it started snowing.  Truly, a  peaceful, beautiful experience!  My card reminds me of that wonderful memory! 

I began by creating a distress ink background and splattering some white paint for snow then layered it on top of Navy cardstock.  I used Cloud White cardstock for the snow hills.  The darling houses and snow-tipped trees that make up my village are from the new Home for the Holidays stamps and dies.  And who can resist those adorable deer?!  The deer, star banners and tall evergreen trees are from the new Deerly stamps and dies.


Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Thinking of You

Pink & Main's upcoming release is just what I needed...something fresh, uplifting and just plain pretty!! 

For my slimline card, I used one of the Layered Slimline Dies to cut light blue cardstock to layer onto the card base. I then cut navy blue cardstock with the new Slimline Criss Cross die. I used one of the beautiful floral images in the new Tall Flowers set that is copic colored and cut with the coordinating dies. I then stamped the 'Thinking of You" sentiment from the new Slimline Sayings stamp set onto peach cardstock and cut it out with one of the Arch Tag Dies then added some ribbon.
Did you notice my little die cutting helper? The Maker's Movement Mini Maker die cutting machine is small, but mighty and sits perfectly on my work desk without taking up room on my work surface!

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Coffee Talk


It's the last hours of the Coffee Lovers Fall/Winter Hop!  I had such plans for tons of coffee-themed cards, but ran out of time and could only complete a few, but it was still fun!  There's SO MANY wonderful projects that have linked up -- tons of inspiration and ideas!

For my last card of the Coffee Lovers Hop, I created a slimline card layering a pretty Christmas plaid paper on the card base followed by a strip of green in the center.  These darling coffee cup images are from Sweet 'n Sassy Coffee Talk stamp set and the sentiment, also from Sweet 'n Sassy, is from the Holidays Greetings set.

Notice those adorable little candy cane embellishments in the red mugs?  They are from a delightful Etsy shop, TwiddlersNook,  owned by my crafty friend, Amanda Wilcox!

Friday, November 13, 2020

Christmas Fun at Divinity Designs

Divinity Designs November Release is filled with delightful goodies to create wonderful holiday cards, tags, gifts and more!



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