I couldn't do a whole series and not focus at least one week on cards could I? Nope. Today's cards were made from cards that I purchased years ago from HSN or QVC. They were made by Hot Off the Press and are a great way for beginner cardmakers to start. I used the the "Blessings to You" and "You're Always in my Heart" stamp sets from Hero Arts. I added a bit of scrap paper and an old Valentine and we had a couple of simple cards. Perfect to make with little hands.
Here's a video that I hope you enjoy.
Have a great day and remember to take some time to enjoy the little things.
Today I have something to share with you that I've never tried before. I took a scrapbook sketch and turned into a standard A2 card sketch. I love the way it turned out and hope you will too.
I started by choosing a sketch that was originally posted on Srapbook Challenges. If you click on the sketch, you will be taken to the original sketch. They have lots of fun sketches for all you scrapbookers.
I then created my own sketch to make it fit on a standard 4.25" X 5.5" card. Each of the banner ribbons were cut at 3/8" wide.
Now it was time to create the card. I needed the following supplies to pull it off:
DCWV - The Tradewinds Matstack
Core'dinations "Timeless" Textured Cardstock (grey)
Georgia Pacific white cardstock
Stampendous "Happy Messages" stamps
Close To My Heart - Outdoor Denim ink
Fiskars "Upper Crest" border punch
EK Success 1 3/8" circle punch
Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
After the video, I decided to add…
There are a few things that are a "must" at Christmas time and one of those things for me is the candy cane. When my children were little,we would read The Legend of the Candy Cane at Christmas time. It was one of 3 books that I loved to read every Christmas. The book talks about the Candy Cane being a reminder of Jesus and of His death for you and me.
Friend, do you know Jesus? I hope you do. If you don't, reach out to me and I will be happy to share the Good News of Jesus and how He was born as a baby so that He could die for your sins and mine. Wow! How awesome is that?
On this tag, I used a stencil and distress ink to form the candy cane background and a tiny Close to my Heart stamp for the tree. I used Prisma colored pencils and gamsol to color in the tree.
CTMH White Daisy card stock
CTMH gold glitter pen
CTMH black ink
CTMH mini Christmas tree stamp
Festive Berries Distress Ink
Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut cartridge
Tim Holtz mini stencil se…
Welcome to the 4th week of Christmas tags for 2019. My goal for this series is 2-fold: 1. Create gorgeous tags for my loved ones 2. Use different techniques and supplies
Today, I am highlighting one of my favorite mediums - watercolors! I love using watercolors to enhance my cards and journals. Now I'm pulling them out for the tags. Don't let this item used by artists intimidate you. I'm not an artist but I love the effect that I can achieve with them. Watercolors are a great way to express your creativity no matter how much experience you have. You don't have to buy expensive ones. Just grab a set and start experimenting.
Be sure to check out the video below for how these tags were made. Don't forget the giveaway for your chance to win a set of of the tags from this series. Supplies: Koi Watercolors Poinsettia stamp from Blue Knight Rubber Stamps Red ribbon Strathmore watercolor paper Archival Distress Black Soot ink
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