Christmas Night

I love Christmas! The joy of knowing my Savior loved me enough to come into this world as a baby and live a sinless life and chose to die in my place is breathtaking. These beautiful Christmas cards feature the nativity: that wonderful event that brought peace and good tidings to all men.

Please find below a list of products used to make these cards. These are my affiliate links:

Paper Rose 6 x 6 paper pad Christmas Night: https://shrsl.com/4c9ue

hinana 7pcs/Set Rectangle Frame Metal Die Cuts, Scallops Stitched Nesting Tag Background Cutting Dies: https://amzn.to/47ORCdy

XMYXCRAFT 7Pcs/Set Rectangle Frame Metal Die Cuts, Stitched Rectangle Nesting Frame Tag Background Cutting Dies: https://amzn.to/3RAV85j

Essential Arches Etched DIes: https://shrsl.com/4c9ut

Fall and Christmas Cards With the Same Die (Updated)

This weekend, I took some time to make a handful of cards for Fall and Christmas using the Cozy Autumn A2 Wreath by Scrapbook.com. This die cuts a wreath of several types of leaves, which makes it perfect for Fall or Christmas! The die also includes a circle die which you can see in the photos above with the greetings on them. This circle die also has an embossing feature which puts an imprint of a circle inside the circle, which you can see in the card on the left in the image below. The wreath die also cuts tiny circles around the inside of the wreath. In the photo below, you can see that I chose to use the wreath in a different way for the card on the left. Instead of using it as a wreath, I simply cut the wreath in half and placed it under and around the rectangular cardstock. If you look closely, you’ll notice that I used the circle die to cut the circle with the Thanks You Are Awesome greeting on it. All of the greetings were heat embossed with embossing powder and a heat tool.

I chose to glue some pearls to each circle on the Christmas card, which you can see in the photo below. They were white, but I colored them red with an alcohol marker.

If you take a closer look at the die cut wreaths, you’ll see that I added some detail with a Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen in Gold to the leaves, which you can see in the photo below.

The gold splatter on the brown leaves in the Birthday card on the right is the Simon Hurley Gold Lunar Paste which you can get at Scrapbook.com or Amazon. I simply added some water to the paste and then used a paint brush to flick it onto the leaves.

The papers I chose included the Harvest smooth cardstock and Neutrals smooth carstock (also from Scrapbook.com) and the Mintay Golden Papers. The gold leaves you see in the background of the Christmas card were cut from Spellbinders Mirror Gold Cardstock with the same wreath die.

The greetings were stamped with an old Sizzix stamp set 560195 by Stephanie Barnard and then heat embossed with different colors of embossing powder.

If you’re interested in making these cards, please feel free to use my affiliate links below. They are free to use and any purchase you make using them will generate a small percentage of the sale to me (at no extra cost to you) so I can keep sharing my cards with you.

Scrapbook.com – Decorative Die Set – Cozy Autumn – A2 Wreath  https://shrsl.com/49xs4

Mintay Papers – Golden Days Collection – 6 x 6 Paper Pad  https://shrsl.com/49xs7

Scrapbook.com – Harvest – Smooth Cardstock Paper Pad – A2 – 4.25 x 5.5 – 40 Sheets https://shrsl.com/49xub

Scrapbook.com – Neutrals – Smooth Cardstock Paper Pad – A2 – 4.25 x 5.5 – 40 Sheets  https://shrsl.com/49xue

Zig Kuretake Wink of Stella Brush II, 3 bush pens (Glitter Clear & Glitter Gold & Glitter Silver)  https://amzn.to/4761U89  

Zig Kuretake Wink of Stella Brush II in Gold ONLY 1 brush pen https://shrsl.com/4a3cd

Lunar Paste – Ranger Ink – Simon Hurley – Slippery When Wet – Gold http://shrsl.com/4a3cq OR  https://amzn.to/47oQjS3

Spellbinders Mirror Gold Cardstock https://shrsl.com/4a3d1

Handmade Greeting Card for Fall with supplies from Dollar Tree and others (Updated)

Thanks for joining me today for this cute and adorable card. It is made using decorative cardstock from the Dollar Tree and Scrapbook.com. The links in this post are my affiliate links which are free to use and any purchases you make will help me earn a small percentage of the sale so I can continue to share these ideas with you. Thank you for your support! You can see below that I chose to add some dashed lines with a white gel pen around the birds and the yellow frame around the greeting. Which one do you like best?

Crafter's Square Decorative Cardstock from the Dollar Tree
Harvest Smooth Cardstock from Scrapbook.com

The images are cut out with scissors and the details were added with gel pens. The stitched edge on the red cardstock is made from the Stitched Mod Rectangle STAX Die-namics die from My Favorite Things.

Stitched edge created by My Favorite Things die

The inside of the card was decorated using images from the same decorative cardstock from Dollar Tree and the Harvest smooth cardstock from Scrapbook.com.

Celebrate Mother’s Day

Here is a handmade greeting card for Mother’s Day. Hope you enjoy it! I used the Our Love Song collection papers and an oldie but a goodie stamp from Hero Arts called, “Celebrate Everyday.” This card took less than ten minutes to put together, but I think it’s bright and cheerful and lots of fun.

Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card. I am an affiliate with Scrapbook.com so I will receive a small percentage of anything you buy using these links at no extra charge to you.

Bella Blvd Our Love Song Collection: https://shrsl.com/42e9e

Hero Arts Clear Poly CL498 Celebrate Everyday: no longer available.

Heart Ribbon: Dollar Tree

Happy Mother’s Day

Today, I have some inspiration for you. Perhaps you can use it to create a handmade greeting card for your mom on Mother’s Day. The products shown in the image are linked below in my affiliate links. I love the high contrast between the black background and colorful stripes. Here are a few things I love about my mom. She always has time for me no matter what. Even though I’m a grown woman, she still will put everything aside to talk to me or help me when I need her. She knows how to make me laugh and she isn’t afraid to laugh at herself. She gives unconditionally. She loves Jesus and that has blessed me immeasurably. She cares about others. She is kind. She is selfless. Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers out there. May your love and devotion return to you in waves and waves of many blessings.

Below is a list of the products. I am an Amazon and Scrapbook.com affiliate, so thank you for supporting me by using those free links below. Any purchases you make with these links will provide a small percentage of the sale to me at no extra charge to you.

Bella Blvd – Our Love Song Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Daily Details:  https://shrsl.com/42bjp

Bella Blvd – Our Love Song Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Borders: https://shrsl.com/42bjq

Fashion Oyster Color Essentials Pearl Dots:

https://shrsl.com/42bjx

https://shrsl.com/3vpk0




Simon Hurley Birthday Basics Stamp Set and Spellbinder’s Coordinating Dies

If your looking for a new stamp set to create birthday cards or decorations, the Simon Hurley Birthday Basics set from Ranger and the coordinating die set from Spellbinders are perfect. Both items can be purchased at Spellbinderspaperarts.com along with many other Ranger and Spellbinder’s products.

I’ve created three cards with these products: two very colorful and bright ones, and one more elegant and fancy. That’s what I love about stamp sets like this one, you can choose the style you want to create! Another great thing about this set is the balloons. There are two stamps for the balloons, one solid and one outline. You may use them separately or together.

With the coordinating dies from Spellbinders, you can create beautiful focal images of balloons for your birthday or celebration cards. I’ve used foam adhesive on my balloons to give the card on the left some dimension. I stamped the balloons with Versa Fine Clair ink in the colors summertime, cheerful, charming pink, verdant, and paradise. I used the color warm breeze to stamp the greeting: CELEBRATE. Finally, I finished the card by adding some white highlights with a white gel pen.

To create backgrounds for the focal images, I used the Deckled Rectangles LG die and the Essentials Arches die from Spellbinder’s. To add some interest to the backgrounds on these cards, I chose to emboss one background and stamp a pattern on the other (refer to the middle and last card in the image above). On the middle card, I used the confetti stamp from the Birthday Basics stamp set along with some Zig Clean Color brushes. For the last card (on the right), I used the Loops embossing folder from Spellbinders along with the Curved Borders Two die to create a background. The cardstock I used on these cards is the Color Essentials Cardstock from Spellbinders. They sell a pack of assorted colors, which makes it easy to create colorful cards.

For the last card on the right, I heat embossed the greeting with Ranger Holographic embossing powder. The birthday cake is also heat embossed in the holographic powder. Spectrum Noir alcohol markers were used to color the cake and candles.To finish off the card,I placed three self-adhesive pearls (from Spellbinder’s) on the card.

Please enjoy the video below:

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These links are FREE for you to use and I will receive a small portion of any purchases you make using Amazon and Share a Sale links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Simon Hurley Birthday Basics Stamp and Die Set: https://shrsl.com/3vqcc

Simon Hurley Birthday Basics Stamp Set Only: https://shrsl.com/3vqcf

Spellbinders Color Essentials Cardstock Assorted Pack: https://shrsl.com/387n0

Spellbinders Tool in One: https://shrsl.com/38b28

Spellbinders Platinum 6 Machine: https://shrsl.com/3fh78

Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles LG Dies: https://shrsl.com/3voh1

Spellbinders Essential Arches Dies: https://shrsl.com/3voh2

Spellbinders Curved Borders Two Dies: https://shrsl.com/3voh3

Spellbinders Loops Embossing Folder: https://shrsl.com/3voh5

Spellbinders Fashion Oyster Self-Adhesive Pearls: https://shrsl.com/3vpk0

Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock: https://amzn.to/3QwQOSI

Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock: https://amzn.to/3CEnyn5

Zig Clean Color Watercolor Brush Markers: https://amzn.to/3bKg1VO

Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black: https://shrsl.com/3voh9

Versa Mark Stamp pad for embossing: https://amzn.to/2VhDzcy

Ranger Holographic Embossing Powder: https://amzn.to/3ivTBik

Tidy Tray to catch embossing powder: https://amzn.to/3t1gBX2

Miu Silicone Mat: https://amzn.to/3k3lheO

EK Success Craft Tweezers (reverse): https://amzn.to/3tFzPBS

Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers: old markers are unavailable

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Stamping Platform
https://amzn.to/3pmcItB

Versafine Clair Ink: https://www.imaginecrafts.com/versafine-clair

Christmas Sweater Cards

Christmas is on the way and so it is time to start making Christmas greeting cards. Since I love cute die cuts, these sweater dies, which are so adorable and versatile, will be perfect for some playful and sweet Christmas cards. Links to the supplies I used are below the video. Please enjoy watching me make these cards. I hope it sparks some new ideas for you and inspires your creativity.

Affiliate Links

Lawn Fawn Knit Picky 6 x 6 paper pad:
https://shrsl.com/3swk4

Spellbinders Winter Wonderland Collection:
https://shrsl.com/3swk1 Or here: https://shrsl.com/3swov

The Paper Studio Glam Glitter Paper from the Hobby Lobby

Honeybee Stamps Santa’s Village stamps and dies: https://shrsl.com/3tcic (These are on sale at honeybeestamps.com for less money, but when they are gone, they are gone).

Avery Elle Dotted Borders Die (for snowbank): https://amzn.to/36Ctcqj

ZFPARTY Cute Ugly Sweater Metal Cutting Dies Stencils for DIY Scrapbooking Decorative Embossing DIY Paper Cards: https://amzn.to/3GS12tZ

Dress My Craft – Dies – Stitched Scalloped Rectangle: https://shrsl.com/3tci6

Sizzix – 3D Textured Impressions Embossing Folder – Winter Sweater:
https://shrsl.com/3tci3

Handmade Thank You Greeting Card

The card for today is made with supplies from the October 2022 SCT Sampler and from my craft room. I love the bright yellow frame, which I created with a die set from Spellbinders. As the holidays approach, I’m running behind schedule and so I will simply leave the video below so you can see the card being made as well as links to the products below the video. Enjoy!

Affiliate Links These links are FREE for you to use, and I will receive a small portion of any purchases you make using Amazon and Share a Sale links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Subscribe to the kit here (I am not an affiliate with them, but I do subscribe to the kit with my own money): https://scrapbookandcards.com/product…

If you’d like to purchase items from these collections separately, you can do so with these links:

Print Shop Collection by Vicki Boutin: https://shrsl.com/3rqmh

Other supplies used: Spellbinders Platinum 6 Machine: https://shrsl.com/3fh78 or https://shrsl.com/3s4ty

Fiskars Sure Cut 9″ Paper Trimmer: https://amzn.to/2HkY02n

Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock: 125 sheets = https://amzn.to/3iqlToy 250 sheets = https://amzn.to/34jJkux

Distress oxide ink fossilized amber: https://amzn.to/3hMgvkZ

Precision tip glue bottles (empty): https://amzn.to/3tPZzNj

I did not use the following supplies in this video, but they were part of the SCT Sampler for October 2022:

Welcome Fall by Carta Bella: https://shrsl.com/3rqmj

LDRS Layering Stamp Set “Grateful for You”: https://ldrscreative.com/products/gra…

Stacking Word Die Cuts for Effect

Today, I’m making a Thank You card with supplies from the October 2022 SCT Sampler. This is a monthly subscription with lots of papercrafting goodies that I just love. They always have either stamps or stencils along with a die in addition to samples of patterned papers from current companies in the industry. As I’ve said before, this subscription is a great way to build up your supplies and get fresh inspiration once a month. I don’t work for them and I pay for this subscription with my own money. I think it’s a great value.

My card features a two layer thank you die cut with a shadow background die cut. I think stacking die cuts make them stand out which brings more interest and dimension to the card. You can see the word die and shadow die in the image above and below.

The die cut was cut from 65lb weight cardstock from the Astrobrights Dreamy Cardstock Pack Assorted Colors and the pink background is also from this pack. The patterned paper is from the Print Shop Collection by Vicki Boutin over at American Crafts. There are lots of other goodies in this collection as well, such as pre-printed notecards and envelopes, ephemera and stickers, etc. The flowers were created with a die set from Spellbinders called, “Blooms” in their Be Bold collection.

You may notice the dots around the edge of the butterfly patterned paper. Those are actually perforations made with the Spellbinders Pierced Rectangles die set. This set is an older set I’ve had for a while and it’s no longer available at Spellbinders, but you may be able to get it on eBay or Etsy.

I embellished the card further by adding some iridescent border stickers along the top and bottom of the striped cardstock which mats the thank you word die cut. If you don’t have those, you can use a glitter glue such as Stickles.

Please enjoy the video of the card being made:

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These links are FREE for you to use and I will receive a small portion of any purchases you make using Amazon and Share a Sale links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Subscribe to the kit here ( I am not an affiliate with them, but I do subscribe to the kit with my own money):
https://scrapbookandcards.com/product-category/sct-sampler

If you’d like to purchase items from these collections separately, you can do so with these links:

Print Shop Collection by Vicki Boutin: https://shrsl.com/3rqmh

Other supplies used:
Astrobrights Dreamy Cardstock Pack Assorted Colors:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Astrobrights-Colored-Cardstock-Dreamy-5-Color-Assortment-50-Sheets/691438091

Spellbinders Platinum 6 Machine: https://shrsl.com/3fh78 or https://shrsl.com/3s4ty

Spellbinders Be Bold Collection Blooms dies: https://shrsl.com/3s4u4

Iridescent Glitter Peel-off Border Stickers:
(From the U.K. so expect to pay extra for shipping, etc.)
https://www.lovefromlizi.com/straight-peel-off-stickers-clear-iridescent-glitter.html

Scrapbook.com Mint Tape: https://shrsl.com/3s4ur

Fiskars Sure Cut 9″ Paper Trimmer: https://amzn.to/2HkY02n

Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock:
125 sheets = https://amzn.to/3iqlToy
250 sheets = https://amzn.to/34jJkux

Grateful for You Card with LDRS Creative from the October 2022 SCT Sampler

Today’s card features a layering stamp set from LDRS Creative called, “Grateful for You.” There is a cute little critter holding an acorn in this stamp set. I received it in the Scrapbook and Cards Today sampler subscription, which comes monthly and includes samples of many goodies from various companies in the industry. It’s a great way to add to your supplies or build them up if you are just getting started with papercrafting, cardmaking, or scrapbooking.

The patterned paper you see above came in the SCT Sampler for October 2022. You can purchase it elsewhere, such as Scrapbook.com or Amazon.com. (I am an affiliate at these two locations and will receive a small portion from any sale made using these links – at no extra cost to you). It is from the “Welcome Fall” collection by Carta Bella. They always have beautiful, quality paper with a gorgeous texture to them. The photo above doesn’t do them justice. Watch the video below to get a better view.

I started by cutting the leaf paper to an A2 size, 4.25″ x 5.5″. I adhered that to my cardbase of the same size made from Neenah Solar White Classic Crest Cardstock 100lb weight. The polka dot pattern paper was cut to 3.25″ x 4.5″ and the white cardstock with the squirrel stamped on it is 2.75″ x 4 and 1/8″.

The squirrel stamp is a laying stamp. The ink for him is the Memento Dew Drop ink in “Rich Cocoa” and the “Peanut Brittle” for the acorn.

I used my We R Memory Keepers stamping platform to stamp the squirrel. This tool prevents uneven alignment when double or triple stamping an image.

I decided to frame the squirrel by using some Crystal Nuvo drops in the color “Copper Penny” and some strips of pattern paper to go all the way around him.

All in all, a simple card. Of course you can spruce it up by adding more embellishments or even using more shading on the squirrel by using more than one brown color to give him some life and dimension. Be sure to watch the video below to see the card being made.

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These links are FREE for you to use and I will receive a small portion of any purchases you make using Amazon and Share a Sale links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Subscribe to the kit here ( I am not an affiliate with them, but I do subscribe to the kit with my own money):
https://scrapbookandcards.com/product-category/sct-sampler

If you’d like to purchase items from these collections separately, you can do so with these links:

Welcome Fall by Carta Bella: https://shrsl.com/3rqmj (I used the Fall Foliage paper, the back side of the Hello Fall Signs paper, and the back of the Autumn Blooms paper)

LDRS Layering Stamp Set “Grateful for You”: https://ldrscreative.com/products/grateful-for-you-4×6-stamps?_pos=1&_sid=b773a6411&_ss=r

Fiskars Sure Cut 9″ Paper Trimmer: https://amzn.to/2HkY02n

Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock:
125 sheets = https://amzn.to/3iqlToy
250 sheets = https://amzn.to/34jJkux

We R Memory Keepers Precision Press Stamping Platform
https://amzn.to/3pmcItB

Memento Dew Drop Inks in

Crysta Nuvo Drops in Copper Penny: https://shrsl.com/3s26d