Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Three Tags for 12 Tags of Christmas

Hello friends~ It feels good to be getting creative with paper, stamps and dies again.  I've got some tags that I made for Loll's 12 Tags of Christmas.  It's almost over so I'm glad I found time to play along.

Day 8 is inspired by Loll's "tweet" tag found here.
I started by creating my own stencil by cutting the Snowfall Reverse Cut Die from Frantic Stamper out of a piece of acetate.  Then I added some Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to the embossing paste before stenciling the snowflakes onto the background of the tag which was cut using MFT's Stitched Tag Stax.  The images from "For The Birds" by Sweet N' Sassy Stamps are stamped and colored with Copics.  The bells and holly images are from Avery Elle's "Kitsch Christmas".

Day 7 is inspired by Loll's guest designer Karen found here.
I started by cutting two Main St. Pinpoint Tags from Poppystamps in two graduating sizes.  The woodgrain patterned paper is from ECD Wood Effect from Moda Scrap.  The double cut word JOY is from PTI's Holiday Double Cuts.  The top layer is cut from silver cardstock and mounted on top of a strip of silver glitter paper.  The snowflakes are cut from white cardstock on which two of them were covered in Teal Silk Microfine Glitter from ECD.

Day 6 is inspired by my dear friend Marcia as she was Loll's guest designer for that day.  You can find her darling tag here.
I pretty much CASE-d Marcia's tag, changing it up just a little bit using what I had.  I cut a tag using PTI's Tag Sale #3 out of aqua mist cardstock and stamped some snowflakes from random sets in aqua mist ink.  I then cut another tag out of white cardstock and cut the center out using the Wildwood Collage die from Memory Box.  I added some Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to the snowy edge at the bottom and throughout the trees.  I cut the tree using Impression Obsession Fir Trees and went around the edges using a silver paint pen.  The deer is cut using Impression Obsession Small Deer.  He is colored with a copic and then edged with a bit of distress ink.  The tiny tag was stamped using Hero Arts Color Layering Snowy Tree.

You can find all the details of Loll's challenge here.

I'll be adding one of these tags to the following challenges:
Dies R Us ~ Snow
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Furry Friends
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!


Super-Sized Snow Globe

Hello friends ~ I've got a super sized Snow Globe card for you today using dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs.




I started by cutting snow drifts using a die from the Reindeer die set and adding some Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to the top edge using a glue pen.

I repeated the process on the church die from the Snowglobe Scene die set.

I cut a partial circle using a scrap of printed paper and a die from the Stitched Circles.  I didn't worry about it not being complete as the bottom is covered by the snow drifts.  

I cut a handful of houses out of different colored scraps of cardstock and backed the windows and doors using yellow cardstock.

The trees and snowflakes are all cut from the Snowglobe Scene die set.  The sentiment is from Holiday Cheer Stamps.



You can find all these fun products and more at Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

Monday, November 13, 2017

A New Look and Heartfelt Thanks

Hello blogging friends~  I know I've been absent for a while and I haven't been around to comment much either.  It's been difficult trying to get back into the rythm of life after losing my dad but God is good, gracious and loving in all He does and I'm thankful to have such a wonderful support group of friends and family that have lifted me up in prayer.  To everyone who prayed, left comments and sent cards, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.  Each loving gesture brought a smile to my face and more grateful thanks to my heart.
Through the last week or so, dear sweet Loll Thompson reached out to me as well, as I had been wanting her help to make my blog be a reflection of me; and she did just that.  It was such a positive experience working with her and I think she captured my style perfectly with this new blog design.  Thank you Loll for this amazing  new blog design!  I just love it and have so enjoyed working with you!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  
  

Saturday, November 4, 2017

We Love YOU ~ Dawn McVey!

Hello friends~  I didn't want to miss out on this opportunity to honor PTI's most optimistic designer Dawn McVey.
  For those of you who are fans of PaperTrey Ink like me, you know that Dawn has struggled with health issues for the last few years.  She is such a delight to everyone, through her blog and Instagram.  She's always a shining light to others through her faith, sunny attitude and her incredible creative style.  She just underwent a rare small intestine transplant and is on the long road to recovery.
In honor of Dawn, PTI is hosting a week long blog hop using her stamp sets, to make cards of love and encouragement to be sent to her while she is in recovery.  
The sets I used for  my card are Holiday Greens, Spruce & Sprigs, Peaceful Pinecones and the sentiment is from A Cheerful Heart.

I do hope you'll take the time to visit Nichole's blog for all the details and join in on sending some love to Dawn.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

Friday, October 27, 2017

Hidden Message ~ THANKS

****This is a pre-scheduled post****
I will be away from blogging for a period of time while I deal with the unexpected loss of my dad.  Thanks for your love and prayers. ~ Hugs, Birgit

We're nearing the end of October but there's still time to take advantage of the awesome sale on all Royal Sundance products at Cut Cardstock.  Today's project features a hidden die cut message using these wonderfully textured cardstocks.

 Here's a snapshot of the products I used today:
I started by creating two A2 size, top folding card bases using 80# Royal Sundance Linen cardstock in both Natural and Bright White.
I also cut two A2 size panels using the same linen cardstocks  and stamped this beautiful Painted Rose image from Altenew onto each panel using a Misti to line them up exactly.  

Using the Bold Alphabet Dies, cut the words Thank You through each of the stamped panels using tape to hold the dies together.  Cut the letters four more times out of 80# Neenah Solar White Classic Crest Carstock.  

Adhere the Linen panels to the cardbases using Score Tape, then glue the blank letters into the negative spaces using Tombow Mono Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.  The added layers will give dimension to the finished cards.  
For the final step, glue the stamped Bright White letters onto the Natural cardstock and the stamped Natural letters onto the Bright White cardstock.  This gives you a cohesive image on the card fronts but mixing up the colors of the Linen Cardstocks.

I added some Clear Droplets to the finished cards.  Look how pretty!

I hope you're inspired by today's project.  You can find all the latest updates and inspiration on the Cut Cardstock Facebook Page and be sure to sign up for the CCS Newsletter so you'll be among the first to be notified about upcoming sales and discounts.  There's always great deals to be found at Cut Cardstock!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit