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Oatmeal Cookie cardstock is a must have for me when I am making my holiday cards.  I love the vintage look it gives.  Very simplistic.

For this card I took a piece of Oatmeal Cookie (CS-0023) card stock and stamped the Vintage Notes (SS-0303) background stamp in Oatmeal Cookie (IP-0011) ink.  I stamped the words Wishing you a in Black Licorice (IP-0041) ink that come from the Holiday Wishes (SS-0469) stamp set.  The small Poinsettia (Poinsettia Burst Bundle – BD-0295) was stamped in Cranberry Bliss (IP-0049) ink directly onto the Oatmeal Cookie panel and colored in the middle using #016 from the Journey Color Burst Pencils (JM-0077).  I added some Gold Silk (IP-0096) before adhering it to the Raspberry Berry (CS-0097) card base.

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Using the large Poinsettia from the Poinsettia Burst Bundle (BD-0295), I stamped that in Cranberry Bliss ink onto a scrap piece of Butter Cream (CS-0006) cardstock and cut it out using the coordinating die.  I colored the center the same way as the smaller one.  Taking some Journey Gold Thread (AC-0205), I made a loop and adhered the thread and Pointsettia with a couple of Foam Squares (AD-0085) to the Oatmeal Cookie panel.  I felt it needed a little something, so I added Journey Glaze (AD-0003) and Sparkle Cuts (AC-0151) to the center of the large Poinsettia.

On the inside Merry Christmas from the Sparkle Trim (SS-0495) stamp set was stamped in Cranberry Bliss ink onto a Butter Cream panel.

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May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.

I don’t know about you but I could totally go for an Oatmeal Cookie right now!


Snowman Shaker Card |Falala

So I have a funny story about this card.  When I first saw the Christmas Pals (SS-0483) stamp set in the Annual Catalog, I sort of liked it but never thought I would use it, so I passed it over.  When I would look through the catalog for other items to buy, I would keep going back to this stamp set but kept saying, “what would I do with it”.  I have to let you know that my brain never shuts off!!!  I mean never, I am constantly thinking of card ideas or how could I use this or that product differently [anyone else have that same issue?].  Well one morning I jumped out of bed and ordered the Christmas Pals stamp set immediately.  I had an idea and it would be perfect for a Holiday Class I had coming up.  I could not wait for it to come in so that I could start creating.  And as the saying goes, “A Star Card was Born” (LOL) [or in this case a Snowman].

Snowman Shaker 1

I want to focus on how I made the shaker card itself, so that this post isn’t too long. But have not fear, I will add the supply list for the other items used in this card at the end of this post.

Using the Journey Rectangles Dies (DI-0041), I cut a window opening into a piece of Catalina Splash (CS-0114) cardstock and embossed it with the Falala Embossing Folder (EF-0021).   I adhered a piece of our Clearview (CS-0121) sheets to the back of the Catalina Splash embossed piece using our White Liner (AD-0001)  .  I used foam tape [you could use foam squares, but the foam tape was easier for me and I had it in my stash] and added that on top of the clearview sheet (outlining the opening).  [You have to make sure you have no gaps or your shaker elements will fall out.]  Then I added my shaker elements making sure to spread them around the window and not over fill.  I then adhered the Pool Play piece making sure the stamping was facing the window.  This was adhered to the card base using Easy Glide (AD-0081).

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For the inside of the card, I took the same Christmas Pal elements to actually build the snowman but instead of using Whip Cream ink like I did on the card front, I used Lovely Blue (IP-IP-0075).  Lovely Blue is not an ink that you would actually stamp in as it is so light and really designed for backgrounds like the sky or clouds.  But it worked perfect here seeing that I was stamping on Whip Cream cardstock and didn’t want to use an ink that would be too dark.

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The inside sentiment is not Fun Stampers Journey but rather one that I had in my stash.  I just had to use it since I thought it went perfectly with this card and really finished it off.

I really had a lot of fun making this card and best of all the folks in my class that made it really enjoyed it was well!!!  Always fun learning a new technique and making an interactive card.

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.


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Merry Christmas | Christmas Cheer Prints

The paper in the Christmas Cheer Prints (PP-0049) paper pack are just gorgeous. They totally deserve to be the focal point.  I know many folks do not think that black is a Christmas/Holiday color, but let me tell you that it really compliments this paper and it makes for an elegant card.

Merry Chirstmas Pointsettia
The Christmas Cheer Prints (PP-0049) paper pack is gorgeous!!!


I took a piece of the Christmas Cheer Prints (PP-0049) cardstock and adhered that to a piece of Mirror Gold (CS-0136) before adhering it to a Black Licorice (CS-0003) card base.

I used Journey Gold Embossing Powder (IP-0101) to emboss the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Holiday Wishes (SS-0469) stamp set onto Black Licorice (CS-0003) cardstock.  I adhered that piece to a piece of our Mirror Gold (CS-0136) card stock. Using Easy Glide (AD-0081), I adhered this piece to the card front and the card was finished.

Merry Chirstmas Pointsettia 2

This is a very quick and easy card to make and it looks gorgeous.  You could easily mass produce these.

Craft Tip:  To conserve on the Mirror Gold paper, using one of the smaller Journey Rectangles (DI-0041) I cut out the center that I can use on another project.  I then used the “frame” on this project.  No one will know and it will make the card a little lighter.

May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.



Noel Wreath | Santa | Merry Christmas

I love making vintage looking cards, especially for the holidays.  When I saw the Noel Wreath Stamp (AT-0267), I knew that I wanted to use it to make a vintage looking card.  There is so much detail on this stamp that I felt that it didn’t need to be colored in.

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I took a piece of Oatmeal Cookie (CS-0023) card stock and ran it through the HOHOHO Bold Embossing Folder (EF-0024 – this is a Bloom Benefit – available with a purchase of  $100 or more), then I took my Hazelnut Blend (IP-0012) ink pad and gently rubbed it on top of the embossed piece.  It really makes the words from the HOHOHO Bold embossing folder pop.  I took a piece of the Christmas Cheer Prints (PP-0049) and with a Fusion Ink Sponge (JM-0014), I sponged the edges and lightly sponged the top of the printed paper.  I adhered this piece to the embossed piece using Easy Glide (AD-0081).  I added a piece of So Plaid Ribbon (AC-0317) before adhering the panel to the Hazelnut Blend (CS-0013) card base.

I stamped the Noel Wreath Image onto a piece of Butter Cream (CS-0006) cardstock using Hazelnut Blend ink (IP-0012).  Using the Journey Circles (DI-0039), I cut the Butter Cream piece and then sponged the edges with Hazelnut Blend ink.  This piece was popped up onto the card front using Foam Squares (AD-0085) and I added some Fashion Gold (AC-0292).

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I just love the So Plaid Ribbon (AC-0317)

For the inside of the card, I stamped the Postage Stamp (AT-0056) in Oatmeal Cookie (IP-0011) ink randomly on a piece of Butter Cream cardstock  and then stamped the Merry Christmas from the Holiday Wishes (SS-0469) stamp set in Candy Apple (IP-0017) ink.  Using Easy Glide (AD-0081), I adhered it to the inside of the card.

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May all your hand-made creations be Inked with Kindness, Stamped with Love.


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