Double Pocket Card|Gift Card Holder|Rainbow Drops

I needed to make several gift card holders and pulled out the Double Pocket Card Die (DI-0298).  I love how easy it is to but this together and that you have 2 pockets, one for the gift card and the other for a note.  There is also a Pocket Trim Die set (DI-0297) available that compliments this die set.

Double Pocket Die

I used a 12 x 12 piece of Beach Breeze (CS-0051) card stock and my Journey Platinum Machine (TO-0090) to cut out the die.  I used White Liner (AD-0001) to adhere the tab pieces together to make the pocket.  The die does make score lines so it is easy to figure out where to make your folds.  I used the snowflake from the Ski Sled Skate (SS-0360) stamp set and inked it up in Beach Breeze (IP-0044) ink for the front of the pocket.

I had a piece that I created previously when I was playing with the Gel Press (JM-0107), Lovely Blue Liquid Color (IP-0134) and the Winter Wonderland Stencil (JM-0086).  It was perfect to use on this card as a background for the note card and the accent trim piece on one of the pockets.

Double Pocket Die 4

Using the Snow Blooms Die Set (DI-0253) I cut out the pieces using Mirror Silver (CS-0137) and Brush Silver (CS-0135).   

Double Pocket Die 3

For the note I stamped the Merry Christmas in Catalina Splash (IP-0073) ink from the Merry Words (SS-0451) stamp set.  I added one of the Brush Silver snowflakes to the bottom and added one of our Rainbow Drops (AC-0178).  I added a Brush Silver snowflake to the trim part of the pocket and added a Cut Rhinestone (AC-0023) to the center.  The big snowflake was adhered to the front pocket using a Foam Square (AD-0085) and then a Rainbow Drop was added to the middle using Glue Dots (AD-0083).

Double Pocket Die 2

I love our Rainbow Drops.  I am so glad they are part of the 12 Days of Deals. I am buying 2 sets as I do use them a lot.



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

Happy gift giving!


Merry Christmas

I always try to maximize my craft supplies.  I don’t like to waste anything and when you have such pretty papers, etc. you want to use every last inch!  My up-line, Deb is the same way and when she came up with this idea, I was just over the moon with it.  You pretty much use almost every piece! [Thanks Deb!!!]

To make this card you will need Black Licorice (CS-0003) cardstock, Mirror Silver (CS-0137), and Christmas Cheer Prints (PP-0049).

Using a piece of Black Licorice card stock cut to 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, cut out the Gift from the For You Die set (DI-0252).  Keep the negative piece and the gift.  Then out of a piece of Christmas Cheer Prints cut to 3 1/2 x 4 3/4  and do the same thing.

Merry Christmas Gift Mirror 1
I love the Christmas Cheer Prints Paper Pack, so pretty!!

Adhere the Black Licorice negative piece to a piece of Mirror Silver and then you will do the same thing with the Christmas Cheer piece.  Once that is done, you will insert the gift. The Black Licorice will get the Christmas Cheer Prints and the Christmas Cheer Prints will get the Black Licorice.  Pretty neat!!  I heat embossed the Merry Christmas from the Merry Melody stamp set (SS-0516) in Silver Embossing Powder (IP-0100).

Merry Christmas Gift Mirror 4

Using Easy Glide (AD-0082) I adhered each panel to a Black Licorice card base, added some Fashion Silver (AC-0293) and the card was finished.

I will say that our Mirror Paper is very reflective!!  When I was trying to take a picture for this post I kept getting myself and everything that was behind me.  It was not funny at the time, but I can get a laugh out of it now.

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


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Merry Christmas |Snow Frames

I love the Snow Frames die (DI-0246).  So elegant, so many possibilities.

I cut out a piece of Whip Cream (CS-0040) cardstock using the Snow Frames Die (DI-0246).  Then using the Journey Rectangles (DI-0041), I cut out a piece of River Stone (CS-0094) and Whip Cream (CS-0040) cardstock.  On the Whip Cream piece, I stamped the Ink Splat (AT-0108) stamp in Journey Silver (IP-0107) ink and then stamped the Merry Christmas from the Happy Merry (SS-0522) stamp set in Denim Days (IP-0010) ink.  I layered the Whip Cream piece onto the River Stone piece and then layered that onto the Snow Frames cut out.  Added some Sparkle Silk (IP-0126) before adhering it to the Denim Days (CS-0082) card base.

Snow Frames Merry Christmas
So Pretty!!!


Check out this video where Kim Kesti, Fun Stampers Journey’s Design Concept Manager takes this die to a whole new level with her over the top card!!!  So gorgeous!

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

Have fun creating!!


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.