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.

12_days_of_deals_calendar

12_days_of_deals_sku_priceI

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

Happy gift giving!

Lorena

It’s Only Cold..

I loved ice skating when I was younger.  I wasn’t very good but in my mind I was magnificent [ha, ha].  I think that is probably one of the reasons I was drawn to the Ski Sled Skate (SS-0360) stamp set.

The Ski Sled Skate (SS-0360) stamp set is becoming one of my favorites!  I love that there are so many fun winter elements that you can use either for cards, tags or scrapbook pages.  I have several folks in my social circle that have winter birthdays, I know I will be using this set to make special creations for them.

Its only cold
Ski Sled Skate = Winter crafting fun!!

 

On a Whip Cream (CS-0040) piece of cardstock, I stamped the ice skates in Black Licorice (IP-0041) ink.  I used our Color Burst Pencils (JM-0077)  #047 and #042 to color in the heel and blade of the skate.  To color in the skate boot itself, I took some of our Sparkle Silk (IP-0126) and put it on an acrylic block and then using our Small Blending Brush (TO-0097) brushed it onto the skate boot.

Its only cold2
Adding the Sparkle Silk to the skate boot to give added interest.

 

I took some of our Lovely Blue Liquid Color (IP-0134) and applied it to an acrylic block and the added some water using a Medium Blending Brush (TO-0098) and applied that to the bottom of the card to look like ice.  I had a fine tip marker on hand that I used to lightly add a line as if it were skating marks on the ice.

The sentiment was stamped in Denim Days (IP-0010) ink and the snowflakes were stamped in Pool Play (IP-0051) ink.

I added some Sparkle Silk all over the card.  Using Glue Dots (AD-0083), I adhered some Special Celebrations (AC-0115) and Blue Skies (AC-0113) sequins. [the sequins are part of the 12 Days of Deals – check it out toward the end of this post].

The panel was then added to a piece of Mirror Silver (CS-0137) before being added to a Denim Days (CS-0082) card base.

Its only cold3

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

Happy Skating!

Lorena

 

12_days_of_deals_calendar

12_days_of_deals_sku_price

Happy Holidays |Ice Skates

I love making wintery type cards and I love our Inspiration Book & Catalog, it is jam packed with inspiration.  Here is my attempt at replicating the creation that is shown on page 104 of the annual catalog.  While it did not come out exactly like the one in the catalog, I am very pleased with how it turned out.

On a piece of Whip Cream (CS-0040) card stock I stamped the Ink Splat (AT-0108) image in Pretty Amethyst (IP-0018) ink.  The Snowflake from the Snow Burst (SS-0144) stamp set was stamped in Pretty Pansy (IP-0026) ink.  Using the Happy Holidays from the Sparkle Trim (SS-0495) stamp set, I stamped it in Black Licorice (IP-0041) ink.  Using Easy Glide (AD-0081) this panel was adhered to a piece of Pretty Pansy (CS-0029) cardstock, that was then adhered to a piece of Pretty Amethyst (CS-0028) cardstock onto a Pretty Pansy card base.

Happy Holidays Ski Sled Skate copy
I colored in the blade of the skate using Color Burst Pencils (JM-0077)

 

On a scrap piece of Whip Cream cardstock, I stamped the skates that come from the Ski Sled Skate (SS-0360) stamp set [love this stamp set, so much fun] onto a piece of Whip Cream Cardstock in Black Licorice (IP-0041) ink and cut it out using our Circle Dies (DI-0039) and then stamped the little snowflake from the Poinsettia Basket (SS-0527) in Black Licorice ink as well and punched it out using a 3/4″ Circle Punch (TO-0012).

These pieces were added to the card front using Foam Squares (AD-0084 and AD-0085).  Before adding the skates, I adhered some Whip Cream Thread (AC-0128) behind it.  The card was finished off with some Silver Silk (IP-0090) and adhered the Special Celebrations Sequins (AC-0115) using Glue Dots (AD-0083).

I think I am going to make up a few more of these and change the greeting to make it a Winter Wishes, Happy Birthday, Thinking of You, Thank You or Just Because.  I love the beauty of winter!

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

Lorena

Great Deals!!!

 

Warm Wishes |GeoBurst

Ok, so along with being addicted to our Sparkle Silk (IP-0126), I am addicted to the GeoBurst Die (DI-0217)!!!  I have a million ideas in my head for this die, ok maybe not a million more like 998,642.

Using the GeoBurst Die (DI-0217), I cut a piece of Whip Cream (CS-0040) cardstock.  I punched out the circles from Pool Play (CS-0092) cardstock using the 1 1/2″ circle punch (TO-0015). I adhered the circles to the back of the GeoBurst cut out piece using Craft Glue (AD-0111). [you want to use a craft glue or liquid glue so you have a little more time and flexibility to adhere the circle to the center of each GeoBurst]. I cut off the excess pieces of the circles using our Grand Pro Shears (TO-0064). Using the Craft Glue, I adhered this piece to a panel of Journey Brush Silver (CS-0135). [This is such a pretty cardstock].

Warm Wishes Geo 1
Love the Journey Brush Silver and Pool Play cardstock together.

I took a piece of RiverStone Satin Ribbon (AC-0139) and adhered it to the front of the panel before adhering it to a Whip Cream (CS-0040) card base. I added some Silver Silk (IP-0090) and Sparkle Silk (IP-0126). Warm Wishes from the Hello Fall Stamp Set (SS-0450) was stamped in River Stone Ink (IP-0053) onto a piece of Whip Cream cardstock and punched it out using the 1 ¾ Circle Punch (TO-0016). The 2” Scallop Circle Punch (TO-0043) was used to punch out a piece of Pool Play cardstock. Those pieces were adhered together with Easy Glide (AD-0081) and popped up on the ribbon using Foam Squares (AD-0085). I added one of our Cut Rhinestones (AC-0023) over the “I” in Wishes.

Warm Wishes Geo 2
I love working with our ribbon!

For the inside, I stamped the Snowflakes in Pool Play Ink (IP-0051) and the sentiment in RiverStone Ink (IP-0053), both come from the Ski Sled Skate (SS-0360) stamp set.

Warm Wishes Geo 3
Love the Ski Sled Skate Stamp Set (SS-0360)

I just love how the Journey Brush Silver and Pool Play cardstock look together.

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

Lorena