Monday, November 30, 2020

Stitched Rectangles with Butterfly Duet

 Sometimes dies can be used to create an unusual
background.   I've done this several times, since buying 
the Stitched Rectangles dies on page 183.  I placed them
on a Whisper White Stitched So Sweetly (page 179)
and then added butterflies from the Butterfly Duet Punch
on page 165.

The Plaid Tidings DSP on page 57 (Holiday Mini)
and Brushed Metallic Cardstock on page 45 make
great options for bringing color and metallics 
to this project.

Friday, November 27, 2020

Stamp Off Thankful Wreath Builder

Hey stamping friends.  Susan, Buffy and I are stuffed,
but ready to share some stamping inspiration with you.
Today, we are featuring "Thankful" cards.

Even though we were apart this year, I am so thankful
for family, and the ability to have "text conversations"
with one whole side of the family!  Of course,
much of our conversation was about FOOD.
Most of us exclaimed at the one sister who was cooking
the entire meal herself, including Mac and Cheese and
Candy Cane Pie (yum!).  She is a
culinary overachiever.

When I think about being thankful, I love using a wreath.
It reminds me of welcome, warmth and completion.
That is one of the reasons I frequently pick up the 
the Arrange a Wreath set (page 127) with coordinating
Wreath Builder Dies (page 173).  This combination offers
seasonal components and great sentiments.

Speaking of sentiments, I pulled out my Country Home set
(page 89) and then cut it out with the Stitched Rectangle Dies.
The last bit was to layer everything on to a piece of 
In Good Taste DSP (page 148).  

Thank you for swinging past my blog, and please
check out the offerings from Buffy and Susan!
Oh, and enjoy those Thanksgiving leftovers!

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Forever Fern Sneak Peak

Two of the things that I am grateful for right now, are
friends and family.   Note to self; I need to let friends know,
by sending them cards!

This card is a bit of a sneak peak, featuring a 3D embossing folder,
called Painted Texture, that will be available in January.
It is a wonderful texture to color with the new SU 
Blending Brushes (available in January).

The card features the Forever Fern Stamp set (p 110),
Forever Flourishing Dies (p 175).
The sentiment from the Forever Fern stamp set was cut 
out with a Potted Succulent Dies (page 39), from the 
January - June 2021 Mini Catalog.


Monday, November 23, 2020

Arrange a Wreath Christmas Gift Pack

One gift that I often give others, are packets of cards.
My Pilates teacher is a dancer.  In fact, this image
looks a great deal like her.  So I made a package
of cards for her to use at Christmas time.
All of the products used for this card are retired,
except for the Christmas sentiment from the
 Arrange a Wreath set on page 127.
I hope that she likes them!

Friday, November 20, 2020

Merry Moose and Moose Punch

 I was so glad that the Merry Moose and the Moose Punch,
on page 27 of the August-December 2020, was available
again this year.  As long as you have the moose,
your Christmas card is going to be a good one!

I added a couple layers of the In Good Taste DSP
on page 148 of the annual catalog and cut out the
sentiment with Stitched So Sweetly dies on page 179/

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Snowman Season with Wreath Builder Dies

 This is another snowman card, using the 
Snowman Season set on page 63.  I wrapped him up
in a wreath from the Wreath Builder dies on page 173.
The Plaid Tidings DSP makes a great backdrop for
these elements.