I love kindness sentiments. I work at an elementary school and our first goal is to “be kind to kids.” So I am always on the lookout for sets that include kindness quotes. I made this card for one of our brand new teachers. I hope she likes it.
This card features the Elsa Girl stamp from Unity Stamp Company. I simply stamped the image in Momento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored with my Copic markers. The sentiment I used is included in this stamp set. The other sentiment is “stay warm and cozy.” Both sentiments are very versatile, don’t you think?
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I had a blast this week creating with Unity products. I am, and will always be a huge fan!
Today I am once again featuring an Itty Bitty from Unity. This one is called Merry Christmas Treeline. I believe it was free with a purchase a few years ago. I think it is adorable.
My card was inspired by a co-worker’s sweatshirt.
She purchased the sweatshirt from Sam’s Club! I thought it was cute. Below is the card it inspired.
To create my card, I ink blended Ranger Distess Oxide in Kitsch Flamingo on a piece of card stock. Then, I die cut it with one of my nesting scalloped edge dies. I added foam tape to the back of it, too. Next, I stamped the image in GinaK Fresh Asparagas ink. I stamped it a few times to get the coverage I wanted. I created two different sized banner shapes to add to my card and adhered them to an A2 top folding card base. I placed the pink stamped square on top of the banners. Lastly, I used my pine punch and cut out a few sprigs to add behind the pink square. I think this turned out pretty cute.
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Hello and welcome back. Are you still making your holiday cards? I am! Every year I swear I’m going to get ahead, but I never do. I don’t like to make multiples of the same card; I like to make a card specifically for the recipient. I made this card for my son.
This card features the Layers of Life set called Search for Those Moments. It is such a pretty set. I started by placing the stamp in my MISTI and coloring directly on the stamp with Tombow marker #158. I love how the trees look! Next, I inked up the background with GinaK Amalgam ink. The sentiment is from the same stamp set and is stamped in GinaK Fresh Asparagas ink. To complete the look, I spattered white, acrylic ink to make it appear snowy. Lastly, I die cut the panel with a deckle edge die and adhered it to a dark grey A2 card base.
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Tomorrows card was inspired by a coworkers sweatshirt. Are you intrigued? lol
Welcome back for day two! Today, I am featuring another cute Itty Bitty stamp from Unity Stamp Company.
Have you noticed that pastel colors seem to be very on-trend for Christmas this year? Because of that, I am using lots more in my holiday cardmaking.
For my card, I stamped the Felt Christmas Tree Itty Bitty in GinaK Kraft ink. I did mask the string, because I wanted this to look like a Christmas cookie. I colored the image with Copic markers and I added Lawn Fawn Sparkle Glaze to the cheeks. The sentiment is from the July 2017 Time to Enjoy Life Kit of the Month. I stamped it in GinaK Innocent Pink ink. Lastly, I spattered Ranger Perfect Pearls to add sparkle to my background.
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I am very excited to be this weeks Growing In Unity gal. Today I am sharing a cute, holiday card.
This card features the It’s Christmas Oh Deer Itty Bitty stamp. Isn’t it so cute? I love the Itty Bitty stamps from Unity. They are such a great value and a fun, little gift to share with a crafty friend. Let me know what your favorite Itty Bitty stamp is…I’d love to add to my collection!
It sure is hard to believe that it is already December! But, we all have lots to look forward to – like DieCember at Simon Says Stamp!
I was thrilled to get the chance to create with this new die from Simon Says Stamp “Joy to You” cover plate. I made several cards and a fun banner.
For my first card, I started by using the cover plate to die cut some deep, red cardstock. I splattered white acrylic paint to add snow to my background. Next, I die cut green cardstock so I could inlay a green tree on this card. I layered it onto a white panel and adhered it to a white, top folding A2 card base.
For this card, I used the letters from the previous card to determine my color palette. I found some pretty plaid patterned paper in my stash that I thought would work perfectly for this card. I used the cover plate to die cut some white cardstock. Next, I inlayed the red letters. I also used the cover plate to die cut some silver paper so I could get a silver tree to inlay. This was such a quick card to create, and I love how it turned out!
This next card really came together quickly! I die cut the cover plate from Simon Says Stamp silver glitter cardstock. Next, I added foam tape to the back, to give this panel some dimension. I die cut a green panel and adhered it to a white, top-folding A2 card base. Lastly, I adhered the silver panel. So sparkly and pretty!
This card is probably my favorite. I simply die cut the cover plate 3 times out of white cardstock. I adhered them all together and then rubbed the edges onto my embossing ink pad. Next, I sprinkled gold embossing powder and heat embossed the edges. Then, I splattered Lawn Fawn Liquid Stardust on the base panel. I adhered the die cut panel to the base panel and added them to a top-folding A2 card base. Lastly, I inlayed a green tree. I love how this card turned out!
For my last project, I created a fun little banner for my chalkboard wall. I was going for a rustic, farmhouse vibe. I die cut the cover plate from black cardstock and used a dauber to add some Ranger Picket Fence Distress Ink on it to make it look a little chalky. I adhered that panel to a banner shape that I created.
To create the banner shape, I cut a piece of white card stock to 4 x 5 3/4″. I found the center and measured up one inch from the bottom and drew a small dot where that measurement met the middle. Using an xacto knife, I cut from each of the bottom corners, diagonally up to where the dot was located, to make the banner shape. I cut several of these for the banner.
For the other banners, I die cut an oval out of kraft cardstock and adhered it to a gingham rectangle that was adhered to the banner piece. I die cut black trees using Simon Says Stamp Mod Tree Wafer Die and adhered them to the kraft ovals. Next, I punched holes so I could string up the banner. I added black jingle bells (which I found in the Target Dollar Spot) between the banners. I hung this on my chalkboard wall in my kitchen and I am loving it!
I hope you will consider Joy For You Cover Plate Die for your holiday crafting. I think it is a must have for creating quick and simple cards!
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This stamp is truly versatile and perfect for all of your holiday makes!
For my background, I sprayed Ranger’s Distress Mica Spray in Shiny Bauble and a bit of Merry Mint onto watercolor paper. I first misted the paper with water and then, layered on the mica spray. Let me tell you, that spray is magical! So shimmery and pretty! After it was completely dry, I inked up the cling stamp with embossing ink and then sprinkled on Ranger Snowflake Tinsel embossing powder. I decided I wanted lots of sparkle! After I embossed my background, I cut it down to 3″ x 4.5″. For my sentiment, I selected “Joyeux Noel” from Simon Says Stamp Reverse Christmas Wishes sentiment strips. Lastly, I adhered everything to a black panel and put it on a top folding A2 card base.
I loved the mica spray combined with this cling stamp so much, I had to make another card! I used the same process, but this time I only used the Merry Mint mica spray. Then, I heat embossed the stamp with Wow Metallic Platinum Sparkle embossing powder. Next, I cut the snow bank out of white card stock and stamped the sentiment in grey ink. I die cut the Simon Says Stylized Star from some matte silver card stock and adhered it to the background along with the snow bank. To finish, I adhered it to a top folding A2 card base.
I also made a quick and simple tag using the “Christmas Star” stamp set. Doesn’t the gold embossing look pretty on this dark green card stock? Stamping and embossing a 6 x6″ piece of cardstock allowed me to make multiple tags quickly. I die cut a small circle and scored it in the middle to create the topper to my tag. Once again, I used a sentiment from Simon’s Reverse Christmas Wishes sentiment strips.
I was challenged to create something other than a card with this cling stamp. So, I stamped it onto green paper with GinaK Fresh Asparagas ink and used my gold gel pen on the dots. This made adorable gift wrapping – especially with the gold bow!
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It’s not the holidays without cocoa! Here are my projects for National Hot Cocoa Day:
Here is my card and belly band recipe:
Sentiment: Honey Bee Stamps “Hug in a Mug” stamps and dies
Image: Honey Bee Stamps “Mugs & Kisses” die set, Hello Bluebird “Holly and Pine” dies
Background: Simon Says Stamp “Pine Bouquet” Embossing Folder
Ink: GinaK Dark Chocolate
Since it is National Hot Cocoa Day, I thought I’d also share a recipe for homemade hot cocoa mix. This recipe makes enough for 4 servings. Serve in a festive mug with marshmallows or a candy cane for a sweet seasonal treat.
4 cups milk (whole or 2%)
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate chips or chopped chocolate bar
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Place milk, cocoa powder and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat over medium/medium low heat, whisking frequently, until warm (but not boiling). Add chocolate chips and whisk constantly until the chocolate chips melt and distribute evenly into the milk. Whisk in the vanilla extract and serve immediately.
I hope you will join in the fun and link up your newly created hot cocoa project for a chance to be a guest designer on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog. Details and link up can be found on the blog: http://coffeelovingcardmakers.com/18349