Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A Merry Christmas Wreath

I used the pretty new Simon Says Stamp Pine Needle Wreath and made the contemporary feel of the die into a more rustic and classic looking wreath...
I made a frame from 2 circle dies, and randomly adhered the pine needles of 2 die cut wreaths onto the frame.  I wrapped some medium weight twine around the wreath, added a Stained Glass greeting from a new Simon set of that name onto the card, and colored with colored pencil, then adhered the wreath to the card. Here's a close up... 
As a last minute thought...I used Laurie Willison's Card Holder die to hang my wreath card from a gift bag...I had WANTED to use a kraft bag so the whole card popped, but didn't have any...(may put that pic up when I get some)...I thought this card would look so wonderful hanging from a bag, and then the wreath wouldn't get flattened, although it's pretty indescructable. Just wanted to show you... 
Oh the versatility of dies...oh how I love them:)!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

On a String Two Different Ways

I used the Simon Says Stamp On a String stamp and die set, a wonderful set designed for Christmas, and made two cards for everyday occasions with it!  The first...a birthday card...
I used the strings stamp, stamped with green ink, and the little flowers from the set, stamped in bright pink then die cut and layered the flowers.  I added a sentiment from one of my favorite sentiment stamp sets, Simon's Thoughtful Messages, stamped and embossed, and popped up the whole panel on a card.  Here's a closeup...

The second one, I chose to flip the strings and using the longer side of the stamp, stamped on both the top and bottom of the card, placing the sentiment in the middle of the card(the strings are not as long as an A2 card, otherwise)...
I used some striped paper to line each side of the card.  I added the enamel dots, glossy accented some of the hearts, then glittered the rest, then glossy accented the glittered hearts.  Here's a close up of the hearts...
...didn't know if you can see the glitter on some of the hearts??...a little glitter is fun!!...
I just wanted to show you that a set designed for Christmas can not only be wonderful for Christmas,  but for beyond, as well...I had so much fun!!!   Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa


Monday, October 16, 2017

Pine Needle Wreath Under and Over

I used the pretty and versatile new Simon Says Stamp Pine Needle Wreath to make two cards, one with color ABOVE the white panel, this first one, the green is two layers BELOW the white panel...
I die cut the panel  then added two more white die cuts, and adhered before adding a piece of green cardstock under those layers.  I stamped the sentiment...another new pretty and versatile set from Simon, Stained Glass Greetings, in Simon Evergreen and colored with Prismacolor Pencils.  Added a touch more gold with my Pilot gold marker.  Added punched dots of gold...here's a closeup...

The second one, I die cut the wreath and didn't take the pieces out.  I simply added a green layer OVER the white, so this one is a tiny raised...
I die cut the sentiment with an older Simon die with some scrap patterned paper as well as a stamped sentiement from the Thoughtful Messages stamp set, and added a striped green panel at the bottom.  The dots around the wreath are from the same patterned paper as the sentiment...

I'm working on another wreath with this die...SUCH FUN!!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Sunday, October 15, 2017

When You Don't Know Which You Like Better...Make Both!

Sometimes life can put creativity and creating in a funky place, but that seems to be when getting into the craft room and creating is absolutely a MUST!  This morning, I took out the My Favorite Things Thank You Circle Frame that I had gotten recently, and the MFT Stitched Flower dies and made a couple thank you cards!  Only thing was...I couldn't decide which way I liked the frame better, in white or kraft....sooooo....I made two cards...one each way...(can you tell what color scheme I am LOVING right now??)...
I layered the Thank you die and flowers 3 times each...stems and leaves once.   I adhered a piece of chipboard to the underside of the top panel for some depth.
Then, I had the thought  to use kraft for the frame...amd I liked that TOO...SOOOO  I made a card just like the first, except with a frame that matched the card...
 Oh happiness to my heart...so thankful for being able to make cards!!!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

Saturday, October 14, 2017

On a String Christmas Stars

I love the Simon Says Stamp On a String stamp and die set...the sentiments and all the little possibilities of things hanging on those strings...well...fun!!  Today, I used the stars and made a non traditional colored Christmas card...
I saw the color combo when I googled Christmas colors, so combined the gold embossed strings and sentiment with some coral and aqua blue cardstock and enamel dots.  I layered the stars and added a piece of gold cardstock behind the white panel to show through on the top and bottom of the card.  Here's a close up...
This set can be used for more than just Christmas and winter... oh yeah..what fun...have more ideas:)!!  Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa