Friday, December 3, 2021

Vintage Christmas cards using Simple Stories Joyful Greetings kit

 I'm back with more Christmas cards - these ones were made using a card kit from Simple Stories called Joyful Greetings.
These were fun and easy to assemble, but I still managed to mess up one (kit normally makes 8 cards) :)

and here is a closer look to some of my favorites. Love the vintage vibe and collage of different images and elements

Fab'n'funky - Christmas
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Christmas
Country View Challenges - Anything Christmas
Aud Sentiment - Christmas + sentiment

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

22 cards made with Dollarama mini Christmas paper pad

Like I promised in my previous post, here are all the cards I made using a Christmas mini pad from Dollarama. Paper had a nice thickness and I really liked that every other sheet had foiled elements. Have to say it was a bit more challenging than my usual 6x6 paper pad, because it was smaller, single sided and some sheets had dimensional patterns so I had to pay attention to the direction of the print.
I managed to make 22 cards - not bad for a pad that's 4.5" x 6.5" :)

On some of the cards I just let the pretty foiled papers take center stage

on some I used colored images - like these Penny Black ones

or these by PhotoPlay - stamp set is called O Canada Christmas

and on some I used sentiments as focal points

The Holly and the Ivy - Anything Christmas goes
Critter Crazy - Anything with critters
Unicorn Challenge - Christmas / Winter

SOS459 - Triple Threat Christmas Cards

 This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called triple threat and it means you need to use 3 of something. Since I was working on using up another pattern paper pad I decided to use 3 different patterned papers on my cards.

Our Dollarama was selling little paper Christmas paper pads that were 6.5" x 4.5" (a bit unusual format) - so I bought some and decided to use them. I will have the rest of cards I made posted in a day or 2. Papers were nice thickness and every other one had glossy, foiled elements.

I paired them up with Stampin Up stamp set called Merriest Moments

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
Aud Sentiment - Anything Goes with a sentiment

Monday, November 15, 2021

Echo Park - WInter Magic - 25 cards from a pack

I started to make Christmas cards and I'm planning to give out a bunch as gifts so I needed to speed up the process so I came back to using up the whole paper pack.

Started with 6x6 Echo Park pad called Winter Magic - everything is blue, white and I added silver accents here and there.

These are probably my favorites - using Merries Moments stamp set and dies from Stampin Up, so I made 4 of them with just slight variations
Dragonfly Dreams - Winter/Christmas
Stamping Sensation - Christmas
Aud Sentiment - Christmas + Sentiment

More cards using various stamps and dies
Allsorts - Christmas

and some featuring the cute patterned paper from the pad
Krafty Chicks - Christmas

and several cards using the cut aparts from the pad

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Stamperia Forest cards

 After several months of not making any cards I'm back. I found this company called Stamperia that make wonderful paper packs and bought several. The first one I started using is called Forest and it has a lot of cut apart images that you can use on cards - so I only stamped the sentiments.

So far I made 5 cards, but since it's a 12x12 paper pad I will be making many more :)

International Art & Soul - Furry Friends
Allsorts - I LOVE this paper pack
Crafty Animals - Anything Animals

Inkspirational  - Inspired by the little foxes

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

SOS448 - Tropical Delights

 Our current challenge at Shopping Our Stash is called Tropical Delights and what's better for tropical atmosphere than palm trees, ocean and sunset.
I used a Stampin Up stamp set called Timeless Tropical and kind of followed Michelle Zindorf's tutorial. For the ocean I used So Saffron, Mango Melody and Melon Mambo, for the sky Blushsing Bride, Melon Mambo and a touch of So Saffron.

Dream Valley - Summer Fun
Crafting Happiness - Anything Goes + option: Beach
Sweet Stampers - Birthday

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Bloom Where You're planted Window Card

I finally got to play with my new SU collection called Bloom Where You're Planted. This card was inspired by one made by Mary Anne Cowan - you can find her video tutorial here
 I used all parts of the collections, dies, stamps and paper.

Dream Valley - dies and/or punches

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Try Stamping on Tuesday Sketches

 I'm still playing with Daily Grind papers from Catherine Pooler and I decided to use them on current sketches from Try Stampin' On Tuesday. For both cards I used the same stamp set and similar color palette. Mugs are colored with alcohol markers.

Alphabet Challenge - C is for Coffee

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Catherine Pooler Daily Grind - playing with sketches

I got a new 6x6 paper pad to play with - it's called Daily Grind by Catherine Pooler. I also got a matching stamp set and I'm having a lot of fun with it. The papers are fun and I LOVE the sentiments.
So I made a couple cards using different sketches. Cup images are colored with alcohol markers. You can expect more on the same theme in few days :)
Stamping Pals - Sketch
Always Fun Challenges - Anything Goes
Get Creative - Anything Goes

 Paper Craft Crew - Sketch

Thursday, March 25, 2021

40 cards using CTMH Chelsea Garden Paper Pack

 Couple years ago I bought Chelsea Garden 12x12 paper pack from Close To My Heart together with matching cardstock. I used some of it during the previous years, but I still had a lot of it left and I managed to make 40 cards. Papers were mostly light blue, light green and gray so perfect for spring cards
My previous 2 posts showed some cards I made and here are details from some more:

Here is a bunch of Easter cards I made with digi from Lili of the Valley

Several more Easter ones with sparkly die cuts
Cuttlebug Mania - Use a Bunny

than I got tired of Easter cards so I made a few flowery ones with Altenew's Positive Vibes
Fab 'n' Funky -Flowers

and some more fairy ones - digi from LOTV

Fairy and The Unicorn - Anything Fantasy

Violets are from Flourishes, middle image is a 3D decoupage image and the last one is another pre-colored digi from LOTV