Thursday, October 21, 2021

Gingerbread & Peppermint Bags

 




I decorated bags for my guest to carry their cards home from Christmas card classes
 this week with the Gingerbread & Peppermint suite.
I used the DSP with the same name as well as the Memories & More card pack.
 The candy and ornaments were cut from the designer paper as well. 
Hope you have a fab Thursday and thanks for stopping by!
Windy





Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Snowman Season

 



I did a fun fold for my last Christmas card this month since I am using a fun set! I got the fold/cut from my friend and fellow demo Jackie Beers over at jackiebeers.com  You can see her card here.  I cut a regular A2 size Night Of Navy base but just cut two triangles off the top flap of the card. I marked the three sides at 2 3/4" and cut from there. I also embossed the flap with the Subtles embossing folder for texture. Inside I layered a piece of Poppy Parade and then a piece of Basic White. 
I stamped the corners of the white in Pool Party ink with the the snowflakes from Snowman Season set
and the sentiment in Poppy Ink. I then stamped the snowman in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a white stitched oval and colored him with my Stampin Blends markers in Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Pool Party and Poppy Parade. I then cut a Poppy Parade scallop oval from Layering Oval dies to pop behind. I finished off with some snowflake sequin retired from last holiday season. 
Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!
Thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Snowman Season
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Poppy Parade, Pool Party
Stampin Blends markers: Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Pool Party and Poppy Parade
Paper: Night Of Navy, Basic White, Poppy Parade
Stitched Shapes dies-retired, Layering Oval dies-retired, Snowflake sequins-retired, Subtles embossing folder-retired


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Merriest Moments

 


I know that purple of not a tradition Christmas color but I love it and thought it was perfect for my fourth card for class and with this bundle. I started with a Gorgeous Grape base and cut the solid Merriest Frames die in Highland Heather card stock. I then cut the white card stock with the detailed die from same dies and then embossed it in the matching embossing folder. I cut the center stitched rectangle out from the same dies in white to stamp my sentiment from Merriest Moments set in Gorgeous Grape ink. I then stamped the flowers in Grape, Highland Heather and stems in Granny Apple Green before cutting out with the Merriest Frames dies. I finished it off with a pastel pearl in Gorgeous Grape.
Have a beautiful Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Merriest Moments
Ink: Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green
Paper: Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and Basic White
Merriest Frames dies/ Embossing folder, pastel pearl

Monday, October 18, 2021

Gingerbread & Peppermint


My third Christmas card for classes this week of course is with the Gingerbread & Peppermint suite!
I did a little casing for my layout from Julie Gilson over at stampingala.com  See her card here
I used a white base to layer the Real Red card stock and then a piece of white embossed with the Timeworn Type embossing folder for texture. I layered with a piece of Real Red mini ruffled ribbon and a strip of Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP. I stamped the Real Red ornament from the Frosted Gingerbread set along with the candy and cut out with the Gingerbread dies. I also cut out the snowflake and bell from another print of the DSP with those dies. 
I then stamped the sentiment on white card stock and cut it out with the label from Pretty Pillow Box dies which are a part of the large suite. A few red rhinestones finish it off.
Have a happy Monday and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Frosted Gingerbread
Ink: Real Red
Paper: Basic White, Real Red, Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP
Gingerbread dies, Timeworn Type embossing folder, Real Red mini ruffled ribbon, Pretty Pillow Box dies

 

Friday, October 15, 2021

Tidings Of Christmas

 


My second card for Christmas card classes next week uses the lovely Tidings Of Christmas suite. I started with a Evening Evergreen base and cut the DSP strips from Tiding Of Christmas DSP 1 1/2" x 4". I cut the white scallop rectangle piece from Stitched So Sweetly dies and stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink from the Tiding & Trimmings set. I also stamped the stocking on a piece of white in Evening Evergreen ink and cut with the matching Christmas Trimmings dies along with a Cherry star, gold foil detailed star, a Cherry bow stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and a Cherry sprig. 

Hope you have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Tidings & Trimmings
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Evening Evergreen, and Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Evening Evergreen, Basic White, gold foil, Tiding Of Christmas DSP
Christmas Trimmings dies, Stitched So sweetly dies

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Peaceful Deer

 


This is my first Christmas card for classes this year! I used the Peace Deer bundle along with some free designer paper Peaceful Prints from the sale-a-bration (SAB) promotion that just ended. It coordinated with this bundle and I love a plaid print. I added it to a piece of Garden Green card stock and a white base. I then cut a white stitched circle and stamped the trees in Garden Green ink and starts in Sahara Sand. I then popped all on the base after tying some Cherry Cobbler twine and bow around. I stamped the deer in Soft Suede on Crumb Cake cards tock and punched out with the Deer Builder punch. I cut the white label from the Potted Succulent dies and stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink. 
Hope you have a Fab  Thursday and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Peaceful Deer
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Garden Green, and Sahara Sand
Paper: Peaceful Prints DSP (SAB), Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Basic White
Deer Builder punch, Stitched Shapes dies-retired, Potted Succulent dies, Cherry Cobbler twine, 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

A Snowflake Pinwheel Card For The Pals Blog Hop

 


Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is Fantastic Fun Folds and 3D Projects. We really hope that you enjoy and will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.












My favorite color is purple so I had to design my first pinwheel card with it!  I made the pillow box in gold specialty paper with purple decor for my post yesterday so I decided to do the pinwheel card the same. For instructions on how to make this A2 size special fold card, I am turned to my talented friend and fellow demo, Julie DiMatteo at thepaperpixie.com and you can see her card with the instructions here.  You can see a list of products and colors below. I used one sentiment from the Snowflake Wishes set and one from the Peaceful Deer set. I liked using several different types of paper like shimmer vellum, gold specialty and gold foil plus some DSP. 


More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on November 10th. Our theme will be “Home for the Holidays” when our Design Team creates a project to celebrate the upcoming holidays. Until then, have fun in your craft space.


May you have a blessed week and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp sets: Snowflake Wishes and Peaceful Deer 
Ink: Fresh Freesia, Gorgeous Grape
Paper: Fresh Freesia shimmer vellum, Gold specialty paper, gold foil, Basic White, Gorgeous Grape, Penguin Playmates DSP, Expressions In Ink DSP, and Fresh Freesia 
So Many Snowflakes dies, gold dots







Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Snowflake Pillowbox

 




I like playing with the pillowbox die from the Gingerbread & Peppermint suite called Pretty Pillowbox die and some of the lovely gold specialty paper. I cut the box with one piece of 6" x 6" paper and it folded together easily. I wrapped and adhered the Highland Heather 1/2' grosgrain ribbon around. I used a Wonderful Snowflake cut out plus I cut a Gorgeous Grape and a Highland Heather snowflake with the So Many Snowflakes dies. I finished off with a Gorgeous Grape rhinestone. This box was much smaller than I thought it would be but it can still hold candy or jewelry. 

Hope you have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!
Windy









Monday, October 11, 2021

FMS506 Happy Christmas

 



Nice sketch this week over at freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com and I got to use a cool idea from my friend and fellow demo, Pam Morris at taptapstamp.blog  I took a piece of water color paper and wet it with a water painter brush. I then dropped a little ink in two colors-Highland Heather and Fresh Freesia onto the paper and let it run. When dry, I used the Christmas Trees dies to cut two out. I added some rhinestones for bling. I then cut some white card stock to add to my white base and three strips of in color shimmer vellum in Fresh Freesia. I used a Wonderful Snowflakes cut out behind the trees. I love the sentiment from Warm Hugs set stamped in Blackberry Bliss. 

Hope you have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Warm Hugs-retired
Paper: water color paper, Basic White, in color shimmer vellum
Ink: Highland Heather, Fresh Freesia, Blackberry Bliss
Christmas Trees dies, rhinestones, Wonderful Snowflake cut outs, water painter 



Friday, October 8, 2021

Ombre Bag With Gorgeous Leaves

 








I made some tags for the ombre bags for a World Card Making Day project. I got together with several friends who are awesome Stampin Up! demos like me! We each brought a project for all to make and so I came home with so many cool projects done! I used the Tailored Tags dies to cut white and gold tags. I used the gold metallic specialty paper to cut the tag and the leaf from Intricate Leaves dies. I stamped the leaves in Blackberry Bliss and Soft Succulent inks from Gorgeous Leaves set and cut them with the matching dies. I popped them up on the tag after stamping the wood background image From the same set in Soft Succulent ink and the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss from Banner Year set. I used the same color as the bag with the open weave ribbon in Evening Evergreen. 

Here is a photo of us stamping away on World Card Making Day Oct 2nd 2021:

Hope you have an awesome weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!
Windy






Thursday, October 7, 2021

Best Wishes

 


Let's talk scraps and DSP! I am a paper hoarder and I do not like to throw away any paper esp designer paper. I kept several scraps of this black and white plaid print from the Pattern Party DSP I used on a card for classes last month and used four of them here. I cut a white rectangle stitched die and added the four pieces of DSP on for a background. I added that to a piece of Basic White card stock and a Basic Black base. I then cut a Polished Pink floral die from the Artistic dies. I stamped the sentiment from Artistically Inked set in Memento Tuxedo Black on white card stock and cut it with Tasteful Labels dies. I added a few black dots to finish it off. 

Hope you have a lovely Thursday and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Artistically Inked
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: Basic Black, Basic White, Polished Pink, and Pattern Party DSP
Tasteful Labels dies, Stitched Rectangle dies, Artistic dies, black matte dots

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Thinking Of Love Of Leaves

 


I wanted to cut more leaves from the Stitched Leaves dies in fall colors for a card. I started with Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry card stocks and cut the leaves and then sponged some Soft Suede ink around the edges. I layered the Cherry base with a piece of Crushed Curry card stock and a piece of white card stock cut/embossed with the die from Stitched Leaves dies. I also added a panel of In Good Taste DSP with a wood print and a strip of Cherry Cobbler card stock before popping up the leaves. I then stamped the sentiment from the Beauty Of Friendship set in Soft Suede and cut it with the Potted Succulent dies. I finished it off with a few brushed metallic dots. 

Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Beauty Of Friendship
Ink: Soft Suede
Paper: Mossy Meadow, Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler, Basic White and In Good Taste DSP
Stitched Leaves dies, Potted Succulent dies, Brushed metallic adhesive backed dots




Monday, September 27, 2021

Hand Sanitizer Gift Box With Penguin Playmates DSP

 




I did not get any good photos before I gave this as a gift to a friend. So sorry! I used the free SAB Penguin Playmates DSP and the awesome tutorial by my friend and fellow demo Julie DiMatteo over at thepaperpixie.com You can see it here. I used the paper to also cut out the little critter- a fox with a scarf! I added the Flowers For Every Season white ribbon tied in a bow plus a rhinestone for bling to finish it off. 
Hope you have a wonderful week!

I will be traveling tomorrow for over a week so see you back later next week!

This Saturday is World Card Making Day! Happy Stamping!
Windy








Friday, September 24, 2021

FF0093 Best Wishes With Artistically Inked

 



I made this card for the challenge over at festivefridaychallenge picking shiny, stripes and of course, purple! I stared by stamping the floral images as well as the leaves in Blackberry Bliss, Fresh Freesia, Just Jade and Pear Pizzazz from the Artistically Inked set.  I then cut them out with the Artistic dies along with a few of the white leaf stems. I arranged them all on the piece of shiny, striped DSP called Expressions In Ink and a white base. I added in some gold leaves from the Expressions In Ink ephemera pack. I stamped the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink on a white banner cut from the Tasteful Labels dies. 
Love how it turned out and will be on its way to my step mom for her birthday in October! 
Thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Artistically Inked
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Fresh Freesia, Just Jade and Pear Pizzazz 
Paper: Basic White, Expressions In Ink DSP
Artistic dies, Expression In Ink ephemera pack, Tasteful Labels dies




Thursday, September 23, 2021

PP559 Fall Pumpkins, Y'all

 






A clean and simple challenge from Claire this week over at thepaperplayers.blogspot.com made pull out my Pretty Pumpkins bundle and some heat embossing! I heat embossed this detailed pumpkin on three different colors in white embossing powder and cut them with the matching Detailed Pumpkins dies. I used Cinnamon Cider, Merry Merlot and Cajun Craze card stocks. I layered on a white stitched rectangle die and then another piece of white card stock along with a Cajun Craze base. I stamped the sentiment from the Banner Year set in Merry Merlot ink on a white Potted Succulent banner die. I finished it off with a gold bumblebee!

I love these pumpkins and these colors!
Hope you have a beautiful Thursday and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp sets: Pretty Pumpkins and Banner Year
Ink: VersaMark, Merry Merlot
Paper: Basic White, Cajun Craze, Merry Merlot, Cinnamon Cider
Bumblebee trinkets, heat tool, white embossing powder, Detailed Pumpkins dies, Stitched Rectangle dies, Potted Succulent dies


Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Beauty Of The Earth Card Holder

 


It was hard to get a good photo of my box but hopefully you can see it okay here. I used retired card stock in Marina Mist to make the box. You see get the box info here from my friend Sam Hammond Donald over at pootles.co.uk  I cut the tree in retired Chocolate Chip card stock from the Beautiful Trees dies and then the leaves from the Beauty Of Earth DSP with same dies. I added the white birds also cut from the same dies. I cut another of Marina Mist for the front panel and ran it through the Bark 3D embossing folder. 
Guests for my card classes this week used these to carry their cards home from class. 
Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!
Windy




Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Happy Birthday With Jar Of Flowers

 


I just love the black and white gingham paper and if you are wondering where to find it....I will tell you! It is part of a large pack of paper you can get free as a host with SU!. It is called Pattern Party DSP pack and it contains 48 sheets full of many different patterns and colors. I am using a strip here on my card layered on a white base and a piece of Basic Black card stock. I then cut the Stitched Rectangle die in white card stock and stamped my flowers from Jar Of Flowers right on it in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I tried to use the sunflowers but they just did not well with my black and white theme. I colored the flowers with my Stampin Blends markers in Poppy Parade, Old Olive, and Daffodil Delight. I stamped the jar and the stem on a piece of white card stock in Memento Black and then the water stamp in pool Party ink. I punched it out with the Jar punch and colored my stems with Stampin Blend in Old Olive. I wrapped some of the black & white 1/4" gingham ribbon around the jar and added a bow. I popped it up under the flowers. I stamped the sentiment from Oval Occasions set in Poppy Parade ink on a white die cut from the Messages dies. I finished it off with a few Real Red rhinestones. 

Hope you have a happy Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp sets: Jar Of Flowers and Oval Occasions
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Poppy Parade, Pool Party
Stampin Blends markers- Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, and Old Olive
Paper: Basic Black, Basic White, Pattern Party DSP
Messages dies, Black & White 1/4" gingham ribbon, Jar punch, Real Red rhinestones

Monday, September 20, 2021

Love Of Leaves For Thanksgiving

 


I did a little casing from Patricia Dominicci over at jumpingintostamping.com   You can see her card here. I like her layout for these leaves and the embossing on the top of the background. I used the Beauty Of Earth DSP for the strip at the bottom and pulled my colors from it. I stamped the leaves from Love of Leaves set in Merry Merlot, Bumblebee, and Mossy Meadow and then cut them out with the Stitched Leaves dies. I used a Merry Merlot base and add a piece of Bumblebee. I cut a piece of Basic White and used the emboss/cut die in the Stitched Leaves dies for the top. I added the strip of Beauty Of Earth to the bottom. The sentiment was stamped from Banner Year set in Merry Merlot ink before attaching the white card stock. I ran the Bumblebee 1/4" gingham ribbon around and added the bow to finish it off. 
Hope you have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp sets: Love of Leaves and Banner Year
Ink: Merry Merlot, Bumblebee, and Mossy Meadow
Paper: Merry Merlot, Bumblebee, Basic White and Beauty Of The Earth DSP
Stitched Leaves dies, Bumblebee 1/4" gingham ribbon


Friday, September 17, 2021

Thankful For Pretty Pumpkins

 


I did a little casing of a card from fellow demo Angela Meyer over at wildvioletsart.com for the water color card today. You can see her card here. I thought these were so soft and pretty in these shades of Soft Succulent, Petal Pink, Gray Granite.  I used the white base and added Petal Pink card stock and then a piece of Soft Succulent ran through the Tasteful Textile embossing folder. I then cut a white Stitched So Softly die to pop up after stamping the sentiment from the Pretty Pumpkin set. I stamped the pumpkins and the extra leaves in Stazon Black ink on water color paper and then used my water painter brush to color the pumpkins and leaves. I used the matching Detailed Pumpkins dies to cut them out and pop up on the rectangle die. I finished off with genial gems in Pale Papaya. 

Hope you have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Pretty Pumpkins
Ink: Stazon Black, Gray Granite, Petal Pink, and Soft Succulent 
Paper: watercolor paper, Basic White, Petal pink, Soft Succulent
Detailed Pumpkins dies, Tasteful Textile embossing folder, Stitched So Sweetly dies, genial gems in Pale Papaya, water painter 

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Hello Friend In Welcoming Woods

 


I did some more of the baby wipe technique for this card with the leaves and the sentiment. I started with a Crumb Cake base and added a piece of Early Espresso ran through the Bark 3D folder. I then cut  piece of white card stock and stamped the trees from Welcoming Woods set in Early Espresso ink. I then used my blending brush to do a circle of Pumpkin Pie ink blended in the middle of the trees. I then used another blending brush with Misty Moonlight ink to blend on the bottom. I made my own ink pad with the baby wipes by adding drops of Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive inks. I used it to stamp my leaves several times over my leaves and then for my sentiment from the same set on a Crumb Cake banner Tasteful Labels die. I wrapped some Night of Navy twine around and added a bow to finish off. 
I love how it looks like a fall day in the woods!
Have a awesome day and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Welcoming Woods
Ink: Early Espresso, Misty Moonlight, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Paper: Crumb Cake, Basic White, Early Espresso
Bark 3D embossing folder, Night of Navy twine-retired, Tasteful Labels dies, baby wipes, blending brushes

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Much Gratitude With Gorgeous Leaves

 



So many beautiful prints in the Blackberry Beauty DSP pack. I cut one fav for the bottom of this card and used those colors for my card using the Gorgeous Leaves bundle. I have a Blackberry Bliss base and layered on a piece of Basic White card stock and then a piece of Cinnamon Cider which is stamped with the background stamps in the Gorgeous Leaves set in Blackberry Bliss ink. I then added the DSP strip to the bottom and stamped the sentiment on a white strip from the Heartfelt Wishes set in Blackberry Bliss ink for the center. I stamped the leaves in Bliss and Cinnamon Cider inks on white card stock and cut them along with the gold foil leaf from the Intricate Leaves dies. I finished it off with a gold 1/4" shimmer ribbon bow. 
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a lovely day full of beauty!
Windy

Stamp sets: Gorgeous Leaves and Heartfelt Wishes 
Ink: Blackberry Bliss and Cinnamon Cider
Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Basic White, Cinnamon Cider, gold foil, and Blackberry Beauty DSP
Intricate Leaves dies, gold 1/4" shimmer ribbon




Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Notes Of Hope

 August 2021 

Paper Pumpkin 

Hope Box








I loved playing with the August 2021 Paper Pumpkin Hope Box. I made several cards last week. The first one I did some casing from demo Debbie Henderson. Enjoy!
Hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!
Windy







Monday, September 13, 2021

FMS502 & PP558 May The Good You Do

 






I cut into more of the lovely Blackberry Beauty DSP and paired it with the Shaded Summer set and the  matching dies for the sketch challenge over at freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com  and used gold for my fourth color for Ann's color challenge over at thepaperplayers.blogspot.com   
I used a Blackberry Bliss base and added the DSP on and then cut a stitched rectangle in Blackberry card stock. I stamped the image from Shaded Summer in Blackberry Bliss ink on white card stock and then cut it with the matching died called Summer Shadows dies. I also cut it again in Polished Pink plus a few leaves to add behind like a shadow. I also grabbed some gold stems and leaves from the Blackberry Beauty ephemera pack to add. I got the strip for the sentiment from the same pack and stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink from the Shaded Summer set. I finished it off with a few gold dots and the tie of Blackberry Bliss striped ribbon-retired. 

Hope you have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Shaded Summer
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Basic White and Blackberry Beauty DSP
Blackberry Beauty ephemera pack, gold dots, Stitched Rectangle dies, Summer Shadows dies, Blackberry Bliss striped ribbon-retired

Friday, September 10, 2021

FF0092 Ornate Thanks

 



I made another card for the challenge over at festivefridaychallenge.com this week picking white, pearls, leaves, die cuts and non rectangle cards. I cut a 4" by 8" piece of white card stock and scored at 4" to make a 4" square card. I cut the white leaves twice from the Forever Flourishing dies and added them to the white base. I then stamped the sentiment from Ornate Thanks in Gorgeous Grape and cut tit out with the Rectangle Stitched dies. I added some Gorgeous Grape pearls to finish it off. 
Simple card to throw in a package I was mailing this week. 

Hoe you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Ornate Thanks
Ink: Gorgeous Grape
Paper: Basic White
Rectangle Stitched dies, Forever Flourishing dies, pastel pearls in Gorgeous Grape