Friday, December 31, 2021

A Thinking Of You Windmill

 


I just love this DSP called Flowering Fields DSP. I cut an upper corner of one print for the field here I layered on a piece of white card stock cut at 4" square and then added to a Petal Pink 4 1/4" square base. I then cut the mini tulips out in Petal Pink card stock to lay across the top of te flower field with the Windmill Fields dies. I stamped the windmill from Tulip Fields set in Soft Suede and colored with my Ivory and light Crumb Cake Stampin Blends markers. I cut it with the same matching dies. I stamped the clouds in Smoky Slate ink and then the sentiment in Rich Razzlberry ink from the Special Moments stamp set you can earn free with sale-a-bration (SAB) which starts January 4th, 2022. All these products shown start that day with the release of the new SU! spring catalog. 
Hope you have a beautiful last day of 2021. 
Thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Tulip Fields, Special Moments
Ink: Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate
Stampin Blends markers- Ivory and Light Crumb Cake
Paper: Flowering Fields DSP, Basic White, Petal Pink
Windmill Fields dies

Thursday, December 30, 2021

In The Moment With Water Color Pencils

 


Another card with the new set called In the Moment which will be available to order next week on Jan 4th, 2022 when the SU! spring mini catlog starts. This time I colored the image stamped on white card stock in Memento Tuxedo Black ink with my Water Color pencils and blender pen. I used several colors of the pencils and then went back over them to blend with my blender pen. I then cut the image out with the Stitched Shapes die and layered it on a piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock stamped with the sentiment several times in Basic Gray ink and a piece of Basic Gray card stock before adding to the white base. I finsihed it up with some silver epoxy dots. For the coloring, I used Blushing Bride for the pillows and skin, Flirty Flamingo for the blanket, Crushed curry for the dog, Rich Razzzleberry for the socks, Balmy Blue for the jeans, Smoky Slate for the cup and book, and Early Espresso for the hair. 

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

Stamp set: In The Moment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Basic Gray
Paper: Basic White, Flirty Flamingo, Basic Gray
Water Colr pencils, Stitched Shapes dies, silver epoxy dots, blender pen

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

In The Moment With Stampin Blends

 


My first play with the In The Moment set from the new spring mini catalog coming next week on Jan 4th, 2022. It has three images so worthy of coloring. I stamped this one twice on white card stock in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored one seen here with my Stampin Blends markers and the other one in Water Color pencils which I will post tomorrow. I colored then cut the image out with the Stitched Shapes dies and layered it on a white background embossed with the new Gingham emboss folder also found in the new catalog. I ran some twine with a bow around before adding to the Balmy Blue base. I also simply added a few blue gems to finish it off. As for the coloring, I used Pool Party for the bedding, Balmy Blue for the blanket and socks, Night Of Navy for the jeans, Crumb Cake for the dog, Pale Papaya for the cup and pages of the book, Pale Papaya and Daffordil Delight mixed for the cover of the book, Ivory for the skin, and Cinnamon Cider for the hair. 
Hope you have a cozy day and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: In The Moment
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin Blends markers: Blamy Blue, Crumb Cake, Pale Papaya, Daffodil Delight, Cinnamon Cider, Ivory, Pool Party, Night Of Navy
Paper: Basic White, Balmy Blue
Misty Moonlight and silver baker's twine, Stitched Shapes dies, Gingham emboss folder, blue adhesive backed gems 


Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Second Polar Bears Thank You Card

 


This is the second card I made with the Arctic Bears bundle. I wanted to use the blending brushes again for the background. I grabbed Bermuda Bay ink plus Mango Melody and Calypso Coral inks to blend on my white background. I then stamped the bear in Gray Granite ink on white card stock and cut him along with a solid white bear and the ice from the Polar Bears dies. I stamped the sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink on white and punched it out with the 1 1/4" circle punch.  All was added to the Bermuda Bay base. Super easy card! 
Hope you have a lovely Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Arctic Bears
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Gray Granite, Mango Melody, and Calypso Coral
Paper: Basic White and Bermuda Bay
Polar Bears dies, 1 1/4" punch, blending brushes



Monday, December 27, 2021

First Polar Bear Thank You Card

 


Hoping you have had a wonderful Christmas weekend full of many blessings! I traveled to Charleston SC the 16th thru the 20th for vacation with my family. We just spect some time together enjoying most food and drink around the historic town. When I returned, I made a few thank you cards for family with the Arctic Bears bundle. That is pretty much all I have done in weeks. I will get back in the start playing with some new items this week. 
Here is my first card using the Arctic Bears bundle from the holiday mini catalog and Pattern Party DSP from the annual catalog host rewards. I love black and white and paired it here a  little Pool Party. 
I cut a 4 1/4" square base in white and added a piece of Pool Party card stock.I also cut the DSP for the background. I stamped the bear in Memento Tuxedo Black and added a little Pool Party ink via my Stampin Blends marker before cutting with the matching Polar Bear dies. I also blended the same color on my white Wonderful Snowflake cut out with my blending brush. I then stamped the sentiment in Memento Black on white card stock and cut with the Ornate Frames dies. Super simple. 
Have a blessed Monday and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Arctic Bears
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Pool Party
Paper: Basic White, Pool Party and Pattern Party DSP
Wonderful Snowflake cut outs, blending brush, Ornate Frames dies, Polar Bears dies

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Wonderful Poinsettia


I cased myself here but making it a full card and different sentiment on the bottom. You can see my first card here. I cut the poinsettia three blooms from Cherry Cobbler card stock as well as the gold foil stems with the Poinsettias dies. I stamped the berry stems plus the leaves in Memento Tuxedo Black ink from the Poinsettia Petals set and colored them with the Stampin Blends markers in Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive. I cut them with the matching dies, too. I wrapped the gold ribbon around the white panel stamped with the sentiment from the Tidings & Trimmings set in Cherry Cobbler. I added all to a piece of Old Olive card stock and a Cherry Cobbler base. I finished off with some Mango Melody rhinestones to the center. 
Hope you have a beautiful day and thanks for stoppin by!
Windy

Stamp set: Tidings & Trimmings, Poinsettia Petals
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Cherry Cobbler
Stampin Blends markers- Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Holiday rhinestones in Mango Melody, Poinsettia dies, gold ribbon



 

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

A Painted Christmas This Year

 


I wanted to play again with the Painted Chrsitmas suite and cut into this print of pinecones from the Painted Chrsitmas DSP I have been hoarding. I added the print to the bottom of my white piece of card stock embossed with the new Gingham emboss folder coming in to the new spring mini in January 2022. I wrapped the Evening Evergreen ribbon around before placing on the Evening Evergreen base. I cut a label from the Seasonal Labels dies in Real red and stamped the sentiment from Tidings & trimmings in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I also stamped from the Christmas Season  set pinecones in Crumb Cale and Early Espresso inks, berries in Real red ink and leaves in Evening Evergreen ik and cut them with the Seasonal Labels dies. Two gold leaves finish it off. 
Hope you have lovely day and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp sets: Tidings & Trimmings, Christmas Season
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black and Evening Evergreen 
Paper: Real Red, Evening Evergreen, Basic White, Painted Christmas DSP
Srasonal Labels dies, Evening Evergreen 3/8" open weave ribbon, Gingham emboss folder, gold leaves


Monday, December 13, 2021

Warm Hugs Treat Coffee Cups

 



I decorated these coffee cups from SU! finally having bought them last year! I used the Warm Wraps dies along with the Peaceful Prints DSP from this past SAB sale. I also used the retired set called Warm Hugs in Real Red ink. I finished off with a Real Red bow. I filled them with peppermint candy to give to my Bible Study grpup last week. They were a big hit!
Have a sweet day and thanks for stopping by!
Windy








Friday, December 10, 2021

An Old Fashioned Birthday


I made this card for my husband's birthday today from the Whiskey Business set I borrowed from my friend Gale Smith.  My husband loves his scotch whiskey so hopefully he will love the card. I first stamped the two glasses and the decanter in Memento Tuxedo Black on Basic White card stock. I colored them with my Stampin Blends markers. I used light Balmy Blue to make the glass and ice pop. I then used both light Mango Melody and light Cinnamon Cider blends to color the whiskey.  I hand snipped them and added them to a background that looks like tile cut with the Stitched Rectangle dies from the In Good Taste DSP. I also stamped the sentiment from the set in Cinnamon Cider ink and cut with the same die set. I added all to a Cinnamon Cider base. 
Hope you have an amazing weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Whiskey Business
Ink: Cinnamon Cider, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin Blends markers- light Balmy Blue, light Connamon Cider, light Mango Melody
Paper: In Good Taste DSP, Basic White, Cinnamon Cider
Stitched Rectangle dies

 

Thursday, December 9, 2021

PP570 Winter Miracle

 






I could not get a great photo of this beautiful paper due to the foil trees. I love how snowy the trees are in this print from Peaceful Place DSP and perfect for Jaydee's Winter Wonderland theme over at thepaperplayers.blogspot.com this week. I only had to add another piece of DSP behind for a little border and a Basic Gray base. Then stamped the sentinent from For Unto Us set in VersaMark ink on a Basic Gray rectangle and heat embossing it with white emboss powder and my heat tool. I finished it off with three rhinestones. 
Hope you have a beautiful day and thnaks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: For Unto Us
Ink: VersaMark
Paper: Basic Gray, Peaceful Place DSP
rhinestones, white emboss powder, heat tool

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Favorite Things Pals Blog Hop

 



Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is “My Favorite Things.” The Design Team will be showcasing their favorite products from any of the current products and you might even see some sneak peeks, as well! 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.




The challenge was deciding on a few of my favorite things since there are soooo many when it comes to Stampin' Up! I finally decided to list some of my fav things and this is what popped! One of my favorite things about SU! is their colors and all the coordinating products with those colors. My fav color is purple and Fresh Freesia is my fav purple at the moment. Now this can change any time as I love several more shades of purple. But as the name suggest- Fresh Freesia is fresh and on trend. 

I have here a Fresh Freesia base and used same color card stock to cut my trees from the Christmas Trees dies. I also used this color ink to blend on the Scalloped Contours die. The blending brush I used for blending my background are definately one of my fav new products this year. I also love dies and grab these Scalloped Contours dies all the time. Another favorite thing SU! makes is embossing folders and I have been using this one called Evergreen Forest a lot in the last year. I ran a piece of white card stock through the emboss folder for texture.

 I added the Wonderful Snowflake cut out behind my trees. One of my favorite techniques is the heat emboss and so I grabbed some VeraMark ink and stamped the sentiment from the Banner Year stamp set on Fresh Freesia card stock in white emboss powder.  I hand snipped it out to pop up on my card. Finally, I just love rhinestones and even better, when they are colored rhinestones. I added some Fresh Freesia rhinestones to finish it off. 

So to re-cap just a few of my favorite things: purple (SU! colors), blending brushes, dies, embossing folders, heat embossing, and rhinestones! 


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 January 12th. Our theme will be “Time to Sale-A-Brate” when our Design Team will showcase items from Sale-A-Bration as the focal point of their project.. Until then, have fun in your craft space.


Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  3. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  4. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  5. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  8. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  9. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  10. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  13. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  14. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  15. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  16. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  17. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  18. Lori Webb at Clever Copies

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful week and a blessed holiday season!
Windy

Stamp set: Banner Year
Ink: VersaMark, Fresh Freesia
Paper: Fresh Freesia, Basic White 
Scalloped Contours dies, Christmas Trees dies, Evergreen Forest embossing folder, white embossing powder, heat tool, Fresh Freesia rhinestones, blending brush, Wonderful Snowflake cut out

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Drinks On Me Mini Calendar Holder

 



I made two mini calendar holders for friends and posted the first with the Pansy Petals suite yesterday. But today's is wth the Nothing's Better Than bundle and some fun Pattern Party DSP. I cut the stand with Bermuda Bay card stock cut 4 1/4" by 11" scored in middle at 5 1/2". I cyt a second piece at 4 1/4" by 3" and scored in the middle at 1 1/2" and on each end at 1/2" to make a stand. I cut a piece of Pattern Party DSP to cover the front and add the mini calendrt I bought from Taylorexpressions.com  I then cut a white panel on top with the Basic Borders dies. I stamped the drinks from the Nothing's Better Than stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black three times on white card stock two stepped the drink inside with Mango Melody, Poppy Parade, Flirty Flamingo, Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight inks. I colored in the limes with a Granny Apple Green marker and the umbrellas with Daffodil, Bermuda Bay and Flirty Flamingo markers. I used the matching dies called Love You More Than dies to cut them out. I finished it off with some blue rhinestones. 
Hope you have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Nothing's Better Than 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bermuda Bay, Flirty Flamingo, Poppy Parade, Daffordil Delight, Mango Melody
Markers- Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green
Love You More Than dies, Basic Border dies, blue rhinestones





Monday, December 6, 2021

Pansy Petals Mini Calendar Holder



I made a few standing mini calendar holders for friends. I will post the second one tomorrow so come back. Today's is featuring the Pansy Petals suite which is so springy and fresh. I bought the mini calendars from taylorexpressions.com  
I cut a piece of Fresh Freesia card stock 4 1/4" x 11' and scored at 5 1/2" to fold in half. I then cut a small piece 3" x 4 1/4" scored in middle at 1 1/2" and 1/2" on each side to make a stand. I cut two prints of the Pansy Petals DSP to add to the front. I also glued the mini calendat to the front at the bottom. I wrapped some Just Jade gingham ribbon around with a bow. I cut three pansies from another print of DSP with the macthing Pansy dies along with some Just Jade leaves. I stamped the sentiment on white card stock from the Pansy Patch set in Gorgoeus Grape ink and cut with the Ornate Frames dies. A few Highland Heather pearls to finish it off. 
Hope you have a lovely Monday and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Pansy Patch
Ink: Gorgeous Grape
Paper: Pansy Petals DSP, Basic White, Just Jade
Pansy dies, Highland Heather pearls, Ornate Frames dies, Just Jade gingham ribbon 
Mini Calendar from Taylorexpressions.com 



 

Friday, December 3, 2021

GDP320 Stay Wonderful

 



I love the new Honeybee Home bundle and Hive embossing folder. I knew when I saw Kayla's card I wanted to use it for the case challenge over at global-design-project.com   I grabbed a Misty Moonlight base and a piece of Sahara Sand to run through the new Hive 3D embossing folder. I wanted to blend a little ink on after I distressed the edges but I liked the natural look of the paper. I stamped the flower stem from Honeybee Home along with the honeybee in Soft Suede ink and used my Daffoldil Delight and Granny Apple Green Stampin Blends to add color. I then cut it out with the matching dies called Honeybee Blooms dies as well as the background stems in misty Moonlight and So Saffron card stock. I stamped the sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink on a white label die cut along with the Misty Moonlight card stock with the Ornate Frames dies. I finished it off with some brushed gold dots. 
Hope you have a blessed weekend!
Windy

Stamp set: Honeybee Home
Ink: Misty Moonight, Soft Suede
Stampin Blends markers- Granny Apple Green, Daffoldil Delight
Paper: Sahara Sand, Misty Moonlight, Basic White, So Saffron, 
Hive 3D embossing folder, Honeybee blooms dies, Ornate Frames dies, brushed gold dots




Thursday, December 2, 2021

FF0098 Merriest Christmas Cookies Gift Tag

 



I am playing along with the challenge over at festivefridaychallenge.com today with plaid, ribbon, red and green. I decided I needed to make more tags so grabbed my Gingerbread & Peppermint suite and made a fun tag. I used the Memeories & More card pack so most if the tag. I cut the tag shape with the Tailored Made Tags dies and a piece of red & green plaid print cards. I then cut the corner of the black coolong rack and added the spatula sticker from the pack. I hand snipped the two cookies from the Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP to add. I place the sticker sentiment from the card pack and added a few red rhinestones. I finished off with some Real Red mini ruffled ribbon. 
Hope uou have a fun day and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Paper: Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP
Gingerbread & Peppermint Memories & More card pack, Real Red mini ruffled ribbon, Red rhinestones, Tailored Made Tags dies









Wednesday, December 1, 2021

PP569 Hark Peaceful Place

 




A lovely sketch from Anne Marie this week over at thepaperplayers.blogspot.com and I just had to play with more of the Peaceful Place DSP. I cut the large tree off of one print and then two smaller panels of different prints to layer on my piece of Smoky Slate card stock. I the added all to the Basic Gray base. I cut the detailed swirl from Painted Labels dies in Smoky Slate card stock and popped up my sentiment stamped from the For Unto Us set in Evening Evergreen ink on a white stitched circle die. 
I finished off with some rhinestones. 
Hope you have a peaceful day anf thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: For Unto Us
Ink: Evening Evergreen
Paper: Peaceful Place DSP, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Basic White
rhinestones, Stitched Shapes dies, Painted Labels dies


Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Wonderful Time Of The Year

 


I made this for a friend who loves purple like me using the Tiding & Trimmings bundle. I used a Gorgeous Grape base and a piece of Basic White card stock for the background. I blended some Fresh Freesia ink on the white card stock with my blending brush. I then stamped a stocking in Fresh Freesia ink on white card stock and another in Gorgeous Grape ink from the Tidings & Trimmings set and cut them out with the matching Christmas Trimmings dies. I also stamped a bow in Grape ink and some sprigs in Just Jade ink and cut them out, too. I stamped a few small stars on the background in Grape ink and the sentiment in Just Jade ink. I finished off with a gold foil star also cut from the dies. 
Hope you have a fun Tuesday & last day of November!
Thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Tidings & Trimmings 
Ink: Just Jade, Fresh Freesia, Gorgeous Grape
Paper: Basic White, Gorgeous Grape, gold foil
Christmas Trimmings dies, blending brush


Monday, November 29, 2021

Merry Peaceful Christmas

 


I finally cut into my Peaceful Place DSP...it was hard since the paper is so beautiful. I decided to crop this scene on one piece with the Scallop Contours die. I then added it to a piece of Smoky Slate ran through the Evergreen Forest embossing folder, layered on a Smoky Slate base and with a Smoky Slate 7/8' textured wide ribbon wrapped. I stamped the sentiment on white card stock from the Peaceful Deer set in Evening Evergreen ink and cut it with the label die from Seasonal Labels dies. I finished it off with a few rhinestones. 
Hopefully you have a lovely Monday and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Peaceful Deer
Ink: Evening Evergreen
Paper: Paceful Place DSP, Smoky Slate, Basic White
Seasonal Labels dies, Scalloped Contours dies, rhiestones, Smoky Slate 7/8" textured ribbon, Evergreen Forest EF



Friday, November 26, 2021

Gingerbread & Peppermint Gift Tags

 



I made 4 tags for the 4 Bath and Body Works small one-wick candles I wrapped for friends for Christmas. I tied the bags with the Real Red mini ruffled ribbon. I used some hemp twine for the tags plus a little Old Olive twine. For the tag, I cut Real Red ones from the Tailored Made Tags dies. I layered some Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP. I cut the snowflakes from another print of the same DSP plus I also cut the swirls from Real Red card stock from the Gongerbread dies. I stamped the sentiment from Peaceful Deer stamp set in Real Red ink on white card stock and cut with the Seasonal Labels dies. A few red rhinestones finished them off. 
Hope you have a blessed weekend and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Peaceful Deer
Ink: Real Red
Paper: Real Red, Basic White and Gingerbread & peppermint DSP
red rhinestones, Seasonal Labels dies, Real Red mini ruffled ribbon, Gingerbread dies, Tailored Made tags dies, Old Olive twine, hemp twine





Wednesday, November 24, 2021

A Painted Diaginial Twist For A Fun Fold Blog Hop

 





I made a fun Diagonal Twist Card I got from Wendy Cranford who says she got it from Candy Michael.  You can see Wendy's card here with directions/video. I used the Painted Christmas suite and sentiments from the Peaceful Deer stamp set. I choose Garden Green along with Real Red for my colors. For the pulls I grabbed some Real Red mini ruffled ribbon. Pine cones stamped in Crumb Cake and Early Espresso inks. 
Hope you have an amazing Wednesday as well as a Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Check out another fun fold by hopping over to my friend Jackie! 





Tuesday, November 23, 2021

GDP319 Sending Peppermint Kisses

 



I wanted to make a cute card to send my mom plus use the Adorning Designs decorative masks from the Gingerbread & Peppermint suite in the holiday catty for the theme challenge over at global-design-project.com   I took a piece of Basic White card stock and laid down my mask then blended with my blending brush Real Red ink for the stripes. I like how it turned out and looks so water color like. I layered it on another piece of white and a Real Red base. I cut the snowflakes from the Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP and the white label die from the Pretty Pillowbox dies. I stamped the sentiment in Real Red ink from the Frosted Gingerbread stamp set plus the candies and swirls in the same red plus Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce inks. I cut them with the Gingerbread dies. I finished off with the mini ruffled Real Red ribbon and red rhinestones.   
Hope you have a fun Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Frosted Gingerbread
Ink: Real Red, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce
Paper: Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP, Basic White, Real Red
Real Red mini ruffled ribbon, Petty Pillow box dies,  Gingerbread dies, red rhinestones, Adorning Designs decorative masks, blending brushes  



Monday, November 22, 2021

FMS512 Peace On Earth

 



I finally cut into the Peaceful Place DSP with my fav print for the sketch over at freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com   Love this plaid! I added it to the Smoky Slate card stock and Basic Gray base. I then cut a strip of Smoky Slate to stamp the sentiment from a retired sentiment called Wrapped in Christmas in Basic Gray ink. I added two strips of silver foil for the sketch and some shine. I layered a Wonderful Snowflake cut out plus two trees from the Christmas Trees dies- one in Smoky Slate and one in Basic Gray. I ran the Smoky Slate tree through the Bark embossing folder. I finished off with rhinestones for bling. 
Hope you have a lovely Monday and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Wrapped In Christmas-retired
Ink: Basic Gray
Paper: Peaceful Place DSP, Basic Gray, silver foil, Smoky Slate 
Christmas Trees dies, Wonderful Snowflake cut out, Bark embossing folder, rhinestones



Friday, November 19, 2021

Festive Season

 


I wanted to play with the Merriest Moments bundle again but with some traditional Christmas shades. I used a white base and added some Painted Christmas DSP for the background. I then cut out the large detailed floral in Evening Evergreen with the Merriest dies and embossed it with the Merriest Frames embossing folder. I cut a white center with the same dies and stamped in Real Red a sentiment from the Merriest moments stamp set. From the set, I also stamped some hooly leaves in Pear Pizzazz ink and berries in Real Red ink to finish it off. 
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Merriest Moments
Ink: REal Red, Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Painted Christmas DSP, Basic White, Evening Evergreen
Merriest Frames dies and embossing folder 


Thursday, November 18, 2021

Peppermint Kisses Christmas Crackers






I have made these before with a fall theme but this time is it a Christmas cracker with the Gingerbread & Peppermint suite. I am linking the awesome Sam Hammond Donald aka Pootles at pootles.co.uk  You can see her creation and directions here.  
I used the Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP along with the Real Red mini ruffled ribbon tied on the ends. 
I stamped the sentiment from the Frosted Gingerbread stamp set in Real Red ink and punched it with the label punch. I then cut the peppermints from the designer paper to pop on the label with a red rhinestone in the middle for a little bling. 
These are filled with Hersey's kisses. I know there are peppermint flavor kisses but I could not find them in time. 
Hope you have a blessed weekend and thanks for stopping by!
Windy






 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Peace Deer Tags For Gift Bags

 







I always have bags or boxes for my guests to carry home their creations from class. This month I wanted to give them a bag with a tag to use for the holidays. They can choose to leave on bag and give or use the tag on a gift. I stamped on the Tailor Made Tag cut in white card stock with the Peaceful Deer stamp set. I did the stars in Bumblebee ink and the the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink. I then punched the Peaceful Prints DSP(which was free a few months ago with SAB) with the Label Me Lovey punch. I either hand snipped the deer from the DSP or used the punch depending on which diection he was facing. Some Old Olive/Pretty Peacock ribbon to tie it with a quick knot from some linen trim. They were fast and easy to make. 
Hope you have a fun day and thanks for stopping by!
Windy








Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Painted Christmas Merry & Bright

 


I love this Painted Christmas suite! This is the last card for classes this month. I used some tradition colors with greens. reds and gold. I started with a white base and layered a piece of Evening Evergreen card stock embossed with the Tasteful Textile emvossing folder. I added a strip of Painted Christmas DSP down the side and a bit of Cherry Cobbler & gold 1/2" metallic ribbon. I cut the white label and Real Red one from the Seasonal Labels dies. I stamped the sentiment from the Tidings & Trimmings set in Evening Evergreen ink. I stamped on th white label the berries from the Christmas Season set in Real Red ink, the large leaves in Evening Evergreen ink and the pine in Pear Pizzazz ink. I stamped the pine cones on white card stock in Early Espresso and Crumb Cake and cut with the Seasonal Labels dies to pop on. I finished with a few gold holly leaves embellishments. 
I love all the colors and textures on this card!
Have a wonderful Tuesday and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp sets: Christmas Season and Tidings & Trimmings 
Ink: Real Red, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Evening Evergreen, and Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Evening Evergreen, Real Red, Painted Christmas DSP, Basic White 
Tasteful Textile embossing folder, Cherry Cobbler & Gold 1/2" metallic ribbon, Seasonal Labels dies, gold holly leaves embellishments 


Monday, November 15, 2021

Whimsical Trees For Christmas

 


I think this is a fresh Christmas card with the Whimsical Trees bundle for card classes this week. I used Mint Macaron for the base and a layer of Blushing Bride card stock. I then added a white panel of card stock embossed with the Evergreen Forest embossing folder. I wrapped some Blushing Bride ribbon around before adhereing. I cut a Mint Macaron scalloped rectangle from the Scalloped Contours dies. I stamped the large tree from the Whimsical Trees set in Mint Macaron ink on white card stock as well as the smaller tree in Mossy Meadow ink and cut them out with the Christmas Trees dies. I also cut from the dies the skinny trees in Blushing Bride. I layered a Wonderful Snowflake cut out behind the large tree. Finally for the sentiment from the same set, I stamed it in Mossy Meadow ink on white card stock and punched it along with the Blushing Bride card stock behind with the Double Oval punch. 
I love all this elements coming together!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a lovely Monday!
Windy

Stamp set: Whimsical Trees
Ink: Mint Macaon, Mossy Meadow
Paper: Mint Macaron, Basic White, Blushing Bride
Christmas Trees dies, Evergreen Forest embossing folder, Wonderful Snowflakes cut outs, Blushing Bride ribbon-retired, Double Oval punch, Scalloped Contours dies






Friday, November 12, 2021

Great Tidings Of Joy

 


I created a lovely scene for my wise men and guest to create in Christmas card class next week. I used the Great Tidings bundle in jewel tones to make it royal looking. I started with a Night of Navy base and layered a piece of white card stock I blended Night Of Navy ink over the top half with my blending brush. I then added a piece of Night Of Navy cut on the top with the stitched curve die from the Basic Border dies. I also cut a Night Of Navy town from the Wise Men Tidings dies. I then cut a piece of Blackberry Bliss card stock 4" by 5 1/4" and die cut the "fancy window" top middle with the same die set. I stamped the wise men in Just Jade, Night Of Navy, and Blackberry Bliss inks then cut them out with the Wise Men Tidings dies. I stamped the sentiment in Just Jade ink on a white die cut from Stitched So Sweetly dies and I also popped a gold specilty paper circle punched from the 1 3/4" punch behind for a touch of sparkle. I finished with a Night of Navy star stamped on the background. I wish I would have stamped a Bumblebee (yellow) star but oh well!
Hope you have a blessed weekend and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp set: Great Tidings
Ink: Just Jade, Night Of Navy, and Blackberry Bliss
Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Basic White, Night Of Navy, gold specilty paper
Wise Men Tidings dies, 1 3/4" circle punch, Stitched So Sweetly dies, blending brush



Thursday, November 11, 2021

Smiles With Polar Bears

 


Another fun card for Christmas card classes next week with the Arctic Bears bundle and the Star-Crossed embossing folder. I have a white base and embossed apiece of pool Party with the Star-Crossed embossing folder. I then cut the icicies in white along with the little iceburg from the Polar Bears dies. 
I then stamped the two size bears on white card stock with Smoky Slate ink and cut them with the same dies. I stamped the sentiment from a retired set called Greatest Part Of Christmas in Pool Party Ink on a white label cut from the Snow Time dies. To finish it off, I cut a So Saffron sun or moon from the same dies. 
Hope you have a fun day and thanks for stopping by!
Windy

Stamp sets: Arctic Bears and Greateat Part Of Christmas-retired
Ink: Pool Party and Smoky Slate
Paper: Basic White, Pool Party and So Saffron
Star-Crossed embossing folder, Polar Bears dies and Snow Time dies





Wednesday, November 10, 2021

A Christmas Poinsettia For The Pals Blog Hop

 


Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is “Home for the Holidays”. We really hope that you enjoy and are 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 Home For The Holidays project is a card with the lovely Poinsettia Petals bundle. This set and dies were featured last year in the holiday catalog and I was so glad it carried over to the annual catalog this year.
 I made my card with the standard A2 shape/size but just cut the top off a little to reveal the sentiment from the inside. I got the idea from Debbie over at stampsnstuff.org  I cut the base in Cherry Cobbler card stock 4 1/4" by 11" then scored at 5 1/2" like always but then cut 1 1/4" off the top flap. For the outside flap, I cut a piece of Old Olive card stock in a 4" square. I also cut a white piece in 3 7/8" square. I ran a piece of the gold ribbon around bedore attaching. I cut and embossed at same time the poinsettias in Cherry Cobbler card stock in three sizes to layer with the Poinsettia dies. I also used the dies to cut the center in gold foil along with the fillers. I then stamped the leaves and the berries in Memento Tuxedo Black ink from the Poinsettia Petals set on white card stock and colored them with the Stampin Blends markers in Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler. They were also cut with the Poinsettia dies.   
For the inside, I cut a piece of Old Olive at 4" by 5 1/4" and a piece of basic white at 3 7/8" by 5 1/8". I stamped the sentiment from the Poinsettia Petals set in Cherry Cobbler ink. 

My guests will be making this card next week for my November Christmas card class. Hope they love it!


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 December 8th. Our theme will be “My Favorite Things” with our design team showcasing some of their favorite products from any catalog they choose.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop


  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  3. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  4. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  5. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  6. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  7. Annette Elliott at AESTAMPS A LATTE
  8. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  9. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  10. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  11. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  12. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps, INK
  13. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  14. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  15. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  16. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  17. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  19. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  20. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  21. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  23. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  24. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping


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

Stamp set: Poinsettia Petals
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin Blends markers- Old Olove and Cherry Cobbler
Paper: gold foil, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Basic White
Poinsettia dies, gold 3/8" shimmer ribbon