12 Days of Christmas Cards Day 1 – Happy Holidays!

12 Days of Christmas

 

Hi everyone! Welcome to Day 1 of my 12 Days of Christmas Cards. In case you missed the previous post, I have a giveaway that will stay open until the 26th of December. So if you haven’t entered, after reading this post i would appreciate you join the giveaway.

Here is my card —

Happy Holidays

 

This card was made using the supplies from the Simon Says Stamp November 2014 card kit. This card was lifted of the RetroSketches blog. I was going to enter this for their sketch challenge, however I messed upm the dates and when I was about to enter the card, I realized that the collection period already passed. If your interested, this was the sketch I used —

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I filmed a video with the process of how I made the card. You can watch it below or on You Tube.

 

For a complete list of all the tools and products I used, please check the supply list below.

Thanks for watching. I’ll be back in a soon for Day 2 of the #12DaysofXmasCards

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I am experiencing technical issues with the supply list link up. Once it is fixed, I will add the supply list.

 

 

 

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12 Days of Christmas Cards – Giveaway Post

Hi everyone! For the past two years, I haven been wanting to do a holiday card series however it never came to fruition. Lack of time, busy schedule and many other excuses were always the things I would say to justify why I never pushed forward with the series. But this year, I decided that no matter what, I will do my very best to come out with 12 cards with an accompanying video. And today is the start —

12 Days of Christmas

 

12 Days of Christmas Cards will feature a Christmas card and video twice a week for the next 6 weeks leading up to Christmas day. And what is Christmas without a giveaway? Which is why I have a giveaway for this series (my first giveaway ever).

The prize pack is a Stamp and Ink set.

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It contains the following – Hero Arts OWH Year Round Sentiments, Tim Holtz Mini Blue Prints clear stamp, Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Cubes, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Salty Ocean (full size), Tim Holtz/Ranger Fine Tip Water Brush, and a Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red ink pad.

To enter this giveaway, you will have to enter through Rafflecopter. You will have six chances to enter by doing simple tasks such as commenting on this blog post, or following my You Tube channel, etc. Th giveaway will run until 12 midnight Central US Time on December 26, 2014.

You will have to click the link below to get to the Rafflecopter site to enter the giveaway. I could not put the widget itself on this post because I don’t have a self hosted blog. Here is the link —

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I hope you enjoy this series and thank you so much for your support.

 

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card for a friend of mine who loves ice cream. She is celebrating her birthday soon and I thought it was a great idea to give her an ice cream card.

Here is my card —

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I started this card with a standard size card with the fold on top from Neenah Solar White card stock. I selected a rainbow paper from Bo Bunny’s Lemonade Stand 6×6 paper pack and adhered it flush on to the base covering the entire front panel.

I used the left over rainbow paper and stamped scoops of ice cream from the Ice Dream stamp set on the different colors of the paper and fussy cut each one. I also stamped the cone and colored it in with Copic Markers. I arranged the scoops in rainbow order and stuck them to each other to look like they were stacked. I attached the entire ice cream cone on a piece of Neenah Solar White card stock cut with a flag banner. For the sentiment, I stamped the “I Scream” message from the same Ice Dream set in Memento Luxe Love Letter ink. For a glossy finish, I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder (my current favorite technique).

To finish the card,  I attached the flag banner on the card base. I also added some DIY enamel dots I made from perler beads.

That’s it for this card. For a list of all the products and tools I used, please refer to the supply list below.

Thanks for reading!

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Friendship Has Its Perks

Hi everyone!

I made this card a while back but failed to post it earlier so I decided to post it today. This card uses the supplies from the Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit.

Here is my card —

Friendship Has Its Perks

I started this card with a standard size card cut from Neenah Classic Cream card stock with the fold on top. I adhered a piece of patterned paper with the same size from Basic Grey’s Grand Bazaar 6×6 paper pad. For the top panel, I cut a 4 1/2 x 3 1/4 panel from the same Neenah Classic Cream card stock. I stamped the small coffee mug from the What’s Brewing set towards the right of the panel like they were stacked using the masking technique. I stamped it in a variety of inks from Simon Says Stamp which will be listed below in my supply list.

For the sentiment, I used the stamp from the same What’s Brewing set and stamped it vertically with Doll Pink ink from Simon Says Stamp.

To finish the card, I adhered some enamel dots from My Mind’s Eye and attached the panel on the card base using foam tape.

For a complete list of all the tools and products I used, please refer to the supply list below.

That’s it for this card. Thanks for reading.

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Thinking Of You

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card using WPlus9 and Simon Says Stamp products. I am entering this card for a few challenges which I will list at the end of this post.

Here is my card —

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I started this card with the Carnation layering paper from Hero Arts cut to a standard size landscape card. For the front panel, I used Neenah Solar White cut to 5 1/4 by 4 inches.

The images I used are from the More Fresh Cuts set from WPlus9. I also used the coordinating die cuts. I cut a variety of flowers from the set and stamped them with different colors of Hero Arts and Simon Says with different layers for added depth. I arranged the cut flowers on the top right part of the panel to look like a bouquet. Some flowers were adhered straight to panel and others were stuck with foam tape.

For the sentiment, I stamped the “Thinking of You” sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp set with the same name. I stamped it with VersaMark ink and silver heat embossed it.

To finish the card, I added some shine to the flowers with the clear Wink of Stella glitter brush. I also placed some sequins in matching colors from Pretty Pink Posh.

That’s it for this this card.

I am entering this card to the following challenges —

1. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengeThinking of You

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2. Runway Inspired Challenge In Memory of Oscar de la Renta. Here is the fashion inspiration

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For a complete list of the tools and products I used, please check out the supply list below.

Thanks for reading!

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Love You Dearly

Hi everyone. I’m here today with a card using a rubber stamp from Stampendous and a Paper Smooches sentiment stamp.

Before we get to the card making, I just wanted to announce that I will be starting my holiday card series on November 15. Each card will have companion video to go along with it. I will also have giveaways through out the card series. I will release more details as the date gets closer. I hope you come and join the fun.

Now for this card, I wanted to make a card for a friend who is going through something and I thought the flowers and bright colors will cheer her up.

Here is my card —

Love You Dearly

I started this card with Neenah Solar White card stock cut to a standard size landscape card. For the background, I stamped the top portion of the card with the Zinnia stamp from Stampendous with Versafine Onyx Black ink and clear embossed it. For the sentiment, I stamped a sentiment from the Pretty Phrases set from Paper Smooches with the same Versafine ink and also clear embossed it for more dimension. I attached a strip of some Shallows layering paper from Hero Arts to separate the background from the sentiment area. I covered the strip with some Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush for some shine.

For the flower focal image, I stamped the Zinnia on Neenah Solar White card stock and colored it in with Copics. I will have the colors below but I wanted to use orange, blue and yellow tones on the flower. After coloring, I fussy cut the flower and colored the edges with a black marker. I adhered the flower with foam tape. To finish the card, I colored the entire flower with the Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush for sparkle and shine.

This card is an entry for the current Paper Smooches Sparks challenge theme  – ANTHING GOES.

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This is also an entry for the Runway Inspired Challenge featuring Oscar de la Renta. Here is the fashion inspiration.

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That’s it for this card. For a complete list of the products and tools I used, please check the supply list below.

Thanks for reading.

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