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.

 

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Hang In There

Hi everyone. Today’s card is another share from the SSS July 2014 card kit. I’ve really had a lot of fun with this kit and I am very excited to move on to the August kit.

This card is an entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. The challenge for this week is ANYTHING GOES.

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This is also an entry for A Blog Named Hero‘s most recent challenge. The challenge theme is Die A Little.

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Here is my card —

Hang In There

I started this card with 4 3/4 by 4 1/4 card from Neenah Solar White card stock. I adhered a piece of patterned paper from Pink Paislee over the entire front of the card. The front panel, I cut a piece measuring  1/4 x 3 3/4 from more Neenah Solar White card stock. I die cut a few pieces of the hanger die cut from the Thanks For Your Support coordinating die set from SSS. I stuck each hanger together and for the top most piece, I covered it in VersaMark and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder for American Crafts. That made it look like a steel/metal hanger which was the look I was going for.

For the envelopes, I stamped the smallest envelope from the Happy Thoughts stamp set on different patterns from Pink Paislee. I attached the envelopes on the hanger with blue twine from Maya Road. For the sentiment, I used Milo’s ABC from Lawn Fawn in Memento Paris Dusk ink and a sentiment from the Love This set using Lipstick Red ink. I rounded the corners of the front panel and adhered it with foam tape.

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

Thanks for reading.

Simon Says Stamp July 2014 Card Kit Completed

Hi everyone! I’m here today to share a few cards that I made with the Simon Says Stamp July 2014 Card Kit. I made a total of 11 cards for this kit. I already shared 3 and I will share another 3 today. I have a 7th card that I will share tomorrow. As for the balance 4 cards, they were mostly inspirations from the inspiration sheet we received with the card kit so I won’t be sharing those anymore since they were mostly CASE cards.

The Simon Says Stamp Card Kit is an awesome deal. It is a monthly subscription of card making supplies with a theme each month. To purchase each kit is 24.95 on its own. If you decide to subscribe it will be 19.95 which is reasonable price since you are getting a full size stamp set every month. I love receiving the kit each month because it definitely helps kick start my creativity.

Now for the first card —

Thinking of You Chevron

I started this card with a standard size Neenah Solar White card stock with the fold on top. For the chevron design, I am using my favorite technique which Jennifer McGuire demonstrated here. I love chevrons and when I saw Jennifer’s tutorial, I knew I would be doing this all the time. For the chevron pattern, I used the patterned papers from Pink Paislee that was included in the kit. Instead of using the chevron stripes as a whole sheet, I decided to cut each strip so I could place them randomly on the card. I ran the stripes on my Xyron Sticker Maker to make it easier to stick.

For the sentiment, I used the sentiment from the stamp set included in the kit. I stamped it using Lipstick Red ink from SSS. I also randomly stamped some of the hearts around the sentiment the same red ink. To finish the card, I accented the hearts with some Clear Wink of Stella pen and locked the shine with some Glossy Accents.

Here is the second card —

Thinking Of You

For this card, I was inspired by a card I saw at my local grocery store. I forgot to take a picture but it had stripes printed on the background so I knew I wanted to use strips of paper using the Pen Pal collection. I chose a few patterns and cut them into 1/4 inch strips. I started sticking the strips at the center and worked my way to each side. I decided to  arrange them randomly with different heights. I used Neenah Desert Storm as my main card base. The card is standard size with the fold on  top.

For the main element, I cut a circle using the Sizzix Circle Framelits set from the same kraft card stock. I embellished it with the typewriter, heart and thought bubble puffy stickers from the Pen Pal collection from Pink Paislee.

And here is the final card —

Hello Circles

I started this card with some Neenah Solar White card stock cut to standard size card. Using the patterned papers, I cut 1 inch circles and adhered in 2 lines on the front of the card. For the sentiment, I used the round hello greeting from the same set. I embossed it on Blueberry card stock from Bazzill using the AC Zing Gold Metallic embossing powder. I stuck the other circles straight on to the card stock but for the Hello sentiment, I adhered it using foam squares for added dimension.

I had some left over strips from the previous card, so I cut one side at a diagonal and adhered it to the card. To finish, I rounded the bottom corners.

That’s it for this post and card kit. For more information on the tools and supplies I used for the cards, please check the supply list below.

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday Card Day – On Your Special Day

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Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card using the supplies from the Simon Says Stamp May 2014 Card Kit. Now I’m going to be honest but I had a very difficult time thinking of cards that I wanted to make with this kit. Maybe my lack of experience in making masculine cards was the culprit. But I finally came up with something simple. I will try and make more with this kit to try and stretch my creativity.

Here is my card —

On Your Special Day

 

I started this card with Neenah Solar White card stock cut to a standard size card. I covered the entire front panel with the tweed/chevron patterned paper from the Be Different collection from Fancy Pants included in the kit. For the image and sentiment panel, I cut some Neenah Solar White card stock to 4 1/2 by 3 3/4. On the panel, I adhered 2 of the sneaker images from the SSS All Boy stamp set included in the kit. One was colored blue and the pink. I colored the images using Bic Mark It markers and I accented some parts with some Wink of Stella clear glitter pen. For the sentiment, I used the Card Phrases set from Stampabilities. I cut the stamp so it would fit on the front. I stamped the first and last part of the sentiment with Staz-On Jet Black ink and the I stamped the scripted sentiment with SSS Lipstick Red ink. To finish the card, I added a heart in between the 2 sneakers to make it look like a wedding themed card. I accented the heart with Elmer’s red glitter glue. I also rounded the corners of the front panel for added interest.

That’s it for this card. You can watch the video process here below or on YouTube


 

SUPPLY LIST:

1. Neenah Solar White card stock
2. Simon Says Stamp May 2014 Card Kit (patterned paper and stamp set)
3. Memento Tuxedo Black ink
4. Staz On Jet Black ink
5. Bic Mark It Markers
6. Elmer’s Glitter Glue
7. Stampabilities Card Phrases stamp set
8. SSS Lipstick Red ink