Xmas Express

Mod Squad Challenge – Tis the Season Vehicles

My card today will be entered into the Mod Squad Challenge “Tis the Season” to include a vehicle on our project. My pick up truck delivering a Christmas tree as well as the embossing folder are part of a Recollections (Michael’s) 6 piece stamp set. The sentiment is from an older Inkadinkadoo clear stamp set purchased many years ago on clearance. The main image was stamped in GKD Cherry Red and Christmas Pine then stamped again in VersaMark ink and clear heat embossed with embossing powder. I swiped some fog ink over the plaid embossing folder, used a marker to color in the wreath and added some liquid pearls for the berries finally topping everything off with Nuvo glitter gloss aqua shimmer.

Thanks for looking.

No Arguments

As You See It Challenge #213

My card today is for the As You See It Challenge “Circular Argument” sketch challenge. My main circle comes from SimonSaysStamp’s Holly & Pine Frame die, the second circle contains a GKD sentiment from Holiday Greetings and was punched with the SU circle and scallop punches, then to add a little extra to the sentiment circle I punched some branches using the Martha Stewart punch, layered it on two different patterned papers from CraftSmart paper pack (from Michael’s), added a few self adhesive gems and finally attached to a GKD Cranberry Tart card base.

I stepped outside with the non- traditional colors and hopefully it works. Thanks for looking.

Santa’s Sleigh and Reindeer

First Attempt
Sleigh #2
Sheet Music#3
DP & Bonnie Stencil #4
Soft and Silver Bonnie Stencil background #5
Forest #6

I had a lot of fun using this Santa Sleigh and Reindeer die set that I ordered from Amazon. The name on the packaging is WYSE. I was quite surprised that the sleigh cut out on my Big Shot using the metal shim nicely. A lot of die cutting as I stacked each image 3 times.

#1 and 2 use GKD patterned papers and embossing folder on #2. I sponged some patterned papers as my background for #3 , 4 and 5 and added my Bonnie snowflake stencils on #4 and #5 with some texture paste. Finally #6 I stamped a tree from SU’s Lovely As A Tree (my all time favorite set from SU) and added the white glitter deer and GKD Sentiment.

Santa’s Coal

Treat Boxes

We celebrated a “faux”-Thanksgiving with our daughter and family Saturday. So since they already have their home decorated for Christmas, I figured it wasn’t too early to let B&C know that Santa is watching. Inside their pillow box that was created with the Sizzix thinlits pillow box with poinsettias die they found some “coal” candy. The tag was cut from GKD’s tag set and stamped with an image from the GKD “Wishing You Joy” stamp set. I’m letting it up to them to check the correct box. Lol — they did get a kick out of it and gobbled up some of the coal. Our Brooke immediately asked if I, Gigi, made this. She’s my little stamper!

Thanksgiving Finale

Stampendous Pilgrim Chicks
Denami Designs Gobbler

Cards for the grand kids. I made two of the Denami Designs turkey for the girls and the pilgrim chick for our grandson. GKD Designer Paper and Cardstock. Sentiments from the dollar bins. I’m going to have to start looking for those adorable online images that Gerry always finds. Thanks for looking.

StampTV November “Let It Snow” Challenge

Stamp TV November Monthly Mix Challenge

Playing along with the StampTV November Monthly Mix Challenge “Let It Snow” and CASE-ing Kristina Werner’s Day 6 Holiday Card Series 2019. My stamps were GKD’s: Winter Cheer, Holiday Season, Snow One Like You, Season’s Greetings, Holiday Hospitality. I used my Silhouette cut files for all of these snowmen…no fussy cutting. Cut out snowflakes using SSS Sensational Snowflakes die on glitter paper and used the Newton’s Nook Hills and Grass stencil for my snow banks. Added some gems and sequins for my shaker card. Not always a fan of shaker cards but this came together nicely.

Red and White Challenge

ModSquad Challenge Red and White — That’s It Challenge

My entry into the ModSquad Challenge “Red and White — That’s It” challenge uses stamps from GKD Sentimental Sentiments StampTV Kit, Season’s Greetings, Cherry Red and pure white cardstock, versamark, fine detail white embossing powder, Sakura white gelly roll pen. Stamped and heat embossed the branches and ornament on cherry red cardstock, stamped the Christmas sentiment and die cut the outline three times mounting for a little dimension, the other sentiments were from the same stamp set. I challenged myself to add the little * and dots with the gelly roll pen…whew it worked.

Neutral Fall Challenge

Double D Challenges: Neutral Fall Challenge

My focus on the Neutral Fall Challenge Mood Board was on whites, grays, sunflower and white pumpkins…..none that photograph very well. I used the GKD Autumn Splendor StampTV Kit, clear and white fine detail embossing powder, versamark ink, Memento London Fog and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide inks and Impressions Obsession die. I think it looks better IRL but since I made it decided to enter into the Double D Challenge anyway. I don’t think neutrals are my thing.

Thanks for looking.

Snowflake Stencils by Bonnie

Snowflake Stencil #1
Snowflakes #2
Snowflakes #3

Three cards made using the snowflake stencils by Bonnie. First card was made on navy cardstock, sponged on light blue ink and then sprayed with Glitter Dust for some shine. I added some die cut snowflakes and sentiment in glitter cardstock and gemstones.

2nd card is again in blue but a lighter blue, ink stenciled, added some sparkle and then stamped the church scene on top in black ink.

3rd card was stenciled in Distress ink topped with Nuvo glitter paste, ran two rows of double adhesive tape and added glitter (what a mess), die cut some snowflakes and sentiment in sparkle cardstock , added some ribbon.

Thanks so much for your generosity, Bonnie.