Santa Snowglobe

Peace On Earth: Christmas Challenge #7

January Challenge with Peace On Earth has a very whimsical mood board. I decided to take a twist on Santa holding the snow globe by stamping Santa in the snow globe.

Using Melanie Muenchinger’s GKD Holiday Frame stamp set which was stamped on a patterned paper, I die cut the center. Stamping Rubber Stampede’s Santa Collage in kraft ink on white cardstock this became my flat shaker. What would a Santa be in a snow globe with not shaker stuff? Popped up the sentiment because it didn’t stamp properly after assembly completes this card.

I received a snow globe from Chase & Brooke for Christmas and someone, I’m not asking, over wound the music on the shaker and it almost took my finger off when turny thingy released some of the pressure. So this card may be for one of them next year. LOL.

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Spooky Stencil

Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge

The Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge for January’s mood board is a spooky one featuring purples and blacks. My Stamp Buddy Bonnie gifted me with some halloween stencils that she made and these fit in perfectly with the January mood board.

I sponged purple and black inks around my village, added GKD Glitz Glitter gel bats in black, SSS Layered Hills die and finally some Distress Oxide faded jeans spray to make my scene a little more spooky.

So much fun playing in this challenge each month. It gives me a reason to not put those Halloween supplies too far out of site.

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Balloon Wishes

Double D Challenges

Double D Challenges is celebrating their 6th birthday with a challenge to include party balloons.

My card is for my son in law and his 50th birthday the end of this month!!! WOW!!! Someone is getting old!! Perfect for the party balloon challenge at Double D Challenges. Their mood boards are always fun and filled with inspiration. My background is a free clip art background that I found online. I love those rainbow colors and design. The background was printed on glossy photo paper and trimmed down to fit my slimline card. I decided on the SSS Chunky Happy dies for my outside sentiment as well as a bunch of balloons from a Mama Elephant stamp and dies set. I do believe I may need to add a few more bunches of balloons inside the card to total that BIG 5 0 number for Chuck.

We had our first snow of the winter overnight. Three and a half inches is manageable and clearning went quickly so our reward was breakfast out today. Thanks for stopping in for a peek. Take care and be safe.

Money Pad & Gift Box

Our two older grandchildren received money notepads in their stockings. This was such a clever and easy idea that I found on Pinterest. Some dollar bills of any denominaton, a piece of heavy cardstock for a backing, and a couple of binder clips and padding compound. After brushing on the padding compound and letting it dry, I added a cover and made an envelope. The bills peel out of the notepad very easily. I did have to tell Chase and Brooke that it was actually real money. LOL.

The older “kid” received this gift box card with their cash inside. Also thanks to Pinterest and on line directions to create this clever presentation. Unfortunately, I forgot to note the site I found this idea.

And last but not least, my husband’s card featuring his 1964 GTO.

I printed a copy of a photo for the card and fussy cut it, mounting it on a SSS Detail Pincushion die plate that was ink blended in blues and some black around the edges. Addes some snowflakes from SSS Sensational Snowflakes die, computer generated sentiment. Will loved it! Even posted it on his FB page….LOL.

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Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge #6

My card reminds me of the inspiration photo for the Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge #6 Anything Christmas.

A lot of traditional red and green on this card which uses the Taylored Expressions Create-in-Quads Misteltoe stencil. A great concept which allows you to create 4 card fronts on a 8×10-1/2 piece of cardstock. After stenciling each of the four layers just cut the cardstock in half at 4 and 5-1/4. Sentiment was from SSS Peaceful Christmas stamp set.

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Speedy White Snowflakes

My mini slimline card was made to play along with three different challenges:

AAA Cards Game: #205 – Christmas + optional twist slimline

As You See It Challenge: Challenge #265 – Speedy Snowflakes

Double D Challenges: Lots of White

My mini slimline to meet the requirements of the AAA Cards should also meet the CAS requirements with the embossing and a few extra snowflakes….looks like lots of white space to me.

For the As You See It speed challenge, after deciding on a design start to finish the card was completed in 6 minutes 53 seconds.

Double D Challenges is looking for Lots of White and I think this card except for the sentiment has given me a whiteout.

The embossed panel was made with Darice embossing folder, sentiment is SSS Snowflake Season January 2020 card kit and the snowflakes die cut on white glitter paper are also from SSS amnd the Sensational Snowflakes die.

Double D Challenges Mood Board

Fun card to make. Thanks for stopping in for a peek. Take card and be safe.

Up Up & Away

Peace On Earth Challenge #5

Today’s card is a mini slimline with a very colorful sky and actually a little stormy looking in spots; but, thankfully Santa made it through the stormy sections, over the roof tops and trees in his journey around the world to deliver presents.

Distress ink was used for my background and the stamps were both from Taylored Expressions exclusive free with purchase stamp and Santa and his reindeer were also free from TE.

This card will be included in the Peace On Earth Challenge #5, Anything Christmas with taking some inspiration from the mood board for the challenge and the bottom left depicting Santa’s ride in much calmer skies.

Peace on Earth Challenge #5 Mood Board

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Frosty Tag

The Sisterhood of Crafters: Holiday Gift Tags

Normally, I am so pressed with time getting all of my Christmas cards completed and in the mail that I do not have time for gift tags. Also we don’t do a lot of presents, only for the grandchildren to open, so I was happy that I only need three tags this year. All the grandkids presents are wrapped and then placed in a larger box that is wrapped so that’s the one that will get the gift tag. I think this snowman Spellbinders die layered on a Tim Holtz Sizzix Flurry #2 snowflake die, layered on a Spellbinders circle nestability die will get attached to Brooke’s box.

This tag project will be entered into The Sisterhood of Crafters — Holiday Gift Tag challenge.

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Two Old Bats Halloween Challenge: December

I just had to play along with the December Anything Halloween challenge with the Two Old Bats. Always a fun mood board posted for inspiration and for my card I decided to work off the 31 and the wonky cat. My background patterned paper is DCWV The Bewitched matstack and I didn’t have to look too far for a wonky cat as long as I have Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits dies. This TH set is called Toil & Trouble and really has fun die cuts. I layered kitty and offset with a white die cut to give a little dimension. My frame is a new to me Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangle die set. No stamping needed with that awesome background.

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