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Good morning! First I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year! Do you have any crafty new year goals? My goals for this year is to make and send at least 10 birthday cards a month. I also want to make at least 5 Christmas cards a month so I will be finished and ready to mail them all by the beginning of December. So to start this year off I have made a masculine birthday card for our new challenge over at Stamp Ink Paper. Our first challenge for 2018 is all about embossing. Here is the inspiration

Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #131 Emboss It!I love all the different ways you can use embossing but for my card today I chose an embossing folder. Here is what I created


I started with a kraft card base and added a layer of Basic black. For the next layer I used a piece of kraft and embossed using the Tim Holtz Travel Signs folder and then distressed the embossed portions with Vintage Photo ink and added this layer on top of the black. Next I embossed a piece of silver foil paper with the folder and die cut the center with a circle framelit and adhered this on top of the kraft embossed layer lining up the words. I used black soot ink and distressed the foil layer. To finish my card I stamped the train image by Blue Knight Rubber Stamps, and colored in using my copics and then fussy cut and added to my card front using dimensionals.

You can find the train stamp here

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Until next time

Happy Crafting 🙂



SIP Challenge #27 Thank You Cards

Good morning! I hope everyone is enjoying this unseasonably warm weather I know I am! It’s Tuesday and that means we have another challenge for you over at Stamp Ink Paper

This week our inspiration is Thank You cards

SIP Challenege #27

This is what I created from the inspiration

Another Thank You

I started my card with a Coastal Cabana card base.  I embossed the card front with the SU Holiday Frame embossing folder.  Next I took a piece of Whisper White and cut the center out with the Window Frames collection framelits and then layered a piece of white organdy ribbon in the center and attached this piece to the card front.  Next I took the piece that was die cut and used the next smallest framelit from the window frames collection and die cut it again.  I then stamped the scribble stamp from Snuggles & Smooches in Coastal Cabana and then the Thank You sentiment in Stazon black on top of the scribble.  I placed black enamel dots on the four points of this piece and then using pop dots placed this in the center of the cut out opening on the card front.  To finish I tied a bow using the white organdy ribbon and placed it at the top of the die cut.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have been inspired to play along with us this week.

Until next time

Happy Crafting 🙂



SIP Challenge #25 Card Makers Choice

Good morning! I had a wonderful Thanksgiving and I hope you all did too! It’s Tuesday again and that means we have another challenge for you over at Stamp Ink Paper.  This week our challenge is a card makers choice. Who doesn’t love that kind of freedem!

SIP Challenge #25

This is what I came up with

Festive Wreath

I started with a Real Red card base and then a layer of basic black. Next I took a piece of Whisper White and stamped the tree in Old Olive from Lovely As A Tree twice, one higher than the other. I then sponged Marina Mist on the upper portion to create a sky and then embossed this using the Softly Falling folder. Next I die cut the lamp post using a die from Gina and then I stamped the wreath from Festive Fireplace in Old Olive and die cut it with the matching dies. I hung the wreath from the lamp post and glued it down to the left side of the cardstock. Next I die cut the fence on Kraft cardstock and distressed in Vintage Photo ink, I don’t have the packaging anymore so I’m not sure of the manufacturer.  I placed the fence at the bottom and then added the merry sentiment that I die cut in red vellum and whisper white layered from the Christmas Greetings thinlets. To finish my card I colored the area behind the lamp with yellow and made a small bow using the Poppy Parade stitched poly ribbon and placed it in the middle of the wreath.

I hope you have enjoyed my card this week. Come play along with us this week! I can’t wait to see what everyone creates!

Until next time

Happy Crafting 🙂