Christmas, Embossed Background, Faux Embossing, Shaker, Uncategorized, Window Cards

Stretch Your Dies: One Die Three Ways

Hello friends. Have you ever tried using your dies to emboss or stencil your backgrounds?!? It’s super easy and you can make quick cards using these techniques. I created three cards demonstrating these techniques using the Catherine Pooler Retro Ornament Dies. Let me show you how easy they are to make. For more stenciled backgrounds using dies check out my previous post.

For this first card, I created a tone-on-tone background with a little shimmer. I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 11″ and scored at 5-1/2″ to create a card base, piece of Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash Metallic Jewels Kraft Stock to 5-1/2 x 5-1/2″, a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/4 x 5-1/4″ for the top panels. I also diecut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with the Queen and Company Foundation 18 Dies.

I die cut the ornaments from scrap cardstock with the Catherine Pooler Designs Retro Ornament Dies. You can also use post it paper or masking paper. I pieced the negative and positive pieces to stencil the ornaments. I used Tim Holtz Candied Apple and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Inks for the left ornament. And Mowed Lawn and Broken China Distress Oxide Inks for the right one. I used Hickory Smoke Distress Ink for the ornament cap and stars.

I stamped a sentiment from Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Pumpkin Joy to the World directly onto the card with Catherine Pooler Designs Black Jack Ink.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Queen & Company’s North Pole Kit Stamp Set with Stampin’ Up!’s Real Red Ink.

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For this second card, I decided to try embossing with my dies. I cut a piece of Stampin’ Up! Real Red 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4” for the top panel.

I took the ornament dies from the Catherine Pooler Designs Retro Ornament Dies and embossed the background panel. For my Sizzix Big Shot machine I used the following sandwich from the bottom up: 1.) Multipurpose Platform, 2.) Cutting Plate, 3.) Emboss mat, 4.) Paper. 5.) Die face down, and 6.) Cutting Plate. Check your machines guide for the proper snadwich. I also added additonal paper to deepen the embossing a bit.

I die cut the ornament cap from dark gray metallic cardstock from Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash Metallic Jewels Kraft Stock and the ornament centers from green and red metallic cardstock from the same collection.

Then die cut a sentiment from gold cardstock from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash Metallic Kraft Stock using the Neat & Tangled Happy Holidays die. I finished off the card by adding some Nuvo Fresh Snowfall Glitter Drops.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4” and stamped a sentiment from Catherine Pooler Designs Bright Baubles Stamp Set (discontinued) with Stampin’ Up!’s Real Red Ink.

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For this third card, I made a fun shaker pocket card. I cut a piece of Stampin’ Up! Melon Mambo 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock (retired) to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and piece of patter paper from my stash to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2” for the inside of the shaker panel.

I cut a piece Acetate slightly larger than my back panel. then used double sided tape to adhere three sides of the acetate to the back of the panel, creasing the edges. I filled the pocket with a variety of flat sequins and stars and sealed the last side of the pocket. I adhered the panel to the card and then die cut a frame from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ using the Spellbinders Nestabilities A2 Card Creator Dies Matting Basics A 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ and 4-5/8 x 4-7/8″.

For the ornaments I used Altenew Glitter Gradient Cardstock Set in Pink Brilliance, Ocean Reflection, and Forest Canopy and the Catherine Pooler Designs Retro Ornament Dies. I also used the Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash Metallic Kraft Stock for the the ornament caps.

I stamped a sentiment from the Catherine Pooler Bright and Baubles Stamp Set (retired) onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Ink, trimmed sentiment to 3/4 x 2″ thebefore adhering it flat.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4” and the same pattern paper from the front panel to 1 x 4″. Then stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Merry Messages Stamp Set with Catherine Pooler Designs Black Jack Ink.

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Christmas, Distress Ink Techniques, Embossed Background, Faux Embossing, Stampin' Up!, Window Cards

Create Embossed Backgrounds Using Your Dies

Hello friends. It’s time to make some holiday cards. Starting things off with some super easy cards using dies to emboss backgrounds. It’s a super easy technique and produces some really cool results. You can use the embossed or debossed side as well.

For the first card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and piece of Neenah 80lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4” for the top panel. I used the Stampin’ Up! So Many Snowflakes dies (retired) to emboss the background. I followed the sandwich for wafer dies on my diecut machine (Sizzix Big Shot) and added another piece of cardstock to get a deeper impression. Play around with your sandwich and add a shim if necessary to get the desired raised effect.

I used Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass and Uncharted Mariner Distress Oxide Inks as well as Catherine Pooler Designs Black Jack Ink to color the background. Then I cut out the window using the die in the Stampin’ Up! So Many Snowflakes die set.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Wishes Stamp set (retired) onto some Neenah 80lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Catherine Pooler Designs Black Jack Ink and adhered behind the panel.

I die cut snowflakes from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″, Simon Says Stamp 6×6 Silver Glitter Cardstock and Stampin; Up! 12 x 12 Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper (retired) using the Catherine Pooler Designs Delicate Snowflake Die (discontinued), Stampin’ Up! So Many Snowflakes (retired) and Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons.

I finished off the card by adding some Tonic Gloss Simply White Nuvo Crystal Drops and Silver Moondust Nuvo Glitter Drops.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Merry Messages Stamp Set with Tim Holtz Uncharted Mariner Distress Oxide Ink and added some silver snowflakes.

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For the second card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper to 4 x 5-1/4” for the top panel. I used the Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons dies (retired) to emboss the background.

I used Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Uncharted Mariner, Kitsch Flamingo, and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Inks to color the background. I used the ink smooshing technique this time instead of ink blending. It created a nice watercolor effect.

I die cut snowflakes from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″, Simon Says Stamp 6×6 Silver Glitter Cardstock and Stampin; Up! 12 x 12 Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper (retired) as well as some bright pink glitter paper from my stash. I used the Hero Arts Fancy Snowflake Die (discontinued), Stampin’ Up! So Many Snowflakes (retired) and Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Wishes Stamp set (retired) onto some Neenah 80lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Catherine Pooler Designs Black Jack Ink, fussycut it, and adhered to the panel.

I finished off the card by adding some Tonic IVORY SEASHELL Nuvo Crystal Drops.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Merry Messages Stamp Set with Catherine Pooler Designs Black Jack Ink and added a Balmy Blue Glitter snowflake .

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For the third card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and piece of Neenah 80lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 3-3/4 x 5” for the top panel. I also cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp 8-1/2 x 11″ Slate 100lb Cardstock, measuring 4 x 5-1/4″ to mat the top panel.

I die cut snowflakes from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″, Stampin; Up! 12 x 12 Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper (retired) as well as some pale and bright pink glitter paper from my stash. I used the Hero Arts Fancy Snowflake Die (discontinued), Stampin’ Up! So Many Snowflakes (retired) and Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Snowflake Wishes Stamp set (retired) onto some Neenah 80lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Catherine Pooler Designs Black Jack Ink and adhered to the panel.

I finished off the card by adding some Tonic LIQUID MERCURY Nuvo Crystal Drops.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Merry Messages Stamp Set Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink and added a light pink and balmy blue snowflake.

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For the fourth card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and piece of Neenah 80lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4” for the top panel. I used the Stampin’ Up! So Many Snowflakes dies (retired) to emboss the background.

I ink blended the background using Tim Holtz Kitsch Flamingo and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Inks.

I die cut snowflakes from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ as well as some bright pink glitter paper from my stash. I used the Catherine Pooler Designs Delicate Snowflake Die (discontinued), Stampin’ Up! So Many Snowflakes (retired) and Stampin’ Up! Colorful Seasons.

I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Joy to the World Paper Pumpkin Stampset (retired) directly onto the card with Catherine Pooler Designs Black Jack Ink.

I finished off the card by adding some Tonic IVORY SEASHELL and Carnation Pink Nuvo Crystal Drops.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Merry Messages Stamp Set Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink and added bright pink snowflakes.

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Birthdays, Cards, Shaker, Summer, Summer

Combining Dies to Make a Background: Strawberry Jar Shaker Card (feat. Lawn Fawn)

Hi friends. I tried something new with my background dies which gave me a cool 3-dimensional background. I combined the Catherine Pooler Designs Narrow Stripe Cover Plate and the Catherine Pooler Designs Sprinkles Mini Cover Plate to create this fun background. It was super easy. Here’s how I did it…

For this card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base. I also cut a piece of Lawn Fawn Gotta Have Gignham Rainbow 12×12 Collection Pack to 4 x 5-1/4″ for the top panel. I die cut two pieces of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with the frame from the Catherine Pooler Designs Sprinkles Mini Cover Plate (3/4 x 4-1/2″) and then used the Catherine Pooler Designs Narrow Stripe Cover Plate to diecut that piece. Then added every other stripe to the rectangle panel I previously die cut to create a tone-on-tone 3-d effect for my background.

I stamped and colored all my images from the Lawn Fawn How You Bean? and Lawn Fawn How You Bean? Strawberries Add-on stampsets. I stamped them onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Ink. I colored the images with Copic Markers. I used BG000 + 0 for the mason jar and R22, R05 + R27 and YG05 + G07 for the strawberries. Then I die cut all the images using the coordinating dies.

For the mason jar shaker, instead of using foam tape (which would be a slight pain to add due to the small size) I diecut about 7 mason jars from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock using the Lawn Fawn How You Bean? Shaker Add-on and stacked them. I diecut the acetate piece with the same die set (using the background die included) as well as the backing piece for the shaker which I colored with the same copic markers (BG000 + 0).

For the shaker element, I used Queen & Co Toppings in Pink and Clear Diamonds and some older Martha Stewart Iridescent Hearts and Stars Glitter (no longer available).

For the sentiment, I stamped one from the Lawn Fawn How You Bean? Strawberries Add-on stampset onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Ink and cut it down to 3/4 x 1″ and popped it onto the card using some 3M Foam Tape.

Lastly, I finished it off by adding some highlights with a White Gel Pen. One note: I added the highlights to the strawberries on the inside before adhering it inside the shaker element. I also added some Ruby Slipper Nuvo Glitter Drops to the card.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Lawn Fawn How You Bean? stampset with Stampin’ Up! Real Red Ink. I also added a strip of the same pattern paper from the front of the card measuring 1 x 4-1/4″ and adhered 1/2 a strawberry image I had left over.

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Cards, Holidays 2022, St. Patrick's Day, Stenciled Background, Valentine's Day

St. Patrick’s Day Card featuring Simon Says Stamp Wooly Lucky

Hello friends. This little llama found his luck at the end of the rainbow! With this card I created some layers with stencils and stamps. It’s easy to do this by masking off areas. Keep reading to see how I did this…

For this card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base. Then cut another panel to 4 x 5-1/4″. I rounded the corners on both using We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper, 0.25″ & 0.5.

For the background, I stamped a rainbow using the Simon Says Clear Stamps RAINBOW IS MY FAVORITE COLOR and Catherine Pooler Designs Samba, Catching Rays, Lime Rickey, and Cummerbund inks. I masked off the rainbow with some post-it notes and then using the Simon Says Stamp Stencil BUILD A RAINBOW and Catherine Pooler Designs Catching Rays Ink to add a sun behind it.

I stamped the clouds from the Simon Says Clear Stamps RAINBOW IS MY FAVORITE COLOR, the llama. shamrocks and sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Wooly Lucky onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

I colored the images with Copic colors. I used W0, W1 & 0, R20, & C7 for the llama; G07 & G09, C7 & C9, Y15 & Y17 for the hat and bow; YG03 for the shamrocks; YG03, YG17, G07, Y15 & Y17 for the blanket; and BG000 & 0 for the clouds. I fussy cut all the images and adhered them to the card.

I added some 3M Foam Tape to the cloud in the front and finished off the card by adding sparkle to the clouds with Spectrum Noir CLEAR OVERLAY Sparkle Pen and Nuvo Crystal Drops in Metallic Bright Gold to the sun.

I left the inside of the card blank and just added some shamrocks.

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Cards, Holidays 2022, St. Patrick's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Stenciled Background, Valentine's Day, Watercolor

Stenciled Background St. Patrick’s Day Card

Simon Says Stamp and Scrapbook.com

Hello friends. Here’s a quick but very cute St. Patrick’s Day card featuring Simon Says Stamp’s Wooly Lucky Stampset (this came out last year I believe). It’s a very simple card with a subtle stenciled background. I love using stencils for backgrounds because it makes it so quick. And who’s got time to make complicated backgrounds these days?!? Not me.

For this card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base and a piece from Neenah 80lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″. I used the Scrapbook.com Shamrocks 6 x 8″ Stencil with Catherine Pooler Garden Party Ink to create the background. I die cut it with the largest dot die from Catherine Pooler’s Scallops & Dots Dies which measures 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″.

I stamped the llama and two rainbows from the Simon Says Stamp’s Wooly Lucky Stampset onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black.

I colored the images with Copic colors. I used W0, W1 & 0, R20, & C7 for the llama; G07 & G09, C7 & C9, Y15 & Y17 for the hat and bow; YG03 for the shamrocks; YG03, YG17, G07, Y15 & Y17 for the blanket; R17 & R27, YR04 & YR07, YG17 & G07, B02 & B04, BV08 & BV17 for the rainbow; and BG000 & 0 for the clouds. I fussy cut all the images.

I stamped the sentiment from the from Lawn Fawn Hats Off to You Clear Stamps onto the card panel with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, then using my MISTI stamped over it with Versamark Ink, heat embossed it with Ranger CLEAR Embossing Powder.

Before adhereing the images to the card panel, I cut a piece of Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash Metallic Jewels Kraft to 3-1/2 x 4-3/4″. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the llama.

I finished the card by adding Nuvo Crystal Drops – Metallic Bright Gold.

I left the inside of the card blank and just added two images I had previously stamped from the same stamp set.

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Cards, Christmas

Holiday Card featuring Catherine Pooler’s Wrapped and Ready Stampset

Hello friends. This little car from Catherine Pooler Wrapped and Ready Stampset is so cute! I also love how large it is so it covers a good portion of an A2 card or a mini slimline card as well. In a previous post I created a mini slimline card using this stampset.

For this card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create the card base and piece of to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2” for the top panel, which I colored using Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Inks then diecut using Catherine Pooler’s Scallops & Dots Dies and embossed the panel with one of Queen and Company’s Embossing Folder Bundle folders.

I stamped the car image and several ornaments from the Catherine Pooler Wrapped and Ready Stampset onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and the sentiment with Catherine Pooler Rockin Red Ink.

I colored the car with Copic Markers. I used R05, R17 & R46; Y02 and Y18; and C1, C3, C5, C7 & C9 for the car. R05, R17 & R46; Y02 and Y18; C1, C3, C5, C7; YG01, YG25, YG17; BV11 & BV08; YR14 & YR16; B00 & B02; and R81 & R85 for the gifts; and R05, R17 & R46; YG01, YG25, YG17; and C1, C3, C5 for the ornaments. I used a White Uni-Ball Gel Pen to add highlights to the car.

I adhered the sentiment and some of the ornaments using 3M Foam Tape. I finished it off by adding Ranger Glossy Accents Glue to the windshield.

I left the inside of the card empty.

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Cards, Christmas

Quick Mini Slimline Holiday Card

Hello friends. Need a quick Holiday card?!? Here’s a mini slimline card that took little time to make. The coloring is the most time consuming but you can just do flat coloring (no shading) to save time.

For this card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 6 x 6″ and scored at 3″ to create the card base and piece of to 3 x 6” for the top panel, which I diecut with the Catherine Pooler Marquise Slimline Cover Plate Die.

I stamped the car image from the Catherine Pooler Wrapped and Ready Stampset onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and the sentiment with Catherine Pooler Rockin Red Ink.

I colored the car with Copic Markers. I used Y02 and Y15; YG25, YG17 and G28; and C1, C3, C5 & C7 for the car. R05, R17 & R46; Y02 and Y15; YG25, YG17 and G28; C1, C3 & C5; BV11 & BV08; YR14 & YR16; B00, B02, & B04; and R81 & R85 for the gifts. I adhered it to the card using 3M Foam Tape.

I finished it off by adding some Nuvo Rosewater and Key Lime Jewel Drops .

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Christmas, Encouragement

Fun Minty Cards featuring Lawn Fawn Dies

Hello friends. When Lawn Fawn came out with the How You Bean? Mint Add-on, I knew I had to get it. I love that they keep adding sets to go with the How You Bean? set. They are so much fun to play with and endless possibilities for cards. I used the same background die for both — the Lawn Fawn Peppermint Stripes Backdrop along with the same two stamp sets above to make two cards for different occasions.

For both cards, I cut two pieces of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create card bases. Then I die cut Stampin’ Up! Real Red 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock and Lawn Fawn Guava 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock with the Lawn Fawn Peppermint Stripes Backdrop and adhered each to the card base.

For the first card, I die cut a panel from Vellum with the Catherine Pooler Scallops and Dots Die Set and embossed it with one of the embossing folders from the the Queen and Company Embossing Folder Bundle.

I stamped the mason jar from Lawn Fawn HOW YOU BEAN? stampset with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and the lid with Tsukineko Stazon Midi Jet Black Ink Pad onto a piece of Stampin’ Up! RED & GREEN 12″ X 12″FOIL SHEETS. Then stamped the peppermints from the Lawn Fawn Set How You Bean? Mint Add-on with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″.

I used Copic Markers to color the jar and add some shading to the peppermints. I used BG000 + BG01 and C1 and C00 for the peppermints. I diecut all the images with the coordinating dies and adhered them to the card, popping up a few peppermints using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Merry Messages Stamp Set with Stampin’ Up! Real Red Ink onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and trimmed it before adding to the card.

I finished it by adding some Tonic FRESH SNOWFALL Nuvo Glitter Accents.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Merry Messages Stamp Set and peppermints from the Lawn Fawn Set How You Bean? Mint Add-on with Stampin’ Up! Real Red Ink.

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For the second card, I die cut a panel from Vellum with the Catherine Pooler Scallops and Dots Die Set. I stamped the mason jar from Lawn Fawn HOW YOU BEAN? stampset with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and the lid with Tsukineko Stazon Midi Jet Black Ink Pad onto a piece of Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash Metallic Kraft Stock. Then stamped the peppermints from the Lawn Fawn Set How You Bean? Mint Add-on with Stampin’ Up! Old Olive Ink onto some Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″.

I used Copic Markers to color the jar and add some shading to the peppermints. I used BG000 + 0 and C1 and C00 for the peppermints. I diecut all the images with the coordinating dies and adhered them to the card.

I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn Set How You Bean? Mint Add-on with Lawn Fawn Guava Ink onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and trimmed it before adding to the card.

I finished it by adding some Metallic Bright Gold Nuvo Crystal Drops.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment and peppermints from the Lawn Fawn Set How You Bean? Mint Add-on with Stampin’ Up! Old Olive Ink.

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Christmas, Window Cards

Quick and Easy Faux Window Card featuring Catherine Pooler Round of Merry Dies

Hello friends. Here’s a super simple Christmas card using Catherine Pooler Round of Merry Dies and the Candy Cane Background stamp.

For this card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to create a card base and piece of Neenah 80lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2” for the top panel. I stamped the background with Candy Cane Background stamp and Rouge Ink, and trimmed it down to 4 x 5-1/4″.

I die cut the sentiment from both Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ and Stampin’ Up! Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock with the Catherine Pooler Round of Merry Dies. I left the dies connected so I got the extra circle frame piece which I also used on this card. I stacked the white and black sentiments before adhering to the card. I also added a piece of Vellum behind the sentiment piece. you can use a punch or die to cut this out or do what I did which is trace the outside edge of the inner circle and cut slightly inside that line. It doesn’t have to be perfect since no one will see this.

I stamped the little tree from the Wrapped and Ready Stamp Set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored it with Copic Markers. I used Y13 + Y18 for the star and some ornaments; RV10 + RV14, BG53 + BG57, R05 + R46 for ornaments; YG17 for the tree; and C1 + C5 for the pot. Then die cut the image with the Wrapped and Ready Dies. I finished it off by adding some clear sequins from my stash.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Merry Messages Stamp Set with Rouge Ink

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Cards, Christmas

Easy Slimline Holiday Card – Using Embossing Folder to Add Texture to Focal Image

Hello friends. I’m loving this Retro Ornament Dieset from Catherine Pooler! The images are large enough to cover an A2 size card and really great on a slimline card. I went for a more traditional color but then decided to try a little less traditional color scheme.

For these cards, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 7 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 3-1/2″ to create the card bases and piece of to 3-1/4 x 8-1/4” for the top panel. For the first card, I used the Catherine Pooler’s Rouge and Eucalyptus Inks to color white cardstock using direct-to-paper technique. Then diecut three rectangles using Catherine Pooler’s Scallops & Dots Dies. I adhered them offset.

I die cut the ornaments from gold cardstock from Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash METALLIC KRAFT STOCK using the Retro Ornament Dieset. I embossed them with two embossing folders from Queen and Company’s Embossing Folder Bundle and backed them with Vellum before adhering them. I stamped a sentiment from the Catherine Pooler Wrapped and Ready Stampset onto Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Rouge Ink, trimmed it down and added 3M Foam Tape to adhere it to the card.

I finished it off by adding some Tonic Pale Gold Nuvo Crystal Drops.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! ‘Joy to the World’ Paper Pumpkin stampset (Paper Pumpkin is a subscription box so this stampset is not available for purchase) with Eucalyptus Ink and adhered the gold star shape that I had cut out of one of the ornaments.

Dimensions


For the second card, I used the Catherine Pooler’s Suede Shoes and Cummerbund Inks to color white cardstock using direct-to-paper technique and diecut the three rectangles using Catherine Pooler’s Scallops & Dots Dies once again. I die cut the ornaments from silver cardstock instead and embossed them with the two same embossing folders from Queen and Company’s Embossing Folder Bundle and backed them with Vellum before adhering them. I stamped a sentiment from the Catherine Pooler Wrapped and Ready Stampset with Cummerbund Ink, trimmed it down and added 3M Foam Tape to adhere it to the card.

I finished it off by adding some Liquid Mercury Nuvo Crystal Drops.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! ‘Joy to the World’ Paper Pumpkin stampset (Paper Pumpkin is a subscription box so this stampset is not available for purchase) with Suede Shoes ink and adhered the silver star shape that I had cut out of one of the ornaments.

Dimensions


Supplies

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