W&W Bigger Bang Confetti - Hi

Hello! Less than a day to go until Thanksgiving, and exactly a month until my birthday.  Whew! This year is flyyyyyying by.  Just popping in today to share a card I created using Winnie & Walter's new limited edition stamp set, Bigger Bang Confetti, which is free with any qualifying $35 purchase. (Please click here to be taken to the W&W blog for full details.)

To create my card for today, I started by heat embossing the diamond star shapes and the large hi sentiment with white embossing powder.  I then colored in the diamond shapes with purple watercolor pens and covered them with sugared Stickles.  Next, I added a mint/aqua watercolor wash to the background of the stamped layer.

Once the layer was pretty dry, I then went back over the entire panel with a watered down pearl watercolor, and boy oh boy, this card is *shiny*. Lol.  It makes for a really pretty effect when holding  the card in your hands.  To finish up my design, I used the coordinating Big Bang Confetti Cutaways on silver glitter CS, then adhered them to the stamp layer, then adhered the panel to a medium gray card base.

Hope you all have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!



Hello! I'm posting over on the Winnie & Walter blog today, and I wanted to pop in and share the tag I've created using the theme "home" as inspiration.  

To create my tag, I started by die cutting a tag shape, then stamping it with the wreath image from Happy Christmas in Versafine ink, then covering it with clear embossing powder.  I then stamped the Joy sentiment from Merry & Bright in Versafine ink and covering it as well with clear embossing powder.  Once that was done, I heat embossed both the wreath and sentiment to set the powder.  The wreath was then colored with watercolor pens, and background stripes were added with heavily diluted black watercolor.

While the wreath was drying, I stamped the bow from Merry & Bright onto watercolor paper in Versafine ink, and heat embossed it with clear powder before coloring it.  I then stamped one of the house images from Our Town in the center of the wreath using yellow ink.  Once the bow was dry, I fussy cut it out and adhered it to the tag front.  Teal, green and silver metallic twine were braided together and attached to the tag, and then a yellow bow was added to the front.  To finish up, the house and bow were covered with sugared Stickles.  

Have a great one!


25 Days of Christmas Tags - Merry Christmas

Hello! I'm so happy to be participating in Tracy McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags post today.  I used some of my favorite Reverse Confetti goodies to create my shaker tag, and I'm sure you're shocked to see that adorable deer from Jolly Holiday in use again. *wink* I know, I'm obsessed, but it is just so darn cute!

To create my shaker tag, I started by die cutting the tag shape from medium gray CS, white CS, foam and acetate using the Gift Card Holder Tag CC.  I then die cut several garland using light and medium gray CS and aqua CS using the Circle Garland CC, and adhered them to the white tag base.  The deer was stamped in Versafine ink onto watercolor paper, then heat embossed with clear powder.  The image was then colored with watercolors, and set aside to dry.

Next, I adhered the acetate and foam to the medium gray tag front, then filled it with sequins before attaching it to the white tag base.  One of the sentiments from Jolly Holiday was stamped in Versafine ink onto aqua CS, then attached to the tag front.  I then die cut a topper using the Hang Ups CC dies, and adhered it to the tag.  Several leaf images were then cut out from aqua, light and medium gray CS using the Leafy CS.  Once the deer was dry, I die cut it with the coordinating Jolly Holiday CC, attached it to the leaves, then secured it to the tag front.  To finish up, I embellished with black twine and silver enamel dots.



Have a great one!


Merry & Bright

Hello! It's been a super gloomy, rainy day today, so picture taking has been a challenge.  So not only were lighting conditions horrible, but I was attempting to photograph a mostly white card. Lol, I tried! :)

To create my card, I started by die cutting about 15 or so of the smaller snowflakes from Layered Snowflake CC with white CS.  I then adhered the snowflakes to a white card base and cut off any snowflakes hanging over the edge.  Next, I die cut a bunch of circles and snowflake centers from silver foil and white CS, then adhered them to the snowflakes on the card base.

Next, I die cut several merry sentiments from white CS and silver foil using the Winter Words CC, then adhered them together.  I then die cut a wreath from silver glitter CS and white CS using the Wreaths CC, and adhered them together offset.  The sentiment from Winter Word Coordinates was then stamped in light gray onto white CS and trimmed the ends into a banner shape.  To finish up the wreath, sentiment and sentiment strip were then adhered to the card base.



Have a great one!



Hello! I'm popping in to share a tag I created using one of my favorite sets from The Alley Way Stamps, Winter's Butterflies.

To create the tag, I started by cutting a piece of watercolor paper and a piece of vellum into a tag shape, then punching a hole in the top.  I then covered the watercolor paper with water, then sprinkled it with a combination of Color Burst powder.  If you haven't used it before, it is *SO* fun!! I love watching the color spread almost as much as watching heat embossing powder melt. Lol :)

While I was waiting for the watercolor paper to dry, I stamped some of the snowflakes from Winter's Butterflies onto vellum using versamark ink, then heat embossed with white powder.  I then die cut my sentiment from aqua bazzill CS, then adhered it to the vellum tag.  Once the watercolor paper was dry, I adhered the vellum tag to the top offset a little, then added a snake twine braid.  To finish up, I embellished with green gems.

Have a great one!


Crazy for Christmas - Memory Keeping

Hello! I'm back again with another Reverse Confetti's Crazy for Christmas project.  Today's theme is "Memory Keeping" and at first I had planned on making more Project Life cards, but after a random trip to Hobby Lobby the other day, that idea went right out the window. ;) 

To create my little photo stand, I started by painting the wooden base and topper with aqua paint.  I then painted the perimeter with white paint, and once dry, I went back and added in some chunky stripes in metallic silver.  The wood/MDF is very porous, so it took about a bajillion coats to get a nice, smooth appearance.

Once the stand was dry, I trimmed a piece of gray and white polka dot patterned to fit the stand, and adhered it to the front and back.  I then printed the pic of my daughter backed it with lime CS, then adhered it to the stand.  Next, I added three jingle bells using a series of Solid Caribbean Twine knots, then topping it with a white satin bow.

I then die cut a bunch of different snowflake pieces using the Layered Snowflake CCs on aqua, lime, white and gray CS, then adhered them together.  The sentiment from Winter Word Coordinates was stamped in Versafine ink into vellum, then heat embossed with clear powder.  I then die cut my sentiment word using the Winter Words CC on lime CS.  The vellum strip was trimmed into a banner shape before adhering it to the largest snowflake, then the die cut snow was attached with itty bitty pieces of cut foam tape.  The three snowflakes were then attached to the stand using foam tape.  To finish up, I added rock candy distress glitter on the edges of the stand.



Thanks so much for stopping by today! :) Here's the full list of today's participants:

Have a great one!


Crazy for Christmas w/Reverse Confetti - Ready to Party

Hello! We're all getting into the Christmas spirit over at Reverse Confetti, and over the next few days we'll be sharing lots of fun project ideas.  Today's theme is "Ready to Party" and for my project, I decided to make an invitation.  Since I'm a Christmas baby, I thought it would be fun to make Christmas/winter themed birthday invites. :)

To start, I cut a piece of gray felt into a simple, round ornament shape, then added a strip of blue CS across the middle.  I then used the Hang Ups CC to die cut an aqua topper and white circle reinforcer, then adhered them to the top of the ornament.  Next, I used one of my favorite dies in RC's collection, Layered Snowflake! I used a combination of white, blue, aqua and gray CS to create my snowflake after cutting out the pieces.  For a little extra embellishment, I added a blue gem to the center.  The whole snowflake was then added to the ornament base with foam tape.

I then fed some Solid Stone Twine through the aqua topper and tied it off in a simple knot.  I then used Solid Caribbean Twine to secure my silver glitter twigs and mini jingle bells in silver, aqua and blue to the ornament.

I created my sample invitation on the computer, printed it out, then embellished it with the whimsy snowflakes from Jolly Holiday.  The overall ornament measures approximately 4".  


Here's the full list of today's participants:

Have a great one!