Christmas Bauble & Ornamental Pine

Hello, Everyone!!!

I’ve been MIA from the crafting world for 3 weeks now and am experiencing a bit of confusion! It’s a bit of withdrawal and a bit of creative block. I had such a hard time deciding what my first card should be. I stared at all my things for a quite a while before I decided to go with a holiday theme in order to be a part of the August Challenge at LiveLoveCards.com – which I am a member of. I don’t have any new holiday stamp sets – so I decided to use two stamp sets of Stampin’ Up! from last year’s holiday catalog, one of which I have never used.

Christmas Bauble & Ornamental Pine 1

I am currently a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, but as I have mentioned in the past, I don’t have any customers and will probably be dropped – but I think I have enough on my wishlist from the NEW holiday catalog to stay an active demonstrator for another quarter ;). I’m stalling on an order because as some of you may know – moving of any sort is a pocket drainer! It’s been so overwhelming to say the least, but I think we’re settling down ok. I’m REALLY not looking forward to returning to my full time job!

So before we start, I thought I would show you my new craft space and mention how it came together.

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This process was really painfully conflicting! When we moved back knowing there was an IKEA in town, I envisioned Alex drawer units everywhere in my craftroom – since this is the piece many crafters choose. After pricing everything – I found that this wasn’t an option for me – it would require too many pieces for me to achieve the look I wanted and it would’ve costed me a fortune. We went to IKEA 4 times before we we everything that worked!

I really wanted to have a center island as a working station, bout I didn’t have the space for that…so we went with a corner station as you see in the photo above. I ended up getting two Nordli 6-drawer dressers – building them so that the smaller units were towards the center for access to smaller tools. The desk top is created using a Linnmon Corner Table Top and two Linnmon Table Tops. There is some space behind the dressers, but I don’t mind – you can stabilize this with any table legs from Ikea and you can connect the table tops with mending  braces from a hardware store. I also love the Raskog Utitlity Cart which I can roll away when not in use.

I’ve spent about 5 hours crafting and preparing this post – so I feel like I haven’t helped my husband at all today :(. He’s installed a water softener today – bless him!

Lets get to my holiday card now, shall we?

Christmas Bauble & Ornamental Pine

I’ve never used the Christmas Bauble set before – so I knew it was something I wanted to use soon. I stamped it on Neenah cardstock so that I could color it with Copics. I masked it off when I was done and stamped pine branches from the Ornamental Pines set. I sponged the background to add some color and finished off the card with some glossy accents.

Christmas Bauble & Ornamental Pine 2

Here is my video! I hope you enjoy it!

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Copic Colors: YG41, G03, G16, R27, R29, R39, Y28, E44, FB2, B26, V01, V12, V15


Garden Green Ink
Garden Green Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
EH | SSS | AMZN

Soft Sky Ink
Soft Sky Ink

Wild Wasabi Ink
Wild Wasabi Ink
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
EH | SSS
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

VersaMarker
VersaMarker

Heat Tool
Heat Tool

White Embossing Powder
White Embossing Powder
Wink of Stella Clear
Wink of Stella Clear
EH | SSS | AMZN
ATG Gun
ATG Gun
EH | SSS | AMZN
Glossy Accents
Glossy Accents
EH | SSS | AMZN
Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper
Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper
EH | SSS | AMZN
EK Success Craft Tweezers
EK Success Craft Tweezers
EH | SSS | AMZN

SSS Friends Die
EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
EH | SSS
Inkadinkadoo Stamping Mask Paper
Inkadinkadoo Stamping Mask Paper
EH | SSS

Fineline Applicator 20g Dispensing Tip
Fineline Applicator 20g Dispensing Tip
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
EH | SSS

Stamping Sponges
Stamping Sponges

Christmas Bauble
Christmas Bauble

Ornamental Pine (Retired)
Ornamental Pine (Retired)
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4 thoughts on “Christmas Bauble & Ornamental Pine

  1. Oh, Caly, congratulations on your new craft room! I love it, and I think you’ll be very happy with what you have. It’s a great layout, and it will give you lots of room to move around. And your card is beautiful, and I love the colors of the ornament “hanging” from the pine bough! So glad to see you back! Hugs!

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