Holiday Photo Card Blog Hop!

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Hi Everyone!

I’m so excited you’re here to hop along with LiveLoveCard’s Holiday Photo Card Blog Hop.  This is the first one that I’ve ever been a part of and I am so honored!  I’ve made holiday cards for the past three years and have always included a personal family photo with each and I’m excited to share my card this year as a part of this blog hop.  There are 11 total hop stops so please hop along when you’re done here and view the other cards to get ideas for your own cards this year!  It’s not too late!  And of course…leave a comment to be entered for a chance to win some amazing prizes! Darlene (the owner of the LiveLoveCards community has 9 prizes to share) -details are below!

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My card is a case of one of Concord & 9th’s cards using their Take a Bough dies.  I got this set last year and didn’t get a chance to use them and I really love the card I saw.  I’ve added my own touches with an embossed snowfall background and tag with hollies and berries.  Each piece is heat embossed for a raised look. It’s simple and straight forward but really screams holiday.  When making cards in mass production, it’s quickest to do each step individually and then assemble at the very end when each component is complete.

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First, I cut out all my boughs/pines.  This part, I have to admit…is painstaking long.  I used 3 different shades of green cardstock, more than 2 full sheets each (8 1/2 x11). I cut them down to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 pieces to make it easier to run through my big shot…but can you imagine?! 8 pines for each card – that’s 4 boughs – for 64 cards!  *GASP*  I found myself very frustrated but here’s a tip I decided to try towards the END of this long process.  The paper doesn’t release from the dies well after a few cuts.  I was using my paper piercing tool to push them out and ending up tearing a lot so I took a dryer sheet, folded it three times and ran my dies through my die cut machine. This gives it a nice waxy coat and they release from the die SOOOO much easier.  Ugh…I wish I had done it sooner!

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Once they were all cut, I cut them in half and started grouping 4 random pieces together and used my handheld stapler to hold them together. This was the quickest for me. If you have a better way of holding 4 pieces of this together – by all means – do it!  And tell me about it because I’d like to know!

Next, I prepared my tags (I couldn’t decide between white and red so I did both) by cutting pieces that were 2″ by 2 1/2″ (this is a little snug…if I could do it again, I would do 2 1/2″ by 2 1/2″). I stamped them all in batches using Versamark ink and embossed the white pieces with red powder and the red pieces with white powder.  Then – you die cut them all…Yes…I did it 64 times.  *sigh*  BUT THIS IS WORTH IT!

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I tied some red and white twine to the tags and then stamped a bunch of hollies and berries (holly and berries?) on white cardstock and ran this through my Brother Scan N’ Cut 2 so it can cut each piece out for me.  Seriously ya’ll…this is the BEST birthday present ever – put it on your Christmas wish list!  Mine was purchased on Amazon but it’s available in stores at Michael’s now!  NO MORE FUSSY CUTTING!  It scans anything flat and cuts it out – perfect for stampers.  Just so you know – I’m not getting paid to brag about this amazing product!  I wish I were ;).  So I adhered these hollies and berries to the tags and to add a bit more umph…I used some red stickles on the berries.  I’m impatient – but I laid them all aside to dry as I stamped and embossed the cards with snowfall.

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Once the card bases themselves were stamped and embossed, it was time for the assembly.  Put the boughs on, leaving room in the center for your tag.  I adhered the boughs on using glue dots and adhered the tags on using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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I didn’t do anything too clever with my photo this year – last year I sewed it to my card.  If you’d like to see it, click HERE. I got some clear photo corners and adhered them to the inside top portion of my card.  I’m not fancy – I make my own collage using PhotoScape and then I print them via Walmart online – it’s the cheapest option and they have a photo size of 4″ x 5.33″ – fits perfectly in an A2 card with a nice matt around the photo.

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I got a custom stamp made this year for our names – saves me from writing the same thing so many times!  I have used this Etsy shop many times for my “handmade by” stamps and address stamps and I love it!  It does take a few weeks to get as it is made and shipped from Malaysia – but it’s affordable if you have time to wait.  The link is listed below with all of my supplies. I plan to hand address these in calligraphy and hope these get mailed to be received by Thanksgiving.  HAPPY HOLIDAYS, everyone!

That wraps up this year’s photo holiday card for me.  Thank you sooooooo much for being a part of this blog hop and for stopping by!

HERE is the video of the process if you’re interested in seeing it.  Please give me a thumbs up!

GIVEAWAY!

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Winners will be selected at random from the comments left on each blog hop stop.  Be sure to leave a comment on each stop to increase your chances to win!  Leave your comments by Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 11:59pm CT.  Nine winners will be announced on LiveLoveCards on Wednesday, November 23rd, just in time for Black Friday.  🙂

BLOG STOPS:

Be sure to head to these blogs and see the other creations and leave a comment at each stop for your chance to win one of the NINE prizes that Darlene has!

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.).

Not Pictured:  Red Twine, Dryer Sheet

ME Jingle Greetings
ME Jingle Greetings EH | SSS |ME

SSS Falling Snow
SSS Falling Snow
"C&9
C&9 Take a Bough EH | SSS | C&9
LF Stiched Circle Tags
LF Stiched Circle Tags EH | SSS | LF

White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform EH | SSS | AMZN
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads EH | SSS | AMZN
MB Metal Adaptor Plate
MB Metal Adaptor Plate EH | SSS
EK Success Powder Tool
EK Success Powder Tool EH | SSS | AMZN
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

SU Heat Tool
SU Heat Tool
HA White Embossing Powder

HA White Embossing Powder

SSS | EH


WOW Primary Apple Red Superfine
WOW Primary Apple Red Superfine
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

Crumb Cake Cardstock
Crumb Cake Cardstock

Real Red Cardstock
Real Red Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb EH | SSS

Always Artichoke Cardstock
Always Artichoke Cardstock

Garden Green Cardstock
Garden Green Cardstock

Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Wild Wasabi Cardstock

SU Stampin' Dimensionals
SU Stampin’ Dimensionals
ZOTs Adhesive Dots
ZOTs Adhesive Dots EH | SSS | AMZN
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board EH | SSS

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched
Mini MISTI – Laser Etched

MISTI - Laser Etched
MISTI – Laser Etched

SU Handheld Stapler
SU Handheld Stapler

SU Paper Piercing Tool
SU Paper Piercing Tool
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS

Absorber
Absorber

Hang Your Stocking
Hang Your Stocking
Tombow Liquid Multi Mono Glue
Tombow Liquid Multi Mono Glue EH | SSS | AMZN
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Brother Scan N Cut 2
Brother Scan N Cut 2

SU Clear Block Bundle
SU Clear Block Bundle

Garden Green Ink
Garden Green Ink

Real Red Ink
Real Red Ink
Ranger Stickles - Christmas Red Glitter Glue
Ranger Stickles – Christmas Red Glitter Glue EH | SSS

Pioneer Photo Corners - 250 ct
Pioneer Photo Corners – 250 ct
Custom Stamps
Custom Stamps
Etsy | FB | EBAY

Ready, Set, Snow

Hi all! Finally – a NEW card!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I had that week off work and it seemed to fly by with all the preparations for the holiday! I was hoping to get some crafting done and I really didn’t do everything I wanted to do. I spent one day shopping, one day baking and ALL day Wednesday cooking for my family of 30+. It was a lot of work – they came, they ate, they left – and because I’m a complete sucker for whatever makes my kids happy, I had 6 boys here that night and the next night. PHEW! Overall, it was a very pleasant holiday despite all the work.

I gathered all my holiday cards for Iliana at My Sweet Petunia (photo on the left)- hoping they will make someone’s holiday brighter this year -and also wrapped up the Share Handmade Kindness Challenge with Jennifer McGuire (that’s a box of cookies to the right). I also completed my second-ever card order. I re-created 3 card designs (5 each) and had it shipped out that weekend (below).

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I also spent some time earlier this week making an Advent calendar – see my last post. OK….so maybe I DID do a lot – it just didn’t seem like it.

So how about that NEW card? I have so many stamp sets that I love that are starting to pile up! This Ready, Set, Snow set is one that I really want to use before Christmas – it comes with matching dies – one for the stamps and another for a shaker. I didn’t get the shaker dies so I had to get creative to make my own here.

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I used a circle die to cut out the window using partial-die cutting. Hey – I saved myself 27 dollars not buying that shaker die!

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I stamped and colored everything using Copic markers, cut them out, then layered them on a plain white piece of cardstock cut to the shape of the snow globe (colored with a soft blue for the background first), added sequins and beads, then enclosed it with the shaker portion.

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When I make purchases from Lawn Fawn directly, they always send a little thank you gift – a small stamp or some free samples of Lawn Fawn Paper – so I decided to use it on this card to give it some color.

If you’d like to see how I created this card, please watch my video below:

Thanks for stopping by!

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: E25, E59, E27 (Snow Globe Base), Y28, E87 (Snow Globe Tag), C0, C3 (Snowmen), Y21, Y11, YG07, G05, YR16, YR68, R29, R39, FB2, B28 (Snowman Accessories), B00 (Sky Background)

Not Listed: Window Sheet, Darice Iridescent Beads, Darice White Beads, Lawn Fawn Paper

 

LF Ready, Set, Snow
LF Ready, Set, Snow EH | SSS | LF
LF Ready, Set, Snow Dies

LF Ready, Set, Snow Dies

EH | SSS | LF


SSS Stitched Squares
SSS Stitched Squares

SSS Nested Circles
SSS Nested Circles

Big Shot
Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform EH | SSS | AMZN
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads EH | SSS | AMZN
On The Edge Cutting Pads
On The Edge Cutting Pads EH | SSS | AMZN
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

Garden Green Ink
Garden Green Ink
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb EH | SSS

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb

Sandy Allnock Hex Chart
Sandy Allnock Hex Chart
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST
3M Scotch Foam Tape
3M Scotch Foam Tape EH | SSS | AMZN
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN
Micropore Tape
Micropore Tape SSS | AMZN
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue EH | SSS

EK Success Retractable Knife
EK Success Retractable Knife
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board EH | SSS
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS
Wink of Stella Gold
Wink of Stella Gold EH | SSS | AMZN

Darice Iridescent 5mm
Darice Iridescent 5mm

Sequins Moonshine 3mm
Sequins Moonshine 3mm

Sakura Gelly Roll
Sakura Gelly Roll

Scotch Precision Ultra Edge Scissors
Scotch Precision Ultra Edge Scissors

Share Handmade Kindness Week 4

I feel bad for missing week 3 – but I just couldn’t get my kids involved last week for the challenge.  This week’s theme is sharing handmade kindness with strangers.

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Simple notes or cards are the simplest things to give to strangers – so I made three quick holiday cards to put on strangers’ windshields tonight when my family and I went out to grab a quick dinner tonight.

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This Mama Elephant stamp set is so cute and I wish I had more time to jazz it up, but this was the best I could come up with in 15 mins.  My youngest, Liam, had been out with us all day grocery shopping for Thanksgiving and missed his nap. So while I was making these cards, he fell asleep in a little armchair behind me.  It was quite a funny sight!

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I definitely used my MISTI tool to make the stamping consistent with each of these cards.  The MISTI has saved me so much time recently with making my batch of personal holiday cards.

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Nothing too fancy, but I enjoyed the time I had to create.  After the initial curses under their breaths, I hope these strangers will realize what was left on their windshields were meant to make them smile and bring them some peace after their long days. 🙂

I really hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! I’ll be baking all day tomorrow – enjoy whatever it is you are doing! I’m so grateful to be off work this week!

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.).

Not shown below is Stampin’ Up!’s Gold Paper. Note also that the rhinestones I used are Recollections brand that I purchased from Michael’s. I reference the SU brand below.

ME Twinkle Towns
ME Twinkle Towns

EH | SSS |ME

HA Acts of Kindness
HA Acts of Kindness

EH | SSS


Garden Green Ink
Garden Green Ink

Crumb Cake Ink
Crumb Cake Ink

Rose Red Ink
Rose Red Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN


Cherry Cobbler Cardstock
Cherry Cobbler Cardstock
ME Twinkle Towns
ME Twinkle Towns

EH | SSS | ME


Big Shot
Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform

EH | SSS | AMZN

Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads

EH | SSS | AMZN

Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN


Heat Tool
Heat Tool
WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle
WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle

SSS | EH


Rhinestone Jewels
Rhinestone Jewels

My 2015 Holiday Card

Happy Thanksgiving week, Everyone!

I always try to get my holiday cards out every year before Thanksgiving. Each year, I try to send a photo in some way. Since I only started crafting last fall, this is my second year making my own holiday cards. Last year, I inserted a photo with the card. This year, I made the photo a part of the card. This card is inspired by the card Jennifer McGuire made last year. The idea is the same, but the personal touches are different

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I made 75 of these. I started off by cutting all the velum and cardstock to 4.25″ x 5.5″. My sister in law took our photo for us (bethanywearsphotography.com) and I printed them at Walmart.com and had them shipped to my house – nothing too fancy.  I used Simon Says Stamp’s Stitched Rectangle dies to cut out each photo (that was crazy of me). Then I ran all the red cardstock through my printer to add a personal message on the inside. Once this was done, the stamping began.

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The MISTI was really helpful for this assembly line – it helped me stamp everything in the exact same place for each card and I highly recommend this tool if you don’t have it already. I did all the stamping for this gold sentiment and embossed all 75 pieces of vellum first, then I worked on the light string at the top.

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I alternated between using red embossing powder and stickles for the lights.  Again, I embossed all 75, then add stickles and let them dry.

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Once the vellum pieces were done, it was time to put my cards together. I sewed the card together using my sewing machine. A paper clamp is handy if you’re afraid of not lining the cards up perfectly before running it through the sewing machine.

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I’m so glad I got them all done and in the mailbox this week. If you’d like to see the process, please watch my video and/or check out Jennifer McGuire’s video here.

SUPPLIES:

ME Jingle Greetings
ME Jingle Greetings

EH | SSS |ME

HA Sparkle Borders
HA Sparkle Borders

EH | SSS | HA

Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN


VersaMarker
VersaMarker

Heat Tool
Heat Tool

Clear Embossing Powder
Clear Embossing Powder

WOW Primary Apple Red Superfine
WOW Primary Apple Red Superfine
WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle
WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle

SSS | EH


SSS Stitched Rectangles
SSS Stitched Rectangles

Real Red Cardstock
Real Red Cardstock

Vellum Cardstock
Vellum Cardstock

Big Shot
Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform

EH | SSS | AMZN

Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads

EH | SSS | AMZN

Ranger Stickles - Christmas Red Glitter Glue
Ranger Stickles – Christmas Red Glitter Glue

EH | SSS


Janome 6260 Quilter's Companion Sewing Machine
Janome 6260 Quilter’s Companion Sewing Machine

MISTI - Laser Etched

MISTI – Laser Etched

Festive Flurry

Hi There!

Every month, the LiveLoveCards community has a monthly challenge and I always try to be a part of it – it gives me inspiration for a card and makes me think about the next project a few days in advance. This month’s challenge is SNOWFLAKES! So I pulled out this Festive Flurry set that became available through Stampin’ Up! two years ago. It’s now retired but I feel so fortunate that I was able to get these last year during Stampin’ Up!’s holiday sales!

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Don’t be fooled by this card! It really wasn’t hard to make. I think the part that took the longest was the distress ink blending – haha. I stamped a piece of Neenah White cardstock with a Falling Snow background stamp in Versamark ink, covered it in pearl white embossing powder, then heat set it. Then I covered the panel by blending with Shaded Lilac distress ink.

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The snowflake itself is layered with different sizes of the snowflake (from the bottom) in Dusty Concord ink, silver embossing powder, Seedless Preserves ink, and Shaded Lilac Ink. Lots of dimensionals used! I also added the ribbon between the first two snowflakes at the bottom to give it an ornament feel.

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I hope you like it! All the supplies will be listed below. Here is my video if you’d like to watch it come together:

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.).

Distress Colors: Shaded Lilac, Seedless Preserve, Dusty Concord

Not shown: Stampin’ Up! Silver Paper – sorry I forgot to add it until I started narrating my video!


Festive Flurry
Festive Flurry

SSS Falling Snow
SSS Falling Snow
LF Let It Snow
LF Let It Snow
EH | SSS | LF
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
EH | SSS

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
EH | SSS
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills
EH | SSS | AMZN
Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools
EH | SSS | AMZN

Festive Flurry Framelits
Festive Flurry Framelits
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
EH | SSS | AMZN

Heat Tool
Heat Tool
WOW Metallic Silver Sparkle
WOW Metallic Silver Sparkle
SSS | EH
WOW White Pearl Embossing Powder
WOW White Pearl Embossing Powder
SSS | AMZN

Big Shot
Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
EH | SSS | AMZN
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads
EH | SSS | AMZN
ATG Gun
ATG Gun
EH | SSS | AMZN
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
EH | SSS

Stampin' Dimensionals
Stampin’ Dimensionals

Clear Block Bundle
Clear Block Bundle

MISTI
MISTI
PPP Clear Droplets 6mm
PPP Clear Droplets 6mm
EH | SSS | PPP

Silver 1/8
Silver 1/8″ Ribbon

Word Window Punch
Word Window Punch

Modern Label Punch
Modern Label Punch

Stencil Sleeve
Stencil Sleeve

Craftmates 2XL Lockables 14 Comp
Craftmates 2XL Lockables 14 Comp

Absorber
Absorber

Reindeer Games Pulled Spinner Card

Happy Friday, Everyone!!!

I’ve been trying to do things I haven’t done before lately and interactive cards have my attention! Last week, I made a spinner card using invisible thread in an open window.  Today’s card is a pulled spinner card which I think you’ll love!

These reindeer from Mama Elephant are tooooo cute!

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I used distress ink for the background to make them playful in the sky.  I had no idea what I was doing and just went with it.  See those clouds? I got that look from water at the last minute. Then I added faux stitching using a White Sakura Gelly Roll pen to add some dimension. Another unintentional thing I did.

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The pulling mechanism is made using a brad and some Stampin’ Dimensionals. You’ll have to watch the video to see how it’s done…..

Reindeer Games Pulled Spinner Card

I have to admit – it took me an hour to pull this card together. But keep in mind – I had no plan when I started and it took me a while to cut apart the matching dies (getting tiny shards of steel in my arm and fingers – WHY do they come this way!?!).

I hope you’ll watch my video! Please hit like on YouTube and subscribe if you are not currently a subscriber to see each week’s video!

 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.).

Not Listed Below: Brad used for mechanism, Sharpie, White Sakura Gelly Roll Pen

Colors Used:

Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks — Broken China, Shaded Lilac, Chipped Sapphire

Copic Sketch Markers — E53, E55, E57, E47, Y28, R29, R20

ME Reindeer Games
ME Reindeer Games
EH | SSS |ME
ME Jingle Greetings
ME Jingle Greetings
EH | SSS |ME
ME Reindeer Games
ME Reindeer Games
EH | SSS | ME
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
EH | SSS | JOANN
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
EH | SSS

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
EH | SSS | AMZN
Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black
EH | SSS

Real Red Ink
Real Red Ink
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
EH | SSS
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST
Ranger Mini Mister
Ranger Mini Mister
EH | SSS
3M Scotch Foam Tape
3M Scotch Foam Tape
EH | SSS | AMZN
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
EH | SSS

Stampin' Dimensionals
Stampin’ Dimensionals

Clear Block Bundle
Clear Block Bundle
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
EH | SSS

Paper Piercing Tool
Paper Piercing Tool

Stampin' Pierce Mat
Stampin’ Pierce Mat

Paper Snips Scissors
Paper Snips Scissors
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
EH | SSS
Doodlebug Twine - Gray
Doodlebug Twine – Gray
EH | SSS

1/2 Inch Circle Punch
1/2 Inch Circle Punch

Absorber
Absorber

Big Shot
Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
EH | SSS | AMZN
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads
EH | SSS | AMZN
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine
SSS | AMZN

Heat Tool
Heat Tool

Peaceful Pines Spinner Card

Hi Everyone!

I’ve been loving the idea of making a spinner card it and took me a while to decide on a theme for this card. I needed to find an image that is symmetrical and I talked myself into making another holiday card using this Peaceful Pines stamp set by Stampin’ Up! It has coordinating dies (Perfect Pines) and is symmetrical so it was what I needed for this card.

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I used distress ink to add color to the card base and the front panel – I love the way distress ink reacts with water droplets – it almost gives it a bokeh look.

Perfect Pines Spinner Card 1

It took me a while to figure out what I wanted to do but once I decided – this really was a quick card.

Perfect Pines Spinner Card

Here’s my video if you’d like to watch the process – I hope it inspires you to make a spinner card this weekend!

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.).

Distress Ink Colors: Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire, Wild Honey


Peaceful Pines
Peaceful Pines

SU Perfect Pines Framelits Dies
SU Perfect Pines

Framelits Dies


SSS Stitched Circles
SSS Stitched Circles
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
EH | SSS | AMZN

Wild Wasabi Ink
Wild Wasabi Ink

Brights Stampin' Write Markers
Brights Stampin’

Write Markers


Neutrals Stampin' Write Markers
Neutrals Stampin’

Write Markers

Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
EH | SSS
Ranger Mini Mister
Ranger Mini Mister
EH | SSS
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills
Ranger Mini Round

Foam Blending Refills
EH | SSS | AMZN

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round

Blending Tools
EH | SSS | AMZN

Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
EH | SSS

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium

Matte Glue
EH | SSS


Fast Fuse
Fast Fuse
C-Thru Ruler
C-Thru Ruler
SSS | AMZN

MISTI
MISTI

Paper Snips Scissors
Paper Snips Scissors
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
EH | SSS

Invisible Thread
Invisible Thread
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
EH | SSS | AMZN

Heat Tool
Heat Tool

White Embossing Powder
White Embossing Powder