Saturday, November 25, 2017

30 Day Gratitude Challenge: Day 25Po

Good morning!  When it gets cold out it always seems fitting to have cool holiday greetings so today's gratitude card is channeling that feeling.

I started with Island Indigo cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Basic Gray cardstock that was stamped with the Post Script stamp set using Basic Gray ink.  I used the Big Shot and Layering Circles Framelits to cut out both the Whisper White circle and the Basic Black Scalloped Circle mat.  To stamp the greeting I used a stamp from a past Paper Pumpkin to stamp the background of repeating "thank yous" using Basic Gray ink and the large greeting is from the One Big Meaning stamp set and stamped in Island Indigo ink.

A few finishing touches, including some 7/8" Striped Ribbon, a tree cut out of Silver Glimmer Paper using the Big Shot and Card Front Builder Thinlits.  I used the Carols of Christmas stamp set to stamp the little deer using Basic Gray ink and then cut it out with the same thinlits.  Lots of dimensionals were used to attach all the pieces to the cardfront.

This is another card design we made in a recent card class and I just adapted it for a thank you greeting and I love these colors which just a little peak of glitter (my favorite!)

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Enjoy!

Diana
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Friday, November 24, 2017

30 Day Gratitude Challenge: Day 24 (SSINKspiration Merry Little Labels)

Good afternoon!  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We enjoyed a wonderful day with friends and then we headed out for some fun holiday shopping in the middle of the night to officially ring in the start of the holiday season which is always a tradition.  Since today we're full on embracing the holidays for today's gratitude card I decided to make a fun card that looks like a pretty holiday package which is also using the Merry Little Labels stamp set which that SSINKspiration blog designers are showcasing today.

I used Real Red cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper to look like the wrapping paper.  I wrapped a piece of Emerald Envy 5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon around the DSP and tied a big bow.

The greeting is from the Merry Little Labels stamp set and I used Stampin' Write Markers to color in the stamp before stamping on Whisper White cardstock and then punched it out with the Everyday Label Punch.  I used the All Things Thanks stamp set for the "thank you"  and again inked the stamp with Stampin' Write Markers to just get the words I needed and stamped on Real Red cardstock before using dimensionals to pop up both the red piece and the whole greeting to finish off the package.

This bold patterned paper and ribbon is perfect for Christmas greetings and definitely helps get me in the holiday spirit.

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Have a great weekend and enjoy the rest of your holiday!

Diana
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Thursday, November 23, 2017

30 Day Gratitude Challenge: Day 23

Good morning Happy Thanksgiving!  We’ve arrived safely and looking forward to the next few days with friends and family and lots of relaxing.  I know everyone will be busy with their own families and traditions today so I’ll be brief, today’s gratitude card is the Thanksgiving card I made and sent our family this year.  The great thing about this card is that other than the card base every piece of this card was from September 2017 Layered Leaves Paper Pumpkin kit,  I used the pieces to make the 3” x 3” cards and turned them into these full sized cards.

The large watercolored piece is actually the small envelope that I cut down and then embossed with the Big Shot and Hardwood Plank Dynamic Embossing folder before sponged over it with Crumb Cake ink.  The brown circle with the swirls was the small cardbase that I used into a circle with the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits and sponged it with Soft Suede ink to help the embossing really stand out.  I did crumple up the large leaf and again sponged it after stamping on it. 
All in all with all the textures, dimension, and bits of bling really help dress this card up I love it and made much better use for me than if I had just made the kit designed small card.  Don’t forget with Paper Pumpkin the kit designs are just the starting point, there is nothing that says you can’t add, modify, whatever you wish!  And those exclusive stamp sets, love them!!!

Below are easy ordering links for the products used on today’s card (in addition to the Paper Pumpkin kit):

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Enjoy and have a wonderful holiday!
Diana
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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

30 Day Gratitude Challenge: Day 22

Good morning!  So as you may recall I like to make little gifts so end kids in our family for the various holidays and especially for Thanksgiving I always make a gift for the kids that attend our Thanksgiving fun.  Earlier this year I found these Carmel Apple Flavored chocolates that are shaped as apples and as soon as I saw them knew they would be perfect for a fun little Thanksgiving gift.  Then I found that the chocolates fit perfectly in our 2" x 8" cello bags and I was set.

To make the tags I used the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits to make the Crumb Cake oval base and the greeting is from the Labels to Love stamp set and after stamping in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla cardstock I punched it out with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch.  Isn't this little pumpkin cute?  It's from the Autumn Harvest Designer Series Paper and all I did was cut it out with Paper Snips and attached it to the tag with a dimensional.  I tied the tag to the cello bag using the Gold 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon and it dressed the whole thing up.

I know the kids will love this no matter if we're spending the holiday with them or those who are far away that received these in the mail.  This project was so easy to put together with just a few supplies you can still make these in time for your Thanksgiving guests!

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Enjoy!

Diana
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

30 Day Gratitude Challenge: Day 21

Good morning!  Today's gratitude card is a really fun holiday themed card full of sparkle and glitz which is just up my alley.  Plus I was able to use the greeting from a past Paper Pumpkin kit that is nice, simple, and to the point.

I started with Crumb Cake cardstock for the cardbase and then took a piece of Pool Party cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot with the large Swirly Snowflakes Thinlit.  I added a rhinestone into the center of each snowflake and then added a piece of Pool Party Foiled designer series paper from the Foil Frenzy Designer Series Paper package (this paper is awesome!)

After stamping the greeting in Pool Party ink on Whisper White cardstock I punched it out with the Everyday Label Punch and then added a piece of the Pool Party 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon behind the greeting before attaching it with dimensionals.

This card has colors that I don't always immediately think of when it comes to holidays but with the foil and sparkly it really works and I love how it turned out (and the detail in this thinlit die is fabulous!)

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Enjoy!

Diana
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