Tuesday, December 3, 2019

STAMPlorations inspiration #244

Welcome to December and to another Tuesday inspiration from the STAMPlorations inspiration team.

I've got a CAS stamped Christmas card for you today. Isn't that little tree adorable? It was just screaming for some pink...


One layer. CAS. Stamped the trees dark to light. Stamped the snowflakes light to dark. And plopped a green (yep green) sentiment right in the center. Whimsical. Fun. Right?

For other ideas with this stamp set check out this cardAnd this one.

You could win yourself a $10 GC to the store by leaving a comment on this month's inspiration posts! Check out today's post here. And I'd love it if you used my STAMPGIRLMARIA discount code for an additional 20% off if you're placing an order from the store.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm stopping by:
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
ATSAM - CAS


Monday, December 2, 2019

simon says stamp - blessings in a blanket

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No more sleeps - it's DIECEMBER!

You know. When it's all about dies over at Simon Says Stamp. I received the versatile "Blessings" to play with for the Diecember release over at Simon Says Stamp.

Today's card is a bit outside-the-box perhaps. I had this idea to cover a card front with the die cuts. Then this PP pad fell into my hands. The papers reminded me of quilting materials. And you know the line "I fall asleep counting my blessings"? So I turned the card orientation to mimic a quilt and added the speech bubble up top to mimic a pillow. Strange how the mind works sometimes, eh?

SSS Blessings die
patterned paper


So are you getting the comfy, cozy bed vibe?

Thanks for looking. You can check out all the new products in the Diecember release here and all the lovely makes with the products in the gallery.

I'm popping by:
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Sunday, December 1, 2019

CAS cards challenge december

Hello there! Wasn't it just Halloween??? And now it's all about Christmas already! Hope you're in better shape than I am with your preparations. Though we did cut our tree this weekend.

Just in case you're still in the market for some easy Christmas cards. Today we're introducing our December CAS Cards challenge and you could get some ideas from the DT. Here's the inspiration.

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As always it's anything goes. This month the optional twist is Christmas colors so my first card this month pairs those (in the form of poinsettia PP) with a new-to-me die that does all the work for me. Can't beat that, right?


patterned paper

Self explanatory me thinks.

CAS card tip: Add a bit of oomph by stacking the PP die cut for dimension. Trust me, you just want to keep running your fingers over the words. It feels like a puzzle piece ;)

I cannot wait to see what inspires you and your CAS card creations this Christmas-y month! Your project might be chosen as the winner of a GC to the shop. Check out how the DT was inspired by this month's photo here.

And don't forget about my STAMPlorations discount code STAMPGIRLMARIA for 20% off should you find yourself shopping ;)  Thanks for stopping over. See you in the gallery.


simon says stamp - blessings

No photo description available.

No more sleeps - it's DIECEMBER!

You know. When it's all about dies over at Simon Says Stamp. I received the versatile "Blessings" to play with for the Diecember release over at Simon Says Stamp.

Today's card is all about the season. We just chopped our Christmas tree today. I had to go Christmas-y on ya.
SSS Blessings die
patterned paper

Incredibly easy, but so cheery don't you think? I trimmed a PP panel for the front, die cut the snowflake and adhered the "blessings" cut from gold CS over it. Backed it with green CS. I love how the sentiment looks like a metal sign.


I also love how perfectly the inside sentiment from SSS Peaceful Christmas fits.


Thanks for looking. You can check out all the new products in the Diecember release here and all the lovely makes with the products in the gallery.

I'll be back tomorrow with a birthday card. Just think pillow and blanket...

I'm popping by:
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Thursday, November 28, 2019

which one would you choose?

Been meaning to share this post for a while. A bit ago I was asked to make two cards for guys' 60th birthdays. One for a winemaker I actually know. The other for someone I don't know - except my friend said he's with the police and likes meat! Um. OK.

Should you have any questions to supplies, just ask.

Winemaker was easy.



Grateful for wine labels I got from Jacqueline years ago, I put one to use and carried on the gold theme with grapes and various collage elements.

As for the other guy, I was pretty clueless. So I searched the internet for milestone card ideas. Made several so she could have a choice. Which one do you think she chose? Which would you choose?

I kinda carried on the wine feel for this one.


And then gave a gatefold card a la Jennifer M. a try. Great way to stretch your cover plate dies too!




Next up, gave another cover plate die a shot. With kinda police colors ;)


And then I grabbed an alcohol-inked BG from my stash and turned it into a more playful card.


How about a deluge of confetti to celebrate?


Then there's the party props to support the giant "60".


And finally, the only "meat" stamps I owned...


So which one did my friend choose? Yep, the hot dogs! Though I'm happy to report she bought the blue geometric cover plate version and the alcohol-inked one too ;) Do you have a favorite?

Hope your Thanksgiving is/was wonderful. We celebrated last Sunday and I must admit I'm happy the preparations are over, though I'm still eating leftovers ;)

I'm joining the fun at:
ETA: Did someone say Circles? I'm hooking up at Day of the Month Card Club.
SSS Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes
AAA Birthday - Number

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

STAMPlorations inspiration #243

Welcome to another Tuesday inspiration from the STAMPlorations inspiration team.

I've got a Christmas card for you today, had some fun with a couple techniques.

Copic markers


First up, glimmer paste through a stencil. But... can we talk? Have you looked at your glimmer paste (Nuvo Moonlight) lately? Mine was nearly dried up! Didn't expect that. And didn't want to accept that.

So I added water, mixed, repeat. The result is OK. Still sticks to the card. But there is a bit of a smear around the stars and I assume it's due to the excess water. Bummer.

So the other technique - spotlight stamping. Love this for a pop of color on a CAS card. And cuz it requires less coloring ;)

For other ideas with this stamp set check out this card. And this one.

You could win yourself a $10 GC to the store by leaving a comment on this month's inspiration posts! Check out today's post here. And I'd love it if you used my STAMPGIRLMARIA discount code for an additional 20% off if you're placing an order from the store.

Thanks so much for stopping by.



Tuesday, November 19, 2019

STAMPlorations inspiration #242 and christmas redux blog hop


Hello there and welcome to our regularly scheduled Tuesday inspiration post which this week also happens to be this year's Christmas Redux Blog Hop.  We're having some fun with STAMPlorations Christmas dies and you have a chance to win some too!

Today I have two cards for you. I made a shaker card with the trendy black and gold Christmas colors I'm seeing this year.

sequins

And since I had a cool stag head die cut left over...  I decided to make this a twofer.


I stenciled three geometric shapes tone-on-tone on my cardbase, die cut what I'm calling a poinsettia even though it isn't ;), heat embossed a smidgen of it to match the heat embossed sentiment and voila!

Thanks for looking. See how you can win some fun prizes and see what the other gals have created in this post.
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