Saturday, November 27, 2021

A Card for Ana


My Granddaughter recently turned 17, and I made this card for her. 

The number 17 (the Greetery), is encircled by Altenew's Mid Century Frame die.

The card is sprayed with a shimmer spray, to give it even more glam.

Happy Birthday, Ana!

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Stained Glass with the Greetery's Cathedral Die


Greetings and Hope your holidays are full of happy creativity.
I recently watched a You Tube video by Kristina Werner on creating
a stained glass look, and thought it would be perfect with the Greetery's
new Cathedral Die.

The die is first cut in gold foil, the backed with acetate. The acetate is colored with Copic
markers, and the back is left open to resemble a stained glass look.

It really does resemble a stained glass window.

All product is from The Greetery's Christmas release, and Pine Bough pinecones.
The word, 'JOY' is gold embossed twice.

Really enjoyed this technique, thank you Kristina!

Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The Card Concept: Rustic Holiday


Welcome! We're featuring a new challenge at the Card Concept, Rustic Holiday.

So much inspiration in this photo! And Julie has given us colors as well.

My card features all Poppystamps dies and cardstock today.

The Magical snowflake was embossed several times to mimic the tin snowflake in the 
upper right corner.

Hope you play along. We love seeing your take on the inspiration! 

Have a great week!


Merry Christmas Poe Script, Diamond Snowflakes, Scalloped Stitch Frames.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Trio of Christmas Cathedral Cards

The most wonderful time of the year is quickly upon us, and I'm fully into all
things Christmas. (I started Christmas decorating the day after Halloween!)
The craftroom is glittered and glowing with new stamps and dies, and I try
to spend a few hours each day enjoying the new orders.

Cathedral die from the Greetery was one of the newbies. It has a set of stencils that
allow you to play with color. 

The first card I made was on a Soft Stone background with the Greetery's Brick Layer die.
I made a stencil with the die and vellum, allowing a brick shadow effect.
Pine Wisp die and Opposites Attract Holiday and Holiday Script.
With those items I did a trio of Christmas cards.

The second card is on a cream bg, with brighter windows, and a copper embossed sentiment.

All 3 cards are sprayed with a glitter spray, and all have chunky glitter added to the pine.

And the 3rd, on a nighttime background.

Such a fun set, and so easy to whip up a striking card!

How are you holiday cards coming? Hope I gave you some inspiration today.
Enjoy the season, friends. 

1Pe. 1:2


Wednesday, November 3, 2021

The Card Concept: Beautiful Bounty


Hello November! And hello to you!

The Card Concept's newest inspiration is this warm table setting, complete with 
color swatches to spur your creativity.

My card began with the Greetery's Square Dance stencils in black and grey 
(the napkin), and from there it was all layers! My joy comes from assembling a layered
 card front, and then get it look like I imagined. What inspires you? A story? 
A sweet stamp? New die cuts?

Take a look at our photo for inspiration, pick a style and create a card! 
Don't forget to include our photo on your post to be eligible to win the challenge.

Have a wonderful, crafty week!

The Greetery: 

Square Dance Stencil, Fall Foliage stamps and dies, Nordic Slimline die, 

Winterberry Bouquet


Happy Birthday Stitched Tag (birthday sentiment)

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Christmas Curio Ornaments - 2


A second Christmas Curio Ornament card, this time with a darker red box top
and aqua trimmings. 

Much deeper colors, and just a few changes, (the deer, and ornament decorations.

My new Lightbox really captures the bling of the glitter! I'm beginning to like it.

I gave the little deer some holly and berries on this card, and put the bow on the 
wreath. Also used lots of foil and glitter cardstock. 

I have a few more card fronts and several tiny ornament pieces, so I think I'll put
together a few More of these curio cards.

How's your Christmas stash coming along? 

Christmas Curio


Fall has definitely arrived in our valley, colors everywhere, cooler temps, and comfy
sweats and sweaters!

I had a day planned to work on Christmas Cards, and have seen so many beautiful cards 
done with the Greetery's Curio Attic Ornaments. Just had to play with the sets that make
this darling vintage scene.

I started with the boxtop, in a cheery red, and used C9's Poppy red ink.
The dividers are layered die cuts, and the ornaments are cut again and again from different 
card stocks. Does the paper background look familiar? It's from a Make It Market Kit 
Betsy did some years ago called, 'All Through The House.'

I'm making my own envelops this year. This one from a Hobby Lobby paper on sale last year.

Plenty of tiny pieces leftover from all the die cutting, think I'll do a few more cards!

Blessings, my friends!