Ho Ho Ho Christmas Card

by egarcia on November 19, 2014

Hi all,

Today’s holiday card is one of my favorites I’ve made this season so far.  I combined stamps from Mama Elephant and My Favorite Things.

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Don’t you just love that Santa?  The Santa and the tree come from Mama Elephant’s Cozy Christmas stamp set.  I stamped and colored them in with my copics and die-cut them with the coordinating dies.  I created the snow banks by free cutting curvy lines onto white card stock.   For the patterned paper I used Echo park Keepin’ Cozy 6×6 pad, very pretty papers in this one.

il_570xN.683674959_nbntHere’s a closer look at that Santa.  I just love how adorable he is holding the little present.

il_570xN.683556172_i30eFor the sentiment however I used the Grand Holiday Greetings from My Favorite Things and used some Wink of Stella on the Ho Ho Ho part of the sentiment.  It was the perfect sentiment and the perfect size for the card.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Religious Christmas Card

by egarcia on November 12, 2014

Hi All,

It’s time to start sharing some holiday projects.  Today’s card is all about the reason for the season.

IMG_1609I recently became fascinated with Papertrey Ink stamps.  They make beautiful stamp sets for all kinds of occasions including the set I used for this card, called Beautiful Blessings: Holiday.  It’s full of large verses like this one that get to the heart of what the Christmas season is all about.

IMG_1612For patterned papers I used the Santa Claus 6×6 pad from My Mind’s Eye.  It’s an older collection, but I still had quite a bit left.  The deeper reds and greens in this collection are perfect for these sentiment stamps, instead of the more whimsical feel of the brighter red and greens typically used for holiday projects.  I stamped the large sentiment onto the card stock and used my distress ink to tone down the brightness of the card stock. Those cute little hollies are from the Winter Gifts stamp set from Lawn Fawn.  I stamped the image on the patterned paper and colored in the berries with a marker.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Thank you Pumpkin Card

by egarcia on November 7, 2014

Hi all,

I have another fall themed card for you today.  il_570xN.653536766_hvhyI just love that great big pumpkin.  I started out with Warm Cocoa card stock from Gina K. Designs.  The patterned paper is from the Happy Harvest 6×6 pad by Doodlebug.  Love, love, love this paper collection.

il_570xN.653536842_2xqeFor the focal image I used an older stamp set by My Favorite Things called Inspired by Autumn.  Beautiful images in this set.  I used my copics to color it in and then I fuzzy cut it.  I used my Spellbinders Nestabilities dies to cut out the oval.

il_570xN.653536866_i4v2For the sentiment I used my Hero Arts Essential Messages set.  It’s also an older set, but one of my go to sets for sentiments.  I cut out that pretty label shape with my Spellbinders Fancy Tags die.  And that was it!

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Lawnscaping Challenge #93: Falling for You

by egarcia on November 5, 2014

Hi all,

Today I am playing along with the Lawnscaping Challenge #93.

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I’d begun to play with my holiday stamps, but I was more than happy to pull out my fall goodies and play with those just a bit  longer.

 

IMG_1557I started out with Neenah Dessert Storm card stock for my card base.  This is my first time using this kind of kraft card stock and I really like it.  For the focal I used the Sweater Weather stamp set and coordinating dies and paired it with the fox from Into the Woods stamp set.  The trees are already looking pretty bare in my neck of the woods so I wanted to create a fall tree with  just a few leaves left on it.  I stamped the tree and leaves onto white card stock with a variety of inks and then die-cut them.

IMG_1553The patterned paper I used to create the grassy hill actually comes from the Fa la la 6×6 pad.  It was a tiny piece I had left from when I last used that paper pad and it was perfect for creating my little hill.  I used distress inks to color in the sky.  For the fox I used Memento Black ink to stamp him onto white card stock and used my copics to color him in.  Finally I stamped the sentiment right onto the kraft card stock.  As a finishing touch I used my wink of stella to glitter up the leaves.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Great Pumpkin time!

by egarcia on October 30, 2014

Hi all,

Tonight one of my all time favorite Halloween programs, “Its the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” will be on at 8 p.m.  I’m so excited!  So of course today’s card, the last card of this year’s Halloween season, must feature a great big pumpkin costume!

il_570xN.659850971_hgmwHow adorable is she in her pumpkin costume!?  I started out with the patterned paper from one of my older Halloween collections from my stash.  The image is also from an old Recollections Halloween stamp set which I’ve had in my stash for some time.  I colored in the image with my copics.

il_570xN.659851069_f0otHere’s a closer look at that focal image.  For the sentiment I used my Hero Arts Happy Halloween sentiment set with some Memento Black ink.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and that you have a fabulous Halloween night tomorrow!  Thanks so much for stopping by.

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