Be Joyful


Continuing my Christmas card creations.  Today, I’m sharing a card using several products form Hero Arts, Memory Box and Simon Says Stamp.

To begin, I decided to use a background stamp on a kraft paper card panel.  I dug into my older set of stamps and decided to use this Basic Grey/Hero Arts background stamp, Stitched Greetings.  I stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

On white cardstock, I stamped the wreath image from Memory Box’s Christmas Botanicals with black ink.  I watercolored and fussy cut the image.

Finally, I stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamps Big Scripty Greetings on a strip of black cardstock.

I assembled the card adhering the wreath with dimensional foam towards the top of my panel.  I adhered the panel to a white cardstock base.  I then added my sentiment and added iridescent sequins to finish it.

I have a quite a few more Christmas cards to share so stay tuned!




I have decided to play again with this week’s Case Study Challenge #119.   It’s the last challenge for November and Angeline Yong, the month’s muse, has this to share:

Here is my interpretation:

SUPPLIES  Stamps: (All Penny Black) Snow Family, Winter Wonders  Dies:  Cityscape Nightline (Memory Box) Embossing Folder:  Swiss Dots (Provo)  Other:  Fire Brick Distress Marker (Ranger); Archival Jet Black Ink (Ranger), Foam Stickers (Scotch); 1 3/8" Punch (EK Success)

SUPPLIES  Stamps: (All Penny Black) Snow Family, Winter Wonders  Dies: Cityscape Nightline (Memory Box)  Embossing Folder: Swiss Dots (Provo)  Other: Fire Brick Distress Marker (Ranger); Archival Jet Black Ink (Ranger), Foam Stickers (Scotch); 1 3/8″ Punch (EK Success); Twine (Martha Stewart Crafts)

I used several aspects of Angeline’s card on mine.  I thought I’d make a Christmas card with a skyline to highlight them. I first partially stamped the Santa and his reindeer from this  adorable stamp. I punched out a circle which included a part of my image.  I then embossed the white card panel as a snowy backdrop.  I added this die cut skyline then added the sentiment on the bottom. Twine was wrapped around several times between the skyline and the sentiment panel for a border effect.  The completed panel was adhered on a card base with dimensional stickers.

Other challenges entered:  The Play Date Cafe challenge #159

Oh!  If you haven’t done so already, please visit the Penny Black blog!  They are showcasing the new “Love is in the Air” Valentines Collection.  Such beautiful stamps in this release.  I’m particular for “Sweet Buds”  and “Love Birds”  and you will probably see a card with these images on this blog very soon.




Enjoy Today


Quick post.  Thought I’d play along with CASE Study Challenge #115.  This month’s muse is Angeline Yong.   You can see her beautiful card for this week here.

This is my interpretation:

Stamps: Penny Black Sweet Wishes Dies: Memory Box Country Landscape

It took me longer than expected to create this card. I made 2 versions before this but the layout just didn’t seem right.  The third try, I think, works well.

I have also entered this into CFC77  Create a Clean and Simple Masculine Project.

Sorry so short but I need to enter this card before the deadline!