Merry Christmas Mixed Media Layout by Nicole Martel

Good morning! Nicole here with a fun mixed media layout I created using the Sketchy Christmas and Joy Stamp Set. I love these two stamp sets and since Christmas is around the corner… I thought I’d inspire you with this layout. I had so much fun creating this layout. And I love how joyful and colorful this layout is.

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To begin, I sprayed Colorations Sprays all over white cardstock. Once the ink was dry, I stamped several shapes/sentiments onto the cardstock. Then I used my circle punch, star punch and scissors to cut out the images to use for my layout.

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I love the little sketchy trees! They are adorable. I added some jewels and a star to one of the trees to make it fun.

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I used the “Merry Christmas” sentiment as my title at the top of the layout and then I stamped the “greetings” sentiment onto the little tab to help embellish the photo a bit.

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So many embellishments and lots of color on this festive layout. It totally gets me in the mood for Christmas!

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What do you think? Fun, right!? Come see how this layout came together. THANK YOU for stopping by today.

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Happy Holidays Layout by Nicole Martel

Hello everyone! Who’s ready for the holidays? Today, I’m sharing a holiday layout I created using the Sketchy Christmas and Joy Stamp Set along with some Oh Christmas Bits & Pieces.

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To begin, I sprayed Colorations Sprays by Art Anthology onto white cardstock. The Indigo and Peacock Feathers sprays go perfectly with the die cuts. They are very close in colors. A perfect match if you ask me. I used the “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Holidays” sentiment as titles/sub-titles for the layout. I stamped the “Happy Holidays” sentiment on white cardstock using black ink and then I cut the image out using scissors. I used foam squares to pop it up off the page a bit.

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I used a few die cuts, enamel dots and puffy stickers from Pinkfresh Studio. The embellishments worked with the color scheme I was working with. I added a few pieces of red because when I think of Christmas,  think of the colors green and red.

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Love the little scribble line from the Sketchy Christmas Stamp set. I used it just below sentiments at the bottom.

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Thanks for visiting today!

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Project Thursday ~ Mass Produce Thank You Cards For Winter

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Hello everyone! Helen is here again today with mass-produce card ideas for this coming Winter / Christmas season.

Every month starting November 2018 until May 2019, I make 60 Thank You cards for donation at a Kids Camp programs. When comes to making a lot of cards or mass producing, I like to use clean-and-simple (CAS) style. I use these three CAS card designs for Winter camp which I made 20 cards for each design.

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On this first one layer & CAS design, I used the Sketchy Christmas Stamp Set and the Fall Colors Stamp Set. I stamped the trees and dots with white archival ink pad to create the background. And then I stamped the sentiment from Everyday Stamp Set under the trees with VersaFine Clair – Glamorous.

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On this second CAS design, I use the Joy Stamp Set and Everyday Stamp Set. I stamped the wreaths with white archival ink pad to create the background, and then I stamped the Joy word inside one of the wreath with VersaFine Clair – Glamorous. For the sentiment, I stamped it on white cardstock with Memento Desert Sand ink pad, trimmed them into sentiment banner, and then I added it on the card with 3D foam tape.

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And for this third CAS card, I use the Oh Christmas Stamp Set. I stamped the evergreen leaf with white archival ink pad on the top of the card to create the background border. And I use the Everyday Stamp Set for the sentiment that I stamped it on white cardstock VersaFine Clair – Glamorous and trimmed it into sentiment banner. I wrapped the twine around the card, added the sentiment banner, and tied it up a bow. I added a little bit adhesive glue on the back of the sentiment banner to keep it stay on top of the twine.

These cards are done and ready for the kids at the camp to write thank you notes.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Hope you all have a fabulous day!

Helen Gullett

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Create It Wednesday~Christmas Cards

Once again it’s time to ramp up holiday crafting, so I have a couple of Christmas cards for you today.  PRS DT Nov both no wmI used three PRS sets including Everyday Stamp Set, Sketchy Christmas and Joy Stamp Set.  The A2 size card was done by stamping the large background image from Everyday Stamp Set using Distress Ink faded jeans on a watercolor panel.  PRS DT Nov first no wmThen I spritzed with water & let the ink spread on it’s own.  When it was dry I stamped a Sketchy Christmas tree in Distress Oxide lucky clover and Merry Christmas in Versafine Clair Nocturne.  A stitched rectangle was dry embossed for a frame and I popped up the Happy New Year sentiment strip.  To finish things off, I added silver confetti to match the silver mat.  Sometimes it’s fun to make a smaller card, like my second one which is 3 1/2 x 4  3/4.  PRS DT Nov second no wmAgain I stamped the background image from Everyday Stamp Set.  This time I used pumice stone Distress Ink & blended with a wet brush.  Kind of looks like mountains–perfect for a modern, rustic design.  I stamped the triangle tree from Sketchy Christmas three times in lucky clover Distress Oxide and the word Joy from the Joy Stamp Set in Distress Oxide candied apple.  I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle and added a couple extra layers of cardstock for dimension.  I sponged the pumice stone ink on the card front before adding the panel.  Hope I’ve given you some inspiration for your holiday cardmaking.  See you next time.

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Project Thursday ~ CAS Holiday Thank You Card

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Hello everyone! Helen is here. Today, I have a CAS Holiday card to share with you all. I know we are just stepping into Fall Season, but I thought it is a good time to start the Holiday projects, too.

We receive Christmas cards and gifts in the Holiday season, it is always nice to have some thank you cards ready to send to express our gratitude for their kindness and love.

It is very simple to create this card.

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I started with stamping the wreath from Joy Stamp Set on white cardstock using VersaFine Clair – Green Oasis. I stamped it multiple times. After stamping the wreaths, I added some red dots on the wreaths for the berries using craft stylus and VersaFine Clair – Glamorous.

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I dried all the stamped images with craft heater and then fussy cut them with micro-tips scissors.

On a A2 white card, I stamped the stripes from the Joy Stamp Set using VersaFine Clair – Nocturne (black) and my Mini MISTI.

Then, I stamped the thanks sentiment from the Thanks Stamp Set on a white cardstock with VersaFine Clair – Glamorous. I trimmed the sentiment in to a banner strip that would fit on top of the wreath.

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I added the wreath on the card with 3D foam tape and then I added the sentiment banner strip on top of the wreath with adhesive glue.

It is done. This Holiday Thank You Card is quick and easy to mass-produce. I hope this inspire you to start your Holiday projects.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day!

Helen Gullett

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Tuesday Ideas: A Last Minute Holiday Card

Anyone that still has holiday cards to make, please raise your hand!  Christmas is just over a week away and it’s crunch time on our craft tables.  If you figure in the time it takes for mail to reach its recipient, that figures out to be less than a week to finish up those cards and get them ready to go to the post office!

I’m here today to show you a really quick, clean and simple card idea that takes only minutes to make!

Using the Joy stamp set, I stamped the wreath image and the JOY sentiment side by side on a panel of white cardstock.  I dressed up the wreath with some simple red gemstones and added a touch of sparkle with a Wink of Stella brush marker.  The panel was then popped up, off center, using foam dots and I was done!  How’s that for a quick and easy, last minute holiday card?!

I hope you’re enjoying the holiday season!

Until next time, happy stamping!

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{Create it Wednesday} – wishing you…

Hello PRS fans!!   Christmas is right around the corner!!  I’m here today with my last post using the fabulous new Precious Remembrance Shop set Joy.   I love that the main image in the set is so very versatile.  You can stamp it has a whole image or stamp and trim out portions.  For my card today I did the latter.

I started by stamping the little tree using two shades of green ink (Memento Bamboo Leaves and New Sprout).  After stamping I trimmed out all the little trees and set about creating my scene.  I die cut the little hill and adhered it with foam dimensionals to the white cardstock piece that I had partially embossed with a dotted embossing folder.   I then arranged the little trees on the hillside.  It was at this point I realized I had created a problem for myself.  I had failed to stamp the sentiment before adhering my hillside!   Yikes!!  I knew it was risky to try to stamp the sentiment on a piece of cardstock adhered with foam dimensionals so I decided to stamp the sentiment strip, trim it out and adhered it as you see.    After adhered the main piece to my card base I applied Crystal stickles to the trees, random dots and the hillside.

Thanks for stopping by… I hope you have a truly wonderful Christmas!!

 

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Tuesday Ideas: Border Stamps

Hi everyone!  It’s Melissa back with another clean & simple idea using the newest stamp set, Joy!

Ever found yourself trying to find ways to make use of border stamps found in stamp sets?  I decided to try using them as the main attraction on a card!  I used three separate, but similar, border stamps to create this clean and simple design.  I stamped them parallel to each other on the main panel and then popped up the panel with foam dots.  Three gold star sequins were added for a little shine and interest.  How’s that for a simple holiday greeting?!

I hope you’re bravely facing the beginning of December!  It’s a bit hard to believe the new year will soon be here, isn’t it?  Enjoy the weeks ahead and remember to savor each day as 2014 comes to a close!

Until next time, happy crafting!

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{Create it Wednesday}… tis the Season

Hello PRS friends!!   Have you been enjoying all the fabulous projects that the design team has been creating using the new Joy stamp set?  I know that I have!!!  There is some serious talent on this design team!!  Today I’m sharing a little tag that I made with the set.

I started by die cutting my tag and then stamping the wreath slightly off to one side.  I love that the main image in the Joy set is one that has lots of different little blocks that can be stamped, trimmed out and used alone.   For my tag I stamped the “tis the Season” block, trimmed it out and popped it up on the tag.  I finished things off with two little glittery silver bells, some ribbon, twine and a bit more sparkly cardstock at the bottom of the tag.  It would be so fun to make this little tag using several different color combos.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you enjoyed my project today!

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Tuesday Ideas: Creating a Simple Holiday Star

Hi everyone!  It’s Melissa here, back with another installment of Tuesday Ideas!

How many of you have ever looked at a stamp set and wished you could figure out ways to use it other than the obvious?  I had a light bulb moment recently with the new Joy clear set & wanted to share it with you today!  It occurred to me that I could single out a portion of the larger image in the set to create a unique and fun holiday card!

Who knew trees could be used to create a holiday star?!  I stamped and fussy cut five tree images and arranged them to create a star, popping them up for dimension.  I added gemstones to give it a little sparkle.  The sentiment is also a portion of the larger image in the stamp set, also cut out and popped up with foam dots.  Such a simple holiday card, but that’s a good thing with days seeming shorter and schedules feeling fuller!

I wonder if some of you have already figured out other unique ways to use this stamp set?!  I’d love to hear from you!

Until next time, keep taking these busy days one at a time!  The new year will be here before we know it!

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