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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Let it Snow Mixed Media Layout by Nicole Martel

Happy Sunday stampers! Today I’m sharing a layout I created using the “Oh Christmas Stamp Set” and “Sketchy Christmas” stamp set from Precious Remembrance Shop. I took these photos of Edward in January. He was so excited that we finally got a little snow… he was even dabbing in the snow. Silly kid.

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To begin, I sprayed three different Coloration Sprays from Art Anthology (Juicy, Salmon, and Raider) onto white cardstock.

I matted three 2″x2″ photos on patterned paper and placed them on the layout to determine a design I was happy with. Once I had the placement of the photos finalized, I stamped the trees to frame the photos and added lots of pretty embellishments from Pinkfresh Studio.

 

 

 

I really like the font of this stamp. Isn’t it pretty!

 

I did not include any journaling since most of the embellishments used, included sentiments. ūüôā

 

Thanks so much for visiting today! Come check out my video to see how this layout came together!

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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 РGlamorous.

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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 РGlamorous. 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 РGlamorous 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.

GRETA

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{create it wednesday} More Merry Christmas…

Happy Wednesday Precious Remembrance Shop fans!!¬† Rosemary here with one last Christmas card using Sketchy Christmas.¬† I have had so much fun creating different cards using this fun set!!¬† This time I did manage to make a card that wasn’t the traditional Christmas colors of red and green, lol!!

For this card I used some papers from the BasicGrey Aspen Frost pad and created a snowy little scene.¬† The snowflake paper was die cut and then a off white cardstock panel was cut using the same rectangle die.¬† I then die cut that panel using some border dies to create my “snowy” hills.¬† I stamped the bottom hill with the sentiment and then layered them, popping up the bottom one for dimension.¬† The trees were stamped on the olive green paper using brown ink (which ended up looking olive!), trimmed out and adhered to the hills.¬† I added some Ice Stickles glitter glue to create a snowy look on the ground around a few of the trees as well as on the hills and then added the holographic¬†snowflakes to the tops of each tree as a finishing touch.¬†¬† I quite like how it turned out!!¬† I’m adding this to the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge:¬† die cuts.

Thanks for stopping by today… wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

Rosemary

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Tuesday Ideas: Masked Frame For Your Message

Hello, everyone!¬† It’s Melissa, back with one more installment of Tuesday Ideas using before the year ends!¬† Next week is Christmas and it’s time to get those last minute cards wrapped up and in the mail!¬† Today, I’m sharing a quick one layer card to help you out if you’re still trying to finish up your creative projects!¬† Once again, I used the fabulous Sketchy Christmas set!

I masked a diagonal line in green ink and then added a little more shine to it with a green Heidi Swapp Color Shine spritz.  This is shimmery white cardstock, so there is a slight shimmer to the entire card!  Once the masked panel was dry, I simply stamped the tree & sentiment and added the little gemstone star to finish off the design.

Wishing you and yours Happy Holidays!

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Tuesday Ideas: Monochromatic Christmas

Hello, everyone!¬† It’s Melissa back with another installment of Tuesday Ideas using the Sketchy Christmas set!¬† This week, I went with a monochromatic design & added simple embellishments.

Silver cardstock is a favorite of mine this time of year and I simply used grey ink on the main image to keep it subtle.  I used the squiggly line image as tinsel and then added different sized pearls as embellishments.  I love the softness of the grey and white together!

Are you feeling like you are ready for the holidays?  If you still have greeting cards to create and send out, try keeping things clean and simple!

Until next time, happy stamping!

 

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{create it wednesday} 3 trees…

Happy Wednesday PRS fans!!!¬† Rosemary here with another¬†card using the Sketchy Christmas stamp set.¬† Did you pick up some yummy new PRS stamps this past weekend?¬†¬† I hope you did!!¬† Dyane sure had some fantastic deals going on.¬† I have another Christmas card to share and I swore to myself that I wasn’t going to make another traditional red and green Christmas card, but guess what???¬† I did, lol!!¬†¬† I recently purchased pads of Christmas paper from My Mind’s Eye and Pink Paislee.¬†¬†¬† Alot of papers in both pads are done in traditional reds and greens and since they were within close reach¬†I just had to use them.

I die cut some woodgrain paper from the My Mind’s Eye Sleighbells 6×6 pad as my main panel and a piece of red patterned paper from the Pink Paislee Yuletide 6×6 pad as a mat.¬† The little trees were cut from the patterned that was found on the reverse side of the woodgrain piece and then adhered to the card.¬†¬† I added the sentiment in red, a few red sequins and I was done.¬† Another easy to mass produce Christmas card.

Thanks for stopping by today…

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Tuesday Ideas: Simply Merry Christmas

Hello, everyone!¬† It’s Melissa back with another Tuesday Ideas post!¬† This week, I’m sharing another idea using the wonderful Sketchy Christmas stamp set!¬† As usual, I tried to create a clean and simple design.

I used a stencil to create a dotted background & then spritzed the panel with green for some added shimmer.  I stamped the beautiful sentiment on a piece of coordinating silver cardstock and layered it on top of the main panel.  I popped up the assembled panel with foam dots for dimension.  Green sequins & clear gemstones were added as embellishments and I was done!  You could use a variety of colors and shapes on the main panel!  I love the mix of fonts in this particular sentiment!  It really works perfectly as a stand alone on a card!

I hope you’re feeling prepared for the upcoming holidays!¬† It always seems like they arrive so quickly and then the new year is here before we know it!¬† Enjoy!

Until next time, happy stamping!

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