Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Old Fashion Christmas


Where did October go! I was out shopping last night and couldn't believe the store I was in was playing Christmas music. Really?  So with that said it is time to get going on your Christmas cards, tags and projects.  I wasn't really sure I liked this collection but once I started working with it I fell in love with it. So if you love an old fashion Christmas style this collection is for you.

I  have some lovely crafty goodies I used from the Prima Sweet Peppermint Collection. I chose to create a tag using the 6 x 6 paper pad. I used the Santa Photo from the Ephemera Card stock Die CutsDecember 25th came from the Chipboard and more, and the other pieces I cut out were from the actual paper pad. To embellish my tag: Say it with CrystalsFirst Snow Fall Flower, Snow Roses, and Underneath the Christmas Tree Flowers (the waxed string and pom pom trim were from my stash. To add a little texture and interest I added snow to the edges of the tag and flowers.

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A Closer View

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Fancy Edges with Penny Black Die

Hi I sure hope you recovered from the weekend, I still think it is Monday since I was gone a few days. Too much fun now I am dragging. But I had a fun weekend. 

I want to show you a simple card I made in 40 minutes using Border Edgers die from Penny Black, 1 sheet of 6x6 paper from Greetings from The North Pole by Pion Design, 2 Wycinanka Chipboards and Wild Orchid Craft flowers which should arrive to our store soon.

I cut at a angle with the Penny Black edge die to make this beautiful edge. I just matched up the papers in layers with the embellishments to complete the card.

The inside is a sentiment I stamped using Yuletide Wishes from Penny Black and a piece of the Pion paper 

Here is the card closed to you can get a glimpse of the paper print which repeats in a smaller size on the front where the swirly edge is.  I just used the same papers and added a bit of lace, flowers and Frantaged chipboard. 

Here is the closer look of the chipboard, the one on the bottom right is a Marine blue snowstar and then the ivory Christmas tree. I also adorned it with WOC flowers and Prima embellishment berries.

See it is so easy and not complicated to make a fancy card with the border edger die from Penny Black.  Everything on my card is in our store and I linked it all for you. Enjoy the rest of your day


Monday, October 24, 2016

Kitty Loves Halloween!

Happy Monday everyone! It's Rosie here to share details on the card I made for the current ANYTHING GOES Challenge. You have 16 more days to enter our challenge for a chance at a $20 Gift Certificate to the 7 Kids College Fund Store!! I'm loving all the new products 7 Kids is carrying and I know you will too!

My card features this adorable girl from Stamping Bella called UPTOWN GIRL KITTY LOVES HALLOWEEN! I just LOVE this entire line of stamps, and 7 Kids College Fund has great prices on them! She is stamped on Cryogen White Cardstock and colored with Copics. I then added Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker all over her so she's extra sparkly.

Skin: E50, E51, E11, E13
Hair: E25, E29
Purple: V12, V15, V17
Black: C3, C5, C7, C9
Orange: YR02, YR07, YR09, C3, C5
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Marker 

The large purple frame around my sentiment was made using LDRS Creative Majestic Frame Die. I then added sparkly bats on pop-dots to parts of the frame. My papers are from Authentique Mysterious Halloween 6x6 Paper Pad. The sentiment is from the Kitty Love Halloween Stamp Set. I just stamped it, cut around the words, added Black Soot Distress Ink to the paper edges, and raised them on pop-dots.


Now head on over to the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog to play along with us so you can win a $20 Gift Certificate to the store. 

Have a great rest of the week my friends! 

Friday, October 21, 2016

Pion Santa's

Hello and welcome to our design team challenge blog. I hope your Friday is going well.  I am on my way to MN for my daughter-in-law's baby shower this weekend. All her relatives have not seen her pregnant, she is a very small person with a beach ball in front, so adorable.  This is their first baby and it is a girl!!

I have a crafty friend Christina that makes the most beautiful cards using the Pion Design Papers on this link and I really wanted to show you them.

We all want her card for Christmas as she highlights the Santa's from the paper. They are so vintage and bring back happy memories from the past. I love how Christina tastefully embellishes her cards. 

Here we are just a few years ago when we first met. We enjoyed some craft shopping and each others humor. A very fun day with a sweet friend!

We have opened our monthly challenges now and it is Anything Goes so I hope you take part in them, always a prize for the lucky winner!

Wishing you a blessed day!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Halloween Costume

Hi everyone!  I believe that like humans, even cell phone's like to play dress up every once in a while and with Halloween coming up I decided to make my cell phone a costume.

I have a clear cell phone case so I can make my own covers.  I used some papers from the Mysterious Halloween 6x6 Paper Pad by Authentique.  
and bits and pieces of left over ribbons and BAM!!!! there's my cell phone's Halloween Costume :) 

Very fun and easy to make.  Speaking of making something, have you entered our challengeyet? if not you have plenty of time to do so.  You can get more info HERE
Thanks for stopping by today and Happy crafting :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Snow, Snow and More Snow

Good Morning,

I would like to share my Christmas card I made. I am trying to get ahead on my cards this year.  We will see how successful I am.

I used Pion paper The North Pole. Another beautiful collections. I have several die cuts that I used on my design: Joy Crafts Ice Crystal 3Ice Crystal Edge,  Susan Wilson Festive Collection Filagree Poinsettia and Cheery Lynn Flourish. The chipboard birdhouse and snowman bauble from Wycinancka. For the finishing touches I used pearl embellishments, ribbon, lace, and white frantage.

Don't forget to join us over at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge for our October Anything Goes!

A Closer view:

One last look:

Mama Elephant Wooly Winter

My first Mama Elephant Card and I love the adorable little creatures.  One set of stamps made all this!

I used the Wooly Winter Stamp set along with Mama Elephant die Columbus Circle and Framed Tags-Union Square die to adorn the jars.

Here is the wooly set using Framed Tags-Union Square to make a shaker card. Papers are Sweet Peppermint by Prima.

A gift for the upcoming baby shower decorated with the wooly winter lamb knitting. So this is a very versatile set of stamps and dies from Mama Elephant.

These are brand new in our store at 7 Kids College Fund Store and they are already disappearing!  
Thanks for stopping by our design team blog and please join us for the current monthly challenge, Anything Goes!
Have a great day!