Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches #564

It's Wednesday and time for a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches! C├ęcile is our hostess today. I LOVE everything she makes. If you have never visited her blog, you simply must.

I love these stitched snowflakes from Stampin' Up! and they were still on my desk from last week's sketch! So -- another snowflake card from me this week. I decided to go for some crazier bold colors.  My sentiment die is from IO Stamps. I made a DOX watercolor background using the acetate method from Jen Shurkus and my favorite PINKS.

I hope you will join our sketch challenge, and add your creations to our gallery! I would love to see what you make!
This challenge will end at 3:00 EST time on Monday, December 5. Be sure to take a peek at the gorgeous cards my teammates have created on the FMS blog to inspire you! There are some beautiful designs there!

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Christmas Peace

Happy First Sunday in Advent! 

This past week the team at Stamp Simply has been sharing quick and easy Christmas cards to replicate for mass production. Today I am sharing one that is both of those things, but also very elegant and classy.

I stamped the poinsettia with Oasis Green Ink on Forest Green Cardstock. I cut the Fishtail banner from Gold cardstock and the Peace Word Die from Forest Green. I used liquid glue to adhere my word die. I matted my stamped panel with Gold cardstock and popped the layers up with foam tape. 

Tone on tone color always looks beautiful, and when you add a touch of shimmery gold, it becomes instantly classy. On top of that, the gorgeous Peace Word Die is elegant all its own. I hope your Advent season is filled with peace!

You can see more about this project and the products I used on the Stamp Simply Blog. Don't miss the Season of Thanks & Giving Sale which gives you 20% OFF Storewide and Free US Shipping at $100

Stamp Simply Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Forest Green cardstock
  • foam tape
  • liquid glue

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches #563

It's Wednesday and time for a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches! The incredibly talented Jen B is our amazing hostess today with a fun sketch!


I love the stitched snowflakes from Stampin' Up in pale pink! My sentiment is from IO Stamps and is cut from silver shimmer metallic cardstock. I have teeny tiny gems on the snowflake centers. The cute winter background paper is from Stampin' Up!


I hope you will join our sketch challenge, and add your creations to our gallery! I would love to see what you make!
This challenge will end at 3:00 EST time on Monday, November 28. Be sure to take a peek at the gorgeous cards my teammates have created on the FMS blog to inspire you! There are some beautiful designs there! Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Christmas Joy

I know you all must be feeling the same way I am: Wasn't it just Halloween like yesterday? Is it really Thanksgiving next week? And because of all that, something happened yesterday that has never happened to me before: I listened to Christmas music BEFORE Thanksgiving for about half an hour haha! Then I came to my senses. :D

But, that won't keep me from sharing a Christmas card I made this week using products from Stamp Simply!

I started with some very light kraft cardstock for my background, and stenciled using Festive Berries DOX. On the kraft, it came out a bit more pink than red, but as pink is my favorite, I'm not complaining! Using a darker kraft, I stamped my ornaments and embossed them with gold, then cut out with the matching dies. The cute bow ornament hangers are so easy to line up with my MISTI. I stamped the JOY right on the stenciled background and embossed that as well. 

Using Gathered Twigs DOX, I sponged around the edges of the panel, and also in some places in the middle, then embossed the edges with gold. My favorite metallic thread (in gold this time) and a couple of pearls finished off the front panel. I mounted on a beautiful metallic gold (looks yellow, but is really a shimmery gold) and then on the card base of brick red with a lovely shimmery metallic copper. It's different, but I like it!

You can see more about these projects and this project on the Stamp Simply Blog today!

Stamp Simply Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Light Kraft, Brick Red cardstock
  • Festive Berries, Gathered Twigs DOX
  • gold metallic thread
  • foam tape
  • liquid glue
  • gold embossing powder
  • embossing pad

Sunday, November 13, 2022

With Gratitude

We have had such a beautiful, long fall this year. I loved the variety of colors on the trees and bushes. And then we had a windy day and now we have a carpet of tons of leaves! They look kind of like the background on my card today. I used products available at Stamp Simply.

Using various DOX inks I made a smooshed ink background. When dry, I embossed with the 3D Acorns EF, using a sandwich to create a more subtle background. I tied gold metallic string around the panel. I embossed the With Gratitude sentiment from Falling Leaves with Gold EP and popped up the sentiment panel using foam tape. I added three rhinestones for bling.

You can see more about this project and the products used on the Stamp Simply Blog today! Oh - winter is coming!

Stamp Simply Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Light Burgundy cardstock
  • Various DOX inks (smooshed ink background)
  • gold metallic thread
  • foam tape
  • liquid glue
  • gold embossing powder
  • embossing pad


Sunday, November 6, 2022

Gift Presentations with a Handmade Touch

Happy Sunday! This week at Stamp Simply we have been sharing gift items and presentations that are easy to put together -- and that have a wonderful handmade aspect as well. I am sharing some handmade soaps and a cute tag made with products from Stamp Simply.

I started by cutting my tag shapes and stenciling with the Flourish stencil (links below) using Vintage Photo DOX. The sentiment was stamped in the corner with Tuxedo Black. I combined several DOX inks and smooshed my watercolor paper into the spritzed inks. When dry, they were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then cut out with the coordinating die. My favorite burlap string holds the bag closed, as well as adorns the tag with a bow.

I made an extra tag for another little giftie! You can see more about these products (and an amazing project by Sharon too!) on the Stamp Simply Blog today!

Happy 12th Anniversary to my son and daughter-in-law!

Stamp Simply Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • Kraft, Green Aqua cardstock
  • Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink (stencil)
  • Various DOX inks (leaves)
  • natural burlap string
  • foam tape
  • liquid glue
  • cellophane bag