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

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches #559

It's Wednesday and time for a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches! The incredibly talented and sweet Jen T is our amazing hostess today with an inspiring sketch! Somehow I am always more inspired by circles on a sketch than flat sides. What about you? I didn't exactly use all the circles, but my three elements are there.... in three words!


I used one of my Turnabout sets from Concord and 9th (first time using one ha - I am always incredibly late to the party) and four DOX colors: Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber, and Bundled Sage. I stamped my sentiment from The Greetery in VersaFine Clair Nocturne, and added oodles of little latte colored pearls form my stash. I used two shades of Soft Suede papers and tied it off with some May Arts Natural Jute (I love that stuff so much I have a 400 yard spool of it!).

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 EDT time on Monday, October 31. 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, October 23, 2022

Christmas Peace

Happy Sunday to you! This past week at Stamp Simply we have been sharing Christmas designs. When I made this earlier this week, it was cooler, and I could imagine the snowy trees. Today it was 88! Pretty crazy for the end of October, but next week I will be able to imagine the cooler temps again, as it will be in the 50's.

I decided to use my Peace Word Die as the sentiment, and paired it with the new to me Tim Holtz Treeline Die.

I made a painted design using acrylic paints and my brayer on white cardstock. When dry, I cut the Tree Line die from this cardstock piece. I found one of the designs from the Craft Consortium Ocean pad for my background, and adhered a piece of printed vellum to it using vellum tape. I then glued the trees to this front panel, and tied it with gold metallic thread. I cut the Peace Word Die from Gold Metallic cardstock, and adhered it with liquid glue. Sequins added some sparkle. The entire panel was adhered to the navy card base.

It really ended up being very elegant and artsy, and I am happy with how it turned out! You can see more about this card and the products used on the Stamp Simply Blog. Thanks for stopping by!



Stamp Simply Supplies:

Supplies:Other

  • Navy, white cardstock
  • blue, white acrylic paint
  • printed vellum
  • gold metallic thread
  • sequins
  • vellum tape
  • liquid glue

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Freshly Made Sketches #558

It's Wednesday and time for a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches! Jacquie is our very talented hostess today with a super fun sketch!


I adore this little "Year Twelve" set from Lawn Fawn. It's simple and super cute, with perfect little sentiments. The paper is also Lawn Fawn. I colored my parrot with Copic markers.

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 EDT time on Monday, October 24. 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!