Newton's Nook | Holiday Hounds

Hello! Today I have three cards to share with you that feature an awesome stamp set from Newton's Nook called Holiday Hounds. As soon as I saw this stamp set, I knew I had to have it. The puppies look so similar to my puppy Molly and they are so cute! Seriously, who can resist a dog wrapped in Christmas lights?!? ;)

I decided to make three simple cards with the set, keeping the dogs as the focus on the cards. I'm sure I'll be creating a lot more with this set.. I just can't put it down lol! ;)

The first card uses the dog wrapped in Christmas lights and one of the sentiments from the Tis the Season stamp set from Ellen Hutson, designed by the amazing Julie Ebersole. I am a sucker for typewriter looking fonts, so this stamp set had me at hello! ;)

I stamped the dog directly on a panel of white cardstock cut from the Blueprints 20 die-namics from My Favorite Things and then coloured him in with Copic markers. I practiced my colouring before actually creating my cards because I really wanted to make the dogs look like my Molly. I think the colours I ended up with are perfect! ;)

The second card uses the dog jumping through the air wearing a scarf.  I love how cute she looks with her ears back and the scarf behind her. I coloured the scarf red and added white dots with a white gel pen for some added interest.

I love the sentiment that comes with the Holiday Hounds stamp set so I used one of them for this card. And since she's jumping through the snow, I decided to add a couple of snow hills with the My Favorite Things Stitched Snowdrifts die-namics.

For my last card, used the dog wearing the sweater to create a cute card, paired with another sentiments from the Tis the Season stamp set. I love the simplicity of just the dogs and the sentiments on these cards.

I kept the colours similar to the other two cards and added some aqua onto her sweater. For a little more detail and fun, I also added clear shimmer to the red areas on her sweater with a clear Wink of Stella marker.

I can't wait to create more cards with this stamp set. I love any stamp set that can be customized with personal touches... especially if it involves my puppy! ;)



Let's Celebrate | SSS December Card Kit Reveal!

Hello! Today is the 14th which means the newest Simon Says Stamp card kit is available! Yay!

The December kit is a little bit different than usual card kits, mainly because it has no patterned paper. But you know what? This is my absolute favourite kit ever! As soon as I opened it, I immediately thought of New Year's Eve. I have no idea if that was the plan when the kit was created but it's perfect for cards to celebrate the new year! ;)

I love love love New Year's Eve! It is my favourite day of the year without a doubt and this card kit makes me want to create a bazillion cards to celebrate a fun night and new beginnings! The gold and the silver and the blues... and don't forget those awesome, shiny sequins! Love!!!

Let me just say that you don't need patterned paper to create a card. This card was created with only kit contents (except the silver stickles I added to the center of the sequins) and I love how it turned out.

To create the stripes on the card, I used washi tape to mask off various areas and then added the embossing ink. Once I had all of the ink on, I sprinkled on the Enchanted Gold embossing powder and heat set it. I love the sparkly gold it creates! And when you remove the washi tape, you're left with awesome stripes in whatever width you want them! Totally customizable and easy to do! ;)

I stamped the sentiment and embossed it with the Platinum Silver embossing powder and then added the silver and gold sequins to complete the card. I love the mix of the silver and gold and just want to keep creating cards with this colour combination! Do you typically make New Year's cards for friends and family?

You can pick up the December card kit here for just $24.95 + shipping. Or if you’d like to receive this kit and future kits for only $19.95 + shipping per month, you can subscribe here. When you subscribe you will receive kits delivered to your door automatically!
I have an extra December kit to give away! Just leave a comment on this post by November 21, 2014 for a chance to win!
To end my post, I thought it would be fun to share one of my favourite movie quotes, from the movie 'New Year's Eve' - one of my favourite, cheesy, romantic movies, that I admittedly watch all year long! ;) I thought it was fitting for this card kit!

"It's suspended there to remind us before we pop the champagne and celebrate the new year, to stop and reflect on the year that has gone by. To remember both our triumphs and missteps, our promises made and broken. The times we opened ourselves up to great adventures or closed ourselves down for fear of getting hurt. Because that's what the new year is all about - getting another chance. A chance to forgive, to do better, to do more, to give more, to love more, and stop worrying about what if and start embracing what will be. So when that ball drops at midnight, and it will drop, let's remember to be nice to each other, kind to each other, ad not just tonight, but all year long." ~ Claire Morgan

Awww... is it New Year's yet?!?! ;)



MFT Release Rewind | Holiday Cheer

Hello and welcome to the MFT November Release Rewind! I have a couple more cards to share today using the My Favorite Things November release! The full release is available now for purchase here.

Both of my cards feature the exact same products and have the same design, with a little change in the colour layout. I didn't get a chance to play with the Jumbo Dot Cover-up Die-namics during the countdown week, so I knew I wanted to use it for today's cards.

For my cards, I first used Steel Blue cardstock to cut out the Jumbo Dot Cover-up and layered it over Pink Lemonade cardstock. To add some detail and dimension, I stamped some snowflakes and a heart from the Cool Day stamp set in some of the circles and also added some clear gems.

I added a sentiment to the card using the banner die from the new Blueprints 20 Die-namics and stamped it with a sentiment from the Merry Messages stamp set. I adhered it directly to the card front and added a small staple for some added detail.

I created a second card with the same products and design, but I changed the circles that I added the stamping and I also moved the banner to the other side.

I love pink and grey together and think they look great as winter themed cards. This is a super easy card to mass produce and the slight change in colours keeps it from being too boring to create. ;)

Thanks so much for visiting today and all week long! Make sure to stop by the MFT blog for more inspiration using the November release. ;)