OCC Holiday Card Workshop 2014 Giveaway!

Hello! Today I have a fun giveaway for the next class from Online Card Classes: Holiday Card Workshop 2014! ;)


Making a card list and checking it twice? Online Card Class instructors Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire—and friends—are here to help you send handmade cards to everyone on your list this year. That’s right—it’s time for Holiday Card Workshop 2014

 Join us for a very merry class packed with ideas and card-making know-how. With loads of stamping, die-cutting, layering, coloring, and more showcased in a variety of card styles, you’re sure to walk away inspired for the holidays! All cards will be included in how-to videos... with over 17 in total!

I’m so excited to give away one spot in this awesome holiday card-making workshop. Will you be the lucky winner? Leave a comment on this post by Sunday November 2nd at 4pm EST to be eligible! Class starts on November 3, 2014, and I hope to see you there!

Happy Halloween! Have a great weekend! ;)


Happy Holidays | SSS November Card Kit

Hey everyone! Today I'm back with another card to share using the Simon Says Stamp November card kit: Winter Jubilee.

For this card, I wanted to use the fun swirly star stamp that comes in the kit, to create a holiday card. I love this stamp because it looks so elegant and magical and it can definitely be used for more than just holiday cards. ;)

To create the card, I heat embossed the swirls and stars with Wow Platinum Sparkle embossing powder. I've had this embossing powder forever and definitely don't use it enough! It is such a pretty sparkly silver and it looks awesome paired with this stamp.

The card is pretty simple with the embossed design and sentiment. I also added some snowflake sequins from the kit for added detail and dimension. I love how the snowflakes look mixed in with the design! ;)

You can see how I created the card in the video below:

You can pick up the November 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!



Joy to the World | Ornament Shaker Card

Hello! Today I have a shaker card to share that I created with the Simon Says Stamp Holiday Ornaments stamps and dies. I love the ornaments in this set! They're the perfect size to use on a standard size card without being too over the top. ;)

I decided to use two of the die ornaments to create a simple shaker card with minimal details. I used the Ranger Gold Tinsel embossing powder for my sentiment and the ornament (string and top). I love the elegant look I was able to get by adding sequins that went well with the gold colour of the embossing powder. I think keeping the card simple also added to the elegance.

I positioned and diecut the ornaments first, and then heat embossed the sentiment on the blank area I had on the card. I also diecut the ornament tops out of a piece of cardstock that I had heat embossed with the same embossing powder. I love how they look like they're floating in air since they're adhered onto a clear piece of acetate.

I added a lot of sequins inside the ornaments because I wanted them to be really full. I love having the white carstock layered onto more white cardstock with just the top of the ornament and string being the only detail. The shadows from it being raised on foam adhesive, and the sequins are what emphasize the ornaments shape and it looks so pretty to me.

This is definitely one of my favourite cards that I've created. ;)

You can see how I created the card in the video below:



For You Card | Colouring Diecuts

Hello! Today I have a card and video on the My Favorite Things blog using some of the newer die-namics dies with Copic colouring.

I love the Mason Jar die-namics and the Fresh Cut Flowers die-namics that fit perfectly inside! I cut them all out of white cardstock and then coloured them with Copic markers. I love the dimension and detail you get when you colour diecuts. ;)

To add some additional detail to my flowers, I coloured over all of them with a clear glitter pen and also some details with a white gel pen.

I stamped the sentiment on a tag I diecut from Steel Grey cardstock and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I love how bright the white looks against the dark grey cardstock.

To see how I created the card, you can watch the video below:

Thanks for stopping by today. Make sure to visit the My Favorite Things blog for more info on this card and for other great card making ideas! ;)



My Heart Stops When You Look At Me

Hello! I apologize that it's been a bit quiet on the blog lately. Life just kinda got crazy busy and I haven't had a lot of time to sit down and get a blog post written. I promise to make up for it this week though - I have lot's of new cards and videos to share! ;)

Today's card uses the My Favorite Things Geek is Chic stamps and die-namics. I've wanted to use these for awhile now and I'm so glad I did! I love the sentiments in the stamp set and the glasses dies are perfect!

When I started this card, I knew I wanted to do the diecut inlay technique with the glasses and a heart, since I thought it would go perfectly with this awesome sentiment. I cut out the heart first from white cardstock and coloured it with Copic markers. I then cut out the glasses inside the heart and also cut out a second pair from white cardstock so I could colour them grey.

Once I had all the pieces glued in together though, I realized it would be hard to add glitter and glossy accents to the glasses without getting it all over heart. So I decided to cut out a second pair of glasses, colour them the same grey colour and glue them directly on top of the first pair.

Since the glasses were raised up a bit, it made it easier to add the glitter and glossy accents. ;)

When I coloured the glasses, I used 3 different shades of grey Copic marker so I could get an ombre look on them. I love how they turned out!

To finish the card front, I diecut a piece of white cardstock with the Blueprints 13 die-namics and then diecut a heart the next size up from the red heart I had already created. I adhered it on top of the heart/glasses piece with foam adhesive to add some dimension. 

Before I added it to the red card base, I stamped on the sentiment with Versafine ink and added sequins with red Stickles in the center. I love using Stickles with sequins.


I have some winners to announce!

Thanks Die-namics from this post | Haley Cross
SSS November Card Kit from this post | Kimberly Rendino

Ladies, please email me you contact info and I'll get your prizes sent out! ;)