Friday, November 17, 2017

Joy to You and Yours Stamped Eclipse Card

My favorite technique from this year is combining stamping and die cuts where the stamped background continues through the popped up die cut word or letters. It is now being called the Eclipse technique and can be found all over Pinterest and blogs. I am fascinated by the look and used that technique to make this joyful holiday card. I stamped Hero Arts Cling snowy trees stamp on a white piece of cardstock using my Tim Holtz Tonic Studios stamp platform. That way if the first image was not perfect, I could re-ink and stamp again until I had a perfect image. I also stamped the words at the bottom which is from a Hero Arts Joy Stamp and Cuts set, and die cut the Joy from that same set out of the middle of the snowy trees image. I die cut "joy" twice out of fun foam and glued the three layers together. I die cut the white card front using a Gina Marie Designs stitched rectangle die and attached it to a navy card base. I glued the raised "joy" back into its negative space and added a few clear gems from Starlit Studio. Here is a view from the side showing the great dimension this stamping technique achieves:



I am entering this card in the November Anything Goes (with stamping) challenge at Craft Stamper Magazine and in the snow challenge at Dies R Us.

Thanks for helping me #share the joy of creativity!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Happy Winter Snowman Pop Up Card You can Win with the Karen Burniston Die Set!


Oh my - I just have to say this card makes me smile and I love it! I used several dies from Karen Burniston to make this super cute interactive card- which you can win along with the die that makes the pop up magic! Here are some more views of this card:





Using the Katherine Label Pop Up Die, the snowman pops up when the card is opened and fits into the opening in the front. Pure genius! This die set (which you can win) includes many label dies which can be used for the opening on the front and with the pop up mechanism. I chose to make the front opening a circle so the super cute layered snowman (from Karen's Snowman Twist Circle die set) pops through the front. I attached the snowman's head with an adhesive spring from CTMH so it jiggles as it pops:) Too cute! The label die is from the set you can win and the sentiment on the front is from Karen's Word Set 3-Holiday. 

How can you win this die set valued at $21.95 and this card and two other Karen Burniston pop up cards I made? Simply by visiting my YouTube channel and watching this video, then becoming a subscriber and leaving a comment (if you live in the USA.) If you are already a subscriber, simply state that in your comment. 

I am entering this card in the snow challenge at Dies R UsThanks for helping me #share the joy of creativity!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

2nd Karen Burniston Pop Up Card You Can Win (plus more!)




Here is a peak at the second card I made in this week's YouTube CardMaking Techniques Class with Karen Burniston's Pop Up Dies. This one was made with her ingenious Charm Accordion Die Set. Jump rings and hanging charms out of cardstock - another amazing Karen Burniston design! To see the card made step by step as well as find out how you can win this card, two others made with KB pop up dies AND win one of her die sets valued at $21.95, watch the new video here: https://youtu.be/96J_yrG68CE

Here are some more pictures of this cute pop up card my in home class made this month: 



You can learn how to make it for free and maybe even win it along with the other goodies I am offering for a lucky subscriber and commenter. Here is a link to the new video. Thanks for helping me #share the joy of creativity!

Monday, November 13, 2017

New YouTube Video with Karen Burniston's Pop Up Dies and Chance to Win!


I am exited to share that I have a new Cardmaking Techniques Class video that posted today and you can win the cards I make, plus an extra Karen B. card plus one of Karen Burniston's pop up dies valued at $21.95! All you need to do to win is watch this new video, be a subscriber and leave a comment before I post the December class (if you live in the USA). Here are some pictures of the first card I share in the video:



If you follow me here on my blog, you know I am crazy about my dies and interactive cards. But this House and Fence Pop Up die set by Karen Burniston can be used for any season and any reason using the dies and stamps you already own. I show you step by step how to use the house and fence pop up die in my video and then decorate it for this festive Christmas scene. The last picture shows the front of the card and Karen's Gift Card Label which can be used to hold a gift card if you wish. Karen Burniston also just came out with a 2017 Fall Mini Collection with some new dies you will want to check out here. Of course, I am getting them all and will share here and on my YouTube channel when I make some new cards with them.

To see this pop up card made and another one, plus earn a chance at winning three pop up cards and the KB die set, watch the new YouTube video here: https://youtu.be/96J_yrG68CE. Thanks for helping me share the joy of creativity!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Guest DT Joy Clair Be a Pineapple Trio Card


Today I have the honor of being the guest design team member at the Joy Clair blog. I created this fun CAS card with one of the stamp sets they sent me. For all the details on how I made this card, please visit the Joy Clair blog here.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Holiday Stamps Enabler Alert Card Samples


I tried real hard to use only stamps on some of the sample cards showing new products I could not resist in my most recent Enabler Alert You-Tube Video. I succeeded on one card anyway and only used one die on the card below. I loved the scene in Penny Black's Santa's Visit stamp set and featured it on the CAS card above. I used another new set of stamps on the inside of this card and on the card below too.

I knew there was no resisting at least one of Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Carved Christmas stamp sets and chose this one. I also used Tim's Stampers Anonymous Plaid Layering Stencil and a die from Memory Box for this CAS Holly Jolly Christmas card.

I am entering the first card in the "snow" challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday. 

I hope you enjoyed my week of new cards featuring new cardmaking products I could not resist. To see more detail on the cards and all the products used, be sure to watch my new Enabler Alert YouTube video here. I appreciate your support here on my blog and on my YouTube channel! Thanks for helping me #share the joy of creativity!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Enabler Alert Cards Featuring Frantic Stamper, IO and Taylored Expressions Dies



This week I am sharing cards I made with new cardmaking products I am featuring in a new Enabler Alert You-Tube Video you can watch here. I fell in love with the Happy Modern Greetings die from Frantic Stamper on the card above and it jumped into my shopping cart along with the Taylored Expressions Curly Q Cutting Plate background die I used on the festive birthday shaker card above. The pictures show the card standing up and "all shook up."


I love love love stitched dies and also sentiment dies and so could not resist the Impression Obsession Patchwork Leaves and All the Best dies. I attached the new IO dies on a background that is created with dry embossing with an embossing folder and heat embossing with embossing powders that will be featured in a new YouTube video later this month.

For all the details on these and many other cardmaking products and lots of card samples, check out this YouTube video here. I am entering the second card above in the Anything Goes challenge at Scrapy Land (I used Impression Obsession dies.) Thanks for helping me #share the joy of creativity!