Friday, December 9, 2016

Tim Holtz Snow Globe


I have loved Snow Globes forever, and when I saw the new Snow Globe Die from Tim Holtz, I had to have it! There are 23 dies in the pack and they are so fun to mix and match to make fun scenes! You can put them in the snow globe or use the pieces to create winter scene cards, which are some of my favorites to make!

So I have two cards to share with you today, that I made with the Snow Globe dies along with a few extras. I'm having so much fun making Winter and Christmas cards!

The background paper is an older pack from Bazzill called Countdown To Christmas. I am not sure if it's still available. The Snowflake is from Taylored Expressions. I just cut out all of the pieces and put the houses together, then layered everything with foam tape. The houses come with several different dies, so you can have the windows a different color. I love that!

The paper that I cut most everything out of is an older 12 x 12 pad I had by DCWV called Old World Stack. I love the texture on it. 

This one I used mainly card stock for the different pieces, a little patterned paper for the one house and the background for the globe.  Also, instead of using the base of the snow globe, I cut a snowy hill using one of the Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowdrifts to go across the bottom.

The white trees are from Taylored Expressions, and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. I have linked to as many of the products I could at the bottom of my post.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season! I am! Love it!

Kay :)

Friday, December 2, 2016

12 Days Of Christmas with a Feminine Twist

Hello! I am super excited to be participating in the 12 Days of Christmas Tags with a Feminine Twist  again this year! Each day one of their talented designers and a guest designer will be showing off their tags created from a different theme. Today  I am the guest designer for the very talented Julia Stainton! I have created a tag with products from  My Favorite Things using a glitter  theme!

You can see all of the beautiful tags in the Ellen Hutson Classroom!!

I hope you can see my glitter. I promise I used glitter on this! To create my tag, I used a scalloped circle die and glued a round tag on the back so there would be a hanger at the top. I then used the pierced circle dies to cut out the patterned paper for the background. I colored the cute little elf with Copic markers and I glittered up his hat and the white on the stocking with Crystal Stickles from Ranger. 

I stamped the pine from Lawn Fawn, cut it out and tucked some behind the little elf, along with a couple of snowflakes from MFT. The sentiment is heat embossed with white on black card stock. I also added glitter to the pine and the snowflakes! It's Christmas time! You can't have too much glitter! :)

Thank you so much for stopping by! 

Kay :)

Monday, November 28, 2016

Christmas Botanicals

Hello! I hope those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving had a good one! We had two wonderful ones with lots of family and friends.

I have a couple of cards to share with you today that I made with a cute stamp set from Memory Box called Christmas Botanicals.

I have been wanting to try coloring on kraft card stock for some time now. I've seen so many pretty cards done this way, so I finally found some time to give it a try. I stamped the wreath with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored it with Copic markers. I added some white highlights with a white Prismacolor pencil. I also speckled it with some white acrylic paint when I was finished. 

 I stamped the sentiment in the center of the wreath... very carefully... then I cut the whole panel out with a stitched rectangle die,  and layered it onto a card that I had covered with some red gingham paper. 


And here is another one I did in more Kay style :) The background is Peacock Feathers distress ink on watercolor paper. Again, I colored the wreath with Copic markers, and added a few tiny white dots with acrylic paint. I cut the panel out with a stitched rectangle die. I created some background paper to mount this on by randomly stamping images from this set in red ink onto the coral card stock.

I added a few clear sequins and a sentiment in black!

Here is a photo of a couple more backgrounds I created with some of the stamps in this set. So fun! I don't know what I'm going to do with them yet though! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! The products I used are listed and linked below!


Kay :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Papertrey Ink Release In Review

Hello and welcome to the Release in Review post for the November Papertrey Ink  Release! The new products you are seeing here will be available in the store at Papertrey Ink on November 15th at 10:00 EST!

My first card uses the new Fill In The Blanks stamp set and matching dies by Erin. This is a really fun set and I can see so many possibilities with it! I stamped the frame with Stormy Sea, cut it out, and adhered it off the edge of my card base. I then stamped the just because word background with Taken With Teal and New Leaf inks, cut that out, and adhered it with foam tape. The flowers are from Fresh Floral Wraps and the leafy thing is from Songbirds. 

I embossed the Just because sentiment on black card stock with white embossing powder, then adhered that with foam tape too.

STAMPS: Fill In The Blank, Fresh Floral Wraps
DIES: Fill In The Blank, Fresh Floral Wraps, Song Bird
INK: New Leaf, Tropical Teal, Pure Poppy, Stormy Sea
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Soft Stone, Smokey Shadow
OTHER: Sequins


This one was created with Maile's new Splits: Happy Birthday set and dies, along with Betsy's new Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical Dies. I love the tiny scalloped stitching on these! The Happy Birthday was stamped with Raspberry Fizz, and the outer part with Hibiscus Burst. I cut the inner part of the scalloped die out of some watercolored paper, I had watercolored with Hibiscus Burst. 

The White leaves are cut with the die from Songbirds. I'm really getting a lot of use out of that one these days :)

STAMPS: Splits: Happy Birthday
DIES: Splits: Happy Birthday, Noted: A2 Scalloped Vertical, Songbird 
INK: Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz
PAPER: Stamper’s Select white

OTHER: Watercolor paper, sequins


Oh I love the newest addition to the Dress UP Dolls! Winter Fun is so cute! I especially love that little snowman! Had so much fun coloring these! I used some Distress inks to created my background on watercolor paper. I used the smallest snowflake from Fancy Flakes dies to cut out the snowflake. The snowdrift is cut with the Sentiment Splits: Curved Vertical. 

The sentiment is from Cozy Christmas stamp set.

STAMPS: Dress Up Dolls: Basics, Dress Up Dolls: Winter Fun, Cozy Christmas
DIES: Dress Up Dolls: Basics, Dress Up Dolls: Winter Fun, Fancy Flakes, Sentiment Splits: Curve Vertical
INK: True Black
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
OTHER: Copic Markers, Distress Ink  


This was a fun one to make, and I did it a little bit different than I usually do. I first stamped the plate directly onto my card base. Then I cut a mask out with the die for the plate and put that over it. I put painter's tape across where I wanted my horizon line and then blended some Aqua Mist ink below it. After that, I colored everything with Copic markers and added them with foam tape. The sentiment is from the new Keep It Simple: Birthday lll.

STAMPS: What The Doodle: Piece of Cake, Keep it Simple: Birthday III
DIES: What The Doodle: Piece of Cake
INK: True Black, Aqua Mist
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White 


Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you have enjoyed seeing all of the fun and exciting new things! 
All of the new products will be available at   Papertrey Ink   tonight, at 10:00 EST!

For more amazing inspiration visit the rest of the Papertrey Ink Design team!