Thursday, October 31, 2013

Day Four of the My Craft Spot Stamp Release Party

Welcome to Day 4 of the My Craft Spot Stamp Release Party!  Each day, we've been sharing sneak peeks of projects made with the FIVE new stamp sets and THREE new sets of metal dies.  On Saturday, Kimberly will make the full reveal - AND there will be a blog hop with prizes at EACH stop along the way too! 

Today, we're sharing projects created with the NEW Joy Filled Christmas stamp set and NEW Snowflake Border metal dies.  I LOVE the way my cards turned out.  Plus, they were so quick and easy to put together!


I began by cutting cardstock at 5.5 x 8.5.  I scored the card in half at 4.25.  Using VersaMark, I used a variety of pretty snowflake stamps from the NEW Ornate Labels - Christmas stamp set to create a patterned paper look on my card base.


On the front side edge of the card, I then used the NEW Snowflake Border metal dies set to cut off a border.  I used the same metal die to cut the border from white cardstock and then "puzzle pieced" the border to my card. 


At the back of my card, I added a little strip of matching cardstock in order to have something to which I could adhere the border.  You can see where I used a punch to add two little holes to continue the window effect of the snowflake.


To add the sentiment, I used Spellbinders dies to cut labels - one in Cherry Cobbler red for a lovely splash of colour and the top one in white.  I used Cherry Cobbler ink to stamp a sentiment using the NEW Joy Filled Christmas stamp set.  The gorgeous holly flourish is from the same set.  I then finished everything off with a snowflake cut from the NEW Snowflake Border metal dies and added a pretty gem to the middle of each one.

Please head over to My Craft Spot to see the delightful creations made by the rest of the design team.  While you're there, be sure to leave a comment for Kimberly for your chance to win today's fabulous prize: a 'Tis the Season stamp set!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Day Three of the My Craft Spot Stamp Release Party

Welcome to Day 3 of the My Craft Spot Stamp Release Party!  Each day this week, we are sharing sneak peeks of projects made with the FIVE new stamp sets and THREE new sets of metal dies.  On Saturday, Kimberly will make the full reveal - AND there will be a blog hop with prizes at EACH stop along the way!

Yesterday, we showcased a NEW set of stamps designed to go with the Jar Basics metal dies and stamp set.  Today's NEW stamp set, Ornate Labels - Christmas, has been created to coordinate with the Ornate Labels metal dies.  These stamps are gorgeous!


I decided to use the Ornate Labels metal dies to create a window in my patterned paper.  I then used a white gel pen to trace around the metal die to create a border around the window.  Behind the window, I adhered some Christmas tree paper and then used Doodlecharms to cut a little Santa to peek in the window.  My D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder was used on Santa's moustache and beard.  The patterned paper (with window) was then popped on top.


For the sentiment, I used one of the NEW Ornate Labels - Christmas stamps.  I stamped the "Believe" sentiment on a banner created with one of the NEW Ribbon Banners - Straight metal dies.  (I'm already addicted to the NEW Ribbon Banners metal dies!!)  I added two gems to finish things off. 


To dress up the inside of my cards, I used the NEW Ornate Labels - Christmas stamps for the frame and "Merry Christmas" sentiment.  I then used a little Santa hat stamp from Stamping All Around Christmas for a little bit of extra fun!

Be sure to head over to My Craft Spot to see the fantastic projects created by the rest of the design team.  Remember to leave a comment for Kimberly while you're there for your chance to win today's wonderful prize: sequins (Toadally Green, Berry Red and Christmas)!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Day Two of the My Craft Spot Stamp Release Party

Welcome to Day 2 of the My Craft Spot Stamp Release Party!  Each day this week, we'll be sharing sneak peeks of projects made with the FIVE new stamp sets and THREE new sets of metal dies.  On Saturday, Kimberly will make the full reveal - AND there will be a blog hop with prizes at EACH stop along the way!

Do you remember the FUN Jar Basics metal dies and coordinating stamp sets from our last release?  This release adds to the set with the NEW Jar Full of Christmas stamps.  They're made to work with the Jar Basics metal dies and Jar Basics stamps.


I used Jar Basics metal dies and the NEW Jar Full of Christmas stamps to create my card.  I started by stamping a jar on patterned paper and lid on silver cardstock using the Jar Basics stamp set.  I then used the Jar Basics metal dies to cut them out.  I then took the NEW Jar Full of Christmas stamp set to stamp some pretty ornaments in my jar.  For a bit of dimension, I stamped ornaments on my silver cardstock and then cut out the circular portion using Lacy Banners metal dies.  I added a gem to the centre of each ornament and used some silver floss to give the illusion of them hanging in my jar.


I used the NEW Christmas Banner stamp set and NEW Ribbon Banners - Straight metal dies to create my sentiment banner.  I added a bit of sparkly ribbon to finish things off.  This card was very quick and simple to put together.  I let the stamps, dies and pretty papers do all the work for me!   

Please head over to My Craft Spot to see what the rest of the design team has created for today.  While you're there, remember to leave a comment for Kimberly for your chance to win today's prize: Vintage Christmas crinkle ribbon. 

 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Day One of the My Craft Spot Stamp Release Party!

Welcome to Day 1 of the My Craft Spot Stamp Release Party!  Each day this week, the design team will be sharing projects made with the FIVE new stamp sets and THREE new sets of metal dies.  On Saturday, Kimberly will make the full reveal - AND there will be a blog hop with prizes at EACH stop along the way!  I'm so excited!

For today's sneak peeks, we're showing off the NEW Christmas Banner stamp set and TWO NEW Ribbon Banner metal die sets (straight and arched).  When I first saw the metal dies, I gasped with excitement.  I LOVE them!!  In fact, I used them for a few projects this week!


I decided to use the new products to dress up a gift bag.   The little elf is from Jolly Holidays and I stamped his face with a Peachy Keen stamp.  It's hard to tell under all that boa trim I used for his hat!!  It might be a bit much, but I just couldn't resist...  For extra fun, I added Glossy Accents to his boots and buttons and a bit of sparkle to the string of lights he's holding.


The "Elf-made just for you" sentiment is from the NEW Christmas Banners stamp set and I stamped it across a banner created with one of the NEW Ribbon Banner - Arched metal dies.  I also used the NEW Christmas Banners stamp set for the "Merry Christmas!" sentiment.


I finished everything off with a bow and now I've got a fun bag for gift giving!

Be sure to head over to My Craft Spot to see the rest of the design team creations.  They're amazing!!  And don't forget to leave a comment over at My Craft Spot for your chance to win today's prize: a Jingle All The Way stamp set!



Sunday, October 27, 2013

My Craft Spot Stamp Release Party - Tomorrow!

It's almost time!  The My Craft Spot Stamp Release party starts tomorrow!  Check back each day next week for some sneak peeks of projects made with the FIVE new stamp sets and THREE new sets of metal dies.  On Saturday, Kimberly will make the full reveal - AND there will be a blog hop with prizes at EACH stop along the way!  

Here are some sneak peeks of the sneak peeks!!







Monday, October 21, 2013

My Craft Spot Colour Challenge

It's been quite a busy couple of weeks.  We're packing for an upcoming move (please see the end of this post for more information) and that's a LOT of work!!  My middle guy and I were quite sick too.  (Nothing serious but no fun at all!)  Anyway, we've survived and things are looking up!


We're having a colour challenge at My Craft Spot this week.  As it's my mum's birthday tomorrow, I decided to use the opportunity to create a birthday card for her.


I used a couple of Cuttlebug folders to emboss the mats on my card and used a Martha Stewart lacy border too.  The little green "lace" tabs were created with My Craft Spot's Tiny Banners and Toppers metal dies.  The larger flower is from Flower Shoppe and the little ones were created with punches.  (The tiny leaves were also created with My Craft Spot's Tiny Banners and Toppers metal dies.) I added pearls to the centre of each of the flowers.


The sentiment and flourishes are from My Craft Spot's Tickets stamp set and Postage Stamps stamp set.  I stamped them on a tag from a Stampin' Up set.  I finished everything off with some Vanilla Bean crinkle ribbon - also from My Craft Spot

Please head over to My Craft Spot to see what the rest of the design team has come up with - and then enter your own project for a chance to win this week's prize.

Don't forget that the newest My Craft Spot Release Party starts next Monday.  Woo hoo!  There are 5 NEW stamp sets and 3 NEW sets of metal dies.  I LOVE the new release, and I'm sure you will too!  Head to Kimberly's post HERE for more details (and a chance to win an early prize)!

At the end of August, we sold our house in order to move to a place with a pool.  Unfortunately, nothing suitable has come on the market since then.  We gave ourselves a long closing date, but that date is drawing close (November 15) and we don't have a new home!!  My mother has most graciously invited us to stay with her in the interim, but we do need to find a home of our own.  For those of you who say prayers, please offer one up that we will soon find a new house that meets our needs. Thank you!! I'll let you know when we've found a place.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

My Craft Spot Christmas Stamp Release - Coming Soon!

In just over a week, My Craft Spot will be celebrating the release of the NEW stamp sets and metal dies!  Beginning Monday, October 28, the design team will be showcasing sneak peaks from each of the 5 new stamp sets and 3 sets of metal dies!!  There will be prizes each day of the week and we'll end things on Saturday, November 2 with a blog hop - which will include prizes at EACH stop along the way!  And the best part of all?  You're ALL invited!

Kimberly is so excited that she wants to get the party going right away.  All you need to do is add the Stamp Release Party button below to your blog.  Then, go to THIS POST to leave a comment for Kimberly to let her know you've done so.
  
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Monday, October 7, 2013

Hallowe'en Treats

The challenge at My Craft Spot is "Trick or Treat" this week.  I made some licorice candy tubes to share around.  I started out by filling some narrow Stampin' Up cellophane bags (sent to me by my sweet design team sister, Ally, of Rock Paper Cricut) with black licorice strings. 


For the toppers themselves, I used both Ornate Labels metal dies and Lacy Doilies metal dies.  I used a variety of sentiments, stamped with selections from Ornate Labels - Halloween stamp set (the frames inside the die cuts and "Toxic Treats" sentiment), Spooky Treats stamp set (for "Spooky Treats" sentiment), Candy Corn Kisses stamp set (for the "Boo"), and Stamping All Around Fall stamp set (for the bat under "Spooky Treats").


To finish things off, I combined some Smokey Black and Deep Purple crinkle ribbons for the bow around my vase.   

There are a number of fun and fabulous projects over at My Craft Spot today.  Check them out - and then enter your own Trick-or-Treat project for a chance to win this week's prize!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Basketball Birthday Boy

I'm so pleased to be sharing a project over at My Craft Spot today - and am posting it here on my blog as well. My youngest nephew recently turned four years old.  He absolutely loves basketball so when I saw the little character from the new Create a Friend cartridge, I knew it would be perfect for my nephew's card, especially as I found a little basketball set to give him too.



The Create a Friend character actually has a 1 on his shirt so I used my Gypsy to switch things to a 4, in order to match my nephew's age.  I used a Peachy Keen face for the little guy's face.  Both the blue and white mats were embossed with a QuicKutz polka-dot folder.


The Happy Birthday! sentiment is from My Craft Spot's Inside & Out - Set #2.  I used one of the dies from the My Craft Spot Tiny Banners and Toppers metal dies for the little pennants at the side.  I finished things off with some fun enamel dots from my wonderful friend Susie of Susie Craft Happy.  (Thanks again, Susie.  I am LOVING these enamel dots!)