Thursday, December 8, 2016

Foxy Friends Christmas Note Cards

Hello Friends!

I'm slowly checking things off my Holiday to-do list and boy oh boy does it feel good to on top of things this year! I really wanted to give a little hand made goodness to everyone I possibly could this year so I created a stack of these note sized cards to go out to customers, friends, and teachers with a little Thank You note inside.

This Foxy Friends set has become a staple in my stamp collection this Holiday Season; chances are pretty good that if you're receiving a gift from myself or my children this year it will include a tag or card with an animal from this set!  Because the set is Photopolymer (so you can see right through the stamp) it makes it so easy to layer the images together.

  1. To create a card like this cut a note card from Whisper White card stock, finished size measuring 4" x 4".
  2. Find the center of the card front and begin stamping the leaves, flowers, and berries outward from the center in a circular pattern.
  3. Stamp the Reindeer onto another piece of Whisper White card stock and die cut using the largest circle in the Stitched Shape Framelits collection.
  4. Layer onto the center of the note card using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  5. Stamp a sentiment of your choice onto a piece of Whisper White card stock.  Cut out and use the Banner punch to trim the edges.  Adhere into place just below the bottom of the Reindeer.
On a side note, I have begun my very first Hello December (December Daily) using the Project Life Hello December 2016 kit!  I'm on the fence as to whether I should share it here or not...I'm not sure it's something anyone would be interested in seeing.  If I do share it will probably be once a week encompassing the prior weeks layouts.  Let me know if you would be interested in an album walk through and I'll add it to my to-do list. Do you do December Daily albums?  I'd love you to leave a link below - I'm always on the hunt for inspiration!

Have a great day!

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Winter Stroll

Hi All!

I hope wherever you're reading this you're toasty warm and cozy; its a -29 degree Celsius windchill here today.  Sometimes I really wonder why I choose to live in this frozen prairie land...I'll be sure to keep our wood stove full today!

As much as I'm not a person that enjoys winter I have to admit that the snow does create a pretty scene when it blankets the outdoors.  I took a little inspiration from one of  Michelle Zindorf's cards to create this little winter scene of a pup in a blanket of snow covered hills.  I have been looking for ways to incorporate the dog image from The Wilderness Awaits set and I think I have finally found it! I love it used as a silhouette; it takes away the hunting feel of the original image and allows it to be used in so many other ways for many occasions.

I hope you have a wonderful day!  

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Merry Mice Pop & Twist Card AND Blog Candy Winner!


We woke up to a SNOW bunch this morning!  As much as I'm not a "winter" person I have to admit that it sure looks pretty outside ( I may regret saying that when I head out to shovel after I write this post!)

Anyhow, a little of the white stuff definitely helps put one in the Christmas Spirit and put's Christmas card making in high gear!  Before I go into detail on this Merry Mice Pop & Twist card pictured above I thought I should announce the winners of the Merry Mice Tag Blog Candy.  Thank you for all the wonderful comments that you left - I love that Christmas spirit can be found even in the littlest of things!

The Winner on the Facebook post - Angie Williams

The Winner on the Blog post - Heather A.

Heather A said...
My favourite thing about the holiday is visiting family. And holiday foods! Love your artwork.
Heather, be sure to forward me your email address via email and I'll get them out in the mail to you right away!

Thanks again for everyone who took the time to enter!  I'll be hosting another giveaway very soon, so be sure to subscribe so you don't miss out!

Okay, back to today's cute and interactive card!  These Pop & Twist cards are taking the world of Pinterest by storm and I succumbed to peer pressure and had to make one for myself.  I demonstrated this card at my last Techniques Class and it was a definite hit - I think my sister ended up making half a dozen of these by the day's end LOL.

If you're unfamiliar with this card fold simply search Google or You Tube for Pop & Twist Card Folds; you'll find tons of tutorials and all the dimensions that will get you started.  And once you have that inside mechanism figured out it's easy peasy to make!  It's like pure magic the way this card looks like any old other when closed but when you open it up a series of smaller cards unfold from within.  Whomever came up with this idea is a genius!

As you can probably tell by my a couple of my previous posts I'm really really enjoying using this Merry Mice set.  They are easy to layer onto a card such as this one and give me the opportunity to color with my Stampin' Write Markers which is always a win win in my books.

Before I head off I just wanted to remind you to sign up for my Holiday Newsletter!  It is sent out each Friday until the week before Christmas and features tutorials and tips on cards, tags, and other items for the Holiday Season. These tutorials are not posted on my blog so the only way you can get them is to sign up!  If you've signed up but are missing previous weeks and would like to receive them, just send me a quick email and I'd be happy to send you the links!
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Thursday, November 24, 2016


Happy American Turkey Day!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends today!  I hope you stuff yourself fully of turkey and pie and enjoy precious time with family and friends!  Being Canadian we celebrated our Thanksgiving a month and a half keep me in your thoughts while I sit lonely without turkey, stuffing, and pie today in my stamp room LOL.

I've just discovered that there may have be some issues commenting on my blog posts and I think I now (finally) have it all sorted out.  If you've been attempting to comment on my Merry Mice Tag Blog Candy post and were unable to, I'd love for you to try again!  Seeing your comments brightens my day immensely!  I'll extend the draw date to Monday November 28th just to give everyone a chance to comment if you've been trying to and couldn't!

As another small Thank You for being such wonderful subscribers I've jumped on board the Black Friday train and have listed EVERYTHING in my Tutorial Store at 10% off today through Saturday at midnight CST!   At checkout use the code SAVE10 to receive your discount.  So, if you've been eyeing up a sponging tutorial or a 3-D Christmas project, be sure to take advantage of the savings while you can!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

If you're curious about the little gift boxes above they're made with the Gift Box Punch Board, sized at 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 1-3/4".  Perfect for holding a small "Thank You" during the Holiday Season!


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