Mod Circle Frame Card

Mod Circles

Mod Circles

Hi All!

I hope you are all taking some quiet time to enjoy the holidays. I’m really terrible at that, I must admit. I find myself getting caught up in the endless to-do lists, gift shopping, party planning, etc. But on the other hand, some of it is fun and enjoyable. So, I guess it’s all in our attitude. I need to remind myself of that when the ice cream cake cones that I plan on making for my daughter’s class tomorrow don’t look exactly like the Pinterest photo! :)

Today I am using a new die by Simon Says Stamp called Mod Circle Frame. I decided to use it in a space theme for this card. Although I didn’t plan it to be a masculine card, I think it definitely could be used as one.

On a different note, I wanted to let you know that I have some extremely exciting news coming up! It’s something I have been working on for a long time and I CANNOT wait to share it with you. More to come in the new few weeks. Stay tuned!

Enjoy the video and have a great week!

Darlene

Note: If you are reading this post in an email, go to my blog to view the video.

Supplies:

To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.

SSS Mod Circle Frame
SSS Mod Circle Frame
Lawn Fawn Lucky Stars Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn Lucky Stars
EH|SSS
Simon Says Stamp Merry Trees
Merry Trees
Dusty Concord Distress Ink
Dusty Concord
EH|SSS
Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink
Chipped Sapphire
EH|SSS
Texture Spray, White
Texture Spray, White
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Thin Paper Tape
Thin Paper Tape
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
EH|SSS
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Ink Foam Applicator
Ink Foam Applicator
EH|SSS
Ranger Craft Sheet
Craft Mat
EH|SSS
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot
EH|SSS
Magnetic Platform
Magnetic Platform
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals
Dimensionals

Wednesday’s Card: Personalized Shaker Tags

Shaker Tags

Hi All!

Hope your holidays are very merry! I’m taking a break from holiday cards to work on some tags. This design will work for pretty much any occasion. I used the Filled With Love set by Simon Says Stamp. Yes, it’s a Valentine’s Day set! I got it last year and have used it on way more than Valentine’s Day cards. It’s just one of those great versatile sets. So, if you’re thinking ahead to Valentine’s Day, I recommend this one.

My favorite part about these shaker cards is the name on the inside, under the clear acetate. It will leave the recipient wondering how you got their name in there! Here are a few close-ups:

Shaker Tags

Shaker Tags

Shaker Tags

Shaker Tags

The first version of this tag took longer because I was also designing it, but I would guess 15-20 minutes a piece. Not too bad at all.

Enjoy and have a great week!

Darlene

Note: If you are reading this post in an email, go to my blog to view the video.

Supplies:

To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.

SSS Large Tags
SSS Large Tags
Simon Says Stamp Filled with Love
Filled with Love Stamps and Dies
Hero Arts Dots Background
Hero Arts Dots Background
Lawn Fawn Birthday Tags
Lawn Fawn Birthday Tags
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Window Sheets
Window Sheets
Clear Sequins
Clear Sequins
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals
Dimensionals
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake Cardstock
Crumb Cake Cardstock
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
EH|SU
Memento Luxe Love Letter Ink
Love Letter Ink
EH|SSS
Simon Says Stamp Green Leaf Ink
SSS Green Leaf Ink
Hero Arts Field Notes Cube Inks
Hero Arts Cube Inks
EH|SSS
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
EH|SSS
Ranger Ice Stickles, Silver
Ice Stickles
EH|SSS
Pick Me Up Stick
Pick Me Up Stick
Doodlebug Twine, Christmas Assortment
Christmas Twine
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot
EH|SSS
Magnetic Platform
Magnetic Platform
EH|SSS
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombo Mono Multi Glue
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen

Wednesday’s Card: Merry and Bright

Merry and Bright

Merry and Bright

Hi All,

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I wanted to use all those leftover stars from my holiday card, so I came up with this design. I just got the Mama Elephant Basic Borders set, which I have a feeling I will be using a lot in the future.

Enjoy and have a wonderful week!

Darlene

Note: If you are reading this post in an email, go to my blog to view the video.

Supplies:

To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.
Distress Markers used: Brick Red, Barn Door, Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, and Pine Needles

MFT Blueprints 18
MFT Blueprints 18
EH|SSS
Mama Elephant Basic Borders
Basic Borders
EH|SSS
Distress Markers, Full Set
Distress Markers
EH|SSS
Merry & Bright Dies
Merry & Bright Dies
Stampin' Up!Aqua Painter
Aqua Painter
Ranger Watercolor Paper
Ranger Watercolor Paper
EH|SSS
Ranger Black Sparkle Embossing Powder
Black Sparkle Powder
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
EH|SSS
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
EH|SSS
Tweezers
Tweezers
EH|SSS
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Rhinestone Jewels
Clear Rhinestones
Stampin' Up! Heat Tool
Heat Tool
Paper Piercer
Paper Piercer
Ranger Craft Sheet
Craft Mat
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals
Dimensionals
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Happy Thanksgiving Sales!

Just popping in for 2 quick fun sales:

  • Simon Says Stamp is having 30% off Simon-branded products TODAY ONLY! Use code SIMONBRAND at checkout.
  • Ellen Hutson has lots going on this weekend:
    • Save 20% on every in-stock product Friday 12am-7am PT, use code early14.
    • Save 15% Friday 7am PT-Monday 12am PT, use code anniv2014.
    • Save 20% Monday 12am-9am PT on whatever is left, use code cyber2014.
    • PLUS this exclusive “you rock” die set when you spend $75, while supplies last:
      yourock

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

    Darlene

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

Thanksgiving Owls
Hi All,

I hope you are enjoying your Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends!

I know we’re not supposed to preempt Thanksgiving with talk of Christmas, but we all know what’s coming later in the week – Black Friday and Cyber Monday. OMGosh I can’t wait! I love to sit at home with my laptop by a fire and do my Christmas shopping. I may do some actual physical shopping over the next few weeks, but it will be while the kids are in school and the crowds are thin.

I will be posting news of good sales on my Facebook Page as I hear about them throughout the week. A really good one happening TODAY ONLY is the Sizzix Big Shot bundle at Scrapbook.com. It’s a great deal!

I’m bringing back my list of Gift Ideas from last year and adding it to the blog menu (see the blue bar above). If you don’t know what to ask for, I can certainly help you with that. :)

So back to cards… two years ago I decided to revisit some of my favorite holiday card posts from years past. It was fun going through the old stuff, which can be made to feel new again! Anyway, I thought I would do that today.

Below you will find a few videos to enjoy while preparing for the big feast tomorrow (including some reindeer place cards). Just click on the image to go to the post with the video.

Enjoy and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Darlene

Modern Snowflakes
Inktense Background
Merry Trees
Reindeer Thank You
Owl Santa and Reindeer
Herd of Reindeer
Masking with Christmas Tree
Embossed Snowflake Card

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