Monday, December 5, 2016

In His Glory

Well, as you know if you frequent my blog....I do love my holiday crafting.  This year the JustRite stamps they released for Christmas/holiday are just stunning!  I paired them with some background stamps and a JustRite die set to create this card:

The background on the panel was created with the JustRite Confetti Trio stamp set.  I used full ink on the top portion and stamped off (or the stamp stamp if you're quick) for the bottom to give it the fade.  I used Distress Ink.  You can use Weathered Wood, or Stormy Sky....both look great!

The center oval is die cut from the JustRite Hello Decorative Oval Frame die set.  The scroll border die was cut in black cardstock, and then I cut out the oval in black cardstock....but went back and cut out the scallop border oval to create the reverse scallop border you see around the scene.

To create the scene in the oval, stamp the Retro Sparkle stamp in Versamark and emboss with clear embossing powder--die cut using oval from Hello die set.  Use a soft blue Distress Ink over to get the background to pop.  Stamp and emboss the town scene and sentiment from the Nativity Sentiments set using black embossing powder.   Place town scene on oval background and trim to fit:

Next fussy cut the town scene and then glue to the oval:

Then use the reverse scallop oval die cut earlier and glue to the oval as a border/frame:

Glue scroll frame die cut earlier to front of card, then foam tape town scene oval piece to the center. Add banner with sentiment, bow and pearls.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Make sure to check out the JustRite site for these stamps and dies and so many more!

*****REMEMBER TO HOP.....the Just Imagine Kreaxions blog hop is still open for another couple of days....prizes to be had when you leave comments along the way!*****

Paper: AC cardstock--black, gray; GP white
Stamps and Dies:  JustRite
Embellishments/other: Recollection pearls, WOW embossing powder, AC ribbon

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Just Imagine....Christmas Inspiration Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Just Imagine/Kreaxions Blog Hop So glad you could join us! We’ve kept it short and sweet so hop along to each blog, leaving a comment along the way. One participant will be chosen from the comments for a $10 Just Imagine Crafts gift certificate. The designers have tips, tutorials, and/or prizes so don’t miss out!

Here is the order of the hop:
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Joan Borgelt (
Laura Cox ( <<<< You Are Here!
Candy Spiegel (
Charity Hotrum (

So if you've popped onto my blog today....make sure to start at the beginning and leave comments along the way to have the chance to win!  And make extra sure you leave a comment here on my blog....I'm sending a lucky someone a little holiday card making goodie bag!

So without further's the card I'm sharing today:

I've used the Just Imagine Kreaxions 4 in 1 Snowflake punch (punch #312) this one....perfect for holiday cards or wintery scrapbook pages!  I punched this border without any of the guides, and then I trimmed off the bottom edge to leave the large scalloped snowflake.  You can see the trimmed off portion at the top of my card.

The Kreaxions Sparkle Duo glitter paper makes the punched out areas pop that!

Remember, the other gals on the team have some great inspiration as make sure to check them out!  There is that great prize don't forget to comment!

Thanks for hopping along today!

Paper:  AC brown, kraft, Photo Play-Holiday Cheer, Kreaxions Sparkle Duo Glitter Paper 
Tools:  Kreaxions 4 in 1 Snowflake punch 
Embellishments:  Queen & Co pearls, AC hemp twine, jingle bells, Photo Play Holiday Cheer cardstock stickers

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Time for Christmas Cards!

Need some quick card inspiration?  If your like really do....because those Christmas and holiday cards need to get done pretty quick!  I've got a quick and easy card to share today....using the ever inspiring Just Imagine Kreaxions punches....LOVE all the different ways you can use them!

This card was just simply punching the border and snipping of part of it to leave the large scalloped snowflake border....super cute!

Make sure to stop by the Just Imagine blog too and say hi!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies Used:
Paper:  Photo Play; AC kraft
Embellishments:  Photo Play ephemera; AC hemp twine; Tim Holtz snowflake; Zva rhinestones
Tools:  Just Imagine Kreaxions punch #312

Monday, October 31, 2016

Thankfully Blessed

After a tough week around here....I really still have to remember that we are so very blessed.  Which is exactly what this card is a reminder of!

If you remember this card:

Here's the card I promised, where I used the stencil piece.  I cut it down, and added ink to completely cover it.  I also punched the border to frame out the sentiment.  Another great way to use this border punch from Just Imagine Kreaxions!

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to check out all the inspiration today over at Just Imagine in THIS POST.

Supplies Used:
Tools:  Just Imagine Kreaxions punch #310
Paper:  AC kraft cardstock; Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice 6x6 pad
Ink:  Distress Ink-Gathered Twigs
Embellishments:  burlap, Recollections enamel dots

Saturday, October 22, 2016

A Little Pumpkin Everything

Yes, I'm one of those Pumpkin Spice Latte, Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin truffle, pumpkin everything people!  So I couldn't resist this sweet saying in the Pumpkin Spice (I think there might be a theme here...haha!) Simple Stories 6x6 paper pad.  And spicing it up a little more?  The fabulous punches from Just Imagine Kreaxions!

Now you probably notice there is no punched area.  That's because I used the punched piece on another card (coming soon!) but not before I used this piece as a stencil.

This border was punched using Kreaxions punch #310 and used as a stencil with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  Yet another fun way to use a border punch!  You could even make your own patterned paper this way.

Thanks for stopping by.....remember to think outside the box and even off the page, when you use those punches!

Supplies Used:
Tools:  Just Imagine Kreaxions Punch #310; Xyron Mega Runner
Paper:  Simple Stories-Pumpkin Spice 6x6 paper pad; AC kraft cardstock
Embellishment/other:  raffia, Recollections enamel dots, glossy accents, foam tape

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Frosty Beauty

Well, it's true, snowflakes are probably one of my favorite images to work with in stamping/die cutting.  As evidenced by some of my latest cards.  Here's a bright and cheerful card for the holidays, once again, using the new Small Oval Christmas Tidings stamp set from's loaded with so many great it!

Even with the layers this card comes together pretty quickly.

Base:  5&1/2" by 4&1/4" white cardstock A2 sized base.

First layer:  5&1/4" by 4" red cardstock.

Second layer:  5" by 3&3/4" silver POW glitter paper.

Third layer: 4&3/4" by 3&1/2" snowflake patterned paper (Doodlebug Here Comes Santa Claus)

Center panel:  First create the strip for the left side of the card by stamping the small snowflake in Festive Berries Distress Ink on a 1" by 4&3/4" piece of white cardstock.  TIP:  Start by stamping the center snowflake first and work out from there.  Mat this piece on a 1&1/4" by 4&3/4" piece of red cardstock.

Next create the base by matting the tree patterned paper (2&1/2" by 3&1/2") on a piece of red cardstock (2&3/4" by 3&3/4").  Cut POW silver glitter paper using the Vintage Labels Eleven die (3" wide die) and glue to the tree patterned paper base.

Stamp the large snowflake using Festive Berries ink and fussy cut out.  Cut red cardstock using the  1&3/4" Vintage Labels Eleven die.  Foam tape center panel to card front, and foam tape snowflake and red Vintage Labels pieces.  Stamp sentiment on white cardstock and trim to a banner (3/4" wide and about 2&1/4" long), then brush edges with ink.  Foam tape to center of red Vintage Labels piece.

To finish add a little bling and a bow.

Thanks for stopping by today!  Stop back soon for more crafty ideas!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  JustRite--Small Oval Christmas Tidings
Dies:  JustRite--Vintage Labels Eleven
Ink:  Distress Ink-Festive Berries
Paper:  AC cardstock and glitter paper; Doodlebug-Here Comes Santa Claus
Embellishments: AC ribbon, Recollections rhinestones

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Frosty Sparkling Joy

More new release goodies coming at you today from JustRite!  We've got this beautiful new set called Small Oval Christmas Tidings....a big name for a gorgeous big set of stamps!

I used this lovely set full of layering goodness to create this joy-filled card:

The layers on this card were created by starting with a standard A2 base of white cardstock (5&1/2" by 4&1/4") then adding a mat of the swiss dot paper (5&1/4" by 4"). 

The center panel is a 3" by 4&1/4" piece of white cardstock.  I stamped the Retro Sparkle Cling Background stamp from JustRite, using Versamark Ink, then embossed with clear embossing powder.  Next I went over the background with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  I added a few drops of water and also roughed up the edges of the piece to give it a more distressed look.  

To add some sparkle on the white dots/stars, I used Stardust Stickles.  I set it aside to dry, then started on the rest of the layers. 

I cut a 2&7/8" circle out of white cardstock, using the Just Imagine Kreaxions Circle Cutter, and 3&1/8" gray cardstock mat. The snowflake was stamped using Tumbled Glass and then embossed in clear.  The edges of the circle were brushed with ink, then glued to the gray circle mat.  The center white/gray mat ovals were cut out using the JustRite Joy Oval Frames, and stamped using the same method.  The word "Joy" was cut out using this same die set, these ovals are foam taped to the center of the snowflake, on the large circle, then sparkled up using rhinestones and enamel dots. 

Before the circle is attached to the card, there is another layer created using the Damask Flourish One die, cut twice and glued together, and a center band of a 1" by 4" strip of striped paper matted on a 1&1/4" by 4" strip of gray cardstock.  Here are all the pieces before the card was completely assembled:

After assembly I added a few more enamel dots to complete the card.

Thanks for stopping by today!  More inspiration soon!

Stamps:  JustRite-Small Oval Christmas Tidings, Retro Sparkle Cling Background
Dies: JustRite-Joy Oval Frames, Damask Flourish One
Paper:  Echo Park Winter Stripes and Dots, AC gray cardstock, GP white cardstock
Ink: Distress Ink-Tumbled Glass; Versamark
Other: Ranger Clear Embossing Powder, Recollections rhinestones, enamel dots; Just Imagine Kreaxions Circle Cutter.