Sunday, October 15, 2017

Christmas Cards 2017-Oct-15

Welcome back to my blog!

Yesterday I played a challenge and have some left overs from the panel I used and all the papers are still on my desk.  So I thought why not make another card using those materials?!

I use some of the smaller cutting dies from the Hero Arts Ornaments Infinity Dies for the baubles, and smaller ribbon for the bows.   There is a peek of yesterday's card (left back).

The Ornaments Infinity Dies has eight different size/shape and you can layer the smaller one on top of larger ones to make new design. 

Fun?!  Get your own set with 15% off using my code Cindy15 at a2z Scrapbooking Etsy store.  To apply discount, your purchase must be $25 or over before shipping.  There are lots of new stuff from the 2017 Hero Arts Winter Catalog in the store, I doubt you would have problem reaching that amount.  :) 


Hero Arts Ornament Infinity Dies
Hero Arts Clear Stamp - Vintage Christmas Post
Hero Arts Cling Stamp - Leaf and Floral Background
VersaMark Watermark Mini Ink Pad
Ranger Distress Ink - Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey,  Barn Door, Ripe Persimmon
Hero Arts Note Card - Latte

Thanks for visiting.  I wish you a lovely day.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Christmas Cards 2017-Oct-14

Hello everyone,

Today I played the Hero Arts Flickr group scramble challenge #161 host by Arlene (her blog: A Bit of This and That).  The theme is make a Christmas card.

I created a pretty traditional Christmas card featuring a ornament.  I love the shape of this cutting die, part of the Hero Art Ornament Infinity Dies set.  Isn't this set fun?!

I first stamp the Hero Arts Leaf and Floral Background with VersaMark watermark ink on white CS.  Then use inking tool to sponge Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey and Barn Door onto the stamp panel.  I die cut the ornament and clear embossed it.

I am very pleased how it turned out.  :)

Have you started your Christmas card stash yet?  Want to get this lovely cutting die set for your up coming holiday projects?  Get yours at a2z Scrapbooking Etsy store, use my code Cindy15 to get 15% off any purchases $25 or over before shipping.

Other Challenges:

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #263 - Holiday


Hero Arts Ornament Infinity Dies
Hero Arts Clear Stamp - Vintage Christmas Post
Hero Arts Cling Stamp - Leaf and Floral Background
VersaMark Watermark Mini Ink Pad
Ranger Distress Ink - Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey,  Barn Door
Hero Arts Note Card - Mocha

Thanks for visiting my blog.  I wish you a lovely day!!

Saturday, October 7, 2017

World Card Making Day celebration

Happy World Card Making Day!!

I am joining my team mates at a2z Scrapbooking Supplies for a very fun celebration for this weekend.  

We are having shopping discount all weekend long, from October 7 (8am EDT) until October 8 (11:59pm EDT, get a 25% discount on everything except the clearance section.  Use code WorldDay25.

There is a flash challenge!!  Create a card with a fun fold.  Any fold just not the regular top fold or side fold.  Link up at a2z Scrapbooking Supplies and you could win a $20 gift certificate to the a2z Etsy store.

And there is a giveaway!  Everyone who enters a card in flash challenge this weekend will receive the free Hero Arts digital stamp, Spooky Labels.

Be sure to hop on over to a2z Scrapbooking Supplies to check full details.

And now my fun fold card.  I made a "never ending" card.  I had so much fun making it, I can't wait to give it to a very special person.

To make this card, I searched the web and selected a tutorial (among many).  After I got the base card assemble, I stamp and made the various panels that go onto my card using several stamp sets.  The main one is the very adorable Hero Arts Santa Snacks Stamp and Cut set.  And facilitate adhering the small piece, I used Stick It.

Here's a short video showing it in action.


ETA:  The Flash Challenge has finished, but you could still use my code Cindy15 to get 15% off your purchases $25 or over at a2z Etsy store.

Other challenge: 

Simon Says Stamps Happy World Card Making Day challenge

Supplies [images (except from the Santa Snacks Stamp & Cut) used from the set in square brackets]:

Hero Arts Santa Snacks Stamp & Cut

Hero Arts Coffee Cup Tag and matching Frame Cut [holly]
Hero Arts Woodland Set by Lia [Candy Cane]
Hero Arts Nesting Tea Cup Infinity Dies [smallest tea cup]
Hero Arts Vintage Christmas Post and matching Frame Cut [mistletoe]
Hero Arts Winter Cheer Tag Set by Lia ["Merry", "Joy"]
Hero Arts Clear Stamp - Ribbon Letters by Lia ["&"]
Ranger Distress Ink - Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo
VersaMark Watermark Mini Stamp pad
White embossing powder
Clear embossing powder
Stick It Adhesive Sheets

Thanks for visiting.  Happy stamping!!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Will you celebrate with us

Hello craft friends,

World Card Making Day is coming up a few days, and a2z Scrapbooking Supplies will have a flash challenge.  Come back again Oct 7th to find out more!!

Have a lovely day!!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

I scrambled to CAS(E) this Sketch


For those who is familiar with Hero Arts Flickr group scramble challenge, you know what I am talking about!!

Betty (at Created by bjk) is our hostess and the theme she gave us is Autumn using something metallic.

I took some metallic vellum (gold) and tried on different embossing powder.  From left bottom, counter clock wise:  Rose Quartz, Brass, Bronze, Silver.

They turned out nicely!  I hand cut the leaves and added them (except one) to a card panel of which sentiments were stamped in a diagonal fashion.  I used the sketch from the CAS(E) this Sketch #241.


CAS(E) this Sketch #241


Hero Arts Clear Stamp - Autumn
Embossing powder - Rose Quartz, Brass, Bronze, Silver
VersaMark watermark ink
Ranger Distress Ink - Walnut Stain

Thanks for stopping by.  I wish you a lovely day!