Saturday, December 2, 2017

MAKE IT MONDAY #305--Love of Layers

...or should I say "Layering Gone Wild???"

This card features seven layers (not counting the pearl or gem.)
Can one have too many layers?  I don't think so,
as long as you layer responsibly!

This was a fun card to make for this challenge.
The Papertrey Ink set is one of several "Splits" available
in their $5 Mini Stamp set series. 
 The coordinating die is also a $5 item, used here
for the stamped image and behind it (upside down.)
I have a variety of these mini sets and dies
in my stash which I enjoy using.

For more on this challenge, click HERE.


Great opportunity to use up some of the Autumn dsp's!

...and Thank-you notes may come in handy after Christmas... 

Thursday, November 30, 2017


My new wreath die arrived the other day, and I finally got a chance to use it this afternoon!  I've seen so many beautiful cards made with this die, including non-holiday ones.  I hope to get a lot of use out of it!

(Please click on the image for a closer view.)


Sunday, November 26, 2017

PAPER PLAYERS #372--Sketch

Sketches always seem to be more of a challenge for me, but this one seemed to come together more easily.

I like to keep a few New Year cards for those who might send an unexpected  Christmas card too late for me to respond in kind.  So I have some fun cards made with lots of sparkles and glitter for the New Year.  Then I add their name to next year's Christmas card list.  These gold and silver snowflakes from Stampin' Up are just right for the occasion.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Sunday, November 19, 2017

PAPER PLAYERS #371--Warm and Cozy

My CAS card features a warm and cozy quilt.  This card will be going out tomorrow for a friend whose husband is recovering from a nasty spider bite.  He was in the hospital several times for treatment, and the swelling (in his arm) is finally subsiding after 3 weeks.   

Sunday, November 12, 2017

PAPER PLAYERS #370--White on White

 I've asked Santa for a new camera for Christmas, and since I've been good (at least I think so) my photos should improve soon.  Meanwhile, I'll have to just describe what I used for this card.

First, I ran some white cs through the Big Shot for a  layer of white embossed snowflakes.  Then I ran it through the scalloped rectangle die and attached it with dimensionals to a white card base.

Next, I used the snowflake die twice.  On the bottom one, I added the glitter and then used the second one to make it thicker and also have the glitter contained between the lines.  Before attaching the snowflake, I added  white glitter washi tape to the bottom for a little more sparkle.  For the finishing touch, I added a pearl in the center.

Click on the photo for a larger image and a closer look at the details!

The Paper Players website can be found HERE:

Saturday, November 11, 2017

THREE OF A KIND--Christmas Cardinal

These three were done with the AlteNew stamp and die sets.  For the first one, I made a gate card with a 3-step stamped bird.  Thankfully, I remembered to attach the green panel with adhesive only on the left side!

The second card was done with the cardinal dies which I used to cut the bird out of some red plaid dsp.

Lastly, I chose another dsp to use with the cardinal die, centering the large white flower on the bird and adding a gem in the center.  The background dsp is gold metallic.

As of today, I'm all done with my 100+ Christmas cards--Yay!

Sunday, November 5, 2017


In order to brighten up the front of this card, I added some gold twine on the left and a strip of green and gold dsp on the inside right.  I trimmed 1/2" off the right side of the front and cut the dsp to 3/4" so that it would show in the space created.  You can't see it here, but the card base has some sparkle to it also.

For more examples for this challenge, click HERE.