Friday, November 14, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Notecard

Hi everyone!

I don't know what the weather's like where you live but here we're getting tons of snow! 8 inches in the last 24 hours. It's crazy! Anyway, this means I'm bundled up inside stamping and crafting.

Today I want to share a card with you that's for Thanksgiving (even though it feels like Christmas with all the snow). When I started to create this card I knew I only wanted to do a card front. Strange, I know. I was envisioning something I could give to someone, like a notecard, that they could then prop up somewhere or pin somewhere. That's why I wanted just a card front. I'm actually really happy with how it turned out!

Here's the front:

Stamp Sets: Tags 4 You, Gratitude for Days
Card Stock: Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Color Me Autumn DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Cajun Craze
Accessories: Burlap Ribbon, Early Espresso Baker's Twine

And here's the back:

Cute, right?! I'm actually kind of impressed that the idea in my head went onto paper so well, haha! The bow on the card makes the card look small but I promise it's just a large bow on a normal 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 card.

I hope the weather is better where you live! Thanks for reading!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Holiday Home

Hi there everyone!

First off, thanks so much for all of your kind and uplifting comments from the blog hop. It truly was a wonderful experience.

Today I want to share with you 2 cards that are similar but intended for very different holidays. I used the Holiday Home stamp set and the Holiday Invitation stamp set on both cards. Hopefully this will help you see how 2 stamp sets not intended for each other can blend beautifully!

The first card is meant for Thanksgiving, or really any time in November. I love that about Fall; people are always so thankful for everything. It's such a beautiful time of the year.

Stamp Sets: Holiday Home, Holiday Invitation
Card Stock: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Tangerine Tango, Baked Brown Sugar
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, Early Espresso Candy Dots, Holiday Home Framelits

Nice, right? The next card is meant for Halloween. Who doesn't love candy and dressing up? I know I do. This cards is unique in that all the stamping and coloring of the houses was done on vellum. 

Stamp Sets: Holiday Home, Holiday Invitation
Card Stock: Basic Black, Vellum
Ink: StazOn Black Ink, Basic Black, Basic Gray
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Basic Black Candy Dots

Well that's all I have for you today! I hope you found some sort of inspiration (even if it's in the background of my photos, haha). Have a wonderful day!