Christmas to remember, Heartwarming Hugs, Merriest moments

A random Festive card

I had some scraps of the Heartwarming Hugs dsp on my table and this made me create a festive card… so the strips of dsp became a border on a Real Red card. I added some circles and then stamped and fussy cut the Holly leaves and the flower from Merriest Moments stamp set.

Next I added the embossed sentiment from Christmas to Remember which I again fussy cut out.

And that was that… another Christmas card for the stash.

Entering this into the Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Claritystamps, Heartwarming Hugs, Peace & Joy, Stampin Blends alcohol pens

#sheetloadsofcards template May 2022

Howdy! Stumbled across a template for making 6 cards using 3 pieces of 6×6… #sheetloadsofcards by CALL ME (CRAFTY) AL … and I had to play along… so here are another 6 Christmas cards done and dusted!

Used the fabulous Creative Stamping magazine stamps I’ve had for ages but LOVE! Lots of colouring in done! Lovely and chilled.

I chose to cut down some of the Heartwarming Hugs dsp into 6×6 and then teamed it with Mossy Meadow cardstock and real red. Chose to mix a Claritystamps sentiment with the Peace and Joy stamps to finish off.

Added either glossy accents or some stickles to finish off.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Heartwarming Hugs, Inchies and Twinchies, Promarkers, Letraset, Santa's Suit, Stampin Blends alcohol pens

Advent twinchies 10 11 12

Wow! December is going fast isn’t it?

So today three more twinchies… and this time I went cute and plumped for the Santa’s Suit stamps and dies.

I actually started with some scraps of the Heartwarming Hugs dsp and made a striped background and then layered the white cardstock on top and for the number 11 placed it on a base of red.

I edged the white panels with some stampin blends ink to define the edges.

Then I chose to create the little tags from some lime cardstock and added the stamped images of Santa in his long John’s and his suit!

I finished with scraps of ribbon and of course the glittery numbers.

Love these little cute twinchies… those images work perfectly as twinchie focal images.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Heartwarming Hugs, Inchies and Twinchies, Merry Moose

Advent twinchies 4 5 6

Three more twinchies to share today for the advent swap… this time I used up some bits of the Heartwarming Hugs dsp from last years Stampin Up catalogue and the lovely Merry Moose image as the focal point.

I think these two products work so well together… the fun patterns and the solid moose image punched out are a fab combo. I added a layer of Mossy Meadow as a mat and then the Real Red for the base. I varied the colour of the moose… pear pizazz and mossy meadow.

On each moose I also added wink of Stella to give them some shimmer and then the gem and the sticker to finish off!

Love that Moose!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Christmas 2021 challenge, Heartwarming Hugs, Wreath Builder

Christmas challenge #5

So I am at the point of the challenge where I wonder what my brain was thinking in giving myself the prompt of gifts. Turns out I don’t really have many gift stamps or dies in my collection. So I had to think outside of the box… in fact I had to make the box to think outside of!

I started by grabbing the Heartwarming Hugs dsp and cutting lots of squares and rectangles to make my gifts. Then I started die cutting bows from some scrap coordinating cardstock. This die is the one from the retired Wreath Builder set (I forgot there was a bow in tidings and Trimmings!). I also cut some slithers of cardstock too.

Next to construct my gifts and work out how to use them!

I decided to make piles of boxes and add dimension using shading and pen work… well sort of!

First I went in with my Sahara sand ink and inked the edges of the boxes and created a ‘surface’ for them to sit on.

Next I used the grey alcohol pens to add shadow and dimension.

And on this one I added some sketchy pen lines…

Think I actually prefer this last one of all three but maybe it speaks to my mixed media grungy messy heart.

I had some boxes left over so made three tags to match… so it became a little collection of cards and tags.

Love those bow dies … still think SU should never have retired this bundle! Ah well!

And love those papers… so pleased that they are still available!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Banner Pick a Punch, Banner Year, Festival of Trees, Heartwarming Hugs, Scalloped tag topper, Tree punch

Christmas in July challenge 8

Todays challenge was tags… or was it punches… either way I got it covered!

No really the challenge was to create cards featuring tags… but of course my favourite tag is the Scalloped tag topper punch which creates a tag out of any sized 2″ strip… so I made 8 cards and 4 tags from some patterned paper and some other bits and pieces… including a tree punch I’ve had in the stash for a while!

Oh and don’t forget the banner punch that also got to play lots.

OK first of all 2 pieces of 12×12 from the Heartwarming Hugs had 2 2″ strips cut and then cut at 3″, 4″ and 5″

Then punched with the tag topper punch.

The middle 4 I put aside as tags for on gifts … and then the larger and the smaller I decided to make into cards.

I then raided the cardstock scraps folder and found all these pieces of card that made 6x 3.25 cards so decided to make these up into the card blanks as slightly skinny versions of a6 cards.

I also added other elements such as panels of the dsp or the stitched shape die cuts and some embossing.

All the sentiments were from Banner Year and then the focal images the Festival of Trees which is an oldie but a goodie in terms of fun modern trees. And of course it works with the punch.

I added some gems and then these are done as a slightly different size card that still fits in the usual envelopes. Fun!

I added some more strips and bits of patterned paper to the inside of the cards too.

The tags I added a square die cut behind to be able to write on and added trees, seam binding and the little sentiment cut into strips.

Really love how fun and modern these all look and because I was keeping the design similar it was each to batch make … all the stamping and cutting and punching and die cutting in one go and then they all just got stuck together. Simple! Plus punches are the answer to quick and simple cutting out!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Heartwarming Hugs, In the Pines, Itty Bitty Greetings, Merry Moose, Ribbons, Scalloped tag topper, Tree punch

Tags and trees

Some more Heartwarming Hugs dsp cards and this time using up scraps to create fun tags as the focal features…

Both of the tags were created using strips of the leftover papers and then adding a punched out tree for the final bit of decoration.

I used up bits of papers that had been cut up and leftover from all the other projects and love how they look all together like this.

I also created a few other tags using a similar technique.

The moose and the tree were leftovers from the class and then loved adding the glitter glue for the moose ones too! Sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.

And finally one more card with again, leftover bits and pieces… an easel card using the final bits left on the desk… looking forward to working with some different papers in the new year!

Hope you’ve enjoyed these Heartwarming Hugs dsp cards and tags.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Heartwarming Hugs, Inchies and Twinchies, Promarkers, Letraset, Santa's Suit, Stampin Blends alcohol pens

Santa’s suit twinchies

Today I am sharing some Christmas themed twinchies I made for a swap… and aren’t they the cutest with Santa’s suit stamps and tags!

I used the Heartwarming Hugs dsp for square panels just smaller than the 2″ white squares for the base and each of the white panels I edged using the Stampin Blends pens. The focal points were of course Santa and his outfit which I had coloured using a mix of the Blends and promarkers. And I die cut the tags and added snippets of ribbon and trim to them before adding them to the background twinchies.

Super cute! Mounted them on dinensionals onto the 4.5″ square panel ready to be received by the swap recipient.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Banner Pick a Punch, Banner Year, Heartwarming Hugs, In the Pines, Pine Woods, Ribbons, Scalloped tag topper

More heartwarming hugs and In the Pines cards

Today I have some more cards made using the Heartwarming Hugs dsp and the In the Pines stamps and dies.

These are the cards I made as a starting point for designing the card making class. Some of these made the final cut… but with some different papers in some cases! And others I decided against … still love them, but decided they weren’t the ones for sharing with the group.

Entering this first card into the Tartan and Plaid challenge at The male room

Adding this next one to the Red and Green challenge at Cuttlebug mania

Entering this into the Christmas trees challenge at CRAFTING HAPPINESS

Entering this next one into the anything goes challenge at CRIMBO CRACKERS

Loved playing with these papers, stamps and dies. Think these trees would also look fab with very different colour schemes… like pink and turquoise or black and white or dare I say it… glitter!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Designer Series Paper, Heartwarming Hugs, In the Pines, Pine Woods, Ribbons

Gift pouches … with scalloped tags

Today I’m sharing the little Christmassy gift pounches I sent to the crafting zoom ladies last week… because they are so cute!

I used the long since retired book print paper to create the pouches and added the tags I made using scraps left from the cards I designed.

I used the lovely little tree stamp for an embellishment and then used some red and white twine from the stash.

Just so cute! Love making these little pouches. I added the little Malteeser reindeer as a treat.

Happy crafting!

Catherine