Thursday, November 15, 2018

Christmas Cheer Snow Flurry - Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit

Good morning! I'm popping in to share another card created with the BRAND NEW December Simon Says Stamp Card Kit - Holiday Cheer! This is such a fun and happy holiday theme kit - just like the name suggests! An adorable large stamp seta super fun candy cane die (with a bonus bow die too!), a NEW Festive Berries Distress Oxide ink pad - and lots of envelopes, tags, and cardstock as well! Here's is today's card with the kit:


For this card I had fun especially featuring the fun stamp set from the kit - and lots of the lovely snowflake stamps to create a snowy background with some fun color combinations! 


I used a combination of Watermelon, Jellybean, Sparrow, and Spring Rain Dye inks to stamp my background, then heat embossed my sentiment in gold over the top. I stamped my sentiment on a strip of white cardstock, trimmed at an angle, and mounted at an angle over my pattern. I added a bow die cut with the bow die included in the Candy Canes die - using white cardstock, and blending distress oxide over it to add color. I added some gold splatters with my Starry Colors Palette, die cut the panel with Stitched Rectangles, matted with a tiny bit more white cardstock, and then mounted on the one of the included pre-scored Audrey A2 Cardbases in the kit.


Here is a closer look at the entire kit contents - you can find all the details HERE:


I originally planned on a super clean, simple and graphic card. Notice how carefully lined up the large snowflakes are in the center? Yeah...I was going to stop there, then I wasn't happy with it and started adding more to it. I like the end result MUCH better!


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Vintage Christmas Tree Scene - Pretty Pink Posh Release Hop



Good morning! Today I'm helping to kick off the first day of a two day blog hop to celebrate the Pretty Pink Posh November Release! This us a wonderful holiday and winter themed release - so many fun stamp sets, fabulous new dies, and the first PPP Jewel Mixes! You can check out the entire release HERE. There is TONS of inspiration to be found along the blog hop - and a few fabulous giveaways as well!


I have a fun card to share today featuring lots of the new dies - and not any stamp sets at all!


I love finding inspiration on Pinterest, and I had come across this photo recently, and thought of the fabulous new Layered Tree Dies and Pine Sprig Dies - and knew I needed to create a card from that inspiration!


I had created several alcohol ink backgrounds a couple days before, and was just deciding how and what to use them on, so I pulled one of them for this card. I used one color of alcohol ink and some rubbing alcohol to create my background - I love the variation of color that it created!


I die cut the Layered Tree Die and several of the branches from Pine Sprigs Dies from white cardstock, and did some blending with Distress inks to get them to a color I wanted. I also die cut a Scalloped Frame. I began by adhering that around my background, then added the pine sprigs at the top, trimming off the extras overlapping the card. I layered together the tree, adhering it together from the back with tape, then attaching with foam adhesive over my background.


Next, I added a nice heavy dose of white paint splatters to add a "snowy" feel to the card - allowing it to go over the background and all my adhered die cuts so far. Then, I die cut the new Season's Greetings Script Die, as well as the star for on top of the tree, using silver glitter cardstock. I also die cut a couple extra Season's Greetings Script from white cardstock, layering them together for a bit more dimension. Final finishing touch was a few sparkly Snowflake Sequins to complete the look!


I have these two other cards that I created with the new release - click on either picture for more details if you want to see more!



GIVEAWAY INFO:
Now the fun part - there are a total of 4 $25 Gift Certificates up for grabs - 2 winners for each day - Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Make sure and leave comments by 11:59 PM PST on November 20, 2018 to qualify! Winners will be announced after that on the Pretty Pink Posh Blog!

Here is the entire Blog Hop line-up:

Heather Hoffman (you are here)

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Hot Cocoa Package - Reverse Confetti Wednesday in the Works

Hello! I have a new edition of Wednesday in the Works on the Reverse Confetti Blog and YouTube Channel this morning - this week I have a fun treat packaging using some of the newest release from Reverse Confetti! I used the fabulous Scallop Bags & Tags Creator Confetti Cuts paired up with a sentiment from Christmas Circles, and some darling images from Drink More Coffee (but...made my coffee cup a cup of hot cocoa this time!)


Thanks so much for stopping by - have a great day!

Making a List - Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit

Good morning! I'm popping in to share another card created with the BRAND NEW December Simon Says Stamp Card Kit - Holiday Cheer! This is such a fun and happy holiday theme kit - just like the name suggests! An adorable large stamp seta super fun candy cane die (with a bonus bow die too!), a NEW Festive Berries Distress Oxide ink pad - and lots of envelopes, tags, and cardstock as well! Here's is today's card with the kit:


For this card I started of by stamping that ADORABLE Santa on my white card panel, and then stamped and fussy cut it out from masking paper and applied that over the top. I also stamped and heat embossed several of the snowflakes from the Christmas Cheer stamp set around the background. Then, I blended lots of that lovely Festive Berries Distress Oxide Ink over the background. I added some water splatters, white paint splatters, and gold splatters with my Starry Colors Palette - then pulled the mask off. Once that all dried, I wiped the extra ink off the heat embossed snowflakes, stamped my sentiment, and die cut the panel with Stitched Rectangles. I matted it in a bit of white cardstock, then attached to a cardbase created from the Lipstick Red Cardstock.


Here is a closer look at the entire kit contents - you can find all the details HERE:


I love combining something with an unexpected color combo. While red easily fits the Christmas and Santa theme, using it as the background for the snowy sky is a little unique and different!


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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Christmas Cheer - Simon Says Stamp December Card Kit

Hello! I'm popping in to share my first card created with the BRAND NEW December Simon Says Stamp Card Kit - Holiday Cheer! This is such a fun and happy holiday theme kit - just like the name suggests! An adorable large stamp set, a super fun candy cane die (with a bonus bow die too!), a NEW Festive Berries Distress Oxide ink pad - and lots of envelopes, tags, and cardstock as well! Here is my first card to share with this kit:


I started off by creating a simple ink blended background with the fabulous new Festive Berries Distress Oxide ink. I also smeared the ink pad on a clear block, added a bit of water, and added some splatters with the same color - and a few white paint splatters for good measure! I then die cut the new Candy Canes Die from white cardstock, and the included bow from green cardstock, assembled them together, and attached with foam adhesive behind the bow to my cardbase. Finished off by stamping my sentiment from the adorable Christmas Cheer stamp set!


Here is a closer look at the entire kit contents - you can find all the details HERE:


I love clean and simple cards like this! Something about the simple and classic Christmas colors are fun too!


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Caroling Critters - Pretty Pink Posh New Release

Good morning! I'm stopping by today with another card using some more of the newest Pretty Pink Posh release! I totally adore this fun release - and had tons of fun putting this sweet little card together!


I used the new Caroling Critters stamp set, and colored up the cute bunch with my Copic markers, then just fussy cut it out. There aren't coordinating dies for this one, but it is super easy to cut out, and sometimes I find fussy cutting kind of relaxing!


I did some ink blending on my background with Distress Oxides, masking off the bottom, then die cut several of the new Pine Sprigs (adding some ink blending on them) and adding some gold splatters with my Starry Colors Palette, and some white paint splatters before removing the mask. I then added a die cut Picket Fence (and older release - but so fun!) - and attached my Caroling Critters with foam adhesive. Finished off with a stamped sentiment in the bottom corner, and a few of the jewels from the new Holiday Jewels Mix (leaving out the red ones).



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Monday, November 12, 2018

Thankful Gold Leaves - on the Unity Stamp Company Blog

Good morning! Popping in to share a peek at this simple and elegant card I have up on the Unity Stamp Company blog this morning! You can check out the details and video HERE! :)


Thanks for coming by - have a wonderful day!



Merry and Bright Color Combo - on the Winnie and Walter Blog

Good morning! It's time for the newest Color Combo Challenge at Winnie and Walter! Here is a peek at my card - come see the color combo I picked this month, along with the winners from last month! Hope you will join us and play along! You can check it out HERE!



Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful day!!!


Friday, November 9, 2018

Peace Love and Joy - Winnie and Walter Rerun Challenge

Good morning! Today is the start of a new Rerun Feature and Challenge at Winnie and Walter - this month our featured set is In Bloom: Frenchy's Festive Florals - a lovely floral holiday set!

I used this beautiful set to create a stamped background - such a fun thing to do when you can't choose which images you want to use!


I started off by stamping my sentiment in the center of my cardstock panel. Then I built my stamped background using a variety of Catherine Pooler inks that are carried in the Winnie and Walter Store. 


Then, I decided it needed some depth and interest, so I did some die-cutting and inlaying using Essentials: Audrey Cutaways and Essentials: Lana Cutaways - adding some silver glitter cardstock as one of the layers. I tied some sheer white ribbon around in a bow, then mounted on a nice bright green cardbase to complete the card. Except for the sheer ribbon, this is a completely flat card - perfect for mailing! And this sheer ribbon compresses fairly well, so it would still travel through the mail fairly well!


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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Reverse Confetti November Release Blog Hop - - Doggone Good Friend

Good morning! It's time! The NEW November Release is live at Reverse Confetti - and the DT (and some very special guests!) are hopping with even more inspiration for you! I also created a video sharing a closer look at the entire new release - you can see it on the Reverse Confetti Blog or YouTube Channel HERE!

I just love the darling Furever Friends set! Those little critters are adorable, and the accessories are perfect! I created this simple little card to share today:


The background pattern paper is from the brand new Winter Solstice 6x6 Paper Pad - and the banner for the front of the card is the new Scalloped Bags & Tags Creator - love that it is versatile and can be used for more than just bags and tags! I die cut it once to create a banner, and then cut a window with one of the additional dies in the set, tied some jute string around the top, and mounted that with foam adhesive on my background.


I colored up those sweet images in nice soft colors - the background paper was pretty bold, so I wanted the images kind of simple for contrast. I also forgot to mention I stamped the sentiment underneath before mounting the banner on the card - to make sure it stamped neat and clean!


Here is a peek at the new products I used that released today!



   



Here is the entire list of everyone participating today:

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Reverse Confetti November Release Day 3 - Tis' the Season

Good morning! Welcome to the 3rd and final day of sneak peeks for the fabulous new November Release at Reverse Confetti! Woohoo! The release is live tomorrow and there will be a blog hop to celebrate!

Today I have a sparkly and bright card using the new Snowflake Magic set!


I started off by stamping the layers of the snowflake from a bright combination of RC inks, die cutting with the coordinating Confetti Cuts, then covered the bottom two layers with a thick coat of Glossy Accents and Distress Glitter. I set those aside to dry while I assembled the rest of the card.


I used one of my favorite dies - Stitched Rays Cover Panel - as a focal point, adding a bit of the lovely pattern paper from the new Winter Solstice 6x6 Pattern Paper Pad, and mounting the entire thing on an Iced Aqua cardbase. When the snowflake finished drying, I attached each layer together and mounted with foam adhesive on my card!


Here is a peek at the new products I used that will be releasing tomorrow!



   



Here is the entire list of everyone participating today:

Amy Rohl
Heather Hoffman (you are here)
Olga Moss
Leanne West - Fetti' Friend
Melissa Bickford - Fetti' Friend

Make sure  to check out all the release sneak peeks, and leave a comment before you leave for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate - all comments must be left by noon EST on September 7th - winner will be announced 5 PM EST - there is also a chance to win on the Reverse Confetti Facebook Page.

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