{BYSHC} Sketch Challenge #14 - Happy Holidays

Friday, September 17, 2021 3 comments
Happy Friday to all my bloggy friends! 
 I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend!
Today I am sharing my 2nd {BYSHC} design team card using Sept. sketch #14 over at the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Facebook group! 


 {BYSHC} Sketch #14 for September
#byshcsketchchallenge14

For my card, I used ALL of my scraps from the "Holiday Bash" paper pad from Recollections. Yes, I did! I had so much fun doing that! I also used gold glitter cardstock from Darice.


For the square die cut layers, I used foam tape for some dimension.
Next, I adhered a pretty red bow with a gold centered jewel and red rhinestones for some sparkle!!!!!


Come join us in the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Facebook group to play along with the {BYSHC} Sketch Challenge 14!! The sketch challenge will run from Sept. 1st and will end Sept. 30th at 11:59pm PST. Entries must be added to the challenge album in the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Facebook group to be eligible for a prize. The winner will be chosen randomly from the entries and announced in the Facebook group. Can't wait to see what you all create!



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Crafting Christmas All Year - September 2021

Saturday, September 4, 2021 3 comments
Happy Saturday!!! 
It's the 1st Saturday of the month.... so it's time for me to share what I created for the September Crafting Christmas All Year 2021

I made Christmas Gift Card Holders!


For the gift card holders, I used the Purse Gift Card Holder file by Lori Whitlock and red & gold glitter cardstock for the layers. I uploaded the file onto the Cricut Design Space and added an extra layer (red) to the front of the gift card holder. I used the NEW offset feature which I absolutely love!!

Gift Card Holder #1 
For my papers, I used the Craft Smart's Cute & Cozy paper pad. 
The "Have a little Christmas cheer" is a tag that is included in the same paper pad. 


Gift Card Holder #2
For my papers, I used the Craft Smart's Say Freeze paper pad. 
I also used Spellbinders scallop & square stitched dies.


Gift Card Holder #3
For my papers, I used Recollections "Holiday Bash" paper pad.
I also used Spellbinders scallop & square stitched dies.


Here is one of the gift card holders with a gift card....

**Crafting Christmas All Year 2021 is a collaboration with Lisa HappycrafterPaulette Fullard & TashasCraftCorner over on YouTube. It is a once a month collaboration, first Saturday of the month but you can make a project and join in anytime. You can post it on IG, Facebook, YT or on your blog just add (#ccay2021).  Remember, you can make ANYTHING as long as it is a Christmas theme**
 
If you would like to see last month's project you can click on the following link.... HERE.       
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{BYSHC} Sketch Challenge #14 - Winter Wonderland

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 3 comments
Happy Wednesday to all my bloggy friends!!
New month... so that means a NEW SKETCH challenge over at the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Facebook group!! YAY!


 {BYSHC} Sketch #14 for September
#byshcsketchchallenge14

For my design team card using September's sketch #14, I flipped/rotated the sketch. I used the adorable Winter Wonderland collection from Doodlebug Design. I also used Recollections cardstock (purple & white). The navy blue pattern paper was a piece of scrap that I found in my paper stash. This sketch is perfect to use all of those scraps, especially the holiday ones.



Next, I used foam tape to adhere the die cuts (ephemera and mini stickers) for some dimension and I adhered some pretty enamel dots from My Mind's Eye that I also had in my embellishment stash from a past swap.

Come join us in the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Facebook group to play along with the {BYSHC} Sketch Challenge 14!! The sketch challenge will run from Sept. 1st and will end Sept. 30th at 11:59pm PST. Entries must be added to the challenge album in the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Facebook group to be eligible for a prize. The winner will be chosen randomly from the entries and announced in the Facebook group. Can't wait to see what you all create!



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Freshly Made Sketches #500 - Merry Christmas

Sunday, August 29, 2021 5 comments
Happy Sunday!
Today I am sharing my 2nd card that I created for the sketch challenge over at 
 Freshly Made Sketches, who is celebrating their 500th challenge this week.
 CONGRATS! 


This is what I created using this sketch...
I'm not sure if more than one card was allowed but I enjoyed this sketch so much that I continued to make more cards for different occasions.



For my Christmas card, I used the 6x6 Holiday Cheer paper pad, Country Christmas Wreath stamp & die set and the Christmas Sweater Sequin Mix from Honey Bee Stamps. For the gold layer, I used Core'dinations - 12 x 12 Cardstock - Glitter Silk - Kings Crown from Scrapbook.comI stamped the "Merry Christmas" sentiment on to red cardstock with versamark and then I heat embossed it using gold embossing powder. Next, I used glossy accent to adhered some of the Christmas Sweater Sequin Mix for extra sparkle.






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Freshly Made Sketches #500 - Thinking of you!

Saturday, August 28, 2021 6 comments
Happy Saturday!
I hope that you all have a wonderful & safe weekend.
 Freshly Made Sketches is celebrating their 500th challenge this week and I'm happy to be able to join them. CONGRATS!


This is what I created using this sketch...


For my A2 card I used the pretty papers from the "Turn The Page" paper pad by Pink Paislee. I wanted my papers to coordinate with the gold die cut butterfly that was gifted to me by my crafty friend, Maggie @magcards. Thank you Maggie! I decided to go with a "Thinking of You!" sentiment since I will be sending this card to a friend who recently loss a loved one. The lovely stamped sentiment is from the Cardz TV "Mini Messages" stamp set. 





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{BYSHC} Sketch Challenge #13 - Holiday Cheer

Friday, August 27, 2021 4 comments
Happy Friday!! 
 I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend!
For today I am sharing my 2nd {BYSHCdesign team card using this month's sketch #13 over at the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Facebook group

I'm enjoying this month's sketch because it's one of my favorite cards to make...as well as fun fold & shaker cards. For my papers, I used Craft Smart's Say Freeze paper pad. I followed the exact measurements (I think I did ..lol) but I also added layers of red & gold cardstock. 



 I used a Spellbinders Stitched Square die to die cut the image. The adorable snowmen image is from the same paper pad. I used foam dots to adhere the image to each square die cut for a little dimension. 


The sentiment is from the Jolly Jingles stamp set from Verve Stamps (no longer in business), which I stamped on to a stitched pennants die cut from Verve Stamps as well. Next, I wrapped a red sheer ribbon around the 4x2 rectangular shape and adhered a pretty bow.


 {BYSHC} Sketch #13 for August
#byshcsketchchallenge13
Come join us in the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Facebook group to play along with the {BYSHC} Sketch Challenge 13!! The sketch challenge will run from August 1st and will end August 31st at 11:59pm PST. Entries must be added to the challenge album in the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Facebook group to be eligible for a prize. The winner will be chosen randomly from the entries and announced in the Facebook group. Can't wait to see what you all create!


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Crafting Christmas All Year - August 2021

Saturday, August 7, 2021 7 comments
Happy Saturday!!! 
It's the 1st Saturday of the month.... so it's time for me to share what I created for the August Crafting Christmas All Year 2021It is a collaboration with Lisa HappycrafterPaulette Fullard & TashasCraftCorner over on YouTube. It is a once a month collaboration, first Saturday of the month but you can make a project and join in anytime. You can post it on IG, Facebook, YT or on your blog just add (#ccay2021).  Remember, you can make ANYTHING as long as it is a Christmas theme.  

I made Christmas Embellishments!
For my embellishments, I altered a Felt Garland Kit from Creatology that I had purchased at Michaels about 2 years ago. I was lucky to have found it on clearance and was able to find 2 of them. Yay... me!! The kit came with candy canes which were attached to the mugs but I decided to cut them out. I wanted my cocoa mugs to be simple and maybe add a little bling to them. The kit also came with felt eyes so that I can add it to the top of the mugs (whip cream) but I decided not to add them as well.

I stamped the sentiment on to white cardstock with versamark ink and then I heat embossed it using gold embossing powder. The sentiment is from the Christmas Wishes stamp set from Jaded Blossom. Then I used my Sizzix Big Shot and the Tag Frame Die Layers (smallest) from My Creative Time to die cut the tag.

I used a hot glue gun to adhere the tag on the red bow (the red ribbon was included in the kit) and a piece of gold beaded chain. Next, I used the hot glue gun to adhere the bow with tag onto the mug handle and added some bling for some extra sparkle.

Here is a photo of the Felt Garland Kit

If you would like to see last month's project you can click on the following link.... HERE.       
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{BYSHC} Sketch Challenge #13 - Merry Christmas

Friday, August 6, 2021 3 comments
Happy Friday to all my bloggy friends!!
Today I am sharing my design team card using the August's sketch #13 over at the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Facebook group

For my Mini Slimline card, which by the way is one of my favorite cards to make, I used the following Honey Bee Stamps products: 6x6 Holiday Cheer paper pad, Country Christmas Wreath stamp & die set and the Christmas Sweater Sequin Mix. For the gold layers, I used Core'dinations - 12 x 12 Cardstock - Glitter Silk - Kings Crown from Scrapbook.com

 {BYSHC} Sketch #13 for August
#byshcsketchchallenge13
I colored the heart & gingerbread cutie with Spectrum Noir markers and used the Nuvo sparkle shimmer glitter pen for some sparkle. For my shaker I used one of the circles from the Bunch of Fun Circle die set from My Creative Time, a hot glue gun, white tulle and the sequin mix. I stamped the "Merry Christmas" sentiment on to red cardstock with versamark and then I heat embossed it using gold embossing powder.
Next, I used glossy accent to adhered some of the Christmas Sweater Sequin Mix for extra sparkle.

Honey Bee Stamps Products

Come join us in the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Facebook group to play along with the {BYSHC} Sketch Challenge 13!! The sketch challenge will run from August 1st and will end August 31st at 11:59pm PST. Entries must be added to the challenge album in the Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Facebook group to be eligible for a prize. The winner will be chosen randomly from the entries and announced in the Facebook group. Can't wait to see what you all create!


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Christmas In July 2021 {BYSHC} Hop: Day 8

Friday, July 30, 2021 9 comments
Happy Friday!!!!
Welcome to Day 8 (last day) of the Christmas In July 2021 "{BYSHC}" Hop!! 
It's been a super fun week!! YAY!! Thank you so much for all of those that took time to stop by and comment. I truly appreciate it!! 


This is my Day 8 card........


For my last card, I used DCWV (green) that was gifted to me by my friend Diana @DL.ART, scraps from the Honey Bee "Holiday Cheer" paper pad and the {BYSHC} Sketch #12 for July. #byshcsketchchallenge12
The Polar Bear is from Kadoodle Bug Designs called Christmas Candy Polar Bears. It's SUPER adorable!! Thank you so much KBD for sponsoring! I uploaded the images on to the Cricut Design Space and used the print n' cut feature. 

Next, I used the FSJ Snow Burst die set and foam tape to adhere the bear and for dimension. The sentiment is from the "Merry & Bright" stamp set from Annie's Paper Boutique. 


Here is a closer look at the adorable Candy Polar Bear!!


Now, don't forget to grab your Christmas and wintry holiday goodies and start building your stash of holiday cards!!



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Christmas In July 2021 {BYSHC} Hop: Day 7

Thursday, July 29, 2021 5 comments
Happy Thursday!!!!
Welcome to Day 7 of the Christmas In July 2021 "{BYSHC}" Hop!! 



DAY 7

I used the {BYSHC} Sketch #12 for July. #byshcsketchchallenge12
For my holiday card, I used Craft Smart's Say Freeze paper pad and the green hexagon paper is from my holiday scraps. I also used Darice glitter cardstock which I purchased on Amazon. I colored one of the cute images from the Mama Elephant Reindeer stamp set with Spectrum Noir markers.

 Next, I stamped the "Be Merry" sentiment from the "Merry & Bright" stamp set from Annie's Paper Boutique onto a die cut tag.
 

Here is a closer look at the super cute reindeer!!!


Now, don't forget to grab your Christmas and wintry holiday goodies and start building your stash of holiday cards!!

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Christmas In July 2021 {BYSHC} Hop: Day 6

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 5 comments
Happy Wednesday!!!!
Welcome to Day 6 of the Christmas In July 2021 "{BYSHC}" Hop!! 



DAY 6

For my shaker card, I used the Honey Bee "Holiday Cheer" paper pad,Craft Smart's Cute & Cozy paper pad and products from three different sponsors. The Stitched Rectangles Die Set from Gina Marie Designs  and the Winter Reindeer Peeker from Kadoodle Bug Designs. I uploaded the images on to the Cricut Design Space and used the print n' cut feature. The banner is from a banner die set that was gifted to me. For the shaker, I used the Stitched Mini Frame & Arrow dies from My Creative Time and Twiddler's Nook - Elf Cookie Sprinkles Embellishment Mix (I omitted the pink ones) & the Luscious Lime Confetti Stars Embellishment Mix. So CUTE!!


The pretty bow is from My Creative Time called "Fun Size Pretty Bow die" and the sentiment is from the Cardz TV "Mini Messages" stamp set. 


Here is a closer look at the super cute shaker and at the GMD dies!!!


Now, don't forget to grab your Christmas and wintry holiday goodies and start building your stash of holiday cards!!




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Christmas In July 2021 {BYSHC} Hop: Day 5

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 6 comments
Happy Tuesday!!!!
Welcome to Day 5 of the Christmas In July 2021 "{BYSHC}" Hop!! 



DAY 5

For my holiday card, I used Craft Smart's Say Freeze paper pad and products from two different sponsors. The Stitched Rectangles Die Set from Gina Marie Designs and the "Let's Be Merry" Digital Kit from Angie Blom Digital DesignsIt is such a BEAUTIFUL kit!!!


I uploaded the image on to my Silhouette and used the offset & print/cut features. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and used the Nuvo sparkle shimmer glitter pen for some sparkle. The white glittered snow flakes are stickers that I had in my holiday stash.


Here is a closer look at the "Let's Be Merry" Digital Kit from Angie Blom Digital Designs......just BEAUTIFUL & the GMD dies!!!


Now, don't forget to grab your Christmas and wintry holiday goodies and start building your stash of holiday cards!!


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