Thursday, December 24, 2020

Bell Rings in Razzleberry

Merry Christmas Eve friend! One more Christmas card to share with you before the big day. This card features the Christmas Means More stamp set and the 'Tis The Season designer series paper. Using a colour not listed on the designer series paper is a great way to make your image or sentiment pop! On this card I've used Rich Razzleberry. And do you see those Iridescent Pearls? They are green or purple or blue depending on the light! A great edition to this card.
The saying on the card reminds me that my mom loves watching It's A Wonderful Life every Christmas. My favourite Christmas movie is Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. My husband and I watch it while decorating the tree. Leave me a comment below with your favourite seasonal movie or TV show!

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Thank you for stopping by and a blessed Merry Christmas to you! ~ Amanda 

Friday, December 18, 2020

Pretty Cards & Paper Blog Hop - Peony Garden

Hello and welcome to Pretty Cards & Paper December Blog Hop! This month we are using the Peony Garden designer series paper for our projects.
Have you noticed the beautiful projects in our catalogues? I sometimes forget to go through the catalogue and look at just the samples rather than daydream which products I'm going to order next. Do you go back to look at the projects? 
This card is a case of one found on page 33 (the middle card). Instead of creating a Christmas card I've switched it up by using the Tasteful Touches stamp set. The hello is part of a larger stamp. The best way to use a portion of a stamp is to use a Stampin' Write Marker, in this case a Basic Black marker, to colour the portion of the stamp you want to use, then stamp as you normally would onto the cardstock.

Next up you can visit these other blogs to see what they are sharing with us today: 
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Thank you for stopping by! ~ Amanda 

Love is in the air! January's Sending Hearts 💘 Paper Pumpkin Kit is has hearts to help celebrate Valentine's Day, anniversaries and love! Using this kit you will create 8 cute cards perfect to send love by post. Bonus for January's kit: a great add-on that has 20 printed mini boxes and 24 die-cut decorative pieces and labels. This add-on will be available to order Jan 1. Sign up for this heart filled kit by Jan 10th:
Join us on Jan 16th for our next Crop Kingston Virtual Crop using the True Love designer series paper! Choose from our Card To Go Kit, Scrapbook To Go Kit or Virtual Crop Access Pass! Each option includes a PDF of the card & scrapbook projects along with access to our exclusive Facebook group where we will share live videos, additional ideas using the products and more! The Card and Scrapbook Kits To Go include cardstock, embellishments and product needed to create the projects. Registration closes January 4th. See more here:

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Plaid Tree

Melon Mambo isn't a colour I would normally use for Christmas but it was one of the colours used in the Plaid Tidings designer series paper and it paired along with Misty Moonlight creates a gorgeous non-traditional Christmas colour combo. What colours do you like using on your cards?

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Thank you for stopping by! ~ Amanda 

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Colour Combo Blog Hop - December

Welcome! December's Colour Combo is Gray Granite, Real Red and Cinnamon Cider. A great combo for Christmas an many other projects.
Can you smell the cinnamon when you use Cinnamon Cider cardstock or ink? It makes me think of apple cider simmering on the stove with cinnamon sticks. Yum! Maybe I should heat some up today. Do you have a warm drink you like to drink during the cooler months? It would be neat to hear about your favourite that I could try.

Gray Granite is the perfect colour for the bells from the Cherish the Season stamp set. You could colour in the image using either a Gray Granite Stampin' Write marker or Stampin' Blend but I like the simple stamped image. A tip for when you stamp your sentiment: use grid paper or the Stamparatus Deluxe foam mat to angle your cut Very Vanilla piece, then use the grid lines as your guide to stamp your greeting.

Thank you for stopping by! Next up in the blog hop you'll visit Mo. ~ Amanda 
  1. Elisabeth Pirolt - Little Lizzy’s Crafts (AT)
  2. Sue McDonald - Frankiesue Stampin’
  3. Sandra Roberts - Sandra’s Craft Studio (UK)
  4. Annette Elias-De Kijkkast - (NL)
  5. Jenn Charles (US)
  6. Tricia Butts (US)
  7. Sigrid Joch - Sigrids kreative ART (D)
  8. Gez Carpenter - Nigezza Creates (UK)
  9. Cheryl Taylor (UK)
  10. Amanda Farlinger (Canada)
  11. Mo Rootes (UK)
  12. Jo Blackman (UK)
  13. Caroline Peck (US)
  14. Kathrin Fuchs - stempelfux (D)
  15. Donna Lester (UK)

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