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Saturday, July 6, 2024

cardmaking inspiration with alphabet dies

Do you love cardmaking? Do you have an alphabet die set yet? Trust me when I say you need one! Let me show you what I mean!

I know it's still summer but I am already getting excited for Halloween! I haven't seen many new Halloween stamps & dies on the market yet but that's ok because I have Scrapbook.com's Classic Type Alphabet set...

With alphabet dies I can create an easy Halloween design!

For this card I die cut three "spooky" words and added color to one of the words with blending tools and Distress Oxide inks (Picked Raspberry, Black Soot, Kitsch Flamingo & Carved Pumpkin). Then I layered the letters and adhered them together.

I adhered the layered "spooky" to a piece of pale, peachy-pink cardstock from the SBC Pinks pad and then added a ghost. 

Here's a short video of the process...


And then while I still had the alpha dies and expressions stamps out, I made this card too...

I used the same method to add dimension and color, I die cut "merry" three times and colored one of them with blending tools & Distress Oxide inks (Kitsch Flamingo, Festive Berries, Cracked Pistachio & Salvaged Patina).

Then I layered the letters, adhered them to a card and added the little stamped "Christmas". So easy!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Tuesday, July 2, 2024

merry christmas shaker card with scrapbook.com

I know it's summer but I'm having a lot of fun creating cards for the holidays! It's Scrapbook.com's fault really, with their Christmas in July celebration, LOL!

One of my favorite cards to make is a shaker card and one of my favorite ways to make a shaker window is with word dies...

I love the SBC Christmas Block Words die set so much! This is not the first time I've used the "merry" to make a shaker window. 

For this card made a wrapped shaker pocket with the pink from the Vacation paper pad inside. (You can see the technique in this past video.)

I die cut "merry" from Mixed Media paper first (the best for shaker windows because it is so thick) and saved the R middles. At the bottom right of "merry" I stamped "christmas". I used the Mini Circle Sentiments and masked part of the "merry christmas" one by placing low-tack tape over the "merry" and inking the stamp, then removing the tape and stamping on to the cardstock.

Then I die cut the "merry" again but this time from the red cardstock in the Sunshine paper pad.

I adhered the window panel to the shaker pocket and then inlaid the red "merry" and added the R middles too. A few faux splatters made with a pen and ta-da!

I definitely recommend stopping by Scrapbook.com to see more about their Christmas in July celebration!

And thanks for stopping by here too!

Hugs!
Carly

Monday, July 1, 2024

christmas in july at scrapbook.com

When I heard Scrapbook.com was going to be celebrating Christmas in July, I couldn't wait to join the fun with some holiday cardmaking! Plus maybe starting now will help me actually get my Christmas cards done for once. LOL!

I love the look of Pantone swatches like this...

...so that was my inspiration for this card!

I die cut a bunch of holly leaves with the Cozy Autumn Foliage set from white cardstock. Then I added color by ink blending Distress Oxide Salvaged Patina and Cracked Pistachio. I love that blue green combo!

There aren't any holly berries in the Cozy Autumn Foliage set so I borrowed the 8 and ! from the Bold Basic Numbers and Characters and die cut them from Sunshine Paper Pad red to use the dots as berries.

I created a random-ish holly pattern and adhered them all to pink cardstock from the Vacation Paper Pad.

Then I adhered the holly piece to a white card and stamped a little sentiment from the Celebrate Expressions set

I definitely recommend stopping by Scrapbook.com to see more about their Christmas in July celebration!

And thanks for stopping by here too!

Hugs!
Carly