Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Holiday Hop Days with DCWV and Hampton Art

Hello and welcome to day one of the two-day DCWV/Hampton Art Holiday Hop!

DCWV and Hampton Art are two companies that go above and beyond to provide a wide selection of products from classic, to vintage, to trendy and modern. So, when we decided to team up it was only natural that we would want to show you some variety.

Day #1 of our hop is all about vintage! Whether you are talking lace and pearls and soft weathered colors or distressed, grungy, and aged, if you love all things vintage we have some beautiful projects to show you today!

Hop Beginning
Vivian Keh
Jan Garber
Dana Warren
Hilde Stolk
Gini Williams Cagle - You are here
Rita Barakat
Linda Abadie
Tessa )
Beverly Sizemore
Karla Der
Gloria Stengel
Amanda Philips
End of Day 1

If you have come here from Hilde's blog then you're on track! If not, you should go back to the DCWV blog  and start the hop from there!

Of course, there are prizes! So be sure to leave comments on all of the blogs for your chance to win.  For today's prize, Hampton Art is offering this great package!

I've been making Christmas cards for months now, so decided it would be fun to try something a little I ended up going a little bit steampunk on my creation.

I colored my ballerina with Copics, and then fussy cut. I added some glittery details to her costume using Smooch Glitz.  The flowers were made with Rose Creations from the Heirloom Christmas paper stack, and had a little bit of the Smooch Glitz added to them as well.  Nestled among the flowers and sprockets, are peppermint candies, stamped from this set as well. I edeged the card with some crocheted ribbon, and sprinkled Fairy Dust Glitter around the edges of the card (because Christmas is always sparkly in my book!)

These products worked great together - and I hope you enjoy seeing the different ways all of the designers used them!

Hampton Art Stamps
May Arts Ribbon

Now, the next stop on this hop is Rita Barakat. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Heartfelt Creations Inspiration

Happy Wednesday! I hope your week is going great.  I've got a Heartfelt Creations card to share with you today that really shows off the beautiful rose you can create using the Vintage Floret stamps and dies. 
Cut patterned base paper at 5 3/4" x 5 3/4", ink the edges and mount to a 6 x 6 cardstock base.  Die cut the lace border from cream cardstock ink over the bottom 2/3rds of the border using the honey ink. Back the lace border with mauve paterned paper.  Adhere ribbon and add pearls to the ribbon. Cut 2 decorative pieces from the Timeless Amour die set, and use to frame the sentiment from the paper collection. Stamp the 3 smallest sizes of flowers - one bold, and one open flower for each size, using the peony ink. Die cut with the matching die. Shape using the mat and tools. Stamp and cut the foliage as shown, and assemble the card.
Heartfelt Creations
WorldWin Papers Cardstock
May Arts Ribbon: 1" Velvet/ Crochet (372-1-34)
Clearsnap Ink: Dark Peony Chalk; Olive Pastel Chalk;Chestnut Roan Chalk; Saphire Silk Pigment; Moss Green Pigment; Mix'd Media Honey
Want2Scrap Pearls

Monday, December 10, 2012

Sent From Heaven

I'm taking a little break today from the holiday cards, and decided to share with you a great card for a new baby.  This is a wing-fold card which is really simple to make, but is very impressive to recieve.

Cut the following pieces of paper to assemble card

Mist (blue)  cardstock:  5 ¾  x 12” - scored at 3 3/8; 5 1/8; 6 7/8; 8 5/8

Cut (2) from Lullaby  3 1/8 x5 ½

Cut (3) from Bundle of Joy 1 ½ x 5 ½


Die cut:

(2) Victorian Garden Doily Frame in Ivory

(1) Japanese Lace Oval  Angel Wing in Ivory

(1) Japanese Lace Oval in New Arrival


1.       Ink the edges of all patterned papers with Dark Cashmere ink.  Adhere the Victorian Garden Doily to each of the Lullaby mats.  Trim the excess from the doily frame.  Glue panels to the outer sides of the card base.

2.       Glue the three small Bundle of Joy  papers to the 3 center panels of the card.

3.       Glue the Japanese Lace Oval diecut to the cut shadow background.  Add pearls to each tip.

4.       Trace the oval from the Japanese Lace oval, and cut from Ivory cardstock.  Ink the edges.  Stamp the baby using Robin’s Egg.  Allow to dry completely, and stamp the sentiment, slightly overlapping the image using embossing ink.  Sprinkle with gold embossing powder and heat set.

5.       Adhere to the oval doily using dimensional adhesives and add bow.
Thanks for stopping by today! The new Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge is Tis the Season.  We would love for you to play along for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate!
WorldWin Papers Cardstock – ColorMates in Ivory,  Mist
Graphic 45  Little Darlings 8” x 8” Collection Patterned  paper in Lullaby, Bundle of Joy, New Arrival
Hampton Art/ Graphic 45   Little Darlings 2 stamp set
May Arts Ribbon – 5/8”  Textured Lines ribbon
 Want2Scrap Pearls
Clearnsnap Ink:  Colorbox Pigment Ink Robin’s Egg;  Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Dye Ink In Dark Cashmere;  Top Boss Embossing Ink
Wow Gold Embossing Powder
GlueArts : Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac Adhesive; U Cut It 3D Adhesive Foam Blanks
Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Fiskars:  Fuse Die Cutting Machine