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Christmas Night Gazebo

>> Friday, November 27, 2015

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday! 
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Time to get serious about making and/or finishing my Christmas cards. This was a fairly simple one..a little white embossing of the greeting & snowflakes on the navy background, a little embossed snow hill, a fussy cut gazebo w/ a couple of lamp posts and some more white embossing on the bottom of the frame. Nothing too hard or time consuming. I really like the look of white embossing on me it just looks sharp & clean. I also added a little tree inside the gazebo from the Christmas Village 4 in 1 & added some red ornament dots on it.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend.
ink: Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox frost white pigment
paper: Neenah white, navy
accessories: Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, white embossing powder, Copic markers, Swiss dot embossing folder, stitched hills dies


Challenge #202 - Let the Holidays Begin!

>> Thursday, November 26, 2015

Welcome to the DRS Thursday Challenge!

Happy Thanksgiving!

First, the Winner from the Random Drawing....
Harvest hedghogs

Congrats, you are the winner from our Inspired by Color Challenge!  
 Please contact us at to claim your prize. 

For this week's challenge, Thanksgiving traditionally marks the beginning of the holiday season..make a card for any fall or winter Holiday, so...
Let the Holidays Begin!
 (use any technique, image, die cut or punched shape that represents any fall or winter holiday!)

To enter, show us your card  by linking it below and we'd love for you to leave us a comment.  The deadline for this challenge is Wednesday, December 2, at 6:30 pm ET. Challenge entries don't have to use DRS Designs stamps, but if you use them on your challenge card, you'll get an extra entry into the prize drawing.

For the prize, one winner will be randomly selected to win the following 3 stamps:
505K Pinecone Square
708G Merriest Christmas Greeting
1014B Small Merry Christmas

And here are some wonderful Holiday creations from our talented Design Team and we'd love for you leave us a comment!






The Gift of Peace

>> Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Peace is a wonderful gift and blessing.  Sometimes our lives seem to be so full of drama, stress, tension, or worry - especially stress and especially around the holidays.  On top of that, there is no World Peace, no matter how much we try to go about our lives not thinking about it. 

So Peace is a perfect wish for the holidays and perfect for a holiday card.  I paired up the DRS Designs Giant Poinsettia with a new Christmas peace greeting that will be available in the store soon.  I stamped the poinsettia twice and cut out a bit of the flower for the top layer to add dimension.

I wish everyone peace during the holidays - from Thanksgiving this year to next!



Modern Spiro Wreath

>> Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Hi Everyone,

I went with a traditional red and green color combo for my card share today.  I have to admit they're my favorite colors to use when making Christmas cards, because they immediately make me think of the holidays.  I personally don't pair these colors together at any other time :)   

I stamped the newly released Joy to you Christmas Greeting in red dye ink and die cut it using a round Spellbinders die. Choosing to create a modern wreath look, I stamped and fussy cut the Circle Spiro Design and colored that up in red and green using my Copic markers.   I wanted it to stand out from my background that I made using the Splatter Background stamp, so I attached it to another die cut circle.

It need some embellishment, so I added the Holly leaf that was colored and fussy cut too, and finished it off with a ribbon and some glitter glue on the berries. 

Thanks for visiting the blog today and be sure to participate in our weekly challenges for your chance at a great prize!

Happy Holidays!


The Heart of Christmas

>> Monday, November 23, 2015

Hope everyone had a great weekend. We had our first snow here in Northwest Ohio Saturday and woke up to a gorgeous scene Sunday morning. A fresh snow fall really makes everything outside look so clean and beautiful.

Today I have a Christmas card that features our Baby Jesus Heart image that was release a couple of months ago along with a new Jesus Heart Postage Frame. I really enjoy adding something to my envelops and this new image is perfect.

I started by stamping the Baby Jesus Heart image and sentiment in black ink on white CS. I colored the image with Copics and then fussy cut it. A heart die was used to cut the sentiment. The light blue panel was stamped with the Interlocking hearts background stamp with VersaMark ink, die cut with Nestie border dies and layered on dark blue CS. The bow was made with a MS punch. After punching several bows, I glued them together for dimension and added a rhinestone. A couple of heart shaped rhinestones were added to the corners. Here's a closer look at the card.

For the envelop I stamped the Jesus Heart Postage Frame in the upper right hand corner with black ink, then colored the image with coloring pencils.


Now all I need to do is go to the post office and see what Christmas stamps are available. Maybe they have the 3 Wiseman journeying to see baby Jesus. Wouldn't that be great!
Thanks for stopping by today.


Peace Be Your Gift

>> Sunday, November 22, 2015

Hi everyone, with all the turmoil going on in the world I thought this was a perfect sentiment to show today. 

This is a Corner Folded Card. You use a post it note to get the position for the fold then cut on two sides so the corner will flip over. The front was stamped and gold embossed with the Interlocking Snow Background, then the inside front was stamped and gold embossed with the Snow Background. Over the fold I used the new Joy To You Christmas Circle.

On the inside I used the 
Peace Be Your Gift Christmas Greeting.
This is my wish for everyone this holiday season.

Have a wonderful day,


Blessed at Thanksgiving

>> Saturday, November 21, 2015

Good morning all!
Happy Thanksgiving  (almost!)
Oval dies by Spellbinders and embossing folder is by Elizabeth Craft Design.
I stamped the Hurricane Candle with London Fog Memento Ink and the sentiment with VersaFine-Black.  I've colored with Copic Markers.  BV00, BV01, BV000, BV02, Y11, Y00, Y15, Y35, Y38, YR04, YR16, G93, YG97, Y32, YR24,YR31
Well, this doesn't really go with the color challenge from Thursday except for the flowers and glow of the candle.  But it still looks like fall to me!
I hope you are having a wonderful Fall and some of you are probably already off for the holidays...if so, I hope you are having a great holiday!
Thanks for visiting today!!


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