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Berries and Bows

>> Thursday, November 30, 2023

 Hello friends!

Christmas cards yay! It's that time of year when I love making Christmas cards whether I send them or not, LOL!

This Christmas card features some of DRS's new stamps, Small Script Merry Christmas and Berries & Bow Christmas.

I used a window die by Spellbinders on an ink-sprayed background.
The Berries and Bow was fussy cut.
The white background panel was scored on the diagonal every 1/2".
I used some red transparent enamel dots as embellishments.

Thanks for visiting today!




>> Tuesday, November 28, 2023

 Hi Everyone,

With all preparation for Thanksgiving, starting to decorate for Christmas, trying to snag a few deals by shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, today's card share had to be clean and simple.  Lucky for me, DRS Designs had the perfect new stamps to make that happen!

I used both the new Hello Winter Greeting (283E) and the Simple Pine Trees (285E), which I heat embossed with some glittery powder to give the simple black and white a little oomph.  

I dry embossed only a portion of the card layer to leave room to stamp those trees and I attached the pennants to the greeting before attaching it to the card with some dimensional foam tape.

I don't think I've ever made a card that marks the arrival of the winter solstice, but I loved using these stamps!  

Have you started on your holiday cards yet?  

Happy Stamping!


Merry Christmas

>> Monday, November 27, 2023


I love the new Simple Pine Trees 285E. They are great for backgrounds or simple card fronts. For my card today, I used it for a really simple card front.

  • First, I masked off the small tree and only used the large tree. Once the tree was stamped I stamped the new Small Script Merry Christmas 272E and stamped it so it was touching the tree.
  • I then colored the tree with copics and added some red Nuvo Drops to the tree and also the I on Christmas.
  • I then cut the layer down and added the bright green card stock to pick up some of the color on the tree. 

I might need to make more of this card and color the tree up in other colors.

Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my card this week.


Beauty of Autumn

>> Thursday, November 23, 2023

 Hello crafty friends, happy Thanksgiving!!

I used some old dies from Memory Box to create this tunnel view of an autumn scene.  My DRS stamps today are Autumn Leaf Pile and One Line Beauty of Autumn.

I created the tunnel of trees with foam between each layer except for the first layer which was glued directly to a frame I made with a Rubbernecker inverted scallop die and a larger piece of cardstock.

I sponged orange ink to the inside of the frame and around the arch sentiment that I made 
with the stamp and 2 circle dies.
Each layer of trees was sponged with a progressively darker gray color ink.
I imagined the trees were one of the white trunked trees like aspen or birch.

I stamped the pile of leaves multiple times then cut out the top slightly to make an uneven leafy surface for the deer to stand in. I sponged the leaves with 3 colors and then used 
Painty Pens to give more detail to some colors.
To get the sentiment to arch nicely, I snipped the rubber top and bottom as if I were sewing an arm into a shirt armhole opening. Going around curves with fabric is impossible without first snipping the curves.  Red rubber does not bend without snipping to allow the curve (don't worry, it doesn't affect your stamp image or words when straight stamping is desired).
That's about it!
Thanks for visiting today!


Repeating Merry Christmas

>> Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Hello Crafty Friends!

Since Thanksgiving is tomorrow, we will now be starting the downhill slide into Christmas in 2 days.  It is more than a month away, but it will feel like 2 weeks.  I am in a mad rush to get some more Christmas cards done as a I am sending out a giant list this year (giant for me).  These fun new DRS Design images are helping me with lots of fun ways to use them.  

On this card, I stamped the new Small Script Merry Christmas (272E and coming to the store this weekend) repeatedly over my base and lined the word Christmas with Stickles.   Next, I layered on an embossed ink/spray/smash panel from my stash.  It was a fun base for the new Leaping Deer image (276H).  To underscore the Christmas theme, I added one more Small Script Merry Christmas on top. 

The base panel is also sponged with Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  Inside I have the Leaping Deer with the Merry portion of the Small Script Merry Christmas cut out and added on his bow.  

Hope your week is going well and that you are enjoying the holiday preparations like making Christmas Cards (I am!).  





>> Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Hi Everyone,

While I know Thanksgiving is this week, I couldn't resist showing off a couple of the new stamps soon to be released here at DRS Designs.  

I stamped and colored up the new Berries and Bow Christmas Decoration (9275F), die cutting it and turning it into a tag by punching a hole in the top and adding a ribbon. I then layered it onto an embossed holly background and added the new Small Script Merry Christmas (272E) Greeting.  

To finish it off, I added some punched holly leaves and red gems as berries, and also added some glitter glue to the image berries as well.  It's the holidays, there is no such thing as too much glitter this time of year!

Be sure to stop back and see all of the new holiday and winter stamps!

Happy Holidays!


Lady Scarcrow

>> Monday, November 20, 2023


Hello crafty friends. I am happy to have you stop by to check out my card this week. With fall in the air, I just had to play with this really cute lady scarecrow.

For my card:

  • I stamped the LADY SCARECROW - 418L and colored her up with copics.
  • I then found some coordinating paper scraps in my scrap drawer and cut them down adding a black layer to accent the colors.
  • The card was finished with a couple of buttons from my stash to pick up the button theme from the image.
Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my card this week.


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