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Holiday Hula

>> Friday, August 28, 2015

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff
 Happy Friday!
I hope you're having a great week! It's actually been cooler here in the SE this week...a little cool front came through so low 80's during the day & low 60's at night w/ low humidity. Wonder how long it will last. I was going to show you a Christmas card using some more of the new images, but I didn't get the pics taken so here's an easy one that I already had the pics finished. I was looking thru my stash of "stuff" one day and I came across some Christmas card fronts I had saved thinking I would repurpose them. These were like free ones you get when the company hopes you'll order some. Right...that's so not happening around here. But I did use the card front! I thought it would look super behind the Hula Pig and Palm Tree.  So after coloring them, I fussy cut them along w/ the Santa Hat. The greeting was stamped on a die cut little ornament & I added red stickles all around it & some clear stickles to the fur on the hat.
I had a couple of narrow white frames so I added them just for a little interest and to kind of resemble a postcard or photo type of layout. These are the Copics I used for the images.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
paper: X-Press It white, recycled greeting card
ink: Memento Tuxedo black
accessories: Spellbinders A2 matting basics A & B, ornament tag dies, Copic makers, stickles, Memory Box precious star dies (little bow only)


Challenge #189- Feeling Sentimental!

>> Thursday, August 27, 2015

Welcome to DRS Challenge Thursday! 

First, the random drawing winner from last week's challenge is....
Gail Scott 

Congratulations! You are the winner from our Color Inspired Challenge!
Please send an email to to claim your prize.

This week we're all ..
Feeling Sentimental!
(make the sentiment/greeting the main focus of your card)

To enter, show us your card  by linking it below. The deadline for this challenge is Wednesday, September 2, at 6 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. From all of the entries, one lucky winner will be chosen to receive their choice of 2 stamps from the online catalog at!

Here are the sentimental Challenge cards from our talented DRS Design Team and we'd love for you to leave us a comment!




Jennifer E.



Season's Greetings

>> Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hi Friends!

Yay for Wednesday! Half the work week is just about over! How are you enjoying the last days of summer? Here in Michigan, there's already a bit of crispness in the air and there's no doubt that Fall is right around the corner. This year I am really trying to stay on top of things and that's why I'm still using DRS designs new Christmas stamps to work on more of my Christmas cards. I still feel horrible that time got away from me last year and I didn't send out any!

The card I created for today features the new Season's Greeting Holly Spray stamp (487L). I colored it with Copic markers and added red Stickles to the holly berries. While it was drying I used red cardstock to form and an A2 cardstock base. The card front was created using three different layers. I cut a portion of olive green cardstock and stamped it with the Pine Bough (467K) in dark green ink. Then I ripped it on a diagonal and adhered it to a small portion of red card stock and ripped that on a matching diagonal. Finally, majority of the card front was created using khaki cardstock that was embossed with the Divine Swirls embossing folder. The edges of both the card base and the card front were rounded and the card front was adhered in place. Next, the colored image was matted with red cardstock and adhered to the center of the card front as shown. A simple sheer, red bow embellished the bottom of the image nicely and my card was complete. 

Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy day to check out my work! Have a great day!



Greetings of the Season

>> Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Hi Everyone,

I really like the stamp used for today's card share.  The nature images are lovely and it has a sentiment built right in :)  It doesn't get much better than that!

I stamped the Nature's Christmas Greetings and colored the images with my Copic markers, highlighting the berries on the holly and mistletoe with Stickles.  I chose to die cut the image using my rectangle Spellbinders dies and layered the matted image on a snowflake embossed background.
 I used a red layer to bring out the color of the berries, so I felt the need to highlight the green as well.  I used the Interlocking Snow Background and white ink on my strip of green card stock and added  a punched snowflake embellished with a half pearl.

Thanks for visiting today!


The Heart of Christmas

>> Monday, August 24, 2015

Happy Monday! I thought I'd share another Christmas card this week. Pretty soon it will be time to start on Halloween and Thanksgiving cards.

I started by stamping the Baby Jesus Heart (494G) on white CS, colored it with Copics and then fussy cut. The Find Peace, Hope, Love Christmas Greeting was stamped on white CS, die cut with Nesties. Some blue and white lace was added before attaching this panel to the blue die cut piece. Everything was  attached to the white card base. Pop dots hold the Baby Jesus Heart in place and a silver heart button was added to the corner to help balance things out.

Be sure to check out this week's challenge here at DRS Designs. You could be the winner of some fabulous stamps!

Thanks for stopping by today,



Poinsettia Gift Tag

>> Sunday, August 23, 2015

Hi all, today I have a tag to share with you.

I used colors from the color challenge this week. I stamped the Giant Poinsettia and colored with Copic markers. For the top I traced around a die the fussy cut down and round one side of the Giant Poinsettia. The bottom comers were rounded. I stamped the Gift Tag Greetings   and added ribbon. Join us in this weeks color challenge.

Have a wonderful day,



>> Saturday, August 22, 2015

Good morning!
Today I am using the challenge colors again for this card.
DRS stamp used: 093M Giant Poinsettia.  I stamped the poinsettia twice and cut out the top petals to pop up. I used R32, R14, R35, R29, YG03, YG23, YG14, YR23, YR24, Yellow Stickles and gold Prills. to color.  I off set the top petals and used foam tape to pop them up. On the white panel I embossed, added pearls and finally added a sheer red bow, it is also popped up from the image.  I'm not sure what you call fabric that looks like the white panel used in weddings and fancy gowns but I love it.  It reminds me of medieval costumes or Victorian gowns as such.
I hope you are having a great weekend and crafting away!


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