A Star Welcome
I used the Well Written dies from the Annual Catalog to cut the "welcome" greeting from Basic Black cardstock. I lined this up with the bottom left edge of the gray bar to balance the stars that are grouped on the right side of the card. Finally, I tied a simple bow using White Baker's Twine and mounted my image on Basic Black cardstock and then on a Coastal Cabana card base.
When I finished, I realized I hadn't used a single rubber stamp! Dies are wonderful for creating dramatic cards quickly and easily. I think I'll make another rubber stamp-free card for Wednesday - maybe I can keep the trend up all week!
I'd love to see cards you made without using rubber stamps or cards inspired by this color challenge. Leave your comments below.
A Cup of Holiday Thyme
The weather is chilly and perfect for remembering last Christmas. The Cup of Christmas stamp set (2019 Holiday Catalog) was perfect to highlight these pictures and I'm back to trying to use up my stash with the Holiday Thyme Designer Series Paper. I used the retired In-Colors Cranberry Crisp and True Thyme as well as the current Old Olive for this page. Additionally, I used my Cricut to cut the numbers and the retired Priceless stamp set for the steam flourishes coming out of the cups. Quick and easy page of Christmas memories!
Simple Stamping for Christmas
Today, I have three card ideas to share with you. A very easy, Simple Stamping card using only stamps, ink, and paper; a card with a little bling added on; and a third card for those of you who like die cutting. All three cards use the Cup of Christmas stamp set and the Wrapped in Plaid 6"x6" Designer Series Paper.
All three cards were easy and fun to make! Whether you have limited supplies or a full craft room, beautiful holiday cards can be simple to make.
Color Challenge Christmas
I cut a circle using the Layering Circles dies from Soft Sea Foam cardstock and a slightly larger circle using the Stitched Shaped dies from Coastal Cabana cardstock. I wrapped some Linen Thread and Silver Metallic Thread around my fingers and then twisted it behind the circle. I secured the thread with a glue dot and then put dimensionals on the back of the circles to pop them up. I used an old die from Stampin' Up! to cut the "Joy" from Rich Razzleberry, but you could use the Hand-lettered Prose dies to assemble the word "Joy."
I layered the whole thing on Coastal Cabana cardstock and then Rich Razzleberry cardstock. I embossed the layer of Rich Razzleberry with the Subtle embossing folder before attaching it to a Rich Razzleberry card base.
This non-traditional color scheme and non-Christmas stamp set combine to form an elegant Christmas card.
When I first started the On Y Go! Stampng blog back in June, my sister asked me if I would share scrapbook ideas. Of course I said "Yes!" And yet, three months later, today is my first scrapbook-centered post.
Scrapbooking was my first papercrafting adventure. I love to create beautiful things, and scrapbooking gave me a reason to create and keep what I'd made. Scrapbooking serves a long-term purpose of allowing me to preserve my memories and have an inviting way to share them with my kids, relatives, and friends. When I started stamping, I eventually moved more heavily into cards, but scrapbooking still holds a special place in my heart.
However, except for the school albums I finished for each of my kids when they graduated high school, I haven't done much scrapbooking in recent years. I've been overwhelmed by the idea of organizing all my old boxes of photos and figuring out where I left off. And, since getting a smartphone with a decent camera, I haven't been doing a very good job of saving and organizing my digital photos either. It's a little overwhelming!
So, I decided I just needed to jump into chronicling some recent events. I pulled my vacation photos from this summer and my photos from last Christmas, and I ordered prints from Shutterfly. Then I realized, it's fall and I really wanted to do a fall page. Not wanting to place another Shutterfly order for a handful of prints, I printed these myself on copy paper and will replace them after I make my next print order.
This summer, my sister passed down her Cricut which she had gotten as a handy-me-down from my Mom. I finally pulled it out and used it for the first time to create the title with the Printing 101 cartridge. I cut the letters from the See a Silhouette background paper and I cut the shadow from Mossy Meadow cardstock. I trimmed pieces of the honeycomb background paper in the See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper pack and added it as texture on the corners and center of the pages.
I had a lot of fun making this two page spread and remembering this fun trip to the orchard with my grown-up kiddo. Now on to getting those vacation and Christmas photos onto pages!