25 Days of Christmas Cards – Day 8

It’s day 8 of my 25 Days of Christmas cards inspired by Kristina Werner.  For today’s card, I was inspired by the card Kristina made in 2017.  I used snowflakes instead of trees on my version of this card.  I love the soft colors!  Here is the link to Kristina’s video and blog post.

I’ll be back tomorrow with Day 9!  Thanks for stopping by.

Kat Scrappiness Blog Hop and Sale Benefiting The Coffee Oasis

Welcome to the Kat Scrappiness Blog Hop and Sale to benefit The Coffee Oasis.  For more information about the blog hop and how you can help, click here.

I’ve created a winter themed card using Crafters Essentials Winter dies by Kat Scrappiness.  The trees, deer, and snow banks are all dies that are in the Crafters Essentials Winter die set by Kat Scrappiness.  I ink blended the background with distress inks and added some glitter to the trees to make them sparkle! 

Coffee Oasis is a coffee shop/organization located in Washington State that provides help for our youth including programs for drug abuse, homelessness, violence and poverty. (You can read more about their programs here.)  

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25 Days of Christmas Cards – Day 7

It’s day 7 of my 25 Days of Christmas cards inspired by Kristina Werner.  For today’s card, I was inspired by the card Kristina made in 2013.  I really love the idea of this card.  Having the colored image on the inside.  For my card, I did not stamp on the clear acetate.  Mainly because my Stazon ink was dried up!  The stamps I used are from My Favorite Things.  Here is the link to Kristina’s video and blog post.

I’ll be back tomorrow with Day 8!  Thanks for stopping by.

25 Days of Christmas Cards – Day 6

It’s day 6 of my 25 Days of Christmas cards inspired by Kristina Werner.  For today’s card, I was inspired by the card Kristina made in 2012.  I think I’ve said this everyday, but this one is a favorite.  It’s such a simple layout, but the white heat embossing makes the card so elegant.  Here is the link to her video and blog post.

I love this sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.  I’ll be back tomorrow with Day 7!

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25 Days of Christmas Cards – Day 5

It’s day 5 of my 25 Days of Christmas cards inspired by Kristina Werner.  For today’s card, I was inspired by the card Kristina made in 2013.  This is another one of my favorite cards made by Kristina.  Here is the link to her video and blog post.

This is only the second time I’ve made a card with these dimensions – 9 inches by 3 inches.  Not sure why I don’t make more of these!  I also ink blended with distress inks.  I love the way ink blending looks.  I only used one stamp set – Winter Silhouettes from Hero Arts – on this card.  I’ll be back tomorrow with Day 6!

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25 Days of Christmas Cards – Day 4

It’s day 4 of my 25 Days of Christmas cards inspired by Kristina Werner.  For today’s card, I was inspired by the card Kristina made in 2014.  I love this card and wanted to recreate it with the supplies I had on hand.  Here is the link to her video and blog post.

For this card, I used an older stamp set from W Plus 9.  I love the way this turned out.  I plan on making several more cards using this layout/technique!  I’ll be back tomorrow with Day 5!

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25 Days of Christmas Cards – Day 3

It’s day 3 of my 25 Days of Christmas cards inspired by Kristina Werner.  For today’s card, I was inspired by the card Kristina made in 2010.  I again used a similar layout that she used onbher card.  Here is the link to her video and blog post.

I loved the embossing that Kristina did on the vellum.  I recreated this using a background stamp from Hero Arts.  I did have some difficulties with this card.  For one, I am not good a free form cutting – I need lots of practice with that or just for go it altogether!  My next issue was that I tried to take a short cut and not sandwich the vellum between the card front and card base.  This really needs to be done so that the inside of the card is clean. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things.

Overall, I’m happy with this card and will definitely try the embossing on vellum again (maybe in this series!)  I’ll be back tomorrow with Day 4!

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25 Days of Christmas Cards – Day 2

It’s day 2 of my 25 Days of Christmas cards inspired by Kristina Werner.  For today’s card, I was inspired by the card Kristina made in 2011.  I used a similar layout that she used in her card.  Here is the link to the video and blog post.

I used some pattern paper and green glitter paper from my stash.  I colored the cute puppy from the Happy Pawlidays stamp set from My Favorite Things with Copic markers.

I’ll be back tomorrow with Day 3!

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25 Days of Christmas Cards – Day 1

Have you guys been keeping up with Kristina Werner’s Holiday Card series?  She is on her 10th year of this series.  She creates 25 holiday cards with videos.  I’ve watched her for years and love how she describes her process of creating cards.

For the next 25 days, I’m going to show you cards that were inspired by Kristina’s cards.  I went thru the ten years of videos for each day and picked a card that I was inspired by.

For Day 1, I chose the very first card/video that she used in her card series from 2009 – here is a link to Kristina’s video.  I created a card with a similar layout using supplies that I had on hand.  I really like this simple layout and any chance I have to use patterned paper brings me joy!

I hope you will come back for the next 24 days to see how I was inspired to do my own 25 days of Christmas Cards!

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Fall/Winter Coffee Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  I’m joining in on the Fall/Winter Coffee blog hop.  Kat Scrappiness is a sponsor for this hop, and has a great sale and prizes available during the hop.  Here is the link to the hop.

Kat Scrappiness has some great coffee products in the shop.  There is an entire category for coffee in the shop!

I used several products (listed below) from Kat Scrappiness to create this coffee themed card.  I think the white and cold gives this card a cozy winter feel.

Use code caren10 to  get 10% off your order at Kat Scrappiness.  Join in on the hop and you can win some great prizes, including a $25 gift card at Kat Scrappiness and a prize package of some great Kat Scrappiness products.

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