I Love You Just the Way You Are

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, mainly because I’ve been trying to get organized. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by crafting supplies — paper, stamps, inks, markers. It all adds up quickly! So I’ve taken a step back just get things in order.

The nice thing about getting organized is that it forced me to look through all of the paper, stamps, and dies that I purchased over the past year (and haven’t used). That alone should stop me from buying anything new for while, but that’s a resolution that I’m not even going to pretend to make! But over the next few days, I’m going to post a few cards that I made from my stash so that some of these supplies will finally see the light of day.

Today’s is the first of two cards that feature stamps and die cuts – no Copics! I love to color, but sometimes I just want an easy card that goes together quickly, especially if I want to make multiple copies. Since I don’t really like to color the same image multiple times, using die cuts was my ready solution. For the sake of my sanity, I backed the red foil paper with iCraft adhesive sheets before running it through the die cutter. Then all of my embellishments were just peel and stick. Can’t get much easier than that!

Here’s a look at the inside of the card.

Rowhouse Greetings | Valentine's Day | Uplifters by Paper Smooches
Rowhouse Greetings | Valentine’s Day | Uplifters by Paper Smooches

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Midnight Blue Dots from the Micro Basics Collection by Authentique; Ladybug Swiss Dot from the Petite Prints Collection by Doodlebug; Bazzill Red Foil Card stock(*)
Stamps: I Love You More by My Favorite Things; Uplifters by Paper Smooches
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp; Linked Hearts by Paper Smooches; Classic Hearts by Spellbinders

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

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You’re a Friend Like No One Elf

Just a quick holiday card featuring the BB Santa’s Elves stamp set by My Favorite Things and coordinating dies. I love the whimsy in this stamp set and the elves are easy to color. I was able to put this card together fairly fast and at this time of year, that’s a real plus!

I like adding patterned paper to the inside rather than leaving it white. Here I used the coordinating paper from Happy Christmas Three by Authentique and one of the sentiments from the Christmas Sampler stamp set by Paper Smooches.

Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Christmas Sampler by Paper Smooches
Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Christmas Sampler by Paper Smooches

Need a ready made Christmas card? I just added this one to my Etsy Shop. Stop by and take a look.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Classic Solar White 80#; Happy Christmas Three by Authentique; Bazzill Basic in Devil Red; Neenah Index in White
Inks: Memento in Tudexo Black by Tsukineko; Memento Lux in Wedding Dress by Tsukineko; Versafine in Oxyx Black by Tsukineko
Stamps: BB Santa’s Elves by My Favorite Things; Christmas Sampler by Paper Smooches
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp!
Copics: E000, E00, E21, E11, E93, BV00 (skin); E35 (hair); YG21, YG03, YG17, YG67, R17, R24, R46, R59, C0, C1 (clothing); Y32, Y35, Y38 (bell)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

I Hope Santa Spoils You Rotten

I’ve started making Christmas cards to post in the shop and to send out for the holidays. I fell in love with the Santa’s Elves stamp set  that My Favorite Things released last winter, but it was so popular that I couldn’t get it last year. So this year, I made sure that I had in my stamp collection.

The elves are simple to shade and color. I colored these in shades of red to keep it simple and quick. I had the Crimsom 6×6 paper pad from Recollections in my stash so I selected three different patterns. Colored up the image, added a few sequins, and voila! Three new Christmas cards! For the inside, I used a simple sentiment from Paper Smooches Christmas Sampler stamp set.

Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Santa's Elves by My Favorite Things
Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Santa’s Elves by My Favorite Things
Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Santa's Elves by My Favorite Things
Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Santa’s Elves by My Favorite Things

 

Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Santa's Elves by My Favorite Things
Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Santa’s Elves by My Favorite Things
Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Christmas Sample by Paper Smooches
Rowhouse Greetings | Christmas | Christmas Sample by Paper Smooches

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to stop by Rowhouse Greetings on Etsy and check out the new cards.

Supplies

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Crimson 6×6 paper pad by American Crafts; X-Press Blending Card by Copics
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko; VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black by Tsukineko
Stamps: BB Santa’s Elves by My Favorite Things; Christmas Sampler by Paper Smooches
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp!
Embellishments: Red Raspberry Adhesive Sequins by Jillibean Soup
Copics: E000, E00, E21, RV10 (skin); R05, R27, R46, R59 (clothing); C00, C01, C02 (fur, package, bell)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Thank You for Being There When I Kneaded You

Still playing around with the Cool Cat stamp set by My Favorite Things. And I forgot to write down the Copic colors. Oh well…

SUPPLIES

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; Blue Sky Stripe by American Crafts; vellum sheet by American Crafts.
Stamp: Cool Cat by My Favorite Things
Ink: Versafine in Onyz Black by Tsukineko; Memento by Tsukineko in Tuxedo Black
Dies: Stitched Circles by Simon Says Stamp!

Sorry I Hissed at You

I recently broke my ankle, specifically my right ankle, which means that my days of hopping into the car and driving off have been replaced by hopping around on crutches. So when my husband volunteered to take me to Photo Scraps, I stocked up on some goodies including this stamp set from My Favorite Things.

I meant to make Valentine Day cards, but time got away from me without a single card being made. So this seemed like a great opportunity to destash some Bo Bunny cardstock that I bought a few months ago.

Just added to Etsy! Go take a look!

Supplies

Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 110#; Bazzill Cardstock in Avalanche; Endless Love from the Head Over Heels Collection by Bo Bunny
Stamps: Cool Cat by My Favorite Things
Inks: Memento by Tsukineko in Tuxedo Black and Rosebud
Dies: Cool Cat by My Favorite Things
Copics: W0, W3, W5, RV10 (cat); RV11, RV14, RV17, RV19 (cushion)

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