Jingle All the Way by My Favorite Things

HEY FRIENDS! My Favorite Things has opened the vault again to re-release a few of the older Birdie Brown stamp sets. If you’ve been looking for a retired Birdie Brown stamp, then now’s the time to check out the current release. One of my favorites — BB Jingle All the Way — is included this time so I created a card to inspire you. As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Today’s project features:

Rowhouse Greetings | BB Jingle All the Way by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

Step by Step for Jingle All the Way

  • Cut a piece of Neenah Solar White #110 cardstock to 4.25″ x 11″ scored at 5.5″ to form the card base.
  • Trim one of the diagonal patterned sheets from the Very Merry Paper Pad by My Favorite Things to 4.25″ x 5.5″
  • Cut a piece of white cardstock to 3.75″ x 5″
  • Position the Sending Christmas Joy Die-namics on top of the white cardstock and run through your die cutting machine. Remove the cut out letters and set aside for another project.
  • Select scraps of coordinating colored cardstock to create the letters. I used cardstock by MFT Stamps in Moroccan Spice, Sour Apple, and Field Day. Position the scraps so that each line of the Sending Christmas Joy die will cut the letters in a different color. Run scraps and die through your die cutting machine.
  • Apply a piece of wide double sided adhesive such as that by Scrapbook.com (which measures 4″ wide) to the back of the white cardstock. Trim adhesive as needed.
  • Inlay the letters cut from the colored cardstock into place.
  • Remove adhesive backing on the and adhere to a piece of craft foam cut to 3.75 x 5″. Set aside.
  • Stamp image on a piece of Hammermill 100# cardstock using Hero Arts Intense Black ink.
  • Color image with Copic markers (see video & marker list below).
  • Either fussy cut image or trim with coordinating Jingle All the Way Die-namics.
  • Apply foam squares to the back of the image.
  • Assemble layers as shown.

Copic Coloring Video

A few months ago, I created a Copic coloring video for this image which I’ve included below so that you can see how I colored the image in more detail. You can see that card HERE.

I have a soft spot for this stamp set because I featured it in one of my first classes when I started teaching. So it helped to launch me on my way as a Copic instructor.

Rowhouse Greetings | BB Jingle All the Way by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

Hope you enjoyed today’s project! See you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies for Jingle All the Way

COPICS: E000, E00, E11, E21, R20 (skin); T0, T1 (beard & hat trim); R17, R24, R46, R89 (suit & hat); T4, T6, T8 (belt, boots & gloves); Y35 (belt buckle)

Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Seasonal Sprig (2 Ways!) by Taylored Expressions

HEY FRIENDS! I’m back today with TWO cards using the Seasonal Sprig stamp set by Taylored Expressions. I’ve been thinking about slimline cards ever since I created a few slimline holiday cards for Scrapbook.com a few weeks ago so I thought I’d give it another try. And then to be even more adventurous, I created a similar card in the traditional A2 size. As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

FYI – Today’s cards feature Copic coloring, but I colored this image several months ago using Karin Brushmarker Pro markers for a watercolor effect. Check it out if you want to try something different!

CARD 1: Seasonal Spring Slimline

Features:

Rowhouse Greetings | Seasonal Sprig by Taylored Expressions

CARD 2: Seasonal Spring A2

Features:

Rowhouse Greetings | Seasonal Sprig by Taylored Expressions

I should note that the Seasonal Sprig stamp set includes a few simple sentiments that would also work beautifully (see earlier card project). But I wanted to use a larger sentiment, especially with the slimline card and the Joyful Wishes stamp set fit the space perfectly.

Hope you enjoyed today’s project! Until next time —

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

SUPPLIES

COPICS: YG03, YG17, YG67, G28 (leaves); R24, R35, R37, R39, R59 (berries)

Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Holiday Delivery by Stampendous!

HEY FRIENDS! Another quick post featuring the Holiday Delivery stamp by Stampendous! I don’t usually make holiday cards year round, but for some reason this year it’s what I want to color. So snowmen and penguins it is!

Rowhouse Greetings | Holiday Delivery by Stampendous!

As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Today’s project features:

  • Holiday Delivery by Stampendous!
  • Ink blending with Distress Oxides
  • Copic coloring (see marker list below)
  • Additional supplies linked in thumbnails below.
Rowhouse Greetings | Holiday Delivery by Stampendous!

I stamped the Holiday Delivery image on a piece of Hammermill 100# cardstock using Nuvo Hybrid Ink in Shadow Black. The image was colored with Copic markers (see list below).

Just a note about the layout – I centered the Looped Stackers die on a piece of white cardstock measuring 4.25″ x 5.5″ and held it in place with Mint low tack tape. After die cutting, you have two pieces, the looped die cut and a white frame. I gently inkblended the Looped die cut with Distress Oxides in Mustard Seed and Dried Marigold using a blender brush. I adhered the white frame to the image layer and then glued the looped die cut as an inlay using Ranger Multi Medium Matte that I had transferred to a precision tip applicator bottle.

I trimmed the card front down by cutting 1/8″ off each side. I backed the card front with craft foam for dimension and adhered it to a card base. I added a few embellishments from the Holiday Cheer Sequin Mix by Honey Bee Stamps using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

Rowhouse Greetings | Holiday Delivery by Stampendous!

That’s all for today! See you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: BG0000, BG10, B000 (snowman); BG11, BG32, BG15 (snowman hat & scarf); W2, W4, W6 (penguin); V04, V06, V09 (penguin hat & scarf); Y38 (carrot & beak); Y32, Y35, Y38, BV11, BV32, BG15 (package combo 1); V04, V06, V09 (package combo 2); E30, E33, V06, V09 (package combo 3); BG11, BG32, BG15 (car); BV0000, BV000 (windshield); C4, C6, C8 (tires); C0, C1 (bumper); V000, V01 (license plate); BV0000, BV000, BG0000, B000

Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Slimline Holiday Cards featuring Scrapbook.com

Scrapbook.com

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! So I’m back today with something a little different for me. Yes – I’m still making holiday cards – afterall, it is Christmas in July — but I tried my hand at slimline holiday cards.

I was asked by Scrapbook.com to make a few cards featuring their exclusive papers, stamps, and other supplies. Their Christmas in July Sale is going on now with thousands of items up to 50% off! So it’s a great time to start planning your holiday cards and stock up on supplies.

I have three cards for you today featuring products that I received from Scrapbook.com (items marked with an asterick) as well as products that I purchased personally. As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

CARD 1

Size: 8.5″ x 3.5″

Rowhouse Greetings | Scrapbook.com

Featuring:

For Card 1, I cut a piece of Neenah 110# cardstock to 8.5″ x 7″ scored at 3.5″ as the card base. I adhered a piece of red cardstock from the *Smooth Cardstock Paper Pad – Slimline – Christmas to the card base using *1/4″ Double Sided Tape.

I cut a piece of white cardstock to 8.25″ x 3.25″ and set it aside until it was time to assemble the layers. On the far right side, I stamped two of the images from the Wordfetti – Holly Jolly stamp set in Cardinal Red Hybrid Ink using my Misti. Leaving the stamps in place, I stamped the images again using Versamark ink, covered the images with clear embossing powder, and heat set the images.

For the sentiment, I used the “Merry Christmas” sentiment from the Merry Sentiments stamp set. I just wanted the word “merry” so I cut the stamp so that I would just have the one word (gasp!). I lined it up using my Misti and inked it with Cardinal Red Hybrid Ink. Again, I stamped the image using Versamark ink, covered the image with clear embossing powder, and heat set it.

For the stenciled layer, I selected a sheet of gray cardstock from the *Smooth Cardstock Paper Pad – Slimline – Christmas and adhered it to my craft may using repositionable tape. I placed the *Vintage Floral Stencil on top, centering the portion that I wanted over the paper, and secured it in place with Mint Low Tack Tape. I applied Ranger Embossing Paste through the stencil with a palette knife and then smoothed the surface using a craft scraper.

After the embossing paste was dry, I trimmed the stenciled panel to 3″ x 6.75″ and assembled the layers as shown using *1/4″ Double Sided Tape. For the sentiment, I used the Merry Christmas Sentiments Die Set to cut the word “Christmas” from a piece of red foil cardstock and adhered it to the front of the card.

CARD 2

Size: 8.5″ x 3.5″

Rowhouse Greetings | Scrapbook.com

Featuring:

For Card 2, I cut a piece of Neenah 110# cardstock to 8.5″ x 7″ scored at 3.5″ as the card base. I adhered a piece of gray cardstock from the *Smooth Cardstock Paper Pad – Slimline – Christmas to the card base using *1/4″ Double Sided Tape. I cut a piece of white cardstock to 8.25″ x 3.25″ and set it aside until it was time to assemble the layers.

I selected a piece of pale gray cardstock from the paper pad and trimmed it to 3″ x 8″ and secured it to my craft mat with repositionable tape. I centered the Vintage Floral Stencil and secured it to my craft mat with Mint Low Tack Tape. Then I used a blending brush to stencil the pattern with *Pine Premium Hybrid Ink.

I selected a piece of red cardstock from the paper pad and die cut the sentiment using the Merry Christmas Sentiments Die Set. I lightly ink blended *Pine Premium Hybrid Ink along the bottom of the words and then covered it with *Cardinal Red Hybrid Ink. I applied Versamark ink to the die cuts, covered them with clear embossing powder, and heat set the sentiment. I assembled the layers as shown, glued the sentiment in place and added gold metallic sequins from 28 Lilac Lane.

CARD 3

Size: 3.5″ x 8.5″

Featuring:

Card 3 was actually the first card that I made. Since it was my first time creating a slimline card, I had to get used to the proportions and layout. Again, I cut a piece of Neenah 110# cardstock to 8.5″ x 7″ scored at 3.5″ as the card base and adhered a piece of dark green cardstock from the *Smooth Cardstock Paper Pad – Slimline – Christmas to the card base using *1/4″ Double Sided Tape.

I cut a piece of white cardstock to 8.25″ x 3.25″ and set it aside until it was time to assemble the layers. I selected a piece of green cardstock from the paper pad and trimmed it to 3″ x 8″ and secured it to my craft mat with repositionable tape. I centered the Vintage Floral Stencil and secured it to my craft mat with Mint Low Tack Tape. Then I used a blending brush to lightly stencil the pattern with *Pine Premium Hybrid Ink.

I die cut the main sentiment from white cardstock using the Mirthful die set by Penny Black. I used a blending brush to ink blend *Cardinal Red Hybrid Ink along the bottom of each letter. Since the letters are separate, I was able to arranged them vertically on the front of the card. Along the bottom, I selected one of the sentiments from the *Merry Sentiments Stamp Set and used my Misti to stamp the text with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set the sentiment.

Afterwards, I assembled the layers as shown.

TIPS

  • When stenciling, I find it helpful to apply repositionable tape to the back of my cardstock and then stick it down to my craft mat. Then I hold the stencil in place using Mint Low Tack Tape. When using texture paste, I apply it using a palette knife and then smooth the surface using a craft scraper. When stenciling with ink, you can use either blender brushes or an ink blending tool.
  • Since red and green are complementary colors, you can use green under red (and red under green) to deepen the color. That’s how I created two shades of red and two shades of green using only one ink pad in each color.
  • I apply clear embossing powder on die cuts to get a dimensional glossy finish. I find this much easier than using Glossy Accents or a similar products. And there’s no lengthy drying time which is an added benefit!

That all from me today! Hope you enjoyed today’s projects! A special thanks to Scrapbook.com for supplying some of the featured products!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

SUPPLIES

Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Village Edges by Elizabeth Craft Designs

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE! Well, for today’s project you should just assume that I’m still working my way through my stash of recent purchases. A couple of years ago, I went on an art retreat with my friend Kate Walters and she showed me the Village Edges die by Elizabeth Craft Designs. I love landscape scenes for holiday cards so this die found its way onto my wish list and finally into my stash. As always, I’ve linked the supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you. 

Today’s project features:

Rowhouse Greetings | Village Edges by Elizabeth Craft Designs

For the background, I cut a piece of Sno Cone Cardstock by My Favorite Things to 4″ x 5.25″ and ink blended the top using Distress Oxides in Peacock Feathers and Salvaged Patina. Once the ink was thoroughly dry, I stenciled Versamark Ink through the Petit Snow Stencil by Newton’s Nook Designs, covered the ink with Ranger White Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder, and heat set the powder.

Rowhouse Greetings | Village Edges by Elizabeth Craft Designs

I cut the village images from white cardstock using the Village Edges Die by Elizabeth Craft Design. I slid the die cuts back and forth a bit until I got the arrangement that I wanted and then trimmed the village scene to 4″ x 5.25″ to match the size of my snow scene. Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Believe stamp set by Penny Black on the lower left side of the front die cut which I then backed with craft foam to give dimension. Finally, I glued all of the layers into place and added the gold star cut from a scrap of Tim Holtz Idea-ology Kraft Stock and glued it into position.

Rowhouse Greetings | Village Edges by Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hope you enjoyed today’s project! See you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.