Friday, November 7, 2014

Be Joyful

Hi I don't seem to be able to keep up with homework...probably because I have that Simon Says Stamp Falling snow stencil in my head...not in my stash.  I was going to order it last year but didn't. Now I just seem to want falling snow on my cards.   I ordered it Monday in the wee hours and it arrived today!


First up is my Day 4 homework, a one layer card.  I followed Jennifer McGuire's example.

I used a circle die from My Favorite things, and a Tree die from Hero Arts that had a matching stamp.  After making my die cuts, I stamped the tree, and the sentiment.  Next opening the card, I created a blue sky with  Salty Ocean Distress Ink, and added some lovely falling snow with embossing paste and some Distress Glitter in Rock Candy.  I loved making this card, and I anticipate making 2 or three more from my holiday card stash.



Next up is day 5 homework, some tags.  I rarely make tags, so this was definitely an exercise.  My simple tag is simply a cut out with some patterned paper sandwiched between two tag die cuts.   My second tag is a shaker tag, on reflection, it probably would be better with a colored background for the shaker bits.  I filled it with glass glitter in clear, silver micro-beads, and a few small sequins. The stamps were from Stampin Up and Simon Says Stamps.  The die cut is from Hero Arts, and the twine is Lawn Fawn.

Thanks for stopping by!

9 comments:

  1. Homework? I haven't even started yet! I love your card - it's beautiful!

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  2. Love that first card, Cat! And I am of the same mind this year with putting snow on everything.......maybe we will be singing another tune when we actually get the real stuff? We've had the s word used here throughout the last week in our weather forecasts but it hasn't shown itself yet......getting colder every day, though!

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  3. Hi Cat--Glad you were able to get the stencil this year. It made me break my spending freeze, but it's worth it--LOL! Love your homework--A student! Don't forget the challenge at a2z is Anything Goes with a Hero Arts stamp. Enjoy your weekend!

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  4. wonderful card and tags - love them all Cat!!

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  5. These are awesomeness!!! It's so bright and fresh and merry! I can see why you'd want to make more!

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  6. You did an amazing job on these techniques, Cat! I'm so glad you finally got the stencil...the snow looks really beautiful on your card! Love your charming tags, too!

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  7. Your circle aperture card is fantastic, Cat! I love that sweet snowy scene you created! And your shaker tags? Brilliant! I'm not a tag person either, but the thought of making them into fun little shakers has started my creative juices pumping!! Thank you! Hugs, Darnell

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  8. Hi Cat your card and tags featuring that cute Christmas tree are so wonderful!
    Btw thanks for visiting my blog. I cut the wine cork with a sharp carving knife. It was easier that I thought (as long as I cut it cross wise). :)

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  9. Wow, wow, wow!! I am so impressed - definitely inspired to do this lesson!

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