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Showing posts from December, 2018

Happy New Year from WRC!

Happy New Year! I enjoyed 2018 for the most part, but I am looking forward to starting a new year. I am hoping for a few big changes this year, how about you? Today, the White Rose Crafts team wants to wish all of the "Rosies," as you fans are affectionately called, a Happy 2019 by posting some New Year's creations. And to add to the celebration, White Rose Crafts is running a New Year Special from January 1st through January 8th. You can get 25% off site-wide using the code "CRAFTY NEW YEAR." Here is my card using the Snowman Family stamp from Wild Rose Studio . I really like using snowmen in the first few months of the year. They work great for holiday cards, but I use them often for winter cards too. I colored the Snowman Family with Tombow Dual Brush Markers and a Wink of Stella pen for some sparkle. I also added some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink around the edges, to mimic my bottom layer. That bottom layer is from LemonCraft's Daydream pap

Merry Christmas from the Elves!

Hello! The team from White Rose Crafts want to wish you the happiest of holidays. So, some of us are posting one more Christmas card to wrap things up. Or, unwrap, as I am sure that at this point, my living room floor is covered with paper. For my card I used some of the " Kit Add-Ons ", as well as a couple of items in the December Kit itself. I started off by coloring " Elfish Antics " by Heffy Doodle with Memento Markers. I colored all of the elements in the set, because I wasn't sure which pieces I would be using. After I fussy cut them all and started to lay them out, I omitted a few of the items, which I will save for a future project. I grabbed some striped paper from the December Kit to use as my ground. I inked my white card base with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and then stamped it with Kaisercrafts's Fading Dots stamp (also in the Kit) with ScrapBerry Stain in Blue . I used a piece of Mountain Rose colored Metallic cardstock (it is SO pr

Juniper Berries Sparkle Blend

Greetings! My favorite Sparkle Blend from the newest release of Doodles Paper Playground is Juniper Berries . It's made up of shades of purple and teal, which are my favorite colors. There are also soft greens, fantastic blue squares, and silver glitter sequins in the Blend. I believe this has become the fast favorite of the design team! I let the colors of Juniper Berries guide me though the making of this card. I wanted to do something with flowers, so I chose to use the Vintage Flowers stamps and dies from Altenew . I used a variety of Memento and VersaMagic inks from Imagine to ink up the flowers and foliage. The flowers used Aspen Mist VersaMagic, Sweet Plum, Grape Jelly, and Elderberry Memento . The leaves used Niagara Mist VersaMagic and Cottage Ivy Memento. For my top layer, I applied Antique Linen and Iced Spruce Distress Oxides to my craft mat. I spritzed them with water and dipped my cardstock in a few times, heat setting the colors between dips. I love the

Hex Yeah!

Hello! Today I am sharing a card that I made my son for his birthday. He loves shaker cards, so I knew I wanted to go in that direction.  I actually used 4 Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground on this card. One of them is Copper Penny from the new release. And I finally have the Hex Yeah  stamps and dies  from Simon Says Stamp and CZ Designs, that I knew he would think was cool. I made 4 shaker windows using the 2 hexagon dies in the set. I actually kept them attached so that I didn't have to worry about measuring the distance between them. Once I laid out my first set (the top 2), I rotated the hexagons so that the little one would sit in where I just die cut it. This allowed me to cut a larger one with the proper spacing. I repeated this with the larger hexagon to cut the final little guy. As I mentioned, I used Copper Penny Sparkle Blend in the upper left hexagon, followed by Peacock Pizzaz , Be Leaf in Yourself , and last but not least, Breakfast at Tiffy'

Quick Holiday Cards in Plum

Hello! As I mentioned last month, I have never really been too interested in subscription kits for card making, until now. I am hooked on the products in White Rose Crafts'  December Kit . I broke my cards down into color families, and today I am sharing two cards that use mostly shades of plum. Everything you see on these 2 cards is included in the kit except for my plain cardstock. I let the pictures from the ScrapBerry "Elegantly Festive Toppers" guide the direction of my cards. I love the high contrast of the cookies and table in this first card, so I used high contrast colors for the rest of the card. I also used one of the stickers from the accompanying Kaisercraft "Christmas Jewel" stickers for my sentiment. I also added 3 sequins from the "Very Merry" Sparkle Blend. I approached this card in a similar fashion, but with tearing a few extra edges and adding some white Mulberry Lace Paper. No sparkle on this one, because I didn't t

Get Kids Crafty December Hop

Hello! This is my second post for today. I am in two blog hops! I would love for you to check out my other post after you get finished with this one. If you'd like to see it, please click HERE . But first, check out what my kids made for the December Get Kids Crafty Hop . This month's theme is "Winter." My mom brought home a few skeins of the new "loopy" yarn that I have been seeing all over the place. It comes in a bunch of colors, and is crazy soft. Basically, because of the way it is looped on itself, you can knit with your hands! Now, I have NO idea how to do this, but thankfully my mom does, so she quickly taught them what to do and they were on their way. Rhiannon got done with her's pretty quickly, and she enjoyed making a scarf so much that she decided to make one for her best friend. That one isn't quite finished yet though.                                                      Phoenix opted to use an ombre blue yarn, and

Festive Elegance Blog Hop

Welcome Rosies to the December Festive Elegance Blog Hop . This month's hop will Run from today, December 15th- Friday, December 21st at 12pm . T here is a chance for you to win a $15 WRC Gift Card just for hoping along with us and leaving a comment at each stop along the way! Have you seen our December Festive Elegance Subscription Kit ? There are only a few left in stock, so don't miss out on a chance to own your own bit of Festive Winter Elegance. But did you know that with each of our kits, there is always an Kit Add-On section of the Store that compliments your Monthly Subscription Kit? And did you know you can get anything in that Kit Add-On section for 10% off!!! The design team is playing around with the vast array of crafting supplies you can find in the December Kit Add-On s for this hop. So prepare yourself for all the fun and the very cool line up of projects we've created. The Heffy Doodle stamp set called " Warm Hugs " was my

December Sparkle Blend Release Hop!

Hello! It's time for another new release hop with Doodles Paper Playground!  We've got 6 new blends to share with you, and I, together with the rest of the Doodles Paper Playground Design Team, have joined forces with Gail Tasker--you may know her as Ionabunny --our guest designer for the months of December and January! We can't wait to see more of what she has to share with us all! To see detailed descriptions of each of the December Sparkle Blends release, check out our release blog post ! And yes, there are prizes to be won! Be sure to go to the bottom of this post to find out how you can win! Here's my card. Today is my daughter's 10th birthday. Double digits!!! I had to user some Sparkle Blends for her birthday card, of course. This lovely Blend is called Icicle. It's frosty and sweet and she loves it. Although truthfully, she loves ALL of the Sparkle Blends! I just bought a die set from Avery Elle which apparently is old, because I can't seem

Christmas Bunny Shaker

Greetings! Today I have a new shaker card to share that uses several of the Add-On products for the White Rose Crafts December Subscription Kit. I started out with the sweet Christmas Bunny stamp from Wild Rose Studio. I colored her in Wintry colors with my Zig Clean Color markers. Then I had to figure out a way to make a shaker window, without cutting off her ear. I used a heart die from Lawn Fawn's Magic Slider Die set and taped it into place. Then, I put my top plate on top (I use a Sizzix Big Shot machine), but only to the top of her ear. This way, the die wouldn't cut beyond the plate. Then, I turned the paper and die sideways, and repeated the process to cut to the side of her ear. I wound up with what's shown in the photo below. You can see that her ear hasn't been cut because of how I placed the top plate. Then, I just used an X-Acto Knife to cut around the ear and remove the inner portion of the heart. For my background, I applied some Tumbled Gl

Buck Scene

Hello! This week, the Stampendous Design Team is sharing "Holiday Leftovers." Projects that we made for the holidays that we haven't had an opportunity to share yet. My card for today features the stamp called "Buck Scene." I am entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. The theme is " Warm Winter Wishes ." My complete instructions are below. Supplies: Stampendous : P323 : Buck Scene EP231 : Lapis Pearlustre Embossing Powder Acrylic Handle Other : My Colors Cardstock: Ocean Side Artist's Loft: Watercolor Paper Imagine: VersaMark Ink Ranger: Distress Oxide Inks in Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean, Black Soot, Seedless Preserves, and Faded Jeans Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ Runner Round Brush Anti-Static Powder Tool Water Spritzer Bottle Directions:  1. Cut a piece of watercolor paper down to 4" x 5 1/4." 2. Apply all of the Distress Oxide Inks (except Black Soot) to an Acrylic Handle and spritz with wa

Celebrate with Mandalas

Hello! I am so excited about the latest Sparkle Blend release from Doodles Paper Playground. I know, I know....I say that every time there's a release. But they are always so beautiful that it's easy to get excited about them. Today, I have 2 cards that are almost the same. They both use the brand new "Celebrate" Sparkle Blend, and they both use the Mandala Maker and  Large Wreath Builder Template from Gina K Designs and several embossing powders from Stampendous. But, the treatment of the card base is different. You can see the shine from the different embossing powders on the card on the right, as well as the sparkle from the glitter sequins I used. The photo above shows how beautiful and festive this Sparkle Blend is. It would be great for New Year's cards, graduations, or really any type of special celebration. I love the different sizes of stars! I wanted to keep the mandala pretty simple and spaced out. This was more about adding the sequins t

Bunny Cherub

Hello! This week, the Stampendous team has been sharing "Inspired Holiday" projects. I had a card on Monday that used the adorable Birdie Cherub and today my card features Bunny Cherub . My full instructions are below. Supplies: Stampendous : Q239 : Bunny Cherub DCP1005 : Fitted Frames Set A FREG029 : Shabby Blue Embossing Powder Other : My Colors Cardstock : Grasshopper, Parrot, Evergreen Imagine: Tear It Tape!, VersaFine Clair Ink- Nocturne, VersaMark Pad Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens:  036, 045, 062, 064, 065, 071, 093, 094, 097, 099, 302, 901, Wink of Stella Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ-Runner Canson: Mixed Media Paper Directions: 1. Stamp the Bunny Cherub on Canson Mixed Media Paper with Nocturne VersaFine Clair. 2. Color the image with Zig Markers listed. 3. Die cut the image with the Small "Q" Fitted Frame. 4. Cut another Small "Q" with Evergreen cardstock. 5. Create the card base with Grasshopper cardstock, cut to 4 1/4

Holiday Spirit: Aurora Wings Challenge #73

Seasons Greetings! Today I have a project for the latest Aurora Wings Challenge which is "Holiday Spirit." I decided to take the theme as a two-fer. Not only is this a holiday card, but the "spirits" are flowing too. I used the Wine Sprite for my card, and gave her a Merlot look. I colored her with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Here's a closeup. I found a lovely paper in my stash from Wild Rose Studio from their Holly Lane collection. For my sentiment, I had some pretty red glitter cardstock from DCWV that I die cut with an old alphabet set from QuicKutz. I also added some sequins from a few different Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground. The sequins and the sentiment were all glued on with On Point Glue from Imagine. On my card base, I inked the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink, and then Peeled Paint Distress Ink. After I adhered my background to my base, I added Rock Candy Stickles to the edges. This gave just a touch of sp