Sunday, December 2, 2007

It's Snowing!

All this week we heard reports of the upcoming snow. You almost have to see it to believe it, based on past weather report track records. We are in Washington, so snow comes around this time of year, but sporatically. Welllll...... It actually started snowing yesterday. Today there was more fluffy snow falling on the ground. It was a day to stay indoors, drink some hot tea and do some things I did not have the time to do, but wanted to do.

I am doing some Christmas card prepping and planning. I will post my prototype soon so you can get a sneak peek. I counted around 100 cards I'll be sending out. Even with the trimming of the card list, I still have 100 left. My kids are great in helping to staff the Christmas card "factory". They are a blessing.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Christmas is coming!

Here is a cute collection of cards. They are sweet and will bring cheer to all. You can change the color theme and the look will change altogether. Here's what you'll need...

Supplies: (available through

top left card-

G137 Christmas Truck
PF13 Ho-ho-holidays Petit Fours stamp set
PC21 White cardstock
PC23 Black cardstock
PC16 Red cardstock
PC33 Sky blue cardstock
RB32 1/4 inch black ribbon
VF082 Versafine Onyx Black pad
GL01 Quickie glue pen
SS02 Extra fine glitter
CL01 Crystal lacquer

top right card-

G137 Christmas Truck
N108 Merry Christmas dot border
N109 Polka dot border
TR19 Flower Vines Accents stamp set
PC21 White cardstock
PC16 Red cardstock
PC33 Sky Blue cardstock
RB58 1/4 inch red sheer ribbon
VF018 Versafine Majestic blue pad
VF082 Versafine Onyx Black pad
GL01 Quickie glue pen
SS02 Extra fine glitter
CL01 Crystal Lacquer
Here's the link for ordering supplies for this card:

bottom card-

G137 Christmas Truck
F155 Peace hope joy
PF11 Christmas dots stamps
PC21 White cardstock
PC16 Red cardstock
PC30 Blue ice cardstock
PC33 Sky blue cardstock
VF082 Versafine Onyx black pad
GL01 Quickie glue pen
SS02 Extra fine glitter
CL01 Crystal lacquer
Here's a link for ordering supplies for this card:

Other supplies: Tombow markers

These cards are very easy and don't involve any advanced techniques. Basically, cut out corresponding panels and stamp with the Versafine pads. Color with markers. Mount panels onto base cards. The top left card needs the ribbon attached first. Use glue pen and add glitter. Add Crystal Lacquer to the red truck. It's so cute with the shiny truck and the glittery accents.

Tip: Stamp the truck and cut out without the tree. You can stamp a mini gift, heart, cherries, dessert, candy, Easter egg, etc. It makes a great all year and all occasion stamp.

Insider info: In the upcoming collection, available Jan, there will be lots of mini stamps that you can use with this little truck. Keep watching for it.

Let me know your ideas using this little truck.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Christmas Tree Tin


  • BP-SP-CD1004 BellaPress Peppermint sampler paper pack
  • C58 Mini Trees
  • J105 Whimsical Tree Trio
  • C63 Snowflake Circle
  • TR22 Christmas Word Dots
  • N109 Polka Dot border
  • PC35 Magenta cardstock
  • PC21 White cardstock
  • PC23 Black cardstock
  • VF082 Versafine Onyx Black pad
  • CL01 Crystal Lacquer

Additional supplies: Tin, Tombow markers

Place half of tin on Peppermint stripe paper and trace. Do the same with the polka dot paper. Cut 1/2 inch strip in Magenta cardstock and stamp Polka dot border in black versafine.

Stamp "cheer" dot, Snowflake Circle and Mini Trees in black. Color trees in green.

Cut 2.25x2.25 inch white cardstock, 2 3/8x2 3/8 inch black panel and 2 5/8x2 5/8 inch panel in magenta. Stamp Whimsical Tree Trio in black and color. Attach each panel together.

Attach paper panels and magenta paper strip onto tin and tree panel.

Add Crystal Lacquer on dots and trees and allow to dry.

You can use this to present a gift card, or handstamped cards in the tin. You can make "coupons" for your friends and family. Ideas include a coupon for homebaked cookies, a shoulder rub, breakfast in bed, a cup of cocoa, a lunch out, etc. Just use your creative imagination! Let me know what ideas you come up with.


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Wreath Card Variation

Supplies: (available from DeNami Design

  • M52 Leafy Vine Wreath
  • I50 Holly Cluster
  • A81 Mini Flower
  • G133 Flower Vine Swirl
  • G132 Vine
  • RB59 1/4 inch sheer red ribbon
  • RS22 Silver edge sheer ribbon
  • Sakura Quickie Glue pen
  • Sakura Hobby Craft Crystal Lacquer
  • SR03 Classic Christmas Glitter set (includes Evergreen, Cranberry and iridescent gold)
  • PC21 White cardstock
  • PC15 Cream cardstock
  • PC23 Black cardstock
  • PC13 Silver cardstock
  • PC22 Iridescent Gold cardstock
  • PC32 Chocolate Brown cardstock
  • EP01 Silver embossing powder
  • EP02 Gold embossing powder
  • VM001 VersaMark pad
  • VF054 Versafine Vintage Sepia pad
  • SS05 Silver Sparklets Glitter
  • GP002 Glue pad

For gold card: Fold brown in half and stamp Holly Cluster and Mini Flower with Versafine Vintage Sepia pad. Cut cream cardstock to 2.25x2.25 and gold cardstock to 2.5x2.5. Emboss Leafy Vine Wreath in gold on cream and attach to gold panel.

Using crystal lacquer with the needle tip applicator, fill in leaves on wreath and sprinkle with green glitter (in the Christmas sparklets set). Shake off excess. Add tiny dots of crystal lacquer for the berries and sprinkle red glitter. Allow to dry. Using quickie glue pen, add touches to base card and sprinkle with gold iridescent glitter. Attach panel to card and tie a bow and attach to the top of card.

For silver card: Fold black card in half. Cut panel of silver to 4x5.25 inches. Stamp the vine stamps and mini flower all over the silver panel with glue pad and sprinkle silver iridescent glitter. Attach silver panel to black base card and set aside.

Cut white panel 2.25x2.25 inches and black panel 2.5x2.5 inches. Emboss Leafy vine wreath in silver embossing powder. Using crystal lacquer using needle applicator, fill in leaves and sprinkle with silver iridescent Sparklets glitter. Attach embossed panel to black panel and mount to base card.

Beautiful results! The Leafy vine is so versatile. With the right colors, it can be transformed to a Christmas card. You can use the silver/black card for a silver anniversary or wedding card and do a gold version for a 50th anniversary or wedding card. Try a navy blue and silver combination or a silver on the iridescent pastel cardstock for a soft look for all year round. The possibilities are endless! I'd love to hear your combinations.


Monday, November 12, 2007

Friendship card

Supplies: All supplies available at DeNami Design

  • M53 Mimi and Maddie
  • TR16 All Occasions Trifles stamp set
  • PC35 Magenta cardstock
  • PC15 Cream cardstock
  • CD12 Gingerbread Polka Dots (BellaPress)
  • Quickie glue pen
  • Sparklets Glitter Lime Sherbet
  • RB57 1/4 inch Hot Pink sheer ribbon
  • Versafine Vintage Sepia Pad

Other supplies used: Tombow markers

This is a great quick and easy card. Fold cream cardstock in half. Stamp Mimi and Maddie stamp in Vintage Sepia. Color with markers. Cut a 1.5x4.25 inch panel in the Gingerbread Polka dot and mount to bottom edge of card. Cut 1/4 inch strip in the Magenta and mount on the seam. Stamp desired sentiment. The stamp set has three sentiments to choose from. Make tiny bow with ribbon and apply on card. Apply glue pen and sprinkle with glitter and voila! How quick and easy is that!

I like this fun card. It is sure to bring a ray of sunshine to your special friends. Make a few and have them handy. You can add the sentiment at the last minute to customize.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Fun and festive Christmas card

Supplies: All available from DeNami Design

PC21 White Cardstock
PC35 Magenta Cardstock
PC38 Emerald Green Cardstock
CD19 Watermelon Polka Dot paper
Versafine Vintage Sepia pad
Impress Cherry Pink Pad
PF11 Christmas Dots Petit Four
J106 Gingerbread House
A83 Small Solid Snowflake Circle
C63 Snowflake Circle
PF07 Winter Fun Petit Four (snowflake in set)
TR09 Sweet Sayings Trifles set (You're a sweetie stamp used in set)
Sakura Quickie glue pen
Strawberry Freeze Sparklets Glitter
Sakura Hobby Craft Crystal Lacquer

Also used: Marvy 1 inch circle punch, Marvy jumbo square scallop, Marvy giga square scallop, Tombow markers

Christmas is round the corner and I have been thinking, creating and making Christmas cards for the past few months. We were recently at a stamp show in Milwaukee, WI and I had the chance to play with my fun collection of Christmas stamps.

This Pink Gingerbread Card had a festive and fun look to it. It reminded me of the colors and flavors of Christmas. This bright new twist of luscious colors will bring cheer to your recipients.

I started out with a 5.5x8.5 pink cardstock, available from DeNami Design and folded it in half. I stamped it with the Impress cherry pink pad. I then cut a strip of the Watermelon dots paper to make a 2x5.5 strip and attached it. I cut a .25 inch strip using the Emerald green paper and overlayed on the seam of the dots paper.

On the DeNami white cardstock, I punched the square scallop with the Marvy jumbo punch. I stamped the gingerbread stamp with the Versafine Vintage Sepia pad and colored in with Tombow markers. I then punched DeNami's brown cardstock in the giga scallop square and layered the gingerbread and the brown panels together. I then attached to the card.

On the white cardstock, I punched out 3 one inch circles and stamped in the Vintage Sepia pad using the Christmas Dots Petit Fours stamp set and colored it in. I then mounted it to the card with foam mounting tape.

I used the Quickie Glue pen to add the Strawberry Freeze Sparklets glitter. The final touch was using Sakura Hobby Craft Crystal Lacquer on the Gingerbread house and the Christmas Dots.