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Good Tidings to You Frameless Shaker Snowman Card

Hello Friends! Kelly Griglione here to share a really fun card featuring the darling snowman from Good Tidings to You using a new-to-me technique that I recently saw Ilda Dias use … frameless shaker cards! Although I love how shakers look, I was never really a fan of making them because I didn’t like using all of that foam tape. Plus the bulk made it difficult to mail.

With this style of shaker card though, you skip the foam tape and bulk. Instead, wrap clear mylar, acetate, packaging, report covers, cellophane, basically anything you can find that’s clear, around the area you want to shake. You could make the entire card a shaker if you wanted to! Obviously the thicker the material you use, the better your card will hold up.

I grabbed one of my husband’s clear comic book bags and cut a piece that would fit around my panel.  Then I added the shaker elements to my panel, folded the sides of the clear mylar back behind the panel, and secured all the sides with tape.  I like that the snowflakes move around plenty when you shake it, but it also tends to hold the shaker contents in place. It’s a good balance. Love how the snowflakes float around the darling snowman like it’s really snowing. 

I’ve only used the snowman here, but the Good Tidings to You set has five other adorable illustrations. Evelin always draws the cutest critters ever! I just want to give this guy a big hug!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Kelly Griglione
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Warm Winter Wishes

Today I’m sharing a sweet holiday card featuring the Warm Winter Wishes stamp set. It was hard to pick which images I wanted to work with since they’re all so cute! Since I’m a big coffee/tea lover, I decided to colour the three cuties holding mugs.

I decided on a colour theme to highlight their scarves and mittens. Then I watercoloured each image strategically so they would look great sitting in a row with their winter accessories, enjoying their beverages.

To create an interesting background and to highlight these adorable images, I used two different dies to create a border with wonky scallops and stitching. Then I used the colours I used on the accessories to sponge the edges before stamping the sentiment.

I adhered fun foam to the back of the panels and used foam tape to attach the animals. To finish, I added a little white silk bow to the bunny’s ear.

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All is Calm, All is Bright

Happy Monday, everyone! 
It’s Evelin here today and I will be sharing my process video creating this card from our All is Calm set. This set features a single large stamp (with accompanying sentiments) that is so much fun to color. It is truly an art therapy piece!
I stamped the image using a light brown ink pad that I had from ages ago and then watercoloring it and used colored pencils to add depth and details.

For this card, I used cold pressed watercolor paper which is why you can see more textures on the colored image. Cold pressed watercolor papers are slightly textured by nature which is great for watercolors because it is more absorbent but creates a more textured finish when layered with colored pencils. Unlike smoother papers in which colored pencils can go on more smoothly.

So, depending on the style and feel of the card you want to create, you can choose different types of paper to try as well 🙂

I even used gold Stickles to add some ‘bling’ to the Christmas lights on the tree. Does anyone still use Stickles? haha… Most of the times, I just use what I already have in my stash, so I hope that it inspires you to ‘shop’ your stash before creating your cards too.

You can watch the video HERE on our YouTube channel.

Here is the stamp set used to create this card:

I hope you enjoy watching it and have a great day!

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Skate-Your-Own-Greeting with Fun in the Snow

Hello! Kelly here with a card idea that you can completely customize for what you need!

One of my favorite little critters from Evelin’s winter stamp sets is this adorable ice skating bear from Fun in the Snow. The way his arms are open wide, and his proud expression, makes it seem like he is showing off his skating abilities. When this set was released, I created a card with the heart doodle by the bear’s skate to make it look like he had just finished skating a little heart in the ice. As we were creating that card, I had an idea that I could really make it look like he had just finished skating whatever design or word I wanted. So that’s what I did here!

I sketched out my “noel” greeting in pencil first, and then went over it with a felt-tipped pen. I think this would be a cute idea for customizing a card with a person’s name, the city they just moved to, or even their favorite sports team (use the team colors in the bear’s scarf!) So many different possibilities!

The “ice” is made from smooshing ink onto a stamping block, adding a few drops of water, and then placing the cardstock in the ink. It’s always a surprise what you get!

The “from OUR home to YOURS” sentiment is from All is Calm and could really be used on any holiday card you create.

Only a few days until Halloween, and then the holidays will really seem like they are just around the corner. Hope you’re collecting lots of ideas these past few weeks. I know I am!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kelly

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September Release | Sneak Peek #6

Can you believe it? It’s the last day of our Sneak Week which means you will get to see the Full Reveal in just 2 days and also get your hands on all the sets! I hope that you are as excited as we are with this Release

This set today is called Good Tidings to You. It features some really adorable little mice and… what else? Can you take a guess as to what other critters there are in this set?

Our September Release will be available in our Store on Monday, September 9th at 9am EST. It’s super easy to remember the date and time for this release… it’s all N-I-N-E-s!

For more sneaks from our Designers, hop on over to Instagram where I linked their accounts and their sneak pics.

– Evelin

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September Release | Sneak Peek #4

Already Day 4 of our Sneak Week! I hope you are liking what you see so far

This fun little set we are sneaking today is called Fun in the Snow. Oh, how fun it is to ski and skate in the snow! Do you love to ski, skate or snowboard? I only recently discovered skiing and I love it! Can’t wait to get back on the slopes in the coming year.

I created a fun little interactive card with the little penguins and bears in this set. You can see a little penguin falling over and another skiing in this sneak… what other ‘actions’ do you think there are in this set? Please let me know using the comment form below

Our September Release will be available in our Store on Monday, September 9th at 9am EST. It’s super easy to remember the date and time for this release… it’s all N-I-N-E-s!

For more sneaks from our Designers, hop on over to Instagram where I linked their accounts and their sneak pics.

– Evelin

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September Release | Sneak Peek #3

Day 3 and starting today, we are sneaking Christmas themed sets! I love Christmas! It’s a season of so much fun and joy and I am grateful to be surrounded by loved ones and just enjoying each other’s company.

This set is called All is Calm and it’s a large single sheet stamp (like our Sneaky Kitties) with handwritten and typed sentiments. It is really fun to color and oh, so therapeutic! I especially love that little bear trying to reach the star at the top of the tree. Ain’t he cute?

I used the no-line coloring technique for this card and I love the soft effect it brings to this set. What do you think?

Our September Release will be available in our Store on Monday, September 9th at 9am EST. It’s super easy to remember the date and time for this release… it’s all N-I-N-E-s!

For more sneaks from our Designers, hop on over to Instagram where I linked their accounts and their sneak pics.

– Evelin