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Merry Crittermas Cute Christmas Card

I don’t know what I like best about this little guy, but he is just too cute! I think it’s his little teeth that get me. This is a simple enough holiday card to make in bulk, with enough interest to keep me from getting bored. Each element can be prepped in advance and I can assemble them quickly if I plan ahead.

The card base is Cherry Cobbler, layered with Jolly Holiday DSP. I cut Old Olive card stock with the Top Note Die in the Big Shot, and wrapped some 1 1/4″ Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (from the clearance rack) around the front.

Next, I stamped the sentiment from Bright Christmas (Holiday Mini) in Cherry Cobbler ink on Very Vanilla card stock, punched out with the Decorative Label Punch. I sponged some Old Olive Craft ink around the edges, sprinkled on some Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, and heated it to give a glittery effect without the glitter.

For the main image, I stamped this adorable little beaver from Merry Crittermas onto Watercolor Paper with Black Stazon ink and colored it in using SU Markers and the Aquapainter.I use this technique for easy watercoloring.

To make his teeth extra white, I used the Signo White Gel Pen. Then, I trimmed the image out and attached it with stampin’ dimensionals to a Very Vanilla 1 3/4″ Circle that I embossed with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and Big Shot. That is layered onto a Cherry Cobbler 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle, dotted with the Signo White Gel Pen and Paper Piercer.

Fall/Autumn DIY Wedding Ideas

I’ve been pretty quiet the past week or so, because THIS is what I’ve been up to!

Wedding cake, invitations, decorations, etc. Not MY wedding–my brother in law and my new sister in law got married over the weekend in a beautiful, rustic, perfect fall wedding.

I offered to help with invitations, cake, and anything else they needed. Here are the results!

Save the Dates:

Fall Save the Dates

For more info on these Save the Date cards, click here.

Invitations:

Wedding Invitation

5×7″ Invitation Supplies:

  • Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip;
  • Stamps: Papertrey Ink Through the Trees, Woodgrain, For the Bride;
  • Accessories: Versamark, Clear Embossing Powder, Scallop Border Punch, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Champagne Shimmer Paint, So Saffron Reinker, Cutter Kit (distressing), Cajun Craze Ink, So Saffron Ink, Chocolate Chip Ink, Crumb Cake Ink.

Cake:

Carrot Cake

Wedding Cake is a rustic 3 tier (12″, 9″, 6″) Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. I added some cinnamon and honey to the frosting, which gave it a nice flavor and slightly tan color, which matched the Raffia tied around the bottom of each tier.

Miscellaneous:

Dessert Labels

Seating Chart

Caramel Apple Favors

The apples were dipped in melted caramel (Kraft caramels worked the best!), chopped walnuts & heath bar bits. We used twigs from my yard as a stick and tied the bags closed with various colors of raffia. I made the thank you tag with the Day of Gratitude stamp set, Very Vanilla card stock, and punched them out with a 1 1/8″ Circle Punch.

{Four Owls} Birthday Card Idea for Boys

This was a cute card I made for a little boy’s birthday. Since I bought the Owl Punch last month, I haven’t had a single idea what to do with it! I decided now was the time to play with it and came up with this card. It works for kids, and probably adults as well. I especially love the little red argyle “sweater” I made for one of them!

The card base is Early Espresso, layered with Whisper White and a sheet of retired Welcome Neighbor DSP. I punched out the owls from Chocolate Chip card stock, and various colors of DSP (Peach Parfait, Certainly Celery, Real Red, and retired Autumn Meadows DSP.) I added googly eyes and little beaks to make them extra cute. They are attached to the card with stampin dimensionals.

The sentiment is from On Your Birthday stamped in Chocolate chip ink. I cut out the “4” from Play Date Quick Accents. I punched it out with the Curly Label Punch and layered it onto a Chocolate Chip Curly Label (turned 90 degrees). I added two colored eyelets with the cropadile and knotted some Hemp Twine around the card front.

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