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Friday, November 28, 2014

you're tea-riffic

you're tea-riffic
# 395-2014-11
Supplies used :
Cardstock : Red, White
Stamp Set : Thanks a latte clear stamp set
Other : Baker's Twine, Black Studio G craft marker, Red Crayola Marker, Dots embossing folder, Modern Wallpaper embossing folder.

Since I don't actually have this stamp set, I looked for it using google images. Once I found it, I saved the picture to a file on my computer, then I brought the image into my Windows Paint program, used the program to color them, and then printed it, cut it out by hand, and then used double-sided adhesive mounting circles to put them on my card. 

After cutting out the tea cup, tea bag, spoon, and sentiment, I used a black studio G craft marker to outline the tea cup, tea bag, and spoon. Then I used a red Crayola marker to bring out the sentiment.

The layout design for this card is from this weeks Freshly Made Sketches card sketch challenge located at http://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com

Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog....please feel free to visit again at any time. For those of you who would like to leave a longer message than what the comment box or the "email me" link will allow, feel free to email me at ftchestnutdesigns@gmail.com.


Thursday, November 27, 2014

How've you bean?...

How've you bean?
# 394-2014-11
Supplies used :
Cardstock : Certainly Celery, White, Green
Stamp set : Thanks a latte clear stamp set (sentiment, beans, latte cup)
Other : Honeycomb embossing folder

This weeks Freshly Made Sketches card sketch challenge located at http://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com was the perfect sketch for me to make this particular card. 

Since I don't actually have this stamp set, I found it using google images. I saved the picture of it to a file on my computer and then brought the image up into my Windows Paint program to color it in. Then I printed it up, cut it out, and put it on my card using double-sided adhesive circles.
Then I added the Baker's Twine.

Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog. I hope you will stop by again.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanks a latte

Thanks a latte
# 393-2014-11
Supplies used :
Cardstock : Fall and Halloween combo matstack, Chocolate Brown, White, Simple Stories 6x6 paper pack.
Stamp Set : Thanks a latte clear stamp set

The design layout for this card is from this weeks Mojo Monday card sketch challenge. This weeks challenge was to make a tall and skinny card that is 3.5 x 5.5. There are a few ways you can make your card this size. However, the way I did it is simply this......I took a regular size (5.5 x 4.25) blank pre-folded card, measured the 4.25 side to 3.5 and cut off the excess...making it a 3.5 x 5.5 card that opens from the left side instead of the bottom side.
You can find this card challenge at http://www/mojomonday.blogspot.com

Now, I wasn't exactly trying to use a "Fall" type background, but I thought this kind of printed cardstock was too pretty to not use as my main background and first layer. 

For my second layer, I used a brown and white striped paper from my Simple Stories paper pack.

For my third layer, I used a checkered cardstock paper from my Fall and Halloween combo matstack. The next layer is just a white square.

The latte cup and the sentiment are both from the Thanks a latte clear stamp set. Now, since I don't actually have this stamp set, I googled it on google images, saved it to a file on my computer, and then brought the saved image into my Windows Paint program where I colored it in, re-saved it, printed it, and cut it out by hand. Then I used double-sided adhesive mounting circles to put them on my card, making my card complete.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Please come back soon to see more of my hand-made greeting cards.



Thursday, November 20, 2014

White Christmas

White Christmas
# 392-2014-11
Supplies used :
Cardstock : Turquoise Blue, White, 12x12 light blue with white embossed dots scrapbook paper
Sentiment : Winter Whites rubber stamp set
Ink : Taken With Teal (sentiment)
Other : 5 blue gems, Baker's Twine, snowflake ribbon, turquoise ribbon, snowflake wire edge ribbon, Snowflake swirl embossing folder, white glitter.

First, I ran my paper through my bigkick using my snowflake swirl embossing folder. Then, after adding the snowflake wire edge ribbon, the turquoise blue ribbon, and the light blue snowflake ribbon, I added my Baker's Twine.

Before I added my sentiment from my Winter Whites stamp set, I smeared a light touch of glue on the white cardstock and then put white glitter on it and shook the excess off to give it a little bit of a shiny look.

I then added my sentiment and the blue gems to complete my card.

I am using this card in this weeks Freshly Made Sketches card sketch challenge, located at http://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com. I hope you have enjoyed my card in this weeks challenge. Thank you for your comments in advance....

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Christmas Ornament

Christmas Ornament
# 391-2014-11
Supplies used :
Cardstock : White, Red, Christmas Combo Matstack, Simple Stories paper pad
Other : Snowflakes Swirl embossing folder, red button, Baker's Twine, Red gems, Christmas Ribbon, red crayon, white snowflake, Christmas Ornament sticker.

After running my white cardstock through my BigKick using my snowflakes swirl embossing folder, I laid a red crayon on its side and rubbed it over the embossed design to make the design stand out a little more.

Using paper from The Christmas Combo Matstack, I cut out a gift tag design and then used a red with white snowflakes Christmas ribbon and an ornament sticker for my theme.

The red and white striped paper is from my Simple Stories paper pad, along with using Baker's twine and a red button and then a white snowflake above it. Then I used a few red gems to give my card an added touch.

You can also find my card posted on this weeks Freshly Made Sketches card sketch challenge, which is located at http://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com. Even though I know that my cards don't compare to all of the other ones that are posted, I still like posting my cards for others to see. Thanks for stopping by...


Friday, November 14, 2014

Holiday Wishes

Holiday Wishes
# 390-2014-11
Supplies used :
Cardstock : Hunter Green, Christmas Combo Matstack
Sentiment : "Twas The Night Before" clear stamp set
Ink : Handsome Hunter, Cherry Cobbler (both are Stampin' Up inks)
Other : Gems, White snowflake, Snowflake Swirl embossing folder

All 3 background papers are from the Christmas Combo Matstack. The first layer, I ran it through my BigKick using my snowflake swirls embossing folder. Then I added the other 2 layers for the background, using hunter green cardstock as a border.

The present, tree, train, and sentiment are from the "Twas The Night Before" clear stamp set. I stamped the tree onto white cardstock using handsome hunter ink and then cut it out and adhered it using double-sided adhesives. The sentiment is also stamped onto white cardstock using handsome hunter ink before cutting around it to give it character, and then adhered with double-sided adhesives. 

The present and train were stamped onto white cardstock using cherry cobbler ink, cut out, and adhered using double-sided adhesives.

You can also find this card posted on this weeks Freshly Made Sketches #162 card sketch challenge, which is located at http://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com.

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit my blog. Your comments are appreciated.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Peace and Love

Peace and Love
# 389-2014-11
Supplies used :
Cardstock : White, Hunter Green, Christmas Combo Matstack
Sentiment : "Twas The Night Before" clear stamp set
Ornament : "Twas The Night Before" clear stamp set
Other : Merry Christmas ribbon, Hunter green ribbon, 1 red brad, double-sided adhesive mounting circles, Multi Sized Dots embossing folder.
Ink : Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler

Even though we are still in the month of November, you can never start too early with getting your Christmas cards finished. As you can see, my ornament and sentiment are both from a new clear stamp set I recently purchased that is called "Twas The Night Before". I just simply stamped them onto white paper with Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Up ink and cut them out before using a double-sided adhesive mounting circle to adhere them to the card. 
I am entering this card in this weeks Mojo Monday card sketch challenge. You can find this challenge at http://www.mojomonday.blogspot.com. Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog. Please feel free to stop by again....



Sunday, November 9, 2014

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas
# 388-2014-11
Supplies used :
Cardstock : White and Cherry Cobbler
Ink : Cherry Cobbler, Handsome Hunter (Both are Stampin' Up inks)
Stamp set : Twas the Night Before clear stamp set
Other : "Noel" Christmas ribbon, Burgundy ribbon (Bow), 1 green brad, Multi sized dots embossing folder

I made this card for 2 reasons. The main reason is that this card was made for one of my Avon customers who is not only a customer, but a very dear and special friend. The other reason I made this card was for this weeks freshly made sketches challenge. I thought their card design challenge was perfect for how I wanted to use my stamp set to make this card. I stamped the ornament and mistletoe on white paper using Handsome Hunter ink. After doing so, I cut them out by hand and used double-sided mounting circles to adhere them onto the card to give them a dimensional look. I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my blog and I also hope you will visit again. You can find this weeks challenge at http://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com. Thanks for stopping by...

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Warm Winter Wishes

Warm Winter Wishes
# 387-2014-11
Supplies used :

Cardstock : White, Tan
Sentiment : Winter Whites rubber stamp set
Ink : Stampin' Up Close to Cocoa (Sentiment)
Other : Snowflakes #3 die cut, Snowflakes Swirl embossing folder, Baker's Twine, 1 brownish-gold brad, 

I am entering this card in this weeks Freshly Made Sketches # 161 card sketch challenge located at http://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com. Why not join the challenge yourself and see what all the fun is about?? Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog.


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Holly Jolly Time

Holly Jolly Time
# 386-2014-11
Supplies used :
Cardstock : Hunter Green, The Christmas Combo matstack, White, Red
Other : Holly Berries and Wreath Sticker medley, Scalloped circle framelit, Circles #2 die cut

Since I do not at this time have a punch or die cut to be able to cut out a wreath, I substituted by using a Christmas sticker medley set instead. I used cardstock from The Christmas Combo matstack for my background colors. Then I used a red paper for the scalloped circle with a white circle from the Circles #2 die cut. 

I am using this card in this weeks Freshly Made Sketches #160 card sketch challenge located at http://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your much appreciated comments....

Ghosts and Ghouls

Ghosts and Ghouls
# 385-2014-11
Supplies used :
Cardstock : Black, Fall and Halloween combo matstack
Other : The bats, ghosts, and sentiment are from the Ghosts and Ghouls sticker medley.

I am entering this card in this weeks Freshly Made Sketches #160 card sketch challenge. You can find this challenge at http://www.freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com. Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, November 1, 2014

You're the Best...

You're the Best
# 384-2014-11
Supplies used :

Cardstock : White, Brown, Fall & Halloween matstack
Sentiment : Petals from scratch clear stamp set
Other : Baker's Twine, Brown brad, Flowers & Leaves punch, Dimensional Flowers
Ink : Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip
I am entering this card in this weeks Mojo Monday card sketch challenge #369 located at http://www.mojomonday.blogspot.com. Thank you for stopping by.