Thursday, October 22, 2020

Homespun Holiday Keepsake Ornaments Kit


 Hello! I am thrilled to be showcasing a beautiful new stitching kit by Lizzie Jones! 

Who doesn't enjoy the holiday season, homes dressed with twinkle lights and special baubles that we see but once a year? Our debut stitching kit features four ornament shaped dies and a wide array of embellishments to make creating those special, heirloom ornaments a joy. The possibilities with this kit are truly endless! From 100% wool felt to a carefully curated collection of beads and sequins, everything you need to make beautiful ornaments arrives right to your door in one convenient package. The hardest part is choosing your favorite Color Story! This kit even includes needles, ribbon for hanging, and a zippered project bag so you can keep your works-in-progress safe and tidy. You'll be amazed how easy it can be to create holiday magic for your own home or to give to those you love!

Homespun Holiday: Keepsake Ornaments Kit Contents
27-piece die set
zippered project bag
2 all-purpose Needles in a handy storage tube
printed inspiration guide for easy reference
5 yards of 1/8" silk ribbon
5 rolls of 5" x 36" felt
5 skeins of embroidery floss
5 colors of beads
5 colors of sequins (in two sizes)
compartmented bead storage container

*die cut machine and fiberfill stuffing not included in the kit*
*kit qualifies for free domestic shipping*

The kit goes live at 9am ET on Friday (10/16). 

I had so much fun stitching these ornaments! Everything you need is included in the kit and there is enough felt, thread and beads to make a treeful of ornaments. I made 5 and you can't even tell anything is missing from my kit! 

Each kit comes with it's own color story, so you can pick out the color scheme that you like best. The one I'm working with here is called Elegance.


My first one here is using the purple, dark teal, light teal and cream colored felt. I also added sequins and beads for embellishments. I stitched all of my ornaments with three strands of the DMC floss. A lot of people use the 6 strands as they come, but I feel like my stitches look neater when I use only three.



 I just love this shape! This is one of my favorites! I used the light teal for the background on this one and added touches of the purple, dark teal and cream. I did not stuff my ornaments with any fiberfill. I like them better just flat. I considered adding a third layer of felt between them for thickness, but it really didn't need it. They are a nice thickness with just the two layers. 


 This might be my favorite one of all. I loved the cream colored background with the pretty stitched design in the center, embellished with some sequins and beads.  I added ribbon to the top of all of my ornaments and then glued a tiny bow at the top as well.


I think this is a very pretty shape too. I combined one of the just stitching dies along with some of the shapes, and added the beads and sequins. I can't wait to hang these on my tree and share a few with friends!

Here is a photo of all of the items that come with the Elegance Color Story kit. 


The kit retails for $150. The Color Stories will also be available separately and they will retail for $50. You can find out more details at Poshta Design.
The kit goes live at 9am ET on Friday (10/16). 

 Lizzie will be giving away a kit to one lucky winner! The winner will be drawn from comments on all of the participating designers blogs! So be sure to leave me a comment and comment on the other participating designer's blogs!

These are the other designers who have created some beautiful projects with this new kit!


I hope you have enjoyed my projects today! Enjoy the rest of your week and weekend!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,

Kay :)


 

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Hello Bluebird: Boo To You

 

Hello and spooky greetings to you! It's getting close to that time of year and I have created a fun Halloween card featuring some adorable little Hello Bluebird Bunnies out for a fun night of trick or treating!  

For my card today I am using the Halloween Party stamp set and matching dies along with the Skating Pond Scene die all from Hello Bluebird.


So for this card I started by blending some Distress inks onto Bristol Board cardstock. I used Wilted Violet at the top and Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon along the bottom, then speckled it with water. I then cut the Skating Pond die out of black cardstock and layered this over the blended piece. 



All of the cute little images were colored with Copic markers, cut out with the coordinating dies and added to the card with foam tape.

I hope you have enjoyed my card today! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)



Thursday, October 8, 2020

The Greetery: Merry Makings Day 3

  Hello and welcome to the third and final day of  full reveals for the Merry Making Collection coming to The Greetery! Today we have some really fun new products featuring 3D projects and more!

All of the products that I am using today will be available at  The Greetery this Friday October 9th at 10 EDT. 

Today we are showcasing:

  • Hug in a Mug Main die
  • Hug in a Mug Saucer die
  • Hug in a Mug Sweet Treats die
  • Hug in a Mug stamp set
  • S'more Holiday stamp and die + Graham Cracker Cuts die


Oh my goodness! Have you ever seen anything cuter? I am totally in love with this little cup, saucer and goodies! So much fun! And do you see the little cookies, graham crackers and chocolate! Those were all created with the Hug in a Mug Sweet Treats dies! So so cute! 




So here is a more top view so you can see the coffee swirl on top! And the top has a little tab that sticks up so you can lift it out and fill it with goodies! I  used the Hug in a Mug stamp set to stamp the sentiment on the cup and the decorative border along the top. I also cut a little mat out with the Cozy Cup Coaster to go underneath!




Here is a close up of the cookies. I layered several of the die cuts to add thickness to make it more realistic looking and sprinkled with glitter.



And here's a close up of the graham crackers and chocolate bar. The graham crackers I cut out of fun foam and the chocolate bar, I used brown card stock, but stacked several layers to make it look realistic. I thought they turned out super cute!

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For this project, I wanted to make a tag with the Hug in a Mug Stamp set. I used a tag from the Speed Tagging Christmas dies then decorated it with stamps from the Hug in a Mug stamp set. The little group of greenery at the top and the candy canes are from the Destination North Pole stamp set. 



I just made a simple box out of red card stock and filled it with candy in a cello bag, wrapped a bit of Baker's twine around twice and tied the tag on. 

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And my last project for the release is a card I made with the really fun S'more Holiday stamp and dies along with the Graham Cracker Cuts die. First off I stamped and stenciled some greenery in the background using the Banner & Bough stamps and stencils. I then cut out and added the graham cracker with foam tape. 



I then stamped all of the images cut them out with the coordinating dies and added them with foam tape. I used a few pieces of greenery from the Merry Sprigs stamp set to fill in. 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my projects today! All of the new products I've been showcasing over the past three days will be available tomorrow at  The Greetery at 10 EDT! 

Don't forget to leave a comment on my blog and all of the Inspiration team's blogs for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to The GreeteryThere will be one given away each of the  countdown days!

Check out The Greetery Blog for more inspiration and info too!

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

The Greetery: Merry Makings Collection Day 2

 Hello and welcome to the second day of  full reveals for the Merry Making Collection coming to The Greetery! I'm so excited to show you some more of the projects that I made with this beautiful Christmas collection!

All of the products that I am using today will be available at The Greetery this Friday October 9th at 10 EDT. 

Today we are showcasing:

  • Destination North Pole stamp and die
  • Snowflake Soire'e stamp, die and stencil



My first card features the new Destination North Pole stamp set and dies. This set coordinates with the Destination Maps Collection. You can use the stencils and dies along with the new Christmas images. I actually did not do that though. I wanted to create a little winter scene, because those are my favorite! I blended some blue ink for the background and made little dots in sky with white ink for the snow. The snowy hills were cut with the Drifting Dies that were released last year. All of the images were stamped, cut out with the coordinating dies and added to the card with foam tape. 


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My next card here features the new Snowflake Soire'e stamp set, stencils and dies. This set is exactly like the Pinwheels Collection but they are snowflakes! I love it! I had so much fun playing with different color combinations. I needed up going with the blues and greens for a wintery feel. I used the stencils to created the pretty snowflake border along the side. I then used the dies to create the Be Merry Sentiment. I added this to the card with foam tape. I then stenciled some separate snowflakes and tucked them under the sentiment with foam tape. 



I really can't wait to make some more cards with this collection! Snow much fun! ;) LOL!

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my projects today! I'll be back tomorrow with even more Christmas inspiration!

Don't forget to leave a comment on my blog and all of the Inspiration team's blogs for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to The GreeteryThere will be one given away each of the  countdown days!

Check out The Greetery Blog for more inspiration and info too!



Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The Greetery: Merry Makings Collection Day 1

 

Hello and welcome to the first day of  full reveals for the Merry Making Collection coming to The Greetery! If Christmas is your thing, like it is mine, you are going to be in heaven with all of the beautiful new products! 

All of the products that I am using today will be available at The Greetery this Friday October 9th at 10 EDT. 

Today we are showcasing:

  • Written in Ribbons Holiday Stamp and die
  • Merry Sprigs stamp and dies
  • Wood Slices die
  • Banner &  Bough stamp + stencil and die



For my first card I used a the Frosty Flakes stencil from last year to stencil a light background. I then speckled with dark brown ink. I used the new Wood slices die to create the beautiful wood slice. I colored it with Vintage Photo distress inks and speckled with more brown ink and some white ink. I then added some greenery from the Merry Sprigs stamp set and the Joy is from the new Written in Ribbons: Holiday stamp set. 


When everything was adhered to the card with foam tape, I speckled with more white ink to make it look snowy.

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My next card uses the new Banner & Boughs stamp+stencil and die kit. I first blended some blue ink and speckled for the background. Then I followed the instructions on the sheet that comes with the kit and stenciled and stamped all of the different parts to create an absolutely gorgeous winter bouquet! I cut the whole thing out with the coordinating die and added it to my card with foam tape. The banner was stenciled and stamped as well, then cut out with the coordinating die and added with foam tape too.



Afterwards, I added some Nuvo drops to the center of the flowers and some Stickles to the pink berries. Oh I just love the way this turned out!



And now my last card, I combined all of the new products for today into one card! I stamped and stenciled the Banner & Boughs for the background, added a wood slice with foam tape, then a few sprigs from the Merry Sprigs stamp set, then stenciled, and die cut the pretty banner to go across the front. Everything was speckled with a bit of white ink to make it look snowy :)



I hope you have enjoyed seeing my projects today! I'll be back tomorrow with more wonderful Christmasy things!

Don't forget to leave a comment on my blog and all of the Inspiration team's blogs for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to The GreeteryThere will be one given away each of the  countdown days!

Check out The Greetery Blog for more inspiration and info too!




Saturday, September 19, 2020

Hello Bluebird: Woodland Littles Fall Scene Card

 Hello all! I hope you are enjoying your weekend! I have a fun little fall scene card to share with you today using and the adorable Woodland Littles stamp set and coordinating dies from Hello Bluebird.


For my background, I blended Fossilized Amber and Tattered Straw distress inks onto Bristol Board cardstock, then spritzed with water and blotted. I did the same for the ground using Mowed Lawn and Crushed Olive.  I cut the birch trees out of white cardstock using the Birch Tree die, then lightly blended some Rusty Hinge distress ink along the edges. 



I stamped the sentiment with black ink onto some white cardstock, then cut that out with the clouds die from the Grassy Knoll die set. I blended a tiny bit of Rusty Hinge distress inks on top and then speckled with the same. I added this to the top of my card with foam tape. All of the cute little images were colored with Copic markers, cut out with the coordinating dies, and added to the card with foam tape.

I hope you have enjoyed my card today! Happy weekend and thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)



Thursday, September 17, 2020

Pinkfresh Studio September Holiday Release Blog Hop





 Hi there! I'm thrilled to be joining Pinkfresh Studio for their September Holiday release blog hop! I have two cards to share with you today featuring the Our Home To Yours stamp set and dies along with the Gift Boxes stamp and die.

One of my favorite types of Holiday cards to create are snowy scenes! I love this stamp set with all of these cute little houses! For the background I used Worn Lipstick Distress inks and spritz it with water and then speckled with white ink.  I cut the snowy hills out of white cardstock and layered these with foam tape.


I stamped the little trees and sentiment directly onto the snowy hills. I stamped all of the houses, cut them out with the coordinating dies, and added them to the card with foam tape. I then speckled the whole card with more white ink.

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My next card features the  Gift Boxes stamp and coordinating die.  For the background, I blended some Worn Lipstick distress ink onto white cardstock and then layered the Slim Diagonal Stripes die over the of this. I mounted this all onto a 8.5 x 3.5 slimline card base. I cut the Joy and Cheer sentiment out with the Classic Holiday Words die set and added this at the top of my card.


I stamped all of the pretty presents in different colors! Love them so much! I cut them out with the coordinating die, then added them all along the bottom of the card with foam tape.

GIVEAWAYS:

Pinkfresh will be giving away the full release on the Pinkfresh blog, their IG feed & YouTube channel..

I will be giving away a $25 gift card here on my blog post to a randomly selected commenter.

Winners will be posted on September 24, 2020 on the Pinkfresh GIVEAWAY PAGE. You must check that page & claim your prize within 2 weeks.

SHOPPING PROMO:

Pinkfresh is offering free US or discounted international shipping on all orders $50+ from September 17 to September 24th.


All of the items I used on my projects are listed and linked below.




Below is the list of designers participating in the hop! Be sure to visit all of the blogs to see more inspiring projects with this beautiful new release!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Kay :)


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