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Christmas Sentiments Three Ways

Hi friends! Today I'm popping in to share a bit of inspiration with the new Christmas Sentiments set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.

For this card I started with a background I had created previously with a clean up print  using the Peppermint Stripe Stencil.I then stamped the large flower from Poinsettia Greetings on the panel and on some white cardstock.

 I colored the white cardstock image with alcohol markers then fussy cut along the edge and attached to the striped panel and cut off the excess. The sentiment was then embossed in black in the corner and I finished off with a red mat and some sparkly enamel dots.

My second card today pairs the fun Christmas Cookies set with a sentiment from the Christmas Sentiments set. I colored the images with Alcohol markers and then cut them out. The sentiment frame is from the Decorative Frames set and cut with the coordinating dies. I colored it in with alcohol markers, then embossed the sentiment in white and used a white paint pen to add some "snow".  Papers were from my stash and I finished with a little green striped bow.

My third card uses the Peppermint Stripe Stencil over a watercolored background.  I embossed the sentiment in rose gold, then added a candy cane image from my Holiday Cheer set.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fabulous day!

Jaded Blossom Monster Mini Release and a Video

Hi crafty friends! I'm excited today because there's a monster-ific new mini release at Jaded BlossomWe have four new items available in the Jaded Blossom shop! Check them all out later in this post. 

I've also uploaded my first YouTube video in almost 3 years. My boys and I have been talking a lot about homework and work ethic lately. Mainly about perfectionism, which they got a double dose of from their Dad and me. I’ve been stressing the importance of getting something turned in rather than waiting for the assignment to be perfect to turn it in. And hand in hand with that, to not let the fear of failing stop them from starting. So here I am putting my words into action with my thing I keep waiting for the stars to align in perfect formation before I start. 

I have two fun projects to share with you today, but first I'll get to the one with the video. I created this sweet monster gnome with the new Gnome Dies: Monster Add Ons 1 set. Most of the pieces are cut from colored or white cardstock and then ink blended.  Once he was done, I decided he needed a spooky background. That's where the video starts and you can watch me create it using Distress Heavyweight cardstock and Distress Oxide inks.  Feel free to watch it here on the blog or over on YouTube.

I created the background using squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, shaded lilac, dusty concord, villainous potion, and black soot distress oxide inks.  I made a circle die cut mask from a full stick post it note about the same size as the moon on the Enchanted Night Stencil Pack (this was the freebie with purchase for our release earlier this month), then got to blending.  I added the bat stencil from the same pack over it.  The hope your Halloween is monsterific sentiment is from the previously released Monster Munchies set and I embossed it in white on vellum cardstock. Then it was just a matter of popping my gnomie up on foam dots and then adding to an A2 card base.

My next project is so exciting. Since the Build a Booth concept came out, I've been wishing for a little treat box die to go with it.  It's finally here with this release and it's fantastic!  For this project, I started by creating my booth using the base Build a Booth Die and the NEW Build A Booth Dies: Monster Add Ons. Frankie was so fun to create!  I wanted to make it look like he was eating the treats, so decided to put my treat box in the front instead of behind.  It works great either way!  I used the Build a Booth pieces to decorate the new Build a Booth: Treat Box Add Ons, then glued it all together and added two of Frankie's teeth to the inside front of the box.

The sentiment is from the previously released Large Halloween Treats stamp set and cut with the coordinating outline dies. I finished off with a few teeny gems for the nails in the booth.

Okay, now let's take a look-see at the whole release...

Gnome Dies Monster Add Ons 2 $33.99

Build a Booth Monster Add Ons $21.99

Build a Booth Treat Box Add Ons $19.99

Thanks so much for checking out my projects! 


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