25 Days of Christmas Tags!

Today I am sharing cards made for my sweet friend Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags!! How fun is that? I used all these great holiday stamps from Technique Tuesday today! They can be found HERE!

These first two are more “traditional” holiday colors.

For all of these, I cut/used small cardstock strips glued down to a piece of regular ol’ paper. Then I die cut the tags out from each before stamping and heat embossing the sentiments.

^^That is one of my favorite sentiments! ๐Ÿ™‚ LOL!

These last two are a fun take on Christmas colors. ๐Ÿ™‚

For all my tags, I used various sentiments from Technique Tuesday: Spirit of December, Dear Santa, Christ is Born, and Classic Christmas Sentiments. The Classic Christmas Sentiments set is such a staple set! And of course, the Dear Santa set is my laughable fun fave! ๐Ÿ™‚ (The tiny stars and snowflakes are all from the fun TT planner sets HERE.)

Be sure to hop over and check out the new stuff from Technique Tuesday HERE!ย ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

The Big Technique Tuesday Progressive Sale of good finds is still going on and the savings is even bigger! The sale is discounting many awesome products on their way to retirement. Grab them before they are gone HERE! (Be sure to read the codes HERE and type them in for great savings!)

Thank you so much to Tracey for hosting us on her blog today–check out Tracey’s post HERE! Tracey is one of my favorite people and I’m so happy to join her for the fun! I LOVE TAGS!! ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

Also, to join in the fun and a prize, check out all Tracey’s details HERE! While I am writing this post, there are almost 400 tags linked up there already!!ย  AWESOME!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a GREAT Sunday!

Take care- Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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Holiday Cards

Welcome to the weekend! Hope you are looking forward to some fun these couple of days! ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m popping in to share a few more cards using new stamps from Technique Tuesday today! They can be found HERE!

This lovely festive new set is: Barberry Stamp Set. I also used sentiments from: Spirit of December and Dear Santa. The Dear Santa set is definitely a well-loved one. LOL! ๐Ÿ™‚

I stamped and colored the berries with Copic markers on Neenah Desert Storm cardstock. For the card base, I used some sparkly washi my sweet friend gave me. It’s from X-Press It: Deco Tape Copper Glitter ! Helllllllllo sparkly goodness! Also, while I was there, I saw lots of other tapes that I’m going *need*! Cork!? And…Shiny Skinny Tape HERE!ย  Good gracious! Ok, back to the card! ๐Ÿ™‚ Got a little sidetracked by the sparkly there for a minute! haaa! (Enabling friends are trouble, aren’t they?ย  โค โคย  )ย 

I added a few different touches to each of them, but I am glad I made three at once. I keep saying I need to do this WAY more! ๐Ÿ™‚

To finish them off, I added a few black dots, my favorite Pretty Pink Posh Sequins and some stitching. Simple and festive! ๐Ÿ™‚

Be sure to hop over and check out the new stuff from Technique Tuesday HERE!ย ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

OH–and while you’re THERE….check out this MASSIVE sale of good finds! It’s a Progressive Sale discounting many awesome products on their way to retirement. Grab them before they are gone HERE! (Be sure to read the codes HERE and type them in for great savings!)

A few of my faves: Smirthday Stamp Set, Clipboard Dies, Memo Pad dies, Chicks Rule, Fan-tastic,ย  Favorite Human, andย Say What?!. But I have many more! SO MANY! LOL. Always, right?

And most importantly, enjoy your weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for stopping in!

Take care- Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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Fall Tidings and more!

Fall Tidings? That’s a thing, right? Well, it is now. LOL! ๐Ÿ™‚

Today, I’m popping in with a few more cards from the September Release (and others!) of Technique Tuesday! All the new goodies can be found HERE!

My first card features this month’s cutie owl, Framed Owl! Awwwww! โค I also used the sentiment from Sassy Birthday! Perfectly funny! ๐Ÿ™‚

I colored this cutie with Copic Markers and cut him out using the Clipboard die.

Next up, is this perfectly seasonal sentiment paired up with these layered leaves from the Fall Favorites set. These leaves stamp in such a cool fashion and I love the look in the end! It’s pretty subtle is these photos, but in person, it is lovely. Imagine the possibilities of layers with these!

I also added in some sweet acorns from the Fall Accents dies. When I made this card, we were actually experiencing sweater weather and I loved it! Suddenly, we are back into the low 90’s. Phew!

Another sweet and simple card using the Fall Accent dies is this one below:

This card is pretty simple and straight forward, but it would be easy to create a bunch of these for that very reason. This sentiment is from the Echinacea Stamp set. (All the finches are currently eating our dried up Echinacea flowers in the yard. โค )

And last, but not least, is this tidy little holiday number:

This pinecone (Pinecone Builder) ROCKS and I need to use it more! It comes with a solid cone to create a background for your delicate die cut. I used both delicate cuts here however. I die cut the pinecone,ย  as well as dry embossed it, to create some texture on the background

If you eliminated the “letterpress” background, this card would be fairly simple to create by the dozen! Of course, I love this handwritten sentiment paired with the typeface of “wishes”. This is from the Spirit of December stamp set. This sentiment set is crazy versatile, because you can mix up the sentiments as needed… and you don’t have to cut them. (the horror! LOL!) ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚

Be sure to hop over and check out the new stuff from Technique Tuesday HERE!ย  Lots of trouble to be had! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!!

Take care- Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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Technique Tuesday: Christmas in August!

A new month, a new bunch of stamps and dies from Technique Tuesday ! They can all be found HERE! Not only are Christmas stamps in this release, but lots of camera-y goodness and of course, the latest flower. ๐Ÿ™‚

Today, I’ll share the Christmas cards I made because they make me laugh! And I NEED to make more…so hoping this gets me going! ๐Ÿ™‚

Both cards use awesomely funny new sentiments from this Dear Santa set. Crack. Me. Up. ๐Ÿ™‚

I stamped this on kraft and colored with colored pencils. I also used the new planning set, Christmas Doodles ( โค these little doodles!) for stamping a tone on tone background for this card base. The die is a favorite go-to: Postage Card Die.

This next card, I also use the same Dear Santa set, but also I used the newly released, Spirit of December. A versatile set with simple images (aka, not intimidating) and great sentiments for scrapbook use (and ALWAYS cards)! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I colored the images with Copic markers and added some washi tape along the bottom before stitching the panel on.

How super funny is this sentiment?! LOL! How many of these could I send out? Bwwwaaahahhaa! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Be sure to check out ALL the fun new stuff from Technique Tuesday HERE! It’s a release I can’t wait to get out and use some more!ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great Sunday!

Enjoy- Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

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