Thank You!

Hope you had a Very Merry Christmas! I think we are finally starting to come out from the fog, but goodness, I am wiped out! ha!

But in crafty news, I’m here today to share some more fun from Honey Bee Stamps. Now is the time to send all those Thank You notes and this one fits the bill!

For this card, I used Honey Bee’s Stacking Pines, Northern Star Coverplate, Scallop A2, Rainbow Wishes and Gingerbread House Add On. I die cut everything and stamped the sentiment. I then assembled the card and added the chunky glitter on as the very last thing. Giving the glitter a little pat will help keep it all attached to the card. (Another tip: Rub down all the elements with an anti-static something to keep the glitter where you want it vs. all over the card.)

I wanted a card that would be easy to make a handful of, but a step above a mass producing design. This card has a little extra something, but it doesn’t take that long to make… which means, I can make a few without wondering where several hours went! ha! πŸ™‚

Be sure to check out the Honey Bee Stamps blog HERE. πŸ™‚

Here’s a recap of all the new Honey Bee goodies I used and links to each below:

Stacking Pines

Northern Star Coverplate

Scallop A2

Rainbow Wishes

Gingerbread House Add On

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy your weekend!

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

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Santa’s Delivery!

Hope you have started your weekend off swimmingly! I’m here today to share some more fun from Β Honey Bee Stamps. I’m sharing a gift card holder! I don’t know about you, but I need to make a bunch of these. And truthfully, they are QUICK to make with Honey Bee’s Stocking Gift Card Holder HERE.

You just die cut all the pieces once and the stocking piece twice (for front and back) and then assemble. You then slide the gift card right in! Too fun and super easy!

The sentiment is from the set Santa Express HERE (such fantastically fun sentiments for gift tags, etc.) and the patterned paper ( ❀ !) is from Holiday Traditions HERE 6 x 6 pad.Β  πŸ™‚

This is just a fun way to add a little something special to those gift card gifts!

I added some stitching to give it a little more handmade touch and boom, done! πŸ™‚

Be sure to check out the Honey Bee Stamps blog HERE. πŸ™‚

Here’s a recap of all the new Honey Bee goodies I used and links to each below:

Stocking Gift Card Holder

Santa Express

Holiday Traditions HERE

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy your weekend!

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

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I am Grateful

Hope you have started your weekend off well! I’m here to share some more fun from  Honey Bee Stamps. Today, I am sharing a wintry card because we received several inches of snow here already this week. This is HIGHLY abnormal, but here we are! So I thought it fitting to make snowflakes. πŸ™‚

These snowflakes are from the Layering Snowflakes. They are intended to layer up and create fun dimensional snowflakes, but I thought it would be great to show them on their own too, because they work wonderfully this way! πŸ™‚ This sweet sentiment is from THIS stamp set called Grateful Heart. (Coordinating dies for this set are HERE.) I tend to really only send handmade holiday thank you cards, so I like to stock up my stash on these! ❀

I also used the dies called Scallop Square Gift Tags and these are FAB!! I am really looking forward to making some holiday tags this month! πŸ™‚

The card panel is cut out with the essential Scallop A2 Card Frames. These are a staple in my card making arsenal!

I added lots of score lines, some stitching and twine to polish off this sweet card.

Be sure to check out the Honey Bee Stamps blog HERE. πŸ™‚

Here’s a recap of all the new Honey Bee goodies I used and links to each below:

-Layering Snowflakes

Grateful Heart. (Coordinating dies  HERE)

-Scallop Square Gift Tags

Scallop A2 Card Frames

Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy your weekend!

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

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So Very Kind!

Hope you all are having a great week thus far!

I’m popping in to share this card I made with Lil’ Inker’s NEW Release yesterday! This new die is called: So Very Kind Greeting Die. I’m planning to use this a lot as a Thank You card die. I would love it in rainbow!

I’m not sure how I ended up with this color combo. Ha!! I was making lots of navy thank you cards the other night, and so I think this was on my desk. I needed one in a female version, so I guess I grabbed some bright pink! πŸ™‚

After inlaying the die and all its bits (be sure to keep track of them carefully because there are some small ones πŸ˜‰ ), I added some scoring lines and stitching to the panel. I then adhered it all backed with fun foam. Such a fun die! πŸ™‚ All in one— ❀ that!

I’m also a big fan of THIS stamp! Check out my card I made with it HERE. Still LOVE love love those stripes! πŸ™‚

Thank you to Lil’ Inker for gifting us these dies and the previously mentioned Ombre Paper pads! ❀ Big fan! πŸ™‚

Thank you for stopping by today–have a great Tuesday! πŸ™‚

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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More Thanks

The weekend is here! Yay! This past week was jam-packed and I’m ready for a day off!

Today, I’m sharing a bunch of Thank You cards I have made. The rainbow ones I made back in January and never shared. The blue ones I made recently for our PTO at school to give. I tried to use the school colors and keep them manly, because they are all for men!Β  πŸ˜‰

For all these first Thank You cards, I used Concord & 9th’s Many Thanks die and for some I used their Many Thanks Turnabout Stamp. Love that stamp! It makes you want all the turnabouts, right? I quite enjoy the way the peeps at Concord & 9th think–quite inventive!

I scored all these card panels & stitched on the speech bubbles, but neither shows up fantastically in these photos. Hooray for Rainbows 🌈! πŸ™‚

I usedΒ Copic Markers to color these for bulk purposes. Generally speaking, I like to use colored cardstock to cut the letters instead. I’m a purest, I guess. πŸ˜‚! However, sometimes you just need to get some cards made! So I took the quick route on these above.

This next set below, are the “manly” ones for school.

These used both white and a dark blue colored cardstock. As you can see, it worked out one-for-one! So I had nothing leftover. Whoohooo!

Sometimes I used the outline of the speech bubble, sometimes not. Also a fun thing to be about to add or take away. πŸ™‚

This ombre paper above is by Lil’ Inker and I am LOVING it big time! It was gifted to us at our recent retreat. Now I fear I will not use it because I ❀ it so! Ha! It is THIS Ombre Stripes Lil’ Inker pad. Thank you so much, Lil’ Inker! ❀

This patterned paper below was just found in my stash. πŸ™‚ It worked out pretty well too. But it’s no ombre stripe! πŸ˜‰

This two below I used the turnabout stamp to create the background. I used the same gray colored ink pads on both, but to me they look slightly different. Weird. :).

Of course, all my cards were polished off with a little stitching in end.

I’m so glad these all came together. I will definitely be using all these Concord & 9th products regularly around here. I am a sucker for simple fonts and speech bubbles though, so that’s a given! Ha! If I could just work and design faster, they’d be quick work! But I’m not a bulk producer, so I’m ok with the slower pace. πŸ™‚

You can see a “Fall” themed Thank you card I made with these products HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Enjoy your weekend! πŸ™‚

Take care– Jill πŸ™‚

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Thanks Sew Much!

Happy Wednesday! I’m back to share a card I made with the NEWΒ Paper SmoochesΒ JANUARY 2018 release. The new stitching dies are just such fun to mix up your media in cardmaking! πŸ™‚

Once again, I just started stitching this. I wasn’t intending on making a snowflake, but that’s where it landed! I just find the center of the circle and go for it. I love stitching and did a lot of it in the past, but I just made up this pattern and the stitches. If you are an avid stitcher, my stitching may be like nails on a chalkboard? LOL!Β  But, that’s the fun in it for me. I always cross my fingers it turns out. Haaaa!

For this I used the Embroidery Hoop Die and the new Stitched Circle Die for stitching.Β  For the background stamping, I used the new In Stitches stamp set. It is a sweet set and super versatile. I haven’t used it as much as I intend to you yet. πŸ™‚

Be sure to check out all the new stitching dies from Paper Smooches! The Design Team really made amazing things this month (as always!) and they are so worth seeing! πŸ™‚


Thanks for stopping by today!

Stay warm- Jill πŸ™‚

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Thank You Notes

Happy Almost Christmas! Just popping in to share a couple *Thank You* notes. One I made back in the fall and forgot to share, and this holiday one I made last night. Because: Crafty therapy! πŸ™‚

Eeeeep is this the cutest little sleigh full or what? πŸ™‚ I used Avery Elle’s Sledding Critters and the coordinating die HERE. For the background I blended on Cracked Pistachio Oxide ink. ❀

I usedΒ Copic Markers to color these cuties and added Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella, and some Nuvo drops. So fun! I ❀ THIS stamp from Avery Elle, so naturally this is the winter counterpart πŸ˜‰ . (Check out a card I made with the Birthday Bus stamp/die HERE!)

Next up, I made the Thank You card below using THIS unique stamp from Concord & 9th. They always have some clever goods over there! πŸ™‚ Many Thanks Turnabout Stamp! Hooray!

you can tell by the pumpkin in the pic, I made this back in the Fall, so it has more of an autumn feel.

lso used Concord &Β  9th’s Many Thanks dies to create the focal point speech bubble. I have always been a HUGE fan of speech bubbles, and this one is large and FUN! πŸ™‚

Ok, that is all from me today! I had a busy day of laundry, baking and family fun! More to do on all that tomorrow too!! πŸ™‚

Have a Happy Christmas All!Β  Jill πŸ™‚

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