Friday, November 17, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving {Purple Onion Designs}


I have one last card today featuring the new Twas The Night Before Christmas collection illustrated by Stacey Yacula for Purple Onion Designs.

You have just a couple of more days (until November 19) to purchase the entire Twas The Night Before Christmas collection of 22 stamps at a discounted price of $95.00. This is almost a 30% savings. You can purchase the complete collection by clicking here.



I stamped the new Gathered Pumpkins onto Neenah cardstock, masked them and then stamped Old Betsy (truck). I colored with Copic Markers and then added a kraft strip of card stock at the bottom and stamped the sentiment from the Essential Happy Sentiment set using potter's clay ink. I broke out an old patterned paper pad stamping the pumpkins from the Door Decor set onto a solid vertical strip also using the same potter's clay ink. I added a stitched leaf cut from kraft card stock and edged with vintage photo distress ink and cappuccino twine at the top.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Basic Grey dp, PTI and Neenah cs, The Twinery twine, Lawn Fawn die, MFT, Ranger Distress and Memento ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Truck-BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG05, C00, C1, C3, C5, C7, Y11, YR31, E31, E33, E35; Pumpkins-E97, E99, E13, E81; Bear-E50, E51, E53, YG0000, YG91, YG93, YG95, W00, E81

Have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

From Our Home to Yours {Purple Onion Designs}


I have another card today featuring the new Twas The Night Before Christmas collection illustrated by Stacey Yacula for Purple Onion Designs.

Through November 19 the entire Twas The Night Before Christmas collection of 22 stamps can be purchased at a discounted price of $95.00. This is almost a 30% savings. You can purchase the complete collection by clicking here. Of course you can always purchase individually as well.




Today's card is all about the stamping. I first stamped Peppermint (puppy) and the topiaries from the Door Decor set onto a Neenah card stock piece. I masked all three images and stamped the new Front Porch. After coloring all with Copic Markers, adding a bit of sparkle to the door lock and door kick with a clear gelly roll pen. The sentiment from the Essential Holiday Greetings set was stamped at the bottom with pure poppy ink. I cut out the stamped piece with a stitched rectangle die, matted with pure poppy card stock.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Neenah and PTI cs, Sakura Gelly Roll pen, PTI and MFT ink, Copic Markers
Copics: House-C00, C1, C3, C5, W00, E81, B91, B93, B95, B95, Y11, YR31, R22, R24; Topiaries-YG61, YG63, YG67, R20, R22, R24, R27; Dog-E30, E31, E33, E35, R20, R22, R24

I can't believe it's mid November. I am not prepared for the holidays!

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Soon It Will Be Christmas Day {Purple Onion Designs}




I have another card today featuring the new Twas The Night Before Christmas collection illustrated by Stacey Yacula for Purple Onion Designs.

Through November 19 the entire Twas The Night Before Christmas collection of 22 stamps can be purchased at a discounted price of $95.00. This is almost a 30% savings. You can purchase the complete collection by clicking here. Of course you can always purchase individually as well.



I stamped Yule (snowman) onto Copics X-Press It cs, colored with Copics and fussy cut out. I then cut a card front from Neenah card stock using a stitched die, then stamped the snowflake from the Snowflakes set using green parakeet ink and the sentiment from the new Essential Holiday Greetings set using new leaf ink. After stamping Cranberry (bird), I colored with Copic Markers and then attached the snowman image using foam tape. The image panel was attached to a soft stone card base.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, PTI and Neenah cs, Simon Says die, MFT and PTI ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Snowman-G0000, G000, YR01, YR04, R02, R22, R24, G40, G43, G46, N1, N3, C5, C7, C00, C1, C3, YR31; Bird-W00, E81, B41, B32, B0000, B000, B01, YG01, YG13

Have a great week!

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Happy Holidays {Purple Onion Designs}



I have another card today featuring the new Twas The Night Before Christmas
collection illustrated by Stacey Yacula for Purple Onion Designs.

For a limited time only, the entire Twas The Night Before Christmas collection of 22 stamps can be purchased at a discounted price of $95.00. This is almost a 30% savings. You can purchase the complete collection by clicking here. This offer is available until Sunday, November 19, 2017. Of course you can always purchase individually as well.



I stamped the new Red (lumberjack beaver)image onto Copics X-Press It and then fussy cut out. I prepared the background for this cute little guy by stamping a portion of the Birch Tree Background onto kraft card stock using baked brown sugar ink. I also stamped the stump portion of the Red image underneath the birch trees and then added some white shading to all with a white Prismacolor pencil. I cut out an oval from white card stock placing the stamped birch image behind the cutout and then stamped the sentiment from the new Essential Happy Sentiment Set using schoolhouse red ink. After adding a strip of patterned paper at the bottom I cut out with a stitched die and attached to a white card base using a layer of craft foam. I attached the beaver image with foam tape and wrapped and tied cording at the top for a masculine Christmas card.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, My Mind's Eye dp, Bazzill and PTI cs, Hemptique cording, Simon Says and MFT dies, Simon Says and MFT ink, Copic Markers
Copics: W00, E81, W1, W2, W2, R02, R22, R24, R27, N1, N3, N5, C00, C1, C3, E31, E33

I am submitting this to the current Merry Monday #264 Challenge to create a card using kraft and red.


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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Twas the Night Before Christmas {Purple Onion Designs}




The new winter/holiday stamp collection illustrated by Stacey Yacula for Purple Onion Designs is now available! This year's collection Twas The Night Before Christmas consists of 22 adorable winter themed stamps.

For a limited time only, the entire Twas The Night Before Christmas collection can be purchased at a discounted price of $95.00. This is almost a 30% savings. You can purchase the complete collection by clicking here. This offer is available until Sunday, November 19, 2017.

There is also two new sentiment sets available one of which I used on both of the cards I am featuring today.



I stamped the new Nora & Butter image onto Neenah card stock and colored with Copic markers. I also stamped the sentiment from the new Holiday Greetings set directly underneath the image using vermillion ink. After cutting out/embossing the piece with a mix and mat die, I attached to the soft stone card base using a layer of craft foam. To finish it up I wrapped and tied twine around the top.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, PTI and Neenah cs, The Twinery twine,  PTI die, Ranger Archival and MFT ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Butter-W00, E81, W1, W2, W5, Y11, Y21, B0000, B000, B01; Nora-R02, R22, R05, Y21, Mailbox-R0000, R81, R83, W00, E81; Post/Stool-E31, E33, W00; Shadows-W1, BG0000, BG000, BG70


I cut out a circle from Neenah card stock and then stamped a portion of the new Pine Tree Farm on it, then colored with Copic markers. I mixed some Copic Opaque White with water and tapped it on with a small paint brush for a snow effect. I cut out a smaller circular opening on a piece of sno cone colored card stock, then added a "snow bank" cut from white textured card stock using a scalloped die. After stamping the sentiment from the new Holiday Greetings set using pure poppy ink, I attached to the card base using a layer of craft foam. I stamped the new Claus (bunny with tree) onto Copics X-Press It card stock, colored with Copics, fussy cut out and attached with foam tape.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, PTI, MFT and Bazzill cs, Simon Says die, PTI and MFT ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Bunny-W00, E81, E50, E51, E53, R20; Hat/Gloves-W00, E81, R20, R22, R24, R27;Trees-G0000, G000, G00, G02, G07, E31, E33, E35; Sky-B41, B91, B93, B95, B97

Please allow up to 3 weeks for shipping your orders (it may not take that long). Unfortunately, Michele has a very serious family medical issue going on right now. This is also the reason the holiday/winter collection is much later than usual. So please be patient while Michele takes care of her family. 

You can see many more projects on the Purple Onion Designs blog.


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Monday, November 6, 2017

TCP Tuesday #341 Challenge



It's time for another TCP Tuesday with a challenge to"Tag It". So please make a tag (s) standalone or either attached to a card or package.

I used the Holiday Tag Duo Die to create two Christmas gift tags.



For tag #1 I cut a white tag using the Holiday Tag Duo set and used the additional die in the set to cut the snowflake portion. I used the stag image from the Christmas Cookies set, stamping in spring rain ink and then cut out with the matching Yes Dear die. After backing the snowflake portion with red card stock, I attached the stamped image using foam tape. A red pearl on the nose and red cording through the tag hole finished it up.

For tag #2 I cut an aqua tag using the Holiday Tag Duo se tand then added a white card stock strip at the bottom cut with a die from the Hill and Dale CutUps. I stamped the sentiment from the Winter Blooms set using pure poppy ink. I cut the antlers from white card sock using the Rudolph die set. I finished it up  with a red pearl for the nose and red cording through the tag hole.


I placed them both on two small gifts I have purchased this year. Two down, so many more to go....


Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps and dies, Bazzill, PTI and MFT cs, Kaisercraft pearls, May Arts twine, PTI and Simon Says ink


Here are the details for the Challenge:
  • Each month a new challenge will be posted on The Cat’s Pajamas blog and our Facebook page.
  • If you want to play along you just upload your design to The Cat’s Pajamas blog page using the InLinkz button provided.
  • You are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas stamp or die but if you have them we would love to see them.
  • On the day of the next challenge the winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $50.
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Friday, November 3, 2017

Happy Turkey Day

I don't do a lot of Thanksgiving cards mostly because I don't really mail them to that many people, but I couldn't resist the Pretty Pink Posh Happy Turkey stamps and dies.


I stamped all the images onto Neenah card stock, cut out with the matching dies and then colored with Copic Markers. For a fun and different background I used the Pretty Pink Posh Tic Tac Toe die cut from soft stone card stock and attached to the card front. I then placed the leaves and turkey with a combo of glue and foam tape for dimension. I stamped the sentiment from the same set in black and another leaf in soft stone. Easy and fun to do.

Products: Pretty Pink Posh stamps and dies, PTI cs, MFT, Simon Says and PTI ink, Copic Markers
Copics: W00, E81, W1, W2, W5, B0000, B000, B01, R35, R37, R39, YR01, YR12, YR14, E99, R01, R05, YG01, YG21, YG23, Y13, YR31,Y35

Have a great weekend!

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