Kraft Christmas Card

Hello everyone! Today I have a card to share with you using the Bundled Up stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps. I love how this set comes with a bunch of different accessories for the little penguin so you can dress him up just how you like! christmas penguin smallTo create this card I first got out a piece of Neenah desert storm card stock. I created the background by stamping and heat embossing snowflakes using white embossing powder and added little dots with a white gel pen. I then die-cut a white hill out of card and adhered it to the bottom. For the sentiment I cut a piece of patterned paper into a banner and heat embossed the greeting on with white embossing powder.

Last but not least I needed to stamp and color the little penguin. After he was colored I fussy cut him out and added him to the card. To finish it off I mounted the card onto white and black card stock and added a shadow under the penguins feet.

Christmas Penguin sneek peekI hope you enjoyed the card for today! Be sure to check out the Sunny Studios Blog this week for more inspiration using Bundled Up! Thanks for stopping by!

Kitty Christmas

Hello everyone, Melissa here. Today I have a card to share with you using the Santa’s Helpers stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps. I love all the cute critters in the set but my favorite has to be this little kitty dressed up as a Christmas tree. He is too cute!

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To create this card I first stamped the cat image onto a piece of blank card and then masked him off with masking paper. I then die cut a hill border with masking paper and placed that over the bottom portion of the card, this would become the snowy hill. I then worked on inking up the sky. This time I used Simon Says Stamp inks and they worked perfectly! I added a light yellow around the cat to make him look like he was glowing and worked my way out to the edges of the card using darker blues. To finish off the sky I stamped a Santa and reindeer flying over head and added some dots of white gel pen for the stars.

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I then removed the masks from the cat and the hill. I colored the cat with Copic markers and added some shadow to the snowy hill. To finish off the card I embossed the greeting with red embossing powder and mounted the card on top of some white and red papers. I hope you enjoyed the card for today! Thanks for stopping by!

Christmas Fox Goodie Bag

christmas goodie bagI made this card for the Lawnscaping In With The Old Challenge. I started card making just over a year ago so I don’t have many things that are considered “old”, however the Into The Woods stamp set from Lawn Fawn was one of the first stamp sets I purchased. I think this little fox is soooo cute! This goodie bag die is also from Lawn Fawn and it was my first time using it. I paired the little fox with some presents and the santa hat from Taboggan Together to create a cute little wintery scene. I hope you like it!


Holiday Cards | justMEdigitalstamps

Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share with you some of the new digital stamps from justMEdigitalstamps. Elena Roussakis is the designer, she is a super talented card maker and her stamps are just too cute! I think they are on the same cuteness scale as Lawn Fawn and that is saying something! I thought I would quickly share a couple of cards I made with these stamps.

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I actually like the fact that they are digital and you can play around with sizing and placement etc. For the second card I even printed the stamp on masking paper so I could mask it off and ink up the background, so they are very versatile!

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I hope you enjoyed these cards! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello everyone! Today I have a card to share with you using the Harvest Happiness stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps!

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 I decided to make a fairly simple card today to really make these two cute little owls stand out. To make this card I first die cut a circle out of a white square of card. On another piece of square card I marked out where the circle was when I placed it behind the die cut panel. This would be the area that would be peeking through. I stamped the owls where I wanted them and masked them off. I then masked off the area of the grass and colored the rest with distress inks – this would be the sky.

Happy Thanksgiving sneek peek I did the same again by masking off the sky and applying ink to the grassy hill. I then unpeeled all the masks and colored the owls with Copic Markers. I then stuck the colored panel to the back of the white piece with the die cut circle, And then adhered both of those to a card base with a piece of patterned paper. To finish off the card I made a little banner by die cutting the ends of a strip of card stock with the fish tail banner die. I then stamped the sentiment and heat embossed that. I added some green and yellow distress inks to the banner and adhered it to the card. That completes the card for today. Be sure to check the Sunny Studios blog this week to see what the other talented design team members create! I hope you liked it, thanks for stopping by!

Online Card Classes Holiday Style

For the past week I have been logging in every second day for Online Card Classes. The class is called Holiday Style and is all about Holiday cards! It has been so much fun creating these cards every day I thought I would show them off!

Day 1 was all about clean and simple cards, I created 3 bases on designs from the different designers.

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Day 2 was classic and elegant cards, I added a bit of a cutesy twist to mine though :o

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Day 3 was about cute and whimsical cards, my favorite! I love using all of these critters!

cute and whimsicalchristmas crittersI hope you enjoyed this little sneak peek, there is still one week left on the class if you would like to join, I would highly recommend it!

I will not be including a supply list as there are just too many to mention but if you would like to know what products I used for a specific card let me know!


Sunny Studio Stamps and Card Maker Magazine Blog Hop

Hi everyone Melissa here,  hopefully you arrived here via the Cardmaker Magazine Blog. Today I am sharing a winter themed card with you as part of the Sunny Studio Stamps and Cardmaker Magazine blog hop!

Sunny Studio & CardMaker Blog Hop

In honor of the hop Mendi over at Sunny Studios will be giving away two stamp sets to two different lucky winners using a rafflecopter at the Sunny Studio blog.  You can also head over to the Sunny Sudio store to recieve 20% off using the code “CARDMAKER” through Saturday 11/14/15  Noon PST.

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I decided to create a winter themed shaker card for this blog hop using the Snow Kissed stamp set from Sunny Studios. I looove this set so much, I think the images are super cute and so fun to color! To create this card I first die cut a circle out of white card. I then stamped this fun sentiment onto the bottom and heat embossed that with silver embossing powder. To create the shaker aspect of this card I used the fuse tool (this was my first time, and it was super easy!) I laid down the two fusables clear sheets and laid the circle die that I used to cut the circle over top. I proceeded to press the tool down around the outside of the die until I was almost all the way around. I then filled the little pocket with various sequins, some from Pretty Pink Posh and others from Simon Says Stamp. I then sealed up the pocket with the fuse tool.  Snowflake sneak peekI then stamped, colored and die cut the little penguin, And also die cut a little snowy hill out of white glitter paper. To assemble the card I put the white hill behind the window and stuck that in place, I then adhered the shaker pocket behind that using some liquid adhesive. I then stuck some white card behind that. The whole piece was then mounted onto a card base with some patterned paper on top. To finish the card, I placed the penguin at the bottom of the shaker panel and popped him up with some foam adhesive.Thanks snow much tag

As a little bonus I made a little gift tag to coordinate with my card, using a similar looking penguin from the Bundled Up stamp set. I hope you enjoyed the card and tag! Please continue to hop along to see what all the other talented designers have created! The next stop on the hop is Chitra Nair.

In case you get lost here is the full blog hop list:


You Are Here——–> Melissa Bowden  

Chitra Nair

Audrey Tokach

Mendi Yoshikawa

Heidi Criswell

Stacy Morgan

Elise Constable

Gini Williams Cagle

Marion Vagg

Jennie Harper

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