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Holiday Friends

Hello crafty friends!! Please join me for a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  This week the challenge is

Christmas Critters

We are showcasing Mama Elephant Products this week.  If you have any of these products, we’d love to see them used, but it’s certainly not a requirement to join the challenge. 

As always, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $25 voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store.  You can enter 5 times which means you can make 5 different projects following this week’s prompt and have 5 chances to win a shopping spree!! Sounds like a win/win to me!! I’ve linked all of the supplies that I used at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.

Happy Holidays my dear friends!!! This might be my last post for a couple of weeks so I wanted to go out with a bang. I’ve got ongoing health issues that now require me to be hospitalized for awhile so I’m not sure when I’ll be back. But I wanted to say Happy, Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Happy New Year and all that good stuff before I go. I’m so thankful that you actually take the time to ready my posts and view my cards, it means a lot to me.

I decided to make not 1 but FOUR cards this week featuring these adorable winter friends from Mama Elephant. I hope you enjoy them and have a very safe Holiday!!

I used the Mama Elephant Fuzzy Hugs stamp set to create my cards this week. For this card, I lightly ink blended a background on Bristol Smooth Card stock with Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink. I wanted to keep my cards mostly white this week. I think it makes the red really pop. I colored these cuties with my copic markers.

Using a Forest Border die by Lawn Fawn, I cut my background trees out of this beautiful Pixie Dust Sparkle card stock. The Merry die is also from Mama Elephant I found it in my stash today.

I used Mama Elephant’s All Prettied Up Creative Cuts die for my card front and an oval die in the center.

I attached everything to a side folding white card base and added a few Arctic Breeze Pearls as an embellishment.

I used the Basic Set Creative Cuts die for this next card. And then I ink blended Milled Lavender Distress Oxide ink for the background.

I used Simon Says Stamp’s Fa La La die and some silver glitter card stock for my sentiment. I thought the Drifting Stitches Borders die would be a perfect backdrop for these little love bears. And since it’s a Christmas card, I had to add a little bit of chunky glitter to my snowy hills.

I colored these love bugs with copic markers and added a little Unicorn Confetti Glitter to the puff ball on his/her hat. I attached everything to a side folding card base.

To finish it off, I added a few of my favorite Arctic Breeze Pearls.

I used Peacock Feathers for a light ink blend on this one. The sentiment is from the same Fuzzy Friends stamp set. I used the Large Falling Snow Stencil and some texture paste to add a little snow fall. I added a little warm glow to the top of these bears so that the light from the lamp post would reflect off of them.

Once again I used the Basic Set Creative Cuts for this card and attached everything to a top folding card base.

For my final card, I used the All Prettied Up die again and ink blended Blueprint Sketch for my background.

I also used the Merry die by Simon Says Stamp and some Ruby Red Mirror Card to make that sentiment pop. I thought it would be fun to add a little snow a different way so I just used a glue pen and placed dots of glue here and there and then poured some Unicorn Confetti glitter all over it.

I attached everything to a top folding card base and added a few Arctic Breeze Pearls to finish it off.

now it’s YOUR turn. Happy Crafting!!    

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