Pretty Pink Posh – Birdies in Stocking

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Hello friends! Today I am sharing my last card for Pretty Pink Posh this year. I am very into drawing lately so I figured why not combine drawing with stamping?! To start, I picked something relatively easy to draw i.e. Christmas stocking and I stuffed some birdies into it  🙂

Here is a close-up of my card. Please head over to the Pretty Pink Posh blog for more details!

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day! :)

Supplies:

  1. Pretty Pink Posh Birdie Friends Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  2. Pretty Pink Posh Birdie Friends Die Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  3. My Favorite Things Die-namics Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  4. Copic Multiliner SP 0.3 Black Ink Marker: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  5. Copic Multiliner SP 0.03 Black Ink Marker: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  6. Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  7. Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  8. Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  9. Canson XL Watercolor Paper: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  10. EK Success Honey Bee Non-Stick Scissors: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  11. Ranger Ink Blending Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  12. Ranger Ink Blending Tool Replacement Foam: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  13. Antique Linen Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  14. Tea Dye Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  15. Ranger Artist Paint Brush Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  16. Gansai Tambi Watercolor 36 Color Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  17. Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  18. Cheaper Alternative Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson
  19. Be Creative Tape/ Scor-Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp

Pretty Pink Posh – Birdie Ornaments

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Hello friends! Today I have a set of Christmas ornaments to share with you using various stamps and dies from Pretty Pink Posh.

There are various birdie images from Pretty Pink Posh and I thought I could make them into different characters on my ornaments. I am inspired by my friend Melania’s pastel color palette and I wanted to try it on my project, adding my own touches such as twine, ribbon and jingle bells 🙂

Here is a close-up of my ornaments. Please head over to the Pretty Pink Posh blog for more details!

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day! :)

Supplies:

  1. Pretty Pink Posh STAMPtember Winter Bird Stamp Set: Simon Says Stamp
  2. Pretty Pink Posh Birdie Friends Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  3. Pretty Pink Posh Birdie Friends Die Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  4. Pretty Pink Posh Fox Friends Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  5. Pretty Pink Posh Fox Friends Die Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  6. Pretty Pink Posh Winter Wonderland Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  7. Pretty Pink Posh Winter Wonderland Die Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  8. Pretty Pink Posh 6mm Sparkling Clear Sequins: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  9. Pretty Pink Posh 3mm Sparkling Clear Sequins: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  10. Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  11. Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  12. Canson XL Watercolor Paper: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  13. Ranger Ink Blending Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  14. Ranger Ink Blending Tool Replacement Foam: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  15. Altenew Frosty Pink Crisp Dye Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  16. Altenew Coral Berry Crisp Dye Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  17. Altenew Frayed Leaf Crisp Dye Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  18. Altenew Sea Glass Crisp Dye Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  19. Altenew Mango Smoothie Crisp Dye Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  20. EK Success Powder Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  21. Versamark Watermark Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  22. Hero Arts White Embossing Powder: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  23. Hero Arts Wagner Heat Gun: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  24. Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  25. Cheaper Alternative Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson
  26. Be Creative Tape/ Scor-Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  27. Natural Twine: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  28. Jingle Bells: Simon Says Stamp

Holiday Card Design & Black Friday Sales

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Hello sweet friends! I hope you are having a fantastic Thankgsiving! My hubby and I are spending the holidays in Vancouver this year because I was too lazy to cook. Seriously… The two of us could never finish a whole turkey! So, we are currently escaping our national holiday by fleeing the country LOL!!

For me, the weekend after Thanksgiving is always a wake up call to really speed up my Christmas cardmaking. I did start early this year (like September) but I still don’t have enough cards. Talk about efficiency lol. In order to catch up, my plan is to have one design then mass produce it until I meet my goal  🙂

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Here is my design this year. I have mixed supplies from two of my favorite companies – My Favorite Things and Mama Elephant. I have incorporated so many techniques in this card – shaker, die cut inlay, die cut surgery, ink blending, Copic coloring, heat embossing… Basically I included everything I love about cardmaking on this design and I love it!

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  1. Stamp images from Mama Elephant Wooly Winter Stamp Set in black. Color with Copic markers. Add highlight details with white gel pen
  2. Die cut a watercolor paper with MFT Die-namics Horizontal Snow Drifts Cover-Up. Trim away some of the top slopes to free up a big space for our shaker. Ink blend on the two bottom slope panels with Altenew Frayed Leaf and Coral Berry ink
  3. For the background, I blended with Altenew Mango Smoothie ink and white heat emboss some snowflakes from MFT Simply Snowflakes Stamp Set
  4. Assemble the shaker by adhering the frame onto an acetate sheet, inlay the bottom 2 slope panels. Fill up the shaker with Little Things from Lucy’s Cards Purely Peppermint Sequins and PPP 3mm Sparkling Clear sequins. Seal with foam tape
  5. Mount the sheep with foam tape and add some snowflake die cuts from MFT Die-namics Stylish Snowflakes to finish

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What do you think of my card? I think it is very important to have a design that I love very much because I am going to make the same card for 20-30 times without hating it, right? If you are looking for more holiday card inspirations, click here to see my earlier designs this year.

Many crafting companies are having amazing sales RIGHT NOW until Monday! Below are some deals from two of my favorite stores:
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Simon Says Stamp is having a site-wide sale today (Nov 24) through tomorrow (Nov 25). All products are 15% off with the code SSSBFS.

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Ellen Hutson is celebrating their 10th anniversary and they are having a huge sale between Nov 25 (Friday) and Nov 28 (Monday). Now would be a great time to do some Christmas crafty shopping and to purchase the things you have always wanted! The discount code early2016 is valid 12:00-9:00am PST!

During Black Friday, I like to order big ticket items or items that are usually not on sale. Here are some of my personal favorite picks! They would make amazing Christmas gifts for yourself or your loved ones  🙂

1_305864_zm1. Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor, 36 Color Set – My personal favorite watercolor set. The paints are absolutely beautiful and creamy. I highly recommend it. See here, here and here for some of my card samples using this watercolor set. Available on sale at Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp

2. Copic Marker Florals 2 Kit & Copic Marker Pale Pastel Kit – You guys know I love Copic markers and my favorite ones are the pastel ones. With the Copic shortage still going on, it is really hard to purchase those colors alone. So purchasing a set now when it is on sale would be a good time. See here, here and here for my cards using Copic. These two sets are available at here and here.

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3. Tim Holtz Mini Distress Ink Pads – Distress inks are my favorite inks for ink blending and various other techniques e.g. watercoloring, faux watercoloring, ink smooching, etc. Card samples herehere and here. Full set available at Simon Says Stamp. Individual sets available at Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp

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4. Distress Marker Set – If you love watercoloring with distress inks and want to upgrade your collection, I’d recommend looking at the distress markers. Apply the marker directly on your image first, then dilute with a water brush. This would create a more intense look but still have a watercolor look. Full set available here.

That’s all for today. Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy holidays!

Supplies:

  1. Mama Elephant Wooly Winter Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  2. Mama Elephant Wooly Winter Die Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  3. My Favorite Things Simply Snowflakes Stamp Set: My Favorite Things
  4. My Favorite Things Die-namics Horizontal Snow Drifts Cover-Up: My Favorite Things
  5. My Favorite Things Die-namics Stylish Snowflakes: My Favorite Things
  6. Canson XL Watercolor Paper: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  7. Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  8. Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  9. Altenew Frayed Leaf Crisp Dye Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  10. Altenew Coral Berry Crisp Dye Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  11. Altenew Mango Smoothie Crisp Dye Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  12. Ranger Ink Blending Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  13. Ranger Ink Blending Tool Replacement Foam: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  14. EK Success Powder Tool: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  15. Versamark Watermark Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  16. Hero Arts Wagner Heat Gun: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  17. Hero Arts White Embossing Powder: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  18. Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  19. Little Things from Lucy’s Cards Purely Peppermint Sequins: Simon Says Stamp
  20. Pretty Pink Posh 3mm Clear Sparkling Sequin Mix: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  21. Acetate Sheet: Ellen Hutson //  Simon Says Stamp
  22. Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  23. Cheaper Alternative Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson
  24. Be Creative Tape/ Scor-Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  25. Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp

My Favorite Things – I’m Yeti for Christmas

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Hello friends! Today I’d like to share with you my yeti card. I finally have time to play with the BB Beast Friends Stamp Set designed by Torico! I’m telling you, this set has to be the best holiday stamp set this year! OMG I can’t even!!!

Today’s card has a lot of white on it. I figured I haven’t made such a card for a long time. I went for a traditional Christmas color scheme, but jazzed it up with the big shaker and lots of sequins 🙂

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Here is how I made my card:

  1. Die cut a watercolor paper with Die-namics Merry Christmas Centerpieces. Stamp some Christmas trees with Altenew Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades and Evergreen dye inks. Add white watercolor splatters and Perfect Pearl solution all over the trees
  2. Assemble the shaker portion with Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red Card Stock, acetate, foam tape and Pretty Pink Posh sequins. I have used Gold Star Sequins, Sparkling Clear Mix and Holiday Shimmer Mix. I added a lot of sequins because the shaker is quite big
  3. Stamp the yeti with Copic friendly ink. I have used Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Color with Copic markers. Die out out using the coordinating die. Mount onto the card front with foam tape
  4. Finally, embellish with some PPP sequins (Gold Star sequins, Holiday Shimmer Mix and Iridescent Mini Star Confetti

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I haven’t crafted for a long time so I felt awesome after making this card today. Crafting does solve all the problems in the world lol! Thanks for stopping by! I will see you next time!

Supplies:

  1. My Favorite Things BB Beast Friends Stamp Set: My Favorite Things
  2. My Favorite Things BB Beast Friends Die-namics: My Favorite Things
  3. My Favorite Things Die-namics Merry Christmas Centerpieces: My Favorite Things
  4. My Favorite Things Oh Christmas Trees Stamp Set: My Favorite Things
  5. Altenew Frayed Leaf Crisp Dye Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  6. Altenew Forest Glades Crisp Dye Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  7. Altenew Evergreen Crisp Dye Ink: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  8. Altenew Mini Ink Cubes – Green Fields: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  9. Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  10. Pretty Pink Posh Gold Star Sequins: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  11. Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequin Mix: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  12. Pretty Pink Posh Holiday Shimmer Mix: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  13. Pretty Pink Posh Iridescent Mini Star Confetti: Simon Says Stamp
  14. Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red Card Stock: Simon Says Stamp
  15. Neenah Solar White 110lb Cardstock: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  16. Canson XL Watercolor Paper: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  17. Ranger Artist Paint Brush Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  18. Gansai Tambi Watercolor 36 Color Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  19. Perfect Pearl Pigment Powder: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  20. Acetate Sheet: Ellen Hutson //  Simon Says Stamp
  21. Scotch Double-Sided Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  22. Cheaper Alternative Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson
  23. Be Creative Tape/ Scor-Tape: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp

Pretty Pink Posh October Product Release Blog Hop

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Hello friends! Welcome! It is time for Pretty Pink Posh‘s October Release Blog Hop! This release is a big one and full of amazing stuff!! Today, I am sharing two simple projects as I slowly get back into my groove  🙂

For my first project, I am using the super cute Halloween Friends Stamp Set and 1/4″ Gold Star Confetti. My project is inspired by Yoonsun. Here are my three Halloween tags and more details.

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  1. Stamp the Halloween Friends with Copic-friendly blue ink on Neenah Solar White 80lb card stock. Color with Copic markers. I was thrilled to try out some new colors I got from Tokyo!! 🙂
  2. Die cut out three tags from watercolor paper using Stitched Essentials 1 Dies. Blend distress inks to color the tags – Red (Festive Berries, Fired Brick), Yellow (Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey) and Purple (Seedless Preserve, Wilted Violet). To add some sparkle, I have used 1/4″ Gold Star Confetti to fill in the shaker window
  3. White heat emboss the sentiment on SSS Black Card Stock and fussy cut out
  4. Mount everything with foam tape to finish

 

My second project is all about Thanksgiving. I am showcasing the Giving Thanks Stamp Set and I have used the Stitched Pieces Die to frame my scene.

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  1. On watercolor paper, stamp out a simple scene using the pumpkins from Giving Thanks Stamp Set and the tree branches from Birdie Friends Stamp Set. Stamp the pilgrim cuties on a separate piece of watercolor paper. Watercolor everything with distress inks and followed by colored pencils
  2. Die cut three windows from SSS Sunshine Card Stock using the Stitched Pieces Die. Add the top and bottom stitched borders using the Stitched Borders 2 Dies. White heat emboss the sentiment
  3. Assemble the shaker with acetate, foam tape and PPP mixed sequins – 1/4″ Gold Star Confetti6mm Metallic Rose Gold and 4mm Pumpkin. I like how the sequins resemble the falling leaves from the branches

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From now on until end of October, if you order more than $100, you will receive a free sentiment stamp set as a free gift! How awesome is that!!  🙂

Giveaway:

Pretty Pink Posh is giving away four $25 gift certificates (two winners each day). Winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop. Comments must be left by 11:59 PM PDT on 10/20/2016. Winners will be announced on the PPP blog.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Your next stop is Carissa Wiley. Here is a lineup of the amazing designers participating today:

 

Thank you so much for stopping by! I wish you have a wonderful day and happy hopping!

Supplies:

  1. Pretty Pink Posh Halloween Friends Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  2. Pretty Pink Posh Halloween Friends Die: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  3. Pretty Pink Posh Giving Thanks Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  4. Pretty Pink Posh Giving Thanks Die: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  5. Pretty Pink Posh Birdie Friends Stamp Set: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  6. Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Pieces Die: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  7. Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Essentials 1 Dies: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  8. Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 2 Dies: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  9. Pretty Pink Posh 1/4″ Gold Star Confetti: Simon Says Stamp
  10. Pretty Pink Posh 6mm Metallic Rose Gold Sequins: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  11. Pretty Pink Posh 4mm Pumpkin Sequins: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  12. Canson XL Watercolor Paper: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  13. Neenah Solar White 80lb Card Stock: Ellen Hutson // Simon Says Stamp
  14. Simon Says Stamp Sunshine Card Stock: Simon Says Stamp
  15. Simon Says Stamp Black Card Stock: Simon Says Stamp
  16. Festive Berries Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson //  Simon Says Stamp
  17. Fired Brick Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson //  Simon Says Stamp
  18. Fossilized Amber Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson //  Simon Says Stamp
  19. Wild Honey Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson //  Simon Says Stamp
  20. Seedless Preserve Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson //  Simon Says Stamp
  21. Wilted Violet Distress Ink: Ellen Hutson //  Simon Says Stamp
  22. Acetate Sheet: Ellen Hutson //  Simon Says Stamp
  23. Foam Tape: Ellen Hutson //  Simon Says Stamp
  24. White Embossing Powder: Ellen Hutson //  Simon Says Stamp