Holiday cards

  • Holiday cards

    Happy Fathers Day with a Retiring item still available.

    Happy Fathers Day with a Retiring One last Happy Fathers Day with a Retiring Seas the Day bundle. One of these cards I did for the library and the other was for YouTube. I love the large sea die, however, Ohhh the possibilities. Using all the seaweed and little parts. Which is your favorite the octopus or the crab?? The concept of these are pretty much the same. I have to say that the dies are super fun in this bundle. I wanted to try and add a pop of color using the Tahitian Tide. Using that with the Calypso Coral for the crab was a total winner!! I do…

  • Holiday cards,  Masculine Cards

    My Dad He’s all That, Father’s Day card idea today!!

    My Dad He’s all That Here we go, My Dad He’s all That. I would add in a bag of chips, but he would not eat them. Here is the new He’s All That suite. I have been having lots of fun with this one. I have used it for a couple ideas. And did you know that It is the June Ding Dong Ditch too. You bet!! Anyway, Using the coordinating dies for the “badge” plus adding in a circle from the new Stylish Shapes. However, I have usually struggled with combining White and Vanilla. Apparently not for this one. I love it, YOU?? Here is a closer view…

  • Holiday cards,  In-Colors

    An In Color nod to the Holiday for Memorial Day.

    An In Color nod to the Holiday Blessings to you on this Memorial Day weekend. Today I have An In Color nod to the Holiday. Using Starry Sky, Sweet Sorbet and Basic White. I think the colors look amazing together. However, not your typical traditional color. You knew that I would be doing something patriotic this weekend right?? In case you missed the live, you will be able to catch the replay over on YouTube on Thursday afternoon. Curious about those flowers and sentiment?? I was pretty pleased with the sentiment especially. Check out the Hydrangea Haven stamp set. The dies are from the coordinating die cut set. I thought…

  • Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Happy Easter with Easter Friends, to you and yours!!

    Happy Easter with Easter Friends Here we are already at Easter… I want to say Happy Easter with Easter Friends stamp set. All these cute baby animals are perfect for this spring holiday. With that Easter and Spring is all about new beginnings. A fresh start. The joy of Spring is here on the homestead too. Wait until you see all the blooms!! This card was from the library classes this month. Wanna join us?? We are at the Knox library on May 3rd at 5 pm central. However, we are at the Culver library on May 10th at 10:30 eastern time. If you can make it please comment or…

  • Fancy Fold,  Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Happy & Heartfelt Valentine card with Sweet Talk too.

    Happy & Heartfelt Valentine Ohhh how I love the Happy & Heartfelt Valentine card. Do you see that the beautiful patterns mixed together. Yes, I sure do love it!! But that is just the start of all the things. So much to look at, let’s start with the DSP. Sweet Talk is where all three of these papers come from. Have you gotten yours yet?? Well if not I have a plan for some non-valentine cards too!! Moving on to the cardbase. This “fun fold” is soo easy. All I did was cut off an inch of cardstock. Here is were you can see how that works. Using the Stitched…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Holiday cards

    Joe’s little love note, using Happy & Heartfelt

    Joe’s little love note No he was not surprised but Joe’s little love note is too cute not to share. You guys with all the crafty fun crazy that has been going on. I wanted to be sure that Joe knows how much I love him. Yes, I am outta town today, it this is from earlier this week. I knew he was leaving the last chocolate cookie for me. I also know that we both love chocolate chip cookies! I was up super late saw the cookie and knew…. heck, yeah… i 💜you! These are two different stamps from the new Happy & Heartfelt stamp set that were just…

  • Craft Room,  Holiday cards,  Mystery Card Night

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family! Joe, I and all the critters hope that you have a safe and blessed Christmas this year. There really are so many things to be thankful for, starting with our love of crafting, all the way though the time we have with family and friends. Holiday Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! I hope that you can join us on New Year’s Day for the always entertaining event!!

  • Holiday cards

    Scraps with quick and easy, two last minute ideas.

    Scraps with quick and easy Today I have two ideas for your Scraps with quick and easy layers. A little stamping for the background. However the DSP does most, okay all the work on both of these cards. The first is from Painted Season, which is going to be a returning favorite in the Aug – Dec Mini in 2022. Holy Cow, 2022 is just over a week away. YIKES!! Adding simple layers to the front using Evening Evergreen really helps those greens pop!! The sentiment is a die cut that is included in the Christmas Season Bundle. I have to admit that this sentiment is my favorite. I like…

  • Hamscher Homestead,  Holiday cards

    Christmas Decorations on the Homestead, WOW!

    Christmas Decorations on the Homestead Soo, here we are with all the Christmas Decorations on the Homestead. Starting with the tree. Joe and I went to the local Christmas Tree farm, Hensler’s to find out perfect tree. So many possibilities. We went with a smaller nettle this year. It was a nice day, thankfully. What do you think?? After two attempts to get enough lights. It is complete. There are 800 lights on this thing. It was Joe’s idea for the multicolored lights. Which I thought would be fun, however… I had none. Took a guess at how many we would need. Yup, I guessed too low. Not only that…

  • Holiday cards

    Think Pink Whimsy and Wonder, alternative card.

    Think Pink Whimsy and Wonder This card has me Thinking Pink, Whimsy and Wonder. Dontcha love that White Glittered ribbon on! Ohhh my I know exactly who I will be sending it too. I have a couple friends that LOVE pink. How about you? Do you get into the non-traditional cards? I am a more traditional kinda girl, but I do love this paper! The silver foil and iridescent look. Please not the addition of some extra holly pieces. I mimicked what was already on the ornament. Used the negatives from the holly punch. Ohh yeah, they were punched using another sheet from this paper pack. Have you started mailing…

  • Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Day 3 -Halloween ideas, From Culver class

    Day 3 -Halloween ideas Our last one, Day 3 -Halloween ideas. These two cards where from the library classes. Did you know that I teach at two of my local libraries?? If not you could join us!! The first Tuesday of the month in Knox at 5pm central. The second Tuesday of the month in Culver at 9:30 central. We do not always do the same cards so be sure to check it out!! Both of these cards use the Cute Halloween DSP. I wanted to get more out of them so we split up the patterns for both of these card ideas. I am loving the use of Flirty…

  • Boxes, Tags and Bags,  Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Day 2 – Halloween ideas, from the live last week.

    Day 2 – Halloween ideas Welcome to Day 2 – Halloween ideas. I loved yesterday’s tombstone treat box! For today I have another treat bag and a card. We used the Clever Cats stamp set for both. Not to mention the Cat Punch. My favorite though are the broomsticks! In last Saturday’s live we made these broomsticks. Yes, it is a real stick! Right before the live I went out in the yard and grabbed a birch tree stick! The card broom uses paper and the bag uses Linen Thread. Let’s talk about the card first! We created window sheet “springs” for those two little ghosts. Wrapped a piece of…

  • Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it,  Stamp Camp/class

    Christmas Stamp-a-Stack 20 cards with extras.

    Christmas Stamp-a-Stack Here is what you have been waiting for the Christmas Stamp-a-Stack. In today’s post you will find out ALL that you get, need to know and when. I am SUPER EXCITED to be offering a choice. Yes, you know that I like to give choices. However, lets talk about the basics. The in person event is at the Flutter by Studio on Saturday November 20, starting at 1 pm central time. The online event will be Wednesday November 24 at 6:30 pm (facebook live). I will supply all the parts and pieces for 20 cards. Yes, there will be PDF ($10 if you just want to get the…

  • Holiday cards,  In-Colors,  Stamp Camp/class

    Last two Christmas in July cards, with a fun fold.

    Last two Christmas in July Here are the Last two Christmas in July cards from our Stamp-a-Stack. Looking for the first two?? Check this post here. Our first one is the fun fold of the Stack. A super easy fun fold at that. We also did this one for the Fun Fold class last month, here. With this idea it really makes the Snowman the focal point. Even with that simple DSP background. Wondering about that super cute snowman?? He is from the Snowman Season stamp set. Which in case you are looking it also has a Snowman Builder punch. It punches the snowman from the envelope. Anyway, just a…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards

    Stars Stripes 4th of July with Christmas Trimmings

    Stars Stripes 4th of July Celebrating with Stars Stripes 4th of July will be a hit. Using all my favorite Red, “White” and Blue colors to create this nod to our American Flag. No matter if she is a little tattered, no matter that she is a little worn she flies high and proud. On this holiday weekend, hug your family and friends. Enjoy time together!! However most of all remember even if just for a minute those that helped us gain all of these freedoms. Thank you! Thank you to those that wanted a better life. And Thank you for those that knew it would be worth it. Thank…

  • Holiday cards

    Land of the Free, because of the brave.

    Land of the Free I am grateful to from the Land of the Free, because of the very VERY BRAVE!! On this Holiday weekend we created this great pair of cards. Yes, it is my nod to my son and all military families in this great land that I call home. Interested in the color combo?? Merry Merlot, Night of Navy with the Basic Vanilla. Did you miss the live?? No worries, It is being added to YouTube so you can watch the replay HERE. I have to admit, this really came together pretty quick. Well, okay, all but the washi tape part. I do really appreciate those Foam Adhesive…

  • Fancy Fold,  Holiday cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    Happy Easter Wreath Builder, bonus fancy fold

    Happy Easter Wreath Builder I do love wreaths and this Happy Easter Wreath Builder is also a fancy fold. My Mom loves stand up cards. Yes, I know she is not the only one. Here is another Culver Library class card. Did you know that we make three?? Here is the first one I shared with you. Yesterday was the second. Anyway, the ladies got to use the Blending Brushes for the first time. And yes, they loved them!! Ohhh, yeah just to let you know they are going to be back in stock shortly, I will be sure to let you know!! Everything else in this card is all…

  • Holiday cards,  Stamp Camp/class

    Easter Blessing with Rabbits and spring grass.

    Easter Blessings with Rabbits I happy Easter Blessing with Rabbits and spring grass to you. This little cutie was for the Culver Library Class. Great Spring Colors and the simplicity of it make me happy. Yes, pull out your Stamparatus for the best way to line the four little rabbits up. Kinda funny thing. I stamped the card and knew that I wanted to add the grass. Which dies set was that darn grass in?? Found it!! The die cut grass if from the Special Day dies, which has the cutest coordinating stamp set Special Someone (retiring). Anyway, keeping with the spring theme it had to be a BRIGHT Granny…

  • Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Springtime Joy with a Lamb and pink

    Springtime Joy with a Lamb I am ready for some Springtime Joy with a Lamb wearing flowers. How about you?? I bet it does not feel like spring today, but … This little cutie is here to say hello and think Spring. I created this card for the Culver Library class last month. We try and be a holiday ahead. I think she needs some eyelashes?? hummm?? Maybe even a little bit of coloring on her little feet. The “crown” coloring was done with Watercolor Pencils. Reminder, do not forget to use your Blending Pen to get a softer more blended look. However, you could easily do it with the…

  • Fancy Fold,  Holiday cards,  Mystery Card Night,  Retiring

    Week since St Patrick’s Day, dang

    Week since St Patrick’s Day. Can you believe that it has been a Week since St Patrick’s Day?? Holy cow… I sure did have fun. Have you enjoyed all the projects. I am going to share two today… The others well, head over to Instagram that is were you can find them. Anyway, This was a fun stumble. seriously. The Curvy Dies for the “rainbow”. I love it!! Can you believe it?? that “pot of gold” is the jar punch?? Yup, add in the Detailed Trio Punch to round the bottom … sooo cute. Ohhh that can be a cauldron for Halloween too. Remind me of that will you, haha…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards

    Love You Lots Heart punch pack.

    Love You Lots Heart Heartfelt and Love You Lots using the Heart punch pack. This Coffee and Cards project was a HUGE collaboration. The folks that join me live get to contribute and guide me to the final project. This project. I know, I know… I do have a starting point, but… there are times that we really go 180 from what I was thinking. That is based on what the “collaborators” say. Really!! I promise. For this card, I knew I wanted to use the Flower and Field DSP from Sale-a-Bration. I also was thinking of the Heartfelt bundle. However, I was wanting to see the Be Mine Stitched…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards

    Valentine card and Treat for my sweetie.

    Valentine card and Treat For today’s Valentine card and Treat for my sweetie. This was a Coffee and Cards item. The ladies were a lot of help. I showed the Valentine Keepsakes stamp set and before I even got through all the sentiments. The ladies LOVED the heart “flowers”. So stamping that was a must. I had planned on using that stamp already, but WOW!! Can you see the layered ribbon?? The White is from the Flowers for Every Season ribbon pack. The Real Red sheer ribbon which will be back in the Aug – Dec mini. The Heart Punch pack was really the way to complete this card. The…

  • beginner-casual-avid,  Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  Kits,  No Stamping??

    Quick Sweet Little Valentines cards and more

    Quick Sweet Little Valentines Are you in need of Quick Sweet Little Valentines?? These Cards and More set, is just the ticket!! Supplies to make 10 cards all for $10. No stamping required, but as you see with the additions we did during this live. The kit has two different card bases, two different patterned envelopes. The fun starts with the layering piece. There are two different styles but each one is two sided. Which means you have four total designs. Although cute as is, the top left is just as directed/designed. No additions. Secondly I stamped the bow stamped and “Be Mine” sentiment added, top right card. I wanted…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Happy Birthday,  Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Feels Like Frost Frosty, still available.

    Feels Like Frost Frosty I wanted to share this Feels Like Frost and Frosty because the DSP is STILL available. YUP, and at 50% off. That is a total win to me!! We did use this DSP last year, check this out. However, I also wanted to share that the Snowman Season stamp set is in the annual catalog. Ohh, I almost forgot so is the Snowman Builder punch. I really am liking these cards (no not the Merry Christmas) for winter birthday’s. I am talking about this one. This is Frosty, and his magic hat blew off. We had so much fun in the live making these. Check it…

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    Wishing you Merry Christmas from me and my family!!

    Wishing you Merry Christmas From Myself, Joe and all the critters we are Wishing you Merry Christmas. I hope that you can be with at least some of the ones you love and hug them tight. Here is to a holiday that NO ONE will forget and that next year will only be better! Merry Christmas Hugs and Have a Great Day getting Crafty!! Did Santa mean to bring you a subscription?? Link here. You still have time. Check the post here for all the info.

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it

    Inspiration Card Tag Buffet and a fun idea.

    Inspiration Card Tag Buffet An Inspiration Card and Tag Buffet to make it. How about I share an idea. I received this store bought card from a friend. I really liked the card and immediately thought of the ornament in the Tag Buffet stamp set (sold out, sorry) . Wanting to recreate this using a few things that I had not really used, yet. yes, we like to get the mileage out of things right?? I purposely took these photos so that you can see the foil background. I wanted to share that you could cut out something from under the Very Vanilla to “not waste” any by covering it…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  Love it, Chop it,  Retiring,  YouTube video

    Perhaps Christmas Means More, especially this year!

    Perhaps Christmas Means More I do not know about you, but Perhaps Christmas Means More this year?? I miss my family!! This traditional colored gingham is a returning favorite Toile Tidings DSP. I love that you can use all the Garden Green side or all the Real Red side. But in these cards we gave you a peak of the backside color with this easy fold over. Remember that we used the Christmas Means More stamp set just a couple days ago, here. Even the Layering Circle dies. Did you know that there are 16 dies included in the set??? Eight circles and Eight scallop circles. Can you say Staple??…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  Technique,  YouTube video

    Dove Peace on Earth with Dove of Hope bundle.

    Dove Peace on Earth This Dove, Peace on Earth for Christmas is my wish. Did you miss the live?? Check it out here. Just a reminder that this Dove of Hope bundle is from the Aug-Dec mini and will retire on Jan 4. Using an alternative color scheme today. But you can check out yesterday’s post if you are looking for a more traditional look. The Basic Gray and Smokey Slate really helps that White Embossing powder POP. You can see how the Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon sparkles. I love the size of this dove. Did you know that there are actually 3 doves included in the set. There are…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  YouTube video

    Bell Rings Angel Wings from Christmas means more.

    Bell Rings Angel Wings For today the Bell Rings Angel Wings means sooo much. It is not just from a notorious movie. I remember my grandma saying this too. She would always put a bell on the tree. Hugs grandma!! Just like a snowflake these are just slightly different. Take a closer look. This live there was a lot of decisions. First starting with emboss or to not emboss. For the texture we used the Tasteful Textile 3D folder. However, only on the Garden Green layer. Second was the stamping. Knowing the colors, there would be one in Real Red and one in Garden Green. Needing to figure out which…

  • Coffee and Cards,  Holiday cards,  Technique

    Wishes Wonder Tin Tile for Christmas

    Wishes Wonder Tin Tile Today’s Wishes Wonder Tin Tile with that cool inking technique. Ohh, did you miss that?? Well you need to be part of my VIP FB group Whispers and Secrets to get the play by play. I am working on a few “QWick and Wow” videos. Thanks to my new computer and some fun goodies that the Hubby picked up!! ANYWAY!! This Very Vanilla card with is pops of Real Red is beautiful. The Tin Tile embossing folder has hints of Soft Suede to add depth to the detail. The Sentiment, dies and Sleigh are all from the Wishes & Wonder Bundle. However, the Real Red Braided…