Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Pretty Pink Posh - The Fun Continues...

Hello!  Today is a happy day.  I am excited to share that I will be continuing on with the Pretty Pink Posh design team.  I am ever so grateful for this opportunity and feel so blessed to be working alongside such incredible people.  I certainly feel like a little fish in a big pond.  


Paulina is one of the most generous people I know, so of course she has a giveaway going along with the happy announcement.  You'll definitely want to visit the Pretty Pink Posh Blog, so you can enter to win.  I thought I would make a card to go along with the announcement.  Being on this team certainly feels like a warm hug and brings a lot of joy to me just like flowers do, so that inspired my card.  

I pulled out the beautiful Floral Corners stamp set and coordinating dies and colored them with zig markers.  I often shy from coloring images, knowing it is not my strong suit, but I love this set.  I colored three of the floral corners (there are two different floral sprays), and arranged them so my basket would be overflowing.  

Speaking of the basket, it is from the Fall Basket Dies, another favorite of mine.  I distressed the basket by swiping the ink pads directly to the die cuts using Concord and 9th's Dove ink and Breeze ink from The Stamp Market.  Then I added the Hugs Script die for the sentiment.
I blended Breeze ink onto my cardbase and stacked two Pretty Petals Background die cuts on top.  I wanted something to ground my basket, so I cut a strip of white paper and added a scallop from the Stacked Edges 3 Dies.  The final touch was a sprinkling of Marshmallow pearls.
Thank you so much for visiting today and sharing in my good news.  I know a few of you visit regularly and it means so much to me.  You truly are appreciated!  Don't forget to head over to the Pretty Pink Posh Blog, so you can enter to win that giveaway.  I would love for the winner to be one of you!  Have a wonderful week, dear friends!

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Mitten Tag

Hello, friends! One of the things I get most excited about for holiday crafting is making tags.  Though small in scale, they can pack a big punch and make a beautiful addition to a gift or a plate of goodies.  

Pretty Pink Posh's new Mitten Shaker Dies are perfect for a large shaped tag and pair beautifully with the Winter Foliage dies.  I think they are a match made in heaven!  I decided to use a more earthy color palette with a soft brick red, pine green, muted grey, and white...and I kind of love it. 

Because I chose not to have use the shaker element, I simple traced the outline of the Mitten Shaker on brick red paper and trimmed it out.  I adhered the white mitten outline on top, but I wanted to make sure the back of my tag looked nice and neat, too, so I die cut the mitten outline in brick red as well and adhered it to the back.  (Note: Before adhering it, I punched a little hole, so that I could thread the twine through.)   
The fun part was dressing up the front of the tag.  I simply adore the Winter Foliage dies and the variety offered.  These dies are hands down one of my most favorite dies ever, so I layered several of the different leaves and pines along with the poinsettia.  

A little tip: The pine sprigs are pretty delicate, so adding an extra piece of cardstock to the shim helped them cut cleaner.
I had so much fun creating this tag, and I have plans to recreate it in all sorts of color palettes.  These dies make beautiful tags quick, easy, and totally doable this season.  I hope you'll give them a try!