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Carolers at Christmas time

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One of the things I use to love about going to Disneyland at Christmas time was seeing the holiday Christmas Carolers all dressed up in vintage clothing and singing wonderful Christmas Songs.

If you want to see the process for putting together this card, be sure to check out the video below. 


We just don't see that too much anymore today and it is a real shame. So I thought I would bring back this tradition through a Christmas card. The background is a Music stamp from I Brake for Stamps called Music Sheets Background. I love this stamp because of the layout of the sheets. On many of the Music sheet backgrounds I have seen, there is only one Music sheet, but this one has three and it is a great visual background.

It paired up great with the Bigz die cut from Sizzix calle Carolers. I made a couple of different versions while creating, but there are so many possibilities with this background stamp.  


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STAMPlorations Mid Month inspiration

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Hello crafty friends. It is a new month and a new sketch/theme challenge over at STAMPlorations. You can either follow the sketch or use our theme which is Stamps & Tags.



I decided to follow the theme this time and created a tag using two stamp sets, "It's All About You" and Fond Expressions 2. I am also using one of the Nested tag dies called Tags #1.

With the holidays right around the corner, this is a great time to create some tags so we hope you join along. 

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STAMPlorations Giving Thanks Blog Hop Party

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Come join along for the 3rd Annual STAMPlorations Giving Thanks Blog Hop & Wishlist Linky Party. There are 35 designers in the hop including 8 guest designers representing various challenge blogs and events. We also will have a Wish list linky party for you to share your "thankful" or "grateful" projects, and tons of prizes up for grabs.

If you have come from LauraJane Head's blog, then you are right on track. To start at the beginning, you can hop on over to STAMPlorations.



I made 2 cards using two new products for the hop. Here's card #1. 
I stamped my image using Jet Black Archival ink then die-cut the panel with a Label die cut. I also die cut a fancy frame die cut to frame my sentiment.

From there I simply added some gems and Nuvo drops. 



Now for card #2. I decided to stay with the same color pallet, but used an oval scallop die to frame my sentiment. I added some color to the scallops using Ranger Adirondack ink called stream.

I framed my sentiment usin…

Yearly Gifts

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Hello Crafty friends. I am here today to share with you a Thanksgiving card I created using two stamps from I Brake for Stamps,Thanksgiving Phrase and Scene and Wood Background Half sheet.

I love that this stamp not only has a great sentiment, but a vintage look to it as well. The scene helps to frame the Thanksgiving sentiment perfectly enabling me to create a very easy, yet elegant Thanksgiving card.


After I stamped the image, I colored the pumpkins using some copic markers.  I then outlined the edge with a my antique bronze distress crayon.  I wanted to add a little grunge to the card, so I stamped over the top with the wood background stamp and some vintage photo distress oxide ink.

To finish it off, I added some Nuvo drops.

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How to tackle a bulk order - Christmas Card tips

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With the holidays right around the corner, many of us will begin to create our Christmas Cards. For some, this becomes a daunting task to create the same design over and over again.

But with the right process, and assembly line, bulk projects can be easy to put together in half the time. It is all about organization and planning.


The first step is to pre cut all of your cardstock.  Determine how many finished projects you will need and then measure and cut. 

For this project I needed the following sizes:

7" x 5.5" - Base                  Score at 2.75"4" x 4.5" - 2nd page               Score at .75"5.25" x 4" - Back page cover1.5" x  3" - Pocket


Once everything is cut I then scored and rounded the corners.I also added the pocket and decorative washi tape. This is also a good time to do any stamping.

Now we are ready to assemble. Add adhesive to the folded edge of the middle insert and adhere to the back panel of the base card. This should no…

Retro Art

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Hi everyone and Happy November. I wanted to start out my month sharing a Retro/vintage card using a brick background and this Retro cutie that both come from the set called Wood Background Half sheetover at I Brake for Stamps.


I have been eying this set for a while. It comes with two background stamps as well as this great sentiment and little lady. She reminds me of WWII graphics and I am sure I will have a lot of fun designing with her.

Before stamping my background, I adhered this fancy frame to some grey cardstock. I wanted to have her framed to make sure she stood out.

I then added some retro looking washi tape along the sides of some designer cardstock and adhered the layers onto some white cardstock.

It is a fun stamp set with so many possibilities.

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STAMPlorations Stamps & Tags Challenge

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Hello crafty friends. It is a new month and a new sketch/theme challenge over at STAMPlorations. You can either follow the sketch or use our theme which is Stamps & Tags.


I decided to follow the theme this time and created a tag using two stamp sets, "It's All About You" and Fond Expressions 2. I am also using one of the Nested tag dies called Tags #1.

With the holidays right around the corner, this is a great time to create some tags so we hope you join along. 

Don't forget to use coupon code: STAMPGIRLMONICA for 20% off your next purchase.

Thanks for stopping by!