Peaceful Poppies Retreat Cards

At the end of February I held my Spring Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat.  It was an amazing weekend full of crafting with a wonderful group of ladies.  The theme for the retreat was Peaceful Poppies – it is one of my favorite suites out of the Mini Catalog.  Pretty paper and some beautiful stamp sets and coordinating dies.  I wanted to share a couple of the cards we made.  I showed how to make these two cards and all our projects and pillow gifts from our retreat in a Facebook Live earlier this week – you can view that here if you would like.

This was our weekend gang!  Normally we try to get a group photo outside but we had a lot of rain that weekend and even some snow flurries! It was a cold rainy weekend of fun. So our photo is in the basement craft area – everyone crowded around my table.

Thank You Card

This is one of the cards that we made at the retreat.  Background stamping in tone on tone colors and a fun frame made out of the two label dies.  I used Stampin’ Blends to color the flower.  The yellow pops out against the Poppy Parade.

Supply List

  • Peaceful Moments Bundle (Peaceful Moments stamp set + Poppy Moments dies)
  • Painted Poppies Bundle (Painted Poppies stamp set + Painted Labels dies)
  • Thick Whisper White card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Poppy Parade card stock
  • Mossy Meadow card stock
  • Basic Black card stock
  • Poppy Parade ink
  • Memento Black ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Daffodil Delight Combo
  • Linen Thread
  • Basic Rhinestones

Happy Birthday Card

Here is one of the cards that we made. It uses the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series paper for a base layer, and the small layer and for the base of the flower.  The peek-thru die cut flowers in each corner of the white layer.  For the label that I stamped Happy Birthday on I used a trick to make it smaller – cut the label once, then reposition the die on it to create a shorter label.  You can see how if you watch my video.

Supply List

  • Peaceful Moments Bundle (Peaceful Moments stamp set + Poppy Moments dies)
  • Painted Poppies Bundle (Painted Poppies stamp set + Painted Labels dies)
  • Painted Poppies Designer Series Paper
  • Thick Whisper White card stock
  • Whisper White card stock
  • Poppy Parade card stock
  • Mossy Meadow card stock
  • Basic Black card stock
  • Mossy Meadow ink
  • Memento Black ink
  • Linen Thread
  • Basic Rhinestones

We had a whole bunch of projects that we made including two home decor projects.  Some sweet pillow gifts.  Yummy snacks and food.  And a tons of fun.  I can’t wait to host another one in the fall.

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Maui Achievers October Blog Hop

Hello.  I’m joining the Maui Trip Achievers Blog Hop this month.  It’s my first time to hop with this group and the first month of the Maui Trip Achievers Blog Hop.  I’m so excited to have earned this incentive trip and go on one of my bucket list trips.  And equally excited to join this blog hop for the first time – let’s hope that I got everything right!

This was one of the projects that we made at my Fall Retreat earlier this month.  It’s a quick project and can easily be adapted for other holiday’s or occasions.  You can watch my FB Live from October 14th to see how I made this fun tic tac holders – https://www.facebook.com/AtMonikasPlace/videos/2198657496906978/

Snowman Tic Tac Treat Holder

This project uses a 2″ wide strip of card stock and a tag topper punch.  Add a wrapped piece of Designer Series Paper and ribbon at the top.  These would be quick and easy to make.  See below for the supplies and measurements.

Supply List

  • #102482 Real Red cardstock 2″ x 8-1/2″, score at 3-7/8″, 4-5/8″
  • #149518 Delightful Tag Topper
  • #150393 Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper 2-1/2″ x 5-3/4″, score so the front section is 2″ and then either side is 3/4″, and the back will overlap
  • #150426 Real Red Curly Ribbon – tie the ends in a knot after you cut it so they don’t unravel
  • #150644 Mini Curvy Keepsake Dies
  • #150460 Tiny Keepsakes Stamp Set
  • #147084 Real Red Ink
  • #110755 Multi-purpose Liquid Glue
  • Trimmer (coming soon)
  • Die cutting machine

The Blog Hop Continues

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Finishing Farmhouse Christmas

I’m finishing up the Farmhouse Christmas projects from my Fall Stamp, Scrap & Create Retreat.  I know those that attended loved them and I’ve been hearing from others that are watching my posts that they love all the ideas too.  But this isn’t the only suite that I’ve been using this year so I need to finish and move on to other things. 

This first project was the last little gift everyone received.  A sweet little bag filled with a surprise.  These are the Santa’s Bags in the Holiday catalog.  I added a tag to dress up the bag and inside is a little wooden sign/ornament. 

The base of the tag is the Galvanized Metallic paper that’s been embossed with the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder.  It looks amazing in real life – you just want to run your fingers across it to feel the texture.  I stamped and cut out the house with the die and then colored in with Stampin’ Blends.  I finished with a galvanized button and some cotton twine. 

Supply List

  • Farmhouse Christmas Bundle = Farmhouse Christmas Stamp set + Farmhouse Framelits dies
  • Galvanized Metallic Paper
  • Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder
  • Santa Bags
  • Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine
  • Galvanized Buttons
  • Cherry Cobbler Card stock
  • Crumb Cake card stock
  • Memento Black ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Old Olive, Crumb Cake

 

This last card is one that I received as a swap and I didn’t change anything on it at all.  When using other ideas I usually change at least one thing but this card was perfect as is. 

Supply List

  • Farmhouse Christmas Stamp set
  • Quilt Top Embossing Folder
  • Linen Thread
  • Sprig Punch
  • Leaf Punch
  • Thick Very Vanilla Card stock
  • Cherry Cobbler Card stock
  • Mossy Meadow card stock
  • Very Vanilla card stock
  • Festive Farmhouse Designer Series paper
  • Vellum card stock
  • Mossy Meadow ink
  • Layering Squares framelits dies
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
  • 2-1/4″ Circle Punch

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Farmhouse Christmas – Day 9 & 10

Two days in one.  I’m running out of days in December and have some other projects to share that aren’t from the Farmhouse Christmas suite.  So today you get a two for one on the Farmhouse Christmas.  These two cards were ideas from a demo friend of mine – Lorri Heiling.  She has such creative ideas.  In fact probably some of my other farmhouse projects were from her ideas too. 

This first one uses the truck as the focal image.  It’s stamped with Memento Black ink and colored in with the Stampin’ Blends.  In the background is a piece of the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series paper and a piece of Crumb Cake card stock that was run through the Big Shot in the Corrugated Dynamic Embossing Folder.  A tip when you run it through – be sure to send the spine of the folder through first.  And all the Dynamic Embossing folders are extra thick so you use only ONE cutting plate and place it on the top of your folder.  Don’t use a cutting plate on the bottom when making your sandwich. 

Supply List

  • Farmhouse Christmas Stamp set
  • Festive Farmhouse Designer Series paper
  • Corrugated Dynamic Embossing Folder
  • Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine
  • Sprig Punch
  • Mossy Meadow card stock
  • Very Vanilla card stock
  • Crumb Cake card stock
  • Stitched Labels Framelits
  • Memento Black ink
  • Stampin’ Blends: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Shaded Spruce, Old Olive
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

The Stampin’ Blends really do blend the colors well together.  I wanted Mossy Meadow which we don’t currently have in a Blends (but it’s coming) so I had to combine the Shaded Spruce and the Old Olive and blend those to get something close to what I wanted. 

And here is the next one – this one is really cute!

The Designer Paper Squares in the back ground are cut with the little Stitched Square Framelit.  This is a square card – 4-1/4″ square card – and yes I just use the regular medium sized envelope to send this card.  You may wonder about where the little house comes from – we don’t have a little house die.  But we do have the big house from the Farmhouse Framelits Dies.  So here is the trick – go ahead and stamp the large house on Crumb Cake card stock and cut it out with the house framelit.  Now pull out your Paper Snips and get ready to cut along the lines.  First cut along the roof line on the left – and then along the wall on the left – leaving you with a tall skinny 2 story house.  Then I cut along the top of the lower window.  That left me with the little house – which I turned over to attach to this card – the stamping is on the back side now.  I hope that makes sense! 

Supply List

  • Farmhouse Christmas Bundle: Farmhouse Christmas Stamp set + Farmhouse Framelits dies
  • Festive Farmhouse Designer Series paper
  • Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine
  • Sprig Punch
  • Mossy Meadow card stock
  • Cherry Cobbler card stock
  • Crumb Cake card stock
  • any ink
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits
  • Stitched Labels Framelits
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

There isn’t any visible stamping on here so you can use whatever ink is close at hand.  It’s  basically creating your guide for cutting the house. 

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Day 8 of Farmhouse Christmas

It’s day 8 of these Farmhouse Christmas projects.  Today I have a real quick one for you.  In fact it hardly looks like it belongs with all the others.  These are little Peppermint Bark treats.  I love peppermint bark – YUM!

The tiny little wreath is from the Farmhouse Christmas Stamp set and is cut out with the coordinating Farmhouse Framelits Dies.  The rest is not part of the suite.  I’m using Real Red instead of the Cherry Cobbler on this project.  The Peppermint Bark that I found was in big bars which I decided to cut in half so I could package them in the cello bags.  Then I tied the ribbon around and added the tag.  The words are from the Treat Time stamp set.  The top of the stamp has a flower which I covered up with the tiny wreath so I would be Christmas themed. 

Supply List

  • Farmhouse Christmas Bundle – Farmhouse Christmas stamp set + Farmhouse Framelits
  • Treat Time Stamp set
  • Real Red Card stock
  • Whisper White Card stock
  • Memento Black ink
  • Real Red ink
  • 3×6 Gusseted Cello Bag
  • 1/8″ Real Red Solid Ribbon
  • 1-1/2″ Circle punch
  • 1-3/4″ Circle punch
  • 1/8 handheld circle punch
  • Real Red Dark Blends
  • Call Me Clover Dark Blends
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

This was one of the little gifts everyone got.  It is a real treat being friends with everyone that attended!

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Farmhouse Christmas – Day 7

Thank you for the comments on the Farmhouse Christmas projects I’ve been sharing.  I still have more!  Can you tell I had fun with this theme/suite of products.  After the retreat I’ve used these products for a few other things too and I hope to get those shared before Christmas arrives.  Today is another card that I was really happy with.  I hope you like it too.

The front of the card is completely covered with a piece of the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper.  Then accented with some strips.  The Merry is cut out of the Galvanized Metal paper.  I do wish that was staying in the catalog but it is not – so if you didn’t get any yet do it quick. Use the 1/2″ circle punch to snip a little notch in each end of the card and tie the twine around the card front coming through the notch on each side.  It’s just a little different way to add the cotton twine. 

Supply List

  • Merry Christmas to All Bundle – Merry Christmas to All stamp set + Merry Christmas Thinlits dies
  • Thick Vanilla Card stock
  • Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper
  • Very Vanilla Card stock
  • Cherry Cobbler ink
  • Galvanized Metal paper
  • Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine
  • 1/2″ Circle punch
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine

For this card the measurements are

  • Very Vanilla Thick card stock 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″
  • Designer Series Paper 5-1/2″ X 4-1/4″, 4″ X 3/4″, 3-1/2″ x 1/2″
  • Very Vanilla card stock 3-1/2″ x 1-1/2″
  • Galvanized Metal Paper 4″ x 2″

The Merry Christmas to All stamp set and the Merry Christmas Thinlits will be carrying over but after January 2nd they won’t be a bundle anymore.  Get them now at the 10% discounted bundle price. 

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