Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The final day of the 30 Days of Christmas

Today is the last day of the 30 Days of Christmas. I hope you have enjoyed this as much as I have!  Our card today uses the Christmas Reindeer stamp, colored with Copic Markers, and mounted over a silver glitter background. The center black piece uses a technique from the Emboss or Die CD.
Today is the very last day to take advantage of the 15% discount on all stamps by using the code XMAS15. Don't miss out! Go to www.stampcamp.com to order your stamps.

If you missed any of the cards, go here to start, then follow the other cards forward: http://patstamps.blogspot.com/2014/11/introducingthe-30-days-of-christmas.html

I hope the cards have made your season just a little brighter~

Monday, December 8, 2014

Day 29 of the 30 Days of Christmas

Today's post is one of my favorites. I wish I could capture the brilliance and shine of this card with the camera! For the Folk Art Background (#S454) I used a variation of an old favorite technique - PE Gloss from December 2005. The top stamp uses t0he Peace on Earth Stamp (#SD429), which was embossed with a Moonglow embossing powder. Both stamps can be found here: http://www.stampcamp.com/christmas.html

Tomorrow is the last day of the series. Make sure that you take advantage of the 15% discount on all stamps at www.stampcamp.com while you still can! Use the code XMAS15 at checkout. Until tomorrow-

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Day 28 of the30 Days of Christmas

Welcome to the 28th day of the 30 Days of Christmas! It's hard to believe that 4 weeks have already gone by. I have really enjoyed this -- I hope you all have too!

Today I made a simple card using the Retro Snowflakes Background (#S536) with the Ornament-Upper Alphabet Stamps (#SA023):
Until tomorrow...

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Day 27 of the 30 Days of Christmas

Todays  I am happy to pair a non-Christmas stamp set with a Christmas sentiment to create my card.  The presents were created using the Whimsy Squared Stamp Set (#SS025). I embossed each of the squares with different metallic embossing powders, and popped them on the background.
 Both the Magic of Christmas Sentiment (#SD428) and the Whimsy Squared set can still be purchased for 15% off by using XMAS15 at checkout, until Wednesday, December 10.

Until tomorrow --

Friday, December 5, 2014

Day 26 - Whisimcal Winter

Today is Day 26 of the 30 Days of Christmas, and I am thrilled to share this beautiful card made by Karen McAlpine. Karen made this gorgeous card using the Whimsical Winter Stamp (S596, $9.95) for display in the TJ trade show booth, but it is just too pretty not to share here! 

Only 4 days left to save! use XMAS15 for 15% off all technique Junkies Stamps:

See you tomorrow!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Day 25 of the 30 Days of Christmas

Wow -- today I have 3 cards for you -- courtesy of our guest blogger, Sally Lynn MacDonald.   All of Sally Lynn's cards can be found HERE:

If you have never seen Sally Lynn's work, you are really missing the work of a true artist. Here is ONE Of her cards, just to whet your appetite:
Make sure you visit her blog to see ALL of the cards...you will be happy you did. Total EYE CANDY!

Only 5 more days to use your discount XMAS15 at checkout for 15% your entire stamp order.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

30 Days of Christmas - Day 24

Today is Day 24 of the 30 Days of Christmas. Just a quick reminder that you only have a few more days to use the 15% off coupon code XMAS15 for ALL stamps on my site.  Go here to shop and  apply your discount:  http://www.stampcamp.com/catalog.html

Today I am using a variety of stamps to create my own wrapping paper -- on these little presents. I used the Plaid (#S421), Big Swirls (#S427), Star Net (#S093) and Star Power (#S147) to create my packages. I stamped the Merry Christmas Stamp from the NEW Holidays 2 Flourish Sentiments above the gifts (#SS043).  Each of the Gifts are popped up and tied with a bow.  It a rather dimensional card, but the picture does not do it justice!

Until tomorrow...

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Day 23 of 30 - with a Guest Designer

Today I am thrilled to have Judy Jackson as a Guest Designer for the 30 Days of Christmas.  Judy's card uses the Father Christmas Stamp, and can be found HERE: techniquejunkies.blogspot.com. Judy gives a FULL description about the making of this card on the blog. I urge you to take a look!

Of course, this uses the Father Christmas #SD311 stamp. You can find this stamp on this page of Technique Junkie Stamps website http://www.stampcamp.com/christmas.html .

Don't forget to use the coupon code XMAS15 to receive 15% off the entire site -- but hurry! This sale will only last until Sunday night!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Day 22 of the 30 Days of Christmas

Today is the beginning of the last week of the 30 Days of Christmas.  To celebrate, I have added three new stamp sets to the Technique Junkies family of stamps! There are three different sets of  flourish sentiments , and between them, all the major holidays and sentiments are covered. You can find the sentiments HERE:  http://www.stampcamp.com/simplesentiments.html
And yes, you can use the 15% discount on these new sets by using the XMAS15 coupon code at checkout at the www.stampcamp.com website.

The card below uses one of those sentiments - Merry Christmas - from the Holidays 2 Flourish Sentiments Set (#SS043). I created the wreath using the holly from the Christmas Stencils set (#S282) , and added a bird from the Little Birds set (#SS039b), a ribbon, and some gems to complete my card.
I hope you love these sentiments as much as I do -- Happy Cyber Monday!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Day 21 of the 30 Days of Christmas

Three weeks already? As we approach the last week of the 30 days of Christmas, I am a little sad to see them go...

Today's card is a clean and simple  one.  I stamped the Berries Stamp (#S379) and colored it with Copic Markers, then added a sentiment by making and using the Peace on Earth Stamp (#SD429):

Remember that there is a 15% discount on ALL TJ stamps by using the coupon code XMAS15.
Until tomorrow --

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Day 20 of the 30 Days of Christmas

Today's card is one of my personal favorites.  I love the Father Christmas (SD311) stamp, and I love the Marvy Snow Marker that I used for Father Christmas' beard and the snow on the trees and ground:

Remember to use the code XMAS15 to received 15% off your entire order from www.stampcamp.com.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Day 19 of the 30 Days of Christmas

Welcome to Day 19 of the 30 Days of Christmas! Whether you are a Black Friday shopper or not, you can't help but to have the holidays on your mind now -- so let's celebrate together!  I am happy to bring you this Christmas Dove (S471) today.  I stamped the dove over blue cardstock and embossed it in silver, adding red highlights with metallic rub-ons.

Remember to use XMAS15 at checkout from www.stampcamp.com to receive 15% off your entire stamp order.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Day 18 of the 30 Days of Christmas

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are enjoying your day of thanks. Here is today's 30 for the 30 days of Christmas:
This card simply uses the Snowflakes set. You can get the snowflakes as one big background, or each of the 16 stamps individuallycut for you. You can find it HERE: S235. The Magic of Christmas sentiment can be found on the same page. I embellished this card with some glittery red snowflakes.
Thank you for looking -- see you tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Day 17 of the 30 Days of Christmas

Today I bring you a simple card made by layering stamp over stamp. I used the Silent Night (S399)music stamp as a base, and stamped the Vintage Botanicals Holly (S334)  stamp over the top:

The base of the piece is a red mirrored cardstock that has been embossed with a snowflake folder. It is very dimensional in person.  I love this layered look -- I hope you do, too!

Remember to use XMAS15 at checkout from www.stampcamp.com to receive 15% off your ENTIRE purchase. Until tomorrow--

Day 16 of the 30 Days of Christmas

For Tuesday, November 25, the 30 Days of Christmas was brought to you by Jane Bosi on the Design Team blog:  http://techniquejunkies.blogspot.com/2014/11/father-christmas-30-days-celebration.html. Jane's work is even more beautiful in person!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Day 15 of the 30 Days of Christmas

Welcome! Two weeks have gone by and we are halfway through the 30 days of Christmas. I have been out of town for the last 4 days, so if you missed the last four postings, you can catch up here: patstamps.blogspot.com.
Today we are celebrating the Angel Choir Stamp (#S592). I colored this stamp with regular markers, very simply in yellows, blues and gold.  Then I took the Peace Stamp from the Christmas Words set (#SS029), stamped and colored it, cut it apart and oriented it horizontally. That is what is great about those stamps -- they can be used vertically of horizontally.
Don't forget to use your coupon code XMAS15 to receive a 15% discount on all Technique Junkies Stamps!
I will be back in town tomorrow -- see you then!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Day 14 of the 30 Days of Christmas

Today we are going back to the traditional look for our card:
This card uses the Vintage Star (S373) for the background and the Greatest Story Stamp (SD429) for the angel stamp.  Don't forget, ALL stamps are 15% off for the next two weeks with the code XMAS15.
Until tomorrow -

Day 13 of the 30 Days of Christmas

Welcome to Day 13 of the 30 Days of Christmas! Today I am happy to show you this fun card:
This Tall Accordion Card uses the Christmas Stencils Set for the top and the Christmas Tags Set for the greeting. Both sets can be found here: http://www.stampcamp.com/christmas.html

The Directions for the tall Accordion card can be found on the Fancy Folds and Motion CD (HERE).
See you tomorrow!

Day 12 of the 30 Days of Christmas

Today I am pleased to have a guest blogger for the 30 Days series, Holly Brown. Holly's card can be found on the design team blog: techniquejunkies.blogspot.com

All of the details about how this card was made can be found on Holly's post!

Until tomorrow!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Day 11 of the 30 Days of Christmas

Today's card is all about dimension!  I have this really cool window in my stamp line (SD299), and I just had this idea rolling around my head for a while to create a scene behind it. What better than a scene that evokes the warm, homey scene of little boys playing? In my head, we are Santa on Christmas Eve, waiting for the rambunctious boys to settle in for the night so that he can take his trip down the chimney...

When creating the window, I decided to cut the window piece completely, and use a stamped piece of acetate for the glass. When you peek into the window from the sides, you can see more of the boys playing:

The stamp used for the boys is called Pillow Fight (#SD324) and the sentiment is Magic of Christmas (#SD428).
Tomorrow we have a guest blogger -- see you then!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Day 10 of the 30 Days of Christmas

 It's Day 10 of the 30 Days of Christmas - How about a little color?

This card uses the Glitter Strips Technique from the Glimmer Shimmer Sparkle and Shine CD.  I paired 3 different - and unlikely - stamps for the colored panels. The red panel uses the Big Swirls Stamp (S426), The smaller green panel uses the large Porcelain Crackle Stamp; and the bright green panel uses the Chicken Wire stamp (S393). I stamped and embossed Noel from the Christmas Words Set (SS029), then I cut it apart and matted them.

Tomorrow I have a VERY elaborate card to share with you - I can hardly wait!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

30 Days - Day 9

Today I am thrilled to have a guest blogger for the 30 Days of Christmas. Judy Jackson has TWO wonderful Christmas cards on the Design Team Blog for you to see today.  I don't want to ruin the surprise too much, but here is ONE of them:

Judy explains on the blog how she made this card - please go visit her here so that you can see the second card she created!  This stamp is S313, Madonna, and is $9.95.  Until tomorrow - Pat

Monday, November 17, 2014

30 Days of Christmas, Day 8

I can't believe that 8 days have already gone by! I hope you've enjoyed the cards so far. Obviously we have many more to come. 

Today's card uses the Technique Junkies Christmas in Dots stamp (S470, $9.95). This was a very simple card. I stamped on a dark purple cardstock piece and embossed it in white. Then I added color to the tree, base and background using chalk. I added the colored gems as ornaments before mounting and matting the cardstock.
Until tomorrow-

Sunday, November 16, 2014

30 Days of Christmas, Day 7

Today is Day 7 of the 30 Days of Christmas! Today I decided to use non-Christmas stamps to create my card.

The main part of this card uses the Birdie Tree Stamp (#S500, $9.95) as the main image.  I stamped the tree in brown ink on the kraft paper, then again on another sheet in red. I then covered the birds with Red Glass Glaze (from Viva Decor), and once they dried, I cut them out and placed them back over the brown birds.  The snow was made from a Marvy Snow Marker. I don't know about you, but I was bummed when I learned that Liquid Applique was not being manufactured anymore; it was my go-to tool for making snow.  I am here to tell you that the Snow Marker is almost EXACTLY the same thing! Apply, heat and, viola! Instant snow. In any case, here is the card:
The vertical sentiment is from the Simple Sentiments Set (#SS3C); Wonder is from the Dream Hope, Wish, Wonder, Set (SDX019).

Until tomorrow!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Day 6 of the 30 Days of Christmas

I am so thrilled to continue with the 30 Days of Christmas, where we are sharing Christmas Cards every day from November 10th through December 10th to celebrate the art of the handmade holiday card. In addition to the cards, I am also offering 15% off ALL Technique Junkies Stamps through December 10th with the code XMAS15.

Today's card uses the Vintage Botanicals Holly stamp (S334, $9.95). I used the Aged Tiles Technique from the Simple and Easy Inking CD to highlight the image and enhance its vintage look.  The berries were made with Viva Decor's Red Glass Effects. The ribbon is a piece of beige velvet layered over the pom=pom ribbon.

I hope you liked the card today. The Vintage Botanical line is one of my favorites (there are several different leaf stamps in the same ilk, you can find the others here).  I think the holly makes an especially pretty Christmas cards.
Until tomorrow!

Friday, November 14, 2014

30 Days of Christmas - Day 5

Today I am thrilled to have a guest blogger for today's 30 Days of Christmas Post. Ann Clack, a  designer on the Technique Junkies Team, has created a to-die-for Christmas Card. You can see the full card HERE.
Here is a sneak preview of Ann's card:
Ann used the Angel of Annunciation (SD070)  for her main image.  I encourage you to go to Ann's blog to see the card in all it's glory - it is GORGEOUS!
Until tomorrow-