Christmas Stockings, A Holiday Tradition

Hi Crafty Friends,

We are sharing another holiday tradition with you to celebrate our Holiday Traditions giveaway and also to hopefully encourage you to share a few of yours. We are loving your comments about your own family traditions you have posted on Heather Telford’s blog and Instagram and our own The Foiled Fox blog and Instagram. Keep up the great work! Who knows, maybe you will be one of our winners of a $30 gift certificate for sharing your comments.

Now, on to this holiday tradition. The one depicted in our card design is a common one, but it has our own little twist to it. I hope you enjoy it!

 

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Vintage Poinsettia Christmas Card

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today’s post features a beautiful vintage-y feeling stamp and die set from Concord & 9th, Christmas Florals. It is elegantly composed and lends itself to coloring in many different ways. I chose to use the new Papertrey Ink’s ink cubes for my watercolors. There are so many awesome colors and many have that vintage-y feel, making it a perfect fit.

 

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Sweet Songbird in the Autumn Leaves by Heather Telford

Greetings crafty friends,

We’re pleased to present another gorgeous card design (and video) from our dear friend, Heather Telford. Heather is featuring the Concord and 9th “Songbird” as the focal point of her Autumnal creation. As you can see, this is another fantastic show of talent from Heather. Enjoy.

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Hello To Autumn Leaves

Hi Crafty Friends,

Are you seeing signs of Autumn yet? Here at home in the San Francisco area, we are just now getting a few cooler days and light breezes. It is a welcome change from the unusually hot summer we’ve had. The slight change in weather and the new “Lovely Leaves” stamp and die set by Ink To Paper, inspired this Autumn card design.

By the way, we are lovin’ the Ink To Paper collection. Check them all out here.

 

 

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Bold and Beautiful Flowers by Heather Telford

Hi Crafty Friends,

We hope you had a lovely weekend and are ready to feast your eyes on a beautiful card design by Heather Telford. Heather has masterfully used distress stains and the Filled In Florals stamp set by Concord & 9th to create this design.

Check out all the ins and outs below then pop over to her blog for tons more inspiration and ideas.

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A Watercolored Rose with Thinking of You Note

Hi Crafty Friends,

I love roses and I think this “Painted Rose” by Concord & 9th is one of the prettiest ones available. It is very versatile too. You can keep it a single rose or you can accompany it with other flowers for a bouquet.

For this card design, I decided to add a second flower called Hydrangea from Penny Black and the “Just A Note” die, also from Penny Black was used for the sentiment.

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Beat The Heat with these Cool Treats

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Are you sweltering in the heat? We are here on the West Coast – whew, its hot!  But I think I have found a way to beat the heat, at least in my mind.  These frosty popsicles made from the Cool Treats turnabout stamp and matching dies from Concord & 9th are just what I need to trick my mind into thinking I am cool as a cucumber!

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Fine Line Florals with Alcohol Ink Backgrounds

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I am back one more time using the Concord & 9th Fine Line Florals stamp and die set. It is such a beautiful flower that I can’t seem to let it alone.

This time I am only using the big blossom and leaf, plus the matching dies and teaming them up with an alcohol ink background. In case you haven’t noticed, I am obsessed with the bright and bold look the alcohol inks give you.

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Vellum Flowers Over Alcohol Ink Backgrounds

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Woohoo! Today we have a video featuring vellum flowers over an alcohol ink background. Follow along with me in the video below to see how these bright and playful backgrounds were created. Let’s get started!

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