Santa Bear Week - Day 1

October 21, 2019

Hello!  Today and I have a new holiday card that combines no-line watercolour painting with the adorable Santa Bear stamp set by Avery Elle.

To start this card I ink blended a white panel of cardstock using Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Iced Spruce and I created a soft focal point in the centre.  Once fully dry I used the falling snow stamp from Santa Bear and repeatedly stamped the image using Versamark Ink and then heat embossed in white.  I set this to one side.

I used the Dotted Borders Die to create the snow hill and I backed it with foam tape and applied it to the panel.  I then stamped the sentiment with Versamark Ink and heat embossed in gold on a strip of vellum which I then wrapped around the panel and secured on the reverse.  I was now able to attach the panel to the 110lb white cardstock base.

On Strathmore Bristol Smooth I stamped my images using Distress Oxide Ink in Antique Linen then watercolour painted them using the following Kuretake Zig colours - Dark Brown, Dark Gray, Warm Gray 2, Brown, Light Pink, Persian Green, Mid Brown, Carmine Red, Oatmeal, Mid Gray, Green and Beige. The images were die cut, backed with foam tape and applied.

Points were highlighted with a white gel pen and the greenery behind the Santa Bear was glittered up using Stickles in Crystal.

I think the card has a lovely soft retro feel to it, I hope you enjoyed it and are feeling inspired.

Happy crafting!

Nicky x

Cloche Week - Day 4

October 17, 2019

Hi Everyone! Today I'm sharing Cloche with a few other fun stamps and ephemera. I love this stamp set!

I wanted to create a window shaker style card so I stared by stamping Cloche and die cutting the center of the stamp. Next, I stamped, die cut and colored several pieces to put inside from Snow Fun and Cocoa Stand. I placed the snow person inside the cloche with a few sequins and the present and tree outside. I also added a sentiment from the Holiday Ephemera pack.

To finish the card I added some branches and twine to the top of the cloche. 

Thanks for stopping by!


Cloche Week - Day 3

October 16, 2019

Hey everyone! Heather Campbell here with a fun project and video to share using the new Cloche stamp set!

I am really super excited about this stamp set. I knew as I was creating Cloche that it would make fantastic tags - and gosh does it ever! How fun are these shaker tags!?!

Check out the video here.

Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing part of your day with me! Have a great one!

Cloche Week - Day 2

October 15, 2019

Hi there!

Elena here, with a sweet fall-themed card featuring a mix of sets from our newest release.

I started out by stamping and die-cutting the large cloche image from... Cloche. ha. I love the shape of it! I colored the base using copic markers so that it would look wooden. I swiped a light blue marker around the "glass" top to give it some depth.

I then set out to fill the cloche using images from Fall Foliage and Santa Bear

I layered sprigs and berries behind the fox, and set him in front of a seasonal pumpkin. To further the warm and cozy vibe, I stamped a greeting from Seasonal Simple Sentiments onto the cloche base. I love that any one of the sentiments could fit in there! A cloche for all seasons!

The Plus Frame adds the perfect finishing touch. I hope you like it!


Cloche Week - Day 1

October 14, 2019

Hello friends,

Katie here with a card featuring the Cloche stamp set. I love cloche jars for creating vignettes and highlighting special objects, and you can do the same thing with stamped images using the Cloche clear stamps.

I used the Cloche stamp set and coordinating Elle-ments die and created a shaker jar. Before sealing the shaker element, I blended some blue ink on the back panel and added a few pinches of coarse glitter.  I stamped the flowers from the Cloche stamp set along with one of the snowmen and bird from the Snow Fun stamp set. I colored the images with Copic markers, added them to the jar and tied a bow with Cherry Hemp Twine as a finishing touch.

I trimmed the blue snowfall paper from The Holiday Collection paper pack and adhered it to a navy A2 card base. I adhered the scalloped frame from the Holiday Ephemera pack and attached the cloche image to the card. Finally I added one of the sentiment banners from the ephemera pack to the cloche jar.


That's all for me today! Thanks for stopping by!

Introducing our Limited Edition Create Magic Card Kit

October 11, 2019

I am so excited because today I get to introduce a new product to you that is available for purchase now!  Our Limited Edition Exclusive Create Magic Card Kit costs $27 and is only available on while supplies last.  This card kit is a fabulous deal and is full of inspiration and exclusive supplies to create adorable cards, tags and more.    If you are interested in this kit I suggest you pick it up quickly as they are sure to sell out.  You can find this kit here.

Kit includes the following items:
1-  Exclusive 4 x 6"  stamp  set - not available anywhere else
1 - .5 oz Coarse Glitter
1 - Strawberry Hemp Twine Roll
4 - 4.25" x 5.5" sheets of acetate
1 - Create Magic exclusive Vinyl Zippered Mesh bag - - not available anywhere else
12 - Create Magic exclusive 6" x 6" Sheets of patterned paper - - not available anywhere else
1 - Exclusive Fairy Ephemera Pack - - not available anywhere else

* There is an add-on of a coordinating die to the Create Magic Card Kit that is sold separately here.

To see more of this kit be sure to check out the following video.

You can find a downloadable pdf file full of inspiration from our Design Team for this kit Here.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek. I hope that you love our new card kit as much as we do.  Have a great day!

Simply Said Bright Week - Day 4

October 10, 2019

Hi Everyone! I'm sharing Simply Said: Bright today and I mixed in a few other great stamps from the current release! Let's check it out...

To create my card I heat embossed the sentiment on white card stock and blended yellow ink. Next I  water colored the background. I layered these two pieces of papers together and added the Horizontal Stripes die. 

Next, I added two penguins from Polar Playtime and the tree and garland from Cocoa Stand. I love this bright and cheerful card. 


Simple Said: Bright Week - Day 3

October 9, 2019

Hey there! It's Heather here. I'm back with another card using Simply Said: Bright. I love this stamp set so much as it's such a great staple for the crafting stash!

To create my card, I stamped and asked the pals from Polar Peek-a-Boo Pals at the bottom of the card. Then, I masked each of the images and blended color around the bottom of the card.

Finally, I took off the masks, colored the images in and added the sentiment. I wrapped twine around the top of the card and added gel pen accents!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Simply Said: Bright Week - Day 2

October 8, 2019

Hey there, Caryn here with my take on the gorgeous new Simply Said: Bright stamp set and dies.  I really love the versatility of this set, with the different options. You can choose to include the mat or just use the co-ordinating sentiment die as I've done here.  I created a cluster of foliage using stamps from the Alpine Christmas and Holiday Skates sets and added a ready-made frame form the Holiday Ephemera pack.

I stamped the Bright sentiment in red and used the co-ordinating die to cut it out.  I finished it of with a bit of sparkle (hard to see in the photo as always) using the Shimmer Spray (struggling to make a card without that these days, lol)!


Simply Said Bright Week - Day 1

October 7, 2019

Hey it's Nicky back with you today with a new holiday card that features the Simply Said - Bright stamp set and I paired it with the Polar Playtime stamp set.

First of all I ink blended an A2 panel using Distress Oxide Ink in Spun Sugar - creating a soft focal point.  I then used 2nd and 3rd generation stamps of the snowflake images from Polar Playtime and I also splashed a little paint casually.  I set the background to one side to completely dry.

I created the snow hill using a die from Dotted Borders and adhered that die cut into position.

The Simply Said - Bright sentiment set allows you to die cut a border for your 'Bright' word.  I chose to die cut this border 3 times and adhered them in a stack.  I then die cut the word 'Bright' from white cardstock and again from silver foil cardstock and adhered those two together and in turn added the word to the border .... so many possibilities here!  I also chose two extra mini sentiments to make up the whole phrase I wanted - again, endless possibilities.  The mini sentiment strips were backed with foam tape and applied.

On Strathmore Bristol Smooth I stamped the image I chose from Polar Playtime using Ranger Archival Ink in Potting Soil.  I watercolour painted the image using Kuretake Zigs in Natural Gray, Mid Gray, Oatmeal, Light Pink, Persian Green, Light Gray and Bright Yellow.  Points were highlighted with a white gel pen and then the image was die cut, backed with foam tape and applied.

Here's another close up look at the Simply Said - Bright sentiment set!  The card was finished out with a few dots of pale gold gel pen dotted into the background for a sweet twinkle.

Thanks for stopping by to read today, see you again soon!

Nicky x

Products Used:-

Simply Said - Bright
Simply Said - Bright Die
Polar Playtime
Polar Playtime Die
Dotted Borders

Falling For You Week - Day 5

October 4, 2019

Hi Everyone! Today I'm sharing Falling for You. This is one of my favorite stamp sets from this release and I can't wait to share it with you!

This is one of those sets that is SO easy to build with. I picked my favorite images, stamped, die cut and colored them. Then I put together the scene. I loved the shape of Star Scene so I used that to cut my window opening.  Next I stamped the sentiment on a die cut banner from Grand Photo Mat. I added a little bit of water color to the banner and adhered all of the pieces together.

Thanks for stopping by!


Falling For You Week - Day 4

October 3, 2019

Hi everyone! It's Deasy here. Today I want to share my card for Avery Elle featuring Falling For You. I have so much fun color the images and you can make gorgeous fall scene using this stamp set.

Avery Elle supplies that I'm using :
Falling For You Clear Stamps for the sentiment and images
Falling For You Elle-ments to die cut the images
Wonky Scalloped Frames Elle-ments to die cut the frame

I stamp the images, color it using COPIC then die cut it. The background is from Dye Ink Pad with blending tool then splash water with a brush. The sentiment is from white embossing powder.

Thank you so much for stopping by and happy crafting!


Melania Deasy

Falling For You Week - Day 3

October 2, 2019

Hello!  Amy sharing a card for a special friend using Falling For You.  

To create my scene, I first die cut a hexagon from a panel of cardstock using the Pierced Hexagon Elle-ments.  Using the opening as a guide, Peacock Feathers and Peeled Paint Distress Ink were blended onto a white notecard.  Once the ink blending was done, the hexagon frame was added with foam adhesive.

Falling For You

My critters were Copic colored with white pigment pen accents.  They were added with varying heights of foam adhesive.  Cloud die cuts were done using the Grand Photo Elle-ments.  To finish, the sentiment was stamped in the lower right corner.

Falling For You2

Falling For You Week - Day 2

October 1, 2019

Hi there! Elena here, with 2 cards featuring a set from our current release, Falling For You.

My first card celebrates fall completely. I stamped and die-cut all of the images from the set, and colored them using copic markers. I love that big tree image! It really grounds the scenes so well. I added extra leaf images, scattering them around for the fox to catch into his jar.

For the background, I did some ink blending. I blended a brown and a blue together, adding a bit of yellow to help them blend better. I faded it to nothing before it hit the bottom of where the tree's foliage begins. That blue really adds a brightness to the card!

To add extra interest, I added accents with both white and brown gel pens. 

My second card pulls that same fox toward Christmas:

He mixes in so well with the cuties from Santa Bear! I did some selective inking to pry the fox away from his jar, and gave him a birdie to hold instead! He looks like he's presenting the bird to Santa, hee hee.

I used 2 sentiments from the Santa Bear - the first part I curved around the top of the Snow Scene die. I placed it to the left a little to balance out the largeness of the Santa bear image. The card felt more balanced that way. The second part of the sentiment grounds the images.

I hope you like what I created! Thanks for stopping by!


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