Polar Bear Christmas Card | Sunny Studio Stamps

Hello friends and welcome! I'm excited to share with you today that I'm guesting over on the Sunny Studio Stamp Blog with a cute Polar Bear Christmas Shaker Card. I hope you'll stop by and check it out. While I had my Sunny Studio stamps out and was creating, I also made another Polar Bear Christmas card using the new Playful Polar Bears and Frosty Flurries Stamp Set that I wanted to share with you.

Polar Bear Christmas Card | Playful Polar Bears Stamp Set


Polar Bear Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Playful Polar Bears by Sunny Studio Stamps

I began by stamping the adorable polar bears, the present and the hat and colored them with my Chameleon Pens. I then die cut them using the coordinating Playful Polar Bear Die Set. Because of how the dies are made, the polar bears look like they are holding the presents!

To create the white panel behind the bears, I trimmed a piece of white cardstock to 4 x 5.25 inches. I then used the scallop and the dotted dies from the Fish Tail II Die Set to cut the panel at an angle and give it a bit of a fun edge.

Polar Bear Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Playful Polar Bears by Sunny Studio Stamps

I then took the Frosted Flurries Stamp and repeatedly stamped it with Versamark Embossing Ink over the entire piece. I then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. This gives the background a subtle bit of texture and interest.

Polar Bear Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Playful Polar Bears by Sunny Studio Stamps

The final touch for my card was a bit of red and white baker's twine...kind of reminds me of peppermints! Does it for you too?!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and don't forget to head over and check out my Polar Bear Christmas Shaker Card on the Sunny Studio blog.

Supplies


Are you interested in the Sunny Studio Stamps supplies I used to create these cards?  To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. Affiliate links to Scrapbook.com are used at no additional cost to you and I've linked to them because I use them and love them!

Christmas Ornaments Card | Embossing with Spellbinders Dies

There are only 60 days until Christmas! Are you ready? I've already begun my Christmas card crafting and today I'm sharing a Christmas Ornaments Card I created using some fabulous supplies from Spellbinders and Scrapbook.com.

Christmas Ornaments Card | Embossing with Spellbinders Dies


Christmas ornaments have always held a special place in my heart. Since I was a born, I've collected a new ornament every year to add to the Christmas tree. And yes, I have quite the collection now! With this in mind, I was immediately drawn to the gorgeous Gilded Ornaments Die by Spellbinders.

Christmas Ornaments Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Spellbinders Gilded Ornaments Die

To create this card, I began by die cutting several circles from white cardstock using the circle die included in this set.

Embossing with Spellbinders Dies

I knew I wanted to do something different with the dies, so I decided to try embossing. Following the instructions on the machine I layered the various plates to emboss with dies. To ensure proper alignment, I placed the dies in the center of the white die cut circles and used temporary adhesive to hold them in place.

Embossing with Spellbinders Dies

I then ran everything through the Platinum 6 and out popped these gorgeous embossed circles.

Embossing with Spellbinders Dies

Next, I added some ink to the ornaments to give them a bit of color and to bring out the embossed details. You could also do this embossing technique with colored cardstock for a bolder design.

The background on this card was created using the Spellbinders Circles and Diamonds Embossing Folder. I also inked the edges of this to again bring out some of the embossed details.

Detail image - Christmas Ornaments Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Spellbinders Gilded Ornaments Die

Before adding the ornaments to the card front, I added the ornament hanger which I die cut from gold foiled cardstock. The final touch was some gold cord for "hanging" them and a fun little bow. 

Detail image - Christmas Ornaments Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Spellbinders Gilded Ornaments Die

Embossing with dies has now become one of my favorite new techniques thanks to the amazing Spellbinders Platinum 6 Embossing and Die Cutting machine.

Spellbinders and Scrapbook.com were kind enough to send me a Platinum 6, Tool N One and a couple of dies to create with and I recently shared a Halloween Witch Card I created using the Witch On A Broom Die. I want to thank Spellbinders and Scrapbook.com for this fun opportunity and for introducing me to my new favorite manual die cutting machine!

Supplies


The supplies I used to create this project can be found at Scrapbook.com. Affiliate links have been used at no additional cost to you.



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Halloween Witch Card | Spellbinders

Halloween is right around the corner and I'll be sending out my Halloween cards this week to make sure they arrive in time to celebrate one of my favorite holidays! Today, I'm thrilled to share a Halloween Witch Card I created using some fabulous supplies from Spellbinders and Scrapbook.com.

Halloween Witch Card | Spellbinders Witch On A Broom Die


I'm a sucker for all things Halloween and this Witch On A Broom Die from Spellbinders is eekingly perfect for creating a Halloween card.

Halloween Witch Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Spellbinders Witch On A Broom Die

I began by die cutting the witch and bats from black cardstock. There are a few small pieces to pop out from this die and the Spellbinders Tool N One was perfect for poking out some of those small pieces. As you can see I cut several of the witch. I glued and layered all of these on top of each other to give this detailed design a little more sturdiness.

Using the Spellbinders Tool N One to clean out a die

To create the background, I used the Spellbinders Symmetry in Space Die and one of my new to me favorite techniques...embossing with a die! I love how easy it is to do this with the various plates included with the Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine.

Embossing with a die using the Spellbinders Platinum 6

After I trimmed the embossed panel to size, I blended several colors of ink to give it the look of a night sky look.

Detail image - Halloween Witch Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Spellbinders Witch On A Broom Die

The witch and bats, of course needed a full moon behind them so I die cut a circle from white cardstock and inked it just around the edges for a touch of color. I then added all of the die cut elements and popped up the witch and bats with some double sided foam adhesive to give them a bit of dimension.

Detail image - Halloween Witch Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Spellbinders Witch On A Broom Die

I hope this Halloween Witch Card created using these fabulous products from Spellbinders inspires you to get your Halloween craft on!

Supplies


The supplies I used to create this project can be found at Scrapbook.com. Affiliate links have been used at no additional cost to you.

Merry & Bright Stamp TV Kit Blog Hop | Gina K Designs

Hello friends and welcome to the Gina K Designs Merry & Bright Stamp TV Kit Blog Hop! Today the design team is sharing cards created using this new kit. So sit back and enjoy the inspiration as you hop along. You can also enter to win a $50 gift certificate to the shop. All the details are listed below.

Holly Jolly Christmas Card | Merry & Bright Stamp TV Kit


For my first card, I began by stamping the pine boughs in Jelly Bean Green and Green Grass and the pine cones in Dark Chocolate onto white cardstock. I then die cut them using the coordinating dies. Next, I die cut the tag from kraft cardstock using the Gina K Designs Nested Tag Dies and stamped the sentiment on it using my MISTI to line it up just right.

Holly Jolly Christmas Card by Juliana MIchaels featuring Gina K Designs Merry & Bright Stamp TV Kit

As I was arranging the pine boughs on the top of the tag, I did a little trimming to create my own custom arrangement. Don't be afraid to do this with stamping, especially if you are going to be layering things on top that you can hide it behind. Here is how they look before I added the pine cones.


Before adding the tag to the card front, I adhered the pine cones using some double sided foam tape and attached a little red bow using Therm O Web Zot. 

Holly Jolly Christmas Card by Juliana MIchaels featuring Gina K Designs Merry & Bright Stamp TV Kit

Merry Christmas Shaker Card | Merry & Bright Stamp TV Kit


My next card is a shaker card. I began by stamping the trees onto white cardstock and heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I then ink blended Distress Oxide Ink in Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans and Peacock Feathers.

Merry Christmas Shaker Card by Juliana MIchaels featuring Gina K Designs Merry & Bright Stamp TV Kit

Using the Christmas die included in this kit, I die cut the word Christmas several times from white cardstock and glued them together. I then die cut it from silver foil cardstock and adhered that to the top and then attached the word to the front of the shaker. The word "merry" was stamped and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.

Merry Christmas Shaker Card by Juliana MIchaels featuring Gina K Designs Merry & Bright Stamp TV Kit

Blog Hop + Giveaway


Would you like to win a $50 gift certificate to Gina K Designs? If your answer is yes, then all you have to do is visit each blog along the hop (listed below) and leave a comment. One lucky winner will receive a $50 Gina K Designs gift certificate!  To see who won, check the Big News Forum at StampTV a few days after the hop.

Juliana Michaels (you are here)

Supplies


Are you interested in the Gina K Designs supplies I used to create these cards? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. Affiliate links are used at no additional cost to you.



Christmas Gift Tags | Sugar Pea Designs

Just a quick post this morning to let you know that I'm up on the SugarPea Designs blog with one of my Guest Designer post's today. For my project, I created a set of Christmas Gift Tags using the recently released Christmas Tag Greetings Stamp Set. I'd love for you to head over and check out all the details on how I created them.


SugarPea Designs Holiday Release | Day 5

Hello friends and welcome to Day 5 of the SugarPea Designs Holiday Release! I sure hope you've enjoyed this week of fun and inspiration as you've hopped along each day. Today we have not one, but two new stamp sets. I'm sharing one of them below, but make sure you head over to the SugarPea Designs Blog to check out the other set and hop along for your chance to win one of the new stamp sets. And don't forget, all of the new products will be available for purchase at 6PM EST tonight in the SugarPea Designs Shop!


Tinsel In A Tangle Christmas Card | Tinsel In A Tangle Stamp Set


Today, I'm sharing a card I created using the new Tinsel In A Tangle Stamp Set. Isn't that penguin just the cutest thing ever?! I stamped and colored him using my Chameleon Pens. I then die cut him using the coordinating Sugar Cut die set.

Tinsel In A Tangle Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tinsel In A Tangle Stamp Set by Sugar Pea Designs

I then stamped the sentiment onto a die cut rectangle. However, before I adhered the penguin with double sided foam adhesive, I felt like the background needed some help.

Tinsel In A Tangle Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tinsel In A Tangle Stamp Set by Sugar Pea Designs

The solution...I stamped some small snowflakes from the set and heat embossed them with white embossing powder! It doesn't show up well in the above photos, but here you can see the touch of texture it adds and in person it's even better. You can also see in the image that I added some Glossy Accents to the light bulbs for a bit of added interest as well.

Tinsel In A Tangle Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Tinsel In A Tangle Stamp Set by Sugar Pea Designs

Supplies


This brand new set will be available Friday, October 20 at 6PM EST.


Blog Hop Details & Giveaway


Would you like to win the Christmas Tag Greetings stamp set? Head on over to the SugarPea Designs Blog for all the details. You can also leave a comment below for an extra chance to win this stamp set.

The SugarPea Design Team has created some amazing and creative inspiration for you using the new release. Make sure to stop by each blog to check out what they created and while you’re there leave them a sweet comment and get an extra entry to win today’s giveaway prize.


Thank you so much for stopping by and remember the entire Holiday Product Release will be available for purchase on Friday, October 20th at 6PM EST.

Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release | Day 4

Welcome to the 4th and final day of the Newton's Nook Designs Holiday Release! Today we have two more stamp sets to share with you and I think we might have saved some of the cutest for last! And as always, we have a stamp set featuring Newton that is just purrfect for the holidays!



Merry Christmouse Christmas Card | Naughty or Mice Stamp Set


I had so much fun creating the Merry Christmouse card using the new Naughty or Mice Stamp Set. I began by stamping and coloring all of the adorable mice with my Chameleon Pens. I then cut them out using the coordinating dies. To create the card front, I used fun window die and filled in each of the sections of one of the mice and popped them up with some double sided foam adhesive.

Merry Christmouse Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Naughty or Mice Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

The snowflakes in the background are from the new Shaker Globe Die Set. I adhered white cardstock to Therm O Web Easy Cut Adhesive Sheet and then die cut the snowflakes. I then peeled off the liner and sprinkled the adhesive with glitter. I then used iCraft Mixed Media Liquid Adhesive to adhere them to the card front.
Merry Christmouse Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Naughty or Mice Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

Naughty Or Mice Stamp Set



Santa Paws Christmas Card | Santa Paw Newton Stamp Set


The final stamp set for this release features the always adorable Newton as Santa Paws! I stamped and colored the various images with my Chameleon Pens and die cut them using the coordinating dies. I then layered this onto a tag die cut and adhered it to the card front.

Santa Paws Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Santa Paws Newton Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

For a final touch of  holiday cheer, I tied on a bow made from red and white baker's twine.

Santa Paws Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Santa Paws Newton Stamp Set by Newton's Nook Designs

Santa Paws Newton Stamp Set



Blog Hop & Giveaway


Would you like to win the “Naughty or Mice” or the "Santa Paws Newton" Stamp Set? Each of these stamp sets will be given away to one lucky winner! To win all you have to do is comment on the NND blog and each of the Design Team blogs. The winner will be chosen at random from one of the reveal posts. You have until Thursday October 19th at 9pm CST to comment -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, October 20th.

Now it's time to start hopping and check out some fabulous inspiration from the Newton's Nook Design Team:

Juliana Michaels (you are here)

SugarPea Designs Holiday Release | Day 4

Hello friends and welcome to Day 4 of the SugarPea Designs Holiday Release! Today the festive cheer continues with an adorable new set perfect for all the coffee, cocoa and donut lovers out there!

Warm Holiday Wishes Christmas Card | Mugs and Kisses Stamp Set


I'm a coffee lover, so when I saw this set, I was immediately in love with it! I began by stamping and coloring the coffee mug and several donuts with my Chameleon Markers to create a scene of sweet treats for Santa. After all the coloring was complete, I die cut the image using the coordinating dies.

To give the donuts a more Christmasy feel, I colored the sprinkles red, white and green using Sakura Glaze Pens. I then stamped the sentiment onto a banner die cut and adhered it to the card.

Detail image - Warm Holiday Wishes Christmas Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Mugs and Wishes Stamp Set by Sugar Pea Designs

Supplies

This brand new set will be available Friday, October 20 at 6PM EST.



Blog Hop Details & Giveaway

Would you like to win the Mugs and Kisses stamp set? Head on over to the SugarPea Designs Blog for all the details. You can also leave a comment below for an extra chance to win this stamp set.

The SugarPea Design Team has created some amazing and creative inspiration for you using the new release. Make sure to stop by each blog to check out what they created and while you’re there leave them a sweet comment and get an extra entry to win today’s giveaway prize.


Thank you so much for stopping by and remember the entire Holiday Product Release will be available for purchase on Friday, October 20th at 6PM EST.