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Friday, July 19, 2024

Fa La La Reindeer - Christmas in July Linky Party

 



Good morning!  Today is the first day of the Christmas in July Linky Party over on the BYSHC blog, and I'm so excited!  I love making Christmas and winter cards, so I have a lot of fun new cards to share with you during this Christmas in July week.  Come play along - you can win prizes just for sharing your Christmas cards!

A Colorful Life Designs is one of the sponsors for this Linky Party, so you'll be seeing a lot of creations with A Colorful Life Designs stencils this week.  For my card today, I pulled out the Fa La La stencil from A Colorful Life Designs and brushed some red ink over the stencil onto some white cardstock.  For the fun little scene, I stamped, colored, and die cut the reindeer from MFT and added them to a snowy background along with some die cut hearts.  I stamped and die cut the sentiment (Hero Arts) and added it to the side above the girl reindeer.  It's so cute!

Be sure to check out the Christmas in July Linky Party and share your holiday cards for a chance to win a fun prize!  If you're shopping at A Colorful Life Designs, everything in the Christmas category is 10% off with this code, BYSHCChristmas. Stock up on your Christmas stencils and crank out some Christmas cards for your stash!






Thursday, July 18, 2024

Gorgeous Circling Path


Good morning!  Today's card is full of gold glittery gorgeous-ness!  

I placed the Circling Path stencil from A Colorful Life Designs over some black cardstock and spread some glittery gold paste of the whole thing.  After it dried, I glued this panel to a white card base.  The sentiment (Technique Junkies) was stamped with black ink, trimmed down, and affixed to the card with some foam tape.  Quick and easy and perfect for mailing to a wonderful friend!

You can save 10% off your entire order (excluding Master Creator Bundles) by using this code, HollyFan10, when you check out at A Colorful Life Designs.  Have fun browsing through all the great new stencils and the gorgeous Card Bling.  

Tomorrow I will start posting the cards I've created for the Christmas in July Linky Party over at the BYSHC blog.  It's going to be a FUN week of Christmas and holiday cards, so come on back tomorrow to join the party!


 

Monday, July 15, 2024

Wavy Smile


Good morning!  Have you seen the new Card Bling over at A Colorful Life Designs?  It's a new collection of Luminous colors, and wow..... they are gorgeous.  I used two of those new colors on this card today.

I placed the new Mid Century Waves stencil over some white cardstock and then I spread some pink and purple pastes over the top.  While I had the purple paste open, I also spread some over some scrap paper.  After both of these pieces were dry, I glued the stenciled panel to a white card base.  I used the scrap paper with the purple paste and cut the shadow die word from this so it would match my card.  Then I die cut the actual word "smile" from white cardstock and glued it to the purple shadow die before I adhered it to my card.  I stamped the "You Make Me" with black ink onto some white cardstock, trimmed it down, and adhered it above the "smile."  Lastly, I pulled out the Luminous Whisper Pink and the Luminous Violet Card Bling and affixed them all over the card.

You can save 10% off your entire order by entering this code, HollyFan10, when you check out at A Colorful Life Designs.  This code is good on the stencils (excluding Master Creator Bundles), stamps, and Card Bling in the store.  Have fun shopping!




 

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Pink Postage Birthday


Good morning!  Today I'm sharing a really fun card with y'all.  This was one of those experiments to see what would happen and how it would look, and it turned out even better than I expected.  I started by placing the new Around the World stencil from A Colorful Life Designs over some watercolor paper and I taped it down.  Then I spread some white texture paste over the whole thing, intentionally skipping areas for that grungy look.  After I carefully removed the stencil, I set this panel aside to dry.

Once the stenciled panel was completely dry, I misted it with water and then sprinkled some Infusions powders over it and misted it again.  It's mostly pink and purple, but I see pops of bright blue in there as well as some browns and blacks and deep magentas.  It's so fun, and you never get the same results twice.  I set this aside to dry and worked on stamping and cutting out the sentiment.  After the colored panel was dry (again), I die cut it with a postage stamp die, adhered it to a white layer, added the sentiment, and glued this to a black card base.  I also glued some Satin Matte Black Card Bling to the background.  I don't know if I can send this card to someone now because I love it so much!  LOL

Please feel free to use this code, HollyFan10, to save 10% off your entire order (excluding Master Creator Bundles) at A Colorful Life Designs.  The entire July release is so awesome, you'll want all of those fabulous stencils and the gorgeous Card Bling.  Have a fabulous day!





 

Friday, July 5, 2024

Celadon Paper Hug


Good morning!  I'm sending y'all a little paper hug with this cute card today.  The background was created by brushing some soft green ink over the new Square Paths stencil from A Colorful Life Designs.  It's such a cool pattern!  The sentiment is from Concord and 9th.  I added some of the gorgeous new Luminous Celadon Card Bling and it's a wonderful match with the pale green on this card.

You still have a couple more days to grab this special on the July Card Bling.  You can get the Full Set Syndrome Special for 20% off the regular price, AND you can use my code, HollyFan10, to get an extra 10% off as well.  This code will also work for any stencils and stamps and Card Bling that you have in your cart.  Just remember to get this special deal by July 7.  Happy shopping!




 

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Birthday Circling Path


Good morning!  Here's a bright and shiny card to help you wake up today.  LOL  The new stencil release from A Colorful Life Designs has some fun mid-century and geometric designs, and I pulled out the Circling Path stencil to use on this card.  It's such a fun and whimsical design.

I placed the Circling Path stencil over a bright mango card and brushed some mango ink over the whole thing.  After I added the sentiment (Taylored Expressions), I pulled out the new Luminous Poolside Card Bling.  It's a gorgeous pale blue, almost turquoise sequin, and it's the opposite color of this mango card on a color wheel.  I had fun gluing these shiny sequins all over the card.

You can use this code, HollyFan10, to save 10% off your entire order (excluding Master Creator Bundles) at A Colorful Life Designs.  Grab this Circling Path stencil and check out all the other great stencils in the July release.  The July Card Bling is on a special sale until the 7th, AND you can use the code, HollyFan10, to save even more.  Check back here on Friday and I'll share a card I created with the gorgeous Luminous Celadon Card Bling.  Have a great day!






 

Monday, July 1, 2024

Happiest Birthday Waves


Good morning!  There's a new stencil release over at A Colorful Life Designs, and there are a lot of fun new designs to drool over this month.  On this card, I used the new Mid Century Waves with some pink and blue inks.  It's such a fun pattern full of motion.  I stamped the sentiment from MFT with some black ink and then added some Satin Matte Black Card Bling all over the card.

You can save 10% off your entire order (excluding Master Creator Bundles) by using this code, HollyFan10, when you check out.  You can use this code on stencils, stamps, and Card Bling, even the  Full Set Syndrome Special which is on sale until July 7.  I'll share a card tomorrow with one of these gorgeous colors of Card Bling.  



The stencils for July have been split into two Master Creator Bundles, which is a wonderful way to save money when you want to buy all of the new stencils.  You can choose just the Mid-Century Modern stencils or the new Paths stencils, or get them both.  You will love these beautiful new designs!