Friday, December 4, 2020

2020 OnStage Card Swaps - My Cards

One of my favourite activities at Stampin' Up! events is swapping, and I wasn't going to let Covid take that away from me! I organized a swap by mail last month, and couldn't wait to share the results with you. To start off with, here are the cards I made!

For the friendship group I used layers and texture to build this...


Sticking with the textures and layers theme, I made this for the wedding and anniversary group...


You may have seen this birthday card already if you follow my social media! I shared some tips on how I put them together, but there's more tips to come!


I loved this sympathy card that I CASEd from Alison Solven. It's simple in some ways but I still think it's beautiful!


My first Christmas card is inspired by some thank you cards I made earlier in the year...


For the #StampingDiversity group I made a card for "coming out" that celebrates chosen families and the support they give LGBTQ2+ youth.


I CASEd my friend and team member Tunde Posselt for my kid/baby card...


My thank you card features some more lovely textures and some of my favourite images, not just because it's coffee!


My mini card is this sweet 3x3...


For the masculine card I featured dies cuts, stamps, and paper from the World of Good suite...


And last but not least my rustic cabin Christmas card that is soooooo cozy!


Want to see what everyone else made? Follow me on Instagram over the next few weeks and you'll get to see them all! Place an order through my online store this month, and you'll get a PDF for ALL of my cards as well, complete with supply lists and step by step instructions.

Anytime you place an order in my online store and use the host code on the right, you will also get a free mail & make class automatically mailed to you! Just place your order with the host code on your right, then join us for the Facebook live near the end of the month on my Facebook group "Creating with The Crafty Medic" where you can also take part in regular creative challenges, complete with prizes!

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Winter Holiday Blog Hop


This blog hop is all about the 40+ non-Christmas holidays that are celebrated around the world in the winter months (or summer for the Southern Hemisphere). I chose to make a card for Yalda Night, a celebration of the winter solstice from Iran, Afghanistan, and other countries. You can learn more here: Yalda Night on Wikipedia


First I used the "Cute Fruit" stamp set to create the fruit traditionally eaten during the festival.


I paired this with a sentiment I hand wrote and embossed on vellum. I used vellum because I was able to print the Farsi script for the "Happy Yalda" sentiment and then trace it.


Another detail I'm very fond of is the Cherry Cobbler background. Instead of just using plain cardstock, I broke up the fibres with a bone folder and split the cardstock into two layers with a suede like texture. It adds so much visual and physical texture to a piece I think!


And of course I can't leave a card naked, so I decorated the inside too!


One of the objections I hear occasionally when I share and promote #StampingDiversity is that people don't know anyone who would appreciate a "different" card. Why would I need a Yalda card when I live in a small town in Western Canada? Well, my family doctor is from Iran. Yes I could send her a Christmas card and she would be appreciative and say "Thank you for the card love", but if I can make something more personal and meaningful, why wouldn't I. Who do you have in your life that would appreciate a card you didn't think you needed to make?


Take a look at what everyone else made too! Some great holidays, religious, cultural, and secular, to be celebrated right now!


If you'd like to make your own Yalda card like mine, you can click on any of the items I used in the shopping list below to be taken directly to my store.


Anytime you place an order in my online store and use the host code on the right, you will also get a free mail & make class automatically mailed to you! Just place your order with the host code on your right, then join us for the Facebook live near the end of the month on my Facebook group "Creating with The Crafty Medic" where you can also take part in regular creative challenges, complete with prizes!

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Share It Sunday November


A new blog hop! This is a monthly "share anything you're working on" hop I started for my crafty friends! Here's the project I've been working on...



I love these wreath dies and stamps, they layer so well for all kinds of occasions. I've been making a lot of Christmas cards lately, but this is probably one of my favorites.

Check out what everyone else is working on below!


Then pick up the supplies you need to make your own project by clicking through to shop below. Don't forget to use the host code on the right!


Anytime you place an order in my online store and use the host code on the right, you will also get a free mail & make class automatically mailed to you! Just place your order with the host code on your right, then join us for the Facebook live near the end of the month on my Facebook group "Creating with The Crafty Medic" where you can also take part in regular creative challenges, complete with prizes!