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Christmas Door

>> Friday, August 1, 2014

by Julie Warner - The Write Stuff

Happy Friday! 
I hope your week has gone well! We have a had a very unusual little cool front here. Temps only in very low 80's. How weird! You go to bed one day and it's a hot, humid July and wake up the next day and it feels like September. Wouldn't it be wonderful if it lasts all of August? I wonder if all the Christmas cards we've been making around here gave the weather a little cool boost. Here's hoping another Christmas card will help the cool trend. 

For my card, I used the adorable little Christmas Leonard Pig image. After coloring, I fussy cut him and added him in front of my die cut door and brick embossed "wall". I die all the little greenery (it was white, but I colored it green w/ Copics) and attached it to a left over ring that was die cut w/ circles, to make my wreath. I added the greeting and some stickles for a little holiday sparkle. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50 and these are the Copics I used.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

stamps: Christmas from Our House Greeting, Christmas Leonard Pig
ink: Memento tuxedo black
paper: white, red
accessories: Copic markers, MB grand madison door & bow dies, IO wreath die (greenery only), MFT fishtail flag die, circle punch, stickles, Darice embossing folder (bricks)


Challenge #133- Rubber Band Man!

>> Thursday, July 31, 2014

Welcome to DRS Challenge Thursday! 
First, our winner from last week is....
Sarah Stainback
Congratulations,you are the winner of our Inchie Along Challenge!
Please send an email to to claim your prize.

For this week's challenge, we're feeling really stretchy! The theme for this challenge is 
Rubber Band Man!
 (use rubber bands to stamp with..wrap a few rubber bands around an acrylic block & ink like a stamp...or wrap a few rubber bands around a brayer, ink and roll across the paper) Click HERE for pictures of  stamping w/ rubber bands, Click HERE for pictures of brayer wrapped with rubber bands.

To enter, show us your card  by linking it below and we'd love for you to leave us a comment.  The deadline for this challenge is Wednesday, Aug 6, at 6 pm EDT. Challenge entries don't have to use DRS Designs stamps, but if you use them on your challenge card, you'll get an extra entry into the prize drawing.
For the prize, one winner will be randomly selected to win the following 3 stamps:
Sandcastle 090G
Sand, Water or Hills 1114D
Sending You Sunshine 094D
Here are the Rubber Band Challenge cards from our talented DRS Design Team and we'd love for you to leave us a comment!




For Your New House

>> Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hi Stampers!

Jennifer here today to share a card I made for my Sister. She recently moved into her own condo after living with a friend for many years. The newest Bee-themed stamps were perfect for her "new home" card:
and the Bitsy Bumble Bee (1020A) is an older image that is still available in the current catalog.

 The hive image was colored with Copic Markers and cut out with a Nestie die. Then I cut a Post-It Note mask and sponged blue ink around the edges while it was still in the die. It was matted on a black scallop.  The black card base was cut and folded to make an A2 size card.  I stamped a yellow piece of cardstock for the card front with the Honeycomb design using yellow ink and then split the "Our House To Yours" greeting and stamped it as shown so it would fit around the image. Black grosgrain ribbon was tied across the lower portion of the card front and then the matted image was placed in the center. Next I stamped, colored, and fussy cut the Bitsy Bee and adhered it to the upper portion of the hive image using dimensional tape.  The final stap was to stamp the Bee Trail to make it look like the bee had just flown into place on the card front.  For the most part, this card was pretty simple to create. 

My Sister really liked this card and has it displaying on her mantle.  I hope you like it too!

Have a great day!



Simplify Christmas

>> Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hi Everyone,
I have another Christmas card to share with you, and I was so happy to be able to use the Simplify Christmas Greeting on my card, as it's one of my favorites for the season!
The Christmas Village Church was stamped, colored, embellished with glitter glue and glossy accents, and finally punched out and set aside to dry.
I used the Splatter Background and the Christmas Village Four in One Accessories stamp to make the snow on the red background and dry embossed the snowflakes on the bottom blue card stock.  I added a matching ribbon and die cut some snowflakes for embellishment and the layering of my image.

Have you had a chance to play along in our current "Inchie" challenge?  Find out all the details here!

Good Luck and have a great day!



Cookies for Santa

>> Monday, July 28, 2014

In keeping with this month's theme of Christmas in July I have a Cookies for Santa card to share with you today. It features our Gingerbread Boy and the Magic of Christmas Day greeting.

I started by stamping the greeting in Memento Cocoa ink on cream CS, then embossing it with a CB snowflake folder. After attaching it to some Chocolate Chip CS, the three pieces of ribbon were added. I purchased these ribbons and the gingerbread boy button at JoAnns a year or so ago in their dollar bin. You can't beat that deal! The Gingerbread Boy was stamped in Memento Cocoa ink, colored with Copics, fussy cut and attached with pop dots for some dimension. A couple of strips of Chocolate Chip CS were punched with a MS snowflake border punch and added to the cream card base before the main image panel. And that completes the card. Hope you like it.

This week's challenge is "Inchies." We'd love to see what you can created using inchies on your card. You can see details here. Hope you can find some time to join the fun.

Until next time,


Winter Christmas Village

>> Sunday, July 27, 2014

I started by stamping a horizon with Pine Tree Snowdrifts  this stamp works so well with the Christmas Village stamps. Then I stamped the Christmas Village ChurchChristmas Village House and the Christmas Village Post office. These were colored with Copic markers then glittered. The Trees are from the Christmas Village 4 in one. The frame was cut with a Spellbinder die. Then I cut out the center with a rule and exacto knife. I don't know who made the snowflake die.

I hope you will join in the Inchie Challenge this week.

Have a wonderful day,



Christmas Chickadee

>> Saturday, July 26, 2014

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a nice weekend and I hope it is cooler than where I am!! Ack! It is so hot here.  I live at about 2500' elevation but if I lived at about 4000' it would make about a 10 degree difference, let's move!!  My husband is up around the 8000' elevation today hiking with some kids.  I would have gone too but I'm teaching a class today, Ratz!  So, here's a card that might make us all feel cooler.
 Today I have a cute little Christmas bird for you.  I've made him a Chickadee as you can see, he is singing away on a very chilly Christmas morning!!  I've used the "Out-of-the-box" technique to cut him out and then lined the circle with a silver leaf pen.  My blue background paper was made using a brayer covered with rubber bands.  I used a darker blue and also a white ink for this.  I then ran it through a Cuttlebug machine with a snowflake embossing folder. I ran the white panel behind the blue with the same folder and lined them both with the silver leaf pen.  My snowflakes are from a Cheery Lynn small snowflake die and I added blue baubles on to each.  Finally, I added the blue satin bow to the corner with a glue dot.  


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