Thursday, April 25, 2019

Crafty Elves' Countdown To Christmas - April 2019 Edition!

Welcome back to the Crafty Elves' Countdown to Christmas!  My friend Debra Davison from Meticulosity and I have made a pact to create a Christmas card a week for 2019 and so far so good!   We're sharing our cards on the 25th of each month and guess what??  It's April 25th!  (Can you believe it??).  Tax season is over and I've made it through so it should be smooth sailing from here on out!

This month once again because of my "real" job I needed some quick cards that wouldn't take too long.  I had the Doodlebug Christmas Town 6x6 Paper Pad staring me in the face with it's adorable little mini sentiment pieces and I thought... yeah!  I got my pad in the Paper Sweeties Shop here!

I created seven cards for you today... six all using just the Doodlebug papers and some dies from some of my favorite makers plus a special one using a beautiful new to me stamp set from Papertrey Ink that I've been dying to ink up!  I'll start with a quick pic of each of the cards and a list of the products with links below it.  On most of these cards I used the following:

Kat Scrappiness Double Stitched Rectangles (I use these ALL the time!)
CDD Mini Shaker Clip Dies (To cut out the sentiment images)

On this one for the gifts I used a great die set from The Cat's Pajamas called Presents.

With this one I'm playing along with the Die Cuttin' Divas Red Hat Society Day Challenge which is to use red and/or purple... this one's got a little red!

For this one... I had that kraft piece with the cutout circle in the corner... I had needed the circle piece for another card and saved this one... I was so glad I did... love that it's now a cutout on this and I popped up the kraft panel over the Doodlebug Design Paper.  I also used these Snowflake Dies from Paper Smooches.  Oh... and the Kraft paper I've used on these... Papertrey Ink and it is awesome! #robynmademebuyit

For this one I used a Jolly word die from Lil' Inker (I think this one is retired), those adorable mittens from Sunny Studio's Warm and Cozy Dies and that cute little Santa Hat from Taylored Expressions.

I should mention about that CDD little notepad die from the Mini Shaker Clip set... it was the perfect size to cut out most of these little sentiment cards from the Doodlebug paper!  It really didn't take me long and it was fairly easy to line up... I was SO excited to be able to cut them in this shape instead of just cutting out the rectangles!  The hat on this one is from the Sunny Studio Warm and Cozy set same as the mittens above and these Mini Snowflakes are from Lawn Fawn.

On this one the T.E. Santa Hat again, LF Snowflakes and that sweet stitched heart is from the same Mini Shaker Clip set from CDD that the notepaper die is from.

With this one I'm playing along over at Cute N Craft Christmas Challenge #11.

Well, of course I had to fit a cup in here somewhere!!  On this one I used Paper Smooches dies from the Coffee and Tea Dies and the Holiday Sweets Dies.  Perfect with this sentiment square!  Season's!  Cracks me up!  And of course the cup is plaid!!

And last but certainly not least.. there is this beautiful deer from the Papertrey Ink Fawn and Flora Stamp Set... this is a layered stamp which I would normally not attempt... they make me cry...!  but this one was so easy to line up and I had no problem.  The flowers that come with the set were a little more challenging for me but I have a couple ideas and I'll attempt them again soon... but for this one, I decided to use some dies from Impression Obsession for those little flowers and Holly leaves and they worked out just fine!

Isn't she just the sweetest!?  Definitely gonna use her again.  I had to cut her out because I wasn't able to order the dies but I'll be getting those soon.  These Circles are from CDD and I think are retired but there is a new set here!

And then this sentiment die set is awesome from Papertrey Ink... it's called Holiday Double Cuts Dies and there are three word dies and they cut like butter... love them!

And that's it for me today!  I've chosen a winner from last month's post to receive some Happy Mail from me:

Crystal!  Please send me your snail mail at bzscrapper66 at!  And yes, we'll play again... leave me some love and I'll pick a name and announce it in our next Crafty Elves Post on the 25th of next month!

Now be sure to hop on over to Debra's blog and see what she's cooked up for you today (and she's got a giveaway going over there too)!  Thanks so much for stopping!


Debra Davison said...

Once again, absolutely amazing cards !! I love how you used that 1 paper pad to create so many cards !! And that deer is just the sweetest !!

MadeByMeghanK said...

WOW! SOOOOO CUTE! All of them! I love that paper pad and you made SOOO MANY cute designs from it!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! I am in love with the deer card! So sweet, and the sentiment die is fabulous!

Crystal O. Minkler said...

Eeep!! I won!! Yay! Thank you!!
I just adore each of your cards so much!! I NEED that mini shaker clip die you used!! Love that little added touch it gives to those cut apart papers!!

Becca Yahrling said...

Ooooh, that 'merry' die from PTI is so pretty and yummy! I love that card ... I love deer. They have the sweetest faces. I also love how you did the 'faux' santa suit; so cute! And those snowmen, eeek! So adorbs.

Karenladd said...

So many adorable cards, and I love that paper! The sweet little deer is my favorite and I didn't even guess that it was a layered stamp. I thought it was a pre-made embellishment. Also loving those mitten and hat dies, and the plaid mug and cookies.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow!!! These are ALL AMAZING my friend!!!!!!! I loveeeeeee that deer one!!!!!

scrappin' GA peach said...

Awesome cards!! Each of them are so pretty :)

Monica C. said...

All your cards are so pretty. I enjoyed looking at all of them. I am trying to keep the Christmas card making process going all year long too!
Thank you for joining the Cute N Crafty Christmas challenge.
Monica C. DT Cute N Crafty

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fantastic use of the paper pack and your cards are all so delightful and beautiful! I really love that deer one. He is so darling!

SHartl said...

Wow, I can't believe how cute these cards are and I love the combination of papers and dies. The fun colors make them pop, and they have such a cute, modern look.

Sue D said...

Wonderful holiday cards. Great designs and papers. My fave is the one with the deer--so pretty.
Congrats to Crystal.

Scrapper69 said...

Hi Lisa! I'm back from my Birthday/Easter Break and thought I would pop in to see you! I'm very impressed by your collection of Christmas cards! They are all so cute and... I may have to CAS(E) this idea cuz I love how simple & cute they are!! Have a great day!


Vannessa Osbourn said...

Great cards! Love that cute deer!

debby4000 said...

What a wonderful selection of Christmas cards.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge.

mum of two said...

Your cards are all beautiful. Thanks so much for playing with us at Die Cuttin Divas. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (Die Cuttin Divas DT)
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