Friday, October 25, 2019

Crafty Elves' Countdown to Christmas - October 2019 Edition

Welcome to this month's Crafty Elves post!  If you're new here, my friend Debra Davison from Meticulosity and I made a deal to create a Christmas card a week for the year so that come December, all we have to do is mail them!  We've both stuck to it all year and this month is no different!  Be sure to head on over to Debra's place when you're done here and see what she's made for you too!  And be sure to stay 'til the end to see who won some Happy Mail from last month!  

I've been dreaming of a blue-ish Christmas and here's how I was inspired:

I've got tons of Rubbernecker Stamps Holiday inspiration for you today!  And of course there is some caffeine included!  This adorable Elf Stirring Coco image won my heart as soon as I saw it! Isn't this he adorable??  It's one of the many new holiday stamps over in the Rubbernecker shop.   I colored him up with my Copics and cut him out.  I decided a cup of... Mocha..(my hot chocolate always has coffee added).. would possibly be sitting on a counter in front of a window with a beautiful view of the snowfall outside.  Any reason to create a shaker, right??! 

He looks content... I wonder if he's gonna drink this one or if he's making it for someone.  I mean... the size?  So what...  most mornings I could use a cup big enough to sit on.  Just give me a straw.

I blended some distress inks in light blues and ever so lightly added some clouds with the cloud stencil.  Then I added acetate to the inside of the window die cut and popped it up to create my shaker.  I used a mix of snowflakes, beads, and translucent round sequins... my own mix of sorts.

And isn't the Merry and Bright sentiment sweet?  I love that light and fun font!  I hand cut the banner after heat embossing the sentiment onto the cardstock.

There are also some really beautiful and fun Holiday sentiment stamps in the shop that are good enough to be the main focus of a card! 

They are made of fantastic iconic images and beautiful fonts... I heat embossed this one onto the blue cardstock and fussy cut it out.

And this Rectangle One Piece Die is quickly becoming one of my faves... It cuts multiple frames at once and you can use one or put two or more together to create your custom frame.  I used three frames here... two cut in the woodgrain and one in the white.  I popped up my frame and placed a white piece of cardstock behind it that I embossed with a snowflake folder.  Finally I just popped the sentiment stamp up in the center.

Next I used two of the smaller frames cut from blue cardstock to create this shaker card.  I started by blending some blues on the cardstock and then used the Stars Stencil to apply gold Deco Foil Metallix Gel.

While that panel was drying, I heat embossed the sentiment onto white cardstock using Wow Gold Embossing Powder.  Then when the background was dry, I added the shaker with some more gold stars (sequins) along with a few others.   I popped the fussy cut sentiment up over the top.  It's a beautiful image, isn't it?

I just love the shimmer of all of that gold!  And don't you just love shakers?  So much fun and I love the sound they make as those sequins and beads roll around.

And last but certainly not least, this adorable Snowmen with Animals image!  I decided to use some non-traditional colors for it so I stuck with blues and purples and just a touch of blue green.  

I love how the bunny is eating a carrot... although it's good to see none of his snowman friends are missing their!  I had to trim this image a bit to fit it in the Snow Globe... there are actually two more birds in the image.  I also cut the snow fall dots from the Cabin Die in white glitter paper as well as the ground die included with the Snow Globe for a touch of shimmer.

I just love that globe and I'm looking forward to using it a bunch more this holiday season!

I have one more Holiday card that I made this month using some fun Rubbernecker products.  You may have seen it the week following National Coffee Day:

If you didn't see it the first time around and you want to check out the details you'll find them at this post here!

Now for the winner of some Happy Mail from all the love you left on September's post!

Julie!!  Send me your snail mail so I can drop you some Happy Mail!

Of course we're playing again!  Leave me some love and I'll choose someone to send some Happy Mail to and announce the winner in November's post!

Thank you so much for stopping today and I hope you enjoyed your visit as much as I enjoyed creating these cards!  Come back soon!  And don't forget to hop on over to Debra's place and see what she's got for you!

I've included links below for all of the Rubbernecker products I used today.  If you choose to purchase using these links I will receive a small compensation at no additional cost to you.


MadeByMeghanK said...

I love the Hot Cocoa card and the snowmen squeezed in the snowglobe! Great designs Lisa!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

EEK!!!! That's ME!!!! Thank you my friend!!!!!! I love love love love these!!! LOVING that elf on the mug!!! Too CUTE!!!!!!!!

Crystal O. Minkler said...

So many cute cards!!! Love the elf on the mug, but that snowman globe stole my heart!! Love them!!

Sue D said...

Lots of cuteness today. My fave is the first one with the shaker window and cup.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome cards! I really love that shaker card with the window!
You must be building up a nice stash of Christmas cards! I should have joined you when you started, as I have zero made...

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love all the beautiful cards you created. They are all so well designed and gorgeous!

Becca Yahrling said...

Oh my, you have been very busy making some awesome cards!! I love the snowman snow globe (even if it is missing a couple birdies lol). Everything is just gorgeous. Love the shakers!! OK, I love it all.

Pineconelass said...

These are great cards. I am going to take your idea, and make Christmas cards on the 25th of each month.

cghundley said...

Beautifully made cards.
Love the first one.
Carla from Utah

~amy~ said...

These are all so much fun! Really love your color palettes too!

Gail said...

Happy Mail and Happy Dance to the winner! Yeah! Enjoy!

* Shell B.* said...

Love all your inspiration from the gorgeous cards you make! 💕 No wonder I have to work when you enable me so much! LOL 😎

Joyce Verdon said...

These cards turned out beautifully! Love all of the wonderful shaker ideas... what a lot of work!