Saturday, September 25, 2021

Crafty Elves Countdown to Christmas - September 2021 Edition

Welcome back to Crafty Elves for September 2021!  Debra, Michael and I are sharing the Christmas cards we made this month.  And be sure to hang around 'til the end to see if you won some Happy Mail from last month!

Here's how I was inspired:

Awwwwww.... right???  I fell in love with this stamp from Colorado Craft Company called Puppy's Quilt the minute I saw it and it doesn't have to be a Christmas image, but using the right colors and sentiment it can be!  I found the perfect sentiment on an old Lil' Inker stamp set.  The frame is from AJVD and you can find that here if you like it (and psst...there's a sale going on over there for the next few days!)

For my next three cards I used a stamp set from Art Impressions that I love!  It's called Santa Paws and I've used it for my Crafty Elves post before on some mini cards.  This time I used them for these full sized cards:

I got this awesome Fa La La die from MFT Stamps from a local craft store a while ago and decided it made the perfect background shaker for these crooning canines!  It was a quick and simple design.  The background die is retired, but you might be able to find one somewhere if you love it!

Next up is this little guy!

I had a lot of fun adding him to the Joy shaker I made using the Joy Shaker die from Pretty Pink Posh!  I used the Sketch for this month's Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers challenge!  You have 'til the end of the month to play along and you can find the details in the Facebook Group here!  Sketch is below!

I used the sketch for a second card too!  It's a great sketch for using up some design paper scraps.. you know, like the bit of a 6x6 paper after you cut a base panel out of it!

I used two of the pups for this one and they make the perfect pair... one chihuahua is a grump but the golden makes up for it... seems about right!

Here's the sketch:

Before you go to check out what Michael and Debra have for you, let's see who won some Happy Mail from last month's post:

Denise!  Send me your snail mail at bzscrapper66 at gmail dot com!

Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by and left me some love last month!  We'll do it again!  Leave me some love and maybe I'll send you something!

Come again soon!



Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful card designs. All are so cute and fun!

MadeByMeghanK said...

AHHHHH my favorite! Christmas puppies! Great coloring! And I love your designs!

Lucy E. said...

Wow Lisa-what a great bunch of Christmas fun! It’s hard to pick a favorite. It’s a tie between the sleeping dog/quilt and the Fa la la la la design.

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Great cards! Love all the critters. Wonderful designs. Thanks for the inspiration!

Denise Bryant said...

Great cards! Love the pup on the quilt, and the other cute pups too! The Fa La La die is really fun too!
Happy to see that I was the winner from last month! Sending you my info!

Becca Yahrling said...

Hi Lisa! Paw-some array of cards. lol Shakers are my fave type of card so really adore those. I do love the fa la la BG as a shaker and will have to see if I can find something in my stash to try that technique.

Jacinda said...

Adorable cards! Love all the inspirations!!

Vannessa Osbourn said...

Amazing cards Lisa and those Christmas pups are awesome! So inspiring!

Crystal O. Minkler said...

So many wonderful puppy holiday cards!! Love them all! And how fun to see you use the {BYSHC} Sketch for last month... thank you!! Fantastic bunch of cards to add to your stash this month, Lisa!