Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sending Lots of Love Your Way

Well, Christmas has come and gone and now it's time to start working on Valentine cards!  I wanted to use the adorable Bicycle stamp from Two Paper Divas and have little hearts coming out of the basket...so that's what I did!  
I started with a few Valentine patterned papers and roughed up the edges to give it an older look.  I added some cream lace and created a pocket if you wanted to slip a little note or gift card into it.  On top of that, I used the new Postcard stamp from TPD.  I added their Bicycle stamp with pop dots to the postcard and colored it dark red and gray with copics.  I used paper for the basket that had little polka dots. :) 
Coming out of the basket are little cream and red hearts that have been popped and glittered.  To finish off this card, I added a cream bow with silver twine and a red felt heart and pearl.  Isn't the Hugs & Kisses stamp a cute touch?  It's from Banners #4 from Divas.

Sure hope this card makes you smile!  Thanks for taking a minute to check out my blog, Kirby's Kards!

Make it a great day!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Sip by Sip

Tea, Coffee or Hot Chocolate?  What's your favorite beverage?  
I just love this new stamp set from Two Paper Divas.  I decided to use one of the mug stamps and stack three on top of each other.  I used several patterned papers, some scalloped trim and brown twine.  I like to rough up the edges on my cards to give them an older, rustic look.  The saying is from the same set, "Enjoy life sip by sip, not gulp by gulp."  Isn't that the truth??!!  

I sure hope you have a wonderful, blessed Christmas taking time to celebrate the real meaning of the season, the birth of Jesus Christ.  

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Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Best Time of the Year

Well, if you're like me, you still have some presents to get wrapped.  So, I decided to make a sweet little tag for one of those gifts.  Check it out! 
I started by using the Pine Branch stamp set from Two Paper Divas.  It includes both the pine branch and a pine cone.  I used one of their digital sentiments from Holiday Sentiments and made it a little bigger to make it the focal point of the tag.  I added some green twine, rustic jingle bells and roughed up the edges too.  To finish it off, I splattered some brown ink on the tag.  Too fun!

I am so excited to share a project that I made with a couple of card making friends!  
We each started with the same rustic, metal piece, but each of our designs are different, which makes it oh so fun!  This has definitely become one of my new favorite decorations for the Christmas season.  Here are some close ups so you can see all the details.
I started with a cute brown and cream polka dot paper for the background.  Would you expect anything but polka dots from me?  LOL :o)  I added a bingo card, a little ticket, a paper that had a 25 on it and the sweet snowman with children printable.  I used some glitter on the kids and snowman to add some sparkle, since the little lantern would light that area up.  The lantern is from Tim Holtz and has a battery pack that I hot glued to the back of the metal shadowbox.  Pretty sweet, huh?  I added the white picket fence with glitter and tucked a few trees (which I also glittered) as well as some little presents that I tied with twine behind the fence.
I added some greenery and candy canes with a little Merry Christmas token with twine to the front of the fence.  In front of the fence I put a worn December calendar.  To top off the box on top, I made a medallion and added a star, snowflake and the Frosty Fun saying from Two Paper Divas.  Isn't it just so fitting with the kids and snowman?  Love it!  I then added a little metal plaque that says Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow to the top center.
I just love this bottom area too.  It has a couple trees, some vials of snowflakes and this little twig with bells.  To it I added a couple bows, a little Deck the Halls charm and these Tim Holtz mini skates.
This project was an absolute blast to make with Melissa and Cyndy!  Thanks girls!  I sure hope you have enjoyed my new Christmas project for 2014.  It's a great addition to our home.  Thanks for stopping by Kirby's Kards for some holiday inspiration!

Make it a great day!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

From Our Home to Yours

Two Paper Divas just released new stamps for the month of December and I have the privilege of sharing one with you.  Check out this cute Postcard stamp!  
I used a rustic printed paper for the background and then added kraft paper behind the postcard and roughed up the edges to give it an older look.  I then added a poinsettia die cut and popped each layer adding a pearl to the center and a leaf stick pin.  
I used the Snowy Greetings stamp from the Warm Winter Wishes set and finished with some pom pom ribbon and a couple buttons with lace.  A simple, but sweet Christmas card for that special someone on your list.

Hope you are staying warm!  Thanks for checking out Kirby's Kards, I appreciate it!

Make it a great day!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Ho Ho Ho!

I just love this time of year with all the Christmas lights and decorations!  So much fun!  In keeping with the spirit of Christmas, I wanted to share a card I made using one of the newer stamps from Two Paper Divas called Ho Ho Ho.  Who doesn't love a cute, jolly, Santa card?  
I started with some polka dots and striped papers for the background and topped it with a tag using some Christmas music.  I cut out the Santa stamp and colored his hat with copics.  I used glitter for the fur on his hat and wink of stella for his mustache and beard.  I cut out the Ho Ho Ho stamp and popped it.  I added a red bow with a little greenery and pearls, some green rick rack and a button to the top of the tag.
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Make it a great day!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Stockings Were Hung

We've been decking the halls this week at our house!  We turned on a Christmas special on TV, made some popcorn and worked on getting all the decorations up.  Just have the tree left!  I wanted to pop in and share a cute stocking tag I made using a digital image from Two Paper Divas.  I've been wanting to use stockings for a while now, so I hope you enjoy my creation!  
I started with a kraft paper tag and added a polka dot printed paper to the background and topped it with a December bingo card.  I then added some silver tinsel, red scalloped trim and a little cream pom pom to the bottom.  I added a couple festive buttons and a green plaid bow with twine and jingle bell.  The focal point of this tag is definitely the three stockings.  I started by using the digital image   called Holiday Greetings.  I adjusted the stockings to the size I wanted for my tag.  I then printed them on various papers and cut them out.  I popped them and added mini clothespins for a little 3-D effect!  
Thanks for stopping by Kirby's Kards today!  I sure hope you are getting in a little time to be creative!

Make it a great day!