Friday, September 27, 2013

I’m a Guest Designer and a Give-Away!

My Craft Spot


Hello and Happy Friday!   I was so excited to be asked to be a Guest Designer for My Craft Spot.    I purchased some of my favorite crinkle ribbon and baker’s twine from My Craft Spot so I jumped at the opportunity to play with some stamps.   Not only that, but Kimberly has generously offered 1 stamp set (of the winner’s choice) to one of my blog readers.  Now how fun is that?

I decided to try my hand at some Christmas cards using the Christmas-themed sentiment set, Mistletoe.  I paired the stamp set up with some of my favorite Christmas papers, some paint and a Starbucks coffee sleeve to make a set of 4 Christmas cards.






Here is a look at all the cards together.  I created a triangle template to use to cut the triangles.  Each tree is 3 layered triangles all stitched together.   I love the dimension created by the trees and the texture from the star border cut from the coffee sleeve.  I was also able to use up plenty of paper scraps.



Give away information!

Now for the fun part,  one lucky winner will win 1 stamp set of their choice from My Craft Spot.   So what do you have to do?    Simple!  Stop by My Craft Spot and take a look at all the clear stamps. Leave your contact information in the linky tool below including the name of your favorite My Craft Spot stamp set by Monday, October 1st .   (For example:  Cheryl – Mistletoe or Crafter Jane – Happy Fall)   I will use to pick the winner and post it on my blog on Tuesday, October 2nd.    Kimberly from My Craft Spot will send the stamp set to the winner.  Of course I would love it if you followed my blog and the My Craft Spot blog in your favorite reader, but that is not necessary to win.


So what are you waiting for?   Go check out all the great stamps at My Craft Spot.


Thank you for stopping by!    Have a great day!



  • Stamps:  Mistletoe clear stamp set from My Craft Spot
  • Inks:  Close To My Heart Olive & Cranberry inks
  • Papers:  Papertrey kraft CS, October Afternoon Holiday Style 8x8 DP pad, Starbucks coffee sleeve
  • Tools:  Big Shot, Papertrey canvas impression plate, Papertrey Super Star die, Fiskars edge die, Sewing machine
  • Embellishments:  Baker’s twine, buttons, gemstones, Jenni Bowlin malted milk paint dabber



Link up below for your chance to win!


Whimcees said...


Great cards! I am just starting my Halloween creations and now I want to start the Christmas cards! I love all of your stamps but I am such a collector of the sentiments and you have an amazing collection to offer! I am going to place an order today! I really love the 'Candy Cane Kisses' and 'Think Snow' but I know I need the 'Inside & Out' series! Wishing you a happy day today and a great weekend!


Barbara Diane

monica said...

grazie adoro questi timbri

Tiny Tags

Pam said...

I have been following you for about a year and I just love your work! Your Christmas card set is just beautiful! I love My Craft Spot and all their beautiful stamps. I think I would choose Jar Basics. Thank you so much for the chance to win one of Kimberly's wonderful stamp sets!

Cheryl W said...

Your Christmas cards are so much fun - a great layout for mass-producing. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

lindaplus3 said...

Tyvm for a chance to win... would love the Merry Christmas stamp set

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Gorgeous Christmas cards, Cheryl!! I love your 3D Christmas trees - Wow! Thanks so much for being a guest designer at My Craft Spot!


Sherrie K. said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS cards! I love your set of cards. The papers are so pretty and the 3D tree is FABULOUS!
Congrats on your GD spot at My Craft Spot!! Thanks for a chance!
Sherrie K

Renee B. said...

Love those Christmas trees Cheryl! Thanks for the chance to win some awesome stamps!
Hugs, Renee

Nikki said...

Your Cards are so kewl love the pop up tree :)
That was hard to pick just one !!!
Thank you for the chance hugs Nikki

Lisa Carroll said...

Gorgeous cards! Love how it's the same design, but each is different, based on the paper you used! Genius! :) Thanks for playing along over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Chana Malkah said...

Cheryl, the cards are wonderful! The belly band design provides great opportunity to reduce some stash! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Debra Miller said...

Beautiful card Cheryl! Saw it on MIM. Deb

Susan Hogan said...

Lovely cards and I like the way you have used up so much scrap! Thanks for linking up with us at Crafting with Dragonflies too. I also went to My craft Spot (Congrats on your GD spot by the way) and saw a cute set called Feel Better Soon!

Ingrid Mason said...

This is such a lovely set of Christmas cards Cheryl. The three dimensional trees, in such pretty papers, really make these cards 'stand out' as do the great textures in your embellishments. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

stitch-and-greet said...

Hi, Cheryl! Wow-wow-wow! Brilliant idea and so beautifully done - a fantastic set of Christmas Cards. I´am thrilled :).
Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful projects with us at 613 Avenue Create - and please come back soon! Regards and "Hugs", Renate (DT)

Sandy said...

Great cards! Thank you for participating with us at Party Time Tuesdays. Good Luck! - Sandy

verybellemakes said...

These cards are great!! The 3D trees are gorgeous and I love the embellishments you've chosen to add. Thank you for sharing at OSAAT and good luck in the challenge.


Sue D said...

Love this set of cards you made!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Pia S said...

I really like the design of your Christmas cards. The trees are so decorative and I like the combination of papers and colors that you've used. I came over from MIM to visit.

Sparkly Engineer said...

I am totally loving the way you made those trees three dimensional. It looks fabtastic

crafty-stamper said...

congratulations on the GDT spot and beautiful Christmas cards love the papers and your dimensional trees love the layers-thanks for joining us at Lej designs
Carol DT x

Kimberly S said...

Gorgeous card set Cheryl, love that they're dimensional! Congratulations on your Guest DT spot too! :) hugs, Kimberly

happyglitzygirl said...

Great idea, love the cards and the tree, and what a wonderful way to use up scraps, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with DRagonflies, blessings Hilde..we currently are looking to expand our DT, if you are interested I would love to invite you to enter.

Chrissy said...

Fbulous card Collection Cheryl. love the design and colours, the trees are wonderful.
Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..


Ardilla said...

I love these cards! Awesome work!
Thanks for the chance with the giveaway.
Ardilla :)

D- said...

I love your cards. Congrats on your My Craft Spot guest DT spot.
Crafty hugs,

Guild Master Crystal said...

These are fantastic. I love the dimension!!

Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!

~ Crystal (DT)

Karenladd said...

Your cards with those 3-D trees are just adorable! I love the design and am so happy to have found your blog! I am a new follower and can't wait to browse the rest of your posts!

judith@poppy cottage said...

Great cards, really love the use of the coffe cup holder in your borders, that's a great idea. The trees are fab. Thanks for joining us at Crafting with Dragonflies, Judith xx

Dips said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card, great use of dies. Thank you so much for entering my challenge theme on an Oldie But A Goodie, and good luck!

PaperCutsForU said...

Love those trees!! What a great idea! Thank you for sharing and the give away.

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

What a really beautiful and modern set of cards. I love the distressed edging to the card backing. The 3D trees add a huge amount of depth to your cards, as does the beautiful multi layered ribbon strips. Gorgeous use of papers.

We really appreciate you taking the time for entering this weeks LEJ Challenge No. 72 - Lots of Layers.

The LEJ Challenge Blog has weekly challenges, with some of our wonderful Digi's up for grabs. Also a small crafting prize from one of our amazing sponsors. We really hope you can visit us again.

<3 and hugs
Lisa xxxx LEJ DT Organiser

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous selection of cards, thank you so much for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful cards Cheryl! I love the wonderful layers you've created on your set!
Thanks for the wonderful chance at your giveaway!

Jennifer said...

ps. I have some candy to if you're interested.
Have a beautiful day!

Unknown said...

Amazing, thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs
Susan xx

SHartl said...

Those cards are so fun. I love the folded trees and the twine! Thanks so much for the giveaway. i don't have a blog so I linked to my Flickr account, hope that's okay.

Sukie said...

Such a beautiful set of cards, love the way you created the tree! I am a new follower and looking forward to more inspiration from you! Congrats on being a guest designer, I just love Kimberly's stamps, the Tiny Tag series is my favorite.
scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

Jayne said...

Oh these are gorgeous, love the delicate layers and paper folding. Thanks for sharing with us this week over at Little Red Wagon.

Bo said...

What a beautiful creations of yours! Love them all! Thanks for playing along with us at Sister Act Card Challenge! Hugs, Bo DT