Have A Holly Jolly Christmas Gingham Background Card

Merry Christmas Eve, friend!

EEP! The day is finally here! Can you believe it?! I hope you’re snuggled in at home nice and warm waiting for family to arrive and for delicious food to be done cooking. Please know I’m wishing you a safe and beautiful holiday! I wanted to pop on today with a quick project to wrap up all the Christmas crafting I’ve been doing the past few weeks.

Let’s get started…

Click to view this Have a Holly Jolly Christmas Gingham Background card created using the Right at Home Gingham Background, Fa La La and Freshly Picked stamp sets. All details on www.rightathomeshop.com/blog.

You may recognize this card as I shared a sneak peek of it a few weeks ago. Sorry it took me so long to post, but I was saving it for a special day! The background was created using my Gingham Background Stamp and a thin, stripe stamp that I found in my stash. I found one on my Banner Alphabet Add-On set, but if you don’t have one you can just use a red marker and a ruler! I added the stripes through the white squares both vertically and horizontally. When you’re finished stamping you have the perfect Christmas, plaid background!

Click to view this Have a Holly Jolly Christmas Gingham Background card created using the Right at Home Gingham Background, Fa La La and Freshly Picked stamp sets. All details on www.rightathomeshop.com/blog.

I wanted a wreath as the focal point of my card so I inked up a piece of white cardstock using Forest Moss Distress Oxide ink. Then I die-cut it using my Seasonal Wreath Die Set. I cut two additional wreaths from white cardstock to layer underneath the green one for some dimension. I also die-cut a bow from the same die set out of some kraft cardstock. I layered two on top of each other so it had a bit of dimension as well.

Click to view this Have a Holly Jolly Christmas Gingham Background card created using the Right at Home Gingham Background, Fa La La and Freshly Picked stamp sets. All details on www.rightathomeshop.com/blog.

To add a bit of color to my wreath, I stamped out a few images from my Freshly Picked stamp set. I used two of the branches, one flower and one berry cluster. I love all the florals in this set and somehow always find a way to sneak them onto my card projects.

Click to view this Have a Holly Jolly Christmas Gingham Background card created using the Right at Home Gingham Background, Fa La La and Freshly Picked stamp sets. All details on www.rightathomeshop.com/blog.

I stamped my greeting from Fa La La onto the center of a white, stitched rectangle panel. I made sure to line up my wreath and floral images beforehand so I had the spacing right. Once that was stamped I could assemble the card using both liquid adhesive and foam tape.

Watch me stamp this holly jolly card in my process video below…

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I hope you’ve enjoyed all the holiday projects I’ve shared throughout the past few weeks. It’s crazy to think the holiday is already here…soon I’ll be wishing you a happy 2019! EEK!

Anyways, I thank you for spending a few minutes of your day with me.

Merry Christmas, friend!

Nicole

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Freshly Picked Seasonal Wreath Card // Right at Home Stamps + Catherine Pooler Ink Blog Hop

Edit: The winner of the giveaway is Denise Bryant! Thanks for hopping along and commenting if you did so!

Hello, hello, HELLO!

I'm super excited to be posting today as I am hosting a collaboration blog hop with the Catherine Pooler Creative Team! Today, myself along with a ton of CP designers are sharing projects featuring Right at Home stamps and Catherine Pooler Designs Premium Dye Inks which are now available in the Right at Home shop!

I can not wait to see what everyone created, but before I hop along myself let me show you what I created!

Let's get started...

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I started off by stamping the smallest butterfly from my Fluttering By stamp set in different shades of blue from Catherine's ink collection. I used Black Jack for the body, Mint to Be for the base of the wings, and Aquatini over top to add some life to the butterfly. I also added a detail layer to the body of the butterfly with a crisp black ink like Midnight. 

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Next came a ton of floral and leaf stamping with images from my Freshly Picked stamp set. For all the leaves, stems, etc. I used Green Tea (my favoritest green shade ever) and Eucalyptus for those images that had a second layer. The single floral image used Sauna, the berries used both It's a Girl and Polished, the largest flower used Polished and Sauna, and the teeny tiny purple flower used Sweet Sixteen, Pixie Dust, and Flirty Fuchsia. 

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For the banner I decided to bring in some more shades of yellow so I grabbed Shea Butter for the base and tail ends (double stamped) and Sauna, again, for the shadow. Over top I stamped a greeting from my Thanks a Bunch set and curved it to match the curve of the banner. 

I wanted to create a base for all my stamped images so I pulled out the wreath die from my Seasonal Wreath Die Set and die-cut from some cardstock that I had inked with Green Tea ink. I did a direct ink pad to paper technique to really transfer the color. I also die-cut two additional wreaths from white cardstock to layer underneath so it would pop off the card. 

Freshly Picked Seasonal Wreath Card // Right at Home Stamps + Catherine Pooler Ink Blog Hop - rightathomeshop.com/blog

I assembled all of my elements onto a piece of textured white cardstock that I die-cut with a stitched rectangle die from my Find the Beauty Die Set. I used both liquid glue and foam tape to adhere everything. Once I had finally achieved an arrangement I liked, I glued the panel onto a yellow cardbase and my card was finished!

Watch me build this sweet spring wreath card in my process video below...

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Now it's time to get hopping! Make sure to click over to each of Catherine Pooler's Creative Team member's blogs to see how they used both Right at Home stamps and CP inks to create their gorgeous projects!

For those that hop along and comment will be entered to win an item of their choice from the newest Right at Home release! Which includes a lot of the items used on my card today BTW!

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I truly hope you enjoy today's hop. We all worked so hard on bringing you a day of fun and inspiration using some amazing products. I feel so lucky to get to collaborate with such talented designers like the CP team and Catherine herself so today is definitely a pinch me moment. 

Let me know what you think of my card in the comments below!

Nicole

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P.S. If you want to see a ton of other cards I've created using CP inks, I created an entire category for them that you can view here.  

Blessed Wreath Stencil Watercolor Card // National Craft Month with Right at Home + Ellen Hutson LLC

Good morning, friend!

I hope you're having a great week so far. I'm so excited to have you here for another day of the National Craft Month Celebration with Right at Home + Friends. (If you're thinking "Celebration? Huh?", then make sure to head to my post on Monday for more details! You don't want to miss out on this!) Today I'm welcoming another guest and dear crafty friend to the party. Please give a warm welcome to Carly Tee of Ellen Hutson LLC! Carly set today's challenge and it definitely pushed me outside my comfort zone. 

Let's get started...

Blessed Wreath Stencil Watercolor Card // National Craft Month with Right at Home + Ellen Hutson LLC

Carly sent me a ton of different watercolor techniques that I could chose from and we both decided that using my Seasonal Wreath Die Set to create a stencil for my watercoloring would be perfect. I die-cut the wreath from some sticker paper I got in a pack at Staples, peeled off the release paper and placed it onto the center of a piece of watercolor paper. 

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You could use a variety of different images to create your stencil whether it be a wreath like mine or a doily die-cut or a cover plate with an intricate design, etc. Just make sure that whatever paper you use to make your stencil is completely covered with adhesive on the back. Once you've adhered your die-cut to the cardstock you can start your watercoloring!

Blessed Wreath Stencil Watercolor Card // National Craft Month with Right at Home + Ellen Hutson LLC - rightathomeshop.com/blog

For my card I used the new Seafoam ink from Catherine Pooler Designs. I love the blue-green hue of this ink and it works perfectly for my spring card. I also painted some scraps of watercolor cardstock with Green Tea and It's a Girl which I later die-cut some leaves and flowers out of. For my sentiment die-cut I used the Shea Butter color which is a gorgeous butter-y yellow. 

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After die-cutting all my floral pieces I started to arrange them on my wreath. Once I achieved a layout I was happy with I glued them down using the Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. For the sentiment die-cut I used the "blessed" from my Script Greetings Die Set and cut a few additional ones out of plain white cardstock to adhere underneath the colored one for added dimension. I stamped the coordinating sub-sentiment from Script Greetings underneath and popped the panel onto an A2 cardbase. 

Blessed Wreath Stencil Watercolor Card // National Craft Month with Right at Home + Ellen Hutson LLC - rightathomeshop.com/blog

You'll also notice that I used the largest rectangle from my Find the Beauty Die Set to die-cut my watercolor panel. I did this after the watercoloring so that I was able to flatten the piece a bit by running it through my die-cutting machine. Oh! And I added Nuvo Jewel Drops in Limoncello to the center of each of the flowers. 

You can watch my step-by-step process in the video below...

Now, be sure to head over to the Ellen Hutson blog to see Carly's take on this challenge. I had a little sneak peek yesterday and her project is oh, so sweet. 

More details about this celebratory week...

My idea behind this celebration is offer you loads of inspiration from some of the most amazing crafters and companies in our industry. Each day will present a new creative challenge that you can participate in and, in turn, be entered to win the day's prizes. 

Today's prize is a $30 gift certificate to Ellen Hutson LLC! 

In order to be entered to win, make sure to follow these steps...

  • Create a new project inspired by today's challenge and post a picture of it to one of the following forums:
    • Right at Home Facebook Group (in the comments of the day #4 picture with today's challenge written on it, linked here)
    • Instagram using the hashtag #NCMwithRAH in your caption and tagging @rightathome
    • Your personal blog and add the link to your post in the comments of this blog post (click here to download the challenge banner for your personal blog post)
  • There will be one winner for today's prize, I will combine the names from every post I can find on the above mediums and randomly chose the winner (I made participating open in several different ways so as to include everyone who may not have social media, a blog, etc. I hope there is something for everyone!)
  • Winner will be announced on April 1st in a new post along with the rest of the winners from prizes given throughout this week

Please let me know if you have any questions in the comments below!

If throughout the week you see something I used that you just have to have you can use the code NCM in my shop for 15% off your purchase! Code will last from today until next Tuesday at 11:59 pm EST.

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I hope you enjoyed today's post and are inspired to try out a new watercolor technique. This is something I never would have tried on my own so I'm so thankful to Carly for pushing me creatively. It took a little trial and lots of error to get to the final project, but when you keep pushing you're sure to get something you like, right?!

Have a great Thursday and see you tomorrow for day #5!

Nicole

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