Saturday, December 23, 2023

Merry Christmas Eve Eve

Well, we're down to the wire!
Two more sleeps until Christmas!
I can't wait because it is my grandson's 1st Christmas!
It has been so long since we had a little one around for the holidays.
He's 11 months old and I'm sure we'll all have a lot of fun with him!

I thought I would pop on this morning with another card I made.
This one was created with Santa Hohoho from the

I colored the b/w digi with Prismacolor Pencils and fussy cut.
The background is comprised of printable papers from the collection,
I created a snow bank on the bottom of the card by
hand cutting white card stock and inking.
The sentiment was die cut using the
I cut the sentiment twice in 2 colors and off set the layers.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your holidays!

Linking to:
Creative Knockouts - Time to be Merry
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas the Last Stretch
Little Red Wagon - Under Pressure (last minute creations)
Try it onTuesday - Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Friday, December 22, 2023

Gift Card Holders

So, how’s it going? Christmas is only a few days away! Are you done with your shopping and have other preparations in motion? 

Hey there! Today I'm sharing my latest project for CutCardStock. It’s a set of easily constructed gift card holders. Sure, you can give them in the packaging they come in, but why not make the presentation a little more special?

I started by cutting the bases to 3 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches out of Stardream Metallic GOLD 105 lb Cardstock. Score at 2 and 6 inches along the 8 1/2 inch side.

This card stock scores and folds beautifully. The weight is perfect for the base.

Next pieces to cover the outside of the holder were cut. You’ll want a piece for each flap. I used  Mohawk Super Fine White Smooth 100 lb CardStock and cut a piece to 1 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches for the upper flap and 2/1/4 x 3 1/4 for the bottom flap.

These pieces were embossed with an embossing folder for a little texture and then adhered to the base.

Frames were cut out of the gold metallic and white card stocks, layered and adhered to the top flap.

I die cut poinsettias, leaves, flourishes and a sentiment to add to the frames .

Lessebo Colors Premium DAWN MAROON 83lb Cardstock and Lessebo Colors HUNTER GREEN 83lb Cardstock were used for these pieces. 

This card stock is a fairly new line CutCardStock is carrying. It is nice and smooth and cut and embossed beautifully!

The poinsettias were layered and a pearl embellishment added to each flower center.

A pocket to hold the gift card was created by adhering the sides of the bottom flap to the inside of the base. I used a strong 1/4 inch wide double sided tape for this step.

Decorate the frames with the other die cuts. Add velcro to the backside of the frames and bottom flap to keep the holder closed.

Tuck the gift card into the inside pocket, close and you’re done!

Give these a try and decorate to make appropriate for the gifting occasion. I’m sure your recipients will love them!

Thanks so much for giving my project a look.

We would love for you to connect with us over on the CutCardStock Facebook Page and the Facebook Group Creating with Card Stock for more inspiration.

Visit the CutCardStock Blog for more inspiration.

Linking to:
613 Avenue Create - ATG/Any Winter Holiday
Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas 

Thursday, December 21, 2023

Poinsettia Wreath Card

Hi there!
I'm taking a little time off this morning from
wrapping gifts, baking cookies and making candy to
share this card created with a poinsettia wreath digi from

 I've used one of the B/W digis from the

This set includes
38 x stunning poinsettia wreath printables with greetings/sentiments and printable paper patterns.
 300dpi high resolution for print. Clear, transparent background, .PNG format

I colored with Prismacolor Pencils and fussy cut the image before
popping onto my card background composed of
one of the printable papers and an off white card stock.
I added a little glitter glue to the flower centers.
I added strips of colored card between the patterned and solid papers
and 3 glitter dots. The sentiment was printed on off on a strip 
of white card and I rolled the ends for a scroll effect before
adding over the center of the wreath.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my card!
I hope you have a safe and happy holiday season!

Linking to:
The Four Seasons Challenge - Anything Winter Goes
A Place to Start - ATG/twist New (new Digi and Patterned Paper)
613 Avenue Create - ATG/Twist Any Winter Holiday
Dragonfly Dreams - Christmas
Challenge Recognition

Monday, December 18, 2023

Greetings of the Season

Hello there!
The countdown is on!
7 days until Christmas!
Can you believe?
I know I can't as I can never figure out where time goes?

I wanted to pop in today and share a card that was created quickly
using a pre-colored digi from

This is one of the the cute new 

This digi is so cute and can be used for multiple occasions.
I turned it into a holiday card.

A piece of patterned paper was handout for the top of the card.
The sentiment was printed on white card.
I fussy cut the digi and popped with foam tape.
Metallic twine, buttons and a large paperclip were added for embellishment.

Thanks for stopping by and
Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Linking to:
A Place to Start - ATG/Twist New (new digi)
613 Avenue Create - ATG/twist Any Winter Holiday
Critter Crazy Challenge - ATG w/ featured critter 
Challenge Recognition


Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Peace on Earth

Happy Wednesday!
Today we have the start of this month's challenge at

The theme for this challenge is: 

~ 'Tis the Season ~

 Our sponsors for this challenge are: 
(listed in alphabetical order)

Prize ~ 2 Digital Images

* * * * * * * * * *

Prize ~ 3 Sets of Digis


My DT card was created with 
Dr. Digi's House of Stamps

I colored the digi with Prismacolor Pencils and added glitter to the wings.
The image was fussy cut and popped with foam tape onto a
patterned paper background. I die cut the sentiment.
A simple design for sure!

I hope to see your "Tis the Season" creations in our gallery this month!

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Pickles Hedgehog

So, is there anyone who doesn't like hedgehogs?
They are so cute! At least, I think so. 

If you like them too, you may want to check out

The card I'm sharing today was created with

I made a Christmas card, but these little hedgehogs will work for many occasions!

I colored with Prismacolor Pencils and fussy cut.
Papers  and flower embellishments used are digital and from
The sentiment is from

I appreciate you stopping by and hope you'll check these cute hedgehogs out!

Linking to:
613 Avenue Create - ATG/Any Winter Holiday
Dragonfly Dreams - Christmas
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Christmas Themed
Critter Crazy Challenge - ATG w/featured critter
Challenge Recognition

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Christmas Birthday

Hello and Happy Saturday!
It's time for a new

The theme is

I've created a Christmas themed birthday card for this week's DT project. The focal image used is Gingerbread Bella Christmas Bear. This cute digi was colored with Prismacolor Pencils and fussy cut before adding to the card. The base of white card stock was stamped with the Winter Flurries Stamp Set and the sentiment was stamped with the Sweet Birthday 4 x 6 Clear Stamp Set. I created some snowy hills behind the image with white and purple glitter card stocks.

Won't you join us this week?

Linking to:
Creative Knockouts - Snow Much Fun
Little Red Wagon - Animal or Human (bear)
613 Avenue Create - ATG/twist winter holiday

Challenge Recognition 

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Curled Paper Wreath

Do you like creating holiday decor that is pretty quick and easy? If so, I have a curled wreath project for you!

Hey there! Today I'm here with my latest CutCardStock DT creation. This wreath was fun to construct and really takes minimal materials. I used ribbon that I purchased a while ago as inspiration for my wreath, but, it would work great in any color combination to match your decor.

My base for this project is a 12 inch chipboard wreath form, which I painted with blue metallic acrylic paint.

3 Silk Glitter 12 x 12 inch Card Stocks were used in  Regal Royal Blue Opulent Opal , and Sparkling Water Aqua .

Each sheet of the card stock was cut into 1/2 x 12 inch strips.

Each strip was curled by wrapping around a pencil. This card stock worked well for curling. I did use my fingers to loosen the curls a little.

A spot of glue was added to the center of each curl with a low temp glue gun. The curls were randomly adhered to the wreath base.

Continue adding the curls all the way around. I did leave a small space open at the top to add a triple loop bow.

Thanks for taking a look at my Curled Paper Wreath Project!

We would love for you to connect with us over on the CutCardStock Facebook Page and the Facebook Group Creating with Card Stock for more inspiration.

Visit the CutCardStock Blog for more inspiration.


Linking to:
Use Your Stuff - Wrap it Up
Merry Little Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
The Four Seasons Challenge - Anything Winter Goes
613 Avenue Create - ATG/twist Any Winter Holiday

Challenge Recognition

Friday, December 1, 2023

December Challenge Morgan's ArtWorld

Well, here we are!
It's December 1st!
Thant means it's time for this month's challenge at

Our challenge is always ANYTHING GOES and
you can enter project using images/products from any company.

My DT card was created with one of the images from the

I colored the digi with Prismacolor Pencils and fussy cut.
A little white stickles was added to the bears gloves.
My slimline card background is comprised of a
patterned paper from Recollections and a gold vellum from The Paper Studio.
The gold glitter and burgundy card stocks are from CutCardStock.
I die cut a burgundy frame with Spellbinders dies.
The sentiment was die cut with a die from Crafter's Companion.
Red pearls were added.

Won't you join in this month?

To purchase Morgan's Artworld Images, please visit our  Shop Links

Come along and join Morgan's Artworld Facebook Group.

You can join Facebook Group on this Link HERE! 


Linking up to:
Christmas Bingo Challenges - Featured Bingo Card using Column G
(Free for digital image, Red, Pearls, Die Cuts)
Merry Little Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes

Challenge Recognition