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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Debi Ryan: Vintage Miss

I hope you've all had a lovely Christmas, our Christmas was a scorcher this year :-) The sunny weather has inspired this bright card I've made using the Milliner Misses set. All the ladies are gorgeous and vintage inspired.

Don't forget that the free stamp in this months UK Craft Stamper magazine is also a Milliner Miss, so pop down to your local shop or treat yourself and get the whole set from the RRD online store and create your own Milliner Miss card.

Wishing you all Happy Holidays

Debi x

Monday, December 24, 2012

Barbara Washington: Quick and Easy Ornaments

It's Christmas Eve so I wanted to do one last Christmas post. Here are some ornaments that I created using Tim Holtz's star die and some sweet stamps from RRD Candy Kisses. Aren't these stars cute, and they're so easy to make. Just die cut, stamp and color, fold, and glue.
Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Helene Huber: Gift Tag

We are a family of readers so books are definitely wrapped and under our Christmas tree.  I've been busy making gift cards and tags with Rogue Redhead Designs' Relish Reading stamp plate.

This particular tag is for my hubby.  I used the one layer concept but created some depth as follows:

foam application of Ranger Iced Spruce Distress Ink to manila tag
Boy stamped, cut out and placed on tag as mask
Almanac background stamped onto tag with Sepia Archival Ink
Mask removed and boy stamped into place with Coffee Archival Ink
Books and sentiment stamped onto tag on top of almanac background with Coffee Archival Ink.  I enhanced the books with a little distress marker.
Edge cut and embossed with Stampin' Up Sissix edgelit set, then highlighted with Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Marker.  This created a nice layered effect yet it still is only one layer.
Edges of tag edged with Ranger Vintage Photo Distress Ink

I found a little bit of raffia on my craft table that I added to complete the tag. 

Have you played with the one layer technique? Check out the current Rebel challenge.

I hope you are enjoying the holidays!!!  Helene

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Meet Midge

A new Milliner Miss is appearing on the cover of Craft Stamper's January 2013 issue where she made her debut as an acrylic stamp. Her name is Midge and she has style and panache. With her fabulous fashion, Midge is fantastic for any season.

Here are a couple of cards to show off Midge's style!

In this first card, Midge was colored with copic markers and then placed as the focal point of a card that combines pattern and color.  I ruffled a ribbon onto some double-sided tape to create the bottom ribbon border.  I finshed it off with a sentiment from the Milliner Misses mini.

For the next card, I used repetition and color to create some visual impact.  I stamped Midge on yellow, orange and deep red cardstock.  I used a square punch to create these tiles.  Everything was placed on a black mat and set off with some yellow patterned paper.

Look for a larger version Midge to appear on one of our upcoming releases! 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Caught Snow Hugging!

We've caught Barbara using her new Snow Hugs stamps! She has created this wintery scene using fabulous fresh greens and pinks.

I love all her great details including the fabulous background, the die-cut leaves, the spray of pearls and the bakers twine on the ornament showcasing the sentiment.

To see more of Barbara's fabulous art, check out her Splitcoast Stampers Gallery.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Colleen Oxford: One-Layered Holidays

I hope everyone is getting into the Holiday spirit :)

My Family and I sure are.  The tree is up, decorations around the house and waiting on the Hubby to put lights on the house.  And a very special Christmas present came early...My Brother and Niece are up for a little vacation from Florida, too bad all of the snow has melted.

I have some One-Layered inspiration for you

I used many of the Wonderful Rogue Redhead Designs stamps to make these tags, and love how I could capture the feeling of many of the Holidays.

I used Candy Kisses for this cute and cuddly tag.

This adorable bear was just screaming to be a Pilgrim from Getting Grizzly and the squares are from Just Sayin'

Young Love...Using Reading Relish and Candy Kisses.

We Want You! What a fabulous Uncle Sam :) Using Just Sayin' and Candy Kisses.

And I have an extra special treat from my Niece Abrielle, she got a little crafty with me, making gift tags for everyone back home...

Be sure to join in this months Rebel Challenge: One-Layer Winter Holiday Card

Monday, December 10, 2012

Barbara Washington: Season's Greetings

What do you get when you combine a piece of kraft cardstock, three broad-tipped markers, and some fabulous stamps from Rogue Redhead Designs' Candy Kisses stamp set? You get a CAS one layer holiday card. Are you in a panic since Christmas is only two weeks away? This card can be made in minutes and definitely shares the spirit of the holiday.
Also check out this month's Rebel challenge. Create a one layer winter holiday card and link it to the blog by January 6, 2013. You could win some great stamps.
Happy holiday stamping!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Rebel Challenge RC018: One-Layer Winter Holiday Card

With this time of year being so chaotic, we are asking you to slow down and make it simple!  Create a one-layer card featuring a winter holiday - Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza, New Year's, Valentine's Day or Mardi Gras.  Let's see your Rebel spirit with a

Winter Holiday Card

We reserve the right to delete submissions that do not
follow our guidelines!

Please check our FAQ for all the info on our challenges! Here's the short version.

1) You can use any products to participate in this challenge. You do not have to use Rogue Redhead Designs products but it would be fabulous if you did!

2) Your submission must include some stamping.

3) Please read the directions for the challenge. We like to add a twist here and there. Your submission must be a one-layer card and feature a Winter holiday.

4) Only links that are to a single post (ie only to a general blog post) will be accepted.

5) All submission posts need to include a link back to this challenge to be eligible for the challenge prize.  Please note: the challenge must be named in your list and not simply listed by its URL.  Thank you.

6) You can submit up to 3 entries and you may combine this challenge with  only up to 5 other challenges, but more than that and you will disqualify yourself.

One challenge winner will be drawn randomly from the qualified submissions for a $15.00 US voucher at the Rogue Redhead Designs Store. This challenge will end on January 6, 2013. The winner will be announced on January 9, 2013 and will have until February 9, 2013 to claim their prize.

Here's some easy ideas to get you started!

For the first card, I used some copic coloring to celebrate Mardi Gras!

Artwork by Sharon Briss
Stamps: Romantic Couple, sentiment and jester hat
from Carnival Dreams (Rogue Redhead Designs)
To create a one-layer Valentine card, I got nice and inky with lots of sponging and a little masking and kept my card monochrome.

Artwork by Sharon Briss
Stamps: Cuddling Couple, sentiments, xoxo border, hearts
For my Christmas card, I decided to use repetition to create some visual interest for my one-layer card.

Artwork by Sharon Briss
Stamps: mittens from Candy Kisses and sentiment
from Snow Hugs (Rogue Redhead Designs)
Finally, I used masking to create two blue color blocks around my image to highlight this wintery Valentine's Day card!

Artwork by Sharon Briss
Stamps: Snow Couple from

Come back and visit our blog over the next month to see some more one-layer holiday cards.

Now, it's your turn! Find your creative rebel spirit!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Helene Huber: Candy Card

I love to look through my stamps and interpret them in different ways.  Today this element from the Just Sayin' stamp plate reminded me of ribbon candy.  So I stamped it three times onto a plain white card with Ranger Festive Berries distress ink.

I took the sentiment and candy piece from the Candy Kisses stamp plate and used them to create a label which I adhered with foam dots onto the card.  I highlighted with a Sakura glitter pen for added sweetness. I was able to find in my stash some Colorbok card stock that matched the ink.

This is a busy time of year.  Simple yet festive cards still make it possible to give something hand crafted.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Winner of Rebel Challenge RC017: UnCard

We loved to see how you all broke out of the card box and really embraced our UnCard Rebel Challenge!  We had a ton of fabulous submissions!

Drumroll please....and the randomly drawn winner for RC017 is.....

Congratulations go to ....

Kristina M. Anderson
of Doodlesink

Kristina, please contact RRD at to get your $15.00 US Voucher to the RRD store. You have until January 5, 2013 to claim your prize.

We've also selected the Rebel Challenge Top 3!

Dots Dabbles, Claire C. and Annette G. - you can proudly display our Top 3 badge!

Artwork by Dots Dabbles

Artwork by Claire C.

Artwork by Annette G.

Thanks to everyone who played!

Want to get into the winners circle? Come back on Saturday to find out what's up for Rebel Challenge RC018!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Stephanie Severin: Get My Drift?

I am having fun playing along with the 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist Challenge over at The Classroom.  When I saw Julie Ebersole's fun tag for day three featuring red mittens, I knew the perfect stamps to join the fun.
I used stamps from three different RRD Sets ... Snow Hugs (how cool does that hat looked stamped & embossed in white), Candy Kisses & Just Sayin' (for that fun striped background).   The background was created by stamping the background several times in Momento Love Letter ink on the blue textured cardstock & cutting one-inch strips to layer on the tag base.  I finished with lots of pearls (really love how the one looks on the end of the hat).

And isn't that playful Candy Kisses sentiment just perfect ... love it!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Simple Set Saturday: Snow Hugs Text-ure

As we get closer and closer to the holiday season, there is less and less time for putting ink to paper.  I decided for this Simple Set Saturday that I would keep it that simple - putting ink to paper, old paper to be exact.

This is a quick way to show off almost any image with flair and minimum effort.  You can use vintage papers as I have with these examples or  you can create your own vintage paper with the Almanac background from Relish Reading.  I've used my Snow Hugs set for the main images.

For these cards, I selected a vanilla (ecru) cardstock to compliment the aged color of the paper.  I stamped the images with Memento onto the vintage paper, torn around the edges and then added light sponging in Antique Linen Distress ink.  To finish off I dragged the edges through some Vintage Photo Distress ink. 

As vintage paper can be delicate, I used double-sided tape to adhere the images to their cardstock base instead of Tombo.

These Snow Hugs cards would work well for Christmas, Valentine's Day or any even a nice New Year's card.  With their romantic and whimsical design, these images are quite versatile.  Don't miss out on the Beautifully Dunn Bundle - on sale until December 30th!
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