Carols of Christmas Sings Peace on Earth

Carols of Christmas Peace on Earth Christmas card

Create a Peaceful Scene With Carols of Christmas

Don’t you just love the peaceful scene on this card created with the Carols of Christmas bundle? I can almost see the deer’s ears twitching as it senses me watching him!  Furthermore, the scene on this card is perfect for the Peace on Earth sentiment which comes in the bundle.  Also, if you listen carefully with your eyes, and imagination, you can almost hear this card sing, “peace on earth!”

For me, there is nothing more soothing than being out in nature. The sound of critters going about foraging and the serenity of the stillness when they are bedded down,  are both things that calm my spirit.  Big cities like Colorado Springs tend to drown out the soothing sounds of nature. For this reason, I really miss the bike trail in Waverly, Iowa, back near my hometown.  The trail is alive with the sounds of nature! Plus, biking it is good exercise!

Carols of Christmas Inspiration and Creation

Inspiration for this card was taken from on of our demonstrator publications called, “Stampin’ Success.” This publication is filled with inspiration, techniques, and class ideas.  If you would like to receive this awesome publication, all you need to do is join my team!  You can read more about that opportunity here.

Since I love nature so much, I fell in love with the card immediately.  However, the original card design used designer series paper for the background.   Unfortunately, background paper is not very practical for a large number of make and takes, so I needed to use a different design element. Thankfully, the Carols of Christmas stamp set included those nifty little stars! The stars were perfect for creating a background with repetitive stamping.  The background of stars is stamped in black ink on Crumb Cake for a woodsy, night-time feel. In addition, I accented the stars with Black Rhinestone Jewels. I have a tutorial for this card, complete with instructions and a supply list: Click Here for Tutorial

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Darla Olson at inkheaven wishing you stamping happiness always

Fa La La La Llama Shaker Card

Shaker card created with Fa La La La Friends and Birthday Fiesta shared by Darla Olson at Inkheaven
Fa la la la llama – what a hoot!

Some things just bring a smile to your face! This shaker card has put a huge smile on my face, it is such a hoot! It’s pretty to boot! I wish I could tell you who the creator is or was. There were no attached identifiers. If it is your card and you would like credit, please contact me!

If you would like to create this wonderful shaker card and put a smile on someone’s face, I have listed most of the supplies used in the creation of this card below. Clicking on any of the images below will take you to my 24/7 online store where you can be a happy shopper. Be a happy shopper with me at inkheaven anytime by clicking here www.darlaolson.stampinup.net
Thank you so much for stopping by to create and learn with me!

Star of Wonder, Star of Light

Christmas card created with Star of Light shared by by Darla Olson at inkheaven
Star of Wonder, Star of Light

This beautiful card was created by fellow demonstrator, Olive Barnes. I love how she used both white and silver embossing powder. It really pulls all the elements of the card together.

For your convenience, I have shared a list of some of the supplies that Olive used in creating her card. Clicking any of the images below will take you to my 24/7 online store where you can check out all the details.

Shop with me anytime at www.darlaolson.stampinup.net. Thank you so much for stopping by to create and learn with me!

Flurry of Wishes for a Merry Christmas!

Circle Slider Card created with Flurry of Wishes and Mountain Adventures shared by Darla Olson at Inkheaven

This circle slider card created by fellow demonstrator, Cindy Walters is ah-mazing! I love how she combined Flurry of Wishes and Mountain Adventures to make this scenic interactive card! It transports you right to a ski lodge in a heart beat! Plus, since the snow flake moves amazingly well around the ski lodge, it is free entertainment for hours. (Yes, I know, I am easily entertained!)

If you would like to see how a slider aka spinner card works. Here is a video from Stampin’ Up! that shows the process:

Cindy did not provide a list of supplies used with her swap card so I am uncertain where those pretty background snowflakes come from. However, for your convenience, I have provided a list of most of the supplies she used creating this awesome card below. Clicking any of the images will take you to my 24/7 online store where you can be a happy shopper. Be a happy shopper with me any time at inkheaven by clicking here: www.darlaolson.stampinup.net.

Thank you so much for stopping by to create and learn with me!

Sending a Little Christmas Magic

Christmas card created using Christmas Magic shared by Darla Olson @ inkheaven
Christmas is Magical!

This magical Christmas card was created by fellow demonstrator, Elaine Lampropolos. I love the look of this stamp set. It has an old-fashioned vintage appeal.I like how Elaine added the little extra torn layers at the bottom to add dimension to her snow and card.

For your convenience, I’ve listed most of the supplies Elaine used in creating her card below. Clicking  any of the images will take you to my 24/7 online store where you can check out the details.

Shop with me anytime at www.darlaolson.stampinup.net Thank you so much for stopping by to create and learn with me at inkheaven.

Fun Fold Card With Santa’s Sleigh

Easy Fun Fold Card Displays Santa's Sleigh at Inkheaven
Side View

This is an easy fun-fold that gives depth and dimension to a displayed card. The photo above is a side view.

Front View

You can even put a little stamping inside the fold if you would like:

View inside the fold

Here are the dimensions for your card layers:

  • Emerald Envy Card Base is 4 1/4″ x 11″ with a top down fold (scored at 5 1/2″)
  • Whisper White layer is 4″ x 11″ scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″
Here is a video for the complete assembly of the card (the front end includes a little info regarding magnetic sheets for storing dies):

For your convenience, I have a listed most of the supplies I used creating this card below. Clicking on any of the images will take you to my 24/7 online store. Shop with me anytime at www.darlaolson.stampinup.net. Thank you for stopping by to create and learn with me at inkheaven.

Christmas, Birthdays, Snow Way!

Fun Handmade Card Design Great for those Christmas Birthdays at Inkheaven!

I adore what fellow demonstrator Kirsteen Gill did with the Birthday Fiesta Bundle when she created this card. It is such a hoot! (Do llamas hoot?) While she used the sentiment, “It’s Christmas already?” I think this card design would make a fabulous birthday card for those who celebrate their birthday around the Christmas holiday! This card is sure to bring a smile to their face and make their day extra special!

This card makes me want to OWN the Birthday Fiesta Bundle! If you want to own one too, shop with me at my inkheaven by clicking here: www.darlaolson.stampinup.net.

For your convenience, I have provided a list of most of the items Kirsteen used creating this fun card. Clicking on any of the images will also take you to my 24/7 online store. Thank you so much for stopping by.

Peace & Happiness To You

Handmade Christmas Card Idea Using Stitched With Cheer at Inkheaven

I love this swap card created by fellow demonstrator, Maria Probe, featuring this fabulous sentiment! Who doesn’t wish for peace and happiness for their loved ones? Great things about this card:

  • The sentiment really pops out and is nicely framed with the holly and berries for a great focal point
  • Small amount of Presents and Pinecones DSP anchors the bottom and provides a nice color combo and ties into the holly and berries on the focal point
  • It has a great subtle stamped background on the top 2/3rds of the card base
  • It has a nice pop of cherry cobbler dividing the background into 1/3 and 2/3 and framing the focal point
Well done, Maria! Love your card immensely! It’s a favorite! 
For your convenience, I have provided a list of most of the items that Maria used in creating her card. Clicking on any of the images below will take you to my 24/7 online store. Right now is a great time to shop with me! The year end close outs are fantastic! Check them out and shop with me and my inkheaven anytime at www.darlaolson.stampinup.net. Thank you so much for stopping by.

Technique Wow With Cable Knit Dynamic Folder

Technique Wow With Cable Knit Dynamic Folder @ Inkheaven

This swap card was jaw-dropping! It was created by fellow demonstrator, Angie Brailsford using the, Ink Direct-to-Folder Technique. This made the texture in the Cable Knit Folder stand out in an amazing way!

I have to confess, I have not yet tried this technique with this folder, but it is on my radar! I will be sure to share a video with you when I get it accomplished!

Meanwhile, if you try this amazing technique before I do, I would love to see your creation, or hear your tips!

If you are not familiar with the Cable Knit Folder here is a video that demonstrates how to use it:

For your convenience, here is a list of most of the products that she used to create this amazing card. Tin of Tags is on the retired list and must be ordered by December 21st to guarantee availability. After that, availability is only while supplies last! Clicking on any image will take you to my 24/7 online store. Shop with me anytime at www.darlaolson.stampinup.net! Thank you so much for stopping by my Inkheaven.

How to Make a Beautiful Gift Card Holder

Learn how to make this beautiful gift card holder at Inkheaven

I am so excited to bring you the 5th installment of my display board samples for OnStage 2016 in Kansas City! As a display stamper I was asked to create 12 samples. We were asked to make cards, 3D items, and scrapbook pages. We weren’t instructed to make any set amount of each and if you were not comfortable with scrapbooking it was not required. I chose not to do any scrapbook pages, mostly because I didn’t have any photos that seemed suitable. Instead, I tried to do a few 3D items in addition to my cards. This is one of my 3D items.

This gift card holder is incredibly easy and fun to do! We all give gift cards quite regularly nowadays as gifts; especially when we are stumped as to what the recipient might need or want.

I have made several for Christmas and I have a FB Live video along with a couple of photos to help you create your own gift card holders! Without further ado, here is the video:

Here are a couple of photos to help you with the folds so you don’t need to re-watch the video more than necessary:

Measurements and a visual of the folds for the gift card holder at Inkheaven

This photo depicts the last two folds of the gift card.

A visual for the last two folds of the Gift Card Holder at Inkheaven

The gift card holder that I demonstrated in the video was done with these fabulous Christmas items, many of which are set to retire soon! Clicking on any of the images will take you to my 24/7 online store where you can purchase these items to create your own gift card holders. If you enjoyed the video and plan on making them, please shop with me @ www.darlaolson.stampinup.net! Thank you so much for stopping by!