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Monday, November 24, 2014

Season's Greetings Chickie Card

 Hello Friends!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Since Christmas is around the corner, here is some sweet inspiration. This card shows how to use a tag and make it into a card. You can easily make this an all occasion card by just changing the stamps you use. With as many chickies as DeNami has, the possibilities are endless.

Lisa P gave some wonderful instruction on how you can easily make this card. Even if you have never stamped before, the simplicity will inspire you to make them for all your loved ones.

Here's Lisa's instructions:
This one features several of the new Chickie images, which I absolutely ADORE! This is an A1-size card, which measures 3 1/2” x 4 7/8”

I cut an A1-size panel from white cardstock, embossed it with the DA-1218 Diagonal Stripe embossing folder, and adhered it to a top-folding white card base. I die-cut a tag twice, once with windows and once without. I lined up the two die-cut tags and traced the window outlines lightly in pencil onto the second tag to help me with the placement of my stamped images. I stamped the images within each window (sometimes masking areas to make sure the image stayed within the window), allowed the ink a little time to dry and erased my pencil lines. I colored the images with markers and added a touch of sparkle with a Wink Of Stella Pen. I adhered the tag with the windows on top of the tag with the stamped images using Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue. Using a hole punch, I punched a couple of holes in the top of the tag and tied on some baker’s twine. To finish, I adhered the tag to the card front with adhesive foam tabs.

Quick and easy and TOTALLY CUTE!

Hope you like my project for today and feel inspired to create some festive holiday cards to send to your friends and loved ones!

Copic Sketch Markers
Clear Wink of Stella Pen (Zig)
Dies: Stitched Duo 1 (Pretty Pink Posh)
Cardstock: PC21 White (DeNami Design), White (Papertrey Ink)
Adhesive: Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal), Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Christmas Fern Card

Hi Friends,

 I like to browse Pinterest for inspiration and found a lovely card I wanted to share. It features our Berry Vine and Christmas Wishes sentiment stamp that comes from the Holiday Greetings Stamp Set. 
 Also, the Best Wishes card gives the Berry Vine a different look. 

This Christmas Wishes card is so versatile. All you have to do is change the sentiment to "Thinking of You" or "Happy Birthday" and you can use it for anything. Color the fern in oranges and browns for a fall feel. Color in limes and greens for summer. You can even color in various shades of gray and accent with silver touches of glitter for a very elegant look. With that gray, if you add touches of Holly Berry Red glitter, you can make an elegant Christmas card.

You can easily change the Best Wishes card by just changing the Brown Craft cardstock to black, or pine green or red. Add dimension with the pearl pens to give a pearly sheen and a 3D effect.
You can even sprinkle Sparkletts glitter on top of the pearl pen to make them look like jewels.

The Berry Vine is also great for making card for men. People have told me men are harder to stamp for. Add this to your collection as a go-to stamp for all occasions.


The instructions can be found here

The supply list can be found here.

Friday, November 21, 2014

DeNami Sketch Challenge #14

Welcome to the DeNami Sketch Challenge #14!
We are excited to give our fans a chance to challenge themselves as well as see what others are doing with the same challenge. This is also a great way to get inspiration as you see others creating using the same parameters as well as win DeNami products! Winner will receive a $25 DeNami gift certificate.

Here are some tips:
Take clear and well lit photos. There are many online tutorials that can help with that.
Visit the other blog posts and leave comments. Bloggers LOVE comments! You will likely get comments, too!
Have fun and enjoy!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Silent Night Card

Hello DeNami friends!

Living in the Northwest, I love the trees that we are surrounded with. My favorite sights are when the trees have dustings of snow and the sun is glistening in the snow. The coolness of the air reminds me of the warmth that is awaiting me in my home. Usually it is a hot cup of tea with cream and sugar in my favorite tea cup.

Today Lisa E made a Christmas card that was a reflection of nature. The trees were in their simple beauty without the fanfare that are saved for the department stores and movies. I love how she captured the majestic beauty of nature and used the Silent Night stamp to share a powerful, yet simple message.

Her use of different shades of green were very attractive and lends itself to simple stamping. You can easily dress up this card with colorful rhinestones, sequins and dots of color. You can even switch it out and stamp the trees in VersaFine Onyx Black and VersaFine Smoky Gray for the same monochromatic look in the grey and black hues. You can add touches of silver to embellish with. Use your imagination to create your own Silent Night card. These stamps are classics and will be in season for many years to come.

Here is Lisa's instructions on making this gorgeous card:

Hello and welcome back to the DeNami blog! Lisa E. here today to bring you yet another of the newly release Christmas stamps!

I wanted to make something a bit more elegant with this stamp. I began the card with some generation stamping of the Medium Pine. Next I heat embossed the new Silent Night Holy Night sentiment with Versa Mark ink and gold embossing powder. I added my stamped panel to a shimmery gold panel and then to a white card base. And finally I sprinkled about several 4mm Metallic Gold Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. Quickly created and flat for mailing, a win win!!
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Penguins in Igloo Card

Hi DeNami friends!

They say less is more, which sometimes really is true. This card uses the less is more technique and gives lots of impact with simple details. Lisa E chose some colors to make this monochromatic card POP! I love how she colored the penguins so that their bellies stood out. Such a delightful card and will make your recipients smile.

The Penguins in Igloo stamp is very versatile. You can cut out the penguins and make them pop. You can also stamp several and cut out a whole flock of them to be in the middle of a glacier background having fun.

What will YOU do with the Penguins in Igloo stamp? It will be so fun to see your creations.

Here are Lisa's instructions: 

Hi there! Lisa E. here and I have another card today featuring yet another of the new DeNami Design Christmas stamps. This one is called Penguins in Igloo and it's super duper cute!


I've added a piece of patterned paper to a white card base after die cutting the bottom edge with a Stitched Borders 1 Die from Pretty Pink Posh. Next I stamped the new image onto a scrap of white cardstock and trimmed it out. I stamped portions of the igloo again on scraps so they could be popped up. After coloring my penguins I added the image to the card with foam tape. I just love the way this previously released Whimsical Merry Christmas sentiment looks here! To finish things off I added some Stickles to the Santa hats, igloo and star centers.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Chickie Christmas Tag

Hello DeNami friends,

Sometimes you don't have much time to make Christmas cards or you opt to do photo greeting cards, but still want to create something that is from the heart. Tags are a great way to go! You can use them to top off gifts, tie them on a gift basket, on a mug handle or top a cellophane wrapped plate of cookies. 

This "No Peeking Chickie" is perfect for making tags. You can also use it to stamp on brown craft shipping paper or on lunch sacks to wrap gifts in. 

Our own DT, Lisa E, will share how she made this adorable tag. 

Lisa writes: 

Hello DeNami friends, Lisa E. back today with another of the newly released Christmas stamps. Today my project features the No Peeking Chickie Circle. I think this little cutie is perfect for your holiday tags!

What a I love about this stamp is that the center circle surrounding the chickie is the perfect size for a one inch circle punch. I stamped the image twice punching one chickie out and popping it up with a thick foam dot. Next I die cut the entire image with a larger stitched circle. I added the Stitched Circle image that fits just inside the die cut stitches. I was a wee bit off on my placement, but I think it still looks cute!

Once all of my stamping and coloring was done I added everything to a pair of large stitched tags (Stitched Duos) by Pretty Pink Posh. A little grosgrain ribbon and a snippet of twine complete my design!
Monday, November 17, 2014

Chickie Christmas Garland Card

 Hello DeNami friends,

It's that time of year again! Time to prepare to bring on the cheer of card making and merry making during the Christmas season.
DeNami has a brand new chickie stamps that Lisa E has highlighted in this post. It is the Chickie Christmas Garland. This stamp can be used by itself or along with other coordinating stamps. You can add pine sprigs to frame the image or stamp several of the Chickie Garlands and cut the elements out and make them pop out with foam mounting tape on the original one.

Add some 3D Clear Lacquer and then sprinkle with Fun Fluff on the fuzzy had trim and on the chickies themselves. It adds soft texture and dimension.

Read how Lisa E made these cards with her simple instructions:
Hi friends! Lisa E. here today sharing a card featuring the Chickie Christmas Garland, one of the newly released Christmas stamps! 

This card is a simple one, easily reproduced and flat for mailing. I've added some decorative paper to a white card base. The pretty stitched border is by Pretty Pink Posh. I stamped the image onto a Memory Box die cut label. A touch of glossy accents was added to each bulb and a Glitter Gelly Roll pen was used on the stars. And finally I tucked a tiny sentiment from the Christmas Greetings stamp set and Champagne Rhinestones under this festive trio!

It's great to be back on the DeNami blog! Stayed tuned for more fun projects from the team featuring the new collection of Christmas stamps!
Friday, November 14, 2014

Candy Cane Chickie Treats

Hi DeNami friends,

It's not too early to begin your holiday and Christmas gift making. You can use these delightful stamps to make sweet gifts, but also matching cards. With rubber stamps, you can create gifts at your fingertips!

We are happy to share with your Tammy's happy projects. We love the color and cheer that these bring. Why not make them for your co-workers, teachers, neighbors or friends? When you order the clear boutique boxes, why not order a few extra for those times you need a quick little gift. Also, they are perfect for wedding and shower favors.

Here is how Tammy made these sweet treats in her own words:

It's Tammy, and I have a little "treat" to share with you here on the DeNami Blog!
I used the CB400 Clear Boutique Boxes that come 10 to a pack and filled them with some festive Hershey Kisses!  I added a length of red grosgrain ribbon around the box vertically and secured with hot glue.  Next I used a snowflake Rosette die to create my focal point for the treats.

The real show stopper is our new friend Candy Cane Chickie which I stamped inside a snowflake. After I colored him in, I used the Quickie Glue Pen to add Blue Ice Glitter to his hat and the edges of the snowflake. Once dry he was secured to the center of the rosette and added to the treats. 

 Voila, ready for gift giving this season.  These make awesome little teacher gifts for the holidays especially if you have multiple to buy for.  They are inexpensive to create. 

Be sure to check out the new release ~ HERE
Thanks for stopping by and have a Fantastic Friday!
Thursday, November 13, 2014

O Holy Night Card

Although Christmas is a time of festivities, joy, presents, family and friends, there is also the quietness of celebrating the Holy Day, aka, holiday. The day we designate to celebrate the birth of Christ.

Our new Nativity Silhouette is simple, but also powerful in message. The message that the simple birth of a baby came to bring salvation to all mankind.

Lisa did a fabulous job letting the simplicity speak for itself. You can change out the background color to match your style. You can also do a reverse using a resist technique. Experiment and have fun with this inspirational project.

Here is Lisa's instructions on how you can make this yourself. This is in Lisa's own words: 

Today I’m sharing a card that features two gorgeous new images for the holiday season: CL-F248 Nativity Silhouette and CL-F246 O Holy Night.

I started by cutting a 2.5” x 3.5” panel from white cardstock. I then used an ink blending tool and distress inks to create a night sky for my background. I set the panel aside to dry. While the panel was drying, I created a 5.5” x 4.25” card base from white cardstock and rounded the top right-hand corner. I stamped the CL-F246 O Holy Night sentiment with TK-VM001 VersaMark ink and embossed it in gold. It’s absolutely stunning! I then took a ruler and a VersaMark Pen, traced a line at the bottom edge of my card base, and embossed that in gold as well. Fun!

Once my night sky panel was dry, I stamped the CL-F248 Nativity Silhouette image with TK-VF082 Onyx Black Versafine ink onto the bottom of the panel and embossed it using clear embossing powder. I inked up one of the stars from I40 Moon & Stars with TK-VM001 VersaMark ink, stamped it up above the nativity scene and embossed it in gold. I adhered the finished panel to the card. As a side note: I really found myself wishing I had the E65 Star of the East image, which would have been the perfect star for this particular scene. But don’t worry, I will be ordering it soon!

I hope you like my creation for today and feel inspired to make some holiday cards and projects!

Distress Ink: Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves (Tim Holtz)
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink)
Embossing Powder: Clear (American Crafts), Queen’s Gold (Ranger)
Other: VersaMarker (Tsukineko)
Tool: Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Thanks a Latte Card

The weather is getting quite chilly these days here in the Pacific NW. I hear some of you have snow! I love drinking hot drinks this time of year. This card reminds me of warm memories of winter and the hot drinks. You can make this into a delightful gift by just tucking in a coffee gift card. 
Our own DT, Lisa P, made this delightful card using the new Thanks a Latte stamp. With so many coffee cups in our collection, this is a versatile image.

You can easily duplicate Lisa's card with the simple instructions she has shared for us. Here is how she did it, in Lisa's own words:
This card features the brand new CL-F247 Thanks A Latte sentiment, which pairs up perfectly with the images in DeNami Design’s “Espresso” Collection.

I created a 4.25” x 5.5” card base from kraft cardstock, covered the front with patterned paper, and rounded all four corners. I cut a 3” x 4.5” panel from patterned paper and punched the top edge with a Round Binding Edge punch. I stamped the J38 Brushed Espresso image with TK-ME900 Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto the panel and again onto a piece of patterned paper. I stamped the A94 Mini Heart with TK-VF082 Onyx Black Versafine ink just above the steam on my focal panel and stamped it again onto patterned paper. I fussy cut the mug and the heart from the patterned papers and paper pieced them onto the images on my focal panel. I stamped CL-F247 Thanks A Latte at the bottom, added a touch of shading to the image with markers and then used a glitter pen to add a touch of sparkle to the steam and the heart. I adhered the finished panel to the left edge of the card. To finish, I cut a strip of patterned paper with a scalloped die, attached it as shown and tied on some rustic jute twine.

Thanks A Latte for stopping by today!

Markers: Copic Sketch Markers
Spica Glitter Pen: Clear (Too Marker Products Inc)
Cardstock: Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Sweater Weather 6x6 Inch Petite Paper Pack (Lawn Fawn)
Punch: Round Binding Edge (EK Success)
Die: Medium Scalloped Border (Papertrey Ink)
Twine: Rustic Jute Button Twine (Papertrey Ink)
Adhesive: GL01 Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura), Adhesive Tape Runner (Tombow), Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal)
Tool: Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

No Peeking Chickie Tag

No Peeking Chickie Tag

Hi DeNami Friends!

Our DT's have been working up a storm with our latest seasonal collection. As the weather is getting colder, it is a reminder of the holidays coming up.

Lisa Petrella created this wonderful "No Peeking Chickie Tag" using the new CL-F245 No Peeking Chickie.

Here are some simple instructions on creating this adorable little tag as shared by Lisa:

I stamped the CL-F245 No Peeking Circle Chickie with TK-ME900 Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto white cardstock and colored him with markers. I then used a circle die to cut out the image. I die-cut two tags, one from white cardstock and one from black cardstock. I stamped the N133 Polka Dot Background with TK-VF082 Onyx Black Versafine ink onto the white tag and set the white tag aside. On the back of the black tag, I measured 1.25” from the top and drew a pencil line. I then cut along that line with scalloped edge scissors and adhered this “topper” to the top of the white tag with glue. I cut the bottom 0.5” from the black tag and adhered that to the bottom of the white tag with glue. I added the No Peeking Circle Chickie to the tag with a foam tab and added a touch of SS02 Extra Fine Sparklets Glitter to the fuzzy parts of his hat. To finish up, I tied on some red and white twine from the TW005 Classic Twine 3-pk.

I hope you like my holiday tag featuring the new F245 No Peeking Circle Chickie!

Markers: Copic Sketch Markers
Cardstock: White (Papertrey Ink), Black (DeNami Design)
Dies: Small Standard Circles (Spellbinders), Tag Sale #1 (Papertrey Ink)
Adhesives: GL01 Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura), 3D Foam Tabs (Tombow), Mono Multi Liquid Glue (Tombow)
Other: Scalloped Edge Scissors

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Eskimo Friends Tags

Hello DeNami Friends!

It's good to be back posting on our blog again!

As you know, we released some new stamps last month, and Design Team Member Tammy is here today to share a complimenting tag and card combination using two of the new images just released.
She started by using a scallop circle die and creating a shaped card using a butter yellow cardstock. She then took white cardstock and die-cut a circle onto which she stamped her Eskimo Friends image directly to the center using Tuxedo Black Momento Ink. Once the ink dried, she colored the image in with Copic markers.  Using the Quickie Glue Pen, she drew lines under her image and added Blue Ice Glitter which is a quick way to add a little snow scene.  She added little glitter touches to her image to give a little more sparkle and shine.  Lastly all that she had to do, was stamp her Tidings of Joy sentiment just above her stamped image and add to the scallop circle card base.
Tammy followed the same process for her tag, just adding a hole at the top for her ribbon which she embellished with yellow and white twine.

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Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Product Spotlight- Balloon Trio 
Hello and Happy Wednesday! 

Today is a bittersweet day... it's the last Product Spotlight until September and that has us a little sad. However, the design team has really knocked this one out of the park with inspiration!

We're featuring one of our newer stamps this week- the adorable Balloon Trio. This image works SO well with our critter images (as you'll see in the blog hop), but it also can shine by itself. Don't the the size of this stamp fool you; it can make a big impact on your cards!

Let's take a peek at what the team made.....

If you purchase this stamp this week and you win, I'll refund your money back! *Winner will be announced next Wednesday!  

This week, you'll save 10% on this adorable stamp. PLUS, you can choose whether you'd like it in a cling or wood mounted option! No coupons necessary!

 Okay, let's get hopping....your first stop is Lisa Petrella's blog! 

Be sure to leave a comment on this blog and all of the others for your highest chance of winning!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Embossed Elements: Cloudy Skies

Greetings, DeNami friends! It's Emily coming to you today with the June edition of my monthly Embossed Elements feature here on the DeNami blog. Today I'm featuring a truly versatile item: the Cloudy Sky Embossing Folder from the DeNami store. There are just so many different ways to use this awesome design!

My first card is a sweet all-purpose card. It uses just one DeNami stamp (Noah's Ark), and two embossing folders: Cloudy Sky and Beach Waves. I think this would be so cute as a baby card, a baby's first birthday card, or even a thank you note for a Sunday School teacher!

My second card is perfect for the 4th of July! I again used the Cloudy Sky embossing folder as a backdrop, this time for an outdoor celebratory scene featuring Chickie in Balloon, Chickie w/ Sparkler, and Patriotic Chickie. The sentiment comes from the Everyday Greetings stamp set.

I hope this gives you some ideas you can use with the Cloudy Sky embossing folder! Thanks for taking a peek at my embossed projects today. Be sure to check out my giveaway!

Please hop on over to my blog, My Little Slice of Bliss, and leave a comment there for a chance to win your very own Cloudy Sky Embossing Folder I have one up for grabs! Commenting will be open until midnight on June 25, 2014.

Thanks for dropping by!
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Blog Hop Winners + DT Call

Hello, DeNami friends! 

I'm sorry for the delay in announcing the winners of the Bright Blossoms Blog Hop. In between the scheduled posts with the team and then Father's Day, I just didn't have a day to make the announcement.

Without further ado, here are the three lucky winners!
If you are one of the winners, please contact us at Winners have one week to claim their $20 DeNami Design gift certificate.
I briefly mentioned in a previous post that we are on the search for a few new DT gals. Rebeka and I are working on putting together a page with all of the info and once it's finished, I'll be promoting it here on the blog, Facebook, our shop site...the whole deal. It's been YEARS since we had a design team call and I thought it was time for YOU to show off your greatest DeNami creations with a chance of being on the team. If you've been waiting for us to host a call, this is your time! Who knows when we'll have another one! 
Stay tuned for more details..... 
Thanks for stopping in and spending some time with me today.



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