Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Believe in the Magic of Christmas , snowman shaker card

Make It Monday // Christmas Card Swap

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Believe in the Magic of Christmas , snowman shaker card

What do you do when life gets so hectic and you can’t keep up? Fun stuff gets pushed down the list of to do’s. Sometimes they even get pushed out to the next month! And that’s why I’m sharing a Christmas Card post in January 🙂

MakeItMondayCircle-Jan16Welcome to another Make It Monday! I’m so excited to share a creative post with you this week! Even though Christmas has come and gone, I still wanted to share this cute snowman card! Isn’t he adorable?! I love when companies make great products and include awesome stitched detailing on their dies!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Believe in the Magic of Christmas , snowman shaker card

 

I decided to make a simple white card with die cuts to make the shaker card, but I also wanted to add a little extra oomph, so I embossed the face of the card with a fun snowflake embossing folder from Darice. It really ties it all together!

And every time I move the glitter and beads in the shaker, I swear it gives the snowman a different face, lol! I didn’t create a video for this card, but you can see a similar style card in this video I made using palm tree dies!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Believe in the Magic of Christmas , snowman shaker card

I hope you enjoy this card and are inspired to create! Especially with all the snow certain parts of the US is experiencing, might be fun time to make some snowman shaker cards! I think this would be fabulous with a “baby it’s cold outside” sentiment! What do you think? What sentiment would you add instead of a Christmas sentiment? I’d love to hear in the comments!

MakeItMondayCircle-Jan16Thanks so much for stopping by! Please continue the Make It Monday circle and head on over to Karen at Photos Kept Alive! Karen’s sharing a couple of her creative team layouts! Being on a Creative Team and sharing projects for them is such a fun way to find out about new companies! Be sure to check out what scrapbooking fun Karen’s been up to lately!

As always, thanks for stopping by my little colorful spot on the web! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! And make sure you’re on the Clicky Chick Creates email list so you don’t miss a thing! Sign up here!

Live (and plan) creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Be sure to check out my Etsy shop to see all the goodness I’ve been creating for 2016 planning! And use coupon code CLICKYCHICKDREAMS to save 15% off $15+ purchase. But hurry – coupon code expires 1/31/16

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Hello You are Amazing - Ombre card - distress inks

Make It Monday // Ombre Card

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Hello You are Amazing - Ombre card - distress inks

MakeItMondayCircle-Jan16Welcome to another Make It Monday! I’m so happy to share this easy and quick card with you today!

One of my favorite card makers ever is Jennifer McGuire. And one of my favorite challenge sites is Simon Says Stamp! The minute I saw Jennifer’s most recent card, I knew I wanted to make my own version for the Ombre Challenge. I was inspired by the simplicity and elegance in Jen’s card and couldn’t wait to jump in! And the other thing that really inspired me was the Lasting Hearts card drive – a card drive Jen has organized for collecting cards for those who have recently lost a baby due to miscarriage. I can’t wait to make some more to send for the collection ❤

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Hello You are Amazing - Ombre card - distress inks

COLOR
I used three Distress Ink colors (Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar) and applied the colors directly onto the card stock.

HEARTS
Using the Heidi Swapp heart stencil and Perfect Pearls in Heirloom Gold, I created the background hearts onto the card.

SENTIMENT
Using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hearts and Hello dies, I die cut the heart from vellum and hello from gold paper. I glued it all down and stamped a sweet little sentiment to finish the card.

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Thanks for joining me for this week’s Make It Monday! I hope you enjoyed my quick card! I think it took all of 10 minutes to make it and I can’t wait to share it! Now be sure to head on over to check out how Karen at Photos Kept Alive is changing her templates to make new, fresh layouts!

As always, thanks for stopping by my little colorful spot on the web! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! And make sure you’re on the Clicky Chick Creates email list so you don’t miss a thing! Sign up here!

Live (and plan) creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Be sure to check out my Etsy shop to see all the goodness I’ve been creating for 2016 planning! And use coupon code CLICKYCHICKDREAMS to save 15% off $15+ purchase. But hurry – coupon code expires 1/31/16

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Christmas shaker card, cardinals, mistletoe, holly, Top Dog Dies

Make It Monday // Cardinal Shaker Card {Top Dog Dies}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Christmas shaker card, cardinals, mistletoe, holly, Top Dog Dies

MakeItMondayButton-Christmas2Welcome to another Make It Monday! One of the biggest trends the past year or two has been shaker cards! What’s not to love?! They’re fun, interactive, handmade, and totally make you feel like a kid with grown up class 😀

I loved creating this card, of course using the amazing Top Dog Dies winter dies – specifically the Cardinal Die Set. It comes with the darling cardinals, the tree branch, holly and leaves. Such a sweet set!

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I also used the Darice Woodgrain embossing folder to make the cardstock look and feel like a tree, which gives it a little whimsical feel, don’t ya think?

Well, I hope your week is off to a wonderful start and you’re ready to enjoy Thanksgiving with your loved ones! And I definitely hope you’re inspired to make some cardinal shaker cards to share with your loved ones this Christmas season!

As always, thanks for stopping by my little colorful spot on the web! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! And make sure you’re on the Clicky Chick Creates email list so you don’t miss a thing! Sign up here!

Live (and plan) creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Remember the fabulous Christmas Bundle I was a Designer for last year? Well, I’m honored to be one of the Designers again and we are bringing you a phenomenal 2015 Christmas Bundle! The contributors and their creations have really knocked my socks off! Be sure to keep an eye out for some posts coming your way all about the bundle – you definitely don’t want to miss it! Hundreds of dollars worth of classes, printables, tutorials and more, for under $30. Click here to find out more and get on the list to be the first to find out when it goes on sale!

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Make It Monday // Penguin Card {Top Dog Dies}

MakeItMondayButton-Christmas2Welcome to another Make it Monday! The Christmas season is almost here and it’s time to start preparing! Perfect time to share this cute little penguin card I made using the Top Dog Dies Penguin Die Set!

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The set includes the cute penguins in both sizes, both hats, the stitched hill slope and snowflakes. Really, they thought of everything for this set!

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It was super quick and easy to put this card together, just cutting out the pieces from the various colored cardstock. I did use a snowflake embossing folder to give the blue background a little extra oomph, but the rest of the pieces came in the set!

I hope you’re inspired to make some penguin cards to share with your loved ones this holiday!

As always, thanks for stopping by my little colorful spot on the web! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! And make sure you’re on the Clicky Chick Creates email list so you don’t miss a thing! Sign up here!

Live (and plan) creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Not only have I been making cute Christmas cards, but I’ve been making darling Christmas stickers for my Etsy shop too! Check out the fun sheets I just added this weekend! And since I love my readers and followers so much, use coupon code CHRISTMASSNEAK15 to save 15% off $15+ purchase. But hurry – coupon code expires 11/30/15 – here’s one quick sneak, but check out my shop – lots of new sheets have been added!

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Make It Monday // Thanksgiving Name Cards {Top Dog Dies}

Connie Hanks // Clicky Chick Creates // Thanksgiving Table Tents, Thanksgiving place cards, paper crafting, die cutting, die cuts, leaf, leaves, fall, Top Dog Dies,

 

MakeItMondayCircle-FALL2015Welcome to another Make It Monday! I’m excited to share a super quick project with you! Last year when I opened my Etsy shop, I added a few printables of Thanksgiving Tent cards – perfect for Name Cards or Buffet Table Menu Cards. And they looked darling! Here’s a peek:

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This year, with the adorable Top Dog Pocket Pages Fall die set in my stash, I decided to have some fun with these already super pretty printables, but add a leaf to each card. I grabbed some pieces of fall colored cardstock and die cut a couple of the leaf shapes from the set. The details on the leaves from Top Dog Dies are just beautiful! I so love stitched details!

The printable place cards were printed on white cardstock on my home printer. Using a foam adhesive, I added a little pop and dimension to the leaves. To make all of the name cards pictured (I made 9 for this project), I think it took all of 15 minutes! Your guests would certainly be wowed with such pretty name cards and they’d never know it was such a quick project!

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The table tents / place cards are available in my Etsy shop – in several different color combos, and each color combo comes with 2 sizes of tent cards. You can check them out here. For this project, I used the larger size (3″x3″ when folded) of the tent cards. They’re averrable via an instant download PDF. You can add your guest names using your PDF reader and just add text. Super easy peasy, even for the non-techie or crafty types 🙂

Connie Hanks // Clicky Chick Creates // Thanksgiving Table Tents, Thanksgiving place cards, paper crafting, die cutting, die cuts, leaf, leaves, fall, Top Dog Dies,

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Well, I hope you enjoyed today’s Make It Monday and are truly enjoying the fall season! I’m looking forward to a little cooler weather and getting some cozy clothes out for cooler weather. This coolness might only last a few days here in San Diego, but I’ll enjoy every little bit of it 🙂

I love linking up at Simon Says – and this week the Wednesday challenge is “Thanks/Thanksgiving” – how perfect for this!

As always, thanks for stopping by my little colorful spot on the web! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! And make sure you’re on the Clicky Chick Creates email list so you don’t miss a thing! Sign up here!

Live (and plan) creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. And if you’re at all into planners and stickers. be sure to check out my Etsy shop to see all the goodness I’ve been creating for November planning! And use coupon code HEYPUMPKIN15 to save 15% off $15+ purchase. But hurry – coupon code expires 11/15/15

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Pumpkin love notes, have courage and be kind, quote, inspirational, Cinderella, Top Dog Dies

Make It Monday // Pumpkin Inspiration {Top Dog Dies}

MakeItMondayCircle-FALL2015Welcome to another Make It Monday! Did you think I forgot?! Ha, no forgetting, just good-crazy-busy with photo shoots, photo edits and of course sticker making for my Etsy shop 😀

Just a quick post sharing a cute idea for using the Top Dog Dies Pumpkin Die Set. You know the lunch box love notes I’ve shared here and here? Well, I can’t help but make some new ones using the adorable pumpkin dies and one of our all time favorite movie quotes “Have courage and be kind” – can you place the movie? Huh, huh, huh?

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Pumpkin love notes, have courage and be kind, quote, inspirational, Cinderella, Top Dog Dies

From the modern Cinderella movie! The story is fairly consistent with the original Disney animated version, but It’s beautifully real – the way it’s filmed and the way the story unfolds, just beautiful! If you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favor and watch it! And really, you don’t even have to have little princesses in the house, or be a princess or queen yourself! Ha! It’s that good!

I used the die set to cut the pumpkins from glitter paper and double sided paper for the scalloped circles. Then I glued the pumpkins onto the patterned paper, centering the pumpkin as much as possible. Hand writing adds a nice touch to the custom pieces, then laminated and scallop die cut out the larger piece, leaving a little edging. Easy peasy! Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Pumpkin love notes, have courage and be kind, quote, inspirational, Cinderella, Top Dog Dies

Well, I hope you enjoyed the Halloween weekend and are now enjoying fall! I’m looking forward to a little cooler weather and getting some cozy clothes out for cooler weather. This coolness might only last a few days here in San Diego, but I’ll enjoy every little bit of it 🙂

I love linking up at Simon Says challenges – and the “Anything Goes” and “So Glossy” challenges are perfect for this!

As always, thanks for stopping by my little colorful spot on the web! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! And make sure you’re on the Clicky Chick Creates email list so you don’t miss a thing! Sign up here!

Live (and plan) creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Be sure to check out my Etsy shop to see all the goodness I’ve been creating for November planning! And use coupon code HEYPUMPKIN15 to save 15% off $15+ purchase. But hurry – coupon code expires 11/15/15

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