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.

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

MakeItMondayCircle-Jan16

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

P R O D U C T S   U S E D // AFFILIATE LINKS

SBC_sz-30405_0 SBC_pp-th-tim34995_0
SBC_gb-tim21513_0SBC_pp-th-tim27164_0 61t+0bIFSWL._SL1000_71bus0itx+L._SL1200_ 714UiAnaOpL._SL1024_51W1dPhyHqL

SBC_sz-656499_0

 SBC_gb-rnsc77_0Perfect Pearls in Heirloom Gold

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!

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

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!

IG-Price-and-Date

 

P R O D U C T S   U S E D // AFFILIATE LINKS

SBC_sz-30405_0 tc148b 71QAiBV0UQL._SL1500_

SBC_sz-656499_0

 SBC_gb-rnsc77_0 

 

 

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!

TDD_CH_Winter-Penguins_1857

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!

TDD_CH_Winter-Penguins_1861 TDD_CH_Winter-Penguins_1862

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!

image1-21

 

P R O D U C T S   U S E D // AFFILIATE LINKS

SBC_sz-30405_0tc144b-2

SBC_sz-656499_0

 SBC_gb-rnsc77_0 

 

 

Christmas Snowman Card {Top Dog Dies}

Yesterday I shared a little peek of the Snowman Card I made for the new winter release over at Top Dog Dies. And here it is in all it’s glory!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // stitched Snowman card on snowflake background using Top Dog Dies,

I used 3 of the new dies on this card. I love that the dies all coordinate so beautifully together, making crafting a breeze! For this card, I used the Top Dog Dies Snowman Die Set, the Top Dog Dies Penguin Die Set, and the Top Dog Dies Snowflake Mosaic Die Set.

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // stitched Snowman card on snowflake background using Top Dog Dies, Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // stitched Snowman card on snowflake background using Top Dog Dies,

From the Penguin Die Set, I used the stitched sloping hillsides – seriously just adore all those little details! And the best part is that you don’t have to use dies for only cards. They’re great for gift tags, scrapbook layouts, planner embellishments, you can even make ornaments! The options really are endless 🙂

I have a few more Christmas / winter / holiday themed cards I’ll be sharing throughout the month. I hope you’re inspired to check out Top Dog Dies and find some goodies you can’t live without!

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. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is Clean and Simple Christmas, always fun to join in! Have you checked out the challenges? So much inspiration from the amazing Simon Says Stamp design teams!

P R O D U C T S   U S E D // AFFILIATE LINKS

SBC_sz-30405_0 SBC_sz-656499_0 tc145b tc147 tc144b

 SBC_gb-rnsc77_021tM1L7aMLL

 

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // stitched Snowman card on snowflake background using Top Dog Dies,

Make It Monday // Snowman Card Peek {Top Dog Dies}

MakeItMondayButton-Christmas2Welcome to another Make It Monday! In southern California, we’ve had quite a bit of a heat wave, but this morning was rather cool and even a little drizzly. It felt fabulous! It was the first time it’s felt like anything but summer over here. Even though it was a tiny tease of fall, I had to run over to Trader Joe’s and buy everything pumpkin I could get my hands on 🙂 Feeling so festive, what a perfect time to share a sneak peek of a card using the new winter dies from Top Dog Dies!

TDD_CH_Winter-Snowman_1853

I actually used several die sets for this card. Three to be exact! The dies are all fantastic and I love layering different elements to create unique cards. The new dies will be released tomorrow, so I’ll be back with lots of details tomorrow about all the yumminess on the card!

This is a little different from most Make it Monday posts, but I promise to be back tomorrow with all the details on making this card! As always, thanks for stopping by my little colorful spot on the web! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day!

Live (and plan) creatively!
xoxo,
/c