Well are you loving all the goodies this month?

I have been DROOLING reading about all your yummy treats you give around the holidays! I may have to hit some of you up for the recipes 😀 If you don’t mind 😀 The template winners will be posted tomorrow 😀

Well today we have a group post. This is the first set this year from Allie Miles. It is called Communique Curves & Sentiments. We were asked to take this set and show you two variations of the same card! So, basically create a holiday card, then an everyday type of card.

Here is my set: Happy Holidays Duo


I love how you can use the same layout, then by swapping out the images, and changing the colors, you get a totally fresh and new look! You really can get lots of mileage out of stamp sets when you have a few key layouts! Just keep re-using them, and changing different elements! This also shows you don’t need a ton of supplies to make great looking cards.

Here is Tis the Season


The main layer is a tag I cut. This is a very basic layout that can serve circle, heart, or rectangle image centers!


I used various copic markers in shades of green to color my snowflake style tree. Quick and cute!


Stamps: Communique curves & sentiments
Cardstock: New Leaf, Pure Poppy, White
Patterned Paper: Bitty Dots
Ink: Black & Copic
Ribbon: Pure Poppy twill & Saddle stitch
circle punches

Now keeping with similar elements, we move on to a birthday card.


I colored my paper to match


Again dotted paper, tag center, everything exactly the same, except my image and colors.

Fun huh?


Stamps: Communique curves & sentiments
Cardstock: black, white, raspberry fizz, orange zest
Patterned Paper: Black & white basics
Ink: black, rspberry fizz, orange zest, avocado & copic markers
ribbon: stitched grosgrain
circle punches

Be sure to check out what the team has done:

  • Alli Miles
  • Becky O
  • Betsy Veldman
  • Dawn McVey
  • Debbie Olson
  • Geny
  • Lisa Johnson
  • Melissa Phillips
  • Michelle Wooderson
  • Nichole Heady
  • Niki Estes
  • Pine
  • Now I have another fun post to share!

    How about another template peek?

    This was a quickie. Sorry I’m going to be brief. I’ve been sick the last few days and the worst of it is really hitting me now. I feel like I have sinus infection. Not fun. OK enough about me and my drama-just note I typed this on lots of cold medicine so I apologize in advance if its a bit “all over”. I’m doing my best.

    Happy Everything


    Here we have another version (the standard size) with newest template (releasing on the 15th) Time for Take Out. I can’t tell you how fun this little box is! You may recall I used it for my daughter Amber’s birthday party —->HERE! I didn’t show any details yet, but I loved it and had to use it early! It can be hard sitting on some great template ideas for so long! Keep in mind I still have like 40 templates you have yet to see. So, when I need one and it fits, it can be hard not sharing what I made. I’m sure you can imagine being in a constant state of suspense. It gets exhausting! LOL!


    I so loved this patterned paper I had in my stash. The colors were SO cheery. So I went with that, for the sentiment “happy everything”.

     I added some paper flowers, and buttons around the box. Both sides of this box are ALWAYS designed to look the same. Its just one of those templates that you should try to make pretty no matter WHAT way you turn it.


    I was thinking cheer up, new apartment, everyday sort of gift box. Maybe put some treats in there, with a gift card or a gift of tea, maybe even candles, or tea lights…..warm slipper socks! I love those. Just a warm gesture of friendship.


    My Timeless Template: Time for Takeout
    Stamps: On my Couch, Around & About sent.
    Cardstock: Kraft, White, Enchanted Evening
    patterned paper unknown source
    Ink: Enchanted evening, pure poppy
    Prima flowers

    Well, tomorrow is our BIG group post using the stamp/template combo Home Made © ! You won’t want to miss that. Plus the template winners will be announced.

    Thank you all for stopping by and sharing my excitement. You all make every moment I spend sharing here so enjoyable. I cannot tell you how amazing it feels. I always enjoy reading your comments, emails and when you share your creations with me as well!

    Thank you again!