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30 posts from December 2021

Mon 20

3D Poinsettia Embossing on Vellum
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome! I have a Christmas card for you today using a vellum dry embossed poinsettia from Memory Box. I used the 3D Magnificent Poinsettia embossing folder on a piece of vellum and then rubbed Fire Brick Distress Ink directly onto the embossed vellum. After drying it with my heat tool, I fussy cut it out and adhered it to a rectangle die.

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I matted the white rectangle on red card stock and then onto a white card base. The sentiment is from Memory Box Signature Greetings, stamped and heat embossed in white and the die cut with the coordinating die. Here's one last look at my card:

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I hope you like my card for today. I really love how the vellum poinsettia turned out.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Sun 19

Quick Last Minute Holiday Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I was 1 card short for sending out my holiday cards this year and came up with this quick but stunning card using the Slim Confetti Plate and Let It Snow Posh Script die.   It only took me 15 minutes to die cut and assembly.  

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Snow Fall Center:

Die cut the lower portion Slim Confetti Plate out of the lightest blue paper from Stormy Blue paper pack. Die cut the 3rd largest Studio Oval Layer dies set from the Slim Confetti Plate die cut.  The Studio Ovals Layer dies work with the Poppy Stamp Dimond Snowflake Oval Frame die.

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Frame:

Die cut the Poppy Stamp Dimond Snowflake Oval Frame die from a light blue paper from Delicate Pastel Glitter pad.  I recommend to use a metal shim to cut this large die from glitter paper.  Adhere the light blue Fairy Jewels to the center of the snowflakes.  I would recommend to add a dot of glue to help adhere the jewels to the glitter paper.

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Sentiment:

Die cut the bottom Let It Snow Posh Script die from the same light blue glitter paper and the top die from the same light blue paper.  Glue the sentiments.  Add the same light blue Fairy Jewel to the top of the "I".

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Assembly:

Glue the Slim Confetti Plate die cut to the back from the Dimond Snowflake Oval Frame.  Adhere to a A2 white card by just adding glue to the center of the frame, advising the snowflakes.  Adhere the sentiment with foam squares to the center of the frame.  

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Sat 18

Minty Woodgrain Gingerbread House by Jean Okimoto

Favorite holiday flavors - minty, sweet and spicy - decorate a snow-topped gingerbread house. Add shaded Kraft Woodgrain trim and shuttters - and glitter, of course!  Hi -  Jean Okimoto here on the busy weekend-before-Christmas - but there's still time for holiday traditions.

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Fri 17

Merry Christmas Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have another fun Christmas card for you.

I started by die cutting the background from white cardstock, using the Pinpoint Daisy Background Die.  Next, I glued the background to a black cardstock mat and adhered it to a white card base.

Next, I tore a strip of kraft color cardstock and stenciled white dots on it using white pigment ink.  I die cut the Slim Confetti plate from white cardstock to create my stencil.

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Then I cut a 1" strip of red glitter cardstock and glued it to the center of the kraft cardstock.  

I die cut the Pine Needle Trio several times from green cardstock and glued them behind the kraft cardstock strip, which I glued to the center of my card.

Next, I used the circle dies to cut one black cardstock circle and another smaller white cardstock circle.  I glued the white circle die cut on top of the black circle.  

I stamped, colored and die cut the penguin, and used foam tape to adhere it to the circle die cuts.  I stamped a few music notes on the circle background.

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To finish the card, I stamped the words "Merry Christmas" across the bottom portion of the card.

That's it for today!  I hope you have a great weekend!

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Thu 16

Serene Bird and Holiday Evergreens by Jean Okimoto

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Red felt and Polished Foil add warmth and shine to a Serene Bird perched on mixed evergreens. Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a very traditional design from our 2021 Holiday Collection.  

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Cut the olive green Woodsy Plaid 6x6 with the House Frame Background.  Cut the entrance with the circle die - don't remove the outer ring - attach it as a base behind solid ring for dimension.  Cut the dark olive-brown 6x6 from the Earth Neutral Collection with the ring. Cut the House Frame - just down to the first scored section at the bottom - with the same 6x6.

Assemble the house and tie it with gold cord.  Curl the cord with the edge of a bonefolder or the plastic flower burnishing tool - follow the curve of the cord for loose, loopy curls. 

Attach adhesive label paper - or a sticker sheet - to red felt and a small section of the red Polished Foil 6x6 sheet.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and adds dimension to the felt and foil sheet.  Cut the beak from an orange sheet in the Sunny Orange Collection.  Define the eye with a skewer or toothpick, then attach a scrap of black cardstock behind it.

Cut the leafy branch from the Serene Bird set twice from a lime green 6x6 in the Lush Green Collection.  Cut Pine Needle Trio from a blue-green sheet.  

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Attach the diecuts to a natural A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") - use foamdots for the bird.  Don't worry...the bird sits on the soft leafy branches - not the pokey pines!  Add bright red Christmas Fairy Jewels.

We'll start sharing Valentine designs soon.  Here's an early idea - diecut a heart-shaped entrance to the house and switch to a new color scheme and 3 Serene Bird branches instead of pines. You'll be ready for February 14th!

Thanks for visiting...see you again this weekend!

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Wed 15

Warmest Wishes
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have a mini slimline card for you.

I die cut the Slim Confetti plate from navy blue cardstock, trimmed it to 3" x 5.5", and adhered it to a 3" x 5.5" piece of white cardstock.  

Next, I glued the background to a white cardstock mat and a red cardstock mat. I adhered this to a white card base.

I cut a hill from white cardstock, stamped the sentiment, and used foam tape to adhere it to the card.

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I die cut the trees from 2 shades of green cardstock, the house once from red cardstock and once from white cardstock, the Santa and sleigh from black cardstock and the moon from vellum.

Next, I glued the Santa and sleigh to the vellum moon and adhered the moon to the card.

I glued the red house die cut to the white house background and adhered the white roof line to the house.  Next I glued the smoke die cut behind the chimney. 

I glued the trees that are in back of the house first, then adhered the house and the rest of the trees.

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To finish the card, I added red glitter to the reindeer's nose.

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I hope you enjoyed today's card.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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Tue 14

Snowman Shaker Tag
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  Counting down the days until Christmas.  Time to start holiday gift tags for me.  I have a shaker tag using the Nested Globe dies and the Snowman House Frame die set.  

 

Background:

Adhere the Poppy Stamps Flurries Wide Washi Tape to a light blue from the Ocean Blue paper pack. Then die cut the 3rd largest die from the Nested Globe die set.  On the back side use a white paint pen and write To and From.  You can also use a embossing pen and use white embossing powder.  Die cut the same Globe die from acetate. 

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Base:

Die cut the largest die from the Snowglobe Bases from Kraft Woodgrain card stock 2 times.  Ink blend the base with Distress Antique Linen and then Gathered Twigs to just around the outside edges.

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Shaker Frame:

Take the 3rd and 4th largest die from the Nested Globe die set to create a frame.  Die cut the frame from white scrap card stock 3 times.  Die cut the frame from the white Polished Foil pad.   Glue the 3 frames together with thick glue, making sure there is glue everywhere.  Also glue in string in-between one of the layers.  Take 1 of the inside pieces of the scrap white card stock and trim about 1" off with a hill shape to create a snow bank.  Ink blend with Fresh Ink Silicone Blue at the bottom of the snowbank.

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Snowman House Frame:

Die cut the snowman and trees from white card stock.  Ink blend Distress Rustic Wilderness on the tree die cuts from the top down leaving the bottom white to make it look like stock.  Ink blend Fresh Ink Silicone Blue around the snow man. Mask off the snowman body and color the snowman arms with a brown watercolor marker.  Color the hat black, nose, and the scarf red or any other color you choose using watercolor markers.  ** Trick to fix inky mistake.  I got ink on the snowman so I took a white Gell pen and colored the full die cut to hide it**

Assembly:

Glue the stacked shaker frames on top of the background.  Glue in the snowbank, Trees and snowman.  Add Distress Rock Candy glitter.  Glue the acetate die cut then the frame die cut form the white foil paper.  Glue 1 of the snow globe base die cut on front. Cut 4 strips of scrap paper the length of the snow glove base and glue behind the shaker base. Glue the other snow globe base the the backside for a finished look on the backside.  Die cut the top Let It Snow Posh Script die from white Festive Glitter paper. Adhere to the front on the snow globe base.  

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Mon 13

A Quartet of Snowmen Let It Snow Cards
by Anne Thompson

I continued to focus on this month's Snow Challenge and created a quartet of cards that feature the Oval Snowman Collage and a variety of backgrounds.

Card One

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  • white notecard
  • white cardstock
  • SLIM CONFETTI PLATE 94551 cut from white cardstock and trimmed 4X5.25 and added to the card front
  • OVAL SNOWMAN COLLAGE 94608 cut from white cardstock and trimmed 4X5.25 and placed over the confetti piece
  • LET IT SNOW POSH SCRIPT 94583 with the solid background cut from a scrap of light blue plaid paper from the PP1018 WOODSY PLAID 6X6 paper pad and the script detailed letters cut from white cardstock, adhered together with a glue pen and added to the lower right 

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Card Two

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  • Same as the first card except that I added a layer of blue plaid paper behind the confetti.

Card Three

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  • For this card I used a darker blue plaid paper as the first layer and added dots of DEWDROP FAIRY SUGAR 40125 glitter glue to the light blue squares in the plaid paper  pattern.
  • I also used Prismacolor pencils on the brown twig arms and the orange carrot nose.

Card Four

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  • Here I covered the front of the notecard with a darker blue plaid papaer.
  • I used a 4X5.25 section of an embossed paper made with RINGADINGS  3D EMBOSSING FOLDER EF1015 for the layer under the snowman piece.

There is a lovely sentiment from the YULETIDE MOMENTS CL5274 clear stamp set to add to  the inside of each card:  May Peace, Love & Joy surround you like the first Snow.  

What snow we had yesterday went away with the rain overnight, so I'm still waiting for that first significant storm when I can build a snowman in the yard.  Then I will also pop these cards into the mail!

Happy Crafting!

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Sun 12

White on White
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I am still working on my Christmas cards due to a miscount on my part… oops. 🙈   So for today’s card, I created a super quick and simple white on white Christmas card using products from the 2021 Holiday collection.  

Started by die cutting the wreath and candle three times each from thick white cardstock, then stacking them.  The “melted wax” (a separate die) and the candle flame were then die cut from white glitter paper.  Added shading on the candle just below the melted wax piece before putting the candle together. 

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Adhered the wreath and candle onto a white woodgrain A2 size panel, then mounted the panel onto a white card base.  Heat embossed the sentiment with silver embossing powder onto Bristol paper to finish.  

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Before I go, I want to wish you a merry Christmas for those who celebrate… and happy holidays to those who don’t!  Thank you for joining me today.  Enjoy your day.

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Sat 11

Glittered Holiday Slimline by Jean Okimoto

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Are you  almost ready for Christmas?  It's time to celebrate the season with a collage of holiday icons and lots of glitter.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here - hope your weekend is off to a great start!  

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Cut a total of 5 large and small Melted Candles from the white Frosted Glitter Pad.  Color the flames with a yellow-orange marker.  Cut the candles again from a coral 6x6 in the Berry Red Collection.  Attach the coral candles to the white candles - slightly offset so they'll stand out from the background. Trim the large candles to 2-⅝" and 2-⅜" from the top of the flame to the bottom of the candle.  Snip a tiny bit from the bottom corners so it doesn't look like you shortened them.  

Cut the melting wax pieces - from the candle set - from the same coral 6x6.  Spread Open Studio Sunlit Gold Glitter Glue over the diecuts, set them aside to dry.  Sunlit Gold adds a slightly deeper, glossy, glittery layer of highlights.

Cut the medium Geodesic Oval from a dark pink sheet in the Berry Red Collection.  Attach the candles and the melting wax diecuts.

Cut Holly Bundle from a medium-green 6x6 in the Lush Green Collection.  Spread Open Studio Sour Apple Sparkle Glitter Glue over the leaves.  Cut the berries from a pink sheet in the Delicate Pastels Glitter Pad.

Cut the Coral and Green Madras Plaid 6x6 vertically using the 1-¾" wide Slim Basic Rectangles Layers die. The plaid will be shorter than the die, but it's easier to diecut a straight strip.  Trim the top edge where it was attached to the paper pack.

Cut 2 pieces of the Poppystamps Grosgrain Ribbon from a light coral 6x6 in the Berry Red Collection.  Form the bow on one end by pleating a scored section and folding it back on itself.  Tape it so it won't unfold.

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Attach the diecuts to a White Woodgrain slimline card (3-½" x 8-½"). 

The Berry Red and Lush Green 6x6 Collections have many colors to coordinate with the Coral and Green Madras Plaid sheets - create your favorite color combos!

Thanks for visiting - keep warm and have a great weekend!

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