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29 posts from November 2023

Thu 30

Hummingbird Joy
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a holiday card featuring the new Layered Hummingbird, Classic Pine Needle Springs and Brilliant Joy dies from the latest release.  I combined it with a previously released die called Forest Pine Branch.

Here's a closer look:

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I cut the bird, branch and some of the pine sprigs from white card stock and then I cut more sprigs from 2 different colors from the Fresh Aqua paper pack.  I stacked one white and one of each of the other two aqua colors and glued them together at the base stem slightly offset from each other.  I wanted the branches to seem really full so by doing this it gives a lot more dimension and texture to the whole card.  

I colored the branch and bird with alcohol markers.  The original branch die had pine springs on it but I cut them off to use the springs from the new classic set of dies.  I added the branch with the new tri-stacked sprigs and then popped the bird up on the branch.  Here's another look:

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The Joy die cut was cut from white and black glitter paper, the black is from the Glitzy Glitter pack and the white is from the Vintage Pastel Glitter pack.  I cut the background die from the black and the other die from the white.  This die is very cool because it also has an outline inside the 2nd word die.  So when you cut both dies from 2 different colored papers, you can make a combination of three complete word dies which saves lots of time, and you have 2 extra word dies to use on other cards.  One tip I have if you need to glue something to the glitter paper, it's a lot easier to use Glossy Accents and it adheres with a much more permanent bond.

Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my Christmas card for today, it's super easy to make and I think it looks so very festive.  I know just who I will be sending this card to!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope your holiday season is wonderful.

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Wed 29

Christmas Tags
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have some festive Christmas tags you can make using rub-ons and patterned paper.

I started by die cutting patterned paper using one of the Nested Globe dies.  I also cut 2 plain pieces of cardstock to glue on the back of the tag to cover the vellum strip that I glued to the  tag.

Next, I picked two images from the Poinsettia Rub-On sheet and applied them to a piece of white cardstock.  The next step was the most time consuming part of the tag...fussy cutting the images.  

I cut 2 strips of vellum paper, stamped and heat embossed "Merry Christmas" on them, and  wrapped them around the tag. Be sure to glue the ends to the back of the tag.

 

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The plain cardstock die cuts were glued to the back of the tags.  

I used foam tape to adhere the rub-on images to the tags, then spattered the holly tag with some gold ink. 

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To finish the tags, I punched a hole in the top of the tag and added some twine for the tie.

That's it for today!  Have a great week!

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Tue 28

Snowflake Shaker Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a another snow globe shaped card but this is an actual shaker card.  The Nested Globe dies make it easy to create snow globe shaker cards.  

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Background:

Die cut the 3rd larges die from the Nested Globe die set from white card stock  Ink blend with Elements Della Blue allover and then around the edges with Dark Denim.  Heat dry completely.  White heat emboss the Aurora Snowflake stamp.  Then stencil the Snow Flurries stencil with white pigment ink .  

Shaker:

Take an A2 black side folder card and line up the largest die from the Nested Globe die set so the left side edge does not cut the fold and run through the die cutting machine.  Take the largest and 3rd largest Nested Globe dies and die cut a frame from black card stock.  Adhere a piece of acetate behind the frame die cut.  

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Assembly:

Adhere the background to the center of the shaker card.  Then add black foam tape around the edges.  Fill with Distress Mica Flakes.  Then remove the backing from the foam tape and adhere the frame.  Die cut the Celeste Snowflake Trio from white card stock and adhere the largest die cut to the center and the 2 smaller on the frame.  Adhere a Merry Christmas Black Greet Tabs to the center of the snowflake. 

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Mon 27

Dramatic Christmas Poinsettias
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  I was working on another card featuring the Small Poinsettia Layers die from the current 2023 Christmas collection when my die cutting machine stopped working.  ðŸ˜£<grrr>  So I looked at what I had and this dramatic CAS (clean and simple) card resulted after seeing the new Black, White and Gold color challenge at AAA Cards.  Needless to say, this will be a very quick post. 😂

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The poinsettia layers and pine needle sprigs were die cut from white paper.   Each poinsettia is made up of three layers.  Used gold foil paper and a 1/4” circle punch for the centers.  The sentiment is the Merry Christmas Foil Greetings Black Tabs.  Assembled the card onto a black panel to finish.

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And that’s it!  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful week.

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Sun 26

Golden Holiday Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Surprise someone with a frosty pink slimline holiday greeting this year.  The unexpected shape and color will stand out in a crowd of traditional designs. Hi, Jean here - hope you're enjoying a great weekend!  

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We're using the Poinsettia Garland 6x6 pack with its array of beautiful metallic gold and matte florals, starbursts and botanicals.  Cut two of the pale pink and gold 6x6's with the Frilling Snowflake Ornament background die.  Attach narrow strips of cardstock behind the tops of the ornaments to reinforce the hole for the gold cord.  

Cut light pink cardstock with the same die. Cut a gold Rainbow Reflections 6x6 with the snowflake that's included in the Frilling Snowflake Ornament set.

Punch the holes and tie the ornaments with gold cord.  Curl the cord with the side of a bonefolder or that plastic burnishing too.

Cut two 2 pieces of white cardstock with the 2-¼" x 7-¼" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.  Spritz both sides of one rectangle with a light mist of water and pressure-emboss it with the Happy Holidays Streamlined Script die at a slight angle.  This step debosses the rectangle and makes it easy to attach the gold greeting diecut. Attach the other rectangle behind the embossed rectangle to add dimension.

Cut Happy Holidays Streamlined Script again from the gold Rainbow Reflections 6x6 - leave the tiny dot for the "i" in the die until you're ready to attach it.  Attach the gold greeting to the rectangle.  It'll fit perfectly into the debossed area.

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-⅝"). Add pale pink Pastel Jewels.  Cut a slimline-sized piece of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

This design is great if you have a stack of Memory Box holiday papers in your stash.  The color-coordinated prints create beautiful ornaments and the single gold snowflake adds a cool contrast.

Thanks for visiting our blog - see you in December!

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Fri 24

Pink Poinsettia, Plaid and a 6x6 Print by Jean Okimoto

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Thu 23

Holiday Hummingbird Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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A bright Christmas-red Layered Hummingbird delivers a holiday message here.  Mixed textures of velvet paper, plain cardstock and Rainbow Reflections Mirror Cardstock add dimension to a festive little bird.  Hi, Jean here on a wintery fall day.

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Cut the berry print from the Garland 6x6 pack and natural cardstock slightly larger than 4.25" x 5.5". Glue the two sheets together, then cut them with the largest Wrapped Stitched Rectangles die.  Pressure-emboss the attached sheets with the new Merry Christmas Streamlined Script die.  

Cut Merry Christmas Streamlined Script from green cardstock and attach it to the background. The double layer highlights the embossed greeting and creates the perfect guide to easily attach the greeting. Nice and straight - without wiggle-words!

Cut Classic Pine Needle Sprigs from green cardstock and trim the bottom right section of the large sprig.  Color the stems with an orange marker - a brown marker will be too dark.  Attach the small trimmed section over the corner print.  Attach the remaining sprigs to the top corner.

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Cut the main section of Layered Hummingbird from red velvet paper or red felt attached to adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet.  Cut the wings from the red Rainbow Reflections Mirror Pad 6x6.  Cut the remaining pieces from red cardstock.  Color the beak and a spot for the eye with a black marker.  Assemble the bird. 

Add red Bright Jewels.  Cut an A2-sized sheet of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Thanks for visiting our blog!

 


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Wed 22

Christmas Paper Quilt Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a card design today using he Poinsettia Garland pattern paper in an easy and forgiving quilt pattern.  

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Paper Selection:

Chose 2 light papers and 2 darker papers, having 1 with glitter and one with a simple pattern from the Poinsettia Garland paper paid.  This will help with visual interest.  Next pick either a matching glitter or mirror card.  I chose a gold glitter paper from the Festive Glitter Pad to add a lot of bling so my card will stand out.  Cut the pattern paper into 4, 6" x 1/2" strips and the glitter paper into 5, 1/4" x 6" strips.

Card Base:

Take an A2 size light card base, any color, and draw a line down the middle in both directions.  Cut a light weight paper to 2" square. Adhere in the center like a diamond, lining up the corners of the square with the lines on the card base.  This ensures the square is center.  

Paper Pattern:

Start with 1 pcs of the pattern paper by applying adhesive to the back, recommending to use tape or a collage medium.  If using liquid adhesive use one with very little water like Kraft Tacky glue or collage medium.  Place your first piece to line up with the end of the center and along the side.  For the next piece line it up along the center pcs with one end at the first paper. Continue to go around the card lining up the paper.  Alter between either the 2 dark papers or 2 gold fold paper for a better visual effect at the end.  Trim off excess as you go and use the smaller strips to fill in. If the paper doesn't line up completely don't worry the strips of glitter paper help hide that.  Now glue the strips of glitter paper over the seams of the paper in the same pattern.  Trimming off the excess to use for the smaller sections.

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Center Square:

Die cut the 3 smaller dies from the Small Poinsettia Layers from white card stock.  Ink blend with Distress Ketch Flamingo and in the center with Lumberjack Plaid.  Die cut the center from the same glitter paper.  Adhere together.  Die cut the outline die from Brilliant Joy from mirror gold paper from the Rainbow Reflections pad.  Save the letters.  Cut one of the plan lighter pattern paper to 2" square and ink blend around the Distress Ground Espresso.  Cut the glitter paper to 2 1/4" square.  Adhere together with liquid glue.  

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Assembly:

Adhere the card base on a A2 size card.  Adhere the center square to the center.  Adhere the JOY die cut to the center and then adhere the poinsettia to the center of the O.  

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Tue 21

Brayered Embossing Folders
by Laura Fulcher

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Greetings friends. As this is Thanksgiving week, I thought it was my last chance to post a Fall card. I used a poinsettia embossing folder for the card, but I thought the colors I used made it look autumnal instead of wintry. You could just as easily change the colors for a Christmas card.

To make my design, I started with white cardstock and sponged Distress Inks on top. I used Candied Apple, Fired Brick, Ripe Persimmon, Carved Pumpkin and Vintage Photo:

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Next, I spritzed the back of the paper with water (I didn't want to alter the ink) and ran it through my die cut machine with the Poinsettia Corner embossing folder:

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I really like the dimension you get with a 3D embossing folder.

To add more dimension to the card, I then brayered the top of the card with Brink colored ink to really make the leaves and flowers pop:

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To finish the card, I added a layer of gold metallic paper as well as my die cut sentiment:

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Thank you so much for visiting today. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday.

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Mon 20

Woodgrain Mini Slimline Christmas Card
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here with a mini slimline card featuring woodgrain cardstock and other Memory Box Christmas goodies from the latest release.  Here's a closer look at my card:

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To make my card I first cut a piece of tan wood grain panel slightly smaller than my 3' by 6' card base, inked it with Distress Inks in shades of brown and then added it to the card front.  To get the really dark look, I took the ink pad directly to the paper and rubbed the color on.

I dry embossed the poinsettias on two pieces of white cardstock so I could have 3 cut flowers and used the coordinating dies from the Perfect Poinsettia's 3D embossing folder/die set (EF1037) to cut them out.  I also cut some leaves from the Leaf Bunches die set (94745) all from white card stock.  I used alcohol markers and colored pencils to color the leaves and centers of the poinsettias.  I also colored a little strip of cardstock with the same greens to place under the black Christmas Sentiment tab.  Here's a closer look at the details:

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Once I was happy with the arrangement of flowers and leaves I started adhering them to the card front, some with liquid glue and others with foam tape.  Lastly I added the sentiment and green strip to the top.  Here's one last look:

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I hope you like my card for today.  I've been using the same embossing folder for the last few cards I have posted but it's because I really want to show you how versatile it is and how many different looks you can get with the one folder and die set.  You can check out all the different designs you can create HERE.  There are also rub on transfers that coordinate with the set.  I was fortunate to get to teach a card class at my local scrapbook store and we featured this set to show how many different looks you can get with it.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Come back each day for more inspiration from the design team!  Happy crafting my friends!

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