586 posts categorized "Christmas"

11/15/2018

Thu 15

Noel
by Melissa Rusk

We are getting into that busy season of the year where time to make things seems to disappear. Today I have quick and easy card that you can make in minutes.

IMG_8869

I started with some navy patterned Christmas paper and made a rectangle to put on my white card. Then I die cut the beautiful Starlit Nativity Scene die in a gold mirror card paper. I kept all of the pieces of the die together and glued it to the card. I love the way this die just shines on the gold paper.
IMG_8869

To finish it off I stamped the word noel from the Typewriter Holiday Elements stamp set. This card is easy to create for a last minute gift or if you have a lot of cards to make and want something simple.

Have a fabulous day!
IMG_8869

 

Supplies

 

Thu 15

Bold Christmas Greetings and Holly Collage by Jean Okimoto

P1070773 2

Watercolor a background for the Holly Collage and add a bright message from the Bold Christmas Greeting Clear Stamp Set.  Add the look of washi tape with a stamped strip from the greeting set too!  Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a quick card for your busy schedule.

Create a palette of inks by pressing the Fresh Greens Kaleidacolor  inkpad onto a large acrylic block.  Paint a square of watercolor paper with random, overlapping shades of green.  Let the inks mix and mingle for a few minutes - then heat-set them.  

Cut white cardstock with the 3" x 4-¼" Rectangle Basics die.  Cut it with the Leaf Collage.  Cut a 2-¾"  x 4" piece of the watercolored paper and attach it behind the collage.

Stamp the striped strip with VersaFine Smokey Gray and quickly emboss it with detail clear powder.  Trim it using the long edge of one of big Rectangle Basics dies.  It'll have nice edges - and it's easier than cutting a skinny strip w/ a paper trimmer.

P1070738

Stamp the greeting from the Bold Christmas Greetings Die Set with VersaFine Clair Charming Pink and quickly emboss it.  Cut the words with the coordinating dies from the Bold Christmas Greetings Clear Stamps. Cut an extra set of the greetings and layer it behind the stamped pieces for extra dimension.  I keep many of my die sets on shower curtain hooks for easy access and organization.

Attach the diecuts to an A-6  (4-½" x 6-¼") textured white card.  Add dark pink gem stickers.

P1070765 2

 If you're in the Seattle and like the clean, simple look of Asian designs - join us for another SIMPLY ASIAN - HOLIDAY CARDS class at Impress on November 17th.  Make an easy origami starburst and  tree for your cards - and use the latest Birch Press Design dies and stamps too.  We're loving the new triangles and stamp patterns!

Thanks for visiting - see you again next Wednesday...

Jeansignature-3

 

 

Supplies

 

11/14/2018

Wed 14

Merry Christmas Card
by Isha Gupta

Hello and Welcome! It's Isha and today, I want to share a Christmas card using the new release products. I am enjoying the triangle stamps to use on my Christmas cards. There are so many various shapes and designs to choose from.

Isha_November_card2

 

I started by cutting a white mat layer and flicked some red, green and black splatters to it. Let it dry. In the meantime die-cut the Poinsettia Circle Frame from white cardstock, cut the base a little and adhere to the mat layer.

I then stamped the sentiment and cut the stripe.

Finally, I stamped, embossed the triangles using platinum sparkle embossing powder and die-cut them using the co-ordinating dies.

Adhered the trees using 3d foam and adhere the sentiment stripe. This card was easy to make and looks really festive with all the glitter and shine from the embossing powder.

Here is a close up

Isha_November_card2_cl

Hope you got inspired by this card. Have a wonderful crafty day!

Ishasignature

 

 

Supplies

 

11/13/2018

Tue 13

Typewriter Holiday Elements, Bold Christmas Greetings and Delicate Pine Frame by Jean Okimoto

MemoryBoxDelicatePineFrame-MemoryBoxTypewriterHolidayElements-MemoryBoxBoldChristmasGreetingsClearStamps-MemoryBoxBoldChristmasGreetingsDies-RectangleBasics-JeanOkimoto-ImagineCrafts-VersaFineClair-ImpressCardsAndCrafts-DistressOxides

Stamp the Typewriter Holiday Elements text block and trim it to create the perfect background for the Delicate Pine Frame.  Add a trio of glittered birds - also from the Delicate Pine Frame set - and a greeting from the Bold Christmas Greetings set for a classic  holiday greeting.

Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a simple design that's easy to mass-produce for everyone on your card list.  The "'twas the night before Christmas" text block is about 5-½" square and generously-sized for backgrounds.  It's easy to diecut two 2-½" x 3-¾" rectangles for this design.

Stamp the text block on white cardstock with Iced Spruce Distress Oxides.  Dry  the ink and cut it with a Rectangle Basics die.  Sponge the text very lightly with Delicata Shimmer Silver.  

Cut the Delicate Pine Frame from green cardstock.  Cut the birds from red glittered carstock.  

 Stamp the greeting - from the Bold Christmas Greetings set - with VersaFine Clair Tulip Red.  Cut it with the coordinating dies of the Bold  Christmas Greetings set. Cut an extra set of the words and layer it for dimension.

Attach the diecuts to side-folded A-2 card of white textured cardstock.  Add gold gem stickers.

MemoryBoxDelicatePineFrame-MemoryBoxRectangleBasics-MemoryBoxBoldChristmasGreetingsClearStamps-MemoryBoxBoldChristmasGreetingsDies-MemoryBoxTypewriterHolidayElementsClearStamps-JeanOkimoto-ImagineCrafts-VersaFineClair-DelicataInkpads-DistressOxides

Special thanks to everyone from Monday's MERRY + QUICK cards class t Impress.  It was fun meeting new students and catching up with my loyal Memory Box/Poppystamps/Birch Press fans too.  We used the just-released Birch Press Design triangle die sets and loved them.  Thanks Ann and Shari for helping everyone find the great products and supplies on their wishlists - and ordering more of the best-sellers!

Thanks for visiting...

Jeansignature-3

 

 

 

Supplies

 

11/12/2018

Mon 12

Elegant Holly Double Frame Peace Card
by Anne Thompson

About a year ago I packed up all of my alcohol inks because I felt I'd run out of interesting things to do with them.  Since discovering Ranger's Alcohol Ink Paper and Yupo paper, I've unpacked them again and I'm getting inky all the time.  They're like this brand-new thing again!  I've been dropping ink spots on the alcohol ink papers and have been fascinated with the results.  And I love the way the images shine after die cutting.  

today's card

IMG_0948

materials used

  • ELEGANT HOLLY DOUBLE FRAME 94018
  • PEACE CHESHIRE SCRIPT 94017
  • bright yellow notecard 
  • glue pen, glue dots, plaid ribbon bow with gold pipe cleaner accent
  • Adirondack Alcohol Inks in a variety of colors--reds, greens, yellows, orange--dropped in puddles on alcohol ink paper

This time when cutting the inked paper I let it dry for a really long time and then ran it through my Big Kick using the metal plate.  Everything popped out of the die easily.  I love that the Elegant Holly Double Frame has so many pieces to play with.  And "peace" just fit in the scrap I had leftover.

IMG_0949

I arranged and rearranged the three squares until I found a composition that I really liked.  Just tilting the middle plain square frame (which separates the double frames)  added so much more interest to the card.  I tried it first as a side-fold card before adding the branches, bow, and "peace"; but I liked the top-fold orientation better.

IMG_0948

A Christmas card with an unconventional color scheme--that works for me!  I had thought this would be a fall card even though it's holly, but by adding "peace" and the red plaid bow it now works for Christmas.

Off to the craft store to buy more alcohol ink paper and more Red Pepper alcohol ink.  There are so many more  on-line tutorials to watch and techniques to try!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

11/11/2018

Sun 11

Blessed
by Penny Ward

Triangles3

 

Hi there. Penny here today with another fantastic holiday card for anyone on your list. These new Triangle stamps and matching dies will be useful all year long.

Yes, Please!!!

 

Here we go:

 

Start with a White cardstock base measuring 4.25 x 5.50 inches when folded. Add a couple of small strips of Navy to top and bottom of base card.

 

Trim a panel of White cardstock 4.25 x 5 inches. Emboss with a pretty embossing folder.

 

Triangles2

 

Die cut the Equal Triangle set several times from pattern paper, plain cardstock and metallic cardstocks.

Adhere as shown straight to the card front making sure a couple of the triangles are popped up with foam adhesive.

 

Triangles

 

Stamp and die cut sentiment from the Bold Christmas set. Adhere with foam adhesive to a strip of Silver Metallic cardstock that has been notched at each end.

Wrap the left end with some matching twine, then adhere to card front.

 

So quick and easy...the hard part is deciding on which cardstocks to use.  :)

 

Happy Holiday crafting,

Pennysignature

 

Supplies

 

11/10/2018

Sat 10

Gingerbread Cookie
by Melissa Rusk

Melissa1

Today I have a fun stamped card that I want to share with you all. For the background of my card I did some partial stamping with the background stamp from the Typewriter Holiday Elements stamp set. You can see a picture of how it stamped below.

For the red paper I took one of the triangles from the Equal Triangle stamp set and used a red ink in the same color as my paper to create the tone on tone look for my patterned paper. I alternated the triangles as you can see below and I love how it turned out. It's so much fun to stamp your own patterned papers, I hope you give it a try!

Melissa2

For the cute Gingerbread Cookie, I cut him out in white paper 4 times and glued them all together, it makes it look like a thicker embellishment. Then I colored him in with Copic markers and used some enamel accents in red and green to create the look of frosting.

Thanks for stopping by the blog, have a great day!

IMG_8814

 

 

 

Supplies

 

 

 



11/07/2018

Wed 07

Merry Christmas Card
by Isha Gupta

Hello and Welcome! It's Isha and today, I want to share a Christmas card using the new release products. There are so many fun stamps and a gorgeous dies in this release.

Isha_November_card1

To start, I cut a white mat layer and stamped the background using a teal ink. I then sponged the edges a bit using the same ink.

I stamped the stripe using black ink to use as a side stripe on my card. Now, I die cut two of the triangles and sponged some inks to them. I die cut the twig and colored using gold watercolor. I then die cut the poinsettia twice, colored them using copic markers and stacked them together.

Finally, I stamped the sentiment and die cut it.

Now, I flicked some gold and black splatters to everything and assembled the cluster.

Here is a close up

Isha_November_card1_cl

Hope you got inspired by this card. Have a wonderful crafty day!

Ishasignature

 

 

Supplies

 

11/06/2018

Tue 06

Bold Greetings Die Set, Bold Greetings Clear Stamps, That’s Acute Triangle Die Set, and That’s Acute Clear Stamps by Jean Okimoto

MemoryBoxThat'sAcuteTriangleClearStamps-MemoryBoxThat'sAcuteTriangleDies-MemoryBoxBoldChristmasGreetingsClearStamps-MemoryBoxBoldChristnmasGreetingsDies-WrappedStitchRectangles-JeanOkimoto-ImagineCrafts-RadiantNeons-ImpressCardsAndCrafts-FeltDiecuts-FeltTrees-FeltChristmasCards

Combine That's Acute Triangle Dies and That's Acute Triangle Clear Stamps and create a forest of colorful trees for the holidays.  Stamp and diecut a Bold Christmas Greetings  message for a pop of bright purple.   Add sparkly gem stickers - and that's it!

Hello, Jean Okimoto here with a plush felt design to warm a frosty winter day.  Or a rainy fall day!

  MemoryBoxThat'sAcuteTriangleClearStamps-MemoryBoxThat'sAcuteTriangleDies-MemoryBoxBoldChristmasGreetingsClearStamps-MemoryBoxBoldChristmasGreetingsDies-MemoryBoxWrappedStitchRectangles-JeanOkimoto-RadiantNeons-ImagineCrafts-FeltDiecuts-FeltTrees-FeltChristmasCards

Attach adhesive label paper - or a sticker sheet -  to wool-blend felt and cut triangles with  the dies from the That's Acute Triangle set.  The paper backing stabilizes the felt and keeps adhesives from soaking through.

Stamp the striped triangle from the That's Acute Triangle Clear Stamps with Imagine Crafts Radiant Neon Electric Purple.  Emboss it with detail clear powder.  The color of  the stamped image doesn't look like the inkpad - but it really is Electric Purple.  It's very electric, and very purple!

Cut it with the coordinating That's Acute Triangle die.

Cut a white cardstock background with the 3-½" x  4-¾" Wrapped Stitch Rectangle die.

Attach the diecuts to a white 4-½" x 6-¼" card.  Use foam dots for the tip of the stamped triangle.  Use foam dots for the top and bottom of the "y" and the bottom of the "j."

Attach silver gem stickers.

MemoryBoxThat'sAcuteTriangleDies-MemoryBoxThat'sAcuteTriangleClearStamps-MemoryBoxWrappedStitchRectangles-MemoryBoxBoldChristmasGreetingsClearStamps-MemoryBoxBoldChristmasGreetingsDies-JeanOkimoto-ImagineCrafts-RadiantNeons-FeltTrees-FeltDiecuts-FeltChristmasCards

Have fun creating this card in your favorite colors too.  Mix  different shades of green with a bright red stamped triangle on a Kraft card.  Or try gold, copper and silver glittered cardstock with a teal striped triangle.  

I could spend hours mixing and matching colors & textures, matte & metallic, prints & solids.  There are so many options for these versatile dies and stamps!  They're all designed for you by Dave Brethauer and proudly made in the USA.  

If you're in the Seattle area and need a few fresh ideas for quick holiday cards - join us for the MERRY AND QUICK class at Impress on Veterans Day, November 12.  We're making 7 deceptively simple cards that don't look quick-and-easy - and they're great for mass-production too.  

Thanks for visiting -

Jeansignature-3

 

Supplies

 

10/30/2018

Tue 30

Merry Christmas
by Melissa Rusk

Happy Tuesday! When I first saw the That's Acute triangle stamp set I immediately thought of Christmas trees. I love the simple and graphic look that these stamps give.

IMG_8792

I stamped the larger triangle with the lines in it first and started with the center tree. I left a little bit of space between each of the big trees for the smaller ones to get stamped in. The smaller lined tree got stamped in the spaces and I stamped them in a different and slightly darker green ink, it's a little hard to tell the difference in the photos but in person it makes a difference having the second color.
IMG_8792

Then I stamped the Merry Christmas in red ink from the Bold Christmas greetings stamp set. I added some red gems to top the trees and finish them off. Fun tip, I didn't have any red gems so I used a red Copic marker to color some white gems and it works perfectly. It's a great way to make sure that your gems always coordinate in your projects!

Have a fabulous and crafty week!
IMG_8792

 

Supplies