267 posts categorized "Donna"

11/25/2022

Fri 25

A Fun Little Christmas Ornament
by Donna Sledzik

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Happy Friday everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating Thanksgiving.  Now it's time to transition into the Christmas season!

Today I have a simple Christmas ornament for you to create.  

I started by die cutting a 3.5" circle from plaid paper and set it into a 3" wooden embroidery hoop.  I centered the die cut circle over the smaller piece of the embroidery hoop.  I gently folded the paper over the hoop.  Next, I placed the larger hoop on top of the paper.

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I die cut the saying from white foil paper and glued it to the center of the plaid paper.

Next, I die cut the Pine Needle Frame from white cardstock and cut the pine boughs from the frame.  I used a blending brush and Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink to add a little color to the pine die cuts.

I used liquid glue to adhere them to the embroidery hoop.

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To finish the ornament I added some Christmas Fairy Crystals to the ornament.  I tied a piece of twine thru the top of the hoop to hang the ornament.

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

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11/18/2022

Fri 18

Merry Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have a clean and simple Christmas card for you.

I began by die cutting the Pine Needle Frame from green cardstock.  Next I cut apart the pine boughs from the frame and used green ink to darken the die cuts.

The Dreamy Bow was die cut from red cardstock and inked with red ink.

I stamped my sentiment on a white cardstock panel using black pigment ink and clear heat embossed the image.

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Next, I glued the greens to the white cardstock panel and spattered it with white ink.

I assembled the bow and used foam tape to adhere it to the card, and then used foam tape to glue the card front to a white card base.

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To finish the card, I added some red fairy jewels to the pine bough.

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

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11/04/2022

Fri 04

Holiday Greetings
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone!  Today's card features a few new snowflake dies from the latest Christmas release.

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I die cut many Alpine Snowflakes from white cardstock and glued them to a white cardstock panel.  Once the glue was dry, I sprayed the paper with 2 colors of Distress Mica Stain, Winter Frost and Snow Flurries.  When the background was dry, I spattered it with white paint.

I die cut the Celeste Snowflake from silver glitter paper and the snowflake shadow from white cardstock.  Then I glued the silver snowflake to the shadow die cut and adhered it to the prepared background.  

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Next, I stamped and white heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock and used foam tape to adhere it across the snowflake.

The background was glued to a black cardstock mat and then adhered to a white card base.



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

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10/27/2022

Thu 27

Boo Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have a cute Halloween card for you.

I started with a white cardstock panel, and used a blender brush to add a light touch of Vintage Photo Distress ink to the background.

Next I die cut all my elements:

  • Black cardstock was used for the Haunted House, Fence, Bats and the word "Boo".
  • Ghosts were die cut from white cardstock
  • Pumpkin from orange cardstock
  • Moon from yellow cardstock

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To assemble the card, I glued down the moon first, the Haunted House next.  Then I tucked the ghosts behind the house and glued the fence in place.  The pumpkin was glued in front of the fence.  

The word Boo was cut apart from the "Boo to You" die cut and glued in place underneath the fence.

Then I glued the bats to the card front.

I adhered the card front to a black mat and used foam tape to glue it to a white cardstock mat.  This was adhered to an orange cardstock mat and glued to a white card base.

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That's it for today!  I hope you have a Happy Halloween!!!

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10/21/2022

Fri 21

Merry Christmas
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone!  Today I have a fun Christmas Card for you which features new products from the 2022 Memory Box Christmas Release.

To make this card, I started by creating an ink blended background using Distress Oxide Inks. 

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I spattered the background with plain water and pressed a dry paper towel to it to remove some of the color. 

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Next I die cut a circle from white cardstock for the moon. I used a blender brush to apply Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide inks to color the moon.  I spritzed it with plain water to add texture to the moon.  Once the moon was dry I glued it to my background.

The trees where die cut from white cardstock and glued to the background.

The Santa and sleigh were die cut from black cardstock, and glued in place across the moon.

Then I stamped the words "Merry Christmas" in black ink at the bottom right hand corner of the card.

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I spattered the card front with white paint and adhered it to a white cardstock mat.  This was glued to a black mat and adhered to a white card base.

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

That's it for today!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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10/07/2022

Fri 07

Joy
by Donna Sledzik

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Happy Friday everyone!  Today's Christmas card features the cute new Polar Bear die.  

Let's make the card:

  • Create an ink blended background on a light blue cardstock panel.  I used several Blue Distress Oxide Inks and a blending brush to ink the light blue cardstock.

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  • Next, I spattered the background with plain water to add some texture.
  • I die cut the Evergreen Sky Collage die from white cardstock and inked the trees with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink.
  • The polar bear was die cut from gray and white cardstock.  I lightly inked the edges of the bear with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Ink and glued the layers together.  I glued a piece of black cardstock behind the eyes and nose of the bear.  The cheeks where colored with a pink pencil and the paws with a gray pencil.  I tied a piece of ribbon around the bears neck for a scarf.
  • I glued the blue background to a black cardstock mat and glued it to a white card base.
  • I used foam tape to adhere the tree frame to the card.
  • The bear was glued in place with liquid glue, tucking him behind the hill.
  • Next, I spattered the card with white paint.
  • The word Joy was die cut from white cardstock and the shadow from red cardstock.  I adhered the word at the top of the tree frame.
  • The sentiment was stamped and white heat embossed on a black cardstock strip and adhered to the card with foam tape.

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To finish the card I added some Christmas Fairy Crystals.  That's it for today!  I hope this weekend brings you some time to craft!

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09/29/2022

Thu 29

Merry Christmas Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  I have another Christmas Card for you today featuring new products from the 2022 Memory Box Christmas release.  I also used the Simon Says Stamp/ Memory Box "Beautiful Moments Stamptember stamp set.

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I die cut the Pine Needle Frame from white cardstock and glued it to a black cardstock mat.  I used foam tape to adhere it to a white card base.

The words Merry Christmas were die cut twice from white cardstock and once from silver metallic cardstock.  The words were stacked and glued together ending with the silver metallic words on top.  I used liquid glue to adhere them to the middle of the card.

I stamped the berries and leaves on watercolor cardstock and colored them with Tim Holtz Watercolor Distress pencils.  I fussy cut all the berries and glued them to the card.

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The fussy cutting was the longest part of creating this card!  Lol

That's it for today!  See you next time with another Christmas creation!

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09/22/2022

Thu 22

Warm Wishes
by Donna Sledzik

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Good morning everyone!  Today's card features some of the new products from the Memory Box 2022 Christmas release.  I love the little snowman die and it's perfect for paper piecing.

To make this card, I began by die cutting one of the nested globes from a light blue cardstock.  I used Stormy Sky Distress Oxide Ink to deepen the color of the die cut.  I glued it to a white cardstock panel, adhered it to a black cardstock mat and mounted it to a white card base.

I die cut the trees from 2 shades of green cardstock and glued the highlight piece on top of the darker green tree.  Next, I glued them to the blue globe die cut.

I die cut the snowman body and the hat brim from dark gray, light gray and white cardstock and glued them on top of each other.  I colored the nose with an orange marker and the eyes with a black marker.  The cheeks were done with a pink pencil and the buttons are black Nuvo Drops.  I also glued a white pompom to his hat.

The scarf and hat were die cut from the new Christmas Jolly paper pad and pieced together, then glued to the snowman.  I used foam tape to adhere him in front of the trees.

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I spattered the card with white paint for the look of falling snow.

I stamped the greeting on a white cardstock strip and mounted it on a larger black cardstock mat.  I used foam tape to adhere it to my card.

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That's it for today!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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09/14/2022

Wed 14

Beautiful Moments Card
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today's card features the new STAMPtember stamp set from Memory Box and Simon Says Stamp.  

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For my card today I decided to use the Simon Hurley Circle Stamping Foam.  When you stamp into the heated foam you get the negative image of your stamp.  There are many videos to show you how to use the stamping foam.

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I heated the foam with my heat tool for about 20 seconds and then pressed it into my stamp.  Next, I lightly rubbed my ink pads over the foam, misted it with water and then stamped my image onto white cardstock.  

I trimmed my cardstock, mounted it to a black cardstock mat and used foam tape to adhere it to a white card base.  

I die cut the largest Knotted Circle die from gold metallic cardstock and glued it around my printed circle.

I die cut the words from the same gold cardstock and glued them to the black cardstock shadow die cut. 

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To finish the card, I added some Autumn Fairy Crystals.

That's it for today!  Thanks for stopping by today!

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09/08/2022

Thu 08

Boo to You
by Donna Sledzik

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Hello everyone!  Today I have a clean and simple Halloween card for you featuring new products from the fall release.

I die cut the ghosts from white cardstock and randomly glued them to a black cardstock panel.

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Once the glue was dry, I trimmed the overhanging ghosts from the background and glued it to to a orange cardstock mat.  I used foam tape to adhere the panel to a white card base.

I die cut the shadow from the "Boo to You" die from orange cardstock and the words from white cardstock.  I glued the words to the orange shadow die cut, then glued it to a vellum die cut circle.  Next, I glued this to my card and that's it!  Cutting all the ghosts was probably the most time consuming part of the card.

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Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!

Donnasignature

 

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94622 Ghosts in the Forest Craft Die

94587 Boo Posh Script Die