107 posts categorized "Holiday"

10/26/2021

Tue 26

Nativity Scene Two Ways
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing the new Nativity House Frame Die, Bennet Alphabet Die and Slim Pinpoint Burst Plate Die.  Whether you like to color your die cuts or keep them one basic shade, the Nativity House Frame is perfect for either.
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For both cards I began with the Slim Pinpoint Burst Plate Die. I inked it up with tumbled glass and prize ribbon distress oxide inks. I die cut the Alphabet and colored the base with Copic Markers. I die cut the top layer using a piece of cardstock from the Ocean Blue 6x6 Pack. I die cut the star from the Majestic Hues Glitter Pad. I die cut the Nativity Frame using the Woodgrain Paper Pack in cream and kraft. I used Copic Markers to color the palm trees and Holy Family.


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I followed the same process for the white card only used a silver glitter sheet to add depth. 

Thanks for stopping by for a peek!

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10/23/2021

Sat 23

Build a Layered Poinsettia by Jean Okimoto


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Add glitter, dimension and a wide washi tape backdrop to the new Layered Poinsettia on a crisp white slimline card.  Sections of the beautiful Watercolor Forest Greenery 4-½" wide washi tape create a natural setting for a great new holiday item.  Happy weekend, Jean Okimoto here with a simple way to highlight our newest release.

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Cut Layered Poinsettia from a bright red 6x6 in the Berry Red Collection.  Vigorously shake the bottle of Ruby Crystal Glitter Glue.  Squirt a blob of glitter glue onto each section and spread the glue with your finger to add a sparkly, glossy layer and highlight the texture.  Set the pieces aside to dry.

Punch or cut a 1" circle of the red cardstock to use as a base.  Crease the petals along the center.  Attach them to the circle base. Cut the center portion from a yellow 6x6 in the Sunny Orange Collection. Attach the tiny yellow center pieces.

Cut the Merry Christmas Posh Script background twice from white cardstock.  Pressure-emboss one white diecut with the delicate Merry Christmas die and the plate(s) and rubber embossing mat required for your machine.  Cut the delicate section from a dark green 6x6 in the Lush Green Collection. Attach the pressure embossed white diecut over the un-embossed diecut.  Attach the green diecut. Pressure embossing the background adds dimension and simplifies attaching the delicate green layer. MemoryBoxLayeredPoinsettia, MemoryBoxMerryChristmasPoshScript, MemoryBoxChristmasFairyCrystals, MemoryBoxLushGreen6x6, MemoryBoxSunnyOrange6x6, MemoryBoxBerryRed6x6, MemoryBoxStylishRectangleTrio, MemoryBoxRubyCrystalGlitterGlue, MemoryBoxWatercolorForestGreeneryWideWashiYTape, MemoryBoxCo, JeanOkimoto, HolidayDiecuts, HandmadeHolidayCards, PoinsettiaCards, WideWashiTape, WashiTapeCards, DiecutWashiTape, DIYHolidayCards, Papercrafts, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, SlimlineCards

Attach Watercolor Forest Greenery Wide Washi Tape to white cardstock. Cut it with the medium-sized die from the Stylish Rectangle Trio.  Remove the narrow triangle offcuts - leave everything else in the die.  Attach narrow strips of lined double-stick tape to the diecuts.  Remove the tape liners and press the diecuts firmly onto a white slimline card (8-½" x 3-½").  Use a paper piercing tool to help release it.

Attach the poinsettia and greeting.  Add red Christmas Fairy Crystals.

Cover the card front with a slimline-sized layer of cardstock to protect the card for mailing.

Hope you'll have a chance to create some holiday cards this weekend...see you again tomorrow!  Thanks for visiting...

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10/22/2021

Fri 22

Oval Snowman Tunnel Card
by Trina Pham

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Hello there.  I have a fun Christmas card to share today.  When I saw the Oval Snowman Collage die from the Holiday release, I thought it would make a great tunnel card, or now commonly known as a center picture window card.

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As you can see, I kept the front of the card super simple.  For a bit of dimension and texture, an A2 sized piece of white cardstock was dry embossed with the new Ringadings 3D embossing folder.  To keep the card shut when closed, a belly band was created using Circle Basics dies, the new Let It Snow Posh Script die, the new Woodsy Plaid 6x6 paper and black cardstock.  The script sentiment was die cut from Bristol paper 3x and stacked.  A 1.25”Wx8.5”L strip was then trimmed from black cardstock and wrapped around the card (not too tightly) and the ends hidden and sandwiched in between the plaid and black circles.  When the belly band is slid off, the fun begins!  *lol*😂

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The snowman layer is Bristol paper cut to the same size (5.5”x8.5”) as the card base.  Ink blended Tumbled Glass and Blueprint Sketch distress inks (DI) on the top portion, splattered with water and blot with a paper towel.  Score down along the long side at 2.25”, 4.25” and 6.25”, then use these scored lines as guides to die cut the Oval Snowman Collage in the middle.  Next, valley fold, mountain fold and valley fold the score lines to get this.

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A quick note… after taking the process photo above, more ink was added to the top portion in the final card.  Now onto the second layer beneath.  Started with a piece of Bristol paper measuring 5.5”H x4”W.  Scored vertically on each side at 0.25” and down the middle at 2”.  Used these scored lines as guides to partial die cut the Evergreen Sky Collage that was released last year.  The opening of this die is larger than the snowman one, so partial diecutting was needed to bring the trees closer together behind the snowman. 

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Used scissors next to cut out at the top.  It doesn’t matter what this looks like because it’s going to be hidden behind the snowman layer anyway.

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On the white card base, ink blended Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass DI, then splattered with white gouache paint.  This is what will show through the “tunnel” when completed.

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Began assembling the card, starting with the back layer.  The middle score lines make it super easy to line up.

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The deer is from last year’s Snowglobe Backer die and was a leftover piece in my stash.  I should mention that all colouring/shading were done with Copic markers.  Drew in the snowman’s eyes and mouth with a fine black marker.

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The Oval Snowman Collage die does come with a top hat/scarf combo die.  I just thought a plaid beanie/toque would look cuter and more suitable, so I used the second smallest circle die in the Circle Basics set to partial die cut his hat from the plaid paper.  

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I’ve been fighting a cold, so I hope I made sense. *lol*😂  If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comment section below.  And that does it for me.  Thank you for joining me today.  Enjoy your weekend.

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10/21/2021

Thu 21

Glittered Festive Christmas Greetings by Jean Okimoto

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Glitzy Glitter Pad diecuts and bright red Christmas Fairy Crystals sparkle on a holiday slimline card from our latest release.  Hi everyone, Jean Okimoto here with a gouache and watercolored design from the new Festive Christmas Greetings Set. MemoryBoxFestiveChristmasGreetingsClearStampsAndDies, MemoryBoxJoyPostScript, MemoryBoxGlitzyGlitterPad, MemoryBoxWrappedStitchedSlimRectangles, MemoryBoxChristmasFairyJewels, SlimlineCards, DiecutCards, HandmadeChristmasCards, DistressOxidesWatercoloring, GlitteredDiecuts, DIYCards, Cardmaking, Papercrafts, ChristmasPapercrafts, ImpressCardsAndCrafts

Prep smooth kraft cardstock with an embossing powder tool.  Stamp the oval foliage image from the new Festive Christmas Greetings Clear Stamp and Die Set with VersaMark.  Heat-emboss it with detail white powder.  

Color it with a blend of Zinc White Gouache and Distress Oxides refill inks - twisted citron, cracked pistachio and lucky clover were used here. Dry the inks and diecut the imaage.

Diecut Joy Posh Script from natural cardstock and the bright red Glitzy Glitter Pad sheet.  Pressure-emboss the natural background diecut with the delicate Joy die.  Embossing adds dimension  - and makes it easy to attach the delicate die by letting it settle into the embossed outline.

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A tip...if you're not sure which die size to use for a background strip cut the larger size.  If it looks too big, then recycle it by cutting it again with the smaller die.  You've saved some cardstock  - and might even be able to use the offcut "frame" for another project.

Cut the background strip wih the 1.5" x 6.5" Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle die.  Cut the green sheet from the Glitzy Glitter Pad with the .8" x 5.8" die.

Attach the diecuts to a kraft slimline card (3-½" x 8-½") - use foamdots for the greeting.  Add red Christmas Fairy Crystals for holly berries.  

To protect the card for mailing - cover the front with a slimline-sized layer of cardstock.  The thickness of the card may require special postal handling.

Thanks for visiting - see you again this weekend...Jeansignature-3

 

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10/19/2021

Tue 19

Glad Tidings and Boughs
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing some fun, new Christmas dies! Hope you'll check out the 2021 Holiday Release!  

Supplies I used: Ringadings 3D Embossing Folder

                              Gilded Sleigh

                               Layered Poinsettia

                                Holly Bundle

                                Smooth Pine Cones

                                Melted Candles

                                Pine Needle Trio

                                Festive Christmas Greetings

                                Clear Jewels
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I die cut all the images using Copic friendly paper and used Copic Markers to color.

Sleigh: C4 C6, YR24 Y26, R29 R39 R89, 

Poinsettia: R22 R14 R17 R29, YR24, G43 G46

Holly: YG25 YG17 YG67 G29, R17 R29 R39

Pine Needles: YG25 YG67 E49

Candle: E40 E42 YR24

Pine Cone: E23 E25 E27 E29
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I adhered the embossed panel to the card base than adhered the sleigh and layered all the extras. I embossed the sentiment and added some clear jewels.

Thanks for stopping by!

Michellesignature (1)

 

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10/18/2021

Mon 18

Curled Holly Branches and Serene Birds Perch on Old Lamp Posts on Joy and Cheer Cards
by Anne Thompson

The Serene Birds are back this week and they've flown over to perch on Old Lamp Posts that have been decorated with Curled Holly Branches for three more holiday cards!

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Let's look at one of the cards close up since all three are made following the same steps to create the design.

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  • I started with a blank white notecard and added a piece of plaid paper to cover the front, 5.5X4.25.
  • I die cut the lamp and post pieces from a solid color cardstock that coordinates with the plaid paper.
  • I die cut just the lamp die again, this time from a light yellow cardstock and saved the center strips to simulate light from the lamp.
  • To assemble the lamp and post, I started with the post and put a strip of Scor-Tape on the back and added the cross piece before adhering both to the notecard.  I placed the bottom of the post on the lower edge of the card and used the plaid to help make sure the post was straight.
  • I then put Scor-Tape on the back of the lamp outline and placed the yellow pieces against the exposed tape before peeling off the backing and adding the lamp atop the post.
  • Using more Scor-Tape I attached the cap on top of the lamp.
  • Next I die cut three of the Curled Holly Branch from another coordinating plaid, stuck them together with Glue-Dots and used another Glue-Dot to place the bundle on the cap at the top of the lamp.
  • I then die cut the Serene Bird body from solid cardstock and its wing from a plaid scrap and used a Glue-Dot to put the wing on the bird and used foam dots to place the bird on the post cross-piece.
  • For the final touch I added Fairy Jewels to some of the berries on the holly branches.

Cards Two and Three

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So where is the JOY AND CHEER sentiment?  On the inside of each card on the strip of paper left from cutting the paper I needed for the card front!

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Hmmm...I wonder where the birds will perch next Monday???

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

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10/17/2021

Sun 17

Snowman Scene Christmas Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a snowy scene Christmas card using the Oval Snowman Collage die.  This is a quick and easy Christmas card to reproduce.   

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Front Panel:

Die cut the Oval Snowman Collage die in the center of a A2 size panel.  Keep the negative die cut to use later.  Ink blend lightly with Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass from the outside to frame the scene.  Take Distress ink Rustic Wilderness and a eye shadow brush and add green to the bottom of the branches.  Color the snowman arms with Distress Oxide Gathered Twigs.  Use the negative die cut mask the the body of the snowman.  From the same negative die cut choose one of the branches that look like a carrot and fussy cut it out.  Color it with Distress Oxide Carved Pumpkin ink.  Die cut the hat from a dark brown from the Earth Neutral paper pack.  Die cut the scarf from a dark red from eh Berry Red paper pack.  Glue the carrot, hat and scarf on the snowman.  Use a fine tip black pen to color in the eyes and mouth.  Use a clear drying glue (white drying glue would be good too) and add glue around the top of the branches and outline the oval and snowman.  Sprinkle with Distress Rock Candy Glitter.  Let dry

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Snow Panel:

Ink blend a A2 size panel with Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass.  Do NOT over blend. Let dry.  Add the Poppy Stamps Snowspeckle Wide Washi Tape all over the background.  This washi tape is transparent and shows the background color leaving snow falling.  

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Sentiment:

Die cut the Let It Snow Posh Scrip base die from the light blue glitter paper from the Delicate Pastel Glitter Pad.  Die cut the top die from white card stock.  Glue the white die cut on the glitter.  Use a silver jewel from the Christmas Fairy Jewels for the top of the i. 

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Card Base:

Make a top folder A2 size top folding card.  Stamp the Merry Christmas using Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair ink from the Festive Christmas Greetings stamp set.  Stamp the snowflakes with the same ink around the sentiment.  

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Assembly:

Adhere the snow panel on the card base.  Then adhere the Oval Snowman panel on top of the card.  Glue the Let It Snow sentiment on the top center of the card.

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10/13/2021

Wed 13

Non-traditional Purple Poinsettias
by Trina Pham

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Hello everyone.  It’s a quick 2-in-1 post for me today. 😉  I was the August challenge winner at Christmas Craft Creations (CCC) and was invited to guest design for their October challenge starting today.  As you can see, this is also my day to post here, and since the challenge here this month is Holidays, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to combine them in one post.  The challenge theme at CCC is Black and White plus One.   You know I love non-traditional color Christmas cards, so I chose purple for my color. 

The poinsettias were die cut from Bristol paper using the Layered Poinsettia die.  Colored each cutout with Shaded Lilac distress ink (DI) then applied Wilted Violet DI at the center and tips.  Attached two of them together and shaped the petals with my fingers before spritzing them with a shimmer spray for some sparkle.  Set aside to dry.

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The pine needles and sentiment were also die cut from Bristol paper.  The sentiment was die cut 3x and stacked for dimension, then mounted onto its black shadow piece.  Adhered the pine needles directly to a black A2 sized panel and popped up the poinsettias with mounting tape (except for the petals underneath the sentiment).  Covered the upper portion of the panel next and splattered the bottom half with white gouache paint.  Attached the panel to a black/white split card base, then added the sentiment and clear Fairy drops to the poinsettia centers to finish.

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Create your own black and white plus one Christmas card using at least one Memory Box product and you can enter in both challenges!  And that is it from me.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a great day.

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10/12/2021

Tue 12

Gingerbread House Gift Tags
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I'm using the Gingerbread House Frame craft die set to create gift tags that can be turned into an ornament. This die set with the other matching sets can are versatile.  This is becoming my new favorite die.

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Candy Pieces from the Gingerbread House Frame die set:

Die cut the gumdrops from red, green and blue from the Glitzy Glitter Pad.  Die cut the trees from the Snowman House frame die set from the same glitter green paper. 

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Die cut the snow caps and icing from white from the Majestic Hues Glitter paper pack.  Die cut the candy canes, small peppermint candy, background for the door and window, door trim, and shutters from a dark red from the Berry Red paper pack.  Die cut the candy cane, window/door frame and peppermint candy from white card stock.  Glue the white die cuts on top of the red base.   Glue the trees together per the packaging.  Add snow to the trees and snow die cuts with Neon Amplify by Tsukineko or another solid white mat ink/paint.  I found this in my stash and unsure where I got it.  Let dry.

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Tag Base and House:

Die cut the House Frame and 2 of the House Frame Background from Kraft Woodgrain card stock.  Ink the house background with Distress Antique Lined around the outside.  Then ink blend with Distress Vintage Photo along the edges of the house background and house frame/tag base.  

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To/From Die Cut:

Die cut the 3 smallest rectangle rom the Open Studio rectangle basics set from white card stock. Write To: and From: on the left side the die cut.  Add removable double sided tape on the backside of the die cut.  Save this piece until you are ready to fill it out.  Then just remove the tape and add it to the back of the tag.

Assembly:

Fold the tag base on the first and last fold marks.  Fold the lip of 1 of the house base and glue to the back lip of the tag,  Take the other house base and glue on the window and door to the base. Glue the red trim around the door.  Add foam tape to the edges of the shutters and glue to the other edge and glue on either side of the window.  Glue the snow peak to the top of the window.  Glue the candle canes on either side of the door.   Then the peppermint candies under the candy canes.  Glue the icing along the roof line. Glue along the fold line and add to the center of the tag base.  

Glue the trees to either side of the tag frame.  Glue the large snow peek to the tape frame. Glue on the gum drops on the snow peak changing out the colors to look like lights.  

Take a 8'" piece of twine and fold in half.  Run the twine through the holes to create a loop and tie off the top. 

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10/11/2021

Mon 11

Warm Wishes with a Bird, Its House, and Seasonal Greenery
by Anne Thompson

I love looking for ways I can combine dies to create multi-layer images for my holiday cards this year.  For the two cards I made for this post, I started with the HOUSE FRAME BACKGROUND 94606 to create a birdhouse, added some seasonal greenery cut with the GENTLE PINE NEEDLE SPRIG 94597 and the HOLLY BUNDLE 94610, and popped on a bird from the SERENE BIRD AND BRANCH 94620.  And of course I used Memory Box cardstocks and more lovely plaids from the WOODSY PLAID 6X6 paper pad PP1018.

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Card One, Blues

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  • Starting with a white notecard, I covered the front with a light blue cardstock from the STORMY BLUE COLLECTION SP1006.
  • I cut the House Frame Background three times, twice from dark blue cardstock also from the Stormy Blue pack and once from a dark blue plaid.  I used the circle die in that set to cut the birdhouse opening on the plaid house and cut another from a brown paper scrap for the inset ring.  I put the layers together and added it to the card front.
  • I cut the Gentle Pine Needle Sprig three times from plaid scraps and secured them to the peak of the birdhouse roof.
  • I cut the Holly Bundle from another blue plaid and used pop dots to add them on top of the pine branches.  I then added two of the blue CHRISTMAS FAIRY CRYSTALS CRY102 on the leaves.
  • I cut the bird body from a scrap of blue cardstock from the OCEAN BLUE COLLECTION SP1005 and glued on the bird wing cut from another blue plaid scrap.  I used foam tape to add the bird to the card.
  • The sentiment is from the clear stamp set FESTIVE CHRISTMAS GREETINGS CL5273.  I used the largest banner from the BANNER SENTIMENT TRIO94580, stamped the sentiment with VersaMark ink, added Detail Gold embossing powder and heat set it.

Card Two, Browns and Greens

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  • I followed the same steps as above to make this card and I used brown cardstocks from the EARTH NEUTRAL COLLECTION SP1009.
  • I used a red "berry" from the Christmas Fairy Crystals and a black "eye" from the AUTUMN FAIRY JEWELS JWL004.

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Though I had Christmas in mind as I made these cards, I think they could be sent anytime and not just for the holidays.  Think about what papers you might choose and the kind of greenery as well as the color story and create cards using this basic design for any season.

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature

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