143 posts categorized "Holiday"

11/28/2021

Sun 28

Snowman Gift Tag and Ornament
by Michelle Bala

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Hello there! Michelle here, sharing this adorable snowman gift tag/ ornament. I used the House Frame and Snowman House Frame dies. 
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After the images were die cut, I used Copic Markers to color them. The front side of the frame has a snow mound. The back frame is plain and I adhered the fence to the inside of the back frame. I assembled the trees and snowman than adhered them to the front house frame. 
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Than I adhered both frames together. I used some red twine to make a handle. I also added a black button. I added some Dewdrop Glitter glue to create snow. Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you enjoy today's post.

 

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11/27/2021

Sat 27

Double-Stencil a Floating Contempo Poinsettia by Jean Okimoto

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The new Contempo Poinsettia and Stencil set is great for detailed paper-piecing when you have some leisurely crafting time...and it's perfect for quick stenciling when you don't.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with a double-stencilled design for the holidays. MemoryBoxContempoPoinsettiaAndStencil, MemoryBoxCircleBasics, MemoryBoxRectangleBasics, MemoryBoxTwinklingJewelGlitterPad, MemoryBoxWinterFantasyFairyGemstones, MemoryBoxYuletideMomentsClearStamps, JeanOkimoto, StencilledCards, PoinsettiaCards, HandmadeHolidayCards, DiecutCards, DIYCards, MakeCards, ImpressCardsAndCrafts, BrillianceInkpads

Brush or sponge a light layer of Rocket Red Gold Brilliance onto white cardstock.  Rotate the stencil and re-align it with offset petals.  Stencil the center with a very light layer of Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide, then let it airdry.  Stencil it with a second layer of Rocket Red Gold. Dry the ink.

Trim the cardstock with the 3-½" x 4-¾" Rectangle Basics die. Trim the outer edges with a corner rounder.  Cut a circle of the yellow sheet from the Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad with the ½" Circle Basics die.  Attach it to the poinsettia.

Spray Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz onto white cardstock.  Dry the ink, then cut the Contempo Poinsettia.  Trim the top, bottom and left edges with the 5-¼" x 4" Rectangle Basics die. Trim the outer edges with a corner rounder.

Attach the stencilled cardstock to the Contempo Poinsettia diecut just along the top, bottom and left edges of the diecut.  Don't adhere the poinsettia outline or center - let them 'float' over the stencilled design.

Stamp the greeting - from the new Yuletide Moments Clear Stamp Set - on white cardstock with Rocket Red Gold.  Cut it with the 1-½" Circle Basics die.

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Cut, score and fold a white A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") and round the corners.  Attach the diecuts - use foamtape for the greeting.  Add Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones.

Contempo Poinsettia is very versatile - use it to also pressure-emboss watercolor paper or heavy cardstock, or quickly cut petals for paper-piecing.  Use the petals as leaves too!  

Thanks for visiting...have a great weekend.  See you in December.  December!

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11/24/2021

Wed 24

Holiday Greetings from the Garden by Jean Okimoto

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Create fresh greetings with garden dies from 2021 Holiday Collection. Open Studio Glitter Glue, Fairy Crystals and Fairy Jewels add sparkly highlights...a Christmas card isn't complete without sparkle!    Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another slimline idea for the holidays

Cut Curled Holly Branch and Pine Needle Trio from two shades of the bluish green sheets in the Lush Green Collection.  

Cut Layered Poinsettia from a coral sheet in the Berry Red Collection.  Shake the Goldfinch Glitter Glue vigorously to blend the contents.  Squirt some Goldfinch on the tip of each poinsettia diecut and spread the glue - start at the tip and work towards the base of each piece.  Crease them gently along the center line, then set them aside to dry.  

Cut or punch a 1" circle of the coral sheet and cover it with glue.  Use it as the base to assemble and adhere the poinsettia.  That's easier than trying to glue the pieces to each other, trust me - and it adds dimension too.

Cut the sheet from the Madras Plaid Coral and Green 6x6 with the 6-¼" x 1-⅜" Rectangle Basics Die - cut it vertically for the full length of the sheet to get the extra ¼" at the top.  Cutting plaids is so much easier with a die - no measuring or wonky strips! 

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Attach the diecuts to a white slimline card (3-½" x 8-½").  Add tiny green Christmas Fairy Jewels and clear Christmas Fairy Crystals. Cut a slimline-sized layer of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

I love designing slimline cards.  They're a nice surprise for the recipient who didn't expect a handcrafted greeting in that skinny white business envelope.  

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Here's a better view of the glittered poinsettia. Goldfinch Glitter Glue adds a clear glossy background and sparkly highlights - and emphasizes the details of the diecuts.  

Thanks for visiting...Happy Thanksgiving if you're celebrating tomorrow!

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11/23/2021

Tue 23

Pretty Poinsettias Christmas Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a another golden glitter card but this time using the Layered Poinsettia and Fairy Sugar glitter glue.  

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Layered Poinsettia:

Die cut the Layered Poinsettia from Memory Box watercolor paper 3 times.  Ink blend the 2, 3 leaf die cut with Distress Festive Berry.  Start heavy on the outside edges and very light towards the center leaving the center of the leaf without ink.  Repeat the same process with the 3rd die cuts but use Distress Shabby Shutters.  Paint with edges of the leaves with Sunlit Gold Fairy Sugar glue and let dry.  Glue the larger leaves set on top of the smaller leaves set.  Shape with a pen.  Die cut the poinsettia centers from the medium gold glitter paper from the Festive Glitter pad and adhere to the center of the poinsettia.  Ink blend the 2 larger individual leaves first with Distressed Rustic Wilderness and then Crushed Olive, heavier on the edges and lighter ink in the center.  

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Melted Candles:

Die cut the larger candle and melted wax from Memory Box watercolor paper 3 times.  Trim 2 candles about 1/3" shorter.  Ink blend the candle with Distress Antique Linen, heavier on the edges and lighter in the center.  Add Distress Antique Linen ink to the edges of the melted wax die cuts.  Paint on Distress Collage Matte Medium to give a wax look.  Ink blend watercolor paper with Distress Squeezed lemonade ink, let dry, and die cut just the flame of the candle.  Trim off the wick is needed.  Add Distress Mustard Seed to the edges of the die cut. Let dry.  Add clear glitter to the flame.  Let dry.  Adhere to the candles.

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Sentiment:

Die cut the larger die from the Merry Christmas Posh Script die from the same gold glitter paper from eh Festive Glitter pad.  Die cut the smaller die from cream card stock.  Ink blend the smaller die cut with Distress Festive Berry ink.  Glue the smaller die on the larger die.

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Frame:

Cut cream card stock to 5"x7".  Die cut the largest die from the Rectangle Basic set from the center of the paper to create a frame.  Adhere a same size vellum to the backsides.  Add foam tape to the backside of the frame.  

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Assembly:

Create a 5"x7" card from cream card stock.  Set the frame over the card front and determine where to add the candles, putting the taller candle in the center and shorter to either side.  Then remove the frame and add Distress Squeezed Lemonade behind where the the candles will be to create glowing light.  Ink blend with Distress Antique linen from the outside edge up to the Squeezed Lemonade.  Adhere the frame to the card.  Adhere the candles with double sided tape to vellum, aligning the flame in the center of the yellow glow.  Adhere the poinsettia below the candles with the green in the center.  Tuck the leaves behind the poinsettia and adhere with glue.  Glue the sentiment. to the upper portion of the card.

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11/21/2021

Sun 21

Golden Pine Cone Holiday Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone. I have a holiday card featuring the Large Pine Cone and Gentle Pine Needle Sprig.   

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Large Pine Cone:

Die cut the Large Pine Cone from a medium warm brown from the Earth Neutral paper pad.  Ink blend each die cut from the top with Distress Ink Gathered Twigs to create depth.  Use your finger to add from wax metal bronze wax paint to give it some shine. In the diamond shape ends add glue then sprinkle with Distress Rock Candy glitter. The glue reacts with the paper giving the glitter a golden color.  This was a happy accident. After the glitter is dry, glue the pine cone together following the diagram on the back of the packaging.  

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Gentle Pine Needle Sprig:

Die cut the Gentle Pine Needle Sprig out of a mid green from the Lush Green paper pad 3 times.  Color the branch with a brown marker. Making sure to color the sides of the paper to cover up the white.  I used Marvy Marker No 18, Dark Brown.  Ink blend the pine needles with Distress Ink Rustic Wilderness.  Blend from the branch out, so not to crumble the paper.  

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Sentiment:

Die cut joy with the smaller dies from the Bennet Alphabet set out of gold glitter from the Festive Glitter paper pad. 

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Background:

Die cut heavy white card stock with the Pinpoint Daisy Background die.  Ink blend with Distress Oxide Aged Mahogany to create the fuzzy warm feel.  Trim down the panel to 4"x5 1/4".  Trim the same gold glitter paper as the sentiment to A2 size. Mount the background panel on the glitter paper.  I used heavy glue to make it stick.

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Assembly:

Adhere the pine needle sprig to the right hand side and adhere the pine cone with foam tape.  In the bottom left hand side adhere the letters to spell joy.  Mount on a A2 card and add a sentiment inside.

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11/19/2021

Fri 19

Hollyday Greetings
by Trina Pham

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Hello and happy Fri-YAY everyone!   This will be a quick post because I have a very easy clean and simple Christmas card to share today.

The Holly Branch was die cut from alcohol marker-friendly cardstock and the berries colored in with Copic markers R24, R46, R89.  The punny sentiment was die cut out of red Polished Foil paper using the Twiggy Alphabet die set.   “Greetings” from Festive Christmas Greetings stamp set was stamped on white cardstock with Barn Door distress oxide ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

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The Fresh Aqua paper was then trimmed to 4”x5.25”.  Salvaged Patina distress ink was then applied to the top with a blender brush before lightly splattering it with white gouache paint.  Assembled the card onto a white card base to finish.

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Easy-peasy… and that’s it for today!   Thank you for joining me.  Have a wonderful weekend.

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11/18/2021

Thu 18

Sparkling Nativity Scene by Jean Okimoto

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A strip of Madras Plaid updates a traditional holiday scene in shades of blue. Specks of gold and Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones balance the frosty colors and add some warmth.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with more holiday ideas from our newest release.  

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Cut and assemble the new Nativity House Frame and truss from the blue 6x6 in the Frosted Glitter Pad. Cut the nativity figures from the smoother side of Open Studio Watercolor Paper.

I diecut an ink-blended scrap from my stash for the background and added specks of Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Dry the ink, then attach the background behind the frame.  Tie a gold cord at the top and curl the ends with the side of a bonefolder or the plastic flower burnishing tool.  For best results follow the natural curl of the cord.

Diecut a pale blue 6x6 from the Ocean Blue Collection with the smallest Wrapped Stitched Slim Rectangle.  Cut a a ¾" x 5" strip of the Madras Plaid Blue and Violet sheet.

Cut the smallest Banner Sentiment Trio strip from a slightly darker blue 6x6.  Stamp the greeting -  from the Festive Christmas Greetings Clear Stamp and Die Set - with Paradise VersaFine Clair.  

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Attach everything to an off-white A6 card (4-½" x 6-¼") - use foam tape for the greeting.  Add Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones.  Cut an A6-sized sheet of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

Hope you like this mix of a plaid and a nativity scene - it's the first time I've ever designed a card with a nativity scene.    Thanks for visiting -see you next week.

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11/16/2021

Tue 16

Holiday Sleigh Ride by Jean Okimoto

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Attach adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to cream felt and diecut the horse from the new Horse and Sleigh set.  The paper backing stabilizes and felt and keeps adhesives from saturating the fabric.  Wrap red crochet thread or floss around the horse's neck and tie a knot.  Tie another knot about 2" away - it'll be hidden by the front of the sleigh when the card is assembled.

Cut the tree layers - from the new Snowman House Frame - from the green 6x6 in the Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad.  Assemble the tree and create a trunk with a small section of a flat toothpick.

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Highlight the texture of the Kraft Woodgrain Paper (it's actually cardstock) with Pearlescent Chocolate Brilliance and an ink pod.  The pod skims the surface of the woodgrain cardstock and emphasizes the design.  Dry the ink and diecut the sleigh.

Cut the Garland 6x6 print with the largest Wrapped Stitch Rectangle die and attach it to a side-folded cream A2 card. 

Attach the horse.  Adhere the knotted floss with a drop of glue.  Attach the tree and sleigh - use foamtape for the top tree layer.  Add the translucent white Christmas Fairy Dewdrops.

Cut an A2-sized layer of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.

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Christmas seems to arrive earlier and earlier each year!  Hope you're enjoying - and being inspired by - our Design Team's holiday projects.  

Thanks for visiting!

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11/14/2021

Sun 14

Nativity Pop Up Slider
by Trina Pham

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Hello and happy Sunday.  I was playing with more goodies from the current Holiday release to create a fun interactive pop-up slider card.  

To allow the nativity scene to fit nicely on the card, I  made my first A6 size (6.25”x4.5”) card.  To begin, two pieces of cardstock, one white and one black, were trimmed to A6 size.  The white is the front and the black is the back, essentially forming a closed pocket card.  On the front piece, Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord and Black Soot distress inks (DI) were blended on.  Stars were added with a white gel pen.

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Next, used the 2.5”x7.5” Slim Basic Rectangle die and partial die cut the slider channel, leaving the top uncut across.

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Score between those two ends.

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Took the open cut end next and fold in half up to the score line.  The arrow points to the area in which the pop-up element will adhere to.

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Next, traced the slider channel opening onto the back black piece so that the sentiment can be white heat embossed within that area and show when the tab is pulled.

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For the pull tab, a piece of white cardstock was trimmed to 3.5”x6.5” and scored at 0.5” on one end.  Used a pencil to mark 0.5” in from each side, then cut away the two outside squares with scissors.  Could have left it white, but in keeping with the design, ink blended the same colors on it. 

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All the pieces (except for the star) from The Nativity House Frame were die cut from black cardstock.  The star was die cut from white glitter paper then colored with a Y000 Copic marker. 

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The House Frame Background piece was die cut from white cardstock, then Squeezed Lemonade and Scattered Straw DI were blended on to give it that glow.  With all pieces ready now, the card was assembled to finish. The star was suspended above the house by a piece of acetate.

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Here’s a side view.

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

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11/13/2021

Sat 13

Holly Bundle on a Layered Wreath by Jean Okimoto

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Build a Knotted Circle Wreath base for the new Florentina Wreath and add sprigs of holly, pine and glittered berries. Coordinate it and the greeting with a strip of Madras Plaid Coral and Green in matching shades of pink, peach, coral and green.  Hi, Jean Okimoto here with another design from our 2021 Holiday Collection.

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Cut Holly Bundle twice from the chartreuse 6x6 in Lush Green Collection.  We're using 2 large and 1 medium leaf here - save the extras for another project.  

Cut Pine Needle Trio from the chartreuse 6x6 too.  Trim the largest piece - it'll be the bottom sprig on the completed card.  

Cut the berries from a peachy pink 6x6 in the Berry Red Collection.  Shake Sunlit Gold Glitter Glue vigorously, then squirt some onto an acrylic stamp block - a solid, washable surface that's always handy for inky or gluey tasks.  Spread the glitter glue onto 3 berries and set them aside to dry.

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Prep the Florentina Wreath and the big Knotted Circle by rubbing them briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help release the detailed diecuts.  Cut the wreath and circle with two shades of green from the Lush Green 6x6 Collection.  Attach the circle behind the wreath.

Cut a lighter green 6x6 with the 2-¾" x 4" Wrapped Stitch Rectangle die.  Cut a vertical 2" x 6-⅜" strip of the Madras Plaid Coral and Green sheet - there's a bit of extra paper at the top for that  additional ⅜".

Stamp the greeting from the new Yuletide Moments Clear Stamp Set - with Shady Lane VersaFine Clair - on a coral sheet from the Berry Red Collection.  Heat-emboss it with detail clear powder.

Attach everything to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½") - use foamtape for the greeting.

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Designing and color selection is easy with the coordinating options available in the 6x6 solids, prints, plaids, polished foils and glittered cardstock.  Hope you're taking advantage of these great papers as you're designing and creating your holiday cards!

Thanks for visiting - see you next week...

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