Thursday, December 1, 2022

Quick, easy and FLAT Christmas cards

 Hi everyone! It's December 1st and it's time to take Christmas card making up a notch! I am in a Facebook nail wrap group and will be sending out some wraps as random acts of kindness (RAKs) to a few members. I want to tuck them inside a Christmas card, so making cards that are flat and don't require extra postage was imperative.

So I came up with a design that uses some pieces of patterned paper that I had in a box and a few die cuts. I tried not to go crazy with layered flowers, etc. Check out what I made.

Supplies used on these cards:
Glitter foam in green and white
Variety of patterned papers
For some texture without bulk, I made 2 score lines on the front of the card base, 1 at the 1/4" and the other at the 4" mark. I think it adds the perfect amount of interest. Oh and after a few cards, I figured out the easiest way to get the die cut sentiment letters on to the shaped panel. The first few I manually adhered the letters and tried to get the spacing right. Check out my Instagram page for a reel I made showing how I adhered them perfect every time! I will post my reel Friday, 12/2.
And here are a couple that are more masculine. One is for my neighbor!
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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Flourished Ornament slimline and Hearts Come Home cards

Hi everyone! A few months ago Spellbinders launched the Christmas Flourish collection designed by Becca Feeken. I have a couple cards to share, however both use gold mirror cardstock and it is challenging to photograph. So I hope you can get an idea on how beautiful they are IRL.

Supplies used on these cards:
Light green cardstock
Gold mix essential gems (slimline card)
Pink color essential gems (Hearts Come Home card)

On the slimline ornament card, I die cut the ornaments in the colored cardstock and layered the ornament details die cut with the gold mirror on top. Each one got a tiny gold string bow and the 2 oval shaped ornaments got a ornament string/hanger "attaching" them to the top of the card.
The All Hearts Come Home card has a lot going on. I chose to paper piece each little part of the trees and presents. It was a LOT of work and I'm not sure I'd do it again, but it turned out pretty amazing. To get the little details in the house, I inked through the die onto the white die cut before releasing it. That's my old school way of getting dimension.

 I couldn't get a decent photo of the All Hearts Come Home card, but here's a closer look at the slimline card.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Tiered Tray collection: Pretty Pink Christmas

 Hi everyone! A few weeks ago I posted a Christmas tiered tray card and got a request to make a PINK version. I was so excited to get started because I originally WANTED to do a pink tray, but got sidetracked with finding some red string pearls. You can check out my traditional colored tray here.

The tray and coordinating bits are from the Tiered Tray collection by Spellbinders designed by Becky Roberts. I've said it before, but what a fun die set. I have plans for Valentines next. But first, check out what I made.

Products used on this card:
 Christmas Blooms die set (flowers and branches)
Copic markers for gnome and background details
White gel pen, black and pink pens for cup and sign details
Pink rhinestone gems
DecoArt Snow-Tex (snow on tree)
For the background, I used the Candy Stripes card front die. I colored a few of the negative pieces with pink and gray copics and glued them back in. I love how versatile this background die is. I created an entirely different look with my original card.
I got quite a few questions about this on my last card. I hand wrote the lettering on the cups and signage in a Rae Dunn style of lettering.
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Sunday, November 20, 2022

Bloom Sprigs card set

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing a set of 5 cards featuring the new Postage Edge Rectangles die set and a couple of the Sprig dies from the Sealed by Spellbinders wax seals collection.
Every year I give out card sets for Christmas to a few family members who I know send out cards. I love to find a simple layout and changed up the colors and sentiments and kept everything else the same. Here's the set I made.

Products used on these cards:
Copic markers
variety of twine and gems
Here are closer photos of each card.

Designer tip:
It can be challenging to wrap twine around a front panel and have it lay flat on the card. I generally "pop" up my image panel in some way, so I wrapped my twine and then adhered 3 more die cut panels with the place for the twine cut out. Here is a visual.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Holly Sprigs Christmas card

Hi everyone! Last month, Spellbinders launched a new Wax Seal line of products called Sealed by Spellbinders. And if actual wax seals are not your thing, I got you! The line features a variety of "sprig" die sets and I am in love. I have quite a few of them, so stay tuned for lots of inspiration. Check out what I made today.

I combined 2 sprig sets, Sealed Holly Sprigs and Sealed Squiggles. The background is the Geometric Optical Glimmer background plate foiled on white cardstock with matte gold foil. I matted it to a piece of matte gold cardstock and then to a dark green. I kept the sentiment simple and foiled with the same matte gold foil on glossy black cardstock.
The sentiment is from the Mini Christmas Sentiment strips and I pulled them out once and foiled them in a variety of colors, die cut and put in a little box. Now I have a variety of sentiments ready to go.
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