Hi Crafty Fiends,
It’s Frances here and it’s my turn to post a tutorial for the Die Cut Design Team today. Alcohol Inks are becoming increasingly popular again lately, so I decided to pull mine out to have a play. I decided to create a night sky background using various colors of alcohol inks and then create a silhouette scene using the Reindeer die set. This card was fairly quick to create so would be good for mass production if anyone still has a batch of Christmas cards to make. If you haven’t been reminded lately, there are only 10 days to go!!!!
Hello everybody, Sanna here again for the Die Cut Team. A little glitter for Christmas cards is always a good idea, in my opinion. Therefore, today´s card tutorial is all about glittery stripes.
Hello everybody, it´s Sanna here from the Die Cutting Team to share a winter scenery card idea with you. I really like the combination of white and green in clean and simple cards and therefore decided to create a Christmas card in these colors.
Hello everyone, Sanna here today with one last Christmas project for this season. I created a blue-red-white colored gift tag that will hopefully make its recipient happy. This background is so much fun to make!
Hello everyone, Sanna here again today. The Flower Cluster 1 die, for some reason reminds me of a poinsettia in a way. When I realized this, I already knew that I wanted to try and use this die for Christmas themed cards. Here is what I came up with:
Hello everyone, Sanna here again today. How many Christmas/Seasonal cards do you send every year? I need quite a big pile for friends and family each year and it has become a tradition to make sure they are all handmade and every single one is different. Quite a challenge, right? Here is a start – a set of four; now I only need 40-something more!
Hello Everyone. It is Christine from Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s Design Team with another card tutorial. Today is a Christmas card made using a new release from the Susan’s Garden Notes series – Mistletoe. My card is a 6 X 6 gate-fold. Here is how I did it.
By Els van de Burgt
Hello, Everyone. Today it’s all about Holiday Ornaments! It’s Els here with a blog post that’s a bit different from usual. Instead of the project with instructions I would like to invite you to join me over at Technique Friday with Els where I’ve got a video tutorial as well as a downloadable project sheet.
I hope you will enjoy it AND I hope you will sign up to receive an email every time a new Technique Friday with Els is available. Getting that automatic notification will ensure you never miss a video or project sheet!
The leaves are still falling here in Colorado, but the holidays will be here SOON. It’s time to make easy ornaments using a masking/stenciling technique and colorful Silk Microfine Glitter…See you over at the YouTube Channel. I’m just one click away.
We’ll be offering another GIVEAWAY for this week’s video. Five winners will receive the Els van de Burgt Studio Ornament Set 3, 3 Silk Microfine Glitter colors, and Clear Double Sided Adhesive sheets. Simply subscribe to our YouTube channel and comment on the video by Tuesday, October 4th. The winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 5th.
Hello!! It’s Wanda here today and I’m super excited to be sharing a project using the brand new Merry Christmas from the A Way With Words line by designer Suzanne Cannon. Christmas will be here in a flash and it’s not too soon to start those cards!!! I’m also using the new CountryScapes Fence and, of course, some old favorites. I love how the glittery swirls on this background make me think of a snowy day in winter.
Hello, this is Jackeline from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team. Christmas is around the corner and to stay in the spirit I prepared a decorative centerpiece for the Christmas dinner table using one of my favorite dies from the Els Van de Burgt Studio collection, the Poinsettia (1067).
Safety first: This project is for battery-operated candles ONLY, not the kind with wick and wax.
Let’s get started:
- Die cut 30 silhouette poinsettias in green cardstock to use as the leaves.
- Die cut 30 decorative poinsettia overlays in 100lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Then color the poinsettias with Barn Door Distress ink .
- Die cut 30 silhouette poinsettias in white cardstock backed with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape. Remove the backing from the tape; cover the adhesive with True Red Silk Microfine Glitter. Brush off any excess glitter and polish the glitter with a fingertip.
- Build the Poinsettias: Layer a decorative overlay on top of a glittered silhouette (shapes match and align). Add this to a green silhouette, offset to ensure that the green leaves are visible. Add a cluster of six Red Glitter Dots peel-offs to the center of each Poinsettia. Refer to the photo below.
- Decorate the top of the candles with some twine and Christmas buttons.
6. Center the two decorated candles on the rectangular shaped holiday theme platter as shown above.
7. To create height in the centerpiece, use silicone glue to attach the foam half-balls on the plate around the candles.
8. Use silicone glue to attach the poinsettias, overlapping them as shown in the photo so they hide the foam half-balls.
Turn on the battery-operated candles and enjoy your centerpiece. Merry Christmas!!!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
Elizabeth Craft Designs
1067 – Poinsettia
7018 – Red Glitter Dots
614 – True Red-Silk Microfine Glitter
PSF102 – Soft Finish Cardstock 270gr /100Lb
502 – Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet – 8.5″ x 11″
801 – Fine Pointed Tweezers by Elizabeth Craft Designs
802 – Fine Pointed Scissors by Elizabeth Craft Designs
Battery-operated pillar candles
Holiday theme buttons
Barn Door Distress Ink
Rectangular platter measuring 17″ x 7 1/2″
12 Foam half-balls (2 1/2″ diameter)