Karen here today from Craftily Yours! Christmas is just over a month away. It’s almost time to send out those amazing holiday cards! I still have a few more to go, so I got inspired to use the Candy Land Clear Stamps and Coordinating dies to create today’s card!
Hello everyone and welcome, Sandy here. It’s hard to believe that in a few short weeks Santa will be loading up his sleigh and getting ready for the big night. It’s time to make all the preparations so we’re ready for the big guy to arrive. Today I want to share a fun and festive tree ornament that can be made in a short time and it’s lots of fun for the kids to do as well. A nice project for the Thanksgiving weekend.
Here is my tutorial:
I began with the adorable Dog die. After cutting out all the pieces using the Elizabeth Craft Designs Velvet Paper, they were edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and assembled as shown above. The die makes the crease lines for the mouth and snout, using a black marker simply follow the outline. The eyes and nose are Nuvo Drops but they can be easily made by using the marker for them as well. I used the Santa Hat from the Santa Claus die set. The hat was placed on the pup before adding the ears.
The snowbanks were made by cutting a circle from the Fitted Circle die set and then cut into sections using the Adventure Edges.
For the frame of the wreath I used a 4″ embroidery hoop. The inside was painted white while the outside edges were painted green to match the pine boughs that will be added later.
The first snowbank was added to the back of the hoop and the rest were added in layers using foam tape between each layer.
Using the Fitted Circle die set – cut a backing piece (snowflake paper was used here).
The Santa’s Sleigh die set was used for the tree and gifts. Place your cute little pup where you want him and the start adding the other items as desired. Since the snowbanks were raised on foam tape, foam tape was also used at the back of the dog’s head. Use the top of one of the bows to add a bow on the neck of the dog.
You can use any greenery die that you happen to have in your collection. I cut 25 to go all the way around the 4″ hoop. Glue was added to the back (top portion only) of the bough and glued to the hoop. Each time a layer was added, the previous one was lifted up and the next one place under it.
Keep going until the hoop is completely covered. Tie a small bow and add to the top. If you plan to hang this ornament on your tree you will need an extra piece of ribbon for a loop at the top.
Thank you for joining me. You may also want to make this cute ornament into a shaker ornament. That is easy to do by adding shaker items on the inside and some clear acetate on the front of your ornament before you add the greenery.
Hi, Diana here! Today I’m sharing how to make a card you might have seen as part of Suzanne Cannon’s holiday release. Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Silk Microfine Glitter is the ONLY glitter I will use in my craft room because it’s the only one containable! And it’s so fun to watch it turn glossy – very satisfying like the way heating up gilding or embossing powders.
To make the card, I die cut the A Way With Words Peace on Earth die 4 times out of white card stock. I also cut out one out of white card stock that was covered in a sheet of Elizabeth Craft Designs double sided tape as well as a set of extra star dies that come with the die set.
After peeling off the release sheet from the Peace on Earth die cut, cover the starts with the release paper from the star die cuts. In this way, you can cover the sticky die cut with Silver Sand Microfine Glitter and rub in the glitter. Remove the star release paper and then add Sand Dunes Microfine Glitter on the stars. I also went ahead and did one of the stars with Sand Dunes and 2 others in Silver Sand.
I then adhered the other 4 layers to the die. The background is sponged using Distress Inks (Broken China, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire) – the keeping the center a lighter blue. I adhered the layer onto an A2 white card base, finishing the front with a white gel pen for stars/snow.
Thanks for looking! I wish you could see how shiny the lettering is and how deep the blue looks in real life. I liked this so much I made a very similar card but using the new Flourished Deer die set. I did not use glitter but added a wreath around his neck using tiny leaves I trimmed from the Leafy Branch Die and tiny dots of the pearl rose Craft drops.
Thanks for stopping by –– I hope you enjoyed my tutorial!
Signo White Gel Pen
It’s Technique Friday!
Today Els is showing us the new Reinforcement Variety Pack! AND, while supplies last, this pack comes with the keychain and free die set featured in the video!
Crafters love mixing and matching reinforcements in their planners –– this variety pack gives you even more combinations! 📒
Watch the video and shop the pack on the Technique Friday Project Page.
We hope you enjoyed this week’s Technique Friday! Happy Planning!
Hey everyone! It’s EK and I have a quick Christmas craft to share with you to help launch your holiday season. The holidays might be ‘the happiest time of the year’, but lets be real, they can also be the most stressful. So any time I can find something that is a true quick craft that is also super cute, I take full advantage of it.
Step One: Trim three pieces of paper from ModaScrap’s It’s Christmas Time paper pack to 6×12 inches. Die cut each piece of paper with the ModaScrap Triangle Box.
Step Two: Using the pre-scored lines the die left, gently fold the triangle box.
Step Three: Using some 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, add tape to the edges of the box.
Step Four: Assemble the box.
Step Five: Using a piece of string, tape it inside the box so you can tie close the box.
These boxes are super simple to assemble, but a perfect way to give the holiday gift of cash, and plus they are the perfect vessel for little chocolate kisses.
Step Six: With the left over printed paper, die cut a rectangle and circle from the papers using the Dashing Rectangles and Dashing Circles die sets.
Step Seven: Trim up some left over Rust Soft Finish Cardstock and adhere is to the back of the circles to create little ornaments.
Step Eight: Adhere some string to the back of the ornament.
Step Nine: Adhere the die cut rectangle and circles to an A2 card frame made from some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step Ten: Die cut a sentiment from some Forest Green Soft Finish Cardstock that has a sheet of Clear Double Sided Adhesive attached to the back from the Words 5- Winter Wishes die set. Attach the sentiment to the card frame.
Seriously, this box and card set could not be easier to create. They are super cute, but will save you time during your holiday season.
Hello! Welcome! Samantha here, sharing my love of all things gold and glittery… I was so excited to get my hands on the new Craft Drops that I wanted to share a different way of using them. A perfect match with the latest release Cherry Blossom Branch die.
Step 1: Die cut the Blossom branches and adhere these to Kraft cardstock.
Step 2: Using different shades of pink and purple card – die cut the blossoms.
Step 3: Using a small brush or finger spread the Craft Drop paste on to the edges of the blossoms.
Step 4: Stamp the sentiment.
Step 5: (Optional) Add machine stitched details.
Step 6: Adhere all the Blossoms.
Step 7: Adhere Double Sided Adhesive to pink cardstock. Remove the release sheet to expose the adhesive layer and apply a generous amount of Silk Microfine Glitter (Light Gold). Brush off excess glitter and return it to the jar, then polish with a fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle.
Step 8: Die cut the remaining blossom dies. Adhere these to the blossoms on your card front.
Step 9: Embellish the card with sequins and a twine bow. Adhere card front to an A6 card base.
I love how shimmery the gold sparkles off the blossoms – the photo doesn’t do it justice!
Die-Cutting Machine – Cuttlebug
Clear Stamping Block
Hey Friends! It’s EK and I am wondering if you are you as excited as I am at how easy the new 2019 Christmas Release from Suzanne Cannon is going to make holiday card making this year. No seriously…it is going to make crafting so much easier this holiday season.
Today I am playing with the brand new A Way With Words Flourished Deer die and the new Merry Christmas 3 die to create this simple, yet fun holiday card.
Step One: Trim a piece of Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock to 12×6 inches and fold and score to create a 6×6 card frame.
Step Two: Using the A Way With Words Flourished Frames stencil, blend some ink onto the card frame to stencil in a frame. I used Candied Apple Distress Oxide.
Step Three: Using some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock, die cut the new Flourished Deer die set. Color the image using your alcohol markers. I used my copics in E31, E33, and E37 for the deer’s body, R46 and R89 for his collar and nose, and Y23, Y26, and Y28 for his bell. I also used some N2 and N4 for the flourished areas.
Step Four: Using some Kids Choice Glue, adhere the nose, collar and bell onto the deer die cut. Adhere the die to the center of the card frame.
Step Five: Die cut the A Way With Words Merry Christmas 3 die from some Ladybug Red Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere the Merry Christmas onto the card frame. I let them be off center for a fun twist.
Step Six: To add a little extra glam to the card I added a strip of silver peel off sticker from the Corners and Borders Straight peel off sticker sheet.
I hope you are as excited as I am about this new Christmas Release. Make sure you pop over and check out the whole new line.
Hello again friends,
It’s Sandy Diller here with you today –– it’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. I have a table décor centerpiece to share with you today. It has all my favorite colors so let’s get started.
To get started on this project you will need two 6″ embroidery hoops and one 4″ hoop. Separate them as shown below.
You will only need three of the four rings. Begin by painting them orange on all sides. An inexpensive acrylic paint was used here.
The color was just as bit too bright for me so I rubbed on some Distress Oxide Ink, Vintage Photo.
Fit the hoops together to create a pumpkin shape. It is helpful to mark the center so they go together evenly. The smaller hoop is to hold the pumpkin upright. It also needs to be painted. A little hot glue was used to hold them in place for decorating.
I used the top portion of a Styrofoam ball for the center. It was marked and cut to go in the center and around the hoops. As you can see, I first painted it orange but later decided that green was a better choice. A hole was made in the center to hold a battery operated candle. This part does not need to be pretty as it will not show when finished. It is important to select a smooth Styrofoam for this as hot glue will be used again later. Regular Styrofoam will melt with hot glue.
Add center as shown above.
Next a variety of flowers, vines and ferns were cut and assembled. I have linked the ones I used below but you can use any that you happen to have.
Now the biggest job is arranging the flowers to your liking. This takes a little time but so worth the effort. Hot glue was used to hold the flowers in place.
Next some leaves were cut and colored with Oxide Ink and then added to the top of the pumpkin. The final touch is to tie a bow and glue to the top to hide the working part of the hoop. I made two bows – putting one on each side.
This little pumpkin would look nice on your Thanksgiving table or anywhere else in you home to celebrate the season. I hope you have enjoyed and will give it a try.
Until next time – stay crafty,
Hi Friends! It’s EK popping in to create a little Halloween Fun. My family’s favorite Halloween movie is Hocus Pocus, and it occurred to me, that I could make my own bit of witchy fun using the Halloween Accessories and some creative coloring.
Step One: Die cut all the pieces you need from some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock using both the Halloween Accessories die set and the Spider Web die set.
Step Two: Color up the accessories and assemble using Kids Choice Glue. I used a combination of cool grays for the cauldron (C5, C7, C9). I used E31, E34, and E37 for the bristles on the broom stick, while I used E81, E84, and E87 for the handle and spoon. I used G02, G05, and G09 for the bubbles and sludge.
Step Three: Color up the Witch’s Hats and assemble with Kid’s Choice Glue. I themed each of the hats after each of the three witches from Hocus Pocus. I colored a blonde hat (Y000, Y00, Y02 and Y06) to represent Sarah, a gray hat (W5, W7, W9) to represent Mary, and a reddish hat (E13, E07, E09, E19) to represent Winifred.
Step Four: Cut a piece of Bonnie Blue Soft Finish Cardstock to 12×6 inches and score and fold to make a 6×6 card base. Then spray and splatter the card frame with some Distress Oxide Spray. I used Mermaid Lagoon.
Step Five: Die cut out the movie title’s letters using the Blackboard Alphabet letters from some Spring Green Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step Six: Using a copic maker, give the title a little shading. I used both a YG13 and N2 copic.
Step Seven: Trim the spider web into half and adhere it to the corners of the card frame with some Kids Choice Glue.
Step Eight: Using both Kids Choice Glue and 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the rest of the pieces of the card to the card frame.
I just love how this card came out and can’t wait to send it to my best friend who loves this move even more than I do. I think without stealing any intellectual rights, I was about to absolutely capture the feel of the movie.
Let me know in the comments below if I put a spell on you! Until then, Happy Crafting.
Hi Everyone, it’s Tina here. I have a super fun card to share with you using Christmas Garden stamp set to create and background and accents. Below you will find the steps to create your own card.
Step 1 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 4 1/4 and fold in half for a vertical side fold card. (A2)
Step 2 – Trim Brick Red Soft Finish Cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. Adhere to card using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
Step 3 – Trim White Soft Finish Cardstock to 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″. Stamp Christmas Garden image using ink of your choice randomly covering the entire panel. See photo below.
Step 4 – Diecut Stitched Indented Rectangles using the background created from Step 3. Adhere to card using Foam Tape.
Step 5 – Stamp Christmas Garden image onto White Soft Finish Cardstock using Gina K Amalgam Ink two times. This is an alcohol friendly ink. Color in the images using any alcohol markers of your choice. I used Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. Fussy cut the images and adhere to card using Kid’s Choice Glue.
Step 6 – Stamp Joyful Wishes using Versamark Ink on Brick Red Soft Finish Cardstock. Diecut Diagonal Stitched Fishtail and adhere to the card using Foam Tape.
Step 7 – Optional – For added interest and sparkle adhere red jewels randomly using Kid’s Choice Glue.
This card was so much fun using one stamp set and makes a wonderful holiday card. Below is a link to all the products used. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.