Saturday, December 30, 2017

Christmas Gift Card Holders

Hi friends and Happy Saturday!
After the festivities, I'm busy organizing my pantry and moving around a lot of stuff that needs a new home. I've been creating in my craft room, but I'll save those projects to show you on a later post. Right now, I have some super cute gift card holders to show that I found here. I thought they were wonderful, so I made four of my version. I used paper from the Tidings 8x8 Christmas Stash by Tim Holtz, red cardstock and gold glittered corrugate from Hobby Lobby. Very quick and easy with lovely results. I recommend you try this pattern for your next gift card holder project.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 24, 2017

The Most Wonderful Time of The Year Card

Hi friends!
I've one last card to show you before Christmas, then I will take a short break. I'll be back in a few days to show you the rest of the cards I had created for family and friends.
For this card I wanted to do some stamping. I used my Artistic Outpost set Midwinter. I love this set because it lends itself equally to Christmas as well as winter cards. I like my products to be dual duty to get the most for my investment. 

I used my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform for the stamping and used a piece of Kaisercraft patterned paper that would match my base, which is from their 6.5" paper pad Just Believe. I cut the stamped piece with my Alterations Thinlits Stitched Circles and backed it with corrugated gold glitter paper I bought at Hobby Lobby. I cut it with Spellbinders Classic Circles.

Beneath it is a piece from the Idea-ology Christmas ephemera pack.

I decked it with a poinsettia and holly swag from that same pack. 
And that wraps it up for today. 
Thank you for stopping by!

Wishing you all a very 
Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

A Trio of Christmas Cards

Hello dear friends!
It's house cleaning day here, but I just had to stop a moment to show you a few more of my Christmas cards. At the rate I'm going, I may be posting them into the New Year.

My "Joy To The World" card has a base of Kaisercraft paper from the Just Believe collection along with my Metallic Kraft by Tim Holtz. The ephemera is from his Idea-ology Christmas pack.

The image is from Kaisercrafts St. Nicholas collection 6.5" paper pad. It's layered with a Alterations Thinlits Stitched Circles in the silver Metallic Kraft.

I've added the silver glitter paper by DCWV for some sparkle.

For this next card I began with a mat of Tim's Tidings 8x8 Paper Stash layered with the silver Metallic Kraft. The band of paper is again from the Kaisercraft Just Believe collection.

The image is from my stash and teamed with the silver glitter paper. I used that same DCWV paper pack for the holly and berries that I cut with Thinlits Festive Greens.

I popped the image up with a piece of craft foam for dimension.

This last card, Christmas Greetings, is a combination of Kaisercraft St. Nicholas, glitter paper, and Metallic Kraft.

I tied the tag with some silver metallic, very thin cord by Darice. The three gems are by Prima.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Merry Christmas Snowman Card

Hi sweet friends!
I hope you're getting all your final shopping and preparations done for Christmas. I believe the Penmaker and I can say we are ready. I created one last card and got it into the mail today. Hopefully it will make it in time.

This is one I made using a darling snowman image I received with one of my orders from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  The papers are Metallic Kraft by Tim Holtz, Kaisercraft Just Believe 6x6 pad, and glitter paper from DCWV. The tree was cut with Alterations Woodlands Thinlits and the holly and berries with Festive Greens.

Have a great evening!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Noel Christmas Card

Hi friends!
I've finished my cards, but while wrapping gifts, discovered I didn't make enough gift tags. So it'll be back to the craft room for me tonight. In the mean time, I have one of the cards to share with you. All kraft with gold glitter and some mixed media.

I started by laying down some Ranger Distress Grit Paste using a Stampers Anonymous Mini Stencil from Set 31 on a mat of kraft cardstock. I filled in the places that I knew wouldn't interfere with the dies. When it was dry I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink then adhered the Alterations Woodlands Thinlits die. I love these trees. Then came the Noel from the Thinlits Vintage Tidings set. To it I added a holly piece with berries cut from Festive Greens in glitter cardstock by DCWV. Lastly was my Winter Wonderland Thinlits buck in gold glittered cardstock popped up with craft foam. 

And that's my card. Simple to make, but I think rather elegant.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Joy Christmas Card

Hello, and thanks for stopping by!
With the final few days before Christmas, I have just a couple more cards to create. Good night, you're probably saying... nothing like waiting until the last minute. I agree whole heartily, but to be truthful that virus I had just set me way back. I think I'm gaining some ground, though.

An all Tim Holtz product card except for the glittered cardstock which is from a DCWV 6x6 Glitter Stack from Joann's. The Alterations Thinlits Holiday Words Script "joy" is double layered for stability. The florals are Thinlits Festive Greens. The paper is from the Tidings 8x8 Stack.

And again I used one of these manger images from my stash from an unknown source.
Have a great day, friends!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Christmas Gift Tags

Hello dear friends!
I wanted to share with you the last of my Christmas gifts tags made with my Sidekick by Tim Holtz. This machine proved to be a valuable asset, saving me a lot of time and unnecessary steps back and forth to my Vagabond. This has certainly been a good investment for my crafting. 

Most of my embellishments have been from the Idea-ology Christmas line or Alterations die-cuts. For this tag I pulled out a vintage pack of Prima Christmas resins, and used this pine cone.

The sparkling clear confetti mix is by Pretty Pink Posh. You can get these at Simon Says Stamp here

For the last two years I've been picking up these pretty mini poinsettias at Hobby Lobby at half price. Perfect for tags.
Have a wonderful Sunday.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Away In A Manger Christmas Card

Hello! I hope you're having a great weekend!
It's very festive here. Our neighborhood is decked out in all sorts of lights, reindeer, and plastic snowmen. So cheery in the evening when it gets dark before dinnertime. I love this time of year!
Tag making has given way to card making, and I really need to speed it up.

My Christmas cards are all going to be more of the clean and simple variety. Nothing being mailed in padded envelopes. I'm making all my card bases as well, from kraft or white cardstock. I have several of this image. I'm not sure where I got them. They are a favorite of mine, so I'll be using these a lot. For this card, I teamed it with the kraft CS and some Tim Holtz Tidings paper and Christmas Ephemera. Used his Kraft metallic paper to cut an Alterations Thinlits Labels and used the negative piece as a frame.

My tiny holly and berries were cut with Thinlits Festive Greens using glitter paper. I brushed on a bit of Wink of Stella to the pine boughs on the image to complete my card.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and...

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

December 25 Tag

Hi folks! I hope you're having a great day!
With gift wrapping in full swing, I'm still creating tags and using them as fast as my fingers can put them on the packages. Today's tag is a bit larger than the ones I've been making with my Sidekick... a #5 size made from kraft paper I purchased at Hobby Lobby for half off. 

To the tag base, I adhered some paper from the Idea-ology 8x8 Tidings Paper Stash. Then using Tim Holtz Mini Stencils set #31, I added a layer of Ranger's Distress Grit Paste. First time using this... and I actually called my husband into my craft room to show him how cool this stuff is. I should have bought this product ages ago. It's amazingly smooth for having grit in it! You almost need to try it yourself to understand how buttery smooth this texture is. Anyhow... continuing on, after it was dry, I pulled out my new package of TH Christmas Paper Dolls and chose this little guy... so cute... love the skates around his neck. I popped him up with fun foam glued on with Distress Collage Medium, tied on a piece of hand-stained or I should say inked, seam binding and this darling mitten charm from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Now to quick write a name on the back and put it on a gift.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Five Little Gift Tags

Hi dear friends!
I have a few... five to be exact... gift tags to show you today.  These are so much fun to create... quick, easy, and filled with all my new Tim Holtz Christmas goodies. I cut the tag bases, of course, on my Sizzix Sidekick.

Just wanted to stay in touch. 
I'm sure you're all busy with Christmas preparations, so till next time...

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Ladies Diary With Sympathy Pocket Card

Hi folks and Happy Weekend!
I finally got around to posting this last in my series of sympathy cards. I truly love the color combination of this one and the gorgeous Prima flower.

The base and tag are Photo Play papers by Julie Nutting. .. the Belle Vie collection. The frame was cut with the Alterations Ornate Frame 2 with Kraft Metallic paper in gold. I did two layers on this, the bottom one being plain white cardstock. I love the shadowing effect it gives plus more stability.

My other papers are from The Graphic 45 Ladies Diary collection. I purchased the Prima flower at Hobby Lobby. I purchased several packages at a store in Tennessee, since I haven't seen these at our nearest location. As usual, I should have gotten more. That seems to always be my cry after the fact.

The antique bronze filigree is from The Funkie Junkie Boutique and the gem is by Bo Bunny.

Have a wonderful Saturday and the rest of the weekend!

Thanks so very much for stopping by!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

More Sidekick Christmas Gift Tags

Hi friends!
So, I have a slight change in schedule. I got so excited making these little tags with my new Tim Holtz Sidekick, that I wanted to post them today instead of that last sympathy card.

Again, I did a variety of papers and embellishments, mostly using TH Thinlits dies and Idea-ology products.

I had forgotten about sentiments, so I pulled out the seasonal Chit Chat stickers... perfect size!

Another heat embossed on.

This is my favorite so far. I love this red plaid from the 8x8 Yuletide Paper Stash... it reminds me of an L.L. Bean flannel shirt.
 If you have any questions, please ask. I think they're all pretty simple, though. 
Have a wonderful day!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Some Mini Gift Tags with My New Sidekick

Hi folks!
I'm switching things up today with some Christmas gift tags made with my new Tim Holtz Sidekick. I have to confess, when I heard Sizzix was coming out with this, I said to my husband I certainly don't need another die-cutting machine. I have a Vagabond and a Cuttlebug, why would I need anything else. Then I watched Tim's Live presentation on Facebook and changed my tune. The convenience of having a small machine right beside me as I work could be invaluable. And it has proved to be just that. I LOVE this tool and I wonder how I struggled along without it.
Now to the tags.
My prep on these took longer than the actual assembling time. I started by cutting out a ton of tags from any and all Christmas paper scraps and my Christmas TH 8x8 paper stacks. Then I lined up all sorts of small embellishments and die-cuts made with my Alterations Christmas dies. I won't go into much detail on these. This first was heat embossed using one of the stamps that came with the Sidekick and white embossing powder. The tree die is from Thinlits Home For The Holidays.

This one is folded and opens like a card.

The dies are from Thinlits Festive Greens and Winter Wonderland. From Idea-ology are Tiny Bells and Wood Slices.

The dies are Thinlits Home For The Holidays and Labels.

Sizzix Bigz Candlelight.

The first of many. 
I'll be back with the last card in my sympathy series.
Have a wonderful day!

Thanks for stopping by!
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