Wagon Full of Holly

Hello my crafty friends,

Wow Thanksgiving is next week and still need to get some Christmas cards done. Today my card is a simple card made using Susan’s Garden Club Holly & Berry dies set from Tonic Studios and a little red wagon that has been laying around on my desk for quite some time now waiting to be used. it was cut on the Cricut. The bricks were made using a stencil I have had for a long time and Nuvo Expanding Mousse – Worn Linen.

Step 1 cut several berry branches from brown cardstock. Using Nuvo Crystal Drops – Berry Red add berries to branches – set aside to dry. When berries are dry turn over and add berries to back side – let dry.

Step 2 cut a bunch of holly using Susan’s Garden Club Holly & Berries die set. I cut mine from green cardstock but Susan cuts her’s from white cardstock and colors with alcohol markers which I will try next time. Shade and shape leaves. Using Nuvo Crystal Glaze Paint all the leaves then set aside to dry. The glaze does dry quite fast.

Step 3 Cut colored cardstock (dark green used here) 4-3/4″ X 5-3/4″ . Using stencil and Nuvo Expanding Mousse with spatula spread over mousse over stencil onto green cardstock – lift stencil off use Heat Tool to dry mousse.

Step 4 Cut piece of patterned paper 5″ X 7″ Using a rectangle die cut opening. Adhere over the bricks using Nuvo Adhesive Tape. Add tape to back and adhere to 5 X 7 card front.

Step 5 Added Dimensional tabs to back of wagon adhered to card front at bottom of opening.

Step 6 Arrange Holly and Berries using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. I did cut apart Holly and Berries before adding.

Step 7 Cut sentiment adhere to top of card.

Hope this has been an inspiration for you!!!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out Tonic Studios for some great supplies. By clicking on any of the pictures below it will take you directly to their USA site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

“You only live once…but, if you live right, once is enough”

Basket of Holly and Berries

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Welcome my crafty friends,

Here today with another card I have had down for a while so not a lot of detail.

Susan dies are available on Create & Craft for 1st 30 days then will be available from Tonic Studios so be patient they are coming.

Today I have used Susan’s Garden Gathering Basket (love that the die set comes with both the metal tub and the basket) along with her Holly and Berries.

Another 6″ X 6″ card base from colored cardstock.  White cardstock cut 5-1/2″ square then embossed.

Basket cut from white cardstock twice adhere on top of each other then colored with alcohol markers adhered to card front.

Made a bunch of Holly leaves and Berry Branches.  When berries are involved that is always my first step so that they will have time to dry completely while I am doing everything else.  Berries were done using Autumn Red Nuvo Drops on both sides as Susan does.  Holly cut from green cardstock then shaped and glazed.  Added to basket using Nuvo Dexluxe Adhesive.

Suzanne Cannon’s Merry Christmas was cut from black glitter paper and adhered to upper left corner of card front.

Tonic Studio Products are linked below.

Thank you once again for taking the time to stop by my blog and until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

“You only live once…but, if you live right, once is enough”

 

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Merry Christmas From Buster

Welcome my crafty friends,

Today I have another Spinner Square Pop Up card for you.  This card is so much fun I just can’t help myself.  Funny thing is I bought this Karen Burniston Die Set to make an altogether different card which I have not made yet as I have been having so much fun making these cards.  I believe that this is going to be one of those dies I will get my money’s worth out of it.  I did not do a tutorial as it would basically be same as the chicken card I previously posted.  Buster the dog is another old die of Karen Burniston’s which has been discontinued but I am sure you can find another dog die.  Hope you enjoy this card.

Thanks for stopping by today and until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Karen Burniston Supplies

#1042 Spinner Square Pop Up

#1062 Evergreen Pivot Panels

Buster the Dog – discontinnued

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies



Other Supplies

Various colors cardstock

Patterned Paper

Mylar with Snowflakes

Black Glitter Paper

Tiny Self Adhesive gems

Ribbon

October Challenge – A Very Krista Christmas!

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Welcome my crafty friends!

Once again it is time for Elizabeth Craft Designs Team Designer Challenge.  Be sure to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see what all the designers have created for this challenge.

Our challenge for October is A Merry Krista Christmas.  We are using stamps and coordinating dies from Krista Schneider‘s new release for this challenge.

The question of this month:
Which of the new Krista Schneider stamp sets would you use to create a Christmas card.
Here is how I created my card.
Step 1   Form card base 4-1/4″ X 5-1/2″ card base using white Soft Finish Cardstock.
Step 2  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 4″ X 5-1/4″ add Clear Double Sided Adhesive to top.  Remove protective covering a little at a time pouring Periwinkle Silk Microfine Glitter over exposed adhesive once covered with glitter tap off excess glitter polish with fingers.
Step 3  Using curved die From Joset Designs Sliders and Spinners place cutting edge down on glittered cardstock approximately 1/2″ in from left edge 1-1/4″ up from bottom right end should be approximately 1-1/4″ down from top – die cut slot.
Step 4  Lay glittered piece in position on card front lightly trace the arch remove glittered piece add piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive which is cut slightly larger that slot use Periwinkle Silk Microfine Glitter cover area on card front tap off excess polish in with fingers (by glittering this area it will be almost look seamless).
Step 5  Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 1″ X 4″ add Clear Double Sided Adhesive on top using Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter pour over exposed adhesive tap off excess then polish with fingers.   Tear lengthwise to give snowbank effect.  Adhere to bottom of larger glittered piece.
Step 6  Using moon die from new Krista Schneider Reindeer set cut 1 moon from white Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on top.  Remove protective covering add Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter tap off excess polish in with fingers. Color with yellow alcohol marker.  Adhere to upper right corner of glittered cardstock using Kids Choice Glue (I think it sticks better to glittered surface).
Step 7  From red cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on top die cut Suzanne Cannon‘s new Merry Christmas – small remove protective covering add True Red Microfine Glitter tap off excess polish in with fingers adhere to glittered cardstock piece lower right corner using Kids Choice Glue.
Step 8  Using Krista Schneider‘s new Reindeer Clear Stamps and Dies stamp reindeer using black ink compatible with alcohol markers on white Soft Finish Cardstock die cut using coordinating die set.  Color using alcohol markers.
Step 9  Cut 1/2″ – 3/4″ circle from white cardstock add 2 dimensional dots one on top of other.  Add dimensional tape on back of glittered piece being sure to stay away from slot as you want your reindeer to slide freely.  Place circle with pop dots behind glittered paper making sure the pop dots come up through the slot.  Adhere glittered cardstock to card front keeping pop dots aligned in slot.
Step 10  remove protective covering from top pop dot adhere your reindeer onto it.
I do hope you have enjoyed my tutorial today!
Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to see all the other creations using Krista Schneider‘s new collection that has just been released.  While you are there be sure to enter for a chance to win a $20.00 gift card.  Krista has lots of new stamps and coordinating dies to make your Christmas cards with.
Below I have provided you with links to Elizabeth Craft Designs products that I have used today.  Just click on any one of them it will take you to their site.
Thank you for stopping by today and good luck!
Until next time – Happy Crafting!
Christine
Elizabeth Craft Designs Products



Other Supplies

Cardstock – red

Alcohol Markers – various colors

Dimensional Tape

Pop Dots

 

August Challenge – Fun With Character Dies

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Hello, welcome to my blog.

Today is a new challenge for Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team.  This month the Design Team Challenge is Christmas Fun With Character Dies which is a brand new release by Joset Designs.  There are so many cute dies and I have chosen to use the Penguin and Igloo die sets.  Be sure to check out all the other Design Team creations on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog and at the same time answer the question for a chance to win.

Here is how my card was made.

Step 1  Form 6″ X 6″ gate fold card from white card stock by cutting cardstock 6″ X 12″ scoring at 3″ from each end fold on score lines.  Note: by measuring in from each end your center comes together more evenly.

Step 2  From white Soft Finish Cardstock cut 2 pieces each 2-3/4″ X 5-3/4″.  Using embossing folder of your choice (snowflakes used here) emboss pieces.  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 3  From white Soft Finish Cardstock die cut Igloo and ice (ice cut twice trim away so you only have top) and the sign.   Using light blue ink highlight edges of igloo and ice.  Adhere the trimmed piece of ice to top of whole piece which gives it more dimension.  Adhere the igloo overlay to the igloo using Kids Choice Glue adhere to the ice using more Kids Choice Glue.  Lay onto card front to determine where you want it adhere to right side of card front only making sure to keep adhesive just on left side use Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4 Cut 1 complete Penguin and 1 wing and set of feet.  Cut wing so it looks like bottom of penguin using Kids Choice Glue adhere feet to penguin bottom then adhere to entrance to igloo using Kids Choice Glue.  Using Kids Choice Glue assemble the complete penguin to use inside of card.

Inside of card:

Step 5  Cut blue cardstock that has white core 4-1/4″ X 5-1/2″ emboss with snow flake embossing folder then sand lightly to highlight the snowflakes.  If you do not have the white core card stock you can use snowflake patterned paper cut to these dimensions.  Adhere to card center using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 6  Using snow mound die from Reindeer die set cut 2 mounds from white Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on top.  Using Silk Microfine Glitter – Cool Diamond sprinkle over adhesive on snow mounds tap off extra burnish in with fingers. Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive adhere mounds to bottom of blue cardstock.

Step 7  Cut 3 trees from green cardstock using die from Reindeer die set.  Using embossing fold emboss trees using embossing folder of your choice.  Using green Distress Ink add shading to trees.  Adhere trees to card using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 8  Add Penguin using Kids Choice Glue on the back of very bottom.

Step 9  Using brown Distress Ink ink up sign and post.  Stamp sentiment on sign using black ink and Joset Designs Cute Winter Sentiments stamp set.  Adhere to penguin’s hand using a little Kids Choice Glue.

Step 10  Using black ink stamp Merry Christmas from Joset Designs Classic Sentiments stamp set.

Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and will make your own card.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog to enter for a chance to win and to see all the great projects designed by our Design Team.

For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs products used in this project just click on any of the pictures below and it will take you directly to the site.

Thanks for stopping by today and until next time – Happy Crafting!

Christine

Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

Various colors of cardstock

Black Ink

Distress Inks

Embossing folders