Thursday, December 14, 2017

Vintage Inspired Santa

Good morning friends ~ I've got a sweet vintage Santa card up for you today.  

I started by embossing a piece of white A2 sized cardstock using a snowflake embossing folder then mounted it onto an A2 sized top folding card.

I cut the Sue Wilson Bold Snowflake Frame out of kraft cardstock and rubbed a bit of Gathered Twigs Distress Ink around the outside edges.  This die set includes 5 dies that can be mixed and matched in lots of different ways.

I cut the Poppystamps Evangeline Snowflakes out of white cardstock that had double sided adhesive on the top.  I removed the release paper from the snowflakes and added Elizabeth Craft Designs Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to the tops.  They're so sparkly and pretty in real life but hard to capture in a photo.

I've had this vintage Santa image in my stash for a long time and finally decided that it was time to use it.  I cut the image out using one of the circle dies from the Sue Wilson Bold Snowflake Frame and mounted it to the inside of the snowflake frame.  Then I scattered the Evangeline Snowflakes on the front of the card and finished it off with clear gems.

A quick and easy last minute Christmas card!

I hope you're inspired by today's project.  Don't forget to join in on all the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Peaceful Scene Shaker Card

Hello crafty friends~  It's with much sadness that I announce that I'll be stepping down from the Elizabeth Craft Designs design team.  It's been such a fun year working with ECD design team and I wanted to send a special thanks to Els & Joep, Joset and Frances for letting me be part of this amazing team for a whole year.  Life has just gotten crazy busy for me and it's taking me down a different path that doesn't allow as much time in my craft room as many of you who visit me may have noticed.    
I thought the sentiment on this card was very fitting to let everyone at Elizabeth Craft Designs know how much I'll miss them.

 I had a scrap of an ink blended background left over from a previous project that was just a little too small so I cut two snowdrifts using the snowdrift die from the Reindeer set and added Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to the top edges and then adhered them to the background.

Using an A2 size piece of Christmas Holidays Paper Pack from Moda Scrap,  I cut one of the Stitched Stars out of the center, saving the cut star for a future project.

  I adhered a piece of clear acetate to the back of the cut printed paper using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  This particular acetate has a protective blue film on both sides.  It really is clear once the blue film is removed as you'll see in the following pictures.

  Using foam tape,  I made it into a shaker window by adding sequins and seed beads.
I cut one of the deer from the Reindeer set out of Kraft cardstock and added some Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to the outside edges and antlers.
 I Stamped and die cut the sentiment from Sentiments 1 Celebration and Sentiments 1 Celebration Dies and mounted it to the window using foam tape.
You can find all these great products and more at Elizabeth Craft Designs

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Last Minute Gift Card Holders

I'm always running a day late and a dollar short and when it's crunch time for Christmas gift shopping, I turn to gift cards.  They fit all sizes and tastes, especially when you're gifting them to teenagers.  
Today's project is quick and easy to whip up for last minute Gift Card Holders.  Here's a snapshot of the products I used today:

I started by cutting three gift gift card holders from 65 LB Limeade Pop Tones Cardstock. The gift card holder die is the perfect size for getting three holders out of one sheet of 8 1/2 x 11" cardstock.

I assembled the gift card holders using Score-Tape Premium Double Sided Adhesive.  Next I cut three stitched rectangles out of 80LB Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and did some layered stamping.

I cut several snowflakes out of 65LB Sno Cone Pop Tones cardstock.  I adhered the stamped rectangles to the front of the assembled gift card holders and glued the snowflakes on using Tombow MonoMulti-Purpose Liquid Glue.

I did a little more stamping on the back side flap and body of the gift card holder.

Here they are filled and ready to give!
For a final touch I added some pretty blue gems to the centers of the snowflakes.
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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Snow Glob Mason Jar

Good morning friends~  I'm popping in really quick to post this card I made for the Make It Monday Challenge.  Betsy showed us how to paint trees using reinkers and a fan brush. 

 She definitely makes it look much easier than it really is.  I wanted to make mine into a snow globe Mason Jar.  I used Friendship Jar, Petite Places Church, Holiday Greens and Spruce & Sprigs.

I'll also be adding this card to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp ~ Christmas Card Day

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Winter Robin

Hello there and happy December!  I love to feed the birds and watch their fun antics at the feeders.  My three kitties like to sit at the window and watch them too.  We call it "Cat TV"!    Today's card looks like a scene I'd see out my window on a cold winters day.  

I started by cutting a Dee's Distinctively Pine Sprig Frame out of olive green cardstock.  

I  rubbed some Crushed Olive Distress Ink and Ripe Avocado ink to add depth and interest.  

 I mounted that onto a water colored panel and then mounted it onto an A2 sized white card base. 

Next, I cut the Dee's Distinctively Winter Robin out of white cardstock and added color using distress inks.  

Once the bird was assembled, he perched himself onto the pine branch.  

Here's the dies I used that can be found at Dies R Us:
Dee's Distinctively Dies - Winter Robin    Dee's Distinctively Dies - Pine Sprig Frame

I'll be adding this card to the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday~ Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Don't forget to come and join in all of the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below. 

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Reindeer Games

Good morning friends~ 
Two cute cards featuring two cute little fella's.
I stamped a scripty background and added it to a kraft cardstock base.  The background is done with water colors and the "smooshing" technique.

Is anything any cuter than these quirky little reindeer dressed in their winter holiday finery?  Out playing Reindeer games I suppose?

Products Used:
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I'll be adding one of these cards to the following challenges:
Dies R Us ~ Christmas Carols ~ "Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer"
CAS Mix Up Card Challenge ~ Using Stamping 
(Script background), Die Cutting & Water Coloring
City Crafter Challenge ~ Where Did You Get That Hat?

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

12 Kits of Occasion ~ November

Good morning ~  It's that time once again for the big reveal of the 12 Kits of Occasion cards for the month of November.  This month our hostess was Jessica Davis and I must say that Jessica totally outdid herself with this adorable kit just filled to the brim with Christmas goodness. 

 All of the images and beautiful papers were new to me.  I really enjoyed coloring up these cute images and playing with her adorable kit.  Thanks Jessica!

Now on to my cards:
These little fairies and tree house are so darling!  I colored them all up with copics and gave them a healthy dose of WOS.

Jessica included this pretty ribbon, felt snowflake and buttons.  This card that looks like a gift just seemed like the perfect way to use those elements together.

Wanna talk about cute???  These little bears decorating this Christmas tree.  So, so CUTE!

More cuteness with these sweet images!  Check out that little mouse holding a candy cane!

I wish I'd had more time to make more cards but I know that I'll be inspired by my team mates and will want to CASE them all.

You can find the complete list of products Jessica sent and see how my team mates used Jessica's sweet kit over at the 12 Kits of Occasion blog.

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