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Wonderful Holiday Cards

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It certainly is the most wonderful time of the year! Today I’m mixing colors and textures to create a fun and retro Christmas card. Let’s get started!

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To start, I stamped this cute gingham stamp across my plain white card with a red dye ink. I stamped about 12 cards in total.

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When those were all done, it was time to add the second layer, my Wonderful sentiment. For this layer I decided to do heat embossing with Nuvo Gold Enchantment embossing powder. I stamped this layer right on top of the gingham background with Versamark ink.

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I poured my powder over the design, then set aside so that I could heat several cards in a row. As long as you get your embossing powder on right away, you can take your time before heating it.

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Metallic powders are the most fun to watch as you heat them. The transformation is so bold.

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For my tiny sentiments I pulled out my beloved typewriter. I typed the phrases over and over until the page was full. Then trimmed them down with my mini guillotine.

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I can’t resist a scalloped edge, and this foil tape was just perfect with the red gingham.

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I used tape runner to adhere the green paper trim, ribbon, and type written sentiments. My Tim Holtz mini snips were the perfect thing for trimming any extra bits for a clean edge.

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Looking cute so far, but I wanted a few more finishing touches. I used Nuvo adhesive to attach a couple of snowflakes, then completed the look with some Nuvo Drops. Now I’m ready to spread Christmas cheer with a little snail mail!

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Happy Crafting!

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Stamped Party Invite

Hello friends! Smitha here today and we are going to be creating a minimalistic party invite. It’s time to get ready to celebrate 2018!

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First, trim a 8.5 by 11 inch of cardstock in half, and fold to make a card. 

I started by stamping my sentiment “It’s party time” with a sticky ink and the poured gold embossing powder all over it. The Nuvo embossing powder in really fine and catches fine details neatly.

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I quickly heat embossed the sentiment, and love how crisp the lines came out!img_9362

Next, I repeatedly stamped the same sentiment to cover the card front. Using the stamp platform makes it easy to just slide and stamp over and over.

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After the colorful and glittery holiday season, I felt that going back to basic black and white would be a nice change. I love how these invites turned out!

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Thank you so much for crafting with me all year long! Happy new year to all of you friends! May 2018 be the year where all of your dreams come true.

Happy Crafting!

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A Gingerbread House Card!

Hello friends!  It’s Debbie here today to share a fun Christmas card with you today.  I think nothing says Christmas more than a gingerbread house.  Whether you make it with dough or paper, they are just so cute and a favorite of mine.    You can make beautiful gingerbread houses using the Dimensional 747e Gingerbread House Die Set.  But there is more you can do than just make dimensional  paper gingerbread houses.  Using the Gingerbread House Die set, it’s easy to create this cute card!

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This is the die set I used to create my card.  The 3d gingerbread houses you can create with this die set are super adorable.  But I love to use my supplies in more than one way and decided a card would be super cute!

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This card measures 5 x 7″.  To create the base, you need to cut the kraft cardstock to 7 x 10″.  Score and fold this and set it aside until you are ready to build your houses!  Cut a few strips of white cardstock to 3 x  6 1/2″.  Using the Tim Holtz Mini Rotary Cutter and the glass mat, cut the white strips to look like hills and valleys.    Vary the hills and valleys so that they aren’t the same.  You will need three strips like this.

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Now it’s time to die cut the gingerbread house fronts.  You will need two whites and one from kraft cardstock.  Then you will need to die cut the detailed fronts of the houses.  You will need one white, one red and one kraft.  Be sure to cut away the 4 strips along the sides and the bottom rectangle.  Those pieces are when you make a 3d house.  For this card, we won’t use those.  Also cut some small strips of cardstock to use along the edges of the houses.

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Adhere the strips of cardstock along the edges of the houses using the Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  This is also a good time to adhere the gingerbread man and the trees into place, too!

 

 

Now it’s time to adhere a strip of the white cardstock and a house.  Starting in the left top of the card base and ending at the right bottom corner.  Once everything is adhered into place, add the Nuvo drops to the houses, gingerbread man, tree and to the white hills and valleys.  I also added the Nuvo White Blizzard to the top of the houses and to the white strips so that its was sparkling and looking a bit like snow.  Add the sentiment in the top right corner to complete the card.

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I really love how this card turned out.  The 5×7″ sized card works really well for this and I love the size!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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Gilded Reindeer Ornament

Hello friends! I like to add a new ornament each year to our tree, and this year I decided to DIY it. I’m so happy with how this Gilded Reindeer Ornament turned out, and you can recreate this with a few easy steps listed below.

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First step, die cut the Reindeer shape from Kraft brown cardstock. This die cut in itself is so beautiful and intricate, you could use it to decorate any number of holiday crafts!

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I die cut 5 shapes and glued them all together to make it thicker and sturdy.

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To add the gilding, apply glue to the areas you want the gold to adhere. I added a thin layer of glue to the antlers and in some other areas too.

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Once the glue is tacky, add the gilding flakes on top.

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Burnish the flakes into place with a dry brush. Brush gently at first and then firmly to remove all the excess gold flakes.

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Add the reindeer to a clear ornament with a little fake snow at the bottom and presto you have a special ornament ready for your tree!

What are you crafting for the Holidays this year? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Crafting!

 

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Interlocking Gatefold Christmas Card

Hi Everyone!

Alexandra here again from Hedgehog Hollow; today I am going to show you a card that is super easy with the Deck the Halls dies but has a real WOW! factor; it also gives you some great dimension but is mail friendly; other supplies you will need are: paper trimmer, adhesive, foil cardstock, glitter and 12×12 cardstock; a full supply list is at the bottom…

Let me tell you how I made it, plus I have a complete supply list at the end for you too.  First of all you want to die cut your three layers, I went for alternate green foil and satin gold Tonic cardstock.  For each layer you want to use the outer wiggly piece the inner detail and the inner wiggly piece, except for the middle where I just used the outer wiggle and the detail as I wanted it to be a solid area in the same color, you could cut the wiggle too and put another color or element in there if you wish; make sure you save those piece out the middle as they would be great for other cards and beautiful to mount a square die cut or image on…

Next I cut some of the deep red from he country cottage paper collection to 5.75″ x 11.5″, I then scored this at 2 7/8″, and 8 5/8″ this created your gatefold base…

I then put some Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive onto my Essentials Easy Clean Mat and used a sponge to apply adhesive to one half of the large deck the halls die cut…

I then stuck this onto my card base…

You then want to do the same with your next smallest piece but this time apply your glue to the opposite side of the card and again with the centra piece to the same side as your largest piece…

Your pieces will now interlock like this…

Then I die cut the Merry Christmas from some white cardstock that I had applied double sided adhesive to…

I then peeled the release layer off the die cut and added Nuvo glitter…

I them used my sponge to apply some adhesive to the back and added it to the centre of the card…

There’s your finished project, you can display it interlaced or closed…

Here is a complete supply list so you can build your own…


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Thanks so much for joining me today, don’t forget to join myself and the rest of the DT girls regularly for more Holiday inspiration!

Happy Stamping!

Alexandra

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Woodland Christmas Gift Tags

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I love wrapping gifts almost as much as I love giving them. There is no better way to take your gift from ordinary to extraordinary than a fabulous gift tag! Today I’m working with traditional colors and a woodland theme. Let’s get ready to gift!

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I started by gathering up a bunch of tags in various styles that fit my color pallet. If you’re anything like me, you probably have a stash of blank tags just waiting to be used. My first tag is very simple to make, but has gorgeous detail. I used the snowflake die from the Mr & Mrs Claus buildables set.

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I glued them in place with a Nuvo pen and trimmed the edges with my mini snips. Of course I had to add Nuvo drops for a finishing touch!

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For my next tag, I used the bird from the Festive Signpost set. This is the smallest die I have ever worked with. He doesn’t require much paper, so I used leftover snippets from my latest projects.

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With the help of my Nuvo Glue Pen and some tweezers, this little bird came together. I used a pen to fill in the dot for his eye.

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I decided to cover the rest of the tag in Nuvo Gilding Flakes, a technique I repeated on several other tags.

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I love to use red and white bakers twine whenever possible. It compliments the tiny mushrooms perfectly! I tied a simple bow around the mushroom stems, then twisted and curled the ends of the wire. I attached a strip of green paper to the bottom of the tag so that the glittery legs of the deer would stand out better.

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A few Nuvo drops to the back of the deer and now this doe has become a fawn!

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Now that I have a whole batch of tags ready, I better get to shopping for some gifts to put them on! How about you? Have you checked off your Christmas list yet?

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Holiday Shaker Card

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Who can resist a fun interactive card? Today I’m sharing a mess free way to send someone a glittery greeting. Let’s get started!

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Start by cutting down two pieces of cardstock. One for the outside layer to run through your Tangerine, and the other to stamp the image for inside of the snowglobe.

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I traced the circle cut out lightly in pencil to make sure I placed my alpaca stamp correctly when lining it up on the stamp platform. I stamped with black ink and filled him in with colored pencils. (Check out my instagram page, @mycraftedstudio, for a time lapse video of the coloring process!)

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The plastic dome comes with an adhesive backing, but you will need to apply glue to the top side to attach to the card.

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I wanted this to look like a snowglobe, so I carefully measured the circle and through several attempts and tiny tweaks I was able to create a base with my Silhouette Cameo. Once perfected, I attached it to the card with my Nuvo glue pen.

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Now it’s time to get glittery! I applied tape runner to the bottom of the alpaca paper to hold it in the correct place while adding the snowglobe filler.

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I used two different sizes of snowflake confetti mixed in with the white glitter.

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Place tape runner around the remaining edges, peel off the adhesive backing from the plastic bubble, then smooth your paper over everything to adhere. Now moving on to the outside of the card again. I cut a small strip of mint cardstock and treated it with my powder tool before using my Stamp Press.

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I used Versamark ink to stamp Joy, then covered with Nuvo embossing powder.

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Apply a couple strips of tape runner and adhere to the front of the card, leaving a little of the white background peeking through the bottom.

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To get my Nuvo drops even, I measured and made tiny pencil marks.

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It was easy to place the drops right over my pencil marks. Once those dry you’re ready to shake all day!

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Happy Holidays!

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