Christmas Wishes

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Hey everyone, did you see Jen’s fantastic card yesterday! If you didn’t you should go back and take a look at it!

For todays card, I kept the cuts real simple, I really wanted to use these Scraptastic Exclusive wood veneers that I got last Christmas, ya I keep things for far to long, I am seriously trying to blow through my stash.

Back to the start of the card I took a piece of Neenah solar white cardstock, and distress ink (I would guess I used salty ocean, broken china, and weathered wood). After that dried I took the Falling Stars Stencil from SSS and Golden light molding paste and applied that to the panel. I attatched that to another peice of Neenah cardstock leaving an 1/8″ boarder.

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I then took some gold thread and balled it up and put it behind the round wood veneer, added the banner one for the sentiment on the card. Then I needed a couple larger stars for on top of that banner, and I couldn’t find any wood veneers, seeing as I had been working on cards for this series, it came to me right away. I cut a bunch of the stars to the size I wanted them and layered them all together, using a distress marker around the edge to hide the white, I then embossed them with Hero arts gold embossing powder. I attatched everything to a A2 size Neenah Desert Storm cardbase and called it complete.

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Thanks for stopping by,

Hugz,

Jess

White Christmas by Jen (ozegran)

Hey bloggers! I’ve taken over Jess’s blog for today to share a Christmas Card I made!

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Firstly though, I must thank Jess for giving us a chance to kick our butts into gear! By hosting this October Christmas Card Blog Jess has forced us to start making our Christmas cards BEFORE the silly season is upon us!

Secondly, and this one’s the hardest for me, is to get us to use our electronic die cutting machines! I must tell you I have had my Silhouette for a couple of years now and I’ve probably count the amount of times I’ve used it on one hand (I know, right!). So when I switched it on this time, the LED display menu would not work đŸ˜¦ This happened to me when I first switched on my Cameo for the first time. After a while the menu appeared though – this time it did not đŸ˜¦ So I just worked blindly by pressing the down button and enter to make it load or unload LOL.

So…..I forgot how to convert the files I wanted to use (my own) in order to cut them. I converted the pics to svg files but from then on everything went blank *sigh*. So I just got out the ONE Christmas cartridge I owned for my Cricut and tried to cut the intricate designs but alas it just shredded the cardstock đŸ˜¦ *sigh*.

So….I resorted to the graphics that came with the Silhouette Designer Edition software and just used the tree outline, looks like I failed miserably LOL.

I used an 8 1/2″x5″ piece of white cardstock for the card base. I cut another piece of the same white cardstock for the card topper to 4″x5 1/4″, embossed it with the Message in a Tree embossing folder by Couture Creations. I adhered this piece to the card base using pop dots.

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Once the tree shape was cut I heat embossed it using Ranger’s Queen’s Gold embossing powder, along with the tree trunk. I heat embossed the star using Ranger’s Gold Tinsel embossing powder (love that stuff)!

I adhered the trunk, tree and finally the star using Tombo Mono Multi Liquid Glue, then took a strip of white ribbon, tied it into a bow and adhered it to the base of the tree using a glue dot.

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I always add sentiments to the inside of my cards (sorry, no pic) as well as making a matching envelope. Here you can see I have added Merry Christmas by heat embossing it with the gold embossing powder.

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Well that’s my post! Don’t know if I’ll go back any time soon to my Silhouette – unless someone wants to show me how to use it properly LOL.

I have been inspired to make more Christmas cards though, thanks to Jess’s idea and all the amazing cards I’m seeing here! Thanks for stopping by! Why not go check out my blog to see if there’s anything there that might inspire you!

Smiles

Jen
(ozegran)

PS: So sorry about the quality of the pics! I am going to do some research into how to make a light box and how to photograph my pics so that they actually look any good!

Bokeh white!

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Hey everyone, Jess back with another card. I am 100% happy with the turn out of this card. Can you guess where I used my Cameo on this card?

So I started with a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Canson 140lbs coldpress watercolour paper, I painted the backround using my peerless watercolours. and then stamped the Big Holiday Wishes sentiment from the Big holiday Wishes stamps set from SSS, in versamark Onyx Black ink.

 

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Then I cut a bunch of different sized circles in cardstock using my Cameo. Taking the Prima White Calk ink and a round ink blender from Tim Holtz, I started with the larger circles and applying less white ink to them, gradually working my way to the smallest circle, and making the ink more opaque the smaller the circles got. Once finished I set it aside to allow that chalk in a chance to dry.

Once the ink was dry I got some sequins out of my stash and added 6 of them using glossy accents.

 

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Thanks for stopping by

Hugz

Jess

Christmas music..

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Hey everyone, I cant believe we are already on day 8 of the Christmas card marathon here on my blog! If you didn’t see Lori’s card yesterday you should go back and check it out, it was lovely.

 

So here is the card I have for you today, seriously not my favorite, but they can’t all be something I love. So for today’s card I stamped the Tim Holtz season’s greetings sentiment and embossed it with Hero Arts gold embossing powder. The I took the trees from an older Tim Holtz set and stamped them with Prima white chalk ink, and it got stuck on the embossing, and I couldn’t get it off without making a mess so I just left it alone, The snowflakes are from the Hero Arts Christmas sentiment set I use all the time.

 

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The Music notes, were a copy write free image I found online, that I put into my Silhouette software and traced (creating a cut file from it) and cut it on cardstock 3 times and layered them together, I then put 2 coats of Hero Arts gold embossing powder, then adhered it overtop of the card.

 

The patterned paper that the black paper is matted with is from the DIY Shop paper pad (it was a scrap from a while ago)

 

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Thanks for stopping by

Hugz,

Jess

Merry Christmas by Lori Zielinski

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Hello, and thanks so much for stopping by for this fabulous October Christmas Series.

Lorianna here with a creation, you can find my blog here.

Jess is a wonderful card maker and I have learned so much from her UStream Classes, and always have FUN too! Today’s focus is on using digital die cutters for Christmas cards. I have used my Silhouette Portrait for this card.

For the base of my card I used Recollections #110lb Cardstock.

The black and red layers are cardstock from Stamp’in Up.

I selected a file from, Doodle Pantry, called card cut 6, which is the white and green mat, which is a polka dot paper from a paper pad, not sure of brand name.  The ornate layer is a Silhouette file called merry christmas split damask (Design #67004) and resized it for the front of an A2 card.

I then used some organdy ribbon form my stash, (lol we all have one)

And a half pearls in each corner.

And popped this whole panel up on pop dots for some extra dimension.

These would be perfect Christmas cards for for mailing, without the bow.  Not much bulk and weight, so that means no added postage. And with all those Christmas cards, it really adds up.

I hope you enjoy the rest of the month’s cards, I am sure Jess and friends will bring lots of beautiful creations!!

Hugs

Lorianna

 

Its looking like a GOLD Christmas

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Wow, we are on day 6 already! Haven’t the guest posts been amazing! It is so much fun, and so inspirational to see other people’s work, I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am! Today I kept things rather clean and simple. The deer is from the silhouette studio, the file is called Christmas Demask (design id #34432), I cut and layered 2 of these together and then embossed them with Hero Arts Gold embossing powder a couple of times. Then I tied a piece of pay arts natural jute twine around his throat in a pretty bow.

 

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The card base is Neenah Desert Storm cardstock, I then layered a piece of Birch woodveneer paper (That I got from SSS) a gold colour striped paper (no idea what paper line that is from) and then glitter paper from colorbok. The sentiment is from a Hero Arts clear set, and I layered that on another gold embossed layer.

 

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Thanks for stopping by,

Hugz

Jess

Snowman

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Hey everyone, did you see yesterday guest post.. if you didn’t you should really go back and look at it! Today I am back and this card could be a cop out… lol. But I really like it anyway. I used some paper out of my scrap bin and stuck it through my cameo to cut square mats (What can I say my creativity was a no show this day cut me a break. Then when I didnt like the square edges I rounded them with my 1/2″ corner chomeer from We R Memory Keepers.

 

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I used my Tim Holts Distress Paint in Picket Fence to white wash the Scraptastic woodveneers. The sentiment is stamped in Archival ink the colour is Potting Soil, and the Sentiment is from my trusty Hero Arts Christmas stamp. I finished it all off with some of my May Arts Natural jute twine.

 

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Thanks for stopping by,

Hugz,

Jess

Happy Holiday – Marie

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Hey everyone, Marie taking over today, you can find my blog here. Card base is Premium Vanilla Card 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, score both sides at 2 1/8.

 

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I used the Elegant Embellishments by Anna Griffin for Cricut, Hampton Art 6 pcs die and stamp set (SC-664). The tree is green card with Crimson Zazz, and the tag is green and red card, outside panels are from Basic Grey’s Aspen Frost (cut at 5 3/8 x 2 18)

 

 

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A Holiday Hello

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Welcome everyone to day 3 of this Christmas Marathon on my blog. Did you see Susan’s card yesterday!!! Wow she did amazing. This card is ever so simple, I started by using my Silhouette Cameo to cut a snowflake from an Echo Park Snowflake set (Design ID# 51859), I then cut off some of the bottom whisps just to make it slightly more simple, finished these little snowflakes off by putting 2 coats of Hero Arts silver embossing powder.

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The white cardbase and layers are from Neenah 80lb Solar White cardstock, the red layers of cardstock I am not 100% sure where it is from but I would guess it is a Bazzil Cardshoppe Cardstock. The silver and cream patterned paper as well as the stripes behind the sentiment is from the SSS Christmas card kit from last year and I can not remember who it was from as it was in my scrap bin. The shape behind the sentiment is a Spellbinders Die from my stash, unfortunately I have misplaced the packaging to it and can not remember what set it is from. The stamp is from a SSS Set called Holiday Hellos (SS101365), the sequins and small pearls are from my stash.

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Thanks for stopping by,

Hugz

Jess

Die Cutting for Christmas Cards- Susan

JESS BLOG CHRISTMASHi everyone! Susan here, taking over Jess’s blog, you can find my blog here. Jess is a wonderful card maker and I have learned so much from her U Stream Classes. Today’s focus is on using digital die cutters for Christmas cards. I have used my Silhouerre Cameo for this card.

For this card I selected the Silhouette file Nested Poinsettia (Design ID #15148) and resiced it for the front of an A2 card. I then used my Cameo to cut it on some Neenah Solar White cardstock. Once I had all the flowers cut I colored each with Copic Markers. I followed Sandy Allnock’s tutorial on colouring poinsettias here. She was using a stamped image but I wanted mine to be dimensional.

I used R12 on all the flowers which are really leaves by the way! And then proceeded to color them in with the darkest being on the bottom. To achieve this I used R32, R35, R39 and R89. Once finished I sketched the leaf veins with a fine line black pen. I adhered the flower together using Glossy Accents and then added silver glass beads to the center with Glossy Accents.

I embossed the back later of the card with a Life Style Crafts embossing folder – I think it is called Links. I die cut a circle out of another panel of Neenah Solar white using My Favorite Things Circle Stax dies – I LOVE those! I adhered the front panel to the back panel using some foam tape.

The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp Big Holiday Wishes and the sequins from Pretty Pink Posh!

Thank you to Jess for having me on her blog and thanks for looking. I hope this inspires you to use your digital die cutting tool for your Christmas cards. It makes quick work of die cutting lots of pieces!