Christmas Lip Balm Tags

Hi Everyone!

Christmas is quickly approaching and I wanted to use a snowflake stamp set that I recently got by My Favorite Things.  There are so many Christmas and holiday products released every year.  It’s hard NOT to buy any even though I already have a lot that I can use each year.  When MFT released their lip balm products, I thought they were so much fun and had to get them!

I got this homemade lip balm from my friend, Tiffany – who uses real Beeswax.  Thought it would be fun to try it out.  I only bought 8 and didn’t save any for myself…so I hope the recipients like it!

I also got to play with Distress Oxide Inks. I’ve had them a while and a lot of things have been pushed aside or put away on my desk.  I need more time!!!

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These colors are so vibrant!  I’m used to controlling the ink saturation and like things really pale, but it’s hard to do that with Oxide Inks.  Regardless, it really did blend on the paper like butter and was fun to use!  I sprayed them with water droplets and then used white craft ink to stamp the snowflakes for a soft wintery look.

I used some tag dies to cut 2 tags from each piece duplicates in white for a backing.  I cut the frames out of gold glitter paper and added a zipper detail to the back of each tag so that the recipient can pull it apart to retrieve the lip balm – thanks to Stephanie Klauck for this awesome idea!

Christmas Lip Balm Tags

I’m doing a Christmas Sock exchange with some friends this year so I thought I would make a little something for each lady.  Hope you enjoyed this project!  This is definitely an all-occasion project!

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Have a wonderful Christmas if I’m able to share another project before then!

XOXO,

caly-sig

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Distress Oxide Ink colors used:  peacock feathers, wilted violet, salty ocean, picked raspberry

 

MFT Snowflake Splendor
MFT Snowflake Splendor
EH | SSS | MFT
MFT Lip Balm Window & Frame
MFT Lip Balm Window & Frame
EH | SSS | MFT
MFT Tall Tag Duo
MFT Tall Tag Duo
EH | SSS | MFT
Gold 1/8
SU Heat Tool
SU Heat Tool
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
EH | SSS
HA White Embossing Powder
HA White Embossing Powder
SSS | EH
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Set 1
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Set 1
EH | SSS | SBC
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Set 2
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Set 2
EH | SSS | SBC
White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
MFT Essential Sentiment Rip Strips
MFT Essential Sentiment Rip Strips
EH | SSS | MFT
ATG Gun
ATG Gun
EH | SSS | AMZN
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
EH | SSS
2.5 inch Round Acrylic Block
2.5 inch Round Acrylic Block
Absorber
Absorber
MFT Lip Balm Pouches
MFT Lip Balm Pouches
EH | SSS | MFT
Whisper White Craft Ink
Whisper White Craft Ink
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2017 Holiday Card

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

I honestly cannot believe that the holidays are HERE!!!  Sorry for being MIA recently.  We took some time off work to take the kids to Disneyland – our first family vacation in 3 years!  It was truly an adventure with all the craziness we went through!  I did a few cards prior to vacation and didn’t get a chance to share those – so they will be shared towards the end of this post.

When we got back from vacation, I started work on my holiday cards for this year.  I had a hard time deciding what to do this year, so I stalled.  But I think it ended up working out!  I have been using the previous year’s holiday stamps on current cards a lot.  I have no time to play with anything new, it feels like!

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I knew that I wanted to use the Holiday Style stamp set from Sunny Studio.  It’s such a great layering set that creates great dimension.  There is a very realistic bell in the set.  For my card, I chose to use the ornaments because I wanted the focal point of the card to be similar to an ornament.

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If you haven’t seen a card like this before – it’s an interactive flip card!  You can definitely make this by doing some partial die cutting with any shape you’d like.  Since I had to make 70 cards – I opted for using the die.  Stampin Up made (it is now a retired product) a Circle Card Thinlets set that makes this super easy.  They seem to have the copyright for the straight corners because I couldn’t find another like it under the Sizzix brand (they also manufacture dies for Stampin’ Up!).  Anyway – Sizzix has these “Flip-Its” dies in other shapes and sizes.  If you want one similar to what I used – you’ll have to be ok with rounded corners (which I initially purchased by mistake).  I will like that alternative below.  I actually found the Stampin’ Up! die on Ebay.  Be on the lookout for a good deal.  Stampin’ Up! prices are often outrageous on Ebay with retired products!

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The die actually only cuts the card base without the extra flap on the right that you see.  I had to cut my card base a little shorter in order to slide the cardstock over the end of the die so I can have this extra panel.  To see what I mean, you can take a look at this YouTube video by another crafter.  I wanted to make a video for this card, but unfortunately, there’s something wrong with my editing software right now.  It’s disappointing because I have not made a video in a very long time!

2017 Holiday Card

I got 140 photos printed at Walmart and punched them out using a 2 1/2″ circle punch – die cutting all of those photos would’ve been painful considering I ink-sponged 70 card bases, stamped 5 branches, 2 ornaments (requiring 4 different layers), and the sentiments on each card!  This is truly an annual labor of love!

My favorite thing about this card?  Its ONE layer (except for the photos I attached) with lots of stamping!

Now for some cards I made prior to my vacation.  I made 4 wedding cards! One was for someone who reached out to me from Australia – how cool is that?

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I watercolored the background using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers using the “swooshing” method with acetate and embossed the bold sentiment over the center.  The velum banner is stamped using Staz-On ink and dots heat-embossed with gold.  She wanted it to hold money, so I made the card longer.

Wedding Slider Card

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Speaking of money – I also made a money holder for another wedding we went to.  This one is a slider card with a pocket.  The pull out tab just has slots to hold the money.

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The final card is made using Nuvo texture paste – which I’ve never played with before.  The dies for the sentiment, wine bottle and glasses are all from My Favorite Things – such clever designs!

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Last but not least, I have die cut shaker card.  I can’t get creative with glitter anymore when my friend asks me to make her a card with lots of glitter….I can’t say I was really happy or excited about this card – I almost didn’t share!  But we’re all here to share strengths and weakness, right?  HAHA.

Alrighty – I think that’s it!  Thanks for sticking through this one!  I wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving!

XOXO,

caly-sig

SUPPLIES (for my 2017 Holiday card):

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

SS Holiday Style
SS Holiday Style
SSS | SS
SU Circle Card Thinlits (Retired)
SU Circle Card Thinlits (Retired)
Sizzix Mini Circle Flip-Its
Sizzix Mini Circle Flip-Its
White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
EH | SSS | AMZN
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
EH | SSS
Garden Green Ink
Garden Green Ink
Pacific Point Ink
Pacific Point Ink
Night of Navy Ink
Night of Navy Ink
Real Red Ink
Real Red Ink
Cherry Cobbler Ink
Cherry Cobbler Ink
Smoky Slate Ink
Smoky Slate Ink
Basic Gray Ink
Basic Gray Ink
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
EH | SSS
ATG Gun
ATG Gun
EH | SSS | AMZN
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
EH | SSS
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills
EH | SSS | AMZN
Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools
Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools
EH | SSS | AMZN
MSP MISTI
MSP MISTI
EH | SSS | MSP
EK Tools 2-1/2 Inch Circle Punch
EK Tools 2-1/2 Inch Circle Punch

 

Mondo Magnolia Sparkle

Hope everyone had a magical Christmas!

I’m back today to share a birthday card and some more recent projects that I’ve done.  I’m off work this week and keep thinking MAYBE I should make a video but I really don’t have the energy or time – it’s just too unpredictable.  It’s disappointing…I know!

Today is another neighbor and friend’s birthday (there are a lot of them!).  I actually made more than one but I’ll share the other one another time when it gets closer.  Stay tuned :).

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I love this Mondo Magnolia Set so much.  There’s so much space to color with any type of medium you feel like at the time.  I decided to watercolor with distress inks since I haven’t done that in a while.  I emobossed the image with Versafine Onyx Black ink and clear embossing powder – this gives a nice raised border for watercolor.

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To mute the color, I added a layer of velum that I used my sewing machine to attach and embossed the sentiment and added some dew drops to finish the card. Peek-A-Boo!

I’ve run out of creative juices lately so I’ve cased my own work for the next two quick cards I want to share.

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An old friend asked me to make a card for Christmas for her mom – so I decided to remake this spinner card that I made last year.  For the original post, click HERE.  There’s a video you can watch!

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She was so excited to receive this card – I love getting feedback from the recipient!

I also made some card sets for the boys’ teachers again. This time, earlier for Christmas. Earlier this spring, I made them as end-of-the-school-year gifts.  You can see the original post HERE.  I said earlier this spring, right?  I had just had a baby so no video, sorry.  😦

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I chose some more vibrant colors this time to change it up a bit.

Until next time! XOXO,

caly-sig

SUPPLLIES for the Mondo Magnolia card:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Distress Inks: Festive Berries, Squeeze Lemonade

Not Listed: Vellum


EH Mondo Magnolia
EH Mondo Magnolia
C&9 Happy Day
C&9 Happy Day

EH | SSS | C&9

EK Success Powder Tool
EK Success Powder Tool

EH | SSS | AMZN

Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black

EH | SSS

WOW Clear Gloss Superfine
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine

SSS | AMZN

Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks

EH | SSS


Flirty Flamingo Cardstock
Flirty Flamingo Cardstock
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad

EH | SSS | JOANN


Simply Simmons Round Brush
Simply Simmons Round Brush
ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN


Janome 6260 Quilter's Companion Sewing Machine
Janome 6260 Quilter’s Companion Sewing Machine
PPP Clear Droplets 4mm
PPP Clear Droplets 4mm

EH | SSS | PPP

PPP Clear Droplets 6mm
PPP Clear Droplets 6mm

EH | SSS | PPP


SU Heat Tool
SU Heat Tool

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched

Mini MISTI – Laser Etched

Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS

Happy Snowman

WordPress reminded me today that my blog is 2 years old!  Happy Birthday, Blog!  It’s been a wonderful experience so far and I hope to be able to find more time to keep this up!

I simply cannot believe that Christmas is in a week! I probably wont get the chance to post anything before then, so I want to share my last Christmas project with you.  A friend reached out and asked me to make some cards for her.  She didn’t give me much – other than the fact that she loves glitter – so I decided to use the simple Happy Snowman stamp set by Pretty Pink Posh and cased this card from the PPP instagram that I follow.

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I used the Puffy Clouds border by Lawn Fawn and added some silver and gold lining using embossing powder and stamped some snowflakes and embossed them in the same powder.

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I used silver glitter on the blue cards and gold glitter on the green cards.

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These cards were really fun and simple for me to make and these snowmen are so cute! I accented his buttons with some black Nuvo drops.  Hope you liked these – supplies are listed below.

Until next time – I hope everyone has a magical Christmas and stay safe wherever you are!

XOXO,

caly-sig

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

COPICS used:  R24, R29, YR07, R20, C0, C2

Silver and Gold Glitter


NN  What a Hoot
NN What a Hoot
ME Jingle Greetings
ME Jingle Greetings

EH | SSS |ME

LF Let It Snow
LF Let It Snow

EH | SSS | LF


White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
LF Puffy Clouds Border

LF Puffy Clouds Border

EH | SSS | LF


SSS Stitched Circles
SSS Stitched Circles
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN


SU Heat Tool
SU Heat Tool
WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle
WOW Metallic Gold Sparkle

SSS | EH

WOW Metallic Silver Sparkle

WOW Metallic Silver Sparkle

SSS | EH

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN


Soft Sky Cardstock
Soft Sky Cardstock

Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Wild Wasabi Cardstock

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers

EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

3M Scotch Foam Tape
3M Scotch Foam Tape

EH | SSS | AMZN

Tombow Liquid Multi Mono Glue
Tombow Liquid Multi Mono Glue

EH | SSS | AMZN

Nuvo Drops - Ebony Black
Nuvo Drops – Ebony Black

MFT | SSS


Absorber
Absorber
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board

EH | SSS


Mini MISTI - Laser Etched

Mini MISTI – Laser Etched

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Holiday Photo Card Blog Hop!

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Hi Everyone!

I’m so excited you’re here to hop along with LiveLoveCard’s Holiday Photo Card Blog Hop.  This is the first one that I’ve ever been a part of and I am so honored!  I’ve made holiday cards for the past three years and have always included a personal family photo with each and I’m excited to share my card this year as a part of this blog hop.  There are 11 total hop stops so please hop along when you’re done here and view the other cards to get ideas for your own cards this year!  It’s not too late!  And of course…leave a comment to be entered for a chance to win some amazing prizes! Darlene (the owner of the LiveLoveCards community has 9 prizes to share) -details are below!

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My card is a case of one of Concord & 9th’s cards using their Take a Bough dies.  I got this set last year and didn’t get a chance to use them and I really love the card I saw.  I’ve added my own touches with an embossed snowfall background and tag with hollies and berries.  Each piece is heat embossed for a raised look. It’s simple and straight forward but really screams holiday.  When making cards in mass production, it’s quickest to do each step individually and then assemble at the very end when each component is complete.

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First, I cut out all my boughs/pines.  This part, I have to admit…is painstaking long.  I used 3 different shades of green cardstock, more than 2 full sheets each (8 1/2 x11). I cut them down to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 pieces to make it easier to run through my big shot…but can you imagine?! 8 pines for each card – that’s 4 boughs – for 64 cards!  *GASP*  I found myself very frustrated but here’s a tip I decided to try towards the END of this long process.  The paper doesn’t release from the dies well after a few cuts.  I was using my paper piercing tool to push them out and ending up tearing a lot so I took a dryer sheet, folded it three times and ran my dies through my die cut machine. This gives it a nice waxy coat and they release from the die SOOOO much easier.  Ugh…I wish I had done it sooner!

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Once they were all cut, I cut them in half and started grouping 4 random pieces together and used my handheld stapler to hold them together. This was the quickest for me. If you have a better way of holding 4 pieces of this together – by all means – do it!  And tell me about it because I’d like to know!

Next, I prepared my tags (I couldn’t decide between white and red so I did both) by cutting pieces that were 2″ by 2 1/2″ (this is a little snug…if I could do it again, I would do 2 1/2″ by 2 1/2″). I stamped them all in batches using Versamark ink and embossed the white pieces with red powder and the red pieces with white powder.  Then – you die cut them all…Yes…I did it 64 times.  *sigh*  BUT THIS IS WORTH IT!

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I tied some red and white twine to the tags and then stamped a bunch of hollies and berries (holly and berries?) on white cardstock and ran this through my Brother Scan N’ Cut 2 so it can cut each piece out for me.  Seriously ya’ll…this is the BEST birthday present ever – put it on your Christmas wish list!  Mine was purchased on Amazon but it’s available in stores at Michael’s now!  NO MORE FUSSY CUTTING!  It scans anything flat and cuts it out – perfect for stampers.  Just so you know – I’m not getting paid to brag about this amazing product!  I wish I were ;).  So I adhered these hollies and berries to the tags and to add a bit more umph…I used some red stickles on the berries.  I’m impatient – but I laid them all aside to dry as I stamped and embossed the cards with snowfall.

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Once the card bases themselves were stamped and embossed, it was time for the assembly.  Put the boughs on, leaving room in the center for your tag.  I adhered the boughs on using glue dots and adhered the tags on using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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I didn’t do anything too clever with my photo this year – last year I sewed it to my card.  If you’d like to see it, click HERE. I got some clear photo corners and adhered them to the inside top portion of my card.  I’m not fancy – I make my own collage using PhotoScape and then I print them via Walmart online – it’s the cheapest option and they have a photo size of 4″ x 5.33″ – fits perfectly in an A2 card with a nice matt around the photo.

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I got a custom stamp made this year for our names – saves me from writing the same thing so many times!  I have used this Etsy shop many times for my “handmade by” stamps and address stamps and I love it!  It does take a few weeks to get as it is made and shipped from Malaysia – but it’s affordable if you have time to wait.  The link is listed below with all of my supplies. I plan to hand address these in calligraphy and hope these get mailed to be received by Thanksgiving.  HAPPY HOLIDAYS, everyone!

That wraps up this year’s photo holiday card for me.  Thank you sooooooo much for being a part of this blog hop and for stopping by!

HERE is the video of the process if you’re interested in seeing it.  Please give me a thumbs up!

GIVEAWAY!

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Winners will be selected at random from the comments left on each blog hop stop.  Be sure to leave a comment on each stop to increase your chances to win!  Leave your comments by Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 11:59pm CT.  Nine winners will be announced on LiveLoveCards on Wednesday, November 23rd, just in time for Black Friday.  🙂

BLOG STOPS:

Be sure to head to these blogs and see the other creations and leave a comment at each stop for your chance to win one of the NINE prizes that Darlene has!

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Not Pictured:  Red Twine, Dryer Sheet

ME Jingle Greetings
ME Jingle Greetings EH | SSS |ME

SSS Falling Snow
SSS Falling Snow
"C&9
C&9 Take a Bough EH | SSS | C&9
LF Stiched Circle Tags
LF Stiched Circle Tags EH | SSS | LF

White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform EH | SSS | AMZN
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads EH | SSS | AMZN
MB Metal Adaptor Plate
MB Metal Adaptor Plate EH | SSS
EK Success Powder Tool
EK Success Powder Tool EH | SSS | AMZN
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

SU Heat Tool
SU Heat Tool
HA White Embossing Powder

HA White Embossing Powder

SSS | EH


WOW Primary Apple Red Superfine
WOW Primary Apple Red Superfine
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink EH | SSS | AMZN

Crumb Cake Cardstock
Crumb Cake Cardstock

Real Red Cardstock
Real Red Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb EH | SSS

Always Artichoke Cardstock
Always Artichoke Cardstock

Garden Green Cardstock
Garden Green Cardstock

Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Wild Wasabi Cardstock

SU Stampin' Dimensionals
SU Stampin’ Dimensionals
ZOTs Adhesive Dots
ZOTs Adhesive Dots EH | SSS | AMZN
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board EH | SSS

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched
Mini MISTI – Laser Etched

MISTI - Laser Etched
MISTI – Laser Etched

SU Handheld Stapler
SU Handheld Stapler

SU Paper Piercing Tool
SU Paper Piercing Tool
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS

Absorber
Absorber

Hang Your Stocking
Hang Your Stocking
Tombow Liquid Multi Mono Glue
Tombow Liquid Multi Mono Glue EH | SSS | AMZN
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Brother Scan N Cut 2
Brother Scan N Cut 2

SU Clear Block Bundle
SU Clear Block Bundle

Garden Green Ink
Garden Green Ink

Real Red Ink
Real Red Ink
Ranger Stickles - Christmas Red Glitter Glue
Ranger Stickles – Christmas Red Glitter Glue EH | SSS

Pioneer Photo Corners - 250 ct
Pioneer Photo Corners – 250 ct
Custom Stamps
Custom Stamps
Etsy | FB | EBAY

Frosty Fairy Friends

I can’t believe Christmas will be here in a few short weeks! It’s so wild! I’ve finished my holiday cards and plan to post about them next week – so stay tuned!  I’ll be a part of an exciting blog hop and I hope you’ll return to see it.  I even have a video made that I just need to do a voice-over on.

This card was done for two reasons – the LiveLoveCards challenge for the month is Christmas cards and Kathy Racoosin is doing another 30 day coloring challenge.  I stamped a bunch of the images from Lawn Fawn’s Frosty Fairy Friends set and started coloring with Copics.  It’s been a while!  I also knew that I wanted to do a pop up card.  Lawn Fawn has an amazing die that will do this for you – creating two hills that are held together by tabs.  I can’t justify spending 30 dollars on a die knowing I could create something similar with what I have so I decided I should try it!

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I used Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Hillside Borders dies and cut two slopes out, scored them at the bottom at 1/4″ – enough for some glue to glue this piece to the bottom of the card base and then added some distress ink to highlight the slopes.  After deciding how far I wanted each hill to come out from the center of the card base, I measured and marked where I wanted them to be and made tabs going from each hillside to the back of the cardbase (with tabs to glue to each piece – it will look like a piece with two score marks).  Sorry – this is easier to see than explain.  You can see one of my tabs on the left side of the card in the photo above.

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I used my Marvy Snow Marker to add dimension on the images to create a snow effect. The snowflakes and fairy wings have Wink of Stella Clear shimmer on them but you can’t see them on the photos here.

The outside of the card is plain, but I created a belly-band with a snowflake tag to spruce it up.

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I hope you all enjoyed this! See you next Wednesday for my holiday card reveal!

XOXO,

caly-sig

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Copic colors: BG0000, B0000, BG11, BG34, V12, V15, YG05, G09, Y11, Y21, R20, B28, R29, R39, E34, E47, E87, E21, E53, YR20

Distress inks:  Broken China, Stormy Sky

LF Frosty Fairy Friends
LF Frosty Fairy Friends EH | SSS | LF
HA Winter Cheer Tag Set
HA Winter Cheer Tag Set EH | SSS
LF Stitched Hillside Borders
LF Stitched Hillside Borders EH | SSS | LF

White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform EH | SSS | AMZN
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads EH | SSS | AMZN

Marvy Snow Marker
Marvy Snow Marker

SU Heat Tool
SU Heat Tool
MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink
MFT Black Licorice Hybrid InkSSS | MFT
Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks EH | SSS

Soft Sky Cardstock
Soft Sky Cardstock

Winter Frost DSP (retired)
Winter Frost DSP (retired)
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb EH | SSS
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills EH | SSS | AMZN
Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

EH | SSS | AMZN

Tombow Liquid Multi Mono Glue
Tombow Liquid Multi Mono Glue EH | SSS | AMZN

Absorber
Absorber

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched
Mini MISTI – Laser Etched
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board EH | SSS
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS
Wink of Stella Clear
Wink of Stella Clear EH | SSS | AMZN

3D Holiday Scene

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Welcome back!  Thanks for staying tuned to see my second card for the My Favorite Things’ Card Design Superstar Contest!  I created this card using ONE
simple die.  THAT’S RIGHT! You don’t need a fancy die – you just have to be BRAVE.  I took lots of photos so if you want to see the process – keep reading! 🙂  This card folds and fits in an A2 (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) envelop.

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I started with a piece of white cardstock that is 4 1/4″ x 7″ – scored 1.5″ from each end. I didn’t know what I was going to do so I scored it first.  If you want to ink blend like I did – you can get a cleaner look by blending color first, then scoring. I chose Spun Sugar, Dried Marigold and Tumbled glass to achieve the sunset colors above.

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I centered the die over this panel and made the first cut – don’t worry! I know it’s not long enough to cut through the entire 7″ panel! The first cut will guide you to cut the ends – I promise!  Once you cut the center, just line up the die with one end to cut the rest- you can feel it sit in the previous cut like it’s meant to be :). Repeat with the other end.

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Using the same die and a flatter die from the same die set, I cut out two hills from lengths of 4 1/2″ – you can make the height however high you want, then added some Pumice Stone ink to make it look like dirty snow. Snow is dirty when stepped it. And color gives it depth. hehe. Score 1/4″ from each end – this is where you’ll put your adhesive to add them to the previous panel to make this card 3D.

I’m old school and still have some sticky strip – it’s not the stuff you can easily tear. It’s ok – use what you have!  I put one side down, making sure it’s lined up with the bottom of the card. See photo above. Once that is adhered, leave it laying flat and remove the backing from the other two “hills” and just fold over the right panel. This will ensure it sits in the right place perfectly and can fold flat to put in an envelop if you want to mail it.  You have your card base – now you can decorate it how you want! Oh – and if you haven’t noticed- I flickered some water on this panel to add water blots to give it a “snowfall” background too.

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I colored an elf and christmas tree using Copic markers and added some embellishments using a Sakura White Gelly Roll pen and some Marvy Snow Marker embossing liquid to create the fur on the elf’s hat and sleeves.

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AHHH!!! Isn’t he cute?!?  I just love this card so much!

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I hope you enjoyed it! Please stay tuned – I will post my final card for the contest TOMORROW!!! WISH ME LUCK! I really WANNE BE A SUPERSTAR!

XOXO,

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SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Copics: R29, R39, G14, YG09, G19, Y15, Y28, FB2, B28, E50, E21, E23, E57, E27

Distress:  Pumice Stone, Spun Sugar, Dried Marigold, Tumbled Glass

"MFT
MFT Santa’s Elves

EH | SSS | MFT

MFT Stitched Basic Edges
MFT Stitched Basic Edges

EH | SSS | MFT


White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform

EH | SSS | AMZN

Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads

EH | SSS | AMZN

EK Success Powder Tool
EK Success Powder Tool

EH | SSS | AMZN

Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black

EH | SSS


SU Heat Tool
SU Heat Tool

Marvy Snow Marker
Marvy Snow Marker
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine

SSS | AMZN

Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks

EH | SSS

MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink
MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink

SSS | MFT

Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb

EH | SSS

Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers

EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills

EH | SSS | AMZN

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

EH | SSS | AMZN


Sakura Gelly Roll
Sakura Gelly Roll
ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN


SU Sticky Strip (Retired)
SU Sticky Strip (Retired)

Absorber
Absorber
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board

EH | SSS


Mini MISTI - Laser Etched

Mini MISTI – Laser Etched

Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS


SSS Friends Die
EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors
Wink of Stella Gold
Wink of Stella Gold

EH | SSS | AMZN