Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #136

Today I’m playing along with the Merry Monday Challenge #136 – use the colors red, green and white.
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For my card, I used the Die-namites Fancy Birdhouses die to cut white, green and red cardstock. I used a Taylored Expressions die to cut the bird. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things.

It’s rainy and dark here in the PNW – this color combination really cheers me up!

MFT Stamps – Warmest Wishes

Today, I’m sharing a card featuring the new Warmest Wishes stamp set from My Favorite Things in a color combination I don’t think I’ve ever used before!

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I Copic-colored the adorable girl from the set, pairing her with a circle stamped and heat embossed with the Star Background and a sentiment from Cheerful Christmas Greetings. The white panel was cut with the stitched die in the Blueprints 13 set. (One of my most used dies!) In terms of the colors, I found that the green Copics blended well. I first tried using shades of red for her coat, but I was much happier with the results using green. One fun thing about coloring – you can try as many different combinations as you heart desires!

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In Detail – Gift Tags

This weekend, I’m over in the CLASSroom at Ellen Hutson’s sharing several ways to create custom-made gift tags.

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The Cutting Edge Challenge #15

It’s time for the another Cutting Edge Challenge! Our inspiration this week is an amazing card created by Design Team member Amy Kolling.

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Here’s my take on her card.

Challenge15I was inspired by Amy’s colors, the snowflake motif and the diagonal lines.

I cut the chevrons with the Triple Chevies Confetti Cuts die and adhered them to the white cardstock base. I stamped and heat embossed a sentiment from Seasonal Sentiments and added silver foil snowflakes, cut with one of the dies in the Let It Snow Confetti Cuts set.

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We’d love to have you play along! Head on over to The Cutting Edge Challenge blog where you’ll find inspiration from other members of the team, the rules and regulations, and the InLinkz tool for you to link up your project!

My Favorite Things Cool Day Shaker Card

Today, I’m sharing a shaker card created with the My Favorite Things Cool Day stamp and coordinating die sets.

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I colored the bear, which I stamped with the Cool Day stamp and cut with the coordinating die, with Copics. I went with blue and pink to match my patterned papers. The bear was colored with W1.

The bear is so cute! I plan to color him again with a masculine color scheme!

I cut patterned papers with a die in the MFT STAX Decorative Circle Tag set. I added snow banks, cut with the MFT Snow Drifts set, to the background, and then adhered the bear. I cut the front ornament with a circle die that I backed with acetate. I added foam tape around the opening to create a sandwich for the sequins.

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The ornament could be hung on a tree or added to a card base, which is what I did. I heat embossed a sentiment from Cool Day on a banner tag cut with the Fishtail Flags set. The white card panel was cut with Blueprints 13.

Supplies: MFT STAX Decorative Circle Tag


Penny Black Gold Embossed Holiday Card

Today I’m sharing a card created with a Penny Black stamp image and die cut sentiment. Metallic accents are an easy way to add sparkle to a holiday project.

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I gold-embossed 40-337 Sprightly on green cardstock and trimmed the panel so that the card base would have a border. I also wanted to be able to easily adhere the vellum strip to the back of the card panel. To the strip, I added  the die-cut Merry sentiment from 51-021 Love & Joy (cut several times for extra depth).

My Favorite Things – Comfy Sweaters

Today, I’m sharing a card created with some new goodies from My Favorite Things. Sweaters have been a really big trend this season for papercrafting and the MFT Comfy Sweater die has two sizes from which to choose!

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I cut the sweaters from patterned paper with the smaller of the two sweater dies in the Comfy Sweater set, and finished them with cuffs, collar and a bottom hem cut from white cardstock. The patterned paper scale worked well with the die size. I stamped the sentiment from Cozy Greetings on white cardstock and cut the card panel with the stitched die in the Blueprints 13 set.

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I finished the card by attaching the sweaters to the panel with dimensional adhesive and hanging them with clothespins from a twine line. The card base was covered with another coordinating patterned paper.
I don’t own any holiday-themed sweaters, but I’m thinking I might need to change that!
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25 Days of Christmas Tags from the Confetti Crew

Tracey McNeely is hosting a 25 Days of Christmas Tags event on her blog this year for the 4th year! Tracey invited the Confetti Crew members to join in as her guests! We were asked to make a Christmas Tag using some awesome Reverse Confetti products.
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There are many fabulous prizes to be won!  Head to Tracey’s blog, In My Creative Opinion, to find out how you can have a chance to win and to see tags from the rest of the Confetti Crew. Also make sure that you leave a comment here for an extra chance to win!

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For the first tag, I heat embossed a sentiment from the Seasonal Sentiments set, adding it to a tag cut with the Tag Me, Too Confetti Cuts die, which I decorated with cuts from the Circle Garland Confetti Cuts die.

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For the second tag, I glued chevrons cut with the Triple Chevies Confetti Cuts die to plain cardstock and then cut the panel with the Tag Me die. I stamped a sentiment from Seasonal Sentiments on a banner, cut with a die in the Tag Me set. I also added some glitter snowflakes cut with one of the dies in the Let It Snow Confetti Cuts set.

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November SFYTT from Reverse Confetti

Have you seen this month’s Sketch for You to Try at Reverse Confetti?

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I’m playing along with stamps and die cuts from the most recent release.

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I chose traditional holiday red and green solid cardstock and patterned paper. With the white card base, I needed the sentiment to stand out, so I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from Seasonal Sentiments on black cardstock. I added a tree cut with the Branch Out die set attached with dimensional adhesive.

Head on over to link up your card on the Reverse Confetti Blog for your chance to win a $20 Reverse Confetti gift certificate and the title of ‘Fetti Fave!

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Let It Snow

I’ve had these penguins and snow banks on my work table for several months! We’ve had a particularly chilly couple of days, so I thought it was time to put this card together.

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I had been playing around with different backgrounds, and the Taylored Expressions embossing folder gives just the right scale snowfall for the rest of the scene. I dry embossed the cardstock with my Big Shot  extended multipurpose platform on Tab 1. This gave just a bit more depth to the embossing. I cut the penguins twice and adhered them together for extra depth. The front two penguins and front two snowbanks are attached with dimensional adhesive as well.

Supplies: Memory Box Playful Penguins; Papertrey Ink die cut and sentiment