Joy to You from Me – Get Cracking on Christmas

Time for another installment of Get Cracking on Christmas! I was a little tight on time this month so I took advantage of some “card parts” I had been playing around with and was so happy with the way they worked together (I guess I have a secret obsession with pink and red for holiday cards!).

And if there’s one thing I love more than pink and red when it comes to holiday decorating, it’s vintage Christmas ornaments!

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Let It Snow – Taylored Expressions

Just because you’re starting to make Christmas and winter themed cards, it doesn’t mean you have to abandon your beach-y themed stamps! This Build A Background Waves set from Taylored Expressions works just as well for this penguin as it does in a summer scene!

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Tis the Season – Taylored Expressions

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One more card from the Taylored Expressions Frosty Kit!

Quick Tips:

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Flurry of Winter Wishes – Taylored Expressions

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I haven’t been able to step away from the new Frosty Kit from Taylored Expressions!

I’m pretty sure the little guy in the upper corner is supposed to be singing but he also looks a little surprised about being upside down, don’t you think?

Quick tips:

  • After cutting a few random circles from a card front, I lightly penciled them onto the card base and chose a few winter colors of Distress Oxide Ink (Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon and Shaded Lilac) to add some color behind the circle.
  • In this case, I used blender brushes to get a nice fade back to white in each circle.
  • If you’re nervous about blending into the other circles (I was), just use post it notes to cover the circles as you go.

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Products Used:

Frosty Kit – Taylored Expressions

Snowed in Sayings – Taylored Expressions

Distress Oxide Ink colors – Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon and Shaded Lilac

 

Be Merry – Taylored Expressions

It might be 90 degrees outside but it’s been frosty in my craft room! Having so much fun with the Taylored Expressions Frosty Kit

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I pulled out all the stops to create the background:

  • I start by blending Chipped Sapphire, Broken China and Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide inks. I used blender brushes so I could get the fade to white at the bottom.
  • Next I added Gina K Iridescent Glitz Glitter Gel using the stencil included in the kit. You’ll need to complete that in two steps if you’re making a slimline card to give it time to dry.
  • Once the ink and glitter gel are dry, I stamped the snowflakes included in the kit with embossing ink and used Hero Arts satin pearl embossing powder.
  • The background was finished off with a few of the small snowflakes from the kit.

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So many ideas floating around in my head for this kit – be sure to check back for more.

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Get Cracking on Christmas – January

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Super excited to be joining in on the Get Cracking on Christmas fun this year!

I usually create card parts in batches – like lots of inked backgrounds at one time.  And if the background is blue, chances are good I’m going to stick a snowman on it at some point.  Something like this:

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These Honey Bee snowmen are some of my favorites!  There’s just something about the expressions on their faces that I love.  Although, really I don’t want it to snow.  But at least he’s happy about it!

Products Used:

Honey Bee Stamps Snow Buddies stamp set and dies

Hello Bluebird Hill and Dale dies

Peace on Earth Window Wreath – Reverse Confetti Anything Goes

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Welcome to my final post as  ‘Fetti Friend!  It’s been so much fun sharing with you over the last few months – I hope you enjoyed my take on this great release!

As soon as I saw the negative of the Rounded Stitched Window Confetti Cut, I knew I wanted to add velum behind it for a window card.  The wreath from the Joyous Holiday set fits perfectly!

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It’s hard to see in the full picture but behind the window is an ink blended panel (I used Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink) with the All The Stars Confetti Cuts die cut from it and backed in gold glitter paper.

I added a small twine bow to complete the light, rustic look of this card.

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Products Used:

All the Stars Confetti Cut

Joyous Holiday Stamp Set

Joyous Holiday Confetti Cuts

Rounded Stitched Window Confetti Cut

Christmas Tags – Reverse Confetti October Creative Hop

Welcome to my stop in the Reverse Confetti October Creative Hop!

Christmas will be here soon so I decided to use my favorite set of this release, Joys of the Season, to create a few tags!

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For the base of the tag, I used the interior of the Rounded Stitched Window Confetti Cut die.  It’s the perfect size for tags and now that piece doesn’t have to go to waste!

Candy Cane Tag Close Up

Starting with the candy cane tag, I used two tag bases (both cut from white card stock).  For the top, I scored about an inch from the top and then cut at an angle at the bottom.

I then attached that small flap to the top of the second tag base to create a tag that would flip open.  I also added a bit of patterned paper at the bottom of the base tag.

I finished the tag with the candy canes (which of course had a bit of sparkle added to the holly leaves!) and the cheers sentiment from Sentimentally Yours .

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The second tag can double as a pocket for a gift card!  I still used two bases cut from white card stock.

I covered the base entirely with another piece of patterned paper and created a pocket from the second piece that was cut at an angle.  I used 1/8″ score tape to attach the pocket but any strong adhesive would do.

This tag was finished with the holly image and another sentiment from the Sentimentally Yours set.

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to check out all of the amazing inspiration in today’s hop!

Products Used:

Joyous Holiday Stamp Set

Joyous Holiday Confetti Cuts

Rounded Stitched Window Confetti Cuts

Sentimentally Yours Stamp Set

 

Reverse Confetti September Release Blog Hop

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Today’s the day!!  Be sure to head over to the Reverse Confetti store to see all of the new release products in one spot.

For today’s project, I really wanted to use that little tree from Joyous Holiday – it reminds me of the aluminum trees from A Charlie Brown Christmas so I wanted to make a very colorful card.

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You could approach making this card a few different ways:

  • I used distress oxide inks and blended two similar colors on small scraps of paper and then cut them out.
  • You could also just stamp directly onto colored cardstock scraps or
  • Color the trees with your favorite coloring medium

Once the colored trees were cut out, I trimmed off their stars and pots and added white gel pen to the garland.

I then used my Misti to evenly stamp six trees and a sentiment on my card front.  Then it’s so easy to attach each tree (in rainbow order, of course) using a little foam adhesive.

Rainbow Trees Close Up

Here is the list for today’s blog hop:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Samantha

Products Used:

Joyous Holiday stamp set

Joyous Holiday die set

September Countdown to Confetti – Day 3

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Welcome back for the final day of sneak peeks!  Today’s sneaks focus on the new Joyous Holiday and Joys of the Season sets:

I also used the new All the Stars die for today’s projects:

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You know how sometimes you have an idea and when you actually try it, it works just like you planned?  Don’t you just love it when that happens?!  When I saw the All the Stars die, I wondered if I could use it on each end of a card panel and leave just a little space in the middle for a focal point image.  Worked like a charm:

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This sweet little angel from Joyous Holiday snuggled right into that space in the middle.  I added some soft ink blending on the edges and backed it with gold glitter cardstock.

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For my second card today, I was so excited to try out the Joys of the Season set (shhh…don’t tell any of the other sets but this one is my favorite!).  What I love about this set is how many different looks you can get from the same set.  For this card, I used gold embossing and watercolor for a vintage look.

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I love how those holly leaves just nestle right next to the sentiment!

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Don’t forget to leave a comment on each designers sneak peek post for a chance to win a $15 Reverse Confetti gift certificate.  You can also leave a comment on the Reverse Confetti Facebook page for a second chance to win a $15 gift certificate.  Comments will close at noon CST on Sept 7th and the winner will be announced at 5pm CST on Sept 7th on the Reverse Confetti blog and Facebook page.  Good luck!

 

Products Used:

Joyous Holiday stamp set

Joyous Holiday confetti cuts

Joys of the Season stamp set

Joys of the Season confetti cuts

All the Stars confetti cuts