Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Noel Snowflake Card/ May your heart be warm with the blessings of Christmas-all over background technique

Hi Y'all!
Robyn here with a easy digital file from Suzanne's Silhouette Store 
and 
new stamps for the season!

On the mat
Separate the elements and cut out the card.

Place the Merry Christmas Background stamp into your stamp positioner and stamp on to  a piece of acetate.

Use the acetate as a guide to make your first impression.

Then reposition the card to complete the background.

Make a dummy first so you don't ruin your good card.
White card is used here to to make it easier to see.

The background is stamped in VersaMark and thermal embossed gold.

The sentiment is stamped onto the larger oval cut from the file.
Adding a simple gold border adds the feeling of layering with out added bulk for mailing.
Stickles added for a touch of berry color!

Keep it simple! Enjoy the season! Share the love!

Comments and Questions Welcome!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Santa Feet Fireplace - Christmas Magic - I'm Telling You



Yogi here today and was in the mood for something whimsical and a fun Xmas card... Love this cutting file from Suzanne but it was created as a free standing fireplace, which I altered to create an easel card instead... You know I can't keep anything the way it was originally created... it seems to be against my genes. Sigh!!

I'm using an A Way With Words dies "Christmas" 2pce set and "Magic" from Elizabeth Craft Designs, also available on Quietfire Design HERE and HERE (PS if you don't have these dies, Suzanne has tons of word cut files to choose from)

I'm using Quietfire Santas Feet Fireplace file available on the Silhouette OnLine store Click on pic to purchase. 

 
https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/view-shape/207164
I'm also using a quote stamp from Quietfire Design. ("I'm Telling You..." 2pce set)

Opened the file in Sure Cuts A Lot. Selected all and Increased the size of the underlayer of the fireplace to be approx. 5"w x 5"h. Moved the front fireplace piece to the bottom let corner of my mat (avoids cutting the rest of the file which I didn't need...). Moved all the small extra pieces to another page. Cut both pages from white cardstock.


Colored and adhered the Santa Boots to the inside of the fireplace. (See below at next cut file pic.)

Cut a piece of deep grey cardstock for the back of the fireplace.

Folded along the score lines, applied 3D foam tape to the back of the fireplace. Mine is a little over 3mm thick - so scored a 2nd line at that thickness and then adhered the back of the fireplace to the foam tape. Wrapped and adhered the side flaps.

Cut and adhered a piece of Kraft cardstock for my mantle and adhered to fireplace.

Stamped the quote using Distress Picket Fence and white embossing powder.
 



After cutting and still on the mat, colored the various pieces, sponging and direct to paper using Distress pads. Removed from mat.

Embossed the boots with Emerald Creek "Black Sparkle" embossing powder. Applied glue and white flocking to the boot rims.

Added glue and glitter to the stocking hearts and the mantle greenery heart.

Added Nuovo Crystal Drops "Autumn Red" to the berries. 


Used the Elizabeth Craft Designs embossing folder "Sea Glass" on the front fireplace piece and hit the high points direct to paper lightly with Distress mini pad "Frayed Burlap" and then very lightly with "Aged Mahogany". Adhered the under fireplace piece so the white shows through the slit holes.
 
Scored, folded my light grey cardstock to create the easel. Stamped a piece of white cardstock using Carabelle Studio "Texture Bois". Trimmed down to card front size and adhered to front.

Adhered the fireplace to the left side. Applied Tulip Puffy "White" and heat set to foam to act as my mortar on the stones... When cooled adhered the greenery, stockings and heart.

On the floor:  Die cut the "Christmas" from black cardstock and the "Magic" from a box of Chocolate Callebaut metallic cardstock.

Adhered some pearl ribbon on either side of the fireplace to act as my stopper.



Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Snowflake Frame Card with Nature is Full of Genius quote stamp

Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a wintery greeting card featuring the Snowflake Frame Card cut file designed by Suzanne Cannon.  Sadly, where I live in central Alberta, Canada there is already plenty of snow and temperatures are well below freezing.  Sigh.


Here's the cut file - it's available in the Silhouette store here as a studio or svg cut file for any electronic die cutting machine.  It's been available since December 2014 and is simply beautiful.  I cut the card out of smooth cardstock on a Silhouette Cameo and immediately noticed that the central area was an absolutely perfect size for a quote stamp.


I added a few sequins and a bit of fake snow paste to the bottom of the card, and that's it.  Simple, huh?  But I love looking at it, it's so elegant.  So go download the Snowflake Frame Card file and create a bunch of beautiful holiday cards for the people you love best.  Stay warm, Connie

Supplies used:  Stampin Up! cardstock and sequins, Silhouette Cameo, PentArt snow paste, Beacon adhesive.




Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Autumn Leaf Topper Treat Box/Autumn Leaves Lantern

Hi Y'all! Robyn here with a leaf theme.
Both are quick and easy files from 


On the Mat
This file is only two pieces! plus the leaves.


On the Mat
Only one piece plus embellishments!
Simple assembly instructions are with the file and a video for you visual learners!
Happy Fall y'all!
Comments and Questions Welcomed!