Thursday, December 14, 2017

Away In A Manger Cards

Happy Thursday!  Today I am sharing a post that is a little different with you.  It isn't a one sheet wonder set of cards, nor is it one that uses up a stack of 6x6" paper.  It is a little bit of both!  I used The Paper Studio's Away In A Manger paper pad (from Hobby Lobby) to come up with this collection of 11 cards.
There is a sheet of paper within that pad that has all of these fantastic images and sentiments to be cut apart.  So in that way, it is a one sheet wonder set, trying to use almost all of that one sheet.  I built the rest of these cards using patterned papers from that pad, card bases and a small amount of ivory cardstock.
All of the rectangle dies that I used on these cards are from Scrapbook Outlet.
The sentiments that I stamped on the cards below came from Annie's Paper Boutique's Merry Christmas stamp set.
I embellished with various washi tapes, sequins, white Nuvo Crystal Drops and Totally White Trendy Twine.  I really like how these all turned out!
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Poinsettia Christmas Card

Good morning!  Today is my day to post on the SumMore Fun blog.  The card I am sharing with you uses stamps from Raisin Boat's Dear Santa stamp set.
The poinsettia and pinecone stamped images were watercolored with Distress Inks and fussy cut out.
Isn't that postage stamp so cute?  The patterned papers I used are from DCWV's Merry Memories stack, and the rectangle dies are from Scrapbook Outlet.  Adhesives used include ATG, Scotch foam tape, and Scotch Tacky glue.
Remember, we have this Mood Board Challenge going on right now! Here is the inspiration photo for it. You can use the pictures, theme, and/or colors to enter.
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Winter Kids Crafts with Oriental Trading

Hello all!  Today I have some winter themed projects that were hours of fun for my kids and I to create together!  All the products in this post are from Oriental Trading.  Be sure to check out their winter section to see what would fit your crafting style.
 First up, the Fleece Winter Tied Pillow Craft Kit was a hit!  I had two nephews over along with my 3 boys and they all were able to pick up on how to make these with some supervision from me.  They are ages 5-10, so if you have kids or grandkids in that age group or older, they can definitely do this!  They love having these on their beds.
 Next, my boys made melty bead creations using white fuse beadsblack fuse beads, and shimmer fuse beads.  I think my favorite one is the mug of hot chocolate!  My 7 year old wanted to make sure there were marshmallows in it since that is how he likes his hot chocolate :)  The silver doily and the wood piece are also from Oriental Trading!
 These bracelets are ones that I created using the Celebration Wire-Wrapped Bracelet Craft Kit.  Aren't they gorgeous?!  Perfect for ringing in the new year or any occasion, really.  I worked on these while my boys were creating the notecards you see in the next picture.
 These notecards are 3x3" and the bases are created with white cardstock.  They are decorated with Winter Washi TapeSnowflake Stickers, and Ranger Stickles™ Metallic Glitter Glue Set.  I thought these would be sweet to add onto little treats for the co-workers my husband oversees at his job.  My boys also signed the backs of the cards.
 Last, but certainly not least, my boys each decorated DIY Mini Coffee Cups with with Winter Washi TapeSnowflake Stickers, and Ranger Stickles™ Metallic Glitter Glue Set.
 There was a lot of planning on what each one would add to their cup.  I think the pretty sparkles of the Ranger Stickles™ Metallic Glitter Glue Set made it a favorite for embellishing with!
 They even added Stickles to the top of the cups!  These cups are 4oz. and are the perfect size for a few candies.
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

The review of this product is based strictly on my opinion. Others may have a different opinion or experience with the product above. I was provided the sample free of charge by Oriental Trading Co. and I provided my honest opinion. No other type of compensation was received for this review.

Friday, December 8, 2017

SumMore Fun Mood Board #17

Happy Friday! Today is the start of a new challenge at the SumMore Fun blog with a new mood board (you can see it at the bottom of this post). Here is what I created for inspiration!
The background was created on watercolor paper using Distress Oxide inks (top to bottom) Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet, Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Fossilized Amber and Black Soot around the outside.  The Victorine Originals Three Wise Men stamp was stamped in black at the bottom of the scene.  I decided to add distressing to the background with Black Soot Distress Ink and water to make it look like clouds.
The star from the Three Wise Men stamp was stamped with VersaMark and embossed in white.  I used GMD wonky rectangle die to cut out the scene.  The finishing touches were white gel pen dots to resemble stars and clear glitter Wink Of Stella around the star.
The inside of the card was stamped with the Victorine Originals Wishing You Joys of the Season stamp and the same star from the front that is part of the VO Three Wise Men stamp.
This is the wonderful mood board for the current challenge:
Head on over to the SumMore Fun blog and check out their challenge post. You have two weeks to enter your project/s.  We can't wait to see your take on the current Mood Board.  Remember your project doesn't have to be All Decked Out only. You have three options Photo Inspiration, Color Palette, and/or Theme.

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