Thursday, December 12, 2019

Seminarian Christmas Cards

Good morning!  Today I have a post that is a little different.  This year, I decided to make Christmas cards for all of the seminarians studying to become priests from our diocese.  All of these cards were made using patterned papers from The Paper Studio's Away in a Manger paper pad.
In all, there are 24 cards that I created this year from this paper pad.  Two years ago, I also made several cards from it, and you can see those HERE.
You can see closeups of all the cards I made this time around...

As you can see, I kept them simple, only using gold pearl pen dots and seam binding ribbon for embellishments.
I also used several dies from Gina Marie Designs to add visual interest to layers.
I was pleased with how they all turned out!
I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Three Wise Men Card

Hello all!  Today I am sharing a Christmas card that features the Victorine OriginalsThree Wise Men and Wishing You The Joys of the Season stamps from SumMore Fun.
I started with patterned papers from the Echo Park Wise Men Still Seek Him 6x6 pad.  The wise men and star were from the Three Wise Men stamp.  I used burgundy patterned paper, my embossing buddy, then stamped with VersaMark and embossed with white embossing powder.  The Wishing You The Joys of the Season sentiment was on white paper and I also stamped that with VersaMark but embossed it with gold embossing powder.  I seem to be embossing a lot lately!  The only embellishment I added was a series of GMD Patriotic sparkle enamel dots.

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Thursday, December 05, 2019

Trendy Bakers Twine ~ Chevron Christmas Treats

Hello and welcome to December with Trendy Twine!  Our featured twine for the month is Christmas Mint Trendy Twine which is a darling twist of lime green, bright red, and white.  Here is what I created for today's post.
I started with Light Green Chevron and Red Chevron Treat Bags and added an embossed sentiment from the APB Merry and Bright stamp set.  To emboss on the bag, make sure to use an embossing buddy, then I used VersaFine Onyx Black ink and Zing glitter black embossing powder and used a preheated heat gun.  It worked perfectly!  
Once the bags were filled with treats, I added simple treat toppers from patterned paper.  The tags were fun to create!  I used the following APB products for them:  Kraft Tag-It, Christmas Mint Trendy Page Dot, Christmas Shaker Medley, and the sentiment from the APB Merry and Bright stamp set.  I also wound Christmas Mint Trendy Twine around the topper, threaded it through the tag and tied it in a bow.  I also cut a length of Christmas Mint Trendy Twine and saturated it with laundry starch and wrapped it around a pen barrel.  Once dry, it made and adorable curlicue to add to the tag as well!  Now these are ready to give as stocking stuffers.

Here's what I used from Annie's Paper Boutique:
Christmas Mint Trendy Twine
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Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Poinsettia Merry Christmas Card

Hello and Happy December!  Today I am on the SumMore Fun blog with this elegant Christmas card that uses two Raisin Boat stamp sets, Dear Santa and Merry Nature.
The poinsettia and pinecones from Dear Santa were stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink and watercolored with Distress Inks.  After they were dry, I cut them out with my Scan N Cut.  The sentiment is from the Merry Nature stamp set and is also stamped in VF Onyx Black.  The other items I used to create this card include GMD scalloped stitched rectangle dies, GMD Floral Frame dies, paper from TPS Rustic Noel, ATGFoam tape, and red Pearl Pen.

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