SOUS Die Cut Challenge – Anything Christmas

There are many ways you can decorate or dress up a plain paper gift bag. And today I am sharing my project at Stuck On U Sketches, Die Cut Challenge – Anything Christmas. Check out the project there and how I created this gift bag.

You still have time to come and play along with us this week! Link up your projects here to share with us! I am looking forward to see them! Have a Merry Christmas!

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Watercolor Wreath Christmas Card

9 days ’till Christmas! Can you believe that? I am a little behind with sending Christmas cards this year… but almost finish today! :D A lot of writing for sure, but my oldest is helping with writing cards this year, that is fun :)

Today, I am playing with Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge, Candy Cane

I am inspired by the Candy canes and wreath. I used couple retired products from CTMH for this card. Oldie but still goodie :)

For the base layers, I used Sparkle and Shine paper packet that one side of the pattern is candy cane and the other is polkadots. I cut 2 sizes of squares, 5.25″ (candy cane side) and 4.75″ (polkadots side) for base the layers. Then on a watercolor paper (3.25″ x 3.25″), I stamped the wreath branch with Chocolate exclusive ink pad and sprayed with some water. And then I stamped the berry dots with Ruby exclusive ink pad and sprayed with some water, for some watercolor effect. With the same technique, I stamped the sentiment in the middle of the wreath with Olive exclusive ink pad.

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I added some natural baker’s twine and some pearl adhesive gems on it. Then added it on the card using 3D foam adhesive. I love how the watercolor effect using dye inks turned out :)

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Thanks for stopping by today! Have a merry December!

5 Minutes Monday: Bakumpai

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The Bakumpai are a group of Dayak people who speak the Bakumpai language and call themselves the Bakumpai. The majority follow the Islamic religion and have traditions and language which are different than those of the Banjar people. However, there are many similarities between the Bakumpai and the Dayak ethnic groups around them. In spite of this, they choose to identify themselves as different from the Dayak groups mainly because of their Islamic religion (the Dayak majority are Christian). The majority of the Bakumpai live near the Barito River, which flows through the province of Central Kalimantan. In Southern Kalimantan, the Bakumpai live in Barito Kuala regency while those in Central Kalimantan live in South Barito regency. Their neighbors in the south are the Banjar people and in the north the Ngaju and Maanyan peoples. Some experts speculate that the Bakumpai are one of the sub-groups of the Ngaju people group, although the Bakumpai consider themselves a separate people group. The Bakumpai language is part of the Dayak ethnolinguistic grouping called the West of Greater Barito which also includes the Kohin, Ot Danum, Ngaju and Siang. (source Joshua Project)

Over 170,000 people of Bakumpai people who live in this area. There are no believers and they have no Bible at all. Beside spiritual needs, they need medical attention. Please more detail on Joshua Project website about the needs.

Please pray for them. Pray asking God to send His church to reach out to them. Pray asking God to send people who can translate His word into their language so they may come to understand the truth that will deliver them and set them free.

Thank you for praying!

Christmas Cards: Watercolored, Distressed and Blinged

I am working on my last Christmas cards this week… I thought I had enough but so thankful to know that there were some new friends and mission partners God has brought into our life this year! We are rejoicing!

Today I would love to share couple of the cards I made using some retired products from Close To My Heart. Both cards are 5.75″ square.

Card 1 I used some of Sparkle and Shine paper packet and I distress the edge of the second layer paper using Edge Distresser. I really like this distress tool, easy to use and quick way to create torn edges :) Then I tucked one of the corners and secured it with Mini Stapler.

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On a square piece of watercolor paper I stamped the wreath using Olive exclusive ink pad. The wreath I actually created using a leaf brach from It’s The Little Things set (SOTM November 2014). I drew a thin circle as guide and stamped the leaf repeatedly after I sprayed with little water to give the watercolor effect.

With the same technique, I stamped the Noel sentiment in the center of the wreath using Ruby exclusive ink pad. Then I embellish with some Studio G red glitter glue, I found it at Walmart scrapbooking area. I set it aside to dry completely before I added the twine and glued it on the card.

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This card I link up this card at Virginia’s View Challenge #10, All Things Distressed

And this second card, I link up at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Bling It On. I used the same products and technique to create this card. A little bit different design.

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For the wreath, I only stamped the leaves one layer and then I added some red adhesive gems on the wreath. Then I add the baker’s twine on top of the card.

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Thank you for stopping by today and have a merry December!!!

12 Days DIY Christmas: Day 12

Day 12. I wanna thank you all for visiting my blog to see the 12 Christmas ideas in 12 Days. It has been a fun 12 days making and sharing them with you all.

Also, I am so glad that my youngest sister who live across the globe were able to share her projects with you all! I showcased her first Christmas tree she made using Starbucks coffee cup sleeves. If you have not yet seen it, you can see her project here.

And today, I wanna share again her other Christmas tree project she made to decorate her office.

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She made it our of Post It sticky notes!!! Isn’t she creative? She cut them and stacked them on her glass window. It is a pretty big paper Christmas tree :)

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That is the last of our 12 DIY Christmas projects that we would love to share with you all. Hopefully, like them as much as we love making them.

Thank You for visiting and have a very merry December!

Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop & Blog Candy

Today is the last day to link up at Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop at Amy’s blog and keep reading because I have a blog candy at the end of the post…

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This is my 3rd project that I link up:

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I made a window card with my Silhouette Cameo. Oh wait… have you enter the Silhouette Giveaway? You still have time to enter the giveaway here until December 15th.

This cutting file is from Loni Leah, Loop Frame Card. I cut the card base with Kraft Cardstock. My blade setting is for Kraft but I changed the speed to 2.

For the hot cocoa cup with cream on top, the cutting file is from Echo Park, You Warm My Heart. I resized it to fit in the middle of the window.

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Then I stamped the sentiment from WOTG Snowhaven Cardmaking Kit. with Photo Vintage Distress Ink. And I added some clear glitter on top of them.

Now… for the last day of link up, I would love to giveaway a blog candy:

Christmas Greetings’ Clear Stamps set

4 rolls Christmas washi tape

2 spools Baker’s twine (Green-White and Silver-White)

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You have 7 chances to enter this giveaway and it is open until Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 11:59 pm EST. Winner will be randomly picked and I will contact the winner on December 20th :)

Here’s how to enter:

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THANK YOU for entering and Good Luck! Have a merry December :)

Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder

Have I told you that I love coffee, hot cocoa, and chocolate?  Adding to that… I love making cards, too. That is enough reason to say that I love Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop over Amy’s blog. Too much love… LOL!

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Today I would love to share my second project I link up at this merry blog hop:

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This is a gift card holder shape like a coffee to go cup. I found this cutting file on Silhouette Design Store from A Little Hut. After I cut the shapes using Silhouette Cameo, I stamped the peppermint and heat embossed them. On the sleeve, I stamped the leaves with Olive Exclusive Inks Pad. Then stamp the sentiment banner on a piece of White Daisy cardstock with Ruby Exclusive Inks Pad. The stamp set I used is Merry, Merry (C1591). Final touch I added some Bitty Sparkle.

I added a piece of twine for an option to hang it as ornament, too.

Here’s what it looks inside with a slot where you can put the gift card.

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Here are couple close ups….

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Thanks for visiting today!!! Come back tomorrow — there will be a GIVEAWAY BLOG CANDY! :D