Christmas In July: CAS Christmas Card

We are still in July and it is still with the theme Christmas in July šŸ™‚ And today I am sharing a clean and simple card.

On this card today, I used is from CTMH – Merry, Merry stamp set. And the wood grain background paper is from one of the retired CTMH paper packets.

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I simply stamped the wreath with Topiary Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad and the banner I stamped with Ruby Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad. Then I fussy cut them with Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors. I added them on the card with 3d Foam tape for extra dimension with some gold thread behind it. I finished it with some gold sequins.

Don’t forget to check out more inspirations from the team for the Addicted to Stamps and More – CAS challenge this week.

You are invited to play along and link up you project here to be eligible to win a $15 gift certificate to Happy Little Stampers store.

THANK YOU for visiting today and have a fabulous blessed day!

Christmas In July: Spray of Joy

Hello…. I am back with more Christmas in July project. Even though July is almost done, it does not mean I won’t be sharing Christmas projects in August, or September, or October, etc… šŸ˜€ stay tune for more.

So, today’s project is a clean and simple Christmas card with Spray of Joy stamp set from Close To My Heart. And for the card backgrounds, I used retired paper packet, Snowhaven.

Christmas In July: Spray of Joy

I stamped it with my MISTI 5 times on the 2.75″ x 4″ Black cardstock withĀ VersaMarkā„¢ Ink Pad. Then I added someĀ Rangerā„¢ Princess Gold Embossing Powder and heat them up with myĀ Craft Heater. After they all were embossed, I cut the tail using my Non-Stick Micro-Tip scissors.

Christmas in July: Spray of Joy

I tied up some of the Natural Twine from May Arts Ribbon and added some red gems from Studio G – Hampton Art. Then I added them on the card bases using 3D foam tape.

They are done. I made 5 cards in 30 minutes! Things I learned today aboutĀ mass-producing cards in less than an hour are:

  • Pick one design or sketch
  • Pick one stamp set
  • Pick one color combo or pick one patterned paper
  • Pick 1 or 2 embellishments that will give extra wow to your cards.
  • and… MISTI tool is awesome for mass-producing!

Do you like create card sets or individual card? Do have any tips for mass-producing cards? Please feel free to share with us in the comment šŸ™‚

I hope you are inspired today to create handmade projects for Christmas this year!Ā Thank You so much for visiting and have fabulous blessed day!


I play along at:

WAW Anything Goes Challenge Week #240 – #241

HLS July Christmas Challenge: Gold

Lori’s “Christmas in Summer” Link Up

Happy Birthday, Make A Wish

Sending out a handmade card is one of my favorite thing to do and it is a joy to me to make a card while thinking of the person I will send it to šŸ™‚

Today, I am sharing a card I made for a special little lady, a daughter of a crafty friend, who is turning one. My friend has the best idea ever! She asked her friends to make and send cards to her daughter and she will put all the cards in her keepsake box. How sweet is that? This will be her treasure!

So here’s the card I made for her:

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The papers and embellishments I used are from the Papercraft Inspirations magazine. They are beautiful and super cute! I finished the card with some gems to give it some sparkle.

This card is on the way to her in Finland. My thoughts and prayers for her is that she will grow to be a sweet, brave and kind girl.

THANK YOU for visiting me today and have a fabulous blessed day!


I play along at:

WAW Anything Goes Challenge Week #240 – #241

Share Joy Challenge #45

Seize The Birthday – Anything Goes Birthday

Paru’s Card Making Challenge – July

Monoprint Masculine Thank You Cards

I am back today with more cards made with monoprints. This time I am sharing a couple mixed media, masculine cards.

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I used my Gelli Arts Plate, Hero Art – Chevron stencil pair, and FolkArt acrylic paints to create the positive and negative monoprints.

I also use the positive and negative die-cuts on this both cards. I used the Hero Arts – Thanks stamp & cut set.Ā I also used Cratin Desert Divas – Fancy Frame dies for the panels.

For me, masculine is a challenge soĀ I hope you’ll these cards.

Thank You tor visiting and have a fabulous blessed day!


I play along at:

a2z Scrapbooking July Challenge: Anything Goes

A Blog Named Hero July Challenge: Masculine

WAW Anything Goes Challenge Weeks #240-#241

Addicted to CAS: Stripes

STAMPlorations July Sketch Challenge

SSS Work It Out Wednesday June 2016

DIY 3D Paper Flower Wood Slice Sign

One of my favorite craft supply to work with is wood slice šŸ™‚ and today I am going to share how you can make a wood slice sign with big 3D paper flower on it. It is a fun project making your own home decor.

Cutting files I use for this project today is from The Cutting Cafe – Paper Flower Template. This file comes with 3 different sizes but for this project enlarge the flower to 5 inch in diameter. To put it together this flower is very easy šŸ™‚ You can watch the video tutorialĀ here. The Cutting Cafe provides many cutting files that you can use with any electronic cutting machine, and also they have various digital printable stamps that you can use for projects.

After I resized the shape, I cut it with my Silhouette Cameo. I used 8.5 x 11 cardstocks. I cut 3 times, or 6 petals.

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I added some Chocolate Distress Ink with sponge on each petal to give some distress and vintage look on it.

Then using the back of my largest brush and fun foam as the padded mat, I curled the petals just like in the video tutorial.

After that, I put them together with glue gun (or you can use any strong and dries quickly liquid glue you have).

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I added it on the 9 inch round Wood Slice with hot glue gun, or any strong glue you have (wood glue will work, too).

I love how it turned out. It is up on the wall šŸ™‚Ā So, do you like to make your own home decor?

I hope you are inspired today. Thank You so much for visiting me and have a fabulous blessed day!

Christmas In July: Bulb Shaker Card

Good morning 😊 I am here today to share another Christmas In July project. Today is a fun shaker card with some foiled elements. There are many ways we can create shaker cards. One of my favorites ways is makingĀ shaker cards with Silhouette Cameo.

This time, I am using one of the beautiful cutting files from The Cutting Cafe – Christmas Bulb Greetings set. In these Ā file sets, you will recieve cutting files you can use with any electronic cutting machine and also template you can use to cut out the shapes if you do not have cutting machine. Also, there are printable digital Christmas sentiments! It is all what you need to make shaker cards!

Christmas In July: The Cutting Cafe Ornament Shaker Card

I imported all svg files to my Silhouette Studio library. Them I opened the Joy cutting file set, and send it them to cut. And my Silhouette Cameo machine cut them all at once in a jiffy!

I used Darice – White Cardstock 120 lbs for the pieces and card base. The background is one of mh favorite Chritmas stash, it is one of the patterned paper from CTMH –Ā Snowhaven paper packet (retired).

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Once I have them all cut, I used my Silhouette spatula to pick them up from the cutting mat. You can use any flat tool to pick the smaller pieces off the sticky mat.

Christmas In July: The Cutting Cafe Ornament Shaker Card

I set asidr the panel. Then I added some glue on the snowflake and the word joy using Martha Stewart felt point glue pen. You can use any liquid glue for this step. I covered the whole surface and let it dried for couple minutes until they felt tacky to touch.

This is one of the tricks to add foil on projects without using laminator or Minc machine.

Christmas In July: The Cutting Cafe Ornament Shaker Card

Then I added the Deco Foil on them. I used the gold foil for the snowflake and melon foil for the word joy. There were still some white spots on the pieces when I lifted up the foils. To fix that I added some glue on the white spots, let them dried and added more foil on it until all covered.

I used my bone folder to make sure the foils stick on the pieces. The woalah! They are shiny now!

Then I added the foiled pieces on the base panel with glue pen.

Christmas In July: The Cutting Cafe Ornament Shaker Card

Next step is creating the shaker. This time I used Vellum paper instead of acetate for the shaker window. I think it gives softer look behind the shiny foiled elements.

I added 3D foam tape behind the base panel after I glued the vellum paper, and then added some assorment silver sequins I got from Hobby Lobby.

I finished the card with a bow I made from Stripes Red Ribbon from CTMH (retired). And a bitty sparkle gem on the snoflake.

And check it out how fun it is to shake this card šŸ™‚

 

I hope you’re inspired today and like this card as much as I do. Thank You So Much for visiting! Have a fabulous and blessed day!


I play along at:

Camp Create 2016 – Fantastic Foiling

AAA Cards Game #69: One Stash Favourite

HLS – July Christmas Challenge: Gold

Merry Monday – Lori’s “Christmas in Summer” Link Up