Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Jump Start on my Christmas Cards

a Cut at Home Design Team Project

On today's video I'll share four cards designed with Spellbinders Holiday Holly Frame dies, Graphic 45's Christmas Carol collection and Sizzix Stripes Embossing folder.  Each of my cards are 5"x7" a little larger than my norm but the Holly Frame is larger and needs more room to show off it's gorgeous details.

For the card bases and the frame die cuts I used Spellbinders Celebra'tions Whirl White and Cuddle Cream cardstock.  This cardstock is fast becoming one of my favorites.  The finish is smooth and it handles score marks and folds like a dream.  I'd say add this to your crafty wish list for sure.

I found Snow-Tex from DecoArt at my local craft store and used it to add the look of snow to my cards.  I really think I like the Aleene's Glitter Snow better, it's easier, in my opinion, to work with.  I wasn't able to find it at this time of year locally and the Snow-Tex works it's just more fiddly.  I also used Frosted Lace Stickles to go over the printed snowflakes that are printed on the paper.  I did a lot of fussy cutting for these cards and added pieces of the cut aparts from the collection for sentiment spots or greeting spots on the inside.

If you have older collections be sure and check to see if any of the patterns match up to the new or if you can add any of the images.  I didn't want to cut the first page of the Christmas Carol collection up yet I loved the yellow snowflake dots on the red background that was on the back.  When I went pawing through my old collections I found this print in the Christmas Emporium collection and on the reverse side were these darling little girls.  I used the yellow snowflakes and red on the mat below and fussy cut girls on the reverse side of the paper for the inside above.  So nice to have things work together and Graphic 45 is wonderful about being able to interchange collections (based on color or design) from present and past collections.

Come and join me on today's video, I have four cards to share with you, one we will make together.  I'll walk through the other three with you and I'll share any tips I learned in the process with you. There are lots more photos to inspire you to get started on your Christmas card making too!

Supplies from Cut at Home Store:
S6-040: Spellbinders Holiday Holly Frame dies  
658989: Sizzix Textured Impressions Stripes Embossing Folder (this is sold in a duo pack with Pinwheels) 
4501195: Graphic 45 Christmas Carol 12x12 Paper Collection 
4501194: Graphic 45 Christmas Carol 8x8 Paper Collection 
ACT1412: Angel Craft Tape 1/2" 
SCP-014: Spellbinders Celebra'tions Cuddle Cream 12x12" cardstock  
SCP-013: Spellbinders Celebra'tions Whirl White 12x12" cardstock  
TIM19497: Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Antique White

Supplies from my stash: Red cardstock, Glossy Accents, pearls, bling, DecoArt Snow-Tex, Wink of Stella clear, Black felt tip pen


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Sunny Phillips said...

Your cards are beautiful - thanks for sharing your ideas, I will now look at papers in a totally different way. 😊