Christmas Sleigh with Heather Meeson


It's the third Friday before Christmas and our December guest designer, Heather Meeson, is back to help us get in the holiday spirit.  Here's Heather with all the details on this adorable card:

This week I’m still crushing on the adorable puppy from the Get Yeti set. This is a quick, festive CAS design that, after coloring the images, comes together really fast.

I always start the with the “snowy” background panel so it has a little time to dry while I color. By the time I’m done, the background (made from flicking a bit of watered-down acrylic paint onto the cardstock) is usually dry enough not to smear (but if it happens to still be shiny in spots, I’ll speed up the process with my heat tool).


Adding a bit of sparkle with two-sided tape and red glitter was an easy-peasy way to get the look of glittered cardstock when I didn’t have any. I added the tape to the base card before the snowy layer.


See you again next Friday!
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Clean and Simple Glitter Holly Card with Kelly Latevola


Hello Crafters! 

Are you getting ready for the holidays? 
I have bought zero things.
Exactly nothing. 
I've got 19 days right? 

You know what I have been doing though?
Making Christmas cards. 
That I probably won't mail but it's the thought that counts right? 


Today's card is super quick and easy but still looks super elegant. 
My kind of card!


I started by using the Medallion Builder Dies to cut out "berries" and "leaves" to create Holly for my card. I cut the detailed version out of white and added some shading with my copic markers.  


With the help of foam tape I was able to layer the detailed die over the glitter die creating a ton of dimension, not to mention all that beautiful glitter! 

You can see the card from start to finish in the video below


It was a bit risky to add the frame at the end but sometimes you have to roll the dice to end up with a card you love :) 

Before I go I wanted to remind you all that there is a SALE going on! 
We are retiring some products to make room in the new year. You can see all of the products on sale here


I created this watercolor card with one of the sets on sale. If you're interested you can see the video here. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!


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Neat and Tangled HELLO WINTER
Neat and Tangled HELLO WINTER
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MEDALLION FLOWER BUILDER - NICE AND NEAT DIES
MEDALLION FLOWER BUILDER - NICE AND NEAT DIES
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock ASSORTMENT GLITTER
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock PINE GLITTER
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Simon Says Stamp Cardstock CRIMSON GLITTER
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EK Success WRITING PEN FINE TIP
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Sizzix BIG SHOT PLUS MACHINE Gray And White
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent
3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent
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Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD
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Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder Bag
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Copic Sketch MARKER G05 EMERALD GREEN
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Joy, Warmth & Love Of The Season With Debby Hughes



Hi, it's Debby here today with a last dash on the Christmas card making! This watercoloured background was quick to paint and showcases the large sentiment from the Wishing You Love set beautifully.



There are two ways you can create a background such as this. You can stamp the sentiment in clear embossing ink on watercolour card and white heat emboss before painting and letting the heat embossing resist the paint. This allows the paint to puddle around the heat embossing and gives nice variation. However, you can get paint dots drying on the heat embossing which need wiping off afterwards. Alternatively, and this is the method I chose for this card, you can watercolour a loose background and then when dry stamp and emboss the sentiment.



I painted a layer of Daniel Smith Quinacridone Coral and Rose of Ultramarine on Arches Hot Pressed watercolour card and then dried that layer before painting an Indigo layer over the top. I dried the panel again and then splattered with the paint colours I'd used and in addition a silvery Finetec paint and Winsor & Newton White Gouache. Then I stamped the sentiment from the Wishing You Love set in clear embossing ink and white heat embossed.



I trimmed the watercoloured panel down slightly and mounted on an A2 side folding white card base. I then die cut a Stitched Slope and a house and couple of trees using the Warm Winter Scene die from white card. I foam mounted these over the bottom of the panel and then accented with Sweetheart and Snowfall sequins.

Thanks for joining me today and I'll see you next time!
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Christmas baking with Elena

Hi there!

We just wrapped up our annual Christmas cookie exchange party, and I did a ton of baking. I love everything about holiday flavors and smells! This card will be the perfect companion to a tin of cookies for our neighbors.


I used images from Holiday Baking to create the scene - the little mouse handing off a carton of milk is my favorite.

Because the images are small, but I wanted them to take center stage without the bigger bear and bunny found in the set, I placed them onto our Classic Tag 1 shape. 


I'm not sure if the card could scream Christmas any more than it does: the red milk carton, the green holly leaves and cake plate, the candy cane striped paper, and the knit green paper on the card-base (that last one is by Lawn Fawn. The lettered patterned paper is by Pinkfresh.)

If you love holiday baking as much as I do, you could give these cookies a try - I made almost 12 dozen of them this past weekend and they are yummy: white chocolate chai snickerdoodles. The only change I made to the recipe was to add some cinnamon to the cookie dough.

♥.
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Going, going, gone! 2017 Retirement Sale

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Introducing December Guest Designer Heather Meeson


Hi friends!  We're excited to be introducing our guest designer for the month, Heather Meeson.

Heather, who lives in Colorado, has been working behind-the-scenes in the craft industry for years, designing and developing products. She spends her free time with paper and ink, battling altitude in an attempt to make the perfect macaron, and traveling whenever she can.  And take a look at what she created for us today:

When a holiday rolls around (any holiday, all the holidays) putting together a few small treats for some of the kiddos I know is always a highlight and making homemade tags has developed into a bit of a tradition. This year I’m using Get Yeti.



While black may not be the first color you think of for Christmas, pairing it with red and white is my go-to color palette for the holidays. I like the way it makes a more traditional red and white “peppermint” look really pop.



While each tag is a little different, the sled and other images were all colored with the same colors, making mass production easy peasy.



Before assembling, I splattered a little white acrylic paint on the background for a snowy effect.
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Warm Winter Scene negative die cutting with Sveta

                    Hello everyone!

Sveta is here and I'm going to share with you super simple card I made with a new N&T cover plate - Warm Winter Scene Cover Plate Die.

For this card I used negative die cut technique. 
 I added a little sentiment from the Winter Wishes stamp set (I adore this font!) using black ink first.
 And then I placed negative die cut of a winter scene on a wooden cardstock and that's it! I think that wood is very cozy and so perfect for such card.
I love to use "last minute" ideas for winter cards as you always have someone you forogot to send a card :D

Hope you enjoyed my idea today!
Hugs!
Sveta

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Snowy Christmas Pageant: Practicing Skin Tones with Kelly Latevola

Hello CRafters! 

Are you getting ready for Christmas? 
We had an unseasonably warm weekend and my husband seized the opportunity to get out Christmas lights up. 
They look so pretty!! It's definitely one of my favorite parts of Christmas. 

I loved so many of the stamp sets from this months release but really couldn't wait to put these cute Christmas Pageant participants on a card. Especially since my little peanut is in preschool this year and will be having his own pageant this year.  


When I first sat down to color these sweethearts I knew immediately I was going to be trying out different skin tones. Cards like this are the perfect opportunity to practice because there are so many little images. 

The video is a little long but we're talking about lots of different tips and techniques so grab your coffee and check it out. 


So if you watched the video you know the struggle that was the micropore tape. If you didn't let me just tell you don't go to your local grocery store and just pick up any old brand. They are not all created equal haha. The one that is safe to use is this one. 

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Safe yourself the heartbreak and time of having to recolor every image like I did :( 



Even though i struggled a bit with having to recolor it was worth it. I love how bright and vibrant this card came out. The snowy scene is just the cherry on top! I know I'll be using that technique lots this winter! 



Thanks so much for joining me today! 

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RADIATING STAR - SIMPLY STENCILS
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CHRISTMAS PAGEANT
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CHRISTMAS PAGEANT - NICE AND NEAT DIES
CHRISTMAS PAGEANT - NICE AND NEAT DIES
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Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Medium Point Pens Set
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EK Success WRITING PEN FINE TIP
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Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
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Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder Bag
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