Sunday, 30 December 2018

Rinea - Wonderful Winter Card

Hello, my friends!

I'm back with a new Rinea project share, using Rinea Foiled Paper!

Today I am using what I think is my favorite Rinea Collection.
It's the Frosted Foiled Paper Variety Pack,
and it's gorgeous!
The combination of Sapphire, Turquoise and Silver...
in both the Glossy and the Starstruck...
are just a dream for anyone who loves to make Winter projects!
That would definitely be me! :o)
I love our Saskatchewan Winters.
I know that some people don't agree with me
but they just need to learn to hibernate like I do! ;o)

Here's my Winter card, using a combination of all of the foiled papers listed above:


I used a fun combination of dies on this one,
and created a little snow globe scene.


Isn't the color combination full of frosty goodness?
Here's a closer look:


Here's an even closer look.
Isn't it cute?
The scene measures less than 2".


Here's one final photo. 
It was tricky to try to get some good photos.
We haven't had any sun for days,
and anything else puts lovely glare on the foil.
That just comes hand in hand with my wonderful Winter!


Other Materials Used:
Paper: Recollections - Cardstock;
Dies: Your Next Die - Holiday Snow Globe,
Winter Scene Border Die;
Whimsy Stamps - Wonderful Word Die.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I'll be back next month with more new projects for Rinea!

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Here are all the links for you:



Friday, 28 December 2018

Clear Scraps - Christmas Sweater Stocking Tutorial

Hello, my friends!

I'm back with a new project share for Clear Scraps!

Remember a couple of weeks ago I shared my Chipboard Stocking Mini Album?
I mentioned then that I reserved one of the pages for another project.
Today I'd like to share that project with you.
This is my Christmas Sweater Stocking Hanging! 


Here's how I made it:

I started with one page from the Chipboard Stocking Album.
I added modeling paste through the 6" Christmas Sweater Stencil.


Then I adhered the Christmas Chipboard Word Title to the top of the stocking.


Once everything was dry, 
I coated the entire piece with white gesso.


When that was all dry,
I brushed on some Opal Magic.
I added colour, then sprayed with water,
letting the colour run and catch in different spots.
I continued until I had the look I wanted.
Then I added another layer of colour to the title.


Then I let it all dry, and I added a ribbon through the hole for hanging. 


Here's a closer look:


Here you can see some of the pretty shimmer and texture.


Here's one final look at the finished hanging:


Other Materials Used:
Deco Art Media Modeling Paste;
White Gesso;
Prima Art Alchemy Opal Magic - Blue/Gold;
Sheer Ribbon.

Clear Scraps Products Used:
Chipboard Stocking Album
6" Christmas Sweater Stencil
Christmas Chipboard Word Title 

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I know it's already after Christmas but it's not New Year's yet!
So it's not too late to share a project like this, right?
I'll be back with another project share next week! :o)

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Monday, 24 December 2018

Merry Christmas with an Introduction to Taylormadecards4u

Hello, my friends!

Today I'd like to introduce you to a wonderful new shop!
It's called Taylormadecards4u!
Monica makes fabulous vintage digital images, 
and wonderful passport kits.
I'm excited to be adding this shop to my DT schedule,
and will be sharing some lovely products with you in 2019.

Today I'd like to share an introductory preview.
I've created a Christmas card using the beautiful 
This set includes a total of 12 postcards in three different options.

Here's my card:


There are three versions of this lovely image included.
I began with one full image version.
Then I took a second version, that didn't have the verse inside.
I took a very sharp blade and fussy cut the center out. 
Then using foam tape, I adhered it onto the full image version.


I then inked all the edges before matting it with blue cardstock.
Then I added a layer of gold metallic, another layer of blue cardstock,
and finally a white card base. 


Here are some closer looks at all the layering.
Then I went over everything with my clear Atyou Spica glitter pen.
It added a lovely sparkle to everything! 


Here's a close-up of the Christmas verse.
My greetings to each of you this Christmas Eve Day!


Here's one last look at the finished card:


Other Materials Used:
Papers: DCWV - Textured Cardstock, Metallic Cardstock;
Ink: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain;
Ribbon: Celebrate It.


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Thanks so much for stopping in today!
I wish you all Joyful Christmas Blessings!
Enjoy your time with Family and Friends!
I'll see you back here very soon! :o)

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Here are all the links for you:



Saturday, 22 December 2018

Simply Crafty SVGs - Box Card Series - Part 1

Hello, my friends!

Welcome to a new project share for Simply Crafty SVGs!

This is not my usual post date but I thought I would sneak it in a little early this month!

With this card I begin a brand new Series.
You were all so encouraging of my last series,
so I decided it would be fun to do another one. 

With this card share today, 
I begin my Box Card Series. 

This is the Christmas Tree Farm Box Card
It's a really fun one to put together!


I used all shimmer and glitter papers,
and they glisten and shine so beautifully!
I opted for a night sky.


I punched snowflakes from white, 
and added them randomly in the sky and on the snow.


Here it is all folded down flat to A9 size (5 3/4 x 8 3/4).


Here's one final look at the finished card:


Other Materials Used:
Papers: DCWV - Shimmer Paper, Glitter Paper;
Punch: Martha Stewart - Snowflake;
Stickles: Ice, Licorice.

So head on over to the shop and pick up these files:

 Christmas Tree Farm Box Card

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Thanks for stopping by today!
I hope you found some inspiration!
I'll be back next month with a brand new box card project! :o)

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Here are all the links:



Friday, 21 December 2018

Mirtillamente December Post - Merry Christmas Mini Album

Hello, everyone! Merry Christmas to you all!
I am here to show you a Christmas Mini Album created with beautiful products from the Mirtillamente Craft Shop! All the links will be found below my project. I have LOTS of photos to share with you. Here is a look at my finished album cover:


Here is how I made it:
I began by deciding on my size. If you look at the finished cover, I was inspired by the "Merry Christmas" banner. To take advantage of it, I chose to make my album 8" wide by 6" tall. I also wanted to have chipboard covers; front and back. I cut all my pieces 8"x 6" - 2 chipboard pieces, and 9 decorative papers. You can look ahead to my finished album to see how I cut the paper for the base pages. These papers are covered with gorgeous designs, and I took full advantage of them!


I wanted to bring special attention to the banner on the front cover. I first covered the chipboard with a layer of teal colored cardstock that was slightly smaller than the chipboard. It matched the darkest teal in the design on the patterned paper. Then using a very sharp blade, I cut the bottom points of the pennants on the banner. You can see in the photo below, where I place a skewer underneath them.


Before adhering the decorative paper onto the teal cardstock, I placed foam pop dots to the back of each pennant of the banner. I added adhesive to the rest of the page, peeled off the backing of the pop dots, and adhered the decorative paper in place, on top of the teal cardstock. 


The teal cardstock peeks out just a little bit.  


Now the banner stands out beautifully, making it a real focal point of the front cover!
I went on to cover the other side of the chipboard with paper. I did the same with the back cover.
I thin inked all the edges of all the pages. Finally, I bound the album together with my Bind-It-All,
using 1" white O-wires. Now all that's left is the embellishing!


To finish off my front cover, I added part of a doily along the bottom center. I then fussy cut a large poinsettia from one of the pages, and added most of it using foam tape. Finally, I added some Prima crystals and a little ribbon bow to the top. 


The red page is the back of the front cover. I added a white doily. On top of that I added a jounal card, and a little ribbon bow. The ride side page is just the beautiful paper.


The left side is the same, with the doily and the journal card with the bow. Between the pages I added a pocket, created from an extra strip of paper. To the pocket I added two white tags.


To the back of the pocket I added one of the photo frame journal cards. The right side is more beautiful paper.


Here I have added a doily again, and turned the photo frame journal spot sideways. Between the pages I have added an extra under-cut strip of paper. I decorated it with some fussy cut elements.


More of the gorgeous decorative paper. 


To this spread I added two corner pockets. These are decorated with more fussy cut elements. A lovely journal card is tucked into each one.  


A matching doily is folded in half to form a pocket, and inserted between the two pages. This doily pocket is decorated with ribbon bows, and holds two more journal cards. 


Here's another lovely spread, with an under-cut page insert.


To the back side of it I added this sweet little die-cut mini envelope with a letter that reads "God Jul"!
Isn't that adorable? I love it so much I wanted to add it to every page! lol 
On the bottom right corner I added several fussy cut elements. 


Another pretty spread, consisting of corner pockets, journaling spots, and a pretty doily with ribbon bows. 


Here I added some pretty shimmer ribbon across the corner, and a fun tag pocket.


I added a pretty bow, and a little gingerbread house to keep the tab closed.


This pocket holds another white tag with ribbon. The right side is the inside of the back cover. It has another white doily with a journal card on top. 


Finally, here is the back cover. So frosty and pretty in pink!


Here are links to all the products I used from Mirtillamente Craft Shop:

Prima Marketing enamel shapes - Amber Moon

Christmas Dies by Lene

Mintay by Karola Witczak - Christmas Stories


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Linking Up To:

Mini Album Makers Challenge


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Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Clear Scraps - True Celebration of Christmas

Hello, my friends!

I'm back with a new project share for Clear Scraps!

Today I'm featuring the 6" Nativity Stencil,
which you can find right HERE.

I wanted to share this project with you before Christmas
because for me it displays the true meaning of Christmas.
It's all about celebrating the birth of Jesus! 

I chose to stencil the design on a printed printed paper,
using black ink. 


I then adhered it to a black card base.


I couldn't make the star black...that wouldn't make sense!
So I embossed it in this pretty Enchanted Gold embossing powder.
Now it looks like a "Star of Wonder"! 


Here's a final look at the finished card:


Other Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock, DCWV - Christmas Made;
Ink: Distress Ink - Black Soot;
Marker: Versa Marker;
Embossing Powder: Ranger - Enchanted Gold.

Clear Scraps Products Used:

6" Nativity Stencil

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas!
I'll be back soon with another project share! :o)

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