Saturday, December 10, 2016

Holiday Magic Blog Hop–Dec 10th

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Welcome to the
Holiday Magic Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for a weekend full of the magic of the Christmas Holidays! Our talented crafters have created all sorts of projects to inspire you and bring the joy of the season into your hearts!

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I was so excited when I found this cute little mitten freebie from Newton’s Nook.  I colored it using my Copics and then used my Silhouette Cameo to around it leaving a large white border.  I adhered the mittens to the top of four 1-inch x 1-inch pieces of designer paper using dimensionals. 





I’ll let you in on my little secret.  To get those squares of designer paper perfectly lined up and spaced evenly on my card-front, I used my Silhouette software and drew four squares where I wanted them to be on my rectangular piece of white cardstock.  Then I changed the cutting line into a light grey line and printed that out 4 times on a piece of 8-1/2 x 11-inch white cardstock.  After printing, I placed it on my Cameo mat and cut the rectangle out.  Now I could see exactly where to place each piece of designer paper.  I added a Lawn Fawn Wintery Scripty Sayings sentiment to finish it off.

Thanks to my daughter, Kayla, who helped with the assembling of these cards!  She’s the best assistant a mom can have … my little crafty elf.





I also did a green version with a slightly different sentiment that was purchased at Michaels.




Up next is the talented and amazing Jearise!

Here's our line up in case you get lost:

Shannon H
Sharon *you are here*

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!!!

And don't forget to check out the this month's challenge!!

Connie Can Crop Challenge #53
Baby It's Cold Outside
due 11:59 P.M. Saturday, December 31st
Pacific Time

Friday, December 9, 2016

Technique Hop–Foil and Metallic

**If you are looking for the Holiday Magic Blog Hop, click here.



Can you believe it's month twelve of a Year of Card Techniques?  Here are the links in case you missed a month:


Be sure you've hopped and commented on each month for your chance to win a $25 gift certificate to Stampin Up or (Winner's Choice).  This is the last month of the year and we are focusing all our attention on metallics, whether it's foil, embossing powder, inks, cardstock, or anything else metallic and since it's December we just had to make it holiday too.  Now on with the projects.

Not only did I have a lot of fun with this hop but it also helped kickstart me into making my Christmas cards for this year.  I usually have them finished long before now but this year just really seemed to get away from me and prior to this hop I hadn’t even started!  Considering I usually make between 75 to 100 cards that’s just absolutely crazy.

So, without further adieu, here is my first completed Christmas card of the season.  I made sure to include foil in the form of some adhesive foil that my girls gave me for my birthday.  I hadn’t had a chance to use it yet so this hop was the perfect opportunity to give it a whirl.  I decided to take the foil and run it through my Cuttlebug.  I chose the only embossing folder I had that looked wintery (I’ll give you a hint … imagine snowflakes, lol).  I adhered the foil to a piece of burgundy cardstock which I had layered on top of a white card-base.  I added the burgundy ribbon and a scripty sentiment by Lawn Fawn which I embossed with gold sparkle embossing powder.  Take a peek at the finished product …


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Jingle Bells Merry Xmas_apieceofheartblog




For my second card, I used 4 pieces of cardstock that had foil bits throughout them.  I cut each piece of cardstock into a flag and layered those over each other from tallest to shortest.  I found some jingle bells in my stash so I thought they’d be a great addition since they were metallic.  I strung them on some twine and stapled it to my card.  I added a cute sentiment that I picked up from Michael’s to finish the card off.






The last card came in a card kit from Close To My Heart.  My co-worker is a representative and I like to support her every year by buying a kit of cards that I can assemble.  There isn’t a lot of flash to this card .. it’s actually kind of plain, lol .. but it did have some foil ribbon on it so I’m throwing it in as well.



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That’s it for me!  Up next is the ever talented Claudia.  Go visit and see what exciting things she has to share …  and don’t forget to check out the other awesome blogs and show them some love while you are there!