Double Feature! Easy Embossed Christmas Cards.

Double Feature! Easy Embossed Christmas Cards.

Hello my wonderful followers! I hope you are having a very merry holiday season. I have been swept up the in the glitter and making and have finally come up for a little break! I spend all last weekend making thirty handmade holiday cards to get out in the mail. My studio of course now looks like a mini tornado hit and the cats have been covered in glitter for days. I’m sure you can relate! It’s a wonderful time of the year. Now since I have been tucked away making things for family I have been a little behind in sharing some latest treats with you. That’s why today you are getting a double feature. Both of these card sets have aired on my Youtube in the last week, so if you want to get my most recent videos you can head on over there and hit subscribe and the bell icon and you will get notified when new videos hit there, before they hit the blog. (Youtube Channel)

Now on to the glitter! First up for you I have a set of really cute whimiscal cat cards. Any of you that have read my profile know I’m a rescue cat mom and when I saw this stamp at the Technique Junkies booth at Stampfest in July I knew I had to have it for Christmas. I paired it with some whimsical stencil background and voila! A Christmas card that is sure to make anyone laugh this holiday season. 

You can see how I made thes cards in my video here: Embossed Christmas Cat Cardswhimsical 

Here are some still shots: 

These were 6 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ cards with a piece of 5 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ scrapbook paper applied, and the image was stamped on 3″ x 3″ watercolor heavy stock paper. 

At the bottom I will post all the supplies used for both card sets. 

Now, this next set was made assembly line style for a really quick holiday pick. I used a premade card blank, then one piece of scrapbook paper and one embossed stamp so it took maybe ten minutes to make six. A great way to make an elegant, kraft paper style, gold embossed “Season’s Greetings” card.  One tip I will share is that after making thirty cards this year I am definitely getting one of those tape guns next year. The sticking of the double sided tape did slow me down a bit. 

You can watch the process video on these cards here:  Gold Embossed “Season’s Greetings” cards. 

Here are some stills for you: 

Now these cards were 7″ x 5″ with 6 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ pieces of scrapbook paper, and the black cardstock was the size of the stamp plus half an inch so about 3″ x 3 1/2″ ish. 

Below I will list all the supplies used. I hope these two designs will get those creative juices flowing this holiday season. All you need is some cardstock, bits of scrap paper and one stamp and you can have a lovely set of embossed cards. Thanks for stopping by and happy making!

Embossed Cat Cards Supply List: 

Embossed Season’s Greetings Card Supply List: 

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7 Days of Halloween Day 2 – Tim Holtz Idea-ology Halloween 2018 Ephemera “Palm Reader” Halloween Card

7 Days of Halloween Day 2 – Tim Holtz Idea-ology Halloween 2018 Ephemera “Palm Reader” Halloween Card

Hello Again,

Welcome to Day 2 of my 7 Days of Halloween. Today I am featuring a super simple Halloween card. This card took me under ten minutes to make and is an easy way to use up bits of Halloween scrapbook paper, ephemera and toss in a bit of your favorite Halloween stencil too.

This project started with a standard black card ( 5″ x 6 1/2″ Landscape). I took a piece of Halloween scrapbook paper from a packet I had bought at Hobby Lobby and trimmed a 1/4″ off each side with my paper cutter so when I taped it to the card it would leave a black border. I used double sided tape to place the scrapbook paper onto the background. Now prior to taping the background down I did edge it with the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide in Carved Pumpkin. I also added to the background using black archival ink thru a “spirit board” stencil from StrumpetStencils on etsy (links below). I then picked out my pieces of ephemera I wanted from my Idea-ology Halloween 2018 Ephemera pack and edged those with Distress Oxide in Black Soot and Carved Pumpkin. I then used sticky thumb adhesive dots to attach them to the page, with some dimension. Voila!  A super quick and super easy Halloween card.

You can see the process video here: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Halloween 2018 Ephemera “Palm Reader” Halloween Card

Here are some photos to stir those creative juices:

I know we love to save them but it’s time, break out those ephemera bits and get to making! Happy Halloween. I see a lot of fun in your future!

Here are all the supplies I used to make this card.


 

 

 

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Under the Sea- Alcohol Lift Ink Mermaid Background

Under the Sea- Alcohol Lift Ink Mermaid Background

Hello, Lovelies,

Happy Saturday! I am back again with yes more Alcohol Lift-Ink because I am obsessed right now with seeing all the fabulous ways I can use this new supply. Today I bring you a fun summer themed background. I used the  5″ x 7″ Alcohol Ink Yupo paper and my new mermaid stamp to create a luscious, cool under the sea background. I’m not sure what she will bloom into yet, whether it’s a card or a tag, but at least I have the background for my stash.

This one was very easy:

  1. I used the Alcohol Ink Yupo Paper
  2. I applied several blue and purple colors of Alcohol Ink
  3. I used the Alcohol Blending Solution on a felt applicator to add more movement
  4. I used the Alcohol Iift-Ink and my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform to stamp the mermaid image
  5. I then used the stamp on a distress tag to transfer the alcohol ink that lifted.

Voila! Instant card background.

You can watch my process video here: Alcohol Lift-Ink Mermaid Background

Here are some stills of the vibrant colors. Makes me want to go swimming!

Are you ready for summer! I sure am! I hope this brought you some summertime inspiration. Time to break out those alcohol inks and put then to new uses! Happy Crafting!

Below is my supply list.
Some items are affiliate links and any purchases
made thru these links help to fund my youtube videos and websites.

Affiliate Links:

Alcohol Lift-Ink Pad
http://bit.ly/2N3onty (Ranger)
http://bit.ly/2NNHw43(Joggles)

Alcohol Lift-Ink Reinker
http://bit.ly/2NDLR9H (Ranger)
http://bit.ly/2Jj94L8(Joggles)

Alcohol Ink (Pool, Patina, Turquoise,
Purple Twilight, Aqua)
http://bit.ly/2NHJhzC (Ranger)
http://bit.ly/2L5klDS (Blitsy)

Yupo Paper 5″ x 7″
http://bit.ly/2Ld6lrK (Ranger)
http://bit.ly/2uuEA3s(Blitsy)

Alcohol Ink Blending Solution:
http://bit.ly/2KYnuFj (Ranger)
http://bit.ly/2m7AIl9 (Blitsy)

Felt Applicators:
http://bit.ly/2um5t9L (Ranger)

Tim Holtz Distress Tags (Mulit-pack)
http://bit.ly/2m9vtl1 (Ranger)

Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
http://bit.ly/2yDVIZP(Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2MjO6xB(Joggles)

Non-Affiliate Link:
Stampendous- Mermaid Stamp
https://www.amazon.com/Stampendous-Cling-Rubber-Stamp-Mermaid/dp/B00755A1KW

 

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