Post#128 – Happy Holiday Hello Card

I loved this cute stamp set from Wplus9 called Merry Little Christmas and have kept it in my Christmas stamps folder for quite a while…what I didn’t realise was that I would have to colour it in and that is quite a big challenge for me…
Once I stamped all the images and sentiment the way I wanted on the front panel of the card,I just coloured in the main image and decorated the bauble with rhinestones and gold ink pen…. for the bauble stamps at the base, I punched out circles from various papers and stuck them on….
I used a corner rounder punch on only two sides of the card…
Hope you liked this card…
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Post#127 Reindeer Christmas Cards

My daughters love to make Christmas crafts and we all enjoy making cards and decorations for our home for the holiday season every year….and this year my younger daughter wanted to design Christmas cards for her close friends and sat down with my Christmas stamps folder for quite sometime..
She came up with a lot of different designs and they were all pretty cute…..but the design I liked the most was this card that I’m sharing today…after she was done making her card,I sat down to make a couple myself… 🙂
The cards are simple yet pretty…..the top layer has a stamp of a reindeer as well as Merry Christmas…there are two strips of paper on one side for decoration and a few sequins….and I rounded two corners of the card…
Hope you liked these cards…
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Post#126 – Christmas Bottle Tag

I knew I was definitely going to make a few bottle tags for Christmas this year…here’s the first one I made…I decided to use a printed sentiment that came with my Christmas cardstock pack instead of stamping…so the making this tag was a much faster process than usual…
The base is made from plain green card stock which has been given a flag shape at the base using the WRMK banner punch board….I then added a light green layer…and on top of that I added 3 strips of printed paper and punched both sides of each one with the banner punch…
Lastly I added a printed red layer on the top…it also has gold string attached underneath…
Hope you liked this tag…
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Post#125 – Christmas Fringe Card

Today I’m sharing a card in red,white and green….the colours of Christmas…
I used two shades of each colour and cut them into equal size strips…I then cut along the lengths of each strip with a pair of fringing scissors….these strips were attached on the top layer of the card…
The sentiment was stamped on the top of the card and I also attached one red and one green ribbon… under it and then attached the top layer to a white card base…
Hope you liked this card…
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Post#124 – Christmas Gift Box

While buying and giving Christmas gifts are quite an exciting part of the holidays,there is a big need for gift bags and boxes for these presents…while some gifts can be simply wrapped using papers of all sorts,others need a bit more…and with that thought I started on this box…
The box itself came together quite quickly as it was made using the 1 2 3 punch board…to close the box I decided to create a band made from paper and ribbon….for the top of the band I created a double bow using the same punch board….
Hope you liked this box…
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Post#123 – Washi Tape Tree on a Tag

I saw a few cards with washi tape christmas trees and absolutely loved the idea…So I decided to try it out on a tag…the tree turned out quite nice….and I put on a few rhinestones on it as well as a Christmas twine instead of a ribbon…
I’m sure my kids are going to love making Christmas cards/tags with washi tape…
Hope you liked this tag…
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Post#122 – Reindeer & Stars Card

I’ve started my Chirstmas cards with a simple one this year….and I used one of my favourite stamps for this card….I love this flying reindeer stamp from Hot Off The Press Inc.
I chose a plain blue card base and a white top layer for this card….on the top layer I used the stars stencil with blue ink and covered about 3/4th of the space….I then stamped the reindeer stamp in a way that it seems to be flying among the stars…
I stamped the sentiment on a white banner and added a wider blue banner underneath….
Hope you liked this card…
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Post#121 – Merry Christmas Banner

I like making banners and have made quite a lot of them over the years…usually for the kids room or birthdays….so this time I thought to try out a banner for Christmas…
The banner making process was made simple and much quicker by using the WRMK banner punch board….you could make a pennant,flag or crest style banner in various sizes with this punch board…I decided to make a flag style banner..
Once the banner base and top layers were  die cut a  square shape using Nestabilities Labels 1 die for all the flags….then I cut out the alphabets in green and red using Fiskars cutting stencils and adhered the alphabets to the square shape…I also added two gold rhinestones on each flag….
To separate the word Merry and Christmas,I made a flag with a banner going sideways and and oval die cut…and finally attached a reindeer die cut on the top…
Hope you liked this banner…
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Post#120 – Birthday Shaker Card

Shaker cards seem to be a trend that is still going….the earlier versions were quite bulky so I didn’t make many and kept looking for ideas and trying out various ways to make this process as simple and less bulky as possible…
Using the fuse tool to create shaker pockets is a great way to make shaker cards but today I have tried out another simple way to create this card…
So I started with die cutting about seven of the circle frames and stuck only six of them straight onto the top layer of the card….its makes a sort of a well where I put in a  few sequins…after that I die cut an acetate circle the same size as the frame and glued it on top…then I attached the last remaining circle frame on top and the shaker section was ready…
I adhered the die cut word happy on top of the shaker and stamped the word birthday on a banner and attached it under…
I really like how this card turned out…hope you do to…
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