Howdy! Stumbled across a template for making 6 cards using 3 pieces of 6×6… #sheetloadsofcards by CALL ME (CRAFTY) AL … and I had to play along… so here are another 6 Christmas cards done and dusted!
Used the fabulous Creative Stamping magazine stamps I’ve had for ages but LOVE! Lots of colouring in done! Lovely and chilled.
I chose to cut down some of the Heartwarming Hugs dsp into 6×6 and then teamed it with Mossy Meadow cardstock and real red. Chose to mix a Claritystamps sentiment with the Peace and Joy stamps to finish off.
Added either glossy accents or some stickles to finish off.
Three more twinchies to share today for the advent swap… this time I used up some bits of the Heartwarming Hugs dsp from last years Stampin Up catalogue and the lovely Merry Moose image as the focal point.
I think these two products work so well together… the fun patterns and the solid moose image punched out are a fab combo. I added a layer of Mossy Meadow as a mat and then the Real Red for the base. I varied the colour of the moose… pear pizazz and mossy meadow.
On each moose I also added wink of Stella to give them some shimmer and then the gem and the sticker to finish off!
So I am at the point of the challenge where I wonder what my brain was thinking in giving myself the prompt of gifts. Turns out I don’t really have many gift stamps or dies in my collection. So I had to think outside of the box… in fact I had to make the box to think outside of!
I started by grabbing the Heartwarming Hugs dsp and cutting lots of squares and rectangles to make my gifts. Then I started die cutting bows from some scrap coordinating cardstock. This die is the one from the retired Wreath Builder set (I forgot there was a bow in tidings and Trimmings!). I also cut some slithers of cardstock too.
Next to construct my gifts and work out how to use them!
I decided to make piles of boxes and add dimension using shading and pen work… well sort of!
First I went in with my Sahara sand ink and inked the edges of the boxes and created a ‘surface’ for them to sit on.
Next I used the grey alcohol pens to add shadow and dimension.
And on this one I added some sketchy pen lines…
Think I actually prefer this last one of all three but maybe it speaks to my mixed media grungy messy heart.
I had some boxes left over so made three tags to match… so it became a little collection of cards and tags.
Love those bow dies … still think SU should never have retired this bundle! Ah well!
And love those papers… so pleased that they are still available!
Todays challenge was tags… or was it punches… either way I got it covered!
No really the challenge was to create cards featuring tags… but of course my favourite tag is the Scalloped tag topper punch which creates a tag out of any sized 2″ strip… so I made 8 cards and 4 tags from some patterned paper and some other bits and pieces… including a tree punch I’ve had in the stash for a while!
Oh and don’t forget the banner punch that also got to play lots.
OK first of all 2 pieces of 12×12 from the Heartwarming Hugs had 2 2″ strips cut and then cut at 3″, 4″ and 5″
Then punched with the tag topper punch.
The middle 4 I put aside as tags for on gifts … and then the larger and the smaller I decided to make into cards.
I then raided the cardstock scraps folder and found all these pieces of card that made 6x 3.25 cards so decided to make these up into the card blanks as slightly skinny versions of a6 cards.
I also added other elements such as panels of the dsp or the stitched shape die cuts and some embossing.
All the sentiments were from Banner Year and then the focal images the Festival of Trees which is an oldie but a goodie in terms of fun modern trees. And of course it works with the punch.
I added some gems and then these are done as a slightly different size card that still fits in the usual envelopes. Fun!
I added some more strips and bits of patterned paper to the inside of the cards too.
The tags I added a square die cut behind to be able to write on and added trees, seam binding and the little sentiment cut into strips.
Really love how fun and modern these all look and because I was keeping the design similar it was each to batch make … all the stamping and cutting and punching and die cutting in one go and then they all just got stuck together. Simple! Plus punches are the answer to quick and simple cutting out!
Today I am sharing some Christmas themed twinchies I made for a swap… and aren’t they the cutest with Santa’s suit stamps and tags!
I used the Heartwarming Hugs dsp for square panels just smaller than the 2″ white squares for the base and each of the white panels I edged using the Stampin Blends pens. The focal points were of course Santa and his outfit which I had coloured using a mix of the Blends and promarkers. And I die cut the tags and added snippets of ribbon and trim to them before adding them to the background twinchies.
Super cute! Mounted them on dinensionals onto the 4.5″ square panel ready to be received by the swap recipient.
Today I have some more cards made using the Heartwarming Hugs dsp and the In the Pines stamps and dies.
These are the cards I made as a starting point for designing the card making class. Some of these made the final cut… but with some different papers in some cases! And others I decided against … still love them, but decided they weren’t the ones for sharing with the group.
Entering this first card into the Tartan and Plaid challenge at The male room
A few days ago I shared the samples I made for the craft along I did with my friends via zoom.
Well as I really don’t enjoy making the same projects over and over, here is what I made…
One card pretty much stayed as per the sample, but the others I either changed the paper (the joy of double sided papers and everything matching perfectly with Stampin Up means you automatically get a different look just turning over the papers!
Some I changed the placement of the elements and some I did switch the embellishment/focal feature from the trees from the In the Pines to a Merry Moose … because I hadn’t used him an few weeks so I missed seeing him! 😂
But I did keep to the same pieces of paper and cardstock as the kit for all the cards and really enjoyed my different take on the cards.
My friends similarly chose their own way of finishing the cards off and some chose to keep the design the same, but different paper choices and others changed up the design entirely. I love seeing the different versions and people having fun being creative.
Really loved creating with these patterned papers… Good job actually as I ordered a whole extra pack of them… so guessing next year for Christmas cards we will be continuing with the red and green colour scheme!
And those In the Pines tree stamps and the coordinating dies will definitely be coming out to play again… so lovely!