I wanted to share with you the last Christmas card I made last year. I shared it on Instagram but I wanted to publish it here on my blog too. I used Mama Elephant “Pix’s happy holidays” stamps, which are super cute, and Lawn Fawn “Ready, set, snow shaker add-on”. These dies are fantastic because you can create the most amazing shakers, not only for Christmas but for any occasion.
First, I stamped the bunny with Versafine Onyx black in on Bristol paper, colored the image with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and fussy cut it. I added Wink of Stella to the bunny’s wings. Next, I stamped the snow globe from “Ready set snow” stamp set with Memento Tuxedo black ink on Bristol paper, colored it with ShinHan Touch Twin markers and used the coordinating dies. Then, I stamped the plaque with Versafine Onyx black ink, heat embossed it with clear embossing powder and colored it with a gold gel pen.
I wanted the shaker element to be an ornament that could be hung and also a magnetic decoration. I had some magnetic leftovers from a super cool set of Mario Bros. magnets a friend gifted me that I could use on my project. So I glued a piece of magnetic sheet to the center of the card base and then adhered the pattern paper panel from Lawn Fawn “Knit picky” collection. By the way, I love this paper collection because I’m a huge fan of Christmas sweaters!
Next, I mounted the shaker element. I used “Ready, set, snow shaker add-on” twice on some fun foam and glued the two pieces together. I glued some clear thread to the backside of the bunny and adhered the thread between these two layers of fun foam, because I wanted the bunny to be a suspended element but apparently there is not enough room for it to move. Then, I glued the fun foam to the back side of the snow globe that is die cut from some pattern paper too. I added a piece of magnetic sheet in the lower part of the snow globe, between the fun foam and the back panel. After using my anti-static tool to remove the stickiness, I added some Lawn Fawn glitter (I used both, chunky and prisma) and close the shaker with a piece of acetate and the front piece of the snow globe. Last, I added the sentiment plaque with foam tape and place the shaker element on the front of the card, where is attached thanks to the magnets.
In Spain most people give Christmas presents on the 6th of January. Well, I should say the Three Wise Men are bringing us presents on the 6th of January 😉 Today I’m sharing with you the tags I made for my family gifts using several Lawn Fawn products.
First, I used two “Puffy stars stackables” dies on some Simon Says Stamp “Glimmery Sunshine” cardstock so I had a star shaped window for my critters to show through. I used the bigger of these two dies on black cardstock and on some paper from “Knit picky” collection too, because I wanted my tags to be star shaped mini cards as well.
I scored the pattern paper stars at around half an inch from the stars’ tip and glued those tips to the golden stars to have my mini card bases. Next, I trimmed the tips of the black stars and glued them to the inside of the card bases. I used “Say cheese” die to cut the hole for the ribbon because it die cuts two little holes. The problem is that the hole is very close to the tip end of the star and it’s very easy to tear the card apart threading the ribbon… So today I have ordered a Crop-A-Dile taking advantage of some sales 😉
I stamped the images from “For you, deer” stamp set on Neenah Solar White cardstock. I stamped the back side of the animals twice because their paws peek out the lower part of the stars. I colored the images with my ShinHan Touch Twin markers and die cut them using coordinating dies. Then, I glued the front and the back of the critters together and trimmed down the second backside of the critters so I could glue it on the front to have their little paws there too. Next, I adhered these super cute critters to the card.
I used Golden Glitz Delicata ink to stamp the sentiment on the inside of the card. I placed the sentiment carefully so the animals cover it when the mini cards are closed. With the same ink, I stamped the backside of the mini cards. I have a little bowl on my desk with a lot of die cuts and stamped images, and I found there some little hearts from “Wonderful window” die, I think. I inked them with a red alcohol marker, glued them to the back of the critters and covered them with Glossy Accents. Last, I threaded the ribbon and made a knot.
I’m super happy with these tags. “For you, deer” is one of my favorite Lawn Fawn products from last year. I really love those critters!
I hope you like these tags. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!
Today I’m sharing my last minute Christmas cards for my family. I made these on Saturday so I could give them to my relatives on Christmas Eve. I think I’m going to be making cards till the 7th of January since in Spain Holidays are not over until the 6th of January, when the Three Wise Men bring us the presents. So maybe some people will be receiving very late Christmas cards 😉
Well, these cards were super easy to make. I was wishing to use my Mama Elephant “Me and my Yeti” and “Sentiments from Yeti” stamps and dies. Plus, the Yetis are perfect for quick cards since they are big, super cute, and don’t need much color. I stamped them on Neenah Solar White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored them with ShinHan Touch Twin markers (I bought some in Phnom Penh during my honeymoon). I also stamped the garlands and color the stars with silver and gold pens. Then, I run everything through my Big Shot with coordinating dies.
I went for bokeh backgrounds in different colors. I blended different Distress Ink colors on five pieces of Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock trying to get a color gradient. I splattered some water with a paint brush and dry it with a paper towel after few seconds. Next, I used Lawn Fawn “Lets’ bokeh” stamp set stamping different solid circles with the same ink I used for the background and with Lawn Fawn yeti ink. Then I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder, except for the purple card, where I used silver embossing powder.
I adhered the background panels to card bases and used foam tape to glue the Yetis. I glued the garland and used Glossy Accents on the Yetis’ horns. Last, I glued some matching sequins from several mixes from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards.