Quick & Easy Christmas Card #2

Hello there! Christmas is soon upon us and if you're like me, you've been thinking about sending out some Christmas cards. There's so many great cards you can buy but why not consider making your own this year? It can be done if you plan a simple card design that you can replicate quickly.

That's what my Quick & Easy Christmas Card series is here to help with. It's the second card in the series so if you missed the first one, please be sure to click on the thumbnail below or at this link: CARD 1

Card #2 is a little more complicated but still very doable and really not all that more time consuming. It's a pretty card showcasing a gold greeting and gorgeous big gold snowflakes on a blue background. It can be found on the thumbnail below or at this link: CARD 2

Supplies used for this card:

White card stock for 5 x 7 card base
White card stock for center panel 4.5 x 6.5 
VersaMark Ink
Ranger Extra Fine Detail embossing powder - gold

Distress Oxide ink - Broken China
Designer Stamps from Echo Park Co. - Christmas Sentiments & Snow is Falling

Oh No Kitty Get Well Card - Double Window Fancy Fold

Hello everyone! It's my turn to share a project using CottageCutz dies for the Scrapping Cottage. I all of you enjoyed a few days off and lots of time with family and friends! Likely among all that you visited with there were people recovering from a cold or some other ailment. It seems so many people are suffering with something or other right now.

There's no better way to make someone feel better than to receive a cheery get well card from someone. Well, we have that covered! You've been seeing lots of the new get well projects from our talented design team lately and I'm showing another twist on the Oh No Kitty die. This kitty is so darn cute with all of his little owies bandaged up! I couldn't help but us it on a project.

Click on the thumbnail link to learn how this double-window card was made. It's a little tricky to cut the windows so they are centered over each other but pretty easy once you learn a few tips. You can also click on this link to watch the video: VIDEO LINK

If you'd like to see all twelve of the Get Well themed dies in the new release, click on the thumbnail link below. You can also get there by clicking on this link: VIDEO LINK

These dies and many others found in the Scrapping Cottage site are on sale through December 1st. Don't miss it!

Dies used in this project:

Hello everyone! I'm so happy to show you what I've been up to lately. Christmas is going to be here soon and I am working on Christmas cards and tags at a feverish pace. Did you know there are only 5 Mondays left before Christmas! Yikes! There's a lot to do!

Lately I have been so inspired by card makers who are using mixed-media elements in their projects. Although an entire card was overwhelming, I felt I could tackle some tags using the new Christmas Tags die cut set. Somehow it's not as daunting when you are working on a smaller canvas.

I experimented with a number of different mediums on these tags and they turned out rather glamorous and diva-like. Some of the products I used were Distress Oxide inks, glimmer sprays, water, sequins, gold paste, perlen pens, gems, brads and Christmas mini-ornaments. I also used all kinds of ribbons from the traditional to furry and a few things in between! Most of these items were already in my stash, I just had to pull them out and put them to use!

This set also has a lot of little shapes you can use on these tags and they're sized just right for them. Instead of using the pieces, I used the negative space in the die cut as a template for the gold paste. Now I'm thinking about all the other applications for using negative space as templates for paste, spray or inks. It was a little tricky but it's the first time I've used a paste and ultimately I was pleased with the results. I definitely learned a few things by doing this project and I am warming up to the mixed-media style. I'm going to try something a little larger now that I have a little experience under my belt.

I invite you to watch my tutorial on these tags and learn along with me. I hope you'll be inspired to try something out of your comfort zone. It's satisfying to stretch your wings a little and try something new! These tags were the perfect size and scope for experimentation. Love it!

Click on the thumbnail below click on this link:
Tag Video

Enjoy the rest of your week!


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