Friday, December 13, 2019

Crafty Festival of Christmas - Card and Detachable Magnetic Ornamnet

Hi, everyone! This week for the Crafty Festival of Christmas we are bringing you some inspiration for ornaments, gifts, and/or treat containers! I created a simple card with a detachable magnetic ornament! And it's really easy to do!








I love the Taylored Expressions Iconic Wishes - Christmas stamp and die combo! And I thought it would be perfect to add an ornament on to the front of a card - but I wanted the actual card to be fun and festive as well! I stamped the Taylored Expressions Boughs and Berries background stamp onto a piece of green cardstock with Simon Hurley Create. Later Gater ink. This gave me a fun tone on tone look!






I stamped and gold heat embossed the ornament from the Taylored Expressions Iconic Wishes - Christmas stamp set twice and then die cut them with the coordinating die. I wanted to be able to have an ornament that was identical on both sides. I added a magnet at the back of one of the die cuts and then added foam tape and adhered the two ornament pieces together back to back. I heat embossed a sentiment onto the card background from the Avery Elle Comfort and Joy stamp set where I would be adding my ornament. I added another magnet behind the sentiment on the back of the green cardstock and added foam tape before adding the background to my card base.






So there you have it! A fun gold heat embossed ornament that is held onto the front of the card with a magnet! You won't even notice the magnet in the ornament when you hang it on the tree! And you could even put it on the fridge if you want! Super fun, right?! Hop through the rest of the blogs for more fun Crafty Festival of Christmas inspiration!

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Lynnea Hollendonner - YOU ARE HERE!

Monochromatic One Layer Card

I never make one layer cards - or monochromatic cards! So I decided to try and push myself and do it! I didn't even add gems! Haha!









I used a piece of masking paper to mask off a circle from the top center of my card and inked up the Rain of Hearts stencil from Penguin Palace with some gray ink. I kept the ink heavier at the top than at the bottom. I stamped the image and sentiment from the Happy Track & Field Chapter 2 stamp set in the center of my masked circle and colored it with Copic markers.






I love this card so much that I might have to do a whole set in a bunch of different colors! See you soon!

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Glitz Glitter Gel and Deco Foil Flock Poinsettia Card

Hi! Today I used the poinsettias from the Wishing You Joy Stamp n Stencil from Gina K Designs with some Glitz Glitter Gel to create a sparkly Christmas card!









I love a classic Christmas color palette, so I decided to keep it simple with a red, green, and gold color combo! I used a piece of Gina K Masking Magic to mask off the top 2/3 of a card so that I could add some stenciling to the bottom. I LOVE Masking Magic because it releases easily and never tears my paper and leaves crisp clean masking lines! I sprayed the back of the Wishing You Joy stencil with Pixie Spray and temporarily adhered it to my masked card and used a Stencil Pal to add some Gold Gina K Designs Glitz Glitter Gel to the bottom portion of my card. So pretty! I just love those snowflakes in gold!






My focal points are the poinsettias and leaves from the Gina K Designs Wising You Joy Stamp n Stencil die set. I wanted them to have a special touch, so I decided to cut them from Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets. I used pieces of iCraft 6x6 Double Sided Adhesive Sheets to add adhesive to cardstock and then transferred the Deco Foil Flock onto the cardstock by adding it face down into the adhesive and running it through my die cutting machine. The pressure of the machine really presses the flock into the adhesive sheets so when I peel away the flock pieces I have a flawless transfer. I did this with both the Ruby Red and Emerald Green Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets and then die cut the pieces with the poinsettia die and the leaf die from the Wishing You Joy die set. To embellish the pieces further I stamped the center of the poinsettia from the Wishing You Joy stamp set and white heat embossed it onto both of the poinsettias. Then I used the Wishing You Joy stencil again to add details to the poinsettias and leaves with more of the Gold Glitz Glitter Gel.






I stamped and gold heat embossed a sentiment from the Wishing You Joy stamp set in the top right corner of my card. For a finishing edge I added an extra strip of the Ruby Red Deco Foil Flock where the stenciling edge meets my card with iCraft Ultra Bond Liquid Adhesive. I added my floral elements starting with the leaves in the background with iCraft Ultra Bond Liquid Adhesive and popped up the poinsettia flowers with some Gina K Designs White Foam Adhesive Squares. I hope this classic color palette gets you in the Holiday mood!

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Scrapbook.com 12 Days of Christmas - FREEBIE! - Tonic Dot & Drop Die Set




Hello, again! The 12 Days of Christmas celebration continues at Scrapbook.com! And so do the coupons and freebies! Today's freebie is a Scrapbook.com exclusive from Tonic Studios! It's the Tonic Dot & Drop Hold On To your Dreams die set! This die set comes with two dies - one to cut the sentiment and one cuts a shadow with tiny outline dots! These dots are PERFECT for Nuvo Drops!






It's super easy to redeem this freebie! Just shop like you normally would at Scrapbook.com and add the Tonic Dot & Drop Hold On To Your Dreams die set to your cart before you check out. The price will automatically adjust to $0.00! There's no minimum purchase for this freebie, but there are lots of sales and other freemium coupons to take advantage of! This is only available TODAY ( December 11th ) while supplies last!






I wanted to show off another way to use the Tonic Drop & Dot Hold On To Your Dreams die set by using just the sentiment. I created a shimmery watercolor background with Nuvo Shimmer Powders. I used Falling Leaves, Solar Flare, and just a bit of Blue Blitz. Once my background was done I die cut the Tonic Drop & Dot Hold On To Your Dreams die from white cardstock and added it to the center of my card.






The Tonic Drop & Dot Hold On To Your Dreams die set is only a freebie for TODAY ( December 11th ) while supplies last at Scrapbook.com! And there are lots of other coupons and sales, too! Happy shopping!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Scrapbook.com 12 Days of Christmas - FREEBIE! - Tonic Dot & Drop Die Set




Hello, again! The 12 Days of Christmas celebration continues at Scrapbook.com! And so do the coupons and freebies! Today's freebie is a Scrapbook.com exclusive from Tonic Studios! It's the Tonic Dot & Drop Hold On To your Dreams die set! This die set comes with two dies - one to cut the sentiment and one cuts a shadow with tiny outline dots! These dots are PERFECT for Nuvo Drops!






It's super easy to redeem this freebie! Just shop like you normally would at Scrapbook.com and add the Tonic Dot & Drop Hold On To Your Dreams die set to your cart before you check out. The price will automatically adjust to $0.00! There's no minimum purchase for this freebie, but there are lots of sales and other freemium coupons to take advantage of! This is only available TODAY ( December 10th ) while supplies last!






I love how simple it is to create pretty cards with the Hold On To Your Dreams Tonic Drop & Dot die set! I blended some pink ink onto a piece of cardstock and die cut it with the sentiment die and the background piece from white cardstock. The background piece has dots outlining the sentiment that are just perfectly spaced! I added some Neptune Turquoise Nuvo Crystal Drops on top of each dot. So pretty, isn't it?! I added everything on top of some chevron patterned paper that matched the colors of the sentiment and dots.






Remember that the Tonic Dot & Drop Hold On To Your Dreams die set is only a freebie for today ( December 10th ) while supplies last! Head over to Scrapbook.com and grab yourself this little gift!

Monday, December 9, 2019

Holly & Jolly Background

Hey, everyone! Sometimes I like to take it back to good old traditional colors for Christmas - and by sometimes I mean most times haha! There's just something about classic red and green that makes my heart super happy! I grabbed some stamps and dies from the newest Pink & Main release and got a little inky! 






I love the Holiday Wreaths stamp set! Not only are there a few different wreaths to stamp and color but there are also a bunch of individual items so that you can build your own wreaths! I decided to take some of those elements and stamp a holly background. I love holly because it's such a classic Holiday image and it has both of the traditional red and green colors! I put both of the holly leaves from the Holiday Wreaths stamp set on an acrylic block and stamped them all over my card front and added the red berries.






I stamped the focal point wreath image from the Holiday Wreaths stamp set and colored it with Copic markers. I thought it would be a fun touch to add some blue/green leaf accents along with the traditional green leaves. I used the coordinating Holiday Wreaths die set to cut out the wreath. I love that it cuts out the middle of the image, too! When I added the wreath to my card I didn't think it stood out enough, so I adhered it onto some vellum and used my scissors to trim around the outside shape of the wreath. The vellum toned down the background just enough!






I stamped and heat embossed a black sentiment from the Holly Jolly sentiment stamp set into the middle of my wreath image and added the focal image to my card with Darice Foam Strips. These strips are skinny and perfect for adding images to cards! That's it! I hope you enjoy this inspiration!

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Scrapbook.com 12 Days of Christmas - FREEBIE! - Carta Bella Flower Market Ephemera




Hey! More freebies from Scrapbook.com await! The Carta Bella Flower Market Ephemera pack contains 33 pieces of gorgeous goodness and you can get it for FREE today only ( December 8th ) at Scrapbook.com!






There are frames, sentiments, and more in the Carta Bella Flower Market Ephemera pack! Creating with these took me back to when I first started making cards! It's so easy to create a simple background and add a gorgeous ephemera piece on top! All you have to do to redeem your freebie is shop like you normally would at Scrapbook.com - there's no minimum order requirement for the Carta Bella Flower Market Ephemera pack - but remember that there are lots of sales during the 12 Days of Christmas as well as freemium coupons! Before checking out add the Carta Bella Flower Market Ephemera pack to your cart and it will automatically discount to $0.00!






I fell in love with all the gorgeous flower patterns in the Carta Bella Flower Market Ephemera pack! I decided to create a simple watercolored background to highlight the colors in the ephemera, so I used my Arteza Real Brush Pens and created some simple watercolor circles. All of my little embellishments are from the Carta Bella Flower Market Ephemera pack except for the twine. I just love how this turned out!






I'm loving the gorgeous ephemera pieces in the Carta Bella Flower Market Ephemera pack! And remember it's only free at Scrapbook.com TODAY! And only while supplies last! Hurry over!