Dec 14, 2017

Simple Stamped Christmas Cards with Patterned Paper

Tonight I get to celebrate a Christmas party with my dear friends - I can't wait!  A few weeks back we all got together for an artsy play day and we all designed a simple Christmas card for each other to make to build our stash before moving on to mixed media projects.  What an incredibly fun day!  Everyone in our group is so unbelievably creative and talented, and each person finished the cards her own way.  Here's my version of Barbara's beautiful snowflake card.  The snowflakes were cut from the inside of a Kleenex box!  Who knew there was a silver lining to having a cold?!  :)  I added a SSS "autumn blessings" die cut, minus the "autumn" ha!  I added this card to the current SSS Flickr challenge.

Next, I made Madelyn's design exactly as she did because it was just perfect.  She cut the trees from her Cricut.

Bonnie gave each of us a different chipboard shape, which we covered with paper.  I added a gold washi tape band and another die cut sentiment.  What beautiful ribbon!

I went the craziest with Carol's card and jazzed it up a lot more than maybe I should have, but I was delighted with every element.  I embossed one of the bg papers with the TH tiny dots EF, added some reindeer washi and pom pom fringe.  Some scrap greenery dies with a twine bow and bell.  I used a chipboard Ornate Frame die sponged with DOX to frame my deer.  Then I handwrote the little list.  Perhaps you recognize the list from a famous carol.

Last was my own card design, which the other girls switched up and made so much prettier by placing the sentiment at the bottom, then wrapping silver embroidery floss with a little bell.  I just wanted to do something flat for mailing.  This is a new HL stamp which I'm in love with!  The paper is from Michael's last year.  I love the subtle foil detail.  Thanks for looking and I hope you are inspired to make a few simple cards yourself.  Hugs, Autumn

Dec 12, 2017

12 Tags of Christmas Tattered Poinsettia and Tim Holtz Paper Stash

Today I'm sharing two more tags made for the Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas.  This first tag was inspired by Linda's Tag 8.  I loved it so much, the layout was perfect for using a large bloom.

I created an inky background with Weathered Wood DI, then repeat stamped the snowflakes from an older Tim Holtz set (thanks Madelyn!) and embossed it with Stampendous Frantage EP.  The sentiment is from PaperArtsy: Ink & the Dog Collection (A6) {Noel Plate 3}.

I made several of these flowers last year and never used them.  They were cut with the Tattered Poinsettia die from Basic Grey paper and crinoline.  The centers were an experiment.  I dabbed a brush in my Mod Podge to get a nice glop of glue, then dipped in my Art Stones and moved around on my mat to make sort of a ball.  I carefully added these to the centers of my flowers, then when they were dry came back in and painted with Distress Ink.  Fun!  Lots of splashes and painted gesso finished the tag.

I was proud of myself here for moving outside of my monochromatic tendencies.  :)  The ribbon was hand died and gifted to me from my sweet friend Carol.

My next card was taken from Linda's Tag 7.  I was inspired by her plaid background, use of the oval frame and sentiment focus.  I chose to use plaid paper from Tim's new Christmas pad as my background.

I embossed my frame in red, then tried to add Stampendous Frantage to it while it was hot, but it didn't stick, only the glitter did.  So I heat set again to make the glitter melt into the frame.  I made an inky panel from VP DI, then stamped one of my favorite Christmas sentiment stamps in Versafine and quickly embossed with clear EP.

I finished with a seam binding bow, some metallic kraft core greenery and a beautiful bells charm from the shop.  I added an eyelet to the top and twine, so not to compete with the bow below.

Click HERE to see all of my 12 Tags of Christmas.

I hope these inspire you to play along for a chance to win a $50 or $25 gift certificate to the sponsor the Funkie Junkie Boutique.  You can find many of the products below.

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Dec 10, 2017

Tim Holtz Great Outdoors Stamped Polar Bear Tag

Today I'm sharing my Tag 9 for the Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas challenge.  I was inspired by every detail of Linda's Tag 9 and could have created the exact same tag, as I loved it so much!  But I'm trying to diversify my colors this year and decided to switch to an aqua for the background and use white trees.

I hadn't given this sweet bear from my only new Tim Holtz Christmas stamps any love, so I tripple embossed him and perched him on some Stampendous Shaved Ice mixed with some texture paste.  I used a Quote Chip and some floss with a TH pinecone charm.  This was inspired by a card my friend Carol made.  :)

My friend Madelyn let me use her amazing tree dies.  They were cute from quite thin CS, so I mod podged them onto my inky tag.  I used Evergreen Bough Distress Ink and Salty Ocean Distress Oxide to create the color.  I coated the top with more MP.  I embossed the snowflakes from the same set and added some sequins.  I really like the cheery feel of this tag and hope you do to.  So why not play along for a chance to win a $50 or $25 gift card from the sponsor the Funkie Junkie Boutique?

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Dec 9, 2017

Tim Holtz Purple Snowflake Nordic Christmas Tag

I'm skipping around a little and sharing Tag 10 for the Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas challenge.  I have been doing tons of deer projects, so I decided to go a snowy route with this one, but was inspired by Linda's Tag 10 stenciled background, use of snowflakes, sentiment banner and most of all her use of GLITTER PASTE!  Woo hoo!  I'm so happy that she announced that she's now carrying it in the Funkie Junkie Boutique (check out the new products tab).

My friend Madelyn had this exquisite set of Tim Holtz snowflake stamps, so I stamped and embossed lots of tags and cards (more to come).  To create the dimension Linda had on her tag, I layered with a Paper Snowflake die cut and a Tim Holtz button (shank cut off).

My background was inked with Milled Lavendar and Dusty Concord DI to create the embossing resist.  I used the Holiday Knit stencil and BoBunny glitter paste for the bottom portion.  The stamped sentiment is from an old TH set.  I layered some snowflake washi tape at the bottom and mounted my tag onto silver metallic kraft core.

I used a simple seam binding bow and silver embroidery floss with a couple of bells as my topper.  I made this tag especially to inspire my friend Madelyn, who loves the color purple and always shares her stamps with me!  Thanks doll!  <3  I hope you'll play along with Linda's 12 Tags of Christmas Challenge, which is sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique.  Perhaps you will win either the $50 or $25 gift certificate prize!  To see Linda's tag, click HERE.

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