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5 Days in December - Day 3

Written by Kristy on . Posted in Christmas/Seasonal

Sizzix Christmas Tree decorated with Alcohol Inks

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to Day 3.  Today we are showing you the Sizzix Emboss and Die Cut - Christmas Tree #2.  If you haven't made your Christmas cards yet this would be great to make a bunch of cards in a hurry.  You could keep things clean and simple or more detailed depending on your style.  

For this card I have used Foil Sheets by Tim Holtz and stuck it to some white card then cut and embossed it.  Then I have applied alcohol inks and then when the alcohol inks had dried I applied black archival ink over the top.  

The doily was cut out of bazzill card using the Couture Creations Tranquil Lace Doily Die and then inked with Pine Needles Distress Ink.  The sentiment is from the Holiday Says Clear Stamp Set by Hero Arts.  I gave the card a bit more definition by drawing a border with a white gel pen.  This is a great tip for adding a little something extra to your cards that is simple to do.

We have got some other examples of using the foil sheets and also a relatively new product Mirror Sheets (this is exactly like a mirror but card stock - very cool!) So check out the facebook page later in the day.

If you want to see the picture in a larger size just click on it.

Thanks for stopping and be sure to come back tommorrow for another Christmas idea.

Kristy

 

 

5 Days in December - Day 2

Written by Kristy on . Posted in Christmas/Seasonal

Hi everyone,

Today I am showing you a tag that has been decorated and hung on the Christmas Tree, but if you turn it around you can see the pocket for a little gift card ( I have just slipped a paper business card I have so that you can see the size and how the gift car would fit).  There is space on the bottom of the pocket to write your Chirstmas message.

We occasionally give gift cards but I always worry about them getting lost under the Christmas Tree or even thrown out with the wrapping paper after the pressies have been opened, so this is a great way to keep your gift card safe and also make it a bit more personal by making the tag.  Another bonus is that it looks pretty on the tree.

This tag was made using tea dye, crushed olive and peeled paint distress inks, some Websters ribbon, some twine and a couple of pieces from the collectables pack of the Kaisercraft collections Merry and Bright and Just Believe.  This tag came together pretty quickly so you could easily make a bunch of these if you give a few gift cards.  

I'll put up another example over on the facebook page later in the day.  Just click on the button at the top of the blog to go to the Stefs Papercrafts Facebook Page.

Thanks for stopping by.  I'll be back tommorrow with a project using alcohol inks, foil tape and mirror board.

Kristy

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5 Days in December - Day 1

Written by Kristy on . Posted in Christmas/Seasonal

Hi everyone,

Welcome to our 5 days of Christmas ideas.  Today we are showing you some personalised gift bags.  I have kept the designs really simple as in December time can get a bit short!  You could definitely add more detail to these projects if you chose.

For the first bag I have used a both Cocoa glimmermist and Dylusions Spray Ink - Pillar Box Red to colour the big.  This bag has a lovely shimmer but also a slightly vintage look.  I have used some stickers from Kaisercrafts Twig and Berry collection and one a the tags from the same collection.  All of the Kaisercraft Christmas Collections include a 12x12 piece of paper that is made up of assorted sizes of tags.  The paper is perforated and is a good thickness so it is easy to tear the tags apart.  

For the second bag I have used some brighter colours.  This bag was sprayed with Dylusions Spray Inks - Cut Grass and Key Lime over the 5x8 Dylusions Starry Starry Night Stencil.  When it had dried I used stickers and a tag from the Mint Twist Collection.

Later in the day, over on the facebook page I will show a bag decorated with slightly less traditional colours.

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Thanks for stopping by and be sure to come and check out our next Christmas project tommorrow,

Kristy

 

Butterfly Kisses Advent Calendar

Written by Stef on . Posted in Christmas/Seasonal

Butterfly Kisses Advent Calendar

Hi everyone,


We won't normally post twice in one day but we wanted to show a completely different advent calendar.  This very pink and pretty Kaisercraft Advent Calendar is a smaller verison of the one we posted earlier in the day.  This one has been made using Kaisercrafts Butterfly Kisses Collection, Kaisercraft Wooden Butterfly and paints from Kaisercraft too.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check back on Wednesday when Kristy has a Little Yellow Bicycle Layout about one of her boys going fishing to share.

Stef.

 

Kaisercraft Christmas Reindeers

Written by Stef on . Posted in Christmas/Seasonal

Hi everyone,

Today I thought I would show you a fun home decor item for Christmas.  There are lots of fabulous off the page wooden items that can be decorated, including a wishing well, advent calendars, tealight candle holder and the list goes on.  These Kaisercraft reindeers and sleighs are just perfect as a centrepiece on the table on Christmas Day or just displayed somewhere around your home this December.  The sleigh can be filled with lollies or yummy chocolate or whatever you would like.  I have decorated these reindeers using different papers, one that is a specific Christmas paper and the other is the Bo Bunny Enchanted Collection.  So you can match your papers to your own home or theme.  We are running a couple of classes where you can come and make your project in store.  Contact us on 98422222 if you are interested in more details.

Thanks for stopping by,

Stef

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MME All is Bright Christmas Album

Written by Kristy on . Posted in Christmas/Seasonal

Hi everyone,

It is coming up to Christmas so quickly!  I can't believe it is not that long til December.  This year I want to record a bit more of our holiday traditions and what December is like in my little family (My husband and I have 3 children).  To get myself a bit more organised this year I have already made up a basic mini album using a Little Yellow Bicycle Album kit and a MME All is Bright 6x6 paper pad.  I showed this briefly in the video I made about some of the new products in store in the post What's new in November.  I have kept all the pieces of the pad I didn't use and plan to use some of the bits and pieces for embellishing the album.  

The cover of the album was made using a Prima Stencil and I painted over the stencil with white gesso.  I left this to dry and the sprayed the cover with glimmermist.  To create the inside pages, I sprayed glimmermist onto my kraft mat and used the mist like a paint.  I only painted the surfaces that wouldn't end up covered by the patterned paper.  If you have any questions, or want to know any more details about this project please leave a comment and then check back for the reply.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy