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A little more Christmas…

 

Some tags to share today…I had so much fun making these!  It was a tag happy Christmas for me!  The grandkids were over to make tags a couple times and then I made tag kits for the ones that couldn’t make it over.  A happy ‘gram’!  : )

Then I made tags for our gifts, to match the Hallmark gift wrap.

For the ladies gifts I used the Stampin Up Wondrous Wreath stamp and die sets.

 

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I used a Lawn Fawn background stamp for the stitching lines on the My Favorites Things Pierced fishtail flag die.  A Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle for the red piece behind the stamped stitched background banner.

 

A picture of all six together…

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Using the SU sets was a bit of a challenge.  They match up but the only way I could get them good enough to suit me was using the Stamp a ma jig to stamp.  I cut the center of the wreath in the card-stock first, then stamped with the Stamp a ma jig, then die cut the outside of the wreath.  I purchase Stampin Up HERE.  Tell her ‘Pam’ sent you!

 

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I added a little SU Real Red marker to the bow and die cut the word Joy from the die set in Gold metallic card-stock.

 

 

The tag for the guys turned out really neat too!

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I used the Papertrey Ink Phrase Play #9 die, cut in white…cut a tag snowflake for each in dark blue.  (the tag back is a dark blue rectangle I cut on the paper cutter and used the corner rounder punch on the corners)

I popped out the white snowflake and pieced in the blue snowflake.  Yes, you need to put the itty bitty white pieces back in the snowflake but it’s really easy.  Put scotch tape on the back, lay the white snowflake on top of the blue and with your paper piercer push the itty bitty pieces into the holes. They will stick there because of the scotch tape. When I die cut the white, the snowflake stayed intact.  I used the heavier white card-stock, so if yours doesn’t stay together, try heavier card-stock.  Although I did have to use one piece of copy machine paper to shim it, didn’t take much at all.

I still used the white snowflake too!

 

 

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The Deerhead die cut is from Savvy! I love that it’s a side view!  The twine is Lawn Trimmings from Lawn Fawn.  I die cut the word winter from dark blue card too and pieced it into the white.  Scotch tape on the back of the Winter banner, holds the letters in place.  Then I used mounting squares to put it in place on the tag.  Sure you could use scor-tape of dbl sided tape but in this case, since I’m using mounting squares, scotch tape is my new best friend! hehe

Linking up the Deerhead tag to the Showcase Your Style challenge blog – die cut

For the two youngest grandsons, I used a little bear stamp from Lawn Fawn on their tags.  The older boys got owls.  The girls tags I made with snowflakes but I didn’t get a picture of the girls. oops!

 

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The Jingle all the way die is from Taylored Expressions.  Back in October Taylor had a stamp day here in Iowa, called Stamp Joy.  I was able to go and help with make n takes. I’m finally getting to use one of my purchases anyway! TE put on an awesome day of stamping!

The snowflake is a Martha Stewart punch.  The greenery is from the Magnolia, All I want for Christmas die club kit.

 

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and a close up of the owl tag…

 

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I used a white gel pen on the hat and a white glitter dome for the pom pom on the hat.  Cute!

 

A happy time with family and lots of pictures to treasure these days that go by so fast!

 

 

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We have one more Christmas celebration with hubby’s family today! Back to wrapping a few things!

Thanks for stopping by today…a wonderful stamping and die cutting New Year to YOU!  I am so thankful for your friendship!

 

cards · CAS · Christmas · Memory Box · Poppystamps · rubber stamps · Savvy · Sizzix · Tim Holtz dies · Winter

Savvy Stamps, Memory Box and Merry Monday Challenge…

Two cards to share with you today… I wanted to play in the Merry Monday Challenge  – use Pinecones, greens and plaid on your card.  Just right up my alley!  So Christmas again from me today!  Two cards to link up if they’ll let me.  : )

The first one is all Memory Box, so it’s over on the Memory Box blog too…

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Awhile back my husband was looking for new shoe strings for his work boots.  He ran into this video and ended up learning how to tie his boots a different way so they’d stay tied and no need for new strings!  He sent the videos to me and of course I had to try it out too!  I LOVE it for tying bows on presents and it works great on cards too!  I’ll just link you up to the videos and if you want to go to the man’s site,  he gives the link in the videos.  HERE and HERE.  It’s so fast and wonderful for kids with tie shoes….no need to keep retying time and time again every day!

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Here’s a close up…see the bow?  It stays balanced and straight across!  LOVE that!   I do knot it first on a card before I do the bow.

I cut the Pinecone Corner die from Dill and Vanilla Bean Memory Box card-stock.

Cut the brown pinecones away from the greenery, shape them with a stylus on a molding mat or mouse pad, ink them with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and the ink blending tool and then mount them over the green pinecones die cut with mounting foam squares.

Die cut the NEW New Castle Snowflake die from white card-stock, adhere it with Tombow mono multi liquid glue.

Emboss the Merry Christmas sentiment with Tsukineko Imagine white embossing powder, tie on a festive little ribbon and embellish with some White Glitter Domes.

Card #2 for today…

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Here I used Savvy’s Peace and woodland branch dies and their coordinating woodland branch stamp. Poppystamps Frozen Flakes border cut in white card-stock, Memory Box Corner Bow die,  Tim Holtz Wreath and Bow die for the red bow and an old PSX Pinecone stamp G1956.

Embellished with plaid ribbon and red glitter domes.

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I’m also linking both my cards to…

Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – my favorite things

Crafting at the Weekend – anything goes

Sweet Stampin’ Challenge – Christmas in August

Sparkles Christmas Challenge – Snowflakes

Winter Wonderland Challenge – anything goes for Christmas

My Peace card won an honorable mention on the Merry Monday Challenge blog… Thank you so much ladies!

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That’s all from me today!  : )  Grocery shopping to do! ick… I’d rather be making cards! lol  Have a great weekend and I’ll talk to you on Monday!  TFL!

Here’s the links to what I used to make these two cards…

cards · Christmas · Impression Obsession · Martha Stewart · Memory Box · Perfect Layers Tools · Poppystamps · Printworks · PTI · punches · rubber stamps · Savvy · Tags · Tim Holtz stamps · Washi Tape · Winter

More Christmas cards and a tag…

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The minute I saw this car on Savvy’s FB page, I knew I had to have it and it needed a tree on top!  Isn’t it the cutest thing ever?!  love how the tag turned out.   Friday afternoon was our stamp clubs annual Christmas party and this was one of the things we made.

I had to hang it on my tree and take a picture too! lol  (the snow background stamps is an older background stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms, not sure if it’s available anymore or not)

Linking to…
Cuttin’ and Stampin’ Challenge – tag
Die Cuttin’ Divas – Happy Holidays

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We always give each other Christmas cards.  I had plenty of cards already made but when Debby posted this card on Thursday, I immediately set to work totally inspired by  her beautiful card!!!

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It’s great that vellum is coming ‘on trend’ again!  What’s old is new again… good thing because I have a stash! lol  And embossing powder too!  Just can’t throw anything away because it’ll cycle around again and you’ll love it once more!  YAY!  Perfect for Christmas and Valentines!

Linking to…
Deep Ocean Challenge – Something Old

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Memory Box Trulani Wreath die,  Papertrey Ink sentiment, Hearts from a Martha Stewart big border punch and pearls.

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Next up…a card designed by Annette Kerr, that we made at club.  It made it into the Splitcoast Stampers CAS Favorites thread!  Yay! thank you ladies!

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Memory Box Bianca Snowflake die and Printworks Merry Christmas.  So pretty and sparkly too!  Thank you Annette!

Linking to…
Addicted to CAS Challenges – Snowflakes

Next up…a card designed by Linda Ward, that we made at club.

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The Washi Tape was so much fun and the little metallic border stickers too!  Thanks Linda!

Barbara had us make the cutest elf shoe but I left mine there so I won’t have it until next meeting. : (

I could keep making Christmas cards for a few more months!!!  So many wonderful ideas out there!  Thanks everyone for stopping by and for sharing your creative spirit!  I appreciate it and it inspires me to keep creating!

Supplies I used to make these cards and tag…