Sunday, 25 October 2020

Deck the Halls

Just two more cards to go in this mini series using the Sizzix stocking die. For this one I was using up some scraps I had left. The stocking is the piece I had left over from the shaker card I posted on Tuesday. I used some more of the patterned papers for the panel on the left and top and bottom of card blank, also the trim on the stocking itself.  I die cut some holly from another Sizzix set and added a bow and the tag , which comes with the stocking die set. I added a sentiment on the tag and at the bottom of the stocking panel.



Products used :

Sizzix Stocking, Candy Cane and Tag die  
Sizzix Winter Foliage die 
First Edition Christmas Wishes
Elizabeth Designs Joyful Wishes stamp set
Imagine That Christmas Greetings stamp set
Card from stash
Mark Richards Red Nailheads



Friday, 23 October 2020

Partial Die cut Stocking

Today's card is a little bit different again, it has a partial cut on the front . I took a large square card, cut half off the front flap and then positioned the Stocking die half on and half hanging off . You need to tape it down so it doesn't move. Open up the card blank and run it through your machine, you dont want the die to cut through the back part. I then decorated the front panel with some patterned papers and die cut some spruce leaves to decorate the inside top right corner, with a few left over for the front. I die cut the stocking and added the trims and bow and then glued down so it fitted back in and matched up with the partial cut on the front. Finished off with a sentiment down the bottom and some glitter. 





Products used:

Sizzix Stocking, Candy Cane and Tag die
Tim Holtz Holiday Greens die set
First Edition Christmas Wishes paper pad
Green card from stash
Velvet paper
Tim Holtz Distress Glitter Clear Rock Candy



 

Thursday, 22 October 2020

Centre flap card

If I am honest I'm not sure what they call this card but I am going with centre flap card. Its A5 in size and the front flap opens up to support the card. I used the Sizzix Stocking die again and I added some holly from the Winter Foliage die. I also used the little tag that comes with the stocking. I die cut some more of the velvet paper for the trim, you could use felt or even puffy stuff. Love this colour combo, finished off with some little red gems for the berries. 





Products used:

Sizzix Stocking, Candy Cane and Tag die
Sizzix Winter Foliage die
Red / Aqua / Cream card from stash
Mark Richards Nail Heads 
Imagine That Christmas Greetings Stamp
Hero Arts Unicorn White ink pad
First Edition Christmas Wishes 6x6 pad 
Velvet Paper 




 

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Stocking Shaker card

Day two of my Sizzix Stocking die cards. This time I die cut the stocking out of some patterned paper and then backed with acetate. I die cut the trim in some velvet paper and added the red scalloped border underneath. I worked out where these pieces would sit on the background piece of card and stuck them down.I added foam tape around the edges of the acetate on the back and I removed nearly all the foam tape top cover and attached down onto the back panel, matching the trim area up to fit on the die cut . I kept a big enough gap that I could spoon in the glitter and then remove top of rest of foam tape and press down making sure I had no escaping glitter.  This completed panel was then added to the card blank, where I had already added some papers to the left and right side. The tiny snowflake and ribbon  strips where added at the end. Finished off with a bow and a tag which come with the Stocking die .



Products used:

Sizzix Stocking with Candy Cane and Tag die

First Edition Christmas Wishes 6x6 pad

Tim Holtz Distress Glitter

Woodware Heartfelt Christmas stamp set

Velvet paper 





 

Sunday, 18 October 2020

Sizzix Stocking

This week I am showing you some ideas for cards using the Sizzix Stocking die. For this card I cut the stocking from some patterned paper . The bow, candy cane and trim comes in the set. The holly is from the die I was using last week called Winter Foliage. I used a stitched rectangle for the cream layer and matted onto some green cardstock. The Happy Christmas die cut is from Creative Expressions. 




Products used:

Sizzix Christmas Stocking with Candy Cane and Tag die
Sizzix Winter Foliage die
Creative Expressions Happy Christmas die
Presscut Stitched Rectangle die
First Edition Christmas Wishes paper pad
Cardstock from stash






 

Saturday, 17 October 2020

Tis The Season


Happy Saturday, today I am sharing the last of my series of cards using the Sizzix Winter Leaves die . This a long 7x5 card side folding card and I used some patterned papers from a First Edition 6x6 pad . I cut the holly, twig and mistletoe dies in shades of green and brown card. Made a bow from twine and added some gems for berries. The sentiment is from Creative Expressions.




Products used:

Sizzix Winter Leaves die set
Creative Expressions Tis The Season die
Stampin Up Twine
Stampin Up card in Early Espresso, Garden Green and Old Olive
First Edition 6x6 pad Christmas Wishes
 Creative Crafting World 7x5 Landscape card blank
Mark Richards Red Nailheads and Snow Domes

                                        
 


Friday, 16 October 2020

Let It Snow

 Snowy card today using the Sizzix Winter Leaves die set combined with Creative Expressions Winter Tree dies. I embossed the back piece of card in an old embossing folder from Crafters Companion, then I blended some ink over it using Distress Tumbled Glass ink. The Winter trees were arranged long the middle and I die cut a circle to hold the Let It Snow sentiment, which was cut in Silver mirror card.  I arranged some of the holly leaves that I cut from the Sizzix set around the bottom half. These where cut in a pale blue card. I finished off with some glitter gems for the berries to keep it a blue and white themed colour combo. I did add some glitter to the trees as well. 



Products used:

Sizzix Winter Leaves die set
Creative Expressions Winter Trees die set
Crafters Companion Snow embossing folder
Creative Expressions Let It Snow die 
Distress Ink Tumbled Glass
Card from stash
Circle die from stash
Mark Richards small Glitter Domes 
Glitter from stash




Monday, 12 October 2020

Bauble card

Another card today using the Sizzix Winter Leaves die set. I started by die cutting a circle from the front of a card blank, it's actually a 5" square one. I then used the same die to cut another circle from some patterned paper. This was attached to the inside so once folded it fits in the circle on the front. I die cut some of the holly leaves, mistletoe and twigs from different card. I drew a line with a gold gen pen and then arrange the leaves and added some red nail heads for berries. Finished off with a stamped sentiment on the bottom and the 25th on the bauble.


Products used

Sizzix Winter Leaves die set

Sizzix Alphanumeric die set 

Elizabeth Craft Designs Joyful Wishes stamp set 

Circle die from stash

Stampin'Up Garden Green cardstock

First Edition Christmas Wishes paper pad 

Hobbycraft Gold Glitter card

Craft UK Gold mirror card

Gold Gel Pen

Mark Richards Red Nailheads





 

Saturday, 10 October 2020

Envelope card

 Another week over and I hope you are going to have time to fit in some crafting this weekend. My card today is an envelope card using the Sizzix Winter Leaves die set. You can pull the insert out where tab is to write your greeting. I used a mixture of shades of silver glitter card and silver and red mirror card . I used an old embossing folder for the white triangles and an even older punch for the tab. The "JOY " is from a Tim Holtz alphabet set. I finished off with a few red gems for berries. 



There is a stand on the back so it sits upright. 


Products used:

Sizzix Winter Leaves die set
Sizzix Alphanumeric Shadow die set
Sizzix Christmas Stocking die ( Bow)
Grey cardstock from stash
Hobbycraft Grey Colour Spectrum paper pad A4
Craft Uk Silver and Red Mirror card
Creative Expressions Falling Snow embossing folder
Stampin Up Tab punch ( retired)
Mark Richards Nail Heads Red 





Thursday, 8 October 2020

Christmas Wreath

 Today's card uses a Sizzix holly die to create a half wreath. I die cut the holly leaves and blended Distress Oxide ink over each one.  I drew around a circle die with a pencil so I had a guide to create the wreath. Before I started sticking down I blended some more ink inside and outside the pencil line. I used SU Crumb Cake cardstock for the mat so used same ink, but you could use any kraft colour ink in your stash. I then watered down some white acrylic paint and splattered it over the card using a paint brush. I added some red gems for the berries and finished off with a sentiment die cut. Its a large 7x5 tent style card. 


Products used:

Sizzix Winter Leaves die set
Creative Expressions Happy Christmas die
Stampin Up Crumb Cake card and ink
Distress Oxide Cracked Pistachio ink
White acrylic paint
Red gems 




Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Sympathy card

 I needed to make a sympathy card at the weekend. When I have set up all the Altenew layering stamps from a particular set I tend to stamp lots in different colours. It's just easier, you have gone to all the effort of matching it all up, so do lots of different colourways before you clean the stamps and put them away. I then keep them in a folder until I need them. I always do some in grey tones as I know they would be useful for sympathy cards. I love this stamp set its called Floral Art and the black leaves comes from Wallpaper Art. I used two of the grey inks for the flowers and the lightest one for blending in the background. The sentiment is from an old Paula Pascual set. I added a few Nuvo drops to finish.


Products used:

Altenew Floral and Wallpaper Art stamp sets

Presscut Stitched Rectangle die

Paula Pascual Extra Large Everyday Sentiments

Altenew Inks: Limescale and Silver Stone 

Nuvo Oyster Grey 




Deck the Halls

Just two more cards to go in this mini series using the Sizzix stocking die. For this one I was using up some scraps I had left. The stockin...