November 17, 2021

Vintage Looking Christmas Cards

Hello, everyone! Today I am sharing some vintage looking Christmas cards.

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I used the Creative Embellishments Scribble Santa Hat & Stocking and dabbed on some acrylic paint with a paper towel. I didn't want them to be fully covered with paint to give them an older worn look and using a paper towel to dab on the paint instead of a paintbrush helps to create that look.

On the stocking card, I created a background using the Creative Embellishments Distressed Brick Stamp with VersaFine Clair Glamorous and clear embossing powder. Then hung the stocking on the brick background.

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November 16, 2021

Homecoming Scrapbook Layout

Hello crafty friends! Today I am sharing a homecoming scrapbook layout I created of my daughter.

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 I used the Creative Embellishments Fancy Filigree Flourish and cut it in half to frame both sides of my photo. Then with a paper towel, I dabbed on some white Gesso and a little bit of purple paint to give it a little texture and to match the 49 and Market Vintage Artistry Lilac Collection Paper I used.


Then I did the same thing to the Creative Embellishments Homecoming title. I adhered all of the chipboard and flower clusters using the Xyron Mini Hot Glue Pen.

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I design for several companies because I genuinely love their products! Anything I recommend on my blog is something that I genuinely love and regularly use. I buy most of my own supplies. However, I do receive some free products to work with, and I sometimes make money for the projects I make. I DO NOT get paid for product reviews, I give my honest opinion about the products I use, and I will never recommend a product that I do not like or would not use.

November 14, 2021

Thanksgiving Slimline Card

 Hello! Today I am sharing a Thanksgiving slimline card.

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I used the Crackerbox Stamps Blessing of Thanksgiving Stamp, stamped it with VersaMark and heat embossed it with copper embossing powder. Then to help the beautiful sentiment to stand out on the front of the slimline card I created a background.


To create the background, I first applied some green ink to a Gel Press and pressed a piece of white cardstock onto the Gel Press. Then I used some gold metallic ink on the Gel Press and placed The Crafter's Workshop Leaf Study Slimline Stencil onto the Gel Press and then the same piece of cardstock over the stencil.


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November 12, 2021

Santa Hot Cocoa Christmas Card

 Hello! Sharing another Christmas card with you today. This one is a Santa hot cocoa card.

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For the background, I painted some red acrylic paint and then randomly stamped the Crackerbox Stamps Background Square and then stamped the Crackerbox Stamps Hot Chocolate Hug Saying.

I stamped the Crackerbox Stamps Side Santa Lg, Hot Chocolate Mug, and Candy Cane and colored them in with Copic markers. I then fussy cut each one out and adhered them to the front of my card. The candy cane I hung from Santas hand.

The Crackerbox Stamps Hot Chocolate Hug Saying and Crackerbox Stamps Hot Chocolate Mug are both 30% OFF right now until Nov. 15th, 2021 along with all of their Coffee, Tea & Hot Cocoa stamps.

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November 11, 2021

Kunin Felt Christmas Craft Idea

 Hello! Today I am sharing a cute way to decorate a sanitizer or soap bottle. These would make great gifts too for a teacher or anyone really.

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To create the Santa suit on the bottle I used Kunin Felts and the Xyron Mini Hot Glue Pen. First, I cut a strip of red felt and measured it to fit around the bottle, and added hot glue to adhere it to the bottle.

Some fun facts about Kunin Felt:

1. Kunin Felt Brand is manufactured in the US from recycled plastic bottles reclaimed from landfills. It takes 10 bottles to make a pound of fiber.
2. Kunin Felt comes in two weights, Classic and Premium. Craft cuts 9” by 12”, 12” by 18” and by the yard.
3. Kunin Felt is fade and weather resistant. Great for outdoor crafts too.
4. Kunin Felt can be purchased at Michael's (under the Creatology Brand), JoAnn, Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Fabric.com, and Amazon.

 I repeated the same thing with a strip of black and two strips of white felt. For the belt buckle, I used two small square dies to cut the buckle from yellow felt.

For the buttons on the Santa suit, I used some Nuvo Crystal Drops in Ebony Black.

Then I added a cute little tag and wrote "Hand Santa-itzer" on it.


Want more inspiration using Grafix products? Visit the Designer Crafts Connection Blog Post to see what their other designers have created.

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I design for several companies because I genuinely love their products! Anything I recommend on my blog is something that I genuinely love and regularly use. I buy most of my own supplies. However, I do receive some free products to work with, and I sometimes make money for the projects I make. I DO NOT get paid for product reviews, I give my honest opinion about the products I use, and I will never recommend a product that I do not like or would not use.

November 6, 2021

Merry Grinchmas Christmas Card

 Hello! Today I am sharing a fun Merry GRINCHmas Christmas card that I made.


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First I stamped the Crackerbox Stamps Grinch Hand and colored it in with Copic Markers and then fussy cut it out. I stamped the Crackerbox Stamps GRINCHmas Sentiment on the circle of the bib overlay card and the ornament on some green glitter paper and fussy cut out just the circle part. Then stamped it again on some white cardstock and colored the top of the ornament with gray and adhered it behind the glitter paper.


I tied a string around the Grinches fingers hanging down to the top of the ornament. I adhered the Grinch Hand and ornament with some 3D Foam Squares.


On the inside of the card, I stamped the Crackerbox Stamps Grinch Face.

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November 3, 2021

DIY Gift Card Holder Bags

Hello! Do you like giving gift cards as presents for Christmas? They seem to be a popular gift in my family and in order to not lose them under the tree I like to hang them on my tree.


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Have you seen the Gwen Studios Die Cut Christmas Ribbons at Walmart yet? They are so cute and can be used in so many different ways. I used the ribbon to decorate mini brown bags to turn them into gift cardholders. Because of the handles, they can easily be hung on your tree or mantle.

I ran the ribbon through my Xyron X Sticker Maker which is the perfect adhesive for the intricate die cut ribbons.

I also used random dies to die cut out some shapes and words using StyleTechCraft Ultra Metallic Glitter Craft Vinyl in Red, Green, Fluorescent Blue, and Silver.

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October 31, 2021

Christmas Journal Album

Hello! Today I am sharing a Christmas Journal Album I did. This album was lots of fun to create and was easy too.


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For the album itself, I used the Sizzix Full Size Journal Scoreboards Plus Die by Eileen Hull and some Matboard. Then to decorate the album, I used my 8x10 Gel Press and rolled some green paint with a brayer on the Gel Press. Then laid The Crafter's Workshop TCW954 Medieval Music Stencil over it and then a sheet of paper to pull some of the paint up. Then lifted the stencil up and placed the front cover of the album onto the Gel Press.

Then I cleaned my Gel Press off and placed The Crafter's Workshop TCW952 Poinsettia Stencil on the Gel Press and using a brayer rolled on some red paint over the stencil area only. Pulled the stencil up and then placed the front cover of the album on it.

I repeated the steps onto the back cover. Then I added some gold paint and assembled the album. Added some flowers using the Xyron Mini Hot Glue Gun and ribbon and then I was done.


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