Christmas Feed

Framed Pine, Holly and Christmas Berries

Good Sunday morning.  I have an old-fashioned Christmas card to share with you today with pine, holly, berries and a multi looped tartan bow.  The frame was made using the Poppystamps Leafy Frame and the pine, holly and berry stems were made using the Sizzix Mini Holiday Greens set.  The bow was made using ribbon I found at Michaels. 

KC Sizzix Mini Holiday Greens 1 left

I applied strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the card base.  I wanted to create an all white background for the foliage and ribbon and the die cut frame added another element of interest without distracting from the arrangement.

KC Sizzix Mini Holiday Greens 1 center

I lightly formed the holly leaves with my stylus and molding pad and bent and formed the pine using my fingers.  I  applied 1/8” punched red circles to the berry branches and holly stems with glossy accents.  I arranged the pine branches, holly and berry stems and attached to the card base with glossy accents.  I tied the bow and attached it to the arrangement with glue dots.  Check out my multi loop bow tutorial if you would like to see how I make my multi loop bows.

KC Sizzix Mini Holiday Greens 1 close

Here’s a little closer view. I added red stickles to the red berries to create a bit of sparkle.

KC Sizzix Mini Holiday Greens 1 right

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Belleek Inspired Poinsettia and Holly

Good Saturday morning.  I realized this morning that I haven’t really made many poinsettia projects this holiday season.  Making dimensional flowers is one of my favorite techniques and poinsettias are so pretty on Christmas cards.  My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge.  Our inspiration this week is a Ceramic Art site on Pinterest and I was inspired by a floral vase.  I created the poinsettia with the Impression Obsession Large Poinsettia Set and Small Poinsettia Set along with the Pine Pair, Holly Flourish, Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames and the Taylored Expression Holly Embossing Folder.

KC Impression Obsession Large Poinsettia Set 3 right

I used the Belleek Inspired technique to create my cream and white holly embossed background.  I applied Antique Linen ink to my brayer and tolled it on the inside front of the embossing folder, inserted the white cardstock and ran through my Big Shot.  I attached the embossed layer to the card base using ATG adhesive and then attached the frame using thin strips of mounting tape.  I formed the poinsettia petals using my stylus and molding pad and attached the flowers together using glossy accents.  I cut several pieces of pine and a two sections of the holly flourish to create my floral arrangement.

KC Impression Obsession Large Poinsettia Set 3 center

I attached a few of the pine branches to the  card base using glossy accents to create a base for the poinsettia.  I attached the poinsettia with a good amount of glossy accents and then tucked more pine branches and the holly sprigs around to to complete the arrange and added a pearl to the center of the poinsettia to finish.  I decided I wanted to add sparkle to the flower and foliage so I applied Cosmic glitter glue to all the pieces with my finger and then sprinkled generously with clear glitter.  Applying glitter after the piece is finished creates a mess but it was worth it.  I love how pretty and sparkly everything is.  Too bad it doesn’t show that well in the photos.

KC Impression Obsession Large Poinsettia Set 3 left

I tried a special filter setting on my camera to take a couple shots of my card and really liked how it turned out so I thought I would share it on my post.  I am technically challenged with my camera so always use the basic auto setting when I take my shots.  Let’s just say I was surprised when I ventured out to use a different setting and came up with something so pretty and interesting.  LOL!

KC Impression Obsession Large Poinsettia Set 3 filtered

Have you seen the big 40% off Year End Overstock Sale at Ellen Hutson.  You definitely should check it out.


Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Impression Obsession “Last Minute Gifts” Challenge

Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “last minute gifts” challenge.  My project today was made using the Impression Obsession Gift Card Envelope.  A gift card envelope is a fast and easy way to turn your Starbucks, American Express or Visa cards into mini Christmas presents. I used Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Christmas Collection Pack designer paper that had pattern on both sides to create my envelopes and dressed them up with ribbon, pine branches from the Pine Pair and Patchwork Ornaments .

KC Gift Card 5

The Gift Card Envelope is 8” tall by 3 3/8” wide. 


The score lines on the die makes it fast and easy to fold the sides, bottom and flap of the envelope.


I used double stick tape on the side folds to assemble the envelope.



I close the flap of the envelope and attach it shut with a micro glue dot.

KC Gift Card 2

I wrap a piece of ribbon around the length of the envelope and attach with a glue dot.  I create a multi loop bow and attach to the envelope with a couple glue dots.

KC Gift Card 1

I apply Cosmic glitter glue to the ornaments and apply glitter. I tuck the pine pieces and ornaments under the bow and attach with glossy accents.

KC Gift Card 3

These are fun to have on hand during the holidays for those last minute gifts.

KC Gift Card 4

Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge go to the Impression Obsession Blog (all the details are there!). A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog and you can enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing! I hope you will go check out what the other IO teams members created for the challenge.

Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal 

llina Crouse

Jeanne Streiff

Karen Amidon

Kelli Hull

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett


Snowy Christmas Tag and 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist in the CLASSroom

Good Sunday Morning. I have a cute snowy Christmas tag to share with you today made using the Essentials by Light Parade stamps and paired with the Home and Hearth die set and Poppystamps Pinpoint Main Street Tags

KC Essentials by Ellen Light Parade 1 center

I stamped one of the three houses and the car on watercolor paper using black versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder and used Zig brush markers to color the images.  I made a big boo boo coloring the lights on the roof so I traced around the roof of the house on white cardstock and cut it out, crimped and attached it to the roof with glue dots.  I cut out several trees for the scene and to use on the top of the car.  I attached the blue tag to the base tag with ATG adhesive.  I cut an additional white tag and used my deckle scissors to cut the ground snow for the scene and attached to the tag with ATG adhesive.

I tucked the house and trees in behind the snow layers and attached with mounting tape. I folded two tree tops in half and attached to the roof of the car with glossy accents and attached the car in the scene with mounting tape.  I finished the scene by applying falling snowflakes in the sky area and on the trees with a white gel pen and attaching a tiny gold star to the top of one tree. 

KC Essentials by Ellen Light Parade 1 left side

I would like to invite you to join me in the CLASSroom for my 12 Days of Christmas with a Feminine Twist Country Christmas Wreath Tag and step by step tutorial. Anna Wight joined me today as a guest designer and has the sweetest country tag to share.

 KC Impression Obsession Wide Tree Wreath

Leave a comment on my post to be entered into the drawing for a $25 gift code to Ellen's store!  Create your own tag with mine or any of the other 11 challenge themes (posted daily from the 1st to the 12th) to be entered into the grand prize drawing for a $150 gift code to shop at Ellen Hutson.  Check out the details here!!

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Thanks for coming by today.  Have a great Sunday!