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Snowglobe Village and Holiday Sales Alert

Good Saturday morning.  When I first saw the Tim Holtz Snowglobe die set I couldn’t resist purchasing it because I love creating village cards.   I must admit that I was a tiny bit addled when I opened the envelope and saw 23 pieces in the set.  I was sure I had bitten off more than I could handle but after laying out all the pieces everything made sense.  There are two large dies to make mountains and matching pieces to create snow caps but I made them green so there wouldn’t be too many colors to muddy up my scene. I think they just look like large snow caped trees.  LOL!  Instead of using the arched snowglobe frame that comes in the set I opted to use my My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Frames.  I added tiny evergreen boughs to the houses made using my Martha Stewart Branch Punch and 1/16” punched circles.

KC Sizzix Snowglobe 1 right

I assembled all the pieces to create the houses.  There are two different  roof pieces to use with the house die so you can create variety in the scene. I backed all the house windows with a Gold Shimmer cardstock from Papertrey.  I used the same paper to cut several stars.  The two large mountain sections in green along with several small trees. I cut and attached the snow caps to the mountains with glossy accents.  I wanted the small trees to have snow caps so I cut them out in white and cut them with my scalloped scissors and attached them with glossy accents.  I cut the frame, applied double stick tape to the lower back  section of the frame and attached the ground snow.  Then I attached thin strips of mounting tape and attached a back ground snow section, applied double stick tape to the back of that section and then attached the whole frame to the card base.  I could have left off the back snow section because it is almost totally covered by the tree and houses. 

KC Sizzix Snowglobe 1 center

I began applying mounting tape to the back of the green tree sections and attached to the card base.  I tucked the houses in behind the ground snow and attached them in place with mounting tape. I added the one small tree with the star and two larger trees on either side of the scene for balance.  I finished by attaching several stars in the sky with glossy accents.  I added sparkle to the stars with yellow stickles and to the red berries with red stickles.  Too bad you can’t really see the sparkle in the photos.  This set is fun to play with but I must admit that I would have much preferred using softer more natural shaped trees.  My husband, however loved the mod feel of the trees.  Just to shed a little light on our differing tastes Bob says he felt like was the Jetsons moving in with the Waltons.   LOL!

KC Sizzix Snowglobe 1 left

Have you had a chance to check out the sales listed below.  I would be so honored if you would shop using my direct store links.

Check out Ellen Hutson’s 10 year Anniversary Sales.  Be sure to check out the three different sales times and coupon codes.

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Thanks for coming by today and I hope you continue to have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Bird Amidst Holly and Sales Alerts

Good Friday afternoon.  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  My husband had to work but got off in time for us to enjoy a wonderful dinner together.  Before I talk about my project I want to let you know to scroll down to the bottom of my post to see information about the sales going on in some of my favorite stores. 

My project today was made using the Penny Black Bird Amidst Holly die paired with the My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames, Pierced Rectangle Frames and the Impression Obsession Holly Flourish. I fully intended to do this in nothing by red and white but it didn’t allow the bird to be seen well enough amidst the white.  I tucked the green holly around the bird and I think it really makes it show better. I love how the double frame adds so much dimension.

KC Penny Black Bird Amidst Holly 1 right

I attached the two frames together with thin strips of mounting tape.  Then I applied more strips of mounting tape to the back of the frames and attached to the card base. I cut two sections of the holly, punched 1/8” red circles and attached them over the berry sections of the branches with glossy accents.  I applied small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the holly leaves and attached to the card base.  The bird was attached with a double layer of mounting tape.

KC Penny Black Bird Amidst Holly 1 center

I applied the punched red circles to the green holly with glossy accents, cut the branch apart and tucked the pieces in around the bird and attached with glossy accents. I applied the red stickles to all the berries praying the whole time that I wouldn’t smear it somewhere on any of the white background or holly leaves.  LOL!

KC Penny Black Bird Amidst Holly 1 left

I would be so honored if you would shop using my direct store links.

Check out Ellen Hutson’s 10 year Anniversary Sales.  Be sure to check out the three different sales times and coupon codes.

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Impression Obsession

Impression sale

Stamp-n-Storage

Stamp n Storage 2

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you continue to have a wonderful holiday weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Sparkly Tall Trees

Good Sunday  morning.  I have had the Penny Black Tall Trees for several weeks and have been looking forward to using them.  I paired them with the stars from the Essentials by Ellen Hearth and Home and double framed the scene using the My Favorites Things Stitched Rectangle Scallop Frames and Pierced Rectangle Frames

KC Penny Black Tall Trees 1 right

I started by hand cutting the ground snow layers using my deckle scissors.  The trees were cut using green cardstock and I colored the trunks with a brown Copic marker. I applied Cosmic glitter glue to the ground pieces and tree tops and used my Martha Stewart Coarse Crystal Glitter  to create sparkle and texture.  The glitter on the trees doesn’t show well in the photos but they are pretty and sparkly in person.  I cut several stars , applied the glitter glue and the diamond glitter. I cut the two frames and attached them together with thin strips of mounting tape.

KC Penny Black Tall Trees 1 center

I began assembling the pieces by applying double stick tape to the lower back of the frame and attaching the ground snow pieces.  I applied another layer of thin strips mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the card base.  The The tallest tree in the background was attached with a single layer of mounting tape.  The others were attached with two layers of mounting tape.  The stars were attached in the sky area with glossy accents.  I think the different size stars look too busy and if I had it to do over again I would have only applied a few of the tiniest stars.  Oh well….next time! 

KC Penny Black Tall Trees 1 left

My favorite thing about this project is the double frame and the texture of the coarse glitter.  Oh….. can you imagine how much glitter I have sticking to my work surface.  It’s everywhere.  LOL!  I hope you are having a lovely weekend.  Thanks for stopping by.

 

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Snowy Tree and Blog Candy Winners

Good Sunday morning.  Before I start my post I want to thank everyone for your supportive comments on my Nine Year Anniversary post and announce the three winners of my blog candy.  Congratulations to Donna Rinckel with comment #15, Sabrina Radican with comment #34 and Tracy McDonald with comment #79.  Please send me your mailing addresses to email at kittie747@cfl.rr.com and I will get your gifts right out in the mail to you.

My project today was fast and simple and would be an easy one to mass produce for holiday cards.  I love the Hero Arts Color Layering Snowy Tree Stamps  and Color Layering Snowy Tree Frame Cuts.  I thought it was pretty enough to stand alone layered on an oval background with just the touches of sparkle from the glitter and clear sequins. I had the plaid paper on my desk from the project I posted yesterday and decided to use it again. 

KC Hero Arts Color Layering Snowy Tree 3 right

I attached the designer paper and the dotted layer to the card base using ATG adhesive.  The red and white layers were attached together with ATG adhesive and then attached to the card base with mounting tape.

KC Hero Arts Color Layering Snowy Tree 3 center

The tree was stamped on white cardstock with green ink and heat dried.  I used the snow layer stamp to stamp white pigment ink and then embossed with white embossing powder. I cut a second white oval section and cut across the top of it with deckle scissors to create a snowy ground layer.  I applied Cosmic glue to both the tree and ground snow layer and sprinkled with clear glitter.  When both pieces were dry I attached them to the oval base with mounting tape.  The clear sequins were attached with touches of glossy accents.

KC Hero Arts Color Layering Snowy Tree 3 left

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great Sunday.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Homespun Holiday Christmas Tree

Good Saturday morning.  Before I start talking about my project I want to direct you to my Anniversary post if you would like to qualify for a Susan Tierney Cockburn flower die sets and embossing folders by Sizzix.  Three winners will be announced on my blog post tomorrow morning.  You will have until 5:00 pm this evening to leave a comment to qualify.  Good luck.

My project today is a framed Christmas Tree card made using the tree die from the new Essentials by Ellen Homespun Holiday Die Set  framed by the Impression Obsession All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2.  I layered the tree on Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Christmas designer paper. I love the country feel of the all red and green tree with the plaid paper.

KC Essentials by Ellen Homespun Holiday 1 right 

I cut two tree sections and the bottom section of the tree in red.  I offset the two tree sections and attached them together with mounting tape. I applied red Wink of Stella to the red tree base and attached it to the tree with mounting tape. I wound red organdy ribbon through the limbs of the tree and secured in place with mini glue dots as I worked up the tree.  I tied a multi loop bow for the top and finished the base of the tree with a tiny single loop bow.   I applied red Wink of Stella to a piece of red cardstock to add a bit of sparkle and then I punched out 1/4” and 1/8” circles to use ornaments.  I lightly formed the larger ones with my styles and molding pad and attached them to the tree with glossy accents. I filled in all around the larger ornaments with the smaller ornaments and attached with glossy accents.

KC Essentials by Ellen Homespun Holiday 1 center

I attached the frame to the card base with mounting tape.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the tree and a piece to the tree base and attached to the card base. I thought of adding a sentiment somewhere on the card but finally decided the tree and frame were enough.

KC Essentials by Ellen Homespun Holiday 1 close

Here’s a closer view of the tree so you can see the two tree layers.

KC Essentials by Ellen Homespun Holiday 1 left

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great weekend. 

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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