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Friday, 22 September 2017

Season’s Greetings Christmas Cards by Adriana Bolzon

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Hi everyone, Adriana here today I am sharing some Christmas cards that I have created with some of the new release products from 
Artdeco Creations - Couture Creations - Ultimate Crafts -
"It's Beginning to look like Christmas".  

All the products I used to create these cards are listed at the end 
of this blog post.

Together with the Go Press and foil Machine, I will be showing some techniques with foiling and stamping. I created a couple of cards which I will share at the end of my blog post today but today I have a step by step tutorial for my first card. I wanted to show you all how you can incorporate some foiling and stamping on your projects. They really work fabulously together, I am sure you will love the effect it gives.
So here is my card for today.

"Season's Greetings" by Adriana Bolzon

Details and close ups photos of the pine-cones and foiling cluster on my card.

Using the 
It's Beginning to look like Christmas" 
Cardinal Feathers ULT158337 Hot-foil stamp  along with
Couture Creations - Go Press and foil Machine

I foiled the Cardinal Feathers ULT158337 hot foil stamp twice,
 back to back with my favourite Foil colour
Rose Gold Vintage Matte CO725694 using the Go Press and foil Machine.

 Using the pine leave stem stamp from the 
"It's beginning to look like Christmas" 
 "Cardinal & Poinsettia" ULT158303 stamp set.

I stamped over the foiled images with a green inked.

Then using the pinecone stamp from the 
"It's beginning to look like Christmas" 
 "Cardinal & Poinsettia" ULT158303 stamp set.

I stamped these on white card stock, cut them out and inked the edges.
Creating a cluster of pinecones and leaves with the
Couture Creations "Let Everyday Be Christmas" 
Christmas Branches decorative die CO725508

Adding a bit of twine and Red Gemstones around the cluster.

Finishing off the card with another foiled sentiment using the
It's Beginning to look like Christmas - ULT158335 
Season's Greetings hotfoil stamp, using the Go Press and Foil Machine. This a fabulous one to buy as it comes with two hot foil stamps. This set and candle could be used for other occasions.

Matting the foiled sentiment on to a piece of 
Matte Bronze Mirror Foil card stock CO725408
and also
adding another stamped image on the pine leaves on the side.

As promised more Christmas cards created with the same stamps and
Hot foil stamps together with the Go Press and Foil Machine.

and here is another one
just using the stamps no foiling.

Product list for all cards
Artdeco Creations - Couture Creation & Ultimate Crafts products
"It's Beginning to look like Christmas" - 
Ultimate Crafts ULT158303 Cardinal & Poinsettia stampset
Ultimate Crafts ULT158335 Season's Greetings Hotfoil stamp
Ultimate Crafts ULT158337 Cardinal Feathers Hot-foil stamp

Couture Creations "Let Everyday Be Christmas" 
Christmas Branches decorative die CO725508

Couture Creations - CO725694 Rose Gold Vintage Matte 
Couture Creations CO7250408 Matte Bronze Mirror Foil card stock 
Couture Creations CO721984 Couture Creations Double side tape 
Couture Creations CO721962 Couture Creations Double side foam tape 

Other: Twine, gemstones, green and brown ink-pads

Thanks for looking. XXX

Cheers Adriana

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Let Every Day Be Christmas - Showcase of Creations by our Design Team

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Welcome Back Everyone.

With Christmas getting closer and closer we thought we would put together a little showcase of the gorgeous creations our Design Team have created over the last couple of months with our 
Let Every Day Be Christmas range designed by Tina Higgins.

This range moves away from the traditional colours of Christmas but you will see there are a couple of projects below that are not Christmas related.  By just focusing on the gorgeous flowers in the range you can use it for any type of project by just selecting the pieces that suit.

So let's take a look at our Design Team's work so far with the range. Oh, and don't forget the gorgeous sampler from Sue Smyth too.

If you love the projects below, click on the girls names under the pictures and you will be taken directly to their blog posts.

Stock of this gorgeous collection is available at your local papercraft store.
Don't hesitate because once they are gone they are gone.

Until tomorrow, happy crafting everyone.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

"It's Beginning to Look at Lot Like a Merry Christmas Card" by Katrina Thompson

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Hello and Welcome everyone. I've begun a new set of Christmas card creations using the beautiful new 'It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas" collection designed by Tina Higgins.
There are so many beautiful designs in this paper range. I have found great elements from the 12x12paper pad that card makers can use for design features. Today I have concentrated on the papers with the gorgeous dies and adhesive chipboard shapes.

To make the design features stand out and give the illusion of more layering you will see that I have cut 2 layers with each of the dies, overlapping them just off centre.  This 'shadow' will give more depth to your card, so you will see one layer cut in the feature colour and the other in chocolate to become the shadow layer.

Create a square card base using the Carnelian and Battle Fatigue cardstock. Because this card is larger than 6inches you can't just halve the 12x12. So we create a hinge and by using 2 colours we give it a unique look also.
The finished card is 16.8cm square, so on the Carnelian you cut a panel 16.8 x 18.8 and fold one edge over 2cm to create a hinge to give the Battle Fatigue an area to attach to.

Cut a 15.5cm square from the Kahlua to mat the patterned design pictured below. 

Cut the 'Christmas' word and the 'holly border' strip from the patterned paper at the top of the picture then cut a strip, as pictured, from the patterned sheet at the bottom of the picture below. Continue on to cut those strips in half as pictured.

1. Create the card base. Layer the panels together inking softly around the edges of the patterned panel with a coordinating colour.
2. Cut 3 layers of the Holly Frame Die in Battle Fatigue, Chocolate and Carnelian. Layer -off centre- the Battle Fatigue over the Chocolate and use the berries from the Carnelian for the corners.
3. Cut 2 layers of the Wreath from the Wreathed Wise Men Layering Die in Carnelian and Chocolate. Layer -off centre- the Carnelian over the Chocolate to create the shadow.
4. Attach the Holly strip over the dot/stripe strip pattern so it creates a nice border. Ink the edges to coordinate.
5. Cut the 'Merry' greeting from the 12x12 patterned papers and edge in a red ink.
6. Ink the 'Christmas' greeting in a red and tuck into an offcut from the Holly Frame. 
7. Ink around the edges of the adhesive chipboard panel.

Attach the strips overlapping as pictured, 2cm in from the patterned edges.

Peel the backing from the adhesive chipboard and tuck it into the frame as pictured, yes it's a little sticky!!, then place the whole piece onto the centre of the card.

 Attach the Wreath over the Holly Berry image. Attach the 'Merry' greeting then the 'Christmas' greeting with 3d foam as pictured.
Add some Crystalina Glitin' Glamour and Deep Red 2mm Adhesive pearls to the Berries to finish.

Products Used:

Thanks for looking, until next time, Happy Creating!!

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Foiled Christmas Card Set by Julie Schinkel

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Hi everyone! It's Julie here back on the blog today sharing some cards that I made using dies from the "Let Every Day Be Christmas Collection" from Couture Creations. These cards are quick and easy to make and in any colour scheme that you like. I chose these colours as they have been on trend for a few years now, especially for tree decorations. You could even colour coordinate your cards to the colour scheme you use for Christmas this year! :)

For the card bases I've used the Couture Creations A6 cards in White. I created the background layer using the Christmas Baroque Background Die and heat activated foils in each of the four colours shown. The die cut embellishments were created using some Die Cut and Bond Tape on white cardstock and craft foam. The craft foam is great for that extra dimension and still flat enough for the post. Each background was matted onto coordinating cardstock and adhered to the card base.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial.
Until next time.
Happy Crafting!

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