It’s all about “A Vintage Christmas” this month. I love the look and colors of vintage Christmas decorations. I hope you are inspired by the sweet little postal girl, the indented glass ornament stamp, and all of the other papers and baubles that we have added to the kit this month to give it that vintage feel.
Collection One: Holly Berries. Collection Two: A Vintage Christmas
Collection Three: Santa. Collection Four: An Ornamental Christmas
Card Stock and Envelopes and the Banana Split Level pack.
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I had such a hard time deciding which stamp to feature for my sneak peek… they are all so beautiful!! Typically vintage isn’t the style I would gravitate towards, but there’s something about vintage styles when it comes to Christmas cards. I think it brings back memories of childhood and thoughts of family that are no longer with us. At least it does for me. I have always loved the look of cobblestone on houses… I’m not sure that it’s vintage but I think the feel of it is.
I made my cobblestones on the house by basically making dots of different warm grays and highlighting some of them. I think it turned out pretty cute. Definitely a technique that I’d like to try again. I used the following Copic markers on this card:
If you looked through the list above, you may be wondering why I used Cool Gray (C00, C1, C2) on the house when you can’t see it. I tried to make paneling on the house with the cool grays and it didn’t work out as I had hoped. The paneling actually looked nice, but the cool gray and the warm grays of the cobblestones did not look nice together. So, I decided to try some yellow greens over it to see what would happen and for awhile the lines of the ‘paneling’ showed through and I thought it looked nice, but once the ink dried they were pretty much covered. It might have something to do with the 4 yellow green markers I used to find just the right green… lol… anywho, you don’t know unless you try, right?!
I hope that you’ve enjoyed my sneak peek card! Be sure to check back for the reveal of the gorgeous November 2019 A Vintage Christmas card kit tonight at midnight Eastern time. The design team is hopping with so much lovely inspiration… we hope you’ll come back to have a look!
Happy Holidays! It’s Stacy from Craftaholicmomma up today on the Scrapping for Less blog with my card for Day 4 of this weeks Sneak Peeks. The full card kit will be revealed this Saturday Morning, November 30th at 12:00 am EST.
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Today I used Collection One and items from the Banana Split level.
I am totally in love with this months kit. The Vintage theme is just beautiful and unique.
Thank you for visiting. I can’t wait for you to see the new kit! You’re going to love it!
Hello Everyone! Today’s card is a Sneak Peek from Collection 4 from the Scrapping for Less Flavor of the Month November 2019 card kit!
I stamped out the image from the stamp set and colored with Arteza Real Brush Pens and then fussy cut it. I trimmed down some paper from the collection and followed Sketch #2 from the November 2019 Sketch Sheet – the download will be available on reveal day.
I then took the Merry Christmas Sticker I had in my kit and used that for my sentiment. I added the ornament image onto the card with foam tape and then added lots of sparkle with the Wink of Stella clear glitter brush.
Stay tuned for more sneak peeks this week and the full reveal at 12:00am on Saturday, November 30, 2019.
Hi Everyone This is Renee’ with Delaney Jane Cards and I’m so excited to be on the Scrapping for Less blog today.
I created this beautifully inlaid card using a Gina Marie Designs Die called Christmas Candle A2 and some Prima Patterned Paper and some Kaisercraft tags. I wanted to create something unexpected with these items.
I picked through the patterned papers and selectively die cut small images for each of the spaces in the die.
The only place I used the same patterned paper was the flames and glow from the candles. I used this beautiful star design patterned paper which I added Darice Glitter Glue to for additional sparkle and shine.
I took the time to find red printed paper for the berries on the holly and this blue green colored paper used for the leaves was from one of the Kaisercraft tags I used.
I used Tonic Honey Gold Satin Cardstock to create the outline for this inlay. I also layered the internal pieces with brown cardstock to add dimension.
I added a simple sentiment from a Penny Black stamp set called Love & Peace. Simply white heat embossed on the same brown cardstock used as the under layer for each inlaid piece.
I absolutely love the details in this card. It wasn’t a typical card for me but it was worth the time I put into it because it is beautiful. I think the gold border and the country style of the paper together really make a beautiful card. I’d highly recommend trying this combo.
Hi you all! Okay, okay, okay. Are you ready? I’m gonna gush a bit about the stamp I got to use to make my sneak peek card so brace yourselves. Have you ever looked at something and thought “Oh, yes that is perfect!” Well that is exactly how I felt when I saw this collection. From the stamp, the patterned paper, down to the embellishments in the collection each item just made me more excited to start playing! I could go on and on but I am sure you have other things to do today so here is what I did with this collection and a little sneak peek for what is coming this week:
using Lawn Fawn jet black ink I stamped the image from LDRS Christmas Post onto Neenah 80lb cardstock (I’m finding that my Copics don’t bleed as much with this weight of paper)
using Copic markers I colored the image
using Frosted Lace Stickles I filled in the white of her hooded shawl and the snow. I also covered the snowflakes with it as well. (I used Frosted Lace because I wanted something that would dry more white and less clear but still be very sparkly.) If you have Nuvo drops then you would want to use White Blizzard
using the patterned paper from the kit I decided that I would make a square card (a lot of Christmas cards I hand out rather than mail so this will definitely be one, but you can always make your own envelope if you need to mail it. I just could NOT bring myself to cut down that scene. The card front base is 5.5″ x 5.5″ (keep in mind you’ll want to double that when you make your card base so that it can be folded in half) the next sheet is 5″ x 5″ then the Merry Christmas sheet is 4.75″ x 4.75″ and the sheet the image is stamped on is 4.25″ x 4.25″
also in the kit was the little wooden embellishment that glued down on the bottom right hand corner with Ranger Multi Medium Matte. I colored it in with Nuvo drops in woodland green and ruby slippers for the berries.
another embellishment in the kit were some heart stickers so I added a white little heart to the mailbox
I hope you enjoy this sneak peek! I had so much fun making this card and I cannot WAIT to give it away! Thank you for stopping in today and I hope you make it back for a bit each day to catch a glimpse of the other sneak peeks coming in for you! Also, join us next Saturday, November 30th for the blog hop.
Hello there crafty friends! Crystal here from Tawny Owl Paperie with a super cute and fun Tri-Fold Window card using the sweet Frosty Friends set by My Favorite Things!! I love when an idea for a fun card turns out!
I started by cutting a 8-1/2 x 11″ piece of white card stock in half so that I had two A2 size cards measuring 5-1/2 x 4-1/4″ (these are side folds not top fold card bases). I knew that I wanted to use a die to create the windows on the card and decided to use the Stitched Arch STAX die from My Favorite Things. I didn’t have to use a stitched die, it’s just what I had in my stash that would create the window I wanted. I set aside the die cuts for another project since I didn’t need them for this card.
Once my first window was cut, I placed the two card bases together and lined up the next die to create my second window. I ran the second card base through my big shot and then set it aside. I searched through my Christmas papers and decided to use the Santa’s Workshop papers by Carta Bella again… I just love the snowy background papers in this paper pack!! Oh, and this paper is on sale in the shop, along with a bunch of other Christmas items… including the Frosty Friends stamp set that I’m using for my card today!! Be sure to check it out…. lots of great deals on sale until Dec. 2nd!!! I love a great sale!
Back to the card, once I had the papers picked out… I trimmed them down to 3-1/4 x 5-1/2″. I lined the papers up for the window layers and used the same arch die to die cut the windows out. It was easy to line up because the bottom portion of the cut out in the card base was visible under the patterned paper. Once the papers were die cut, I adhered them to the card bases. The last Christmas tree paper I just adhered inside the card in tact since it was the inside of the card with no die cuts. Once I had these papers adhered and any excess trimmed off the edges, I adhered the two card base together creating my Tri-Fold card base.
Now I needed my snowy banks for the snowmen to chill out on! I used the Stitched Hillside Borders dies by Lawn Fawn. I tried to keep the height of the hills similar for each layer so there was continuity throughout the card.
I then die cut little strips of the glittered silver paper using the same Stitched Hillside Borders dies. I used the same border die to keep the strips nice and even rather than fussy cutting them and it worked out really well (I hope the picture gives you a better visual of what I’m meaning).
I adhered the snowy banks to each layer of the card and then stamped and colored the Frosty Friends snowmen. I used the following Copic markers to color the snowmen:
I fussy cut the snowmen and traced their outlines on light weight card stock. I fussy cut those out going inside the line a bit… I did this to add an extra layer to the snowmen. That way they were able to lay flat over the extra layer of glitter paper rather than be bumpy in the middle. To finish off the card, I stamped the sentiments using my Stamp Platform. For the last sentiment inside the card, I used the Bitty Holiday Wishes stamp set by My Favorite Things. You’ll notice in the video below that the sentiment was a little messy on the front of the card (I pressed a little too hard and the ‘Us’ was a bit messy). To fix it I just used my white gel pen to clean up the letters, but I forgot to do it before I made the video and then decided that it was okay to show that and share how I fixed it.
I have a video on my blog (link above) showing the Tri-Fold Window card in action.
I sure hope that you’ve enjoyed my card and that I’ve inspired you to try something new!
Hello everyone! Kim here with a Christmas card with a pink color scheme to it. I like using non-traditional colors whether it’s for Christmas cards or any other occasions that have an expected color scheme. So here is how this card came together:
used Silver Bells Tags from Kaiserkraft-I used two of them because I wanted the front and the back. I removed the metal piece because I knew I didn’t plan on using the strings that come with the tags.
for the little hole I used pink stone Nuvo drops (QUICK TIP: when you put it down and you want a nice rounded bead don’t be afraid to whack the card against your hand or on a table it will help round the drops out)
This card came together rather quickly and if you only used one tag you could use it for your sentiment for six cards! And you would still have six tags that you could use for tags. Thanks so much for taking a few minutes to visit the blog! I hope you get a chance to do something crafty today!
Card 1 is an A2 size card, I cut the gold glitter paper to 4 1/4 X 5 1/5 and a piece of the pattern paper to 3 X 5 1/2 inches. I adhered the glitter paper to the card base and then centered the pattern paper and adhered it. I used glue dots to adhere the tag so the person receiving it could use if they want!
Card 2 is an A2 size card and I cut a piece of pattern paper to 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 inches and adhered it to the card base. I cut a piece of silver glitter paper cut to 4 1/2 X 3 inches. I used my cropadile on the front two ends of the card and glitter paper, then I centered the glitter paper and adhered it to the panel. I added the tag on to the glitter paper and that’s it!
Card 3 is an A2 size card and I cut two panels from the pattern paper to about 1 9/16 inch and a piece of the silver glitter paper to 1 1/8 inch. After I adhered all the panels, I added a tag to the inside of the card and that finished that one up.
For my final card I cut a panel from the pattern paper to 4 X 5 1/4 inches to leave a border around the A2 size card. I adhered the tag to a scalloped rectangle that I cut out with a die that was just a little longer than the tags and slightly wider. I added the rectangle piece a little off center on the card.
That’s it for me today! Be sure to check out Scrapping for Less for all the sales!