Holiday Card Series 2015 – Holiday Envelopes

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Hello Everyone!!!

I’ve just popped in to share a last minute envelope project and to wish you All a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!! May your Holiday Season be filled with Peace, Joy, Love and Hope!!!

XMas Envelopes 2015 (2)The envelopes you see in the picture are made from some 8″x8″ patter paper I have in my stash. This dimension is just perfect for A2 cards. If you have like me an Envelope Punch Board, be sure to make your first score mark at 3½”.

Thanks so much for stopping by and subscribing and liking and leaving comments on my blog! Hope to share more fun projects next year!

Tatiana

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Holiday Card Series 2015 – Weowy Christmas

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Hello Everyone!!!

Christmas is almost here. So I’m sharing one of my last cards from this year Holiday Card Series. I wanted to do something very cheerful and bright this time so I came up with a project full of cute copic colored images and beautiful die-cut elements.

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Here are the main steps I did to assemble everything. For the background I die-cut a front panel, snow slopes and some snowflakes that you can see on the top part. All the cute stamped images are from Simon Says Stamps Christmas Cats stamp set. They were colored with copics (you can find the exact marker numbers below) and cut out by hand right on the edge. For more interest some element were adhered by die-cut inlay technique and some on the foam tape. You know, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush pen and Glossy Accents just can’t miss as finish touches on my Holiday cards and this one is not an exception.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate it a lot!

Tatiana

COPICS:

cat Y32-YR21-YR24-YR27-R00-R12

green YG21-YG03-YG13-YG17-G28

red R14-R24-R29            rose/violet RV63-V06

teal BG11-BG32               yellow Y08-YR24

grays C00-C01-W0-W3

colorless blender

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Holiday Card Series 2015 – Reindeer Games (Full Window Card)

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Today I’m sharing a fun project I came up with using cute little reindeers from Mama Elephant’s Reindeer Games stamp set. I’m apologize for a bad picture quality, but since the card has a plastic sheet as a front panel that reflects lights, it was extremely hard to tale photos of it. Still I wanted to share this card with you.

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Basically I made a full window shaker card using a fuse tool. Here’s the picture of what it looks like when you open the card. (I’m sharing a brief video on Instagram so you can see how this card works).

Reindeer Games 2015 (3)I filled the front pocket with some star shape sequins and adhered the copic colored reideers with a glue that dry clear. There’s an intermediate watercolor panel inside that looks like sky when the card is closed and then you can turn the page and see the greeting that was embossed with a silver embossing powder.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope this project can give you some inspiration!

Tatiana

COPICS:

E33-E37-E39-E41-E43-E47-E89

R20 (blush) – R29

Y21-Y35-Y28

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Holiday Card Series 2015 – Season’s Greetings

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Hello Everyone!!!

I’ve just popped in to share another card from my Holiday Cards Series. It’s definitely a very simple one that, I’m sure, everyone can do as it doesn’t require any madness color skills at all. The silver metallic elements give it some interest and shine that is always perfect for Holiday Season cards.

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The background was done with Peerless colors (but you can use any watercolor media you already have on hand). I quickly blended some random colors from teal to dark blue on a piece of watercolor card stock. And just for something extra I added water droplets and color splashes.

Then I die-cut and heat embossed with a silver embossing powder some snowflakes and the greeting. They are Simon Says Stamp’s Alexis, Maryanne and Abby snowflake dies. To make the die-cut pieces look perfectly coated and for some extra texture I repeated the embossing process three times and finished to have a beautiful metallic elements that were simply glued on the watercolor panel.

Hope you like the card and thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate it a lot!

Tatiana

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Holiday Card Series 2015 – No Peeking (Christmas Tags)

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Hello guys!!!

Today I’m sharing Christmas tags I made for myself and my family. I made a bunch of them so everyone can grab one, write down a name on the backside and put a gift under the Christmas tree. Hope this post will inspire you to do your own holiday tags and share them with your family and friends.

All these tags came out very quickly. To be honest I made them using craft supplies since I’ve already had them in my stash and wanted to experiment a little, but you definitely do not need to use specific tools for this project. In this post I’m going to share some alternative ideas.

No Peeking 2015 (2)The key when you mass producing something is to do everything in steps. So first I die-cut a bunch of tags from watercolor paper. I used Newton’s Nook Designs Times Two Die, but you can print out a tag shape from Internet and use it as a template for cutting tags by hand. Then I mounted together the sentiment and some snowflakes so I could do my stamping in one step. If you don’t have stamps or heat embossing supplies, you can skip this step and add your sentiment and some decor later with a white gel pen. I wet all my tags with clean water and brought randomly watercolors on top (no coloring skills are required for this technique). And any watercolor medium would be ok, you can definitely use inexpensive watercolors or watercolor pencils suitable for children. As a final step I added some bows and strings. For this project I used a tape recycled from some packaging and decided not to fussy with bows as I usually do, but leave them as they are.

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Hope you’ll give it a try (maybe with your children) and thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate it a lot!

Tatiana

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