Holiday Card Series 2020 – DIY Christmas Cutlery Holders (ft. SugarPea Designs)

DIY Cutlery Holders by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - SugarCuts by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

Hello and welcome!

I’ve popped in to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and healthy New Year! Thanks so much for sticking with me throughout this year, for all you love and support! Plus I have to share my DIY Christmas cutlery holders that I made for our holiday table using Christmas Characters SugarCut from SugarPea Designs!

DIY Cutlery Holders by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - SugarCuts by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

This project was so fun to put up together and it came out from some scraps that I had in my stash. Since I didn’t use any particular cardmaking technique, any paper you have on hand works fine!

To start, I die cut the tag base from Floral Pocket Tag SugarCut, cut out the bottom flap with my scissors and glued the tag only from the one side!

DIY Cutlery Holders by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - SugarCuts by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

Then I die cut some decorative elements from Christmas Characters SugarCut and glued them directly on the front side of the tag! I purposely didn’t create the Christmas characters like Santa or elves with faces, but played instead with the die cut elements in a creative way, making my own fun patterns. Easy! Right?!

DIY Cutlery Holders by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - SugarCuts by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

Hope you like this fun idea and cute holders I made! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!!

Hugs,
Tatiana

SPD PRODUCTS USED:

Holiday Card Series 2020 – Ho! Ho! Ho! Card For The SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge #74

Ho! Ho! Ho! #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Here Comes Santa Claus stamp set by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

Hello and welcome!

Today is my turn to get you inspired for the SugarPea Designs monthly Mix It Up Challenge! I decided to stretch my supplies and create a holiday winter scene out of non holiday products!

In case you want to play along, as well, here’s how you can do that: you have all month to play along and make a project using just the inspiration, just the sketch or Mix it Up and use both! It is totally up to you! You can find all the rules at SugarPea blog right here!!!

I’m really satisfied with the creative background made on this card! Let’s see how all the elements came together!

The night sky background was inked directly on an extended A2 size white card base (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″) made from Neenah Solar White paper. I used Tumbled GlassSalty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire Distress inks with the ink blending foams instead of the blending brushes to achieve an intense and saturated look. I heat set the ink and then added the white falling snow using Falling Snow Stencil and a plain white embossing paste.

The roof came from a piece of a bright red cardstock trimmed approximately 2 inches wide. I die cut from a dark red cardstock and glued on top Scale Cover Plate SugarCut to emulate roof tiles. I used Multi Medium Matte liquid adhesive since it dries matte and clear. Easy! Right!?

The snow on the roof top was simply die cut from the same Neenah Solar White paper with a faux stitched curve line that comes inside Card Front Element Builder SugarCut.

The chimney came together from a small red rectangle trimmed from a bright red cardstock and a white top die cut with Sentiment Strip SugarCut. I added a brick pattern to the red portion by inking the paper with Barn Door Distress ink through English Bond Brick Wall Stencil. Later I added some shadows with R39 copic marker to the bricks.

Finally the brick wall underneath the roof is just a narrow strip of paper inked through English Bond Brick Wall Stencil with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink.

Ho! Ho! Ho! #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Here Comes Santa Claus stamp set by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

The cute Santa and the sentiment come from Here Comes Santa Claus stamp set. I stamped the outline image on Copic X-Press paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored with copic markers and fussy cut using my sharp small scissors. While the “Ho! Ho! Ho!” sentiment was simply heat embossed in white in the center of a black circle. Finally I assembled all the elements together, popping the roof, Santa and the sentiment on a foam tape for a fun dimensional look. A generous coat of a clear shimmer pen applied on Santa Claus gave a finish touch to this holiday card.

As always, I’m leaving the complete list of all the colors used on this card: COPIC MARKERS

R20-R22-R24-R27-R29-R39
T1-T3-T5-T7-T9
skin E50-E51-E53-E55
bag E41-E42-E43-E44
Y13-Y18

Ho! Ho! Ho! #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Here Comes Santa Claus stamp set by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

Hope you like this creative holiday card! Now it’s your turn to link up your creations for a chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate from SugarPea Designs! Can’t wait to see what you create!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!!
Hugs,
Tatiana

SPD PRODUCTS USED:

Here Comes Santa Claus

Scale Cover Plate SugarCut

Card Front Element Builder

Holiday Card Series 2020 – Merry Christmas (ft. SugarPea Designs)

Merry Christmas #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - You're My Type SugarCut  by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

Hello and welcome!

I’m super excited to be featured on SugarPea Designs blog!!! Today I mixed and matched a few amazing SugarCuts to create this holiday project! To start, I die cut adorable type writer and a few leaves and branches using You’re My Type and Floral Pocket Tag SugarCuts. I used colorful cardstock from my stash, but you can start with a plain white paper and easily color the die cut elements with any color media you have on hand. Before gluing all the pieces together, I stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink from the coordinating You’re My Type stamp set.

Merry Christmas #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - You're My Type SugarCut  by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

An extended A2 size (5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″) white card base was trimmed and scored from Neenah Solar White paper. I layered on top a light pink background achieved by inking a piece of the same Neenah Solar White paper through Geo Snowflake Stencil with Simon Says Stamp Cotton Candy dye ink. Next, towards the center of the card front, I applied a vellum tag die cut from Snowflake Tag set. Once arranged all the die cut elements, I popped the type writer on a foam tape for a fun dimensional look and glued the branches directly to the card base. To give a finish festive and winter touch to this project, I die cut two snowflakes from Snowflake Tag SugarCut. I used again Neenah Solar White paper, then put on top a generous coat of Multi Medium Matte liquid adhesive and covered both die cuts with Distress Clear Rock Candy glitter. I let the glue air dry, shake off the excess and finally added both snowflakes on the card front.

Merry Christmas #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - You're My Type SugarCut  by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

That’s all for today! Hope this die cut holiday card will inspire you! As always thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!!!

Hugs,
Tatiana

 

Holiday Card Series 2020 – Peace On Earth (ft. SugarPea Designs)

Peace On Earth #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Come Let Us Adore Him stamp set by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

Hello and welcome!

I’m super excited to be featured on SugarPea Designs blog!!! Today I came up with a bright Christmas card highlighting wonderful Come Let Us Adore Him stamp set.

To start, I stamped on Copic X-Press paper all the characters I needed for this project with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I used the stamping positioning tool to assure the perfect black outlines. Then I fussy cut all the stamps with a pair of the sharp small scissors leaving a little white edge around and colored all the elements with copic markers. I decided to keep the colors limited and focus on two complimentary shades – blue and yellowy brown. 

In case you’re wondering, I’m leaving you the complete list of all the colors used here: COPIC MARKERS B21-B24-B26-B28-B37; Y0000-Y11-Y21-YR24; E0000-E30-E31-E33-E35; E50-E51-E53-E55.

Peace On Earth #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Come Let Us Adore Him stamp set by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

An extended A2 size (5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″) white card base was trimmed and scored from Neenah Solar White paper along with a faux stitched rectangle die cut from Card Front Elements 3 SugarCut. I inked the background with Antique Linen Distress ink from the bottom part, creating the “ground” portion with an ombré effect. The night sky was inked with Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire Distress inks from the top part of the die cut frame. I flicked a few tiny droplets of a pearlescent solution along with a couple of small golden splotches to give more interest to the scene. I let the ink air dry very well and then heat embossed on top in gold the star and the sentiment that come from the same Come Let Us Adore Him stamp set. Finally I could assemble all the elements together popping the colored characters on a foam tape for a fun dimensional look. 

Peace On Earth #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Come Let Us Adore Him stamp set by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

That’s all for today! Hope this sweet Christmas card will inspire you! As always thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!!!

Hugs,
Tatiana

Holiday Card Series 2020 – Merry Christmas Card For The SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge #72

Merry Christmas #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Snowflake Tag SugarCut by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

Hello and welcome!

Today is my turn to get you inspired for the SugarPea Designs monthly Mix It Up Challenge! Inspired by a not holiday October graphic and Halloween colors, I decided to challenge myself and came up with a holiday card!

In case you want to play along, as well, here’s how you can do that: you have all month to play along and make a project using just the inspiration, just the sketch or Mix it Up and use both! It is totally up to you! You can find all the rules at SugarPea blog right here!!!

To start, I played with the colors from the picture above and inked a piece of Tim Holtz Watercolor Distress cardstock using Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Mermaid Lagoon and Wild Honey Distress inks along with the blending brushes to achieve a soft transition between the colors. I flicked a few tiny drops of a pearlescent solution and set the piece aside.

Meanwhile I die cut tree big and two small snowflakes from Snowflake Tag SugarCut, using Neenah Solar White paper. I completely covered the snowflakes with Multi Medium Matte liquid adhesive using a small flat brush and then dipped them inside the jar with Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter. I pressed the glitter with a tip of my finger to secure the glitter layer on the snowflakes and let them air dry for a couple of hours.

It’s so hard to catch in the pictures the beauty, vintage shine and texture of Clear Rock Candy Distress Glitter, but I assure you that it looks absolutely GORGEOUS in real life. But If you want to save time and don’t get messy with glitter, you can simply die cut the snowflakes from a glitter paper.

Merry Christmas #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Snowflake Tag SugarCut by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

The sentiment was composed from a die cut Merry Word with Shadow SugarCut and Everyday Sentiments stamp set. I die cut the shadow layer from Neenah Solar White paper and then glued on top the black word “Merry” using the same Multi Medium Matte liquid adhesive since it dries clear and matte. The “Christmas” word was heat embossed with a fine white embossing powder on a narrow strip of a black cardstock. Finally all the elements were assembled together on an extended A2 size white card base (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″), trimmed and scored again from Neenah Solar White paper.

Merry Christmas #handmade card by Tatiana Trafimovich #tatianacraftandart - Snowflake Tag SugarCut by SugarPea Designs #sugarpeadesigns

Hope you like this simple holiday card! Now it’s your turn to link up your creations for a chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate from SugarPea Designs! Can’t wait to see what you create!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!!

Hugs,
Tatiana

SPD PRODUCTS USED:

SugarCut – Snowflake Tag

Merry Word with Shadow SugarCut