Victorian Christmas Memories Slimline Card for Really Reasonable Ribbon
Hello, Friends! I think you are going to enjoy the Victorian Christmas Memories Slimline Card that I have to share with you today. It’s filled with sweet nostalgic images, rich colors and adorned with gorgeous Christmas plaid ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon. Once again, I’ve pulled my Mixed Media boots out of the Closet of Inspiration and Delight to create this dreamy slimline card. Of course, Reneabouquets Beautiful Board and Printed Beautiful Board looks right at home nestled in with these stunning ribbons and trims! Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
Bringing Home the Christmas Wreath
This sweet winter pixie is dreaming about ice skating on the pond as she bringing home the Christmas wreath! Perhaps our Christmas Lovebirds will build their winter nest in it’s sheltering branches. It looks like they have “borrowed” a bit of the holiday ribbon to help keep themselves warm, doesn’t It?
TIP: Create your own snow flurries by spattering the background papers with diluted ivory chalk paint.
TIP: Add a small wood slice and pine branches to create a magical woodland vibe in your card. Machine stitched edges, painted jingle bells, and beautiful bows make this 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ card display-worthy!
A Peek Inside
Stamp a golden wreath inside the card, then add a simple Christmas greeting for the win. The side pocket holds a delicious Christmas tea bag and honey stick. Now our card can double as a gift!
Don’t you wish we could step into this card and feel the crisp winter air bite at our cheeks, hear the sweet birds singing, and smell the aroma of the freshly cut pine? Well, we can if we just use our imagination!
Hello, Friends! It’s Throwback Thursday and I have a dreamy Yuletide Slimline Tea Party in a Box Tutorial for you today. This is one of those special card creations that works as a gift, and as Christmas décor, too! I’ve dressed it up with some vintage crocheted lace and altered Beautiful Board from Reneabouquets.
How much do we love this romantic skating couple? Only in my dreams could I ever be as graceful as the fur-clad beauty featured on this 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ slimline card. This image was a scrap left after creating a vintage folio that I’ll be sharing with you soon. (Yes, it’s been a very busy week in the studio!) It’s hard for the camera to pick up the shimmer and sparkle of the embossing powder that I used to alter the chipboard, but hopefully you will see it more clearly in the video tutorial.
TIP: Alter the appearance of silver tone charms with a bit of Ivory Chalk paint. Dry brush the paint on the skates and snowflake charms. Let them dry , then lightly sponge with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. Mist lightly with water, then dry again. A final brush of Ivory Chalk Paint lends a vintage, slightly grungy appearance that blends well with the card.
A Peek Inside
Here’s a peek at the inside of the card. There’s lots of room behind the flap page to write a message, a recipe, or a Christmas poem. You could also place a photo here.
The box pocket has room for a Christmas tea bag, honey stick, cookie packet, Ghirardelli Snowman, vintage gold and silver plated demitasse spoon, peppermint stick and a journal card. The back of the journal card is lined so you can write a note with ease.
Yuletide Slimline Tea Party in a Box Tutorial on YouTube
If you’d like to learn how to create the slimline card base, build the box pocket and decorate the cover, please enjoy this video tutorial on my YouTube channel.
If you’d like to see other Yuletide projects, please click HERE.
You can find a linked supply list below this post. But since this is Throwback Thursday, some items I’ve pulled from my stash may no longer be available for purchase. You can search through your stash to see what you can use in their place.
Graphic 45 Warm Wishes Christmas Time Clock Shaker Card with Amazing Paper Grace DOM
Hello, Friends! Today I have a festive Graphic 45 Winter Wishes Christmas Time Clock Shaker Card to share with you. Our cute little alarm clock is made with the Spellbinders Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month for November 2022.
This vintage style alarm clock is one of Becca Feeken’s signature Pop Up Vignette Dies. But I opted to turn it into a shaker card frame. Red and Gold foil papers, sequins, beads, and pearls add holiday sparkle and shine to my Christmas Time Clock.
Dress up your Christmas Time Clock with some beautiful Reneabouquets Velvet Poinsettias and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
A Peek Inside
Don’t you just love it when a card doubles as a folio? That’s why I added this 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ pull out folio to the top half of my card interior. This is so easy to do, but adds that “extra special” element to your card.
First, cut one 8 1/2″ x 11″ panel of black cardstock in half at 4 1/4″.
Next, overlap the 4 1/4″ ends about 1/2″ and adhere to form one long paper panel.
Now, score every 5 1/2″ down the long side to this panel. You will have a slightly shorter panel on the end. This will be the front of your pull out folio.
Then, accordion fold your scored panels so that the short panel lands on the top.
Next, adhere ribbon to the back side of the folio with Scor-Tape.
Now adhere the folio to the top half of your 6″ x 6″ card base.
Line the front card panel with 4″ x 5″ panels of patterned paper. Then line the remaining panels with 4″ x 5 1/4″ rectangles of patterned paper.
Finally, fold and secure with a bow.
If you add a pocket to the bottom half of your card, you can tuck in a little tea sachet, honey stick, mini candy cane and a decorative sentiment panel. The panel is covered with white cardstock on the back. Now your card is a folio and a gift!
These card folios make great Christmas presents for friends and family. Add photos of your tree, your decorated home, pets or family to create a unique and personal gift.
Warm Wishes Christmas Time Clock Tour on YouTube
If you’d like to take a closer look at the papers and dies I’ve used to create this project, please enjoy this short YouTube video.
You can sign up for the Amazing Paper Grace Die of the Month Club HERE.
To see other projects made with the Graphic 45 Warm Wishes paper collection, please click HERE.
If you’d like to see what Becca made with this month’s die, visit her blog HERE.
I hope you have time for a crafty adventure today! Thanks for stopping by!
Christmas Kitchen Tiered Tray Card with Spellbinders and Echo Park Cozy Christmas
Hello, Friends! Today I have a really cute Christmas Kitchen Tiered Tray card to share with you. Filled with festive home décor items, this clever new Becky Roberts die from Spellbinders is loads of fun! I’ve paired it up with some Cozy Christmas papers from Echo Park.
Tiered Trays are all the rage right now. And no wonder! It’s such a quick and easy way to add seasonal decorations to your kitchen or craft room. These Tiered Tray dies offer the same kind of decorating fun, only with paper! There are actually 3 separate components in this release: the base tray dies, accessory dies and a coordinating stamp set. I combined the accessory dies with some fussy cut items from the paper collection in this sweet project.
Tips and Tricks
If you are working with lighter weight paper, consider die cutting the tray base from heavy kraft cardstock first. Then die cut it a second time using your patterned paper. I used the wood grain pattern from Cozy Christmas.
Die cut the accessories from patterned paper if, like me, you don’t like to color. This is a great way to use up small scraps of designer paper, too.
Create depth and dimension by adding layers of foam tape to the back of the assembled tray. Each tray has a slit between the back and front. Place two rows of foam tape on the front and only one on the back. This bows out the trays and makes them look more dimensional.
Practice arranging the elements in your tray before you glue them down. I also added foam tabs behind the various pieces to create even more depth and dimension.
Choose a simple pattern to sit behind the finished tray so that it can take center stage.
A Peek Inside
Finish off the inside of your card with a pocket and flap detail. You can tuck a gift card wallet and a 4×6 image into the pocket. Back the 4×6 image with some white cardstock to create a lovely note card. If you send out a family (or pet) Christmas photo, the area behind the flap is the perfect spot to display it. Then you can write names and ages on the back of the flap element.
The gift card wallet is a great spot to tuck in a bit of holiday chocolate, too!
Spellbinders Becky Roberts Tiered Tray Video on YouTube
If you’d like to see all the various dies and stamps in this release, I created a short YouTube video tour for your enjoyment. I also share a wonderful new crafty tool that has just come to roost in my studio! I’m very excited about it, and I think some of you will be, too!
You can find out more information on Glassboard Studio on their website. And, they were kind enough to send me a discount code for my followers. Use the code KATHY20 to save 20% on your purchase.
You can find a linked supply list for this project below the post.
OK…that’s it for today! I’ll be back tomorrow with our Graphic 45 Time to Flourish November folio tutorial. See you then!
Spellbinders Cathe Holden Christmas Flea Market Finds: A Bowl Full of Crafty Goodness!
Hello, Friends! I made this vintage style stitched bowl with Spellbinders Cathe Holden Christmas Flea Market Finds goodies. I remember making bowls like this from old Christmas cards when I was just a kid. Did any of you make similar Christmas crafts?
Christmas Flea Market Finds was released in July. As soon as I saw this collection, I knew I wanted to add it to my stash. It was so popular that Spellbinders ran out of inventory, so I had to wait for my order to come in. Can I just say, it was worth the wait? There is so much vintage crafty goodness in this mix of dies, papers, stamps and ephemera! Once I got started creating, the ideas started flowing, and I couldn’t seem to stop!
I have many different projects to share with you today, plus a video tour. You might want to go grab a cuppa and a snack to sustain you as we discover the possibilities in this charming collection.
Christmas Treat Containers
Once I finished making the large Christmas bowl, I decided to tackle the 3 square base boxes. This time I paired the dies up with 110# kraft cardstock. The dies cut through this extra heavy paper like butter!
Instead of covering these bowls with designer paper as I did with the large bowl, I decided to have a little mixed media fun.
First, I embossed the die cut panels with the Floral Swag 3-D Embossing folder. If you mist both sides of your heavy cardstock lightly with water before you emboss, you get a very detailed dramatic finish! This little basket is the perfect size to hold miniature candy canes and 6 packages of individually wrapped Biscoff cookies.
Next, dry brush each die cut and embossed panel with ivory chalk paint. This frosty finish almost looks like stone in real life. And how cute is this little box filled with tea bags and honey sticks? Wouldn’t it make a darling Secret Santa gift?
Now you can stitch the base to the sides of your panels. It took me a minute to remember how to do this, but my hands finally remembered the process. This bowl is the perfect size to hold a short stack of homemade cookies or even a cupcake. Lace the top holes with gold metallic thread, then tie with a bow to create this fun shape.
What would you put in these boxes? Inquiring minds want to know!
Once I finished making the boxes, I was having so much fun that I decided to make a few Christmas cards. Each card in this series is built on a Spellbinders 5×7 card base. The Floral Swag 3D Embossing Folder worked beautifully with the patterned papers from the collection.
First, lightly mist the paper with water.
Next, place it patterned side up in the embossing folder.
Now run it through your machine following the manufacturer’s directions.
Then gently heat dry the paper. This stiffens the embossing so it is less likely to get crushed as you work.
Finally, brush the raised area with a little Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. You can also lightly brush on some Gold Metallic Wax with your fingers, if desired.
Decorate the inside with scraps of designer paper. Then create a pocket and dress it up with an ephemera card. Stamp on a sentiment panel and tuck it in the pocket along with a wooden star ornament. Now you have a gift!
Sweet Christmas Love Birds Card
I loved the look of this embossed panel so much that I tried it with a panel of the burgundy designer paper. Instead of inking the raised portions, try using just the gold metallic wax. The result is quite dramatic!
Here’s a peek at the inside of this card.
Vintage Christmas Tree Card
This vintage Christmas Tree , Merry Christmas title, and the vintage book cover come from the ephemera pack. Layer these elements over another embossed panel of designer paper. But this time, brush the raised areas with Pine Needles Distress Ink.
Try embossing a plain sheet of white cardstock and WOW! Now you have a gorgeous sentiment panel to tuck into the card pocket.
The Old Christmas Homestead
This is probably my favorite image from the whole collection. It takes me right back to the New England winters of my childhood. I added a few special touches to the image, but mostly I wanted to let it take center stage.
Layer a small ephemera image with a cigar band ephemera bit to add a sense of dimension to the card front.
Make your own embellishment with a small wood slice, bird image, itty bitty post card, key and lock. This also gives a sense of depth to the overall design.
Wrap the top of the panel with twine, then tie a bow. Red flowers and rustic jingle bells make a very nice accent.
Create a tuck spot by adhering just the top and bottom of the bookmark ephemera to the inside of the card. Then slip your own handmade bookmark behind it.
Cathe Holden Christmas Flea Market Finds Video Tour on YouTube
If you’d like to take a closer look at the dies, papers, stamps and ephemera I used to create these projects, then I hope you’ll enjoy this short project share video on my YouTube channel.
Thanks so much for hanging with me for this extra long post. I hope you enjoyed seeing what I’ve been up to.
You can find a linked supply list below this post.