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Holiday Cards 2014 – Day 15

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Hi All,

Welcome to Day 15! We are three quarters of the way through the series!


I’m back with another paper-pieced card. This type of card seems to be a big hit this year. Similar to the Snowy village card (Day 10) this card uses 7 different cuts to complete this image. When layered together they almost fit together like a puzzle. The only piece that has any dimensions added are the trees.

Holiday Cards 2014 – Day 14

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Hi All,

Welcome to another day of holiday cards!


Today’s card is VERY dimensional and ornate. This card features 2 coordinating patterned papers & a gold embellishment from an entirely different collection. In order to pull the 2 together, I maintained a leaf pattern and made sure it wasn’t too busy. To finish off the card I tied some ribbon behind the embellishment to give it the look of a hanging ornament.

This is a great project for card-makers who have many leftover cuts from other projects and would like to create using ‘leftovers’.

Holiday Cards 2014 – Day 13

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Hi All,

Welcome to Day 13!


I’m back with another look of gold foil on a greeting card. I love how it brightens up these ‘flat’ patterns and gives a whole lot of dimension to the card. To achieve the gold foil look on the sentiment I heat embossed the sentiment with Glam Gold embossing powder.


Cardstock: Recollections Bkack 8.5 x 11 (cut to create A2 size card)

Papers: DCWV Christmas Collection

Stamp: Simon Says Stamp – Be Joyful

Embossing: Versamark Ink & Inkadinkado – Glam Gold powder

Misc: Powder Tool and adhesives



Holiday Cards 2014 – Day 4

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Hi All,

Welcome to Day 4!


Today’s card was entirely handmade/painted. I’ve seen many cards created in a similar fashion using holiday stamps, however, I don’t own any big wreath stamp sets. Instead, I used Tim Holtz distress markers which react with water to create a watercolor type feel. I love the control you get from using a blending ink rather than actual paint.

For ideas on how this was created, stay tuned for tomorrow’s post. It uses the same concept, but I have a different image to share! 😉

See you next time and have a great weekend!