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Holiday Cards 2014 – Day 17

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Hi all,

We’re almost at the conclusion of the 2014 Holiday Card Series. The next few cards will be just some fun holiday crafts I have created this year in my craft room.

accordion_christmas

This card was created using my Silhouette cutting machine and features 4 panels with cut-out circles that move with the stretch of the card. When closed it looks like a regular card. I didn’t add a sentiment to this one, I love the simplicity of just the ornament designs. It still fits into a regular size envelope and can be mailed quite easily. I love that it’s just another take to a lovely holiday card for friends or family.

See you next time for Day 18!

Holiday Cards 2014 – Day 10

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We are half way there! Welcome to day 10.

christmas_snow_village

Today’s card was created using the technique of paper piecing. There were 4 different sheets used to create this card. Can you spot them? Typically I stick with the same brand and collection to make for easy coordination. This card goes outside that box because it is blended with 4 different brands and 4 different collections.

Supplies:

Card Base: Kraft Brown by Recollections

Papers: Pink Paislee – Snow Village, American Crafts – Hot Cocoa, Neenah – Solar White

Sentiment Pattern: Crate Paper – Sleigh Ride Chipboard Accents

Holiday Cards 2014 – Day 8

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Hi all,

Welcome to Day 8 featuring a holiday presents garland via papers from Basic Grey.

presents_garland

I’ve got to say I absolutely LOVE this card for the quality of materials it incorporates. The red card base is such a nice thick material that is super sturdy and can be handled roughly in the mail but still maintain it’s structure. The banner is popped up on dimensional on a wood grain background that is so subtle you may even miss it if you look too quickly. Also, notice how the garland is actually stitched together!? So many little details…this is truly a card that was a wow-factor in person.

Supplies:

Card Base: Simon Says Stamp Card Stock

Wood grain: Paper Place white woodgrain

Presents garland: Basic Grey

Misc: white gel pen and adhesives

Holiday Cards 2014 – Day 7

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Hi all,

I’ve a snowman trio and another circle card for you today!

snowman_trio

This card came together rather quickly and is easy to mass produce. The snowman trio is an element that I purchased while on Thanksgiving break in Houston, Texas. As soon as I saw them I knew they’d make for a great card!

The coordinating papers are from American Crafts Merrymint collection & were cut using silhouette studio. This cutting machine of mine is really paying for itself this season. It makes for some quick and easy to assemble cards.

Here’s how I put this one together once I had all the pieces:

Supplies:

Card base: Neenah Desert Storm Environmental Cardstock

Patterned papers: American Crafts Merrymint 6×6 collection

Misc: White gel pen, Snowman trio embellishment