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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 10

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We are half way there! Welcome to day 10.


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.


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

Distress Ink & Paper Piecing Bridal Card

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Hi all,

Welcome back! I hope everyone is enjoying the last few days of summer.

For today’s card I wanted to try using an alphabet stamp set to create my sentiment. I’m one that almost always chooses to use a sentiment that’s ready to go. I don’t mess around with my stamps by splitting them apart, I like things already assembled and ready to go for me. So as you may guess, this card in particular took quite some time to conceptualize. However, once I had an idea of what I wanted, it came together pretty quickly. I knew I wanted to use the scooter element in a whimsical way, and the rest of the card just fell into place immediately after I had the element figured out.

Here’s the how-to on the card:

Here’s a look at the finished card.



Cardstock: Neenah Desert Storm & Cosmo Cricket – Sweet Disposition Collection

Die-Cuts: Cosmo Cricket – Sweet Disposition collection

Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Spiced Marmalade and Vintage Photo

Watercolor Paper: Ranger Watercolor

Stamps: American Crafts Ginger

Stamp Ink: Versafine Onyx Black

Holiday Gift Card Holder Using SVG Cut Files – Part 3 of 4

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Hi all,

We’re on to card 3 of the series and I have to say that I am truly enjoying making each one of these. They are so simple to make since they are done on SCAL2.

We’re on to card 3 of the series and I have to say that I am truly enjoying making each one of these. They are so simple to make since they are done on SCAL2. SVGCuts has been a phenomenal discovery for me to work with. Today’s gift card holder was made for a male recipient. I used a decorative red snowflake pattern on the back to make it look like a colorful tissue paper was added. I also split up the front into several different designed layers. I love the way that worked out since some of the pieces were scraps of the previous projects. But nothing about this bag says “leftover”. My husband loved the detailing in the faux stitching and stated that it made a great accent. Overall, again I’m very happy with the turn out on this project.



Cardstock: DCWV Christmas Combo Stack & Holiday Collection Stack (for bag), K & Company (Winter Wonderland Sentiment)
Ribbon: Sold-By-Spool Ribbon (AC Moore)
Pen: White Gel Pen

The Giftbag & Sentiment were cut from free SVGS – They were then put into SCAL for editing.

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