12 Days of Christmas: Scrapbook.com Nested Dies + Joyful Bear Christmas Card

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Continuing my 12 Days of Christmas and Day 6 is more card making essentials from Scrapbook.com - nested dies. Having basics in your die cuts such as nested squares, circles and rectangles (especially in the size you make cards in the most - like A2) helps making layering easier. Scrapbook.com has so many different nested shapes that will fit standard A2 and slimline - even some that are bigger and can be used as home decor (like bats and butterflies)!

On my card today, I have the two I reach for the most - Nested A2 Rectangles and Nested Circles. I have the second largest rectangle that I cut the floral patterned paper from and layered it on top of an A2 piece of smooth cardstock. You can't see it, but I did use the third largest rectangle to cut out the inside of the pink cardstock to create a frame since it was not going to be seen and I like to save my paper!

Then I die cut two circles from red smooth cardstock and white cardstock, layered them together and adhered them with a tape runner. The circles are popped up on top of the patterned paper along with the "JOY" sentiment. I glued my cutie bear together and added it to my card along with Pops of Color.

If you need to get some nested dies to add to your collection, just click on my picture below to see my 12 Days of Christmas list with all of my recommended products for today and the last 5 days.

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12 Days of Christmas: Scrapbook.com Clearly Amazing Mats & Mint Tape + Thank You Card

Monday, December 5, 2022

Continuing my 12 Days of Christmas and Day 5 is more card making essentials from Scrapbook.com which are the Clearly Amazing Mats and Mint Tapes! I use these DAILY with every project. I don't even know how I crafted before them. I used my medium and small Clearly Amazing Mat during the making of this card to hold my cardstock in place for ink blending as well as stamping.

I used my mint tape to hold my cardstock behind my stencil while using my Lunar Paste and of course to hold my dies in place while I'm using my Black P6 die machine. Now, I know I've been showing Christmas inspiration, but I wanted to create a thank you card as I do my best to send thank you cards after the holidays and receiving gifts! I used this last Friday's Craft Roulette as inspiration for the card.

The parameters this week were to create an A2 card with the colors of blue, green + 1 and I picked pink. We also needed to include something "from a tree" so I have branches with leaves and flowers as well as something "in the corner" so I added some Pops of Color that I thought would match the pink really well.

I started with stenciling Lunar Paste onto a piece of rose smooth cardstock and set that aside to try. I die cut out the A2 cover plate "Thanks" in blue smooth cardstock and just the "Thanks" sentiment without the frame out of some rose gold mixed metals cardstock. I adhered the glitter cardstock as a drop shadow behind the blue sentiment.

Before adhering the card together, I added some Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide to the bottom half of the blue cardstock to give it a bit of an ombre effect. I stamped the wildflower images using a brown alcohol marker friendly ink and colored them with my Spectrum Noir Colorista markers. I love that they have corresponding die cuts so it was a breeze to tuck them behind my sentiment on the frame.

The frame is adhered to the background with foam adhesive and I added the Dusty Rose Pops of Color to the frame in two of the corners. Make sure to click on my picture down below to see my full list so far of the 12 Days of Christmas products so you can add these amazing mats and tape to your Christmas wish list!

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12 Days of Christmas: Lawn Fawn + Pop-Up Platform Christmas Card

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Continuing my 12 Days of Christmas and Day 3 is featuring one of my favorite brands: Lawn Fawn! I have loved Lawn Fawn forever... There was even a time (before the big, quarterly-ish releases) where I actually owned everything Lawn Fawn released. 😅 But after Abigail came a long, I never caught up (also my wallet is probably grateful for that, too) and that's okay. But I definitely still collect all of their interactive dies!

I think Lawn Fawn makes some of the best interactive dies and I think the platform pop-up die is one of the best. It's very easy to use and makes really great cards that the card receivers will definitely leave on their bookshelves forever. In my video today, I'm sharing how you can put together a simple Christmas card with a single stamp set and 6x6 paper. Make sure to check out my full list of 12 Days of Christmas products by clicking on my picture below.

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12 Days of Christmas: Scrapbook.com Paper Pads + Winter Wishes Paper Pieced Card

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Continuing my 12 Days of Christmas and Day 3 its about the wonderful paper pads from Scrapbook.com! I love the 6x8 Patterned Paper Collections and how they match perfectly with the 6x8, Slimline and A2 Smooth Cardstock Paper Pads with the same name. There are so many different collections of colors - Christmas, Brights, Roses, Warms, Cools, Boho, Harvest... I can go on and on!

Depending on what size you use the most, you can easily stock up on A2, Slimline or 6x8. Although I really just want all the sizes! I thought a great way to share some inspiration using the beautiful paper pads with some paper piecing and layering.

I stamped all of my images on the Christmas Patterned Collection Pad and paper pieced the stockings and bow onto the fireplace with a little bit of coloring. The wreath and sentiment are gold embossed onto more patterned paper as well stenciling on some Cloud Whip + Lunar Paste on even more patterned paper. I layered my fireplace scene onto some Christmas Smooth Cardstock that I cut with my largest Nested Square die and then onto a final piece of patterned paper that was die cut with the largest A2 Rectangle die.

My fireplace and treat are adhered with foam adhesive and I added some Glitter Pops of Color for some additional shine in Copper. I hope you add some paper pads to your wish list so you can love them as much as I do!

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12 Days of Christmas: Heffy Doodle + Merry Mouse Card

Friday, December 2, 2022

Continuing my 12 Days of Christmas and Day 2 is featuring one of my favorite brands: Heffy Doodle! I know I might be a little biased as I am on the Design Team, but they have such adorable stamp sets with cute critters and punny sentiments - what is not to love? Plus, they have amazing colored cardstock, patterned paper, enamel dots and sequin mixes.

For my Christmas inspiration using Heffy Doodle today, I have this merry mouse who is hiding inside of a gift and popping up to wish you a Merry Christmas! I started with die cutting my red and white cardstock using stitched rectangles. On the white cardstock, I used an oval stencil to create focal point with Scattered Straw Distress Ink. It gives a golden glow on this red and green themed card!

I die cut the Merry sentiment using an alphabet die set in both red cardstock and green patterned paper to create a drop shadow. The images are stamped on the alcohol maker friendly cardstock and colored in with Spectrum Noir and Ohuhu markers. I created a slider using the Straight Slider dies, circle die cuts and foam adhesive so the card receiver can lift up the gift top to reveal the hidden mouse!

Final touches on the card are from a sequin mix and enamel dots - I love the sparkle and each sequin mix has so many different types of sequins, gemstones and lots of colors, too! If you haven't purchased any Heffy Doodle products yet, add them to your wishlist! You can find them at Scrapbook.com and Simon Says Stamps, as well as their online shop based in the UK.

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