Ellen Hutson Holiday Trend and Sale

Good Friday morning.  My card was made for day five of the Ellen Hutson Holiday Trends 2018: Holi-deer.  I love creating white on white cards with bright touches of color.  The Spotted Deer Frame images look so pretty in white with the red cardinals and the snow tipped pine sprigs.

Come see how I made this white on white die cut deer scene for the Ellen Hutson Holiday Trend.

The Deer Frame and Snow Layers

  • Cut two sections of the Spotted Deer Frame using white cardstock.
  • Cut the deer and moon off the frames and set aside.
  • Cut the All-in-One Frame using white cardstock.
  • Cut three snow layers with deckle scissors and white cardstock.
  • Apply double stick tape to the back of the frame and attach one snow layer.
  • Trim off the deer frame and attach it to the back of the frame.
  • Apply thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame.
  • Cut the tree sections off the second deer frame and attach and attach them to the back of the mounting tape.  I reversed the tree placement for the second set of trees so they would be offset from the first set.
  • Attach the frame to the card base.
  • Attach the front snow section to the frame using double stick tape.

Assemble the Deer, Pine Sprigs and Cardinals

  • Cut the cardinals using red cardstock.  Color the beaks using a black marker.
  • Cut a few a couple sections of the pine sprig clusters, apply white gesso to the tips using a small brush and set aside to dry.
  • Tuck the deer in behind the front snow layer and attach with pieces of mounting tape. I used a piece of double stick tape on the back of the deer to hold the die cut spots in place.
  • Tuck the pine sprigs in behind the snow layer and around the deer and attach with glossy accents.
  • Attach a tiny piece of sprig and 1/16″ red circles to the neck of the fawn using glossy accents.
  • Finish by attaching the birds in the scene using small pieces of mounting tape.

Come see how I made this festive white on white die cut deer scene for the Ellen Hutson Holiday Trend.

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have enjoyed seeing my card for the Ellen Hutson Holiday Trend 2018. Check out the Ellen Hutson 25% off holiday sale.

Ellen Hutson Holiday Sale

 
Impression Obsession Dies, Spotted…
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Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
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COPIC Sketch Marker 100, Black
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Ranger Ink – Dina Wakley Media -…
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My Sweet Petunia MISTI Laser Etched…
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My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI Laser…
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Be Creative Tape, 7mm (3/10″)
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Be Creative Tape, 15mm (3/5″)
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Be Creative Tape, 25mm (1″)
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Be Creative Tape, 5mm (1/4″)
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Be Creative Tape, 3mm (1/8″)
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Susan’s Garden 4pcs. all metal tool set
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Large Molding Pad (6.5″ X 12″/16.5mm…
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PanPastel Sofft Mini Applicators, 12 pk
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EK Tools, Precision 5 Inch Scissors…
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Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
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Glue Dots, 3/8″ (4029)
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Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
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Glue Dots, Micro (1/8″)
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Ranger Accents, Mini Glossy Accents
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Ranger Accents, Glossy Accents
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Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer…
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Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate Glue, 4 oz.
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Hero Arts Embossing Gun (Wagner)
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Teflon Bone Folder
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Scor-Pal Glitter Clean-Up Cloth
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Memory Box Dies, Metal Adaptor Plate
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Sizzix Accessory – Standard Magnetic…
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Sizzix Accessory – Precision Base…
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Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray
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Dremel 7700-1/15 MultiPro 7.2-Volt…
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Essentials by Ellen Over The River Scene

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“Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go”.  I had so much fun creating this fun wintry holiday scene using the new Essentials by Ellen Over The River Stamp set and the coordinating Over The River Die set.  There are so many fun scenic images in the set.  There is nothing I like better than making a snow scene with a red truck hauling a Christmas tree home.  I created a Christmas village snuggled in between evergreen trees and snow capped mountains in the background.

Come see how I made this wintry Essentials by Ellen Over The River Scene Christmas card.

The Scene Images

-I started by stamping a couple sets of houses on watercolor paper using black Versafine ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I used Memento markers and watercolor brush to color the houses and I used the same basic colors on the whole community.  I hand cut all the houses to eliminate the white borders.  

-I die cut several evergreen tree groupings using green cardstock and then stamped the images using green ink.  I heat dried the ink on the trees and then lightly sponged the trees using green ink to soften the image and used a brown marker to color the tree trunks.  T

-The truck was stamped on red cardstock using the black Versafine ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I hand cut the truck to eliminate the outline border.  I used a craft knife to cut out the window. I cut one of the tree sections to create a single tree and attached in the truck bed using glue dots.

-I die cut several mountains using Kraft cardstock  and applied white Nuvo Crystal Drops to fill in the tops to create snow caps.  I set the mountains aside to dry.

-I created a falling snow background on a piece of blue cardstock using a white gel pen.

-I hand cut two snow layers using deckle scissors.  I used a mini applicator and brown ink to create a road on the front snow layer. 

Come see how I made this fun Essentials by Ellen Over The River Scene Christmas card.

Assembling the Scene

-I cut a red frame, applied double stick tape to the lower portion of the frame and attached the front snow layer.  I applied double stick tape to the back of the first snow layer and attached the second snow layer. 

-I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the blue snow card base.

-I applied pieces of mounting tape to the back of the mountains and tucked them in place behind the snow layer.

-The houses were tucked in behind both snow layers and were attached with small pieces of mounting tape.

-Tree sections were tucked in behind the snow layers to fill in around the houses.

-The pickup truck was attached to the snow layer along with a couple tree sections.

 

Come see how I made this Essentials by Ellen Over The River Scene Christmas card.

For my project today I used a step by step format instead of a paragraph format.  I would love to hear from you if you find this format easier to follow and if you would prefer this for my future projects. 

Julie’s Over the River sets are so fun to use.  There are so many possibilities to create holiday cards as well as all occasion scene cards.  I have linked the sets that I used below along with a link that will direct you to the whole Essentials by Ellen new release.  You will definitely want to check them out.

 

 
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Antique Linen
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Peeled Paint
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VersaFine Ink Pad, Onyx Black
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Canson Arches French Bound Hot Press…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Icy…
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My Sweet Petunia MISTI Laser Etched…
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My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI Laser…
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Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
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Uni-ball Impact Gel Pen, White
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Memento Marker, Rich Cocoa
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Memento Marker, Cantaloupe
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Memento Marker, Toffee Crunch
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Memento Marker, Rhubarb Stalk
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Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops, Gloss White
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Tim Holtz Tonic Retractable Craft Knife
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Be Creative Tape, 7mm (3/10″)
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Be Creative Tape, 15mm (3/5″)
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Be Creative Tape, 25mm (1″)
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Be Creative Tape, 5mm (1/4″)
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Be Creative Tape, 3mm (1/8″)
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Susan’s Garden 4pcs. all metal tool set
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Large Molding Pad (6.5″ X 12″/16.5mm…
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EK Tools, Precision 5 Inch Scissors…
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Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
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Glue Dots, 3/8″ (4029)
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Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
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Glue Dots, Micro (1/8″)
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Ranger Accents, Mini Glossy Accents
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Ranger Accents, Glossy Accents
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Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer…
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Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate Glue, 4 oz.
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PanPastel Sofft Mini Applicators, 12 pk
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Hero Arts Embossing Gun (Wagner)
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Teflon Bone Folder
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Scor-Pal Glitter Clean-Up Cloth
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Memory Box Dies, Metal Adaptor Plate
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Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray
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Dremel 7700-1/15 MultiPro 7.2-Volt…
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Die Cut Snow Scene With Deer

Good Saturday morning.  I have a pretty card with a die cut snow scene with deer to share with you today made using the newly released Impression Obsession Spotted Deer Frame paired with Fir Trees and the Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames.

Come see how I made this pretty die cut snow scene with deer.

Coloring The Spotted Deer Frame

The Spotted Deer Frame comes with the tree branches, deer, cardinals and sun all attached together and cut out with one single piece of cardstock.  I used white cardstock to the whole image and then cut the cardinals again using red cardstock and the sun using yellow cardstock.  I used a walnut Copic marker to color the tree branches and Antique Linen and Vintage Photo ink to color the deer.  I cut the red cardinals and sun pieces away from the branches and attached them over the branch base.

Applying White Embossing Paste to Images

I cut several fir trees using green cardstock.  I applied white embossing paste to the trees using a small spatula and set them aside to dry.  Next, I applied white embossing paste to the branches of the trees and set them aside to dry.

Come check out how I made this pretty die cut snow scene with deer.

The Frame, Deer Frame and Snow Layers

I hand cut two white snow layers using my deckle scissors and cut the scalloped frame using red cardstock.  I applied double stick tape to the lower portion of the scalloped frame and attached the first snow layer.  Next I applied double stick tape all the way around the back of the frame, trimmed the Spotted Deer Frame to fit behind the scalloped frame and then attached it.  I finished this step by attaching the second snow layer behind the deer using double stick tape. 

Completing the Die Cut Winter Scene with Deer

I created a pale blue cloud scene on the white card base using Tumbled Glass ink, a cloud stencil and an ink blending tool.  I attached the large fir tree to the card base using double stick tape on the lower portion of the tree and a small piece of mounting tape on the top of the tree.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the scene frame and attached it to the card base. I finished the scene by attaching smaller fir trees to the scene using pieces of mounting tape.

Come see how I made this lovely die cut snow scene with deer.

Thanks so much for coming by today and I hope you have enjoyed seeing my die cut snow scene with deer using Impression Obsession dies.

 
Impression Obsession Rubber Stamps…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Heavyweight,…
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Tumbled Glass
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Vintage Photo
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Ranger Distress Ink Pad, Antique Linen
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COPIC Sketch Marker E59, Walnut
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Studio 490 Embossing Paste by Wendy…
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PanPastel Sofft Mini Applicators, 12 pk
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PanPastel Sofft Tools
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Paper Edger Scissors-Deckle
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Inky Antics Stencils, Cloud
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Ranger Ink Blending Tool
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My Sweet Petunia MISTI Laser Etched…
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My Sweet Petunia Mini MISTI Laser…
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Be Creative Tape, 7mm (3/10″)
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Be Creative Tape, 15mm (3/5″)
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Be Creative Tape, 25mm (1″)
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Be Creative Tape, 5mm (1/4″)
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Be Creative Tape, 3mm (1/8″)
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Susan’s Garden 4pcs. all metal tool set
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Large Molding Pad (6.5″ X 12″/16.5mm…
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EK Tools, Precision 5 Inch Scissors…
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Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
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Glue Dots, 3/8″ (4029)
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Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
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Glue Dots, Micro (1/8″)
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Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
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ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
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ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
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Ranger Accents, Mini Glossy Accents
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Ranger Accents, Glossy Accents
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Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer…
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Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate Glue, 4 oz.
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Hero Arts Embossing Gun (Wagner)
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Tonic Maxi 12 Inch Guillotine Paper…
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Teflon Bone Folder
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Tonic Comfort 8.5 Inch Guillotine…
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Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Scor-Pal Glitter Clean-Up Cloth
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Memory Box Dies, Metal Adaptor Plate
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Sizzix Accessory – Standard Magnetic…
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Sizzix Accessory – Precision Base…
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Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray
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Dremel 7700-1/15 MultiPro 7.2-Volt…
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Merry Christmas From Our House to Yours

Good  Christmas morning.  I searched my files to find my all time favorite Christmas project made using the Cottage Cutz Mountain Lodge set and Rustic Sign and Trees set.  I put lots of work into creating this snowy mountain lodge scene but it was well worth it.  We have been having mild weather here in Florida with the highs in the low 80s and lows in the 50s.  The only way I can dream of a white Christmas is to look back on all of my fun snowy holiday projects from the past.

Bob and I wish you all a very blessed and merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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KC Cottage Cutz Mountain Lodge 1 center

KC Cottage Cutz Mountain Lodge 1 close right

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Here is a link to the original September 3, 2012 blog post with full description of how I made this wonderful snowy lodge scene.

Ten Year Blog Anniversary Celebration and Blog Candy

Good Thursday morning.  Today I am celebrating a “Ten Year Blog Anniversary” milestone.  My Very First Blog Post ever was published ten  years ago on November 9 2007.  It is amazing to look back on my original post and to browse through the years to see all the twists and turns my paper crafting style has taken.  This will be my 2206th post and I am honored to have had 7,406,868 page views to date.  I thought it would be fun to celebrate my anniversary by giving a blog candy gift for each year as a thank you to you for following my blog.  You can see more details about the blog candy below.

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I love making snowy winter scenes for holiday cards. Today’s project was made using the Impression Obsession Fir Tree, Small Fir Tree, Evergreen Trees and Sun and Moon. The frame was using the My Favorite Things Pierced Square Frames.  I secured the stamps and cardstock in my MISTI and stamped using Peeled Paint ink.  I stamped three trees on the card base and then stamped several random trees.  I placed my dies over the stamped random trees and die cut them.  I wanted the die cut trees to have the same pattern as the background trees.  In the end it didn’t matter much because I covered them so much with white embossing paste and glitter.

KC Impression Obsession Evergreen Trees 1 center

Once the background trees were stamped I heat set them and then applied Tumbled Glass ink to the sky area using an ink blending tool.  I applied white embossing paste to the stamped and die cut trees by lightly tapping it on with my finger and then sprinkled with the clear glitter.  I also applied the paste to the ground area on the tree background and sprinkled with glitter. 

I attached the tree background to the back of the frame using thin strips of mounting tape.  I attached the green layer behind the framed scene with ATG adhesive and then attached to the white card base using ATG adhesive.  I secured the die cut trees in place using strips of mounting tape.  I used a tiny tipped brush to apply white dots of white paint to the sky area to create falling snow and then finished by adding one star in the sky.  This is really so much prettier in person than it shows in the photos.  That seems to happen so often. 

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Here a the projects from my first post.

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Stampin” Up! Lovely as a Tree.   Lovely as a Tree is one of my favorite SU sets and I will never let it go.

KC Punch Pals

Stampin’ Up! Punch Pals

All you need to do to qualify for one of my ten blog candy gifts is leave a comment telling me how your paper crafting style has changed over time.  You will have until Tuesday, Nov 14th at 5:00  pm to comment and the winners will be announced on my Wednesday blog post. Here are photos of the ten gifts.  Some are brand new and some have been gently used.  The winners will be selected  by Random.org and the gifts will be awarded in the same order.  Good luck!

Art Impressions Trifolds 

Chameleon

Elizabeth Assorted Dies

Memory Box Frames

Memory Box Loose Dies

MFT Assorted Dies

MFT Stencils

Spellbinders 1

Spellbinders 2

Tonic Assorted Dies

Thank you so much for coming by and for ten years of following my blog.  I appreciate it more than you know.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Concertina Tag with Winter Scene

Good Sunday afternoon.  I’ve gotten a late start today.  I’m getting ready for the whole inside of my house to be painted and it has been quite a job getting everything down and out of the way.  Worst was unloading my china cabinet.  I also took Cody, my new puppy to his first day of puppy training.  Wow!  Seven puppies training all at once was interesting to say the least.  LOL!  My project is a masculine winter deer scene made using my Essentials by Ellen  Concertina Tag, Impression Obsession Brush Tree Line, Deer Snowglobe and Pine Sprig Cluster.  I think this three side tag is so cute and made with the deer makes it nice to use for a guy gift.  It could also be very cute folded closed and attached to a card front.  The tag trio is 6 3/8” x 3 1/4”.  Each individual tag is 2 3/8” x 3 1/4”.

KC Essentials by Ellen Concertina Tag 2 front

I cut the tag twice using white cardstock.  I applied Tumbled Glass ink to the first tag using an ink blending tool. to create the sky area.  Next I secured the tree line stamp and tag in my full sized MISTI and stamped it twice across the tag to fill in the background. I colored the three deer using Antique Linen and Vintage Photo and a mini applicator.  Check out my coloring die cut animals tutorial if you would like to see how I colored the deer.

KC Essentials by Ellen Concertina Tag 2 right

I cut the bottom off of the second tag to create the snow layer for the scene.  I attached it to the tag using double stick tape.  I attached the deer in behind the snow layer using rolled up glue dots.  I wanted them to stand away from the background for dimension but mounting tape would have had them sticking too far out for such a small scene.  I tucked pine sprigs around the deer feet and attached in behind the snow layer using glossy accents.  I added tiny 1/16” circles to the sprigs for a touch of color.  And yes….I had to have my strongest reader on to even see those little things. The sprigs and red berries don’t really show in the pictures but the little touch of red really does add to the overall scene.

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I finished by applying white Embossing Paste to the ground area and then sprinkled with clear Rock Candy glitter before the paste could dry.  This was a fun little tag to make and would be easy to recreate with different backgrounds, die cut trees, etc.  I just loved the softness of the tree line in behind the deer.

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great week.

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