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.
Here is a link to the original September 3, 2012 blog post with full description of how I made this wonderful snowy lodge scene.
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.
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.
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.
Here a the projects from my first post.
Stampin” Up! Lovely as a Tree. Lovely as a Tree is one of my favorite SU sets and I will never let it go.
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!
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”
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”.
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.
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.
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.
Good Saturday afternoon. I have had a good time today playing with some of the Impression Obsession holidays that I haven’t had the chance to use yet. I love the flourish surrounding the sentiment and the tiny ornament and deer that came with the Merry Christmas Flourish set. I used the Pine Pair and my new Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables.
I attached both the scalloped layers to the card base using mounting tape. Then I cut tiny pieces of mounting tape and attached to the major letters of the sentiment and attached to the white scalloped layer.
I attached the pine pieces to the top corner of the card using glossy accents and attached the multi loop bow with glue dots. I finished by adding one of the leaping deer and tiny gold ornament.
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas eve with your family and friends. We are gong to watch White Christmas this evening. It’s our favorite Christmas classic.
Card size: 5.50” x 4.25”
Good Tuesday morning. Are there times you just need to make a few fast and easy cards to have on hand. I really like how simple and easy this card is to put together and yet it looks so pretty with the red showing through the snowflakes. For this project I used the Impression Obsession Snowflakes Cutout and Lawn Fawn Scalloped Rectangle Stackables.
I placed the stackable die on the Big Shot platform and placed the three dies inside the stackable. I placed a piece of waxed paper over the dies, and then placed the white cardstock over the dies and ran through my machine to cut.
I cut a piece of red cardstock and attached it to the card base with ATG adhesive. I applied mounting tape to the back of the snowflake layer and attached it to the card base. That’s it. A really pretty card that took only minutes to make.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day.
Card size: 5.50” x 4.25”
Good Tuesday morning. Before I start my project I want to make sure you are aware of the Make It Merry 30% off Christmas Category Sale at Ellen Hutson.
I haven’t used buttons on my projects for a very long time but I have been intrigued for a while by the 28 Lilac Lane Embellishment Kits and Embellishment Bottles with matching buttons, sequins, pearls and seed beads and had to try a couple. My first thought when opening the Winter Wonderland Bottle was a snowman scene. Here’s what I came up with.
I started by picking buttons with only two holes and attached little pieces of black cardstock on the back with so the holes would look like eyes and coal buttons. Since the snowman is so little I created the scene on a small piece of kraft cardstock and layered it with the white and gingham layers. I hand cut a little piece of ground snow with my deckle scissors and attached to the bottom of the scene. Next I attached the two fir trees with glossy accents. The white scalloped layer was attached to the gingham card base with mounting tape. The scene was attached to the red piece and was attached to the white layer with mounting tape.
I heated up my hot glue gun and used it to attach the two buttons to the scene. I could have used glue dots but I wanted the buttons to be really secure. I hand cut the tiny hat and scarf using Taylored Expressions red and white felt and attached them to the snowman with tiny dots of hot glue. I finished by attaching sparkly sequins all around the snowman for the look of falling snow. I know….the snowflakes are almost the size of the snowman. LOL!
Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great day. Don’t forget to check out the Christmas Category Sale over at Ellen Hutson.