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October 2014

Shade Tree Window Scene

Good Friday morning.  I wanted to share my full window scene project that I made for the Taylored Expressions blog post.  This is one of my favorite window cards and I wanted  to keep it in my window card archives.  For this scene I used the Shade Tree Cutting Plate, Birch Tree Accessories, Display Window, Window Accessories and Flowers and Stems.

KC Taylored Expressions Shade Tree Cutting Plate 2 right

I started by attaching designer paper to card base. I created siding by cutting several ½” x 4 ¼” strips of card stock and started at bottom of card base attaching the strips, overlapping slightly.

I created a see through window on the card base by using the die cut window as a template, drawing cutting lines and then cutting with craft knife. I cut two windows and attached one window to card base with mounting tape. I attached drapes on the inside of the window opening and attached the second window over the inside opening to cover the raw cut edges. You can check out my see thru window tutorial if you would like to see step by step photos of how I make the my open window.

KC Taylored Expressions Shade Tree Cutting Plate 2 center

I colored the shade tree with brown and green Copic markers and added dimension by applying touches of brown and green distress ink with a mini applicator. I cut the tree out of the frame and attached an extension on the bottom of the trunk to allow it to be the full height of the card. I attached the tree to the base with mounting tape and covered the extension spot on the trunk with the birdhouse and vines. I applied a thin strip of a hand cut grass border to the bottom of the card base with mounting tape.

KC Taylored Expressions Shade Tree Cutting Plate 2 close

I attached the flower pots to the back of the window box and attach it to the card base with mounting tape. I tucked a few larger foliage stems and flowers in behind the grass border and attached with glossy accents. I attached the bird to the tree branch with rolled up glue dots.

KC Taylored Expressions Shade Tree Cutting Plate 2 left

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25


Peace, Pine and Holly

Good Tuesday morning.  I have been enjoying playing with the holiday sentiment dies.  They are so perfect to create clean and simple cards.  My project today was made using the new Impression Obsession Peace die paired with the Pine Sprig Cluster, Holly Leaf Cluster and the Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames.  I know I keep repeating myself saying this over and over but I just can’t seem to help it.  I love the crispness of the red and green against the all white background. 

KC Impression Obsession Peace 1 left

I started by apply masking tape to the back of the frames and attaching them to the card base.  I popped the sentiment up on the card base with rolled up 1/8” double stick tape

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Attach the tape to a hard surface.

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Roll up with your fingers to create a long thin string of adhesive.

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Cut pieces with your snips

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Attach the pieces to the back of your sentiment with tweezers.

KC Impression Obsession Peace 1 center

I attached the holly and pine to the sentiment and frame base and added tiny red 1/8” punched circles for the berries.  I applied red stickles to the berries for a touch of holiday sparkle.

KC Impression Obsession Peace 1 close

Here’s a closer view.

KC Impression Obsession Peace 1 right'

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Clean and Simple Holly, Pine and Peace

Good Sunday morning.  I have a clean and simple project to share with you today made using the new Essentials by Ellen Brushstroke Peace, Creative Expressions Holly Accessory Kit and Impression Obsession Pine Pair. The tag was made using a retired die from Our Daily Bread. 

KC Essentials By Ellen Brushstroke Peace 1 left

The designer paper was applied to the card base with ATG.  The green frame was attached the card base using rolled up 1/8” double stick tape.  The tag was applied to the card base with mounting tape.

KC Essentials by Ellen Brushstroke Peace 1 center

I applied Crafter’s Pick glue to the holly and pine and dipped in crystal fine glitter.  The peace sentiment and holly berries were cut from red glitter cardstock.  I formed the foliage with my stylus and molding and attached to the tag with glossy accents.  I rounded the berries with the large stylus and attached to the foliage with rolled glue dots. The sentiment was attached with rolled up 1/8” double stick tape. I had a difficult time getting good pictures of this.  The berries and sentiment were cut with the same cardstock yet show so differently in the photos.  It really is so much cuter in person than shows in the photos. 

KC Essentials By Ellen Brushstroke PEace 1 right

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are having a great day.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Sentimental Bauble and Holly

Good Saturday morning.  My project today is a lovely and elegant ornament card made with the Creative Expressions Sentimental Bauble set.  I paired it with the Holly Accessory Kit and the Granada decorative panel.  I layered the ornament over a piece of retired small patterned holiday paper to give it more depth and to show better against the all white background.

KC Creative Expressions Sentimental Bauble 1 left

I cut the Granada layer and attached it to the card base with small pieces of mounting tape. I cut the ornament using red glitter cardstock and then cut the outline of the ornament out again with the decorative paper and attached the two together with glossy accents.  I cut the peace sentiment layer and hanger using gold foil cardstock. I attached the ornament to the card base with mounting tape.

KC Creative Expressions Sentimental Bauble 1 center

I cut the holly leaves, applied a light shading of crushed olive with a mini applicator, scored them with my leaf tool and leaf pad, lightly formed them with my stylus and molding pad and attached them to the top of the ornament with glossy accents.  I created a gold organdy multi loop bow and attached over the tops of the holly leaves. I cut three red berries with my 1/4” circle punch, rounded them with my stylus and molding pad and attached each one to the holly leaves with rolled up glue dots.

KC Creative Expressions SEntimental Bauble 1 close

Here’s a closer view of the ornament and holly and bow embellishment.  I love the Holly Accessory Kit.  It has different sized holly leaf combinations that makes it very useful for holiday card making.

KC Creative Expressions Sentimental Bauble 1 right

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend. 

Card size:  5.75” x 4.00”