Christmas Feed

Ho Ho Ho Santa Scene

Good Tuesday afternoon.  I seem to be stuck on making fast and easy  white silhouette cards this week.  My project today was made using the Impression Obsession Ho Ho Ho Square, Wreath Builder, Tree Landscape Layers, Lawn Fawn Fancy Scalloped Rectangle Stackables and Spellbinders Matting Basics B.

 KC Impression Obsession Ho Ho Ho Square 1 left

I cut the scalloped layer and then used the frame opening using the matting basics rectangle.  The Ho Ho Ho Square is a square die but I wanted to make it fit in a rectangle card shape.  I cut two snow strips using my deckle scissors and attached them to the back of the frame using double stick tape. Next I attached the scene square to the back of the frame and snow layers using double stick tape.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and on several key places on the back of the scene and then attached it to the card base. 

KC Impression Obsession Ho Ho Ho Square 1 center

I finished by adding the small trees in the foreground and red bow with greenery to the top of the church steeple.  the ribbon is from Michaels. This card has a lot going on but was sure fun to fast and easy to make.

Thanks for coming by and I hope you are enjoying your day.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Deer and Star

Good Monday afternoon.  My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple challenge to use a Zig Zag pattern of some kind on our project.  I chose to create a clean and simple background using the Impression Obsession Chevron Adapt-a-Background paired with the larger deer from the Deer and Doe set, pine sprigs from the Wreath Builder set and the star from the Bare Christmas Tree set.  I love making simple scenes like this that allows a few simple images like the deer looking up to the star in the sky to tell the “story” without words.

KC Impression Obsession Deer and Doe 2 right

I started by cutting the blue background layer and attached it to the card base with mounting tape. I cut a small portion of the die in white and attached it to the blue with mounting tape.

KC Impression Obsession Deer and Doe 2 center

I applied the pine and red berries to the deer with gloss6 accents and then attached it to the scene using mounting tape on the body and glue dots on the feet. I applied red stickles to the berries to add a touch of sparkle and finished the scene with the small gold star in the sky.

KC Impression Obsession Deer and Doe 2 left

Thank you for coming by today.  I hope you have a great week.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Santa Moon and Snowy Deer Scene

Good Sunday morning.  It’s been a while since I have been able to post regularly due to having eye surgery a couple of weeks ago .  I am happy to say I am doing really well and it was great to get back to my craft room this weekend.  My project today was made using the Impression Obsession Santa Moon, Snowfall, Deer Pair and Wreath Builder.  I wanted to create a basically white card with the Santa and reindeer silhouette in the background.  When I got ready to put something in the foreground I couldn't ‘t quite figure out what I wanted to use. I finally decided to add the two  white deer with just the touches of green and red.  They were in the foreground but didn’t take away from Santa and the big moon.

KC Impression Obsession Santa Moon 2 right

I cut the Santa Moon out of the snowfall background  and cut again in black.  I layered the white snowfall over a black background to show off the snow.  I layered the opening over the yellow to create the moon. O handcut two snow sections with my deckle scissors and attached to the lower portion of the scene.

KC Impression Obsession Santa Moon 2  center

I created a double matted frame and attached it to the scene using mounting tape.  I applied the holly and red berries to the deer with glossy accents and attached them in the scene with mounting tape.  The three additional reindeer were attached to the snowfall and frame using mounting tape.  I finished by adding touches of red stickles to the berries for a touch of sparkle.

KC Impression Obsession Santa Moon 2  left

Thanks so much for coming by and I hope you have a great Sunday. 

Card size:  5.50” square


Ellen Hutson LLC 11th Anniversary Blog Hop

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Good Friday morning and welcome to the 5th day of the Ellen Hutson 11th Anniversary Blog Hop.  You should have arrived here from LauraJane Head’s wonderful post.  You will definitely want to go to The CLASSroom to learn all the details about the wonderful prize opportunities.

I have been a happy and faithful customer of Ellen’s since she opened her online store.  I made Bob’s Christmas shopping very easy each year as my wish lists were always filled with new “must have” products in the store.  You can imagine how thrilled I was several years ago when Ellen invited me to be a member of The CLASSroom design team. 

For this special anniversary hop the designers were asked to create a project using our favorite Essentials by Ellen products. {{{{{WHAT???}}}}} How do I choose?  After much thought I finally decided to use Fat Pants and Hinged Alphabet.  I have always loved making snowmen and snowy scene holiday cards. I simply adore the fun snowman elements in the Fat Pants sets.  To me there is nothing cuter than using a black top hat, scarf and holiday holly leaves and sparkly berries to dress the snowman up.

KC Essentials by Ellen Fat Pants 4 right

I started by cutting out the snowman elements.  I stamped the face and body buttons using black versafine ink.  I applied Nuvo Crystal Drops to a craft sheet, allowed them to dry well and then picked them up with the tip of my paper piercer and attached them to the eyes, mouth and buttons using glossy accents.  You can see my sheet below with several Nuvo Drop colors I made for a few future projects.   I am too big a chicken to try applying the crystal drops directly on my project because I know I will somehow mess it up and have to start over.  LOL!

nuvo drops

I attached the body parts of the snowman together with large glue dots and attached the hat with mounting tape.  I decorated the hat and scarf using ribbon, holly leaves and berries attached with glue dots and glossy accents.  I added sparkle to the berries using red stickles. I applied brown ink to the branch arms and attached them to the back of the snowman body with glossy accents.

I cut the red scalloped layer, set the hinged letter dies in place and secured them with pieces of Eclipse masking tape and ran through my Big Shot to cut.  I cut a piece of blue cardstock and applied white falling snow using a white gel pen.  I hand cut a snow layer using my deckle scissors.

KC Essentials by Ellen Fat Pants 4 center

I began assembling the scene by attaching the blue snowy layer to the card base using ATG adhesive. Next I attached the snow layer to the blue using ATG adhesive. I applied thin strips of mounting tape the red scalloped “Snow” layer and attached it to the card base.  I tucked the snow man in behind the snow layer and attached with mounting tape. 

KC Essentials by Ellen Fat Pants 4 left

For sure I never get to see snow or snowmen here in Florida so I always have to create my own on card fronts.  I love this fun snowman with his big happy smile and fancy decorated hat and scarf.  He is certainly ready for the holidays. 

I sure hope you enjoy seeing all the wonderful projects along today’s hop path.  Be sure to check out each day’s hop this past week and leave comments to qualify for prizes.  You can also take part in the 11th Anniversary challenge for a chance to win more prizes.  All you have to do is upload a project using your favorite Essentials by Ellen product.

Thanks for coming by today and thank you to all of you who sent well wishes regarding my eye surgery.  All went well and I am recovering nicely. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you enjoy your whole holiday weekend. 

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Rustic Christmas Wreath

Good Sunday morning.  I love making wreath projects and couldn’t resist purchasing the new Penny Black Layered Christmas Wreath set with the pine, holly, berry and mistletoe sprigs.  While I was shopping I picked up the Antique Frame Set as well.  For my project today I created a rustic wreath and cut a rustic frame using Essentials by Ellen Tan Woodgrain cardstock.  

KC Penny Black Layered Christmas Wreath 1 left

I cut several sets of foliage using green cardstock and several pieces of pine using brown cardstock.  Before beginning to assemble the wreath I applied Autumn Red Crystal Drops to the berry branches and Simply White Crystal Drops to the mistletoe berries and set them aside to dry.  I cut the frame using the tan woodgrain cardstock and applied Vintage Photo ink by swiping the ink pad directly over the paper.  I smoothed out the color using a damp baby wipe and heat set the ink using my heat gun. I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the card base.

KC Penny Black Layered Christmas Wreath 1 center

I used the leaf tool and leaf pad  to apply scored lines on the holly leaves. I started assembling the wreath by attaching the holly branches around the wreath base using glossy accents. Next I tucked the pine branches around the holly leaves and attached with glossy accents.  Once the crystal drops were dried on the berries and mistletoe branches I tucked them around the holly and pine and attached with glossy accents.  I finished the wreath by adding a multi loop bow

KC Penny Black Layered Christmas Wreath 1 close

I took a close up picture of the wreath so you could get a good look at how nice the crystal drops look on the branches.  I love how they dried with a dimensional appearance.

KC Penny Black Layered Christmas Wreath 1 right

The pictures just don’t this project justice.  I probably should have used a cream card base instead of white.  It is just so much prettier in person.

I wanted to take the opportunity to mention that the Vintage Frame set comes assembled with the thin wires that need to be cut off.  I don’t remember often enough to draw your attention to the small hand held Dremel that I use us to smooth off those pointed wire edges.  The Dremel makes quick work of smoothing the edges and is so much faster than trying to file them down by hand.  I’ve linked the Dremel below in case you want to check it out. The time savings and good finish makes it well worth the price.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying your Sunday. 

Card size”":  5.50” x 4.25”

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