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Button Snowman and Christmas Sale Alert

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.

KC Lilac Lane Snowman right

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.

KC Lilac Lane Snowman close center

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!

KC Lilac Lane Snowman left

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.




Happy Thanksgiving and Special Holiday Sales Alert

Good Thursday morning and Happy Thanksgiving to my family, my work family and paper crafting friends.  I am especially thankful for my husband, my precious sisters and their families and for the wonderful memories I have of my parents.   I have such a special place in my heart for all the wonderful friendships that I have made over the years in the paper crafting community. 

I browsed back in my project files to find some of my favorite fall cards to share with you today.  I also want to share some of the wonderful sales going on with my favorite paper crafting companies.  Scroll down to the bottom of the post to see those. 

KC Impression Obsession Pumpkin Set 4 right

KC Impression Obsession Tree Frame 13 left

KC Impression Obsession Patchwork Leaves 1 right

KC Impression Obsession Pumpkin Set 1 left

 KC Impression Obsession Pumpkin Set 3 right

KC Impression Obsession Leaves 11 right

KC Impression Obsession Leaves 2 left

KC Impression Obsession Leaves 6 right

 KC Impression Obsession Leaves 9 right

KC Impression Obsession Leaves 3 right

KC Impression Obsession Tree Frame left

KC IMpression Obsession Leaves 8 right

 KC Impression Obsession Fall Leaf Background 2 left

I would be so honored if you would shop using my direct store links. 

Check out Ellen Hutson’s 10 year Anniversary Sales.  Be sure to check out the three different sales times and coupon codes. 

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Impression Obsession

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Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful and blessed holiday.


Holly, Pine and Gingham

Good Sunday morning.  I have a clean and simple holiday card to share with you today that I made for the Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper Challenge.  Penni, better known on SCS as razldazl is our featured stamper this week and my card was inspired by her Early Fall card found here. If you aren’t familiar with this challenge the goal is to pick a card out of the artist’s gallery and use the basic design but change it up in some way.  I used Penni’s negative die cut, layout  and embossing but changed my theme to Christmas. My project was made using the Essentials by Ellen Poinsettia and Pine, Taylored Expressions Bead Board embossing folder and Nesting Card Templates.  The gingham background paper is out of the My Favorite Things Tiny Check pad. Essentials by Ellen also has a coordinating stamp set that works with the Poinsettia and Pine called Mistletoe and Holly.  

KC Essentials by Ellen Poinsettia and Pine 1 left

Since I can never get a card layer cut straight with my paper trimmer I used the Nesting Card Templates to cut the embossed layer. I laid a piece of waxed paper of top of the white layer, lined up the rectangle die and pine die and ran them through my Big Shot Express all at once (have I told you how much I love my power Big Shot Express).  I left the pine die cut in place on the card base, placed it in the embossing folder and ran through my Big Shot. Hint:  l like to use waxed paper or even printer paper to layer between my cardstock and dies when using light paper so there are no marks left from the die.  They also protect the front of the cardstock when using an open die like the rectangle I used today to keep the cardstock from getting imprints from the plate. 

KC Essentials by Ellen Poinsettia and Pine 1 center

I cut a small piece of the gingham paper and attached it on the card base with ATG adhesive. I removed the pine die cut, applied mounting tape on the back of the embossed layer and attached it to the card base. I attached the pine piece to the top edge of the opening with glossy accents. I made a multi loop bow using red and white gingham to match the paper inside and attached it with glue dots.  I had planned to use only the white and red gingham but couldn’t resist adding the green holly leaves from the set to add one more Christmas element. 

KC Essentials by Ellen Poinsettia and Pine 1 right

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”


Vintage Christmas Wishes & Ellen Hutson Labor Day Sale

Good Saturday afternoon.  My project today was made using the new Hero Arts Vintage Christmas Wishes Stamp Set and Vintage Wishes Frame Cuts paired with the Impression Obsession Cardinals.  For some reason I was drawn to making this a black and white card using the trees and snowman.  When I was finished I decided it needed a few touches of red so I added the cardinals. I can’t wait to play with this set again to create a colorful snowy holiday scene.

KC Hero Arts Vintage Christmas Wishes 1 right 

The trees and snowman were stamped using black versafine and embossed with clear embossing powder. The snowman was cutout using the coordinating die.  I hand cut a ground snow section and attached in front of the trees using ATG adhesive. The tree scene layer was attached to the black layer with mounting tape.  I attached the crimped black cardstock on both sides of the card base and then attached the snow scene with mounting tape.

KC Hero Arts Vintage Christmas Wishes 1 center

The snowman was attached to the card base using mounting tape.  The cardinals were attached to the scene base using small pieces of mounting tape.

KC Hero Arts Vintage Christmas Wishes 1 left

Be sure and check out the holiday sale at Ellen Hutson.

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Thanks for stopping by and I sure hope you have a great holiday weekend.