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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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Merry Christmas and Pine

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.

KC Impression Obsession Merry Christmas Flourish 1 right

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.

KC Impression Obsession Merry Christmas Flourish 1 center

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.

KC Impression Obsession Merry Christmas Flourish 1left

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”

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Clean and Simple Snowflakes

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

KC Impression Obsession Snowflake Cutout 4 right

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. 

KC Impression Obsession Snowflake Cutout 4 center 

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.

KC Impression Obsession Snowflake Cutout 4 left

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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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.

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Christmas Snowman

Good Sunday morning.  I love making snowmen on my holiday cards and I had lots of fun playing with the new Essentials by Ellen Fat Pants Stamps and coordinating Fat Pants Die Set to create my project for today’s post. I framed my scene using the My Favorite Things Pierced Oval Frames, added snowy evergreen to the scene cutting apart the Penny Black Conifer Tree  and added branch arms using the Impression Obsession Wide Tree.  The hat was embellished with ribbon and Fir Sprigs and red berries. I couldn’t resist adding a cardinal from the Cardinals set.

KC Essentials by Ellen Fat Pants 1 left

I cut the snowman head and hat from dies in the die set and cut the two larger circles from the Nesting Circles set.  I stamped the face image and bold circles on the body using Black Versafine ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.I dressed up the hat with a red ribbon, fir sprigs and berries and added red stickles for sparkle.  I attached the body and head of the snowman together with glue dots and then attached the hat with glue dots.  There is a nose image in the stamp set but I hand cut one out with my snips to add a little bit of dimension.  The ribbon scarf was attached with glue dots and the branch arms were attached to the back of the snowman using glossy accents.

KC Essentials by Ellen Fat Pants 1 center

I cut a ground snow section using my deckle scissors and attached it to the back of the frame with ATG adhesive.  I applied small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attached it to the card base.  The snowman was attached to the card base with mounting tape. I cut a couple Conifer trees apart and tucked the branches in behind the ground snow and attached with glossy accents.  I applied the Ultimate glue to the branches with an old brush and sprinkled with Flower Soft. I finished by attaching the loan red cardinal on the branch arm with a rolled glue dot.  I love the big smile on the snowman’s face and his festive hat.  Julie Ebersole creates some of the cutest images ever. 

KC Essentials by Ellen Fat Pants 1 right

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

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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