Clear Scraps Christmas Tags

Hi everyone, it's time for Christmas wrapping so why not create some personalized Christmas tags using Clear Scraps embellishments.

Create tags from cardstock and pattern paper.  Die cut Rinea Foil, emboss them and add them to the center of each tag.

Paint the ornaments with StazOn Studio Glaze and add them to the tags.  Stamp a sentiment from Joy Clair stamps.  Punch it out and add it to each tag.  Add some Whiskers Twine and you've got some wonderful tags for your packages.

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The Twelve Days of Christmas Pocket Garland

On the 12th Day of Christmas...…….  It's time of year and that song is just running around my head.  Check out my Twelve Days of Christmas Pocket Garland using  Scor-dies from Scor-Pal.  The set I used is PocketPenPals - Basics Package C.  It's comprised of a folded note card and ean nvelope.

I die cut the envelopes using Rinea Foils in  Emerald/Gold Glossy and Emerald/Emerald Starstruck.  I had the Twelve Days of Christmas theme running through my head; hence the 12 envelopes.

As I was die cutting the envelopes, I found them to be the perfect size for gift cards as well as small candies.   I didn't start out creating this pocket garland, but realized as I was assembling the envelopes that they would look amazing hanging on a mantle.  

To continue my theme, I tied die cut circles to the envelopes and added numbers.  For decorative purposes, I die cut reindeer from Mocha/Gold Glossy foil, gumdrops from Ruby/Ruby Starstruck foil and peppermints from Silver/Silver Starstruck foil.

They look amazing along my mantle, hanging from garland with mini clothes pins.  I think I'll add some mini lights amongst them next so they'll really shine at night.

What do you think?

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Makin's Clay Christmas Wine Charms

Hi everyone, Christmas will be here before we know it.  I've got a collection of wine charms on the  Makin's Clay blog that are perfect for holiday gatherings.

Craft wire

Start by conditioning white clay.  You can use any color clay, but since, I wanted to color my charms with specific colors, I opted to use white clay.

Once conditioned, I placed the clay in the push molds and created an assortment of charms.

To add color I used Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Sprays.  Since they are quite versatile, I spritzed some of the charms and painted the rest.   When dry, I used a variety of inks to add emphasis to the charms.

For more emphasis, I used an assortment of irRESISTible Pico Embellishers.  The fine tip applicator allowed me to doodle on the charms creating 3d effects.

Once dried, I punched holes in the charms, threaded wire through the hole and added beads, twisting the wire between each one.  Use the excess wire to tie them to the wine glasses so everyone knows which glass belongs to them.  

Since I wanted to give them as a gift, I placed them in a gift box.
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Blog Hop for Coffee Oasis

Hi everyone, I'm participating in a blog hop for Coffee Oasis.

Learn more about Coffee Oasis:
Coffee Oasis is a coffee shop/organization located in Washington State that provides help for our youth including programs for drug abuse, homelessness, violence and poverty.  (You can read more about their programs here:  https://thecoffeeoasis.com/youth-programs/. )

How you can help Coffee Oasis
We are hoping that this blog hop will bring awareness to organizations such as Coffee Oasis and that we can raise a little money and support or them!  Kat Scrappiness has pledged to donate 15% of all sales proceeds to Coffee Oasis and our other sponsors have all donated prizes to give away to all of you blog and youtube hoppers!  So please visit them and show some support.

You can also donate directly to Coffee Oasis here: http://kskat.com/donate.  Even if you can only donate $1 or $5, it doesn't matter. Every little bit will help a kid in need.

BLOG HOP PAGE STARTS HERE:    http://katscrappinessblog.com/charity-blog-hop/ 

I found this amazing die called Wintertide by Amy Design.  I die cut and embossed Rinea Silver/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.  It cut and embossed beautifully!

To focus on the design, I created a card from blue cardstock and placed the die directly on the card.

The phrase from Joy Clair was stamped on white cardstock then matted on a scrap of silver and placed in the center of the card.

An InLinkz Link-up

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Christmas Fairies with Rinea Foils

Hi everyone, I'm on the Rinea blog today using the Jolly Foiled Paper Variety Pack inks and markers from Imagine, plus a fairy stamp, to create 2 Christmas cards.

The Jolly Foiled Paper Variety Pack  includes Starstruck Emerald, Starstuck Silver, Starstruck Ruby as well as Glossy Emerald/Gold, Glossy Silver/Gold and Glossy Ruby/Gold foils.

Using a Spellbinders die, I created a green card.  The layers on the card include Starstruck Emerald and Starstruck Silver.  The packages and bows were die cut from Glossy Ruby/Gold.  

The fairy is a stamp From the Hollow which I colored with Memento Markers before fussy cutting.  She was then added to the main panel with foam adhesives for dimension.  The phrases, from Joy Clair stamps, were stamped with Versafine Onyx Black Ink, then die cut and matted with Glossy Ruby/Gold.

My second card uses the same foils, but I chose to die cut Glossy Ruby/Gold with a more intricate Spellbinders die. Using On Point Glue, I adhered the delicate panel to the Emerald Starstruck panel.  A die cut Silver Starstruck oval was added to the center.  

The fairy was again stamped with Versafine Onyx Black Ink, colored with Memento Markers, fussy cut and added to the card with foam adhesives.  Joy Clair's Merry and Bright was stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black Ink.  The panel was inked with Brilliance Rocket Red Ink, matted and added to the card.

What do you think?  Aren't these wonderful cards?

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Snowman Pallet

My newest project for Clear Scraps is this fun Snowman Pallet.

Who doesn't love building snowmen during the winter?

Add a crocheted scarf and your snowman is complete.

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Creating Unique Christmas Cards with Arnold Grummer Papermaking Kits

Hi everyone, I've got some unique Christmas cards on the Arnold Grummer blog today using handmade papers created with the Arnold Grummer Papermaking Kit.

If you are like me, you've got a stack of handmade papers just waiting to be used.  With Christmas on the horizon, I selected papers with pink and green tones for my cards.

Cut handmade paper to fit an embossing folder, then run through an embossing machine.

Add color to the embossed design using assorted colors of inks.

Mat the embossed panel with cardstock and place on a green card, then tear a strip of paper and add it across the card.

Die cut a wreath and, while still in the die, ink it up. This gives part of the design more color.

Die cut a large ornament shape from handmade paper and place the wreath over a stamped phrase in the center of the ornament.  Add dew drops around the wreath.

Add the ornament to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

 Emboss a second panel with a different embossing folder and ink over the embossed portions.

Stamp Merry & Bright in the corner.  Mat the panel with green cardstock and add to a darker green card.

Now you have two unique Christmas cards for the special people in your life.

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Merry and Bright Pointsettia Treat Boxes

Hi everyone, it's a new month and the challenge on the Scor-Pal blog is to create anything you want.

As we near Christmas, I love creating treat boxes for family and friends.  They are so easy to create using the Scor-Pal.

Once the boxes are created, you can decorate these treat boxes any way you wish.  I chose to cut Rinea Foils to fit each side of the box.  I love the mix and match of colors and patterns.

Spellbinders Pointsettias are a perfect addition to these treat boxes and Rinea Foils die cut and emboss amazingly well.

I assembled 3 layers of pointsettias with a leaf, adding it to the side of each treat box.

Merry and Bright is a sentiment from Joy Clair's Merry Christmas Sentiments stamp set.  They were each stamped with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink then added to each treat box.

Merry Christmas.

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Christmas Cards with Just For Fun Rubber Stamps

Hi everyone, it's a new challenge at Just For Fun Rubber Stamps and this month is anything goes.

Since Christmas is right around the corner, you still have time to finish your Christmas cards.

The Christmas Background stamp is perfectly sized for card fronts.  I inked the stamp with assorted colors of inks, each one slightly different.

I changed up the background colors and inked the panels with coordinating inks.

Each background was matted with cardstock and ribbon was tied around the panel before it was added to  the card.  Die cut pointsettias were added to the card and the holly leaves were stamped and fussy cut then slipped behind them.

And just for fun, I also created this Halloween card. I couldn't resist using papers from my stash to create this scene!

I've used Bubble, Bubble for the main image, adding some touches of color with Memento Markers, and the Double, Double phrase.

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Pine Tree Cards with Just For Fun Rubber Stamps

Hi everyone I'm on the Just For Fun blog sharing two new cards using some great stamps available from the store.  

I used the Pine Forest stamp which, at 4 1/2" wide, is perfect for the front of a card.  For the background, I used  paper that I had spritzed with assorted colors of Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Sprays.   I inked the stamp directly with shades of green and brown, then stamped in on the background.  

The stamped panel was matted with 2 colors of green cardstock.

The sunset sentiment was stamped on a left over scrap and also matted with 2 colors of green cardstock before being added to the card with foam adhesives.

Here's another version of the card with a slightly different background and a different sentiment.

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Christmas Ornament Card

Hi everyone, do you realize we are less than a month away from Christmas?  I've got a quick and easy Christmas card to share today. 

Using gold scraps, I punched ornaments and added them to a pattern paper panel, staggering them down the length.  Whisker Graphics twine was placed under each and wrapped around the pattern paper before adding it to the card.

Using Joy Clair's Glad Tidings Holiday stamps, I stamped them with VersaFine Tulip Red Ink, then punched and added them to the center of the ornaments.  A large flourish was added to the corner.

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