Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Christmas Sentiment Tree Card

Hello! I've got a fun idea of creating a holiday tree full of Christmas sentiment strips! Emily Moore Designs generously created three sheets of Christmas Sayings (FREE DOWNLOADABLE) sentiments and made them into free downloads for friends to use. It also coordinates with her Card Sentiment Dies :) Thank You, Emily!! 

The same day that I downloaded them, I went out for a Chinese lunch with hubby, and guess what was my fortune cookie message ("You will soon receive an (un)usual gift freely given. Accept!")...LOL!! It's a sign! 

This is the card I created...what do you think? I loved how it turned out :) 

After all the sentiments were die-cut into strips and squares from her Card Sentiment Dies, gather up the slimline card base in white cardstock and the front card panel cut to fit the base. How? Just trim the purple and white speckle patterned paper from the A2 Card Base Paper Pack to 4.25 x 8.5-inch. Adhere with the E-Z Dot® Repositionable adhesive. I love using this adhesive - it's forgiving. Just peel the panel off and reposition!

Create a long triangle template from copy paper to fit the card, and adhere it with the E-Z Dot® Repositionable to the pink/purple marble patterned paper from the A2 Card Base Paper Pack. Use a paper trimmer to cut the triangle shape out because I can't cut a straight line! LOL! With the same adhesive, center the triangle on the card front.

Using the cut triangle as the base, add the sentiment strips in the desired design and secure with the E-Z Dot® Repositionable.

Add the last touches of gems with the Adhesive Dots Micro and foil the 3D Foam Stars with the silver sheet from the Metallic Transfer Foil Sheets in Celebrate. Remove the liner place the foil (color side facing you) and rub to transfer the color to the stars. Reapply the foil in missed areas.

And it's done! I hope you take advantage of Emily's generous gift, the Christmas Sayings (FREE DOWNLOADABLE) sentiments, and share with her your creation! Here's to a wonderful holiday season!

Thanks for stopping by!

Creative Time: 40 mins
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed:
Emily Moore Designs: Christmas Sayings (FREE DOWNLOADABLE), Card Sentiment Dies, and A2 Card Base Paper Pack; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: E-Z Dot® Repositionable Refillable Dispenser, 3D Foam Stars, Adhesive Dots Micro, and Metallic Transfer Foil Sheets in Celebrate Colors; Buttons Galore & More: Gem; White Cardstock; Copy Paper; Paper Trimmer; Gem Picker

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Thursday, November 09, 2023

Coffee Lovers Fall/Winter 2023: Warm Hugs & Hot Cocoa Card


The Coffee Lovers Community is having its Fall/Winter 2023 event and I thought I would dust off my blog to join the fun! Using the Wilderness Collection by KNC Essentials, I created a sweet and whimsy look.

Warm Hugs & Hot Cocoa Card Layers

Fold in half an 8.5 x 5.5-inch white cardstock to a side-fold card base. Cut a piece of 4.25 x 5.5-inch patterned paper to cover the card base and adhere with the E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser. Die-cut a patterned paper with the Gift Card Holder Die. This will be the card panel.

Card Panel Breakdown

Cut a 3 x 4-inch cut apart Warm Hug to 2.25 x 3.5-inch to fit into the Gift Card Holder. Diagonally cut another 3 x 4-inch cut apart and trim off until it fits behind the Warm Hugs cut apart. Secure all with the E-Z Dots® Repositionable Refillable Dispenser. It's perfect for shifting and determining placement on the card panel.


Embellish the Card Panel

Adhere the bubbles, sequins, and other elements on the card panel with the Adhesive Dots Mini.

Finishing Off

Pop up the card panel to the card base with the Crafty Foam Tape in Black 108ft. I love the subtle lift this tape has with its 1/32" height (half of 1/16" that is in the Crafty Foam Tape 54ft.).

Take another look at your cut apart papers and see if you can create a layered card like mine. I hope you enjoyed my photo tutorial! Wanna join in? Click: Fall/Winter 2023 event.

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Skill Level: Beginner Intermediate
Creative Time: 35 mins

Materials Needed:
Adhesives: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® (E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips Refillable DispenserAdhesive Dots Mini, E-Z Dots® Repositionable Refillable Dispenser, and Crafty Foam Tape in Black 108ft.); Patterned Papers: Kraft n Creativity (Beauty of Winter's Days Collection); Thin Metal Dies: Emily Moore Designs (Gift Card Holder Die); Embellishments: Buttons Galore and More; Embellishment Picker Tool; Crease Tool; Paper Trimmer; White Cardstock

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