Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sale at Winnie & Walter

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Christmas Card Series - Set #8

Dear friends,

I have a shaker Christmas card set to share today. This is my 8th set in my Christmas card series this year. I am so thrilled sharing my card sets this year. Hoping next year I will be more organised and have some graphics and a format. Today's set does not have tutorial as I got carried away and made all my  cards watching television. Then realised that I had not taken photos while making them. So very sorry. But this shaker card is easy that I will write down the instructions for you.

Here are all the four cards together.

shaker cards

I have used the Christmas Tree Cutout die namics from My Favorite Things to die cut my white card panels to make the shaker panel.
Here is the first card in the set.

red striped merry christmas card

Cardstock: Smooth White cardstock from MFT
Pattern papers: North Pole 6 x 6 paper pad from Kaisercraft.
Specialty paper: Vellum and acetate cardstock.
Dies: Christmas Tree Cutout from MFT
Stamp Set: Holiday Botanicals from MFT
Accessories: Sequins and Silver star from Pretty Pink Posh, Rhinestones from Simon Says Stamp, foam adhesives, tape adhesives, cuttlebug, silver embossing powder, heat gun, powder tool, tiny star confetti from stash and Shimmer  clear sparkle Spritz from Imagine Crafts.

1. Make a card base using white cardstock
2. Trim the red diagonal striped pattern paper from North Pole paper pad to the card front size and adhere to the card front.
3. Trim white cardstock to 3 1/2" x 4 3/4". Spritz the clear sparkle on the panel and let it dry. LOVE the shimmer this gives to the white panel.
4. Diecut the Christmas tree using the die.
5. Trim the acetate to the panel size and adhere on the inside of the panel.
6. Add foam tape around the tree. Add the sequins from Pretty Pink Posh coordinating to the pattern paper.
7. Cover with pattern paper trimmed to the size of panel. Shaker box is ready.
8. Stamp and silver heat emboss the sentiment on vellum and trim to size.
9. Wrap the vellum sentiment around the shaker box and secure at the back,
10. Adhere this shaker box to the card front.
11. Add the big silver star from Pretty Pink Posh on top of the Christmas tree and add the rhinestone to its centre. Card is finished.

Here are some closeups.

Red striped merry Christmas closeup2

red striped merry christmas closeup1

Now change the pattern paper on the back of the shaker box and on the card front to make three more shaker cards. It is that simple. By using the pattern papers from the same collection or paper pad, it is easier to coordinate papers and thereby the sequins as well. Here are rest of the three shaker cards.

Blue merry christmas card2

nordic merry christmas card2

b&w merry christmas card

 This set is very easy to make as the only stamping that is done is the sentiment. Again, prepare by trimming, diecutting, spraying and embossing the sentiment. Then it is easy to assemble sitting in front of the television.

If you like to see my other card sets in my Christmas Card Series, here they are: Set #1, Set #2, Set #3, Set #4, Set #5, Set #6 and Set #7

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Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends!

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Sneak Peek of a new Challenge at StampNation.

Hey everybody,

StampNation has weekly challenges to play along.

Here is DT sneak peek of this week's challenge. Can you guess which is mine?

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Set of reindeer cards

Just a random post sharing some more Christmas cards I made some time ago.

Season's greetings

Joy triangle card1

Joy star card2

The Reindeer is die called Leap of Joy from Penny Black. Then sentiment diecut is from Papertrey Ink. Banner and sentiment on the banner is from Simon Says Stamp. Pattern papers from my stash I have been hoarding for a while lol! Sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

25 Days of Christmas Tag with Tracey McNeely

This is my second post for today. This is my Christmas Card Series - Card #7 post.

Today I am participating in Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags as design team member of Curtain Call Challenge.

Here is my Christmas tag.

H ho ho! Card

I have used fish tail banner die from Paper Smooches to die cut my main tag using white cardstock as well as woodgrain pattern paper. I have glued the woodgrain die cut on to the wite cardstock die cut for stability.

I then die cut the frame using PTI silhouette die and sponged blue ink on the edges. The Santa is from Cute Christmas Characters from Clearly Besotted for Simon Says Stamp. I have white heat embossed the santa on watercolour paper, then watercoloured it. When dry, I used the coordinating die to die cut the santa. The gold bow is die cut using Taylored Expression die. The sentiment is from the Cute Christmas Character stamp set which I have stamped on to one of the tiny banner die cut from Simon Says Stamp. I trimmed off the folding banner edges and cut of fish tail ends with scissors to be able to fit on the tag. This sentiment strip is also sponged with blue ink on the edges.

Ho ho ho flat

I wanted to move away from the traditional looking tag to something totally different. I decided to rummage through my leftover diecut box to pick the diecuts to use on the tag. Except for the santa, others were left overs. It is a good feeling to reuse :)

There are plenty of prizes to be won through Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags.
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Christmas Card Series - Set #7

Welcome back to my Christmas Card Series. This is set #7.
I have a simple looking colourful card set today. I have gone for non traditional colours once again.
Here is my first card sample from the set.

Merry Christmas yellow1

I have used the crystal images from Christmas Crystal stamp set from Hero Arts to stamp white heat emboss and watercolour using Peerless on watercolour paper. I then cut them all out.


I then used Diamond Stickles to coat them. Once dry, the glitter on the crystals are very pretty.

Pic 2

I have used DCWV  black glitter paper to die cut my sentiment from Merry and Bright die from Essentials By Ellen. Save the tiny dots of all the "i". It is easy to loose them. :)


I then adhered the crystals using foam adhesives. Some of them overlapping as shown in the pictures below.


I added Pretty Pink Posh's sequins to accent the colours of the crystals.


Finally adhered the sentiment using glossy accents.


The finished panel is mounted on the card base using foam adhesives. Here are the rest of the three cards.

Merry & Bright 1

Happy Christmas

Christmas Wishes1

And all four cards together.

Crystal card set

If you like traditional colours of Christmas, then use red and green colours instead of the colours I have used. Mount on kraft card base instead of grey base. You will get a gorgeous new set of traditional Christmas card. Hope you like this set.
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Friday, November 21, 2014

Tag You're It with Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Dear friends,

I have new Tag You're It Challenge #11 today.
This challenge's inspiration is this Maureen Merritt's gorgeous card.

Tracey McNeely asked Tag You're It Design Team to play along with her the 25 Days of Christmas Tags she has been hosting. As part of the team, I am play along using Maureen Merritt's tag card as the inspiration.

I love Maureen's tag card. Love the die cut background and layered tags. Inspired by these, here is my tag card.

Peace Love Joy 1

I have used the horizontal cover die from MFT to die cut my background panel. I then sponged some Fresh Peach ink from Simon Says Stamp on the negative strips from the diecut panel and popped it right back in place and glued the entire diecut down to the card front.

Peace Love Joy flat1

For the layered tags,  have used tags from MFT again which I die cut  twice from white cardstock.  I inked one tag completely with Mint Julep ink from Simon Says Stamp. On the second tag I have stamped the sentiment and layered the ornaments from Ornamental Style stamp set from Clearly Besotted.  I brushed Wink of Stella clear shimmer on he ornaments for the festive look on the Christmas card. I love the coral and mint colour combination. So trendy for a Christmas card.

Now I also made a coordinating tag as well

Peace Love Joy tag

For the coordinating tag, I did exactly the same process except revered the colours. I coloured the layered tag with coral and the ornaments with mint.  You can see the shimmer on the ornament on this tag picture.

Peace love joy tag flat

Here are the tag card and tag together.

Peace Love Joy card and tag

Hope you like my take on TYIC tag card. I am very thrilled with how they turned out especially the colour combination.

Peace love joy card and tag flat

Be sure to check out Tracey's Blog and also Tag You're It challenge blog to see more design team inspirations.

There are plenty of prizes to be won through Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

An inspirational challenge at StampNation

This is second post. Here is my Christmas card set #6

Hello folks, 

StampNation has weekly challenges to play along.

This week's challenge is vibrant, inspiration and fab. Here is the sneak peeks of the designer's cards for the challenge.

StampNation is an awesome online community with hundreds of tutorials, videos, gallery full of inspiration, challenges, discussions, discount and much more. Click here to register at StampNation. I am sure you will enjoy the online community experience.

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Christmas Card Set Series - Set #6

Hiya, Hi and Hello dear friends,

I have my Christmas card set #6 in my Christmas Card Series. My weekend was very busy and so I have this set mid week instead of the weekend. But it is better late than never, right?
OK then here is my Merry Christmas card set.

Merry Christmas card set1

I have gone for a colourful, fresh, simple and easy to make card set. I love these adorable images from Tiny Treasures stamp set from Penny Black. They are small, stylish and adorable holiday images. When I saw this set, I got thinking as to how else can I use these images other than on a tag or colour them. So I came up with using them on the card front as a background but colourfully. So here is how these cards came about.


I have used pigment inks to stamp my images because I love the intense colour pigment ink gives as it sits on top of the card stock especially if the background stamping is going to be the star of the show. Dye inks get absorbed into the card stock and thereby the colours are not as bright and intense. I have used Memento Luxe Love Letter ink (beautiful pinkish red) and Mama Elephant's Lemongrass and Fresh Mint pigment inks. I simply stamped the images randomly using these inks on the all the four card fronts.


For the sentiment, I have used the Merry Christmas sentiment from Whooo's Wishing stamp set also from Penny Black. I have silver heat embossed the sentiment on red, blue and green card stock coordinating with the stamped images.

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I then mounted the sentiment strips on the card front with some silver thread behind the strip. I varied where I placed the sentiment strip on each card to get the similar but not same look of each card in the set. Here are individual photos of the four cards in the set.

Merry Christmas  red card

Merry Christmas blue card1

Merry Christmas card green1

Merry Christmas green

Hope you like this set. Just another way to use tiny outline images other than colouring or on a tag.

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