Oct 22 2014

Twas The Night Before Christmas Notecards

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Good morning friends, today I have some fun, simple note cards to share that I made with Graphic 45′s Twas The Night Before Christmas designer papers. These paper pads go a long way . . . . I used the 12 x 12 paper pad for the bases of the notecards and the 8 x 8 paper pad for the card fronts. I made all the poinsettias and leaves with Christmas Mulberry paper.

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The Christmas mulberry paper is fun and easy to work with. Included in the mulberry pack: light and dark olive green, bright red, burgundy and a neutral cream sheet. The white stamens were purchased at Micheal’s. A corner punch was used to round the corners of the note cards.

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Tim Holtz Distress Inks were used on the outer edges of the cards, as well as an 18Kt Gold Krylon pen.

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The berries/stamens in this poinsettia were purchased at Michael’s. The holly leaves were made with the darker olive Mulberry paper.

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The flowers used on the note cards were left over from the Christmas card and tags I posted earlier this month using the Graphic 45 Twas The Night Before Christmas designer papers. These note cards are fast and simple to put together and perfect to attach to Christmas gifts or use as place cards at the dinner table.

Thank you for stopping by today, I so appreciate your visit.

Paper Hugs,

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Products used on this design:

Dies:  Marianne Poinsettia Dies

Paper:   Mulberry Paper A Touch of Grace-Paper BoutiqueGraphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas - 6 x 68 x 812 x 12 – The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Ink:  Tim Holtz – Forest Moss, Festive Berries - The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Accessories: Crafters Pick Ultimate Adhesive, Inkssentials Blending ToolGlue Dots,  - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store; Zip-Dry Adhesive, Scor Pal, Glue Dots, Genesis Paper Trimmer

 

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Oct 15 2014

Twas The Night Before Christmas Gift Tags

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Morning sweet peeps! Today I’m back with some adorable tags I plan on placing on some of this year’s gifts. I borrowed the tag template from Sharon Johnson. She created a tag set years ago that I still adore to this day. I found Graphic 45′s Twas the Night Before Christmas ideal for this set. No stamps needed as the paper already comes with adorable gift tags. A little snipping and I had this set put together in about an hour. The tag holder template contains four pockets. I made two tags for each pocket. For the tag holder, I used some old stash of Stampin’Up! Garden Green card stock, I think the red card stock used on the tags is Real Red. The roses and leaves were made with Christmas mulberry paper.

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Again, I used all three paper pads from Graphic 45′s Twas the Night Before Christmas for the tags. I made four small tags shown here. I used Spellbinders small mega ovals, Rose Creations dies for the roses and Create-A-Rose for the leaves (I love the leaves in Create-A-Rose, perfect size for these smaller roses). Why use Rose Creations dies instead of Create-A-Rose? I’m limited with the Create-A-Rose dies and it does take a bit longer to put together all the individual petals. With Rose Creations, I can easily make five different size roses and putting them together is a bit faster.

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These tags are larger. The paper pad comes with two sizes for the clocks. I used the smaller clocks on the smaller tags, the larger clocks on these tags. I adhered Kaisercraft Crystals to the center of the clocks. May Arts 1/4″ silk ribbon is perfect for these small bows that I made using the original Bow Easy. I attached the bows with Glue Dots, so easy to work with and no drying time.

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This close up pic better illustrates the clocks’ size, as well as the crystals in the centers. The bows each have three loops for fullness. I used the two smallest Rose Creations dies to make the roses from the Christmas mulberry paper I have in my store, as well as the rose leaves.

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I’m providing pictures of the four panels of the gift tag holder so that you have a closer view of the details. Please feel free to copy this design if you’d like. If you blog/post it anywhere, I’d appreciate a link back to this post.  :-).

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See the red crystals on the bottom panels .  .  . those are the larger green crystals from the Kaisercraft crystals pack that I used on the clocks. I used a Copic marker to color them red.

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If you have circle punches, they are perfect for punching out the clocks and background paper. I used Stampin’Up! punches that I’ve kept from “back in the day” .  .  . are they still selling them?

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Apart from the red and green card stock, everything you see is from Graphic 45′s Twas the Night Before Christmas papers and the Christmas mulberry paper.

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I love the candy stripe borders running along each panel, they tie in so well with the theme .  .  . Graphic 45 truly coordinates their papers well!

I hope you’ve enjoyed your visit, I have some Christmas note cards to share with you soon made from the same Graphic 45 paper collection. They are perfect for presenting gifts to dear family and friends alike.

Paper Hugs,

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Products used on this design:

Spellbinders:  Rose CreationsCreate-A-Rose - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Paper:   Mulberry Paper A Touch of Grace-Paper BoutiqueGraphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas - 6 x 68 x 812 x 12

Ink:  Tim Holtz – Forest Moss, Festive Berries - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Accessories:  May Arts 1/4″ Silk RibbonBow EasyCrafters Pick Ultimate Adhesive, Inkssentials Blending Tool, Glue Dots Distrezz-It-All,  - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store; Zip-Dry Adhesive, Scor Pal, Glue Dots, Genesis Paper Trimmer

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Oct 12 2014

Twas The Night Before Christmas

Good morning dear friends, before I start with the card I’m sharing today, I want to personally thank each and every one of you for praying for my brother, for writing and asking how he’s doing and for coming here to visit my blog. You are very dear to my heart and while I don’t have the time to write to you as much as I’d like, you’re always in my thoughts.

I’m excited to tell you that my brother is returning to work today. He’s taking it slowly, he’ll be behind a desk for a few weeks as he continues to gain his strength. Jimmie is a nuclear welder and has traveled the globe with spots in Korea, Belgium and Italy to name a few. Your continued prayers for his ability to quickly get back into the swing of things and be fully recovered is so very appreciated. Jimmie sends his gratitude to all of you who prayed for him. Thank you so very much! Christmas Card 002 copy

Today I have a Christmas card to share with you that I designed using Graphic 45′s Twas the Night Before Christmas collection. All three paper pads were used for this card, 6 x 6, 8 x 8 and 12 x 12, together with beautiful Christmas mulberry paper that I now have in stock in my store, A Touch of Grace-Paper Boutique.

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I used Spellbinders Rose Creation dies to make the red Christmas roses out of Christmas mulberry paper. Beautiful red 1/4″ May Arts ribbon bows compliment the intense red of the poinsettias, also made with the Christmas mulberry paper. Green holly leaves are tucked in the design, also made with the Christmas mulberry paper collection. A few Prima Serenade white roses are tucked in, along with a bit of baby’s breath and red Christmas berries.

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The adorable twigs incorporated in the design are from Spellbinders Cherry Blossom Stems, I think they work very nicely in this Christmas design . . . I like multiple functions/uses from my dies! Prima Encore roses are tucked into the upper corner arrangement. I used Marianne dies for the poinsettias, as well as the holly leaves. (Spellbinders poinsettia dies would also be lovely to use in this design).

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The stamens for the poinsettias were taken from an old berry wreath I purchased from Michael’s a few years back . . . I like recycling!

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I used the size two dies from the Rose Creation dies to make these small red Christmas roses, as well as the leaf dies from Spellbinders Create-A-Rose dies. I used the same technique to make the roses that I use in my Dahlia tutorials. I purchased the red Christmas berries from a site that sells vintage German stamens.

 

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I hope you’ve enjoyed your visit, I have some Christmas note cards and Christmas tags to share with you soon made from the same Graphic 45 paper collection. They are perfect for presenting gifts to dear family and friends alike.

Paper Hugs,

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Products used on this design:

Spellbinders:  Rose Creations, Cherry Blossom Stems, Create-A-Rose - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Paper:   Mulberry Paper - A Touch of Grace-Paper Boutique; Graphic 45 Twas the Night Before Christmas - 6 x 6, 8 x 8, 12 x 12

Ink:  Tim Holtz – Forest Moss, Festive Berries - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Accessories:  Foam Squares, May Arts 1/4″ Silk RibbonBow EasyEncore White Roses, Serenade White Roses, Crafters Pick Ultimate Adhesive, Inkssentials Blending ToolDistrezz-It-All - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store; Baby’s Breath, Zip-Dry Adhesive, Genesis Paper Trimmer

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