CAS Winter Card

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Supply List for CAS Winter Card

  • Rhinestones – Want2Scrap
  • Cardstock – DiscountCardstock.com
  • Spectrum Noir Markers – DR1, IB2 (Purchase your Spectrum Noir markers here)
  • Silhouette Store Digital Die Cuts – #52349, #28913

Directions for CAS Winter Card

  1. Create a card base 4.25×11″ and fold in half.
  2. Cut an aqua mat 4×5.25″.
  3. Cut speech bubble and adhere to card.
  4. Create sentiment and mat using American Typewriter font. Weld words as desired and and make a mat using the Offset feature. Color mat using Spectrum Noir Marker IB2. Adhere to speech bubble.
  5. Cut snowflakes and mat. Color mat using Spectrum Noir Marker DR1. Adhere to card.
  6. Accent with rhinestones.

 

 

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BeBunni Birthday Eat Cake Card

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Hello, Allie here. I have another sweet BeBunni Birthday card to share with you today. I’m still practicing with my new Spectrum Noir Markers and these adorable BeBunni images. This stamp is called Hip Hip Hooray.

BeBunni Eat Cake MAIN

Start by stamping your image on quality cardstock. I use Tuxedo Black Memento ink from Imagine Crafts, it works well with the Spectrum Noir Markers. Color image and add highlights with glitter.

  BeBunni Eat Cake Coloring

Inside the card, I added a 3 tier chocolate cake. I colored the pieces with Markers and “glazed” the cake with Craft Fantastic Glaze. It reacts a bit with the Spectrum Noir markers and has a cool effect.

I cut the Eat Cake top layer out of patterned paper and matted it on white, raising it up with dimensional foam.

BeBunni Eat Cake inside

I created a bow with May Arts ribbon and cinched it with a button and some red twine with a charm. I added the pins. A tip – if your pins are too long, a toe nail clipper can lop the ends off pretty well!

BeBunni Eat Cake Button Cluster

Spectrum Noir Markers:

CR3, DR1, DR4, OR2, OR1, PP2, BP1, EB3, TN7, GG1, IG2, CR2, EB3, DR2, Blender

 

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Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock

Crafter’s Companion “Bebunni Hip Hip Hooray” EZ Mount Stamp Set

Imagine Crafts ink: Memento™ “Tuxedo Black”

Purchase all of these supplies and more at Crafter’s Companion.

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Additional Supplies –

Ribbon – May Arts, Pins – Maya Road, Charm – Want2Scrap, Twine – Coats & Clark, Glitter Glue  – Ranger Glam Pink, Patterned Paper – Doodlebug, Cardstock – Discount Cardstock, Dimensional Glue – Craft Fantastic, Digital Die Cuts: Eat Cake (House of 3), 3 Tiered Birthday Cake (Samantha Walker)

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BeBunni Celebrate Card

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Hello, Allie here. I’m joining the 2014 Inspiration Team at Crafter’s Companion USA next year. I was so excited to receive and try Spectrum Noir Markers, along with lots of other fabulous supplies from Crafter’s Companion.

I have a sweet BeBunni card to share with you today. This is my first time coloring, and I learned some things. Other than the fact that these Spectrum Noir markers are fabulous, I need a little practice. They’re very juicy, and the blender blends so incredibly well. I can’t wait to practice some more with these adorable Bebunni stamps.

My card is based on a Cardabilities Sketch (see it here). I created a belly band for the card that slides off. It’s my daughter’s birthday next week, and since I don’t have to mail it, this card is a little thicker than I usually make. I think the belly band will keep it closed until “reveal” time, since the birthday gift is inside. Shhhh, don’t tell … it’s a gift certificate for her and her friends to spend at a local hangout. Thus, CELEBRATE!

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Spectrum Noir Markers: Bunny (IG1, IG2, IG3), Ears (FS1, FS2, FS3), Bag (EB1, EB2,EB3, IB1), Bottle (LG1, LG2, LG3, PP1, PP2, PP3), Highlights and Outlines (GG1, Blender)

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Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock

Crafter’s Companion “Bebunni Thank You” EZ Mount Stamp Set

Imagine Crafts ink: Memento™ “Tuxedo Black”

Purchase all of these supplies and more at Crafter’s Companion.

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Additional Supplies – Kraft Cardstock (Discount Cardstock), Patterned Paper (My Mind’s Eye), Buttons (Buttons Galore), Flowers (Wild Orchid), Digital Die Cuts – Doily Making Set (Samantha Walker) and American Typewriter Font (colored in IB2), Rhinestones (Want2Scrap)

7 DIY Christmas Gift Packaging ideas

Christmas gift packaging ideas that you can make.  I love making handmade wrapping paper, gift tags and gift boxes.  Each  year I chose a theme for all the presents.  This year I am using fabric and paper from Doodlebug.   I purchased both the fabric and the paper online.  The instructions and a materials list will be posted all next week.  I was so excited to share my homemade Christmas packaging ideas with you that I could not resist sharing immediately.  Make sure you stop back next week for all the information!

The first package that  made is a tote for my niece.  I am going to fill it with nail polish and lip gloss.  She can use it as a purse next holiday season.  Not only is it pretty packaging it is a great gift too.

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The main portion of the bag is felt and the fabric is sewn to it.  A  rosette was made with a strip of fabric and sewn on with a button embellishment.

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The next item I made is a gift card holder using Doodlebug paper and 3-d stickers. The cute box is is a die cut from Sizzix.

Christmas gift card holder

The next homemade item on the list is an appliquéd wine bag.  The wine is a gift for the in-laws.  Jute was an expected material and I like to add something different when creating.  I edged the ornaments with a blanket stitch, glued on ribbon and made bows to give it a little dimension.
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For the kids stockings I recycled a Starbucks bottle and decorated it with paper and painted the cap.  I made two dozen of these.  The kids like to give them to their friends and I like to have a stash of them on hand for last minute thank you gifts.  If you keep the theme wintery instead of Christmasy you can use them through Valentines Day.

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A quilted gift sack is next up on the list.  When possible I like to make packaging that can be reused.  This year I tried a new to me technique.  I made a fabric scrap piece of patch work fabric.  After I sewed all the scraps together I made tote bags out of them.  My daughter loved it so much she asked me to make her a pillow out of it.  I will include that picture too.
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The ribbon and button accent on the gift bag.  I love adding buttons to my projects.  Buttons give it a little added extra.handmade tote

This is the pillow I made using the same technique as the gift bag. I really love working with fabric.

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Baking and candy making are two other things I like to do during the holidays.  Giving the  food in a pretty package makes it taste oh so much better.  I used to make caramels with my grandmother and I can remember packaging them in pretty boxes covered with wrapping paper.  Back then there was not all the beautiful scrapbook paper available.  If my grandmother were still here I know she would love the gift box I made below.  I bought a dozen of the boxes for $10.  The tasty treats will be given to the teachers and staff at my sons elementary school.
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You can see the detail on the tag in the photo below.  I love using dimensional stickers for gift tags.  Keeping the packaging simple allows for making multiples in one afternoon.holiday gift box for food

The last and final project is a quick and super easy felt gift tag to hand on a wine bottle.  We keep a stash of tags and wine on hand for the last minute hostess gift.  We usually give white wine for our friends whose wine preferences we do not know.

homemade wine bottle gift tag

I hope you have enjoyed the projects and stop back next week for the materials and the instructions.

Kid Friendly recipes Christmas Treats

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Kid Friendly recipes Christmas Treats are the answer  to the question MOM CAN WE??? Here is a round up of our favorite Kid Friendly Christmas Treats.

Let’s start with something healthy. Food tastes better when it looks fun, right?

Creative Kid Snacks

Make sure to drop by Creative Kid Snacks. You won’t want to miss the Reindeer Sandwich, Cottage Cheese Snowman, or the Santa Panini, either.

 

Still keeping it healthy…

Grinch Fruit Snacks

from Charm It Spot’s 12 Days of Christmas Surprises

She has a lot of other cute ideas, from decorated water bottles and Christmas tree shaped bread, a definite do-not-miss for parents and caregivers.

Grinch Fruit Snacks

 

and into the sweet stuff…

 

Snowman Cookie Winter Dessert Idea

From Snack Picks, this just requires pre-made cookies, frosting and caramels. We were thinking forgo the caramels and break out the Fruit by the Foot and some kid safety scissors. After all, this is for the kids, right?

Donut Fun

From Love From the Oven, she gets my vote for Mom of the year, because she actually MADE the donuts. Personally, I was thinking a quick trip to the corner store for a video and a bag of donuts.

Reindeer Donuts

Nilla Wafers

We know that you probably have a box of these somewhere. Break ’em out. No recipe for this one, just add your own imagination. Just imagine how much fun the kids might have smashing candy canes. Just saying!

and now for something completely different …

Sticky Stacky Sandwiches

We thought we’d finish off with a super healthy snack. Have you searched Pinterest for the keyword Sticky Stacky Sandwiches? Yeah, you’ll wanna do that. Because we’d even eat these.

Put your kids to work with your Christmas cookie cutters and let them build their lunch, or dinner, or breakfast. Nothing unhealthy here, so they can go to town, and you can have a break.

Sticky Stacky Sandwiches

We also have roundups for Chex Mix and Sweet Treats
Merry Christmas  From all of us at 365 Days of Crafts!

Keurig Cups Gift Box

Keurig Cups Gift Box

For a quick teacher gift, how about this K-Cup® Gift Box from the Silhouette Online Store? You can find it here.

Two pieces of paper and embellishments – these go together pretty quickly!

No time to waste, I’ll walk you through it…

Start by cutting your pieces. Adhere strong tape as shown.

Keurig Cups Gift Box

Cut the liner and insert inside box.

Coffee Box 2

Cut embellishment pieces. I created a mat for the snowflake and colored it Red Magic.

Coffee Box 3

I added a cute 3D Holiday Button. Find them here.

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Pop in your favorite Keurig Coffee Cups.

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You are ready to give another quick Christmas gift!

Keurig Cups Box

I couldn’t find the patterned paper I used online, but it was from Authentique. It was actually a summer collection but I thought the colors were perfect for winter. The cardstock –  my favorite, Neenah Solar White  (find it here). Ink – Imagine Crafts.

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Candy Lollies – more Christmas Cards

With Christmas almost here, I needed a bunch more Christmas cards fast. I thought these Samantha Walker’s Candy Lollies were perfect. For the card base I used Lori Whitlock’s Center Panel Step Card.

Everything was cut in Neenah Solar White (find it here), lots and lots of white pieces. I embossed them all the same and used Imagine Craft inks to color them. I finished them off with a gemstone in a coordinating color.

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I had better get back to card making, and baking and, oh oh oh, I need more time!

Thanks for stopping by today!

 

A Hippopotamus for Christmas

I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

Oh I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas… only a Hippotamus will do.

That funny old Christmas song is the inspiration for this fun Christmas card with its nontraditional pink and lime color scheme. If you are in Cincinnati and have fallen in love with Fiona the baby hippo these would be perfect cards or gift tags.  Best part is that the file to use is FREE and we all love free.  You could make the adorable hippo in any color you choose.  Use what ever embellisments you have in your stash to embellish the card or tag.

Watch the video here: Hippopotamus for Christmas

 

I want a Hippopotamus for Christmas

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  • Paper: Cardstock
  • Embellishments: Bazzill Basics “Fussy Perfectly Pleated Borders”, K & Company “Wedding Multi-Color Glitter Flowers – Grand Adhesions Dimensional Stickers”, Want2Scrap® “White Sleek Strip Pearls”
  • Die Cutting and Embossing: Miss Kate Cuttables FREE “Hippo“, Silhouette “CAMEO®”, “CAMEO® Mat”, Tim Holtz Alterations for Sizzix “December Embossing Folder” and “Vagabond Machine”
  • Adhesive: Close To My Heart “Bonding Memories Broad Tip Glue Pen”; Thermoweb “iCraft Adhesive”; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ “3D Foam Squares”
  • Tools: Tonic Studios ” Craft Guillotine Trimmer
  • Ink: Imagine® Crafts/Tsukineko “New Sprout Memento™ Dye Inks”, “Sponge Dauber”
  • Other: Copic Markers, EK Success Brands “Kuretake Writer”, EK Success Brands Martha Stewart Crafts “Scoring Board”

Directions

  1. Die cut Hippo pieces and ink edges or outline as shown. Assemble.
  2. Cut a card base from green cardstock. Add a pink mat.
  3. Emboss December onto White cardstock and ink the raised portions with New Sprout Memento™ Dye Ink using a Sponge Dauber.
  4. Add Fussy Perfectly Pleated Border.
  5. Attach Hippo to right hand side of card.
  6. Add White Sleek Strip Pearls. Trim excess.
  7. Finish off your Hippo with a coordinated Flower.

Note: I didn’t have multiple shades of pink, so the hippo’s ears and face were colored with a Copic Marker. It creates a nice contrast and has a fun inked finish.

 

 

 

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HO HO HO Little Owl Shaped Christmas Card

Little Owl Shaped Christmas Card

Hello y’all. Allie here with another Shaped Christmas Card. This little cutie is Miss Kate’s Cuttables Freebie of the Day TODAY (December 12, 2013). I turned her Winter Owl into a Shaped Christmas Card.

Little Owl Shaped Christmas Card

 

 

 

 

 

Little Owl Shaped Christmas Card

 Supplies for Shaped Christmas Card

Preparing the Owl

  1. First, I cut all the pieces. I cut an extra body from orange paper. Using the Designer Edition Software, I outlined the inside of the body for a mat inside the card. I used brown cardstock, orange cardstock and white cardstock. Any other colors were inked.
  2. The eyes are inked with Midnight Black Versa Magic and glazed with GlazOn.
  3. The body is distressed with the same ink, and some Cottonball Paint. The beak and feet are distressed with Tangelo Memento ink.

The Hat

The hat base and all its pieces were white, and I inked the base with Toffee Crunch Memento Luxe. It was a  little dark, so I coated the base of the hat with Cottonball Paint. The white parts are accented with some Iridescent Glitter, the red parts are inked with Red Magic Versa Magic ink and distressed a but with Midnight Black Versa Magic ink, then glittered as well.

Embellishments

  1. By using all paper, with a button and twine, I save a lot of money. Cards can get expensive! I adhered the largest snowflake to the hat. I stamped ho ho ho with Red Magic ink and die cut the tag. The bell is stamped with Rich Cocoa memento ink and die cut as well. These tags are attached with twine to a button.
  2. The snowflakes and snow on the branch were lightly glittered and adhered with Glue Dots.

Assembling the Card

  1. Instead of using a second color for the mat behind the owl, I inked with more Midnight Black ink.
  2. I assembled the top half of the card and accented with dots of Cottonball paint.
  3. For the back, I inked the mat with Toffee Crunch Memento Luxe and trimmed off one side. I scored the bottom orange layer along that cut line and nested the pieces. The bottom is attached on that exposed bit of the bottom orange layer.

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I really love making 3D paper creations.

Little Owl Shaped Christmas Card
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You might also like this cute Christmas Elf, or even this Classic Car and Caravan Camper.

Christmas Card Idea

Classic Car and Vintage Camper

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Vintage Christmas – Glamping Style

Classic Car and Vintage Camper

A Vintage Christmas card.

 How I’d love for Santa to pull up with a Camper and great tow vehicle, so I could have a Vintage Christmas – Glamping Style!

Classic Car and Vintage Camper

This Classic Car card with adorable Vintage Caravan Camper is perfect for the car enthusiast, or travel Christmas Cards, Glamping, Classic Carslover!

  • Samantha Walker’s Caravan Camper #9975 and Classic Car #10369
  • My Card Party’s Christmas Tree (a file for the Silhouette is available by request)
  • Classic Christmas created using Silhouette Designer Edition Software
  • Cardstock – Discount Cardstock (Posh Red, Classic Green Prismatic, Neenah Solar White)
  • Imagine Crafts Inks – Starlight Silver Brilliance Ink, Bamboo Leaves and Rich Cocoa Memento Ink, Goosebumps Texture Spray, Desert Sand Memento Marker
  • Deco Art Paint – Cottonball Satin Finish
  • Other – Copic Markers and ABS
  • Adhesive – Glue Dots, Dimensional Foam, Art Glitter Dries Clear Designer Glue

The car and trailer go together fairly easily.

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Vintage Christmas Classic Car

Samantha Walker’s Classic Car #10369 went together very easily. I cut the hub caps in white and inked them with Starlight Silver Brilliance ink. I distressed a bit with Rich Cocoa Memento ink and Cottonball paint.

I created the sentiment by typing and merging the letters. I adhered it with Art Glitter Dries Clear Designer Glue. Tip, spread the glue out on a craft sheet (I recommend the Imagine Crafts Craft Mat!!!) and place the sentiment into the glue and then adhere to project. This cuts down on blobs and excess and gives you nice even coverage.

Vintage Christmas Stuffed Christmas Tree

Would you like to know how to make that puffy Christmas tree? This is a fun technique that’s good on clouds, animals, and lots of projects. It’s not very hard! I could not find a skinny tree that I liked, so I created one and also cut an outline.

If you have a Silhouette and you would like this file, just leave me a message in the comments and I will mail it to you. The car and camper are available in the Silhouette online store – links are above.

 

 

 

Vintage Christmas Camper Classic Car Christmas Card

To begin, you will want to ink around the edges of both the top and bottom with Bamboo Leaves ink. Spritz the top with Goosebumps Texture Spray and let dry.

I added Deco Art’s Cotton Ball Satin paint using a decorative pin – the sharp end for fine dots and the bulky top for larger dots. I also edged the pieces with the side of the pin.

Once my top piece was dry, I added dimensional foam in the center (as shown above) and adhesive in a fairly thick layer all around the edges. Art Glitter Dries Clear Designer Glue is my favorite – it dries clear, true to its name, and it dries pretty quickly. Nevertheless, you will have to squeeze around the edges to get a nice seal.

Once the piece was stuffed and sealed and dry, I tied some twine around it and attached it to the card with Glue Dots.

Vintage Christmas Glamping Style Camper Details

I did not have an aqua paper that I liked, so I air brushed the door and window with a few Copic Markers. The windows and hub cap are inked with Starlight Silver Brilliance ink. I added snow the same way as on the tree, a pin with paint.

I really love making 3D paper creations.

You might like this cute Christmas Elf, or even this Haunted Mansion, it needs to get dressed up for Christmas, doesn’t it.

Haunted Mansion

Linking it up this week with Craft Frenzy Friday #71 and Just Us Four!

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Update: This card was a winner in Inspiration Challenge #41 at MFP Speedy TV. Thanks MFP!

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Hope you have enjoyed this Vintage Christmas themed craft.