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Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
12 Cards of Christmas 2017 – Fancy Fold Cards

Hi dear crafty friends! Today on 12 Cards of Christmas 2017 – Fancy Fold Cards. Interactive cards are as much fun as interactive pages in a mini album. Today we will learn how to add really cool folds to create interactive holiday cards. These fancy fold cards can also be a template for an insert in a mini album!     12 Cards of Christmas 2017 – Fancy Fold Cards Squash Card         This card is really cool and can be created in no time. All you need is a piece of 8″ x 8″ double sided cardstock and some 4″ x 4″ squares. As in previous cards in the 2017 series I used Graphic 45 various Christmas paper collections. But you can use any papers you have in your stash.     Accordion Card         You probably all folded an accordion fold before. You might have used it as a mini album or …

Sunday, November 26th, 2017
Merry Christmas Snowy Home Decor Sign

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you a new project: Merry Christmas Snowy Home Decor Sign. The sign has a very wintery feel to it and it’s full of texture and “snow”. It’s the perfect piece to hang in your house or make as a gift to someone special.     This sign was inspired by the color challenge at Words and Paintery blog.     Merry Christmas Snowy Home Decor Sign First I covered a wooden sign with white gesso. The gesso is required not only to seal the wood, which is a porous surface, but also to give the entire sign a white color. Then I added texture. For the texture I used a grainy modeling paste which is completely white. I added it on the bottom and the top of the sign to add the look of snow.       The next step was to add the trees, which I created by …

Friday, November 24th, 2017
12 Cards of Christmas – Two Designs with Sizzix Dies

Hi dear crafty friends! Today on 12 Cards of Christmas – Two Designs with Sizzix Dies. AS you know I’m on the Sizzix design team and I’m having fun using their dies especially for cards. And what better time then Christmas to use some dies and create some easy cards but with a little twist…     12 Cards of Christmas – Two Designs with Sizzix Dies Circle Fold Card     One of the ways to make a card looks a little more unique and interesting is to change its shape. You probably all know how to create a gate fold card but that’s ordinary. It can be beautiful and embellished but everybody is doing it right? How about changing the square shape of the card and add a circle? This card has one side of its fold square but the other side is a circle! How fun is that? If you like this twist you can change the …

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
Deck the Halls Shadow Box New Online Class!

Hi dear crafty friends! I’m so pleased to announce the Deck the Halls Shadow Box New Online Class! It’s that time of the year again…the weather is getting colder and you can smell Christmas slowly coming. You must be thinking about gifts and decorations and how can you make this holiday more beautiful and better than last year. Well…you are in the right place!  This class is for those of you who want to create this beautiful festive shadow box. You can create it for yourself and add to your holiday decorations or preserve family heirlooms. You can also create it as a gift for someone special. Or better yet… create two shadow boxes one for you and one for a gift!   In the Deck the Halls Shadow Box New Online Class! you will: Learn how the process of constructing a shadow box from scratch Find out what supplies you need to use Discover how to create your own …

Sunday, November 19th, 2017
12 Cards of Christmas – Two Pop Up Designs

Hi dear crafty friends! It’s time to start again! Today we’re starting the special cards series for Christmas. And first on the list: 12 Cards of Christmas – Two Pop Up Designs. Today I’ll show you how to create two simple but beautiful pop-up cards with nothing but paper!   12 Cards of Christmas – Two Pop Up Designs Free Standing Pop-Up Card       This pop-up card looks really complicated to create but you’ll be surprised how easy it is. it will also fit inside an envelope which makes it perfect to send to someone special! For this card you’ll need a double sided cardstock and a few embellishments. I cut my embellishments from the paper itself.     Horizontal Pop-Up Card This fun card is not only easy to create but also fun to receive. You’ll need a double sided cardstock and a few embellishments. You can use blessings or quotes from a paper like I did …

Friday, November 17th, 2017
The Grand Special December Daily Holiday Game

Hi dear crafty friends! Did you really think I’d let this wonderful season go by without a fabulous giveaway? If you know me you must have been waiting for something…well, it’s here! The Grand Special December Daily Holiday Game. A daily game of fun questions that has an AMAZING prize at the end.       The Grand Special December Daily Holiday Game How to play? Everyday I’ll post a question on my Facebook page. You only need to do three things:1. LIKE my Page (if you haven’t already)2. Share this game on FB, Instagram, Twitter…or any other social media you can think of.3. Answer the question.  Easy right? ****IMPORTANT**** You get one entry for each answer. The more questions you answer the more entries you get, so your chances to win grow. If you want to increase your chances even more tag your friends and let them know about this fun game!  What can you win?     Writers Block 12×12 …

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
The Magic of Gelli® Plate Printing

Hi dear crafty friends! I’m so happy and proud to introduce a new online class: The Magic of Gelli® Plate Printing. This online class has been in the making for a while but I got the final push thanks to you! When I recently posted a question about what would you like to learn so many of you said Gelli® printing! So here it is!!     The Magic of Gelli® Plate Printing I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun Gelli® printing is. It is easy, creative and amazing looking! Gelli® prints make beautiful background papers, tags, cards and scrapbooking pages. You can use them for altered art, mixed media and basically any project you want. Previously you needed a special press to create them but today you don’t! All you need is a Gelli® plate and you’re set. you don’t need anything else other than what you already have in your stash. Use any type of paints, …

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