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 an insert but how about adding a little …

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 …

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 …

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 or write …

Interactive Extravaganza Mini Album. Graphic 45 DT.

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing a new project Interactive Extravaganza Mini Album. Graphic 45 DT. This mini album took a long time to create but it was so worth the effort. It’s full of interactive flaps, pockets and inserts you might think it’s complicated to create but it’s not. You’ll be surprised how easy it is!   Interactive Extravaganza Mini Album. Graphic 45 DT. I started with the Rectangle tag and pocket mini album which is wonderful because it comes with a few interactive surprises. All its pages are full side pocket pages and there are also pockets on the front of some of the pages. So half of the work is already done right? All you need is to cover the pages with papers and you are ready to add photos. However if you’re like me covering the pages with photos might not be enough. You, like me, might want to add even more interactive mechanisms to …

Scrapbooking Tips: the Secret to Layering

Hi dear crafty friends! It’s time for another tip that will help you make your layouts better. Today on Scrapbooking Tips: the Secret to Layering. One of the most important elements of a beautiful layout, other than the photo, is the layers. Here’s how to achieve detailed and great looking layers…     Scrapbooking Tips: the Secret to Layering Constructing a good layout is all about the embellishments and details. But that is not enough! They need to be placed on the layout in a way that they compliment and enhance the photo and not just sit around it “floating”. The way to do that is by layering the embellishments and creating clusters around the photo. Not only the embellishments are layered. In this layout you can see that the first layer on the page is paint. Then on top of it there are several layers of stamping. Layering stamping is easy when you use different size of stamps. Another …

Lighten Your Load Art Journal Page

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing another page from my art journal: Lighten Your Load Art Journal Page. I love sharing my process and art journey with you in the hopes you’ll get the art journal bug too.     Lighten Your Load Art Journal Page First let me say that I never wait for an idea to do some art journaling. I used to. But then I realized that if I wait for an idea to come I’ll be waiting for a long time. Art journaling is like a muscle if you don’t move it’ll atrophy. If you won’t work in your art journal you’ll get rusty and slowly it would seem almost impossible…       So this page has started as a way to keep my creative juices flowing. I had no idea what to do on this page so I started with just putting some of my favorite colors with a brush. No particular order …

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