Thursday, December 29, 2011

'Timeless Blessing' Card by Therese

Hi Everyone,
Our DT Gal Therese has created this beautiful card to share today. I hope you enjoy it.


TUTORIAL:
1.    Fold a card base in Rain cut 150mm X 210mm in half.
2.    Cut Ring Around the Rosie 130mm X 100mm and run the right edge only in the largest Labels Eight die through the Bigshot.  Swipe the edges with Pixie Dust.
3.    Cut Marbles (B)140mm X 105mm, adhere this directly beneath the left side of the paper and then freehand cut a matching  5mm edge on the right side (if you need to, mark the cutting line with a pencil, you can always erase it later). Swipe the edges with Pixie Dust.
4.    Adhere this panel to the card base aligning it with the card fold.   Freehand cut another 5mm border on the right side of the card base.
5.    Prepare your stamp on a block and ink it up in VersaMark.
6.    Die cut the largest clock on thin cardboard (ie cereal packet).  Ink the die cut with VersaMark and emboss in white. Repeat this process 3 – 4 times and after the final embossing layer press the stamp onto the die cut whilst it is still wet.  Hold good pressure for a few seconds.
7.    Apply Bahama Blue and Starlight Silver inks as highlights to the clock and attach it to the front of the card using foam dimensionals.
8.    Stamp the sentiment on white cardstock cut 25mm X 50mm in Lady Bug.   Round the right corners and swipe the edges with Pixie Dust.  Attach with foam dimensionals to the upper left side of the card.






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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Star Snowflake by Sue K.

Hi Everyone,
Our DT Gal Sue K. has created a gorgeous Star Snowflake to share today. Isn't it amazing?
I hope you enjoy it.


The completed Star is about 25cm across, a fabulous decoration.
Sue has used Helmar 450 quick dry adhesive to hold it all together, she said it dries super quick and wont wrinkle the papers and holds brilliantly! We have just got some in & you can find it in the store HERE




Other Supplies: 
Kaiser Sparklets, silver twine , silver ring, silver eyelet 


Sue has also kindly created a Video Tutorial for her amazing snowflake!

Watch the video
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Merry Christmas Snowman Card & Gift by Sue W.

Hi Everyone
Our DT Gale Sue W has created a very cute Snowman card & Gift to share with you today. 
I Hope you enjoy it.
 TUTORIAL:
1.  Trim score and fold smooth white card to make a 4.35" x 5.5" top fold card.
2.  Trim dp to 4.25" square and adhere to the bottom of the card.
3.  Using Memento tuxedo black ink stamp the Merry Christmas sentiment to the top of the card.
4.  Die cut a strip of icicles from smooth white card trim to 4.25" wide.
5.  Using Art Glitter dries clear to adhere some glitter to icicles.  When the glitter is dry add the row of icicles to the front of the dp, beneath the sentiment.
6.  Stamp the image to X-Press It card stock using tuxedo black ink. Cut the image using a Spellbinder Labels 8 die. Stamp a second little bird to a scrap of X-Press It card.
7.  Colour image with Copic markers adding glitter to the hat and beneath the sleigh. Colour the 2nd little bird. Cut out and pop up over the bird on the image, using a 3d foam square.
8.  Adhere the coloured image to card front to complete the card.
Candy cane bag.
9. Stamp the Sentiment to smooth white card in Memento tuxedo black ink.  Die cut the sentiment using the Labels 8 die. Die cut 2 label of the same size, cut in half and position behind the white label to show an edge.
10. Score through the centre of the label and fold in half.
11. Secure the folded label over your bag of candy canes, securing with a staple. Tie a bow in some ribbon and attach over staple with 3d foam square.  I also added some ribbon under my label to hang from the Christmas tree.

NOTE:  Sue's clear bag is a trimmed down pack that a stamp set came in.




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Blog Hop Winner!

The winner of the Prima North Country Stamp set from our November blog hop is.....Susan Hogan!
Susan Hogan said...
OK did the blog hop - might have a go at the challenge now I have all the chrissy cards out of the way (well, nearly all!)
Please contact me at the email address below, to claim your prize.

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Friday, December 16, 2011

'Christmas Wall Hanging' by Narelle

Hi Everyone,
Our DT Gal Narelle has created an amazing Christmas wall hanging to share today, I hope you enjoy it.

TUTORIAL:
1.     Cut: 4 pieces of chipboard 12x12cm,  4 pieces of paper 15x15cm (to cover the chipboard squares) and  4 pieces of patterned paper 11cm x 11cm (to go on the back).
2.     Trim the corners from the 15x15 squares, and using double sided tape, wrap around the chipboard square, then cover the back with the 11x11cm square of paper.

3.    Use a paper piercer to poke 2 holes on the bottom of the top square, 2 holes top and bottom of the middle two squares, and 2 holes on the top of the bottom square.  Take care to ensure that all the holes are lined up so that they can be joined together straight.
4.    Use a needle to thread the MME 12 days of Christmas twine through the pairs of holes to join the hanging together, tying each loop in a knot at the back of the project.  (put something such as an icy-pole stick between the tiles to ensure even spacing)

 5.    Add a hanging loop of MME Felt Ric Rac to the back of the top tile, using a strong adhesive such as Pritt Gel, and add two “tails” at the bottom from the RicRac.
 6.    Decorate each tile with the chipboard embellishments.  Use the Nestabilities circle die to cut your 10x15cm photo to fit inside the circle frame.
7.    Embellish the chipboard pieces with the rhinestones and pearls from the MME Rhinestones pack.
8.    Add words using a self-adhesive alphabet such as Thickers.


9.    Hang up and enjoy!



MATERIALS:


Sharing Ideas....Fab Finds
Watch the video for a fun tutorial on 'finger painting' with Distress Inks.

Watch the video
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