Twelve Days of Christmas: Day Eight, Christmas Tree Shaker

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Welcome back to my Twelve days of Christmas feature. Thanks so much for tuning in!

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

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…a Christmas shaker card.

To make this card, I started in Silhouette Studio with a free Christmas tree cut file (it’s one of the free ones that comes with the software). I cut the tree outline from my kraft panel, and then the whole tree shape from a dark green cardstock using my Silhouette Portrait machine.

I used a piece of Lawn Fawn patterned paper from the Snow Day petite paper pack for the background and filled the shaker using gold and brown sequins. To finish off the shaker, I used two layers of foam tape, and a piece of clear acetate behind the kraft panel, and then adhered the green tree over top of the window. I like how the tree has a bit of a wonky stained glass look.

I stamped the Season’s Greetings sentiment from the SSS Be Joyful stamp set, and heat embossed with Ranger Super Fine gold embossing powder.

Thanks again for dropping by. Make sure to check out the first seven days of Christmas if you missed them.

julia

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Day Seven

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Welcome back to my Twelve Days of Christmas feature.

In case you missed them, here is a rundown of the first six days:

First day, second day, third day, forth day, fifth day, sixth day.

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

ZedSquared-Christmas2014-7…a poinsettia card.

I used Silhouette Studio to design most of the elements of this card. I cut the poinsettias, leaves, and frame from various colours of cardstock using my Silhouette Portrait machine.

After they were cut, I used a makeup sponge to apply some Simon Says Stamp Lipstick Red ink to the poinsettia petals, scored the veins and used my fingers to curl the edges. To finish the flowers, I used Ranger Matte Medium to glue two layers of petals together with the leaves and some tiny sequin in the centres.

Using the same liquid glue, I assembled my frame.

I stamped the Deck the Halls sentiment from Lawn Fawn’s Deck the Halls stamp set and heat embossed with Ranger Superfine gold embossing powder.

Thanks for dropping by! Stop by again soon for the eight day of Christmas.

julia

CMCC#49 – Sparkle and Shine

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Grey is my ultimate favorite colour so I was totally jazzed to play along with the Colour Me…! challenge this week.

This week the CMCC#49 is to create a monochromatic project using grey.

For my project, I mostly used materials from my Simon Says Stamp December card kit that arrived this week. Here is my project:

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I stamped the background using Versamark ink and a stamp from the kit onto a piece of slate grey cardstock (also in the kit). Next, I heat embossed using the Ranger Platinum embossing powder and trimmed the background to 4×5¼”.

I set the background aside and stamped the circle outline and Sparkle and Shine sentiment onto a square of the Matte Metallic paper (from the kit) and heat embossed, again using the the Platinum powder. I wasn’t sure how heat embossing would work on the metallic paper but it turned out perfectly. I stamped a small heart and embossed, used a tiny clear foam square to mount it to the sentiment and then trimmed around the circle leaving a thin border.

Using some thin silver thread (tinsel) I created a bushy mess and then adhered my sentiment (with foam tape) over top to hold the thread in place on the background.

To finish the card, I used my Tombow Mono liquid glue to adhere some sequins (some from the kit, some from my stash) and then foam tape to position the panel onto my light grey A2 (5½x4¼”) cardbase.

Thank you so much for dropping by! Make sure to check out my on going Twelve Days of Christmas feature. Have a wonderful week!

**Update**

I created a YouTube tutorial video for this card. You can check it out below:

julia

Twelve Days of Christmas: Day Four, Five & Six

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It’s already December so I’m going to go ahead and share day four, five and six of my Twelve days of Christmas feature.

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

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a hanging ornament card.

I designed this card in Silhouette Studio using a free cut file from Birds Cards, papers from Lawn Fawn (Peace Joy Love), and vellum.

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

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a goolden card.

To create this card, I used stamps from Lawn Fawn (Deck the Halls), and Simon Says Stamp (Be Joyfulwith Ranger Superfine Gold embossing powder.

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

ZedSquared-Christmas2014-6A selection of gift tags.

I’ve kind of breezed through these projects but I hope that they inspire you to create your own. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions or would like any more info about these project. Thanks for stopping by!

Make sure to check out day three of the Twelve Days of Christmas if you liked today’s post.

julia