Showing posts from November, 2018

Embossed Snowflake Tree

My snowflake love affair continues this week with a Christmas tree made up of snowflakes.  How cool is that?!  I decided on heat embossing as this stamp lends itself very well to that technique and tried out gold, silver and white embossing powders on a Christmassy red background. I can’t even decide on a favourite – I love them all! For this project I used: 11½” x 4⅛” Real Red card base, scored at 5¾” 5⅝” x 4” Whisper White mat layer 5½” x 3⅞” Real Red top layer 5½” x 3⅞” Whisper White card for the liner Stampin’ Up! Snow Is Glistening stamp set Stampin’ Up! Ink in Real Red Versamark Ink Embossing powder Rhinestones First, stamp the liner and envelope with the large snowflakes using Real Red ink and leave to dry. Use the embossing buddy liberally all over the card top and then stamp the snowflake tree image and greeting using Versamark ink.  Fill in some of the gaps by stamping the large snowflake using Versamark.  Apply your preferred embossing powder and set

Silent Night Advent Calendar

Every year Mr L and I buy advent calendars for each other.  They tend to feature beer for him and toiletries for me and are in general expensive for what you get.  I thought we’d get back to more of what Christmas is all about – being thoughtful, making something for them, spending quality time with them or giving a gift that doesn’t cost any money, like cooking them their favourite meal or just going for a walk in a favourite location.  We aren’t religious at all but I love the magic of Christmas and feel it can get overtaken by massive spending.  So, I decided to make an advent calendar that we can fill for each other for years to come.  One of us get to fill the odd days, one the evens, for the other to open (Mr L has bagsied the even days this year so he’s got an extra day to think of ideas!).  The idea is that we would normally have 11 months to come up with ideas for gifts, maybe from somewhere we’ve visited or inspired by something we’ve done during the year however this year it

Super Silver Snowflake Tags

  There are 3 single snowflakes in the Snow Is Glistening stamp which I thought would look great with silver heat embossing on a dark card base.   I opted for Night of Navy card and silver embossing powder.   Although I did use an embossing buddy prior to using the Versamark ink, I did have some stray powder on the card but I think it added to the overall snowy feel of the project.  For this project, I used: 1 sheet of Night of Navy, cut at 10” SU! Snow Is Glistening stamp set Silver embossing powder Versamark ink pad SU! Scalloped tag topper punch 2.5m navy and white twine 10 rhinestones Scraps of white card After applying the Embossing Buddy to the nav y card, I randomly stamped the snowflakes onto the 10” piece of navy card.   I then applied silver embossing powder and set with the heat tool.   You can see in this picture the grey powder on the left before it is heat set and the silver ‘set’ powder on the right. I used the embossing buddy onto the slim nav

Lovely Lametta Snowflake Bauble

  This bauble was inspired by one I saw at my local garden centre.  As soon as I set eyes on it, I figured I could try making my own using the Snowfall thinlits dies I had just bought.  I purchased some lametta from the garden centre and rushed home to find the plastic fillable baubles I’d bought last year to make Christmas decorations with..…..but had never gotten around to! For this project I used: Plastic fillable bauble, available from Amazon, eBay or Hobbycraft Lametta Stampin’ Up! Snowfall Thinlits Stampin’ Up! Glimmer paper in Silver and Sparkle Stampin’ Up! White Velvet paper A piece of ribbon Cut out a bunch of snowflakes - the smaller ones work better.  I applied pieces of adhesive sheets to the back of my papers before I die cut them for an easy life. Stick some snowflakes onto each bauble half. Trim a few lengths of lametta and throw it onto your desk to muddle it up and then gather it up again.  Bundle it up and push it into one bauble half.   This