Friday, October 6, 2017

Day 6 Hearts Come Home - Cards, Candles and Gift Boxes

I love this set – it was my first pick from the Holiday catalog.  I think you have to be a crafter to really get into this set as there are a lot of pieces J  and it lends itself to layering.  So it’s a bit more work but I think the results are worth it

I have several projects for you on Day 6:  

First the card with the gift box. The box is 2 x 2 and is a tiny treat box with the Night of Navy Crinkle ribbon and the mini sliver bow.    The gift can’t be too heavy (maybe some jewelry or candy?  I left it empty to make it easy for you to see.  You can make a box 2 x 2 or use an acetate treat box. You cut a hole in the card that is at least 1 ½ “ down into the card (by into I mean down from the crease into the card imagery).  

So the hole here is 2” wide and it’s 3” total in length.  This is easy to do with your trimmer.   My greeting is inside the card.  You can’t mail this but it has some pop don’t you think?  This was inspired by Becky Roberts.

Second the Joy to the World Card
The pool party paper is designer paper from the Christmas Around the World.  I embossed the greeting and some stars in gold embossing.  Layered up 3 layers of houses and some of the houses and the church I put gold foil behind.  I added a Year of Cheer embellishment (the star).  The first and third layers are cut 4 ¼ x 2 ½, the middle layer with the church is 4 ½ x 4 ¼. Lots of dimensions. 

Now the candle – I bought these blue glass vases at the dollar store, put in a tea light and some foil shred and wrapped the base of the glass with a long strip of the cut out houses.  For this one I used watercolor paper and colored it in, I also tried putting on some dazzling diamonds for snow and I like that a lot. 

The last card a 4” square card uses the masking technique for the moon (in Smokey Slate) on top of the Pool Party cardstock and I stamped the Santa and reindeers in early espresso.  I added the snowy village and my background layer is glimmer paper. 

I love using non-traditional Christmas Colors such as Night of Navy and Pool Party.

Here’s the set in the catalog.  

And they also created a video so you could see how to use the dies.  Click on the video and you’ll see that you get a lot of pieces.  I’ll make some tags soon with that great topper. 

We’re at halfway with 12 days of Christmas – hope you like it – 6 more days to come Oct 1-12.  See you at class or Big Event Oct 14 – happy stamping, MaryKate

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