Saturday, September 13, 2014

{Mama Elephant} Designer Series: Cozy Christmas Creative Cuts

I'm on the Mama Elephant Blog to preview the Cozy Christmas Creative Cuts which will be available on September 15th! These dies coordinate with the previously-released Cozy Christmas stamp set, which is one of my absolute favourite holiday stamp sets. With both the stamps and dies, you'll be able to whip up a big batch of cards in no time! And cute little Santa or tree tags? Now the possibilities are endless!

I stamped the tree on vellum and heat embossed it with glitter gold embossing powder before die cutting it. I lined it with white cardstock to help it stand out against the kraft and yet maintain a soft glow. Santa and Mrs. Claus' gifts and mittens are layered with glue dots for a bit of dimension but they themselves are popped up on foam tape against the kraft cardstock.

The patterned paper is from a new collection by Teresa Collins called Tinsel & Company. It's a must-have for your holiday cardmaking!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Thursday, September 11, 2014

{Paper Smooches} Holly Jolly and Christmas Words 2 + Video!

Kim shared this card on the Paper Smooches Blog this week. It features the garlands from the Holly Jolly stamp set as a multi-strand necklace.

The layered sentiment was created using the Christmas Words 2 dies.

I used the Blessed Icons dies to shape the neck and shoulders of the torso, as well as the collar of the shirt.

Thanks so much for stopping by!