Friday, December 9, 2016

Year of Card Techniques - December

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Can you believe it's month twelve of a Year of Card Techniques?

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This last month of the year we are focusing all our attention on metallics, whether it's foil, embossing powder, inks or cardstock, anything metallic (gold or silver and copper too!) and since it's December we just had to make it holiday. 

Now on with the projects. 

I had a light bulb go on with this project. I was wrapping gifts with my daughter and she loved this wrapping paper because it has penguins on it and it has a silver background like tinfoil. I used it to wrap her gifts with and then got the bright idea of using the scraps to make her December birthday card with and other Christmas cards. 

Recipe for cards:

I used my sizzix dies to cut out the center of the scrapbooking paper with the swirls on it. I used a little bigger die with the same design to center and cut out the wrapping paper penguin picture. I could have just cut a square around the penguin big enough to glue/tape it in the cutout. Before assembling it, I used my Glitter Mists in red to give the card a little more sparkle. :) I put the penguin inside and attached it to my cardstock and then I went through my charms and pre-made flowers and finally found my holiday twine for the bow. 

This is a close up of the flower and twine bow I added and you can sort of see the cherry red glitter mist on the background paper.

Here are just the regular Christmas cards I made using this wrapping paper.

Then I got creative with scraps and made Christmas tags.

This tag has fall paper that was scrap. I started playing with my hole puncher and this tag is what happened. The star has been lying around for years in my craft room and I've almost thrown it away a few times. Glad I didn't. 

The washi tape is gold foil on this tag. The little blue square paper is actually orgami paper and the Santa sticker is again something that has been lying around in my craft room for years and needed to get used or thrown away. 

 Finally, a little fun with this last tag. I am on the design team for Chalk N Stock and each month we get digital stamps from Bugaboo stamps and this was one of them. I used colored pencils to color my shopper but then used silver glitter glue on her fur accents and gold Liquid Pearls for her earrings. My husband will be getting this tag on his gift. LOL

Now for my last card. This card was made using another scrap left over from my Thanksgiving/fall projects. I loved the foil leaf paper so much I just couldn't throw the scraps away and I'm so glad I didn't. The center part is a cut and emboss from either Sizzix or Cuttlebug. I made it so long ago that I can't remember or find the embossing folder I used. I used green glitter glue on the holly leaves and gold Washi tape at the bottom of the card. Even though this card was simple to make, it's my favorite.

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  1. You were one busy lady! All your cards and tags are wonderful. It was a pleasure hopping with you. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  2. pretty, pretty! I love them all! nice job! Happy Holidays!


  3. Wonderful cards and tags. You were a busy bee. It was fun hopping with you all year long. Hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year...

  4. All you projects are fabulous. It was a pleasure hopping with you this year.

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  5. What a great idea to use wrapping paper on your cards!

  6. Jearise, your cards are awesome! I love that quirky Santa and that leaf paper is stunning.
    Thanks for hopping with me this year.

  7. Merry Christmas your cards and tags are so cute!!!!!

  8. OMG . . . that Santa is so darn cute. Love the way you used metallic elements. Great to hop with you.

  9. So cute. Foil and Christmas just seem to go together.


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