Friday, 30 November 2012

Sizzix Pop N Cut Christmas Cards

Hi, how are you today? I am so excited about a recent purchase. Yes, you've guessed it (well the post title is a big hint after all!!). I have invested in the Sizzix Pop N Cuts die cutting system designed by Karen Burniston for Sizzix. It is early days and I am only experimenting at the moment.

Today I have a few Christmas cards to show you created on this cutting system. I also have a video
to show for those who prefer that medium; I show each card and their inside features.  Frits (my lovely Technical Director and Husband extraordinaire) determined that the camera may have had something to do with the quality of my first few video clips. I got to use the old camera!!! So we will experiment later with the new one, so bear with me for now and I (we) will work on the camera thing.

OK Here are the cards .......

OK - that's 10 in all! I did a whole run of them in a day! I made a few of the "Be Good" medallions using one of my most favourite stamps from Waltzing Mouse and used another on the inside which you will see in the video clip.

The papers I used are First Edition and Bo Bunny - I'll be sure to add them to my ingredients list at the end of this post.

Here is my video showing the 10 cards I have listed today in more detail, including their insides!!

... and there you have it. I hope you liked today's posting - let me know in the comments feature at the bottom of this post. I'd love the feedback.

Here is a more detailed list of the products I used:

Thanks very much for stopping by to read by post.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Christmas Cards with the Theme of Santa and his Reindeer

Hi How are you?
I have been doing a little learning about making and uploading videos to YouTube. I am certainly making many mistakes AND working through a huge Learning Curve in the process. Please bear with me as I try to resume normal service as I work though my learning trials!

Today I have 7 cards to show you as well as a video clip. The Quality on the Video Clip is not good - so the photos may help. The cards all have a Theme - either it's Santa or Santa and his Reindeer.
Here they are:

Here is Rudolf. He was a kit card purchased from a UK store.
I cut him out and decoupaged him (layered similar pieces) with foam pads and then used some stickles to give him a little Bling!

The sentiment and two other cut outs are from First Edition Design Papers.

Here is Santa and his two friends. Again a card kit purchased on the net from a UK store.

He too was decoupaged using sticky foam pads and layered on First Edition Design Paper.

The Gold strip is from a Lakeland (UK store) product that has been discontinued.

Here is an Australian themed card. The outline is a Make it Crafty digi stamp which I printed onto Copic Blending card and coloured with Copics.

The image was then cut out using Spellbinders Oval Dies and Grand Decorative Ovals.

The image was then placed onto a card made of DCWV Neutral Mat Pack Grey Card stock.

Another Santa from Make it crafty. The digi stamp was printed and then coloured with Copic markers.

Spellbinders Grand Oval and Decorative Oval dies were used to make the background layers.

He makes me Laugh!

Another Santa digi image from Make it Crafty.

Spellbinders Grand Oval and Decorative Oval dies were used to make the background layers.

Similar to the previous card this Santa is also a digi stamp - I just love them; they make me smile!

This card is a particular favourite. I was Greatly inspired by Debbie Pamment and used her layout to give me confidence to make this card. It is very different from most cards I make and it was great to get out of the comfort zone.

The Card stock for the card base is from Office works by Quill and is 210gsm and sold as A3 sheets. The other card stock is from DCWV Neutral Mat Stack. The Die Cut in the top right hand corner is from the KaiserCraft Collectables set - Twig & Berry. The Pink and black Design Paper is from KaiserCraft 12 x 12 Precious Moments Paper Pad. The stamp in the bottom right corner is from Waltzing Mouse stamps and cut out with a JustRite Stampers Die. The gears were cut out using Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets dies. Vintage Photo and Antique Linen were the two distressing ink pads that I used along with KaiserCraft white paint which I stippled onto the gears cut from Black card stock.

Here is a video to support this Blog Post - I promise to work on the Quality next time!!! Humble apologies in advance!!!

Details for most of the ingredients that I used for these cards can be found here:

I hope you liked looking at my cards - Thanks for calling by it is always much appreciated.

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