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Santa was Here

by on November 24, 2014 » Add more comments.

Christmas Card Making Ideas using My Favorite Things Christmas Tree Cut-out Die-namics and Gifting Fun Clear Stamp Set
Good morning blog friends!  I have more My Favorite Things goodies to show today so, I’m over on the My Favorite Things blog as well with another Christmas card to add to the stash!!  My card today uses the darling cut out Christmas Tree from the Christmas Tree Cut-out Die-namics.  That sweet tree absolutely begs to made into a shaker card, so who was I to argue?  The only challenge I had was deciding which of the many beads, sequins and glitter from my stash, to put inside!  Score!!Christmas Card Making Ideas using My Favorite Things Christmas Tree Cut-out Die-namics and Gifting Fun Clear Stamp Set
I snagged the music paper from my Free Printables Board on Pinterest – HERE.  I created a tag from Stitched Oval Staxx Die-namics and stamped it with the Santa Was Here sentiment from the Gifting Fun Clear Stamp Set.  It hangs just to the left of my bow using silver wired cord – I used the same cord to polish off  the card with a little silver bow.

This is my very first shaker card and I have to say that it is surprisingly easy!  If you’re curious how it is made and want to see the magic behind the scenes; go —–>HERE.   I describe how it is made as well, show you how to stack up the insides of the card, as well as give you shaker card making tips over on the My Favorite Things blog  :-)

CRAFT SUPPLIES I USED 
Rubber StampsMy Favorite Things - Gifting Fun Clear Stamp Set
Craft Paper:
Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Smooth 80lb, Silver Metallic Poster Board – Hobby Lobby, Printed Music Paper from Pinterest, Papertrey Ink – Aqua Mist
Ink:  Versamark, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Accessories: Christmas Tree Cut-out Die-namicsStitched Oval Staxx Die-namics, The Paper Studio Pearls, Silver Wired Cord, Twinklets Diamond Dust by Floracraft, Silver Embossing Powder, The Paper Source Satin Ribbon – Pool, Martha Stewart Border Punch – Fans and Flourishes, The Paper Studio Gemstones

Thanks again to the sweet ladies over at My Favorite Things for letting me try something new!!  They are rock stars and have me totally spoiled now from their sweetness and charm. For you readers, thanks so much for stopping by today – I hope you found something here lately that you’d like to give a try!!  I’m planning to give away some dies this week so stay close!!


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Dottie on comment #14 asked how to download the sheet music I used, a to z.  Dottie, some situations are different, but if you are  on Windows computer I’ll walk through what I did here (I’m on a Windows 7 computer using Chrome).

1.  Pop over to my pinterest page —->HERE  and you’ll see the music I used.
2.  Click on the sheet music thumbnail in pinterest and it will select it and bring it to its own page.  At the top of the page select “Visit Site”
3.  That should take you HERE
4.  Click on the picture of the sheet music.  That will select it and bring it to its own page – in your browser, with the name up top – usually will have .jpg on the end.
5.  Right click on the picture of the music, then select “save image as”
6.  Enter to accept the name and location already given or navigate to where you want to save on your computer and give an appropriate name.
7.  Once it exists as a .jgp or .png on your computer – print it out!
8.  If on a Windows computer you can navigate to where the file lives, right click on it and select print and choose the size you want – otherwise, use a software such as Photo Shop Elements.

 

Find more like this: -Christmas, -Holiday Cards, :Cream, :Green, :Silver, EK Success Punches, My Favorite Things, Stamping, |Elegant

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When Christmas Becomes a Memory

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Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - When Christmas Becomes and Memory and Spellbinders Victorian Medallion Three - www.amazingpapergrace.com
Hiya sweeties!  Who is ready for Thanksgiving?  Christmas cards sent yet?  Just joking - I’ve managed to get far behind my goals for this time of year but am loving the feeling of the season.  My tree is almost finished – do I get brownie points for that?  How about a card?  I’m torn between the occasional Thankgiving card and adding just one more to my stash.  Today, as you can see, Christmas won out.  I’m using a gorgeous timeless sentiment from Quietfire Design.  It’s not a sentiment you hear all the time in passing and ‘that’ makes it a shoe-in for my stamp collection.
Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using Quietfire Design - When Christmas Becomes and Memory and Spellbinders Victorian Medallion Three - www.amazingpapergrace.com
My 6″ x 6″ card is based on neutral colors.  I started out with a brown card based and added a thicker layer of cream.  Next up a thin mat of gold and another layer of cream.  The beautiful ornate die is Spellbinders Victorian Medallion Three - I stamped directly on that layer.  On top of that I added Spellbinders Oval Bliss into which I intertwined Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and Accents.

CRAFT SUPPLIES I USED 
Stamps:  Quietfire DesignWhen This Christmas
Craft Paper
: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Smooth, Gold Poster Board – Hobby Lobby, Brown
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black and Clear Embossing Powder
Accessories: Spellbinders Victorian Medallion Three, Spellbinders Oval Bliss, Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags and Accents, The Paper Studio Pearls, Prima Poinsettia’s, May Arts Silk Ribbon

Thank you so much for your kind words last week!  I’m working on a project and didn’t get to blog nearly as much as I wanted to last week.  Never fear though, I have a neat post for you tomorrow – something I’ve never done before.  The bonus is for you visual crafters, I took extra pictures of the ‘guts’ of the card I’ll be sharing as I couldn’t find the right words to describe what I had done.  Are you curious?  I hope you’ll join me tomorrow!

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Find more like this: *Oval Bliss, *Twisted Metal Tags and Accents, *Victorian Medallion Three, -Christmas, -Holiday Cards, :Brown, :Cream, :Gold, Quietfire Design, Stamping

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A Vintage Christmas

by on November 17, 2014 » Add more comments.

Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using My Favorite Things Stitched Oval Staxx Die-namics, Christmas Label and Tag Die-namics and Christmas Labels and Tags stamp set - www.amazingpapergrace.com
Good morning blog friends.   If you visited my blog yesterday I mentioned I would be guest blogging today and I mentioned an awesome company who had reached out to me.   I’ve always been a fan of My Favorite Things and was over the moon when they asked me if I would do some guest posts for them.  These ladies are as sweet as they can be and they have spoiled me rotten with their words of encouragement and a wonderful goodies pack – some of which I share with you today.  I have two cards to share today, one here and one on their blog.  Since I’ve done so many traditional Christmas cards this season, I decided to go for feminine vintage Christmas in pink.Christmas Card Making Ideas by Becca Feeken using My Favorite Things Stitched Oval Staxx Die-namics, Christmas Label and Tag Die-namics and Christmas Labels and Tags stamp set - www.amazingpapergrace.com
I started with a kraft card base and added some tea stained papers followed by a piece of design paper.  I layered half of a doily behind the Stitched Oval Staxx Die-namics, added lace then ribbon and topped it off with a Christmas Label and Tag Die-namics, stamped with a sentiment from Christmas Labels and Tags.  I polished things off with mauve satin ribbon, pink tinsel (love the sparkle!) and lace.

CRAFT SUPPLIES I USED 
Rubber StampsMy Favorite Things - LJD Christmas Labels and Tags
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Smooth, Kraft, Tea Stained Papers – Hobby Lobby, Coredinations
Ink:  Amuse Studio – French Roast, Hampton Art Pink
Accessories:  Stitched Oval Staxx Die-namicsChristmas Label and Tag Die-namics, Christmas Labels and Tags, lace, The Paper Studio Pearls, Sewology button, His and Hers Satin Ribbon, Pink tinsel trim (Michaels)

Christmas Card making ideas by Becca Feeken using My Favorite Things Snowflake Fusion Cover-up Die-namics, Pierced Snowflakes Die-namics and Peace, Love, Joy Die-namics - www.amazingpapergrace.com

Here’s a snippet of my second card – very much in my traditional gold and cream style – you can see it HERE!  I hope you’ll pop over to the My Favorite Things Blog where I share the full card!  As you know, cream and gold are one of my all time favorites and work so well for dressy Christmas cards.  I used the My Favorite Things Snowflake Fusion Cover-up Die-namics in cream and back lined it with a layer of gold poster board.  I stacked two graduated snowflakes from Pierced Snowflakes Die-namics over ribbon accents and finished up by adding the word ‘joy’ from Peace, Love, Joy Die-namics.

CRAFT SUPPLIES I USED 
Craft Paper: Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White – Smooth, Gold Poster Board – Hobby Lobby
Ink:  None
Accessories: Snowflake Fusion Cover-up Die-namics, Pierced Snowflakes Die-namics, Peace, Love, Joy Die-namics, The Paper Studio Pearls, Sewology button,

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I’d be honored if you passed the kindness along to the MFT ladies that have been so very sweet to me – a comment on their blog will let them know you stopped by from here.  I’m always trying to stretch and provide different content here on my blog and the goodies they sent me allowed me to show you some different products that feel good to me.  I appreciate you!!  See you soon!!

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Find more like this: -Christmas, -Romantic Cards, :Cream, :Pink, My Favorite Things, Stamping, |Vintage

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