Merry and Bright Card

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The design for this card came from CPS #186.  The large ornament die was just made for this sketch. And as you can see, I got to play with my favorite thing: Glitter Ritz! I also entered this card in The Crafty Pad’s Challenge 90: Christmas Sparkle. It certainly fits, [read more…]

New Toy Tuesday: Christmas Dies

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Tuesday is laundry day at here at the hobby hop house. That means most of my day is dedicated to things that are decidedly un-hobbyish. Of course, what that doesn’t mean is that I don’t still need some kind of daytime craft fix. So I thought, from now on, instead [read more…]

Paper Ornament Tutorial

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A couple people asked me how I made the ornament I posted yesterday, so I thought I’d do a little how-to. It’s harder to explain than it is to do, so hopefully I won’t leave you too confused. If you have any questions, leave them in comments. Cut out 20 [read more…]

My Mom Will Hate This

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Here’s another project I completed for Memories Live On. The inspiration for this project was an art project I did in 5th or 6th grade. The original was made from circles cut out of Christmas cards, was about twice the size of this, and was, to be perfectly honest, ugly [read more…]

Warm Wishes Card

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This is one of my first designs for Memories Live On. I love the paper on this one. The swirls are so whimsical and pretty. I also feel like I’ve finally broken away from traditional Christmas colors. It’s hard to stop myself from constantly reaching for reds and greens. The [read more…]

Snowfamily Card

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This stamp took a deceptively long time to color. Like…wait for it…2 and a half hours. It looks so easy, right? Red, Green, Black, a little orange and brown and some bluish highlights.Yeah, here’s my color list:BG0000C1N1N5N9YR04YR07R24R27R29G20G21G28B00E31E35B00 Colorless BlenderIt’s actually not that bad. The most time was taken deciding what [read more…]