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How To Make Christmas Cards With Reindeer Die Cuts

 

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Hi Folks, Laura here with some Christmas cards.

First up this deer is from a dingbats font.  I scaled it up in Silhouette Studio and cut it on my Cameo.

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I threaded some Holly Berries sequins onto some cotton and tangled them around the antlers.  I secured the threads on the back and attached the reindeer to the card with some adhesive foam.

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The second reindeer silhouette is from a photograph.  If you play with the contrast settings in some photo software (or alternatively ‘posterise’ the image and set to two colours) you can get a silhouette outline and trace this in your silhouette software.

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I set him against a shaker background full of Alma Mater sequins.

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This third reindeer is another dingbat.  I played around deleting some lines and adding others so I could give him a red shaker pocket for a nose!  The nose is so stuffed full of Christmas Wishes sequins that it doesn’t actually shake!

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Thanks for looking,

Laura

 

 

Doily Shaker with Laura

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Hi Folks, Laura here today with a quick post sharing a fun shaker card.

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I was sorting through my sequins and decided to mix the last few from a couple of different mixes together.  I had some pinks from Magical Ocean and yellow and gold from Sunny Smiles.  These were the exact colours of a vase of flowers I had on my bookshelf, so I knew they would work together.  Now that I have completely used up these two mixes I have space for two more!!

I grabbed a doily and carefully cut the centre out using a craft knife.  Rather than use foam tape as I usually would I used glue gel to pop up and adhere the shaker.  I preferred the clear gel in this instance as the foam tape would have shown through doily.

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I tied a length of ribbon around the card, and added an extra bow, in colours matching the sequins.  A small stamped greeting finished it all off.  I challenge you to think about your supplies a little differently… what can you make a shaker from?!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Mandi here stopping by to share a fun technique that uses the Dazzlerz dimensional paste. The supplies I used to create this card is the  Sea U in the Mornin’ Shimmerz DazzlerzMay Arts Burlap String, and A Mermaid’s Tale

To create this foiled and embossed textured paper it is super easy to do and there is no need for any foiling machine.

First, you need to apply a thin layer of dimensional paste to cardstock, make sure it is covered completely. Let it dry to about 5 minutes or  a little longer, it should be tacky. Apply the foil and run it through an embossing machine with the your embossing folder of choice. Remove the foil sheet. If it didn’t cover everything you wanted just grab a new piece of foil and press it onto the spots.

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The best way to adhere the string and sequins is to use a fine tip application glue bottle with your favorite liquid adhesive.

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Don’t forget to make sure the outside of the envelope matches the card. Create a custom envelop seal with leftover scraps and a circle punch.

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Thanks for stopping by.

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Hello everyone, my name is Mandi and I am this month’s guest designer.  Today, I am popping in to share with you a basic A2 size card that features the Summer Paradise SequinsChunky Cork Hearts and Silver Stardust Sequin Confetti.  Besides those goodies, I also used paper from American Crafts, Fancy Pants Designs and My Mind’s Eye.

Here is a little tip I do to use up scraps. Create a matching envelope seal just with punches and scraps.

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Hello Lovely card with matching envelope seal.

To create the the banner. Apply a dry adhesive of choice, I used my ATG, to a scrap of white cardstock. Sprinkle with confetti, press onto the adhesive and rub off excess. Take a manual die (this was from American Crafts) and run it through the die cutter with the pattern paper of choice. Apply your favorite dry adhesive to the back of the die cut and lay it on top of the sequin covered scrap and trim.

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Don’t be afraid to stamp on cork. As you can see here cork takes hold of the ink leaving you a nice clean and crisp image.

As you can see this card as a lot of  impact without the bulk.

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Thank you for stopping by and I hope I have inspired you to try something new.

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Birthday Card with Laura

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Hi Chaps!  Laura here with a birthday card to share…

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I’ve used a mix of collections from Pretty Little Studio, some ribbon from Crafty Ribbons and sequins and doilies from SpiegelMom Scraps.  The cluster is made up of off cuts from a scrapbook layout, nearly nothing needed re-cutting as I just played with the pieces I had until they looked ‘right’.

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The white doilies take colour beautifully, the blue that you can see is dyed with spray inks.  My only advice is don’t move them when they are wet as they become delicate when saturated.

The sequins come from three mixes; Spring Bloom sequins, Magic Day In The Park, and Moonshine Delight.

Thanks for looking,

Laura

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Love you Berry Much | by Anna Sigga

As this is my final design team post I decided to create this heartfelt card to say thank you for all the love and encouragement.

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I have really enjoyed being on the SpiegelMom Scraps design team and I love how my use of sequins has grown.

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I used the Love Beats sequin mix, Silver Stardust and the Glass Slippers sequin mix to embellish my card.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Birthday Shaker with Katty Miranda

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Hello friends! Katty Miranda here to share a fun birthday shaker card. I made this card for a good friend. I am loving this months new sequin mixes. They are so fun. For my card I began with a blue cardstock base. I then took a grey and white stripe paper from the Jen Hadfield Home Made collection. I cut a piece slightly smaller than the blue cardstock. I then cut a rectangle out of the center of that stripe paper and I added foam mounting take to the outer edge of the rectangle. I used this to create a shaker area in the center. I used some of the lovely new Passion Flower sequins as well as some of the Gold Stardust and the Gold Sequin Confetti. I added a piece of foam tape in the center where I knew my sentiment would cover it.

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For my sentiment I used a Hero Arts stamp set called Chalkboard Style Messages(CL810) and black StazOn Ink. This card turned out very simple but very pretty. I hope my friend loves it!

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Thanks so much for stopping by. XOXO -Katty