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Hello there everyone!  I had the privilege last month to visit the train museum and I lots of fun.  The last time I had been to this museum was on a field trip when my children were in the elementary level.  It has changed quite a bit since then and the exhibits are a lot bigger than the last time I remembered.   There was one train in particular that stood out because of the red wheels and trim on it, I just had to take a photo of this train and would not mind riding on it either! Lol!. There is a lot of California history and this train is part of it.  Take a look!

Love the color scheme of this layout, it matches the train photo perfectly!

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Here is a closer look at the new texture past from Shimmerz called Brick Wall and I love it!  It is the perfect shade of red and the texture is nice and rough, which made for the awesome intertwined swivels.  I used a stencil of course to achieve the symmetrical look of the swirls.

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Wow!  This is a really nice!  I enjoyed using the Brick Wall texturez paste, it reminds me a little bit of railroad tracks. The collection I used is the Simple Stories Live Life In Color, Love the color and it matches the train photo perfectly!

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The sequins are called Holly Berries, although this is not a christmas layout, you can still use the Spiegelmom Scraps sequins to decorate any page or pocket page layout.

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Just thought you might like to get a close up of the sequins!  I just love them and Jody does an awesome job of mixing the sequins.  There are so many to choose from and you won’t be disappointed either!

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I want to thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the layout.  If you want you can use my discount code Felicia15 and you can receive 15% discount on your first order!  So what are you waiting for? Click on the button above and get your own sequins!  Have a wonderful day!

 

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