Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Winter Wonderland festive Christmas card

Happy Tuesday!

Yesterday I shared a flip card using Graphic 45's Winter Wonderland papers.  I couldn't put the papers away without creating another card with them.  The beautiful images are perfect for card fronts.  The layout of this card could be used to recreate several cards using different images from the Winter Wonderland collection.

Easy Instructions (Note optional steps: I applied Distress Ink in Vintage Photo along the outside of all of the patterned papers and applied gold ink along edges.)

  • Create a 5x5 tent fold card base using ivory card stock.
  • Cut green background paper smaller than card front.
  • Cut two rectangles using coordinating patterned papers.  Cut two ivory rectangles slightly larger than patterned rectangles.  Mat rectangles.  Mount vertical rectangle set to card front.  Do not mount horizontal rectangle set yet.
  • Create double bow using dyed seam binding or your choice of coordinating ribbon.  Wrap second matted rectangles (from above step) using ribbon.  Mount to card front as shown.
  • Cut image and ivory paper size.  Mount to card front using double sided foam tape.
  • Mount double bow to card front using liquid adhesive.  Mount button to bow center.

Isn't the image lovely?  There are several lovely images in the Winter Wonderland set that can be used as the focal point on card fronts.

Thanks for stopping by!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Product used:

Monday, November 27, 2017

"Joy" Flip card using Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland

Hello Crafty Friends!

As I am writing this blog post, one of my sweet kitties (Pepper) is curled up between my keyboard and my arms.  She is purring away and giving head butts every moment she can.  There are many sources of joy in my life- moments like this are included on my joy list.  It is fitting that she here while I write this post to share the latest Christmas card, "Joy".

The fancy fold card base was created using a flip fold die from Sizzix.  Red card stock was used as the base.  Graphic 45's Winter Wonderland supplied the coordinating patterned papers and fussy cut flowers/stamps.  The Joy die was used to cut gold metallic construction paper.
A Sakura Calligraphy Marker was used to apply the gold on all of the edges.  More gold construction paper was used to die cut the vertical edge (die from the same set) and Nuvo Drops were applied as shown
On the back of the flip, I left the area blank to write a sentiment and sign.
It is difficult to see in the photos, but Stickles was also used in the flower centers and on the stamps.  The card is definitely joyous and glittery.  :)
The card looks complicated to make but the dies and patterned paper did most of the work.  It is a neat style of card because it has dimension but flattens well and is easy to mail.

Hope your day is full of crafty fun and joy!
Thanks for stopping by.
Kathy Jo

Product used:
Joy Love Peace die set
Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland
Nuvo Drops
I could not find the exact flip it die set online (see photo of the set I used) but here is a link to similar Sizzix dies.
Sizzix Elegant Flip-its Card Set

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Another easy gift card holder!

Hello Crafty Friends!

Yesterday I shared a post of an easy gift card holder that was created for Elizabeth Craft Designs.  The card was so easy to make that I decided to make another one...and then another one.  :)

Below is the diagram showing the folds, cuts and tape required to make the card.  Instructions are list on the bottom.
The card used more stamps from the set, Christmas Collection.  The patterned paper is from my stash (this card is a great way to use up scrap papers)- it is from BoBunny but I do not recall the collection.

The card came together in a flash and is perfect for a last minute rush gift card holder.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a happy, crafty day!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Products used:
Christmas Collection
Dotted Scalloped Rectangles
Distress Ink- Faded Blue Jeans
Archival Ink- Coffee

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Quick and easy Graphic 45/Elizabeth Craft Design gift card holder

Hello Crafty Friends!

It is my turn to share a project at Elizabeth Craft Designs and I am sharing a quick and easy gift card holder for the a person on Santa's "Good List".  The card is so fun and simple to make that you won't stop with just one!  The focal point of the card front uses the sweet Christmas Collection stamp set by Suzanne Cannon.

Here is a peek at the card inside:

For more details and instructions to make this easy card, hop on over to the project post.
Elizabeth Craft Design product used:
Other Product used:
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Red glitter card stock

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a happy, crafty day.
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Monday, November 20, 2017

"Joy" deer card

Hello Crafty Friends!

I don't know about you, but I enjoy making holiday cards as you can create so many different styles of cards depending on color, texture, complexity, simplicity, whatever!  The card that I am sharing today uses an older Sizzix Tim Holtz deer die and papers/die cuts I had in my stash- except the Joy die which is a new release.  So, let's jump right into the instructions...


  • Create 5x5 tent fold card from white card stock.
  • Cut velvet brocade paper (from my stash- I believe it was Recollections) smaller than card base.  Mount with double sided tape.
  • Die cut gold paper using doily die and mount to card base using liquid adhesive (or use a doily die from your stash)
  • Die cut deer from chipboard (I used the base of a finished paper pad).  Apply white crackle and air dry.  (if you use a heat tool on the crackle, you make get unsightly bubbles on the surface)
  • Apply Distress inks all over deer and darker ink along edges of deer.

  • Adhere ribbon around deer neck.  Mount to doily using double sided foam tape and liquid adhesive.
  • Die cut white card stock using a pennant die (or just cut pennant by hand).
  • Die cut Joy from red glitter paper or die cut from card stock and add glitter.  Mount to pennant using liquid adhesive.

Love the texture of the card- the glitter, the felted brocade, the smooth glitter paper and the crackle deer texture.

Product used:

I could not find the deer or the white crazing (Tim's Holtz' white Crackle paint) that I used (perhaps no longer made?) but I did find this set which may be a good substitute.  It looks like the crazing will need the deer card base to be white before die cutting.  I like the new deer die set...may have to buy it!!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a happy, crafty day!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Graphic 45 Winter Wonderland card

Hellloooo Crafty Friends!

How are your Christmas cards coming along?  Have you purchased any new Christmas papers or paper crafting goodies?  The craft stores are full of new Christmas goodies for us crafty types.  For me, it is the most wonderful time of the year in a craft store.  :)

As you all may know, I adore Graphic 45 products and the Winter Wonderland collection is no exception.  Several cards have been created using this collection and today I would like to share one of my favorites.  The card has several layers but it was quite easy to make.  The heartwarming scene is the focal point of the card sweet!


  • Make a tent fold 5x5 card using Kraft card stock.
  • Cut a holly berry background smaller than the card base, outline in gold (optional) and mount.
  • Mount doily (I used a Recollections canvas doily) to card center.
  • Create pennant from red dotted paper, outline in gold (optional) and mount.
  • Use foam tape to secure ephemera card (or image from ephemera page in 12x12 collection).
  • Outline Winter Wonderland tag in gold (optional) and mount using foam tape to bottom half and then regular tape or glue to top half.
  • Apply Stickles to leaves and poinsettia.
  • Die seam binding using Distress Ink or Distress Stain in Barn Door.  After drying, create bow and mount to front.
  • Add wee brown twine bow.

That's it!  The instructions can easily be duplicated for several more cards from the same collection.

Product used:
Graphic 45 - Winter Wonderland Collection - Christmas - Ephemera and Journaling Cards

Also used was the Pen-Touch along the paper edges.  Right now it is not in stock at Blitsy but I have a link inserted for when it is re-stocked.
Image result for pen touch gold

Have a happy, crafty day!
Big Hugs,
Kathy Jo
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