Happy, Merry, Joyful Christmas

Every year, it seems as if I have time to make ONE card that isn’t a design team assignment. This year, I had to stay away from card making for months due to a shoulder fracture, but I’ve still managed to make my one non DT card.

I have a soft spot for Stacey Yacula’s images, and the Sweet Holiday Penguins set from My Favorite Things was perfect for a quick, simple Christmas card. I’m normally not one for scene cards, but I thought these two deserved better than to just float around, so I added a night sky and some subtle hints of snow on the ground.

I colored my penguins during Kathy Racoosin’s 30 day challenge on Instagram, and asked my followers how to add snow. Someone suggested paint splatters and embossing powder, so that’s what I did. I used liquid watercolor from Hero Arts for the splatters, and lots and lots and lots of chunky white embossing enamel from Stampendous for the rest. It makes the card seem very wintry, and the embossing enamel adds a ton of texture to an otherwise very simple card.

I could have made it a one layer wonder, but I like the faux stitch look you get with the stitched rectangle STAX sets from My Favorite Things, and I love the 1/16″ frame of pure white around it. I even mounted my panel on foam tape for that extra bit of dimension.

Simple, yet dimensional from that foam tape, with lots of texture from the embossing enamel. Maybe I should start making scene cards more often?

I can’t believe I’ve nearly used all the different gray families on one card, all I’m missing are the Ws.

God jul {Mo’s Dream Team}

We’ve reached another Wednesday, and you know what that means – it’s Mo Manning time! I’ve really gotten into the swing of making Christmas cards, and so far this year, they’re all blue. I’m a sucker for blue Christmas cards, and they’re so much fun to make!

I colored up a nolines version of Happiness is and diecut my panel down to a scalloped square with a Lifestyle Crafts die, before adding lots of Chunky White embossing enamel from Stampendous as snow.

I added my panel to a piece of patterned paper from Maja Design using some dimensional adhesive. Matted it with blue Maja Design cardstock, then glued everything to my cardbase. I’m not a fan of big borders around my panels on my cards, but 1/16″ is perfect!

I diecut god jul using a Papirdesign die four times with the same blue cardstock, stacked them together, glued them to a vellum shadow and glued that directly to my image for a quick, easy sentiment.

Julehilsen {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi, everyone! Another Wednesday means another Mo Manning creation around here. I’m still on a blue Christmas kick (there really is no better color for Christmas), and I’ve used the Ragged Angel image I colored up for Kathy Racoosin’s 30 day challenge earlier in the week.

I printed my image in soft gray and colored her in with Copics, before using a die from My Favorite Things to turn her into a nice panel. I then made snow by sprinkling on chunky white embossing enamel and heating it from underneath the panel.

I absolutely love the effect you get by adding this particular embossing powder.

I just got my hands on this year’s Christmas collection from Maja Design, and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to use some of them on this very simple card. The one in the bakground is Let it snow, so is the vertical blue on the left (it’s the back), the darker blue is called Snowflakes. I’ve also used the Frost Monochrome paper for the sentiment, which is a Norsk Stempelblad AS sentiment that I white heat embossed and diecut with another MFT die. It’s a fishtail flag frame die, and you can just see the frame of it on the inside of the card at the bottom right.

I glued my Ragged Angel to the patterned paper with lots of foam tape, and added some snowflake sprinkles from Little Things by Lucy’s Cards to finish it off.

In addition to these colors (and yes, that really is B45 amongst all the 90s), I also used B90, which is a color I’ve made myself.

Blowing in the wind {Mo’s Dream Team}

We’ve reached the middle of the week (middle of the work week, anyway), and that means a Mo Manning creation in this little corner of the web.

I’ve made a tag for a Christmas present with the adorable Season’s Greetings image. The tag is 3″ tall, so I printed my image really tiny and colored her up with my Copics. This image isn’t a very detailed one, so shrinking it works fine, and extending the candy cane by adding a few extra lines is also pretty easy.

I added snow with chunky white embossing powder, glued on the corner of a small paper doily and a diecut ticket stub from patterned paper on top of that with some 1 mm foam tape. I stamped a tiny Norsk Stempelblad AS sentiment with Scarlet Jewel ink from Papertrey Ink and decided to also add a few snowdrift sprinkles by Little Things from Lucy’s Cards. I love these tiny white clay snowflakes.

Gift tags, by nature, need space for names. I stamped another Norsk Stempelblad AS stamp on another patterned paper ticket stub and mounted it to the back my tag using more of that 1 mm foam tape.

For such a small image, I kind of used a lot of Copics. I didn’t use the BV23 at full strength, however, I used the tip to tip technique with BV20 to add a little extra shading in the corners of the white.

Fill Christmas with joy {Mo’s Dream Team}

Hi, everyone! I hope you’re having a great Christmas. Today’s another Wednesday, the last one in 2018, in fact. I’ve got my last Christmas card for 2018 to share with you today, using Mo’s beautiful Sharing a Song image.

I printed my image with a low opacity setting in Photoshop and did no line coloring with my Copics. I added chunky white embossing enamel for that wintery, snowy feel.

The card itself is made by diecutting Maja Design patterned papers from last year’s Christmas collection, using a set of dies from GoKreate. The sentiment from Norsk Stempeblad AS is heat embossed, and I added tiny little cones I’ve picked myself.

The insde has the same patterned papers, another Norsk Stempelblad AS sentiment stamped in Papertrey Ink Enchanted Evening ink, as well as some heat embossed Huldra designstudio snowflakes, and a Crafty Moly veneer snowflake that I also heat embossed.

I did the same thing for the back of the card. Sentiment, heat embossed snowflakes and veneer snowflakes for that extra little bit of dimension.

Rød julekorttrio {Papirdesign}

Hei og hopp!

Nå er det under to uker igjen til den store dagen, og jeg har tre like, men ulike julekort å vise frem. De har alle samme oppsett, men forskjellige mønsterark og et par andre små detaljer.

På det første kortet har jeg brukt baksiden av arket Julekrans med sløyfe. Det er rødrutete og akkurat passe julete. Julekransen er embosset i hvitt, og teksten er stemplet i midten av kransen med brunt blekk. Jeg har embosset store snøfnugg i tre og strødd distressglitter over og pyntet veldig enkelt med en button det står god jul på.

På kort nummer to har jeg brukt arket som heter Kakebakst. Også her har jeg embosset julekransstempelet og stemplet en tekst inni i brunt, limt på store snøfnugg og en button.

På det siste kortet har jeg brukt baksiden av Julepus-arket. Den samme julekransen er embosset i hvitt også her, og jeg har brukt det samme tekststempelet som på det forrige kortet i midten av kransen, men her stemplet i rødt. Her pyntet jeg begge snøfnuggene mine med knapper istedenfor en button.

En ekstra liten titt på det siste kortet. På alle kortene har jeg brukt hvit embossingemalje som jeg har smeltet for å få det til å se ut som snø.

Papirdesignprodukter brukt:


Hjem til jul – Julekrans med sløyfe PD18497

Hjem til jul – Kakebakst PD18486

Hjem til jul – Julepus PD18493


Julekrans PD17337

Stress ned PD1841

La roen senke seg PD18473


Granbar, krans PD17315


Trefigurer, vinter PD14955

Button, god jul, flettekurv nr. 857

Håper du ble litt inspirert til å lage like, men ulike julekort.

God jul {Mo’s Dream Team}

Another Wednesday, another Mo day. Today I’ve got a Christmas card to share with you. Is modern vintage a style? I think it looks kind of vintage, yet modern, but I’ll let you decide. I chose Winter Present, colored her up with Copics and turned her into a fairly clean and simple card.

I chose muted colors with lots of grays in them, diecut my colored panel with a stitched rectangle die from My Favorite Things and sprinkled on chunky white embossing enamel from Stampendous which I heat embossed. It gives the look of falling snow, which I really love for Christmas cards. No pattern, completely random, which really is how snow falls in real life.

I added my panel to my card base using dimensional adhesive without too much dimension. The card base is Classic Kraft cardstock from Papertrey Ink. I stamped a pinstripe stamp from Altenew across it in Scarlet Jewel ink, also from Papertrey Ink.

I tend to add little embellishment clusters on my simple cards, and this one is no different. Part of a mini doily from Doodlebug, some patterned paper diecut with a Docrafts die, a ticket with a white heat embossed sentiment from Papirdesign, and diecut pine branches from patterned paper. I added three Papirdesign crystals as a finishing touch.

Med ønske om en gledelig jul {Papirdesign}

Hei og hopp!

Jeg lager julekort jevnt og trutt hele året, men likevel er jeg ikke i mål med kortene for i år, så i dag har jeg et enkelt julekort å by på. Dette kortet kan gjøres enklere og mer masseproduksjonsvennlig hvis man velger et mønsterark uten så veldig mye mønster istedenfor å sverte bakgrunnen som jeg har gjort her. Å sverte bakgrunner er tidkrevende.

Jeg brukte granbardieen til å stanse ut tre kranser i hvit kartong som jeg limte oppå hverandre litt vilkårlig. Jeg brukte veldig lite lim, for jeg ville ha litt dimensjon og liv i den ferdige kransen, og det får man ikke hvis man bruker lim på hele.

Jeg stemplet en tekst fra en av de nye stempelplatene og embosset i hvitt før jeg svertet med forskjellige farger blått blekk på hele panelet. Hvitt og blått er favorittkombinasjonen min til juekort, så jeg pyntet veldig enkelt med noen lyseblå krystaller og sa meg ferdig med hele kortet.

Papirdesignprodukter brukt:


La roen senke seg PD 18473


Granbar, krans PD 17315


Krystaller PD 872

Ellers har jeg brukt kartong fra Papertrey Ink (Stamper’s Select White), blått Distress Ink i fargene Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans og Chipped Sapphire i tillegg til fargen Spring Rain fra Papertrey Ink. Jeg har også brukt super fine detail emossingpulver i hvitt fra Ranger og Chunky White embossing enamel fra Stampendous.

Håper du fikk noen ideer til enkle julekort hvis du fremdeles har mange kort igjen å lage før jul og liten tid. Varme juleklemmer fra meg.

Julen varer helt til påske {Ett trykk}{Mo’s Dream Team}

Ny onsdag betyr ny inspirasjon for Mo Manning. Jeg er ikke helt ferdig med jul ennå, så dagens kort er et julekort. “Helt enkelt – sirkler” var en av oppgavene våre i Ett trykk i desembernummeret.  Jeg printet ut Seasons Greetings ganske liten og fargela med Copics.

Jeg hadde et ark fra Papirdesign som det står god jul på over hele arket, så jeg fant ut at det var genialt å bruke, for da slapp jeg å stempe tekst. Det skulle jo være enkelt, og jo mindre elementer, jo enklere, tenkte jeg. Og det er faktisk hele kortet.

Råsøte rådyr {Ett trykk}

Jeg syns rådyrene i Kitsch Christmas-settet til Avery Elle er så søte, så da stilarten vi hadde fokus på var Whimsical i en artikkel i fjorårets desembernummer av Ett trykk, bare måtte jeg fargelegge disse rådyrene.

Jeg har fargelagt rådyrene med Copics, klippet dem ut og satt dem på en base svertet med Papertrey Ink Aqua Mist blekk. Jeg har strødd litt Shabby White embossingpulver fra Stampendous over og smeltet til snøfnugg. Jeg stanset ut en tynn ring med mosegummi og lagde en shakerboks med litt acetat som vindu, en diecut laget med en Memory Box die og noen paljetter og diamanter.

Her syns det at paljettene og diamantene er løse inni shakerpanelet. Jeg har ikke brukt så mange paljetter og diamanter, men jeg syns det er nok, det er ikke mye som skal til. På bakgrunnen har jeg brukt en stensil fra Simon Says Stamp og embossingpaste. Det rødstripete mønsteret kommer fra et digitalt mønsterark.