Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Creative Team Rustic Holly Peace Card

Creative Team Rustic Holly Peace Card

by Creative Team member Kathy Macdonald

 

Supplies:


Crafts 4UA5 Card Smooth/Burgundy (or C4U Glitter Card in Red)
KaiserCraft 12X12 Card – Forest
Simple Stories 12x12 paper – Very Merry/Peace on Earth #9248
Crafts 4U Holly Peace die 70119
Crafts 4U Wooden Embellishments – Snowflakes 70071
Crafts 4U Double sided tape 100mmx20m
Crafts 4U Foam tape 12mmx4m/2mm thick #30004
Various ribbon and twine
Liquid glue
 
 

Instructions:


Score the white card 10.5 mm along the long side and fold in half burnishing fold with bone folder.
For card front, cut one piece of olive paper to a matt of 10.5x15 mm. Ink edges in gold. Using double sided tape, apply to the four sides on the back of the olive card.
For contrast, cut olive gingham paper (pattern straight) to a matt of 10x14.5 mm.
Apply C4U Double sided tape 100mmx20m red and cream papers.
Cut 1 PEACE die in red and 4 PEACE dies in cream. Remove release paper.
By carefully matching up the die cuts, with red on top, you can create a dimensional die cut element.
If you create a stack of cream die cuts and then off set the red die cut slightly you will create a ‘shadow’ effect.
Back ribbon with double sided tape and adhere to gingham card front, wrapping the ribbon under the edges.
Place stacked die cut over the ribbon and gently press.
Adhere foam tape to the back of this front and adhere to the olive matt.
Choose some small snowflake embellishments and adhere to card front using a liquid glue.
Adhere card front to card body using double sided foam tape.
 

 
 

Monday, 16 July 2018

Creative Team Merry Christmas Background Die

Creative Team Merry Christmas Background Die

by Kelly McCausland


 

Supplies:

Assorted patterned papers
Black Card
Powder tool
Sequins
 
 

Instructions:

 
Add 100mm double sided tape to the back of your mirror board.
 
Cut your background die from the mirror board making sure you cut into the mirror side
 
Carefully peel from backing and adhere to acetate sheet
 
Cut off excess acetate and add foam tape to the frame edge. I have used the new 3mm Foam tape as it fits perfectly. Use a double layer for more 'shake' from your card
 
Die cut assorted snowflakes from white glitter card for your shaker
 
Prepare your backing for your shaker card - trim to 11cm x 13.8cm. I have used black to highlight the words in the die
 
Run around the inside edges of your foam tape with powder tool to stop sequins sticking
 
Add snowflakes and assorted sequins to the middle of your backing card, peel backing off foam and stick your window to the backing card to create your shaker
 
Layer and adhere your papers and shaker to your card base. I chose a card size of 14 x 16.5 cm to fit the die and have a nice border.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Creative Team Unwrap the Magic Card

Creative Team Unwrap the Magic Card

by Creative Team member Cheryl Peterie

 
 

Supplies:

Authentique Collection "Happy Christmas Tree"Paper
Authentique Collection "Happy Christmas Six" Paper
Authentique "Colourful Christmas" Sticker Sheet
Ribbon - Gold 1/8"
Buttercup Yellow Cardstock
Tools:
Basic tool kit (Crafts4U trimmer, scissors, Crafts4Udouble sided Tape, Crafts4U 3mm x 4mm Foam Tape, pencil, tweezers etc), Glue, Washi Tape (for holding dies in place), Die Cutting Machine.
 
 
 

Instructions:

 
From the 12" x 12" white cardstock cut a base card measuring 6" x 12" fold in half & score, then fold the bottom left corner to the top centre fold & score.
 
 
Cut two 14.5cm 14.5cm squares, attach one full square (xmas tree side facing up) to the inside right panel & the other one cut on the diagonal from the top left corner to the bottom right corner giving two triangles & attach to the front triangle panels of the card.
 
Die cut the following pieces
(NB; with nesting dies No.1 being the smallest)
  • Red Glitter A5 Card - Poinsettia Petals (I cut a mix of six sizes )
  • Yellow Card - Poinsettia Stamens (two large & three small)
  • Dark Green Card - Poinsettia Leaves (two)
  • Gold Glitter Card - Stacked Merry Christmas
  • White Card - No.2 Tag (together with small hole die)
  1. Cut the "Candy Cane & Co" panel from the Authentique Collection "Happy Christmas Six" Paper, mat on a piece of dark green card leaving an even border and attach to the striped card front triangle panel.
  2. Assemble the poinsettias/stamens, add some prills to the centres, next adhere the leaves & flowers to the front triangle panel.
  3. Adhere the Gold Glitter "Merry Christmas" above the Candy Cane panel.
  4. From the Authentique "Colourful Christmas" Sticker Sheet cut the left side loop off the "Unwrap the Magic" sticker & attach to the white tag, tie a bow through the hole with the gold ribbon & mount with foam tape to the inside background panel  as a base stopper.








 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Creative Team Mountain Christmas Card

Creative Team Mountain Christmas Card

by Creative Team member Dani Choate

 

Supplies:


Card stock - turquoise, white, dark blue & black
Tombow Mono liquid glue
 
 
 

Instructions:

 
- Cut and fold a card out of black cardstock. This will be a landscape card
- Cut a stitched rectangle, one each in white & turquoise cardstock
- Using the mountain die set, separate the three die lines (i.e. break the small links to give you three separate dies that can be used individually
                - cut the white rectangle with the upper die line
                - cut the turquoise rectangle with the lower die line
- Now run the white mountain die cut through the tiny dot embossing plate. This step needs to be done last so that the dots will not be flattened with any further pressing with the die cutting machine. This will now have a snowy mountain effect
- Place the white dotted mountain onto the black card base.
- Next lay the turquoise mountain die cut over the white, positioning it to still be able to see some of the white dots above. Trim the bottom of this blue layer to sit just on the bottom stitched line of the white. Pop this up on foam tape.
- Now use the 'Forest Deer' die. Cut in both black and dark blue
Place the dark blue die cut behind the black die cut but just offset the blue a little to the right (2-3mm) & slightly above (1-2mm). This should indicate a slight shadow effect. Attach these two die cuts together in this manner
-This die & shadow unit can now be added to the front of the card as one piece. Have this piece sit just inside the edge of the turquoise layer
- Lastly using champagne glitter card stock, cut 3 small stars from the 'Funky Xmas Tree' die set along with the script die 'Merry Christmas'. These can all be backed before die cutting with double sided tape for ease of attaching.
- Adhere 'Merry Christmas' to the bottom left corner of the card and 3-4 small stars just above the right upper mountain peak
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Monday, 9 July 2018

Creative Team Ornament Shaker Card

Creative Team Ornament Shaker Card

by Creative Team member Kathy MacDonald

 

Supplies:

Nuvo Hexagon Confetti/Green Moss and Gold/Multi coloured small sequins

 

Instructions:

 
Paint wooden embellishment with the Cadence paint, leave to dry.
Score the white card 10.5 mm along the long side and fold in half burnishing fold with bone folder.
For card front, fold one piece of red card in half and cut to a matt of 10.5x15 mm. Use one.
Apply C4U Double sided tape 100mmx20m the back of all papers but not the acetate.
Cut 1 Frosty Border die and 3 Dangling Ornament dies in white sparkle paper, trim where necessary. Remove release paper placing Frosty border on card front and press in place. Place Ornament dies on card front and die cut. Adhere acetate at the back of these die cuts. Remove release paper on white glitter ornaments and carefully ‘fit’ shapes onto acetate backgrounds.
Turn red mat to back. Create ‘cells’ for shaker pieces by sectioning each ornament using foam double sided tape. Add the same tape to the 4 outside edges.
Using baby talc, corn flour or an embossing buddy tool rub over acetate to reduce the static cling for shaker pieces. Fill each bauble area with beads/sequins/metallic confetti in either different colours or the same colour. Carefully remove release paper from foam tape and press card front to rear of sequin filled red mat.
On the front using liquid glue, add ‘Merry Christmas’ embellishments to lower edge of red matt.
Adhere card front to card body using double sided tape.
 
 


 

 

 

 

 

 



Saturday, 7 July 2018

Creative Team Christmas Night Art Journal Page

Creative Team Christmas Night Art Journal Page

by Creative Team member Dani Choate

 

Supplies:

Card stock - white, lime green, dark blue, turquoise, grass green, xmas green, light blue, orange, pink, red & yellow
Tombow - Mono liquid glue
 
 
 

Instructions:

 
- Starting with an open double page, paint a single yellow circle using Dina Wakley Heavy Body acrylic paint in 'Lemon'. Place the circle in the upper middle of the double page across the centre fold. This will be your moon
- Beginning at the outer edges, paint black gesso in toward the moon leaving a rough circular section around the moon blank. Keep this blank area rough with feathered edges so you can blend the next lighter colour
- Paint the remaining area toward the moon with Dina Wakley heavy body acrylic in 'Night'
- Using white gesso, watered down if necessary and a small brush, tape the stem of the brush to create light splatters to indicate stars in the night sky
- Cut some dies...
- Using Crafts 4U 'Houses' die cut x3 sets - x1 in orange; x1 in pink; x1 in red card stock. Choose one of each house design in a different colour for each. Back these three with yellow card behind all windows.
- Next using the 'Funky Xmas Trees' die. Choose the three trees without stars on top - diagonal lines; circles; plain triangle
- cut these trees out in multiple colours and texture-  royal blue glitter card - bermuda blue glitter card - xmas green glitter card -  lime green, dark blue, turquoise, grass green, xmas green, light blue card stock   ...you may need more than one of each colour also.
 
- Separately, you will need 2 sheets of plain white card in A4 sizing
- Using TCW stencil 'Mini North Star', Apply Cadence Transparent Relief Paste through the stencil then cover with lime green laser glitter  on one sheet & turquoise laser glitter on the second sheet
- Once dry you should have two lovely glittery starred paper that you can put through your die cutting machine. With this decorated card cut x3 plain triangle trees out of each colour.
- Lay out all the trees randomly and mix colours and textures evenly between both sides so the design is balanced
- Arrange the three small houses directly under the moon. Trees should be situated on either side extending out to the outer edges at the base of the page but thinning out toward the top so only a couple of tree points are at the top
- A quote can then be stamped in the centre. However, here I have chosen to simply hand write the first line of the poem... " 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house..."
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Creative Team Merry Christmas Shaker Cards

Creative Team Merry Christmas Shaker Cards

by Cookie Aguilar

Cookie loves making shaker cards and has used the Crafts for you Square Merry Christmas Die to make two different shaker cards. One is on a square card base and the other is on a standard C6 sized card base. Check out her supplies list below:

Square Merry Christmas Card:


 

Supplies:

Crafts 4U Merry Christmas Square Die 10202
Crafts 4U Funky Xmas Trees Die 10126
Red Foil Card A4
Sequins
Crafts 4U Foam Tape
Crafts 4U Double Sided Tape
Acetate Sheet
Assorted Christmas Papers

 

C6 Merry Christmas Card:

 
 

 

Supplies:

Crafts 4U Merry Christmas Square Die 10202
Crafts 4U Proud Reindeer Die 70016
Red Foil Card A4
Silver Foil Card A4
Sequins
Crafts 4U Foam Tape
Crafts 4U Double Sided Tape
Acetate Sheet
Assorted Christmas Papers