Getting All Spruced Up for Christmas with Heart2Heart

Hello, and welcome to another January Heart2Heart paper crafting challenge.  This week, our design team is getting “All Spruced Up”β™₯ as we create some wintry projects for you to be inspired by.  If you would like to join any of our monthly challenges, stop by the Heart2Heart blog and link up your creation before January 31st. 

When I first saw the Spruced Up Collection, my immediate thoughts drifted to Christmas. I know that it is only January, but I usually spend my Christmas Eve racing to finish and mail my cards, so, this year,  I have decided to get a head startβ™₯ and created an entire collection using the Spruced Up papers and card making stamp set. 

I decided to also create a bin to store them in using a My Acrylix Organizer decorated in Spruced Up paper & images. This is to keep my cards from getting bent, to add to throughout the year, and to prevent me from loosing them before Christmas. πŸ™„

I hope that this Spruced Up project as inspired youβ™₯ to create something new and join the Heart2Heart paper crafting challenge.Β  Make sure to stop by the blog and check out the other January challenges and the creations made by our Design Team.Β 

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Here is a List of the Supplies I Used on This Creation

A Challenge to Try Something New at Heart2Heart

Happy New Year, friend!β™₯Β  With the new year comes new goals, new promises, and hope for the future. If one of your goals is to try something new, then we would love for you to join our first January challenge at Heart2Heart.Β 

One of my crafting goals for the new year is to look at my supplies in a new wayβ™₯. Not only will this help me get through my growing crafting stash, but it will also stretch me to find unique ways to use them and share those with you. Today, I have decided to explore a few new approaches to Liquid GlassΒ  and I am going to share with you how I made use of it on my Winder Songbird Card.Β 

From the photograph it is hard to see where I used Liquid glass. After all, it is a clear, quick drying liquid that is usually used as an adhesive. What people forget is that Liquid Glass is also great at adding a glaze-like glossy accentβ™₯ to your project. On my card, I added some texture to the background paper by drawing some squares onto the pattern and adding little dots to the tips of my snowflakes.

Since the Liquid Glass has very little dry time, I was able to put the rest of this card together quickly using some pine bough Cricut die-cuts that were heat embossed,Β  a single stamped bird image, and a sentiment that was stamped atop a partial tag.Β 

Why heat emboss the pine boughs?β™₯ There are a few reasons.Β  First, I accidentally cut FIFTY of these in the wrong color of green for some kits, so I inked them in Espresso to change to color. Second, heat embossing adds texture and stiffens thin die-cuts making them easier to bend and mold.Β 

I hope that today’s project has inspired you to try something new and give Liquid Glass a second look.Β  If you decide to try something new this week, please share it with us at the Heart2Heart Challenge. We always enjoy seeing your creations and are often inspired by you.Β 

Some of the links in this blog post are affiliate links. By clicking on those links, and making a purchase, your are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.