A Christmas Tag with Fall Leaves

Today, I am using up a few of my fall crafting supplies to create a Christmas Tag for the TGIF Project Challenge. The theme this week is “Tag You”re It” and I couldn’t resist adding my little project to the challenge.  It may seem odd to use “fall” papers and dies for the holidays, but this little tag wouldn’t be what is is without them. MissCarriesCreations-GoldLeafChristmasTag.jpg

This is a super simple project for you to make. Below, you will find some step-by-step instructions accompanied by a process video showing you how to create some Gold Leaf Christmas Tags of your own.

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You will begin by cutting out a Charcoal paper Tag Shape, a Gold Foil Leaf, and a Candy Apple Circle.  (If you were lucky enough to get some of the Fancy Tag Thin Cuts last year, you can use the large 4″ stitched tag, like I did. If you don’t have this die, you can use another one you might own or cut a tag in Design Space™.)   After cutting all of your pieces, you will need to heat emboss the “December 25th” sentiment.

Stamp the image using White Daisy Pigment Ink, sprinkle the image with White Embossing Powder, and heat with a heat tool.

I used my fingers to fold up each one of the leaves slightly, then attached the gold foil leaves to the tag with Liquid Glass.

Layer the Candy Apple circle with the sentiment onto the corner of the tag using a foam dot for dimension. I love how that Candy Apple pops off the Charcoal paper.  Add some Gold Gems and a Bow for embellishment and the tag is complete.misscarriescreations-goldleafchristmastagdetail.jpg

Like I said, this was a very simple project to make and can be altered using any paper or cardstock of your choice. If you would like to watch me create this tag, you can view the process video below.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you were inspired by today’s creation and learned something new. Please feel free to comment below if you have any questions.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Here is the list of supplies I used on my card

Whimsical Holiday (CC101911)
Whimsical Holiday Stamp Set

Z3523
Layered Leaves Thin Cuts

X9007
Mix Ins Paper Packet

X6038
12 x 12 Candy Apple Cardstock

Z3365
12 x 12 Gold Foil Paper

Z2863
White Daisy Pigment Ink Pad

Z2045
All Purpose Mat

Z2068
White Embossing Powder

Z4220
Anti Static Pouch

Z4252
Heat Tool

Z3550
Striped Ribbon Bows

Z3312
Gold Glitter Gems

B073W19WGX
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform

Z4189
Intense Black Ink Pad

Basic Tool Set, Gray
Basic Tool Set (Tweezers)

Creating Quick Christmas Cards with Border Stickers

November Coffee & Cards Workshop

Lately, I am all about simplifying and letting go of the desire for perfection. I love creating cards with lots of layers and images and bling, but sometimes we have to get back to the basics and create something simple. My November Coffee and Cards Workshop has been designed with this in mind – a collection of quick, easy cards that are put together without fuss or much effort.

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Sign Up for the November Coffee & Cards Workshop

At my November Coffee & Cards workshop you will be using the Holly Jolly Complements border stickers to adorn your cards. Each kit will come pre-cut with a full sheet of these stickers allowing you to go home and create even more cards for the holidays. You will also have the opportunity to use various images from our adorable Whimsical Holiday stamp set.

Since this workshop will leave you with a few left over stickers, I have multiple options for workshop kits this month.  You can come, enjoy a drink of your choice, and create the cards as shown, then take the remaining stickers home to create more cards OR you can add onto the kit with another set of pre-cut kits & a stamp set. You also have the option to purchase the cutting guide and create these cards using your own supplies.MissCarriesCreations-ChristmasCardWorkshopGuide.jpg

Purchase the Holly Jolly Cardmaking Workshop Guide

This workshop guide creates TEN cards using the Holly Jolly papers, Complements, Dots, and Whimsical Holiday stamp set. There will be a few left over stickers once you are finished allowing to to create cards like this one.  I hope that you are able to join me for this workshop and that these cards have inspired you to get back to the basics and create something new.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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A Quick Christmas Card for a Sketch Challenge

Can you believe that there are only NINE weeks left until Christmas? Sketch 339As the holidays draw closer, I start to feel the days going by quickly and tend to not have enough hours to get everything ready for Christmas. Can you relate?  Each year, we sent out over 100 Christmas cards and, this time of year, I start to scour the internet for quick, simple card sketches like this one from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  Any uncomplicated card design that can be replicated quickly is a winner in my book.

This week, I decided to join the sketch challenge and create a simple card using the Holly Jolly Border stickers and Build a Plaid stamp set.   As you can see, instead of adding a scallop, I chose to create a variety of layers at the base of the card. MissCarriesCreations-ChristmasBorderStickerCard

Even though the Build a Plaid stamp set is intended for creating plaid designs, I chose to use it as a fill-in for one of my layers. Once the base of card was complete, I stamped the “December 25th” image onto black cardstock with VersaMark™ Ink, heat embossed it in white, then layered it atop a Candy Apple stitched circle. I love the look of white embossing powder on black cardstock. 

I added a stamped Holly embellishment, a sentiment, and a few Holly Jolly Dots to complete the card. This card was so simple to create and could be made using a array of border stickers, paper scraps, or stamped images.

I hope that this card has inspired you to create something new this year for Christmas and to join the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I will be posting more cards I created using the Holly Jolly border stickers this week. In fact, I have created an entire workshop using them and I can’t wait to share them with you.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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