Category: Holiday Cards

**New Release** Mousey Christmas – Edge-to-Edge Shaker Card!

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Bonnie at Art Impressions has done it again! She has created the most adorable Christmas stamp set with the most adorable mice. This brand new set is called “Mousey Christmas (5564)” and includes three little festive mice and all of the coordinating sentiments to make a super fun holiday card! And my favorite part…..the dies are included!!!

I thought this stamp set would be perfect for my “Pretty in Pink” challenge feature! Of course, when I found out that my feature card was to be a “Pink” theme I was so happy! As you may have figured out already….I love this color!

We will be creating an Edge-to-Edge shaker card! These are so super simple….yet have a great impact. It will look like you spent hours creating this and it truly takes no time at all! I’ll show you how to create this design and give you a few tips for adding your shaker elements. This card design is very addicting so be prepared to want to make several more!

We will use the brand new Ai Journal Template Die Set (5543) as well and this die set includes all of the dies you would need to create a beautiful journal booklet. However, there are so many dies in this set that can be used in so many different ways. We will be using the little photo corners for the four corners of the front of this card. It is a perfect way to frame this edge-to-edge shaker design. We will also use the scalloped circles from this same set for our sentiment. This set has a lot of bang for the buck…I will be using lots of different elements in the coming weeks!

We will set the scene for this card by creating a peppermint striped background with some ink blending and lots of spattering. We will spatter our background with the ink from our marker, some white acrylic paint, and some sparkly liquid stardust! Then we will inlay this pretty background into another striped background to create our peppermint stripes.

I really wanted to stay with a pink and red color theme for this card so I used the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens in a variety of pinks, reds and grays and then I added just a touch of turquoise. The colors I used in todays video are as follows: Lt Pink, Wine Red, Turquoise Green, Beige, Mid Brown, Lt Gray, Warm Gray 3, Warm Gray 4.

Once our image is colored in we can die cut it and then we can assemble our shaker pocket. We will fill it with some pretty hearts, sequins, and snowflakes!

Let’s attach this pocket to a pretty pink top folding card base and add a fun sentiment to the inside of the card for a finishing touch!

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All of the supplies used in today’s video are listed below. Click the products below to make a purchase. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which are at no additional costs to you.

Art Impressions Mousey Christmas (5564)

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Art Impressions Journal Template Die Set (5543)

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Art Impressions Rectangle A2 Double Stitched Dies (5063)

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https://shrsl.com/3mxe5 (Scrapbook.com)

Post-It Labeling and Cover-up Tape (1″x700)

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Wink of Stella Glitter Pen – Clear

https://shrsl.com/3mxeb (Art Impressions)

https://shrsl.com/3mxea (Scrapbook.com)

Lawn Fawn Peppermint Stripes Backdrop Die

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Lawn Fawn 1/8” Double-sided Tape

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Lawn Fawn 1/4” Double-sided Tape

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Lawn Fawn Liquid Stardust

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Lawn Fawn Cardstock 100lb – Ballet Slippers

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Buttons Galore & More Sparkletz Embellishments – Red Hearts

https://shrsl.com/3mxej (Scrapbook.com)

Picket Fence Studios Sequin Mix – Icicles

https://shrsl.com/3mxel (Scrapbook.com)

Picket Fence Studios Sequin Mix – On a Cloudy Day

https://shrsl.com/3mxeo (Scrapbook.com)

Pink Fresh Studio Essential Jewel Mix

https://shrsl.com/3mxeq (Scrapbook.com)

Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer

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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad – Spun Sugar

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Pink & Main Anti-static Powder Tool

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Royal Langnickel Essentials Titanium Acrylic Paint – White or Prima – Finnabair Collection – Art Alchemy – Impasto Paint – Snow White

https://shrsl.com/3mxew (Scrapbook.com)

Hero Arts Blending Brush

https://shrsl.com/3mxex (Scrapbook.com)

Sakura Gelly Roll Gel Pen – White

https://shrsl.com/3mxey (Scrapbook.com)

Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

https://shrsl.com/3mxez (Scrapbook.com)

Marvy Jewel Picker

https://shrsl.com/3mxf0 (Scrapbook.com)

Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad

https://shrsl.com/3mxf3 (Scrapbook.com)

Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine

https://shrsl.com/3mxf4 (Scrapbook.com)

Sizzix Sidekick Die Cutting Machine

https://shrsl.com/3mxf5 (Scrapbook.com)

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens – Blender

https://shrsl.com/3mxf7 (Scrapbook.com)

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens – New Colors – Kuretake – ZIG – Clean Color – Real Brush Marker – 30 Color Set – Single Tip

https://shrsl.com/3mxf9 (Scrapbook.com)

Baker’s Twine – Red/White

Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock 100lb

Scotch Foam Mounting Tape

Lawn Fawn Bone Folder


Tim Holtz 3D Snowflake Gift Card Holder

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In todays video we will be creating some fun dimensional gift card holders! To do this, we will be using the Tim Holtz Stitched Slots Die, which is really meant to be used on your scrapbook or journaling pages. It is a great way to display a collection of tickets, photos or other ephemera. I must admit that I have had this die in my collection for quite some time and have never used it. So every now and again I like to look through my dies and use a die set that I have never used before. As I was looking at this set I thought it would be perfect for some holiday gift card holders! I will show you how to create a simple pocket for your slot die!

The beautiful snowflake is a Tim Holtz 3D Impresslits Embossing Folder. This folder not only embosses the image but also die cuts it at the same time! We will be adding some beautiful foiling to the snowflakes with just a glue pen and some Deco Foil. This is a great technique for those of you who don’t have a foiling machine and for those who just want to do some foiling in a specific area. No heat is required for this foiling technique!

We will also be doing some fun stenciling using the Tim Holtz Layering Stencils. These stencils will allow us to use two different colors for our stripes and dots. These are lots of fun to use!!!

We will add a handle for our gift card pocket using some pretty tinsel! Let’s add a few sparkly gems to finish off this project!

If you really love these 3D Impresslits then you may want to check out the videos listed and linked below!

Tim Holtz 3D Oak Leaf Card w/ Distress Sparkle Glitter

Elegant Sizzix 3D Poinsettia Card

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Elegant Sizzix 3D Poinsettia Card

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In todays video we will create this elegant card with a very dimensional poinsettia! This beautiful flower is from the Sizzix 3D Impresslits Embossing Folder! This embossing folder not only embosses the flower but also die cuts it at the same time! And….the embossing is extremely dimensional and detailed!

We will die cut this poinsettia from a pretty pink Metallic Confections Kraft-Stock from the Tim Holtz idea-ology collection. We will also emboss the card itself using the Spellbinders Detailed “Forevergreen” Embossing Folder. The beautiful pine branches on this folder will perfectly set the scene for this holiday card.

To pull this card together, we will be using the DCWV 6×6 Paper Pack in Frosted Peppermint. This paper pack is filled with lovely papers in soft pinks and reds and also includes some beautiful metallic papers as well.

We will add a large elegant sentiment and some greenery on the front and inside of the card using the Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits Merry and Bright Die Set.

For a finishing touch, we will add some sparkly gems from the Pinkfresh Studios Essentials Jewel Mix!

If you really love these 3D Impresslits….you may want to check out my Tim Holtz 3D Oak Leaf w/ Distress Sparkle Glitter Card!

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Art Impressions Snowman Flip-Flop Card w/ Pastels

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I’ve got a really fun Flip-Flop winter card to show you in todays video!

We will be using the Snowman Pop-ups Set (5358) a little bit differently today. Rather than making the pop-up for the inside of our card we will use the stamp and the die to create this flip-flop card! I will provide you with step-by-step instructions on cutting this die in order to create the flip-flop mechanism. And….I’ll show you why this particular die makes creating this style of card even easier!!!

The coloring will be done using the beautiful Palette Pastels from the Jane Davenport collection. I’ll show you some easy blending and shadowing techniques.

To create the beautiful snowflakes we will be using the Lg Snowflake Dies (5353) and we will be cutting them out of some beautiful sparkly glitter cardstock!

If you love this little snowman and you want to see how it is used to create the pop-up feature then please click here to watch the Art Impressions Snowman Pop-up Card.

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Tim Holtz Cozy Winter Shaker Ornaments

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In today’s video we will be creating an cute little shaker ornament using the Tim Holtz Cozy Winter Die Set! This set includes the adorable bear and a sweet bird, branch, and some little snowflakes.

This set would be perfect for creating a fun winter scene but I thought it would be such fun to turn this into a shaker ornament by cutting out the tummy section and adding some beautiful sequins and gems.

I will show you a few other ornaments that I created in purples and pinks!

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Tim Holtz Darling Deer Card w/ Villainous Potion Sky

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In todays video we will be using several wonderful products from the Tim Holtz Collection including the Darling Deer and Woodlands Thinlits Die Sets! We will create a dramatic sky for our scene using the brand new Villainous Potion ink pad along with the pretty pink Kitsch Flamingo ink pad. We will be using our sponge daubers to apply the ink in small sections to get this unique looking sky!

For added texture and dimension we will do some spattering with water and paint and by adding some beautiful snowflake sequins!

The special sentiment will come from the Tim Holtz idea-ology “Christmas/Noel” Label Stickers which look a lot like using your Dymo Sticker Maker….only easier! The package contains two sheets of these wonderful sentiments.

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Art Impressions Christmas Mice Pop-up Box Card

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In todays video we will be creating a super fun Christmas Pop-up Box Card!!! We will be using the brand new Ai Christmas Mice Set (5459) which has the most adorable little mice and a cute collection of items that coordinate perfectly with these mice! This set includes some presents, candy canes, holly/berries, and a set of adorable little stockings. We will be using almost all of these images to create todays project.

I’ll show you how quick and easy it is to assemble this little pop-up box card. Remember to take a look at the other sets that you may have that could be adapted to this fun card style!

I will show you all of the coloring using the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and all of the colors I used will be listed below. As a finishing touch, we will add some beautiful turquoise gems!

This pop-up card will fold flat when it is complete and will fit into a standard A2 sized envelope!!!

This card was inspired by the current blog challenge…Happy, Happy Holidays! Please join us by submitting a card of your own or just by commenting over on the blog!

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Tim Holtz Retro Oven Mixed Media Clipboard

In todays video we will be creating a festive holiday mixed media mini clipboard! We will be using the fun Tim Holtz Sizzix Retro Oven die set for our focal point and to create a fun shaker element for our clipboard. We will be using several other items from the Tim Holtz Collection including snowflakes, silverware, mirrored hearts, confections, quote chips, collage paper and many, many other wonderful items!!!

We will add lots of texture and dimension using some texture paste with stenciling, mica spray, garland glitter and again….so much more!

Then we will add some beautiful greenery with a snowy texture to add even more visual interest. I really love when you add lots of fun and interesting items to your mixed media projects for the recipient to discover!

This video is just a little bit longer but I really wanted to include all of the information that I could so that you could easily create one of your own if you wish!

This would make a great gift for a friend or relative….especially one that enjoys baking. You could print out your favorite cookie recipe and attach it to the clipboard for added interest and to personalize this special project!

Also…..keep an eye out….I’ll be putting out another mixed media mini clipboard video in the very near future!!!

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Art Impressions/Simon Says Stamp Exclusive – Christmas Train Pop-up Card

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Today I will be showing you the brand new exclusive stamp set from Art Impressions which was created in conjunction with Simon Says Stamp!!! It is called the Christmas Train Set (SSE21B) and it comes with the coordinating dies. This little set has an adorable little train that you can fill with all of these cute little elves, presents, candy canes…and there is even a Santa and a sign to lead you to the North Pole and Santa’s Workshop!

This set is being offered for a limited time only….so if you really love it be sure to order it right away!!!

To set the scene for our little train we will create a fun pop-up element inside the card so that our train will actually look like it is riding on the tracks! I will show you how to easily create this pop-up mechanism and how to create the adorable little train tracks. I’ll also show you how to cut your cardstock to create a snowy border for the inside of your card so that it fits around your pop-up mechanism. It sounds complicated….but it is super easy!

We will also create a beautiful snowy sky using some Distress Oxide Ink and we will spatter it for a snowy effect!

All of the coloring will be done using the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and I will show you how I colored the train in order to get the most dimension.

We will keep the front of the card pretty simple because the inside of the card is the “show stopper”!

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Art Impressions Matchbook Santa Christmas w/ Envelope

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It’s another great day!!! I’ve got another video of the brand new matchbooks in the Ai matchbook series to show you today! This one is called the MB Santa Christmas and it includes all of the elements needed to create an adorable Christmas scene…including the sweet Santa, the fireplace with Christmas stockings, a beautiful little Christmas tree, wreath and two lovely sentiments!

Today we will be coloring in our images using the Tim Holtz Distress Markers and we will do some simple coloring and blending using a blender pen. For a bit of sparkle, we will use the Wink of Stella Glitter Gloss Pen. We will also use some beautiful double-sided papers from the Tim Holtz idea-ology Collection.

We will be using a traditional Christmas color palette for a bit of a vintage look!

If you enjoyed todays matchbook and you would like to see more of these little treasures… see the links below!

Ai Matchbook Nativity w/ Envelope

Ai Matchbook Halloween

Ai Matchbook Coffee Shop

Ai Matchbook 3D Pop-up Kitchen Scene

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