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My Last 2 Before Christmas

My inspiration for my projects today came from the 24 Days of Christmas Tutorials from the LLLC design team!  There are SO MANY that I want to make, but most will have to wait - maybe for Valentines or birthdays coming up.  You can see them all on the blog HERE or in their FB fan group HERE . These Shaker Gift Boxes are deeper than they look in these photos - really nice size!  They are from Day 21 hosted by Sheri . The Shaker Tree Ornaments are from Day 13, hosted by Tamara .   I altered mine by adding a backing and die-cutting it with the Stitched Slots Die and inserted a gift card!  LA-LA LAND CRAFTS PRODUCTS USED:  •  Holiday Smiles clear stamp     Starry Night paper pack    • Bear Hugs clear stamp set   • Snowflake Ornaments Die   • Double Stitched Hills Border Die   • Double Stitched Dome Die   • Scalloped Dome Die   • Double Stitched Squares Die   •  Stitched Slots Die   MY FAVORITE THINGS PRODUCTS USED  (on red box): • It's Penguining to Look alot Like Christmas stamp &a

Slimline Shaker Easel Card

Hello!  It's the crazy time of year and I don't know what we were thinking when we decided to get married 4 days before Christmas... 25 years ago!  My hubby's birthday is actually on Christmas day as well, so we've got alot to celebrate this time of year!   I created this slimline shaker card for my hubby.  I must say, it turned out much softer than I had planned.  I was going to go red, white and green , (we had a Christmas wedding with white-flocked and lit trees, red velvet dresses for the bridesmaids... and my hubby's favorite color is green!).... BUT, I say #craftlife happened!  LOL!  Wanted to use my favorite paper packs from La-La Land but didn't have enough left of the "right" patterns I wanted to use, so ... it kinda took a turn into this blue and pink feminine card, but ya know what, he liked it and appreciated all the time I put into it, so that's what matters :)   I used the cute  Fuzzy Hugs   clear stamp set   from  La-La Land Crafts

Club LLLC Dec 2021 Kit

Pixie Wishes and Fairy Dust Kisses - that's what December's Club Kit at La-La Land Crafts is all about!  And oh my gawsh, just wait til you see all the DTs cards... so unique and gorgeous!!  Be sure to hop to the LLLC blog or FB group to see them all!!  * December 31 is the   last day to subscribe   to start with December's kit!    CLICK HERE to start your monthly subscription! Okay, you know me and my interactive craziness.... well, I created this card where the pixie "Flies" over Fairy Marci ๐Ÿงš  If you are a subscriber, you'll automatically receive access to this tutorial as well as many others made with the Club Kits! IN ADDITION TO THE DEC CLUB KIT, I'VE USED: Tree in Bloom Layering Stencil   I dry embossed it, then sponged for added depth COPIC COLORS:  SKin: E000, E00, E13, E21,  Cheeks:  R00, R20, R21  Pinks: RV10, 02, 04  Teals: BG10, 11, 15, 45, 49  Purples: BV11, 08, V15, 17 For my 2nd project, I've created a Slimline Card and the door to t

JOY Nativity Cards

Hello crafting friends, and a big welcome to my newest blog followers!  I hope you'll pop in and comment to let me know you're here ๐Ÿ˜  Today I have several variations of cards using the same die called " Joy Nativity " - Cottage Cutz from The Scrapping Cottage .  (I will put all the product links at the end of this post).  You know I love my cutesy Christmas cards that I make throughout the year, but I always like to have some that reflect the true reason of the season - Christ's birth.  These were super quick to make... (except for the pop up box card) as I let the dies and papers literally do ALL the work!   For this first one, I created a popped up frame with the red paper, after die-cutting it - it almost gives it a shadowbox look.  I also cut the JOY nativity die out of the gold star paper and then popped up the JOY so that the sections behind the holy family and star would be solid and easier to see. I really LOVE the look of the red, white and gold!  I wa

Multi-Layered Cube Card

We had our first snowfall of the season today!  Although it wasn't much, but it sure is pretty!  Speaking of snow(flakes)... I have another cute card today that has snowflakes on it... and ornaments and trees and lights, oh my!!  lol :)  This is my 2nd  Multi-Layered Cube Card , this time for Christmas.  You can see my birthday themed card HERE .  These cards are definitely a labor of love... and I'd attempt any papercraft challenge for my own daughters♥   I've used some really CUTE images that were released last month at La-La Land Crafts for this card!  Featured in the center is Reindeer Marci (red rubber stamp), and the hedgies are from Holiday Smiles (clear stamp set).  a view from the top - you get a look at the cute papers I've used from the   Little Merry Christmas  paper pack Not sure why I took this next picture - I am certainly no pro at coloring, but I do try to learn from what I've seen others' do.  I think this is my very first time coloring bl

Candy Box Template

Post #2 today for Club La-La Land Crafts !   If you missed my interactive Double Wiper Card earlier today, click HERE to see it (or scroll down one post if you're here on the blog).   Here's a lil Christmas treat dispenser/box for a desk or counter at work, your own home dรฉcor, or for gift giving!  I also have a template for you so you can make one too :)    This box features the November Club La-La Land Crafts Kit.  Even though this kit is no longer available for purchase to new subscribers, you can subscribe now to start with December's kit (which will be revealed on Dec. 15th)!  I'm so excited to see what December's kit will be!! This box is meant to be a sort of dispenser or candy holder, not so much a gift box.  It does hold about 6 of the mini Mint Patties, or a mix of wrapped candies as pictured below.   and lastly, here is the BACK of my box with room to write a message! ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS USED: o Scalloped Rectangles Die o Long Flags Die o  Starry Night

Interactive Double Wiper Card

  Post #1 of 2 today for Club La-La Land  This is an interactive double wiper card featuring November 2021 Club La-La Land Crafts Kit.  Even though this kit is no longer available for purchase to new subscribers, you can   subscribe now to get December's kit  (which will be revealed on Dec. 15th)! I'm so excited to see what December's kit will be!!    A BIG PERK to being a club subscriber... you will have the option to purchase some of the past kits at the original Club kit price!   For non-subscribers, once the kit month has ended, it will be another 6 - 12 months before the items will be available for purchase individually in the shop. So it's a great perk to being a subscriber!! In addition to the great stamps & dies in the November Club Kit, I've also used: Home For Christmas paper pack Double Stitched Circles Die C OPIC COLORS: • Skin: E00, E000, E21, E13, R00, R20, R21 • Sweater & Boots: E40, E41, E43 • Pants, Hat, Scarf: R22, R24, R46, R59 •

Creating Patterns n' Textures

Hello!  Welcome back to another installment of Club La-La Land Crafts November kit!   Before I get to my card, I just wanna tell you about La-La Land Crafts 24 days of Christmas Tutorials on their YouTube channel!  Super inspirational - go check it out! OK, today's card is another "extra" card I designed using last month's kit.  It's just so cute! Owner, Irina, shares tutorials on how to create textures to clothing, so this is another of my tries.   All the pattern on her hat, sweater, pants, boots and squirrel were created with Copic markers.  I also added some yarn tassels to her hat ๐Ÿ˜Š NOVEMBER'S KIT INCLUDES: o Sweater Dress Marci Rubber Stamp Set o Scurry Over Rubber Stamp Set o Wooden Slice Die o Pinecone Die o Pine Needles Die ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS USED IN MY CARD: o Scalloped Rectangles Die o Mountains Die o Long Flags Die o Little Merry Christmas Paper pack COPIC COLORS: Marci's Skin - E000, E00, E13, E21,    • Cheeks - R20, R21, R00   • Hair -  Y2

Christmas Pavilion

 Wow, almost another week gone!  Where is the time going?!!  Tonight I pulled out a retired Stampin' Up! set called Pretty Pavilion and created a cute Christmas card with it.   I started with my favorite technique right now, ink blending! And then I spattered white acrylic paint using a small paint brush dipped in water for the falling snow. Then I die-cut some snowy drifts using the double stitched hills die (La-La Land Crafts) and stamped, colored, and die cut the pieces from the SU! set.  The "Merry Christmas" is from this month's Paper Pumpkin kit (I love the font!) I just realized this would have been cuter with a glowy haze around the star (on the background) OR even include one of those light up dealies to make it interactive!  Oooh, I might have to try that next time!  :)   I hope you all have a Merry & Bright Christmas holiday season!  Happy INKing! Kris