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Holiday card with non-holiday stamps

Hi everyone! It’s Ria here today.

I’m excited to share a holiday card project using non-holiday stamp set 🙂

I don’t have a large collection of holiday theme stamp sets and its nice to do Christmas cards using stamp sets that you may already have that are non-Christmas-sy in theme. A good way to stretch your stamps isn’t it?

Here I used the Small Things stamp set, a general hello, everyday stamp set type. I used the fox as my main focal point and used more traditional Christmas color like red and greens. Here, I used buttons to create the Christmas holly.

buttons2

I also add texture in the green tag paper by stamping the Woodgrain background stamp.

There are other small elements that I used like these stamped circles, again keeping my red and green colors for consistency.

sentiment

For the background, I created my own by stamping the circle with white ink, it looks like snow using the white ink pad 🙂

and here the full card.

front full

If you’re interested in the products that I used on this project, you can check them at the inLinkz below this post 🙂

A2Z Scrapbooking store is offering a 15% discount on your purchase at the A2Z store. You can use the code RIA15 at checkout, a great time to grab the new  Hero Arts Handmade for Christmas 2014 release and some more great products on Sale!

Don’t forget to check the challenge for this month too: Must use two (2) Hero Arts Products. The time is now to get those Hero Arts supplies and materials working. So come and join in the challenge for a chance to win.

 

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Let It Snow, Let It Snow…

Hello everyone! Kymona here from Kreative Kymona, with a fun Christmas card that combines two of my favorite things to do.

Can you guess what those things are?  Yes, making cards and the other thing is……Knitting!!  Yes, I can knit, go figure.

When I saw this stamp set, I knew I wanted to bust out my knitting needles!

Take a look at my card:

Snowman sideview

You can’t tell me this little snowman isn’t warm around his neck, LOL!!  I think this card is so cute. I love how I was able to combine both of my passions together to create a card that anyone would love.

So you want to know how I created this card, here you go:

1. I used Hero Arts Bubble Confetti Stencil with Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste to create my snowball background on my card panel.

2. I stamp the snowman, his face and the sentiment from the Hero Arts Frosty Wishes stamp set with Hero Arts Black Ink.

3. I cut out the snowman and arms from Hero Arts Snowman Die Cuts.

4. I used my circle die to cut out the sentiment.

5. I sponged Hero Arts Shadow Ink Soft Pool on the edge of the sentiment circle and to add a soft color to my snowman.

6. I used Copic markers YR04 and YR07 to color his nose.

7. I added red buttons to the front of the snowman.

8. I knitted my snowman’s scarf and tied it around his neck.

Snowman closeup

9. I added glossy accents to my snowman’s eyes for added dimension.

10. I added foam adhesive to the back of my snowman and sentiment. The trick here is, I double the adhesive because the bulkiness of the scarf made the snowman not sit evenly on my card panel.

11. I added Clear Wink of Stella to the snowballs and the sentiment for a little shine.

12. I round the corners of my card panel.  I added smaller foam piece to the backside and adhered it to my card base for a finished card.

Snowman

So what do you think?  Isn’t this snowman and die set just the cutest set you’ve seen!! Isn’t neat how you can add things to your cards that are non-tools in your toolbox!!

For those who knit here are the instructions:

Cast on 3 stitches and knit for until your scarf is about 7″ long.  Bind off.

Simple and so easy to make.  It took me just a half an hour to create this scarf.

The items I used for my cards besides the knitting materials can all be found at the a2z Scrapbooking Store.  If you would like to purchase any of the supplies I used please head on over to the store and use the coupon code KYMONA15 to get 15% off your purchase.

I hope my card gives you some inspiration to participate in our Current Challenge.  It runs to the end of the month.  The theme is Autumn and Christmas.  You have a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to the a2z Scrapbooking Store.  Hope to see you there!

Supplies used:

Snowman Die cuts Frosty Wishes Hero Arts Black Ink Soft PoolBubble Confetti Stencil Wendy Veechi Embossing Paste

Supplies use for knitting:

Grey Brown Marl knitting needles

 

Thanks for stopping by!!

Kymona