Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Both of these cards are great examples of the deer stencil from Magenta. This template is so easy to use with just a finger dauber and any one of your favourite brown inks. The card below was made using the tree dies that you see from Frantic Stamper, and the beautiful snowflake background stamp from Magenta. I love the precise artwork on this stamp and with Judikins white embossing powder, you will keep the fine detail.

On the inside of the card, you can see the hidden trunks of the tree die-cuts, as well as the beautiful lounging deer die-cut. Don't forget to add some glitter to your hills for that wintery finishing touch. This would make a great winter birthday card as well as a Christmas card.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Whether we are ready or not, Christmas is only a few short weeks away. If you are finding yourself in a crafty mood, you might want to make a card gift box and some notes, or some easy tea-light luminaries. The card box is made even easier with the pre-cut and ready-to-fold boxes from PaperCuts. The price is $19.99 for 25 boxes. These are so easy to decorate because they come flat for stamping and embellishing. This makes a great hostess gift to have on hand.

Now with the battery-operated tea-lights, we don't need to worry about an open flame near the vellum wall. The new tea-lights even have a simulated flicking flame which makes them look even that much more realistic. The cluster of luminaries on the lovely silver doily were a gift to me from a wonderful customer, JoAnne Lloyd.