Sunday, October 26, 2014

Winter Wreath - Christmas Card

Please take a moment to read the post that is below mine today .

Hello  it's Sue with a little Christmas project to share today.

A CAS card with a tag using the same images along with some sprays and glimmer mist.

Winter Wreath from Avery Elle is a fabulous set that allows you add lots of tiny elements to make cards, tags, decorate boxes and Scrapbook pages.

Here's how:

The Card.
  • Trim score and fold smooth white card to make a 4.25 x 5.5 inch top fold card.
  • Stamp the wreath in Peeled Paint ink towards the top of the card front, keeping the open area towards the bottom, leaving room for the bow.
  • Stamp the bow and berries in Barn Door ink.
  • Stamp the pine cones between the berries I used the smaller image and stamped 3 together at the top of the wreath.
  • Wrap some red/white twine around the front of the card, securing on the inside.
  • Stamp three acorns to a scrap of white cardand hand cut these out. Pop them up on foam squares over the twine.

The Tag:

  • Using a Spellbinder Labels 8 die cut two shapes from smooth white card.
  • Leave one in the die and spray with Dylusions sprays Cherry Pie and Fresh Lime, after spritzing dry with a roll of kitchen paper then spray with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.
  • Remove the shape from the die and sponge around with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.
  • Stamp the Sentiment followed by the wreath and some berries.
  • One the second shape Stamp 'to and from" as well as the bow and some pine cones.
  • Adhere the sprayed shape over the second shape using Dries Clear Adhesive. Run a brayer over the back of the piece to spread the glue.
  • Punch a whole in the top right of the label and thread through some twine. Using a double piece of twine finish with a bow. 

Thanks for taking the time today.

NOTE:    Still time to join in the October challenge HERE.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Caring Hearts Card Drive

Have you heard about this awesome card drive now in its 5th year??

The Caring Hearts Card Drive is all about collecting Christmas Cards 
to give to the elderly who live in nursing homes.

The drive is run by Vera Yates and Jennifer McGuire in the US and there are two Canadian ladies also distributing to nursing homes throughout Canada.

Design Team member Linda Langes is the Australian contact for all the Aussie card makers 
who would like to be a part of this wonderful event. 

Your cards will go to nursing homes throughout Australia.

Here are all the details from Vera's blog -
Christmas is about family, kindness, and joy. During this time many of the elderly who live in nursing homes can feel lonely and be missing their families. Wouldn't it be awesome if we could bring a smile to their faces & brighten their holiday season simply by sharing our love of card making? A simple gesture to let them know that they are not forgotten.

We all love making cards and what’s better than knowing our creations can bring a smile to others, right? 

A few important details:
  • This card drive will be going until November 28, 2014. We need to receive your card by November 28, 2014.
  •  Please make the cards for Christmas or Holiday Wishes. Anyone can send a card, your children, church group, scout troops, etc.
  • All cards need to have a message inside (it can be stamped or hand written).  
  • Please sign your name on the card and where you are from. 
  • Please include an envelope for each card and please don't seal the envelope.
  • Please stick to just cards -standard size with a matching envelope.
  • And please don't use any pins (for safety reasons).
  • This is totally optional but if you'd like to include $1 or $2 to help with shipping, it'll be much appreciated. We cover the shipping cost ourselves, with no sponsor, so any donation toward shipping would help tremendously.

Australian card makers please mail your cards to -

    Linda Langes
    c/o Gilston State School
    588 Worongary Rd
    GILSTON  QLD  4211

  • In each package, PLEASE include THIS SUBMISSION FORM This helps us in keeping track for prizes! For each card you send, you will get a chance to win.  So the more cards you send, the better your chances. 
To thank you for your generosity in supporting this drive, there are some amazing prizes.
There will be many winners and remember… the more cards you send the better your chances :)
Head over to Vera's Blog to see the awesome list of prizes!
Please feel free to share about this card drive. We really appreciate your support & generosity. Let's rock this card drive and bring Christmas joy to as many nursing homes as we can!! Thank you. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

"Tinkerbell" layout tutorial by Narelle

Hi Everyone-  
Narelle here with a new layout tutorial using the gorgeous "Bo Bunny- Enchanted Garden" range.  If you have a little girl in your life who loves fairies then this range will be perfecting for creating layouts!!

  1. Use "Fantasy" as the base paper.
  2. Trim "Romance" to 29x29cm and adhere in the centre of the base paper.
  3. Tear a strip approx 7cm off the edge of the "magic" paper and adhere the larger remaining piece on the left side of the layout, starting on the edge of the green "romance" paper so that there is a cream border all the way round the layout.
  4. Tear the "Fairies" paper in half and adhere on the left side of the layout in the same manner as the previous piece.
  5. Adhere the cobblestone piece from the "noteworthy" pack approx one third of the way up from the base of the layout.
  6. Distress or sand the edges of the photos and adhere on the layout, slightly overlapping each other and the cobblestone piece.
  7. Add the "Fairy crossing" sign fro the noteworthy pack using foam tape to raise it off the page, and a gnome from the pack also using foam tape.
  8. Add some Jewels for embellishment to the toadstools, and a string underneath one of the photos.
  9. Using the alphabet stickers from the alpha sheet in the kit, add a title to your layout.

Thanks for stopping by 
 If you have any questions please email us at: 

 Happy crafting,

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