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12 Days of Christmas – Sure Scraps a Lot Style!

12 Days of Christmas – Sure Scraps a Lot Style! 

Day 3 – Friday, December 14, 2018

Tonight I want to show you two different ways to use the Silver Tinsel Embossing Powder for backgrounds. Make sure you read all the way to the bottom of the post. Just sayin’

Supplies you will need to follow along with these projects:

Z4248 Silver Tinsel Embossing Powder

C1745 Merry Trimmings Holiday Stamp Set

Z3236 Black Glitter Paper

Z3366 Silver Foil Paper

X254 White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack

X5989 Sugar Plum card stock

Z4190 Red Pearls

Z4306 Merry Christmas Thin Cuts (retired) or any other large Christmas sentiment

Cricut Design Space file https://design.cricut.com/#/design/121098801

First is a card inspired by a Danielle Wagner design. I changed it up just a bit, and here’s what I came up with. So cute!

Remember to do your Design Space cuts first. Then heat emboss your snowman with Silver Tinsel Embossing Powder. Attach him to your card base, add his hat (I used a pop dot) and scarf and finish him  off with three red pearls.

Notice that all of the writing is upside down? I was so focused on the Versamark that I didn’t pay any attention which way the stamp was facing. Argh!!!!

I stamped the sentiment on the inside using the same technique.

 

So simple and easy, and so pretty!

Okay, the second card is quite different. Inspired by a Gail Gross design (with just a couple of minor changes), it is just as simple, and beautiful, as the first one.

Just a couple of tips for this one: First, cut your Sugarplum card stock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Then do your heat embossing. After that, cut just a bit of the border off. You need a border when you’re embossing so you have something to hold onto and not get your fingers burned! Second, When you cut out the Merry Christmas, make one in silver foil, and TWO in plain white card stock. Glue one white card stock layer onto the back of the silver foil layer, offsetting just slightly. Then glue the second white card stock layer onto the back of the whole thing. You will be amazed what a difference it makes!  Here is a look at the card from the front. You can see the white layers peeking out.

 

Now for the REALLY easy part! If you purchase ANY of the items used in tonight’s projects (except the retired Merry Christmas Thin Cut of course), you will receive a whopping 50% discount. Yes you read correctly 50%!!!!! Do I know how to celebrate Christmas or what???

The fine print: You must place your order directly through me, not on my shopping site. 

                            You must order BEFORE 8:00 pm Saturday, December 15, 2018

                            Shipping is calculated on the full retail price of each item.

Happy card making until next time!

Valerie

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