Thursday, December 24, 2015

Minion Gift Tags

   On what did you spend your last craft minutes before Christmas? Minion gift tags were my last minute "had to have".
   Yesterday I sent a text to my son who works at WalMart asking him to bring home some Minion Christmas gift tags for my grandson's packages. He told me that this would be too hard to find. My husband said, "Can't you just make those?" Well now that sounded like a challenge!

   I went to Karen Burniston's website for the directions to make a Minion from two of her die sets: Hoppy the Frog and Chilly the Penguin. I altered the directions a bit to create Kevin, the Reindeer;  Bob, the Elf, and Santa Stewart. 
   Several other Burniston dies were used to add some fun Christmas extras to the tags.
Kevin, the Reindeer

Bob, the Elf
Santa Stewart
   Directions to make the Minions from Karen Burniston's dies can be found here.  


Paper -  Tim Holtz - Yuletide
Stamps - Fiskars - Terrific Tags (To/From) 
Dies - Karen Burniston - Hoppy, the Frog
                                       Chilly, the Penguin
                                       Props 5 (Santa hat and beard, antlers and nose)
                                       Rudy, the Reindeer (Wreath)
                                       Sleigh Gift Card Holder Pop-Up (Bow)
                                       Jolly, the Mouse (Candy Canes)
            Our Daily Bread Designs - Double Stitched Circles          
Inks - Momento - Rich Cocoa
Embellishments - Stickles (Frosted Lace)
                            Gold Glitter Gel Pen

Monday, December 21, 2015

3 Snowflakes and a Snowman

   Here is a traditional Christmas card with non-traditional colors. 

    I started with a piece of white card stock - 5 1/4 x 4. I lightly distressed it with Gina K inks: Dusty Rose, Jelly Bean Green, Lemon Drop, and Lovely Lavender. I used a bubble stencil and Wild Wisteria ink to cover the distressing with dots. I used a nesting die to die cut the background twice. The largest piece is pop dotted; the middle glued to the black A2 card base. I saved the smallest for the inside of the card. 

   I die cut blue spruce pine boughs from Elizabeth Craft die set: "Pine Boughs and White Pine Cones" and placed them in the corners. 

   The Gina K snowflakes are die cut from glitter foam sheets. Each snowflake has a velvet covered lime green brad. I didn't want the brads to show on the inside of the card, so I pierced a round pop dot and inserted the brads thru the snowflake centers then thru the pop dot. 

   The snowman (Gina K: Holiday Season) is stamped on watercolor paper. I swiped the Jelly Bean Green ink pad on my craft mat and used a water brush to paint the snowman hat and scarf. (Sweet Mango for the carrot nose) Diamond Stickles were painted onto hat trim and snow.  3 black gems were added over the snowman buttons. The snowman is mounted on black using Silhouette offset option. 


Cards in Envy - Let It Snow - #5 - Winner!!!
Crafty Cardmakers - Snow - #57 -*
Dream Valley Challenges - Christmas - #13 -*
Karleigh Sue Challenges - Non Traditional Christmas Colors - #35 -*
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes - #16 -*
Melonheadz - Christmas - #2 - Top Three!!!
Our Crafty Corner - Winter - #55 -*
Stamp TV Weekly Challenge - Polka Dots - *
Stamp TV Release Party Challenge - Give Me 5 -*
The Shabby Tea Room - Winter Wonderland - #5 -*

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