Joining the Coffee Lover Winter Blog Hop

winter coffee lover blog hop

Wow, it’s already Winter. Time for cute Christmas decoration, Peppermint Lattes, delicious chocolate and some snow (well, not for me). And to celebrate the upcoming cozy season I’m joining the Coffee Lover Winter Blog Hop with this fun Christmas card. I started by die-cutting a bunch of pieces from white card stock and the background from this amazing paper pack from Carta Bella. I just love the plaid paper in there! Red and gold always look gorgeous together, so I used the Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Golden Crystal for the snowflake pattern. The Nuvo paste dries rather quickly, maybe 30 …

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Video: So Much Sparkle for Santa and his Helper

sparkle for santa

Hello and welcome to a new card for Kat Scrappiness, using a lot of sparkle and a new to me stamp brand, Nordic Stamps. Santa and his reindeer are just so adorable that they needed a lot of sparkly goodness around them. To create all this sparkle for Santa and his little helper, I used the new Nuvo Glimmer Paste and Embossing Powder. I just love both of them, for several reasons. First, the glitter is not too much. It’s sparkly, but not blinding. Second, the glitter is containable. You don’t have a huge mess on your craft table afterwards, …

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Where to go with the Christmas Tree?

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I’m joining the Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers challenge again. This time it’s U is for UFO and I had the perfect “UFO” laying around! I stamped this cute little bug filled with a Christmas tree a while ago, colored it, cut it out (thanks for my Scan’n’Cut!) and then never used it on a card. I think I used Copic markers to color the Stamping Bella image. There were some bleeding issues, but I covered all of that with my white gel pen. I wanted to keep it simple, so I masked the bottom part of my card base …

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Video: Let it Snow with Minc Foil and Reactive Mist

Sowman on foil

Hi, I’m glad you’re here! Today I wanted to share a product with you that I had in my stash for a while, but haven’t used as much as I should have. Don’t we all have these types of products at home?! The product today is the Minc Reactive Mist with the Minc machine. Even though it’s rather sticky, I like the results you can get with the Mist. Mixed Media meets elegant card making πŸ˜› And you are really lucky, because today starts the Black Friday sale (Information are in the banner on top) at the katscrappiness.com store, so …

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Have a Sweet Christmas with Shimmering Ornaments

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Hello there, welcome to another blog post for So Suzy Stamps. This is the last one for 2016… this year was over fast, sigh. Because Christmas is approaching rather fast, I wanted to prepare a cute Christmas card for you and So Suzy’s ornament stamps are perfect for that! I started by die cutting a piece of white card stock with a square, stitched die. Then I stamped the three ornaments using the Simply Sinful ink, also from So Suzy Stamps. Now I stamped a second time with Versamark ink, so I was able to heat emboss it with the …

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Video: How to Use Sentiment Dies for a Die Cut Pattern

Christmas Card with Die Cut Pattern

Welcome to a new blog article for the Kat Scrappiness blog. Today I’m using one of the new sentiment dies to create a die cut pattern for a Christmas card. This simple technique will create two Christmas cards at a time and it won’t take too long either. I used the “Ho! Ho! Ho!” sentiment from Kat Scrappiness to create a neat background pattern for my Christmas cards. I wanted to work with the classic Christmas colors, so I grabbed some red card stock that I had left over from an older, random card kit. But enough words, here is …

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How to Create Your Own Advents Calendar

Adventskalender

Welcome back to my blog! Today I have a totally different project for you, an advents calendar πŸ™‚ Growing up I had one every year and I insisted to get one even when I was already growing up. It’s a huge tradition in Germany and less known in the US. In case you don’t know what an advents calendar is, here is a short explanation. An advents calendar has 24 or 25 doors (depending on which day you celebrate Christmas) and every door has a number on it. Starting December 1st, you open the door with the number 1 and …

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Video: So Suzy Stamps November Release Blog Hop – Winter Release

November Blog Hop

Welcome to the So Suzy Stamps November Release Blog Hop. The Design Team made some incredible cards and I hope you check them all out πŸ™‚ If you are coming from Olesya’s blog with the amazing Kraft card, you are at the right blog now. After you’ve checked out my cards, Giada’s beautiful Christmas card is your next stop. FYI, starting today and ending on November 5th, you’ll get free shipping for all orders, international and domestic, over $25 πŸ˜€ You can start shopping here. But enough organisational talk, here is a video for the three cards that I made. …

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Four Christmas Tags and One Card

Christmas Tags

Well hello there! Today is one of those days where I actually didn’t feel the urge to craft something. But I decided to just sit on my desk and do something. And here is what came out of it: A lot of Christmas Tags πŸ™‚ Tag One I started with a simple Hanukkah gift tag. I used Lawn Fawn’s “I love you a Latke” and colored it with Copic’s. Tag Two The second tag is featuring the bear from Greeting Farm “Let it Snow”. Again, I simply stamped the bear and colored it with Copic’s (the shadow inside the bear …

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Santa’s little Helper… Wait, what?

Moose next to the fire

Today I have an extra long card (9″) for you. Santa and his moose are already very tired, so they hired some happy robots to help: Santa’s little helper reinvented πŸ™‚ For this card I used following sets: MFT – Bionic Bots MFT – Toasty Greetings MFT – Merry Christmoose Neat & Tangled – Santa’s Ride Lawn Fawn – Baaah Humbug (the Santa hats) First I stamped all the images, cut them out, and colored them with Copic markers (that took some time). I didn’t do anything fancy, just basic coloring with two to three shades per image. After I …

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