Leaf Wreath 2 Ways | VIDEO | Natalie Elphinstone

The countdown to Christmas is well and truly on, and I'm trying to stay ahead by making as many cards ahead of time as I can.
Today I want to share with you the simple idea I had to create some holiday wreaths using your Neat and Tangled supplies in new ways.


For the two cards I'm demonstrating today I used the Medallion Flower Builder stamp and it's matching die set. I love to use non-holiday themed supplies for Christmas cards because it proves to myself what a good investment these pieces must have been if I can use them in so many ways! LOL!


For the first card I chose the largest leaf from the set and stamped it in a circle with Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink, using masks where necessary. Very quick and simple, and looks so effective. I finished it off with some gold 'berries' and a red bow to make it really Christmassy!!

And for the second card I used the matching Medallion Flower Builder Die Set and cut out a series of leaves from watercoloured paper. The best bit about using dies to create a wreath like this is that you can play around with the arrangement a lot more before you stick them down. It gives you a lot more versatility than just the stamps, or at least - it doesn't require as much pre-planning ;-)


There you have it! Two different ways to create a wreath for your Christmas cards using non-Christmas supplies. And what I love most about this idea is that you could recreate it using ANY leaf stamp or die you might own. I'm seriously considering making a version using the Magical Day stamps, or the feathers from Calathea!

In my video today I'm going to show you exactly how I constructed both cards, and how quick it was. Certainly it was quick enough to consider making these in bulk if you had the need.

        

Well I hope you enjoyed this idea. I'd love to see if you give this a go, so post a link in the comments! And may your Christmas season be blessed with more much love and joy than you can contain.
xx
Natalie

Supplies: 
Medallion Flower Builder Stamp Set
Medallion Flower Builder Die Set
Classic Tag 2 Die Set
Get Yeti Stamp Set


Joyful & Triumphant with Kay


Hello! We are just a few days away from Thanksgiving here in the states and the holiday feeling is definitely in the air around our house! I've been making lots of Christmas cards with all of the fun new holiday products out there and I have a cute one to share with you today using some of the new November Neat & Tangled release.




For this card, the little boy, who is the star of the show, is from The Christmas Pageant stamp set. The tree is from Lumberjack Love, the present is from Fa La Llama, and the snowflake is from Holiday Baking.  




For the background I did something fancy. I don't normally do fancy, glittery, blingy stuff, but for Christmas I sometimes go all out. I used some embossing paste and I mixed some Lindys Magicals Jingle Bells in with that and spread it through the Radiating Star Stencil. I have totally fallen in love with hat stencil! Before the texture paste was dry, I sprinkled it with fine glitter.



All of the images were colored with Copic markers and I added some stickies to each of them for some more glittery bling-ness! I took a piece of white card stock, cut a circle in it, stamped the sentiment from the Joyful Sentients stamp set, and mounted this over my stenciled background with foam tape.  All of the images were adhered with foam tape, and I added a few sequins from the Snowfall Sequin mix.

I hope you have enjoyed my card! Have a wonderful week!

Kay :)



I like you Snow Much: Bunny Slopes Multi-layer Scene Card with Kelly Latevola

Hello Crafters! 

I cannot believe it's almost time for Thanksgiving! 
It's going to start snowing anytime now. I don't even have my snow tires on my car yet. 
Eeek!

You know when snow is prettiest? 
A. When you're in the house and don't have anywhere to go. 
B. On a card :) 


I've been enamored with this cute little bunny since I first laid eyes on it. 
I love all the little pieces parts in the set that make it super easy to build a scene. 
So you know I had to right? 


The stitched slopes dies are so stinking cute I knew I had to combine them with this charming bunny. 
I actually made a card with multiple layers guys! 
and . ..
It was pretty easy. 
Who knew?!


I actually really love how you can get tons of dimension from combining regular adhesive with foam adhesive. Using the foam adhesive allowed me to tuck my tiny trees behind the hills easy peasy. 

You can watch the entire card come together in the video below 


Could you tell how excited I was about that glitter paper! 
Mwhahahahahaha! 
I'm going to make so many glittery things!


Thank you so much for stopping by!
Enjoy your weekend :)

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STITCHED SLOPES - NICE AND NEAT DIES
STITCHED SLOPES - NICE AND NEAT DIES
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Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Medium Point Pens Set
Sakura WHITE GELLY ROLL Medium Point Pens Set
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EK Success WRITING PEN FINE TIP
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
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