Stick Snowman Ornament and Card

Stick Snowman Ornament and Card

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This is the fourth of my cards with ornaments.  This one features a removable snowman ornament made from a jumbo craft stick.

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I sewed a small, strong magnet onto the back of the snowman’s scarf and placed another one  behind the greeting panel so the ornament can easily be removed or placed back on the card.

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I debated between using regular craft/popsicle sticks or these jumbo craft sticks.  I really liked the curvy shape of the jumbo sticks, but they are much longer than the craft sticks.  Because I went with the jumbo ones, my card needed to be much longer than most cards.  I remembered a video Gina K had done showing a card that fit into a regular business envelope and realized that size would be perfect!  My finished card measures 3.75 inches x 9.25 inches.  Unfortunately, with the ornament attached, the card is too bulky to mail as a regular letter/card so it will need to be sent from the post office as a package.

For my ornament, I used:

For my card, I used:

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Tin Snowman Ornament and Card

Tin Snowman Ornament and Card

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This is the third in my series of cards with ornaments.  This one has a removable, rusty tin snowman ornament.

Here is the ornament by itself:

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To create the ornament, I started with “Primitive Rusty Tin Snowman Garland” that I purchased online from Factory Direct Craft.

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I cut the garland apart with wire cutters (leaving some wire on both sides for the arms).  Each piece of garland has 10 snowmen, so I was able to make a bunch of ornaments (and cards).  I punched holes for the eyes, buttons, and hanger in each one with my We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile.

I used versamark and Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress embossing powder to create the rough finish on the hat and on the mini brads used for the eyes.  The mini button brads (and brads for eyes) are both Recollections (from Michaels).  Wired ribbon was used for the scarf and trim on hat.

I made another version of the ornament with raffia instead of the ribbon:

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Here is the card without the ornament:

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For the card, I used “Country Snowman” patterned paper by The Paper Studio (from Hobby Lobby) and some brown (unmarked) card stock from their open stock.  I also used some “Rustic Cream” card stock from Papertrey Ink.  All the edges were inked with Gina K Charcoal Brown ink.

The center layered pieces were cut with dies from the Gina K Designs Fabulous Label die set.  A Stripe Background embossing folder and a Snowflake Swirls embossing folder (both by Darice) were used to add texture to these panels.   The greeting is from the “Peace and Joy” stamp set from Gina K Designs.

Behind the greeting panel in the center is a small, strong magnet which allows the metal snowman to easily attach and detach.  This panel was popped up with foam tape to accommodate the thickness of the magnet.

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Foiled Christmas Tree Words in Gold and White

Foiled Christmas Tree Words in Gold and White

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This 5×7 inch card features digital paper/images I purchased on Etsy which is a great place to find material suitable for foiling.  Put black and white digital paper (with a key word like Christmas or stripes, etc.) in the search bar, and a bunch of choices pop up.  The Christmas Tree Words Digital Clip Art is by The Digital Stash, and the striped background is from the Black and White Classics digital paper pack by Bridget Eubank Designs.

These panels, along with some plain toner sheets, were foiled with Gold Thermoweb Deco Foil, my monochromatic (black and white) laser printer, and my mini minc foiling machinePapertrey Ink white card stock was also used as mats and the card base.

Although hard to photograph, there is incredible shine as the light hits the card at different angles.

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Joy Nativity

Joy Nativity

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(inside:  May the wonder of his love touch you this Christmas and bring you peace & happiness in the new year)

This card features the “Joy Nativity” die from Cottage Cutz and the “Rectangle Peek-a-boo Window” die from My Favorite Things.  The window die creates a rectangle surrounded by faux stitching, but the die does not cut the outer edge of the frame so I used my trimmer for that.

The card stock I used was Papertrey Ink Rustic Cream, Gina K Kraft, and a brown from the Recollections “Coffee and Cream” heavy weight card stock pack.  I pounced Gina K Kraft ink on the large, background panel to add a subtle texture.  The edges were inked with Gina K Dark Cocoa ink.

The inside sentiment was from the “Sentimental Holidays” set from Gina K Designs and was stamped with GK Charcoal Brown ink.

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CAS Red and Green Christmas

CAS Red and Green Christmas

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This CAS card features stamps from the Gina K Designs “Merry and Bright” stamp set, GK Cherry Red ink and GK Christmas Pine card stock and ink.  Papertrey Ink white was used for the card base.

Bright, festive, easy to mail, and easy to reproduce with my MISTI.

Here are a few variations…

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