The last of the Christmas Z-fold cards!

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_MG_2626 (Medium)_MG_2627 (Medium)Here are my last two Z-fold cards made with Kaisercraft Mint Wishes, still the same 3 sheets i purchased with just the addition of some pearl bling and silver twine. I think I mentioned that i bought the sticker sheet in this range, but I didn’t! the strips on the smaller z-fold pieces were conveniently on one of the sheets of paper already to size which made these cards really quick and easy to put together, and the merry christmas sentiments that I used were on the bottom of one of the sheets on that identity strip that we usually trim off and throw away! Tomorrow one last “normal” card that I made with the leftover pieces and then we move on to something completely different! Til tomorrow…..

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Kaisercraft mint wishes double z fold cards..

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_MG_2623 (Medium)_MG_2625 (Medium)two more double z – fold cards just using a couple of bits of paper from Kaisercraft Mint Wishes collection. The pine cone on the top card pictured is a kaisercraft wooden piece which I foiled in chocolate through the Go Press and foil machine. The Baubles on the second card are fussy cut from a piece of the patterned paper from the collection.I have added a photo under my script to show you what I spent last evening doing! We got in some new Nuvo Products at paper Flourish and I just had to try them out.They are Nuvo glimmer paste and come in a range of colours, but I just picked up the clear and the gold, and so far I have tried it out on wooden pieces,painted on with a paintbrush, dabbed little bits ( mainly to clean my brush off) on flowers, and then I found a stencil, attached it to some cardstock and painted the glimmer paste through the stencil..this technique looks amazing! It dries in about 10 minutes, so no long waiting around for it to dry.IMG_7197

Kaisercraft Mint Wishes number 1…

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_MG_2612 (Medium)Quick post this afternoon! I have been busy working this week, so having been a bit lax on the posting front! Today has been another busy day with work this morning, and grocery shopping this afternoon, but I wanted to make a little bit of time to post the last Christmas 2017 series which is Kaisercraft Mint Wishes.Just a few cards in this series , I only bought 4 sheets of paper, including the sticker sheet, because the paper was perfect for my christmas double zig zag cards. For this first card I used the same sheet for both panels, fussy cut some baubles from the second sheet, a strip from the third sheet for the smaller zig zag, and a greeting from the sticker sheet mounted onto scrap white cardstock. It is a hot day here in Adelaide today, so I am off to cool down in the shower, then a seat for a little while under the air conditioner! til tomorrow…..

Go Press and Foil Christmas

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_MG_2628 (Medium) Some Kaisercraft Christmas Jewel paper collection today, and an experiment using a Go Press and Foils stamp on patterned paper. it worked a treat, and I will be doing this a lot more!The background papers are from the 12 x 12 papers in the Kaisercraft Christmas jewel collection, and I foiled a lovely purple foil onto the patterned paper for the sentiment. a matching collectable and ribbon bow to complete a very simple Christmas card. i have been foiling this morning…. I have been die cutting my own chipboard pieces and foiling them. The secret is in getting the shim correct. I have found that using a piece of the chipboard cardboard is just the right thickness for a shim on my die cutting machine, but everyone’s die cutting machine is different depending on how loose it is so experimentation is essential. If your first run through is patchy, you need a thicker shim and you can just foil over the top with another piece of foil.Til tomorrow…..

Kaisercraft Letters to Santa 15….

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_MG_2631 (Medium)Another card made with Kaisercraft letters to santa, with the addition of a poinsetta die cut with paper Rose Poinsetta die, and a little branch of holly from a Kaisercraft die.I die cut an oval, edged it with tea dye ink matted some craft cardstock behind, and popped on a collectable from the kaisercraft letters to santa collection.The Noel sentiment is from the matching 6″ pad. It’s been a busy week and a busy morning, and I am aiming to clear the dining table of overspill projects from the craft room this morning, restore a bit of order! Til tomorrow….

Poinsetta Christmas cards…

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_MG_2600 (Medium)_MG_2638 (Medium)This next series of Christmas cards have one thing in common.. Poinsettas! These first two are very similar, the embossing folders used on the backgrounds are different, and the greetings are different too, but both Kaisercraft dies. The poinsetta dies and matching corner die are by paper Rose, and I really had fun shaping the flowers with my new paper flower tools by Mcgill…my new favourite toys! Meanwhile talking of favourite toys I have been die cutting chipboard shapes and foiling them in my Go Press and foil machine. A bit of experimentation, but i have it all worked out, and I am foiling up a chipboard storm to use on my cards the next time I have a crafty session in the craft room! Til tomorrow….

More fun Christmas cards

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_MG_2634 (Medium)_MG_2636 (Medium)Another two fun cards today, both cards have Stampin Up Designer papers…Christmas around the World,The images are images I have had for years, and I just printed them off on Copic colouring card,and coloured myself with copics. For the top card, the die cut Christmas tree was a kaisercraft die, and I  used nuvo glitter drops to decorate. the bottom card has kaisercraft wooden pieces which I foiled with my Go Press and foil machine and added Nuvo drops in red on the little tree. Lots of glitter on both cards! Til tomorrow…..

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