2014 Holiday Card Series – Felt Snowflake Medallion

Card #1 | I’m kicking off the Holiday Card Series 2014 with a Christmas card using some felt! A|S has brought back a few colors of felt through the 2014 Holiday Catalog – Red, Green & White. I used white felt along with our new Snowflake Trio Too die set to cut the medium snowflake for this card…

HCS-14_FeltSnowflake copy I started with a base card in sky and added a strip of grid card stock, cutting the bottom into a fish tail pennant shape with my scissors. I stamped on a sentiment in cherry ink from the Very Merry stamp set.

For the medallion, I cut a scalloped circle in cherry card stock and a regular circle one size smaller in sage card stock and layered them together. I attached the felt snowflake with a glue dot and then added a Bermuda sequin and a pearl sticker to the center of the snowflake with additional glue dots.

This color combination is fun and whimsical and the felt snowflake adds some nice texture!  Thanks for taking a peek!

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clean & simple sunday no. 114

I don’t mean to rush the holidays, I really don’t, but I want to let you know that my 2014 Holiday Card Series is right around the corner! Starting this Wednesday, October 15th, for 12 days straight, I will be sharing a handmade Christmas card to get you thinking about making your own cards this year and hopefully provide some inspiration!

To kick off the anticipation, I chose Bottle Brush Forest for my card today, it’s one of the new stamp sets in the A|S Holiday Catalog for 2014…

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For this card, I started with a white card base. I thought a subtle background would make this card a bit more special so I inked up the Haunted Mansion Background stamp in pebble ink and stamped the front of the card. I then stamped a few of the larger limbed trees in a row, using fern ink. The sentiment, Season’s Greetings, is included with this stamp set. I cut a small strip of cherry card stock and heat embossed the greeting with Versamark ink, white embossing powder and my Milwaukee Heat Tool, popping the sentiment strip off of the card front with 3D foam adhesive. The finishing touch was to add a few cherry sparkle stickers. Every holiday card needs a little sparkle!

This clean and simple Christmas card would be super easy to mass produce and wouldn’t require a lot of supplies. Just enough “cuteness” to put some magic in someone’s mailbox this holiday season!

I hope you’re excited about the Holiday Card Series for 2014… I have lots to share and hope you will respond with comments!  Thanks so much!

Until Wednesday…

 

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Kristine Vicente
A Muse Studio Creative Consultant #1340
Glastonbury, CT

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Holiday Card Series 2013 – Cherry Reindeer

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Day 10

The card for today features the die that coordinates with the On Dasher stamp set. Ironically, we are not using the On Dasher stamp set today, but the reindeer shaped die is a perfect shape and size for the front of this contemporary Christmas card…

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This card features a white on white card panel so I started with a base card in white and set it aside. I then cut a white card panel to measure 4×5.25″ and rounded all four corners with my Corner Chomper tool set at the 1/2″ setting. I used two large post-it notes to mask off the right and left sides of the white panel leaving just the middle exposed and then I inked up the Haunted Mansion Background stamp in Seattle ink and stamped that beautiful background image in the middle space of my card panel, proving yet again, that this background stamp is great for way more than just Halloween cards!

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The sentiment is from the Holiday Greetings Inside & Out stamp set. I stamped this sentiment in Versamark ink on a strip of Seattle card stock and used white embossing powder and my heat tool to heat emboss the sentiment.  I added this strip directly to the card panel with adhesive. I then wrapped the panel with cherry & white baker’s twine. Finally, I added that Dasher die to the front of the card with foam adhesive to pop it off the front and then attached this entire panel to that white base card I created earlier. I love the striking, modern look of the grey and red color combination…unexpected but still very festive!  I hope you are inspired :).

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