Saturday, December 16, 2017

Kaisercraft Mint Wishes Christmas Card and Mint Wishes Giveaway



Have you played with the gorgeous Mint Wishes Collection yet?  I'm giving this away this month.  Subscribe to my Mailing List to have the chance to win!

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Santa will be here before we know it!!  And I am playing Blogging catch up...


Here is another Christmas card I made, this time using Kaisercraft's Mint Wishes collection.  I think this was my favourite Christmas Collection for 2017.


On this card I went a little over the top on the embellishing lol! But it was fun to make.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Christmas Cards and Layout with Instructions

Kaisercraft Letters to Santa Layout by Alicia McNamara

Hello Crafty Friends,

I'm playing catch up! I have quite a few blog posts that need to be published before 2018 rolls around! So here is the first one.  This Layout and the last card were published in a Kaisercraft Workshop Magazine a few months ago now...but I havent blogged them yet.  I wrote instructions for them so I thought I would pop on and share them with you : )

"Believe" Layout
By Alicia McNamara

Papers:
Kaisercraft Letters to Santa

P2389 Dear Santa, P2388 Christmas Poinsettia, P2392 Poinsettia Garland

Kaisercraft Product:

Decorative Dies – DD757 Large Flourishes, DD589 Hydrangea Rectangle, DD402 Believe, KM109 Kaiser Mist – Red, GC 120 Glitter Card Stock – Ruby, IP734 Ink Pad – Cherry, CS257 Background Stamp – Script, F664 Paper Blooms – Fire Red.

Instructions:

Splatter Red Kaiser Mist onto DEAR SANTA.  Stamp Script in Cherry Ink in diagonal from corner to corner.  Ink edges with Ruby Ink.

Cut Decorative Dies from Ruby Glitter Card.  Fussy Cut leaves and flowers from CHRISTMAS POINSETTIA. 

Layer fussy cut leaves and flowers in a diagonal strip from corner to corner.  Add in some Large Flourishes.

Mount photo onto POINSETTIA GARLAND.  Layer Hydrangea Rectangle on top of photo.  Position photo into middle of page. 

Embellish with four Red Paper Blooms and “Believe” Decorative Die.
Kaisercraft Letters to Santa Card by Alicia McNamara

“Merry Christmas” Card

By Alicia McNamara

Papers:
Kaisercraft Letters to Santa

P2395 Be Merry (x2), P2392 Poinsettia Garland, P2394 Believe in the Magic.

Kaisercraft Product:

Decorative Dies – DD793 Ornate Pack 1, DD388 Poinsettia, GC 120 Glitter Card Stock – Ruby, IP734 Ink Pad – Cherry, Paper Blooms – Fire Red, CD101 Card Stock – Coconut, SB792 Pearls – Chocolate.

Instructions:

Cut Coconut Card Stock to 14 x 28cm (11 x 5 ½ inches).  Fold in half to make base card. Cut 2x Merry Christmas Sentiment squares from BE MERRY and adhere one to base of card.

Cut POINSETTIA GARLAND to 14x7cm (5 ½ x 2 ¾ inches).  Adhere horizontally across the middle of the card.  Ink edges of the card in Cherry Ink.

Cut Ornate Pack Decorative Die (Border Edge) out of Ruby Glitter Card Stock.  Adhere to edges of POINSETTIA GARLAND Strip. 

Cut around “Merry Christmas” Circle Sentiment and adhere to center of card with mounting tape.

Die cut 4 Poinsettia leaves from BELIEVE IN MAGIC (Reverse) and place 2 in each corner of the card.  Add a Fire Red Paper Bloom on top of the leaves.


Embellish with Chocolate Pearls.

Kaisercraft Letters to Santa Card by Alicia McNamara
“Christmas Greetings” Card

By Alicia McNamara

Papers:
Kaisercraft Letters to Santa

P2395 Be Merry (x2), P2392 Poinsettia Garland

Kaisercraft Product:

FL609 Flourish Pack – Dear Santa, CT890 Collectables, CL104, CD511 C6 Card Pack – White.

Instructions:

Cut two “Christmas Greetings” Rectangles from BE MERRY.  On one rectangle cut out the ornate framed quote.  On the other rectangle cut out the green oval quote.

Adhere POINSETTIA GARLAND to cover the base card.  Cut a 15.2 cm x 4.5 cm (6 x 1 ¾ inch) strip of POINSETTIA GARLAND (Reverse) and adhere horizontally across the middle of the card.

Take the Ornate Frame cut-out and adhere to the middle of the card.
Take the green oval quote cut out and adhere with mounting tape to the center of the card.

Embellish with a Christmas Tree Wooden Flourish and a Holly Collectable.


Kaisercraft Letters to Santa Card by Alicia McNamara
“May Your Christmas Be” Card

By Alicia McNamara

Papers:
Kaisercraft Letters to Santa

P2395 Be Merry (x3), P2390 Santa’s Workshop

Kaisercraft Product:

FL609 Flourish Pack – Dear Santa, CT890 Collectables, CL104 Gel Pens 48 Pk, CD511 C6 Card Pack – White.

Instructions:

Cut three “May Your Christmas Be” Rectangles from BE MERRY.  On one rectangle cut out the framed quote.  On the other rectangle cut out the curved music note section.  Leave the third as it is.

Adhere the unaltered green rectangle to the base of the card.  Cut a 10 ½ x 3 ½ cm  (4 ¼ x 1 ½ inches) strip of SANTA’S WORKSHOP (Reverse) and adhere horizontally across middle of the card.

Take the Curved Music Note cut-out and adhere with mounting tape to the middle of the card.  Add a Poinsettia Collectable to the bottom left-hand corner.

Take the framed quote cut out and adhere with mounting tape to the centre of the card.

Colour a bow Wooden Flourish with red glitter pen and adhere to top right-hand corner of framed quote.
Can you believe its nearly Christmas! The boys and I did our shopping today...one hour, in one store and almost  done!!  Billy is not easy to shop with...all he wants to do is run around the store.  Thank goodness I have Nicky to keep a track of him!  I made some very quick decisions! Just two presents to finalise...

How is your Christmas Shopping going?

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