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Sunday, December 25, 2016

Pilin' On Christmas

Merry Christmas! We're wrapping up 2016 at Pile It On with a Holidays/Celebrations challenge! We're sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps. This challenge will run until January 7.



I used paper from this year's Graphic 45 Christmas paper collection along with a Pop It Up die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs to create this fun card for my beset friend, whose favorite color is orange.

Inspiration/Challenges:

Crafting By Designs: Any Holiday

Creative Knockouts: #173 Christmas Delight 
Die Cuttin' Divas: #297 - Santa or Reindeer + Die-cut 
Dragons Lair Designs: Christmas Wishes

Update: I was the lucky prize winner for Creative Knockouts #173

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Flickering Lights with the UnstampaBelles

The UnstampaBelles December challenge is Flickering Lights with the twist of Include a candle. You can make whatever you like without using any stamps.

Usually around the holidays, I try my hand at more 3D projects. You may remember my sparkly gingerbread house I made for last year's UnstampaBelles December Challenge; This year, I used a cut file from SVG Cutting Files.



The string of lights is a free vector file, and I made the windows & candles in SCAL; I cut everything on my Silhouette Cameo. The wreath (Elizabeth Craft) & the bottom border (QuicKutz) were cut with my BigShot. The light backgrounds were cut from a shiny silver paper. The bulbs were cut from white cardstock; before removing the paper from the mat after cutting, I colored the bulbs with markers & painted them with glow-in-the-dark paint.

Challenges:
Lawnscaping: Christmas/Holiday
We Love 2 Create: Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes

Be sure to check out the fabulous projects by my teammates and hope you'll join us this month at UnstampaBelles!


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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Pilin' On the Celebrations

We're wrapping up 2016 at Pile It On with a Holidays/Celebrations challenge! We're sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps. This challenge will run until January 7.




I tried my hand at another Twist & Pop Card, this time using the instructions at Maymay Made It. This card is a regular A2 size and uses score lines rather than pencil marks. I used the adorable Reindeer Blocks digi stamp by Bugaboo Stamps.

Inspiration/Challenges:
Christmas Cards All Year Round: Anything Christmas/Holiday
Crafty Enjoyments: All About Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra: Always Anything Christmas Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper: Anything Goes with Patterned Paper
Deep Ocean Challenge #143: Santa is Coming to Town
DL ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #194: Any Winter Holiday
Sparkle N Sprinkle: Use loose glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up: Anything Goes with option of North Pole

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Christmas with Crafting with Dragonflies

Our theme this fortnight at Crafting with Dragonflies is Christmas Cards.



I used a Fold-a-long die set from Sizzix/Jen Long to create this fun card.

The string of lights is a free vector file that was cut on my Silhouette Cameo. The bases were cut from a shiny silver paper. The bulbs were cut from white cardstock; before removing the paper from the mat after cutting, I colored the bulbs with markers & painted them with glow-in-the-dark paint.

Inspiration/Challenges:
Cuttlebug Mania: Light in the darkness + manual die-cut machine
City Crafter Challenge #341: Feature a Christmas Tree
The Stamping Boutique: Fancy Folds

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