Christmas Fun with the kids!

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Good morning everyone!  I am so excited to share today’s project with you! The design team members from May Arts ribbon have been sharing some kid’s crafts with you, and today, I get to share the fun I had with my two girls!

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One of the traditions we have in our family is to give a Christmas ornament to each family member.  I thought it would be great to mix together some of the things that the three crafty girls in my family love the most into a pretty, colourful and fun ornament. These are really easy to make, even for little hands.  My youngest who is three loves pompoms (but not the glittery ones because they are not soft), while my 5 year old is all about the glitter!  I, on the other hand, am all about the ribbon, and if you’ve ever looked around here at ScrappyCanuck Studios, you will know that May Arts 3/4″ Chevron twill (382-34) is my FAVOURITE!!!!

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We started by adding the pompoms – even the littlest hands got the hang of it really quickly.

Kids-craft-process-3With the help of a piece of paper rolled into a cone, we were able to pour the glitter right in.  Each of my cuties had a different idea of how much glitter would be “just right”, but I just let them have fun with it.  Just be aware that a lot of glitter yields a heavy ornament! ;)

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Finally, we put the tops back on and I tied on some of the Chevron ribbon in different colours.  These are so simple, but I think they will make a bright an playful addition to the tree.  Oh, and be sure to buy quite a few ornaments because two each will simply not be enough! ;)

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There are five more ladies who have fun projects to share with you today, and make sure you stop by and comment for your chance to win.  As always, our generous Ribbon Lady Bethney has a giveaway for you, and you do not want to miss your chance to win!

May Arts product featured:
1. May Arts 3/4″ Chevron twill (382-34)

Other Products:
1. Plastic hollow ornaments with removable tops
2. Pompoms in a variety of sizes (Advice from the three year old: the glittery ones look pretty, but they are not as fun to work with)
3. Glitter (coarse, not fine)

Celebrating with Tiddly Inks

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Well, my borthday is next week, so I thought I would celebrate a bit with Tiddly Inks!  It’s FabFF-closeup Friday, so the DT has some inspirational cards simply to get you inspired to craft!  No challenges, no pressure – just crafting fun!  And that is a perfect way to celebrate my birthday.

This little beauty is called Willow the Birthday Fairy, but what I love about her is that she would make an awesome Christmas fairy too!  Colour her up with some traditional Christmas colours and you can take her into different seasons – just like a good pair of shoes! I think my favourite part of her are the wings – just a bit of BG11 and C1 topped off with a bit of Stickles.  So easy, and lots of fun dimension.

Well, here’s to getting crafty this weekend  Don’t forget to pop by the Tiddly Inks blog to see all the great cards the DT cooked up for today!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Holiday Celebrations

Hello everyone!  I am so excited to be participating on behalf of May Arts in Spellbinders Product Partner Holiday Blog hop today. Spellbinders has teamed up with a variety of companies to showcase great product for all your holiday crafting and I get to share some ribbon fun!

In my family, one of the things that kicks off the holiday season is actually a couple of late November birthdays, including my mom’s birthday (a special 65th this year). So I thought it would be fun to share a little card that was inspired by some warm holiday colours right from the Spellbinders inspiration tag, but all about birthdays!  After all, just because Christmas is around the corner, that doesn’t mean we can forget about all those special people who celebrate birthdays around this time, right (can you tell that I might be one of them)?

Spellbinders-blog-hop-full-M y main inspirations for this card were the awesome A2 Fancy Ribbon Threader from Spellbinders and some of the beautiful DH01 1″ Dot Ribbon and one of my favourite new products – the 3/8″ Velvet Adhesive Ric Rac (yes, you heard me – adhesive and velvet)!  Talk about perfect for the holiday season.  So here is how the shaker card came together:

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Using paper of your choice (I used DCWV’s The Weekend Neutrals stack)cut out the largest die in the A2 Fancy Ribbon Threader set. I trimmed off the bottom scalloped edge of my cut to give it a bit more of a rustic look.

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Trim the end of your ribbon into a point for easy threading.  Don’t be too worried if your ribbon is wider than the cuts for threading – it will pull through and pucker nicely leaving some added texture! 

Step 3Process-3Coming up from behind the first cut, thread your ribbon and pull.

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Continue weaving through seven of the cuts. Trim your ribbon and use a dry adhesive to hold in place on the back side.

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Starting from the other end of the die cut, weave the ribbon up through the remaining cut. Adhere in place with a dray adhesive on the back side.

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Using a metal ruler and craft knife, trim out the middle of the die cut above the ribbon line leaving a 1/2″ frame.

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Flip over the die cut and use a liquid adhesive to attach a rectangular piece of acetate.

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Using craft foam or a foam adhesive, create a border around the acetate.  be sure that you foam is placed in about 1/8″ from the edge of your cut so it remains hidden when the card is viewed from the front.

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Prepare your card base by matting a 4 1/4″x5 1/2″ card base with a 4″ X 5 1/4″ piece of patterned paper.

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One the foam is secured on the die cut, add adhesive to the top of the foam panels and then fill with glitter and other small/thin embellishments.  Make sure to seal up those corners or your glitter will escape!! :)

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Place your card base on top and then flip over to ensure it is centered.  Leave to dry.

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Embellish away! I have fun hand lettering a little sentiment and adding some of the  the 3/8″ Velvet Adhesive Ric Rac for texture. The best part is that these cards make a little sound when you shake them – just like the sound of the crystallized snow as it falls!

Now here’s the important part!  Spellbinders is hosting a great giveaway to celebrate the hop, so you need to make sure you visit their page to find out all the details.  You must visit all of the tutorials over the next three days to be able to win, and entries will be open for 48 hours.  You also want to pop on by the May Arts blog because a certain Ribbon Lady may have told me that she has goodies in store for you too!  And what better way to celebrate the holidays than with some free crafty goodies for you!

Have a great time hopping!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Christmas cards galore

It’s release day at My Whimsical Little World, and I am so excited to share three new digis with you today!  I was shopping this weekend and was surprised to be surrounded by Christmas music, but with about 5 weeks to go, I have to admit that I am already thinking about the season too!  In fact, I dare say that I now have all my Christmas cards done and ready to go!

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Anyway, I digress!  First up is a fun and bright card, and perhaps one of my favorite of the season!  Called Santa on Skates, this digi is perfect for your Christmas cards and gifts!

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For you traditional spirits, Paola has drawn up a beautiful digi called Nutcracker/   I love the amazing details on this image.

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Finally, this digi is called Holly Jolly Christmas Cupcake.   I hand-lettered the sentiment on the cupcake, but it looks just as great without!  I decided to use a clean and simple design for this card as the Doodlebug paper for the backing was quite graphic and busy.

Oh, speaking of supplies, all of the images were coloured up with Copics to match the Doodlebug paper.  The ribbon is all from May Arts, and all of the sentiments were hand lettered with my handy-dandy Sakura marker.  Paola from My Whimsical Little World is doing a great giveaway right now, so make sure you pop over to the Facebook group to check it out!

So there you have it – a few new Christmas images to get you  through the season!  Tell me – how are your cards coming along (or do you even send any)?

Thanks for stopping by!