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Stuck creatively? Candy Cane Cottage Inspiration Just for you!

Wednesday August 21, 2019
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Hi Friend,

Happy Wednesday! How is your week going? Are you settled back into a routine with the kids and grandkids being back in school?

Have you taken time to create something beautiful this week? If not......I invite you to block out a couple minutes to be inspired with all the new projects that will not only inspire you to create something beautiful, but also get you started on creating your Christmas cards early this year. In talking with hundreds of crafters, a huge number say that Christmas is the number one holiday they make cards for! If you have never created Christmas cards before or always seem to push it to the last minute, I challenge you to get started today! 

If you missed the launch of the Candy Cane Cottage Collection, Click Here.

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Our Crafters that take online classes say: 
Great class!! It is great to learn how to create many different looks with one flower and die stamp collection. it makes each collection more versatile. Each look was beautiful in itself. Then each one that you made built on the previous look. The colors are so bright and vibrant as well. Learning to add the stamens was a great added bonus. I always feel that every class that I have taken, whether online or in person, is designed to help all levels of paper crafters! ~Dawn Kuhn

It is amazing how many different ways to make flowers with the same sets. I also learned why some of my flowers flatten out and how to make them stay closed up for the bud look. Thank you~Kathy Wachter

I have been making flowers for awhile. In the class I discovered that I need to make things simpler. It really only take a small amount of pressure and no need to crush them up so much. Your flowers are flatter and my are have more pointed at the bottom. The simple techniques to make beautiful flowers. I didn’t know how to do the Stamens. I will be doing more of them. Thanks for getting me to the next level.~Jeanette Bradshaw

Have a wonderful and creative day! Much Love, Emma Lou


Creative Inspiration of the Week

Merry Shaker card

Merry Shaker card

Other Products: Red opaque ultrafine glitter, dimensional adhesive, scissors, paper trimmer, die cutting machine

For more tips on creating with the Candy Cane Cottage Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/8Twf2bi7Lgk.

Instructions: Cut a piece of white cardstock to 12 x 6" size, score and fold at 6". Cut the 6 x 6" card panel from the Candy Cane Cottage paper collection. Use the largest circle from HCD1-7155 Circle Basics Large Die to diecut an opening from the center of the card panel. Use the same circle die, plus eyelet circle from HCD1-7154 Eyelet Circle & Basics Small Die set to cut a petite eyelet border from white cardstock. Layer around the edge of circle on card panel. Cut a 4 1/2 x 4 1/2" piece of clear cardstock and attach behind the card panel. Stamp the Merry Christmas sentiment from HCPC-3882 Candlelit Poinsettia Cling Stamp Set in Forget-Me-Not ink onto white cardstock and diecut with an arrow from HCD1-7204 Arrows and Banner Die. Trim off the point of arrow, sponge edges with the Forget-Me-Not ink and attach onto card panel as shown.

Stamp the 4 trees, skiing penguin and large candy canes from HCPC-3886 Season of Glee Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies. Stamp the dancing penguin from HCPC-3885 Merry Moments Cling Stamp Set in Jet Black onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating die.

Use the Zig marker set along with watercolor blender to color the images. For the trees use green and pale green. For the penguins, use pink, gray brown, persian blue and yellow.

Use glue and dimensional adhesive to attach 3 trees and dancing penguin onto center of card base as pictured. Form a 4 1/2" square of dimensional adhesive around the scene of card base. Apply Dries White glue on trees, penguins and candy canes. Sprinkle with Frosting Powder and tap off. Apply Dries Clear glue onto some of the candy cane stripes and sprinkle with opaque red glitter. Pour some of the Minnie Pearl prills into cavity of card scene. Place some dimensional adhesive along the outer edge of card panel and attach onto card base. Attach the candy canes, tree and penguin onto card as pictured. Use the Dries Clear glue along with Crystal glitter to add some extra sparkle on the edge of card and sentiment.

Skating into the Season

Skating into the Season

Other Products: Dimensional adhesive, scissors, paper trimmer, die cutting machine

For more tips on creating with the Candy Cane Cottage Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/8Twf2bi7Lgk.

Instructions: Cut a piece of white cardstock to 9 1/2 x 6" size, score and fold at 4 3/4". Sponge around the outer edges of card with the French Ultramarine ink. Use a yellow sponge to dab the same ink color over the card to create a soft background. Apply Dries White glue onto yellow sponge, dab over cardbase, sprinkle with Rajni Chawla’s Frosting Powder and tap off. Diecut the HCD1-7256 Heart of Joy Decorative Die from white cardstock. Trim off the border of die as pictured. Sponge with French Ultramarine ink and cut in half. Trim narrow decorative strips from the Candy Cane Cottage paper collection. Attach strips on the top left and bottom right of card, and border as shown.

Diecut the largest circle from HCD1-7155 Circle Basics Large Die and 2nd largest plain circle from HCD1-7154 Eyelet Circle & Basics Small Die to create a circle border from the 6 x 6" candy cane stripes in the paper collection. Cut another large circle from clear cardstock and attach onto the backside of candy cane border. Stamp the skating penguins from HCPC-3886 Season of Glee Cling Stamp Set in Nautical Blue ink onto white cardstock and diecut with the large circle die. Now stamp the same image again onto white cardstock, this time diecut with the coordinating image die. Stamp 3 trees from HCPC-3886 Season of Glee stamp set ink Library Green ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating die. Stamp small candy canes 2x from HCPC-3886 Season of Glee stamp set in Vermillion ink onto white cardstock and diecut with coordinating dies. Stamp the word Season’s from sentiment in HCPC-3884 Candy Cane Cottage stamp set in Vermillion ink onto white cardstock and diecut with left pointing smallest arrow from HCD1-7204 Arrows and Banner Die. Repeat this step again, this time with the word ‘greetings’.

Use the Stack and Store daubers to color the images, plus Fantastix for the fine details. Sponge a light touch of the French Ultramarine onto the ice on skating penguin circle. Use the Vivid Chartreuse and Emerald Green on the trees. Use Fantastix to color in the penguins. Use a light touch of Jet Black on the main body of penguins. Use French Ultramarine and Pink Peony on the face and bellies. Use Sunflower on their feet and beaks. Use Cactus Flower, Deep Purple, Vermillion, French Ultramarine and both greens to color in the scarves, caps and skates. Use the Dove Blender to smooth out the color on the images. Dab the Colorbox Frost White onto the edges of trees and candy cane striped circle border, sprinkle with White embossing powder and heat emboss.

Trim in between each branch layer of the pine trees to allow for more shaping. Lightly shape the trees and penguins with the stylus from Deluxe Flower Shaping kit. Use glue and dimensional adhesive to attach a tree and skating penguins onto circle. Layer dimensional adhesive around the edge of circle. Apply Dries White glue over the snow on trees, caps and scarves of penguins. Sprinkle with Crystal glitter and tap off. Apply Dries Clear glue over the ice and candy canes. Pour a small amount of Frosting Powder and Minnie Pearl prills into the cavity of circle. Layer the candy cane striped circle border on top, to create shaker scene. Attach shaker onto center of card. Trim down arrow sentiments as pictured. Attach everything onto card as shown.

 

It's Snowing

It's Snowing

Other Products: White Cardstock, Funnel Tray, Scissors, foam adhesive, Paper Trimmer, Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board, Die Cutting Machine, Tim Holtz distressing tool, foam adhesive, scissors

For more tips on creating with the Candy Cane Cottage Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/8Twf2bi7Lgk.

Instructions: Card size is 6 x 6”. Cut white cardstock to 12 x 6 “, score and fold at 6”. Choose 3 different sheets of paper from paper collection for card base. Cut the red paper 5 7/8” x 5 7/8”, ink edges with Vermillion ink and adhere onto card base. Cut blue snowflake panel to 5 3/4 x 5 3/4”, distress edges using distress tool. Cut your scene panel to 5 1/2” x 5 1/2” ink the edges with Forget-Me-Not ink. Adhere these two panels together with Dries Clear Glue and die cut the center using HCD1-7155 Large Circles die. Adhere onto card base using foam adhesive. Using white cardstock, die cut Heart of Joy decorative die twice on opposite sides, creating a circle. Die cut the center with the large circle die and adhere onto card base using dries clear glue.

Stamp small candy canes in Vermillion ink and die cut. Stamp cottage, tree and penguins on sled twice using Jet Black ink onto white cardstock. Die cut with coordinating dies. Use daubers to color tree with Vivid Chartreuse ink. Penguins with Jet Black, Forget-Me-Not, Sunflower, Vermillion and Sepia ink. Color cottage with Vermillion, Sunflower, Sepia and Vivid Chartreuse inks. Shape images using the Deluxe Flower shaping kit. Layer the penguins together, adding foam adhesive to create dimensions. Apply Dries White glue to the snowballs of the tree, add a pinch of Crystal Clear onto wet glue and allow to dry.

Layer Cottage inside center opening, adding dimension and layers as desired, arrange other pieces as shown. Cut a sentiment strip from paper pad, use scissors to cut a v into it, shape gently with styles and adhere. Apply dries white glue as desired onto card, followed by dries white for the snow affect, sprinkle with Crystal Clear and allow to dry.

Candy Cane Polar Bear

Candy Cane Polar Bear

Other Products: White cardstock, Water Color Pencils, Blue Archival Ink, glue

For more tips on creating with the Candy Cane Cottage Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/8Twf2bi7Lgk.

Instructions: Use the HCD1-7202 Album Tags and Accents to make the base of the tags. Use the HCDP1-2105 Candy Cane Cottage Paper Collection and the smaller tag die to cover the tags. Use the HCPC-3885 Merry Moments Stamp Set and the HCD1-7254 Merry Moments Die to stamp and cut the polar bear image. Color with water color pencils. Cut a sentiment from the paper collection. Back on white cardstock and add foam dots to give volume. Tutorial here https://youtu.be/CMvFmoYbpWI.

Enchanted Cottage

Enchanted Cottage

Other Products: White cardstock, White Liquid Applique, 3M Foam Tape, Copic Markers: RV00, RV10, RV02, RV55, R21, R14, R29, YG05, YG17, BG11, BG13, B00, B02, B12, B24, Y11, Y15, Y38, YR04, C2, C3, C5, C7, BV20, ribbon, Nuvo Crystal Glaze.

For more tips on creating with the Candy Cane Cottage Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/8Twf2bi7Lgk.

Instructions: Card size: 6 x 6 1/2".  Score 12 x 6 white cardstock at 3” and 9”. Cut another piece of white cardstock 5 7/8” x 6”.  Cut 2 pieces of blue snowflake sky paper 2 7/8” x 6” and one 5 7/8” x 6” blue snowflake sky paper for the inside of card. Cover the 6 x 5 7/8” white cardstock with the blue paper then die cut a tag in the center but not all the way cut, stop about 1/2” from the bottom of tag (place top cutting plate at the point where you want it to stop cutting). Punch 1/16” holes at the top of tag “door” and above the opening about 5/8”. Insert 2 brads, one in each hole. Place small rubber band under top brad and add a bit of glue to keep it in place, this will act as a closure when pulled over the bottom brad. In the center of the card base glue a decorative penguin pond scene that will show when the “door” is open. Cut 2 Starry Night Decorative die borders, glue 1 to the card base center and cut the other 1 in half then glue 1 half to each side (glue these borders on before gluing paper on so that bottom edges of border are sandwiched in-between).

Glue the door panel to the card base center leaving the door free to open and close. Glue the 2 7/8 x 6” blue sky panels to the 2 inside 3 x 6” card panels. Cut 2 pieces of red and white candy stripe paper 2 7/8 x 6” to cover front two 3 x 6” card base panels.

Cut 2 Heart of Joy Decorative dies (outside die) from white cardstock and cut 2 Heart of Joy Decorative dies (inside part of die) out of white, glue sets together. Cut 2 pieces of white cardstock 3 x 2” and tear the top. Glue to the bottom of red stripe paper. Glue one Heart of Joy die cut to each 3” candy stripe panel with curve facing in toward center. Cut 2 Fleur Border Basic “hills” out of white cardstock make a small slit in each hill to insert large candy cane then glue 1 to each side of the inside of card. Cut a piece of white cardstock 12 X 1 1/2" then tear the top edge and glue it to the bottom of card (when gluing hills and ground snow, cut where the score lines are so that they don’t interfere with the fold).

Stamp cottage x2, skier, sled penguins, carolers, fence x 2 and strands of Christmas lights using black. Stamp trees x 3 using Veridian and stamp candy canes large and small, skis and sled runners using Red. Die cut and color all pieces. Die cut extra cottage snowy roof then use Dries White Adhesive on it and glitter with Ultrafine Transparent glitter. Add Liquid Applique to furry parts of all hats and heat to puff up. Add Dries White to snow on trees and snowballs then glitter. Add Nuvo Crystal Glaze to lights.

Inside: Insert large candy canes, 1 on each side of inside through slits in hills (the candy canes are “poles” for the Christmas lights). Glue strands of lights to top of card between candy canes. Glue skier going downhill on the left side and sled on the left and center bottom along with 1 tree. Glue another tree on the right side of center next to door and glue 1 of the carolers in front of the tree. Glue the other 3 carolers and the last tree on the right side bottom of card. Close door and secure with rubber band. Randomly glitter sky with Dries Clear and Ultrafine Transparent glitter. Add more snow to ground using Dries White and Ultrafine Glitter also add a little bit to slits and the bottom of candy canes.

Wrap ribbon around the card and tie it closed at the side.

Merry Christmas Friends

Merry Christmas Friends

Other Products: Die cutting machine, cheesecloth, Gutermann sewing thread, Stampin’pad ink Cherry Cobber, 2Crafty Chipboard, Glossy accent, Versamark ink, Wow embossing powder primary lagoon, Staedtler watercolor pencils, white gesso, Ice stickles diamond, stamp mat pad

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

For more tips on creating with the Candy Cane Cottage Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/8Twf2bi7Lgk.

For more tips on creating with the Candlelit Christmas collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/PJeFD_d3AiM.

Instructions: The finished card measure 6 inches by 6 inches. Cut the card base from white card stock to 12 inches by 6 inches and score at 6 inches on the longer side. Fold to make a vertical top folding card. Cut a 6 x 6 inch piece of pattern paper from Candy Cane Cottage Collection and glue it to the card base. Apply glossy accent on the stiped side of the paper to give volume to the card’s contour.

In a red paper use the Stitched accents die to cut 2 frames. Glue together with 3D foam to give dimension to your frame. Cut designer paper with a nice scene. Emboss a sentiment (I chose Merry Christmas) on it with a blue wow embossing powder.  Put it under the frame.  Glue it on your card base with 3D foam.

Stamp the Christmas poinsettia flowers and leaves with a black archival ink on white card stock. Color the petals with stampin’pad cherry cobbler. Cut it with the coordinating die. Shape the flowers by using the 3D Shaping Mold and give further shape with Deluxe Flower Shaping Kittools.  Add blue stamens in the centres of the flowers.  Color your leaves with watercolor pencil.

Color a chipboard with white gesso and emboss it with the blue powder. Glue it on the left corner of your card.  (put a cheesecloth and sewing thread under it). Paste over it the flowers and leaves you just made.  Also add cheesecloth, thread and flower on the right bottom corner of your red frame.

To add the finishing touch, stamp with archival black ink some little snow balls and cut with the appropriate die. Glue it on the card (on the tree) and add glitter on it with stickles diamond.

Family Playing Together

Family Playing Together

Other Products: Die Cutting machine, Trimmer or Guillotine, Scissors, White cardstock,

For more tips on creating with the Candy Cane Cottage Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/8Twf2bi7Lgk.

Instructions: Finished page measures - 12 inches by 12 inches.Adhere 12” x 12” piece of paper collection to the white cardstock of the same size and leave it to dry off completely. Die cut two smaller and two larger decorative pieces of the Heart of Joy Decorative Die from white cardstock and adhere paper collection die cuts to the back of smaller decorative pieces and then larger decorative pieces to the back. Adhere the elements to the center of each frame side.

Die cut two decorative elements of the Decorative Pocket Accents Die from white cardstock. Cut out the 4” x 6” photo and adhere it to the 4 1/4”x 6 1/4” piece of white cardstock, then adhere decorative elements to the top and the bottom part of photo frame and then glue them to the centre of the project.

Cut out sentiment from the paper collection and glue slightly larger piece of white cardstock to the back, and then adhere it just below the photo. (In my project, sentiment piece from paper collection measures 7/8” x 2 1/2” and the white cardstock on the back 1” x 2 5/8”).

Polar Wreath

Polar Wreath

Other Products: OtherStamp the penguin using stazon black ink, colour using kuretake pens (peacock blue, wine red, pale green). Diecut and shape using the flower shaping kit and adhere to the card using hot glue

For more tips on creating with the Candy Cane Cottage Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/8Twf2bi7Lgk.

For more tips on creating with the Candlelit Christmas collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/PJeFD_d3AiM.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Create a 5.5 x 5.5” card base. Cut out a piece of light blue paper from the Candlelit Christmas Paper Collection, distress and adhere to the card base.  Stamp the snowy branch from the Window Box Fillers set in black and color with Zig markers, cut out with coordinating dies and lightly sculpt.

Stamp the poinsettias from the Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp Set in Lulu Lavender and sponge with same and Garden Patina, cut out with coordinating dies, sculpt with the 3D Christmas Poinsettia Shaping Mold. Add silver prills and glitter.

Stamp the holly from the Christmas Poinsettia & Holly Cling Stamp Set in Bamboo Leaves and sponge with the same, cut out with corresponding dies and sculpt with the 3D Christmas Poinsettia Shaping Mold.

Cut out a circle with the Heart of Joy Decorative Die in white cardstock and adhere to the card base.

Stamp the polar bear in black and color with Zig markers and adhere to the center of the card, arrange the branches, poinsettias and holly around the polar bear. Stamp the sentiment from the Candy Cane Cottage Cling Stamp Set on the label die from theCut Mat Create 1B Die and adhere in wreath.

A Merry Moment

A Merry Moment

Other Products: White Fun Flock, White Cardstock, Clear Sparkles

For more tips on creating with the Candy Cane Cottage Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/8Twf2bi7Lgk.

Instructions: Cut a piece of white cardstock 10” x 7”, score at 5” along the long side and fold to create a base card of 5” x 7”.  Cut a piece of patterned paper 4 3/4” x 6 3/4"and adhere to the front of the card. Die cut the corner dies from the HCD1-7213 Elegant Pocket Accents Die setout of white cardstock. Add Frosting Powder to the corners using Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge and then adhere to the corners as shown.

Die cut the outer die from the HCD1-776 Eyelet Oval Die set from white cardstock and add Frosting Powder to the eyelets with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Using the inner plain edge oval die from the HCD1-776 Eyelet Oval Die setdie cut the oval from light blue patterned paper. Adhere to the outer eyelet oval die cut. Die cut the decorative die from the HCD1-762 Decorative Oval Die set out of white cardstock and add Frosting Powder with Dries Clear glue on a damp sponge. Adhere to the front of the outer eyelet oval and over the patterned oval. Adhere this to the front of the card. 

Stamp two ice skating penguins from the HCPC-3886 Season of Glee Stamp setusing Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut one complete image and one penguins only. Adhere the penguins to the complete image. Add white flock to the hats and then adhere the complete image to the middle of the decorative oval as shown.

Stamp the tree images from the HCPC-3886 Season of Glee Stamp setusing Jet Black ink on Iris cardstock. Colour with Zig Clean Colour Brush Markers and die cut with the coordinating die. Add Crystal glitter to the snow with Dries White gluer and adhere to either side of the penguins using foam tape to add dimension.

Stamp the Christmas sentiment from the HCPC-3884 Candy Cane Cottage Stamp set in Jet Black ink on light blue patterned paper. Die cut the sentiment using the plain die from the HCD1-7203 Ornamental Tags Die set and adhere to the base of the oval as shown.

Add clear sparkles to the decorative die in the centre as shown.

Freestyle Fun

Freestyle Fun

Other Products: White cardstock; Ribbon; Heat gun; Die cutting machine; Bow it all V3; Water color paper;

For more tips on creating with the Candy Cane Cottage Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/8Twf2bi7Lgk.

Instructions: Prepare a white 51/2 x 51/2” card base. Cut 2 pieces of the Candy Cane Cottage paper 1/4” smaller, ink the edges, add foam to the top one and adhere both to the card base.

Use the Heart of Joy Decorative die and cut out 2, apply adhesive to the back and adhere to the card making it a circle. Die cut a circle out and place in the center. Stamp the Season of Glee on Water color paper with the black ink and color with the Zig markers. Cut out using the coordinating die, add foam dots to the back and adhere to card.

Stamp the leaves on the Deluxe Flower Shaping paper with the Olive ink, color with the Leaf Green and cut out using the coordinating die. Stamp the flowers on the Deluxe Flower Shaping paper with the Manganese Blue ink, color the center with the Sunflower and cut out using the matching die. Ink the edges of the leaves with the Leaf Green, ink the edges of the flowers with the Manganese Blue and place in the Christmas Poinsettia Shaping mold. Use the Deluxe Shaping tool and put 2 petals together making one flower. Use the Golf Tool and make a hole in the center of the flower and add your Stamen gluing with the glue gun. Trim off the stems and arrange to the card.

To finish, add glitter to the leaves and flowers and a bow to the top of the card.

Joyful Vellum Roses

Joyful Vellum Roses

Other Products: VersaMark watermark stamp pad, white embossing powder, glue dots, versamagic thatched straw, Foam tape, vellum

For more tips on creating with the Candy Cane Cottage Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/8Twf2bi7Lgk.

Instructions: The card base measures 5 1/2" by 8". Cut a pattern paper from the candy cane cottage paper collection and mat it on the card base. Take another pattern paper and cut a semicircle using the die from the heart of joy decorative die set and layer it on the card base. Cut the decorative borders from the heart of joy die set using white cardstock. Glue the die cuts as shown in the image.

Stamp the flowers from the classic rose cling stamp set on vellum using versamark watermark stamp pad and heat emboss it in white. Color the flowers using versamagic thatched straw. Stamp the leaves on flower making paper using memento olive grove ink pad and color them using memento bamboo leaves ink pad. Cut the flowers and leaves with the coordinating dies and shape them using the 3D shaping mold. Cut a sentiment from the paper collection. Assemble everything as shown in the image.

Lastly dust the flowers with crystal clear glitter powder.

Winter Wishes

Winter Wishes

Other Products: White cardstock, Big Shot Machine.

For more tips on creating with the Candy Cane Cottage Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/8Twf2bi7Lgk

Instructions: Card size is 6” x 6” as final size. Take pattern paper from the collection size 5.875” x 5.875”. Tear the edges and adhere on card base using Designer Dries Clear Adhesive.

Cut one border die from Starry Night Decorative Die on white cardstock and adhere on the top edge of the card. Cut Noel Ornament Die 2x from white cardstock and adhere one diecut on the card base and  adhere the other diecut with foam tape, add sentiment from Candy Cane Cottage cling stamp using archival ink-manganese blue and add crystal clear glitter on the edges of the die.

Stamp some tree images from Season of Glee Cling Stamps on white cardstock using archival ink-manganese blue, cut them with coordinating die and color withZig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Add frosting powder and heat it. Arrange as pictured.

Stamp some Poinsettia flowers from Christmas Poinsettia and Holly Cling Stamp set using archival ink-Manganese Blue, cut them with coordinating die, color them with same ink and shape them using 3D Christmas Poinsettia Shaping Mold. Add stamen at the centre. Stamp vellum flowers, sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat. Add Frosting powder to all flowers and heat. Arrange the flowers as shown.

Stamp penguin images from Season of Glee cling stamps and Merry Moments cling stamp set on white cardstock using archival ink-jet black and cut them with coordinating die and color them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Adhere with foam tape.

 

 
 

Watercolored Penguins

Watercolored Penguins

Other Products: Mowed Lawn, Candied Apple, Tumbled Glass, Pine Needles, Aged Mahogany, Worn Lipstick, Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire and Carved Pumpkin Distress inks, watercolor cardstock, Paint Brushes, transparent holographic glitter and pearls, white cardstock

For more tips on creating with the Candy Cane Cottage Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/8Twf2bi7Lgk.

Instructions: Stamp the images from Season of Glee Cling Stamp Set on a 4 1/4" x 5" piece of watercolor cardstock using Tumbled Glass Distress ink and color them using Mowed Lawn, Candied Apple, Tumbled Glass, Pine Needles, Aged Mahogany, Worn Lipstick, Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire and Carved Pumpkin Distress inks.

Die cut a piece of white cardstock using the dies from Heart of Joy Decorative Die and ink it with Candied Apple and aged Mahogany Distress inks. Trace the inner semi-circle edge on the water colored piece and fussy cut it as shown. Trace the top edge of this piece on a 4 3/4" x 5" white cardstock piece aligning it with the right edge and fussy cut this piece too. Score the white cardstock piece at 1/2" to make a hinge. Adhere the red die cut piece behind the water colored panel and then adhere this piece on the white cardstock piece with the hinge. Adhere the hinge on the left side of a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of white cardstock.

Cut a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of pattern paper from Candy Cane Cottage Paper Collection and adhere it inside the card. Die cut a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of white cardstock and using the largest die from Heart of Joy Decorative Die and ink it with Tumbled Glass Distress ink. Apply glue to the die cut border and sprinkle transparent holographic glitter on it. Adhere this piece on the pattern paper so that the die cut edge aligns with the red die cut on the front.

Apply a little transparent holographic glitter to the snow on the tree image. Apply a little Designer Dries White Adhesive on the penguin's caps and glue Minnie Pearls on it. Add a few pearls to the die cut to add finishing touch.

Family Celebration

Family Celebration

Other Products: Smooth white cardstock, Die-cutting Machine, Sharp Scissors, and Acetate Sheet, Regal Frame and Accents Die

For more tips on creating with the Candy Cane Cottage Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/8Twf2bi7Lgk.

Instructions: The ready side-fold card from smooth white cardstock measures 8" by 6 1/4". To create the top panel, choose the paper from the designer paper collection and cut to size 5 1/4" by 7 1/2". Glue the paper on white cardstock making a delicate border of white on all the sides. Cut the window from the panel using Regal Frame and Accent Die. Glue an acetate sheet from the back. Choose scenic paper for the window from the designer paper collection and create a scene as shown. Close the window and mat the panel on red striped paper and further mat it on the ready cardstock as shown.

Stamp all the required images from Merry Moments Cling Stamp Set and Season of Glee Cling Stamp Set with black archival ink on white cardstock and paint them using Zig Clean Clear Brush Markers. Once done with all coloring, cut all the images using their coordinating dies. Also, add some extra layers on the images where required using glue dots. Color the trees using distress inks Forest Moss and Peacock Feather. Highlight the ice balls using white gel pen. Shape the Christmas trees by hand and create a beautiful scene inside the window, as shown.

Once all the elements are ready, assemble the card as shown and complete the card by adding a sentiment stamped on the second smallest banner from Arrows and Banner Die and an extra glitter for detailing.

Christmas Gifting

Christmas Gifting

Other Products: Smooth white cardstock, vellum paper, glitter, satin cord, flat back pearl, distress oxide (broken China), white embossing powder

For more tips on creating with the Candy Cane Cottage Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/8Twf2bi7Lgk.

Instructions: Ready project measures 6” × 6” × 8”. First, take a piece of white cardstock measuring 8” × 8”. Score on 1” on all four side and create a tray. Cut 4 pieces of half decorative dolly from white cardstock. Also, cut 8 pieces of half circle from pattern paper from designer paper collection. Glue half round of pattern paper on decorative doily die cut. Add glitter on all 4 doilies using clear drying glue.

Fold decorative dolly in half and glue on all four sides of tray. Now glue half Circle pattern paper from inside. Cut a piece of pattern paper from designer paper collection measuring 5 7/8” × 5 7/8”. Glue it inside the base of basket. Now take a piece of white cardstock measuring 18” × 2.5". Cut border on both sides of strip using Starry Night decorative die. Cut 1/2” wide strip from pattern paper and glue it on the center of border strip. Glue border as handle as shown. Cut 8 piece circles from white cardstock using Eyelet Circle small Basics die.  Glue it on the joint of handle using dimensional tape to give button effect.

Stamp Poinsettia flowers on vellum paper using versamark and heat emboss with white embossing powder.  Cut with coordinating die and paint with broken china distress oxide. Shape flowers using round object. Stamp Leafy Accents leaves on vellum paper using versamark and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Cut with coordinating die and slightly shape them. Arrange flowers and leaves and glue them using hot glue. Tie some bows using satin twin and glue them. For finished look apply glitter on flowers using glue.

Caroling in the Snow

Caroling in the Snow

Other Products: watercolor paints, white gesso, glue

For more tips on creating with the Candy Cane Cottage Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/8Twf2bi7Lgk.

Instructions: Cut white card base and fold with dimensions of 6 1/8" x 6 1/8".  Cut a paper 5 1/2” x 5 1/2” from the collection HCDP1-2105 Candy Cane Cottage Paper Collection and glue. Cut white paper with dimensions of 5 3/4” x 5 3/4” and glue. Next cut a paper 5 7/8" x 5 7/8” from the collection.

Stamp images from Candy Cane Cottage and Merry Moments Stamp Set and Season of Glee Cling Stamp Set with black Memento on white cardstock and paint them using watercolor paints. Cut all the images using their coordinating dies.

Arrange all the elements on the sheet as shown in the picture, add White gesso and Rajni Chawla's Crystal Clear.

Gleeful Wishes

Gleeful Wishes

Other Products: Hot glue, white card, markers, card blank. Intricate Swirl Frame Die

For more tips on creating with the Candy Cane Cottage Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/8Twf2bi7Lgk.

For more tips on creating with the Candlelit Christmas collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/PJeFD_d3AiM.

Instructions: Cover a 7 3/4 x 5 3/4 inch white card blank with pretty red paper from the Candy Cane Cottage Paper Pad, leaving a small gap all around the edges. Stamp with jet black ink the Candy Cane Cottage, twice, using the Candy Cane Cottage stamp. Colour in with your markers, die cut with the coordinating die. Die cut a separate piece for the roof over-hang, die cut the small window circle, die cut the other window, die cut the door. Colour these in with your markers and adhere to each part with foam strips. Stamp and die cut the door frame, colour in and adhere to the door. Cut out another snowy front door-step, adhere.Take the Intricate Swirl Frames Die and die cut in white card. Adhere a pretty panel from the paper pad cut to 3 6/8 x 5 6/8 inches inside the frame.

Stamp with jet black ink the penguin from the Merry Moments Cling Stamp set, colour in with markers, die cut with the coordinating die. Adhere to the front of the Candy Cane Cottage with glue and foam strips.

Stamp with jet black ink, the small candy canes from the Season of Glee Cling Stamp Set, colour in with markers, die cut with the co ordinating die, adhere to the side of the penguin.

Stamp with coffee ink the poinsettias and holly leaves, colour in with markers, die cut with the coordinating dies. Glue two sets of the flower petals together, offset the petals and add a small white stamen. Adhere with hot glue and add in the holly leaves. Adhere another holly leaf to the corner of the card, beneath the penguin.

Add dries clear glue to all the parts you want to add glitter. Add ultrafine transparent glitter.

Cut out a sentiment from the paper pad, mat onto white card, adhere to the side of the door.

Heartfelt Joy

Heartfelt Joy

Other Products: SUP dazzling Details glitter glue, Diamond stickles, Sheens Douglas white stamping card, Hot glue Gun, Fussy cutting Scissors, Double sided Tape, Double Sided Foam Tape, Misti Stamping Tool, Ranger inking tool, 3D Bling crystal stickers. Inks: Spectrum Noir Harmony Inks: Midnight, Honey Pot, Grasshopper. Ranger Archival Ink Saffron

For more tips on creating with the Candy Cane Cottage Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/8Twf2bi7Lgk.

Instructions: The finished card measures 61/4” x 8” (15.9cm x 20.3cm). Taking the white card stock make a tent fold card measuring 6 1/4” X 8” (15.9cm x 20.3cm). Bring color to the card base by using the Honey Pot ink and the foam inking tool/dauber. Find the blue printed background in the paper collection. Cut this a little smaller than the card base. Apply the Leaf Green ink to the edges of this paper then adhere to the card base.

Taking the white stamping card and the ‘Heart of Joy Decorative Die’ die set, die cut this twice. Using the outside die and the center die pieces together. Bring color to the die cuts by using the Midnight ink and the inking tool or dauber.

To make the Poinsettia flowers and Holly leaves: Stamp the Candlelit Poinsettias and Holly leaves in the Library Green ink onto the white stamping card. Bring the color onto the image using the daubers and Archival inks. Saffron, Red Geranium, Manganese Blue, Saffron and leaf green. When finished coloring, die cut all then bring shape to the flowers and leaves by using the 3D flower mold. Use the flower shaping tools to bring further shape if needed. Stack three layers together and adhere together by using the hot glue gun. Apply clear drying glue to the petal points with a brush then dip into the glitter. Put aside to dry on the funnel tray. When dry, tap the flower on the side of the tray to eliminate any excess glitter. Apply clear drying glue to the poinsettia flower centers then pour the prills onto the flower. Taking a shaping tool press lightly on the prills, this will push the prills into the glue. Put aside to dry on the tray, when dry they are ready to use on your card.

To make the penguins skating on ice for this card: Taking the Stamp from the ‘Season of Glee’ stamp and die sets, stamp and die cut the base twice; die cut the two skating penguins once. Bring color to the stamped image using the zig markers. Die cut extra of the base and the penguins a few times from the white card and adhere all together. Adhere the element to the card front, arrange the flowers and leaves and adhere using the hot glue gun under the stamped image. 

To make the sentiment banner: The coffee and the saffron inks, 3D Bling 1/2 circle crystal stickers, the ‘Candy Cane Cottage’ stamp and die sets also the ‘Arrows and Banner’ die set are used. Once the banner is completed, give the banner shape with a pen or your fingers; adhere to the card front using clear drying glue or the hot glue gun. Add the dazzling details to the penguin’s hats and scarves, skates, details in the ice and the holly leaves.

 

Playful Poinsettias

Playful Poinsettias

Other Products: White cardstock, Water Color Pencils, Blue Archival Ink

For more tips on creating with the Candy Cane Cottage Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/8Twf2bi7Lgk.

Instructions: Use the HCD1-7202 Album Tags and Accents to make the large tags.

Use theHCDP1-2105 Candy Cane Cottage Paper Collection and the smaller tag die to cover the tags.

Use the HCD1-7255 Seasons of Glee Die and the HCPC-3886 Seasons of Glee Stamp Set to add the penguins.

Color the images using black, red and orange water color pencils. Full tutorial here https://youtu.be/CMvFmoYbpWI.

Use the HCPC-3881 Poinsettia & Holly stamp, HCD1-7249 Poinsettia & Holly dies and the HCFB1-478 3D Poinsettia shaping mold to create beautiful flowers. Use blue archival ink for stamping and coloring the flowers. 

Poinsettia Tutorial: https://youtu.be/g1ilhqwy37s

Add the colored stamp images and flowers to embellish the tags. Cut a sentiment from the paper collection. Back on white cardstock and add foam dots to give volume.

Joyful Penguins

Joyful Penguins

Other Products: glue, white paper, prepared card base, marker paper, Ranger ColorBox ink Orange, Twinmarkers: no. white metallic, 3, 91, 94, 102, 45, 61, 50, 138, 140, 143, 51, 85, BG1, GG3

For more tips on creating with the Candy Cane Cottage Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/8Twf2bi7Lgk.

Instructions: Card size: 5 1/8” x 5 1/8”.  Choose the decorative paper from Candy Cane Cottage Paper Collection - you need paper size 5” x 7”. On the long side of decorative paper, die cut half-doily from Heart of Joy Decorative Die and glue everything on your card base.

Stamp images from Mary Moments Cling Stamp Set, Candy Cane Cottage Cling Stamps Set and Season of Glee Cling Stamps Set on marker paper using Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black. Color using markers like you wish. Die cut using matching die. Glue on your card using double dots 3d foam and glue (Christmas tree).

Stamp the sentiment “Cozy Winter Wishes” fromCandy Cane Cottage Cling Stamps Set on white cardstock using Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black and delicately color using ColorBox orange ink. Add to your card using glue.

Sweet Snuggles

Sweet Snuggles

Other Products: Twine, gauze, white paint, sequins, gold brocade balls, watercolors paints, 3d squares, glue, black ink

For more tips on creating with the Candy Cane Cottage Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/8Twf2bi7Lgk.

For more tips on creating with the Candlelit Christmas collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/PJeFD_d3AiM.

Instructions: Cut a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2” card base from deluxe flower shaping paper. Using the hand stitched accents die, cut a frame from Candy Cane Cottage paper collection. Stamp snow balls using black ink as a background on designer paper and paint them with white paint. Stamp with black ink and diecut using the coordinating die, the Christmas trees and bear and penguin image. Paint the snow balls on the trees with white paint and paint the bear and penguin with colorful paints.

Prepare a paper poinsettia. Stamp 3 petals, 2 red and 1 green on the green and red paper from the collection and diecut using the coordinating die. Shape in 3d mold, glue the petals together, add a golden sequin to the flower center and paint the edges with white paint. With black ink on deluxe flower shaping white paper, stamp Christmas holly, color with green ink shape, diecut using coordinating die and shape in 3d mold.

Adhere the background paper and the frame to the card base, add gauze and adhere the Christmas trees and the bear and penguin image using 3d squares.  On the left side, glue the poinsettia and holly leaves. On right side arrange a composition of Christmas holly, golden balls and twine. With black ink, stamp the sentiment on deluxe flower shaping paper and fussy cut using scissors. Adhere using 3d squares.

Diecut the Starry Night border 2x from deluxe white paper and adhere at the top and bottom as shown.

Sparkling Ski Slope

Sparkling Ski Slope

Other Products: White card, white stamping card, thin white and red twine, Terracotta Tile and Real Red ink pad – stampin up!

For more tips on creating with the Candy Cane Cottage Collection watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/8Twf2bi7Lgk.

Instructions: Score and fold a 12” x 6” piece of white card at 6”. Place the plain semi-circle die so that it over laps the fold by approximately .5” and die cut through the 2 layers of card. Turn the die over and cut again to give a circular card base with a flat top.

Die cut a plain circle using white card and a plain circle of paper from the collection. Adhere these to the card base, the circle will overhang the fold at the top of the card.

Die cut another white circle and, using the decorative die, die cut into the centre of the white circle. Turn the die over and repeat to complete the decorative circle.

Edge the white circle with terracotta tile ink. Sponge glue over the circle and sprinkle with frosting powder. Allow to dry and then add to the card using dries clear glue.

Stamp 2 candy canes on to white paper using real red ink and adhere to the card at a slight angle. Diecut the tag and tie with thin twine then adhere to the card using hot glue.

Stamp the penguin using stazon black ink, colour using kuretake pens (peacock blue, wine red, pale green). Diecut and shape using the flower shaping kit and adhere to the card using hot glue.

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