Monday, December 3, 2012

Day 3 of 25 Days

Good morning crafty friends,
Boy have we got a day for you. It is day 3 and we have several projects to showcase so I will get right to it.
Today's theme was Poinsettias, Pine Cones and or Presents

First,
Savannah is back with us today. Sharing this precious card she created
Cricut Cartridges Used: Christmas Cheer and Celebrations.
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White Poinsettias Layout
PCW Files Used: Poinsettia n' Pine Cones and Flourished Baroque Paper Lace
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Here’s a view of the entire layout.


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Here is a shot of the flourished baroque paper lace. I cut it at 10.5 x 10.5. I cut this on my Pazzles Inspiration.

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This is a shot of the patterned paper I used. I cut the inside out so that I could use the inside as a mat. This is a great way to save on paper. When I cut the baroque paper above, I centered it on my cutting mat. I still had the leftover 12 x 12 frame so I just used that and my Martha Stewart Punch set to create the lacey border. Again, a great way to to save on paper.

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Here is a shot of the "base" of the layout.

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Here is a shot of the paper I used to cut out the Poinsettias. I used Diamond Bazzill Bling. I was trying to show the very pretty shimmer the paper has that you don't see in the regular photos.

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Here is a closeup of the little pearl accents I put on the border. I used Liquid Pearls for that.
Also, I used and EK border punch to create the white border strip. I just punched both sides of the paper to get the look above. In this shot you can also see the Cuttlebug Embossing folder I used for the mat and the photo corners are actually an old cuttlebug die cut.

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Here is a close up of one of the flowers. I inked the edges with my Gold Dew Drops Ink pad. I like that one because the gold is more of a yellow gold versus other inks that have more of an "antique" colored gold.
Products Used To Create This Layout
PCW Files:  Flourished Baroque Paper Lace
Poinsettia n' Pine Cones 
DCWV Linen n' Things Patterned Paper Stack and Cardstock Stack
Bazzill Bling "Diamond" cardstock
Misc. Holly sheer ribbon and vintage buttons
Versamarker Pen
Liquid Pearls "Diamond"
Dew Drops Gold Ink
EK Success Border Punch
Martha Stewart Border Punch Set
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder



Happy Holidays Pink Poinsettia Card
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Here is a shot of the card. I created a tutorial a few years ago showcasing "how" I created this flower. You can go HERE to see the details. The only difference is I used a stamp instead of a die-cut for this one.

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I used a CTHM stamp and my Blush Ink on Pink (Emma) Bazzill paper. I stamped out 12 "leaves and then cut them out. I wasn't super careful as I was able to ink the edges afterward with a sponge. I also left the paper thicker by the stem.

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Here is a close up of the flower. I just used a circle punch and layered the leaves in a "cross" pattern.

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Here is just another shot of the flower.

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Here is a close up of the sentiment I heat embossed. It comes from the CTMH Merry & Bright Stamp Set. In this shot you can also see the leaves that I stamped with some Sweet Leaf Ink. The paper is so pretty it is embossed with some beautiful black felt so it has a very regal "feel" to it.

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Here is one final shot of the card. I inked the edges of the patterned paper with some Cashmere Ink and used some tiny pearl embellies from CTHM. The ribbon was some misc. felt ribbon I had in my stash as well as the vintage button.  You can also see that I used an EK border punch to create the bottom border for just a little extra detail.

Supplies Used
CTMH Blush Ink Pad
CTMH Fall Harvest Stamp
CTMH Cashmere Ink Pad
CTMH Sweet Leaf Ink Pad
CTMH Bitty Opaque Pearls
DCWV Black and Cream Patterned Paper Stack
EK Border Punch
Misc. Black Felt Ribbon and Vintage Button


Poinsettia Vintage Card
PCW Files Used: Poinsettia n' Pine Cones and Day 3 Vintage Graphic Freebie
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Here is a shot of the entire card.

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Here’s a close up of the Poinsettia n’ Pinecone Cutting File I used.

Bear w Ornament String n’ Poinsettias Card
PCW Files Used: Ornament Set3 Cutting File Set, Bear w Ornament String Digi
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Here is a shot of the entire card.

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Here is a close up of the little "poinsettias" I created.




25d-freebies
Be sure to head over to my main blog: MyPaperCrafting.com and grab today’s freebies.
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-Melin

12 comments:

  1. Your niece is a chip off the block! Her card is amazing and it looks like she is having lots of fun too! OMGosh I so love your pointsettia layout! Gorgeous!!! Loving all the laying-so stunning together! I love all your projecs Melin, you are so talented!!

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  2. WOWZERS! You both have outdone yourselves. Just beautiful!!!!

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  3. All I can say is WOW! Jaw dropping gorgeous!

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  4. You have done soooo much and all of it is beautiful. I am in a time crunch having just returned from a month at my daughter's to visit our first grand child. I think your first card with the tree and gifts might be what I can do in a couple of days.

    Thank you so much,

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  5. Amazing & Beautiful cards. I'm off to pin them. TFS!!!

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  6. Wow...Savannah's card is super cute...she's got the crafting thing going on!! And your projects...all of them are beautiful...but OMG..your white poinsettia layout ..I think it's the most beautiful layout I've ever seen!! And you do it all with paper saving in mind..WOW!!

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  7. You've really outdone yourself. I love your little bear card - I like that he's holding ornaments and that he's ON an ornament! Savannah's car is gorgeous, too!
    Evelyn

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  8. Melin - I have LOVED every project I've ever seen You do - (and that's a Lot!) - and these are more Lovely items! ;-] Thank You for sharing your creative Gifts with us!
    Lynden
    http://aneleganttouch-lynden.blogspot.com
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/An-Elegant-Touch-/162889457132788

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  9. your poinsettia layout is gorgeous!!!!!

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  10. Thank you ladies for all your wonderfully sweet and kind comments. They are the creative juice that keeps me going!!!! Thank you for taking the time to send me and my Savannah some love!
    -Melin

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