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VIDEO – Holly Jolly Day 4 CDD October Release

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

   I’m back with my second post for Day 4 of the Craftin’ Desert Diva’s October Release! To read the first one, click here. Yes, you read that right. There’s a video!!!

   This card is featuring the little snow girl from the new set Holly Jolly and a little snowman from Christmas Wishes. As soon as I saw this little girl I KNEW I wanted to do a no lines coloring, but I had no idea what I wanted to do for the card. Well, since making my fox shaker card, I’ve been obsessed with this Shake It Up die set from CDD! So, I guess I’m making a shaker snow globe card again!

   I LOVE how the coloring turned out on them! It looks like those vintage valentines you see sometimes. Now, one thing I forgot about doing no lines coloring is it’s really difficult to hide your lines when you’re doing white, so you can see some of my lines, but I feel like that gives it that vintage look.

   I decided that I wanted to use the new Doodlebug Milk & Cookies paper pad to make my card & the background inside my snow globe. Inside the snow globe, I used Flower Soft in Artic White as my “snow”. I also put Nuvo Glitter Accents in Fresh Snowfall on the snow banks.

   For my sentiment, I really wanted to use this one from the new Christmas Wishes stamp set. I also knew I wanted to do it in pink foil and make some matching hearts to go inside the shaker. I cut out my sentiment with the Stitched In Circle dies and my hearts with the confetti from Pocket Pieces HI dies, ran them through my Mini Minc, and added an eyelet to the sentiment. The tag is tied to the snow globe with Lawn Fawn Silver Sparkle twine.

   To build up my shaker, I used 3 layers of adhesive backed foam that I cut out with my dies. So, you can see this card is VERY thick. I won’t send it through the mail on its own.

  I do hope I’ve inspired you to make some snow globes on your cards.

Copics Used:

   Skin: E11, E21, E00, E000 / R02, R00
   Suit: RV11, RV10, RV000 / YR02 / N10, N8, N6
   Hair: E35, YR23, Y21, YR31
Snowmen: BG11, BG10, 0 / YR07, YR04, YR02 / N10, N8, N6 / YG03, YG01, YG00

Supplies Used:

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Holly Jolly stamp set
Christmas Wishes stamp set
Inside Scalloped Circle dies
Stitched In Circle dies
Shake It Up dies
Pocket Pieces HI dies
Nuvo – Glitter Accents – Fresh Fallen Snow
Doodlebug Milk & Cookies 6×6 paper pad
Lawn Fawn Knock on Wood Petite Paper Pad
Therm-O-web Pink Melon Foil Sheets
Mini Minc Foil Applicator
Lawn Fawn Silver Sparkle Twine

Holiday Hugs – Day 4 CDD October Release

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

   Welcome to my first post for Day 4 of the Craftin’ Desert Divas October Release! Today, the divas are showcasing 2 new stamp sets… “Holiday Hugs” and “Holly Jolly”.

   The first card I’m showing you is for the set Holiday Hugs. I just LOVED these two little characters hugging candy canes! Also, I figure that each little troll has his own little critter that matches his/her hair color!

   I decided to make this card a shaker card. I used some Doodlebug “Santa Express” paper to compliment the little candy loving troll and his buddy. To make the casing for my shaker, I cut 6 layers of 100lb Neenah Solar White cardstock using the Inside Scalloped Circle dies and adhered them all on top of each other. Then, I cut an additional glitter piece and added my acetate to it for the top. I filled my shaker using Fairy Dust sequins from CDD and added in a few iridescent stars of my own. I also used the Doodlebug Sprinkles to add in some larger candy shapes. I love that if you use your powder tool, you can take the adhesive off the back of these and they become little flat backs!

   I used Copics to color up my cuties and then cut them out using my Scan N Cut. I didn’t want the focus to be taken from them, so I adhered them to the outside of the shaker.

   The die cut sentiment is from the new Sending word die set. There’s the word die and also a shadow die in this set. I added some NUVO Shimmer pen to my word to give it some sparkle. The “Holiday Hugs” sentiment is from the Holiday Hugs stamp set. I actually put some foil on top of it to stick with that green color scheme. I used a tag from CDD’s Pocket Pieces HI dies to cut it out. I attached it to the Sending sentiment with a little Doodlebug Christmas twine and my card is finished.

   Be sure and stop by the Craftin’ Desert Divas Gallery and join our October Release Event for a chance to win this set!

Copics Used:

   Skin: E11, E21, E00, E000 / R02, R00
   Suit: YG17, YG09, YG03, YG01 / R39, R29, R27, R17 / Y17, Y15
Hair and Buddy: BG57, BG53, BG11, B00
Candy Canes: R17, R14 / C2, 0

Supplies Used:

The links below are affiliate links which means I’ll earn a small commission from the retailer at NO EXTRA cost to you if you purchase from these links. I appreciate your support in helping me continue my craft therapy. Thank you!

Holiday Hugs Stamp set
Inside Scalloped Circle dies
Sending Word dies
Pocket Pieces HI dies
Fairy Dust sequin mix
Therm-o-web Glittering Green Fancy Foil
Mini Minc Foil Applicator
Doodlebug Milk & Cookies Sugarplums Sprinkles

Christmas Cheer – Top 3 Copic Combos

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

   Good morning! This week, over on the Craftin’ Desert Divas blog, some of the design team is sharing their top 3 Copic marker colors combinations and I HAD to share mine with you!

   Mine are based around 2 things. 1.) I LOVE foxes! 2.) Christmas is coming very soon!

   My first color combination I’m sharing is the one I ALWAYS use for foxes. You can make it lighter or darker by adding more or less of the darker colors. I found this color combination when I was looking up photos of foxes, I found a photo I liked, printed it, and used my Copic swatches to match the different colors. I love that it’s not too red, not too orange, and not too brown. It feels just right to me! It works great for CDD images because there are a TON of foxes in the shop!

   My fox color combo is (dark to light) YR27, E33, YR16, YR12

   The second color combination I’m choosing is my Red color combination. I LOVE this bright, Christmassy red for my Christmas cards, and it’s my go to red for everything.

   The color combination for red is (dark to light) R59, R39, R29, R24

   My third and last color combination is the one I LOVE for a nice Christmas green. And, it’s easy to make your highlights and shadows with this one. It does take a little more blending though.

   The color combination for green is (dark to light) G28, G46, YG17, YG23

   I’m attaching 3 photos to show the use of these color combinations. These adorable images are from Santa’s Helpers. Aren’t they cute?!?! Plus, I threw in a couple extra color combos I always use too.

   So, now, to make my project, I pulled out my Shake It Up dies and also my Inside Scalloped Circle dies. I used the circle from the Shake It Up dies along with the medium scalloped circle from the Inside Scalloped Circle dies to make my frame.

   I cut an additional 2 circles, from Bristol smooth cardstock, from the Shake It Up dies, for my background. One circle I inked up with Distress Inks, and the other I cut into the 2 snow banks.

   You can see my adorable little scene inside my shaker. I LOVE how this came out!

   As you can see below, I cut the base from some dark brown cardstock, and then cut the plate from some silver metallic paper. After stamping my sentiment, I attached it to the base with brads.

   This card did end up being a bit thick, so it’s one that will either be shipped in a box of presents or hand delivered.

   I do hope you like my card! Thanks for letting me share 3 of my favorite color combinations with you!

Supplies Used:

Santa’s Helpers stamp set


Shake It Up dies


Inside Scalloped Circle dies

Copic Spica Pene: 06 Melon, 18 Baby Blue, 05 Lemon, 14 Blossom
Patterned Paper: American Crafts 6×6 – Holiday
Flower Soft White
Heat Resistant Acetate
Foam Tape