Snow Fun Cards with Carta Bella

Today I’m sharing my latest design team post for The Crafty Scrapper: a wintry card set I made using Carta Bella’s Snow Fun collection. This collection has a lot of fun imagery that is perfect for an after-the-holidays project.First, I created a gift box from a sheet of cardstock for the bottom and a sheet of the “Snow Angels” patterned paper for the top. I embellished the top with one of the collection’s journaling cards, which I blinged with a clear Wink of Stella pen. The snowman is fussy cut from another journaling card. I made the banner from “Winter Banners” paper. Let’s take a look inside.

The box holds a set of three note cards, all made from the Snow Fun collection.

I used various trims to further embellish each card.

I used stickers from the Snow Fun collection, but I added p...

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The Ornaments

Each year, I make a set of ornaments to give as gifts. This year, I decided to use some of the vintage tart tins and Jell-O molds I’ve been collecting for years. I have them in all kinds of shapes – hearts, stars, bells, flowers…

I searched and searched in EVERY box, drawer, cubby, and cabinet in my craft room, and they were no where to be found. I even thought my husband might be sneaking into my craft room and throwing things out behind my back! I managed to find a few very old, rusty, grungy tins. They would have to do.

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I added a cut out of vintage sheet music to the background. Then I added a tiny bottle brush tree that I glittered, a teeny wrapped present, and a darling little Santa.

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A glittered edge of Platinum Stickles gives some added bling to the tart tins.

Two weeks later, I fi...

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The Tag

Today I’m sharing the tag I made for The Crafty Scrapper’s annual 12 Tags of Christmas. In case you haven’t noticed, I do more crafting at Christmas than any other time of the year. I LOVE Christmas, and I especially love crafting for Christmas.

Here is the tag I made.

I started with some Prima Sweet Peppermint scraps I had leftover from my Christmas Carousel project. I layered the papers, and added a stitched border.

To mute the patterns and blend the colors a little more, I added a messy layer of thin white paint before adding my embellishments. A few sprays of Picket Fence Distress Spray and Pewter Perfect Pearls Mist give it an aged look.

The chipboard and sequins are from the Sweet Peppermint Chipboard and More set...

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The Swap

My crafty friend Audrey and I did an ornament swap this year. I always make two sister ornaments, one to give and one to keep. While I was conducting an FBI-level search of my craft room for a collection of vintage tart tins (more on this another day), I found this pair of vintage Santa boots. I knew they would be perfect for my ornaments!

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One of the boots was missing it’s white band of plastic “fur” at the top, so I replaced it with vintage tinsel trim.

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I added a bottle brush tree that I glittered and topped with a Tim Holtz mirrored star.

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The angels are also vintage. Audrey’s is holding the music book and mine has a harp.

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Vintage bead ornaments and a small vintage ornament decorate the front.

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Their sweet faces are just too perfect!

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The Project

Back in November, I taught at The Crafty Scrapper’s Christmas Carousel event. It was an all-day event, where I taught this 1-hour class five times. It was an exhausting day, but a lot of fun – especially for all the women who were crafting.

I used Prima’s “Sweet Peppermint” collection to make this Santa’s Visit gift card holder. We started with plain chipboard that we cut and scored into a little sleeve and drawer.

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We decorated the box inside and out.

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Some embellishments from Maya Road (bottle brush tree) and Tim Holtz (mini reindeer) are decorated and blinged to make Santa feel welcome.

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I wonder how many of the crafters are going to give away their boxes? I don’t think I could part with it!


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