Can you believe November is starting to wind down? Which means Christmas is right around the corner! I usually hand make my cards and tags for family during the Christmas season and when I saw the new collection from Prima, I quickly got to work on it!
I am sharing some cards, tags and money envelopes I created using Prima's Victorian Christmas paper and flower Collection.
This collection is just gorgeous and the double sided papers give you lots of possibilities to create.
The tags below were fun to make!
**TIP** I always start with a cardstock background and then build from there. It helps the tag be more sturdy and stable. For these tags, I used my Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers Die with some Core'dinations cardstock as my base.
My next projects were gift envelopes. These envelopes were from a previous Flying Unicorn kit. They are perfect for 'money envelopes' this Christmas.
I tucked a Flying Unicorn Metal Adornment in this one
Handmade cards are always a favorite with my family and friends. This card only took me 5-10 minutes to make. I kept it pretty and simple.
Tim Holtz Aged Mahogany Ink
Thanks for stopping by today!
Hi Uni's!! Have a tute to share with you today!! Sometimes for me need leads to creativity... Such as the need for pinecones! I needed some, wanted some and had none. I was determined to figure out how to make my own that way if I ever needed some I could make them. I remembered the dies that came in Nov Small Art Big Passion KOM.. I wondered if I could use that die to make me some pinecones. Yup I sure did! Not one type either 2 different pinecones!! So let's get started making some!
What you will need..
6 flower die or punch would work too! 2 sizes tiny and small. Not sure on the exact sizes..
Petal shaping tools
Shish kabob sticks (bamboo skewers)
Something to cut the skewers with
Tweezers or quilling tool
First one we are gonna make..
Cut 5 small and 4 tiny flowers and cut 1 petal off one and 2 off another. Should look like this..
Now get your petal shaping tools and roll with a circle motion with the big end of the tool, in the center of each of the small flowers. Then one the reverse side each petal.. The ones with the sections that have been removed roll till it looks like the ends could meet. Here are pics of these steps..
When the glue is completely dry take a tweezer or quilling tool bend each petal downward.. Wha la 1 cone..
Next one is very similar to the above with the exception you won't need the tiny flowers.. It will look like this when done.. Ignore the pic of the one we just made. LOL Thought I had a pic of it solo.
Now punch or die cut 5 of the small flowers. Then punch a hole in the center of each. Then remove 1 petal out of one, then 2 out of another one, then cut one in half. The 2 you have left just cut a slit to your punched hole between 2 of the petals. Yours should look like the below pic..
Now get the discarded pieces from the 1st flower (single and Double petal) and roll them with a quilling tool or tweezers. Then roll the larger pieces pictured above. They should look like the pictures below..
Now stack on the skewer from large to small gluing and rotating as you go.. I applied glue to the inside where the hole was as I slid each piece into place it helped with the glue on the next piece. You may want to do a dry run before gluing so you can mark on the skewer how far down you wanna go and mark it with a pencil. The very tip end of it you will glue your single piece to hide your skewer. Also make sure your alternating so that each empty space you see a flower petal. Here is pics of this process..
Now just clip off your remaining piece of the skewer (save for later projects! ;) )You may want to put just a little drop of glue on the last bottom petal to close off.
Here is a tag that I made with the above pinecone...
Denise here and today I am sharing my OTP from the November Your Passion, Your Art kit.
I did share on how I created the Christmas Lights on the wheelbarrow but in case you missed it, here is how. It is so simple and easy to do!
You will need:
Hot glue gun
1. Wrap wire around the handles and body of the wheelbarrow
2. Next use your hot glue gun and slowly 'drip' small drops of glue onto the wire. Let dry.
3. Lastly, using a small paintbrush, paint the drops of glue with acrylic paint.
And there you have it! Thanks for stopping by Today!
Flying Unicorns - Nov Your Passion Your Art Kit ( Featuring Studio 75 Splash It collection)
Prima Art Extravagance Glitterset - Luminous 961596
13Arts Ayeeda Metallic Old Gold paint
Prima Ingvild Bolme Shabby Chic Treasures - Bird Resins 892470
Prima wood box from Resins Butterfly
Prima Flowers Victorian Christmas - Red Stocking 583477
Sizzix Tim Holtz Texture fades embossing folder - Damask & Regal Flourish 656994
Darice Assorted Leaved Die
Clearsnap Donna Salazer Mixed Media Inx - Vintage