Merry Christmas Poinsettia Card Using Distress Oxide Inks by Holly

Hi everyone it’s Holly here today! Are you ready for Christmas yet? I know I’m not, it seems like it comes fast once the beginning of December gets here. I’ve been busy creating all my Christmas cards and this was a fun one to create. 

Merry Christmas Poinsettia Card Using Distress Oxide Inks by Holly //

I started with a piece of Bristol card stock cut to 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” and then I added some Antique Linen Distress ink to the background to create a light wash. Once that was dry I adhered the panel to an A2 size card base and stamped the sentiment from the Peace Love Joy stamp set in VersaFine Black ink. I set the card aside and started on the flowers. 

Merry Christmas Poinsettia Card Using Distress Oxide Inks by Holly //

I stamped each of the flower petals and leaves from the Poinsettia stamp set onto some Bristol cardstock using Candied Apple and Lucky Clover Distress Oxide inks. Then I spritzed the images with water and let them dry. Once everything was dry I stamped the outline images in black ink. Then I cut them out with my scissors. I stamped the dotted image from the same set onto some white cardstock and heat embossed them in gold glitter powder and I trimmed them out. Then added the centers to the flowers and adhered them to the card front. I added the leaves and some gold sequins for an extra pop of the gold. 

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I love the new Distress Oxide Inks they are so versatile and you can stamp with them. And sets this the Poinsettia one with solid images is perfect to use with your Oxide inks.

Thanks for stopping by today…

Have a great week and a Happy Holidays!


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Coffee Lovers Blog Hop // Holiday 2015

Coffee and crafty are the perfect compliments. Nothing makes you feel more relaxed and creative than a tall cup of warm coffee so when Amy asked me if I would be interested in participating in her Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, I knew it was the perfect match. Today, I along with dozens of other crafters are sharing a project inspired by coffee and I can't wait to see what everyone has brewed up. Sorry, I had to!

For my project, I knew I wanted to put together a coffee-themed gift idea that is easy to recreate to give to your coworkers or friends who also share our obsession. I started with the idea to create a tag that I could put a Starbucks gift card into and tie around a mug. I hope you like what I created!

I used the same process to create the tag that I shared in this tutorial a couple weeks ago, except I changed up the design a little bit. I used my Happy Mail stamp for a little label and added a small poinsettia stamped in red from my Poinsettia stamp set. I adhered all the elements together and used some twine to tie it around a glassine bag that I filled with my favorite chocolates.

Next, I slipped in the gift card and I was finished! It only took me about 20 minutes to create this project and you could easily mass-produce these for gifts. I think anyone would love to receive a gift card and wrapping it around a new mug filled with some sweet treats is just an added bonus!

Since I love spreading the warmth and holiday cheer of the season I decided to give this mug, gift card, and bag of chocolates away to one lucky crafter who links up a project on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog. If you want the chance to win this gift set, make sure to create a project inspired by the holidays, winter, coffee, tea, or hot cocoa and link it up to the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop Post here.

I hope you enjoyed my project and have fun on the rest of your hop! Make sure to click here to find the next post.


DIY Gift Card Tags Using the Silhouette // Right at Home for the Hollydays

Everyone loves gift cards. When you receive one from your favorite store your mind instantly starts filling with different things you can buy. They're your best friend when you don't have cash or forget your credit card at home and give us a reason to buy something special for ourselves. That being said, they aren't really the easiest to "wrap". You can stick them in a card, but most of the time the fall out and it looks as though you didn't put much effort into it. 

Luckily, I have the perfect solution to help you spice up your gift card gift wrap using the Silhouette Cameo. 

DIY Gift Card Tags Using the Silhouette // Right at Home for the Hollydays - Day #3

While scrolling Pinterest I came across this pin and tutorial on one of my favorite bloggers. I realized that I didn't have the same supplies she used, but knew I could create a similar result using my Silhouette Cameo. I immediately set off to try and recreate it and I ended up being successful. I included a video below of my process if you are interested in watching how I created this folded tag. 

I cut this shape out three times from some kraft cardstock. I also cut the interior portion out of some patterned papers to adhere inside later. For the front, I used some off-white cardstock to do some stamping on. 

Tag #1 // Sending Warm Winter Wishes

I wanted to keep my first tag simple so I stamped my greeting in the bottom corner in a brown ink. I also stamped some leaves from my Poinsettia stamp set on to some cardstock and trimmed them out. I adhered them above the sentiment with some foam tape and added three red jewels. 

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Tag #2 // Tis' the Season

One of my favorite elements from my Christmas Critters stamp is the solid tree image towards the top. There are seriously so many possibilities for it! I knew I wanted to use it for one of my tag designs, so I got started by stamping it in a light green ink. Next, I stamped my greeting from an Avery Elle stamp set so I would know where to place my ornaments which I stamped later in red. Lastly, I topped the tree off with a yellow star. Super cute, simple, and colorful!

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Tag #3 // Ho Ho Ho

For my last tag I wanted to do something different. I searched through my stash for some holiday words and came across a stamp from MFT. I used the "ho ho ho" stamp to create a border at the bottom of my tag in a light green. I stamped my smallest poinsettia and center from my set, trimmed them out, and I was finished. 

DIY Gift Card Tags Using the Silhouette // Right at Home for the Hollydays - Day #3

I seriously couldn't believe how quickly these came together once I had all the pieces cut out. I guess because they are a much smaller scale than a card it is much easier to fill up the space! 

If you want to download all the finished cut files I used, you can click here, or you can recreate your own by watching the video above. 

Today marks the last day of my Right at Home for the Hollydays post series with Holly of Holly Beary Creations. Make sure to pop over to her blog to see her last post


P.S. Missed the past two days of the series? Click here and here to catch up.