Friday, November 30, 2018

Holiday Hacks Production Line

Hi folks, I had a bit of a lightbulb moment while watching the first of Tim's Facebook Live Holiday Hacks and you can watch both videos HERE if you missed them first time round.
I loved the cute and easy to make cards Tim made using the Stampers Anonymous Brushstrokes stamp and Distress Inks and thought they would be perfect to make up more boxes of cards for my local charity's Christmas Fair.

I cut a sheet of Distress Watercolor card and 2 left over scraps to make 10 panels measuring 2.3/4" x 4.1/4", fixed the panels to my Stamp Platform using a Sticky Grid Sheet. I inked the image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Brushstrokes with Distress Inks, spritzed with water and stamped on to the smooth side of the Distress Watercolor card.
I don't have the December Doodles stamp set that Tim used but had a quick flick through my Christmas stamps and decided that the images on Tattered Christmas would work just as well. I stamped the images and sentiments from the stamp set with Black Soot Archival and added small colour accents to the snowman's nose, baubles on the trees and ribbon on the bells with Distress Markers, Gold Metallic accents to the parcels and used a Sakura Black Gelly Roll Pen to add shine to the snowman's eyes and buttons.
I fixed the panels to Kraft Cards measuring 3.3/4" x 5.3/4" and stamped a small snowflake from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Mini Weathered Winter with the matching Distress Oxide ink which will show up better on the kraft card
I popped the cards in my trusty friend, the Splat Box and created splatters with Picket Fence Distress Paint using a Distress Splatter Brush
 and added sequins to the centres of the snowflakes
I scored and folded Kraft cardstock to create a box and lid
and decorated a panel of Distress Watercolor card as before but added the sentiment from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Glorious Gatherings...I cut two sentiments apart which is fine, you can always realign on your stamp platform or grid block if necessary
I fixed the panel to the lid of the box ,added splatters
and added glossy accents to the baubles and stars on the tree and to the centre of the snowflakes instead of sequins which I thought might get knocked off in handling.
 Here are all 10 cards
 and close-ups of a few

I can't believe I made 10 cards and the box in just over an hour and that included scoring, folding and trimming Kraft cardstock to make the cards and box.So I took Tim's advice and headed to my local Hobbycraft where I picked up a bumper pack of 50 Kraft cards and envelopes for £6.00. So guess who will be spending today snuggled up in the cubbyhole, watching the frightful windy, wet weather outside, batch making cards, on a mission to make another 5 boxes for my local charity.
and look what else I found there, super cute mini mason jar tree ornaments just waiting to be decorated with Idea-ology Bottle Brush Trees or the Salvage Santa or Snowman. Crikey I suspect I may be burning the midnight oil for the next few weeks and Christmas Dinner may well end up being beans on toast.
Have a great weekend whatever you have planned and I'll see you all on Monday with my DT project for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx

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Janette said...

Fabulous quick cards Kath, they certainly don't look like they were made in a hurry, just love them...
What a bargain for the ready made ones too, and I love the mason jars for the tree, so cute...
Have a lovely day, it is blowing up a real storm here...xx

Sandra H said...

So lovely are your cards l do like kraft card and the stamps used are gorgeous nice and easy batches you have created x

Graça Estitte said...

Marvelous! Lovely Cards!
Graça Estitte

Nancy said...
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Nancy said...

Marvelous rendition of holiday hacks! Your charity sale will be extremely pleased with your donation, just fabulous!

Linda Simpson said...

What a fabulous selection of wonderful Christmas cards, love them.
Linda xxx

Paula Cheney said...

Hack or not, these are wonderful!

Redanne said...

I totally agree with Paula! If anyone can do another few boxes of these you can - such a lovely thing to do for the Charity - I am sure they will adore them - and- sell lots! Hugs, Anne xx

Redanne said...

PS - love those jar baubles! xx