Yet another Typewriter...

I hope you have all had a lovely and relaxing Christmas break.  I certainly did and I am looking forward to 2017.
 
My last post before Christmas was a 3D Typewriter card that closed flat for posting and is by SVG Cuts. Well I enjoyed making it so much I made another one during the break and I'm itching to make  another one for Valentine's Day.  I also think they would be great for wedding table decorations, perhaps putting the wedding menu on the card or a table number? 
 
World's Best Mom by SVG Cuts
 
I didn't notice until I photographed this one that the space bar had moved after I glued it on and is wonky...I might try and get it off and re-glue it as it is really bothering me that it isn't straight!
 
I typed out the sentiment on this one rather than stamping it and used a typewriter style font.
 
And here they are both together...
 
Typewriter card using World's Best Mom SVG by SVG Cuts
 
Fold Flat Typewriter card using an SVG by SVG Cuts
 
 
 
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3D Typewriter

This will be my last blog post before Christmas so I thought I would make something non-Christmassey with my trusty Silhouette Cameo and made this 3D Typewriter that I have been wanting to make for ages when I first saw it at SVG Cuts HERE.  The kit is called 'World's Best Mom'.
 
World's Best Mom SVG Kit Typewriter by SVG Cuts
 
Apart from the fact that it is such a clever SVG, it is even more amazing when you realise that it folds flat for posting and the kit includes an envelope that is sized perfectly for posting it in!
 
I decided to make this into a birthday card and there is a space on the rear of the typewriter where you can write your message.
 
The sentiment on the front is by Waltzing Mouse Stamps.
 
Fold Flat Typewriter Box Card by SVG Cuts
 
It's even got the carriage return (for those of us who remember using typewriters!).
 
 
I really enjoyed piecing this all together and when I have tidied up my craft room, this will take pride of place as I think it's really cute.  I'm not sure I want to give it away so I will have to make another one.
 
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Have a Cool Day

Hello peeps.  I hope you all had a great weekend.  I managed to do a little bit of crafting in-between doing Christmassey stuff which included writing our cards.  Here is one I managed to fit in before it disappeared into an envelope!!

Cool Day by My Favorite Things
It was a relatively quick card to make (quick is good at this time of year) and I only used one stamp set which is Cool Day by MFT.  The dotted background is Confetti Cuts 'Hoppin Dots' by Reverse Confetti and the scalloped circle die is cut out using the Columbus Circle by Mama Elephant.
Cool Day stamp by MFT and Columbus Circle die by Mama Elephant
 
Toodles noodles,
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XL Christmas Gift Card Holders

I have managed to make two XL Christmas Gift Card Holders today.  I always think gift cards look very small when you wrap them up so I decided to make them extra large.
 
I have again used Beary Christmas cut files by Lettering Delights to make these.
 
Beary Christmas by Lettering Delights
 
I can show these as I am fairly certain that the people that I have made them for don't read my blog (one of them doesn't have a computer so that is a sure bet!).
 
Now if you have a look at Beary Christmas you will be wondering where the polar bear is....well there isn't a polar bear but a brown bear which I changed into a polar bear.  My husbean who encounters polar bears most years when he goes away to the Arctic to work, has told me that they don't have glittery snouts......well this one does!!!  He's obviously never seen one at Christmas time!!
 
Polar bear Christmas Gift card holder
 
I have made both of them so that they will stand up like a card and have attached the gift card inside.
 
Polar bear Christmas gift card holder made using Beary Christmas by LD
 
I thought it would be fun to add some fish to the inside of the polar bear's tummy - technically they should be fish bones but he has only just eaten them! 
 
I didn't have any 12x12 white card so I had to make him with black card but lined them front and back in white.
 
Bear popping out of a wrapped Christmas present - gift card holder
 
Bear Christmas Gift Card Holder made using Beary Christmas by Lettering Delights
 
I hope they enjoy opening their presents at Christmas.  Got to go and wrap them now.
 
Toodles noodles.
 
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http://www.letteringdelights.com/cut-sets/cut-sets/beary-christmas-cs-p14658c5c12?search=beary christmas
 
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Merry Mice

Hello again.  I have been playing with another cut set I bought from Lettering Delights last week.  This one is called Merry Mice.  And like Beary Christmas (see Monday's card HERE), there are lots of cute cut files - and I love CUTE.
 
Lettering Delights - Merry Mice Cut Files

I cut the mouse out first using card by Papermill Direct which cuts like a dream on my Silhouette Cameo, stuck him together (paper piecing is sooo relaxing) and then I cut out the lights and then once they were all stuck down, I added some Glossy Accents and put them to one side.
 
Now I have had a few stamping disasters recently so I put the lights out of the way to dry....then forgot about them, & a short while put my finger on the green light - which is where you can see the bubbles!!!!  

Merry Mice Cut Set by Lettering Delights used to make a Christmas card
 
At least you can't see my fingerprint splodged all over the lights!
 
I used WPlus9's Sunshine Layers die to cut the white card and popped it onto a card base.  The sentiment is from Merry Everything by MFT
 
I did add some Wink of Stella to the mouse's ears and nose but it doesn't show up in the photo.
 
Hope you have a great weekend....I think we are finally putting up the Christmas Tree...well husbean is.  I shall sit and watch him while I drink coffee and eat mince pies!!
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Merry Everything - MFT

I've been very good again using something from my stash of craftiness - I have used MFT's Merry Everything stamp set to make today's card.
 
MFT Merry Everything Christmas Card
 
I love making polaroid style cards and had great fun making this one.  I first cut out the polaroid frame using my Silhouette Cameo.
 
I stamped several of the reindeer from the stamp set and a Father Christmas and then happily coloured them in using my Copics.   I was going to fussy cut them out but looking at those antlers I decided to use the matching dies...much quicker!
 
I then cut a piece of black card (although it looks brown in these photos) to place behind the frame and lined up where I wanted the reindeers and Father Christmas to go.  Once I was happy, I stuck them all down.
 
Merry Everything by MFT used to make a Christmas Card
 
I heat embossed the sentiment in white on black card and added it to the frame.
 
I had some scraps of black card left over from cutting out scallop edges so I stuck a piece of this on the bottom of the frame behind some Strawberry Slush coloured card and then popped it up on foam strips onto a white card base.
 
Amazingly, I did not make any mistakes on this card!!  Yay!
 
Toodles noodles,
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Beary Christmas Watercolour

I am sure I have mentioned this before but I LOVE Lettering Delights cut files....I have built up quite a collection and although I said I wasn't going to buy any more crafty stuff for a while, I gave in when I saw the Beary Christmas Cut Set. 
 
There are so many cute bears in it and this is one of them....
 
Lettering Delights Beary Christmas Cut set
 
I started off by using some mini distress inks to blend a background and then splattered water droplets over it.
 
I then cut out the bear and star using my Silhouette Cameo.  As my Silhouette mat was not very sticky and wouldn't hold my glitter card which is quite thick, I cut out the star with thin card and then traced around the glitter card and cut it out with scissors. 
 
A new very sticky Silhouette arrived the day after - always the way!

Beary Christmas cut set from Lettering Delights
 
I heat embossed two separate sentiments using white powder...the 'Have a Beary' is from MFT Cool Day and the 'Christmas' is from a Waltzing Mouse set which is no longer available.
 
Although you can't see it, I applied some Glossy Accents to his nose to make it shiny.
 
Here are some of the other images in this cut set....there are more.  Click on the image to go to the LD page to see them.
 
Beary Christmas Cut Set
 
 
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A Krafty Christmas Card

I thought I would make a Christmas card today using Kraft card which I haven't used in a while....
 
Christmas Card using MFT Merry Everything and Avery Elle Let it Snow
 
I struggled to finish this card as my heat gun is playing up and so after I had sprinkled the white embossing powder onto the kraft card, it decided to stop.  I think it overheats quickly and then won't work until it has cooled down.  I don't mind waiting as I get on with other things but I forget that there is loose powder on the card and quite often smudge it which is why there are a few white blobs on the reindeer!!  It could be that he has been eating snow and that is why it is on his nose?!
 
Anyway it did eventually decide to blast out some heat for me to finish this card which I coloured using some Zig Clean Colour brush markers.
 
At least I managed to find time to make 3 cards this week.
 
Have a great weekend,
 
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