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24 Tags of Christmas 2017: Happy Pawlidays

Let the tradition unfold: my tags series every year is always fun, and gives me a chance to feature some favorite Christmas stamps and some coloring techniques – some are FAST ones to create this year, since my Christmas season promises to be jam-packed. But of course not today’s, because….puppies!

24 Tags of Christmas 2017: Happy Pawlidays

The pups in the Happy Pawlidays set look just like my babies, don’t they!? The chubby bubba is my little Giallo, and the skinny minnie is lady Vienna…both colored in Copics today. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Giveaway!

As is tradition, I’ll be choosing winners for each of the 24 tags made in these 6 videos – leave comments on the blog as well as on YouTube for more chances to WIN!

Christmas Bible Crafts all week too!

In addition to the tags for these 6 days, I have some other crafts on my Bible Journaling channel. Today: a gift page! Give a journaling Bible and create a page for the recipient inside.  View the video below or click HERE to see it on YT.

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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Christmas Door Cards (Lawn Fawn Shut the Front Door)

 

Before we start….hold onto your hats.

I’m giving you fair warning: there’s a delicious onslaught of creativity ahead! Starting Sunday I have what feels like a gajillion videos queued up!! Next week is my traditional 24 tags of Christmas series. AND I have six crafty Bible themed crafts on my Bible journaling channel all week, too….I’ve got them teased up in the videos so you can click to go see both. THEN we’ll have a few semi-normal weeks; there are a few extra hops tossed in but it’s mostly 3 videos a week for a bit.

THEN….for the first 12 days of December, I’ll have daily coloring videos, because I was a goof and bought too many stamps that I can’t wait to show you! I know it’ll be getting way close to Christmas to order those and wait for shipping and still get anything created. So I’m gonna put together a newsletter full of sneak peeks for those projects and links so you can order them up – perhaps on Black Friday or Cyber Monday to nab them on sale – in case you want to have them ready to stamp along with me in December. I know, I know, this is nuts, but I’m gonna call it my “Race2Christmas” series. And will hope not to repeat that series again! (my wallet hopes that, at least!) You can sign up for the newsletter in my sidebar, or at the bottom of my blog. I think. Lol. I’m writing this note late at night, forgive me!

So stay tuned, don’t unsubscribe….once we hit mid-December, everything will ease up again. But in the meantime, hold onto your hat – we’re going into a whirlwind of creating! Let’s get on to today’s cards:

Christmas Door Cards (Lawn Fawn Shut the Front Door)

I’ve colored so many stamps and scenes with wood that as soon as I saw this door die from Lawn Fawn, I had to add it to my queue of video projects to share! (I’ll likely do some more on Instagram too, so keep eyes peeled through the season!) Most of what I’ve seen done with this have outer doors looking into a scene inside a house. But I did an inside door looking outside! There’s so much room to customize the door’s surroundings. Make it look like your house!  Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Here’s the house colored in the video – with those little white Sharpie pen lines to make the wallpaper.

The scene is so cute out the door, it doesn’t even need any crazy shading at all.

And this one which was a bit of a mess when I got it colored turned into a card I liked once I added the Distress Spray snow…

Supplies

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Flora & Fauna La La Llama: Two very different ways!

Flora & Fauna La La Llama: Two Ways

An extra treat in today’s video….one stamp set, two ways! One is a Christian card with a simple scene…the other is a silly llama card. Got to love a stamp set that swings both ways, right? Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The simple scene uses the tree as branches as well….

…and the snow is mostly Glossy Accents, since white pens don’t show up on light colors…

….and the bead of Glossy Accents on the bottom edge of the popped panel feels really elegant!

The llama can be wearing a sweater, or a full-on little jumpsuit! You can also stack up gift boxes or other Christmassy images too….llovely llama would be happy to cart around your Christmas gifts!

Supplies

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Coloring Christmas Buttons

Coloring Christmas Buttons

The little circle that popped out when I did a quick cut of the die in this video was what got me started thinking about making little buttons – the coloring of the image itself can be really basic, no need to stress over blending or anything. The magic is in the shadows that make it dimensional! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I’m gonna be making a lot of buttons now…. LOL.

Supplies

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Warm Christmas Coloring: Lawn Fawn Christmas Dreams

Warm Christmas Coloring: Lawn Fawn Christmas Dreams

In today’s video I pulled out my new Christmas Dreams set – with a sleeping kitty and puppy, did you ever think I’d skip buying this set? Heck no! I used a lot of the images in the set (but not all) and in the video I show you some tips for figuring out where a fireplace casts light. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

A sweet card…and perfectly flat!

Supplies

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New favorite pen for snow! ft Darcies

New favorite pen for snow!

Sometimes it’s an image that inspires a card – other times it’s a sentiment! And the “piled high” was what got me here…to make a stack of penguins! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

That Sharpie pen sure makes quick work of snow – it may not be as white or sharp as my Uniball, but it doesn’t take any work to get it moving!

You can stack up other things too – and you can also use the City Sidewalks backgrounds!

Supplies

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WCMD 4: Haunted Halloween Holiday Mansion

Are you just popping in for WCMD? I’m posting videos every three hours to celebrate “our” holiday…celebrate with me by posting your creation inspired by one of these videos, and tagging me on Instagram, Facebook, or link up your blog in a comment on one of today’s posts – I’ll be sending my halloween cards to participants!

 

WCMD Halloween mansion

The Holiday Mansion stamp set is paired with an accessories set for both Halloween and Christmas – they also come with dies. But for those who like to mask and create a one-layer scene card, like me, this house has endless possibilities to decorate! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Supplies

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Guest post: Witch way is the candy?

Hello colorists! It’s Sandy and I’m back as a guest on the MFT blog….with CANDY! If you knew me in real life you’d know what a sucker I am for it – I have to be careful not to keep it in the house, or I’ll be a snacking fool!

However….the Witch Way is the Candy set is back and it’s CALORIE FREE! It was a 2014 set, and was so beloved that it’s back – with all new sentiment fonts. I love the newer style, so I’m glad I hadn’t snagged this set back in the day even though I drooled at the idea of coloring this sweet little witch! Check out the video below.

The masking was pretty simple here; First I stamped the witch and kitty; masked those out, then the froggie (making sure his eyeballs peeked out past her hat), then after masking his feet, I added the pumpkin. Sometimes I like a good “tight” group of images, and if we try to put them all on the ground next to each other, the image gets kinda wide.

I’ve kept the coloring pretty straightforward – a good shadow from her big hat and another from her cape, a decent cast shadow behind her – and the rest can all be faked!

For finishing touches, I used the new dies to give a beautiful stitched edge to the panel, popped it on dimensional adhesive, then stamped the sentiment on a scrap of white cardstock. It’s also popped up, and the end is wound around behind the colored panel.

Supplies:

  • Witch Way is the Candy? stamps
  • Hybrid Licorice Ink
  • Copic Markers
  • Stitched Rectangle Die
  • Dimensional adhesive
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Bear Ware 2: Two Ways!

 

Bear Ware 2: Two Ways!

If you hopped along on the Ellen Hutson Bloghop for this new release, you saw the Bare Ware stamp set in action…and I had to get in on the fun! It’s got Halloween and Christmas accessories for the All Inside stamp set with the cute bear….so I made a scene for each! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The finished halloween card took way too long – but oh what fun! I learned a ton about just how much color had to be added to make it work. Eeep!

The Christmas version is lighter and simpler – and you can see a comparison of several color combos to make “white” objects – tans, blues, warm greys, and a BV in that background.

And just for fun, since I overdid the coloring on the first Halloween one, I colored another with a background from the Autumn Scenes class

Supplies

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Embossing on Airbrush: Hop for Hope!

 

Today’s video is a bit special….it’s a SURPRISE bloghop! A group of us got together to share the Courage stamp set released earlier this year as a fundraiser for BCRF – and it’s a surprise to Ellen! The cause is near and dear to hear heart, and we all hope that if you haven’t purchased the stamp-and-die set, you’ll hop over and do that. Note: in this post I am ONLY linking to the stamp set, and without an affiliate link …. I want all the funds to go to breast cancer research!

Embossing on Airbrush: Hop for Hope

I got out my airbrush for my card today….if you want more info on airbrushing, check out this post. But even if you aren’t an airbrusher, you can possibly achieve something similar with Picked Raspberry distress inking and emboss over that – just be sure it’s good and dry before embossing (and use a de-static tool). Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

This whole thing was a bit of a surprise even to me – I wasn’t at all sure what would happen. Or if I’d try re-airbrushing on top. But I’m super pleased with the result!

Hop Roster

Supplies

Below are the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. No compensated affiliate links used.

  • Essentials by Ellen, Courage stamp and die set, fundraiser for Breast Cancer Research Foundation
  • Airbrush gun
  • Copic Marker (RV19)
  • Neenah Cardstock, Solar White
  • Craft Assistant (the black metal panel)
  • Versamark ink
  • White and clear embossing powder
  • Heat gun
  • Tombow Xtreme Tabs
  • Sequins
  • Corner Chomper (rounder)