Monday, December 18, 2017

"Holiday Wishes" with Tutti Designs!

Happy Monday, the week before Christmas, Tutti friends!
I'm here with an easy, peasy last minute gift idea using two new dies from the latest Tutti Design November 2017 release... Cross Stitched Nesting Ovals and Dotted Nesting Circles.  If you haven't seen this new release of dies, get over to the Tutti Store now and check them out!  It's a great collection of basic shapes with scallop stitched, cross stitch and dotted design edging.  You'll want them all!

Do you like to have something on hand for unexpected guests?  Well, this is an inexpensive and fun gift to make and give.  An altered chocolate bar!  Who doesn't like chocolate?

"Holiday Wishes" for you from me!
 I bought a 7 oz. Hershey bar and chose coordinating holiday papers from my stash.

Next, I measured the width of 7 1/2" for the base cardstock and subtracted 1/2" for the matching patterned paper.  This allowed for 1/4" matting on each end of the candy bar.

I cut the papers and added double sided tape to one end.  If your patterned paper is double sided, be sure to place the tape on the side that will not be showing.


 I wrapped the cardstock base around the bar and then layered the patterned paper over it.  The seams are on the back side of the bar. 

I embellished the front side of the bar using the Dotted Nesting Circles and Wreath with Bow Die.  I cut the wreath from red cardstock also and fussy cut just the bow to layer over the green bow on the wreath.  Red pearls as holly berries complete the design.

How fun is this? And, because I have these papers in a  6 x 6 collection pad, I made a matching card to go along with the bar!

I used the same red cardstock as matting and used the Cross Stitch Nesting Ovals for the sentiment focal point on the card. 

I love this festive little gift and card set!

Challenges entered:
Sisterhood of Crafters - All About Christmas/12-24

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Tutti Design Cross Stitch Ovals

Thanks for stopping by to share my Monday inspiration for Tutti Designs!
Be sure to visit the Tutti Designs Store for all available die cuts in the most recent release along with the full inventory of Tutti Dies.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

"Roses in December" with Tutti Designs

Happy Monday, Tutti friends!
More Christmas inspiration today using a couple of the November 2017 release dies in the Tutti Design Store.   The twelve dies in the November release are available in the Tutti Store now!  This is a great collection of basic shapes with scalloped stitched, cross stitched and dotted designs that would be a great asset to your die cut stash!

 Christmas is just two weeks away and I am busy purchasing gift cards, gifts and other items.  Today, I'm sharing a library pocket gift card tag using two of the new release dies from Tutti Design...Cross Stitched Nesting Rectangles and Scalloped Stitched Nesting Squares.

"Roses in December"

The library pocket was easy to make using a template that I downloaded years ago from Mirkwood Designs.  After tracing and cutting out the pocket, I scored the fold lines and added double sided tape to the side flaps that would be adhered to the pocket background.

I traced, cut, inked and adhered patterned paper to the back and front of the library pocket.

I cut and covered the tag using the same cardstock and patterned paper as the pocket.

I created the pocket for the gift card using one of the Cross Stitched Rectangles. Next, I adhered double sided tape on three sides, leaving the top open so the gift card can be inserted. 
The front of the tag has the gift card pocket and quote while the back is blank for signing.

The library pocket and gift card tag are embellished with both die cut and fussy cut embellishments that have been inked to add a vintage feel.

Here's a close up of the beautiful scalloped edges on the newly released Scallop Stitched Nesting Squares and the cross stitch design on the Nesting Cross Stitch Rectangles.

These library pockets are simple to make and great for holding a tag, card or other small item.  If you would like a copy of the template visit or send me an e-mail and I'll be glad to forward it to you!

Challenges entered:
CropStop Linky Party #34 - Anything Goes/12-12
Merry Christmas Challenge #46 - Anything Goes + Christmas/12-30
Scrapy Land #79 - Anything Goes/12-18
The Rubber Buggy - Sketch Challenge #7/12-31
Word Art Wednesday #312-#313 - Anything Goes/12-19

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas at the Double D!

Welcome to the first December challenge at the Double D Challenge Blog!

Is it really December 6th already?  That means Christmas is a mere 19 days away.  Well, "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" at our house and the Double D is getting ready too!

We're sharing a stunning mood board of red and white (with a tiny pop of green if you must) for Team Diane's challenge theme "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas"!

And, there's a prize being offered too...

Sizzix Thinlits "Happy Holiday" Gift Card Holder

Join the fun and share your challenge creation with us at the Double D.
You could be the lucky prize winner chosen by random draw or receive one of our top three Double D Badges to display in your blog.

Here's my red and white inspiration...


I chose simple and elegant for this challenge going with red, white and the sentiment, "Noel".  The background of white glitter paper is embossed with a holiday ornament.  I added a red bow and a couple of white pearl stick pins to complete the embellishing.

From my stash...
Bazzill Cardstock
Die'sire  Embossed Christmas Ornament Folder
Other: Ribbon, Stick Pins
So, come join the fun!  Link your red and white Christmas inspired project to our Double D December "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" post today.  You could be the winner of our awesome prize!

Visit my Double D team members for more inspiration...

And more inspiration from our other teamies...
I hope my holiday card has inspired you to play along!
Thanks for stopping by....come back soon.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Angel of Joy!

Hey there Tutti friends! 

Today I'm sharing some Monday, after the holiday...after Black Friday, inspiration!  Hope everyone that celebrates Thanksgiving had a wonderful day with family and friends.  Our travels are over for the remainder of the year and I plan to get moving on my Christmas preparations as soon as possible!

I typically create at least half of my cards in non traditional Christmas colors and the other half traditional.  Well, as you can see, this is one of the non traditional ones.  I came across this color combination earlier this year, fell in love with it and decided that I needed to try it. 

I'm sharing the first of four Christmas card designs that I make every year.  I used the Tutti Designs'  Flying Angel and Snowglobe Expressions dies.


This A2 size card is a simple, but elegant design using only two die cuts.  The white card base is layered with silver metallic and gray cardstock.  I used two different colors of metallic paper for the image and sentiment.


The angel and sentiment on this first card are cut from a pink/coral metallic paper.  I love this color combo!

I used a champagne metallic for this image and sentiment.  It photographed with more of a gold tint, but it's a paler color IRL.

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Tutti Designs Flying Angel

 I hope you had time to do some Black Friday shopping for Tutti Design Dies.  If not, get on over to the Tutti Store today and add a few of their great dies to your stash.  Treat yourself to an early Christmas gift!

Thanks for stopping by to share my Tutti Designs inspiration today! 
 We hope to see you here again soon.
Be sure to visit the Tutti Designs Store for all available die cuts in the most recent release along with the full inventory of Tutti Dies.

You'll find more inspiration on our other Tutti Designs sites:

Happy Monday!


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