Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Time for our last Christmas in the Air Feature Projects!

My STAMPlorations teamie,  Monika and I are sharing our
May Christmas in the Air Feature Projects.

We would love to have you comment on our projects!
Hope you are inspired to add to your Christmas card stash too:-)

I used the CUTplorations Christmas Icons "Christmas Tree #2" Die.
I made a shaker card,  which I had not done in fun! I took extra
photos to share my steps.


The 1st step was to make a Brushos and Bisters watercolor background on
Strathmore Mixed Media watercolor paper.
Sprinkled Leaf Green and Emerald Green Brushos and Green Bisters on paper and
spritzed with water to activate the pigment crystals.


Next I used the Christmas Tree die to cut out a tree from the background.
Then used the ATC Tag Builder Die to die cut around the die cut tree.
Notice the little stack of pieces to be used later.


Now for the shaker steps!
I die cut a piece of Acrylic Sheet using ATC die.
Attached sheet to back and added dimensionals.
Mixed a bit of 2 Shaker Blends: White Frost and Sparkly Greens sequins.
Carefully poured into shaker tree. Attached another ATC die cut layer.

Here is my finished shaker card again..

To finish the shaker card I
placed card front in MISTI and stamped sentiment from "Trendy Christmas Trees".
Attached shaker tree to card front.

I saved the paper towel that I used to wipe up the excess Brushos and Bisters and
spritzed liberally with water and then blotted onto card frame and Done!


For my 2nd project...
I made a card using the die cut pieces of the tree that you saw in the
3rd photo above.

First I die cut another tree out of ATC die cut Mixed Media paper 
and saved the tiny white pieces.

Added 3M double sided tape to the back of ATC for pieces to stick to.  

Turned over and carefully
placed all the tiny tree pieces using Marvy Jewel picker.  
Stamped sentiment in MISTI and attached to card front, which I blotted 
with ink soaked paper towel like my shaker card.

Could not waste the tiny white pieces so made a 3rd card:-)
 Since I had the method down pat I ended up with 2 more Christmas tree cards.
My stash and I are very happy:-)


 Sharing my STAMPloration Products.

Monica and I would love to have you hop along with us. 
It has been so much fun adding to our Christmas 2020 stashes:-)
Hope you are inspired to do the same!

Stamps: STAMPlorations Trendy Christmas Trees
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media.  SU Whisper White 100# cardbase.
Inks: Brushos: Leaf Green and Emerald Green.   Bisters: Green.  Archival Jet Black sentiment.
Accessories: CUTplorations ATC Tag Builder Dies and Christmas Tree #2 Die.  Shaker Blends: Sparkly Green and Frost White.  Connect Glue Gina K.  3M double stick tape. MISTI. Marvy Jewel picker. SU Dimensionals. Acrylic sheet. T.H. Spritzer.


  1. I like the 2 for 1 use of the die - well done

  2. Oh Nancy these are WONDERFUL! (yes I am shouting so you can hear me all those miles away!) I think all 3 are gorgeous cards.
    (I confess I have never made a shaker card either!)

  3. Love the tree die you used! The shaker card is really pretty! Awesome use of the die cut pieces to create additional cards too!

  4. Shaker cards are my fave type of card so I love that card. And I have that tree die, so I'm really loving the inspiration using it.

  5. I like the different looks from the cut outs. Great examples for use.

  6. These cards are so awesome, Nancy! I LOVE your shaker card. That tree die-cut is just perfect for it. And so pretty with your brushos and blister panels. Isn't it great that you got three cards from this! Way to go! xx

    1. I got three for the Christmas in the Air Feature and then while everything out I made 2 more with white inlays:-) So pleased to add all to my stash. I might be making shaker cards more often all my STAMPlorations Shaker Blends...I have 6 Blends now:-) We do have fun!!! Hugs...

  7. These are fabulous! Love the shaker and the different way you used this die!

  8. ❣❣ You sound just like me in that I always save the tiny pieces even if that card doesn't need them. Fun to dig out shapes later on, but your making card 4 and more for later is a much better idea than my jar of pieces. Loved the shaker! Thanks for the inspiration, be safe and crafty! ❣❣

  9. Cute tree cards. Love the shaker.

  10. There you go flaunting your Brushos again, Nancy! and BEAUTIFULLY I must add! LOve your shaker, and you have the patience of Job using all those jigsaw-puzzle pieces for a second and third card!!

    1. I liked puzzles as a kid, but they were bigger pieces. I got quicker with each card..could not waste them:-) Then after the 3 cards I made 2 more white trees, since I had all my supplies out:-) Thanks for your comment, my friend. Hugs..

  11. Three beautiful cards, Nancy, especially the shaker. The colours of Brushos and Bisters are so vibrant and gorgeous... perfect for Christmas trees. You did that die justice.

  12. What you did with the coloring and die cuts are simply delightful. Especially like the shaker card. tfs-stay well.

  13. These are so pretty and so fun!! And how awesome that you got multiple cards out of one die/technique! And I'm all about making Christmas cards all year round!

  14. Fabulous work on
    your tree cards.
    Love all the fun
    ways you used them.
    Carla from Utah

  15. Love the shaker card! Great idea to use the extra pieces to make a second card.

  16. Love all the cards from the same die Nancy, great way of creating your stash for Christmas. I especially love the shaker, it's been a while since I made one.
    Hugs Christine

  17. What a beautiful background!
    I love how you used all of the
    scrap pieces to complete your
    trio of trees.

  18. Love that tree die and you've used it in three fabulous ways! The shaker is so much fun with the green sequins! I love the tree with the colored pieces so patiently put back in the outcut! And the third card with the white tree in the colored background is just as awesome! Thanks for taking the time to add all the steps, my friend!

  19. These are so cool, Nancy and I love that die. My most favorite one is the inlay with the colors pieces and the paper towel card base. I'm going to have to give up blogs from all the shopping I have done by what I've seen. Really some brilliant ideas with that die.

  20. Totally awesome! I so need going on my Christmas cards....

  21. What a treat to see the three fabulous Christmas cards. You sure looked like you had fun Nancy? x. Fun idea with the shaker card and all of them are artsy and unique x.

  22. Oh, my word! All of these cards are absolutely gorgeous! I love the splatterly backgrounds and the tree die. All styles are fantastic!

  23. Wow!! these are all amazing!! I love them! Terrific designs Nancy!

  24. Three great cards! Great Brushos backgrounds. Especially love the shaker.

  25. Awesome trio, Nancy! I love the gorgeous Brushos and Bisters watercolor background you made and the way you used the background for these tree cards! How clever and creative!! Adding the paper towel mop-up marks to the front panel is a wonderful idea and you never wasted any of the brusho & bister elements. Thank you so much for showing us how you made the cards with pictures! Hugs..Hideko xx

  26. What a great way to get multiple cards made at one time! So creative!

  27. Beautiful cards, Nancy. I'm especially loving the shaker card. Thanks for the tip for the blotting background, must try it. hugs xxx

  28. Love your gorgeous sprayed beautiful. Great idea for making the cards from the negative pieces, too.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com


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