Saturday, August 17, 2013

DoCrafts Goody Bag Inspiration July – August 2013


This post is published a bit late – sorry but time goes by so fast.
This goody bag is super fantastic. Why? Because it brings to crafters a bit of Christmas goodness in July! Amazing papers from Christmas in the country collection along with some embellishments (bows and die-cuts) and papers, a nice velvet ribbon and a decoupage card kit from At Christmas collection from Lucy Cromwell.
Below are the cards I made with the contents of the goody bag…

For that card, I used a craft card base which I embossed with a newest set of dies from X-cut. I simply used my Sizzix big shot, the multi purpose platform at tab 1 + 1 clear plate + embossing mat (from sizzix or spellbinders) card stock + die face down + 1 clear plate! Simple and easy and another way to use your dies! Actually, we create a 'sandwich' which is not enough to press the dies into the paper, and because we use the embossing mat, dies do not cut the paper but they press into it, creating an embossed design!
The papers I used for that design, are from 'At Christmas' collection, the stamp is included in the goody bag, which here I inked up with Versamark Ink, stamped and heat embossed in silver. I used a bow from 'Christmas in the country' collection, a button and some twine for decoration. Finally I inked the edges of the card with Colorbox frost white ink and I added some dash lines with a silver gel pen!

These little cuties, as smaller cards that can go on a gift! They are made of by cutting half of a standard size card, some paper from 'Christmas in the country' collection and a ready made bow from the same collection. And of you are in need of christmas gift cards, these are easy to make and inexpensive!

For that design I decided to go a step further. I heat embossed in white that stamp that is included in the goody bag, then I used 'Festive berries' distress ink which I applied on my craft sheet, spritzed some water and I pressed the heat embossed design in it! I let it dry and I repeat to get some fun splotches of colors. The silver snowflake on the right, is a die cut from this set from X-cut, which I inked with versa mark, and I heat embossed in silver. Finally after I had all the pieces glued down, I used few sequins and gems!

And finally for that design, I crated a one-of-a-kind embellishment by covering a triangular piece of white card stock with the velvet ribbon that is in the goody bag. I torn few pieces of white card stock to represent  a snow hill, and layered them. The tree is adhered with foam adhesive and I finished the card with a star die cut in silver. And by the way the background is heat embossed on a cream card stock, and I simply used random snowflake images from my stash! 

You can get your goody bag along with hundreds of other products for card making, scrapbooking and others, from DoCrafts official stockist in Cyprus, Stitches, stitching and craft supplies in Limassol Cyprus!

Thanks for stopping by!
George x

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