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12 Days of Christmas – Day 12

Hello and welcome to our last day of our 12 Days of Christmas celebrations! We have had so much fun over the last 12 days and hope you all have too. We hope you have gotten lots of Christmas inspiration and are getting in the Christmas spirit! Today we have Nicole wrapping things off with a fun advent calendar tutorial.

What you will need:

  • Advent frame (I used a kaiser crafts one with a shadow box inset)
  • Wood stain (you can also use paint)
  • Papers and embellishments
  • Items to make your central scene – I used items from Ebay and Pound shops
  • Adhesive and ink

Step 1

I used a light oak wood stain to stain my frame and the drawers. I gave it two coats to get a lovely deep colour. You could pain the frame or use Distress Stains if you like instead. Let this dry fully before moving on.

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Step 2

While the frame is drying paint or ink up your advent numbers. I used wooden ones but you could die cut them from paper/card/felt too. What ever you prefer!step 3

Step 3

When your frame is fully dry choose a paper for the back of the inside frame. I used some BoBunny paper from a few years ago that I had been hoarding. Cut it down to fit and adhere with a strong glue. Apologies about the grubby sheet of cardboard – I use it to protect my floors when painting etc. And how cute a photo bomb is that? I swear rabbits are worse than cats for curiosity!

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Step 4

You can now start building your scene inside. I used some mini light bulb charms and strung them on some red twine. I used thumb tacks to stick this to my box to look like a string of festive lights.

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Step 5

For the rest of my scene I used some mini bottle brush trees, mini presents and some more of the light bulbs. I used a light up tree from a Pound shop and hid the switch in behind the fence and presents. I used glue dots to adhere all the trees, presents and light bulbs. I used zip dry glue to glue the fence on.

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Step 6

I used a 1″ circle punch to punch out 24 circles from patterned paper. I also cut out 24 strips of paper at 4.7cm x 2cm to act as decorative strips for on the front of the drawers. I inked all of these and the circles with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

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Step 7

Embellish the front of the drawers. You can embellish as much as you like at this stage but I chose to keep it quite simple.step 13

 

Step 8

Fill the drawers with little goodies and enjoy!!

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We hope you have enjoyed the 12 Days celebrations! If you have been inspired by any of these projects show us your work over on our Facebook page!

Happy Crafting,

The Crafting Ireland Team

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12 Days of Christmas – Day 11

Hi everyone,

Welcome back to our Day 11 in our 12 Days of Christmas. Today Andrea is going share a beautiful tag.

What you will need:

  • Sizzix Die Cuts : Cirles, Christmas, Stars
  • Scrapbook paper ( pale blue ), white cardstock, chipboard, Music Sheet, Cake lace
  • Chipboard deer
  • White Gesso
  • Glossy Gel ( Viva decor )
  • Glitter powder

Step 1

Die cut all the shapes and text  you will need.

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Step 2

Start layering the elements. Put down the doily paper first, then the circle and then the round frame. Adhere them to the base card.

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Step 3

Add the diecut snowflakes to you creation.

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Step 4

Add some twine in a round shape and glue it down. Then add some stars, some can go on the top and some can go between the twine layers.

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Step 5

Take a chipboard reindeer, piant it white with acrylic paint. Add Glossy Gel and some glitter to it for more sparkle.

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Step 6

Add the reindeer to the composition and add a ‘winter’ title too.

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And there you have a beautiful Winter tag

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I absolutely like Andrea’s tag, it is so feminine and I just love all the layers.

I hope you like it too.

Come back tomorrow for the last day of the 12 Days of Christmas!

Happy Christmas Crafting,

Crafting Ireland Team

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12 Days Of Christmas – Day 10

Hi all and welcome to Day 10 of the Crafting Ireland 12 Days of Christmas. Today Katya is going to show us a very cute pinecone tutorial.

What you will need:

  • brown cardstock
  • scalloped scissors
  • scalloped circle die cut
  • glue
  • glitter (optional)
  • acrylic paint

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Step 1

Cut out a few scalloped circles, you can use one size or a few different sizes. Don’t take any die cuts smaller than say 2 inches, as unless you have tiny hands it’s impossible to work with
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Step 2

Using scalloped scissors, start cutting from the edge in a spiral.

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Step 3

Then starting from the inner part, twist the cardstock to form a cone. Add a glue dot every couple of twists.

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Step 4

You can leave it as is and use it to decorate your cards. Or you can go one or two steps further and using acrylic paint do an imitation of snow and sprinkle with glitter.


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I hope you like this fantastic tutorial.

There’s only two days left from our 12 Days of Christmas, come back tomorrow for Day 11!

Crafting Ireland Team

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12 Days of Christmas – Day 8

Hi all and welcome to Day 8 of the Crafting Ireland 12 Days of Christmas. Today I am stopping by with a lovely simple project on re-purposing a paper bag. You could of course buy new ones. But I tend to keep ones that are nice and strong and sturdy so usually have a few lying around.

What you will need:

  • Paper bag
  • Papers and embellishments
  • Adhesive
  • Stamps and inks if using

The paper bag I had was one from Fossil. It had a lovely woodgrain print all over it. But it also had a giant fossil logo in the middle of it. So I had to do something about that!

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I pulled out lots of dies and thought I would share the photo of what my projects start out like…lots of stuff pulled out and barely any used in the end 😀step 2

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Die cut a shape big enough to cover the logo on the bag. Lay some ribbon down on it as below. Then layer up further die cut shapes on it.

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On the white panel I stamped some snowflakes in weathered wood distress ink.step 4 step 5

Step 2

Stamp a sentiment or image. I used a lovely sentiment from Fresh Squeezed Stamps, a verse sentiment that looks lovely on the bag. I adhered this on foam pads. I always use lots of foam pads too make sure nothing sags in any part of it.

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I also created a simple panel for the back of the bag -the logo was on both sides of the bag. I left the one on the back of the bag quite plain so that I could use it as a gift label.step 8Step 4

I added some snowflake die cuts to the bag and covered them with stickles for sparkle.

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Step 5

Enjoy the new lease of life you have given your gift bag!

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I hope you enjoyed this little project. Make sure to stop by again tomorrow for day 9 of our 12 Days of Christmas special!!

 

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12 Days of Christmas – Day 7

Hi everyone,

Welcome back to 12 days of Christmas. Today is Day 7 and Aideen is going to show us her Matchbox advent calendar tutorial.

Aideen says:

Hi everyone-first of all…how exciting that we are now counting down to Christmas – the most wonderful time of the year!!

My tutorial today is a fun advent calendar I made for a Christmas swap over on the Swap meet page on Facebook for my partner Kerry. I hope you enjoy it Kerry!

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Here are some pics and also a link to my video-all supplies are from http://www.cardznscrapz.com

Aideen x

 

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12 Days of Christmas – Day 6

Welcome to Day 6 of the 12 Days of Christmas celebrations! Today I have a fun little project to dress up a simple little note block. I know a lot of people are doing december daily albums and also project life. This little project could be a little gift for some one to take notes on their days to then go and then record them properly later on.

What you will need:

  • Noteblock
  • Patterned paper/card stock
  • Ribbon
  • Adhesive
  • Embellishments

Step 1

Take a sheet of card or heavy weight decorative paper. Cut it to be a slight bit bigger than your note block. In my case it was 20cm high by 16cm wide. Score it at 7.5cm and then at 8.5cm. This will give it a spine to fold around your note block.

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Use some strong adhesive tape to adhere down some ribbon. I used some fantastic ribbon from the Ribbon Shack. Its a wonderful Christmas themed ribbon. This ribbon will keep your book closed nicely and allow you to pop some extra bits inside it too.step 2 Step 3

When your ribbon is stuck down you can then adhere your note block to the inside of it. I used red line tape to make sure it stayed in place securely!step 3

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Embellish the front of the notebook. I die cut a tag and paper pieced some presents onto them. I used some matching ribbon. I used some Lawn Fawn alphabet stamps to create a title on it too….step 4 step 5I also die cut some stars and covered them with stardust stickles for lots of sparkle.

step 6 I added the little camera stamp to it also as a little reminder to record every moment!step 7 This is a better shot of all the sparkle on the stars….step 8

Here you can see my completed project..

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I hope you enjoyed this simple little gift idea today and give it a go. Don’t forget you could alter the theme and embellishments for any time of year or occasion.

Happy Crafting!!

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12 Days Of Christmas – Day 5

Hi All,

It’s Day 5 of our 12 Days of Christmas series, yay! Today we have Abby with a gorgeous gift card stocking holder tutorial!

What you will need:

  • Paper or Card Stock (winter themed)
  • Stocking Die (I used Brenda Walton’s Die)
  • Stickles
  • Ribbon/Trims
  • Adhesive of your choice
  • Additional embellishments of your choice

 This is a quick and easy gift item that you can make that is also a cute decorative item for the holidays. 

Step 1

Cut your stocking pieces with the holiday papers you’ve chosen with your die.

Step 1 Pic 1 I inked the edges of all my pieces before I began assembling the stocking.

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Step 2

Assemble your rosette (for the Die I used, you have to cut two strips and adhere them together to make the rosette).

Step 3

Next I put my stocking together. Fold the paper tabs over before you adhere the back side of the stocking.

Step 3 Pic 1This allows you to have them ready to press down once you start applying your adhesive.

Step 3 Pic 2 Now you can add stickles, trims, ribbons and other embellishments as you wish. I did use a bit of jute twine to create a hanger for the stocking. This is such a great gift card idea and you can also include some candy canes and other holiday candies.

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We hope you enjoyed this wonderful tutorial from Abby. Look out for our Day 6 celebration tomorrow!

Happy Crafting,

The Crafting Ireland Team

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12 Days of Christmas – Day 4

Hi everyone,

Welcome back to 12 Days of Christmas. Today is day 4 and Timi is going to share another fun Christmas card tutorial.

What you will need:

  • Card base
  • Patterned paper
  • Snowflake die
  • Christmas Stamp set

Step 1

Gather all your supplies.

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Step 2

Using removable tape adhere the patterned paper to the card base. Secure the die with some washi tape and die cut the snowflake.

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Step 3

Set aside the patterned paper. Take the cardbase that has a snowflake window diecut into it. Hold the front down with some washi tape and stamp a sentiment on the card.

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Step 4

Before adhering the patterned paper to the front, place a piece of acetate between the patterned paper and  the card base. So it is really like a window.

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And there you have it, fun and easy Christmas Card.

Happy Crafting,

Crafting Ireland Team

 

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12 Days of Christmas – Day 3

Hi all, today is Day 3 of our 12 days of Christmas.

This time Timi is going to show you a quick card idea with Embossing paste.

What you will need:

  • Embossing paste
  • Distress Glitter
  • Patterned paper
  • Snowflake die

 

Step 1

Take a snowflake die and diecut the snowflake. Set the snowflake aside for another project later, because we are going to use the negative that you are left with.

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Step 2

Place the snowflake negative on the patterned paper and fill it in with the embossing paste. Let it dry.

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Step 3

Die cut another smaller snowflake, cover it with Glossy Accents and sprinkle some Distress glitter over it. Shake off the excess.

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Step 4

Ink the edges of the patterned paper with a coordinating colour ink.

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Step 5

For the sentiment I used a piece of acetate. I heat embossed the sentiment. The colour of the ink wasn’t as bright as I wanted it, so I went back and coloured the back of the acetate with a Sharpie marker.

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Step 6

Assemble the card and there you have a lovely winter card.

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I hope you like this card idea,

Happy Crafting,

Crafting Ireland Team

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12 Days of Christmas – Day 2

Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas series on Crafting Ireland. Today we have a fun little tutorial from Nicole showing you how to make some cute little mini cards that can then hang on a Christmas tree.

What you will need:

  • Cardstock
  • Patterned paper
  • Stamps
  • Glue
  • Bakers twine or other thin ribbon/thread
  • Circle or scalloped circle die – you could use any shape you wanted really, stars would look great too!

Step 1

Fold some card stock in half. Make sure its big enough when folded to still cut your shape from. Place your die on the folded card and make sure the top of the cutting edge is slightly off the top of the fold on the card. This will mean when you die cut it you will have a small piece on the top keeping the two shapes together.

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Cut a piece of sliver card to 2cm x 3.2cm. Round the corners of this with a 1/4″ corner rounder. Fold this in half and glue to the top of the ornament. Make sure to leave space at the top of this, you will be putting your thread loop through this later.

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Create some embellishments for your ornament. I stamped a stamp from Waltzing Mouse Stamps on a banner I created from some patterned paper. You can do what ever you liked at this stage.step 5 Step 4

I used liquid pearls to create dots all over my ornament shape. You could use stickles or even gems for this too.step 6 Step 5

Thread some bakers twine through the silver tab you added on to the top and tie it off. You pull the knot around so that it is hidden in the silver tab, it looks much neater this way.step 7

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Step 6

Write your message in your mini card and send to whoever you like. This is a lovely little way to send a Christmas greeting. It could also be used as a gift tag on a present too.

You can see two completed projects below….

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I hope you liked this simple little project,

Happy Christmas Crafting!!

Nicole

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