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Driving Home for the Holidays

Leave it to Lawn Fawn: not only did they make an adorable set called Car Critters, which features bears who drive; they also configured it to work with the Reveal Wheel system courtesy of a windshield-shaped Reveal Wheel Add-On Die. And then… they made a Christmas Add-On Stamp Set with super-cute reindeer at the wheel!

Lauren used the MISTI to position and stamp all of the images on one layer of card stock. First the car, then the deer, then the antlers. Each element was given a “basecoat” of its lightest color with Tombow Dual Brush Pens, and shading added with colored pencils. There are, of course, coordinating Christmas Car Critter Dies, but in this case the image was fussycut right at the outlines.

Lauren used older dies, punches and patterned paper to make a landscape, but there are lots of options for making a scene, like Dare 2B Artzy’s Curve Slimline Border Dies which has several styles of hills, plus clouds and more; Sunny Studios’ Comic Strip Everyday Die Set, Taylored Expressions’ Grassy Hills or Hero Arts’ Winter Pines. Or pair up with other Lawn Fawn sets, such as All the Clouds, Snow Globe Scenes, Meadow Backdrop. Alternatively, you could choose the low-maintenance option of landscape-inspired pattered paper like Dare 2B Artzy’s Snow Much Fun or Ciao Bella’s Northern Lights.

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Graphic 45 “Christmas Time” Accordion Album

The newest Paper Anthology Class in a Kit is this stunning– but surprisingly easy to make– accordion album; featuring papers and embellishments from Graphic 45’s beautiful new holiday paper collection, “Christmas Time”. As always, the kit contains detailed written instructions; as well as all of the materials you’ll need… except adhesive and a trimmer! In fact, since it contains full sheets of all the papers, you’ll have leftovers to use on cards or other projects.

This lovely album also doubles as a piece of holiday decor. When open, the accordion design lets it stand by itself and look stunning on your mantle. When closed with its red ribbon tie, it would make a pretty accent on a table or bookshelf. Add your own holiday photos, or leave it as is!

This album would make a fabulous gift… IF you can stand to part with it? Luckily, the entire Christmas Time Paper Collection is also available as single sheets, and in an 8×8″ Paper Pad. There are coordinating Ephemera and Journal Cards, as well. There’s plenty of black chipboard in the store, too, so you can make additional copies!

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Back By Popular Demand

The popular Christmas in July Class in a Kit is back in stock once again. All of the diecutting and stamping has been done for you, making this trio of holiday cards a snap to assemble. Featuring stacked frames made with Infinity Dies, seasonal flora and fauna, and traditional-with-a-twist color palette, you’ll be three cards closer to finishing your December mailing list!