Friday, December 15, 2017

Merry Christmas w/ Xyron and Wild Whisper

Hello, Friends!!
It's been a busy week and I'm back again, closing out the week with Team Xyron, Wild Whisper, and another beautiful Christmas card. With the big day just over a week away and one can never have enough gorgeous cards to give to family and loved ones.

Supplies Used
Mega Runner (Xyron)
Red Flowers- Florde Pascua (Little Birdie Crafts)
Teal Flower- Elsie Celeste (Little Birdie Crafts)
Black Cardstock 
Glitter Paper
Star Rhinestones
Versafine Onyx Black Ink (Tsukineko/ Imagine Crafts)
VersaColor Cardinal Ink (Tsukineko/ Imagine Crafts)
Clear Embossing Powder (Judikins)
Red Button
Liquid Glue

I am head over heels in love with Wild Whisper's Home For The Holidays paper. This paper has a nice smooth magazine like finish to it that really makes the colors and patterns just pop!

These are also double-sided papers so one sheet can go a long long way. Like it did for my card today. I created my card front using this fun candy-striped paper. It has this beautiful snow covered pine trees on the opposite side.

I cut the striped piece to measure  4-7/8" x 6-7/8" and then cut a second piece using the opposite side to measure 4-3/4" x 6-3/4".

I wanted to add a sentiment directly to the paper but with the sleek finish, I was afraid I'd smudge the pretty print. Instead, I opted to stamp my sentiment onto a piece of  2"x 6" vellum.

I used VersaFine Onyx Black Ink to stamp the large "Christmas" word stamp from the Home For the Holidays Stamp Set and covered it with clear embossing powder then heat set it.  I wrapped the vellum around the card front and used my Xyron Mega Runner to adhere the end around the back side.

 Then I stamped "Very Merry" in VersaColor Scarlet Ink and covered it in clear embossing powder and heat set it. Then I ran the entire card front through my Xyron Creative Station Lite and attached it to glitter cardstock.

 I attached the Striped paper onto a 5" x 7 " card base. then attached tiny stars using a toothpick dipped in glue. When you don't have a fine tipped applicator for your liquid glue bottles, I find that an old fashion toothpick works great!! It has a tiny tip for precise application. 

Then with more glue, I added a few flowers and a twine bow to the corner. I didn't like the center of my teal flower so I replaced it with a red button.

And here is my finished card...
I love how the winter scenery is on display in the background and how the teal really draws more attention to all the red throughout the card.

Thanks for spending time with Team Xyron and Wild Whisper this week...

I really hope that today's tutorial inspired you to create your own gorgeous Christmas cards.

Until next time...
Happy Crafting, Friends!!

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

New Book- Gifts To Die For

Hey, Crafty Peeps!!
I'm just stopping in to share some exciting news... I've been published in another book!! Yay!!

It's called...


And even more exciting (at least to me),  one of my projects landed in a cover spot! Woot Woot!!

The Book is published by Bella Craft Publishing and it is the 3rd book in the series of books done with my amazing designer friend, Eileen Hull. I am just absolutely thrilled to be a part of this book! This book features over 65 projects from Eileen, myself, and many of our talented designer friends!

Gifts to Die For with Eileen Hull and friends
You can order your copy HERE today!!


Let's not forget these other books I've also been featured in...


Treat yourself to all of these amazing books!! They're filled with so much ispiration! You won't want to miss them!

Hope you all enjoy!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Mistletoe Card and Box

Hello, Crafty Friends!! If you just came from  Brigit Mann's Blog, you are in the right place!! Thanks for stopping in and joining me on the December edition of the Lori Whitlock Creative Team Blog Hop!! We have tons of inspiration from Our Creative Team Members, a new FREE FILE, a Special Sale, and of course... an awesome GIVEAWAY!! WOOHOO!!


Christmas is just around the bend... so, I decided to make this awesomely festive matching Mistletoe Card & Bag set!
For these matching projects, I used

Lori Whitlock Files Used

Other Supplies Used
Lori Whitlock's Be Merry Embossing Folder (Echo Park)
Pattern Paper/ Cardstock  (DCWV)
Creative Station Lite (Xyron)
Distress Oxide Ink- (Ranger)
Jeweled Brads (Michael's)
White Gel Pen (Sakura)

This cad is a standard A2 (4.25" x 5.5 ") size and I sized the mistletoe to 3.75" wide. I made sure to have the "Keep Proportions" box checked so that the height automatically adjusts.

To create this box, I sized it to the widest I could on a single 12-inch piece of paper. 

Then, sized my mistletoe file to 3" wide, again setting it to "Keep Proportions" to automatically adjust the height.

If you loved the files I used today, you can purchase these and other files at an amazing 30% off using code DEC2017 during checkout!! This code is good from now until December 18th.

Don't forget to snatch up the NEW FREEBIE!! This file is completely FREE but only for TODAY!!

Let's not forget about our GIVEAWAY!! 
Enter below for your chance to WIN $20 to use in the Lori Whitlock SVG Shop!!

Don't forget to visit my other Creative Team Sisters!!
If at any time you lose your way, just come back here and check out the entire line-up!

Creative Team Blog Hop Contributors
Mitsyana Wright (YOU ARE HERE)

Next up on our Blog Hop is Michelle Zerull!! 
Hop on over and give her some LOVE!!