Thursday, November 14, 2013

12 Weeks of Christmas Tutorials with His Little Ones characters: Week 6 + DT Thursday with Chere and Deneen!!

Hello friends!   Today is normally a Design Team Thursday, but there is no way I could leave you with just a photo of what Chere and Deneen created for today, so I am including their posts as part of our 12 Weeks of Christmas Tutorials so you can find these easily by clicking on the link in the side bar!  If you are interested in learning more on how Deneen made her tea light lantern, leave us a comment below!  Be sure to take advantage of our sale to get all these great stamps:

 DENEEN'S TEA LIGHT LANTERN using many of our new release stamps!
Today I'm sharing a tea light lantern with you, I had a lot of fun designing it, okay, I had a few frustrating moments designing it, but, I had a lot of fun decorating it!  (I may do a tutorial on it at some point, just so that you don't make the mistakes I made along the way, lol!!)

Lantern Size:  4" x 6.75"
I used HLO:  Shepherd Boy, Sheep Standing, and HLO: Angel.  The verses are on vellum and I used Luke 2:11, and Luke 2:13-14
On the other 2 sides I used Laying Sheep, and Nativity Set, the verse  I used here is included with the Nativity Set! 
Copics Used:
Sheep - W0, W1, W3
Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, YR01
Hair - Y02, Y11, Y13, Y21
Robe/Wings - W0, W1, W3
Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, YR01
Hair - E13, E15, E17, E18
Headdress - E41, E42, E43
 Robe - G20, G21
Staff - E15, E18
Eyes - E17
The star is a bit of an oopsie, I didn't realize how much the Stickles would wrinkle the vellum, next time I'll either use something else or let it dry before putting it on.  First I traced a star shape with a black felt tip marker, and then I coloured the back of the vellum with Copic Y08.

 Copics Used:
Mary - Skin-E000, E00, YR01; Hair-E13, E15, E17, E18; Clothes-B91, B93, B95; Eyes-B91.
Joseph - Skin-E000, E00, YR01; Hair-E13, E15, E17, E18; Clothes-E41, E42, E43; Eyes-E17.
Manager - Wood-E13, E15, E17, E18; Straw-Y11, Y13, Y21; Swaddling-E41, E42, E43, Skin-E000, E00, YR01.

Enjoying the candle in the dark.

Recipe:  Inspired Stamps SS-HLO: Angel, HLO:  Shepherd Boy, Standing Sheep, Laying Sheep, Luke 2:11, Luke 2:13-14 & Nativity Set, CTMH PP-Mistletoe, CTMH White Daisy CS, Bazzill Prismatics brown CS, Bazzill Mono green CS, Spellbinders-Labels 4 & Labels 18, Cheery Lynn Designs-Victorian Romance Flourish, Black Fine Felt Tip Pen, Lemon I ce Stickles, Copic Markers.



 'Tis the Season to be thinking about Christmas cards and gift card holders.  Gift cards are becoming quite popular due to the fact the recipient can pick out their own gift and you do not have the tremendous shipping costs.  I have to admit I like to receive gift cards but I still love receiving something someone has thought about me and picked out.
I found this particular matchbook gift card fold at  I liked it because you can make four gift card holders from one 12 X 12 piece of cardstock.
How to:
Cut a 3 X 12 inch strip of cardstock and score at 3.75, 8, 8.75 and 9.5 inches.  Punch a shape out of holder side (I used 1.25 inch circle punch).  This will allow you to easily grab the gift card out of holder.  Then add thin strip of sticky strip (it needs to be thin so you have room for your gift card in the "envelope".  Also add thin piece of sticky strip to bottom of the matchbook fold near the lower edge (needs to be at the lower edge so top flap can easily tuck in to close card).
Card is finished, very easy.  As I said you can get 4 of these from one 12 X 12 piece of cardstock.  I made a minor adjustment to some of the others I made. This version has a flat flap, but if you are adding anything with a bit of bulk (say you want to add the gift card to a tag with a ribbon pull) then I added another score line at 4 inches.  I used all the same score lines as above but added an additional score line at 4 inches and this gives the "traditional" matchbook look.  The flatter version would be much easier to mail, since it is flat.  The second version would be better for hand delivery.
I hope you have a blessed day

A big thank you to both Deneen and Chere for these amazing projects!  Leave them some love in the comment section below!! 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing these wonderful Christmas projects!


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