Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Catmas Cracker Tutorial

Happy Wednesday!

It's DT Shabneez here with a tutorial to make a very quick Christmas cracker using the Mini Gift Box Die Set.  I think you'll agree it looks so pretty and you can decorate it in so many ways.

To begin, die cut the template 4 times from card of your choice and cut off the bottom tabs from two sets of templates as shown.  Make sure you burnish all the score lines so it makes it easier to fold.

Adhere the templates together using the large tabs.  I used strong PVA glue but you can use red liner tape if you prefer.

Stick both parts together using the smaller tabs on the sides.

Finally add glue to the remaining tabs to form the cracker.

Here you have your cracker ready to decorate!

I have used a sheet of paper from the Winter Wonderland Paper Pad to cover the centre panels so that the join isn't shown.  I then stamped and die cut images using the Catmas Crackers Stamp & Die Set and coloured in with my Chameleon pens.  I stuck them on the top.  All that remains is to fill your cracker then add ribbon to close.

The other positive point of the Catmas Crackers Stamp set is that it even has a joke insert for your cracker!  What will you fill yours with?  Tag me on social media so I can see your creations!

As ever you can get 10% off anything in store using my code T4TSHABNEEZ10.

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 21 November 2020

Falalala, you make me so happy!


Hi all Design Team Member Natalie here to share my adorable snowy reindeer card. The reindeers are from the new release in the Happy New Year Critters stamp set. It's such a fun versatile set that can be used for many occasions and as always mixes well with the other stamp sets. These Chubby cheeked reindeers are definitely one of my favourites from the new sets so I had to make a Christmas card with them.
I began by cutting out the new Falalala Scalloped  Slimline Dies I cut two of these out of white cardstock. I blended  Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick Distress Oxides on one of them spritzing some water on to add some added texture. The other I created a snowbank on using the standalone Landscape Dies which I added the sentiment to. I made sure to keep the frames aside to use for later.
I cut out the Falalala out of white cardstock and fun foam and layered them so it popped out more. The snowflakes again are cut from white cardstock but I just kept them one layer. 
The reindeers are coloured with copic markers I used the same colours on both and like always batch coloured and die cut a lot whilst I had my pens out it just saves so much time in the long run. 
To pop my card on my card base I temporarily stuck the frame and pink base together with washi tape so it didn't move and I could make sure it was lined up correctly. I added doubled sided tape after just taking off one side at a time and popped it on my card base. Then the other frame I popped aside I layered it on top so the snowbank wasn't higher than the frame.
I hope you liked my card today I really enjoyed making this one and the pink sky was so fun to make. 
Don't forget you can get 10% off in the shop using code T4TNATALIE10
Happy Saturday everyone hope you have a great weekend!

Friday, 20 November 2020

Mixing Ink Blended Backgrounds with Patterned Papers

Happy Friday everyone!! I hope you are all safe and well!
I am super excited to share this new card with you that I made during our last FB Live.

The edited version of this tutorial is now available on YouTube. Check out the link below to see how we made this card without all the waffling I do while I'm trying to make a decision :)

This card mixes an ink blended and stamped pattern with patterned papers. 

In the video I am attempting to match my ink blending to the patterned papers. Some bits were successful like my flooring which was ink blended and then stamped with the awesome A5 Woodgrain stamp.

You will see in the video that I attempted to match the frame with the blue in my patterned paper using Distress Oxides but in the end we decided not to use that element. Instead we cut the frame from Red cardstock and that really brought the scene together.

In the Live you would've seen just how I deliberated over each colour and combination of papers before settling on this. I cut this down for the YouTube video in the interests of time, however, I thought it was great to show how our crafting thought process works in real time and when you don't really have a plan, which I didn't. :)

The super cute cats were already coloured with my Copic Markers. This also added a further challenge as I wanted to make sure my whole project looked coordinated and like it had been planned this way.

I love this little mouse popping out of the cracker. I added some Glossy Accents and Stickles to the final images to add that special finishing touch.

On the inside of our card, which incidentally, is one our new A2 card bases, I added the joke sentiment strip and stamped our little mouse again using Distress Oxide Ink in Candied Apple.

Before I go today I did just want to let you all know that we have the brand new colour of Distress Oxide Ink & Spray in the shop. Its called Rustic Wilderness and its perfect for your winter woodland projects. I used  this to create the Woodgrain pattern for my floor in the card today.

I should also let you know that you can get 10% off your order by using my code T4TJO10.

Thank you so much for joining me today.
Enjoy the rest of your Friday.

You will find a list of the products I used to make my project below.


Sending Crafty Hugs


Hello and happy Friday! DT Annalisa here and today I am sharing a card shaped like an easel with adorable stamps from the Crafty Cats clear stamp set. This is such a cute set that can be used for any occasion. I just love all the little crafty elements that come with this set.

I recently bought a Brother Scan N Cut SDX125e and I am learning how to use it. This card base was one of the first things I made using it! I don't think it will ever replace having coordinating dies as they cut so closely and smoothly which I love but it is a cool machine and is expanding my toolset when making cards.

Once the card base was assembled and colour added using distress inks and oxides I got to work on adding the Time For Tea cuteness! I stamped and coloured the images with my Copics and then die cut them out with the coordinating dies. I love how the die cuts around the droplets of ink on the paintbrush in the kitties hand. This set is perfect for a crafty friend who is going through a rough time.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the T4T products used in my project, use T4TANNALISA10 at checkout for a 10% discount which can be used on anything, anytime and has no time limit.

I hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, 19 November 2020

Die-namic Display Card Die Video

 Hi Vic here today, and I'm so excited to be bringing you a video tutorial. I have used the Die-namic Display Card Die for my video today along with the adorable Skating By Penguins Stamp & Die Set for my critters. I have also used the Let It Snow Die and some gorgeous snowflakes using the Falalala Slimline Die.

I first started by putting the card together. I die cut all the pieces using my die cutting machine and the Die-namic Display Card Die. In the video I will also show you how to create a curved line at the top of your card. I then adhered the card together using PVA glue. 

I then stamped and coloured in the adorable penguins. I used my copic markers to colour them in and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. Next I die cut the sentiment using the  Let It Snow Die and adhered this onto the back of my card. I also added some white paint to my card so that it looks like snow.

Using the Falalala Slimline Die I die cut out some snowflakes and adhered them onto my card. These snowflakes are so delicate and pretty. Your card is now complete. 

Don't forget you can save 10% off your purchase using the code: T4TVICKI10 at the checkout.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!



Wednesday, 18 November 2020

A Cracker of A Card

Happy Wednesday!

It's DT Shabneez sharing a cracker of a card! Ha!!!  It's using elements from the new release: the Catmas Crackers Stamp & Die Set, the Zig Zag Frame & Tag Set together with the Winter Wonderland Paper Pad.

I had a lot of fun making this card into a shaker so it looks like the cracker has exploded with sequins.  I used a sheet from the new paper pad as a background and cut out the zig zag frame from glitter card for that added sparkle.  After all, you can't have too much sparkle on a Christmas card can you?

My images were coloured in with my Chameleon pens and then die cut with the co-ordinating dies and stuck on top of the acetate.

Don't forget you can get 10% off anything in store using my code T4TSHABNEEZ10.

Happy Crafting!

Monday, 16 November 2020

Have you picked up these penguins?



I can not tell you how much fun I am having with these adorable little Skating By Penguins. They just make me smile so much. This little car was so quick to make as I used the Winter Background stamp and then trimmed it to fit on this little 4x4 card. I put the penguin on an action wobble so he can be dancing for joy and then added sparkle with some nuvo drops. Who else has gone for these penguins? What are your plans for them? If you haven't brought them or if you want anything else from the Time For Tea Designs shop you can get 10% off if you use my code T4TAMY10

Huge hugs to you all 

Amy xx

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