Saturday 26 August 2017

Paper Cuts One Day Special continues today

Hi Bloggers.

As this post goes live I should just arrived at Hochanda to get ready for my first show of the day at 7am to the Netherlands. Do try and watch online at or on Facebook as the demos are different to the UK demos and I explain everything in English. UK shows are at 9am, 1pm and 5pm.

I have a card and a tag for you today. Here's the card - not in traditional colours for Christmas but very elegant and with the variations in the die set, you can make it for many occasions.

I started by popping a piece of Creative Expressions Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet onto a piece of Coconut White Card. I cut the 4 plain central dies from the Paper Cuts Festive Cornucopia Die Set from it. I then cut the tree die pair out of Antique Gold Pearl Card twice and the present pair out of Graphite Pearl Card twice. I removed the backing sheets and added my decorative die pieces. I added Cosmic Shimmer Midnight Sparkle Glitterbitz to the gold ones and Cosmic Shimmer Sahara Gold Glitterbitz to the graphite ones.

I cut the plain circle die out of Antique Gold Pearl Card and the decorative circle die out of Graphite Pearl Card. I stacked all my die cuts up as shown using Woodware 1mm Foam Tape and added a Bronze Vintage Button to the centre.

I cut a piece of Antique Gold Pearl Card using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Squares and a mat out of Graphite Pearl Card using Sue's Double Pierced Squares Set B. I popped these onto another pieceof Antique Gold Pearl Card.

I cut one of the corner dies from the Festive Conucopia Die Set out of Graphite Pearl Card 4 times and added them to my card using CS Glue in a Woodware Fine Tip Glue Applicator.

Here's the Tag -

I cut the largest die in Sue's Pierced Tags Die Set out of Coconut White Card. I used the waste from cutting the 6 snowflake dies in the Paper Cuts Let it Snow Frame and dabbed through it with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide using a Smoothie. I distressed the edges of my tag using a Woodware Edge Crimper and then inked around the edges with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide.

I popped a piece of Creative Expressions Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet onto a piece of Coconut White Card. I cut the outer die from the Paper Cuts Merry Christmas Santa Bauble from it. I cut all 3 of the inner dies with the outer die out of Coconut White Card. I retained the face section and the trim and bobble from the hat. If you're very careful, you can keep the waste Merry Christmas for another project (there's one in the Gallery). I peeled away the backing sheet from my outer die cut and added my decorative die cut and put aside for a moment. I cut the moustache die out of Coconut White Card.

I scribbled some Tattered Rose Distress Marker onto my Craft Sheet and picked it up using a Water Brush to paint the nose and the face. I added Woodware Fluffy Stuff to the moustache, hat trim and hat bobble and heated it.

I inserted the face, hat trim and hat bobble into the exposed adhesive on my main piece. I carefully sprinkled CS Periwinkle Glitterbitz into the hat and sentiment sections. I added a 3mm Black Pearls to the eyes and glued on my moustache piece.

I popped a little Adhesive Sheet onto Coconut White Card and cut 3 of the snowflakes in the Santa Bauble Set and the reinforcement ring from the Tag Set from it. I added these to my tag as shown.

I finished by adding some May Arts Sheer Iridescent Ribbon and a 3mm White Pearl.

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  1. Hi Julia
    A very different card today, very classy.
    Enjoy your day.
    Jan x

  2. Great card and tag Julia x xhazel

  3. Morning Julia, beautiful card, good luck with the Netherlands show this morning.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  4. Great card and tag Julia, good luck with the Netherlands show, I am watching on laptop.
    Marion S x

  5. Hi Julia
    A lovely card and great tag. I loved the shows yesterday.
    B xx

  6. Great card & a really lovely gift tag.


  7. Good Morning Julia.. Lovely card and cute tag this morning , thank you for sharing .. Enjoyed last nights and looking forward to watching you to day , have fun.

  8. Good Morning Julia. Wonderful cards again this morning. Just wish virgin would add Hochanda to their menu. I am missing out on the demos. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

  9. These dies are lovely and you are showing us more great techniques- clever lady.

  10. Morning Julia

    A very elegant card and a gorgeous tag

    My card arrived yesterday, thank you Julia, it really is stunning

    June x

  11. Hello Julia, such a lovely card and tag, love the dies, and your show are great, have todays set to record. Have a great day all. Bx

  12. Morning Julia,
    Lovely card.
    Getting ready to watch the show.

  13. Loved the shows Julia the cards were fab
    Thank you
    Love June horrocks xxxxxx

  14. Just love that tag, Julia! I couldn't cope with an early start like you had this morning. Have a good day.

    Anne (Northampton)

  15. It is a shame that my iPad can't pick up the true beauty of this card. The combination of Pearl card and glitter bitz it stunning as you showed on the tv last night.


  16. Hi Julia the card and tag are stunning. Your shows are brilliant. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  17. Lovely card and tag Julia , great shows and you look really well.
    Take care
    Elaine H X

  18. Watched you making this. Really enjoying your shows and the paper cuts.

  19. Hi Julia, I love the card and I absolutely adore the tag.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  20. Hello Julia.

    Lovely Card. I think this has a rich elegant look to it. I really like the colour way, so dramatic. The tag is so cute.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  21. Super card and tag Julia, never got to watch your show last night, but have recorded it, so will catch up...thank you..luv Ursula xx

  22. Hi Julia,
    like the card but just love the tag with Santa. Love to play with the Fluffy Stuff, it looks great as snow and for beards, bobbles etc. Will look on Hochanda catch up at your shows. Take care, Maria x

  23. Great shows Julia. Fab cards x

  24. Love the card and the tag. I bought some Glittter Bitz yesterday and it is gorgeous. Haven't had a chance to watch the shows yet but looking forward to it.


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