Mix and Match Ornaments Tutorial – Cloisonne Look

Hi all, Allie here …

I’m using these really cute Mix-N-Match Ornaments. This set of four ornament shapes have an insert in each ornament that can be mixed and matched to each other within the set. By using the entire set, you can create many different ornament designs. So clever and a great addition to your holiday die collection!

Spellbinders Paper Arts Mix-N-Match Ornament Dies.

Mix -N- Match Ornaments

I did a little experimenting and came up with this fun sort of stained glass, cloisonné technique. You will need some metallic cardstock. I purchased mine at Archiver’s. In addition, you’ll need some markers, and some Glaze. I used Fantastic Glaze & Glue.

Die Cut and Emboss

Die cut and emboss your ornaments with the Mix-N-Match centers. I like to take some Washi Tape and tape it down sticky side up. This holds things lightly in place during cutting and embossing. Remember to clean out your dies so they’ll be ready for your next crafting session. I pop out the little stragglers with a pin.

Cut backers

Cut a set of matching backing pieces without centers. I like to use Neenah Solar White Cardstock from DiscountCardstock.com. If the back of your ornaments will be seen, cut another set – as sometimes the markers will bleed through and you probably don’t want that seen.

Create a pencil line guide for coloring

Follow the outline of areas you would like to color lightly with a pencil, so you can color the areas. Remember to erase the lines!

Testing Colors

I like to test different color combinations and see how they look with my paper choices.

Color specific areas

Color. See how things look before adhering your ornament to the colored backing piece. Once you’re done coloring, adhere your metallic ornament piece to your colored backing piece. I used a sponge and some of the Glaze, as it also makes a great paper to paper adhesive. Make sure and get good coverage.

Add a large dollop of Fantastic Glaze and Glue

Add a large dollop of Fantastic Glaze and Glue. This adhesive is pretty self-leveling, but if you want to speed things up, or get rid of any bubbles, just use a pin and spread the Glaze around.

Let Dry

REALLY let your pieces have a chance to dry. Don’t touch them to see if they’re dry, just set them aside and come back later. No, you can’t ask me how I know this. If you have pets, an upside down bowl or a bell jar can protect them from curious paws.

These ornaments could hang on a tree, be used as a gift tag … the ideas are unlimited.

I decided to make some mini cards to put with holiday gifts that I’m mailing.


  • Mix-N-Match Ornaments (Spellbinders Paper Arts)
  • Metallic Cardstock (Archiver’s), Neenah Solar White Cardstock (DiscountCardstock.com), Markers, Fantastic Glaze & Glue

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SVG ATTIC: Vintage Nation Christmas in July

I’m using a fun Patriotic kit from SVG ATTIC for … CHRISTMAS. Oh yeah, why NOT! I wanted to make something to inspire you for the ANYTHING GOES contest at SVG ATTIC.

This is the VINTAGE NATION kit and I’m loving every project.


I used some textured cardstock from Carta Bella. After assembling the star, I added some Memento Luxe ink in the perforated seams.

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Then I added some Metallic Lustre from Deco Art. I used a Jumbo Dauber from Imagine Crafts for this. I just rubbed it in.

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Then, I set to distressing. I added Spiced Chai StazOn with an old sponge dauber. I just kind of dabbed and shmeared. That’s an old back East term for a generous amount.

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A little Gray StazOn too…

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I don’t know when to stop, so I kept at it.

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Then I embellished with a Poinsettia and some bling.

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Here’s another look with a little more light on the subject.

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And a close up of this pretty flower. It was in my Christmas stash.

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Don’t be afraid to look to seasonal kits and use them all year round.

I hope you’re inspired because now it’s your turn. Enter a project for this month’s contest. ANYTHING GOES!

Visit the SVG ATTIC blog for details and to enter.

Bebunni Poinsettia CM WM

Crafter’s Companion: Bebunni Christmas – Holly

Bebunni Christmas Holly

Sharing another fun Bebunni Christmas project. This is a clean and simple card. I’ve just colored, letting the red pop on Bebunni’s hat and the Poinsettia.

Bebunni Poinsettia CM WM

 Supplies for Bebunni Christmas Poinsettia:

  • Bebunni Christmas Poinsettia
  • Spectrum Noir Pencils: 117, 112, 058, 095, 017, 034, 023, 024, 025
  • Blending Solution and Paper Stumps
  • Ultra Smooth Premium Cardstock

Thanks for stopping by today!

Bobble Kitty Birthday Wrap

Crafter’s Companion: Candy Bar Wrap

Bobble Kitty Birthday Wrap


Today, I’ve wrapped a Ghirardelli boxed candy bar with patterned paper and decorated with a fun die cut and sentiment from the Everyday Sentiment Collection “Love is All You Need” stamp set. This is a fun birthday gift for one of my co-workers that won’t break the bank.

You need one sheet of white cardstock and some patterned paper (5.5 x 10″ – so utilize some scraps). I used the Ultimate Tool to score the patterned paper so it would fit snugly and look nice. I also used the Ultimate Tool to create the bow. I just wrap around the pegs then use a second piece to tie the loops.

I added “real” whiskers with some Darice crafting wire.

Crafter’s Companion Supplies:

  • Crafter’s Companion Sentimentals “Love is All You Need” Stamp Set
  • The Ultimate Tool (for scoring and creating bow)
  • Spectrum Noir Markers: EB1, EB2, EB3, True Black, IG1, IB2
  • Spectrum Noir Colored Pencils: 034, 087, 024, 029, 035

Imagine Crafts Supplies:

  • Memento Ink (Lady bug, Espresso Truffle, Toffee Crunch, Desert Sand, Peanut Brittle, Summer Sky)
  • VersaMark
  • Black Embossing Powder
  • Goosebumps Shimmer Texture Dauber

Other Supplies:

  • Cutting File: Bobble Cat from Treasure Box Designs
  • Patterned Paper: Echo Park (About a Boy – Plaid #TMB60010)
  • White Signo Pen (dots on eyes)
  • Other: Neenah Solar White Cardstock, Darice Craft Wire, Beacon’s 3-1 Glue, AdTech Hot Glue, Heart (Studio Calico), Hemp and Waxed Linen

Project Notes:

Pieces of Bobble Cat are all white cardstock that have been colored and distressed using ink and Spectrum Noir Markers or Pencils. Sentiment is stamped with Versamark and embossed with Black Embossing Powder then inked with Peanut Brittle and Summer Sky Inks. Border is hand colored with Spectrum Noir IB2 Marker and inked with Espresso Truffle. Heart is inked with Lady Bug ink then sealed with Goosebumps.

The wire is glued under the nose pad using 3-1 glue. I trimmed the whiskers and straightened them after the glue had dried.

I used the Ultimate Tool to score the patterned paper and to create the Hemp/Waxed Linen Bow.


Bebunni Reindeer CCUSA

Crafter’s Companion: Bebunni Christmas Rudolph

Bebunni Sneak Peek!

I just love Bebunni so I’m very excited to play with brand new Christmas stamps. Christmas in June? Why not? I like to have a nice stash come December!

bebunni reindeer pin

I colored Bebunni with my Spectrum Noir markers and pencils. I added a background using an Embossing Folder – I used the folder as a rubbing plate – going over the paper with a colored pencil, then blending it with a paper stump and Blending Solution. I love the soft look with the pattern.


  • Bebunni RELEASE “Christmas Rudolph”
  • Angelica & Adam “Starry Eyed” 5×7″ Embossing Folder (used for texture)
  • Spectrum Noir Markers (IG1, IG2, Blender, GB7, GB8, GB9)
  • Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils (024, 065, 087, 034, 057) with Paper Stumps and Blending Solution
  • Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento Ink ”Peanut Brittle”
  • Other: Patterned Paper (Echo Park), Flowers (Prima), Snowflake Ornament, Creme Pearl (Want2Scrap), May Arts Ribbon, Signo White Pen, Adhesive

Thanks for joining me today.


Phoebe Collage

Crafter’s Companion: Angelica & Friends

Angelica & Friends: Phoebe

Phoebe Collage
Crafter’s Companion Stamps: Angelica & Friends “Phoebe
Markers and Pencils (Shown Above)
Paper Stumps and Blending Solution
Samantha Walker Cutting Files:
Fancy Label Set (#20137)
Fancy Label Set (#20321)
Paper: Echo Park; Bling: Want2Scrap; Flowers: Wild Orchid, Other; Adhesive; Cardstock
Visit Samantha Walker’s Blog today (20 June 2014) to see a full tutorial on creating a shaped card with the Silhouette.

Crafter’s Companion: New Scruffy Little Cat Stamps


I made a fun little CD Holder for a friend using a Scruffy Little Cat image and sentiments from the new set, Jessica.


I’ve included the numbers of the Spectrum Noir Markers and Pencils that I used. Patterned papers are from Carta Bella. I did a little stitching and added a button closure in the front. Cutting files are Samantha Walker’s from the Silhouette online store.



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Tie Dye Your Summer Linky Party

Welcome to My Card Party. I’m so pleased to be a part of this fun event. I made a T-scarf using a Plain White T-Shirt from Gildan’s along with the Tulip One Step Dye Kit.

Tulip Tie Dye Scarf WM

I made an animated video if you’d like to see how this scarf is made. Please forgive my spelling errors!

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Angelica & Adam: Bunches of Joy

Angelica & Adam Bunch of Flowers CCUSA WM


Angelica & Adam “Bunches of Joy” Clear Acrylic Stamp
Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils (117, 112, 009, 005, 076, 114, 030, 041, 036, 016, 045, 046, 011, 065, 094, 090, 086)
Spectrum Noir Markers (OR1, LY1, LY2, BP2)
Imagine Crafts Inks: Memento – Peanut Brittle, Pistachio, Summer Sky, Teal Zeal, Angel Pink

Echo Park Papers, Hemp, Lace (AlteredPages.com), Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts), Swirls Finesse (Want2Scrap), Butterfly Digital Cutting File (Sophie Gallo for Silhouette Online Store)