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Last-Minute Christmas Cards

Don't worry, you've still got time to whip up some pretty, customized Christmas cards to send out this year. We're making it even easier with these inspirational ideas from artists Anne Grbic and Einat Kessler.

In card #1, Anne printed this angel image onto Craft Attitude film, and then adhered it to some glitter paper and finished it off with some embellishments.

Einat used cardstock, distress stamp ink, stencil, thread and letter stickers to create the adorable Santa-inspired card in #2. 

Anne printed the image on card #3 on Craft Attitude film, and then adhered the image to Vertigo Film Translucent Patterned Sheets to achieve this cool prism effect. The Craft Attitude film allows the texture of any paper to show thorugh the image.

Einat used a scalloped punch, circle punch, inks and embellishments for card #4, which she glued to red corrugated sheets.

Be sure to check out Einat's 12 Cards of Christmas videos on her YouTube page for even more ideas and go here for lots of Christmas paper craft supplies in our super store!

Tuesday Tips: Containers of All Types: Personalized!

AWe know one thing you'll need plenty of this holiday season: Containers for gift boxes, cookies and candies, trinkets, keepsakes and even leftovers! Here are several ways to take your containers to the next level and personalize them for every occasion.

  

Special Shapes: Eileen Hull makes a variety of boxes using the Sizzix Big Shot die cutter and any of the container dies available in our super store. Here's a quick video from Eileen that shows you how:

Upcycle Cookie Tins: Give those old cookie tins a modern new look by covering them with Krylon paint and adding some snowflake embellishments and names, like these, created by Andrea Atwater. So easy!

Grandma's Treasures: Anne Grbic took an ordinary round cardboard box and turned it into a sweet gold box with photos of the grandkids by using gold paint over the box, printing the photos and the words "Grandma's Treasures" onto Craft Attitude film and adhering those with adhesive, followed by gloss varnish placed over the images and finished off with a bunch of bling. Grandma is sure to display this somewhere special. 

Cute Leftovers Tubs: And finally, Jonathan Fong came up with this great idea to take ordinary plastic tubs and give them a cute, customized touch using Craft Attitude film. Just swap out the Thanksgiving design for the holiday of your choice!

Check out the When Creativity Knocks All-Star Designers Holiday Series video:

Mixed Media Monday: Vintage Santa Print

Craft Attitude pro Anne Grbic created this lovely Vintage Santa décor piece using a frame, Craft Attitude film and some floral and lace embellishments. 

 

"I printed one of my favorite patterns on Craft Attitude film to decorate the frame and the background and to print the Vintage Santa," Anne says. "I 'grunged up' the smaller board before adhering the Santa, and then used foam tape to 'lift' it from the background. I then finished the piece off with lace and flowers. The Vintage Santa image is from the website The Graphics Fairy, which has many free printables you can download."

Materials needed: 

Frame

Craft Attitude Film

Embellishments

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