Welcome to the 

Donna Salazar Designs  
Twelve Days of Christmas 
Blog Hop!!

 This is DAY 7 of the Hop. 

Each day from now until Christmas, the Donna Salazar Designs Design Team will be sharing holiday ideas using products from Donna Salazar Designs and our partners, Zutter, Clearsnap, GCD, and Spellbinders. We'll also be announcing and sharing some of Donna Salazar Designs' newest products, set to release at the Winter Craft & Hobby Association Show in Los Angeles in January 2011.
Each day, visit the Design Team Members' Blogs listed below to see what inspiring holiday ideas they are sharing. Leave a comment on their blog post to be entered to win a prize!!! On December 24th, Mrs. Claus (aka Donna) will be announcing the winners. It's certainly going to be a crafty Christmas this year!

Dec 18th – Day 7 
Donna Salazar — http://donnasalazar.typepad.com
 Jennifer Priest — http://hydrangeahippo.blogspot.com

Donna Salazar's Stamp blocks are the best!! They are thin and light-weight but sturdy and come in really big sizes if you need them–perfect for her larger stamps, like Lacey Goodness.



A couple weeks ago I showed how to create this “green” card using Donna's Lacey Goodness Stamp and one of her signature Acrylic Stamp Blocks. You can view the video in the Tuesday Tutorial Archives here: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/11312795.


If you don't yet tune in to Tuesday Tutorials with Donna, you're missing out! All this month Donna is offering a LIVE web show every Tuesday from 530pm-630pm Pacific but usually you can catch them every other Tuesday. Sometimes I am there, sometimes I am moderating from home, and sometimes she has guests on the show as well. It's alot of fun and a nice little creative break from the week. Plus you get an inside look at Donna's studio :)





Even though my card is shown on the web show, I wanted to share a few instructions here with you.

Supplies:
  • Old Manila File Folder
  • Red Acrylic Paint
  • Foam Paint Brush or Paint Brush
  • Paper Towel
  • Embossing Powder & Ink
  • Heat Gun
  • Donna Salazar's Lacey Goodness Stamp
  • Donna Salazar Acrylic Stamp Block
  • 2 Diecut Trees from scrap paper
  • “Merry Christmas” Stamp ($1 spot at Michael's a couple years ago)
  • Black Ink
  • 4″ x 5.25″ piece of White Cardstock for the inside.
 Assembly:
  1. Cut the file folder down to 4.25″ wide from the fold. Then cut the folder card to 5.5″ tall–you should be able to get two 4.25″ x 5.5″ finished card bases from one file folder. Reserve the scrap for your sentiment. 
  2. Stamp the Lacey Goodness stamp on the card front using embossing ink. Sprinkle with embossing powder and heat set. 
  3. Once the embossed image cools, paint the entire card (inside and out) with the red paint. It is okay if it is “rustic” — that is crafty speak for “splotchy”. 
  4. Rub the embossed image with the other side of the foam brush or with a paper towel to remove some of the paint so the image will show through.
  5. Add the trees to the front of the card. 
  6. Stamp a sentiment on a scrap of manila folder and tear one edge. Ink and add to the card using 3D foam adhesive.

 

Thank you for visiting my blog during the Donna Salazar Twelve Days of Christmas Blog Hop.  Don't forget to visit the other blogs on the hop and leave comments to be entered to win.


If you are looking for the Epiphany Crafts Blog Hop, go here: http://hydrangeahippo.blogspot.com/2010/12/epiphany-crafts-holiday-ornament-blog.html

Enjoy!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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16 thoughts on “12 Days of Christmas – Day 7

  1. Beautiful card. It gave me some useful ideas.

    Posted on December 19, 2010 at 3:13 am
  2. Gorgeous card! That stamp is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for the fab directions too. :)

    Posted on December 19, 2010 at 3:21 am
  3. Great directions, i love your work!
    Thank you

    Posted on December 19, 2010 at 3:42 am
  4. Thanks for sharing! I saw the show and enjoyed watching you make the card, it’s nice being able to see it up close! I also liked when you did the ornament!

    Posted on December 19, 2010 at 3:54 am
  5. That stamp is awesome! :)

    Posted on December 19, 2010 at 4:26 am
  6. Great card! Thanks for sharing.
    hugs,
    Gini

    Posted on December 19, 2010 at 5:03 am
  7. Really elegant card.thank you for sharing.
    syeda
    [email protected]

    Posted on December 19, 2010 at 5:52 am
  8. Saw the card on Tuesday Tutorials, and still love it!! Thanks for sharing!! :)

    Posted on December 19, 2010 at 6:28 am
  9. love the hop it has been so fun and seeing all the pretty things you ladies come up with
    Barbara

    Posted on December 19, 2010 at 9:26 pm
  10. great card, gorgeous! TFS! [email protected]

    Posted on December 19, 2010 at 10:13 pm
  11. This hop is so wonderful, love looking at all the new blogs…..

    Posted on December 19, 2010 at 11:24 pm
  12. saw the card during the web-show & I still love it…thanks for the written instructions:)

    Posted on December 20, 2010 at 3:49 am
  13. This is a cute card and I love that you included the directions.

    Posted on December 21, 2010 at 12:53 am
  14. thanks for sharing a green card
    ava
    cottagerca

    Posted on December 22, 2010 at 12:51 am
  15. what a beautiful card

    Posted on December 22, 2010 at 2:21 am
  16. cute

    tfs

    tfs

    kathy

    felkatz at gmail dot com

    Posted on December 22, 2010 at 6:18 pm