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Dear Santa: Christmas Quickies!

Hello friends! I’m here to share another card I made for A Blog Named Hero and their month-long Dear Santa event. Today is all about Christmas Quickies.

11-27-13 Britta Swiderski Quickie for ABNH-1

I have three things I love to do when making a quick card: mist for color, keep the stamping simple and add sparkle. Mist is a great way to add instant color, and it dries super quickly if you roll a paper towel roll over it. I used the 6 by 6 Baubles stencil from The Crafter’s Workshop + watercolor paper and sprayed Dylusions Sprays in Fresh Lime, Dirty Martini and Cut Grass over the top. Remove the stencil, roll a roll of paper towel over your paper and then you’re ready to put it on your card base!

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Since the background is so awesome and vibrant (and fast!), all I did after that was stamp my sentiment from Let It Snow by Lawn Fawn with some StazOn onto some thick vellum, attach it with some Be Creative 3mm tape along the edges and then used the 5mm tape over the top + Picked Raspberry Distress Glitter to cover the adhesive.

11-27-13 Britta Swiderski Quickie for ABNH-2

And, of course, don’t forget the Hero Arts gemstones for a little extra sparkle. There you go, a vibrant Christmas card in about 5 minutes!

Supplies used on this project: Click below to see where you can find the products used on this project. Click on “Simon” for the product at Simon Says Stamp and “Ellen” for the product at Ellen Hutson. I only link to products and shops that I know and love. Thank you for your support!

If you’re loving this mist look, be sure to check out my self-paced class, Misty Crafty Happy. It has 16 fun videos all about various techniques with misting. You can get such a pretty, vibrant look in just a few sprays. I love it! Because it’s my birthday on the 28th, purchase digital item from my store and save 15% until Monday, December 2nd, 2013 using the code BIRTHDAYCAKE. Shop now in the store here for you choice of four crowd-favorite self-paced classes and 4 different types of planner inserts. Come celebrate with me!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Make sure to check out the rest of the projects here on the ABNH blog. Those crafters sure to know how to whip something up just in the nick of time. :)


P.S. Happy Thanksgiving to all of my friends in the US and ex-pats around the world. I’m making Thanksgiving dinner for the very first time, spending my very first Turkey day in Minnesota AND it’s also my birthday. I am going to make and eat ALL THE FOOD. And of course I have a plan:

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I also just scored a third job at Sephora for the holiday season, so it looks like my makeup addiction will finally be a self-sustaining hobby. Ha! I know I’m a little crazy, but if I’m going to do retail for the holiday season, I might as well work at places I love. :)

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(Nail polish organizer here on Amazon – I didn’t realize I had this much polish!)

Thanks for all of the well-wishes on twitter, facebook and instagram this last week as I’ve been doing well in my professional endeavors but battling some super nasty withdrawal from an anxiety medication. This year, I’m thankful for being able to pay my bills and for a group of family and friends that is there for me unconditionally. I love you all so much!

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