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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. :)

Love,
Britta

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:

11-27-13 Life Update-2

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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Happy Anniversary and World Cardmaking Day!

It’s world cardmaking day AND my two year anniversary with Jake, so I couldn’t resist sitting down and making a card for both occasions.

Before I share the card, I want to make sure to let you know that Ellen Hutson is having a sale today to celebrate WCMD – use the code WCMD2013 for 15% off your entire order today until midnight Pacific time. I already took advantage of the sale and can’t wait to share what I picked up. ;)

10-05-13 WCMD Anniversary by Britta Swiderski-1

On this card I played with a few new toys as well as a few old favorites. New things that I’m loving – the Tim Holtz Industrious sticker borders that are covered with a metallic surface and go great with the oh-so-fabulous Archival Inks by Wendy Vecchi. She’s the best and so are the colors I used on this border – Cornflower Blue and Watering Can. Fab!

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I finished up the card with some of my oldie-but-goodies: tiny star veneers adhered with matte multi medium, a piece of gold striped washi tape, and stitching with an Amy Tan template. Lots of layers mean lots of fun. :)

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 atEllen Hutson. I only link to products and shops that I know and love. Thank you for your support!

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Industrious Border Stickers – Tim Holtz for Advantus
Tiny Ink Spots S5637 Background Stamp – Hero Arts
Wet Cement Mid-Tone Shadow Ink – Hero Arts
Watering Can Grey Archival Ink – Wendy Vecchi for Ranger
Cornflower Blue Archival Ink – Wendy Vecchi for Ranger
Gold Shape N Tape Washi Sheets – Lifestyle Crafts
Mini Matte Multi Medium by Ranger
Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper – We R Memory Keepers

Thanks so much for stopping by today – I hope you’ve had a very happy holiday and take some time to relax this weekend. See you soon!

Love,
Britta

P.S. Here’s a sneak peek of what I have planned for Monday. Filofax lovers, you’re going to love these!

10-05-13 Filofax inserts peek by Britta Swiderski-1

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Happy Happy Happy

Hey friends. :) I’m on the recovery from Scrapfest last weekend. I love love love spending time with my Lawn Fawn family and meeting new friends (and seeing some old ones!), but make and takes are exhausting. I also picked up a little bug from meeting so many people. We’ll call it a scrapfest hangover. Ha!

Popping in today to share a card I made using some of my very favorite Hero Arts Mid-Tone Shadow Inks right now and this fabulous stamp set from Neat and Tangled. This stamp set is back in stock at Simon Says and is hot, hot, hot for cardmaking and project life!

09-18-13 Happy Happy Happy by Britta Swiderski-1

I stamped the HAPPY circle in Mint Julep, Tide Pool and Green Hills and then outlined them in Butter Bar with the corresponding circle. I also used some gold baker’s twine from The Twinery and accented my bow with a Lawn Fawn heart covered in yellow sequins + glossy accents. A little sparkle always makes everything more fun.

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Here’s a close-up of that sequin heart. It would be even cooler with another layer of glossy accents over the top to create a smooth, paper-weight like look. I must try this on my next card!

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Mint Julep Mid-Tone Shadow Ink – Hero Arts
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Tide Pool Mid-Tone Shadow Ink – Hero Arts
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Green Hills Mid-Tone Shadow Ink – Hero Arts
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Butter Bar Mid-Tone Shadow Ink – Hero Arts
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Hearts Lawn Cuts Dies – Lawn Fawn
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Tim Holtz Vagabond – Sizzix
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Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper – We R Memory Keepers
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Glossy Accents – Ranger
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Mini Glossy Accents – Ranger
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Mini Scoring Board – Martha Stewart Crafts
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As you know, I’ve been on a huge organizing kick lately. I recently added this lovely storage item to my stash from All Ready Memories. It’s a washi wheel!

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The quality is top-notch, and word on the street is that the two owners of the company are super sweet. Use the code “AMYTANGERINE” for 20% off until the end of September! (And see Amy’s storage using All Ready Memories solutions here and the wheel here – she sold me.)

Thanks for stopping by today. Don’t worry, I’m resting and dreaming about all the projects I want to do. ;)

Love,
Britta

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