Bo Bunny Christmas Card Die with Alcohol Ink

Here I am today with a shiny Christmas card. I have made a couple Christmas cards so far this year but I need to make some more per month to avoid the last minute rush. Been there done that.


Alcohol Ink

For the background I was trying a few things that Tim Holtz showed on his product release video recently. I used alcohol inks, blending solution and some 91 percent alcohol. I bought a blower thing that you use with cameras awhile back. I cut more of the tip off trying to make a bigger hole so I wanted to try using it. I made a couple of panels that are this pretty blue. As we know taking photos of shiny stuff is difficult so I will just say this looks much prettier in person.

All the silver parts were cut out with a die set and I used the Tim Holtz metallic paper.


  • Ranger Alcohol Ink – a couple blue colors
  • Bo Bunny Christmas Card Dies set
  • Tim Holtz Metallic Paper

Bo Bunny Christmas Card Die

Howdy and happy holidays! Well they are kind of past now but I hope yours were nice. Mine were! As you can see I am catching up on posting some cards I made for Christmas.

Bo Bunny Christmas Card Die

When I got out the card above I decided it needed something done to it so I changed it a bit. Here is the altered version.

Bo Bunny Christmas Card Die

These are quick cards to make. This die set is called Bo Bunny Christmas Card Die.  I don’t need to explain much here. I made the all white die cuts card first. I like red, white and kraft together so I made that next. I am not sure I love the white snowflakes over the red ones. Maybe I should have just had the unattached snowflakes be white. Anyway you just die cut everything and glue it down. Done!

Halloween Hug in a Mug

Howdy! We are now into fall which brings thoughts of Halloween, leaves turning colors and Thanksgiving. I love to decorate for Halloween (fun not gory) and I am still thinking about all the fun coffee cards from last weekend so I combine the two. Here is a Halloween coffee card for you.

I started out making the mugs which are digital images by Sugartree stamps. I used the mug outlines for these. There are 11 different cups of coffee in this set, some with sayings, some blank and some with designs on them. I used Paint 3D and sized the mugs. I used words from the Hero Arts Spooky Labels digital kit and the little pumpkin from the Hero Arts Haunted digital kit to decorate the mugs. I printed the images on Neenah paper colored them using Copic pens. I cut them out by hand.

The panel right behind the mugs was fun to create. I used the Hero Arts Wood Floor bold print stamp to create the pattern in orange, purple and green inks. I used my Misti and stamped horizontal with the first color. I turned the paper so that the next stamp ended up vertical with the second color of ink. I turned the paper one more time for the third color for a diagonal. I like the pattern it made and it would work for many different situations by just using different ink colors.

The orange and purple layers are patterned paper from my stash. The green background paper is from my stash. I rounded the corners and cut the shapes using a Bo Bunny die.

The middle coffee cup is glued flat on the pattern panel. The other two mugs are raised with Glue Dots.

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Almost Merry Monday #212 Gold Tree


I had the tree stamped days ago intending to get this done for Merry Monday #212 and of course I waited until the last minute which became too late. But.. the important thing is I got a Christmas card done. The theme was black, white and gold.
The tree – a stamp I just got at a thrift store and it is by Rubber Stampede and called Traditional Tree. It was next brand new.
The shapes for the mats is Spellbinders die Curved Rectangles (S5-006).
The gold ink is Delicata Golden Glitz.
The sentiment is from Hero Arts set Peace & Joy (CL880). It is embossed with HA white powder. I cut the sentiment in two so it was stacked instead of across. It is a small sentiment so hopefully I don’t lose pieces.
The greeting shape is cut with a Bo Bunny die called Nested Fancy Frames.
The gold background paper is from Michaels. It is pretty cool paper that is embossed. I like the pattern it has.