Make an Adorable Gingerbread House Card

By Kathy Pisupati –

Good morning!  Kathy here, creating art for Imagine Crafts!  Today I have a new tutorial for you.  Have you tried the VersaMark Frost ink?  This was the perfect ink to provide a sugar-like coating to today’s Gingerbread card.  The VersaColor inks make your die-cutting easy and stop the search for the perfect colored scraps!

So today I have a project for you that uses the VersaMark Frost and VersaColor Inks.  So, let’s make a card.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Time to complete: 1 hour

Step 1

You will need a top-folding card base measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2“. You will also need a piece of colored card stock measuring 4.25” x 5.5” and another piece of white, layering card stock the same size.

Using Maker’s Movement A2 Sweater Cover plate, die-cut the white card stock and and adhere to the colored card with On-Point liquid glue.  Adhere the entire panel to the card base with Tear-It! Tape.

Step 2

I inked a piece of scrap card stock with a variety of VersaMark Inks.  I allowed this panel to dry.  This is a quick way to small pieces of colored card stock for small die-cutting.

Step 3

Cut the Gingerbread House from a piece of Kraft colored card stock.  Then use the VersaMark Frost ink to apply a “sugar coating”.  This is what I am calling it.  The picture doesn’t do it justice but it sure looks sugar coated in real life!

Step 4

Now it’s time to cut all the cute little pieces from this Gingerbread House set.  I added some Glossy Accents to some pieces, some shimmer pen to others and did a little ink blending around the house and the gingerbread man.  I also added a glitter glue to the snow on the roof and the ground.

Step 5

Stamp a sentiment and add a shadow to the strip. I used Delicata Golden Glitz ink for my sentiment.  Now you can assemble your card.  The house, gingerbread man and sentiment were all adhered with foam tape.

I hope you enjoy this card and the tutorial. Thanks for stopping by I appreciate all of you!

Supplies Used:

Imagine

Imagine Crafts

• VersaColor Pink

• VersaColor Cardinal

• VersaColor Turquoise

• VersaColor Canary

• VersaMark Frost

• Delicata Golden Glitz

• Imagine Sponge Daubers

• Imagine Craft Mat

• On Point Glue

• Tear-It! Tape

Other

• Maker’s Movement Gingerbread House Dies

• LDRS Christmas Sentiments and Coordinating Dies

• Glossy Accents

• Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die-Cutting machine

• Colored card stock

• Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb

• Paper Trimmer

• Teflon bone folder

• Foam Tape

Holiday Gift Card Envelope Holders with Memento and Delicata Inks

By Katy Ingram –

Hello Friends! Katy here and for todays project I am sharing a few simple gift card envelope holders, great for the holidays or really any gift giving occasion. 

In todays video tutorial you will see how easily these envelopes came together using some Memento and Delicata Inks. Using an envelope die makes quick work of this project and will give you more time to enjoy the holiday season. 

I hope you enjoy and are inspired to take those plain gift cards and create an envelope to dress them up. 

Skill: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Time: 10 minutes

Art Supplies

Imagine Products

Snowflake Envelope

• Memento Inks: Summer Sky, Teal Zeal, Nautical Blue and Paris Dusk

• Delicata Ink: Sapphire Blue

Poinsettia Envelope

• Memento Inks: Love Letter, Lady Bug and Rhubarb Stalk

• Delicata Golden Glitz Reinker

Pinecone Envelope

Memento Inks: Rich Cocoa and Northern Pine

• Tear It! Tape

• On Point Glue

Other Products Used

Mama Elephant Venice Envelope Creative Cuts Die

Waffle Flower Layered Poinsettia Die

Simon Says Stamp The Magic of Christmas Stamp Set

Simon Says Stamp Christmas Cheer Stamp Set

Mama Elephant Confetti Stamp Set

Let’s Make Holiday Treat Boxes

By Annie Collins –

Hello Crafty Friends – Annie here with some fun an easy mini holiday treat boxes.

Skill Level: Beginner

Time to Complete: 30 Minutes

Art Supplies

Imagine:

• Kaleidacolor – Vineyard Ink

• Delicata Ink: Golden Glitz

• Memento Markers: Rich Cocoa,  Cantaloupe and Rhubarb Stalk

• Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Sprays: Ladybug, Cottage Ivy and Bamboo Leaves

• Tear It! Tape

• On Point Glue

Other Supplies:

• InkyStamper- Dies: Small Fry Box

• The Maker’s Movement: Winter Foliage Die Set

• Feather die

• Recollections Brand 80lb Cardstock: Light Cream, Medium Cream & White.

Imagine Crafts Resident Artist

Annie Collins

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Making Your Own Ephemera

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By Alison Heikkila –

Hello! Today I’ve got a fun tutorial that’s all about making your own ephemera. Ephemera can be ticket stubs, advertisements, postage stamps, handwritten letters, etc. It’s fun to use “found” ephemera, but it’s also a blast to make your own. You can feel free to follow each of the “steps” below, or just choose the ones you like. There’s no real order or correct way to make these elements, and you can use them on any of your paper-crafting projects. I just decided to go with a tag today. This particular project is great if you need to loosen up, break out of a creative block, or you just feel like adding to your stash. Just have fun with it!

*Some affiliate links are used in this post. That means that if you shop through these links, I may receive a small compensation, at no cost to you. For more information, please see my Affiliates page.

 

Directions:

 
 

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Step 1: 

Grab some cardstock and a stencil, and start spraying them with Fireworks! Spray. 

 

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Step 2: 

There’s a lot of spray left on that stencil, so don’t waste it! Grab another scrap of paper and flip the stencil (wet side down) on to it to get the reverse design. You can use a brayer or your hands to push the stencil into the paper to transfer the color better. 

 

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Step 3: 

Still more on the stencil? Spray it with a little water to get the color moving and press it into a third piece of paper. 

 

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Step 4: 

Grab some rubber stamps that have fun designs (especially solid images like this one), spray your craft mat with another color of Fireworks! Spray, and ink up the stamp in the puddle. Stamp some scrap paper with the wet stamp. 

 

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Step 5: 

Apply Kaleidacolor inks to cardstock using your favorite method. I used the Fruitcake palette on my Gel Press with a brayer. Then, take a stencil and apply VersaFine Clair ink on top using a sponge dauber or cosmetic sponge. 

 

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Step 6: 

Run a piece of cardstock through an embossing folder. Then ink the raised areas with Delicata Ink for shine.

 

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Step 7: 

Stamp out a sentiment with VersaMark Ink and use your favorite Mboss embossing powder on it. For texture, tear the edges and ink them with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink. 

Step 8: 

Take some old book paper and flick Fireworks! Spray on it to get different sized droplets. 

Step 9: 

Stamp some small geometric shapes and die cut/fussy cut them. 

Look at all the ephemera we’ve created by just using scraps!

 

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Step 10: 

Die cut a large tag out of cardstock. Start laying your ephemera on to the tag to see where you want your pieces to be. 

 

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Step 11: 

Let pieces hang off the edges of your piece. You can cut them off later, if you wish. Don’t be afraid to move your elements around, cut them, tear them, etc. 

 

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Step 12: 

Use different types of adhesive. I like using Tear It! Tape for the embossed layers, wet glue for flat layers, and foam tape or squares for elements that I want raised. I also love to use On Point Glue for sequins and rhinestones, which I added after I had all of my paper elements adhered. 

 

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Here’s the finished tag. Again, make this however you like. It doesn’t need to be for the holidays, it doesn’t need to be a tag. Just grab a bunch of supplies and play. Whatever ephemera you have leftover can be used at another time. 

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

• Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray in Cottage Ivy, Lady Bug, and New Sprout

• Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa

• Kalediacolor Inks in Fruitcake

• VersaMark Ink

• Mboss Embossing Powder in Rose Gold

• VersaFine Clair Ink in Rain Forest

• Delicata Ink in Golden Gliz

• Tear It! Tape

• On Point Glue

Other:

• Stampers Anonymous: Bold Tidings Mini and Mod Cactus

• Sizzix: Tag Collection #658784, Kaleidoscope 3D Embossing Folder 

• A Colorful Life Designs: Sweater Knit stencil, Make Some Plaid stencil

• Doodles Paper Playground: Bold Rhinestones (I only used the red) 

• Simon Says Stamp/CZ Design: Hex Yeah (discontinued)

• Scraps of cardstock, old book paper, etc. 

Make a Beautiful Pumpkin Thank You Card

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By Alison Heikkila –

Greetings! Alison here and today my latest tutorial for Imagine is a textured, fall-themed thank you card. I can see making a bunch of these to put as place setting on your Thanksgiving table, as a thank you to your guests for celebrating the holidays with you. I used several simple techniques on this card that when combined, look really fancy and festive. 

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Time: 45 minutes- 1 Hour

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Directions:

 

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Step 1: 

Using a piece of metallic cardstock, run it through your die cutting machine with an embossing folder. 

 

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Step 2: 

Using a sanding block, a piece of sandpaper, or even a nail file, sand the raised areas of the embossed cardstock. This will give it an aged or distressed look. 

Step 3: 

Gently rub Spiced Chai StazOn ink across the surface to add more interest to the piece of cardstock. 

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Step 4: 

On a Gel Press Plate, gently tap the Cappuccino Delight Kaleidacolor Inks across the surface. You can use a brayer to blend the colors, as well as a few spritzes of water or Ink Potion No. 9. 

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Step 5: 

Lay white cardstock on to the Gel Press Plate and rub to get the ink to transfer. Pull the print and let it dry. I pulled a couple of prints and then chose my favorite to use for this card. 

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Step 6: 

Die cut a pumpkin out of the monoprint.

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Step 7: 

Die cut a bigger pumpkin out of brown cardstock and ink the edges with Golden Glitz Delicata Ink. 

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Step 8: 

Die cut the sentiment out of cream colored cardstock and ink the edges with Desert Sand Memento Ink. 

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Step 9: 

Add Tear It Tape to the back of the embossed panel. I like to use this adhesive when I am working with a piece that has a lot of texture. It holds everything in place really well, and you don’t need to worry about liquid adhesive getting “stuck” in the wells. 

Step 10: 

Assemble the rest of the card. I used On Point Glue to attach the rhinestones. 

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Isn’t it pretty? 

 I love all of the shine from the embossed panel. I also really like seeing all the colors on the pumpkin through the die cut. I hope you’ll give some of these techniques a try!

Art Supplies:

Imagine:

• StazOn Ink: Spiced Chai 

• Delicata Ink: Golden Glitz

• Kaleidacolor Ink: Cappuccino Delight 

• Memento Ink: Desert Sand

• Tear It! Tape

• On Point Glue

Other:

• Darice: Embossing Folder

• Gel Press: 3×5 Plate

• Recollections: Pumpkin Die Cuts

• Simon Says Stamp: Thankful Die

• Doodles Paper Playground: Gold Starburst Rhinestones

• Brown, Cream, and White cardstock

Let’s Make a Cheery Happy Hour Card

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By Kathy Pisupati –

Hi there!  Kathy here. Today I have a new tutorial for you that uses Delicata Golden Glitz and Ruby Red.  The shimmering quality of Delicata inks is perfect for this happy hour, wine card.  It may be hard to see all the shimmer but trust me it’s there!

Skill Level: Intermediate
Time to Complete: 1 hour

Directions:

 
Step 1
Step 1

You will need a top-folding card base measuring 4 1/4 x 5 1/2“. The rest of the panels we will create as we go. I have listed the size of each panel on the pictures for you.  After cutting this panel I used the Essentials by Ellen Rectangles for Stitching dies.  I don’t stitch but these dies cut beautiful little holes as a frame that will show the color below in the end.  Using Delicata Golden Glitz ink and clear embossing powder I stamped this image from Picket Fence Studio’s Just Wanna Have Wine stamp set.  I then heat embossed the sentiment.

Step 2A

Step 2a

Next, I stamped and embossed the wine bottle from the same Picket Fence Studio set.  Using the coordinating die I did this 3 times.

Step 2B

Step 2b

For the background I used the Picket Fence Studio Montage 6 x 6 stencil with the Delicata Ruby Red Ink.

Step 3

Step 3

From a coordinating-colored card stock cut two panels to the sizes in the picture below.  Adhere the sentiment panel on top of the small background and the stenciled panel to the larger panel with On Point Glue.

Step 4

Step 4

The stenciled panel was adhered directly to an A2 top-folding card base with the Tear It Tape.  The sentiment panel was added with foam tape and the wine bottles were popped up with foam tape as well.

Step 5
Step 5

Finally, I added a few Kat Scrappiness Gold Pearls for a bit of bling.

I hope you enjoy this card and the tutorial. Thanks for stopping by.  I appreciate all of you! 

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Supplies Used:

Imagine Crafts

Delicata Golden Glitz

Delicata Ruby Red

Imagine Craft Mat

Sponge Daubers

On Point Glue

Tear-It! Tape

Other

• Picket Fence Studio Montage 6 x 6 Stencil

• Picket Fence Studio Just Wanna Have Wine Stamps and Dies

• Kat Scrappiness Gold Pearls

• Clear embossing powder

• Embossing tool

• Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die-Cutting machine

• Colored card stock

• Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb

• Paper Trimmer

• Teflon bone folder

• Foam Tape