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Sunday, July 24, 2016

3D Ornament Xmas Card/Decor

Made this Shaped Ornament card/decoration using Anna's Christmas Kitsch Cricut cartridge.

Did not know what 'kitsch' meant so I googled it:

noun: kitsch
  1. 1.
    art, objects, or design considered to be in poor taste because of excessive garishness or sentimentality, but sometimes appreciated in an ironic or knowing way.

    "the lava lamp is an example of sixties kitsch"
adjective: kitsch
  1. 1.
    considered to be in poor taste but appreciated in an ironic or knowing way.

    "the front room is stuffed with kitsch knickknacks, little glass and gilt ornaments"

1920s: German.

Kitsch | Definition of Kitsch by Merriam-Webster
1 : something that appeals to popular or lowbrow taste and is often of poor quality. 2 : a tacky or lowbrow quality or condition <teetering on the brink of kitsch — Ron Miller>

Kitsch | Define Kitsch at
Kitsch definition, something of tawdry design, appearance, or content created to appeal to popular or undiscriminating taste. See more.
The definition left a bad taste (no pun intended) so I looked it up in my dictionary. Yes, I still have a dictionary and like the definition there better which is:

Artistic or literary material designed to appeacl to current popular tastes & interests. 

Made this ornament twice. First I used gray cardstock for the base but thought my 2nd version with the green vine pattern looked better since it looked like it was hanging off a tree branch.

Supplies List 

adhesive:  Scotch ATG, Zig 2 Way glue pen
Cricut cartridge: Anna's Christmas Kitsch
machine: Cricut Explore Air 
paper:  cardstock - greens, red, white, Darice Dk Green Vine
tool: MISTI
twine: red/white

Entering this into the following challenges:  

7/24  Die Cuttin Divas Ch275 Anything 3D  3E(#3)  7/19

7/29  CHNC Christmas Ch291 Use a sentiment   UE  7/23
7/29  Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Sat Linky Party  1E(#1) 7/23

7/30  Cardz TV Christmas in July Shaped or Fun Fold Ch#2  3E(#1)  7/23

7/31  Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Ch Extra Jul 2016  UE  7/
7/31  Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Jul 2016 Ch  UE  7/1
7/31  DLART Jul Linky  nostack 1Eperday  7/1  

8/2  Word Art Wed Ch Wk 240 241 Anything Goes  5E(#5)perwk  7/20

Saturday, July 23, 2016

peep Hot Balloon lift off from Beach Tag

peep there's a Hot Balloon lifting off from the Beach

Made this whimsy Tag using:
1.  paper: Beach, red, white 
2.  colors: red/white/blue with neutrals & a bit of yellow
3.  Die-Namics Tag Stax die to die cut Tag
4.  Poppystamps bird/die
5.  Poppystamps sentiment
6.  Memory Box Hot Air Balloon die
7.  ribbon 

Supplies List 

adhesive: foam
Crayola: pencil colors - to color birds
Die-Namics: die - Tag Stax
ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black
machine: Sizzix  
Memory Box: die - Hot Air Balloon
paper: cardstock - Beach, Darice Red Plaid, white  
Poppystamps: stamp/die - To All My Peeps - birds, sentiment
ribbon: Celebrate 360
Tim Holtz: tool - stapler 

tool: MISTI

Entering this into the following challenges:  

7/23  Dragonfly Journeys Ch66 Up Up and Away    UE  7/17
7/23  Pile It On Ch112 Use Your Fav Colors  UE  7/10  Fav Colors - Red/White/Blue

7/26  Simon Says Stamp Wed Things w Wings     5E(#57/20

7/29  Allsorts Wk373 Anything but a card  3E(#27/23

7/29  Poppy Stamps Ch#22 Fly Away With Me  3E(#1)  7/1

0716 copy 

Challenge Badge copy

7/29  Sweet Stampin Outdoors      2E(#2)  7/23

7/31  Craftin Desert Divas Craft It Up Link It Up Linky Party Beach  UE  7/18
7/31  Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Jul 2016 Ch  UE  7/1

8/1  Cuttlebug Mania Ch Summer      3E(#3)  7/19

8/3  Cut It Up Ch101 Red White Blue  1E(#1)  7/22