Five Minute Friday – Cookie Cutter Christmas

School has been back in session almost two weeks and I’m quickly reminded of how crazy the Fall Season gets with all the homework and all the soccer. All. The. Soccer. Both kids play on the High School team and they both play on other teams as well (Club and AYSO). In addition, my husband and son are coaching a third team as well this year. If you ever need to locate me, it’s guaranteed that I’ll be on a soccer field somewhere in Southern California.

Fortunately, the kids are at an age that I can drop them at practice and not have to stay to keep an eye on them. Our son actually drives himself to practice now. That still seems strange to me that he’s out driving himself around. I’m sure I’ll get used it eventually. I treasure that hour that I’m home alone to get stuff done. This is when I try to get my crafting done.

I actually have two Five Minute Friday cards for you today. They are very similar and use all the same supplies. The difference between the two is how I used the Seasonal Decorative Mask. For the first card, I inked my sponge brayer and covered the entire card front, making sure I went to the edges and corners and it was evenly inked. It looks very much like a piece of patterned paper.

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For this second card, I used the Sponge Brayer lightly in the center of the Whisper White card stock only. You can see that I went lighter the closer I got to the edges. Two totally different looks with the same exact tool.

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To get the neat, even circle of twine, I wind the Bakers Twine and the Metallic Threads at the same time around my hand. Holding it carefully, I laid it down on the card front, making sure the ends were going to be lined up underneath the Real Red piece of card stock. I used some of the Tear & Tape to hold it in place. Then I added the sentiment over the top using dimensionals. The cute little critter is also attached using dimensionals.

On the first card, I used the Real Red Bakers Twine with the Metallic Green Thread. I used my Aqua Painter to water color the reindeer.
16-9-9bFor the card with the bear, I used the White and Metallic Red Bakers Twine with the Metallic Red Thread. Here’s a tip when stamping the bear image. First stamp the bear body. Then stamp the face and punch out the bear. The ears are a separate stamp and there is a circle image on the Cookie Cutter Punch that’s just large enough to punch out the ears. I used my Fine-Tip Glue Pen to glue the ears to the back side of the bear’s head.

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So cute! I can’t decide which one I like better…the moose or the bear card. What do you think?

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