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Thursday, 13 December 2018

Snowflakes and Silver... by Josefine

It's that time of year again!

Handmade gifts, ornaments and cards have been in process, causing stress, grey hair and plenty of happiness and joy as Christmas Day approaches.

Come share your creations of gifts, cards, tags & decor!


Welcome back to the Emerald Creek blog. Have you joined the Emerald Creek Dares challenge yet? This month's theme is so fun! I created a card and ATC set using a variety of Emerald Creek stamps, trinkets and embossing powder.


I really like how that pop of color from the fluorescent embossing powder on the winter scene background turned out. If you'd like to see how I created the card and ATC, check out my video:


Feel inspired to join the challenge yet? Or do you have a better idea on how to interpret the theme? Then go ahead and show us!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Emerald Creek Supplies used:

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EMBELLISHMENTS:


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To play we need you to link up ANY social media project pics you are posting this month that fit the category. #ECDEC2018
 on your posts as well so we can reference them and if you add and tag various Emerald Creek product you will get a bonus entry. At the end of the month we will pick a winner and send a prize pack to the Winner as well as link up their project and share it out.



Just for entering our Dare Challenge, you can receive 10% off your Emerald Creek order.


So what are you waiting for... we DARE you!





Monday, 10 December 2018

Snowflakes and Silver... by Karla

It's that time of year again!

Handmade gifts, ornaments and cards have been in process, causing stress, grey hair and plenty of happiness and joy as Christmas Day approaches.

Come share your creations of gifts, cards, tags & decor!

Karla

Hello friends! Karla here today with another fun and festive project for this month's Dare - Snowflakes & Silver! How fitting for December, especially here in Canada where we've had snow off and on since October! Today, I'm sharing a Mitten Ornament project using lots of gorgeous Emerald Creek Craft Supplies and a cute pair of mittens diecut from chipboard. If you have chipboard lying around (ok, who doesn't...) don't forget that embossing powder is a fabulous way to alter it!


I really love the effect when melting a second layer of embossing powder over another colour! On this project I mixed the beautiful detailed Silver Dollar powder with the Mermaid Fin powder on the pretty wood veneer snowflakes, and with one of my favourites, Fractured Ice, on the mittens.


The silver pine cone charm was too cute not to tie on to the mitten string with a bit of silver thread! I think these mitts do look like they'd be warm and cozy on a frosty day!


On the back I used two beautiful cling stamps from the Emerald Creek Shop. I just love the script on the Season's Greetings stamp and the snow caps on the To/From stamp!


Here's a look at the VIDEO where you can get a good look at how I put it all together and watch the magic as I melt different embossing powders into each other!


Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you join us and enter your project for a chance to win. Have a wonderful crafty December, and a very Merry Christmas.


Emerald Creek Supplies used:

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EMBOSSING POWDERS:

EMBELLISHMENTS:
Pine Cones

Paper Artsy Paints by Seth Apter:
Mahogany, Buff, Midnight
Southern Ridge Trading Company:
Snowflakes 712
Tim Holtz:
Distress Oxide Inks, Stencils


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To play we need you to link up ANY social media project pics you are posting this month that fit the category. #ECDEC2018
 on your posts as well so we can reference them and if you add and tag various Emerald Creek product you will get a bonus entry. At the end of the month we will pick a winner and send a prize pack to the Winner as well as link up their project and share it out.



Just for entering our Dare Challenge, you can receive 10% off your Emerald Creek order.


So what are you waiting for... we DARE you!





Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Snowflakes and Silver... by Peg

It's that time of year again!

Handmade gifts, ornaments and cards have been in process, causing stress, grey hair and plenty of happiness and joy as Christmas Day approaches.

Come share your creations of gifts, cards, tags & decor!

Peg

Hi Everyone! Are you ready for December fun with snow and silver? I think this project might just fill the bill for your holiday card making needs.


I was having a blast using these festive Emerald Creek Stamps, embossing powders and charms.

The snowy embossing powder really does look like snow.
If you would like to follow along, I have a step by step instruction video for you here, or you can watch on YoutTube.


I hope you enjoy this and it inspires you to get out your stamps and embossing supplies and make something hand made for the holidays. So here are the Emerald Creek supplies you will need.

Embossing Powder

Stamps



The rest is easy. Now let's get busy and make some holiday cards! Happy holidays to you. May your life be full of friends and laughter. ttfn Peg

Emerald Creek Supplies used:

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EMBELLISHMENTS:


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To play we need you to link up ANY social media project pics you are posting this month that fit the category. #ECDEC2018
 on your posts as well so we can reference them and if you add and tag various Emerald Creek product you will get a bonus entry. At the end of the month we will pick a winner and send a prize pack to the Winner as well as link up their project and share it out.



Just for entering our Dare Challenge, you can receive 10% off your Emerald Creek order.


So what are you waiting for... we DARE you!





Sunday, 2 December 2018

Winter Wishes - Kim #35 to 40

It's that time of year again!

Handmade gifts, ornaments and cards have been in process, causing stress, grey hair and plenty of happiness and joy as Christmas Day approaches.

Come share your creations of gifts, cards, tags & decor!

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Every Year I seem to have a box from the advent calendar that needs to be replaced or repaired. This year Number 15 had been eaten by dog and so I grabbed a new one from the stash of Dollar Store and Michael's boxes I have laying around.

A quick wash of purple paint, watered down and let it dry overnight.



Of all things I own I actually decided on a Frog's Wiskers Ink Holly Branch Stamp because of its size and the Gold Sparkle embossing powder


I trimmed the base using my Ranger Embossing Dabber and a paint brush. 
Then I wanted to paint the numbers on but couldn't find my detail brush so in true Kim fashion I just looked for an easy solution and the Gel Pen was the answer. (you can emboss any smudgeable ink, just remember to do a test first). Because the wood is really porous, I had to emboss each of the numbers in 2 parts so the ink was wet enough to hold the embossing powder.


Up next, stuffing it with the treats.


Number 3 was one I painted using my Deco Art Acrylic paints and only just creating, no EC products





Emerald Creek Supplies used:

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EMBOSSING POWDERS:



Other items used that are available at Emerald Creek: 
Congratulations to Cathy of  It's Oddly Appealing,  winner of the 
Thankful Dare with her Colorful quirky zine with a twist entry.


Cathy please email Katelyn at info@emeraldcreek.co for your prize code.

Special Mention Goes To:



Please email Kim, info@emeraldcreek.co and put Top 3 in your subject line
to receive a badge to post on your blog and a special 20% off discount code.


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To play we need you to link up ANY social media project pics you are posting this month that fit the category. #ECDEC2018
 on your posts as well so we can reference them and if you add and tag various Emerald Creek product you will get a bonus entry. At the end of the month we will pick a winner and send a prize pack to the Winner as well as link up their project and share it out.



Just for entering our Dare Challenge, you can receive 10% off your Emerald Creek order.


So what are you waiting for... we DARE you!







Monday, 26 November 2018

Thankful... by Nora

Remember to be Thankful

With Remembrance Day, Veterans Day, and American Thanksgiving this month, it seemed like a good opportunity to come up with a challenge of thankfulness.

So have fun, remember family & friends, enjoy and revel in all that there is to be grateful for.
Link up projects through here and with the tag #ecnov2018 on social media channels.
Have a wonderful month!

Nora

Hello everyone! I have made this canvas using Rose Stamp...


I prepared a step by step video:


Emerald Creek Supplies used:

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STAMPS:

EMBOSSING POWDERS:

Other items used that are available at Emerald Creek: 

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To play we need you to link up ANY social media project pics you are posting this month that fit the category. #ECNOV2018
 on your posts as well so we can reference them and if you add and tag various Emerald Creek product you will get a bonus entry. At the end of the month we will pick a winner and send a prize pack to the Winner as well as link up their project and share it out.



Just for entering our Dare Challenge, you can receive 10% off your Emerald Creek order.


So what are you waiting for... we DARE you!





Thursday, 22 November 2018

Winter Wishes Blog Hop with Eileen Hull - by Kim 34 to 40

Warm thoughts are unfolding, 

as we begin to enter a festive time of year. Eileen, Kim and The Teams have created a fun blog hop challenge to kick of the American Thanksgiving and Winter festivities.

To play along all you need to do is follow along and comment on every blog. If you play along and link up your own creation using Eileen and Emerald Creek products, you will get 2 bonus entries for the draw. Contest Closes on Sunday November 25th, with the Winner announced Cyber Monday!

Prize includes an Eileen Hull Wrap Journal Die and a $50.00 gift certificate to the Emerald Creek Shop.

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Oh how I love Winter and Christmas!

I saw the Trinket Box by Eileen Hull and Sizzix and knew exactly what I was making.......

A SHAKER BOX!


LOL as you will see - this went a totally different direction.
There was a Santa Soap Mold i just had to lay with.


The first thing is to heat the powder in a measuring cup. I chose Spiced Candy and Midnight Merlot
Tip: lots of smaller amounts added to the cup are faster then trying the full amount at once.

 



Pour the powder into the mold. If you are asking why I used Embossing Powder, its because it sets up in minutes not hours. And oh how wonderful that smell of cinnamon is.


Next I worked on how I wanted to cover my trinket box. I saw this silly "backsplash" sticker I bought from the dollar store. As a backsplash application, its crap, but as a faux brick chimney backer - AMAZING! Combine this with the Seasonal Impressions cardstock and it was magic.











Once I had the pieces cut, I ran them through my Xyron Creative Station with the permanent sticker adhesive and began to adhere them to the box.



I realized I had too much white still showing and used the Ebony Colorbox blend to blacken and distress the exposed white, then continued to adhere the papers. Then I lightly brushed the raised areas with the blender and bit too dull the chimney rock too.



Behind the Santa Mold, I covered the backer piece with the Midnight Merlot embossing powder. Note: when you hot glue the cast Santa to the backer, the hot glue will lightly melt the embossing powder so don't apply too much presser or the piece will slide off the center point of the card. 😉







Once it all set and cooled, I thickened a spot of EP inside the flap, inked up the MC from Canada Stamp, and while the powder was still warm, pressed the sentiment into the powder for de-bossed or seal style impression.



Last touches were to add the Believe Buckle to a ribbon and tie it on, touch up the frame with a black chord and some Pine Cone Charms, and add the 4 Hole button to the Side to create a latch. I also felt the Santa detail didn't pop enough so I used the Coconut Colorbox Blend to accent the beard, eyebrows and hat, which worked perfectly.









I had hoped the chocolate I ordered would have arrived in time for me to make the holiday goodies I am planning to fill the box with, so it can be a little gift box to give away.

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Your turn! Follow the hop and comment on every blog, plus gain bonus entries if you are crafting up winter creations with emerald Creek and Eileen Hull Entries.

Happy Thanksgiving to all our American Craft Family! 

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Emerald Creek Supplies used:

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STAMPS:

EMBOSSING POWDERS:

EMBELLISHMENTS:
Other items used that are available at Eileen Hulls Shop: 
Trinket Box Die
Ebony Colorbox Blends
Coconut Colorbox Blends


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