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Stretching your Holiday Products

by Kelly Rasmussen November 13, 2019 6 Comments

While you have holiday products already strewn over your desk, why not stretch your creativity and use those same products for some non-holiday cards. Today I'm taking two holiday products and using them on a birthday card with no signs of Christmas in sight.

When you look through your products, don't let the name of the product deter you. On my card today I'm using the Poinsettia Stencil which I can also see as a graphic flower pattern for everyday use. After creating a brightly colored ink blended background with Reactive Inks, I used the stencil with white embossing paste to create the textured pattern.

Dies can also be a versatile product with a little creativity. For the sentiment I used the Holidays Message Fancy Die and just trimmed off the word "holidays". The tails on the letter p's were cut off a little due to the design on the die, so I strategically placed a coordinating message to hide the bottom part of those letters.

I adhered the stenciled panel to a Dove White Top Folding Card and then attached the messages using Precision Glue and foam tape. I also added a glossy layer of shine over the word "happy" using the Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen.

How do you stretch the use of your products past their intended season? If you have any tips or tricks to share please let us know in the comments.

Have a great day!

Products Used:
SA132 Poinsettia Stencil 6x6
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AF420 Taffy Reactive Ink
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AF422 Creamsicle Reactive Ink
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AF423 Lemon Drop Reactive Ink
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AF424 Key Lime Fizz Reactive Ink
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AF426 Pool Party Reactive Ink
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AF428 Splash Reactive Ink
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DI668 Holidays Message Fancy Die (D)
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CM322 Mix & Match Compliments
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PS400 Hero Hues Dove White Top Folded...
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GW101 Precision Glue
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NK350 Crystal Clear Lacquer Pen
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6 Responses

Debbie Siddle
Debbie Siddle

November 23, 2019

Another good idea. Beauty of a card too. x

Lagene
Lagene

November 14, 2019

Awesome card, I love seeing ideas for using supplies in new ways!

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

November 13, 2019

I love this! The colors and details are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

November 13, 2019

This is so beautiful!

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

November 13, 2019

I’m going to use Greetings from a season’s greeting die with Biirthday from a happy birthday die…

Jane A McBee
Jane A McBee

November 13, 2019

I am always looking for ways to use my stencils. Great card.