I was so excited by the new Diemond Dies EZ Flip It dies. They are so fun to use to make super cute fun fold easel cards! For the two cards featured here, I used the My Creative Times Christmas Doggy stamp set, some old papers from my stash, including the My Mind’s Eye “All Is Bright” collection, and the following Diemond Dies:

20151207_175209EZ Flip It Top Note Die Set
Bow Die Set to make the snow banks for the puppy to sit on
Labels 1 Nesting Die Set to make the stopper for the easel card
Winter Snowflake Die Set and Snowflake #1 Die to make the decorate snowflakes for the second card

My readers can get 10% off their entire order of $35 or more and free worldwide shipping at Diemond Dies by using the coupon code “thankskristina” at checkout.  

Plus Diemond Dies is now making available a limited number of dies and die bundles on Amazon. There are some amazing discounted prices during this special introductory period, so if you have been wanting some Diemond Dies, now is a great chance to stock up! These would make fabulous holiday gifts for crafty friends (or yourself!). There are direct links to all those dies below:

20151207_175110Nesting Stars Die Set
Nesting Tag Die Set
Nesting Scalloped Circle Die Set
Nesting Heart Die Set
Icicle and Holly Border Bundle
Christmas Lights Die Set
Christmas Tree Die
Dogwood Flower Die Set
Cherry Blossom and Branch Die Set
Skeleton Leaf and Mini Leaves Bundle
Fancy Flowers Die Set
Mini Envelope Die Set
Halloween Bundle

The following is a video of my Copic coloring of the cute little Christmas Doggy in different colors along with a review of Marvy Uchida’s Liquid Applique and DecoArt’s Snow Writer (UPDATE: after de-clogging my Snow Writer, it came out beautifully and I LOVE the way it dries/cures solidly.  This is a much better long-term material for using on cards, layouts, and alter projects since it does not deflate or get crushed over time (or in the mail)):

I used the following Copic colors:
Black puppy: W3, 5, 7, 9; White puppy: W1 and 3; and Spotted puppy: W1, W3, E33, 23 and 25.  The golden puppy, which I use in the card tutorial but was not included in this coloring video, was colored up with E21, E33, and R30 (for blush).  The Santa hats were all colored with R24, 29 and 39.  I added highlights to the eyes and noses with a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen and also used Glossy Accents to add shine to the eyes and noses.

The following is a tutorial video of constructing the EZ Flip It Card + a GIVEAWAY:

These Christmas Cards are being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Holiday Card Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Holly Jolly Stamping Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Merry Christmas and Anything Goes Challenge
Card Mania Christmas Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge

The Red Christmas Card with the snowflake die cuts is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says stamp Wednesday Let It Snow Challenge
Sparkles Christmas Challenges Die Cuts for Christmas Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you are having a wonderful crafty day! WOOF