bright-lightsBright Lights Blog Hop

Hello Everyone. Thank you for hopping along with‘s Bright Lights Blog Hop !

Giveaway and prize information is at the end, please be sure to read on.

If you didn’t arrive from Amy R’s Blog ,  and would like to start  at the  beginning  click to view Tara’s Blog


Bright Lights Blog Hop features seven Canadian designers using Lawn Fawn’s String of Lights Lawn Cuts.  It is always interesting and entertaining  to see how different we create.

String of Lights    is  a unique,  stand alone die set that   can be used in  many ways,  both   dies  and  cuts in combinations . I decided to show the  versatility  of this  set by using only the   component dies that make up the light , and leave  the string.

After an extensive  search of  my pattern paper stash. One pad  resonated with me. Echo Park  Paper Co.’s “I love Christmas”. I  then gathered materials  from my stash.

My first project was a side fold portrait card. A  heavy weight card base was cut to 8 – 1/2 x 5 – 1/2 ” , scored at 4 – 1/4 “.  The selected pattern paper from the pad was cut to  5 – 1/2  x 4 -1/8 ” – this is the first mat. I attached two strips of candy cane striped paper to each side of  the  mat to bring the width measurement to  4 – 1/4″  ( completely covering the heavyweight card base).   I reserved a strip of both  papers used for the card interior. I then cut an assortment of die cuts from my stash and set them aside.


I layered  Lawn Fawn String of Lights  dies to make a frame with heavy weight card stock. Once cut I applied a few coats of embossing powder with VersaMark Watermark Stamp pad to two frames.  A front and back.

Once  the embossing powder was set and cooled a window sheet was cut applied to the back of both frames. Narrow double sided adhesive foam strip was attached to one  interior  frame over the window sheet. The  backing was removed  from the foam,   small glass and micro beads were added inside the foam cavity. The front was then attached to the back. The beads   co ordinated with the embossing powder used on the frame exterior.

Copic markers  were used  to match the foam to  embossing powders used. The light toppers die cuts were cut from white card stock and coloured with silver ink and attached to the base. The shaker portion is complete.

One die cut was used to frame the card front. Pine boughs were  applied to the card. Holly leaves and stem  were also attached. The shaker portion was secured  with silver cording to the holly branch.  A bow was tied with  silver infused ribbon to the shaker light through the cap. Three enamel dots were applied to the holly leaves.

With the top left hand side complete it was time to  add  small pine boughs and three holly leaves to the  bottom right hand side  of the card, attaching three smaller enamel dots.  Glossy Accents were dotted here and there on the greenery. Twinklets Diamond Dust was applied to these areas

“Merry Christmas to You and Yours” was stamped  on the inside panel with Ranger Archival Jet Black ink . Both of the reserved strips were attached to the inside panel. The panel was a attached to the card base.

sns-blbh-2I then decided to make a tag using the items left  from the card.

The pattern paper used on the card was depleted and wanting  both projects to  match,  I decided to make a variation of  the pattern paper.

A tag was cut  from Neat and Tangled Classic Tag 2 Dies  and made my own  pattern paper to match the card with Distress Oxides and  Distress Ink. Oxides used: Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo and Antique Linen. Distress Ink:Walnut Stain.

Once dry , Echo Park Snowflakes 2 stencil and Ranger Texture  Paste Opaque Matte  was applied. Very fine white glitter was applied to the texture paste immediately and set aside to dry.

A grouping of pine boughs, holly leaves and stem were attached to the top left hand side of the tag, a smaller light shaker was attached with silver cording. A silver bow was tied through the   shaker cap and attached to the holly stem. Copic Marker was used to add red to three adhesive backed elements. Twinklets was added in the same fashion as the card. The tag is now complete.

GIVEAWAY/ Prize  info!! is giving away  items from Lawn Fawns New Release (December 14, 2017 ). A winner  will be chosen from every stop along the Bright Lights Blog Hop. ScrapnStamp will chose one comment from each Hoppers blog post comment section.  Comment for your chance to win. Winners will be posted  Tara’s Blog . To claim your prize email

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Bunny Dobbie

Great idea to emboss the front of the bulb frame! Gives it that glassy look. Love classy shaker ideas. #notjustforkids

Teresa Doyle

Karen your card is beautiful I love the bulbs used as shakers, very nice. Your tag is especially gorgeous (I am a huge tag fan!) The tag features all of my fave things…beautiful snowflakes, the pine sprigs and shaker all wrapped up in one beautiful TAG! What more could I ask for. Total eye candy for me! LOL TFS!

Marilyn S

Clever design on the card and tag. I really like shaker cards and would never have thought to do it with these but you aced it and they look great.

Dionna Vallejos

I’m absolutely loving this creative idea. You’re so good at what you do! I absolutely love the diamond dust on it. Thank you for sharing. Hugs!


Ooooh What fun. I love how you made the light shakers. Beautiful designs! Thanks for sharing.


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