Seasonal Tissue Box Cover tutorial

I have a new tutorial up on the Crafter’s Companion blog showing step by step how I created this seasonal tissue box cover (click on photo for link).


For this tissue box cover, I have used the following products:

Crafter’s Companion Supply List:

Big Score scoring board
Crafter’s Companion Kraft Cardstock
Nordic Christmas Reindeer Parade Embossing Folder
Die’sire Classiques Christmas Elegant Reindeer Die
Die’sire Essentials Circles die set
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Tsukineko Sponge Dauber
Collall Glue

Other Supplies:

Blue textured cardstock with white core
Foam adhesive
Brown Cardstock
sanding block
Craftwell Cut ‘n Boss

Nordic Christmas Chocolate Box

Brrr!! The weather is getting much cooler, and it’s time to start getting those Christmas projects going! There is a fabulous tutorial by Design Team member Giovana over on the Crafter’s Companion blog for creating a little gift box perfect for those little candies that your loved one craves (mine would be Dark Chocolate!).

Following that tutorial, I created this fun little candy gift box. I used an orange cardstock as my box base, and my Big Score scoring board for all of the box scoring. All of the pattern papers, gift tag and Santa topper are printables from the Nordic Christmas papercrafting CD by Crafter’s Companion. With the addition of a few fun fibers from my stash, this box was ready to fill with some of MY favorite candies! 🙂



HSN Craft Event October 7

Sara Davies, founder of Crafter’s Companion, is working her way back to the US for a special craft day on HSN Wednesday October 7. She’ll be featuring many of the new fabulous Die’sire embossing dies, a special edition of the Crafter’s Inspiration Magazine, and much more!


I made this card using my Big Score and the Die’sire Edge’ables Christmas Snowflake border embossing die, which will be sold on HSN. I found some old snowflake patterned paper in my stash that matched really well, and I used a card topper from the Nordic Christmas papercrafting CD.


Spectrum Noir September 2015 Challenge – Wet or Dry Embossing

It’s time for a new challenge over at Spectrum Noir! The theme for this month is “Wet or Dry Embossing”. You can find challenge details HERE


For my challenge inspiration card, I used the Nordic Christmas Reindeer Parade embossing folder, embossed on Crafter’s Companion silver shimmering cardstock and inked with a blue distress ink. I eBrushed the edge of the embossing with Spectrum Noir marker TB7. For the banner, I used my Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool Angel Wings and Fancy Things embossing board to emboss the banner shape, trimmed it out and eBrushed the edges with TB7. For the sentiment, I used the Warmest Wishes stamp from the Crafter’s Companion Greetings set, stamped with Versamark and heat embossed it using black embossing powder. The cute reindeer is a stamp from the Nordic Christmas Christmas Cheer stamp set and colored with Spectrum Noir blendable pencils. The little white “snowflakes” are punches from a Fiskars flower border punch, embellished with Stickles Frosted Lace glitter glue.

Spectrum Noir pencils used:

Body – 101, 097, 091, 086
Eyes/Ears/Nose – 086, 006
Antlers – 101, 97, 91
Scarf/Boots/Hat – 73, 70, 67, 64
Saddle – 073, 070, 067, 064
Hat/Boot poms – 113, 112
Lights – 067, 039, 045, 027, 014

Die’sire Christmas Fancy Edge’ables

Today is Release day for the new Die’Sire Edge’ables Christmas Fancy cut and emboss dies at Crafter’s Companion USA.


I made this adorable artwork (I’m going to frame it!) using the Snowflake Edge’ables die. The snowman topper is from the Nordic Christmas CD. The corner snowflakes are actually Sheena Douglass Wild Rose stamen diecuts. I added Frosted Lace Stickles to the tips of them.


Here’s a card I made using the Reindeer Dance Christmas Fancy Edge’ables die. This topper is also from the Nordic Christmas CD. The white highlighting on the embossing was done with opaque white gel pen. These new Edge’ables dies make it so quick and easy to make elegant looking cards and projects for your holiday handmade crafts.

Die’sire Christmas Fireside Create-A-Card

Now available at Crafter’s Companion USA, the Die’sire Create-A-Card Christmas Cut and Emboss collection is sure to add just the right touch to your Christmas cards and projects. Sized at a very versatile 4.25″ x 5.5″, you will find so many uses for these dies!



For this card, I used the Christmas Fireside die from the new Die’sire Create-A-Card Christmas collection, cut and embossed on Crafter’s Companion Candy Red shimmering cardstock. Opaque white gel pen highlights were added to highlight some of the embossed areas. The patterned paper is a printable paper from the Nordic Christmas Papercrafting CD, and I used Spectrum Noir JG7 in the Craftwell eBrush to add shading to the edge of the paper. All of this was mounted onto a base of Crafter’s Companion green shimmering cardstock.

There are six beautiful dies in this new Create-A-Card collection. You can view them all at Crafter’s Companion USA



Nordic Christmas Release – Crafter’s Companion

It’s here, it’s here!!

The new Nordic Christmas Collection has been released at Crafter’s Companion US!!


I created this gatefold card using the Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool and one of the toppers from the Nordic Christmas papercrafting CD.


Inside my gatefold card, I created a winter wonderland scene using the Cool Christmas stamp set for the snowman and sentiment, as well as the Nordic Christmas papercrafting CD for the background papers and the houses.


Here is a close-up of the snowman. He was so much fun to color with my Spectrum Noir markers! I also used my Spectrum Noir markers in my Craftwell eBrush to create the snow hills.

Available in this collection are:

6×6 Nordic Christmas embossing folders

8×8 Nordic Christmas embossing folders

4 EZ-Mount Stamp Sets

Papercrafting CD

See the full collection HERE

Project details:

Nordic Christmas Cool Christmas stamp set
Snowman and sentiment stamps used
Colored with Spectrum Noir markers on Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
Background papers, topper and houses from Nordic Christmas CD
Snowman – TB1, Blender
Arms – EB3, TN9, TN6
Nose – DR3, OR3,OR2
Cane – TN9, TN6, TN3
Hat – IG10, IG7, IG5, IG3
Hat Band – DR6, DR4, CR7
Scarf – DG4, DG3, CG4, CG2
Leaves – JG6, JG3, LG5, CG3
Buttons/Ribbon/Buckle – GB7, CT4, CT2
Snow Hills hand drawn and eBrushed using TB4, TB3, TB1

Nordic Christmas Gift Box

Just got back from vacation, and it’s time to get back into the swing of things here with a sneak peek of an adorable collection coming next week to Crafter’s Companion US called “Nordic Christmas”. For Christmas crafting in a Scandinavian style, this fabulously festive Nordic Christmas papercrafting collection offers everything from snowy village scenes to images of Santa and friends to coordinating digital papers and embellishments. The collection comes in the forms of stamp sets, embossing folders, and a papercrafting CD, and is bound to inspire lots of creative seasonal makes! The papercrafting CD contains much more than just standard Christmas cardmaking; you’ll be able to create lots of festive projects, including fun table decorations and trinket boxes.

Now, for my sneaky peek:



I created this cute gift box using the Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool, and I embellished it with the stamp image and one of the sentiments from the “Christmas Cheer” stamp set in the Nordic Christmas collection. I colored the image using my Spectrum Noir markers. I also used one of the printable pattern papers and tags from the Nordic Christmas papercrafting CD. I added some Snow Writer texture paint to the hat and boots.

Project details:

Stamped image from Christmas Cheer stamp set

Colored with Spectrum Noir markers on Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock
Body – TN9, TN6, TN3, TN2
Antlers – EB7, EB5, EB3, TN6
Nostrils – EB5, EB3, TN6, TN2
Blanket – IG6, IG4, IG2, IG1, Blender, DR7, DR5, DG4, DG3, CG4, True Black
Hat/Border – DG4, CG4, CG2
Scarf/Boots – DR7, DR6, DR3, CR7, CR5
Lights – DR3, FL1, GB5, CT2, FL3, LG5, CG3, TB4, IB2
Background paper and gift tag from Nordic Christmas CD
Sentiment from Christmas Cheer stamp set