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Make It Monday // Christmas Card Swap

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Believe in the Magic of Christmas , snowman shaker card

What do you do when life gets so hectic and you can’t keep up? Fun stuff gets pushed down the list of to do’s. Sometimes they even get pushed out to the next month! And that’s why I’m sharing a Christmas Card post in January ūüôā

MakeItMondayCircle-Jan16Welcome to another Make It Monday! I’m so excited to share a creative post with you this week!¬†Even though Christmas has come and gone, I still wanted to share¬†this cute snowman card! Isn’t he adorable?! I love when companies make great products and include awesome stitched detailing on their dies!

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I decided to make a simple white card with die cuts to make the shaker card, but I also wanted to add a little extra oomph, so I embossed the face of the card with a fun snowflake embossing folder from Darice. It really ties it all together!

And every time I move the glitter and beads in the shaker, I swear it gives the snowman a different face, lol! I didn’t create a video for this card, but you can see a similar style card in this video I made using palm tree dies!

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I hope you enjoy this card and are inspired to create! Especially with all the snow certain parts of the US is experiencing, might be fun time to make some snowman shaker cards! I think this would be fabulous with a¬†“baby it’s cold outside” sentiment! What do you think? What sentiment would you add instead of a Christmas sentiment? I’d love to hear in the comments!

MakeItMondayCircle-Jan16Thanks so much for stopping by! Please continue the Make It Monday circle and head on over to¬†Karen at Photos Kept Alive!¬†Karen’s sharing a¬†couple of her¬†creative team layouts! Being on a Creative Team and sharing projects for them is such a fun way to find out about new companies! Be sure to check out what scrapbooking fun Karen’s been up to lately!

As always, thanks for stopping by my little colorful spot on the web! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! And make sure you’re on the Clicky Chick Creates email list so you don’t miss a thing! Sign up here!

Live (and plan) creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS.¬†Be sure to check out my¬†Etsy shop¬†to see all the goodness I‚Äôve been creating for 2016¬†planning! And use coupon code¬†CLICKYCHICKDREAMS¬†to save 15% off $15+ purchase. But hurry ‚Äď coupon code expires 1/31/16

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Christmas shaker card, cardinals, mistletoe, holly, Top Dog Dies

Make It Monday // Cardinal Shaker Card {Top Dog Dies}

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Christmas shaker card, cardinals, mistletoe, holly, Top Dog Dies

MakeItMondayButton-Christmas2Welcome to another Make It Monday!¬†One of the biggest trends the past year or two has been shaker cards! What’s not to love?! They’re fun, interactive, handmade, and totally make you feel like a kid with grown up class ūüėÄ

I loved creating this card, of course using the amazing Top Dog Dies winter dies – specifically the Cardinal Die Set. It comes with the darling cardinals, the tree branch, holly and leaves. Such a sweet set!

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I also used the Darice Woodgrain¬†embossing folder to make the cardstock look and feel like a tree, which gives it a little whimsical feel, don’t ya¬†think?

Well, I hope your week is off to a wonderful start and you’re ready to enjoy Thanksgiving with your loved ones! And I definitely hope you‚Äôre inspired to make some cardinal shaker¬†cards to share with your loved ones this Christmas season!

As always, thanks for stopping by my little colorful spot on the web! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! And make sure you’re on the Clicky Chick Creates email list so you don’t miss a thing! Sign up here!

Live (and plan) creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Remember the fabulous Christmas Bundle I was a Designer for last year? Well, I’m honored to be one of the Designers¬†again and we are bringing you a phenomenal 2015 Christmas Bundle! The contributors and their creations have really knocked my socks off! Be sure to keep an eye out for some posts coming your way all about the bundle – you definitely don’t want to miss it! Hundreds of dollars worth of classes, printables, tutorials and more, for under $30. Click here to find out more and get on the list to be the first to find out when it goes on sale!

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Make It Monday // Penguin Card {Top Dog Dies}

MakeItMondayButton-Christmas2Welcome to another Make it Monday! The Christmas season is almost here and it’s time to start preparing! Perfect time to share this cute little penguin card I made using the Top Dog Dies Penguin Die Set!

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The set includes the cute penguins in both sizes, both hats, the stitched hill slope and snowflakes. Really, they thought of everything for this set!

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It was super quick and easy to put this card together, just cutting out the pieces from the various colored cardstock. I did use a snowflake embossing folder to give the blue background a little extra oomph, but the rest of the pieces came in the set!

I hope you’re inspired to make some penguin cards to share with your loved ones this holiday!

As always, thanks for stopping by my little colorful spot on the web! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! And make sure you’re on the Clicky Chick Creates email list so you don’t miss a thing! Sign up here!

Live (and plan) creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Not only have I been making cute Christmas cards, but I’ve been making darling Christmas stickers for my¬†Etsy shop¬†too! Check out the fun sheets¬†I just added this weekend!¬†And since I love my readers and followers so much, use coupon code CHRISTMASSNEAK15¬†to save 15% off $15+ purchase. But hurry ‚Äď coupon code expires 11/30/15 – here’s one quick sneak, but check out my shop – lots of new sheets have been added!

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Christmas Snowman Card {Top Dog Dies}

Yesterday I shared a little peek of the Snowman Card I made for the new winter release over at Top Dog Dies. And here it is in all it’s glory!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // stitched Snowman card on snowflake background using Top Dog Dies,

I used 3 of the new dies on this card. I love that the dies all coordinate so beautifully together, making crafting a breeze! For this card, I used the Top Dog Dies Snowman Die Set, the Top Dog Dies Penguin Die Set, and the Top Dog Dies Snowflake Mosaic Die Set.

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From the Penguin Die Set, I used the stitched sloping hillsides – seriously just adore all those little details! And the best part is that you don’t have to use dies for only cards. They’re great for gift tags, scrapbook layouts, planner embellishments, you can even make ornaments! The options really are endless ūüôā

I have a few more Christmas / winter / holiday themed cards I’ll be sharing throughout the month. I hope you’re inspired to check out¬†Top Dog Dies and find some goodies you can’t live without!

As always, thanks for stopping by my little colorful spot on the web! Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! And make sure you’re on the Clicky Chick Creates email list so you don’t miss a thing! Sign up here!

Live (and plan) creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge is Clean and Simple Christmas, always fun to join in! Have you checked out the challenges? So much inspiration from the amazing Simon Says Stamp design teams!

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // I Flaked! Snowflake Shaker Card

Make It Monday // I (Snow)Flaked Shaker Card

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Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Make It Monday!Welcome to another Make It Monday! Remember last week when I made the embossed clothes pins and mentioned the snowflake shaker card video I was working on? Well, here it is!

Making the card took a few tools that give it a super professional look. I used a snowflake die, a¬†foam sheet, glass beads… well, watch the video and you’ll see all the goodies I used!

I had fun making the card and hope you enjoyed the video! If you did, please be sure to leave me a thumbs up on YouTube so I know to continue making goodies like this!

Connie Hanks Photography // ClickyChickCreates.com // Make It Monday!Now head on over to the uber talented, sweet and adorable Lisa at My Kreative Pursuits for today’s Make it Monday circle! Lisa’s¬†getting sketchy with this week’s Monday¬†Mojo – her awesome inspiration pieces. Wonder what she’s whipped up today?! Will you take the challenge? Head on over now!

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! Make sure not to miss any future posts by signing up for the¬†Clicky Chick Creates email list here! You‚Äôll get a great little freebie download as my thank you! And if you’re interested in buying any of my homemade goodies, please be sure to check out my Etsy shop!

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Have you signed up for¬†Layout-A-Day (LOAD)¬†yet? It‚Äôs just days away! I’ll have another post later today, all about LOAD! But¬†don‚Äôt delay ‚Ästsign up NOW¬†‚Äď it‚Äôs an amazing experience and one that EVERY scrapbooker should experience at least¬†once upon a time!!

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Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Are you in Southern California and looking to capture beautiful images of your family? Head on over to my Styling and Investment page to find out more and get in touch to schedule your 2015 session!

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Make It Monday // Fall Banners {Feeling Crafty}

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MakeItMondayButton-Fall-2Welcome to another Make It Monday! Do you know that Fall is my absolute favorite season? Kinda crazy considering San Diego is in a perpetual summer, but it’s true… I absolutely¬†love Fall!

In the US, we still have Halloween this month and most of the month of November before we celebrate Thanksgiving on November 27th, but I’m creating samples for a class I’m teaching next month, and thought I’d go ahead and share these creations as Canada is celebrating their Thanksgiving Day today. Cheers, Canada!

PROJECT TIP: Get cohesion in your choices! When I was conceptualizing my projects – selecting¬†colors and papers for these banners – I had the fun idea to add texture to the kraft paper. But what type of texture? I let the theme of the papers lead my decision… leaves and trees, so adding wood grain texture to the neutral kraft cardstock seemed like the perfect fit! Did you notice it on the banners? What do you think? Pretty cool, huh?!

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If you’d like to order either of these banners, please visit my Etsy shop! I’m adding more to it every week ūüôā If you have any special orders, I can help you there too! Just send me a private message!

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MakeItMondayButton-Fall-2So did you land on my colorful corner of the crafty-bloggy world coming from Kristie Sloan at¬†Artful Adventures? She’s¬†showing how Base and Bling products can be used for other purposes, not just crafty jewelry! I love how Kristie gets us to think outside the box with so many products! If you didn’t come from her site, be sure you head over there, but first hop on over to Beth at Scrapping Wonders.¬†Beth is sharing¬†how to make monthly mini calendars from your iphone to use for your project life title pages. And she has loads of iPhone app tips on her blog, so be sure to check her out and leave some comment love!

And last but not least, I have to point out the amazing event coming up THIS FRIDAY:¬†True Scrap 6!! The inspiration, the community, the instructors, the content, the chat‚Ķ it all gets rolled up into one AMAZING day of crafty goodness! If you‚Äôre at all interested in learning more crafting techniques, tips, getting to know and interact with amazing industry leaders, you MUST check out¬†True Scrap 6!! Click here¬†to find out more about the classes and instructors! I‚Äôm already signed up and hope to ‚Äúsee‚ÄĚ you there!!

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As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! Make sure not to miss any future posts by signing up for the Clicky Chick Creates email list here! You’ll get a great little freebie download as my thank you!

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So what are you going to do first? Check out my Etsy shop? Sign up for True Scrap 6? Head over to Beth’s blog? Whatever it is, I hope you love it!

Live creatively!
xoxo,
/c

PS. Linking up with Paper Issues’ “Woodn’t You Know, It’s Fall“!

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