Friday, December 19, 2014

Last Minute Christmas Ideas with Tyra and Susie!

Today is our final day of Last Minute Christmas Ideas!

Hi It's Tyra and I'm here with two quick holiday cards.  I decided to go with a Clean and Simple theme where the Die-Namites dies take center stage:

I used Ranger watercolor paper, Distress inks and a water brush to simply color each die.  You can color the the paper beforehand, like I did for the trees, OR wait to color after you have made the die cut.  Stamp a sentiment onto your card base, add your die cut and you are done! 

Die-Namites intricate dies are perfect for quick clean and simple cards. 

The following dies were used to create these cards:

I hope I have inspired you today! Stope by Die-Namites Facebook Page to stay up to date on the latest releases! Happy Holidays!!! xo, Tyra 


Susie here to share one of my favorite last-minute Christmas gifts!  Would you like to create a personalized, inexpensive Christmas gift that will be used and appreciated every day - and do it in about an hour?  
If so, then check out this desk calendar I created with the help of Die~Namites Dies:
I used these dies in my project:
It really is fast and easy to make!  First, pick up an acrylic picture frame like the one below.  
It is intended to display (2) -5"x7" pictures.  I think I found this one at WalMart.
The background paper is cut to 7" x 10.25". I added a transparency frame in the location I plan to place the Post-It note pad then slid it into the frame.  You can see here that the frame is turned on its side:
Take a peek at a couple more of the transparencies I used on this project.
I simply slid them into place between the acrylic frame and the background paper and pressure holds them in place!  Quick and easy details!
On top of the acrylic frame, I placed a layered die cut I created using the Sweet Pea Die and the Spring Doily Die
I added a matted a photo of my niece with her name spelled out using a glittered alpha!  
Next come the Post-It note pad and a mini-calendar...
...create a mini-family with some wood veneers and you are done!
Here's another view:
I order my mini-calendars from SkyBluePink, however you can always print your own if you are short on time. Redcastle offers free downloadable software that lets you size and print calendars at home.

Now just think about the possibilities!  
Change the paper and the picture and you have a lovely wedding gift or birthday present!  

Bent Acrylic Frame 5x7 Doubl Vertical
Want2Scrap Nestabling Heart Circles Pink Pearl
Prima  - Leeza Gibbons - Instascrap Collection - Transparencies, White
Studio Calico Wood Veneers
Cosmo Cricket Tea for Two - Butter
Post-It Notes

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!  Susie


  1. Absolutely fabulous cards Tyra! You have CAS down to an art form! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Susie the calendar idea is genius!!!

  3. So beautiful projects!! Very cute☺

  4. You girls rocked your creations....awesome!