Tag Archives: Mixed Media Card Set

Christmas Village

Hi!  Suzz here.

How about a Christmas Village you can use for Place Settings, Gift Card Holders or just adorable Candy Treats?


I started with two sets of the  Basically Bare – Happy Little Houses:

and the Mixed Media Card Set:

which I assemble together using the Paperie Binderie:

which looked like this:


All of these items are available in the Basically Bare Retail Shop.


Vintage Deer, Bottle Trees, Jolee Stickers, October Afternoon, Authentique

I used the die cuts as templates to cut out different pattern papers to decorate the houses.  I attached the papers to the house and sponged with a touch of white paint.  I cut sides from the mixed media cards as well as my bases to my houses.  I used hot glue to attach the houses to the base.


October Afternoon, Authentique, Jolees Stickers, Idea-ology Seasonal Chit Chat, Tim Holtz trim

I added hot glue mixed with crystal glitter to the base.  I added embossing paste for snow on the roof and door frames.  I sprinkled that with glitter as well to give it a shimmer.


Authentique, October Afternoon – Make it Merry, Washi Tape

I had previously misted tissue paper with snowflakes and used that for stuffing in the center of the gift box.


October Afternoon, Washi tap

Now I have four gift card holders and candy treat containers for last-minute gifts.  These easily could be hung on the tree as well with a few hole punches in the roof and some glittery twine.

Happy Holidays!



Twinkle Twinkle

Happy Thursday!  Suzz here.

I had fun over our Thanksgiving break playing with the Mixed Media Card set.   I created a series of ATCs.  The different media offered in the card set gave me different platforms to try ideas.


Basically Bare Mixed Media Card Set, Stampendous Silver Luxe Mix, Idea-Ology Chit Chat Seasonal, Inkadinkado, Black Gesso, Deco-Art Metallic Paint

This ATC is chipboard which gave me extra durability to layer on paint, embossing paste, more paint and some sequins, snowflakes and beads.  After I had glued on a mix of embellishments I coated them in black gesso.  I then added the mix of glitter and silver stars over the background.  I stamped the buck and gave him glittery antlers.


Basically Bare – Mixed Media Card Set, Penny Black, Memory Box Stencil, Sequins, Memory Box – O Holy Night, Silver Embossing Paste, Blue Stain Spray, USPS Stamp

The base for this ATC is  cardstock  from the Mixed Media Card Set.  I stenciled on the stars with silver embossing paste.  I flicked on the mix of navy and teal spots.  I then took the larger sticker that comes with a set of stamps and cut it out to place it as my focal image.  The sentiment was stamped and cut to layer on.


Basically Bare – Mixed Media Card Set, Tim Holtz Layering Stencil, Stampendous Silver Luxe Mix, Penny Black – Robin’s Kingdom, Paper Artsy – Paint, Black Gesso, Gems

For my last ATC, I used another chipboard ATC from the Mixed Media Cards set.  I wanted to layer on paint and embossing past and the chipboard keeps is sturdy.   I embossed the holiday words using silver embossing paste.  I layered on splashes of paint and glittery goodness. I then stamped the sweet bunnies and cut them out to pop them on the ATC.

These three ATC’s can be placed on a card, use them as tags on gifts or trade them with my artsy friends for one of their ATCs.

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Christmas Days

Hi Suzz here.  I am back to share more of the Flip Advent Calendar made from the awesome Basically Bare Easy Easel.


Basically Bare – Easy Easel, Hero Arts – Snowflake, Madonna and Child, Idea-Ology Tissue Tape, Momento, Stampendous – Numbers, Tsukineko – Gold Glitz

I finished my album off with a few religious images.  I painted a touch of gesso on the paper and stamped the image using a black archival ink.


Basically Bare – Mixed Media Card, Scalloped Tags, Kaisercraft – paper, Stampendous Numbers

I had some beautiful paper that looked like a stained glass window and what better way to frame it than to take the Acetate Scalloped tag and lay it over the top. I applied a touch of alcohol inks and blending solution to the acetate tag to create a warm aged feel.  I edged the tag with gold krylon pen to gild it.  I then attached the paper to the back side of the tag. I added a gold star to the top to cover the hole of the tag.


Basically Bare – Scalloped Tag, October Afternoon, Memory Box – Merry Christmas, Hero Arts -Numbers

This is the Basically Bare Scalloped tag decorated with a mix of papers and a few tiny stamped touches.


Basically Bare – Mixed Media Card, October Afternoon, Penny Black, Mementa Stamps, Hero Arts – Number, Ranger Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber, Ranger Archival Ink

A snowy scene stamped over The Night Before Christmas paper.


Basically Bare – Mixed Media Card, Acetate, Indigo Blue Deer, Memory Box Snowflakes, October Afternoon

With the acetate it is tricky to place things in a way it looks visually pleasing on both sides of the calendar. I covered the word Joy with the snowflake. The buck actually was stamped on the reverse side and becomes  a reverse image on the back.


Basically Bare – Easy Easel, October Afternoon

A cute layering of deer and a doily with a few accents of holly and ribbon.


Basically Bare – Easy Easel, October Afternoon, Hero Arts

A simple layering of cute papers with vintage images.


Basically Bare – Mixed Media Card, Mementa, Inkadinkado, Hero Arts, Gesso, Color Pencils, Stampendous Glitter

I used the mixed media card set and  scalloped tag set to add additional pages along with the Easy Easel.  All the items area available to purchase on-line at the Basically Bare retail shop.

I hope you enjoyed wandering through a few more pages of the Christmas Count Down!


Ordinary Moments Mixed Media Card

Good morning everyone!  Marilyn here and today I have a project I created with a couple of our Mixed Media Cards for our Mixed Media Card Set.

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I started out with the 3×4 acrylic card and stamped Lover’s Silhoutte from Technique Junkies using black StazOn.  Next, I took one of the 4×6 cardboard cards and removed the top surface, leaving the corrugated cardboard showing.  This I gesso’d then sprayed with Art Anthology Plush.  To make the butterfly, I used the Sizzix BigZ Butterfly Die with Texture Fade.  I then brushed on Art Anthology Juicy, Patience, and Plush.

I misted the entire thing (except for the acrylic) with Gold Fairy Dust and then added my sentiment, curtesy of Paper Artsy.

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Basically Bare Mixed Media Cards Set:  Acrylic and Cardboard
Art Anthology Colorations:  Plush, Patience, Juicy
Art Anthology Fairy Dust:  Gold
Technique Junkies:  Lover’s Silhouette
Paper Artsy:  Bricks and Mortar 1
Sizzix BigZ Die:  Butterflies with Texture Fade

Until later……………………

Happy Birthday Cards!

I have a little theme for my next couple of posts. You see, On June 27, 2003 I had these adorable little identical twins boys come into the world. Their birthday is tomorrow and their party is on Sunday. to prep for this I have some cards to share (and a bunch of cupcakes to make but those aren’t coming through the internet to you). I have two styles that I made and I think you’ll like them.

First up, some cards that are mostly basic but with a little sparkle. One of the boys actually walked into my craft room when I was taking pictures of these and was like “Wow! That shiny stuff on those is really cool!” You heard it here first. Shiny stuff is cool to almost twelve-year-old boys. :)

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I started with a base and the sentiment card. These are pretty easy to find as parts of the sheets of paper for pocket scrapbooking or as part of the sets of pocket pieces. The acrylic cards are part of a set made for pocket scrapbooking. The Mixed Media Card Set can be used for pocket scrapbooking or anything else (like cards!). I used Staz-On ink to stamp patterns on the pieces after I trimmed them slightly and rounded the corners. I attached the cards to the acrylic and the acrylic to the card base with foam adhesive. There was a perfect spot left for a little bow. Quick, easy, and cute.

The other cards I have to share have room for a little gift for the birthday boy or girl. I love these ones and am going to have to make a zillion more.

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Seriously. Love them. I used more pocket style cards for the sentiments (hey, that’s part of why they’re so quick!), and I used them to make a pocket…for a tag that holds a gift card! They slip into the front of the card and the inside is blank for your message to the recipient. I used foam adhesive to attach the pocket and leave space for the tag. These are from the Scalloped Tag Set and one is made of watercolor paper and one is made of stiff felt. There are also cards made from chipboard, cardboard, and acrylic. You could use any one of them on this card, I just chose these because I wanted them to be plain white to coordinate with the paper. A little ribbon on the tag and some buttons/sequins finish things off with a little dimension and fun.

Okay, that’s it for today! I have four cards to add to my birthday stash (which is pretty empty at the moment), and hopefully you have some ideas that you can use to make cards of your own.

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Have a great weekend! I’ll be partying (at a trampoline place *shudder*), baking cupcakes and trying to fit in some homework :)