Here is a quick and easy project that you can get the children to help make for the holiday season. Paper chains are simple to make and Rinea Foil is perfect to use because it is double sided. Cut a single loop from the chain each day of December as your family counts down the days until Christmas Day.
Crafters Glossy Pack: Rinea Paper-Foil 10-Pack 15 cm x 25 cm (Red/Gold) & (Green/Gold)
Crafters Embossed Pack: Rinea Paper-Foil 10-Pack 15 cm x 25 cm (Red & Green)
Other Supplies: double sided tape, lace doilie, wooden star, hot glue gun
1. Apply a strip of double sided tape along one edge of paper foil.
2. Cut strips of paper foil into 1" lengths. Cut 6 strips of 4 different paper foils.
3. Assemble a chain of 24 paper foil strips.
4. Add a paper loop for the final 25th day.
5. Cut 2 strips of green star embossed foil 1.5"x 9.5"
6. Accordion fold both green strips. Use a hot glue gun to attach the 2 strips together. Form a circle by gluing the ends together. Next, hold the center firmly together and glue the rosette onto a 1"x1" bit of paper. Carefully, hold the rosette in place until the glue cools and dries.
7. Attach the rosette to a white paper doilie and embellish the center of the rosette with a wooden star. Finally, attach a loop of ribbon to hang the rosette chain.
8. Adhere the 25th loop with the flat edge to the back of the rosette.
To learn more about our designer Karen, please visit her blog, Art & Soul. http://karensessionsartandsoul.blogspot.com
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Our design team had been very busy creating all kinds of Christmas inspired projects using the various Rinea foils.
Here we start with some cute little decorated jars with the Rinea foil in embossed red cut into a flower on top of the lid made by Erin Reed. For more info see her blog here.
Here is a video tutorial on how she made these fun jars.
Next we have Sonja Bakonyi on her amazing Christmas card with all kinds of beautifully cut shapes from Rinea foil. Check out her blog for more info about this card.
Next we have Karen Sessions. Here is my first project featuring Rinea double sided metallic foil. I recycled some clear packaging and covered it using Rinea red/gold foil. I embellished the lid with a rosette of glitter washi tape and ribbon. These little boxes are perfect to hold holiday candies to be given to the endless list of people that touch your life like neighbors, secretaries, mail man, doctors, teachers etc.
To learn more about our designer Karen, please visit her blog, Art & Soul.
Next we have Alpna Kale and her decorated candle using the red foil and a die to cut out a beautiful doily, she even used the extra cut out star pieces and glue them to the candle!
For more info check out her blog.
Now we have Steph Ackerman and a fun Christmas Canavs complete with a cut Reindeer and Sleigh from red and gold Rinea foil. For more info see her blog.
Next we have a couple of videos from Linda Israel filled with lots of fun ideas. One to decorate and make a fancy reindeer and the other to make a paper Christmas tree with green embossed Rinea foil.
We next have Nadine Carlier with a fun Christmas Canvas fill with lots of fun mists and texture, and to make those reindeer just shine she used Rinea foil in plain copper. Check out more on her blog here - http://myscrapnstuff.blogspot.com/2016/12/christmas-canvas.html
Now we Monica with a cute little Holiday Cookie box using rinea foil!!
Now that you have some amazing inspiration from our team to is time to make some projects of your own!!
Hi all Linda here. This year is all about keeping things small and simple. My husband and I have made big changes in our lives. We don’t need gifts to make us happy. Being together and with our family makes us happy.
For this Christmas I decided that I would make small Christmas decorations. My mother gave me a small milk glass sleigh that was her mother's. I decided that it should be filled with tiny gifts. These gifts would remind me of the many blessings that I have in my life.
When looking around my home I realized that I didn’t have any tiny boxes to decorate. Crazy I know, that among all the craft supplies I didn’t have tiny boxes. Well I decided that I would make my own.
Cutting pieces of cardboard down to one and half inch squares I glued three pieces together and then covered with Rinea Foil. Some of the “boxes” were covered with Rinea Foil paper that I embossed with a snowflake embossing folder. Other boxes were covered with paper from Canvas Corp Brands then sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.
Once all of the boxes were covered with desired paper it was time to add embellishments. A paper punch from Punch Bunch in the shape of a Holy Leaf was used. Punching several of the leaves out of the green Rinea embossed foil I set those aside.
Various colors of ribbon were used to wrap the gifts. Tied tiny bows and glued with hot glue to hold them in place. Once the ribbon bow was in place a tiny amount of glue was placed on the holy leaf and then small red rhinestones were put in place.
There is a video showing the whole process.
This little milk glass sleigh will remind me of all the tiny blessings in my life. Hopefully this project will inspire you. Now you know how to make tiny Christmas packages for your own tiny blessing reminder.
Stay in touch to see other projects made with Rinea Foil.
Hello all, Sonja here! Today I bring you a tutorial and an awesome little gift box using Rinea Foil. When I think Christmas, I think beautiful trees, lights, and gifts for others. I decided to combine that together with a little surprise inside of the gift box!
For this project, I used the copper, light green, dark green, and red out of the embossed assorted colors pack. To start with, use a very, very light tack mat. I put a piece of paper over the foil and smoothed it down onto the mat with my Silhouette scraper tool. I covered it with the sheet of paper just to not rip or scratch the foil. After it is smoothed down, you can see the wrinkles are out and this will help when cutting so that it doesn't hook on any previous indentations from your mat. After picking a design, I adjusted my cut settings and blade to copy paper and blade at 2. (Sugar tip: Each machine will differ pending the newness of your blade. I advise making a few test cuts!)
After choosing my files (Silhouette store), I decided that I wanted the box to be more of an explosion box so I needed to cut the sides off. To do this, use your knife tool on straight. I usually unclick auto apply so that I can line up all the lines exact and then slice them off.Once applied, I now have no arms to attach the box together which is what I wanted!
Next, I just cut out each piece. I find that with the foil, because it is a delicate material to work with, doubling up on the layers helps with stability. I also did this for the copper star on top of the tree.
For the tree, I adhered layers together for stability and the 3D effect. Arrange the layers together and glue the core together. I found that Aleene's tacky glue worked well with the foil, as well as ATG tape.
I didn't want to have an empty box. I needed a wow factor when it was opened. So I decided to go with a sleigh. In order to get the sleight to fit into the box, I had to scale it down, WAY down!
For the base of the box, I wanted the copper to line the inside of the box. I did not want it to be straight edged so I used the knife tool again to add a scalloped edge.
Then came the fun part, decorating! I happened to buy some fake snow-tex from Joann's for about $3 I believe. Just use a paint brush to dab where you want it to give your projects an extra added boost of life!
The sleigh is 3D with the same SC emblem on each side. The face snow just gives a little realness to what I imagine Santa's sleigh looks like at the end of his trip!
Rinea Copper, Light Green, Dark Green, and Red foil
Silhouette Cameo (files from Silhouette store)
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Teresa Collins Mega Runner tape
Deco Art Glistening Snow-Tex glittering snow
This year I’m making a few Christmas decorations as we won’t have a traditional Christmas tree displayed. Being on the Rinea Design team and having the challenge of using copper, red and green paper gave me an idea. I would make a Christmas Sleigh.
Recently I purchased a Cricut Explore Air. Looking through the designs I found a sleigh that I knew would be perfect for my project.
Having never worked with Rinea paper I wasn’t sure what to expect. I choose the least sticky of mats and made sure that my blade was new and set my cutting to cut delicate paper. The green paper was the first cut and the holy leaves cut beautifully.
I cut the rest of the sleigh out of cardstock. The part that I wanted to be copper I sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer mist and Brutus Monroe’s Liquid Elements - Copper Penny. The sleigh now had the copper color I wanted. I was able to have a couple of small pieces of the copper foil paper in the upper parts of the sleigh in the scroll work.
Used a paint brush dipped in glue around the areas I wanted red glitter and then sprinkled the glitter over the area. Once the glitter was dry the green Rinea foil holy leaves were adhered with white glue. I glued a small amount to a white piece of paper and when the glue dried I then punched out red circles and placed those on the green holy leaves.
Knowing that I wanted the sleigh to be 3D and be able to hold items I decided to construct insides. This was achieved by building little boxes out of pieces of cardboard. I kept making little boxes and stacking these on each other until I had the inside of the sleigh built. I then painted the boxes black and attached the back of the sleigh.
The final touch was stringing a few silver jingle bells on a piece of wire and die cutting a bow out of the scrap of copper foil.
This Christmas Sleigh will be a perfect decoration for my home this year. I hope you enjoyed seeing my creation. Please, follow the blog to see how I fill the sleigh and other Christmas decorations I will be making with Rinea foil.
Here is a video on how Linda made this cute little sleigh!
Rinea - Plain foil in Red and Green, Embossed Foil in Bronze
Mists - Brutus Monroe & Tattered Angels
Monica is up on the blog today with her very first design team project using Rinea foils!! She made the sweetest foil cone tree, just take a look!
Thank you for joining me for my first Design Team projects for Rinea foil.
I love Christmas and thought what's not a better way to celebrate the up coming holiday, then to make my very own Christmas tree that can sit perfectly on my desk.
I used the Green/Gold foil paper which made my tree sparkle and shine. While giving it a nice elegant look.
Using Rinea foil gave my project a completely different look then regular cardstock. The shininess really helped give my tree a pop of color.
I have a full tutorial video (which I have linked below) on how I made my tree and decorated it.
I had so much fun creating with these beautiful paper and I hope you join me for my next upcoming project.
Plain Green Rinea Foil
18' Pearl Garland
Cardboard Christmas Tree from Hobby Lobby
Steph Ackerman makes her debut on the Rinea blog with an amazing Christmas banner perfect for any mantle, side table, front door, or even your stairs!! The pops of Rinea foil just make it all come to life!!
Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with my first post as a member of the Rinea Design Team.
I have been experimenting with these foils and unlike some foils I have used, these foils are quite sturdy and retain their shape no matter what you do with them - fold them, bend them, emboss them and more. Imported from Germany, the foils are made of paper surrounded by 2 layers of colored aluminum foil so there is a nice weight to them.
As we are on our way towards Christmas, I created a banner with ornaments and poinsettias created from assorted color of Rinea Foils.
Rinea Foils - Glossy Plain-Red/Green; Embossed-Red, Green, Silver, Copper
Whisker Graphics Twine
Cardstock and pattern paper was cut to create the banner pieces then adhered together with brads. Using Spellbinders dies, I die cut the large ornaments from black cardstock, then used the next sized die to cut ornaments from Red, Silver and Copper Foils. Coordinating twine was tied around the foil ornaments and the foil layer was adhered to the cardstock layer with foam adhesives for dimension.
Using my Cricut, I die cut JOY from Green Embossed Foil. As you can see, the first "J" I cut tore while die cutting. I usually have my speed and pressure settings at maximum, but found it to be too fast to cut the foil. I die cut the "O" at medium speed and pressure and, while it did cut better, I found it too slow and it dragged the foil a bit. I then cut the "Y" at high speed and pressure which cut the best as did the last "J". The other 2 "J"s did not cut well as I did not clean my mat completely before cutting. (Lesson learned!)
Using Red and Green Embossed Foils, I die cut and embossed the poinsettias using Spellbinders dies. The foil cut really well and embossed beautifully. A dollop of glitter glue was added to the center of the poinsettias.
The ornaments were added to the banner using clothes pins which were clipped to the tops of the banner. Smaller poinsettias were glued to the clothes pins and a dollop of glitter glue was added to the center of each.
To finish, I tied some jute to the ends so I could hang the banner.
Steph - my blog
Hello! Nadine here with my first project for Rinea. I have been thinking about making a paper Christmas tree for awhile now but just haven’t found the perfect paper for it till now. The double-sided Glossy Plain Rinea paper-foil in Green/Gold was exactly what I was looking for to make my tree.
To create the tree I used the cardboard tube from some wrapping paper and rolled the foil papers into cones. Watch my video below to see how I did it.
For the tree top, I used a custom handcrafted star that was sent to me along with my design team supplies.
Here is a close up of the green/gold foil paper. Love this color combo!
Rinea is has a booth selling the German star ornaments plus the star kits art the Blue Genie Art Bazaar in Austin, TX going on from Nov 25th through Dec 24th. This bazaar is all about showcasing local artists and designers with the arts for sale during the holiday season. Rinea is there selling the amazing star ornaments the Diane personally makes.
You can buy the start pre-made in a multitude of different colors or as a kit with the foils and round stencils template to create your own stars at the show.
Here is a video of the Rinea Booth and a walk around the vendor floor.
Blue Genie is located in Austin Texas and is open from 10am
Look how pretty these stars look on a Christmas tree!!! You can buy a star in a box, or pick one off the tree, or even buy the kit to make your own!! So many colors to choose from!! The booth is right by the checkout, just look for the rotating tree filled with ornaments.
To learn how to make these stars for yourself please see our YouTube Channel for full tutorials. These stars are an amazing gift and keepsake for your holiday season!!
Julie McGuffee has created the most amazing Christmas gifts from a wrapped candle, floating frame, ornament, and a cute little angel all using Rinea foils!!
First is a candle wrapped in die cut plain copper over a fancy cute embossed silver foil all died off with a sweet little bow.
Then there is this amazing floating frame with a plain gold foil die cut in a tree laid over a green embossed foil all embedded in a floating acrylic frame surround by tinsel.
A pretty ornament with plain silver foil cut in a sweet angel die and then the plain green foil also cut to surround the angel.
Last a beautiful angel with a Styrofoam ball as a base for the head and then surrounded with the amazing foils die cut in gold and silver plain foils.
Diane Agarwal - The passioneer behind bringing Rinea Foil, the unique crafting product from Germany, to you!