Thursday, December 23, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
This weekend a group of my scrapbooking friends got together for a Christmas page swap. Each of us designed a two page layout (or two single pages) and then made packages that included all the items that someone would need to recreate them. We spent the day admiring each others work, swapping kits, and creating the beautiful pages using our "kits." Each of us left with 14 amazing, complete scarpbook pages. All we have to do now is add pictures!
Saturday, November 20, 2010
This morning I made a little altered project. Every Christmas I find something to stuff all my Christmas receipts in so that I can quickly find them if I need to make a return. I carry those receipts in my purse throughout the holiday season. This year I found a $1 coupon organizer at Michael's and decided to alter it to make it more seasonally appropriate.
Friday, November 19, 2010
OMG! We are getting ready to go out of town to visit relatives for the holidays and I am supposed to be cleaning and packing today. What did I do with my time this morning? I made more cards with the absolutely adorable Totally Tool stamp set from Stampin Up! I went past my craft room and just couldn't help myself.
P.S. Whoever said you can't use ribbon on a man's card didn't have the right kind of ribbon!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
I challenged myself to make a thank you card for a guy in less than 30 minutes and this is what I came up with. I used the Totally Tool Stamp Set by Stampin Up and some really cool brads that I bought but never used before.
- Cut base cardstock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches - I use a color or pattern
- Cut white or ivory colored cardstock 4 x 5 1/4 inches and attach to base
- Cut a strip of coordinating patterned paper aprox. 1 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches and attach near top of card, leaving a little white/ivory showing above
- Attach a stamped image or some sort of medalion (mine were created by layering cardstock punched with the Scallop Circle Punch by Stampin Up, a 1 1/4 inch Circle Punch and 1 3/8 inch Circle Punch)
- Stamp an image, sentiment, or monogram on each card and decorate as desired.
- The blank space on the lower half of the card is for writing messages or corespondence.
- I package about eight of these along with envelopes and a nice pen in a fancy bag or box. They can be personalized and are another awesome way to use paper scraps that you have on hand.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
This morning when I was supposed to be cleaning up the mess in my craft room, but I just couldn't help myself, I made this matchbook fold card. Unfortunately, I didn't clean up one single thing and now I have an even bigger mess!
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
- I punched 3 Wide Ovals from Pumpkin Pie Cardstock and sponged the edges with a Really Rust Ink.
- The stem was cut freehand and the leaves were punched with the 2 Step Bird Punch from Stampin Up.
- A scrap of dark brown hemp dipped in glue and wrapped around an ink pen made a perfect tendril.
- The card base was made from Crumb Cake Cardstock (4 1/4 x 11 inches - scored and folded in half.)
- The largest layer is Soft Suede Cardstock (4 x 5 1/4 inches.)
- Leaves on the largest layer were stamped in Versa Mark ink.
- The sentiment was heat embossed on Crumb Cake Cardstock with copper colored embossing powder and punched with the Decorative Label Punch.
- I have no idea where I got the scrap of ribbon that I used but it matched fairly well.
- The card base made from Crumb Cake Cardstock (4 1/4 x 11 inches - scored and folded in half)
- The largest layer is Soft Suede Cardsotck ( 4 x 5 1/4 inches)
- The wreath (a very old stamp that has not identifying marks on it, so I can't even tell where it came from!) was stamped on Very Vanilla Cardstock (3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches) using a autumn Kaleidoscope Ink Pad.
- I added a bow made from the same scrap of ribbon that I used on the pumpkin card.
- The wreath was layered on a piece of Old Olive Cardstock (3 3/4 x3 3/4 inches.)
- The sentiment was embossed on Old Olive Cardstock with copper colored embossing powder and punched with the Wide Oval Punch.
Monday, November 15, 2010
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The card base is made from Very Vanilla Cadstock (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches - scored at 4 1/2 inches and folded in half).
The largest layer is cut at 5 1/4 x 4 inches.
The Trim piece on top was cut at 5 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches. I used my Scalloped Border Punch along the bottom edge
The ribbon is 5/8 inch wide inexpensive, vanilla satin ribbon
I attached the layers to the card front then used my Wide Oval Punch to create an opening the the card front
Next I stamped the snowman from Wishing You Cheer so he would be centered in the opening and colored him with markers
The outside sentiment was stamped on Very Vanilla Cardstock and punched with the Small Oval Punch.
I layered it on a piece of Rose Red Cardstock that was punched with the Large Oval Punch
I used Dimensionals to attache those layers to a Scalloped Oval that was punched from Marina Mist Cardstock.
I just had to add a little glitter to finish off the snowman!
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
- Base - Very Vanilla cardstock 8 1/2 inches x 5 1/2 inches - scored at 4 1/4 and folded in half
- Largest Layer - Night of Navy cardstock 4 x 5 1/4
- Emboss laragest layer with Cuttlebug or Big Shot and an embossing folder (I tried a couple of different choices)
- Stamp is from the set Come to Bethlehem by Stampin Up
- Stamp image with Versa Mark on Very Vanilla cardstock (2 1/4 x 4 inches)
- Heat emboss with silver embossing powder.
- Layer stamped image on Brushed Silver cardstock (2 1/2 x 4 1/4) and adhere it in place with dimensionals.
- Embellish card with vanilla satin ribbon
- Stamp sentiment inside using Night of Navy ink