Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Card

Here is a simple Christmas card I made this week. The designer paper is Stampin Up (from last Christmas) and the stamps are those clear Inkadinkadoo ones you see at Michaels and AC Moore. This stamp set has some nice designs in it! It has a beautiful large snowflake, a beautiful Noel word, a neat christmas tree etc. I also used four different spellbinders dies! You can't see it but I used an Atyou Spica glitter pen on the reindeer so it sparkles just a little. The snowflake is punched out of vellum and covered with glitter. I put a rhinestone in the center of it and the ribbon off to the side and done! The layout is a case of this gorgeous card from one of my favorite card makers Denise :) but totally different papers, stamps etc. It doesn't do her card justice! Christmas is only a little over a week away! I better get these in the mail.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Card Organizer Box

Well these three are done! Wow, it took me 8 hours EACH to make! I had no idea it would take so long, I really love them and thought it was a cool project. The card organizer itself was easy, really! The instructions were clear and straight forward with nice pictures. The details were hard for me. Coming up with 4 different cards, 4 note cards, 4 tags and decorating took me 7 of the 8 hours LOL! As a side note my friend did it in half the time. (Yes, I take too long!) The template and instructions are from Technique Junkies, it is on this CD and I love it! It is full of ideas of different types of cards and such to make, different folds for cards etc. I am a big fan of Pat's CD's, techniques and tutorials she puts together so if you ever need (and who doesnt?) them go to her web-site and subscribe to the Technique Junkies newsletter and or buy one of these CD's! They are great gifts for your crafting friends too :) Yes, that is a plug but no one asked me to do that and I'm not getting anything free for it :) Anyway if you want to make a nice gift for Christmas this is an idea. You could fill it with hot cocoa and tea too. Just a thought. Anyway I am off - sorry it took so long to post but I had no idea I was going to be working on these on and off for over a week! (Creative juices must flow for me to work LOL!)

Cards and note cards

Inside with note cards

A look at the inside opened up

4 cards for set 1

Completed outside

Thursday, December 2, 2010


This card is inspired by this card on the Hero Arts blog. That's two I have done! This one is quite a bit different though, I started with the snowflake idea and went from there. I love these colors together, in person the ribbon does match the paper, I don't like how the picture I took made it look different. I am sure it has to do with lighting and such and I haven't really wanted to do the whole light box thing. If I were submitting these for publication (but I won't since they are "cased") then I would be more "professional" about it :) Anyway the die for the big snowflake is from Spellbinders and the small ones are a Martha Stewart punch. I used my new "bow easy" to make this bow, wow it came out good! I am not thrilled with the tool yet, I like the results but I have to fiddle with it a lot. The paper and ribbon, oh and the stamp are Stampin Up.

I am working on a fun little project today, I will post it later this week. Thanks for stopping by!