Wednesday, December 31, 2008

One More for '08

Well I couldn't let the year end without sharing one more card using my favorite set. Can you all guess what it is? I did a weeks long showcase using the set a few months back ..... need a refresher? You can find it here.

I've been waiting to make this card, I've had it sketched forever but had to wait until I got the Gratuitous Graffiti background stamp. I kept putting it on my list but taking it off. So this month I finally got it and now it's also one of my favorite stamps too!!

Pretty cool huh!?!?!? I was going to do it more masculine but I forgot to mask out the eyes and I really didn't want to cover the eyes with punched out stars so I just went with it. But then I decided it needed a bit more bling so I added glitter to it.
I really like it with the chunky glitter. Definitely going to have to make some more cards for '09.

I hope that you all have had a memorable '08 and that even better things will come to each of you in '09. After all it's a year of change . But I won't change my mind about this set ... LOL!!! Happy Stamping!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Apple Crumble Recipe Card

Everything here is still crazy and hectic so hopefully in the next few weeks things will start to slow down and I'll be able to keep up with my stamping so I will have more projects to share. Here is a 6x6 recipe card I did for a swap.

I love how the Certainly Celery looks with Night of Navy it's one of my favorite colors combos that I hardly ever use. Happy Stamping!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!! I hope that you had a wonderful day and were able to spend time with your families. We had a white Christmas here as it continues to snow. We have about 2 ft of snow on the ground due to the last few weeks of ontinuous snow. The front of our door looks very much like this picture frame I made.

Hope you all are keeping warm ... Happy Stamping!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Gift Swap Tag Holder

I belong to this awesome yahoo group and we did a gift swap. I decided to make a tag booklet holder. This is what I came up with.
I made about 20 of them. I used small envelopes to hold the gift tags. Here is a closer version of one.

Lastly here are the 5 different tags I put in them.

This swap is always a ton of fun and I get back a bunch of super ideas! Thanks everyone :) Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Cub Scout Project

For some reason I spent all day yesterday thinking it was Tuesday hence why I had a Technique Tuesday posted on Monday. So today I'm just going to share with you the project my cub scouts did for the holidays.

First they made this little ornament. I cut out Joy in the raw vinyl using my big shot and Cheer decorative strip. All they had to do was stick it on and add glitter, fake snow, and the ribbon on top. It came out pretty cute!!

Next they made the bottle cover for their ornament to go into. Basically just cut around the center of the bottle filled it with filler put the ornament in the middle and sealed the bottle and covered it with paper.
Then they decorated their canning jar with cheer also cut out from raw vinyl and added ribbon. The last thing they did was mix the cocoa to go into their jar. For the cocoa they used the recipe below.

The boys had a lot of fun but they sure made a mess!! Typical of boys ... lol. Happy Stamping!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Technique Tuesday - Christmas Card Box

A few posts back I shared with you all the card holder I made. Well since I had 2 sets of cards I made a second one with slightly different colors. I also thought I would share how I made it.

Cut a piece of cardstock to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2". Stamp on the front side randomly covering the cardstock.

Score at 1/2" front each side (the long side). Turn your paper and score at 4" and 4 1/2 ".

Using scissors trim along the center 2 scorelines to where they meet on both sides.

Turn over to the stamped side. Tape or glue the center tab on both sides. I found that I like the Tombo Multi Purpose Adhesive the best, it won't come apart at all!

Fold the tab in and then add more adhesive along the long ends on both sides and fold in.

It should look like this.

Make the top following the same procedure except the card stock piece will be 5"x 5 1/2". Tuck your cards inside then cover with the top.

Here is my second version. Happy Stamping!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Planner

This is actually a project from last year. I made it using the thin brown mailing envelopes. I believe it was 4x6 size.

For the covers I used the cardboard that comes with most papers and covered it with DSP. Lastly I punched holes on the side and used jump rings to hold them all together. Each envelope you could designate to hold different things, such as a planning calendar, receipts, gift list, and what ever else you could think of. Happy Stamping.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Card Holder

I had made an extra set of my snow burst cards, I had wanted to use them for a gift. I decided that I need a holder for them so I whipped out this nifty box. The Riding Hood Red piece is the top. Isn't it cool!? Happy Stamping!
Recipe: Stamp Set - Snow Burst, Cardstock, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss, Ink - Riding Hood Red, Versamark, and Kiwi Kiss, Accessories - Iridescent Ice, Silver Cord, and Silver Brad.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Blue Bursts

Here is the last card in the set of four Snow Burst card's.

I love this one!! Blue and gray work together very nicely here! I also added a bit of glitter that really adds to the card which unfortunately the picture doesn't show. Happy Stamping!

Recipe: Stamp Set - Snow Burst, Ink - Versamark, Baja Breeze, Basic Gray and Pacific Point, Cardstock, Basic Gray, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze and Whisper White, Accessories - Taffeta Ribbon Gray, Iridescent Ice, and Dimensionals.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Snow Burst Card

Here is another Christmas card. This is the 3rd card I made during my Snow Burst Card class.

The red one from yesterday was the 2nd and the first was this one. I like it I just feel it is missing something ... all the ladies that took my class loved it. I think I don't like it because it wasn't quite what I had envisioned but it worked well. Happy Stamping!

Recipe: Stamp Set - Snow Burst, Ink - Night of Navy, Kiwi Kiss, Bliss Blue and Versa Mark, Cardstock - Night of Navy, Kiwi Kiss, Holiday Treasure DSP and Whisper White, Accessories - Top Note Die, Big Shot, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, and White Embossing Powder.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Pink or Red?

As promised here are the cards I made using the polished stone technique from yesterday. I made some in red first then decided I would do them in pink.
I like them both but I think the pink one is more pleasing. What do you think? Happy Stamping!!
Recipe : Stamp Set - Winter post, Cardstock - Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Glossy and Whisper White, Ink - Versamark, Pink Pirouette, and Riding Hood Red, Accessories - Silver Brads, Silver Cord, Clear Emboss and Dimensionals.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Technique Tuesday - Polished Stone

It's time for another Technique Tuesday. But first I wanted to share with you a bit of Stampin' Up news. Starting on December 9 and running through the 23rd you can receive free shipping on orders over $70. But that's not all today they also released the retired list and for the first time they are offering 10% off the retired sets. I'm quite happy that only one of my sets went on the retired list not like it really matters since I keep all my sets!! You can find the retired list on my sidebar just click the golfing stamp.

So anyways back to stamping I did up some Christmas cards a few weeks ago using the polished stone technique and figured this would be a good to show. Just an FYI since I've already shown you how to emboss I skipped that step here. I stamped several snowflakes on my glossy cardstock with clear embossing powder.

You will need to start with the following supplies rubbing alcohol, glossy card stock with your embossed image, (at least) 2 reinker colors preferably one light and one dark, and a cotton ball.

First dip your cotton ball into the rubbing alcohol don't soak it just a dab. Then drop your ink colors in a random order on your cotton ball where you have the rubbing alcohol. Do this with both colors or however many you picked.

On your glossy card stock dab the color randomly over it covering the entire piece.

After you have covered the paper rub off the excess ink that is over your embossed image using a Kleenex.

It should look like this. Tomorrow I will show you the cards I made. Happy Stamping!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Gift Set

Wow it's been crazy hectic here, sorry I haven't posted for a few days. Thanks for all the comments on the vinyl purse and due to all the begging and pleading for a tutorial I will try to come up with one in the next few weeks. Probably after Christmas. Working retail and all kinda puts a damper on my craft time. So I wanted to share with you all a little Christmas gift set I made.

The Joy picture frame is one of those wooden ornaments you can get from the craft stores. I covered a metal star with DSP and the photo holder is made out of a binder clip. I so loved the paper we had last year it had so much more of a Christmas feel to it. Well Happy Stamping!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Skating at the Park

When I first saw this set I knew I had to have it for the skating couple well the reindeer too. I knew what I wanted to do with this image so this is card I made with it:

This is one of my favorite color combos! I wanted the main focal image to be in a window type design to I cut out a large oval from the front of the card and placed the main image on the inside. I added glitter to the trees and liquid applique to the hats and cuffs. Here's an up close pic so you can see the details.

Hmm maybe I'll make some more of these for my Christmas cards which I have yet to make!! Happy Stamping!
Recipe; Stamp Set - Lovely as a Tree, Winter Post, Cardstock - Bliss Blue, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White, Ink - Bliss Blue, Basic Brown, Accessories - Markers in Bliss Blue, Barely Banana, Going Gray and Old Olive, Versamarker, Iridescent Ice and Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Vinyl Purse

At convention during one of the sessions they showed this awesome vinyl purse. I've been wanting to make one since then. I'm not a big purse person so I decided I would make a vinyl card holder instead. Before I show you the project just want to for warn you that it is not as easy as it looks. This was much more complicated than I would have ever imagined, I am so glad I didn't decide to make the purse. So here it is:

Even tough it was a bit difficult it came out just like I wanted, surprise surprise!! The best part is I can change out the design anytime I want! The card I showed in the last post was CASE'd from this project. I did use a few non SU supplies. I didn't want to use my jumbo eyelets so instead I used ones I had in my sewing supplies, that way it was a little more cost effective. Cute huh!? Happy Stamping!

Recipe: Stamp Set - Eastern Bloom, Ink - Bliss Blue, and Basic Brown, Cardstock - Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel and Whisper White, Accesories- Misc Ribbon, Glue Dots, Crop o Dile, Eyelets (Large), Vinyl and Micro Beads.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Blogger 3 Challenge 1

This week I finally started doing challenges ... not too sure why I waited so long. I've had fun making each of them. This is the 3rd one I've done this week and it's for a blogging group I am in. The challenge was to use yellow and orange and include a flower image. Here's my submission:

I made this card off a case of another card I made which I'll show later this week. It was fun to make something not related to Christmas ... even though I still haven't made my cards. So what do you think?
Recipe. Stamp Set - Eastern Blooms, cardstock, Barely Banana, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White, Ink - So Saffron, and Tangerine Tango, Accessories - Dimensionals, Orange Duo Beads, Tombo Multi, and yellow beads..
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