Saturday, October 29, 2011

Simple Saturday #28

Here is a super simple card for Christmas. My girls will be making these for some of their teachers. They are always so eager to get their fingers dirty. Here will be their chance, of course, with a little supervision.
Rudolph's head is my thumb print. His antlers are the branch from the 2-Step Bird Punch and his nose is that awesome Red Glitter Paper. The sentiment is from Tiny Tags and punched out with the Word Window Punch that I shortened.
Literally a 5 minute card! Super simple. Love it!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Pumpkin Surprise

How would you like to carve open a pumpkin only to find spiders inside? Creepy! Well in this case I thought it looked kind of neat. Of course if it was a real spider I probably would have dropped the pumpkin and run to get a shoe or something to squash it. Me and spiders only get along when they are squished and even then I will only pick them up with a wad of tissues.
I found a great sketch at PPA #116 that got me going with my card. I also played along with Colour Throwdown #164 and Colour Q #107 this week (think I missed Mr. Linky on those) The papers are from the Brights Collection DSP. I made the pumpkin using the 1 3/4" and the 2 1/2" Circle Punches. For the stem I just rolled up a scrap piece of c/s and for the vines I twisted some strips of c/s around my paper piercer. The spiders inside the pumpkin are from the set Out On A Limb.
The sentiment is from Tiny Tags. I stamped it over the spiders that are the same as the center of the pumpkin and punched it out with the Jewellery Tag Punch and attached it with a Mini Library Clip. I repeated what I did for the sentiment on the inside of the card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Simple Saturday #27

So glad you could join me today for Simple Saturday. My upline, Kari Metzger, is the one who showed me what I have to share with you today.
Do you ever get frustrated with your Hemp Twine, Linen Thread or the Baker's Twine? It doesn't come on a nice spool like all the regular ribbons. Usually I end up with a big pile of Twine all in a knot and can't find the end so I just cut a piece off wherever. It bugs me! Well here is a solution.
Using an empty container from embellishments and the plastic piece from the center of your empty ribbon spool you can make your own twine or thread spool. Start by punching 2, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punches and adhering them to either side of the plastic spool. Then tape the end of your thread or twine to the spool and wrap it around. Next using your Crop-A-Dile, punch a hole in the side of the container. Place your handmade spool in the container and thread your twine through the hole you punched in the container. Place the lid on and your done. Unless, of course, you want to decorate it. Hope you find this useful. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Christmas Star

I am really liking this stamp set, The Sounding Joy. If you recall I made a Halloween luminary card last week and while making it I totally thought of this stamp set and how it would make a fantastic card in the same style.Isn't this pretty?! I didn't have any current Christmas dsp so I used last years dsp. The circle is a 2 1/2" Punch and then Vellum Paper behind it. I embossed the star image in gold right on the vellum. The ribbon is the new Vanilla Velvet. Oh so pretty! I have a thing for rounded corners. I can't seem to stop doing it. I think it dresses up a card in such an easy and subtle way.

And while I was making this card I wanted to play with Paper Players #68 but figured my card had too many other colours and they only wanted red and green so I just had to (such torture) play some more and make another Christmas card, of course using The Sounding Joy once again. More vellum and Red Glitter Paper! It just softens up that star a little so the sentiment can stand out just a bit more. There are those rounded corners once again! The ribbon is Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding with a few Jingle Bells for a touch of fun! I got the ribbon to stay put with Glue Dots. Love Christmas! And I'm so glad I can get started on celebrating it already. I've even gotten some shopping done already!
Thanks for stopping by. Have a real nice day!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Stocking Hobby Horse

I am loving this Stitched Stocking stamp set. What a fun Christmas set but then the oh-so-clever Jackie Topa came up with this idea of using the stockings for a hobby horse.

Love it when something has more than one use. And what better to buy a stamp set and have it be useful for Christmas cards, kids birthday cards or baby cards in this case. I went with a neutral baby card and used Just Add Cake DSP so I could use neutral colours, So Saffron and Wild Wasabi. I started with the So Saffron layer and inked up my Striped EF. The next layer is the Scallop Circle out of dsp and then I cut a Whisper White circle with my Circle Scissor Plus and then embossed it with the Perfect Polka Dots EF.
The horses bridle is 1/8" Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon and the horse's mane is 3/8" Grosgrain Ribbon. The eye is a Mini Silver Brad and the stick is a lengthened Word Window Punch. My sentiment is from Word Play. I punched it out with a Large Oval punch and then layered it on the Decorative Layer Punch.
We made this card for club on Sunday and it was a big hit. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great day.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Christmas Treat

Licorice isn't exactly what I would call a Christmas treat but I didn't have anything else red in my cupboards and I wanted to play with this fun Christmas stuff I have sitting around staring at me:)
Love, love, love the glitter paper. Both red and sliver! The punches used are the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch and the 1 3/4" Circle Punch. Then there is that super cute stamp set and matching punch, Stitched Stockings, in the Holiday Mini. (We made a real cute card at club tonight and turned the stocking into a hobby horse. I'll share later this week!)
I cut out the stocking bits from a sticky page and put them on the stocking and then dipped them in the Mica Flakes. My sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and I flanked it with Basic Rhinestones. I curled the tips a little with my bone folder and attached the ends with dimensionals.
Did I mention I love that glitter paper. I am really looking forward to using it again soon. Till next time!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Simple Saturday #26

Good morning Saturday stampers! I am loving the simplicity of this card today. I definitely achieved my goal of simple cards today. Without further adue...I have to say this Beautiful Wings Embosslit has to be one of my favourite things SU! has ever come out with. Some many things you can do with those fun variety of little butterflies.
I kept them really simple here though. If you wanted to, you could sponge them, stack them (2 or 3 high), crystal effects them, cover them with dazzling diamonds, this list goes on. Here is another card...
On this card the bottom butterfly is regular cardstock and then the 2 smaller ones are out of Cheerful Treat DSP. I versa marked Baroque Motifs behind them and then added a little Crystal Effects to the largest butterfly. The picture here doesn't do this card justice.The stark contrast of Melon Mambo on Basic Black is striking and then those really is very pretty.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a fantastic day! I have a birthday party to run. Hopefully I'll get a chance to share later what we are making!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Luminary Card

I don't give out Halloween cards but I saw this luminary card (by Kirsteen Gill) and knew I had to make it. And know that very soon I will have a Christmas one to share with you! Pretty simple card but the effect is really something. Photos don't do it justice. I started with a Basic Grey card and punched a hole in it using the 2 1/2" Circle. Then I adhered a piece of Vellum Paper over the hole from the inside. For the roof top I layered 3 strips from the Tasteful Trims Die and topped them off with a 1/2" straight strip. I used the clouds and the witch on her broom from the stamp set Out On A Limb. On the inside is the branch with some bats hanging down. My sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes mounted on the Modern Label Punch flanked by 2 Silver Brads. This is one of the cards we will be doing for club this Sunday and if you come you will get the sneek peek of my Christmas luminary card. Email me to reserve your spot.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Simple Saturday #25

Do you love Sticky Strip? I do and I love Sticky Pages even more. It's almost like making a sticker any shape you like. I had only a little time to play this week. Just enough for a sweet and simple card. I cut a little square off a Sticky Page and using my Big Shot and the Movers & Shapers Die, punched out an Ornament Punch. I still have some Micro Beads (really miss you those) and after I removed one side of the sticky backing and I dipped it right in the container and covered it all up. Then I removed the other backing and stuck it right to my card. LOVE IT! Isn't it pretty?!? This would probably be pretty using Dazzling Diamonds or something else too!
I used 1/8" Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon as the string for my ornament and dressed it up with some Basic Pearls. When all was said and done, I sprayed the whole card with some Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint. Oh and love that gorgeous new Vanilla Velvet Ribbon. I love making Christmas cards and was so stoked to get started with such a quick and easy card. Hope you have a great day!

Finally Scrapping Again

Last Friday I had a free-for-all scrap/card night. It took me a long time to get going. I knew where I wanted to start but couldn't find the photos to actually get going. So after spending some time searching and organizing I gave up on finding the photos and started somewhere else that I knew I had the photos for.
I actually got 6 pages done but this was my fave. The colour Pool Party is really growing on me and it just so happened to match this paper I have. I have to say I have a lot, I mean I have a lot of paper hanging around. In my pre-SU! years, I spent alot of money on paper and now it sits and sits. The only time it gets used is when I start scrapping. I better get on it and make room for some more stamps. My room is getting crowded!
Here are a few details to share. I added a few Basic Pearls to some runs of ribbon that I simply knotted to dress up.
Recognize the Top Note Die? Cut it out with the Big Shot, turn it and cut off both ends by running it through again, once for each side.
I need another scrap night. I really enjoyed getting back at it and I sure got lots done.

Monday, October 3, 2011

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Simple Saturday #24

Welcome to Simple Saturday. Today I am sharing something that was actually a gift given to me by a super sweet lady in my downline. (thanks Jenny for the wonderful gift)
I love this tag and had to show it to you. Pretty simple but really nicely put togther. I really like how she reinforced the hole for the ribbon and then added that little bit of Linen Thread. That pear is a favourite stamp from the set Faith In Nature which you can earn for free by hostessing a workshop.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!