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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

All Shook Up

Happy New Year's Eve peeps!!!

I am still playing with Elvis, sorry no post yesterday, I have been battling a cold since before Christmas and I am worn out, so when I sit down at my stamping desk night before last, nothing came to me. :(

But last night, Elvis was calling my name and I got "All Shook Up". LOL!! I made two similar cards, using the same stamp the same sentiment and colors but changing the layout and embellishments.

I was in a Valentine mood, so I used real red, basic black and PTI white cardstock. I used the cuttlebug and heart embossing folder on both of them as well. The first one is a simple and basic layout with some scallop borders and ribbon embellishments. Don't you just love Elvis?

As soon as I finished the first one, the idea for this layout was forming in my mind, so I immediately stamped another Elvis and layered him up in the same way as the first. I also cut two more red and black pieces the same size as the layers on Elvis. I ran the red piece through the cuttlebug and then layered onto the black. I stamped the BG of red with the heart from the SU priceless set with versamark. I angled the two panels on the front, putting the Elvis one up on dimensionals and added some silver sticky rhinestones to the corners. For the sentiment I used my black marker and colored in the words, two at a time and stamped them in two lines so they could be punched out with a circle punch. Layered it as well with red and black, added some piercing and dimensionals, and I am "all shook up" for the second time!!!!

So which do you like best? My daughter picked the first, she liked the scallops and ribbons, I think my fave is the second.

Well, that's all for today, thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Stamping!!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Elvis in the House

Good Monday Morning Peeps! Hope you all had a fab weekend!

Yesterday I took a drive to a friends house to borrow some of her awesome Elvis Stamps!!! She has a whole basket full and didn't hesitate a second about letting me borrow the King!

My very good friend Becky, is a huge Elvis fan and her birthday is on the 10th, so I wanted to make her a Elvis Birthday card and a set of Elvis Note Cards. The first card is made with
Jen's Sketch. The card is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" square.

Lois, my friend who loaned me the stamps, had made this fabulous black and white Elvis card and so when I got home I got out the black and white to make mine. I like hers better and plan on CASEing it, before I return her stamps. I must get me some of the Elvis stamps, the are so much fun!

The next idea I had in mind was to make a set of note cards as part of the gift. I dug into my scrap box to find some pieces of colored cardstock. I chose some so saffron, almost amethyst, cool Caribbean and pink passion, cut some 2 3/4 x 3" squares and stamped on Elvis with black stazon ink, three on each color of card stock. I layered them up with some black, and made these simple note cards.

Made a total of 12 note cards, 3 of each color, the are sized 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" also. I didn't add any sentiments, so she could use them for whatever she likes. I also found an Elvis Beanie Baby to go along with the Elvis cards! Hope she likes them!

Well, that's all for today, Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Stamping!!


Saturday, December 27, 2008

Another Desktop Calendar

Good Morning Peeps. Hope you are all having a great Saturday so far!

Today I have another desk top calendar to show you. You can find my first one here. That post will give you all the links to the original and where you can download a free calendar, if you want to make some of these fun little projects.

I am making a few to give to some friends, well, I will mail them, for New Years Cards. I hope they like them.

I used the Washington Apple DS paper from SU and pulled my colors for the card stock from it. I used Riding Hood Red for the base and layered it with either so saffron or bashful blue. I also used the top note die to cute the BG for each page.

I used a snowflake from the SU set Season of Joy for the January through March page. Punched it out with 1 1/4 inch punch, layered onto a piece of punched cardstock with the 1 3/8 inch punch, and layered that onto another punched piece with the scallop circle punch.

I did the same on each page with different stamps, the April through June page has a bird from the SU Spring Solitude set.

The other two pages both have flowers from the SU set Eastern Blooms.

These are so much fun to make and are really quick and easy once you get have your colors and stamps picked. You really need to give it a try!

Well, that's all for today, thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Stamping!!!


Friday, December 26, 2008

Friendship Thank You!

Good Morning, Hope you all had a super Christmas!

My card today is for the Limited Supply Challenge on Splitcoast and also for this weeks Sketch challenge. The rules for the limited supply are: - no holiday stamps (and I mean December holidays - Valentine's Day, birthday, that's ok)
- no snowflakes
-no red, green, or any shades of red or green (pink is ok )
- no holiday sentiments

I wanted to use one of the new in colors that I had never used, pacific point, I hadn't even opened the ink pad yet and I got it when they first came out, so I thought it was about time.

When I stamped the pacific on the kraft card stock it looked just like not quite navy, so I just went with those colors. I used Kraft for the base and layered not quite navy, foll wed by another layer of kraft. I pierced along the outside edge all the way around, with my piercing tool and mat pack. For the main image panel I stamped the flower from the SU set upsy daisy first in baja and then again in pacific, moving over slightly to give the shadow effect. The top panel is up on dimensionals.I distressed the edges of all three of the layers on the main panel with my distressing tool. Super simply card and great for mailing, not alot of bulk.

That's all for today, thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Stamping!!


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Masculine Birthday and a RAK

Hello peeps! Hope you all are ready for Christmas. I know this is a hectic time of the year and I so appreciate you coming by and commenting! I love to read the comments.

Next Friday, January 2nd, is one of my brothers birthdays and it feels good to already have his card done. I have seen several of these "cattail" cards around made with the SU set Inspired by Nature, and I wanted to give it a try and knew it would work well for a masculine card.

I stamped the grass image from the set on PTI white cardstock with artichoke ink. I used some scrap chocolate chip cardstock and my slit punch to make the cattails heads. I randomly placed the punched out piece onto the ends of the grass with some snail adhesive. The card base is chcolate chip cut 5 by 10 inches and folded in half. I used some always artichoke to layer along with a piece of DS paper from the SU Wintergreen pack, retired. the main panel is up on dimensionals as is the sentiment, which is from the SU set upsy daisy, I just love the sentiments in that set. I added a strip of chocolate chip that I had pierced on both ends and three brads. Simply, quick and masculine. I think he will like the card as he loves camping and fishing.

One more thing to show you today I received this fabulous card in the mail yesterday from Michelle Redman. Isn't it gorgeous!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and Happy Stamping!!!


Monday, December 22, 2008

Valentine Flower

Good Morning! It is so bitterly cold today, as it has been all weekend, but a warm up is heading this way!

Today's card is made for my Splitcoast Bloggers Group #6. This is our very first challenge. Linda picked the first challenge to be a sketch.

I am calling this my Valentine Flower Card, I love this flower stamp it is from Penny Black . It has to be one of my all time favorite stamps. I don't think you can make a bad card with this stamp. So later on it might be my Easter stamp or my Summer stamp get the idea!!!

I started with a base of riding hood red and followed that with a piece of whisper white and layer some designer paper onto the white, the paper is from the Bella Rose DS pack from SU. My layers at the bottom start again with white that has one edge punched with the scallop edge punch, followed by a layer of riding hod red and then a piece of white taffeta ribbon. Next comes the main image layer, I inked up the flower stamp with some lipstick red and warm red colorbox chalk ink and added some warm brown for the flower center and used a SU marker in old olive to color in the stems and leaves. I stamped the flower 4 times, inking up the stamp each time. The sentiment is from the All Holidays set and is stamped in the corner with black stazon ink. I layered the main panel with some riding hood red and white and popped it up with some dimensionals. I then added some tiny silver sticky rhinestones in two corners.

I really think you could use this card for Valentine's or for any other occasion you like. The stamp is really versatile. I have made cards with it in alot of different colors, purple, yellow, pink, red and even brown.

That's all for today, thanks for stopping by, have a great day and HAPPY STAMPING!!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Happy Heart

Happy Saturday!!! Hope you are all ready for the big day, I am still running behind!

Today's card is made with the SU set "A Happy Heart", it is such a great set, I hope it makes it into the new cattie, it is so versatile, can be elegant and also it can be fun and whimsical. I bought this set solely because I loved this one stamp, but the more I play with the set, the more things I love about it.

I started with a base of riding hood red, and then followed that with a piece of so saffron cardstock that is on dimensionals. The DS paper is from SU and is from the Washington Apple Pack. I used the top note die to, love it, and you know you need it so quit waiting, just order it already!!! :)

I couldn't fit any ribbon on here, tho I tried, but it just didn't work for me. Which is OK I guess, because the card is more mailable this way. I used some bashful blue brads in the corners. The middle image/sentiment panel is up on dimensionals too. I think now that I should have used riding hood red ink for the flower and sentiment panel. What do you think?

Well, that's all for today, Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Stamping!!!


Friday, December 19, 2008

Coaster Photo Frames

Good Friday Morning! We are getting down to crunch time aren't we? I have a really fun a quick project to show you today.

I found these coaster photo frames at Michael's earlier this year and snatch up a few sets over time to use for Christmas and I almost had forgot about them. They cost under $10 dollars and then with the 40% off coupon, it makes it a really economical gift. They are so fast to put together less than 10 minutes start to finish. They come with a slip of paper inserted into the frame portion, so you can just use that for a guide in cutting your cardstock. This first set I used night of navy cardstock and the snowflakes from the SU set Snow Swirled, just love that set, the snowflakes are so pretty. I stamped them with versmark and embossed with white embossing powder. Be sure to use your embossing buddy on the cardstock first so you don't have stray spots of white.

The next set I made with one of my favorite flower stamps, from SU's Happy Harmony set.

I started with some shimmer cardstock and inked up the stamp with one of last years in colors, groovy guava, and then used a ruby red marker to shadow the edges a bit. I then stamped the sentiment in black stazon over the stems of the flower, I really love this set.

Then next a really quick masculine one:

I used this silhouette stamp from 100 proof press. Just love the kids fishing. The stamp is a long stamp so I just cut out the portion I wanted. I actually had a few of the images already stamped from a scrapped project so I was able to recycle. Besides my friend Lois has "borrowed" this stamp when I "borrowed" her SU Give Thanks set! LOL!!!

So that's it for today. Hope you have had a good week and are looking forward to a fun weekend and get some stamping time in during all the other holiday festivities! See ya later!


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Snowman Onament and Gift Card Holder

Good Thursday Morning Peeps! Only 1 week left, are you ready?

First up today is a cute little snow man ornament/gift card holder. I found it
HERE. It is so easy and I think very cute. You start with a 3 3/4 inch square of cardstock and each layer down is 1/4 inch smaller. All you do is layer and turn, super quick to make! I am still loving the tangerine and kiwi with this SU Frosty Days DS paper, I just love the nontraditional colors. I made my ornament a gift card holder as well, by simply adding another 3 3/4 by 2 inch piece of cardstock onto the back and attached it with 1/8 inch sticky tape on three sides. I punched a half circle into the top with my 1/2 inch circle punch to make the gift card easier to get out. It is a tight fit but works!

I needed another gift card holder so I whipped this one up also:

I used the tutorial HERE for this fast and easy gift card holder and I basically CASED This Fabulous card by Jodi aka Kharmagirl on Splitcoast. She is a stamping goddess and I love all she does! I used the same layout she did and the same colors, I did change up the snowman stamp and the ribbon and added a sentiment with the word window punch. Didn't it turn out great? Thanks Jodi for always being so inspiring!!! This gift card holder will hold a a gift card to Toys r Us for my adopted niece, she is in her twenty's but collects some kind of wrestling figurines that she can get there, so I know she will be thrilled!

Here is a picture of the inside:

Well, that's all for today, Hope you have a great day and Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Snow Bunny

Happy Wednesday! Don't you love that title! I just got this stamp from My Favorite Things, last week and finally inked it up last night! That bunny is just to darn cute!!

I knew what I wanted to do with this card when I sit down to make it. I had thought about it all day at work and I just knew it would come together quickly........well, the best laid plans....huh?

I wanted to use the same sketch that I used on yesterdays card and use the SU winter bright scrapping kit. I was putting it all together and realized the sentiment was way tooooo long! I was determined to make it work, I wanted to give this card to DH, he loves hot cocoa and I think the sentiment is so cute. So I made my sentiment panel into a banner and popped it up on dimensionals. It extends over onto the snow bunny a bit, but that ok , I think!

I had to take my card apart a couple of times to get it to work, but I finally got it done. I wanted to add a heart charm to the bow, it just looked like it needed one, but could I find one, of course not! I even dug through my jewelry box looking for one I could use, no luck there either, so I settled for the spiral clip you see on there now. So don't look to close at the card it is slightly ascrew from all my fiddling, I was determined!!!! LOL!!!

This morning I made up a few of these kit kat holders:

I saw them on splitcoast, there is alot there if you want the pattern just go there and search the gallery for kit kat holders. This holds the snack size. Fun little gift or to tuck into a stocking!

That's all for today! Hope you have a great one and Happy Stamping!!


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Teal Love

Good Morning Peeps. Hope you are all having a great week so far. It is cold and snowy and icy here. But suppose to warm up on Thursday!

Today's card is made with
Jen Del Muro's sketch. I also used a challenge on splitcoast for the colors, real red, baja breeze, taken with teal and whisper white.

I used the SU set A Happy Heart again for this Valentine card, it is kinda non-traditional colors, even tho there is the red. I stamped the tic-tac-toe stamp in red on white cardstock and then again on a scrap piece of white and also in baja. I then cut out all the x's and o's and put them on dimensionals on the main image.

I wasn't to sure about this card but it is kinda growing on me. My DD loved it and as soon as she saw it claimed it for her own. I told here I needed to get a picture before she took it!

The bottom layer is made with white and baja and the edge is a Martha Stewart punch.
The red piece is run through the cuttlebug with the heart embossing folder. The base is baja, followed by a layer of teal. I stamped my sentiment directly on the with piece of the bottom layers but it smudged, so I had to make another sentiment with the oval punches to "fix" my little blunder. Well, what do you think?

That's all I have for you today, thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Stamping!


Saturday, December 13, 2008

Monochramatic Love

Good Afternoon Peeps! I have a fun little card to show you today, taking a break from all the Christmas cards and projects.

I loved the look of this monochromatic color scheme. I used an old sketch by Jen Del Muro for the layout on this card. I used one of the Valentine sets from SU that is in the winter mini. I believe it is called "A Happy Heart". I stamped the heart twice with versamark onto some scraps of baja cardstock. Then I heat embossed them with some white embossing powder. I then cut them out and mounted onto a piece of white cardstock that I had lightly sponged with some baja ink. One of the hearts is up on dimensionals. The other square is slightly larger and has a white layer that I ran through the cuttlebug with a heart embossing folder. The DS paper is from the SU "Urban Garden" pack. I finished it off with some baja ribbon and some Martha Stewart half pearls. It really is an easy card to make and would be good for a Wedding or a non-traditional Valentine card.

How do you like that knot? I have really been working on those! Anita would be proud, I think. And by the way, Anita if you are reading this, I enabled anonymous post for you.

Well, that's all for today, Hope you all have a great weekend and Happy Stamping!


Thursday, December 11, 2008

Snowman Ornament Tags and Holder

Good Thursday Morning Peeps! I have to start of today by apologizing to my friend Lois and the rest of the sizzling wacky stampers for totally forgetting our metting at Pizza Hut for dinner and to go over the retirement list. I am so sorry girls, am I forgiven?

Today I have some more gift tags to show you. These are made with the cute snowman from the retired SU set Holiday Tag Team. I just love that little snowgirl, I think she is a girl anyway, she looks girlish to me!
I started out this project by cutting the circle folded tags with my circle nestibilties. I cut out 7 by just putting the top edge of the nestie of the fold so it didn't cut the top and I had a folded circle. I stamped the snow girl and colored her in with some ink and a blender pen, nothing fancy just basic coloring! I then cut 7 slightly larger scallop circle with my petite scallop nesties to back the circles with. I then punched out seven top pieces with the SU punch, the name slips my mind right now, but you know the punch right? I stamped some snowflakes randomly on the top pieces with the snowflake stamp from the same set with versamark.

I set some silver eyelets into the top and tied some of this fun little Martha Stewart Bakers twine, that I found at Michael's, through the eyelets to be the hangers for the "ornaments".

I knew I wanted to make a holder for this cute set, but not another box, so I thought a folder type holder would be work. Super simple, I cut a piece of red card stock 7 x 5 1/2 inches. Scored in the middle at 3 1/2 inches and from the bottom at 1 1 1/2 inches, folded up the bottom to form pockets for the tags and taped the side with some sticky tape. I decorated the front of the folder with piece of old olive cardstock and a piece of DS paper from the ski slope DS pack. set two more silver eyelets and used some more of the twine to tie it all together. I then added another tag to the front with some dimensionals.

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Tree Tags

Good Morning Peeps! Today I have some more cute little Christmas tags to show you. I saw these trees made with the scallop circle punch
here. So I had to, of course, give them a try! This girl is a whiz with the punches.

You start with three punched scallop circles and cut them in a triangle shape to make each layer of the branches, starting with 6 scallops showing at the bottom and 5 for the next layer and then 4 and 3 for the top. Punch a small star and adhere them all together, I used snail adhesive and then add brads or whatever fun decorations you would like. For the tag I used kraft like the one Heather made in the video, but I used white craft to sponge the edges and for the snowflakes. The snowflakes on mine are from the SU set Snow Swirled and the "To From" is from the SU set Holiday Tag Time, retired. I added some fun silver ribbon that I got last year from Michael's. I had to make a box to hold mine:

I used the Mini Bella Box as my starting point for this box. I needed it to be larger to accommodate my tags so I just added some to the sides and length, making my over all size 4 inches tall and 3 1/4 inches wide and 1 inch deep. I really love this style of box and the top closure. Again on the box I sponged white craft and stamped snowflakes and some dots. I made 4 tags last night, but the box would hold at least 4 more, so I will be making a few more before I give it away The box is a bit plain, I need to add some ribbon or something. What do you think?

Well, thats all for today! Hope you have a great day and Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Desktop Card Calendar

Good Morning Peeps! Last week I saw
this desktop calendar on Cambria's Blog and thought it was awesome and I knew I wanted to make one and then yesterday I saw this one on Dawn's blog and that cinched it, I printed out the calendar and last night I made my own!

They are really fun and go together very quickly once you figure out the design you want and colors and paper. I spent at least a couple of hours on this project, maybe more, but once the basics are decided upon, it would be a fairly fast project.

I started out by stamping the four images from SU's A Flower for All Season's Stamp set on watercolor paper. I then colored them in with my blender pen and ink from the ink pads. I suppose I should have picked my DS paper first and then colored the images accordingly, but I am always kinda backwards when doing my first project of any kind!

After they had all been colored in I used my circle nestiabilities to cut out the four images and then the scallop nesties for the chocolate chip layer. I used a half sheet of kraft paper for my base and layered on a 1/4 inch smaller piece of chocolate chip cardstock. I then went in search of some DS paper to use on each seperate season's. I used a piece from the Bella Rose DS pack for the January through March side. The paper on the April through June side is from the Washington Apple pack, as is the October through December side. The paper from the July through September side is from the Ski Slope pack. I used half pearls to decorate the pages and on the flowers for the Winter and Summer months. This desk calendar is all on a half sheet of cardstock, just the same size as a regular size card. It is really a neat project. I made my stand the way Cambria did hers instead of the way the original design was made with ribbon. You could add alot more embellishments depending on your taste. I kept my first one simple but on the next I might add some ribbon or brads or something. Here is the last side of the calendar:

This would be a great stamp camp project, don't you think?

Well that's all for today, hope ya'll have some stamping time today! Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, December 8, 2008

3 Sketch Cards and Yes another Box!

Good Monday Morning Peeps. I have alot to share with you today, so let's get to it!

My first card is made with the sketch on
Jen Del Muro's Blog. I found this really nice paper at Michael's this weekend. It is a Martha Stewart Pack, and it has some really pretty gold, silver and bronze paper along with the green which is a Martha Stewart signature color I think. The best part the pack was on sale so I was able to get it for only $6.99. I really love the colors in the pack. I teamed this sheet up with some SU brushed gold. The paper is double sided, so the BG is just the opposite side of the piece i used with the top not die. Not alot of stamping but I really like the cards I made with this sketch. Here is another version with the same papers:

The sentiment is different and I used some stars as the accent instead of snowflakes and on the side piece of this one I punched a design with another MS punch.
The sentiments are from the SU sets Snow Swirled and A Cardinal Christmas, both are stamped on PTI white cardstock and embossed with gold embossing powder.

This next card is made with the sketch on Our Creative Corner.

When I saw the sketch I knew I wanted to use this stamp from the SU set Christmas Classics. The card really didn't come together like I envisioned, but it is alright I suppose.

I wanted to make a really cool element on the bow with some fun silver metallic pipe cleaners and some real jingle bells, just couldn't get it to come together like I wanted, but again it is alright. Here is a close up of the bow:

And finally another one of the long treat box like I showed you in my last post and the measurements.

To make this box, start with a sheet of card stock 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Score on the long side at 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 3 3/4, and 5 inches. Score on the short side at 1 1/4 and turn to other short end and score at 1 3/4 and 1/2 inches. Now I hope I can explain this part, on the side with the small score, the 1/2 inch long piece, cut away the top two scored pieces and the bottom scored piece. Next score over only cut away the very top scored piece. The next don't cut away any, and then the next piece cut away the top scored piece and the last one, cut away the top two scored pieces. So the bottom only has the one piece cut off and the top has more cut off. Can you see the shape yet? The bottom is taped close and the top is folded shut. You may want to use your corner rounder punch and round the top three pieces, it makes it easier to close. Is this all clear as mud? Let me know if you have any questions and I'll try to explain better. This box is NOT my original, I saw it somewhere during the summer and I just jotted down the dimensions.

That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!


Saturday, December 6, 2008

Another Box?

Good Saturday morning Peeps!!! Another cold one here, I got a little Christmas shopping done today before heading to work, Yeah!!! Oh and I also made this cute little box. I can't seem to stop with the bags and boxes lately! I really love the frosty days DS paper from SU! It has such non-traditional Christmas colors! I am on a tangerine tango HIGH over here!!!!!

The box is made with a 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 sheet of card stock. I used the word window punch to make the opening, punched twice, and covered the inside with a small strip of acetate. Filled it with some chocolate kisses with almonds. Another cute Little gift to give to a friend, neighbor or co-worker.

Short post today! Have a great weekend! Happy Stamping!


Friday, December 5, 2008

Urban Thank you

TGIF Peeps!! Hope you had a great week and are ready for some weekend fun and maybe some or alot of stamping time!

Today's card is one I made with some of the SU Urban Garden DS paper. I saw a card very similar to this one on a blog a while back and for the life of me I can not find it now to show you.

I loved the SU set "Inspired by Nature" when it came out and was one of the first stamp sets I order, but I have never used it, til last night. I know, I don't know why I waited so long, I really like these flowers and they are some of my all time favorites IRL. Purple cone flower of Echinacea or even the Black eyed Susan, I love them and their shape and how they can grow just about anywhere, I have even seen them peeking up and blooming through the bricks in the alley next to the building where I work. They sustain in almost impossible circumstances, I just love that about them, but I digress.

The flower stamp was "inked" up with versmark and stamped on the patterned paper from the Urban Garden DS pack and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I used kiwi as my card base and some not quite navy and baja breeze for the accent stripes. The sentiment is from the SU Upsy Daisy set and stamped in navy on whisper white card stock. I added the baja button with a tiny strip of navy threaded through the button holes to resemble thread. The sentiment is up on dimensionals. That's it....very easy peasy lemon squeezy!!!!

That's all for today, have a great day and Happy Stamping!


Thursday, December 4, 2008

One Sheet Merry & Bright Bag

Happy Thursday Morning Peeps!!! Another cold day here, tonight is the Webb City Christmas parade, but with temps in the upper 20's, I think I will stay home with a cup of hot cocoa and sit at my stamping table and work on some fun card or project and watch Ugly Betty and Grays Anatomy. How about you?

Yesterday on my friend Lois' blog she posted a cute little top note bag. Isn't is adorable?

So it got me wanting to make another bag.
I found a video tutorial on how to fold this one sheet bag. It has no cuts, it is all in the folding. It is a bit tricky, I watched the video about 10 times and still had a hard time, but finally it clicked, well sorta of, and I got it to come together. I used the ski slope DS paper again, love it! I cut my paper to be 8 1/2 x 11 inches and scored like it said in the video and then used sticky tape to hold it all together, side note, if you are going to make one of these and punch a circle in the top, do that before you tape it all together, because we all know that you can't punch through several layers of paper at one time.

I used the snowman from the Big on Christmas set, I just inked up the center of the stamp where the snowman is and stamped on some whisper white cardstock, I colored his hat and nose in with my markers and used a blender pen to color the hatband in with some baja breeze ink from my ink pad. I cut him out and mounted him with some dimensionals onto a 1 3/8 inch circle and mounted that on to a scallop circle. I used the Merry & Bright set for my sentiment. Tied it all up with some baja and sheer white ribbon and tied on the sentiment with some silver cording. Isn't it cute?

Here is a side view of the bag:

Now what to fill this with? Any suggestions?

Hope you all have a super great day and have some stamping time! Bye for now.


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Hot Cocoa Kits

Good Wednesday morning peeps! Hope ya'll are having a great day so far!

Do you remember a while back I mentioned I wanted to make some hot cocoa kits? I finally found a template I liked, at Papertrey, made by Lauren Meader, and so last night I got busy and made a couple. I love the SU in color tangerine tango and the frosty days DS paper. My first one is made with them. I used the SU top note die to add to my flap and stamped my favorite snowman on very vanilla card stock with timber brown stazon, I added just a touch of chocolate chip with my blender pen for some shadow. Here is a picture of the inside, it holds two hot cocoa packets and two small candy canes.

The next one is made with another of SU's in colors, baja breeze. I cased this one from my friend Lois, she made these beautiful Christmas Cards for our stamping group, so I borrowed her idea for this cocoa kit.

These are super easy and fun, they are the size of a music CD, and could be used to hold one for a gift or for gift cards or any little gift or treat. I was thinking giant cookies would be cute too.

Here is the inside of the snowflake one:

Well, that's all for today. Thanks for stopping by and Happy stamping!


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Folded Medallions

Good Tuesday morning peeps!

Today I have a couple of cards to show you, they are made with the triangle folded medallion technique seen here.

They are so fun, you just got to give it a try! The first is made with the ski slope designer paper from SU. I really love the colors in that paper, the baja and of course chocolate chip is one of my favorite colors. I made the Merry Christmas sentiment to look like a banner, I sorta rolled it one way and then the other to make get the look I was going for. I did carried away with all the rhinestones on this one, but it sure is sparkle-y IRL!!!! I used the cuttlebug on my BG paper and highlighted the swirls with some white craft ink and a sponge. It is a busy, busy card, but I like it!!!

This next card is a semi-CASE of this Fabulous card. I change a few things but used the same colors and designer paper, SU Haiku, Awesome colors in that pack!

You need to try these folded medallions they are so fun!!

That's all I have for today, hope ya'll have a great day and Happy Stamping!