Saturday, December 22, 2012

Sweet Ornament

Here is a cute little ornament that I made from a free SVG Cuts file.
You can get 2 bases from a 12x12 sheet of cardstock
 so I made them for small gift bag stuffers.
Starting with a mint green cone, I added coordinating papers and
alternated them on the sides and tops.
The glittery poinsettia is inked, popped, set on a background
of branches from my favorite MS punch, and finished off
with a sparkling gem for the center.
I filled this with mini peanut butter cups for a treat to anyone who passes by
and needs to feed their sweet tooth!
I am entering this in the following challenges:
Merry Christmas to all!


Here comes Santa Claus!
This is another image from the SVG Cuts kit: Santa's Visit
I made this card specifically to send to my grandbaby, Maddix.
This will be his 2nd Christmas, so it's time he started getting mail!  HO! HO! HO!
This is so easy to make and you will love it when it's done.

I started with a parchment paper look for the card base,
added the festive embosed lime green mat along with
the red and black glitter mats.
I added some left-over holly leaves, snowflakes, and my
favorite MS branch punch to dress up the corners.
Santa is done in red and white glitter papers, embossed, and his
nose, mustache, eyebrows, and hat pompom are popped for dimension.
His eyes are a partial Peachy Keen stamp that I outlined in black ink
and added the cute little eyelashes.
Santa would go great on an action wobble, so if you are hand delivering
or don't mind paying the extra postage, that is the way I would go.
He is soooooooo cute!
Another stamp mat and sentiment finishes off the inside.
I have to get this in the mail........TFL!
I will be entering this in the following challenges:
FOSTV - Christmas
Simple Salutations - Santa
Pause Dream Enjoy - Anything goes

Friday, December 21, 2012

Gift Bag Upload

I wanted to share with you another one of my
"uploaded" gift bags from Bath and Body.
I started with a Christmas card front that we had
received last year, rounded the corners and added
punched snowflakes from white glitter paper.
The folded Christmas tree ( I love this fold! ) is popped,
adorned with the same showflakes, and embossed to finish the front.
The reverse side is done is much the same way.
I also run a piece of white cardstock through my Xyron
to cover up the lettering on the sides.
I will fill this holiday bag with B&B products, tie the top with a ribbon,
and add a hand made gift tag.
I will enter this into the following challenges:
Merry Christmas to all!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Ho Ho Ho Bingo!

I totally scraplifted this idea from Mary at Cardz TV
and her 12 days of Christmas projects.
I loved this idea and have been wanting to make a "BINGO" card for quite some time.
I didn't have the stamp, but found a free printable online,
so my version of her card was born.
 The BINGO card is matted on 3 different papers -
white, glitter green, and striped cardstock that has been run through a crimper.
The BINGO card has been inked, stamped, colored, and had the corners rounded.
The candy is from the Celebrations cartridge and is cut from
glitter papers at 2 1/2" using Real Dial Size.
I used my favorite MS branch punch for the corner embellishment,
and used the different candy cuts for markers.
Santa is from the Doodlecharms cartridge and is cut at 2 1/2" regular.
I thought he would make a cute addition to this
Ho Ho Ho BINGO! card.
I will be entering this in the following challenges:

Skate your troubles away...

This card is so pretty that I don't think my pictures really do it justice.
All images are from the WW cartridge.
I started with a mint green centerstep card base and
matted it with soft hues of blue and pink.
I topped it with embossed white borders that are actually trees, but look like
icicles when they are turned upside down.
The main mat is a scalloped oval done 3x in 1/4" increments,
and ending with a white glitter paper.

The origami Christmas tree is done in two different coordinating papers
and topped with a snowflaked pink star.
The elegant skater is also cut in glitter paper so she sparkles on the ice!
Punched silver hologram snowflakes round out the card front.
This is so much prettier than I imagined it....I love it!
I will be entering this in the following challenges:

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Christmas Wreath

This is our Christmas card for 2012.
Anyone who follows me should know by now
 that I love the easel card fold.
It's so easy to make and I just enjoy the way it stands up for display.
All of the cuts are from the Christmas solutions cartridge.
I started with a glittery pink 5.5" embossed circle,
cut the shadow and the wreath in both white and green glitter paper.
The layers are also cut in festive glittery glows.
The bow is popped and is added to the bottom
(instead of the top as shown in the handbook), I added glossy accents
to the bow and to the red berries, and finished the front
by dressing up the holly leaves with my fave MS branch punch.
I chose a festive lime green cardstock for the card base,
added a scalloped cirle mat and popped the bottom image to hols
the card front when folded.
The inside Christmas Wreath poen and personal sentiment
add the finishing touches to this beautiful card.
Here is the finished product as it stands on my foyer table
I will be entering this in the following challenges:
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Silver Bells

I wanted to try to make a non-traditional card for the holidays.
I have a spot on my table that needs a special touch,
but I wanted something different, so here is my design.

I started with a pink centerstep card and
added the pink and purple gingham papers.
For sparkle, I cut the bell at 4" from the TTT cartridge
with the blackout layer done in a silver metallic topped
with a dark purple outline.
Scalloped circles from WW have been embossed and inked to
form the backdrop for the beautiful "Silver Bell."
The snowy border that decorates the bottom is actually a
Fiskars Christmas Tree punch that has been turned upside down.
The sentiment was actually printed on my Cricut using the WW font
and is backed by handcut mats that have had the corners rounded.
Again, using my favorite punches of the season,
I added the snowflakes and branches for that festive touch.
The inside cooridinates with the card front and the sentiment
is stamped in purple ink from the All Night Media - Say it with Stamps kit.
I don't make very many of these non-traditional cards,
but always enjoy the look when they're complete.
I will be entering this in the following challenges:
Merry Christmas to all!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Ruby Red Poinsettia

I love to "make-over" gift bags,
and since I do a lot of shopping at my local Bath & Body Works,
their bags are a staple in my house!  The gingham design provides the
perfect backdrop for any gift-giving occasion.
I started by using a holiday themed mat set to cover up the logo,
then added a "forgotten" frame and poinsettia from a project long ago.
The glitter papers, embossing, popping of the petals make
this Christmas flower truly beautiful.
Another leftover sentiment from my holiday cards and a
pretty burgandy and pink ribbon finish off this side.
I am trying to learn how to color and blend with my pencils,
and I have to admit that I need a lot of practice, but I did
add the same ribbon to this colored stamp (it was a craft store purchase),
embossed the sparkly mat and spritzed it with antiquing ink
to give it a vintage look.
This bag is just waiting for Santa to fill it with presents for some
good little girl or boy...I love it!
I will be entering this in the following challenges:
Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Legend of the Poinsettia

This card is an SVG cut from the SVG Cuts kit: Merry and Bright
I just had to try looked so festive and elegant.
Most of the papers are fron the DCWV Christmas Stack
that I had leftover from last year.  There are so many
wonderful  patterns and colors in this collection that
it is easy to pick your designs.
The snowflake and top layer of the flower are popped for dimension, embossing,
some glossy accents, smaller snowflakes, and a small gem finish the card front.
I chose to include the Legend of the Poinsettia as the inside sentiment.
I actually did not know anything about the reason we see this beautiful flower
during the Christmas season until I did some research.
This card is much prettier than my photo shows.
I will be entering this in the following challenges:

Cascading birthday

I can hardly believe it's been almost 1 month since my last post,
but with the Christmas holidays approaching, I have been quite busy.
I have wanted to try my hand at a cascading or concertina card,
so since my SIL is having a birthday this month,
this is my card choice for her.
I found this tutorial on Splitcoaststampers.
Most of the papers are fron the DCWV Christmas Stack that I had leftover from last year.
I found them when I was reorganizing my craft room
and was quite happy when I saw them again.
The font is Winter Woodland and the poinsettia is Christmas Solutions.
WW is one of my favorite cartridges and I always enjoy the winter months when
I get to create new projects with the images that I have almost forgotten!
The snowflakes are hand punched as is the top border.
The sentiment is computer generated and hand cut into a banner design,
while the branches come from my "favorite" MS punch.
It is so easy to make and I love the 3D look.
Just a few embellishments and you're done.
It folds flat and the finished size is approximately 4.25 x 5.25
A hand-stamped message that is surrounded by embossing
adds an elegant touch to this already polished card.
I will be entering this in the following challenges:

Friday, November 9, 2012

Great Blog Candy!

Check this out and take a look at  all the great stuff you could win!
The Flamingo Chronicles is sponsoring this blog candy to
coincide with the Frosted Designs Fall Blog Hop .

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

25 Days of Christmas Give away!

Check this out everyone!
At Studio D is sponsoring a wonderful giveaway.
Just go to her blog, follow the directions, and take a chance o winning some great prizes!

Friday, November 2, 2012

You're a classic!

September is a month full of birthdays for our family.
My dear BIL is a lover of antique cars, so this is the focal
point for his birthday card this year.
I actually patterned this car from the Heritage cart after one of his own.

The name font is ACY and the outside sentiment
was created in Word and matted with an oval.
The inside simply states: Happy Birthday (ACY)
and is backed by a scroll (Heritage) that has been crimped.

As always, I will add a personal sentiment on the
inside flap to finish it off.
I will be entering this in the following challenges:
Pause Dream Enjoy - Orange and Brown

I wish you enough.....

Sending a sympathy card out today.  It is never a good feeling.
The background was stamped and then colored with pencils.
A frame added along with some glitter finishes off the front.
A simple message on the inside.
I do not like to make or send this type of card,
so it's hard for me to write about it.
I will be entering this in the following challenges:

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pumpkin Patch

Forgot to post this!

I really think this will be my last Halloween project for this season.
As I have said before, I really don't make a lot for this holiday,
but this year, it seems like that was all I was making!
I have to admit, I enjoyed it!
This is a card from the first WC cartridge.
I have had this for quite some time,
but never used it.  I just could not get some of the images,
nor could I come up with ideas on how to use them in my projects.
This was cut @ 5 1/2"
The pumpkin front is embossed, as well as the spider and bat.
Since I did not understand the layering from the booklet,
I cut the paper colors wrong.
I recut the front 1/2" smaller and used it as a layer over the original one.
I guess I'll get it if I just use this particular one more frequently.
I am pleased with it is so bright and "Halloweeny!"
I will be entering this in the following challenges:


Give Thanks

Sandy's aftermath, and all that she has affected, is in our thoughts and prayers.
I do hope that everyone this blog reaches is safe and well.
My first Thanksgiving post.
Although my Halloween decor will be with me for another day,
my crafting has turned to Thanksgiving.
This is one of my favorite holidays.  I love to cook and share
a wonderful meal with my family and friends where
we can all "stuff" ourselves and enjoy the bounty that God has given us.
Since I do not own the Cricut Thanksgiving cart,
I used the free images in Cricut CraftRoom to create this project.
The leaves, pumpkin, and sentiment were embossed and set
in back and in front of the frame.
I added polka dots, buttons, ribbon, and small gems to give added
embellishment and dimension.
The inside includes a Thanksgiving prayer and
the final cut from the Thanksgiving cart.
It is matted twice and the bottom is adorned with a border punch.
I do wholeheartedly thank ProvoCraft for the free cut images.
I am still having a hard time adjusting from Design Studio to Craft Room -
I had a computer crash, upgraded, and now cannot install my DS software.
I do wish there was more support for DS.  I love it and thought it was much easier to work with.
I will be entering this in the following challenges:

Monday, October 29, 2012

Scaredy Cat!

Here is my 2nd project from the SVG Cuts Midnight Jamboree Kit.
This treat bucket is so cute, easy to make, and a great addition to your Halloween decorating theme!
This face is made for the bucket to show thru the
eyes and mouth, (green) but since I did not take a look
at the tutorial before I made it, I had to piece them in.
I made my buchet black and it really should have been green.
That whimsical "moon face" is attached to a craft stick that
was painted black and finished off with an orange ribbon.
I will place some tissue paper in the bottom
and position that little guy where I want him and then
fill my bucket with goodies!
I love this kit!
I will be entering this in the following challenges:
Pause Dream Enjoy - Candylicious
My Craft Spot - Too Cute to Spook
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Great Giveaway!

No project today since I have been visiting
with my grandson, Maddix, this weekend;
but I do have an awesome prize pack giveaway from Kathy at Feline Creative.
Winner will be announced on December 1st!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Cat on a Hot Yellow Moon

Here is another file from the SVG Cuts Midnight Jamboree kit.
This cute little candy dish makes a wonderful tabletop addition.
This is a very easy peasy project to complete.
I added the spider web from a MS punch,
embossed tag, BOO from SB, and the cute little bat from PDDU
to finish the front of my project.
I filled the dish with gumballs,
added the spiderweb border, and Happy Halloween from HH
to complete my coffe table centerpiece.
I am entering this in the following challenges:

Monday, October 22, 2012

Let there be light!

This lantern is the best!
Only 2 cuts to make the sides, one for the bottom,
and 4 to finish off the inside.
I used a heavy-weight black cardstock to give it
a more sturdy appearance.
I used the template included in the Extras file to
cut the orange tissue paper for the sidelights.
After gluing the tissue into place, I added the finishing touches
to the insde, connected the wire handle, and finished
it off with 2 small rosettes.
I used a battery operated tealight for illumination.
This is soooo cute!
I will be entering this in the following challenges:

Friday, October 19, 2012

Jack O Lantern Swing

This is the cutest Halloween banner I have made to date.
This is from the Midnight Jamboree SVG collection at SVG Cuts.
It starts off with 5 different 3D faces,
but you  could repeat the designs if you wanted to make a larger banner.
I have a small space in my foyer, so the original design worked great for me.
Check out these faces!  Sooooo cute!
I added a goldern yellow backer to the  Halloween papers,
punched the holes with my punch,
and laced a pumpkin ribbon from JoAnn Crafts through
it to complete my project.
This really is my favorite decoration that I have made this year.
I will be entering this in the following challenges:

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Which witch is which!

I just acquired the Happy Hauntings cart and this
Witch's boot is one of my favorite images!
I have seen a few cards made with this sentiment,
but this is my own take on it.
Starting with lime green cardstock,
I rounded the corners and matted the image on
black and tangerine papers.
I stamped the spider web and border with black ink,
added some polka dots to the black mat for dimension,
a white satin ribbon to the side.
The boot itself is embellished with a gold lame ribbon and
small green and clear gemstones.
The cute spider is popped for dimension,
and the front of this card is complete!
A heading is added to the inside top and
my personal sentiment will go beneath that.
The inside sentiment is matted with polka dot and black papers,
stamped with the same spider web as on  the front,
and finished off with mint green baker's twine.
Although I made this card for Halloween,
I think it could be used for a girl's night out,
invitation, or anytime creation just by changing the sentiment.
I will be entering this in the following challenges:

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Enter if you dare!

I don't do a lot of decorating for Halloween,
but this is our entryway table and what I have accomplished so far.
Some of the projects I have posted before,
but most are new this week.
I found this tutorial on the Paper Boutique for
making small containers from a 6x6 piece of paper,
so I had to try it!
I had to make two....they were so cute and easy to do!
I also had seen this great tutorial on how to make this pumpkin
out of strips of easy!
To finish it off, I added a Bath & Body Works candle
in a spider web holder that I found @ Kohls.
I'm sure there will be more to come in the next few days.
I will be entering this in the following challenges: