Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Love you Much

Here are a few samples I made using the new set Love You Much. Be sure to check out Stampin' Up's website to see the new set. Get the stamp set, designer paper and the heart to heart punch as a bundle all for $41.48. I just used some pattern paper that I had here. The red ribbon is frim Stampin' Up, the pink ribbon I found at Michaels in the dollar bin. I also used a white gel pen and some pink and red glitter glue.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Holiday Bag

Here is a little treat I made for a holiday gift exchange. (Everyone wanted to know if I made the bag, but i didn't. I found it at Hobby Lobby.) The bag was the inspiration for the rest of the gift. I am obssessed with making sure everything matches. I made ornament cards using my Cricut. I added a few other Christmas treats to finish off the gift. Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Cold Cash

Need a quick and easy money card? I whipped up five of these in no time for my dad. Start with a card base of 8 1/2 x 9 1/2. When scoring the card, the dimensions are simple with the score-pal, but a little more difficult when scoring with a fiskars paper cutter. On the score-pal, there are arrows to help guide for making a tri-fold card. On the fiskars the scoring dimensions are 3 5/8 and 7 4/8. I used the circle punch (1 3/8) and punched a half circle in the bottom middle. Fold the bottom up and attach with two small silver brads. The front is decorated by tearing a piece of white cardstock to look like snow (covered with dazzling diamonds). The penguin is from the set Polar Pals (retired Stampin' Up) and the snowflake is from the set Cold Play (retired Stampin' Up). I used dimensional dots to pop out the penguin. (I think that it took me longer to type this up than to make the cards!)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

No Peeking 'Til Christmas!

Aren't these post-it notes just the cutest?? I found these at Target (I think! Way too much shopping, I guess!) I used the santa and sentiment from the set Crayon Christmas (retired Stampin' Up). I added a border with a white gel pen. I added a magnet on the back. Easy and cute. I made enough of these for my parent helpers for our classroom Christmas party. I put the post-it note in a clear cello bag with a little shredded red paper. Added a red ribbon at the top and had a quick and cute gift.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Fun Notebooks

Here are some notebooks I made up for a friend (and her teacher friends). She wanted some glam and they are personalized. I used the Cricut to cut out their names. I added some ribbon, fibers, gems and flowers. Hope she likes them (and her friends, too!).

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Cricut Ornaments

I found this cute felt bag and thought it would be just the right size for a set of note cards. And it is! I used the Cricut cartridge "Christmas Cheer" and tried to duplicate the look and color of the ornaments on the bag. I jazzed them up with some silver glitter glue and some sticker clear gems. I added some faux stitching around the edges of the cards with a white gel pen. (I thought about getting out my sewing machine, but it seemed like a lot of extra work, so I cheated!) I tied light pink organdy ribbon around the cards and envelopes. I didn't add a sentiment or saying, thought they could be a generic note card, perfect for a "thank you" or "thinking of you" during the holidays.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Cricut Fun

I have had my Cricut out lately and was playing around with the Paper Pups cartridge. I ordered a few new cartridges online and can't wait until they come in. (I'm a little disappointed, I ordered them before Thanksgiving with 2 day priority shipping and they still haven't come.) So, as I wait, this is one of the cards I made.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Delight in Life

I hope everyone had a relaxing holiday. A little shopping and a little crafting - what could be better?? But tomorrow it is back to work. Here are a few things I worked on this weekend. I got my Cricut out and made these cute black flowers using the cartridge "Stamped". I added clear gems for a little sparkle. I made a magnetic calendar, a magnetic post it note, and a set of cards. The paper is from Doodlebug and has a little sheen to it (but you can't see it in the pictures). Actually, as I look at the pictures it doesn't even look like the same paper, but it is.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sweet 16!

My baby is 16 today! Sixteen years ago, she was born on Thanksgiving morning. (My little "Butterball"). We were busy all day today - a day of shopping and then the family party tonight. This was the invitation I sent out to family members. I found this cute idea on Dawn's Stamping Thoughts. I let Allie pick the printed paper she liked for her invitation. So now that our busy day is done, it is time to relax. We will be going to J's brother's house tomorrow for Thanksgiving. My wonderful sister-in-law is making most of the dinner and I just have to bring a few things - my kind of day! I don't enjoy cooking nearly as much as I do the "eating"!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Christmas Tree Treats

Here was a project that we made a few weeks ago at my holiday treats class. This candy box was made using the Cricut and the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cartridge. (It really makes some amazing things!). I heard it was a little challenging to put together (from some of the attendees at the class!). I agree, but I had put so many of them together recently that I must have the hang of it now! I found the cute little buttermint candies at Hobby Lobby, they are decorated in Santa wrappers, so we didn't add much decoration to the candy box, I didn't want to take away from the candy. The ribbon tied around the side, helps the box stay closed. TFL!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Baby, it's cold outside!

So, treat yourself to a nice warm bath, with these scented bath fizz gifts. This was another project in my Holiday Treats class. I found the bath fizz balls at Michaels and they look just like little snowballs. We put them in a little cupcake wrapper and tied ribbon around them. The frosted bag is decorated with a snowflake from the set Snow Flurries (Stampin' Up). We used Cotton White Stazon ink to stamp the snowflakes. To decorate the rest of the bag, we added a snowflake die cut (Cuddlebug), some ribbon and of course a bell!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Tea Tins

Here is another project we made at my Holiday Treats workshop. These are tea tins decorated with a snowman from Cold Play (Stampin' Up). The little sign was made using the Cricut (Walk in My Garden). The turquoise and lime green snowflake ribbon came from Hobby Lobby. We filled the tins with a bag of malted snowball candy.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Candy Tins

I made these candy tins for my craft show and they were very popular. I sold them all. They did turn out really cute. I used pattern paper to decorate the chocolate nuggets and added some ribbon (and a bell!) All very easy, but not exactly cheap. By the time I got the tins, bought the candy (you can fill three tins with one bag), added the paper and ribbon (and bell), there wasn't a very good profit margin. But, they did turn out cute!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Photo Albums

Here are a few photo albums I made for my craft show. I used the set All in the Family (Stampin' Up). The words were made with the Cricut using the catridge Tear Drop. I also used the Cricut software to weld the letters together to make it easier to attach. (Love that software, because as Dawn know, it has to be easy or I'm not doing it!) So yes, this project was quick and easy. Oh, the dots were made with this handy dandy marker that makes dots perfectly. It is called Dotta-riffic by Zig. TFL!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Pumpkin Pie and Blessing Mix

This is a little surprise that we will be making at my next class called Holiday Treats and Gifts. Wouldn't this make a wonderful little gift to set on a coworkers desk or maybe for a favorite teacher? (I know I would like to get these!!) Both little gifts are filled with yummy treats! The pumpkin pie box is made using my Cricut and the cartidge Tags, Bags, Boxes and More. The cute little pumpkin on the Blessing mix is made using the cuddlebug (a diecut and embossing folder all in one set! Isn't that great!) If you like these, keep checking back to see what else we are going to be making. I will also be selling these at my next craft show. TFL!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Another Thank You

I thought this would make a cute kids thank you. I used the set Hip-Hip Hooray (Stampin' Up) and the color combination was orange(pattern paper), celery and not quite navy. I used watercolor pencils on the little guys and then cut them out. TFL!

Friday, October 31, 2008

File Folder Thank You

Here are a few thank you cards I made. I seem to always be in need of "thank you" cards. The "thanks" is cut from the Cricut. The apple is from the set Elementary Days (retired Stampin' Up). The inside has a white insert. Quick and easy! Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Bella Rose

When I first saw this set, it didn't strike me as one I would want to get, but after playing around with it, I think it is one of my favorites now. This card is very versatile, it could be a birthday, sympathy, thinking of you or get well, also. I made this one using the colors night of navy, bordering blue and old olive.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Paper Magic

I found these cute Christmas embellishments by Paper Magic at Michael's. These came in a box with matching cards and envelopes. They were fun to play around with. The snowman card was part of the kit, but the trees are made with a kraft cardstock base stamped with the wheel "blizzard" from Stampin' Up.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Santa

I have been spending so much time on fall and Halloween cards, that I didn't realize I was running a little low on Christmas cards for my craft shows, so this weekend I spent some time working on Christmas cards (that is after my craft show on Saturday and a day of shopping with friends on Sunday - not much time for card making!) Here is a Santa face made with a few punches. Pretty simple, but I'll show more later this week. TTFN!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Fall Fun

Here are a few fall cards I had available during my workshop this weekend. I think my favorite one is the autumn leaf. This card was made with the autumn embossing folder from Cuttlebug. The leaf is also cut from a Cuttlebug "cut and emboss" die. After it was cut and embossed, I added some gold ink. The tree card was made with the new set called Season of Friendship (Stampin' up). The owl card was fun, but it involved a lot of pieces with Stampin up punches. The sentiment on the owl card is from Endless Creations, Inc.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Trick or Treat!

I had a Stamp-a-stack workshop this weekend and had about 14 different card designs for my friends to choose from. I hope everyone had a good time! During this time, it was brought to my attention that I haven't updated my blog in a while (I actually brought it up - mentioning what cute ideas my friends had on their blogs!) I think I spend more time scoping out what's out there instead of keeping mine updated! Actually, reading other blogs is more fun than doing mine! But I did say that I would get some pics up so here are some of the fun Halloween cards we made on Saturday. I think my favorite is the candy corn. But Frankenstein comes in a close second! The candy corn card uses the set Tasty Sweet (Stampin' Up). The candy corn design is just a pattern I created. I began with a rounded corner triangle cut from the Cricut using George and Basic cartridge. The frankenstein card is made with mostly punches (Stampin' Up). His hair is cut from the Cricut using the grass design on the Plantin School cartridge. The spider web card is made using the Cuddlebug web embossing folder and the stamp set used was Batty for You (Stampin' Up)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Mr. Twigster

I think his name should be "funky little snowman"! He is a different one, isn't he? Or maybe "naked little snowman"! I want to put some pants on him! Oh well, he does have character, so I thought I would try a few cards with him. The polka dot paper is embossed with a cuddlebug embossing folder to give it a little more depth. The snowman is stamped on natural paper and then colored in with white craft ink. The thank you card sports the new Stampin' up ribbon that is available Oct. 1. Oh by the way, Mr. Twigster is also available Oct. 1! TFL!