Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Snow Friends

I found this new cartridge at Meijers last month (and they still have them). This cartridge was under $20. Although it doesn't have a lot of option keys, the snowmen and pieces are pretty much interchangeable, so there are a lot of different varieties of snow people you can create. This is the card I made for my dad to give to the grandkids this year.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Polar Pals

Isn't this just the cutest set? There are so many possibilities with this set (unfortunately, it is retired from Stampin' Up). If you ever see this set at a garage sale, it would be worth picking it up. I actually bought this set on ebay about a year ago. I made this card into a long money card. I made the "cold cash" sentiment on the computer and then used the oval punch and oval scallop punch.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Snowman Soup

A little hot cocoa on a cold snowy day! These pictures show the front and back of the package. I just used some packaged hot chocolate, some mini marshmallows in a small bag and a peppermint stick. The topper is the set "Big on Christmas" (Stampin' Up). The poem on the back was found on the internet.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Naughty or Nice?

This quick and easy card is made with the set Naughty or Nice (retired Stampin' Up), real red paper and black and white gingham ribbon. I paper pieced the santa together and added glitter on the white parts. The sentiment Believe is from Hero Arts.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Mini Popcorn Treat

Here is a little treat or gift to give. I used the set "Voila" (Stampin' Up) with a little mini bag of popcorn. I paper pieced on his clothing using Pacific Blue designer paper (retired Stampin' Up). I made the bowl by stamping the "lid" to the tray and cutting off the top handle (and then turned it upside down to look like a bowl). I used yellow puffy paint to be the popcorn in the bowl. The sentiment is made with the curly label punch (Stampin' Up).

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Candy-filled Projects

Here are a few projects I have been offering at my stamping workshops. The tall candy holders are actually recycled tennis ball containers, decorated with paper, stamps and ribbon. I try to match the color of the candy wrappers to the project. The reindeer bag was made with die cuts and punches. I used the top note die, the bag with scallops die (with the scallop cut off),and the tulipe die.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Snowman Angel!

Saw this idea online and thought it was so cute. I made this in October up at my friend and upline, Connie's house (almost forgot to post it!). This card is using the set "Pick A Petal" (Stampin' Up). The paper is soft suede and Christmas Cocoa Specialty designer paper. The backgound is embossed using a Cuddlebug embossing folder. The ribbon is white organdy. The sentiment is from the set "Warm Words" (Stampin' Up).

Monday, December 7, 2009

Classic White Baby Book

Here are the pictures from the "word" baby book I made. Again, I made this to match the cards (from the post below). I used the same papers, stamps and inks. The fun thing is though, I could use more embellishments. (Sometimes it is hard to use embellishments when you are making a pack of cards, because you don't alway have enough to make a full set of matching cards). I purchased this book from clearscraps.com. It is actually an acrylic book covered in paper (which was a little hard for me to do - not that the technique was hard, it was just that the acrylic books are so pretty when left clear and decorated with gems and embellishments.)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Classic Baby

I made this baby gift for a friend at work. She doesn't know if she is having a boy or girl and she didn't have a color theme for her nursery, so I went with all white. I found the basket at Michael's and then designed around it. I filled the basket with packages of cards and a "word" book baby album. (I will show close up pictures of the baby album later this week). Most of the cards were made using the cricut cartridge "New Arrival". I used mostly white cardstock, white satin ribbon, and white taffeta ribbon and creamy caramel ink (Stampin' Up). Most of the pattern paper was from Target.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Cold Play

Here are a few cards I made using the set Cold Play (retired Stampin' Up). Perfect for this wintery weather (except I am not going outside to make the snowman, paper is just fine with me). I had wanted a little sparkle, so I use these gem flowers I had (and of course some dazzling diamond glitter on the snowman and the background paper.)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Winter Trees

This is just a quick simple card made with one tree stamp (and the sentiment). I just stamped the tree in hunter green and then off-stamped it again up above it (meaning no reinking) to get the shadow look. I glittered the dark trees with dazzling diamond glitter (Stampin' Up). The paper is soft sky blue backed in blue bayou (retired colors from Stampin' Up). PS This is the way Michigan looks this morning - no school, snow day!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Santa Hat

I saw a card idea last year using this santa hat and thought "I need to make that!". So I ran right out and got the Cricut cartridge this was made with (Joys of the Season). But then the cartridge just sat all year (until now.) That's really not like me - I usually have to try it out the day it arrives! So not only has it been sitting unused for a year, now I can't remember exactly what the project looked like. Oh well, I happened to be at Michael's last week and I came across this beautiful "boa" trim. I thought "won't this be perfect for the santa hat?". (Boa trim??? What was I thinking?) Oh yeah, I was thinking won't this be darling.... and it was until.... I started cutting the trim! Oh my! There were little white boa feathers floating everywhere! It was like a little white boa storm. What a mess! I still dredge up little fluffs ever now and then walking in my studio room! I made a package of these cards, and they are the cutest thing ever (just don't take them out of the package!)