Monday, November 28, 2011

Glitter Stockings

This card was made with the new stocking punch and glitter paper from Stampin' Up.  The background paper was from a big paper pack called "Bright and Jolly" by Recollections I found a Michael's.  It has the cutest holiday paper. I have used this paper for several holiday cards already.  This card will be available this week at my classes.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Patterned Pines

Here is another sample of a card that will be offered at my card classes this week.  This is a fun color combination for a Christmas card.  The base is kraft cardstock.  The trees are done in garden green and the snow hills are done with bashful blue, tempting turquoise and white.  All with dazzling diamond glitter added for sparkle.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Holiday Class

It's been a while since I have had a class, so I have schedule two classes coming up next week. I have been working on some cards and projects to offer next week, so over the next couple days, I will be showing  some of the projects.  To start off with, I have a gift card holder which is perfect for Starbuck's or other coffee cards because it is made from a recycled coffee cup wrapper.  Another project (that actually matches the above card) is a decorated gift bag,  ready to be filled with some homemade treats.  One class will be Wednesday night, November 30 (6pm - 9pm) and the other is Saturday, December 3 (10 am - 2 pm).  Check back often to see more projects and cards.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Purple Snowflakes

It seems I always make the traditional red and green Christmas cards or blue snowflakes, so I wanted to mix it up a bit and try a different color.  I found this purple patterned paper with snowflakes on it and that was my inspiration.  This silver snowflake die is called "Bianca" from Memory Box.  It is so delicate and I was wondering how well it would cut, but I was surprised, it cut quite well!  These are cut from shiny silver paper.  The purple snowflake behind the silver is punched with a Marvy punch.  I then added some Glimmermist to the purple snowflake for some added glitz.  The glittery pen (swirls around the edges) was from Gelly Roll.  The "holiday photos" was cut from my Cricut using the cartridge "Joys of the Season".

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Great Outdoors!

Look at this darling moose! I found this Cricut cartridge "Campin' Critters" and just had to have it! I made this moose into some cards, but I also made a few photo/journal albums.  He just seemed to be the perfect cover for these.  I used the Stampin' Up "On Board Journal" for this project. The paper is by "Happy Camper" by Imaginisce (found at my local Ludington craft store!)  The title "the great outdoors" was also part of this cartridge.  The senitment "smile" is Stampin' Up and the phrase "a picture is worth a thousand words" is from "Say Cheese, too" by LawnFawn.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Owl for You!

Here are a few owl cards I made or received  this past summer.  See all the different ways you can use this cute owl punch from Stampin' Up? All cards were made with the owl punch.  Most supplies and materials here are from Stampin' Up (except for the leaf punch border and some of the ribbon).

Monday, November 7, 2011

Glitter Leaves

Here is another Thanksgiving card I made using this new paper pack "Autumn Splendor".  The leaf is made with the stamp set and die "Leaf Prints" from Paper Trey Ink.  This time I used some distressing Stickles glitter glue (Ranger). 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Gobble! Gobble!

It's getting to be that time of year!  I have been making a ton of holiday cards.  Here are some Thanksgiving cards I just added to my spot at Changing Thymes. I made these cards using the stamp set and matching dies "Gobble Gobble" from Paper Trey Ink.  Again, the paper is from the paper pack "Autumn Splendor" (see previous post).  Of course, the googly eyes really make this card so cute.  Don't forget, if you are in mid-West Michigan, check out my booth (all the booths) at Changing Thymes on Chicago Dr. in Grandville, Michigan!  Awesome store, be prepared to spend some time there!  I will be adding my Christmas selection this week!  Check back to see some of my designs!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Felt Leaves

These cards are made using the stamp set Leaf Prints from Paper Trey Ink and the matching dies.  I cut the leaves from felt (also from Paper Trey) and then stamped the leaf veins.  I added some clear glitter glue to add some sparkle.  The scallop circle is cut using a Nestibilities set (Beaded Circle, I think).  The paper is from the paper pack Autumn Splendor from We R Memory Keepers.  I will be showing a lot of cards from this paper pack - I love the fall plaid in this card.