Saturday, December 12, 2015

Christmas Gifts and Packaging Class

I wanted to share what I am offering in my class on Sunday, Dec 13.  There is still room for two more people in the class.  If interested in attending leave a message below.

This gift card holder box was modified from the original by Brenda Quintana found HERE.  I made my box large enough to hold six Hershey Nuggets and added a small fold in the green cardstock to hold the chocolates in place.


The candy canes were made by cutting a red foil and a glimmer paper candy cane. I cut the glimmer paper candy cane into sections and glue every 
other piece onto the red foil one.  I made the Peppermint Sugar Scrub too!  I just mixed 1/2 cup of Coconut Oil, 1 cup of sugar and 10 drops of Peppermint essential oil. It's that easy.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

One More Christmas Card

My card today is inspired by THIS project made by Heather Klump. I couldn't get as much detail and depth on my A2 size card so I think a complete "CASE" is in my future!  

The first card will be entered in the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge, Cardmakers Choice.  You can find that challenge HERE.  The second card was my daughter's favorite version (I like the sparkle too!) so I'm including that one in this post. 

STAMPS: Holiday Home, Festive Fireplace
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Pacific Point, Old Olive, Smoky Slate
PAPER: Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, All Is Calm DSP, Gold Foil or Gold Glimmer
OTHER: Stars Collection Framelits, Homemade Holiday Framelits, Lucky Stars EF, Confetti Stars Border punch, Gold Cording Trim, 1/8" Striped Ribbon, Gold or White Embossing Powder, Eclectic Piercing Template or Gold Stampin' Glitter

Friday, November 13, 2015

Fireside or Window?

I created these cards last week for a Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge but failed to get it entered on time.  I still wanted to get this posted because it is one of the cards I'm offering at my Christmas Cards class next week.  

I couldn't decide if I liked the kitty better at the fireside or the window so everyone at the class can choose which they would rather make. The fireplace image was stamped on Cajun Craze cardstock.  When cutting it out I shortened the fireplace by a couple bricks because I didn't want to hang stockings from the mantle and I didn't want there to be a big empty area above the fire.  

Here is the Sweet Sunday Sketch sketch I used...

And here are my cards.... 

STAMPS: Festive Fireplace, Happy Scenes, More Merry Messages
INK: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler
PAPER: Old Olive, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Vellum, Acetate Sheets, Merry Moments Simply Scrapping kit
OTHER: Festive Fireside Framelits, Hearth and Home Thinlits, White Gel Pen, Dazzling Diamonds

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Vintage Sled

I wanted to play with my new sled die again and thought it would be fun to try a vintage look.  I remember a few years ago the Stampin' Up! catalog and overall look was very "vintagy". Vintage is not my normal style so I had to look back and get some inspiration on Pinterest with a search for the retired Deck the Halls Designer series paper.....and BAM!  There it was, tons of vintage inspiration!  I thought the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches lends it's self perfectly for my attempt at vintage. 

STAMPS: Petite Pairs
INK: Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede
PAPER: Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Deck the Halls DSP
OTHER: Ovals Collection Framelits, Holiday Frame EF, 1/8" Gold Ribbon, Victoria Crochet Ribbon, Small Oval Punch, Martha Stewart Branch Punch, Dies by Dave-Sled Die, Basic Pearls, Silver Dazzle Marker

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Sleds for Mojo Monday

Just a quick post to get this card entered in the Mojo Monday challenge found HERE. This is a quick and easy card and will be one of the options in my Christmas card buffet class on November 22.  My new sled dies worked perfectly for the vertical element in Julee Tilman's fabulous sketch!

STAMPS: Festive Fireplace, Happy Scenes
INK: Cherry Cobbler, Cucumber Crush
PAPER: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla or Whisper White, Gumball Green Core'dinations, Gold Foil Paper, Be of Good Cheer or Season of Style DSP
ORHER: Dies by Dave- Dave's Sled, Festive Fireside Framelits, Gold or Silver Dazzle Marker, Sakura Gelly Roll Pen

Friday, October 30, 2015

Christmas Time Is Here...

Well, not quite Christmastime but this card makes me think of A Charlie Brown Christmas.  Particularly the scene when Charlie Brown and Linus go shopping for a Christmas tree and the tree lot is filled with oddly colored, artificial Christmas trees.  

This card was inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches. The matting for the trees and the sentiment I made with my wonderful and amazing Brothers Scan n Cut!

I'm going to donate this card to MD Anderson Cancer Center so I am entering again in the HTCCT challenge No Extra Postage.  

STAMPS: Peaceful Pines
INK: Whisper White
PAPER: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise
OTHER: Perfect Pines Framelits, Christmas Greetings Thinlits, white EP, Snowburst EF, Champagne Mist Glimmer Paint, Tempting Turquoise 1/4" grosgrain ribbon

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Stampin' Up Wondrous Wreath

Thank you Sweet Sunday Sketch for your sketch challenge this week!  The sketch works perfectly for one of the stamp sets I want to use in my upcoming Christmas card class. 

I also wanted to make a card that would work for the HYCCT challenge- No Extra Postage.  So, I did not add any bulky bows or baubles that might require extra postage for first class mail.  

STAMPS: Wondrous Wreath, Jolly Jingles jumbo wheel (to the world)
INK: Gumball Green, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Versamark
PAPER: Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Be of Good Cheer DSP, Gold Foil
OTHER: Petals-a-Plenty EF, Cherry Cobbler EP, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, Wonderful Wreath Framelits

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

A Thankful Bunch of Leaves

TGIF Challenges has a theme challenge this week and the theme is Thankful.  So I made this cute little envelope with Stampin' Up's Mini Treat Bag Thinlit, adorned it with a bunch of leaves, a die cut "thanks" and inserted a little note card to write a message.  There is also enough room to add a little candy treat, YUM!  This project was also inspired by the Hope You Can Cling To Challenge, Thanks Bunches, which is to add a bunch of something to a thank you card.  Let me know if you have any questions. 

Before you ask, the beautiful paper used for the bag/envelope is from a kit Stampin' Up sold two years ago called Thankful Tablescape Kit.  They called the paper, birch paper ribbon and I so wish they sold this in sheets! It has such a nice texture to it. If anyone knows where I can get more of this paper or something comparable please let me know. 

STAMPS: Vintage Leaves
PAPER: Hello Honey, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow, Confetti White, Adventure Bound DSP stack, Birch Paper Ribbon from retired Thankful Tablescapes Kit
INK: Hello Honey, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow
OTHER: Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Leaflet Framelits, Top Note Die, Early Espresso Cotton Ribbon, Antique Brads, Little B Handwritten dies

Monday, October 26, 2015

Fresh and Centered Wonderland

Look! I made another Christmas card!  Now only 80 or so more until I can send them! Actually, I won't be using these past few cards I've made because they are being donated to the Hope You Can Cling To card drive and challenge.  You can read about it HERE

This card and it's green and evil sister (I just saw the musical Wicked) were made for two challenges.  The Hope You Can Cling To challenge HTCCT1525 is titled Stay Centered. We are challenged to "Make a card by only using the center for your image, sentiment etc.". Well, that challenge just happens to be the sketch this week at Freshly Made Challenges.

STAMPS: Wonderland
PAPER: Soft Sky, Midnight Muse, Whisper White, Vellum
INK: Whisper White Craft, Midnight Muse, Soft Sky, Versamark
OTHER: White EP, Irridescent Ice EP, Clear EP, Rhinestone Jewels, Snowburst EF 

I stamped the trees with Whisper White Craft ink  and embossed with white EP.  I then sponged the sky with Soft Sky and Midnight Muse ink.  The snowflakes were stamped with Whisper White Craft ink and embossed with Irridescent Ice EP.  While I had the Irridescent Ice EP out I used it to give my Whisper White panel an edge of glitter by inking just the outer edges with Versamark ink and embossing with the powder.  

Here is the green sister. I do like this color combo but I think the center focal panel is too dark. I used Mossy Meadow, Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Reason for the Season

I planned to make a card for the Hope You Can Cling To challenge called Split the DifferenceA full card front scene, split into two with a sentiment strip. That layout is also the challenge sketch at Pals Paper Art.  Perfect!

For the pop up flower I stamped with White craft ink on Blushing Bride cardstock and embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. I then sponged Cherry Cobbler over the embossing, punched out the petals and sponged a bit on the edges. For the background I stamped with Versamark on Blushing Bride cardstock and embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  Then stamped the shading with Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive and used a Crushed Curry marker to ink the center of the flowers.  

STAMPS: Reason for the Season, More Merry Messages
PAPER: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Blushing Bride, Trim the Tree Paper Stack
INK: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Versamark, Whisper White craft ink
OTHER: Festive Flower Builder Punch, Gold Dazzle Marker, Silver 1/8" ribbon, Pearls, Iridescent Ice EP

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Flippin' Embellished Ornaments

Another Christmas Card for two challenges.  This time a sketch challenge from Stamp Ink Paper Challenge.  This sketches is similar to the sketch in my last post.  Instead of making another difficult with shaker card I decided to make a "simple" swing/flip flop card!  Wanna learn how to make this card? Let me know.  Here is the sketch from Stamp Ink Paper. 

The second challenge is from Splitcoast Stampers Hope You Can Cling To Challenges and Card Drive.  The card theme challenge is to TRASH Cancer, use the word T-R-A-S-H to include elements in your card that begin with each letter.  The elements I used are:
T- Tree branch and Thinlits
R- Real Red and Ribbon
A- Action card and A2
S- Sparkle and Swing card
H- Heat emboss and Holiday

STAMPS: Embellished Ornaments, Sweet Essentials, Ornamental Pine
PAPER: Garden Green, Real Red, Whisper White, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Champagne Glimmer Paper, Red Foil Paper
INK: Garden Green, Real Red, Versamark, StazOn Black, Soft Suede
OTHER: Delicate Ornaments Thinlits, Christmas Greetings Thinlits, Clear EP, Gold EP, Glimmer Brads, Dazzling Diamonds, Garden Green 1/8" striped ribbon