Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Love

 Another card made with the Winter Woodland Cricut Cartridge
The word art is from K &Company Yuletag Words & Tags

The love is from the Michaels wedding section

merry everything

Another stamp from Mimi's Christmas by Penny Black.  I am in love with this stamp set, oh wait did I say that a couple of post back, sorry it's worth repeating!  The stamps just stamp so nice I know I'm adding more of these to my collection!  I stamped the little angel directly onto the mat (papers from Recollections Warm Hearts)

Then I restamped her again on white, heavy cardstock, and on the pink which is a natural fibre paper (I got it years ago at Costco) but the paper is very fiberous, like real handmade paper.  I accented the one I stamped on the paint with just a little deeper pink with my Copics.  I colored the one stamped on white and cut her out minus the halo and feet and then paper pieced them all together.

  I painted her little halo and shoes directly onto the mat.  Sentiment is also from this collection.
Inside sentiment is Stampin Up 
 The ribbon was a super buy at a local craft store when they were selling all their spring/summer things out. 90% off!!!!  The ribbon is wire edged so easy to manipulate where you want.  
Snowflake from the paper collection.

Over the Hill and Through the Wood

Here's a photo video of the cards I've made so far this year.  If you're on my mailing list and don't want to see yours you better not watch, lol.  I'm not done but at least I have a good start.  The best of it all is I've been having fun making them, and that my friends, is what it's really all about!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Penguin Friends

This is another stamp from Penny Blacks Mimi's Christmas
I got my inspiration from Vicky at Lily Pad, thanks Vicky!!
These little guys are just the cutest things around!

The stamp is another from that grab bag I got last year from My Sentiments Exactly
I used Diamond Stickles around the snowflakes
The emobssing folder is Cuttlebug Snowflake
I used distress ink over the top to make the snowflakes pop a little more

Skating into the Holiday

This time  I used my Cricut and the Winter Woodland Cartridge to cut the Skate out.
I just tore a piece of extra heavy white glitter cardstock to form the snowbank across the bottom for the skate to rest on.

The stamp is from the dollar bin, Studio 18 - Mary Engelbret

 The little snowflakes are a Fiskars mini punch
The card base is a pad of 12x12 paper from Michaels
Recollections Classic Christmas, it's a 
colored core paper, which means you can sand the top layer away to reveal
a different color under neath, in this case white.
Inside stamp is from Stampin Up

Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Advent Boxes

For each of my four youngest grandchildren I made a Kaisercraft Beyond the Page Advent Calendar.  I absolutely loved making these, Kaisercraft sends you everything you'll need to assemble the box and drawers.  There are 24 drawers, one for each day leading up to Christmas and then I tucked a special envelope with 25 on it in the middle.  They'll get to open one drawer each day to discover a candy, gift or money.  I'm anxious to hear their feelings about having a gift from Grandma each day of December.

You can follow along and watch how I assembled and covered the little drawers in the first video

And see the finished boxes in the second video

I printed out directions for opening the little drawers onto Kraft Cardstock and attached it to a full 12x12 decorative paper from the Warm Wishes or Snowy Days collections from Recollections.

  I covered each page in clear contact paper, added
ATG glue to the back and attached them to the tops of the storage boxes.

Each Advent Calendar fix just perfectly in these Art Bin boxes from JoAnns
And having a handle to pick them up by is the perfect touch for storing until the next year.

Each middle of the calendar was filled with a background paper scene
some ornaments from JoAnns and Michales, little chipboard pieces
from K & Company 
Each one is different depending on the Grandchild 
I was making it for.  

In the middle is a special envelope for Christmas Day

I decorated around the edges with either beads, 
ribbon or sequin strips.

This video is just photos of all the boxes

Snowballs 5 cents

I had so much fun making cards with the leftovers of a paper pak I bought last year
It's Recollections Snowy Days from Michaels.
The cardbase is from their collection this year called Warm Wishes

The sentiment is from K&Company
Border Punch is from EK Success
Edges all inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Heart is covered with Glossy Accents
and Diamond Stickles were applied to the snowflakes on his hat

This stamp was in a rubber grab bag from My Sentiments Exactly
after I'd stamped it I realized I'd used the clear embossing on it
and it wouldn't show up so I lightly used Very Vanilla Craft ink from Stampin Up
to bring out the embossing, I really liked the way it looked after that.

A super simple card that turned out really cute.

Sledding Mimi

This is my first set of clear Penny Black Stamps and I must say
I'm in love!  They are just wonderful and stamp so nice,
this is Mimi's Christmas

The papers are from We R Memory Keepers - Christmas from
last year, it included the snow ribbon slide shown.

I paper pieced the hat and scarf on Mimi from printed paper that matches
the card base.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas has started!

Here's the beginning of my Christmas Cards.
This one went to my Grandson in Afghanistan

This is a digital stamp, Harry Needs a Hand by Mo's Digital Pencil
She's great check out her blog for tons of cool designs

Counting the Days was an acrylic word art from K & Co
The corner punch on the insde is from Fiskars
Papers are Recollections

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Cherish Happiness

I made this card for a dear friend of mine getting inspiration from Melissa Phillips in the June 2010 Cards Magazine.  I layered papers which I inked heavily under the lace.  

The lighting on this photo is horrid but I wanted you to see the card from this angle so you'll have to overlook it.  The flower is one I received in a swap at YPP from Natalie Wathins, thanks Natalie, I love it!  I stuck a stick pin I had made through the flower and lace to finish it off.

The bling inside and out is from Recollections, the butterfly from Websters Pages.  Under the sentiment I took a page from an old novel and tore and inked the edges.  I used Vintage Photo, Peeling Paint and Worn Lipstick Distress inks on the print to give it the same tones as the papers.  The sentiment I printed out on my computer and inked it with the above Distress Inks.

The little ticket is from the Tim Holtz idea-ology line and the stamped sentiment on it was from a set of old Stampin Up stamps I picked up at a garage sale.  The base of the card is Kraft Cardstock.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tubby Tabitha

OK Marlene over at Disguised as a Grown Up has done it again with her digital images.  This one is just way too cute, she named her Tubby Tabitha and if you rush over there right now today you can pick her up for free before she pops into the stores.
Today she surprised us all with a new version where the bubbles aren't blue and she added a saying, you can find it here.

The inside reads:  Personally I like the tickle your nose and drink me down bubbles myself.

I printed her 3 times and cut leg, arm, hair and facuet out once or twice and popped them up.  Added a few stickles to the bubbles and glitter gel pen to the wine glass.  Love that big toe!

I added a touch of Glossy Accents to her lips and toenails.
Bottom punch is Martha Stewarts Trellis
Papers are We Are Memory Keepers - Christmas (the plaid borders)
and Stampin Up - the stirpes
Anyway, I love Marlene's stuff, she has a warped sense of humor that I adore!
Have a creative week!  Patti