Thursday, December 18, 2014

Remix with Miriam :)

A few months ago Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Magazine had such a fun call- designer remix!  The idea was that two card makers would use the same products to make cards.  Miriam and I went for it and our cards even got picked up for publication!  Well, a few weeks ago we heard the bad news about the magazine and our cards wouldn't be published after all...  Luckily we can share them on our blogs! :)

The rainbow and sentiment dies are from Paper Smooches.  I diecut the rainbow out of white and used Copics to color them into a rainbow pallet.  This saved so much cutting!  Miriam's card was done first- it is clean and crisp!  I decided to go with a crisp but collagy look with mine.  I embossed my card base, added some splatter, thread wad, and a doily to my background.  I kept it all white so that the sentiment and rainbow would really stand out.

Remixing is so fun!  I loved the challenge!  Pop over to Miriam's blog to see her card- here is a peek at what she made:

Well, thanks for stopping by today!  I am heading out for a little shopping- wish me luck!  I'm afraid with the holidays so close now, it's going to be crazy!!
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Thank My Lucky Stars for You Card

Good morning!  Hope your day is off to a good start! :)  I'm sharing a card I made for my husband today using the Starry Night Stamp Set by Waffle Flower Crafts:

This stamp set is one of my favorites!  There are so many options and it's fun to build space scenes!  I started with a black cardstock panel and stamped some stars and dots with white ink.  Next, I splattered it with some shimmer spray.  The sentiment was added to the bottom corner using Versamark and embossing it with white powder.  I added a few rhinestones around it, too!

I knew I wanted to create an inlaid diecut look with the moon.  I stamped the outline onto gray paper and cut it out.  I added the craters with gray ink and the same shimmer spray as before.  I pulled out the Tiny Heart Die  and placed it in the lower, right hand side of the moon and ran it through my diecut machine.  I then placed my moon onto the black panel using foam adhesive to pop up the moon and the heart for dimension.

Once the focal panel was finished, I made a card out of light aqua cardstock.  I added a bit of patterned paper from Teresa Collins Studio Gold 6x6 pad to the bottom of the card.  I added a strip of silver foil paper over the seam, at an angle across the card.  I placed a panel of vellum on the card next, at an angle and then layered my black panel over the top, also at a slight angle.  I love the layers!

I'm so glad I pulled out the Starry Night Stamp Set to play with- it really is a fun one! :)  Hope you have a great day!
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Monday, December 15, 2014

A Boxed Up Christmas Gift

This project popped up on the SRM Stickers blog over the weekend so I thought I'd share it here, too!

I always love giving homemade goodies as gifts around the holidays.  It makes the house smell so good!  Yum!  This year I'm planning to give gifts of jelly and sweet bread.  I thought the Kraft Box would be the perfect thing to package it in!

My mom and stepdad made this wonderful jalapeno jelly.  Mom loves the Labels By The Dozen sheets, especially the Christmas one!  They look so cute on those jars!

You can see that the bread and two jellies fit perfectly into the Kraft Box.  I think the boxes are cute all on their own but this time I decided to decorate the top with a few holiday themed goodies:

I started by adding a wide strip of the red and white striped paper from the Teresa Collins Candy Cane Lane collection to the left hand side.  Along the edge of it, I added a white stitch from the Sticker Stitches- Christmas sheet.  I added a large White Lace Doily over the top of it and layered the wooden Noel embellishment (also from Teresa Collins) in the center of it.  To finish it off, I embellished with a bit of crinkled green seam binding and pretty Platinum Shimmer baker's twine.

I am loving these boxes! It was really fun decorating the outside with my scrapbooking supplies- way more fun than wrapping paper! :)

Hope you have a great day!
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Friday, December 12, 2014

Santa Treat Bag

Hello!  I shared this post on the SRM blog today too so if you've stopped by there first, it might be a repeat :)

I think my favorite treat around the holidays is white chocolate covered Oreo cookies!  Yum!  They are so rich and sweet that I can only have a couple at a time so I like to share.  I popped a couple in some cute treat bags to share with my girl friends at our upcoming card making party:

Aren't these chevron embossed kraft bags by SRM perfect?  I love how the top is left unembossed- it looks great folded over and wrapped with baker's twine.  :)

I stamped this one with gold rings and then splattered it with gold mist.  When the ink was dry, I stuck down that cute Santa sticker from SRM's Quick Cards- Believe sheet inside the gold rings.  I added just a bit of the green zig zag from the Sticker Stitches- Christmas sheet next.  The heart flair from the Bossy Joscie Modern Christmas collection was the perfect embellishment to finish off my cluster.  I used Peapod baker's twine to wrap around the top and tie in a bow.

These were so fun to put together!  I hope my girlfriends like them as much as I do! :)

Hope you have a great day and thanks for popping by!
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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Golden Peace on Earth Card

Good morning!  I have a pretty card to share with you today done in white and gold:

I've combined some pretty stamps from Newton's Nook Designs with patterned paper from Teresa Collins.  I stamped the snowflakes from the Beautiful Blizzard set with gold Delacata ink- everything is so sparkly in real life!

The sentiment is from the Holiday Wishes set.  I stamped it onto the raised white panel with Versafine ink.  I embellished with more gold- sequins and thread- and just a pop of turquoise with solid baker's twine from SRM.

This one was so fun to stamp! I love the gold and the sparkle!
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Three Tinsel and Co. Christmas Cards

Hi!  I thought I better share some more of the Christmas cards I've made before Christmas actually gets here lol!  Today I'm sharing three cards I had created for Teresa Collins Designs over the summer.  These are using the beautiful Tinsel and Company Line:

I embossed the red card base with Beautiful Words embossing folder.  The journaling card has been stamped and stitched along the outside edge.  I kept the embellishments simple, adding a diecut along the bottom edge and a few sequins here and there.

This next one is crisp with a little bit of messy :)

I used embossing paste and a stencil to create the large damask on a white card base.  I splattered it with gray ink and then started layering elements on.  Some are stickers, some are diecuts, and some is just paper- it's fun to mix it up a bit!

 This last one was a quick one:

I covered my white card base with the pretty stars patterned paper (from the 6x6 pad).  I added the three star diecuts and then added the sentiment diecut.  I used dimensional foam adhesive here and there to make things stand out.  I simply added a few sequins for accent  and called it done.

It was weird working on these in the summertime- I actually pulled out some Christmas movies to get me in the mood!  lol!  It was fun!

Thanks for stopping by today!
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Monday, December 8, 2014

A Card for Craft Hoarders Anonymous

I'm playing along with the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge today as one of their guest designers :)  If you haven't played along with one of their challenges yet you should check them out!  Any project is welcome- as long as you're busting some of that stash lol!

I pulled out some of my old favorites along with a few new pieces for this card.  It also features a gift card on the front- I do these every year for the teachers and the gift cards are getting cuter and cuter!  I love how they look on the front of cards :)

I started with a white card base and added the striped paper to the left hand side.  I added the scallop diecut edge to it next, cutting it the same length as the patterned paper.  The Starbucks gift card was next, taking main stage lol!  I added the sparkly snowflake next and then got to work on my sentiment layers.

I watercolored a piece of watercolor paper with various greens to mimic the green on the gift card.  When it was dry, I diecut it using the Holiday Fill In The Blank die set by Avery Elle.  I stamped the rest of the sentiment from the coordinating Holiday Fill In The Blank stamp set with Versamark onto vellum and embossed it with white powder.  Then, I diecut it using a long label die.

I layered the sentiments on to my card and added a bit of twine to finish it off.  I love the eclectic look I ended up with!  I can't wait to give this one to one of the girls' teachers :)

I had so much fun playing along with Craft Hoarders Anonymous this month!  Be sure to pop over to their blog to see what the rest of the team created!

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