Saturday, August 30, 2008
My first order from the new catty arrived as did my new Cuttlebug folders and some nestabilities that I had ordered. Too much all at once - I just don't know where to start. I have all these ideas, but can't seem to get them to work out.
I did play with my new cuttlebug folders - Lace Tree, Snow Dots, Ice Crystal (Cut and Emboss) and some of the new border folders. As soon as I take some photos I will post them. I also used the Top Note Die from Stampin Up. Not as a feature on the front of a card, but to print the sentiment for the inside of some of my Christmas cards.
Still wavering about whether I should get the Big Shot or not. I love my cuttlebug and everything I am reading says that I should be able to use even the BIGZXL cutting dies in the CB. Just need to use a little creativity with the plates. I have 3 sets of B plates, so I think I may have to use my 40% Michael's coupon to get another A plate.
I may be back in a day or two with some photos.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
For this card I assembled the medallion as above, except I used Riding Hood Red CS instead of Real Red. The base card is Riding Hood Red and the DSP is from the Bella Rosa pack. The greeting is from Flaky Friends (retired).
I participated in an ESwap initiated by Josée Smuck. This is my copy of Josée's card. The pine tree from Lovely as a Tree is stamped in White Craft on Night of Navy CS. The sentiment is from Wonderful Words and is stamped on Whisper white using Night of Navy ink. The white CS is torn, mounted to the card and then the torn edge is enhanced with glitter (I used chunky glitter for this card).You can go to Josée's blog to see the rest of the cards submitted. http://stampingjo.com/christmas-card-ideas-hohoho/
This next card is CASED from Andrea Walford. I used Kraft CS and sponged the edges with Whisper White craft ink. The tree was stamped with WW craft ink on Kraft. I mounted this image onto chocolate chip and then onto the main card (Andrea used a layer of Old Olive). I used my 2 way glue pen to adhere glitter to the tree and to the edge of the smaller Kraft panel.
You can see Andrea's original card at http://andreawalford.com - see her August 15 post.
Here is a version of the ever popular bag in a box. I followed the instructions given by Paula Goff on her blog - http://inkingaddict.blogspot.com. I did not use the round tab punch - I used the horizontal slot punch to slide the ribbon through. I used Bali Breeze DSP and Felt Fusion flowers to decorate. I also used my 5 petal punch and Taken with Teal CS to make the middle flower. Non SU brads were used for the flower centres.
I was just playing around and decided to try to duplicate the reindeer displayed at convention. I made a small triangle using Chocolate chip CS and cut 2 of the sides using my Fiskars scallop scissors. The sides all measure 2 inches. I made the antlers from Caramel CS using my Cuttlebug and the vintage die set and attached it to my triangle. I then glued on the silly eyes and the red pom pom. I think with a bit of modification he will make a really cute gift tag!
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Friday, August 15, 2008
My parents celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary last weekend. This is the card I made for them. I used the Cuttlebug Butterfly Die and Embossing folder. I cut two butterflies from Pink Pirouette and two from vellum cardstock. I embossed each of the vellum butterflies and highlighted the embossing using my Sakura Gel Pen (Stardust). I also used some silver stickles for the body and antenna. The designer paper is from the Bella Rosa pack. I used the new scallop border punch and a few very pale pink dew drops. All mounted on Whisper White cardstock.
The greeting is from the set Heard from the Heart and is stamped with Pink Pirouette ink. I traced over it with the Sakura Gel Pen (Stardust).
Looks better in real life. Very pretty, but understated.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
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Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Here are pictures of the cards I have made during this past week (while watching or should I say listening to the Olympics). All of the completed cards will be packaged, with a mailing envelope, in a clear plastic envelope (the ones from SU are wonderful) for protection. We will then package up all of the cards and send them to a contact who with a friend (both military wives) initiated a program where cards are sent to our troops so that they have a selection to choose from to send to their loved ones back home. More information can be found on their site at http://acardforhome.com/