Saturday, December 31, 2011

Early Espresso Quilted Satin Ribbon

Stampin' Up! News

December 30, 2011
Due to overwhelming demand for the Early Espresso 3/8" Quilted Satin Ribbon, we have run out of stock. This item from the Holiday Mini is no longer available for purchase. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Another Hybrid Card

This card is CASE'd from one I saw on Stampin' Connection - an online showcase for Stampin' Up! demonstrators only. The originator used the actual stamp sets and although I do own all of them, I created the focal panel using My Digital Studio. I cut that to 3 1/2" x 5" and layered it onto a layer of Soft Suede measuring 3 3/4" x 5 1/4". The base case card is Very Vanilla.

I added a few highlights with glitter glue and the card was done.

This was one of the cards I made with my sisters and her two daughters when we had a craft day a few weeks ago.

It sure looks like my layering is not straight but in real life it is much better than it looks in this photo.

Digital Downloads - Lovely as a Tree; Welcome Christmas; Heard from the Heart (all of the downloads used are available as stamp sets as well)
Colours - Very Vanilla; Soft Suede; Cherry Cobbler; Basic Black
Card Stock - Very Vanilla; Soft Suede
Other - Dazzling Details

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Glittery Ornament Card

A couple of weeks ago I posted a really quick and easy card with a bit of a Wow factor. Pretty much all I had done was to punch out a snowflake (save the punched piece for another project) and mount a piece of red glimmer paper behind it. You can see it HERE

This card is very similar but uses the ornament punch. Although it takes a little more time than the snowflake card, it is still fairly quick and easy.

Stamp Set - Christmas Greetings
Ink - Real Red
Card Stock - Whisper White; Real Red; Red Glimmer; Silver Glimmer
Punch - Ornament; Dotted Ribbon
Other - 1/8" Real Red Taffeta Ribbon; "Shimmer Mist"

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Quick and Easy Lovely as a Tree Card

I loved this card when I saw it on Julie Leblanc's blog and knew it would be a good card for my craft day with my sister and her daughters. It is also on the list for Judy and I to make, although may not be until next year.

I didn't make any changes at all. You can see Julie's video for this card HERE.

Stamp Set - Lovely as a Tree; Heard from the Heart
Ink - Crumb Cake; Soft Suede
Card Stock - Very Vanilla
Other - Dazzling Details

Monday, December 12, 2011

Happy Birthday Dad!

Today is my dad's birthday - 80 years young. Yesterday we had a birthday celebration for him.

Dad was in the Navy for years so I thought the Open Sea stamp set would be perfect for his card.

It's a pocket card and the insert is stamped with some of the images from the stamp set and holds a gift card.

Stamps - Happy Everything (retired); The Open Sea
Ink - Crumb Cake; Not Quite Navy; Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock - Whisper White; Not Quite Navy; Nautical Expedition DSP (retired)
Other - Baker's Twine (Cherry Cobbler); 5/8" Silver Jumbo Brad

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Snowman Punch Art

On Monday when Judy and I had our "play date" we made cards that I have already posted to my blog.

My card today is one we probably won't get to this year, but it will certainly be on the list for next Christmas. I did however do this card with my sister and her two daughters last Friday. We had a crafting afternoon and had a great time. NOTE - I had scheduled this post before our craft day and we did not make this card (I forgot to pack the kit I had put together - so this will be a next year's project with them as well).

As you know if you are a regular reader, most of my projects have been CASEd from other papercrafters. This is no exception. I can't link to any one person's blog as I have seen so many variations of this cute little snowman. So here he is -


Stamp Set - Serene Snowflakes
Ink - Whisper White pigment ink; Baja Breeze Classic; Blushing Bride Classic
Card Stock - Whisper White; Baja Breeze; Basic Black; Real Red; Pumpkin Pie
Punches - 1 1/4 Square; Word Window; Ornament; 3/4" circle; Two Step Owl; Small Heart; Small Star (retired); Decorative Label; Scalloped oval
Other - Mica Flakes; Tombow Multi Purpose Glue; White Signo Gel Pen; Basic Black Marker; 1/8" Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon; Basic Rhinestones; My Digital Studio (for greeting)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Hybrid Card

Early in November Stampin' Up! offered some free downloads for My Digital Studio. One of those was Home for the Holidays. I had checked out the stamps and embellishments but did not even look at the templates that were included with the download. It wasn't until last week one day that I saw a hybrid card on Diana Gibb's blog that she had created using the postcard template from the Home for the Holidays download. I loved it and wished I had been more attentive to what I was getting. Check out Diana's card HERE.

Here is my card -

I decided to change the greeting - so easy to do. I just deleted the greeting on the template and selected another one. Once I was happy with the look I created duplicate pages and then printed 4 to a page. I trimmed them, mounted them onto a Cherry Cobbler layer and then onto the Very Vanilla Card base. I then "glitzed" it up a bit by adding some Dazzling Details to the "snow banks".

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Snowman Candy Bar Wrapper

Are you looking for a really cute table favour or even gift card holder then you have to check out the free download on Laurie Furnell's blog HERE.

Judy found it and it was one of our projects this week. She did the download and then printed the images onto plain copy paper. We trimmed them to fit our candy bars (in these samples we used the 100g Cadbury Caramilk bars. The little hat is made of a 6 inch square of polar fleece. The scarf is a 1/2" by 12" strip of the fleece.