Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Wonder of It All

A little Verve, a little cricut and combine that with DCWV and you get a great idea for a Christmas card.  All the dp on this card is from an older DCWV Glitter Christmas stack.  I've been hoarding that paper and finally decided it was time to cut it.  I'm sure glad I did.  The image panel is a mix of stamping and cricut.  The top note shape the tree and snowman are on is from the Storybook cart, cut at 3 1/2 inches and with a shadow feature too.  I ran the white panel through the cuttlebug using the snowflake folder.  The tree is made out of dp from the same stack mentioned cut from the Joys of the Season cart and it was cut out twice so it could be layered with pop dots... I cut each section out separately then layered them.  The snowman and sentiment are Verve from the set Snow Wonderful.  I stamped the snowman, colored his scarf, hat and nose and then cut him out adding him to the panel with pop dots.  I then went back and added some stickles to him so he would sparkle like the tree does.

Thanks for stopping by.   Happy Holidays

Friday, November 26, 2010

A Krafty Christmas

Another Christmas card to get you in the festive mood.  While you're reading this post I'll be knee deep in christmas boxes, pulling out all our decorations and getting the house dressed and ready for Santa.

So on to the card.  This was super simple to do, no stamping and alot of cuttlebug and a little cricut.  I was unsure about using Kraft cardstock for a Christmas card but I like the elegant feel to this card.  I ran the 2 kraft layers through the cuttlebug with the snowflake embossing folder, layering the smaller panel with white and leaving extra on the edge so I could use the SU scallolp punch on it.  The deer was cut with the cricut using Winter Woodlands cart, cutting it at 4 in and attached with pop dots.  When I put the deer panel on the card it needed something else and that's when I added the white strip to the bottom cutting the edge with the SU punch and then running it through the cuttlebug with the border embossing folder.  A last minute add on was the snowflakes (MS punch)   Who would have thought Kraft and white could look so Christmasy. 

Thanks for stopping by, Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and all you black Friday shoppers out there be careful!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Holiday Planner

Here's a little holiday planner I made that has all the things you could possibly need to get you through this holiday.  Some note cards to use as thank yous or leave a note for Santa. Some 3x3 gift cards, perfect to tuck on top of that package.  A couple ornament tags to add to a christmas bag and a little note list you could use to write your cards down on, gifts you need to pick up or just things left to do.

Here's a pic of the inside.  To make the planner I took an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper, scored it in the center then scored one end an inch and a half from edge.  Fold that edge up and there is your pocket.  I covered the planner with DCWV paper and used the image from SU's Home for Christmas for the front.

The 3x3 card idea came from Inking Idaho's blog.  You can find the link to it in my side bar.  Becky has amazing things on her blog.  The little Santa/Elf notes are just basically a card front.  I used the scraps from the dp so everything would coordinate and the santa/elf stamps are from Stampendous.  I colored them with SU markers and added a little sparkle to the fur trim on each of their outfits with some diamond stickles.

Hope you enjoyed this project.  It really is quick and easy to do and would even make a great gift for someone.  Just a few more days and we'll be decorating for the holidays, time is flying by.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Merry Christmas Dear Friend

This is my first time using the Dasher stamp that I picked up last year but I picked it up after Christmas so I couldn't wait to use it.  This was such a simple Christmas card to do. 

The base is GP white, then I layered SU riding hood red that I ran through the cuttlebug using the snow dots folder.  The dp is from Cloud 9 Design (yep not DCWV) Seasonal stack that I picked up on sale at  Joanns.  I had tried several different dps before deciding on these 2.  I layered the dps with white and left 3/4 extra at the bottom so I could use the SU scallop border punch on it.  I thought the sentiment was perfect Merry Christmas Dear Friend from the SU cute and curly set stamped in riding hood red which I also used the SU curly label punch to punch it out.

I think I may go back and add some diamond stickles to the antlers to give the card a little sparkle.  Thanks for stopping by today.  I have a holiday planner coming up next.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Cardinal Christmas

This is one of my favorite Christmas cards this year and my Grandmother would have loved it too since she loved birds. She even had several bird ornaments that she put on her Christmas tree every year, a cardinal being one of them.

When I was putting it together each layer ended up getting tweaked just a bit each time I made another one and here's the one I like the best. 

On to the details...I started out with GP white for the base, added a kraft layer and then cut some DP from DCWV Christmas Combo stack (yes I bought another stack of paper, I'm seriously going to start wallpapering with it).  I ran the dp through the cuttlebug using the SU folder petals a plenty.  The other dp is also DCWV from the luxury stack and its really glossy and shimmery in person which I couldn't capture in the photo.  I layered it with SU riding hood red and added the scalloped edge to the bottom.

Now silly me didn't write down my cricut cuts so I'm going to try to remember how I did it.  The bird was cut from Winter Woodland at 2 1/2 I believe if not 2 1/2 then definitely 2 in.  I used some riding hood red ink on the bird and sponged around the edges.  The branch came from the same cart also cut at 2 in or 2 1/2. I really need to remember to write my cuts down if I'm going to post them....ugh!  I added some snow to the branch with a white marker and then covered it with some diamond stickles. 

The ornament is SU.  I stamped it in Antique Linen with the polka dot ornament stamp and then took the Merry Christmas sentiment from SU's Holiday Best and stamped it in riding hood red over top.  Then I punched out the ornament.  This card seems like its a lot of work but really the cricut does most of the work for you.  Oh and not to forget the snowflakes they are MS punch. 

Hope you enjoyed this Christmas card. Just a 2 more weeks and we'll have our Christmas decs up. I can't believe it.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Christmas Wish

So I tried my hand at minimal coloring of an image and I'm not sure I like how it turned out.  Maybe I need to go back and color the sled red, that might help a bit.  To be honest while I love this image from the SU set Home For Christmas, I never know what to do with it.  Maybe its the layout?  Any suggestions?  I'm open and willing to try anything with this set.

So the base is some Kraft paper from Joanns that I ran through the cuttlebug using the SU folder petals a plenty.  Then I used some scrap paper and layered the 3 scallop edges.  I have to say not coloring the image made the card quick to do but at the same time its lacking that wow or Oh that's pretty factor. 

I will say I have gone back and colored this image in.  I just couldn't get past it being this plain.

Thanks for stopping by. My next card post is one of my favs for this Christmas season using the Cricut cart Winter Woodland, so keep an eye out for that one.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Vintage Christmas

This new set from SU, Greeting Card Kids, just screams vintage to me so that's what I wanted to do with this winter image.  I chose some non traditional Christmas papers, matter of fact they are from the DCWV stack Rustic.  I ran the striped paper through the cuttlebug with the snowflake folder. The pic doesn't do the papers justice, they are full of shimmer and sparkle.  I stamped the image with Staz On and colored her with SU markers.  Added a little diamond stickles for a snowy effect.

The sentiment is also SU punched with the modern label punch and I added a mat to it by punching the modern label 2 more times and layering it.  The little snowflakes are a MS punch.  Thanks for looking today.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Hello Owl

Before I move on to posting some Christmas cards I thought I'd post a Just Because card.  This card is extremely simple to do and was just as quick to put together.  I love the new Owl punch from SU and the more you work with it the easier it is to glue those little eyes on. 

So here's what I used...base just some GP white. All the dp on this card is from DCWV Hippie Chic mat stack, great funky papers in there.  The orange layers are SU pumpkin. The owl was put together with some scraps out of my scrap box and the Hello is a clear stamp from TPC Studios. 

Quick and easy card, short and simple post for the day.  Thanks for stopping by and get ready for Christmas.



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