Sunday, December 25, 2011

Have Your Elf a Merry Little Christmas

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!  I know you're enjoying time with your families for those that celebrate Christmas but just in case you make it into blog land I thought I'd share one last Christmas card with you today ... my wish to all of you.


Just a quick run down of supplies ... paper Cloud 9, punch SU's scallop trim border punch.  Elf and sentiment from Stampendous, tree from SU's Snow Much Fun.  Puff looking stuff on the elf is Liquid Pearl and it was colored with SU markers.  Have a wonderful holiday.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Oh Christmas Tree

I had the idea for this card using the trees from the cricut cart Winter Frolic but executing it was a different story.  I went through several different layouts before figuring out what I really wanted and the missing piece was the doily. 

I bought a pack of those paper doilies you find in the baking section because I thought it would add some nice texture to a card.  The trees were cut at 3 1/2 inches and the little star I punched with my EK Success punch.  The hill the trees are on I hand cut. Then hand cut the white shadow to mimic snow.  Since the trees are bent I wanted something to simulate wind so I added the Flourish from Home Decor cart cut at 1 1/4.  The paper is from Cloud 9 stack and the dry embossing is a cuttlebug folder.  Only   days till Christmas.  Are you ready?

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Faux Pocket Card

I had set out to make this into an actual pocket card but the more I thought about it the more I thought my family wouldn't pull the insert out they would probably try to open it like a regular card tearing it all apart so that's when I decided to do all the cuts like a pocket card but leave the bottom flap so it can be opened like a regular card.
Wow did that make sense?  I folded the card base like I would any other time.  Opened it back up and the cut 1 1/2 inches down the fold.  I then folded the front edge down and used my round corner punch on the edges.  I covered the front with DCWV Christmas DP and cut a poinsettia from Joys of the Season cart at 2 1/2 inches, added a brad and spritzed it with some shimmer spray.
I then cut my white panel small enough to look like an insert and matted it with SU always artichoke.  I made sure to stamp the bird at the top so it would stick out over the faux pocket along with the first sentiment.  The inside sentiment was stamped lower hidden behind the flap.  The image and sentiments are SU Beautiful Season set.  This card means a lot to me because it brings back memories of my Grandmother, who I've mentioned before on this blog loved birds.   One memory I have is how she always had bird ornaments hanging on her Christmas tree and so I've added a cardinal ornament to mine in memory of her.  I miss you Grandma... this cards for you.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you like today's post. 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Gifts of Joy to You

Every year I make my mom some sort of gift card holder or money holder she can use for the family gifts.  Well this year I asked her if it was OK if I just made a standard card but gift themed.  I can't take credit for the layout because I got it from the SU Holiday mini. 

The stamp is Bella and the sentiment is SU's set Gifts of Joy that I punched out with the designer label punch.  I colored the Bella with markers and the papers are DCWV and the Paper Company.  Like I mentioned last week I have some covered comp books to share with you.

The first comp book I covered seemed to take me forever but as I got the hang of it it went much faster.  On the bottom... I covered that one with old DCWV papers getting the color scheme from the stickers used.  The stickers are Studio G stickers from Walmart for $.97.  I also made a post it holder to match using the same stickers and papers.
Top left ... I found the wooden Friends sentiment at Michael's in the dollar bin so I grabbed 3 of them not sure what I was going to do with it.  It fit perfectly up the side of the notebook.  The coffee pot and cup are cut From My Kitchen cart and the little sentiment is from Verve Delightful and Delicious set, also used with the post it holder to match this book.
Top right ... What's cookin'  All the cuts are made From My Kitchen cart except the sentiment which I used A Child's Year for the letters. I picked up some recipe cards at Michael's in the dollar bin and that's where I got the idea for this book using one of the cards on the front.  The post it note holder uses the sentiment and image from SU's Voila set.

I hope you enjoyed these, it was something different for me.  Next week a Faux pocket card.

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