Sunday, November 30, 2008

Holiday Vellum Treats

I thought I would try this great treat box using Vellum card stock. Note: the craft white ink takes a little extra time to dry. I used regular mono/snail on this box instead of sticky tape and it worked fine. These definitely quick to make!

  • Stamp: Holiday Collection
  • CS: Vellum Card Stock, Whisper White
  • Ink: Craft White, Real Red, Black
  • Accys: Big Shot Pillow Box die, Red Organdy Ribbon (non SU), 1/8" Circle Punch, Curly Label Punch

Friday, November 28, 2008

Holiday Accordian Card

This accordion fold card was inspired by Sharon Johnson at "No time to Stamp" - see her site (and tutorial from 11/21/08) and also Just Rite Stampers site for her posting. Love her concept. I used the Lovely Letter alphabets. I also made the card 4-1/4" high instead of 3-1/2" high to utilize the entire CS . Finished size is 4-1/4" x 30" Long.
This is a close-up of the "Merry" - you can see the Gold Emboss edges of the designer paper. I later added 3 punched 1/8" circle to the Poinsetta Flowers (not shown in Photo).
This photo shows the "Christmas" section.
The card is "closed" by a separate tie. This is the front view.
Side view of closed card.
  • Stamps: Spotlight on Christmas, Lovely Letters, Season of Joy
  • CS: Real Red, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Close to Cocoa,One Wish Simply Scrappin, Holiday Treasures Designer Paper, Summer Sun
  • Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Real Red
  • Accys: Gold Brads, Metallic Eyelets, Large Star Punch, 5 Petal Flower Punch, Double Circle Punch, 3/16" Gingham Ribbon, 1-1/4" Square Punch, 1-3/8" Square Punch, Piercer, Encore Gold Pad, purchased Gold Bells.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Thanksgiving Bookmark

I had a lot of Scallop Punch scraps and decided to recycle the scraps for this Turkey Bookmark. I must have used the Scallop for another project but decided to hoard these scraps for a while. The finished size of the bookmark is 2 x 7" long. Other supplies/punches:
  • CS: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Scrap: Real Red, Pixie Pink, Summer Sun, Black
  • Accys: 1/4" Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, 3/4" Square Punch,1-1/4" Punch, double hole punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Scallop Punch scraps

Friday, November 21, 2008

Snowman in the Woods

I LOVE this snowman!Finished card size is 4x4 closed - photo is showing the card slightly "opened". Had to use those Nestabilities for this card (4-1/4" scallop and 3-1/2" Circle).
Dimensionals are only added to the Snowman and Reindeer layer. The 3 layers of snow "shape" are cut freehand, 2 way glue and dazzling diamonds added.
The Peace Joy Love banner is simply cut 3/8" x 5-1/4". Use a 3/4" Square punch to get the perfect banner point on each end, then the fold 1/4" "crease" at the beginning and end of the words for that banner look and snail onto the circle (no dimensionals or glue dots)
This is the top view of the card, slightly opened.
Back view of the card.
This is called an explosion card (see Dawn's Stamping Thoughts posted 7/3/08 - AND she has a video!). Also Irina's site calls this card a Diamond Fold. Instructions on her site linked to Chris Walker many talented folks!
  • Stamps: Holiday Collection, Loads of Love, Merry & Bright
  • CS: Real Red (of course), Whisper White
  • Ink: Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss, Black Staz On, Real red, Craft White
  • Accys: 2 way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamond Glitter, 3/4" Square Punch, Dimensionals, Signo white gel pen, Stampin Write Bashful blue+Real Red+Close to Cocoa+Pumpkin, Aqua Pen, Large Scallop Nestabilities, Large Circle Nestabilities.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Candy Pouch

  • Stamp: Curly Label Punch Bundle, Dot Background
  • CS: Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Kiwi Kiss
  • Ink: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss
  • Accys: 1" Circle Punch, Cello Bag, Stampin Write Real Red Pen, 5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Snowman Card

Dawn was right - this is way too cute, way too cute, for sure! This was absolutely CASED from her 10/16 posting and she has a video: see Dawns site (right side of my Blog) for details. I made a couple changes: used (5) 1/2" Black circle punches instead of 6, no glitter, and added only the 1 flower from the Trio Punch with leaves. I love this card size and uniqueness of it! Can't wait to make a Santa or Rudolph version.............stay tuned..............

  • Stamp: Season of Joy
  • CS: Black, Whisper White, Tangerine Tango
  • Ink: Pretty in Pink (for cheeks), Craft White
  • Accys: 1" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Trio Punch, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, Dauber.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Holiday Book Mark

No Kidding! This project was QUICK to make.

  • Stamps: Deer Friends (Hostess), Season Of Joy
  • CS: Kraft, Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla, Real Red
  • Ink: Close to Cocoa
  • Accys: Scallop Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Stampin Write Real Red Pen, Dimensionals
  • Monday, November 17, 2008

    Mrs. Claus' Sweet Bag

    May I present Mr & Mrs. Claus!

    Hurry - Santa needs a Mrs. So here she is! There is a front and back view and a photo of their wedding day!
    Dressing Mrs. Claus Supplies (see Santa for basic instructions):
    • Round Tab punch used for back. Round Tab Punch with Curly Punch to create the "collar" effect with Whisper White Taffeta ribbon
    • Apron: Scallop Punch and piercer. Paper is Bella Rose Designer Paper. Ribbon is 15" Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon

    Elves Sweet Bag

    Yippee: Santa now has assistants. Like his family photo? Basically, the instructions are the same as the Santa Sweet Bag already posted. Finished measurements are the same as the Santa. The only difference is:
    • Brushed Gold for the belt buckle replaces Brushed Silver belt buckle
    • 3/8" Brown satin ribbon (non SU) instead of Black Ribbon
    • Scallop Punch replaces the Round Tab Punch. Fold the punched scallop in half, clip at an angle toward fold, punch with 1/4" circle.
    • Cut 9" Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon: tie and knot

    Santa's Sweet Bag

    Instructions to make this bag:
    • Cut (1) 6x3 Real Red CS, add sticky tape to long side and one of short side
    • Cut (1) 1x6 Whisper White, use scallop punch and trim to 1/2" wide, add sticky tape right under scallop
    • Cut (1) 2-3/4x2-3/4 Whisper White, score 3/4" on all 4 sides. Cut 4 slits to make "base" of box.
    • Wrap Real Red around "base" of Whisper White box.
    • Wrap Whisper White Scallop around base on top of Real Red
    • (2) Whisper White Tabs, using Round Tab punch, punch 1/4" hole and use sticky tape to add on to top of bag. Cut 7" gingham ribbon and tie knot/bow
    • For belt: use Horizontal punch twice on Brushed Silver, then use 3/4" punch to puch out "buckle". SU doesn't have 3/8" Black Ribbon: Black CS can also be used. I cut, snailed, and wrapped the "belt around the entire bag.
    • Punch (2) 1/4" Black "buttons - I put snail on the CS, then punch the buttons. Place above belt and below belt.

    that's it: finished size is 1-1/4x3-1/2 measured from the base to the top of the tabs. Bag will hold 6 or more Hersey kisses: let me know if there are any questions.


    • Stamps: none
    • CS: Real Red, Whisper White, Brushed Silver, Black
    • Ink: none
    • Accys: Scallop Edge Punch, 1/4" Circle Punch, 3/8" Black Grosgrain Ribbon (non SU), Sticky Tape, Round Tab Punch, 3/4" Square Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch, Red Gingham Ribbon

    Wednesday, November 12, 2008

    Baby Pillow Box Favors

    These pieces are pulled together to get these:

    These clear acetate baby boy and girl pillow box favors are addictive to make!
    • Stamps: Punches Three (Hostess)
    • CS: Retired Patterns Pack Designer Series Paper, Whisper White
    • Ink: Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink
    • Accys: Sticky Tape, Silver Brads, Large Oval Punch, 1/2" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, 1/2" Pink Organdy Ribbon (non SU), Big Shot Pillow Box Die

    Tuesday, November 11, 2008

    Baby Boy Card

    This card is an Oldie but still works! The background is stamped using "shoes". It will bve sent to France (Yes, Fance) with the Baby Bitty Album previously posted.

    • Stamp: Steppin Style, Cuddles & Tickles
    • CS: Bashful Blue, Whisper White
    • Ink: Versamark, Bashful Blue
    • Accys: 1/2" Blue Organdy Ribbon, Double Circle Punch, White Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy

    Monday, November 10, 2008

    Asian Birthday Card

    This was made for a special birthday. The word really do say "Happy Birthday" in Chinese.
    • Stamp: Asian Image "Happy Birthday", Bamboo background (retired SU)
    • CS: Real Red, Naturals Ivory, Brushed Gold
    • Ink: Versamark
    • Accys: Piercer, Gold Brads, Corner Punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Gold Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Dimensionals

    Sunday, November 9, 2008

    Snowflake Card

    I LOVE THIS CARD - it's using my favorite colors. The 2nd close-up photo shows the "Dazzling" of the Dazzling Diamonds background. The "Merry Christmas" is embossed with White embossing powder and topped off with the stripped grosgrain ribbon.
    • Stamp: Season of Joy, Itty Bitty Backgounds
    • CS: Whisper White, Real Red
      Ink: Versamark
    • Accys: 1/2" Striped Grosgrain ribbon, Big Shot Snowflake Die, Big Shot Snowflake #2 Die, Heat & Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds, White Embossing Powder, Edge Distressor, Embossing Buddy, Glue Dots, Dimensionals.

    Saturday, November 8, 2008

    Thanksgiving Swap

    This swap is from Yvonne. It speaks to me that it is the color combination. The stamped colors used in the leaves and the coloring for the basket is georgous. Thank you Yvonne!

    A Delightful Swap

    This card is from Kathleen. I LOVE the colors. the ribbon accent, the adoreable mini clip! - thank you, thank you, thank you! There's also a splash of Glitter on the top of the flowers. You know this will be my fav!
    I love this swap! Thank you!

    November Swaps

    I love anything 3-D so I absolutely love this "tee-pee" card from Denise! Even though it's not in red, I still like the color combo. I can't wait to make one of these.
    Mr. Twigster is not just a tag - he's a tag that opens up to write a note! A clever way to use this punch! There is crystal effects used on the multi color dotted designer paper which add some "oomph" to this card. Thank you Deanna.
    It's difficult to see the shimmery paper used. It looks great! Thank you (mystery swap person).
    This card is from Linda. I love the color combo - It has a lot of RED!
    I love this technique. Look carefully: The skaters ice image is stamped on the reverse side of the vellum. Then the skaters are embossed in black and colored: WOW! Great idea! Thank you Sharon.
    This card is from Vicki. The snowman is with a dimensional. There is Dazzling diamonds glitter on the stamped snowflakes.
    Sharon made this card. The tree is embossed with silver. The snowflakes are using the Big Shot Snowflake #2 dies on dimensionals. There is dazzling diamonds in the background along with distressed white edge.
    This swap is from Judy. Great job on the color combination.
    This swap is from Ginger. I love how she stippled the background.
    This swap is from Madeline, Greenville (Calif.) All the punched flowers are with dimensionals.
    Thanks everyone for their swaps this month.

    Friday, November 7, 2008

    Holiday Pillow Boxes

    Awesome! These Holiday pillow gift boxes were fun to make. The clear acetate boxes used left over scraps from the Holiday Treasure Designer paper (only need 1-1/4" x 5-1/2" to wrap around the box). Some of the boxes were larger leftover scraps. A whole basket of these would be a sight to see and receive!

    • Deer Friends, Curly Label Punch Bundle
    • CS: Holiday Treasures Designer Paper, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Ruby Red, Clear Acetate Sheets
    • Ink: Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa, Kiwi Kiss, Stampin Write: Real Red, Bashful Blue, Kiwi Kiss, Blush Blossom
    • Accys: 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Punch, 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon in Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon in Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Sticky Tape, Dimensionals.