Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Card for Hubby

Last year I some how neglected to make a Christmas card for my hubby.  There was no way I was going to forget this year, although I did leave to the last minute.  I also wanted to make him a Christmas card that was festive, but manly and I wanted it to be a fun fold.  Wow...expectations!!!  Here is what I came up with.

Supplies: Paper: American Craft, K & Company (Visions of Christmas), SU (Very Vanilla & Cherry Cobbler); Ink: SU (Cherry Cobbler), TH (Gathered Twigs, Black Soot); Framelits: SU (Labels); Distress Stickles: Antique Linen; Stamps: CTMH (Very Merry Christmas)

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Upright Diamond Christmas Card

I am always on a quest to make fun cards, especially when I'm giving the cards to my friends.  I know that the card I make for card makers will really be appreciated.  I made two of these cards for two great friends.  
The card is an Upright Diamond.

Supplies: Paper: American Craft, My Mind's Eye (12 Days of Christmas); Punch: SU (Decorative Label); Stamp: SU (Petite Pairs) & Studio G; Ribbon: Celebrate It (Holiday); Chipboard: Michaels; Ink: TH (Barn Door & Black Soot); Marker: TH (Black Soot); Misc: Scor-Pal, Rhinestones

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Happy Holidays Tag

My kids like to do a little Christmas present for their friends at school.  This year the little present included: a Christmas pencil with eraser, some Hershey's Kisses, a pad of paper and a candy cane.  For my youngest daughter I added these tags to her bags.

Supplies: Paper: American Craft, Provo Craft & SU (Whisper White); Ink: SU (Early Espresso); Marker: SU (Real Red); Punch: CM (Corner), SU (2 1/2" Circle & Word Window); Embossing Folder: PC (Sledding); Stamp: Studio G, CTMH (Tiny Typewritter); Cricut: Winter Frolic; Ribbon: Offray; Stickles: Yellow; Misc: Glossy Accent

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

One more Simple Card

Have you ever been distracted when you were making a card?  I sure have and I must have been really in a different world when I scored this card.  I certainly didn't score it in half (at 4 1/4"), but I really didn't want to waste this piece of paper, so I added another two score lines and made this card.  I also think it's great that Stampin' Up came out with this cute Snowflake stamp that fits in the Blossom punch.

Supplies: All Stampin' Up and Scor-Pal

Keeping it Simple

One of the things I struggle most with when making cards, is to actually make a simple card.  I really like the way this card turned out.  The Stampin' Up Ornament Framelits sure helped to make this card.
Supplies: All Stampin' Up and Scor-Pal

Two Simple Christmas Cards

Yesterday I started working on getting my Christmas cards in the mail.  But, as usual I got called away from my project.  So, I'm back at it today.  I need a few extra cards to send everyone on my list a card.  Back in November I was at a Stamp A Stack and I had some left over paper, so I decided to use it up.

Supplies: All Stampin' Up

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Quick Christmas Card

As I was getting ready to send out my Christmas cards, I noticed that I needed a few more.  I have seen several fun looking cards made with "washi" tape.  This is my attempt at a tree looking card.  I'm not sure that it really turned out all that well.

Supplies: SU (Whisper White and Old Olive); Ink: SU (Old Olive); Punch: MS (Gifts) & SU (Ticket); Brad: Making Memories

Saturday, December 8, 2012

SU Club - December

This month at club we did the Christmas Card Exchange.  The card that get made doesn't need to be a Christmas card, it can be anything.  You can see my card here.  Once we got done looking at the exchange cards we made these great projects.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Thank You - Gift Card Holder

It's my daughter's last day of dance for this session and as usual have left the card to the last minute.  

Over at ScorPalPals, the current challenge is gift card holders, I came across this set of instructions over at Gina K Designs.  It's a nice and straight forward tutorial.

Supplies:  Paper: Bazzill & Best Creations (Ballet Princess); Ink: TH (Victorian Velvet) & SU (Perfect Plum); Punch: SU (1 1/4 Square, Scallop Circle, 1 1/4 Circle, Decorative Label) & CM (Corner); Stamp: SU (Think Happy Thoughts & Thank You Kindly); Misc: Scor-Pal & Scor-Tape

Monday, December 3, 2012

Club Exchange Card - Hidden Message

Every year the Stampin' Up Club that I belong to does a card exchange in the month of December.  For this year's card I want to make something new and something girly.  So, after spending a ton of time on the internet looking at different card tutorials, I finally decided to do a Hidden Message card.  You can find the tutorial I used here.

Hidden Message

Supplies: Paper: SU (Pink Pirouette, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla), My Mind's Eye (Lost & Found); Punch: MS (Vintage Floral Corner, Swirling Lace Corner, Eyelet Lace Corner), SU (Tiny Tag, 2 1/2 Circle, Scallop Trim & Corner); Framelits: SU (Labels); Sizzlits: Sizzix (Flourish #10); Markers: TH (Spun Sugar) & SU (Soft Suede); Ink: TH (Victorian Velvet, Tattered Rose, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain); Stamps: Unity (Vintage Handwritten), My Sentiments Exactly (True Friends), SU (Tiny Tags, Best Yet, Happy Harmony), TPC (Flourish), TH (French Collage), Fancy Pants (Simply Stated), Hampton Arts & Prima; Misc: Scor-Pal, Ranger: Perfect Pearls Mist (Heirloom Gold), Fiskars Scissors (Wave), Ribbon, Pearls

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Gift Card Holder - Thank You

It's that time of year where I seem to need gift card holders.  But I as usual I wanted to try a new design.  I came across this one on Pinterest.  You can find the tutorial here.

Supplies: Paper: Bazzill, SU (Rose Red), Best Creations (Ballet Princess); Stamp: Stamping Bella (Tutuface), SU (??); Nestablities: Classic Circles Small; Stickles: Diamond; Ribbon: Unknown; Ink: SU (Perfect Plum); Punch: SU (Decorative Label) & CM (Corner); Misc: Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Christmas Stamp A Stack

Once again I attended my Stampin' Up demonstrator's Christmas Stamp A Stack.  It is always such a great weekend.  She holds it over two night, a normal person would only go one of the nights.  But I like to go and enjoy both nights, and help out wherever I can.  Kathy had some fantastic cards for everyone this year to make.

I had a hard time getting a photo of this Very Vanilla card.  :)

Supplies: All Stampin' Up

SU - Club November

This month for Club we made some great projects...however, I only seemed to have photographed two of them...whoops.  I really like the second card that we made...I love the colors.

Supplies: All Stampin' Up

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Christmas Center Step

Supplies: Paper: American Craft & Bo Bunny (Blitzen Collection); Ribbon: Celebrate It (Holiday); Fun Flock: Stampendous (Sour Green Apple); Stickles: Ranger (Silver); Ink: TH _ Fired Brick); Stamps: Studio G, Recollection & CC Designs (Elf Lucy); Nestabilities: Standard Circles Small; Misc: Scor-Pal, Gelly Roll Pen (Clear Star)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Elsa - So Serious

I just love this paper by Jillibean Soup!  It is so vibrant.  I really enjoyed looking at this set of pictures of Elsa.  I remember that she had been sleeping when we arrived at the park to meet up with friends.  She was so unimpressed to be woken up.

Supplies: Paper: Bazzill, Ki Memories, & Jillibean Soup (Summer Squash Soup); Punch: SU (Tab), CM (Corner) & SM (Flower Shower); Embossing Folder: PC (Swiss Dots); Ink: SU (Real Red); Cricut: Lyrical Letters; Marker: TH (Black Soot); Stamp: Recollection (Grunge Calendar); Rhinestones: Recollection; Misc:  Flower

Simple Card

Back in October, just before I went to the Scrapbooking Retreat, I had ordered the Cricut cartridge "Artiste" from Close to My Heart.  At that time I also ordered a Christmas stamp set that went with the cartridge.  Here is my first try at using the cut image and the stamp image together.

Supplies: Paper: Bazzill, SU (Whisper White) & Recollections (Bright & Jolly); Embossing Folder: PC (Baby's Breath); Cricut: CTMH (Artiste); Stamps: CTMH (Very Merry Christmas); Ink: SU (Real Red); Stickles: Xmas Red; Ribbon: Celebrate It (Holiday); Rhinestones: Recollections; Punch: SU (Scallop Trim)