Friday, October 31, 2008

This is a card I made a while ago but it is so much fun to make I thought I would share it with all of you. It uses the Merry and Bright stamp set and the Sincere Salutations for the greeting. The Very Vanilla inside would be perfect to add a gift card to at Christmas or for a birthday.

The cardstock is Always Artichoke and Bravo Burgundy. Thanks for looking today.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Ready, Set, Snow

This isn't a very good picture of this card but it is really cute in person. This is another card I am doing at the dance studio this Sunday.

It will be perfect as a tag on a Christmas present for that wonderful teacher in your kids life, or that coworker at the office.

I used kraft and real red cardstock. The ink is craft white and real red. The hemp twine adds a nice simple touch, I think.

Snow Swirled

Isn't this card pretty? I used the new in color Pacific Point and the basic black and whisper white. I am doing a holiday card making class each Sunday at the local dance studio (thank you Courtney) and this is just one of the three I will be making.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Tangerine Star

When the new in colors came out I knew I needed to put the tangerine tango and the pacific point color combo together. So for my club I created this page using them. The chipboard star is first inked up really good with tangerine tango and then versa mark, and then heat embossed using dazzling diamonds. (I used the tombo glue to hold it on the page)

The star wheel is just versa marked behind it and at the bottom of the page. I used the new scallop punch at the bottom of the tangerine tango paper and then I snailed it down to the pacific point cardstock.

The fun part was heat embossing the three brads to add a little sparkle! The best way I found to do this is use some pliers to hold the brad, dip them onto the versa mark ink pad and then straight into the dazzling diamonds bottle. Then I heat embossed them to set the diamonds and added them to my page. The girls at the club that night thought I was crazy, they just may be right!

Bag- a- lope

This is a little bagalope that I made using just an envelope, the leaf stamp from the set Best Wishes and More, and the tab punch. The way to make this is first seal the envelope and then stamp all over it. I used really rust, kiwi kiss and tangerine tango. You then cut off one inch from the short side of the envelope and score one inch of the other three sides. You will need to crease the score lines really well to get a good corner when it's open. You will then open the side that you cut and softly push down the bottom of the bag, the crease lines should show you where the folds will be. There will be the little "triangles ' sticking up, just glue them to the bottom of the bag and press them down so the bag stays flat.
The way I made the pumpkin was to cut five tabs and glue them together . I cut a small piece of old olive ribbon and glued it to the back of the pumpkin.Then just adhere the pumpkin to the bagalope and make a handle from a strip of cardstock and attach that with brads and you are done!

Season of Friendship

This is the scrapbook page that I made for my club. I used the Season of Friendship stamp set and "the little things " is from Enjoy Every Moment. The colors of ink are apricot appeal, basic black and riding hood red. The cardstock colors are basic grey, kraft, riding hood red.
The picture above shows crystal effects that I brushed on the leaves to make them almost look wet. I really like how this turned out.

Monday, October 6, 2008

This is a card that I made for my monthly scrap club. It uses the stamp set Thoroughly Thankful. I used chocolate chip for the base and the Designer Paper is also chocolate chip. The ribbon is pumpkin pie and chocolate chip. I added a small drop of Crystal Effects on each of the flowers and then sprinkled some dazzling diamond on each of them for a little sparkle.

Thank you Patty Bennett for the idea for the "sunflowers".

I hope you feel inspired to make some of your own cards!!!!
I have finally started my scrap and stamp blog. This is quite a learning process, but I'm slowly figuring it all out. So- here goes!!!