Tuesday, November 23, 2010

More cards!


Paper: Crumb Cake (1/2 sheet), Deck the Halls DSP, Very Vanilla

Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler (marker) & Always Artichoke (marker), So Saffron (marker)

Stamps: Bells & Boughs, Four the Holidays

Accessories: Top Note die, Deck the Halls buttons, Linen thread, Dimensional, sponge


1.) Cut Crumb cake, 4-1/4" x 11", fold in half to make card base

2.) Stamp "Merry Christmas" multiple times from the Four the Holidays set at a diagonal across a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock

3.) Run stamped Very Vanilla cardstock through Big Shot with Top Note die and 2 clear plates

4.) Using Crumb cake ink pad, sponge the edges of the Top note

5.) Stamp the poinsetta image on the top using Early Espresso

6.) Color image using Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler and So Saffron markers

7.) In lower left corner, adhere button using Dimensional

8.) Wrap linen thread around base of dimensional and adhere to back

9.) Cut 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Red/Vanilla design from the Deck the Halls DSP

10.) Adhere to card front

11.) Adhere decorated top note

12.) Sponge edges of 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock with Crumb Cake

13.) Stamp "Merry Christmas" in Cherry Cobbler for inside message

14.) Adhere to inside

Don't forget the envelope (not pictured)

15.) Stamp poinsetta image multiple times on envelope flap in Crumb Cake

Adds the perfect touch!


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Christmas Cards!

Simple Holiday card, it does not have to be Christmas.
P.S. Not sure why there is a shadow on the side of all the pics.

Here's what you will need:
Paper: Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Early Espresso, Baja Breeze
Stamps: Four the Holidays, Tags til Christmas
Accessories: Early Espresso 5/8" Satin ribbon, Sweet Treat cup, Dazzling Diamonds, Petals a Plenty folder (Big Shot)

-Cut Early Espresso cardstock (long-ways) to make the card base
-Run a 4" x 5-1/2" piece of Baja Breeze cardstock through the Big Shot using the Petals a Plenty folder, Tab 2 and plates
-Punch 1-3/4" circle at the center point going as far down into the paper as the punch allows (mark on back at 2" and frame circle punch around).
-Stamp snowman stamp (Tags til Christmas set) on Whisper White scrap with Baja Breeze marker, excluding the "To, From" part
-Here's where it may get complicated... you can either punch the snowman out using the same 1-3/4" punch or leave as is
-Fill Sweet Treat cup with Dazzling Diamonds to be the "snow"
-Remove sticky backing and place on mirror
-Line up Snowman stamp on top of filled up and press to seal, ensure seals properly
-If you punched out the stamp- will just fit in place on sweet treat cup
-Adhere Whisper white treat cup to Baja Breeze or if punched- adhere straight to Early Espresso (ensure will line up with Baja Breeze)
-Cut 5-6" piece of Early Espresso 5/8" Satin ribbon
-Adhere to lower section of Baja Breeze wrapping around the back
-Stamp "Seasons Greetings" or other greeting from the Four the Holidays stamp set on 3"x 3/4" Whisper White scrap
- Adhere to Satin Ribbon
-Using Sticky strip, adhere Baja Breeze to Early Espresso (due to the texture, regular adhesive does not hold as well)
- Enjoy!