Thursday, November 29, 2012

Do Not Open....

Do not open this card until Christmas! I love this inkadinkado stamp. I stamped this image and then coloured it in with pencil crayons. I used some stickles for the bows on the presents! I layered it up with spellbinders oval dies. I used My Minds Eye - Winter Wonderland paper. I cut some strips and then sewed it onto the card mat. I added a ribbon and made a bow with this nice rich red ribbon. I added some flower/brads to finish up this card.
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Crafts and Me - Ribbons
Moving along with the times - 3 same letter (stickles, spellbinders, and stitching)
Simon Says - Anything

Penguin time!

I had a chance to get one more card I made this week while I baby has been so sick! I started out sewing this red paper to the blue paper in behind and then adhering that to the black card front. I printed off these digi-pengiuns and die cut them with spellbinders. I then added some stickles to add some sparkle to each of their winter attire. I printed off this sentiment and then used my corner rounder to make the sentiment strip look like a rounded tag. I layered that up onto the same blue card stock that I used before. This card took a bit of time adding the stitching around the edge of the mat, but I think it adds a lot to the card. It is an interesting stitch pattern that isn't common which also adds something neat about this card!
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Paper Shelter - Christmas is coming! (Yes it is..where does time fly?)
Just Keep on Creating - Christmas
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Totally Paper - Stitching!

Birds and ribbon

Hey! Yes, more of this Bo Bunny paper. I love it! I started out by cutting some paper strips for this card. I then layered it on the card mat. I wrapped a ribbon around the card. I then adhered the mat to the card front. I then printed this digi-image out after photoshopping it to be the blues I wanted. I used spellbinders to mat it up. I then adhered it to the car base. I then added some bling and a couple of flowers to spice it up. The top flower has been cut using spellbinders out of mulberry paper, and the bottom one has been spritzed with glimmer mist. Lastly I used a spellbinders tag and then embossed "Merry Christmas" using white embossing powder. I love how this card looks. There are a lot of layers, but because all the blues go so nicely, it doesn't look over done.
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Simon Says - Anything
Crafts n me - Ribbon
Elphine House - None Traditional colours
Paper Shelter - Christmas!
Just keep on creating - Christmas

Embossing action

Hi everyone. I made this card quick quite quickly. I first took an embossing folder from Sizzix and embossed the blue paper. I then inked the embossed part using some faded jeans ink. I then took this wonderful digi image and used some copics on top in the center of the flower to help it stand out a bit. I layered it up using some spellbinders circle dies. I added some word stickers to the bottom corner and some blue bling in both top left and bottom right corners. I think these simple cards and quite a joy to make and look good too.
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Simon Says - Anything
College 7 Kids - Anything
Totally Gorjus - Not Square

Thanks and a butterfly

Hey everyone. It is funny how we keep so much paper and sometimes forget to use it! Also for the Belli Challenge, I have also forgotten I had the bling that went on the butterfly. I made his this card using spellbinders dies and layered up the butterfly, from the butterfly garden collection. I then cut some strips of co-ordinating paper from that paper line and just made some arrowed edges. I used a rub on "thank you" to the bottom strip. Lastly I added some bling to the side of the card as well as on the butterfly.
Some challenges I have entered:
Flutterby wed - Dies/punches with butterfly/fairy
Belli Challenge - Old embellishments/thankful
Digistamps4joy - Giving Thanks

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

More Bo Bunny

Here is another card I made using this wonderful Bo Bunny paper. I love the blues and the snow flakes on the paper. It ties it all in! I used this image after photoshopping it to match the blue for the card. I used some silver pen to add stripes of silver to the candy cane and his little scarf. I layered it up with spellbinders dies. I cut a few paper strips and sewed one of them down an adhered the other. I used this fancy tag from spellbinders with black paper and then embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder. Lastly I added 3 little black bings, a brad, and 2 flowers! I sprayed the blue flower with some glimmer mist again to match the colour blue to the rest of the card. That was it, and I still can't get enough of this paper!
Here are some challenges I have entered!
Lady Bug - Snowflakes
Creatalicious - Winter
The house that stamps built - Non-traditional Christmas Colours
Just keep on creating - Christmas

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Traditional Christmas Gift Card

I love this Bo Bunny paperline, I believe it was from last year. I made up another gift card holder/card using a digi image and used some spellbinders to mat it up. I embossed the sentiment with red embossing powder. I added a flower/brad/leaf combo to the front.
I embossed the sentiment on the bottom of the next page and you can see the pocket to the right. This is an easy pocket to make, you just need to close up the bottom to complete the pocket.
This picture shows the flip to the next page.
You can see how nice the mat looks on top of the lighter paper behind. I again embossed the sentiment on the pocket to add some decoration. Again this is like the others I have made with a pull out mat in the pocket as well as another one from the side as the next couple of pictures show:
Challenges I have entered are:
Just keep on creating - Christmas
Whimsey - Traditional Colours
Sir Stampalot - Traditional Colours
Kenny K's - Traditional Colours

Oo-la-la Gift Card

Hi! These are easy and fun to make. It takes a whole 81/2 X 11 piece of card stock. If I get people wanting me to post how I made this, I will do another post on it. I used Kaiser Kraft paper from their new Christmas line. I wanted to make some glitzy but still calm and quiet Christmas gift card holders. I made this fancy dress out of a doily. I added the ribbon and bling to glitz it up. I sewed a strip along the bottom and then embossed (using Zing) this sentiment. Now I will keep the rest of the card, clean and simple and let the paper speak for itself! Again, my intention is to add some photos to this so I don't want to over embellish it.
Again I wanted to let the paper speak for itself, so I used this wonderful polka dot paper and I sewed an embossed strip of paper to add some detail. I embossed this saying and as you note, the next page is clearly empty to add a photo.
For the next few pages again you will not a similar design. I however added a pocket along the bottom of the right side. I used a Martha Stewart punch to all a little decoration to this pocket...this is the pocket you place your gift card! I love this red foiled paper, it is so beautiful!
Lastly you will note the pull out mat that has come from the hidden pocket at the back of the card. This is a place to add photos or notes or whatever you like!
Challenges I have entered are:
Corrosive Challenge - Anything
Dream Valley - Non-traditional Christmas red/brown
Dutch Dare Card - Fancy Folds
Totally Papercrafts - Stitching
Squirrel & the fox - Anything
Just keep on creating - Christmas

I believe

This is another stamp from inkadinkado. Again I used some pencil crayons to colour this stamped image in. I layered it up using spellbinders oval dies. I sewed some mats on top of each other, I love this stitch pattern! I added a flower, brad, and leaf to finish this up. This was a quick card. I love the greens and reds in this card, but also the unexpected blues.
Challenges entered:
Totally Papercrafts - Stitching
Crazy for challenges - Use a bow!
Just keep creating - Christmas is coming!

Digi time

I lvoe this card, it was so simple to make but I think it looks nice. I used this digi image and then cut around it. I added some stickles ICE to the snow drops to add some sparkle. I popped it up onto the card mat. I layered some papers and sewed the strip across the card. I used this metal word "wish" and I love how it pops and matches the colours from the digi image. I added a flower/brad and this ribbon and made a bow...maybe my bows are getting better... I adhered it to the card and front and wa-la!
Here are the challenges I have entered:
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything
Challenges for everyone - Anything
Paper Make up - Use Digi Christmas
Kaboodle - Polka dots or stripes (polka dots)
Just keep on creating - Christmas

Gift card blue!

Hey, I hope everyone loves this Bo Bunny paper as much as I do. I plan to make so much more with it! What a great gift this will be with pictures inserted and the gift card! This project is similar to the other gift card I made, other than it is landscape orientation. I really like this version a lot. For this project I started out with printing this digi image after I photoshopped it to be the same colour as the paper. (Wow photoshopped it a word according this dictionary!) I then inked around the santa to get rid of the blatant white. I cut it with spellbinders ovals and then prepped the rest of the card front. I embossed using silver Zing embossing powder, love this stuff. I added a ribbon, flower, and brad. The flower was white and I used glimmer mist to make it glittery and that shade of blue.
The next page is quite simple. I only matted the main card with patterned paper and added a sentiment, again embossed with silver Zing. I added a snowflake and this page was done. The intent is to add a photo to this page. As you may notice to the right, this is where your gift card goes. This pocket was simple to make by folding the paper in the correct direction and cutting a triangle shape on the second layer. I then added a hinge to the bottom to close up the pocket.
For the back of the pocket for the gift card, I just added another digi image to keep the flower through this card. For the last page, I hinged at the bottom to create this pocket and just used a edge EK punch to add some decoration! I made up this little pull out mat and I think it looks great! BTW: The sentiment was actually not embossed, it was inked up with Brilliance Metallic ink, which by the way went back because even after heating it, it would not dry!!!! I love the concept of the ink, but it kept rubbing silver off onto my hands!
Now note the little pull out mat that has been inserted into this hidden pocket. Lots of fun in this card I tell ya!!! This is also a card I will be teaching this up and coming Sunday!
Challenges I have entered are:
Just keep on creating - Christmas
The Kraft Journal - Christmas Gifts challenge
Songbird Challenges - Deeper Shades of Blue
Paper Girls Challenge - Christmas
Bearly Mine - Silver/Blue
Hooked on Craft - Christmas

Blue Christmas Globe

I can't get enough of this Bo Bunny Christmas line...so I hope everyone likes it because I will be making A LOT with this paper! Blue is my favourite colour so what can I say!!! Now for the card!!! I started out with this awesome digi image and cut around it...I used some pop dots to get it some "pop". I added the silver sticker (seasons greetings). For the main part I sewed using some awesome silver thread, 2 types of stitching to hold this little strip into place. I added some silver ribbon and made a nice bow! One of my better bows I must say! Lastly I added a snowflake to bring this card together. I really love the colours and how the card turned out!
Here are some challenges I have entered:
Lady Bug - Snowflakes!
Bearly mine - Blues and silvers
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Let it snow!!
Creatalicious - Winter
Totally Stampalicious - Snow Snow Snow!
Just keep on creating - Christmas

Inkadinka

Hey everyone. I loved these stamps the second I looked at them. For this card I stamped the image and then cut it out using spellbinders. I used regular pencil crayons for something different instead of my copics. I added some stickler to add some sparkle. I layered some ribbon, flowers, brads, and paper at the bottom. I stitched on a little strip of paper going across the card. I layered it all together and it was done!
I have entered the following challenges:
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything goes
Joyful stamper - Anything
Addicted to stamps - Christmas time
Just keep on creating - Christmas

Monday, November 26, 2012

Dawn's sketch

Hey, over at Simon says stamp, they are doing a sketch challenge. I decided to put this card together and I really like this Kaiser Craft paper. I added to the front a tear bear style reindeer I made. I added some bling and embossed my sentiment. This was a quick one!
Challenges I have entered:
Simon says! Of course! - Dawn's Sketch
Just keep on creating - Christmas
Gem of a challenge - Paper piecing
Pause Dream Enjoy - Anything

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Gift card and then some

I designed this gift card/card. I thought wouldn't it be nice to give a gift card, but yet add some pictures and truly and make it a great present!! I came up with this and I think with a few pictures added, this truly is a great gift!

I started out with using this Bo Bunny paper. I inked all the edges with vintage photo. I printed off this digi and then use some spellbinders to mat it up. I placed this green ribbon to add some more green to the card. I embossed the sentiment and added a flower from the recollections.
The next page I sewed this green strip and sewed it to the main mat using gold thread. I inked the edges and embossed the sentiment using gold embossing powder. For the following page, I left it pretty plain other than a cute stocking sticker. I want to make sure there are places for a good size photo.
The next page is similar to the one before with the strip, stitching, and sentiment. However, the page after has a pocket for the gift card and some bling. I used a Martha Stewart punch to decorate the pocket and matted up the bottom to keep the flow of the colour. If you notice the tab on the side, that is a double pull out mat for more pictures.
Here is the pull out tag, with mats on each side:
I'm going to be teaching this class soon! I never have had time to teach a class, so it should be fun!
I would love to hear your comments and tell me what you think!

I have entered the following challenges:
Diva's by design - Use 2 ore more pp's.
7 Kids challenge - Anything goes
Anything goes challenges - Stitching
Just keep on creating - Christmas
Creative Card Crew - Anything

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Embossed and embossed

Hey, today I made this card for the Compendium of Curiosities challenge 29. I started out by embossing the black paper with the spellbinders M-bossibilities EL-017. I love that look it gives. It totally fits with Tim Holtz!!! Then I Embossed the "Enjoy the journey" and on the screws around the sentiment. (where the screws go from the embossing folder) I then die cut 2 gears suing Tim Holtz's die and then embossed them. I added this great brad from Bo Bunny and then attached it to the card using Tim's tiny attacher! I wanted to black out the staples, so I used my copic black and coloured the staples. For the inside I wanted to keep the flow to the card, so I placed black card stock inside and then layered it with the kraft card stock on top. I stamped the birds on one, inked around the edges and placed another piece of kraft near the bottom for the writer to write to their recipient. Lastly I embossed the "it's all perspective" and then this one was done!
I have entered the following challenges:
Studio L3 - Texture Fades
Stamp Man - Emboss it