Sunday, December 30, 2012

On the Shelf

This card was inspired by Donna at ButterNut Design. Here is how I created mine:

For the shelf, cut a Very Vanilla, 1" x 5 1/8" and score one long side at 1/4" to create the "edge". Using a dauber, sponge Soft Suede all over this piece. Place it temporarily to the middle of a black 3"x 5 1/8". Place a mask to the top of the shelf with another piece of cardstock. I used the very vanilla mat cut at 3 1/8" x 5 1/4". Stamp the Doily with white craft or versamark ink. Remove the mask and emboss the card with white embossing powder. There will be a bit of a gap between the bottom of the shelf and the bottom portion on doily. Lift the shelf strip and attach with permanent adhesive to line up with the doily, losing the gap. Color the house image from Christmas Lodge with watercolor pencils and blender pens. Roughly cut it our and attach to the shelf. This mats onto the Very Vanilla that you used for a mask ( make sure the stamped side is to the back). Then mat this to a 3 1/4" x 5 3/8" piece of black and add this to the base card of Very Vanilla. Add some Dazzling Details to the house for the snow look and a sentiment.

This is a great look so I hope you give this one a try!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!!!

Friday, December 21, 2012


A very simple Valentine card using Real Red, Whisper White, and Red Glimmer cardstock. I sponged each Whisper White piece with Sahara Sand ink and distressed. The glitter hearts are placed on with dimensionals and I used Cherry Cobbler to stamp the sentiment. (Love the way these new SU ink pads cover!!!!)

And here is the inside using the border punch:

Have a great day!!!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Preserved Valentine

VERY simple Valentine's card.

SUPPLIES: Pretty In Pink, Whisper White cardstock
                    Pretty in Pink, Primrose Petals, Sahara Sand ink pads
                   Perfectly Preserved (126690), Sprinkled Expressions (retired), Grateful Greetings           
                       (retired)  stamp sets.
                   Soft Subtles Designer Series Papers (117152)  
                   Cannery Set Framelit Dies (127822)
                   Dimensionals (        

Here is the inside of the card. I created the hearts in the jar by cutting one out of left over rubber and mounting it onto an old dauber, which had the sponge removed.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


I have told myself it is time to put the Christmas crafting away and go on. So here is my newest project, a simple friendship card.

I am also trying to get into the habit of creating on the inside of the card, too. I am finding out that it takes very little to really make a difference.

Here is the Stampin' Up supply list that I used for this card:

Cardstock: So Saffron, Pretty In Pink, Naturals White

Ink: Pretty In Pink, Primrose Petals

Stamp Set: Language of Friendship (122750)

Ribbon: Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin (126846

Accessories: Sponge Dauber (102892), Dimensionals (104430), Psper Snips (103579), and a distresser (you can actually use the edge of your scissors for this).

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Secret Sister card

I had a wonderful secret sister for Christmas. Here is the card I made for her from some of the goodies that she gave me.

This paper fit right in with our (SU) perfectly preserved bundle (129943), so I used it on the inside of the card.

Don't forget, the Holiday catalog is only available through January 2. You only have a few more weeks to get those items.

Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Free Miche Base!!!!


FREE Base Bag Hostess Promotion
January 2–January 31, 2012

It’s easy and fun to host a Miche Party, and here’s a great reason for Hostesses to get their “party on” this January. Your Hostess gets a FREE Base Bag of her choice when she holds a $400 (or higher) Party! This is in addition to the free, half-price, and discounted Shells she’s already getting. It’s a limited-time offer, so be sure to get the word out quickly so you can party, party, party all month long.

This promotion starts at 9 am Mountain Time on January 2, and all qualifying Parties must be closed and orders for Base Bags submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time on January 31.

Contact me with any questions or to book you party!!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Take along catalog!!!

Now you can take the Stampin' Up catalog with you where ever you go!

In partnership with Google Catalogs, Stampin' Up! is thrilled to announce its first tablet-friendly catalog! It's interactive, it's easy--and it's now available for iPad and Android tablets.To access the catalog:
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  • Select Stampin' Up! by tapping the small stamp icon next to the name, then tap "Done."
  • Click the "Favorites" icon at the bottom of the app, then tap the Stampin' Up! catalog cover to open it. That's it!
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Have a great day and don't forget to check this out! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Valentine's Basket

I think I am done creating for Christmas, so it is on to the next holiday!

These baskets are so quick and easy. I just cut thin shreds of cardstock and curled with the bone folder (102300) to create the shred. I covered the brads with Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details (125585). TIP: you can use the Paper Piercing Tool (126189) to move the details around a bit. ex: I placed the details on the top of the brad, then used the tool to cover the sides.

Look for the new dies bundle in the Spring catalog begining January 3, which includes a heart!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Angels

Here are my Christmas Angels made from cardstock and Designer Series Paper. These are all made the same, except that the skirt is a wider strip of paper. The blue and green are from cardstock.

Here is a closer picture of the center one. This strip is 1 1/2" x 12", scored and folded fan style every 1/2", from Be Of Good Cheer (126896). The wings are punched from the 2 3/8" scallop circle punch (118874), scored between the scallops and cut in half, then fan folded. I punched out a heart from Red Glimmer Paper (121790), added a 1/2" jingle bell with attached silver string and it is ready to hang.

The bell doesn't jingle anymore, so think I will add small wooden beads for the next ones.

Hope you have a wonderful day and, as always, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 10, 2012

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Friday, December 7, 2012

O Christmas Tree

This tree is just under six inches tall, so it can basically be put in any small space, such as my computer desk! You can increase the size by adding more/larger rosettes.

I used the Be of Good Cheer DSP (126896), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), 1" circle punch (119868), and a couple of retired items (Star sizzlet and Cherry Cobbler ribbon).

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Flower Soft Lampost

I know most of my posts have been Stampin' Up and that is because I am truely faithful to their products. However, once in awhile, I find something that SU does not carry and have to have it. This is one of those times and I thought I would share this project with you.

This card used SU Bashful Blue and Whisper White cardstock. I stamped the Flower Soft Lamp post in Basic Black ink and colored the image with the aqua painter (103954) and the watercolor crayons. After it dried, I stamped the holly leaves around the image with Always Artichoke and added Vintage Christmas Flower Soft and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (102023). After this dried, I added Polar White Flower Soft and more Dazzling Diamonds, then fussy cut (just means it isn't exact) the image. I added the image to a 2 1/2" x 7 1/2" piece of Whisper White, which I sponged around the edges with Bashful Blue. The base card is from Bashful Blue and I embossed the edges with a holly border folder and sponged over it with Bashful Blue ink.

I hope you enjoy this side trip from my SU only projects. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Stampin' Up Bundles

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Victorian Winter

This card uses one of my favorite stamp sets, Christmas Lodge (123767). I stamped the house scene on Whisper White with Black Stazon ink (101406) and used the Aqua Painter (103954) to color it in with the Watercolor crayons. Using the Multipurpose Glue (110755) add the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (102023) to the roof tops and yard. Cut the image out with the Labels Collection Framelits (125598). Sponge around it with Midnight Muse ink. Cut the next size of label from Midnight Muse cardstock and attach to the back of the image. ( I then trimmed it down with the Paper Snips (103579). Stamp the garland from the same set onto Whisper White and color as above, adding the Dazzling Diamonds to the snow spots. Attach dimensionals to the back and place on the edge of the first image.

Cut your first mat from Silver Glimmer Paper (124005), sponging around the edge with Midnight Muse ink,  and a slightly larger mat from Midnight muse cardstock. Add a spot of Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details (125585) to each corner and set aside to dry.

Cut a mat from Whisper White cardstock and run it throught the Big Shot (113439) with the Petals A Plenty (116824) or Framed Tulips (121809) folder. (Yes, I used a retired one :( ). Cut a slightly larger mat from Midnight Muse and another larger one from the In Color DSP (126910) and sponge around this one with Midnight Muse ink. Add these to the Cherry Cobbler card base and attach your image to the top.

Add your sentiment to the inside and stamp one of the images onto the envelope and you are ready to send it off to a lucky recipient!

Enjoy the day and thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Cyber Monday!

Hello! I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend!

And now it is Cyber Monday!! Miche has some great deals with half off some of our shells, and they aren't all retired, either. Some are even the current ones. So check it out and start shopping HERE !

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Ribbon Wreath

My mom came home after seeing a wreath on her trip and tried to describe to me how it was made. So here is my version of what she told me. Hope she likes it. I just used what I had on hand. It is just ribbon cut into one yard strips and tied into bows around a wreath form. I think it turned out pretty good and hopefully it will be what she was thinking of also. (except for the black, but that will remind her that I am the one who created it :) )

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 19, 2012


IT"S HERE!!!! Check out the great sales starting today at my SU site to the right or from my post a on Friday! There are some really great deals that you won't want to miss out on!

Have a great day! And, as always, thanks for stopping by!!!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Mini album ornament

I saw a mini hexagon album ornament, but could not find instructions, so came up with my own version. Guess that is what crafting is all about anyway. So, I hope you enjoy it.

First create your hexagon pattern for the size that you want your ornament. You can use one you already have or here is how I created mine, which is about 2". Cut from scrap paper 2 1/8" x 1 7/8". Fold this in half, then in half again. Placing the single fold to the left and the double fold to the bottom, mark the center of the top. Then cut from the bottom right corner to the center mark and unfold. This will give you a hexagon.

Now to create your album pattern, trace around the hexagon, then trace a hexagon around this center one. You should have a circle of six connected hexagons. Cut this out around the outer lines, then cut between two of the hexagons and cut out the center. This is the pattern you will use for your album, cutting from Designer Series Paper. I used Be Of Good Cheer (126896). Accordian fold where the hexagons meet to create your album pages.

Cut two more hexagons from coordinating cardstock (Gumball Green here). Thread an 8" piece of string threw a small button and glue the ends to the backs of the album, then glue the hexagons to the front and back of the album. You can then slide the button down to close and up to open your album.

For my sample I created a larger hexagon (2 3/4" x 2 3/8") and attached it to the back. To the front I added another designer piece, then a smaller one (1 5/8" x 1 1/2") to decorate. I added Dazzling Details (124117) and Cherry Cobbler (125585).

Here is what the inside looks like:

For my sample, I also taped the back pages together, but you could leave them open to add more pics.
Then I decided it needed a bit more, so I cut a 1" x 12" strip from Silver Glimmer Paper (124005) and scored it at every 1/4". Glue dot the ends together and form a circle. Attach this to another larger hexagon (to hide the back) and attach it to the back of your ornament. Then it looked like this:

I plan to make one for each of my grandchildren based on their favorite colors.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 16, 2012


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ALL Nine Days, November 19-28th
There's more ... starting Monday, Nov 19th and ending Wednesday, Nov 28th, there is a huge list of additional items on sale starting with select Designer Series Papers at 20% off, Accessories at 25-40% off, and going all the way up to a huge selection of stamp sets and MDS 2+ for 50% off!!

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

All that snow!

I made this card before doing yesterdays. Instead of the dots of sparkle, I used the Versamark (102283) pad all over, then added the Heat and Stick Powder (100625) and the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (102023). The trees are more visible then this picture shows, but it is quite a snow scene.

Using the same technique as yesterday, I used Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, and Chocolate Chip inks to create this scene. The cardbase is Soft Suede and the mat is Night of Navy. I used Natural White (102316) for the scene and instead of a sentiment I added black ribbon.

Hope you enjoy the day and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Color challenge trees

OK, I have never entered a color challenge before, but for some reason this one caught my attention. For more information about the challenge, check out the Color Me Beautiful Challenge .

So here is my project. I actually used all of the colors. My card base is Raspberry Ripple, with a mat from Soft Suede ( 4" x 5 1/4"), and the print is on Very Vanilla (3 3/4" x 5").

I started by tearing a piece of scratch paper and placing the torn edge a bit above half way and sponged a thin strip above the tear with Sahara Sand. Then I began sponging the sky with Pretty In Pink, followed by Primrose Petals, then Real Red, and Soft Suede (leaving a bit of the previous color showing). The Soft Suede is mostly just sponged around the edges.

Then stamp the image from Lovely As A Tree (115026) with Soft Suede (keeping the bases on the scratch paper.). Move the paper down just a bit and add another thin sponging of Sahara Sand. Move the paper around the rest of the bottom of the card and sponge to create more snow drifts.

I stamped the sentiment (retired) with Basic Black and dotted the canvas with Dazzling Details (124117).

I hope you enjoy this and have a great day!!!!

White owl

Another fast and simple card! The base is Whisper White cut at 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4". cut a Soft Suede mat at 5 1/4" x 4" and run through the Woodgrain Folder (127821) with the Big Shot (113439). Tape to the card base. Punch out the owl parts with the Owl Builder Punch (118074) from Whisper White. Sponge around the edges of the body parts with Soft Suede. Attach the breast to the body and color in where the beak would be with More Mustard marker. Using a standard hole punch, punch out two eyes from Basic Black. Punch the two medium circles on the owl punch from Lucky Limeade. Add these to the owl body using glue dots (103683), then add the black circles on top of the Lucky Limeade. Using the White Gel Pen (105021) create half moon marks on the black dots to highlight. Cut the branch with Wild Wasabit from the Bird Builder Punch (117191). Using the Multipurpose Glue (110775) attach the branch to the mat and glue the owl onto the branch. For the moon, stamp your sentiment on More Mustard and punch out with the 1 3/4" Cirlcle Punch (119850). And you are done.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 12, 2012


First, this image is not from SU, but you could use the tree from more than one set [Lovely As A Tree (115026), Christmas Lodge (123767), or even the trees from Snow Swirled (111690) or Star Tree (126784)]. Then adding the decorations from Christmas Deer (128144) would be great.

Today is more about the background though. If you haven't tried sponging, I really suggest that you do, because it can add so much to your scene. Using Whisper White, start by masking off the part that you don't want to to color. With this card I used a post it note pad and tore along the "sticky" to create a rough edge and stuck it to the bottom of the card (the ground). I then started sponging with the lightest color first. I like to use the daubers (102892) but some prefer to use the Stamping Sponges (101610). You can cut the sponges into four pieces, which work nicely for sponging.

Always start sponging off the cardstock so the color blends better and working in circular motions, begin to fill in your background with Bashful Blue. Don't worry about filling in all of the white as this will add to the effect also. Then blend in with Marina Mist, but only sponging about halfway to the center, leaving some of the first color showing. Sponge Night of Navy around the edges and remove the sticky note. If you want a snow scene, just add some sparkle for the snow.

For this card, I turned the sticky note over to mask the top. I taped it to my scrap paper to hold it in place and started sponging the bottom portion with Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, and Chocolate Chip, sponging just like above.

Now stamp your tree image with Basic Black or Black Stazon and add color (making sure the image ink is dry). I used Old Olive marker to color the branches and Chocolate Chip to color in some of the trunk, then the White Gel Pen (105021) to highlight snow on the branches and along the ground. I also added Dazzling Details (124117) to add sparkle to some of the snow.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Blue Christmas

Create your base card from Whisper White, and using the Framed Tulips Folder (121809), run it through the Big Shot (113439) to create the frame around the cover. Sponge the frame lightly with Bashful Blue ink. Cut a 3" X 4 1/4" mat from Bashful Blue and attach to the center of the tulip frame. From Whisper White, emboss a 2 3/4" x 4" piece with the Polka Dot Folder (117335) and the Big Shot. Layer this on top of the Bashful Blue. Stamp the image from Four Seasons (Hostess-126830) on to Whisper White with Bashful Blue ink, then punch out with the 2 3/8" Scallop Punch. Punch the center out with the 1" circle punch. Attach the wreath onto the dotted mat with Dimensionals (104430) and add the bird directly to the mat in the center of the wreath. Again using Bashful Blue, stamp your sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370). Punch out the sentiment with the Window Punch (119857), punching with the end of the punch close to one end of the sentiment. After you punch it out, place the sentiment in the punch from the bottom and punch the other end close to the sentiment. Trim the straight sides with scissors and mount the sentiment to a regular Bashful Blue window punch. This will create a mat for the sentiment. Add a Pearl Basic Jewel (119247) to each end of the sentiment and add this to your card with dimensionals. Add pearls to the images on the wreath and to the center of the snowflake on the bird.

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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Faux Velvet

This is a gate fold card base, cut at 11" x 4 1/4" and scored at 2 3/4" and 8 1/4". Using the Brayer (102395), ink the Lace Brocade Folder (127819) with Basic Black. Place a 4" x 5 1/4" mat from Basic Grey into the folder and run it through the Big Shot (113439). Repeat this process with another piece of Basic Grey scrap, making sure to have two Lace designs available to cut out. This will give the card stock a look of velvet on the embossed areas. Cut the mat in half and place up to the edges of the card centers. With the Top Note die (113463), cut a black and a white piece, trimming the white along the "stitching" created from the die cut to make it a bit smaller. Cut both of these in half and layer on top of the embossed mat. Cut the two Lace designs from the scrap piece and place on each end of the top note pieces. Cut a black from the Labels Collection Framelits (125598) and a piece from the embossed scrap with the Apothecary Accents Framelits (127003). With Basic Black, stamp the image from the Apothecary Art (125525) and layer these three pieces. Place tape on one half of this and attach to the right side of the card opening. Add small Pearl Basic Jewels (119247) to the flower centers of the stamped image. Place a black ribbon bow to the left corner of the image and add two of the medium pearls from the jewel collection.

This is a card that you could use for so many different occasions, sympathy, wedding, anniversary, etc. It really looks nice. Add a duplicate set of Top Note cuts for the inside of the card and stamp your sentiment.

I hope you give this one a try. I am sure you won't be disappointed. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Happy Fall

After making this card, I thought it would have made a great golden anniversary card, also!

Cut the base card from Chocolate Chip at 8 1/2"x 5 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4". Emboss a 4"x 3" piece of Brushed Gold cardstock (102935) with the Lacy Brocade (127819) embossing folder. Sponge Soft Suede ink over the design and rub off the excess with paper towel or tissue. Tape it to the front bottom of the base along. Stamp your sentiment on the top left corner of a 4" x 2 1/4" piece of Natural White. Wrap a piece of gold ribbon along the bottom on this piece and tie a bow around it. Tape this to the top of the base above the embossed piece. Add a row of Pearl Basic Pearls (119247) under the sentiment and a strip of 5/8" crochet trim across the seam created with the embossed piece and the Natural White piece. That is all there is to this one!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Flash card with Connie

Here is my version of one of Connie's Flash Cards. I used the Beautiful Season set (122680).

Connie has a great video on her blog here . I hope you will check it out. She has several styles with this series and all worth watching and creating!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 5, 2012

So Grateful

The card base is Cajun Craze, cut at 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4". Mat with Wild Wasabi, cut at 5 1/4" x 4". Sponge around the edges with Soft Suede ink. Cut three 1 3/4" x 3 3/4" strips from Orchard Harvest DSP (126895). The two on the outside will overlap the center strip. Attach to the mat and ink or sew stitches around[We have a great wheel called In Stitches (121946) that would work great for inking). The image is from Apothecary Art (125525) stamped on Very Vanilla with Choclolate Chip ink then colored in with the blender pen (102845) and Watercolor crayons. Cut out a cajun craze mat and the image with the Labels Collection Framelits (125598). I actually cut them with the same framelit, then trimmed the image down a bit with the Paper Snips (103579). I added a couple of brads from the Regals Collection (119737) and put it all together.

Fall is definintely in the air around here! I love this time of the year! The days are gorgeous and the evenings are cool but not too cold. My bones don't like the cold so well anymore :)

Have a really great day and thank you for stopping by!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Small gift boxes

I love these small gift boxes! They are the perfect fit for two peppermint patties. For this box I used a sheet from the Be of Good Cheer DSP (126896). The box is cut at 2 1/8" x 3 3/4" and scored on all four sides at 3/8". Using the Score Tool (122334) makes this project a real breeze! Cut up on corner of each side to create the box. The sleeve is 3" x 4" and scored at 7/8", 1 1/4", 2 3/4" and 3 1/8" ( OR you can wrap it around the box and crease where needed ). Add adhesive to create the sleeve and slip over the bos.The cute tag is the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch (119854) from Cherry Cobbler cardstock, layered with 1 3/8" Circle punch ( 119860 ) from Whisper White. Both pieces were sponged around the edges with Cherry Cobbler ink. Stamp the gingerbread man from Scentsational Season ( 121026 ) with Chocolate Chip ink and cut out using the Holiday Collection framelits ( 127814 ) [ or the Scentsational Season Bundle ( 129945 ) ]. Use Dazzling Details (124117) to add dots to the scallops and Pearl Basic Jewels (119247) for the gingerbread eyes and buttons. (These include three sizes for only $4.95)

Here is one I made with the Orchard Harvest DSP (126895 ) from the holiday catty and Cajun Cruze and More Mustard cardstock.

And a few more :)

Have a great day, and thanks for visiting!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Great specials!!!

November 1, and that means new releases for Miche handbags as well as other specials! So check out my Miche site on the right hand column for all the new fun!!

Stampin' Up also has a really great hostess special this month, so check it out also!!!! You can actually earn a free set of stamp pads!!! WOW!

All the details are on my sites to the right! Have a great day and THANKS for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Apple post it

This could be a card or I used it to place an apple shaped post it inside. The apple is created with Real Red cardsock with sponging around the edge with Cherry Cobbler ink. The carmel is cut from More Mustard with sponging of the same ink. It is then glued to the apple. For the card, cut a smaller copy of the apple from Whisper White cardstock  and gluing the stick onto the back, insert through the top of the card and attach to the inside. For the post it, you will need to make the "hinge" as wide as the note pad and replace the Whisper White with the pad. Spread a layer of Crystal Effects (101055) around the red part of the apple and let dry.

The template for the card can be found here .

Enjoy! Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Out of the box moon

One more Halloween for this year's holiday. This is so simple and fast. The Basic Black card base is 8 1/2" x  3 1/2", scored at 4 1/4". From the Silver Glimmer Paper (124005), cut a 4" x 3 1/4" mat. (The new Champagne Glitter Paper {127885} would work great, too.) Using the 2 1/2" circle punch (120906), punch out a circle from the glimmer paper mat, close to one end. Then moving over a bit, punch out a half of the circle punch, creating the moon. (The full circle can be kept for a future project.) Using a dauber and More Mustard ink, sponge the moon to add some color. Use black ink to sponge around the edge of the silver mat. From Basic Black trim a mat to 3 3/4" x 3". Stamp your image with versamark (102283). Emboss image with white embossing powder (1I09132) and the Heat Tool (129053). I used a retired set on this one. Attach your image to the glimmer paper with glue dots (103683), then add to the card base. Place your envelope under the card. This will give you a guide as to how to position the moon on the card so that it will all fit inside the envelope. Add glue dots to the bottom on the moon and place on the card. Don't forget to decorate the envelope also.

Missed posting yesterday because I had my kids all here. We had a nice time and visit.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!!!!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Third vintage

We have our first snow of the season and it is so pretty outside. Luckily, I don't have to go out in it today, so can just enjoy it! :)

This is the last card for this set. The base is again, Very Vanilla, cut at 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", and scored at 4 1/4". The cover is stamped with the pine needles from Watercolor Winter (129724) and Gumball Green ink. then sponge around the edges with Soft Suede. Cut a 5"x 3 3/4" Real Red mat and a 4 3/4" x 3 1/2" mat from Be of Good Cheer DSP (126896). Stamp Season's Greetings from Curly Cute (117014) in Gumball Green onto a 2" x 3 3/4" piece of Very Vanilla. Cut two 1/2" x 3 12" strips from the same DSP package and align on the edges of the sentiment. Color the poinsettia flowers on the stamp from Bells & Boughs (120831 ) with Cherry Cobbler marker onto Very Vanilla, and cut out. Place on the card, using a dimensional for the small flower. Add three small pearls (119247) to the center of each of the large flowers and roughly outline the petals of each flower with Dazzling Details (124117). Add strips of the same DSP to the inside of the card.

Hope you enjoyed these three cards and, as always, thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Christmas Holly

This card is built upon a Very Vanilla card base. Using Gumball Green ink, stamp the holly from Bells & Boughs (120831) all over the front. Mat with gumball green cardstock ( 5 1/4" x 4" ), then with Be of Good Cheer DSP (126896) just a bit smaller than the gumball green. I cut strips from the same DSP and taped them to the sides. Wrap a piece of Cherry Cobbler ribbon around the bottom and attach it all to the card base. Stamp another image with Gumball Green ink and expression with Cherry Cobbler ink, from the same set onto Very Vanilla and punch out using the Big Shot and Labels Collection Framelits (125598). Sponge around the edges with Gumball Green and attach with dimensionals.

Hope you have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Vintage Christmas

Here is one of my versions of a vintage card. The base is the standard 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" with Very Vanilla cardstock. I used the large tree from Thoughts and Prayers (113252) and Wild Wasabi ink to stamp around the edge of the front, then sponged Soft Suede around the edges. I took two strips ( 1" x 5 1/2" ) of Wild Wasabi cardstock and punched a border with the Scalloped Trim Border punch  (118402) and attached them to the back of a piece of Be of Good Cheer DSP (126896) cut at 2" x 5 1/2". Using the pine branch from Christmas Lodge ( 123767 ), stamp in a circle with Wild Wasabi ink and cut out with the 2 3/8" scallop punch, sponging around the scallops with the same ink. Stamp your sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370). Add a strip of Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (126848) down the center of the DSP. Add dimensionals to the wreath and place on the card. Die a strip* of the Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta ribbon (109070), tie into a bow and position on the card. Cut off the prongs from four Cherry Cobbler brads from the Regal Collection (119737), roll a glue dot and use to place one in each corner of the card. Finish with Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details (125585) to add berries to the wreath and down the center of the ribbon.

* You can die the ribbon by putting a few drops of reinker in a small amount of water and wait for the ribbon to dry. I am too impatient for that, so I just use a dauber and ink pad to color my ribbon. I think I have a bit more control on the depth of color this way, also.

I plan to share a couple more cards similar to this one, so hope you return to see those.

Have a great day and thanks for stoppin by!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Lovely Fall

This card has a Cajun Craze base of 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4. The Wild Wasabi mat is run through the Big Shot with the Framed Tulips Folder ( 121809 ) and trimmed close to the embossed edges and sponged along the edges and across the embossing with Wild Wasabi ink. The fall insert is fall colors randomly sponged on to a piece of glossy cardstock (102599 ) measuring 2" x 3". Lovely As A Tree set (115026 ) image was stamped on twice with Black Stazon (101406 ) and matted onto a piece of Basic Black measuring 2 1/8 x 3 1/8. This is placed on the Wild Wasabi mat with dimensionals. Tie a ribbon around the bottom of the mat and stamp your choice of sentiment, the attach to your card base.

This is a real quick card, so hope you give it a try.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!