Monday, December 23, 2013

Quilted Christmas

First, let me wish you all Happy Holidays!!!

Any of your quilt blocks can be adapted to paper! I used one inch squares to create these quilt block cards. Instead of gluing each one on, I used the sticky paper. It was less messy and I didn't have to wait for it to dry. I used a black marker to make the quilted stitches, too.

In the column to the right you will see the double ring card that I made for my kids anniversary, too.

Don't quilt? That's okay. Now you can do it with paper!!!

Hope you give this a try. If you know a quilter or someone who just loves homemade quilts, these would make great cards for them! They can be adapted to any occasion. Just change the papers and sentiments.

Have a wonderful day and thanks so very much for stopping by!!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Rosey Christmas

Guess I shouldn't have vented the last time, cuz I am having a lot of fun issues now. So please don't give up on me. Plus this is a busy time of the year and I don't post as often as I should. I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful holiday season!

I created this one for my folks and hand delivered it. The card base is created on the fold, using the top note die. The roses were premade ones that I had on hand and the poinsettia is die cut and layered on the shaped die, then I lined each petal with gold stickles. I also added it to the roses, sentiment and rhinestones.

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

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Acetate Christmas

Venting!: I would think that good (notice, I didn't even say great) and affordable internet would be available anywhere in the country by now!!! Okay, now that that has been voiced on to the fun stuff!

I really like the look of this technique. I used a silver card base with a white mat. In the center of this mat I stamped the sentiment. Cut a piece of acetate with it being at least 1/2"larger to fold over and attach to the back of the card ( I found out that the lighter weight works better, even though the cardstock weight worked okay ). Crease the 1/2" and run the acetate through an embossing folder, then attach with sticky strip on the 1/2" to the back of the card. I attached snowflake cut outs to the top of this with glue dots and used small glue dots under the two larger ones to hold down the acetate to the front of the card. (This step may not be needed with the lighter weight acetate.)

I hope you are all having a wonderful day and thanks so very much for stopping by!!

You can stamp snowflakes on the white cardstock to show through, also.