Sunday, December 27, 2015

Christmas Thank you

Do you have some of the holiday DSP left over? Well, here is a great way to use some more of it up and take care of your holiday thank you cards, too!

Using the Home For the Holidays DSP that I had left over (and, yes, I actually did use some of it LOL), I created the card and envelope. The card base is Very Vanilla, matted with Pool Party. Put this aside and mat the DSP with Very Vanilla. Add the knotted real red ribbon: NOTE: Tie it around a cylinder, I used the Paper Piercing Tool container, slip off and cut the loop to create the ties. Cut the ribbon long enough to wrap and tape to the back side of this piece of the card. Add it to the base.

Stamp the poinsettia from the Reason For the Season set, with Real Red ink, onto Very Vanilla. I used the blender pen to soften the ink and bring it into the petals. Then cut the flower out with paper snips, curl the petal tips slightly and attach to the card with dimensionals. Add a rhinestone to the middle of the flower. Stamp your sentiment onto Very Vanilla with Real Red ink. Punch or cut it out and add it to the lower right side of the card.

I would use the less busy side of the DSP when making another one. I thought this one was a bit too much.

Then for the inside:

I matted a piece of Very Vanilla with the same DSP as the front and added it to the inside of the card. The envelope is made from the same sheet of DSP, which I created BEFORE cutting the pieces for the card.

I hope you enjoyed this project. I also hope that you had a wonderful Christmas! Thank you for stopping by. Our holiday catalog is still available for a few more days, so grab what you need before it is gone.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Thank you feathers

After playing in the kitchen today, I decided to play in the craft room The result was these two thank you cards.

This one was cased from a card similar to Sabrina's and created with some retired items. It is nice to pull some of those out and play with them again. The base is Brown Sugar cardstock. The main mat is Natural's White matted with Always Artichoke. I made the mat 1/4" smaller and the white just an eighth of an inch smaller, so only a small bit of the Always Artichoke shows. Using the Four Feathers stamp set, I stamped two of each of two feather patterns with craft white ink on Brown Sugar and Always Artichoke. I also embossed with white embossing powder. The spots are from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar set and Soft Suede ink, which I stamped off on scrap paper before stamping onto the card. After cutting out the feathers with the matching framelits, I arranged them on the card and added a bow from twine. The sentiment is stamped directly onto the card with Soft Suede.

Using the same stamp sets, I made the base of Elegant Eggplant. I matted the Whisper White with the Wisteria Wonder in the same sizes as on the previous card. I stamped the center feather with Elegant Eggplant and the other two with Wisteria Wonder. These are stamped directly onto the white cardstock. I then inked the sentiment up with Basic Black and stamped over the feather images. I also sponged around the edge of the white with Wisteria Wonder.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing these and will give them a try. Thanks for stopping by and since I may not post again this week, Merry Christmas to all of you!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Ornament Gift Boxes

I am finally sharing one of the projects that I am creating for Christmas this year. It is a hanging box that can become an ornament after removing what is inside. So a gift that the recipient can keep for future Christmases. Of course, these could be created for other holidays, too.

A NOTE for patterned paper: Pay attention to the direction. Didn't want Santa or the deer hanging upside down! Plus I wanted a certain part of the Santa scene to be on the front of the box. So you do need to plan ahead for these types of things when creating.

This was/is another great project from "Poodles". So check out the video HERE and have fun! This one is even simple enough for the smaller crafters to create and share with family.

MERRY CHRISTMAS! and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

A "gift" for you

I have been busy making Christmas cards, but, unfortunately the camera has not been part of the process. I need an "automatic" for that process when I am having too much fun creating!

I like to create and give small appreciation gifts to different ones in my community and came across this video. I believe that this is what I will be creating this year. She does not have a picture of the finished product for me to post here, so you will have to open it open and see for yourself.

I hope you enjoy "opening your gift" and have a wonderful day.

Thanks for stopping by!