Saturday, November 29, 2008

Christ is Born card

This is a card I came up with while trying to figure out what my Christmas cards would look like for this year. I didn't end up choosing this one, but I do really like it.

It uses the Christ is Born stamp set and Ski Slope DSP as well as the snow embossing folder from Cuttlebug. The base card is Chocolate Chip and the embossed snowflakes are on Baja Breeze. The main image is stamped onto a piece of Shimmery White card stock and embossed with silver embossing powder, then popped-up with Stampin' Dimensionals. The final accent is the 5/8" Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon tied around and held in place with a silver brad.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Clear Christmas Card

I finally tried my hand at a clear card. There is a wonderful tutorial on the splitcoaststampers website. Use acetate (found at any office supply store as overhead projector sheets), and White Staz-On ink. I've had this ink and hadn't even used it! Anyway, here is my card.

I used the Season of Joy stamp set and Baja Breeze, Shimmery White, and Brushed Silver card stock. For accessories, I used the Little Felt Flurries from the Holiday Mini Catalog and Whisper White taffeta ribbon.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Holiday Extravaganza Sale!


If you're interested in the bundles, here's a PDF listing all the different ones:

Download bundles_US.pdf

Looks like some really great deals! Head on over to my SU! website if you'd like to place an order! The sale goes until December 1st, but they do say supplies are limited.

Can't Wait for Christmas Card

This cute little card isn't my original idea. I modified it to use a Christmas tree stamp I had (Wondrous Gift stamp set), and Riding Hood Red Designer Series paper.

It's a little tedious to cut out the window openings, but well worth the effect you get. The window and little girl are from the hostess level 3 set, Window Dressing. The window image is stamped onto Sage Shadow card stock in Jet-Black Staz-On ink. I then stamped it again onto Handsome Hunter card stock, and cut out the shutters. The window frame is colored in with a Creamy Caramel marker. The tree is stamped in Handsome Hunter ink onto Whisper White card stock, then use a sponge dauber to color in competely. Just layer the cut-out tree, little girl behind the window, place a piece of DSP behind that and put it all together. Really cute!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Big Shot Snowman Box

I'm finally getting around to loading some pictures from November's stamp club meetings. This cute little guy was a real hit, but I need to give credit to Cambria Turnbow for the box instructions and Kimberly Van Diepen credit for the design of the snowman.

The snowman face is made using the Big Shot and the exclusive Top-Note die from Stampin' Up! This die is so versatile! The face base is made using Whisper White card stock, and the hat using Basic Black card stock. To make the box use a piece of Whisper White card stock cut to 10-1/2" x 6". Score along the 10-1/2" side at 4-1/4" and 6-1/4". Turn 90 degrees and score along the 6" side at 1-1/2" and 4-1/2". Cut along the score lines (6" side at the top) down to the horizontal score lines made earlier. I'll load some pictures of the process as soon as I get a chance. Turn the piece around 180 degrees (so the other 6" side is at the top) and repeat the cutting. Now, cut down 2" on both sides. Fold in the box shape and tape closed using either SNAIL or Sticky Strip.

Cut 2 Top-Note Bigz dies using Whisper White card stock and 1 using Basic Black. Cut the Basic Black one in half. Cut 2 pieces of Basic Black card stock to measure 1-1/4" x 4-1/4". This is the brim of the hat. The accents on the hat are made using the exclusive Birds & Blooms Sizzlits die from Stampin' Up! using Riding Hood Red, Baja Breese, and Kiwi Kiss textured card stock scraps. The eyes are made using the 1/2" and 3/4" circle punches and scraps of Whisper White and Basic Black card stock. The nose is a free-handed triangle cut out of Pumpkin Pie card stock.

To attach the face to the box, punch out at the center top of the front and back a slit using the horizontal punch. Put adhesive on the box front (being careful to NOT put any around the slit), and line up the face to it. Repeat for the back. Now, take a piece of Basic Black 1/4" grosgrain ribbon and loop through the punched slits. Tie in a bow. Voila!

I think this woud be so cute holding some hot cocoa, marshmallows and a peppermint stick.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Starry Night Christmas

The idea for the houses (Neighborhood Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel) and the lights on the houses (light string from Mr Twigster) I got from

I used different cardstock colors, ribbon, etc. And, I used some white Liquid Applique for the snow. I also added a dog in front of the dog-house. He comes from the Loads of Love Accessories, and I simply colored and cut-out one of the 3 dogs. The "a very merry Christmas to you" stamp is a level 1 hostess stamp set, Best Yet. The houses are watercolored with Classic Stamp pads and an Aqua Painter. I just love those Aqua Painters. The ribbon is Riding Hood Red Taffeta ribbon.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Beary Christmas to You!

I was playing around with the Christmas lights from the Mr Twigster stamp set (found in the Holiday Mini catalog), and got to thinking that the bear image from Under the Stars stamp set would look a little Christmasy if he was holding them in his paws. This is the card I came up with.

The card base is Riding Hood Red cut 4-1/4"x11" and scored at 5-1/2". The paper is from Ski Slope Designer Series paper (Holiday Mini catalog again). The ribbon is Riding Hood Red Taffeta ribbon and the snowflake is from the small Felt Flurries (medium size here). After I tied the ribbon into a know, I put the snowflake on top by lifting up the tails of the ribbon and poking them through the hole in the center of the snowflake, and then flattened out the tails on the ribbon again. There's no glue holding it down, it just stays in place with the ribbon!