Saturday, November 27, 2010

Freeze Dried Snowballs/ Punch Pals

Give a gift of freeze dried snowballs! Okay, so they are really tic tacs. Since it doesn't snow much in Memphis I have to improvise! This is so easy to make. Cut the cover out of Bashful blue to cover the box. Stamp the snowman on Whisper White with black ink. Color in his nose with a Tangerine Tango marker, and the leaves and berries with red and green markers. Add the ribbon between the two layers- make it long enough to tie around the box. Punch out the bottom circle through both layers so you can see the candy. You can add a sign inside that says Freeze Dried Snowballs to cover up the candy label if you want to.

Sparkly and Bright Christmas Ornament

This Christmas ornament is for a Mommy and Me class I am doing. I bought some glass balls, silver shred, and  pretty hangers. The kids are going to stuff some shred into the ornament and add a bit of dazzling diamond glitter. Then they will tie on some ribbon (white, old olive, silver, and retired red polka dot). They will stamp the reindeer from Sparky and Bright in Chocolate Chip and punch him out. Then they will add a Fire Circle brad for his nose. This will get taped onto a large punched real red Tag. The Glitter Glass is silver and holds on easily with mono glue. The tag has a small hole and is attached to one of the silver ribbons. The hangers are from Hobby Lobby- they are very pretty with beads and swirls.

Tags Til Christmas Treat Box

After I cut out the Big Shot Treat Box I ran it through the Big Shot three more times using the Northern Flurry embossing folder. The folder cannot be overlapping an already embossed snowflake or it will flatten the flake. Guess how I figured that out! Next, I assembled the box. Then I stamped the ornament from Tags Til Christmas in Marina Mist and punched it out using the ornament punch. I added a rhinestone and a knot of ribbon to the ornament using a glue dot. This is held on with two dimensionals. I put some candy in a medium cello bag and tied it with more ribbon. I punched a small snowflake from the Northern Frost die and Marina Mist cardstock. It is held on with a glue dot.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Christmas Scrapbooking Layout/ Delightful Decorations

I wanted to make a Christmas card using Lovely As a Tree ever since I saw people using the pine tree as a branch for the ornaments. Great idea! I used the new Tasteful Trim die and the Big Shot to cut the vanilla trim. Then I punched some 1/2 cherry circles to add a bit of color. The base is cherry cobbler with paper from the Jolly Holiday DSP. The ornaments are from Delightful Decorations and Tags Til Christmas. Each one is punched with the ornament punch and decorated with a rhinestone jewel. I used dimensionals to pop them up. The green is old olive. I used some old silver string to hang the ornaments. The ribbon is 1/4 grosgrain in olive and vanilla. 2010 is cut from an alphabet set and the Big Shot.

My next scrapbooking class is Dec. 3rd at 7:00. We are making this and the turkey page from an earlier post. We make three double page layouts for $20. Come and join us! If you can't make it but want the kit just let me know.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Christmas Tag Class

Christmas Tag Class

my house in Collierville
Sunday, Nov. 21

Please RSVP so I can have a kit ready for you. No experience required. All are welcome.

These tags can be used on bags, boxes, treats, cards, and scrapbook pages. Come and let me show you how easy it is to recreate them. Light snacks and drinks will be provided.

Big On Christmas

Oh smart me! This tag is part of my tag class coming up this weekend. I want to show the ladies how they can use the tags on a scrapbook pages or turn them into cards. I used Big On Christmas, stamped the tree again, cut it out, and used a dimensional to pop it up on the other tree. I used celery and red markers to color as well as celery and red card stock. All images were stamped with black stazon first. I added 3 small rhinestones to the top tree. I used white wide grosgrain ribbon and tied it with the narrow red ribbon. For the card base I ran real red cs through the Big Shot using the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder. I cut that down and attached it to a piece of certainly celery cs. Then I used a white gel pen and colored over the dots on the embossing. That took a few minutes but is well worth the effect. The tag is held on the card with the old slit punch. That was it can be taken off and used as a tag or on a scrapbook page by the next person! Clever... too bad we don't sell that punch anynore.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

French Foliage

I used French Foliage and Sincere Salutations to make this card. The colors are elegant eggplant, more mustard, very vanilla, garden green, and cherry cobbler. The inside has an insert of leaves stamped at the bottom on vanilla because it is so hard to write on dark colors. The saying is attached with dimensionals.

Lovely as a Tree

This card turned out beautiful and is pretty easy to make. I ran the white base through the Big Shot using the dotted embossing folder. Then I ran another piece of white through using the scallop oval die. On the center part of the oval I stamped 3 trees in garden green. Then I made a hill mask out of paper, laid it over the trees, then stamped four more trees. That made the snowy look. I used a dauber and bashful blue ink to add the sky. That makes the snow really pop. I add the holes to the scallop ring and used a glimmer brad from the basic pack to add the punched snowflake. I attached the scalloped ring using dimensionals. Then I set the stamped middle part in (exact fit) with tape. Very Merry came from Short and Sweet. It is stamped and sponged in garden green and mounted on a red scalloped oval. One of my stampers told me to add some sparkle to the trees. That would be perfect!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Contempo Christmas

Here is quick card. Isn't that really what must of us are looking for for our hand stamped cards? Sure we would love to spend hours on each card but then reality hits. Run some real red card stock through the Big Shot using the lattice folder. Then tape a piece of red striped ribbon on it and crimp it tight with a circle brad from the fire set. Mount that on vanilla. Mount that on an old olive base. Stamp the tree using an olive and red marker, and the saying (black) from Contempo Christmas on vanilla.  Color the star with a daffodil marker after it is stamped. Attach this to olive then to the rest of the card. You can add a few rhinestones to the tree if you want to.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Punch Art Turkey Scrapbook Layout


This is one of the layouts we are doing for the Dec. 3 scrapbooking class at 7:00. We will do three double page layouts for $20. This turkey is so fun to make using Stampin' Up punches. Come on over and scrap with us! Let me know ifyou are planning on coming so I can have a kit ready for you.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Bird Punch Poinsettia Card

Thinking out of the box! I love our punches because they can be used for so much more than the original design intent. This poinsettia can be made out of the bird punch. I punched 7 birds in real red and seven in garden green. I also punched a 5 petal flower out of red. Next, I sponged the edges in chocolate chip classic ink. I layered everything together and attached the flower with a glitter brad from the basics collection. I added a bit of dimension to the flower by scoring the centers of the petals and bending them slightly upward before I added it to the bird layers. I layered  red and white cardstock which I also sponged with chocolate chip. The words come fromSeasonal Sentiments. This is a beautiful card!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Sweet Snowglobe

You wouldn't believe how quickly this card goes together! Fold your red base, emboss a piece of white cardstock using your Big Shot and the snowflake embossing folder, then scallop the edge of it. Tie a red satin ribbon around it and punch a 13/4 circle in the corner. Stamp the snowglobe from
Sweet Snowglobe in bashful blue then again in real red and yet again in wasabi. Cut out the house and the trees and attach them to the blue. Tear a tiny white scrap and add at the bottom for snow. Fill a sweet treat cup with a little glitter and place it in the punched hole. Use the tape on the cup to attach the blue piece. Attach this the base. Add a few rhinestones. The Merry Christmas is from Christmas Greetings and is stamped in black. Cut the base out of the red stamped piece and attach it. Done! We sell the envelopes to mail this but it really better to hand deliver this pretty shaker card.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Big Shot Punch Art Santa Card

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa is in Memphis! He was very easy to create. I embossed some white card stock using my Big Shot and the Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder. I cut it up for the beard and hat trim using an oval shape for a  pattern. Then I used the large oval punch for the mustache trimming the ends to a point. The card base is real red. His face, nose, and mouth are blushing bride sponged with pretty in pink. I used a dauber in pink to add his cheeks. His eyes are the 1/2 circle punch with white gel pen marks. I cut up a green glitter pick I found at Micheal's and added a red glitter brad from the bright pack. I feel another class coming on! This punch art stuff is fun!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Punch Art Turkey

I found the directions for this guy on a stamping site called Paper Punch Addiction. The lady does absolutley spectacular punch art work. Many of her directions are free, some you have to buy. I am having a class Saturday, Nov. 6th from 2:00-3:30 where you can make three of these wonderful cards for $10. If you live in the Memphis area please come and join us! Making things using paper punches is really fun. I wish you could see the colors better. His feathers a a dark red called riding hood red. His body is made from soft suede and chocolate chip. Email or call me if you would like to join us so I can have a kit ready for you.

Serene Snowflakes/Christmas Greeting

Another quick and easy Christmas card! This time I used Night of navy for the background. I never think to use that color. Pretty! I embossed the snowflakes with white craft ink and white embossing powder on a smaller piece of navy. I used the lace punch to add white around both edges. I embossed Merry Christmas from Christmas Greetings and then tied on a organza ribbon. A few rhinestones really makes this card sparkle. For the inside I stamped a few snowflakes on white with night of navy classic ink. I stamped the verse from Christmas Greetings slightly above the middle. This makes it easy to write on if you don't have a white gel pen handy.

Dasher/ Priceless

I made this using Dasher, Pricless, and Heard From the Heart. I stamped everything on white using cherry cobbler classic ink. Then I added three cherry brads from regal brads using the mat pack and poker. I covered Dasher with crystal effects and added some rhinestones to his horns. Quick and easy. I may using him for a stamp-a-stack class. Cherry cobbler is a beautiful color!
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