Monday, October 29, 2012

Christmas Joy

I don't know about you but I "collect" Christmas paper. I will buy a sheet here and a sheet or two there. Over the years I've got quite the collection. My problem is I've been collecting greens and reds and our house is decorated in blues and silver for the holidays so I find that I'm not using the paper in my scrapbooks.

So I decided to use some up on cards and gifts this year. I've made 8 cards using various dsp and will use the same paper to cover empty pringle containers that we will fill with cookies for friends.

Ok so here's the tri-fold card.
Supplies used: DSP unknown vendor, white cs, Spellbinders to cut shape out. Slap stick Christmas Joy stamp. Gumball Green ink from SU, three gems on the swirls of the stamped image.
 And here's an open view

Instructions: (for you and myself if I want to recreat these next year.) Take a 12x12 sheet of dsp. Cut at 5.5". Score at 2",4",8" and 10" and crease your score lines. Turn your paper and score at 2.5" at the top and bottom of sheet. Cut the paper from the 4" score line to the 2.5" marker on the left. That triangle will then be fliped over and glued to the bottom right corner of the card. Repeat this for the other corner. Cut the paper from the 8" score line to the 2.5 marker on the right. Flip that triangle over and glue to the bottom left of card. The white cards stock inside is 3.25 x 4.75. Tip for the shap on the front, apply adhesive to the bottom left of shape so that the card can be opened fully.

Saturday, October 27, 2012


Today I'm playing with new and old stuff and created 4 of these .

My new items used on this card are stamp set EVERGREEN from SU and gumball green ink pad.
Old items from my "collection" are Jillibean Soup ribbon, Sizzix Snowflake embossing folder, flower brads (used as stars) and little bitty sparkles from CTMH.
If you love this card as much as I do please leave some love for Carla over on her blog.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Merry Christmas

My main focus lately has been Christmas cards. Today I opened my Christmas box of stamps and found these tags embossed and mounted on the red card stock. I'm really trying to use up some older items on cards this year. Ribbon, brads, buttons that have been collecting dust. So I grabbed a Christmas paper pack and found this red paper with black snowflakes on it. Amazingly the reds matched pretty good! (I've got such issues with reds not matching!) pulled out some black ribbon and ta-da! Three great cards created in minutes for my husbands co-workers.

I've also posted this card over on Splitcoast for the queen of the day challenge that my friend Trish hosts. I haven't been able to play for the last six weeks so I'm challenging myself to play along with this weekly challenge until Christmas.

Here's my card.
And here's the link to Chris' card that insired my layout

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Brother-in-law turns 40!

Today was the perfect day! Hubby went grocery shopping, I made some soup, chili and a few Christmas cards. I started making the four season welcome signs for gifts. (post about that later) And then it dawned on me, Norm turns 40 on November 1st! I can't believe how quickly time is passing by. Seems like just yesterday he turned 25. Since both kids were napping (very rare occasion) I decided to make his birthday card. I wanted to make something manly without using stamps. So I hooked up my cricut and here's what I created. Hope you like it.

Details: Sahara Sand, Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy Cardstock from SU, the designer paper is also from SU but it's so old I don't have the name of it. Early Espresso Ribbon. Score Pal and foam dots were used to create 3D stars.
Thanks for looking!

Ornament card - CAS from Allison

I love getting great ideas from other blogs. One of my favorite blogs to visit is Rocky Mountain Paper Crafts. Allison has tonnes of great cards using mostly Close to my Heart products. I copied my card from this post on her blog. Please please please if you love this card, take a quick second and head to her blog and leave her some love for this card.

I changed the colors from greens to pink/burgandy and used pearls instead of gems. Also I realized that I do not own any GLITTER! (this is crazy and will be correcting this issue ASAP!) I loved this card so much I made 8. My christmas card count is now up to 25! Thanks Allison!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

may your season sparkle!

We've had our first snow fall of the year and I am in the mood to create Christmas cards. I got the call from our photographer that our family photos are back. I can't wait to see them and get them printed for our cards this year.
Here is the card I created this morning while the rest of the family is sleeping. I love "mommy" time!
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my card. Please feel free to leave a comment I really do enjoy hearing what others think of my cards.

This card was made for two challenges, this weeks sketch at Sketch Frenzy Friday and the color challenge at Dynamic Duos.

The snowflake rhinestones is from me & my big ideas. I purchased a big Christmas pack off of our local scrapbook swap and buy group. The paper pack used on this card is from Close to my Heart called Wonderland. The stamp is from Unity Stamp Co.'s  November 2010 kit of the month.