Sunday, November 25, 2007

More Christmas Cards

These are some more cards that I've been doing with my Club Girls. I try to keep things simple but sometimes they turn into way more work! LOL

My window where I took these pictures for today is dirty (can you tell?). Thusly, there are many shadows across the cards. But who has time to clean when you're Stampin'!!!

Poinsettia Card

The base of the card is Confetti White layered with Basic Black of which the corners have been punched with the Ticket Punch and gold embossed with Merry Christmas from Holidays and Wishes. A strip of Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon has been adhered before layering.The flower is created by stamping two of the large Doodle This flowers on Real Red card stock and then heat embossing with Gold embossing powder. Cut out the flower image with Paper Snips and layer with Dimensionals. Easy enough but I hear a lot of groans when I say we are going to cut out an image. I guess Stampin' Up! needs a punch for this flower!!


The base of this card is Blue Bayou layered with Soft Sky. I used The Snowflake Spot and stamped a snowflake and Cheers in Blue Bayou ink. I wrapped Elastic Silver Cord around the Soft Sky before adhering and then put a few dabs of Two-Way Glue on the snowflake image and sprinkled Dazzling Diamond over it. You can't see it in the photo but it really sparkles in the light!

Holy Triptych

This card uses Confetti White scored at 2 1/4" and 7 3/4" so that the two folds meet in the middle of the card. The strips are Night of Navy one stamped with the Three Kings and the other Stamped with the Angel in VersaMark. Both were heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. The inside layer is also Night of Navy, the verse is from Star Studded Season. It is also embossed with White. The Holy Family is stamped on Shimmer White with Staz-On and watercolored with Stampin' Pastels and a Blender Pen. Such a pretty card but way too time consuming to do 50 for Christmas Cards!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Boho West

I love the Boho West theme! When I saw the Bronc Buster and the Wanted sets in Stampin' Up!s Fall/Winter catalog I knew I had to have them. These are some projects I did late in the summer for swaps and workshops.

Bronc Buster Card

Card Stock - Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, and Whisper White.
Ink - Sage Shadow, and Chocolate Chip
I used the suede technique on the Chocolate Chip before layering on the Very Vanilla. Could poosibly use something extra but I wanted the "suede" look to show through.

6x6 Wanted Scrapbook Page

Card Stock - Really Rust, Very Vanilla, Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, VersaMark
Again I used the suede technique on the Chocolate Chip (it was my new technique for the month). I also used Metallic Eyelets in the corners of the Sage Shadow layer. The Very Vanilla circles were stamped and the edges sponged with Sage Shadow and adhered with Dimensionals.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

My First Post

This is my first post and I am just hoping it's as fun as I want it to be. I had my third Stampin' Club last night and the projects were too cute! All the girls loved them.

Hot Cocoa Holder

A couple of my club members saw a Hot Cocoa Holder at a local event we attended and begged me to make one for one of our club projects. I altered mine considerably from the one we saw but, "Thank you Sue for the inspiration!!!"

I used Holiday Tag Team for this project.
Card Stock - Very Vanilla, Soft Sky, and Shimmer White
Ink - Bashful Blue, Basic Black, and Pixie Pink
How to create - Score at 2 1/2" and 7 3/4", stamp snowflake on flaps, adhere bottom flap with Dimensionals. Stamp snowman on Shimmer White and color with Stampin' Write Markers. Layer on Soft Sky and adhere to top flap. Stamp "Holiday" circle with Pixie Pink on Very Vanilla and punch using 1 1/4" Circle Punch. Layer on Scallop Punched Soft Sky, adhere to inside with Pop Dot, attach top flap to card with Velcro Dot.

6x6 Holiday Bright Scrapbook Page

I am not an avid scrapbooker but many of my club members are so every once in a while I try to create a page for one of our projects.

This page was so easy. The Winter Bright Simply Scrappin' Kit has gorgeous colors and designer paper. Because the Textured card stock is minimal (for a workshop) I used regular Pretty in Pink card stock for the base of the page and stamped Snowflakes from the Snowburst set in VersaMark all over the page. I cut a 2" strip of Wild Wasabi textured card stock and punched 3 holes with my 1/16" punch and attached gold brads. Then adhered the strip to the top half of my page. I cut a 4x4 square from the blue DP and adhered that to the lower right hand corner of my page. I finished by adhering my photo and titling and journaling my page.

Gift Card Holder

I had seen this tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers and knew that I wanted to make it. I have used for a Holiday Stamp Camp and my most recent Stampin' Club.

I used Season of Joy from the Holiday Mini.
Card Stock - Purely Pomegranite, River Rock, Handsome Hunter, and Whisper White
Ink - Purely Pomegranite, River Rock, Basic Black
For the Tutorial click on this link (you may need to subscribe if you aren't already a member. It's Free!)

Thanks for looking!!