Sunday, November 29, 2009

Pine Tree and Pointsetta

The Whisper White layer was scored each 1/2". I used the tall pine from the Lovely As A Tree Stamp Set and Handsome Hunter Classic Ink Pad to stamp it, once with the stamp fully inked and a 2nd time without re-inking. The pointsetta I saw on Inking Addict and adhered with a dimensional, and used Real Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and mounted the trees on Real Red CS and used the Green CS from the Earth Elements CS Pack as my base for the card.

Hope you like it? :o)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Christmas Goodies

I found these on Inking Idaho's Blog (she sure shares some awesome creations) ~ here's my version. I used Scallop Circle and Regular Circle Punches and the stamp set Christmas Punch. The candy between the layers is York Peppermint Patties and I put 4 of them into a celophane pretzel bag ~ tied with a ribbon and you're done! The candy cane is done with the same stamp set and punched with the oval scallop punch and tied on with the SU Silver Elastic Cord.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Little Deer Box

Check out this cute little Deer Box Judy made for me. Isn't it just way too cute? She stamped him on tissue and used her heat gun to melt the votive candles and the image shows up on top of the darling ~ thanks Judy.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Courtney's Birthday Card

Here's what I came up with for my Granddaughter's Birthday Card this year. She has been selected for a basketball scholarship to College in Rhode Island, hope she likes her card?? :o)

I used the Just Basketball Stamp Set and Short & Sweet for the Wish Big sentiment. Dusty Durango and Soft Suede Ink along with Walk In My Garden DSP for the background. Mounted on Dusty Durango CS with Striped Bashful Blue for the ribbon. I used the Word Window Punch and mounted on Modern Label Tags.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Just For You Candy Canes

Aren't these cute? Judy told me to check out Inking Idaho and take a look. They were so easy to make, what a cute little treat for a classroom. I used the oval punch with the Oval All Punch Set and layered onto a piece of CS punched with the Scallop Oval Punch and attached with a little Glue Dot.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Faux Alligator Matchbox Clutch

This is another great idea from our Demonstrator's SU site, this was provided by Francine Yee, Kaneohe, HI ~ Inspired by Gretchen Barron.

It's a little Faux Alligator Matchbox Purse. You use the Matchbox Bigz XL die (I used Red CS and the little Brown Flower Brad. I used the Corner Rounder on the cornders of the flap. A piece of Red Grosgrain Ribbon (8") for the little strap.

The Faux look is accomplished by using VersaMark Pad and Clear Embossing Powder. Use your Bone Folder to make design, shake off the excess and heat the powder, doesn't it look like real Alligator Skin? (Well, except for the color!) LOL!!

It was a fun little project and come out really cute. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Trident Gum Pack

I found this on my Demo SU site ~ created by Cathy Daimon, Randi-Jo Kamaunu, Erin Addrade-Holmburg, Maile Souza, Kaneohe, HI ~ too cute, huh?

I used Very Vanilla CS, Old Olive CS, Chocolate Chip Ink Pad and Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad for the pine cones and Merry Christmas. The stamp sets were Teeny Tiny Wishes and Autumn Days. I used the Tab Punch for the green on the end, attached with brass brads and stamped with "Just for You". The CS for the cover is 6" x 4" and scored at 1", 1 1/4", 3 3/4" and 4", folded around the gum. I used the two way glue pen and added some sparkle (Dazzling Diamonds).

Monday, November 16, 2009

Crayon Resist Trees

I learned this from Linda at last night. I used a different stamp set than she did, but it was pretty much the same idea. You use black Staz-on ink to stamp the tree image on glossy CS. Then you add some white crayon to some of the branches that you want to look like have snow on them. Sponge the colors for the background (I punched out a 1" circle on a post-it-note for a mask while I did the sky), then took it off and sponged a ittle so it wouldn't be stark white. Use a clean part of your sponge to take the color off the places with the crayon and it looks just like snow. I added a scallop border. The background paper Bashful Blue I ran through the Big Shot with the Sizzix Distressed Embossing plate to give it some texture, added some Bashful Blue Satin Ribbon and Earthtone Base to match the scallop oval.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Shelby's B-Day Card 2009

Another Birthday! We have a lot of them this month. Bob's oldest Daughter and her two girls, his youngest Daughter plus my Sis' and a couple of friends! This one is for our Granddaughter Shelby ~ she lives in New Hampshire. I used the Just Buzzin' By Stamp Set, Basic Black CS and Crushed Curry CS and Pens for coloring. Circle punches and the Scallop Circle Punch. This is a diarama card, it has clear window sheet in the circle to make it look like a window. Hope she likes it! :o)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Top Note Box

I made this cute little Top Note Box and used the little horse and Santa Sleigh stamp from the Stamp Set; Yuletide Christmas that Judy gave me (thanks so much Sis')..stamped with Soft Suede Stamp Pad. I used Christmas Cocoa DSP to cover cardboard (I used the backing that comes with the long die cuts for packing), cut one edge so it would be straight and attached to the front and back of the little pizza box I made with Soft Suede CS and used the Small Oval Punch to punch out the stamped image and layered onto a piece of Soft Suede CS punched with the Scallop Oval Punch. I used Wide Double Stitched Blue Grosgrain Ribbon around the box and tied into a bow. The tutorial came from Splitcoast Stampers.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Stair Step Card

Been to Dawn's Stamping Thoughts Blog again ~ Nov. 9th ... check it out! Here's my try at a stair step card, hope you like it. I used Crushed Curry CS and Basic Black, along with the dotted paper which is from the Night and Day DSP. I used Black Stazon Ink with the Sporting Stamp Set. Circle Punches including the Scallop Circle Punch and the MVP was punched out with the Curly Label Punch and sponged with Crushed Curry and Black Stazon Ink. The striped ribbon is the 1 1/4" Black Striped Grosgrain Ribbon. The cute little soccer player is my Grandson Johnny.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Bird House Looking Box!

I made this little box using Night and Day Designer Series Paper to cover the little box made with Bermuda Bay CS base. I used the Scallop Edge Punch on the rim of the lid. The circle hole is rimmed with the same paper punched with the Scallop Edge Circle Punch and punched again with the 1 1/4" Circle to make a frame around the window. The window has Clear Window Sheet covering he hole. I used one of the Crystal Brads from the Pretties Kit after punching out one of the flowers from the paper putting it on the top of the lid. The ribbon is Bermuda Bay White Dotted Ribbon laced through the lid.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Another Birthday

Veteran's Day is my oldest Step-Daughter's Birthday, she may not get this in time since she lives in New Hampshire, but ~ it's the thought that counts, right??? I used the Kind & Caring Thoughts Stamp Set and stamped the flower in Melon Mambo, used the matching Melon Mambo Dotted Rippon and Melon Mambo CS along with Chocolate Chip, sponged the edges with Crushed Curry Classic Stamp Pad. Stamped the best wishes from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set, the Word Window Punch with the Modern Label Punch along with matching punch used in the XL Curly Label Die and used the 2 Scallop Circle Die Cut for the ends/cut one circle in half and used Tea Party DSP.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Dasher Merry Christmas

Here's that little Dasher again! I stamed it on Whisper White and embossed with VersaMark and Silver Embossing Powder. Layered onto Earth Elements CS and Brushed Silver CS (I didn't have any Brushed Silver CS so had to order but sweet Judy game me a sheet today while I'm waiting, what an awesome Twin I have ~ thanks Judy)..I used a little of the Striped Grosgrain Red Ribbon and a card base of Whisper White. Hope you like it?

Friday, November 6, 2009

Fall Box

My good friend Tina sent this link I created my own design and added the oval window instead of a square one like she had. I used the Rich Razzleberry CS for the Box and covered it with Autumn Meadows DSP and I used the Bashful Blue Tafetta Ribbon. I stamped the leaf and acorn from the Autumn Splender Stamp Set and cut them out and sprayed with a mixture of alcohol and a few drops of the Champagne Mist All Purpose Ink. I don't think the picture shows the shine but it sure makes those leaves pretty. I used the large oval punch for the window and inserted a piece of clear window sheet for the opening.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Grandson passed his driving test!

Well, our Grandson Braylon passed his driving test ~ we are so proud of him. Papa Bob went and got him a GPS today so he won't get lost ~ he'll send it along with this tag I made for him by UPS tomorrow ...

I used the Rich Razzleberry CS and Ink Pad, the Bigz Two Tags Die and cut the B from the Sizzlets Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Set. I stamped the saying from the Sense of Time Stamp Set on Whisper White and punched out with the Scallop Circle Punch and sponged it all and used the White Gel Pen to make the stitches look real.

I used the computer to add some sweet encouragement and printed it out and cut and mounted it to the back of the tag. I think he'll like it!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Dasher Christmas Card

I'm sure getting my money's worth out of the little Dasher Stamp ($8.95 on page 208 #116816 in the Stampin' UP! 2009-2010 idea book & catalog). I made this quick and easy Christmas Card. I stamped it in Real Red Ink and mounted it on Real Red CS, punched the bottom with my Scallop Edge Punch and made holes with my paper piercer. The background layer is from the Specialy DSP Christmas Cocoa and layered it onto a Real Red CS card base. A ribbon of striped Grosgrain Real Red and it was done! Hope you like it.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Christmas Gift Card

I saw this on this week. Linda does a great job. I used Christmas Cocoa DSP, the Christmas Ornament Punch along with the Curly Label Sizzix die using the Christmas Ornament Insert. Soft Suede CS layered with the Real Red CS punched and 5 of the Christmas Punch glued together to go inside the cut-out. There is a white card mounted to the back of the Soft Suede CS stamped with the Christmas Punch Stamp Ornament in Soft Suede. Tied a bow with the White Tafetta Ribbon.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Christmas Creations 2009

I made some gift card holders and a tag...used the Designer Specialty Paper Christmas Cocoa. Scallop Circle, Top Note Die, Christmas Ornament Punch and Delightful Decorations Stamp Set along with Red CS and Soft Suede ink for sponging. The tag was punched with the Bigz Two Tag Die and the ribbon is the White Satin and there is a brad on the tag from the Pretties Kit and silver stretch cord for hangers. I got the Top Note Die idea from Inking Idaho and the other envelope looking idea from somebody's blog, but for the life of me I can't find it (so sorry) ~

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Dasher Christmas Card

This little Dasher Stamp is so cute. I stamped him in Rich Razzleberry and Soft Suede, cut his body out of the Soft Suede and popped it on top then layered it onto Soft Suede CS and Rich Razzleberry CS onto a Whisper White CS background stamped with snowflakes from the Hostess set Christmas Punch. Also used the have a holly jolly christmas stamp from that set and punched it with the Curly Label Punch and popped it up, added Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon and layered onto more Rich Razzleberry CS & onto a card base of Soft Suede CS. Sponged the edge of the Whisper White CS ~ won't be long will be time to get cards sent out for the Holiday.