Monday, December 30, 2013

Vintage Happy Birthday Car

This was a fun set of cards to make. I found the inspiration here. The car is a new Hero Arts stamp I received for Christmas and the sentiment is also Hero Arts; both are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black. The design papers are all scraps and combined with miscellaneous card stock and Bazzill. The die is from Taylored Expressions. 

Friday, December 27, 2013


Here's another girl card, but not as girly as the last one. These papers are DCWV and some basic card stock scraps. The sentiment is Impression Obsession stamped in Memento Tuxedo black. The circles are done with Nesties and I used my piercer to give it more detail. I like how it doesn't scream girly girl.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Penguin Thanks

Isn't this Memory Box penguin cute? He'd make a great thank you card for children to send as a thanks for a holiday gift. Remember when we had to write them? I had to do it the day after Christmas before I could do anything else! I hated it back then, but I can see now what an important lesson I was learning.

The image and Inkadinkado sentiment are stamped with Memento Tuxedo black on white card stock then layered with black. The red and blue are Bazzill and the patterned paper is Teresa Collins. The circles are done with Nestabilities. I did the blue first, thinking it would reflect water, but I ended up liking the red one better.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Girly Miss You

Today I have a girly card for you. I rarely make straight out girly cards, but I bought a DCWV 6x6 paper pad on Black Friday that's filled with papers that scream GIRL! It was fun working on something so feminine. The pink base is Bazzill and the green/white are basic card stock. For the Paper Smooches sentiment, I used a SU ink. The dies are Nestabilities. I added the twine for a bit for detail.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Gift tags

Here are some more tags for you. I love using the SU owl punch and a snowflake punch to make reindeer. Lots of products used here. Some bling. Some cut up stamps. Some ribbon. These were so much fun to make. I hope you had time to make some Christmas crafts.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Holiday Gifts

Goodness! The holidays have sure thrown me off my blogging schedule. This year I've been making some Christmas gift tags to give as presents. It's been so much fun using different dies and so many embellishments. I started with a pack of Christmas paper and went on from there. If the "TO, FROM" isn't on the front, it's on the back. I used up a few spools of ribbon which was nice since I rarely remember to use ribbon lol.

I usually list the items I use but there are so many and I didn't write any of them down because I was having so much fun. I'd go find them, but they all got packed away so we could put up our tree. I'll have more for you in my next post. Today I'm off to my LSS to craft for the day!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Those holidays!

I'm out of my blogging groove with the holidays coming and going and coming again. I'll be back soon with some Christmas posts!

Hope you're enjoying the holiday season!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Perfect Pear

I am truly loving my new My Silly Valentine stamp set by Lawn Fawn. It's so cute and easy to use for love cards. For this card, I used OWH sketch 197. The image is stamped in SU Old Olive and the sentiment is done with Memento Tuxedo Black. I used three different colors of card stock: white, black and dark green. The green stripes are Colorbok Sage Stripe. I used a new Darice embossing folder for the next layer and stamped my own paper for the bottom layer. The Triveni Craft bling gives the card a bit of pop.

Make some time today to tell someone "I love you."

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Snowmen Miss You

Aren't these snowmen cute? It's a piece of Best Creation Winter Wonderful paper. I love how it's wintery, not Christmasy, and that the glitter hats are all sealed up so the glitter won't flake off. The circles are done with My Favorite Things Trio die and the Hot Off the Press sentiment is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. The black base is card stock and the circles are white card stock. The black bling is from Triveni Craft.

I hope you have an amazing day!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

I love finding new uses for punches and dies. This is my SU owl punch with the little feet chopped off to make a reindeer head. The antlers are parts of snowflakes I chopped up. There was a lot of chopping going on with these cards since I made 31...six for me and the rest for Operation Write Home.

The brown paper is Recollections and has a linen texture. The red and green papers are Bazzill as are all of the patterned papers. The gold scalloped circle is DeNami paper and the white circle/sentiment is SU Whisper White. I also used a SU punch and sentiment stamp while the ink is VersaFine Onyx Black. The eyes have a very thin dot of Pearl Pen and I used my Copic Multi liner to draw his smile. Isn't he just so cute?

Have you started your holiday cards yet? Thankfully, I'm done with mine and can focus on making cards for gifts.