Thursday, November 19, 2009

Super easy Christmas cards

I made up these cards quick last weekend when I was at Archiver's with my friends.  I made 30 of them.  If you line everything up and do one step at a time they go pretty fast.  It is hard to see in the scan (and yes I know I scan really crooked) :) but the front is embossed with one of the texture plates.  Click on the pictures if you would like to see them larger.

Stamps: Sparkly & Bright
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke
CS: White, Always Artichoke
Other: 1 1/2 inch & 1 3/4 inch circle punches, Texture Plate, Big Shot, Always Artichoke Ribbon, Non SU glitter

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Gift Bag

A while back while blog surfing I saw this cute idea for the top of a gift bag.  Punch a couple of holes and thread a candy cane through to hold it shut.  How cute and easy!  This is going to be one of the projects for my Stamp Camp this Saturday.  It only takes a minute to make one.

Stamps: Serene Snowflakes
Ink: Gold and Silver
CS: none
Other: White lunch bag, candy cane, 1/2 Circle Punch

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Gobble, Gobble

I wanted to make up some cute little candy things for Thanksgiving this year.  I joined U Stamp with Dawn and Friends and got this pattern there.  If you are interested in joining there is a link on the side bar of my blog here.  There are patterns for new projects every day for a month.

Stamps: Gobble Gobble
Ink: none
CS: retired Autumn Vine DS, Confetti White, Sage Shadow
Other: Ribbon, 1 1/2 and 1 3/4 circle punches, Oval punch

Saturday, November 14, 2009


I had a request for retirement cards and a bunch of cardstock already cut up leftover from my last stamp camp.  This is what I came up with quick.  I'm not sure I like it but at least I used up what I had instead of just shoving it into a corner until later. :)

Stamps: Sweet Centers, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Perfect Plum, Black
CS: Perfect Plum, Black, White, Cast-a-Spell DS
Other: Treat Cups, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Ribbon

Friday, November 13, 2009

Fall Box

This is a cute little gift box I came up with to demo at a show.  It is very easy to put together after cutting out with the Big Shot.  Gosh I love that machine!

Stamps: None
Ink: none
CS: Autumn Meadows DS, More Mustard, Taken With Teal, Chocolate Chip
Other: Big Shot, Leaves Die, Scallop Bag Die, Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Twine

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Ornament punch card

I got this idea right from the Stampin' Up! website.  One of the other talented demos showed this at a recent event.  It's great to go there when I can't come up with an idea of my own.  The patterned paper in this card is flocked so the white part is fuzzy.

Stamps: Warm Words
Ink: White Craft
CS: Real Red, White, Christmas Cocoa DS
Other: White Ribbon, White Pen, Ornament Punch

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tissue Box

Isn't this cute?  I got this pattern for a tissue box here.  Since everyone seems to be sniffling I thought these would be cute to make up.

Stamps: Pun Fun, Background Basics
Ink: Night of Navy
CS: Night of Navy, White, Brocade Blue
Other: Night of Navy ribbon, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Tissue pack, Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Christmas card

What a crooked scan of this card!  Anyway, I found this cool idea for making trees with the scallop circle punch on a bunch of different blogs.  Here is my version of it.  The edges are brushed with Craft White ink.  The bottom (hard to see in the scan) is chunky glitter.  Very shimmery in person.

Stamps: All Holidays, Serene Snowflakes
Ink: White Craft
CS: Always Artichoke, White, Chocolate Chip
Other: Scallop Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Markers, Chunky Glitter, Big Shot, Scallop Oval Die