Thursday, December 17, 2009

Daycare gift bags

I made these little gift bags for the jars I made for the girls at my sons daycare. I just cut a circle out of Real Red cardstock and spritzed it with my shimmer paint mixed with alcohol and then put a felt snowflake on top of it. Super easy.

Stamps: Delightful Decorations
Ink: Real Red
CS: Real Red, White
Other: Ornament Punch, Shimmer Paint, Felt Flurries, non SU! ribbon, lunch bag

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Decorated Jar

This is a little empty jar that I decorated for some of the girls at my sons daycare. I will fill them with candy. You can't see in the picture but the red circles are sprayed with Shimmer Mist made with Stampin' Up! Shimmer Paint and rubbing alcohol. I have never found a way to catch the glimmer with a camera. You just have to see it in person!

Stamps: none
Ink: none
CS: Real Red
Other: Felt Snowflakes, Brads, non SU! ribbon

Monday, December 14, 2009


I found this idea on Kathleen's blog. I changed a couple of the punches and made his nose different. To make this one just put a pop up glue dot on the paper and then cover with glitter! There is a little Kit Kat bar inside.

Stamps: none
Ink: none
CS: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, White, Black
Other: Pop up glue dots, Chunky red glitter, 1/2 and 1/4 circle punches, Scallop circle punch, Snowflake die, Big Shot

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Another version....

Here is the same card as yesterday just with the colors reversed.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Quick Christmas cards

Here is another quick and easy Christmas card.

Stamps: Serene Snowflakes, two retired word sets (I will try to find them and add the names)
Ink: White Craft
CS: Real Red, White
Other: 1 1/2 & 1 3/4 circle punches, Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Scallop edge punch

Friday, December 11, 2009

Pop can ornament

Isn't this just neat? It is made using empty pop cans! I have seen these on the internt but have never made one until now. Very easy. Just cut the top and bottom off of two pop very careful because the edges are sharp! Flatten it out and run it through your Big Shot with the snowflake die. Attach the two snowflakes together with a brad and add some ribbon and you have an ornament.

Stamps: none
Ink: none
CS: none
Other: Big Shot, Snowflake Die, Brads, Ribbon

Sunday, December 6, 2009

New stamps!

Sale a Bration starts next month! As a demo I get to preorder some stuff. How fun! I got one of the new Sale a Bration stamp sets, a paper pack and a punch - all of them will be available to you for free with a $50 purchase next month! What a deal.

For this card I stamped the house and roof separate (the stamps come that way so you can mix and match) and the trees. Then I cut them out and popped up the trees on the background. Did I mention that these stamps are unmounted? They come in a cool case and you just put them onto an acrylic block to stamp. Very easy to use. To get the background behind the houses and trees (click on the picture for a larger view) I used markers and the Color Spritzer Tool. I haven't used it in ages. I forgot how much fun it is.

Stamps: Good Neighbor
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede
CS: Soft Suede, Old Olive, Welcome Neighbor DS
Other: Scallop Trim Border punch, Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Color Spritzer, Markers, Soft Suede Ribbon

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Sparkly card

This is the card I showed at a stamp club last night. They wanted to see how to use the Shimmer Paint in the mini catalog. I cased this card from a newsletter from Debbie McNeill. I did mine a little different though. I used White craft ink for some of the snowflakes and then for the background I used a Shimmer spray that I made with rubbing alcohol and the Shimmer paint. It is almost impossible to take a picture of the shimmer. The whole card looks like a light frosting of super fine glitter is over it. You just have to see it in person!

Stamps: Serene Snowflakes
Ink: White Craft, Platinum Shimmer Paint
CS: Kraft, Night of Navy, Silver
Other: Ribbon, Sponge dauber, Spray bottle, rubbing alcohol

Friday, December 4, 2009

Gift Bag

Here is the gift bag for the little box I posted yesterday. It is super easy to make. Just stamp a bag, punch a couple of holes in the top and thread a candy cane through to hold it shut.

Stamps: Serene Snowflakes
Ink: Real Red, Glorious Green
CS: none
Other: Gift bag, candy cane

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tag box

Every year my upline has a Holiday party for us. We started a 3D swap last year. This is my swap for this year. It is a little box with six gift tags in it. I also made a cute gift bag (I will post that tomorrow) to put the box in.

Stamps: Delightful Decorations
Ink: Real Red
CS: Whisper White, Glorious Green
Other: Dazzeling Diamonds glitter, Ornament Punch, Silver cord, Ribbon, Big Shot, Bitty Box & Envelope Die