Monday, December 29, 2014

Hearts a Flutter Banner Card

I so love the sweetness of this card! I CASE'd it from another demonstrator. Plus, it got me to use my much neglected Hearts a Flutter Framelits.

The card base is Smokey Slate with a layer of white. A perfect backdrop for the sweet die cuts, from Blushing Bride and Silver Glimmer papers. The patterned paper is from the All Abloom Stack, and it's tied off with some new white baker's twine that will be available Jan. 6th.

The sentiment is stamped with the darker Basic Grey, from the Four You stamp set. I didn't intentionally make it look gradient, it just came out that way. But I like it!!

Thank you for having a look today!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Sale-a-Bration is Coming!!

Hi there!! The much anticipated Sale-a-Bration will start on January 6th!! Also starting that day, is the launch of the Spring Occasions catalog! I love Sale-a-Bration from Stampin' Up! You can shop for any items that have been on your list, and with only a $50.00 purchase, you get to choose from a wide assortment of products for FREE!! Love it!!

This little card I've made measure's 3" x 4 1/4" It's on a Smokey Slate card, and I've used two Note Tag punches, a gold glimmer, and a watercolor paper one that I dyed with Strawberry Slush ink. The two stamped images are from a Sale-a-Bration set called You Brighten my Day. The heart coordinates with the Itty Bitty Punch Pack.

The bottom of the card has some new Washi tape that will be available from the upcoming Occasions catalog. It's a sweet little love note perfect for Valentine's Day!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Star Treat Cup Ornament

Happy Christmas Eve!! I decided to make my Mom an ornament as a last little gift. I used the Star Framelits and the Circle Treat Cups to make this. I bought these cups a long time ago, and think I've only used one of them!! :)

I filled the treat cup with tiny jingle bells that Stampin' Up! sold a few years ago, and also some star sequins that are in the current catalog. The card stock star is cut from Elegant Eggplant, and the center is from Silver Glimmer paper.

I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and to say Thank You for visiting my blog this year!!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Snowman Hat Christmas Gifts

Today I am sharing the Christmas gifts that I have been making. These are snowman hats that I first saw on Pinterest a couple months ago. I just had to make some of these, as I think they are the cutest!! I made 23 all together. One isn't pictured, as it's already made it's way to my upline Holly!

They are made with coffee, vegetable, and sauce cans glued onto an upside down plastic plate, then spray painted with black gloss paint. I went through two cans of spray paint!! Once dry, then the fun part of decorating them came! I tried to make each one a little different.

This larger one is going to my mom. I used an actual belt, and just cut it way down, then punched new holes in it for the buckle. The smaller ones are too small for the belts, so some are plain, and some have ribbons.

Here is a close up of the smaller ones. They are so cute! I hope everyone likes them, I am taking 19 of these to work for everyone there. You can even put a candle on the top, since they are plain.

Thanks for having a look at my Christmas gifts! Have a wonderful day!!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Window Card + Sneak Peek of new Stamp Set!!

Hi there! Today's card I made for a challenge at Splitcoast Stampers for the Creative Crew. The challenge is to make a window somewhere using dies/and or punches. For mine, I used the Deco Labels Framelits. I made the window, then used two dies to make the frame. I opted to not use a window sheet, but to just leave the window 'open'.

I've used two different stamp sets on this card, one is the White Christmas set that I've been showing lately, but the other is a brand new set that will be available to purchase January 6th, from the Occasions Catalog! It is called Sheltering Tree. It is a photopolymer stamp set that has images that can be used year round, and I must say that it coordinates with the White Christmas set perfectly!! Love it! Here is what I mean:
The tree, snowflakes and 'ground' images are from the new set, and the snowman and birdie are from the other!! They are the perfect size for each other!! The sentiments are also from the new set, and am loving the font!!

I have lots to do in the next two days! Finish making Christmas gifts(which I'll share on Monday!), clean the house, color my hair, do a little shopping, in NO particular order!! LOL

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I always enjoy visitors!! Have a great and relaxed weekend!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

White Christmas Stamp Set

Today I have a card and video showcasing the adorable White Christmas stamp set! This set is perfect for your Winter cards, and not just Christmas! I think the images are so sweet, especially the snowman and polar bear!

I have also used the Rotary Stamp to make my sentiment, since this set has no winter ones. I hope you enjoy the video, and I chat a bit about my shaky hands and my rigged up tripod! lol

Thanks for having a look today!!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Gold Glimmer Gift Box

Today I have a glittered top gift box to share. This is going to my Mom. The bottom part is Cherry Cobbler card stock, and the top is made from the Gold Glimmer paper. It really dresses it up!

I added a simple tag from the Merry Everything stamp set, and used the matching Note Tag Punch. The ribbon is a retired color, but is the perfect width for this box!

I'm sure Mom will enjoy opening up this pretty box! Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Roly Poly Santa Punch Art

As promised, I have a video today! And yes, it's another punch art one! :) I got quite a few views and likes from last week's reindeer, so I thought I would do a Santa.

He's quite simple to make, and thought my video would be a lot shorter, but I guess I'm a slow crafter!! LOL Anyway, I hope you enjoy the video!!

Punches Used:
2" Circle
1 3/8" Circle
1" Circle
1/4" Circle
Scallop Oval
Bird Builder

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas Stars

The main focal point of today's card uses the Star Framelits from Stampin' Up!. I die cut the larger one with two of the dies, and the smaller with just one. They are both cut from glimmer paper. I wanted the rest of the card to be simple, so I added a smaller piece of the Under the Tree designer paper behind the star, and a simple stamped sentiment backed with two punches. I also added a little twine to make the sentiment look like it was hanging.

Going to try and get a video tutorial out tomorrow. Don't know what I'll do....maybe another punch art. Thanks so much for having a look today!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Reindeer Punch Art Tutorial and Stampin' Up! Year End Closeout Clearance Sale!

Hi there! Today I have a video tutorial showing you how to make this cute reindeer punch art! I've attached him to a tag for putting on a gift, or even a card front! Hope you enjoy the video!

Punches Used for Reindeer:
Note Tag
Owl Builder
Bird Builder
1/4" Circle

Starting today, there is a huge Clearance Rack sale going on at Stampin' Up! They have added loads of new items including Christmas stamps, embellishments, framelits, ribbons, and there is also a few items in there that are in the current Holiday Catalog!! All items are 'While Supplies Last'. Get shopping for your favorites before they are gone forever! There is a link to my Stampin' Up! site at my sidebar, once there, click the shop button.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Hot Chocolate Christmas Mug

Hello, and Happy Monday! The card I'm sharing today was inspired by a challenge at Splitcoast stampers. You were to pick a photo and make something inspired by that. I picked out a mug with a tree on it, and thought it would be cute to make my card a mug shape too!

To get the handle shape, I did some selective die cutting with the Ovals Framelits, only cutting half of the shape onto my card front. Then cut away the rest on your trimmer. I fiddled for awhile with the shape at the top for the 'hot chocolate', and ended up just using an oval cut in half.

The tree stamp and sentiment is from the Festival of Trees photopolymer stamp set. The red bulbs are a separate stamp that fits perfectly over the top.

Stampin' Up!'s sale and joining offer ends tomorrow for anyone interested in getting a steal!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!