Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

I wanted to wish all my blogland friends a wonderful and Merry Christmas!!
Photo curtoesy of The Animal Rescue

Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Jolly Santa

Hello! So I was browsing through one of my favorite sites again, Splitcoaststampers, and found these adorable Santa cards made by a few different Ladies. I fell in love with this jolly old soul, and had to make a few myself!! Each one I made was slightly different, just the decorations on his hat was all that I changed. I do not know exactly who made this first, but I thank you so much! I just have to keep one for myself, and display it by my other decorations!! :) He is made with an embossing folder, a circle template, a few punches and dies. Very quick and easy, and oh so cute! I am sending my jolly Santa to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge where the theme is Christmas this week. Thank you for taking the time to check out Santa today!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sweet Birdhouse Ornament

This birdhouse was made from a milk carton template that I got some time ago from Mirkwood Designs. There are many free templates that you can download there, so go check them out! I have made the milk carton before, but never into a birdhouse. I think it's the perfect shape! To make the roof, I cut a piece of cardstock 3" x 6" folded it in half, then opened it up to emboss it. It is held in place with a little tape, and I punched a hole in the top of all the layers, then added some ribbon. All the embellishments are punched shapes, except for the two topiary trees in the front which are from a Sizzix Strip die. I added some glossy accents to the door and around the windows, then sprinkled on some pink glitter. The grass is cut from the cool Martha Stewart scissors, then glued on. I am following the colors from The Play Date Cafe this week which are Evergreen, Gumdrop, and Candy Cane Red.
Thank you for looking!

Friday, December 7, 2012

White on Kraft

I love the look of white on kraft! I wanted to do a Christmas card this way, and chose to use the Ornaments set from Market Street Stamps. The large blank ornaments in this set have so many possibilites! I used the flourish stamp in this set to dress them up a bit. I didn't want to add any color to the sentiment so I embossed it in white too. But, it needed some color, so I added two small bows in a sweet green plaid. And, it's still perfect for mailing!! I am joining in the Market Street Stamps Block Party with this card. Thanks for stopping by, and have a great weekend!!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Snowball People

I saw the cutest snowball people stamps the other day, and thought I would try making my own with punches! They are all made with one circle punch, and the faces I drew on with a fine tip marker. The patterned paper is from Bazzill, their Beachouse collection that I won from Emily! I added some snowflakes with my white glaze pen and also on the snowballs for sale stamp, which is a long retired Stampin Up! set. The sentiment on the inside is computer generated. I wanted a cute sentiment to match my snowball people, and think this one is perfect! I am playing along with the colors at The Play Date Cafe, which are, Mountain, Icy Blue, and Snowflake.
Thanks for checking out my cute little snowball people!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Owl Be Home for Christmas

I just got this owl punch from Stampin Up, and had to make a Christmas card with it! I used a combination of cardstock and digital papers on this, as well as punches and die cuts. The sentiment is also from Stampin Up. One of my owl loving friends will receive this! I am sending this card to the Seems A Little Sketchy challenge blog, where I am following their sketch this time around. Thank you for stopping by!