Thursday, 25 December 2008

Cupcake and Cherry 3x3 Card

This is a 3x3 card I did for a challenge on SCS (Splitcoaststampers) . Very easy, I used my cupcake stamp off of one of my Bella stamps. I double stamped it to get the raised look on the icing. Cute card to add to a gift!

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Candy Bag Toppers

Simple and Cute!!! Now I am not the candy maker. I love to cook, but making candies and chocolate is not my bag, so dont look at my sloppy chocolate peanut butter balls. But I love this simple this topper I made. Just some scrap paper , stamp and stapling some ribbon on!

I was off work today and got a couple of things around the house cleaned up, but mainly got my craft stuff ready for my crop on Saturday. I cant wait! I have so much to work on , but I know that I will have artist block and sit there and look at Angie and try to think of something to do lol.
I did get something done today that I have put off for weeks, Christmas Cards!! I had to get a good picture of rock, this means taking 100 pictures and picking out the best one. For some reason he likes to close his eyes the whole time. But this is what I ended up with , I think he did good.

Monday, 8 December 2008

Shaker boxes

So I tried to make a shaker box. This was kinda messy. I made myself a "frame" and glue a piece of clear cellophane. Once I started to attach to card I just shook in some of the small glass beads. Here are a few cards I tried to make, they are not the best, trial and error huh. So you give it a shot and lets see yours :)

The frugal shopper

I love to shop after Christmas and get stuff cheap cheap cheap! Last year I got this roll of bath confetti for about a 25 cent and this year I am making 4 small gifts out of it! I first used my cricut to make these adorable boxes. I used Plantin Schoolbook cartridge for my boxes and made them at 5 iches, this allowed me to get 2 boxes out of a 12x12. I then used my Stretch your Imagination to make my ginger bread man, I cut him at 3 inches. I used small buttons for his buttons and simple did a shadow and a silhouette to complete him. I seperated the confetti in 4 little baggies, and made a tag to kinda give an idea of what it was! They turned out very cute I think! This would also be great for valentine candy or what not.

Another fav! Very simple card. The owl and birds are a rub on , the tag is a Heidi Grace and I backed it with a piece of paper and stamped happy birthday. Since I took this picture I went back and fill in the tag with Glossy, it makes it look kinda windowish. Very cute!

This is one of my favorites. I stamped the coffee cup imagine twice and cut them both out. The second one I cut on the cup out. Embossing an image before cutting it out helps alot, you kinda can control the lines better. The card itself had the polka dot design and I added a border with the floral design and used my white prisma color to enhance the lines a little more.

First let me say I take the worse pictures of these cards, so I will work on I made this card using my Inkadinkado stamps, which I love, they are perfect for card making. I made this for a dear friend of mine that I work with, Kalon. She made my birthday VERY special for me. She always gives the best gifts, she got me some HOMEMADE paper! I cant wait to use! So the least I could do was to thank her.
So the sayings in the circle are interchangable. This one says Thanks for making my day. I stamped in black and embossed in clear, and then cut the image out. Then attached the circle on top of the card with pop ups. I think flowers always add a great touch!
She loved it! And I know she will cherish it forever. Small things in life are what count! <-good one to remember ;)

Here are some valentine tag/cards I made for my girls at work 2/08. Simple stamps and embossing powder made the cute designs. The envelops were made of cardstock folded over and I used 4 eyelets to close them.