Thursday, October 22, 2009

Ornament punch crazy!

This punch makes Christmas cards so easy! I saw someone do this technique with the movers and shapers die (to overlap them on the I used the ornament punch and cut out overlapping images on the front of the card, then cut out 2 ornaments out of DSP and put them on the inside. I overlapped the wide oval, scallop oval and modern label punches for the greeting and popped it up on dimensionals. I also stamped the front of the card with a snowflake in versa mark.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Pun Fun

I love this set (pun Fun), but I hadn't used it yet. So, since I just got my new Water Color Crayons (SU), I thought I would give watercoloring another try. Coloring with these crayons is really my favorite way to color so far, they blend really nicely. I added some crystal effects on the whale card, to like like water and on his blow spout. (Click on picture to enlarge image)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Polar Bear

I saw the idea of doing a "white" bear with a snow suit on tried to fit quite a lot on a small card, but in the end I am ok with the result. You have to click on the pic for the details.....I stamped the Bear's shirt....tied his laces...and i created the toque out of punches....(the trio flower, wide oval and free hand bottom....)
I realized after I uploaded the pic that I forgot to do his mouth in black as I had intended to do, but I wasn't going to fix it!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Birthday bear

I really thought that I wanted nothing to do with these Build-a-Bear sizzix dies, but I ended up ordering all of them (mainly because I think I own everything else in the catalog!!)
I am really happy with the way she turned out. The base is really rust, and I made her dress out of Bella Rose DSP and old olive accessories. That is a gift bag in her hand that I made using punches, and of course I had to add a little bling to her outfit!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Extreme dirtbike....

This is the b-day card fro my nephew's 5th birthday. I used the Extreme elements for the background on the kraft CS and then embossed in black, the Extreme Dirtbike guy. I used some retired DSP and old olive for the base, and finally stamped the greeting with Wonderful Favorites.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Little Monkies

I had to make 3 kid's birthday cards this weekend and I was having trouble getting creative so this is a very simple layout and I just made 2 of the same! The third one I did do different as he is a big boy (turning 5 years old!) See tomorrows post...
Anyways, back to these cards....I used the Sock Monkey set which I find perfect for kid's cards. I stamped it onto the circle (cut with bigshot) in basic black, then again in black on the DSP (that is choc. chip DSP). I cut out the DSP image and paper pieced the monkey. Added the birthday hat and chipboard which I inked with craft bashful blue ink which I added some dazzling diamonds to, as well as the pompom on the hat. Mounted the circle onto the scallop circle and then glued that with dimensionals to pop it up to the real red base. On the inside I put a piece of whisper white CS and stamped "celebrate" from the Warm Words set.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

My first ever Christmas stamp-a-stack

We did 3 each of five the picture for a close-up of the details!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving....

This is kind of similar to a Christmas layout that I did. I used the Leaves #2 die (sizzix), and cut them out of the DSP then punched a hole and tied them on with gold elastic cord. I used Perfect Plum, and real Red cardstock, and stamped the greeting in plum and used my Soft Suede pen to color the flower (on vanilla CS), then punched it out with the key tab punch and popped it up with dimensionals. Lastly I spritzed the hole card with a mixture of rubbing alcohol and the platinum shimmer paint (from the Christmas mini catalog) that I mixed up in a small spray bottle.

Sunday, October 4, 2009


I used the Christmas Punch set to make these tags, (unfortunately it is a Level Two hostess set) it is so easy to make your own Christmas tags. Just stamp and punch! I added some silver elastic cord and used the Top Note die to make a little package for them.

Saturday, October 3, 2009


How cute is this card?? I saw the idea on Heather Summers blog, switched it up a bit to make mine. I wasn't sure what to do with the new treat cups from SU, but this worked perfectly.

Paper: Cast-a- Spell DSP, basic black, perfect plum

Accessories: Big Shot, Serif Essentials Alphabet, Treat Cups, 1 3/4 circle punch, basic blac 1/4 ribbon, M&M's!

Friday, October 2, 2009

First Haircut

The DSP I used is retired, Junior Varsity. Old olive, so saffron and bashful blue CS for the background and flowers. I also added matching brads to the flower centers and used the modern label punch for the caption. The ribbon is bashful blue taffeta, and a tiny bit of 1/4 inch whisper white tied around the scallop envelope (sizzix die), closed with a silver flower brad

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Wine charms?

I know, I screwed up the posts, this one should have been switched with the last one to appear read the below first first if possible!!
Anyways, I got to thinking about the wine bottle tag (from the post below) and got the idea for the "wine charms"...I don't know if this idea has ever been blogged about before (I'm sure somewhere it has) but I thought how cute it would be to have personalized tags for each guest at a workshop, or holiday get together. You don't necessarily have to have wine, just serve punch in a wineglass! I just did this one quickly as it was quite late, but I used the scallop punch, 1" circle punch, and embossed a "C" from the Jumle Alphabet in very vanilla. Added some gold elastic cord, and there you have it!

Large Scallop circle

I was dying to try my new sizzix die (the Large scallop circle) to make a scallop shaped card. So I cut out the card and then didn't know what to do with it! It was late last night and I lost my Mojo, but in the end I was pleased with how it turned out. I used the Tree Trimmings stamp set and stamped it on the Holiday Lounge DSP in versamark....I then embossed the images and cut them out, then popped them up with dimensionals. Well, I wasn't too happy with how it looked and was trying to decide what it needed. In the end I used my paper piercer and added some gold elastic cord and made it a tag....perfect for a holiday bottle of wine!!

This is why...

I LOVE my Bigshot!! I was preparing for my Stamp-a-Stack class and this literally took me 5 mins. to prepare. There are 30 of each circle and 30 of each scallop circle!