Friday, December 30, 2011

Kayla Name Frame

I can't believe my daughter had one more friend who had not received one of these name frames as a gift yet (Lol).  When we were still in our gift planning stage my daughter mentioned that Kayla said that she would love one of the frames for Christmas.  Her favorite colors are blue and purple so that is where we started. My daughter pulled out the Color Coach and started matching colors with the DSP that I had on hand. This one is retired (I thought I had used it all up) I had just gotten the Fun Flowers die so I just had to use it.  I always enjoy making these and this one was very fun to do.

Stamps: None
Paper: Retired DSP, Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz
Ink: None
Accessories: Big Shot, Serif Essentials Alphabet Dies, Fun Flowers Die, Naturally Serif Alphabet Die, Basic Rhinestones, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Scallop Trim Corner Punch, Flowers and Circle from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Leaves from the Bird Builder Punch, Designer Printed Brads, Finial Press Impressions Folder


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Fireplace Stockings

This card was CASED from Betty.  I love that so many of SU punches can make other things.

If you love the Stocking Builder Punch as much as I do then you must put it on your next order. Once the current inventory of this punch has been depleted, it will no longer be available for purchase. It WILL NOT be carried over into the next Idea Book & Catalog.

Card Details:
Stamps: Tiny Tags
Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Well Worn DSP
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice Impression Folder, Word Window Punch, Bird Builder Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Stocking Builder Punch


Monday, December 26, 2011

Stick Horse

One of the reasons I had to have the Stocking Builder Punch was to make this cute stick horse. The banner is sprayed with Shimmer spray.  One of the fun things that will be available in just a few short weeks (January 4th) is the Framelit Dies.  I pre-ordered one of them just to see what they were like and they are great so the other is on my order for when SAB starts. I used a skewer stick for the pole.

If you love the Stocking Builder Punch as much as I do then you must put it on your next order. Once the current inventory of this punch has been depleted, it will no longer be available for purchase. It WILL NOT be carried over into the next Idea Book & Catalog.

Card Details:
Stamps: Curly Cute
Paper: Rose Red, So Saffron, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Pocketful of Posies DSP
Ink: Rose Red
Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Impression Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Impression Folder, Socking Builder Punch, Labels Collection Framelit Die, Hemp Twine, Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads


Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas

My Husband asked me this year as I was rushing, once again, to finish my cards and get them in the mail for Christmas why I can't just keep them simple.  My 9 year old daughter turned to him and replied "Dad, for Mom that is simple."  

I guess I always love to make special cards for special people on their birthdays and Christmas is the celebration of the birth of my Saviour, so the Christmas cards I send out are His birthday cards.  He is the most special person in my life so I feel it necessary to make him a special birthday card.

I do have a tutorial somewhere on how to make the perfect circle outline with the Circle Scissors Plus and will try my best to remember to put it up once things slow down after the holidays.

I wish you all a very Merry CHRISTmas and pray that you have all accepted Christ as your Saviour and are enjoying the true meaning of Christmas.

Stamps: The Sounding of Joy
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Mocha Morning DSP, Brushed Gold
Ink: Crumb Cake, Versa Mark, Early Espresso
Accessories: Big Shot, Northern Flurry Impression Folder, Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Circle Scissor Plus, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Gold Embossing Powder, 1/8" Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint/Rubber Alcohol Spray


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Stocking Punch Gift Tags

So do you have all of your gifts wrapped and ready to go?  My kids have been begging every day if they can open just one.  I am holding out (it is a good chore encouraging tool). They have had their hands on all of the gifts that have their names on them and they think they have them all figured out.  I am one of those sneaky moms who hate it when the kids guess the gifts before hand.  Last year I put no names on them at all, just numbers.  When they were handing out the gifts I had a list and told them which person got which numbers. I did mess up and my son ended up with a pink Barbie Volkswagen and my daughter got a CSI kit. I am always good for a laugh. This year I put names on them (but none of them have the right names...shhh!) I made these cute and easy gift tags to put on all of our gifts this year.  I folded my DSP in half and and lined up the punch right below the fold. It worked pretty spiffy.

If you love the Stocking Builder Punch as much as I do then you must put it on your next order. Once the current inventory of this punch has been depleted, it will no longer be available for purchase. It WILL NOT be carried over into the next Idea Book & Catalog.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Family MDS Picture

These are my wonderful children. I am blessed to be their Mother (Mother-in-law and Grandma) I do make my cards (which you will see on Friday) and I try to include a picture that coordinates with the card.  I do my family picture-card in MDS.  Since my cards are A2 size (4.25" x 5.5") and I use an invitation envelope to send them in I have to make sure my pictures are the same size.  I have them printed in a 4" x 6".  As you can see I left the bottom 1/2" blank.  That way I can just cut off the blank part and drop them in the envelope. In MDS I use a square punch and set it to the 4" x 6" size.  I color it so I do not loose it.  I then create another punch and layer it directly over top of it leaving the 1/2" short.  Then I decorate the area I have left.  I connect them and drag the corner out to be as large as it will allow me to work on.  After I have them just how I want them I export them in a jpeg and crop them to the right size in my photo editing program.  They are then all set to be sent to my local photo printing store for printing.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Dragon Punch Art

I found this little guy on Lyssa's blog.  I had him filed away for a special occasion and today was just that day.  He was so fun to make and quick and easy too.

Card Details:
Stamps: Short and Sweet
Paper: More Mustard, Whisper White, Basic Black, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party
Ink: Pool Party, Sponging: More Mustard, Lucky Limeade, 
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice Impression Folder, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Extra-Large Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Circle Punch from Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, 5-Petal Flower Punch, Pennant Builder Punch


Friday, December 09, 2011

Easy Polka Dot Flowers

I know we are in the middle of winter and it is no time for flowers.  I had made this card quite a while back and forgot to post it, so no better time like the present.  I had a request for a simple card from a Sunday School teacher to send to a student who has been absent.  The stamp says "i miss you" but since they wanted it from the class which should be "We" I decided to just have it say "miss you" .  I inked the stamp up with a marker so I only got the words that I wanted to use.  I took this idea from page 98 in the catalog. It was simple a cute, just what I was looking for.  :-)

Card Details:
Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Three Little Words
Paper: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder
Ink: Calypso Coral, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limeade
Accessories: Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Decorative Label Punch, In Color Designer Printed Brads


Thursday, December 08, 2011

Fun Flowers

I have had orders coming in left and right and no time to use any of the new products so I got up early this morning and got my chores finished so that I could take a few minutes and make a card that is to go out in today's mail. I made sure to use as much of my new stuff as I could fit in. The Adorning Accents Embossing folders are soo cute. I did not order the matching Edgelits Dies yet but they will be on my first order next month! Another thing that will be on my next order is the rest of the pleated ribbons.  They are so much nicer in real life than the picture could ever show.  They will be just adorable on any baby card! Here I sponged the edged of the flower and spritz the bottom of the card and the flower with Champagne Mist/ Rubbing Alcohol solution spray. I have spent all of my extra time today so back to work I must go (still working on those Christmas cards...)

Card Details:
Stamps: Curly Cute
Paper: Early Espresso, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Sahara Sand
Ink: Early Espresso, Blushing Bride-Sponging
Accessories: Big Shot, Adorning Accents Impression Folder, Fun Flowers Die, Bird Builder Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Circle Punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Basic Pearls, Champagne Mist/ Rubbing Alcohol Solution Spray, 3/8" Blushing Bride Pleated Ribbon


Friday, December 02, 2011

Mocha Morning Butterflies

So being that I have been spending so much time working on my Christmas card and gifts I stock piled some cards to post at a later date.  So even though butterflies are not seen very often in December I do love them in fall colors in which I made this card.  One day when we were on a long road trip I had time to sit and look through the catalog.  I made a long list of cards that I wanted to make that looked quick and easy.  I took this idea from page 152 in current the catalog. The sentiment that I used was just too short for the punch I wanted to use so I decided to fold over an edge.  Simple, easy card to throw together quick!

Card Details:
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Mocha Morning DSP
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Modern Label Punch, Big Shot, Finial Press Impression Folder, Beautiful Butterflies Die, Basic Rhinestones

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