Sunday, November 24, 2013

Happy ThanksChanukah!!

Wow!  I like this!!  Hanukkah and Thanksgiving all in one card!  
How great is that!  

This is the first time since 1888 that the two holidays combined.  I am guessing I won't be seeing this happen again so I took advantage of it.   Instead of making 10 cards....I only had to make 5 cards!!

I found the digital online.  Printed them out with my new printer onto my favorite white cardstock-Georgia Pacific.  I have not been able to figure out how to print in fast mode for my digital images so I wasn't sure if the ink would smudge when I colored it with my markers right away.  No smudging and no extra drying time thank goodness!!

The gold paper was embossed with Sizzix folder, trimmed with a Stamp Up edger and glued down to a navy blue mat that was edged with Fiskars punch.  After taping down my Turkey (off the mat so I trimmed part of the circle off), I wrapped a gold thin cord around three times.  To make sure everything would stick down well, I used my Scor-tape to hold it together with.  Yellow stickles and a couple of gold sticker bling finished off the card. 
 The cards are A2 size.

All 5 have been signed and ready to go in the mail tomorrow.  

To those who celebrate both holidays.....Happy ThanksChanukah!!!


Touch marker colors: 94, 101, 103, 35,R13,  77, 89, RP6 and 183
Specturum Noir marker colors: OR1 and GB5
Digital I found online: Coloring Pages For All Ages

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013


This card reminds me of my childhood.  Enough said....

*happy smile*

Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix Reindeer Games, glossy cardstock, Ann Griffin Winter Wonderland Cricut, 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Serene Winter Day

You know in your head what you want to create for a card but do not have all the pieces?  Well...I have been wanting a window die to create a card like this for a long time.  I finally broke down and ordered one.  These cards were so much fun putting together that I ended up making 3. 

A perfect serene winter day!

Supply List:
Spellbinders Shapeabilities D-Lite Window Die, Navy Blue and White Cardstock, Cricut Anna Griffin Winter Wonderland cartridge, EK Success Alpine Trail Edger Punch, Star Dust Stickles, Versafine Majestic Blue, sponge

Monday, November 11, 2013

Winter Birds

I am so in love with this new stamp I got this year!!  It is called Winter Birds From Stampendous.  

I stamped the image on white cardstock and used a T-Ruler to mark a line across the top but stopping before the birds.  I cut straight across until I got to the birds.  I cut around them and then continued on to cut straight the rest of way.  I used my Touch Markers to color the blue birds and branch.  The snow  on the branches and the pom-pom on the hats are actually Tulip Puffy Paint.  I layered it on and used my heat gun to heat it up to make it look like puffy snow.  The blue around the white cardstock is from sponge and blue ink. A little bit of blue sparkle was an added touch on the birds.

My husband is going through my cards and claiming which ones he wants already.  I have news for him.  This year I get to pick first!  *S*

Have a great crafty day!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

2 Poinsettias: Metal Gold and Backing

Backing Poinsettia?  
Your saying what does that mean?
Read on....
When I cleaned my craft room and discovered new old toys to play of those was sheets of self stick metal sheets in the most beautiful bright reds, greens, golds and blue.  
I used one of the golds and ran it through the Cuttlebug with the SU embossing folder "Petals-a-Plenty".  I cut it in 1/2.

Stuck 1/2 down on red cardstock that was folded into an A2  card.  Cut scrap striped paper and placed it onto the other 1/2.

My poinsettia is Spellbinders Shapeabilities Layered Poinsettia Die.  Because it is self stick, it was easy to layer each piece down.  In the middle I found a gold self stick bling that was left over from a project 2 years ago.  The best thing was pressing right down in the middle on the bling made the leaves pop up and look more 3D.

Winter Blossoms came from an old set of Close to my Heart Stamp set "Winter Blossoms".  I found where someone was selling it on Etsy but I don't think it is a set sold anymore.  

Now comes the explanation of the Backing Poinsettias.
As I was cleaning up...I discovered when I pealed the backing off the metal sheets...I naturally had another Poinsettia already created!!!  One side was very waxy, shiny and pretty.  The other side was like paper.  All I needed to do was to glue it down but making sure I had the waxy side up!  

When creating....even waste can be made into something beautiful!!  I wished that I had thought of using the backing off the gold pieces.  By then they had been thrown away and was not useable.  

I was concerned about making enough cards for this year but I think I am actually going to make it1


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Golden Christmas Flower

I was playing around with two new craft items I got recently.

One is the Anna Griffin Cricut Winter Wonderland Cartridge.  I cut out the swirl leaves that you see here.  I used gold stickles to sparkle up the leaves.
The second is the Spellbinders Shapeabilities Layered Poinsetta Die which is the Poinsetta.  I only used two layers on this card.
I sponged gold ink along the edge.  This card is actually very pretty when you see it in person.  Sometimes photos just do not do it justice!
I have not stamped a Sentiment on it yet.  I am holding off until last minute as I am not sure what I want to put there yet.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Let It Snow

On to the next Holiday!!

Halloween has passed and November is here.  Wow...time has flown by this year.

Today I worked on a use a circle and a square on our creation.  I made a Christmas card.

This stamp is an Inkadinkado Snowy Cabin Wood-mounted Rubber Stamp.  I first inked it with Versamark and then on top of the Versamark I inked it with Stampin Up White Craft ink.   stamped it on some dark blue cardstock, sprinkled clear embossing powder and used my heat gun to melt the embossing powder.  
I used my Nestability round die to cut the image out but before I removed it, I stuck it down on white cardstock.  Using the die as my guide, I trimmed the white cardstock down.  A thin layer of Star Dust stickles decorated along the edge of the blue and I set that off to dry.  
Using the same blue I cut out a Sizzix tag and stamped Let it Snow and also layered the stickles along the edge and set that off to dry. 
The background paper was piece left over from a Christmas Stack of paper.  The Martha Stewart snowflakes were cut from white scraps.
Once the Stickles was dried, I taped everything together.  

One more card done!!
on to the next....