Sunday, November 24, 2013

Last Festive Friday Challenge for 2013

It's time for the last Festive Friday Challenge! This one let's you pick your favorite challenge and create a new project. Here's the trigger I used:

I love all things snow!!! I was inspired also by this adorable ornament created by Tiffany Johnson found here.

I don't have that awesome die Tiffany used, so I decided to use a pillow box die I had to create my ornament with a snowy scene inside (sorry for the slight glare):

I used shimmer card stock for the snowman and glittered the snowflakes.  
Here's an angled view:

Ingredients: PTI Pillow Box die, In the Meadow dies (snow drift), Snowflake Medley, Tag-Its #8, Fillable Frames #1 die;, shimmer card stock  Technique Tuesday Good to Snow; Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas pattern paper; twine; acetate; Ranger Distress Stickles Dry glitter

November PTI Blog Hop Entry

So this month's PTI Blog Hop is to make and decorate a paper house and provided a template, which I used.

I decided to take the gingerbread house type approach since I don't have any PTI house-type stamps.  It's a pretty sparse little house but like my card making, it is CAS.

Here's one side:

Here's another: 

And here's the front:

I had to get creative in making the roof, door and windows. The windows are actually made using the small square die from the Make a Wish die collection. The roof shingles are made using the Large Scallop die and the door is hand cut. I used white Enamel Accents by Inkssentials for the icing look.

Ingredients: PTI Large Scallop Die, Make a Wish, Winter Snow Globe; Misc Doodlebug papers (wreath and door); Inkssentials Enamel Accents; Ranger Distress Stickles Dry Glitter

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Thanksgiving Treat Boxes

I usually make place holders for the Thanksgiving table but this year I decided to make more of a party favor that will sit at each place setting.  This week the Friday Mash-up is to make a 3D item and/or use colors (Baked Brown Sugar, Always Artichoke, Crushed Curry) so my treat boxes fit in with the 3D element.

I turned one to the side so you can get a better look at the box. These are just a few of the ones I made - I ended up with about 10 of them! I'll fill these with some yummy chocolates!

Ingredients: PTI Nuts for You, Distressed Dots pattern paper; MFT Paper Bag Treat Box; misc pattern papers

Sunday, November 3, 2013

It's Always Been You

It's time for my wedding anniversary (19 years - wow) so I needed to make a card for my hubby.
This card just happens to fit in with CAS-ual Friday's #119 Challenge: Embossing and  Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge .

The sentiment on the heart is embossed with black detail embossing powder - the sentiment was perfect for this!

Ingredients: MFT Lovey-Dovey Sentiments; PTI LL: Hearts, Chevron Cover Plate; My Mind's Eye Love Me pattern paper

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Merry Christmas to All

It's time for another Make it Monday from PTI.  This week's MIM #138 is Inlaid Die Cuts by Betsy Veldman. I love this one! I decided to make a Christmas card to add to my stash but I plan on trying this technique for other holidays/occasions.

It's a little hard to tell from the pic but I used PTI's white shimmer card stock for the main panel.  I also stamped the word "merry" a with background stamp in Versamark Frost which you can't see at all here. (I use my iPad to take pics.)

Ingredients: PTI In the Meadow (dies), Wonderful Words: Holiday stamps and dies, BB: Retro, shimmer card stock; Doodlebug Home for the Holidays pattern paper (tree)