Sunday, December 28, 2014

Snowman Thank You card for Make it Monday

It's time for Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday! This week is #194 (wow!): Sympathy Cards & Stamped Borders. My card features a stamped border demonstrated by Melissa.

This was a fun and easy technique - I must try it again!

Thanks for visiting! Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!!!!

Ingredients: PTI Snowflake Medley, Shape  Up Snowman, Wonderful Words; Thank you

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Merry Ornament card

Christmas is almost here! I have one last card to share and I am submitting it to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Winter Inspiration.

This card is actually one of my favorites I made this year!

For my little winter scene, I treated the inside of the ornament like a snow globe. The "snow" is stenciled with ink. Here's a detail pic:


Ingredients: PTI Shaker Shapes Ornament; Studio Calico Cool Yule; Tim Holtz Dot Fade Stencil

Monday, December 15, 2014

Season's Greeting CAS card

Time for another Christmas card! I am submitting today's card to this week's Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #139 and the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Anything Goes.

My card feature's the epitome of winter - a large gorgeous snowflake!!!!

I colored the deer/wreath image with Prismacolor pencils and the sentiment is gold heat embossed.

Here's a detail shot:

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients: MFT Snowflake Doily; PTI Santa's Sleigh, Wet Paint Holiday

Friday, December 12, 2014

Sequined Tree Tag for 12 Tags of Christmas

My tag today is for Day 6 of Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist.

For Day 6, Jean Manis shows us a tag inspired by a holiday image from a children's books - in this case a tree.  What a cool place to find inspiration!

Here is my tag inspired by her adorable winter scene tag:

I only have gold sequins so I toned down the color palate to more earthy tones. I love the night sky idea and stamped snowflakes on my tag in silver. For the tree trunk I dabbed on some Distress stickles.

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients: PTI Tag Sale Die #5, Merry & Bright (tree die), In the Meadow stamps (snowflakes) and dies (Snow Drifts), Text Style pattern paper-Holiday Flourishes & Swirls; Basic Grey misc pattern paper (tree); misc sequins

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Layered Stenciled Tree Gift Tag for 12 Tags of Christmas

It's Day 2 of Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist.

Day 2 is brought to us by Jennifer McGuire! She shows us a layered stenciling technique with a really awesome deer stencil.  Here is the tag I made inspired by her technique:

I don't have any stencils of images, so I made one using my tree die and some transparency leftover from my stamp packaging. I then used my chevron stencil over top to create a design on the tree. I used a non-traditional tag base to accommodate the size of the tree - it's made from a banner die!

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients: PTI In the Meadow, Signature Christmas; MFT Jumbo Fishtail Banner Stax; Heidi Swapp Chevron stencil; misc gems; ribbon (Michaels)

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Holiday Treat Bags

I love making little treat bags for my co-workers for the holidays. Just a little something to spread some holiday spirit and show my appreciation for their help throughout the year.

Here is a sampling of the bags I made this year:

I knew I wanted to create a window and originally chose a snowman die BUT his arms stretched out the the sides too far so I nixed that and went with this super cute tree die from Reverse Confetti.  I put transparency on the inside behind the die cut and then glued the tree branch to the front.

Here is a shot of what's inside:

I also made a little tag to go along with the bag - I put "from Liz" on the back. Bags are tied with some chenille stems I've had forever!

I am submitting my little treat bags to this weeks' Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Christmas/Holidays.

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients: MFT Paper Bag Treat Box; Reverse Confetti Branch Out, Tag Me; Studio Calico Cool Yule; Pebbles misc pattern papers

Monday, December 8, 2014

Water color Christmas tag for 12 Tags of Christmas…..

It's time for Ellen Hutson's annual 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist!

For Day 1 - the fab Julie Ebersole treated us to an ombre water colored tag with a die cut wreath. Here is my tag inspired by her creation:

Since my wreath was too big for my tag dies, I used Reverse Confetti Sweet Treat Tent die and cut off the top tab, trimmed the bottom flap and rounded the bottom corners to match the top. I've seen this die cut used for a tag before and I loved the idea!

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Ingredients: Reverse Confetti Sweet Treat Tent; WPlus9 Woodland Wreaths; misc sequins

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Snowy Joy Christmas card

Time for another Christmas card! For this card I broke out my new Reverse Confetti dies - I am in love with these!!!! My card is being submitted to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Christmas/Holidays.

I went for sparkle and shine in this card!

Here's a detail shot:

And here's the inside - I recycled the negative left from the frame on the front:

Photo isn't that great because of the shine from the card stock, but you get the idea. Since I can't write where the sentiment is, I adhered a piece of pattern paper to the top inside of the card to write on.

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients: Reverse Confetti Branch Out, Let it Snow; MFT Joy Photo Frame, Grand Holiday Greetings; misc foil card stock (Michaels); Doodlebug pattern papers

Saturday, December 6, 2014

It's a "Bumble" Christmas!

I've been wrapping up my Christmas cards and today's card is being submitted to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Holiday Cards.

I made a super cute card for my niece - I was inspired by my fav holiday special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. I knew I had a santa, a reindeer and that Yeti makes the perfect Bumble, so I made a little scene featuring my beloved pals:

Here is a close up of my Bumble:

And here is the inside of the card featuring a sentiment stamp from Purple Onion I got ages ago:

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients: Lawn Fawn Yeti, Set, Go!; Paper Smooches Santa Paws, Word Bubbles dies; Reverse Confetti Tinsel n' Trim (HoHoHo sentiment); Studio Calico Cool Yule (trees); PTI In the Meadow (Snow drifts); Purple Onion Oh by Golly…. (interior sentiment); Glittered fun foam (snow banks)