Monday, December 29, 2014

Gift Card 2

I am going to make several different designs of  gift card holders to give to a friend who uses gift cards to say thank you to customers.  I will enter this in the IO Challenge Last Minute  Gifts.
I used the following IO products.DIE126-U

Cookie Caddie

I made these to hold cookies that I give out during the holidays.  I put the cookies in plastic wrap and then into this package.  I will enter this into the IO Challenge Quick Holiday Gifts
I used the following IO products

Gift Card Holder 1

I am going to make several different designs of  gift card holders to give to a friend who uses gift cards to say thank you to customers. I will enter this at Scorepal Anything Goes  and in the IO Challenge Last Minute  Gifts. This gift card holder is scored at 3,4,5,and 8,  The 4 and 5 are taped with score tape(love that stuff) and the top of the fold is cut to make an insert for a gift card. Here is a video by Gina K demonstrating how to make this

I used the following IO products.


Monday, December 22, 2014

Woodgrain Snowflakes

This is a card for several challenges Pattern Paper Challenge at Mod Squad

The Designer's Choice Challenge "Think Snow" at The House that Stamps Built
I will also enter this in the Twelve Days of Christmas Challenge at Stamp TV and the  Wednesday Winter Inspiration Challenge at Simon Says. The inspiration board is below.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Card 2014

I will enter this in a few challenges.  The MOD Squad Challenge "Frilly Fun", hosted by Joyce Erb, this week was to use two dies.  and the Simon Says Wednesday challenge Bling it On" JUst Us Girls Trend Week  I used The Fish Net cover plate from MFT, ponsettia die and heirloom ornaments from Spellbinders, the pine branch, chickadees and snowflakes from IO and branch and pine from Dee's Dies  and Happy Holidays from Cheery Lynn for a grand total of nine.  I also used four stamp sets: Chickadees from IO and Heirloom Ornaments from Gina K, Designs  and poinsettia by Justrite, and a snowflake by Inkadinkadoo. 

I started the process by creating some marble backgrounds on glossy card stock.  I played around and made lots of different colors and using both silver and gold Adirondac mixatives. 

The next step was to stamp the heirloom ornament with Versa Mark and emboss using white embossing powder.  Since I had my supplies there, I also stamped and embossed my flower on colored card stock.

Next I cut out the ornament using the spellbinder die. As I said, I tried several colors of paper but I liked the pink and the blue best.  I put a rhinestone in the center of the ornament.


Next I made a cut out  for my poinsettia so I could cut them correctly and cut them with the Spellbinder dies.  Each flower has four layers.  For me it was easier to do them separately instead of taping all four  and just passing it through once.  Every time I tried to cut all four at one time  one would be a little off the mark. After all layers were cut, I assembled the flower and put a rhinestone in the center.

The next step was to do some other die cutting. 

At this point I started the assembly process.  First I stamped and embossed a 5X7  white card base with a snowflake stamp and versa mark creating an all over pattern sprinkled it with white embossing powder and heat set.  Then I centered the fishnet die cut on the base. I the dipped the pine boughs in some flower soft that I made by rubbing star foam pieces together, and put them on my card centering the flower on top.  I used the small pine branches and brown branch dies also dipped in snow to fill in.

Then I popped the ornament under the bough with some pop dots.

Now I started on some finishing touches. I stamped, colored and die cut the chicadees

I used some of the marble paper to cut the Happy Holidays sentiment.

Finally, I cut and added the snowflake dies to the background and used a hole punch to cut some small circles from the marble paper. I used a marker to put the small dot on each berry and added the birds. I am finally finished with only 49 more to make.

Saturday, December 6, 2014


This was a fun project for me. I haven't made a step card in awhile, and while I love learning new techniques, I enjoy  revisiting some old ones for variety. . I decided to do a side step card for these challenges .  The challenge at Mod Squad (Frosty the Snowman) was to use snowmen.  I oped for digi images from Beccy's Place  because I could size them for this project.  I love dimension and texture on a card.  The side step card provides lots of dimension, but I also created levels by using pop dots. I am not skilled enough with my photography to show the many levels.  The texture does not  show up that well either, but I used some white  embossing powder on the trees and the song lyrics.  The  front snowman has a piece of a cotton ball on his hat and the snowman on the second level has a cotton ball snowball in his hand ready to throw at you. I also used home made flower soft around the fence and on snow hills.  The fence and trees are IO dies. I used a digital image of the song lyrics of Frosty the Snowman for a background.  This actually came together quickly because I used images and die cuts that I had in my stash.  The only thing I didn't have is the lyrics from Frosty.

I will enter this in the  Dies are Us Winter Wonder  Land
in Mod Squad  Frosty the Snowman
and the Simon Says Wednesday challenge.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Christmas Greetings

 I will enter this in the Mod Squad Challenge "The Music of Christmas"  the DiesR Us  "Winter Wonderland" the IO challenge Christmas Greetings  I used the following products from IO.


Night Carolers

I love these carolers from IO and could not wait to use them.  I am still on a learning curve with the new camera and editing program so this is not the best picture. I will enter this in the the IO challenge Christmas Greetings

I will aso enter this in the Mod Squad Challenge "The Music of Christmas"  and the Dies R US Challenge "Winter Wonderland"
I used the following IO dies.