Sunday, 20 November 2011

Just a few Christmas Cards!

Hi All,

I am starting to make Christmas ornaments, and cards and thought I would share a few pictures with you! It has been so busy lately but so wonderful to sit down and start playing with paper! I made this card for my friend Pinky! I think it is so cute! The second card below was obviously for one of my American friends...I love the new SU "Sounding Joy set and so used the big star stamp as the main stamp for this lovely card!

The last card is so cute and is the master card for a bunch of cards I am making for friends! The image is from the Pines & Pointsettias set! I love this stamp as well as the one of the little pinecone. The whole set is adorable! I will spend some extra time making more complicated cards for family so I will post those in the coming days!   ~Happy Stampin!~

Saturday, 5 November 2011

So Shelli Christmas Card Challenge

I have found a Christmas Card Challenge to submit my cute easel card to, and it appears to be the actual blog of Shelli from Stampin' Up fame! This is exciting! It is a cute easel card I made with white cardstock and a top note die cut in half for the bottom panel. I adhered some 5/8 Victoria Trim with some stick strip and stamped the sentiment "Enjoy" from the You're a Gem stamp set! The tag is tied on with red/white twine I bought in the summer from the Summer Mini catty! On the front panel of the card I used two elements from the "Bliss" set: the pointsettia looking flower, and the chandelier looking element underneath it. I used Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler ink. The Merry Christmas is from a 2pc Stampin' Up set I bought quite a while ago and forgot the name of....the itty bitty buttons are from the brights and the thin brown ribbon is the 1/4" Early Espresso grosgain ribbon! The DSP was given to me by my demo at a card making party where we made some other cards so I actually am not sure which DSP (Designer Series Paper) set it came from....I love this little easel card! It is just so cute!

~Happy Stampin'~

SUO Challenge #31: Thinking of You!

It's been a while since I have blogged but full time work, family, and friends have all filled my time up! Now, I am home relaxing with no plans so I decided to make some cards! It feels so great to just relax~at last!

Last night before bed, I made an adorable easel card with a Christmas theme so I think I will submit it to a challenge...need to look at the various challenges out there now! This morning I made another easel card with a Thinking of You theme and saw that SUO was having a challenge on Thinking of You cards so I thought I would submit it!

On a base of white cardstock, I made the front panel for the easel card and the base of the easel card using a DSP (Designer Series Paper) in Rich Razzleberry (forget the name of that paper~ ooops!) and  for the popped out bee on the front of the card I  used SU Botanical Designs DSP. On the base, I cut out the top note die and sliced it in half and used 5/8 Victoria Trim all bunched up and secured with sticky strip. I put a piece of the rich razzleberry paper on the top of the sliced Top Note shape and used my SU Scalloped Border punch to punch out a fun shape on the top. I tied a cute sentiment from the You're a Gem stamp set. On the front, of the card I used Bravo Burgundy ink to stamp out the flowers from the Upsy Daisy Set and the sentiment " Thinking of You" from the sale-a-bration "So Happy For You" set. My favourite part of the card is the cut out bee! Anyways, I think this easel card is a lovely way to say "I am Thinking Of You!" Hope you enjoy it! ~Happy Stampin'!