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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Halloween DSP meet Trendy Tree

This card was a bit of experimenting on my part.  It actually started with the thought of I wonder if when you heat up window sheets will they melt?? Thankfully they did not :)
My card base is very vanilla cs.
Now what?
I tried to keep this a QAS (Quick and Simple)card,but it ended up maybe being 1 step above Quick ;)
 So where does this Halloween DSP enter in,you ask?
Well of course it is my backdrop ;)It is from our Frightful Sight DSP.  The other side has bats on it, and while I suppose they would be ok to put with my trendy tree, I was trying to go a little more wintry since that is the current season;)
I used our peek-a-boo frames die and the big shot.  I did this in both vanilla and old olive.(only cut the window you wish to use).  I stamped my Trendy Tree SS image on a square piece of window sheet(I can't remember the measurement-oops!,but I just went slightly bigger than the opening of my window)in CRAFT old olive ink.  I then sprinkled our Heat and Stick Powder over this image, and then heat set with embossing gun.  While still tacky I sprinkled our dazzling diamonds glitter on it and then heat set with embossing tool again.  The heat and stick powder seems to make a more permanent glitter sticker to me. 
Now, don't blame the picture taker,but there is a beautiful glittery trendy tree here;))
I cut out the frame center with my paper snips and adhered the window sheet with my glittery Trendy Tree to the back.  I then used stamping dimensionals and added to my vanilla frame.
I adhered this to my Frightful Sights DSP!
wintry? I'm not sure,but it is pretty:)
For my finishing touch, I added a cajun craze curly label punch, "Enjoy"(from You're a GemSS)embossed with our new tangerine tango embossing powder(yay colors!!!)and a little bling with a cajun craze itty bitty flower and our basic rhinestones.  I tucked this under my Halloween DSP.
ENJOY the New Year!!!!
Until Next Thought,

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

merry to the 3rd power

Hello All!!!
Hope you had a merry,merry, merry Holiday!
This is a QAS((Quick and Simple)card that I made as a thank you card for my merry Christmas presents.
I started with a card base of confetti white cs.  I stamped my tree stand with the image in Chocolate Chip ink from our Pennant Parade SS. And the merry 3 times in garden green ink on the right hand corner of the card. And a cute little star where the top of my tree will be in daffodil delight.
I punched out the scalloped tree 3 times. I scored each tree in half and adhered them together to make the 3-D effect.
All done!!!
Until Next Thought,

Saturday, December 24, 2011

These are a few of my Favorite Things...

Hello my friends!!
Sorry for my absence, 'tis the season to be...BUSY!

Here to share a quick project with you though :)
This is a 12x12 magnetic board. I just love our Letters to Santa DSP!  It is so cute, it has these awesome double sided sheets with Santa checking his list as well as others ;) I decided to go with this one that shows all these colorful ornaments.

I found these magnetic steel sheets at Lowes(under $10!)- already pre-cut!! How awesome is that???  The edges were clean cut-almost like a die cut from our BigShot! 
These make awesome Christmas gifts and you can decorate both sides so after Christmas you can flip it to the other side and use all year long!!

I glued the piece of DSP to my steel using a liquid glue.  I actually used our Crystal Effects-it worked great!  I just used my decor elements applicator and smoothed out so there were no bubbles.
  Other elements:
I made a fireplace in riding hood red with our Woodgrain stamp.  The fireplace doors are made with the  Peek-a-boo frames die in soft suede, embossed with the SnowBurst embossing folder.

I added two logs with our word window punch and the fire with the petal builder punch and coordinating stamp set.
The picture frame above is also made with the peek-a-boo frames die.  I added the stamp from the ss Welcome Christmas as the picture.

I made several stocking magnets with our stocking building punch(which is going to be retired :'(( )and adhered a magnet to the back.
 For the top of my magnetic board I used a strip of kraft cs, edge with the eyelet punch,sponged with espresso ink, and the decorative strip(available on the clearance rack,while supplies last)Peace,Joy,and Love in cherry cobbler.

 I used my crop-a-dile to punch holes in the top..yes this does work!!! I added some ribbon to hang it with and a wish list(of course!!!)that I made with my MDS.

I wish you all a few of your favorite things this holiday!!!
May you enjoy all the peace,joy,love and cheer that the season brings you!!!

Until Next Thought,

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Reason for the Season

Can you Wait???
Thoughts:  As many of my stampers know, I keep almost EVERY scrap.  They believe sometimes that I am nuts,(Karen ;), upline-Donna;))
So what card can I make them from a bunch of scraps?  Something with all these tiny pieces that I love so much!
A peek-a-boo nativity!!!
  I have had the idea to make an itty nativity as soon as these peek-a-boo frames came out...
Here at my house we keep our nativity above our mantle, so I wanted to recreate a piece of my home to share:
The card base is naturals white cs,a layer of chocolate chip and a layer of cherry cobbler which has been embossed with our Stripes EF.  My mantle is a piece of chocolate chip card stock, that I scored with our new Simply Scored Tool(everyone needs this tool!!)I just scored it roughly half way in 3 1/8" lines to make a ledge:
I used a piece of natural whites punched with our double scallop ribbon punch scored in half to look like a doily,because I have a doily under my nativity,mine is a little more intricate than this one but no way to recreate that! I will have to find a picture of my mantle and throw it in here later...
Anyway, I used our new peek-a-boo die and the big shot to create my stable.  I used kraft cs and stamped it with our Woodgrain SS. I used 2 pieces from the edge of another frame to create the roof. I wanted this to pop a little.With my simply scored I created the chocolate chip background to give some dimension.  This piece was 2 1/2"x3", and scored at 1/4"and then another 1/8" from each side on the 2 1/2" side. I then folded this in a u shape from both sides and put a cut poppdot under each area folded area and then attach my stable to this. Now on to my Holy Family...

 And of course every nativity needs an angel watching over:
 Many little scraps were used in the creating of this nativity, but I assure you none where harmed;)
Joseph: daffodil delight cherry from our cupcake punch,a circle 'topping'from the same punch in very vanilla cs,sponged with pink pirhouette and facial features drawn with markers,the praying hands are the top of the candle from this punch as well.  The jewelry tag punch and 2-halves of the itty bitty shaped flowers act as the arms.  The staff is the candle from this punch in silver cs( I used my paper snips to trim and make look like a staff)
Baby Jesus: The crib is made from a jewelry punch and the 'plus' flower(fold in half and glue to crib front) in our itty bitty punches(the crib legs) in soft suede, the hay from our snowflake punch in more mustard cs, the halo is daffodil delight and the eyes from our Owl Punch, the head is the cupcake punch circle,sponged with pink pirouette and facial features done with markers.  The bunting is marina mist and a stocking piece from our Stocking Punch(see I use this punch in ALL my projects!LOL)
Mary: The halo is made from the eye of the owl punch in daffodil delight cs, hte body and arms are made in marina mist and similar to Josephs.  The head and hands are made in very vanilla and the circle jimmie and candle flame from the cupcake punch also.
And lastly our angel: She is made with some naturals white CS that I had embossed with our snowflakes ef. She is made similarly to Mary and Joseph.  Her Wings are 2 small hearts from our Owl Punch.
Add your Holy Family into the stable with pop dots! :)
Lastly, I embossed a rectangular piece of naturals white cs with our Cherry Cobbler embossing powder and marker-ed in with marina mist the open areas.  I layered this on chocolate chip and attached to corner of card.
I love all these muted tones,not too bright! I need my halo to be the brightest thing here;)))  I will share this with SUO challenges

  I think it was so worth the wait!!

Until Next Thought,