Friday, October 19, 2012

No Peeking Tags

Along with Christmas cards, I also started to make some Christmas Tags.  These are made using the Two Tags die and the No Peeking stamp set.  Aren’t those little guys so cute!  When I saw that set, I knew I had to get it!  They are the perfect size for tags and they come with those sentiments as well.


The one kind of bad thing is that you have to hand cut them out.  And I cut out all the red parts separately, so it was almost like cutting them out one and a half times per tag.  So they were a little time consuming.  But so cute!

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Perfectly Preserved Apples

I wanted to make a fall-themed card and immediately thought of the apples from the Perfectly Preserved set.  Here in Washington, apples are everywhere right now – you can see them ripening on the trees on the sides of the road – so they always remind me of fall. 


I’ve seen the little ribbon “tab” on some cards and wanted to give it a try.  I think it is a nice little touch of texture.

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Serene Silhouettes

I CASE’d this card from a card I saw at a stamp party.  It wasn’t given to me and I didn’t even take a picture of it, so I don’t know who to credit for the original idea.  But I really loved the idea of using the butterfly image from the Serene Silhouettes set and mounting it on the large doily from the Delicate Doilies sizzlits die.  I embossed the background with the Fancy Fan embossing folder, which is one of my favorites.


The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes – another favorite!

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Happy Christmas

I love the little gingerbread man from the Scentsational Season stamp set.  If I weren’t so lazy, I would have embossed them with the Sugar &  Spice scented embossing powder – but I am lazy and I hate using embossing powder.  It gets everywhere and you can’t clean it up.  But that embossing powder smells super YUMMY!!

This first card is my plain version.


And here is my embellished version – just added some ribbon for the “boy” and “girl”. 


I had originally done these cards with the cherry cobbler seam binding wrapping around the front of the entire card and then the bow, but I was running low, so had to improvise.

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Glimmer Christmas CASE

I CASE’d this card from Kerry Bunting, her blog is KB Papercraft.  I loved the use of all the different colors of Glimmer paper and the Merry Minis punches.  I added some paper piercing to the sentiment.  Paper piercing is my new favorite thing.  It adds texture and can highlight an area without adding layers or colors.  I need to remember to do it more often.


I am slowly starting to make my Christmas cards for this year.  I have to make so many that I get bored doing just one design, so I have been trying to do a few designs each year.  This one will probably make the cut since it is glittery but still flat (flat = no extra postage required!).

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Sweet Baby Miyako

Sorry I have been MIA for a couple of weeks, I’ve been busy with my day job.  Lots going on right now, but I was finally able to find some time for crafting over the weekend.

This card is going out super late to my friends who had a baby almost three (!!) months ago.  They had a girl, so of course I had to use Sister Stamps!  Miyako is becoming one of my favorites, and I obviously love pairing her with this DSP.  I think this is my third card using this combination.


Thanks for stopping by!!  I hope to start posting again more regularly again.

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