Monday, November 29, 2010

Snowflake card and 7th birthday scrap page

 This snowflake is from Christmas Solutions cartridge cut at 3 3/4 inch.  I did the shadow of each layer in dark blue and the top layer in white.  The white was run through the xyron and covered in dazzling diamonds. The top snowflakes were put on with pop dots.

Next is this weeks scrap page, it is from my boys 7th birthday, all supplies are Stampin UP, the banner is from their stamp set Party Hearty, the rest was a scrap kit that came with their Digital Studio set.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Paper Pinecone Ornaments for your tree

My friend showed me how to make these last year and I just love them.  They are nice and lightweight and have that great paper feel (paper lovers will know what I mean).  I had two on my tree last year, but this year I thought I would make a few more so I could just put them out in a bowl.  They also make a lovely gift!  Here's how you make them....
Supplies: Styrofoam eggs (the bigger kind work best, like 3 inch)
              One sheet of 12x12 paper or even better, some wrapping paper
              a LOT of pins (you can buy a big container at the dollar store, does several)

Start by cutting your paper into 1 x 2 inch strips and then folding over two corners to make a point.  Make a big pile of these.

Next put 4 of your folded papers on, with points to the point of the egg, pin as close to the end of the point as you can.
Now start layering, pining each piece at the back two corners. 

If you are going to hang this, then stop about 3/4 of the way up and pin in a loop of ribbon, put pins at the base of ribbon and more at the top of egg to and keep it in place.

 Pin more papers until you get to the top of egg.  On the smaller (2 1/2 inch) eggs I had to modify the papers a bit at the very top (use 1x1s instead  of 1 x 2's or just fold over overlapping)

Add a bow at the top, you can just pin it in place, and your done! 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Three trees Christmas card and svg

Heres a quick card and svg for you today, three simple trees.  File also has a little patch of snow to put the trees on.   File down below for at least one week.
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On a side note....this weeks scrap page....

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Todays Winter cards

There is snow in our forecast!  Time for some snow cards...The first was done with Christmas cheer (snowman at 3.5 inch), and the second I used a snowflake from Christmas solutions cart.  I ran the snowflake through the xyron and covered it in fine glitter - its really sparkly in person. The borders were done with punches (stampin up scallop and Martha Stuart snowflake).   My enabler friend (you know who you are!) alerted me to these boxes of cards at Micheals.  You 50 bases and 50 envelopes per box, with 50% coupon for $5.  I like layers and will cut some of them up so I will only get about 25 cards out of it, but then the layers all coordinate and I'm left with an extra 25 envelopes.  What a great deal!  I bought 2 boxes, one winter and one Christmas, and I'm sure I will be getting some others.   Check it out next time your there with a spare coupon!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thanksgivng cards with Doodlecharms, staight from the nest, joys of the season

I have been a card makin' machine today!  Here are some of the cards I've made.  I used the same basic style so that I could print out the verses and just embellish.  The first was done with the filigree background on Straight from the nest (cut at 4 inch), I spritzed it with homemade gold glitter mist, then tied on a fake leaf with some linen thread.  The second was done with Joys of the Season wreath at 4 inch and the fancy to p wreath is from Lacy Labels (Home, 4 inch).  I could only get that to cut at 4 inch, any smaller and it tore and I wasn't crazy about how big it was on the card, so I only made of few of those.  The last ones were done with the Joys of the season wreath at 3 1/4 and then doodlecharms leaves (1 inch) and Straight from the nest maple leaves (3inch).   If you would like the card base I used, I'm attaching it as a PDF-hopefully that works.  It will print two fronts and two insides per sheet of paper, trim each piece to 4 x 5 1/4, and mount on a standard A2  base.
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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Turkey silhouette svg and card

Just a quick card share today and a free turkey silhouette svg.  I cut it from cream, then layered the cream on a darker color to show through.  SVG will be avaible down below for one week. 

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Cupcake gift card holder and envelope svg

I got an email asking about a file I hadn't looked at in a while.   You can see the original one HERE done with George and DS .  This one is availible as an svg for one week on the link below.  To create the look of the wrapper I just used single strokes of a marker, the ribbon holds the gift card in place, envelope is inlcuded in the file.

Second I wanted to share my first Christmas card of November.  On the first I told myself I would do one a, today is the 5th and I still only have one.  Fortunately the kids have plans this evening so I will hopefully have time to catch up on the other 4.  The stocking is from Season of Joy.

Thanks for looking!

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