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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Dusty Friend

I have a couple of Christmas cards that I want to show you but I haven't scanned them yet or written up the directions. They're from a card making 10 4 $10 event that I hosted last Saturday where they made 5 cards each of two different designs. I also have a couple of other Christmas items from a stamp club meeting that I hosted on Sunday. (Yes, I was busy this past weekend!) Plus I'm leaving town tomorrow for the rest of the week, spending Thanksgiving with my Mom. So, this card will have to do for now, until I get past Thanksgiving and can start thinking Christmas.

It uses several of the new In Color elements. First, three of the Silhouette stamps are inked in Dusty Durango and stamped on to Whisper White and punched out with the 1 1/4" Square Punch. The 4th square is stamped with the phrase and punched out. Using the Scalloped Square punch, punch out 4 squares from Rich Razzleberry. Attach each white square to each Razzleberry square. Attach squares to white mat, then Rich Razzleberry. Cut piece of ribbon to go around Designer Series Paper and attach to Dusty Durango card base. Attach flower element to card.

Recipe:
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Paper: Whisper White, Dusty Durango, Rich Razzleberry, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink: Dusty Durango, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: 1" Square Punch, Scalloped Square Punch, Dusty Durango Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon

Friday, November 13, 2009

Masculine Bleu

Here is another card, using the same layout and technique as the previous non-traditional Christmas card. I thought this would work pretty well if I needed a masculine card. If I were to make this card again, I'd reverse the colors and have the larger center blossom be the Not Quite Navy and the smaller one be the Kraft.

Stamps: Heard From The Heart
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Kraft, Bella Bleu, Naturals Ivory
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Gold Brad, Boho Blossoms Punch, Photo Corner Punch

Friday, November 6, 2009

Non-Traditional Christmas

It seems like when folks think of Christmas, they think of ornaments, Santa, snow, Christmas trees, lights, sparkle, that sort of thing. While those elements are very pretty and festive, some folks just aren't into all the glitz and shine.

So, I made this card. I got the idea from another card that I got from a friend but wanted to try something a bit different for Christmas. I think I succeeded. Hope you like it.

The patterned paper (Cottage Wall) is punched with the photo corner punch and the large corners are attached to Shimmer White CS, point to point in the center to make a "cross." Solid colors are punched and the corners are attached to make a "square." The center flowers are punched using the Boho Blossoms Punch. The blossoms are attached to the main element with a gold brad. This is then matted onto a piece of Rich Razzleberry. The card base of Old Olive has a mat of Rich Razzleberry attached to it and the finished punched element is attached to the top of the card. The phrase from Heard From The Heart is stamped at the bottom in Rich Razzleberry ink.

Recipe:
Stamps: Heard From The Heart
Paper: Cottage Wall DSP, Shimmer White, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Gold Brad, Boho Blossoms Punch, Photo Corner Punch

Keeping Hands Warm On Cold Winter Days

I made up a lot of items for my church's holiday craft and bake sale which was held the past 2 Sundays.  I was so busy making up things,...