Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Snowflake Tag

Another Tag to add to my neighbor gifts. . .
  • The tag is Marina Mist 2 1/4" x 3 1/4"
  • The hole reinforcement is a 1" circle punched from Whisper White and folded in half
  • Snowflakes are die cut in Whisper White with the Northern Frost Decrative Strip. I sponged the edges lightly with Marina Mist and added a Rhinestone Jewel in the center of each one
  • I will be stamping the To/From out of the Punch Pal stamp set with White Craft ink
Some tips for when you are using the Northern Frost die. . .
  • I found that after cutting many of the snowflakes they began sticking in the die and would tear when I tried to remove them.  If use run a wax paper through with the die a couple of times they stop sticking.
  • My 6 year old Granddaughter loves to pop out all the little cut outs on the snowflakes. I have her lay the snowflakes on a clean and dry stampin scrub and using an open paper clip she can pop out the pieces, not bend the snowflake and all the little pieces stay on the stampin scrub to be dumped out when she is done.  It makes me happy that she loves doing that part of the job for me.
Well I hope you like this tag, I am doing 2 classes tomorrow make 3 each of 9 tags, I will still cut supplies until tonight so if you are interested in coming let me know cost is $12.  I hope you have a great day, now go play with paper :).

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Tag- Punch Art

I decided that this year for neighbor gifts instead of the package of baked goodies (don't we always get to many of those anyway?) I would make packages of tags. Maybe with a saying like- When tagging gifts we fight great friends like you come to mind.  This is one of the tags that will be in the package.
  • I used the Big Shot and the Two Tags Die.
  • The tag is Wild Wasabi(I am using scraps so I have done other greens including some retired colors)
  • I punched the face with the owl punch in Soft Suede, cutting the feet off with scissors.
  • The antlers are Early Espresso using the Northern Frost Decorative strip from the Holiday mini, just snipping what I needed for the antlers.
  • The eyes and nose are from the owl punch but for Rudolph I used the red glitter from Fine Galaxy.
  • The mouth is hand drawn.
  • The To: and From: are on the back.
Thanks for stopping by and please let me know what you think of my tag and the idea of giving them as neighbor gifts.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Last card fromDelightful Decorations

This is a card that looks so much better in real life then in a photo! 
  •  The card base is Always Artichoke with a front of Cherry Cobbler, then a layer of Deck the Halls DSP.
  • The Angel instructions I found here http://www.sandimaciver.com/sandi_maciver/ornament-punch-angels/  my angel was stamped with the wreath from Welcome Christmas.  The body is Cherry Cobbler and Gold embossing powder and the wings are Vellum CS and were embossed with a mixture of embossing powders ( when my granddaughter moved in at age two, she got into my drawer of embossing powders and dumped several of them- Iridescent Ice, Gold, Silver, Copper, Hologram, Clear and White- so the wings are very interesting- but I like them!
  • I stamped a phrase from Just Believe embossed with Gold on the DSP.
I hope you like this card! Let me know ;).

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Another from the Delightful Decorations class

I like how this card turned out I saw a Christmas card using these colors and really liked the combination.
  • Card base is Very Vanilla with a front of Cherry Cobbler ran through the Big Shot with the Petals a Plenty folder. The corners of the front were punched with the Ticket Corner punch. A pieve of Very Vanilla 5/8" Grosgrain ribbon was wrapped around the Front before attaching it to the base.
  • I sponged the edges of a piece of Deck the Halls DSP with Cherry Cobbler ink then layered it onto a piece of Early Espresso CS, this was attached to the card front.
  • I stamped the Joy ornament in Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla CS. I sprayed them with a mixture of Rubbing Alcohol, Champagne Shimmer paint and Gold Smooch spray. I attached the Cherry Cobbler  directly to the DSP then added the Early Espresso one with Dimensionals.  I added a Pearl Jewel to the O in Joy.
  • I ran Very Vanilla and Early Espresso through the Big Shot with the Northern Frost Decorative Strip. I sprayed the snow flakes with the same mixture as the ornaments(the pictures do not show how sparkly they are with that little bit of smooch added to the shimmer spray) The Early Espresso snow flake is layered with a Very Vanilla one and a Pearl was added to the center.
This is one of the designs I will use for my personal Christmas Cards.
I hope you have a wonderful day and go ahead and stamp something!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Ornament Punch Elves

Here is another card from the Delightful Decoration class.
  • The card base is Real Red, with a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Old Olive.
  • On a piece of 3 3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White, Welcome Christmas from "Heard from the Heart" in Real Red is stamped at the bottom with the smallest heart from the Heart to Heart punch popped up with a piece of Dimensional.
  • The elves were made with the Ornement Punch, the Scallop Circle Punch, Heart to Heart punch and a 1/4" and 1/8" handheld punch-non SU.  The colors used are Pink Piroette, Old Olive, Real Red, More Mustard, Early Espresso, Whisper White, and Basic Black.
This card seemed to be the favorite. I'll post another of the cards soon.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Delightful Decorations

My Delightful Decorations class is today one this morning and one this evening we will make 2 each of 4 cards.  I had made this card to be one for my class, but  forgot about it and made four others,  I will show some of those in the next few days.

  • The card base is Very Vanilla sprayed with champagne shimmer paint spray, I ran it through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper folder.
  • I stamped two of the ornaments from the Delightful Decoration stamp set on Very Vanilla paper that I had sprayed with Frost shimmer paint spray. I stamped one in Always Artichoke and one in Cherry Cobbler.  I punched them out with the Ornament punch
  • I ran a rectangle of Very Vanilla through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper folder, I layered it onto Always Artichoke CS and Cherry Cobbler CS then added it to the card front.
  • I adhered the Cherry Cobbler ornament directly to the Very Vanilla CS and then layer the Always Artichoke one off center with Dimensionals.
  • I added the Pearl Jewels to both of the Ornaments.
So this is the card we did not end up making in class :). 
I hope you have a great evening and go ahead and stamp something.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Christmas Wish. . .Welcome Christmas

Here is another card using Welcome Christmas, I hope you like it.
  • The card base is Garden Green with a front of Very Vanilla, then a layer of Cherry Cobbler,
  • I stamped the image in Cherry Cobbler onto Very Vanilla, using the same color I stamped the phrase from Home for Christmas.
  • After stamping I ran the image through the Big Shot in the Square Lattice folder and added it to the layers on the card base.
  • I wrapped a piece of the Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding around the card and knotted.
  • I stamped the word Merry in Garden Green on Very Vanilla and punched it out with the jewelry tag punch. I threaded it onto a piece of crochet thread that I had colored Garden Green and tied it to the knot of the seam binding.
I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Fun and Busy Day Yesterday!

Yesterday I attended a Focus Group at Stampin' UP's Riverton Offices.  I have really enjoyed being a part of the focus groups that I have been in, and even though we are unable to tell what they are about it is fun to see what (down the road) they take from what we say.  Stampin' Up! does try to listen to their demonstrators and customers, got an idea. . . call or email them and let them know.  Changes may take awhile, they are working on catalogs over a year away from now.

After the Focus Group I met my daughter Jamie at Ikea, had a nice visit as we wandered the store and afterwards enjoyed a cinnamon roll and talked.

Next came a meeting at our Boy Scout Council Office and then home and waiting at home. . . a delivery for my club members from Stampin' Up.

I hope to play catch up today, I need to write a newsletter for my scout district and attend Round Table tonight, but I hope to finish up my samples for my next 3 classes. I have one using the Dasher stamp, one around the Delightful Decorations stamp set and one that is Tags for Christmas.  Two of the classes are next week but Tags is going to be on Dec 1.

I'll try to post a project tomorrow.  Have a great day and stamp something ;).

Monday, November 8, 2010

Welcome Christmas

I love the old fashioned Christmas depicted in this stamp set.
  • Card base is Very Vanilla with a front of Cherry cobber that was ran through the Big Shot with the Petals-a-Plenty folder.
  • I colored the wreath directly on the stamp with Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler markers and stamped it onto Very Vanilla.
  • I stamped the family in Cherry Cobbler on Very Vanilla and punched it out with the Ornament punch and popped it up with dimensionals over the wreath.
I've had a busy week end but found a little time to stamp, I hope you have a wonderful day and go a head a stamp something ;).

Friday, November 5, 2010

27 years ago today I eloped!

Sorry no card today. . . but I will tell you a story!  I met my husband, Mike in July of 1983, we worked at a motel in Utah, I also lived at the same motel.  Mike was hired for the job I had been promised, not a great start, I didn't even like him before I had ever met him.

I worked the front desk during the swing shift and Mike was hired as the assistant manager and also work as a desk clerk two night a week during the grave yard shift.  Every night when I came through the lobby after a date Mike would tell I could do better and he would line me up with friends of his if I wanted. Well that never happened.

We worked together almost every day and went to lunch a couple of times and even on a real date once. One week end he said he was going to Idaho to visit relatives and did I want to go, I was tired of work and I thought getting away would be great so I told him OK.

Well when we left town he headed south, I told Idaho is north. He said well I have an Aunt and Uncle in Vegas I thought we'd visit them, check out the casinos and Vegas is warmer than Idaho.  Well I figured I hate snow so Vegas sounded better to me. 

Well needless to say I finally met the Aunt and Uncle 5 years later, Vegas was warmer than Utah or Idaho and after 3 dates I have been married for 27 years.

So I guess I better go make a card for my sweetie. . .

Monday, November 1, 2010

Stamp a stack

These two cards will be made at my stamp a stack on Wednesday. We will make 5 of each! If you are interested in attending the cost  will be $18.  Bring your own adhesive and come have fun at my place. Two time available 11 am and 6:30 pm let me know if you are coming and I'll have everything cut and ready for you to make.

Have a wonderful day and find some time to stamp!