Sunday, September 23, 2012

Christmas Trees

No stamping in these as yet.  Will be on the inside later.  The tree is a sizzix die and the background paper and tags are from a colorbok 12x12 stack that I bought last year at a garage sale. I wanted a gold to match the start on the trees, though there are only two.  This one matched perfectly.

Saturday, September 22, 2012


I didn't even know what to call this one, since I have not made it a birthday, thank you etc.  I want to have some cards in case anybody  needs one so will add the label when it is needed.
I got the idea from a card I found somewhere, I'm sorry I can't give credit to the original artist.  Of course, mine has many variations from the original.  I cut the oval with two dies and used embroidery floss.   Have been working on Christmas and just needed a little diversion.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pink Ornament

Had to do just one more today.  I've really been wanting to do a pink ornament though I have a limited amount of pink pattern paper.  
Again both the mat, background and the flourish of the top of the ornament are glitter paper.

Christmas Ornament

I love love love this die by Memory Box.  It is actually two dies, the top and the bottom.  The top was really hard to cut until I got a tip to use bubble wrap between the paper and the die, and now it works perfect.  The background on both dies are actually glitter paper, and the flourish front is a shiny cardstock.
 I finally figured out how to make tiny bows too, by using a fork (the tines) to wrap the ribbon around, and then sewing the center together.  It makes the perfect little size and they are always uniform in size.  I just have to make sure that I sew it exactly in the center or it will be lopsided.
I didn't know how well I would like the white background on a white card, so I mounted it on red glitter paper.  This cardstock is pretty expensive comparatively so didn't want to waste it, so I cut the center out and I can use it to cut more ornaments or something else.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Not a Creature was stirring

The only kid of mouse that will be allowed in my house!
I did three of these cute little stamps today and put one together.  Various papers from previous years, Spellbinders octogon label and Memory Box wreath.

Drummer Boy Mishap

I colored four of these little drummer boys for cards today and I almost thew this one away.  I dropped a pen on it and got a green blotch on it.  I have never had much luck with using the colorless blender to remove colors but I thought I would give it a try.  I just hate wasting all the work that goes in to coloring a stamp.
But I worked with it a little bit and set it aside and worked on the others.  Then I came back to it a few times.  I knew that I was going to be doing the blue  shading on it, so thought it might work.  Sure enough, it did.  If you look really close you can see just a hint of green, but the blue pretty well disguises it.  I'm pretty happy with the results.  And of course, I love this stamp.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

More Christmas

I did the coloring for these a while back and just put them together.  I just love this stamp.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Chrstmas Horses

I thought I had to settle down to something serious here.  I've had so many ideas in my head, that I've been flipping from one project to another.  My craft room is a disaster.  So thought I get serious about Christmas cards.  These are some of what was ordered by a friend.  She hasn't seen them yet, sure hope she likes them.  They were a lot of fun to make.
 The wreath die cut is from Memory Box.  It is not a Christmas stamp but thught it would go well with some Christmas paper and a little bling.  This is three layers, two shade of green and the red striped.
Joy is a Sizzix die, the flourish and the greenery are a Tim Holtz die.