Friday, December 29, 2017

November Paper Pumpkin Stocking Kit

Today's post highlights the November Paper Pumpkin Kit that made 10 stockings. They were just perfect to tuck gift cards inside for holiday gift giving and for decorating with, like I did. I'll be entering the card @ the Merry Christmas Challenge for "Anything Goes + Christmas" and @ heARTful Stamping Challenge for "Anything Goes + a stamp".

 But what you have to remember is that there are always tons of extra elements in the monthly kits even after you follow the instructions to make the included projects. So I used the left over pieces along with some things in my stash to make several Thank You cards too and I just love the way they turned out!

Paper Pumpkin is such a great value and there are so many ways to find ideas online that if you aren't super fond of a particular kit and it's intended use you are never at a loss for inspiration!

I strung 7 of the stockings on olive ribbon and hung them around the small table that our Christmas tree is standing on to dress it up for Christmas.

Cute, huh? Unfortunately, one of my cats also likes them and has been abusing them for the last 3 weeks now, lol! 

Don't forget that you can order your very own monthly Paper Pumpkin kits for only $19.95 by clicking the link at the side or top of my get January's you'll just need to subscribe by the 10th of the month!

Until next time~

Thursday, December 28, 2017

How to Use the Best Glue Ever to Make a Cute Gingerbread Boy Spinner Card

This little cutie was a lot of fun to make and is my design team project for ScraPerfect today. Now that Christmas has come and gone, it's time to make thank you cards, right? I've been wanting to try a spinner card for a long time now and this digital stamp set from Power Poppy with the front and back sides of the gingerbread boy and girl was perfect for it!

I die cut the oval in both the white A2 card front and the red patterned paper.

I colored the ginger people up with my watercolor pencils and a blender pen then fussy cut them out.

I stamped the Thanks in red ink repeatedly inside the card so that it would show through the oval window and be seen behind the gingerbread boy.

Using clear fishing wire and the Best Glue Ever along with the No Clog Writing Cap, I sandwiched the wire between the front and the back of the gingerbread boy and then secured the top and bottom of the wire between the red patterned paper layer and the white card front. I just laid a large acrylic stamping block on the top to hold everything in place while I waited for the glue to dry.

To get him to spin when the card is opened up, just twist him around until the wire is taunt and then hold him down when closing the card. When the card is next opened, he will spin like crazy while the wire un-twists itself.

Inside, I glued the front of the gingerbread girl so that she was peeking out of the bottom right corner.

I then glued the back of the girl to the back of the card for extra fun! (Just match up the front to the back and then trim off the parts that hang-over) 

Hope you had a wonderful holiday! 
That's is for me today...until next time, happy crafting with ScraPerfect ~

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Dreaming of a White Christmas...

Even though the Christmas holiday is over, I still have a few more projects to share with you through the new year...this one is a simple wine bottle tag that I made for friend's of our's using a new stamp set from Stampin' Up!

I just love the quirky sayings in this set!

And since wine is one of my favorite things I just had to own it, lol! I stamped the images using Memento Black ink and colored them with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.

Until next time~

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Excited to Share...

I am very excited to be able to announce today that I have been offered a position on the Digital Design Team with Craftin Desert Divas. So look for more designs from me using their wonderful selection of stamps, dies, stencils and sequins etc. It's gonna be a busy but exciting month of January around here! 

Spreading the Joy of Christmas with Vintage Style Handmade Greeting Cards

The calendar tells us that Christmas has passed for another year, but my family has one more gathering coming up in the next few days so I still need several more cards to share. These 3 came together in a few hours time using the beautiful Joyful Rhapsody paper pack and lots of  little Christmas embellishments from Itsy Bitsy for today's design team post.

The first card in the trio is made with a simple Z-Fold design using a 6" x 6" white card base and 3 patterned papers . Using the Script Stencil #2 and white gesso I added some detail to the inside of the card and even sponged some on to the tree embellishments so that they would look frosty too. I then added tiny red star sequins from the Rubies and Sparkles Shaker sprinkles set to the tops of each tree with glue.

I cut the vintage tree picture from the collage sheet and layered it on the red glitter paper from the paper pack. The pennant banner and sentiment were also cut from another sheet from the pack. The sentiment is layered on to green glitter paper.

The second card is also made on a 6" x 6" white card base and the pattern paper was trimmed in a wavy line and layered on the top and bottom of the card using foam tape squares.

The white glitter tree embellishments were then added across the bottom while the sentiments were trimmed out and the larger one layered on the gold glitter paper and cut in a banner shape.

The inside I used more of the patterned paper scraps left over from the card front and glued  on a sentiment.

For the third and last card, I made a shaker panel for the front.

I covered the 6" x 6" white card base with 2 patterns from the pack and die cut the Cross Stitched Oval frames along with a piece of clear acetate for the shaker window. I then filled the window with green, red and gold elements from the Shaker Sprinkles packs.

The vintage artwork on this card really lends it a classic look, while the Christmas tree pack embellishments lend a bit of a more modern flair. Inside the card I layered the left over oval diecut from the inside of the shaker frame with sentiments and borders cut from the sayings sheet.

That's it for me today and I want to wish you all a happy new year! Until next time~

Monday, December 25, 2017

Snow-One Like You

Merry Christmas everyone ~ I hope this finds you having a wonderful holiday with the ones you love and making memories that will last a lifetime! Today's design team creation for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge was made using a digital stamp from Sheep Ski Designs that was free as a part of this year's Kit and Clowder Advent event. I am really hoping to be able to take one of Kit and Clowder's coloring classes this year -they are just fabulous!

The coloring was done with Chameleon colored pencils and extra sky detail added using gray distress ink and a white gel pen. The cross-stitch diecut ovals are from Itsy Bitsy and I've been using them ALOT lately!

The inside sentiment is a retired stamp from Close To My Heart done in archival gray ink from Stampin' Up.

You can't really see it here, but the moon and the snow are accented with clear Wink of Stella shimmer and glow gorgeously!

Until next time~

Friday, December 22, 2017

House Mouse Pinecone Christmas Tree

Today's card is another Christmas one made using my new Chameleon colored pencils and scraps of cardstock from my stash. I will be entering it @ House-Mouse and Friends for "Anything Christmas", @ (PIN)spirational Challenges for "#206", @ The Holly and Ivy Challenge for "Anything Christmas Goes", @ Words 2 Craft By for "Christmas" and @ the Sisterhood of Crafters for "All About Christmas". 

On the inside, I tapped gold Delicata ink through a wreath stencil and then stamped the sentiment over top of it in a crisp black ink.

I love the subtle texture that the gold glitter paper and the holly embossing folder provided on the front of this 5" x 7" card!

That's it for me today -time to wrap some presents! Until next time~