Showing posts from December, 2010


I can't wait for my UPS guy to deliver today so I can give him this card.  I wanted to make one like this last year (it's a CASE, I think from Jackie Topa), but just never got around to it.  Then when I wanted to give him just a small gift, a replacement guy showed up.  So, he said he would be around today to make his own delivery and I'll give it to him then.  How fun!!!  This character actually has some similarities for my guy. Here are the pieces: Hat - wide oval and small oval in brown, word window and 1/2 inch circle in vanilla Head - Ornament Eyes - heart to heart (small one in white) standard hole punch in black Nose - 1/2 inch circle Ears - Word window (tips) Hair - Piece of Ornament snipped in for bangs Shirt - wide oval snipped with large start point to get open neck look Collar - heart to heart (small hearts trimmed) Sleeves - small oval - cut it half to get two Shorts - rectangle scrap snipped with large star point at the crotch (ouch) legs - word

Peaceful Christmas

Hello stampers. Today's card uses the Christmas Collage background stamp, stamped and sponged in crumb cake, then mounted on crumb cake.  The ribbon is very vanilla satin just tied in a bow.The sentiment is from the Peaceful Season Hostess Level 2 from the Holiday Mini (which ends this month!). To place your Stampin' Up! order, click here .

Scrapbook Gift Box

  Is it a box?  Is it an album?  It's both!  What a great way to give the give of pictures without putting it in a typical photo album.  Although this is not my original idea, it sure is a nice gift.   Click here for instructions. The colors used on my box are crumb cake and rich razzleberry. Enjoy.

Christmas Cookies

I was at a cookie exchange this weekend, and I think I better stick to just making cards instead of cookies.  I tried to make a spritz cookie (saw the maker at the store -- a cool tool, and had to have it).  The recipe on the box was not very good, and they came out so dry and pitiful looking.  They tasted so-so.  Of course, someone else made them as well ... they were really fluffy and pretty.  Then I really felt bad.  Anyway, the hostess asked me to bring a craft to bring for everyone to make, and this is what I came up with (it's a CASE, but appropriate for the occasion).  At least that was a hit for me. The base of the card is real red, and the polka dots paper and ribbon are from some of the retired items that were on sale last month (head over to the clearance rack , there are still some good bargains left).  The pan is brushed silver with corner-rounded edges and scored at 1/4" and bent upwards.  The cookies are on crumb cake, sponged with soft suede.  The gingerbrea

Blushing Bride Circles

Hi Stamping Friends.  Totally non-traditional is what this card is.  The colors are Blushing Bride and Black.  A friend of mine had given me the black snowflakes sticker shapes, and this is what we came up with to put them on.  She likes the more contemporary look.  It's so different, that I really like it.  What do you think?

Lovely as a Tree Sympathy

Hello stampers!  Today's card features, once again, marble rolling .  I wanted to try this technique using different embossing powder.  This one was done using Versamark to run the marbles across, then embossed with black embossing powder.  Aren't these colors together are striking!  They are Pacific Point and Black. The tree from Lovely as a Tree was also embossed in Black giving it an even richer look.  The black background was embossed using the square lattice embossing folder, and touched off with 5/8" black grosgrain ribbon. To order your Stampin' Up! supplies click here .