Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Festival of Prints Christmas Card

I was playing with my Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack today while I was creating Christmas cards and came up with this card. Remember, they aren't all Christmas designs, so lots of the greetings from the Word Play stamp set would make great cards using this layout.

Stamp sets - Word Play
Card stock - Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack (p.20 in Holiday catalog)
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive marker
Accessories - Apothecary Accents Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Stampin' sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals

I used a water color brush with the Old Olive marker to lighten the color a bit on the ornament in the sentiment. The pieces of DSP are cut 2 1/2" x 1 3/4" and placed on the card measuring 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".

Monday, October 22, 2012

Fancy up your everyday office supplies!

I am going to a friend's open house this afternoon for the new practice she opened. I wanted to take her a little something so I got out my designer paper and made her a couple of personal "note items".

The topper for the mini legal pad is made with the Labels Collection of Framelits with Crumb Cake cardstock and Designer paper. The top clip is also covered in designer paper. The little match book is a cover for Post It notes. You can decorate these items for any occasion. Make some for yourself or to give away!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Make a Mitten

I'm preparing for my next Christmas card class and I was playing with a new stamp set today, Make a Mitten. It has a coordinating punch that goes with it. It was a fun experience. Can't wait to try a few more.

Stamp set - Make a Mitten, Greetings of the Season
Card stock - Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla, Be of Good Cheer DSP
Ink - Gumball  Green, Bashful Blue, Gumball Green - Cherry Cobble and Bashful Blue markers
Accessories - Mitten Builder punch (p11 in Holiday catalog), Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder,  Whisper White Baker's twine, glue dots,  Stampin' sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals

I used markers to ink the stamp for the mittens and then punched them out with the Mitten Builder punch. The little tip for the mitten really adds a lot to the look of the mitten.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Christmas Tree from Christmas Lodge

Today's card is a Christmas card we made at Debbie's home workshop on Friday. It was a big hit. It uses the Christmas tree from the stamp set Christmas Lodge. I used the Core'dinations Early Espresso cardstock with the Woodgrain embossing folder (both from the Holiday catalog). The button is a Naturals Designer button and tied with Cherry Cobbler seam binding.

Stamp sets - Christmas Lodge, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card stock - Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Core'dinations Early Espresso
Ink - Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories - Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Large Oval punch, Naturals Designer buttons, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, Stampin' sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals, glue dots

Monday, October 8, 2012

Shake your Booty!

Love the sentiment on this card! The colors are fun too! Hope you'll "brew up" a few Halloween cards this season!
Stamp sets - Bootiful Occasions, Delightful Dozen (Happy Halloween inside)
Cardstock - Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Howlstooth and Scaringbone DSP
Ink - Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Lucky Limeade and Tangerine Tango markers
Accessories - 1/2" striped satin ribbon (Holiday catalog), Stampin' Dimensionals