Friday, December 30, 2011

Gift Card Holder

This holiday season my family and I gave out quite a few gift cards and I had fun coming up with different ways to package them.  So I decided to get a head start on gift card holders for next year and to have some on hand to be used for any occasion.  The challenge at Designed 2 Delight gave me the push to start now, rather than later!

I came across this easy tutorial (in two parts) from Gina K:

The base of this GC holder is Sahara Sand (SU) layered with some Holiday Lounge DSP (SU).  I chose prints that weren't necessarily for Christmas only.  The sentiment is from the SU set "Oval All".  I'll be making more of these using up scraps and getting rid of the last bits of retired DSP packages!

Off to stamp some more!

Thursday, December 29, 2011


The  DSYU Challenge Blog gave me the inspiration for this card with Challenge #52: Rainbow of Colors.  I used a clear stamp set from Recollections called "Meow, Meow" and colored the image in with Copics.  I used some fun patterned papers from the SU DSP set Jersey Shore.  Plain and scalloped oval punches were used with the sentiment. Wide orange rick rack gives some additional whimsy  and color to the card.

Off to stamp some more!

Simply Red and White

I'm slowly getting into my stamp room again and making some simple cards.  This card was inspired by Sketch #126 from Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Stamps: SU Northern Hearts
Paper: PTI white, SU: Real Red, red mirror reflective card
Ink:  Real Red
Misc:  SU satin ribbon, Spellbinders oval dies, heart brad, The Paper Studio embossing folder: Intricate Swirl

Off to stamp some more!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A Card For The New Year

I pulled out a long neglected Gina K Stamp TV kit (Sent With Love) and used the bench image, papers and ribbon to make this card.  The sentiment is from SU called "Holidays and Wishes".  I don't usually make New Year cards, but there is a first time for everything! .

Off to stamp some more!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Thank U

 Hooray! Bugaboo is our sponsor for Challenge 32 this week at Shopping Our Stash!  Your options for the "Tie It Up" theme this week are to use ribbons, rick rack or twine or a Bugaboo image!

I made a thank you card using the "Marshmallow Snowman with Snowflakes" image from Bugaboo, some SU DSP and an SU set called "Party Hearty" for the banner.  Those of you familiar with this set know that the image used is actually a row of birthday hats!  I cut them out individually after using a small Hero Arts alphabet set to stamp "Thank U" onto the hats.  The upside down hats were strung onto Baker's Twine and placed in the snowman's hands.   Stickles was dotted onto the snowflakes and ground.  Sparkly "snowballs" adorn the four corners of the image.

I hope you will join our "Tie It Up" challenge this week!

Off to stamp some more!

I Love Being Spoiled!

It's "Anything Goes" this week at Party Time Tuesdays!  One of your favorite challenges, so I hope you will join in!

This week we are sponsored by:
2 Cute Rubber Stamps
3 Girls Jam
Karen's Doodles
My Minds Eye
My Pink Stamper

I made a thank you card using an image from Karen's Doodles colored with Copics and Fun Flock was added for the fur.  I also used some fun printed papers from My Minds Eye.  The sentiment is from SU.  I used a punch and a Spellbinders tag for the sentiment.  Metal dots embellish three corners and the tag. 

Off to stamp some more!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

SOS: Soft as a Snowflake!

Welcome to our new challenge at Shopping Our Stash

The theme for Challenge 31 is Soft as a Snowflake!  Dig out the Flower Soft, felt, snowflake stamps, papers, bubble stickers, puffy embellishments, flocking, fun flock, fabric flowers, long as it has something "soft" on it  and/or  an element of snow (snowmen, snowflakes, snowy scenes) - it works!  Or use a Day for Daisies image!

 I used an image from ADFD called "Warm in Winter".  Isn't it sweet!?!  I colored it in with Copics and added white Flower Soft for the snow on the branch.  Crystal Effects was added to the red berries for some gloss and dimension!  I used some retired SU DSP behind the image and the white layer was embossed with a snowflake embossing folder.

With all of the fun options for this week's challenge, I hope you will join us with your snowy creations!
Off to stamp some more!

PTT Challenge #47: Use Ribbon

 This week at Party Time Tuesdays we are challenging you to use ribbon on your card!  Ruffled, tied in a bow or wrapped around your's all good!

Our sponsors this week are:
Bugaboo, The Greeting Farm, Crafty Sentiments, My Minds Eye, and 3 Girls Jam.

Off to stamp some more!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Welcome Winter

For sketch challenge #77 at Sketch N Stash (their final challenge for 2011) I pulled out some retired DSP from SU to use for the background and notched strips.  I also dug into my Stickles stash and added some to the snowdrifts and snowflakes.  Crystal Effects was used on the streetlight, along with some glitter pens to add sparkle to the light.  See the white brad like embellishments?  There are actually glittered plastic "snowballs" from my winter embellishment drawer.  So fun to use these seasonal papers and embellishments from my stash!

The image is from Paper Cupcakes that you can get here.  I mainly colored it in with Copics and added some sponged blue ink to the background.  The "fur" on the bird's hat is Liquid Pearls.  I'm also entering this card into the challenge at There's Magic In The Air, their last challenge for 2011 as well.

Off to stamp some more!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Silent, Soft, and Slow

For today's card I switched back to a winter theme, but used some more of the same patterned paper as one of my cards posted yesterday.  After all, the scraps were still on my table and the pattern is snowflakes!  I used an image from the SU set "Nature's Secret" and stamped it with Baja Breeze.  The center of the snowflake has some turquoise Stickles to sparkle it up.  The strip across the bottom of the card is vellum stamped with three different shades of Brilliance ink, using the small snowflake stamp from the NS set.  This panel is attached to the card front by two snowflake brads.  "Winter Wishes" is a sentiment from a Woodware, USA stamp set.
Off to stamp some more!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wings of Friendship

They are not partridges in pear trees or turtle doves, but I have two bird cards to show today.  For these two cards I used a long retired SU set "Wings of Friendship".

This first version uses the same Kiwi Kiss ribbon from a card I posted on Sunday.   Since it was out on my desk, I just searched through my DSP to find another match so I could use it again.  The DSP on this card is also SU called Raspberry Tart.  I love the bright colors and patterns!  I stamped a second flower for the lower left and popped it on with dimensionals.  Several green rhinestones were added to the flourish and flower center.

This second card uses the same stamp set, but different patterned paper.  The paper was some scraps that a friend had given to me.  It has several shades of blue and brown, along with some glitter!  And yes, you can see snowflakes in the pattern, but I'm using it with this springlike image anyway!  Call it creative license!  I stamped the bird image in Not Quite Navy and highlighted some spots with Stickles.  The image panel was sponged with Chocolate Chip and layered with NQN and CC.

Off to stamp some more!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

SOS: Challenge #30

We're up to Challenge #30, "Tag it Krafty" at Shopping Our Stash this week. You can use kraft card stock somewhere on your project OR incorporate a tag element on your project, or make a tag of any kind OR use a Dilly Beans image,our sponsor this week!   As always we give you lots of options to make it easy to play along!

My card starts with a kraft card stock base, some retired SU patterned papers and a kraft card stock tag.  I used Dilly Bean's "Bundled  Penguin" colored with Copics and chalk.  Fun flock was added to the hat and a clear glaze pen makes the heart shiny.  The top of the tag is adorned with felt snowflakes.  The sentiment is CTMH, as is the snowy background and ground.

Off to stamp some more!

PTT: Red and Green Christmas Card Challenge

It's time for another challenge at Party Time Tuesdays!  This week the challenge is to make a Christmas card focusing on the colors red and green.

Our sponsors this week are:
The Paper Shelter
Circle B Enterprises
Kaber Digis
My Minds Eye
3 Girls Jam

My card this week uses an image from The Paper Shelter colored with Copics.   The background patterned papers are from My Minds Eye.  The "sugarplums" that are dancing in this sleeping girl's head are charms from OTC.  Flower Soft was used on the  garland.
Off to stamp some more!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Stamps R Us 12/12 Challenge

 Stamps R Us is on their last challenge for 2011!  The DT created beautiful cards featuring fairy and angel images from our sponsor A Day for Daisies. So be sure to check out all of the beautiful inspiration pieces on the challenge blog.

I went all out on my challenge card for you and dug deep into my stash of card making goodness.  You see rhinestones and rhinestone flourishes, felt poinsettias and holly leaves, gold pine branches, glitter pens, metallic gold paper, and DSP that hasn't seen the light of day in years!  Nestabilities were used to create the frame for the holly fairy and Copics were used to color this sweet image.

Off to stamp some more!


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