Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Slider Tag for Holly Jolly

Our next challenge at Holly Jolly is to make a tag or use a tag on your card.  I made a fun slider tag this week.  I followed this tutorial on you tube.  Check it out, as they are fun to make!  Also check out the Holly Jolly Challenge Blog to see what the Design Team has created and to learn about our sponsor this week: Bugaboo!

Here is the tag closed.   I used an image from our sponsor called Candy Cane Cupcake




And here is the tag when opened:




Thanks for looking!

Off to create some more!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Freezy Fellas

 The theme for this week at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges is Snowmen!  Here is my card:




I used an image from the Paper Smooches set called "Freezy Fellas" embellished with some brads and a pompom on its paper pieced cap.  The snowflake print tag is from K & Company.  I added a bit of scalloped border to one side and some string and Baker's Twine to the top of the tag. The To/From is a D.O.T.S. stamp and it is on a round ab from a SU punch. The card base is Crumb Cake.

Thanks for looking!  Hope you can join us in our snowman challenge!

 Off to create some more!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Baked Bermuda Cantaloupe

Say what?!! No, it's not a recipe, it's the three colors I used on my card: Baked Brown Sugar, Bermuda Bay, and Crisp Cantaloupe.




The card is based on a sketch for a swap on The Rubber Inker, a Yahoo group to which I belong.  The image is from a set called Garden Silhouettes (SU) and was stamped with Baked Brown Sugar ink and layered with the same color card stock.  The splatter on the image panel is a spray ink from A Muse called Splash in a color called Mermaid.  I added some pearls to the flower centers and then scattered a few more around the image.  The card base is Crisp Cantaloupe (SU) and the ribbon was from my stash, a color returning to SU called Bermuda Bay.  The lace was purchased at a local thrift store.  I hope my swap partner will like her card!

Thanks for looking!

 Off to create some more!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Easel Card with Matchbox Base

The project I'm sharing with you today is for an altered matchbox swap I joined on Splitcoaststampers.  I made a four-drawer matchbox base with an easel card top.
I used this tutorial here.  Check it out!  These were fun to make!




I used chipboard and white card stock to make the base and drawers and then used some Sunny Garden (SU) patterned paper to cover the sides of the boxes and on the card front and inside.  A also used some SU card stock in Blush Blossom and Regal Rose.  the card front is embellished with some fabric flowers, a rhinestone flourish, a pearl spray, and paper leaves.  The inside of the card has a scalloped border between two patterned papers and three buttons knotted with narrow satin ribbon.  Each of the four drawers has a brad pull.  Little surprises are tucked into each drawer!

Thanks for looking!
Off to create some more!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

HJ: Winter Scene

The next challenge for Holly Jolly is to create a winter scene.  I used a lovely stamp from PSX along with a sentiment from Hero Arts. 



The color combo is ivory, Soft Suede (SU), and an amber color  with the ribbon and rhinestones.  I stamped the image onto ivory card stock with Soft Suede ink and then took another panel of ivory and used an SU framelit to cut out a window and popped this layer up with foam tape. The sentiment is on a Spellbinders ribbon banner die cut and popped up with dimensionals.

Thanks for looking!

Off to create some more!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Holly Jolly: Tic Tac Toe

We're playing a game of Tic Tac Toe at Holly Jolly this week, so check out the challenge blog to see the game board.  I went with the first column on the left and used : ribbon, glitter, and gems on my card.  But first I printed off several copies of the beautiful image from Fred, She Said, our sponsor this week.  I used the precolored image called: Christmas Rose.  I used one image as the base and then started fussy cutting and applying foam tape to pop up different parts of the image.   Take a look!




A Spellbinder's die was used to cut the base image and then I added the rest of the image layers.  Glitter was added to the tips of the rose, leaves, and to the candle flame.  Tiny red rhinestones were added where the red berries were found on the image.  I sponged the edge of the decorative oval in gold and adhered it to a red panel which was punched  with a Martha Stewart corner punch.  Some red seam binding was tied to the oval in the lower corner.

Thanks for looking and please join in for a game of Tic Tac Toe at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges!

Off to create some more!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Washi Tape Challenge for SA

Over on Splitcoaststampers I belong to a blogging group called Stamp Addicts.  We recently had a discussion about Washi tape and posted a challenge among our group to make cards using said tape.  I made two cards awhile back and wasn't in love with either one.  So I set them aside and finally pulled them back out.  I'm calling them good to go!  Here is the first card:



The idea for this card began with wanting to use the polka dot flower and ladybug embellishment.  I put several strips of red, white, and black tapes onto some white card stock and then used a Spellbinders labels die to cut out this shape.   I used some Thickers letters to spell out the sentiment.  The card base is Crumb Cake.




My second card also developed around a flower embellishment .  I looked through my stash of Washi tape to see what I had to go with the red bloom.  I pulled out the floral tape and then saw the hexagon tape matched the background color.  I put strips of these onto white card stock so the patterns would show up clearly, otherwise they got lost in the card stock base.  Summer Starfruit card stock  from SU coordinated with the tapes quite well.  I added some leaves to the flower and also scattered some tiny red pearls around it for fun.

Thanks for looking!

Off to create some more!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Double Sldier Stickpin Box

 I joined a swap on Splitcoast to make stickpins.  We were to also make some kind of packaging to hold our four pins.  I was so excited to find a tutorial on YouTube for making these double slider boxes!  Check out the tutorial here.  I'm looking forward to seeing what the other swappers create!

This is the box when it is closed:




Here are the two sliders in the open position:



And then a close-up of the stickpins.  I love making these!




Thanks for looking!

Off to create some more!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Holly Jolly: Something New

I'm ready for the next challenge at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenges!  The theme this week is to use something new!  For my card I used a new (to me) card fold that I saw on You Tube.  It's called a "Blocks Card" and you can find the tutorial here.   I also used new papers and embellishments from October Afternoon that I purchased on a daily deal site not too long ago.  In fact my "Make It Bright" collection arrived over the weekend just in time to make my card! 

Here is the front side of the card:



 I added some small bottle brush trees so you could see the dimension of the card and to show how it could fit into a holiday display.  The paper clipped vintage image was one of the miscellany collection  of vintage tags and ephemera to coordinate with the patterned papers.

Here is the back side:




The badge, buttons and seam binding were all part of the coordinating pieces in the October Afternoon "Make It Bright" collection.   The card folds flat for mailing and will fit into a 5 x 7 envelope!

Thanks for looking!
Off to create some more!

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