Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Christmas Card and Tag

 We have a couple of very wet and cold days here...although this morning the rain has turned into snow.... J  Everything looked like a picture post card, well for a while !
Over the last couple of weeks I have been making some Christmas cards with matching or coordinating tags for family and friends. I have made this one about a week or so ago and had posted a video on my You Tube channel but did not have the time to share it here. So I wanted to do so today...

All the paper is from Recollections and he patterned paper is from the Believe stack. The stamps are from Papertrey Ink, Love Lives Here stamp set. I have used a red gel pen for the red on the holly, just to give it some sparkle J

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Friday, November 25, 2011

PTI Blog Hop ~ November 2011

Hi everyone, today I am participating in the Papaertrey Ink's monthly blog hop. Here is the inspiration for this month's challenge...

What inspired me from this picture was the warmth of the home setting. The stairs all decorated for Christmas...someone is thinking about skating and everyone is feeling festive.  
Here is my entry...

I have made this card for my mom because my husband and boys and I will be away for Christmas day.  We usually spend Christmas at her house, which is a very warm and inviting place filled with wonderful past Christmas memories.
Since we will be away I wanted her to know that our hearts will be with her throughout Christmas day. My mom loves angels so it seemed like a perfect fit!

To make this card I have use Recollections paper, the red patterned paper is from the Believe stack.
I have used the Love Lives Here stamp set to stamp the red and green pattern, the sentiment and the angel. She is cut out with the coordinating die for this stamp set.  The label with sentiment is cut out with the Christmas label.
I have distressed the edge of the paper with Antique Linen distress ink from Ranger and the label with Fire Brick

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

A Fun Christmas Card

I have been in Christmas mode for a couple of weeks now, creating decorations, tags and cards. I think that it will soon be time to start decorating the We had some snow here yesterday and it has really helped me feel festive. :)
 Today I am happy to show you my first easel card! I am going to make a tag that coordinates with this card, but I wanted to show the card first ...

The gingerbread is cut from the From My Kitchen Cricut cartridge and cut out on the blackout feature, his face has been stamped with a Peachy Keen Stamp set. The Christmas tree is from Paper Doll Dress Up.  I have inked the edge of the tree with some white ink to give it a snowy
The paper is from Recollections, the patterned paper is from their Believe stack. The shimmer paper is from DCWV and it has been embossed with the snowflakes embossing folder from Cuttlebug.
The sentiment is from Scrappy Moms “Winter Wishes” stamp set and is on a label I cut with a Papertrey Ink label die.
I have distressed the edge of the gingerbread with  Vintage Photo distress ink from ranger, and the edge of the label I used Fire Brick Distress ink.
This week I am entering the challage at Scrappy Mom, Click Here to see more.
I hope that you are having a great Thursday, tomorrow my kids have a P.A day so I think that we are going to have a pj day! :) :)
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Getting ready for Christmas...

With Christmas coming I have decided to make some cards with matching tags to give with the gifts that I am giving to my family and friends.
I am hoping to make everyone their own unique and special card and tag.  My husband and I always give each other cards on Christmas morning and we hide them in the tree, so I am thinking if there are not too many I am going to hide them all in the tree!! I am hoping that the kids will find this exciting!!!

So here is my first card and tag...

To make the angle I have used the Love Lives Here: Holiday stamp set and matching die collection from Papaertrey Ink. The stamped sentiment is also from the same set.
The paper is from recollections and the patterned paper is from the Believe stack from Recollections.
The button twine is from Pappertrey Ink.

Here is a quick video of how I put it all together:

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

A Crafty Care Package

Our church is sending care packages to our students away from home.  They have been collecting pop corn, KD, hot chocolate, Chap Stick, noodles, and any other little thing that a student might need.
When I heard about this project I wanted to be involved! I was quite homesick when I was away at school so I loved the idea of sending them a care package, letting them know that we are thinking about them.
Here are some pictures of what I came up with to add to it...

All the males will receive the same!!

A “Hot Chocolate Holder”
This little book holds two sleeves of hot chocolate.

In the back of this picture there are some Post it Note holders that have been embossed and monogrammed with the students initial

The paper I used is from Recollections, K & Company- the Amy Butler Collection, Classic K Design paper and a pack from Costco.

The Cuttlebug Embossing folders that I used are: Victoria, Swiss Dots, Tiny Bubbles and Floral Fantasy.

The cuts for these projects are from the Create A Critter, Elegant Edges, Gypsy Wanderings and Sentimentals Cricut Cartdgrides. I also used a Spellbinder die- Fancy Tags for one of the cards.

The stamped sentiments are from My Pink Stamper, Scrappy Moms and the monograms are from Martha Stewart.

The hot chocolate holder was a great idea I got from watching a video by Sara at mypinkcricut.  Here is a link to her viedo. She will give you the instructions on how to make this cute little book...How you decorate it are up to you!!

I have left the cards empty on the inside so that people at church can sign them and write little notes to the students :)

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