Tuesday, January 24, 2012

2012 Chinese New Year

I made these cute lanterns for 2012 Chinese New Year yesterday.  We had a potluck at work yesterday for several reasons but since it was actually the Chinese New Year's Day I decided to make these lanterns for the tables. We also hung them above the tables as well.  We had international guests in so I think it added a nice touch to our awesome event.
I splattered gold paint onto red 24 lb bond then cut the 8.5x11 in half.  I folded the 5.x5x8.5 in half leaving me a sheet 2.75 x 8.5".  I cut slits into sheet from the fold to about .5 inch from the edge. Then I opened the paper and stapled the ends together.  I punched a small hole on both sides and added gold cord.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Card Club - Handmade Paper Flowers

I started with the handmade paper.  Black with purple, plum & copper.  Taupe with white, gold & silver.  I embossed the 1.5" inch on the right hand side with the Stampin Up! Finial Press embossing folder.  I placed the ribbon right next to the edge of the embossing and taped the ends to the inside of the card.  I cut the flowers with the Sizzix Flower Layers #2 die.  One in moss green and the other in the handmade paper.  I chose a silk flower in coordinating colors. All this is held in place with a jumbo brad in a matching color.
Top: I chose a gray card stock for the bottom card. Then I placed silver ribbon along the edge. The ivory silk flower worked well with the warmed toned handmade paper. I selected a silver brad.
Bottom: I chose a plum cardstock for the top card. Then I placed copper ribbon along the edge. The purple silk flower worked well and then the copper brad matched the ribbon.

Card Club - Chocolate Circle Stickers

It seems stickers are the theme this month.  I started with the circle sticker.  I selected a dark brown card to match.  I punched a 1 3/8" white circle and adhered the chocolate sticker to it. I punched an Always Artichoke scallop circle with the Stampin Up punch.  I cut a 4"x5.25" white rectangle and embossed it with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder.  I placed a length of dark brown gross grain ribbon across about 2/3 down the card and glued the ends to the back.  I then adhered this layer to the card.  I glued the white circle to the green scallop.  Then glued this accent over the ribbon.

Card Club - Ivory Velvet Flower

I started with a cream card.  I added a layer of diamond/script designer paper.  I wrapped a length of ivory organza ribbon around the DP and taped the ends to the back.  I glued this full layer to the card front.  I layered the ivory velvet flower with a small toned down silk flower together.  I placed a hole in the through all the layers of the card front with a push pin.  I then held this flower accent in place with a gold brad.  The prongs are spread on the inside of the card.   This is my nod for Valentine's Day.  I added a heart cut from smooth POW gold glitter paper.  I used a punch on this one.  For those in class I cut them with a Sizzix die.
Tip: I soaked the small silk flowers in a mixture of tea to cut the whiteness of the flowers which worked better with this color scheme.

Card Club - Gold Sticker

I'm back with Card Club.  Today is our first in 2012. My starting point was the gold circle dimensional sticker. They came in pink and blue.  I found card stock that matched and cut it into 4" squares.  I embossed the pink one with Cuttlebug Stylized Flowers and the blue with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots. I color printed the greetings on white cardstock and cut the end into a flag shape. I found gold decorative paper that matched well with the gold in the sticker.
I started with a white card.  I glued the greeting onto the embossed square and trimmed it to the edge.  Then I adhered the gold strip to the embossed square and trimmed it as needed.  This layer then was added to card front.  I removed the release paper from the sticker and placed it on the intersection of the gold and greeting.

Incentive Presentation

Here's the final presentation for my incentive.  I cut a header for the cello bag with the Tim Holtz Ornamental die by placing a 4" piece of My Mind's Eye Penny Lane "Special Swirls" cardstock aligned evenly on the long side.  Scored it down the middle and folded in half.  I placed the top of the bag between the layers and stapled it.

Cards - Enclosure Card Incentive

These are 2.5 square enclosure cards I made as an incentive for my Card Club participants.  I tried several styles.  Top right is purple daisy confetti on a white circle on a scallop with a rhinestone in the center.  Middle right is yellow scallop with white circle with black star in the center. The bottom right is recycled greeting cards. I punched elements from used cards and layered it on coordinating card stock on white cards.  Top middle is a Spellbinder curly square with a red circle with a yellow star.
The envelope is made with the Sizzix Petal Card die on 50 lb paper.  I have included white circle stickers to keep the envelope closed once ready to give.

Cards - Enclosure Cards

Here are the Thank You enclosure cards I made to include in my incentive gift. I made some with Groovy Guava and others with Tango Tangerine. They are 2.5" square.  I color printed my greetings in the same color as the card and added a coordinating scallop punch.  I added a small insert on white bond paper with my sentiments.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cards - Love

These cards received blank inserts so they can serve for wedding, anniversary, valentine's day, or any other love related reason.  The same gray cards, damask handmade paper, POW gold glitter paper and shimmery organza ribbon.  I used the SB Deckled Rectangles on the right card. 

It's good to see the end of some supplies because there more waiting in the wings to take it's place.

Cards - Wedding

I started with a soft gray textured card and I added this wonderful damask handmade paper. I found some ivory shimmery organza ribbon and added it  across the card.  I added POW glitter paper hearts to both cards. To the left I added another smaller bit of ribbon and tied it to the other piece which makes a bow. On the right I mounted the heart to a scallop oval cut with SB nestabilities. I decided to make these wedding cards.  I will place these in my ready to go box!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Card - Winter Celebrate

I made a couple of these for my card exchange group.  I started with a soft gray textured cardstock.  I mounted this wonderful gold, taupe and gray handmade paper I got quite a while ago.  I really like the damask type design on the paper.  I found that the POW gold glitter paper matched it really well.  I placed a black on white greeting along the bottom edge, mounted a strip of gold glitter paper perpendicular to the the greeting and then placed a black MS snowflake punchie where they cross.  It's held in place with a tiny black brad.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Cmas Card Challenge - January - Turquoise/White/Chocolate

Welcome to my blog Christmas Card Challenge.  The theme for January is a color challenge of White/Turquoise/Chocolate. I started with the patterned paper LYB - Winter Woods which had all these colors.  I chose a white card onto which I mounted a piece of DP on the left side with Bazzil Yosemite (blue) on the right.  I cut the snow mountains with the Cricut - Winter Frolic cartridge.  I used a scrap for the trees.  I added white confetti snowflakes held in place with Zots.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Card - Cmas Thank Yous

I started with a Wild Wasabi green card.  I embossed several border on the bottom of card.  I punched circles from the Stampin Up! Winter Bright DP in 2007 catalog. I mounted punched white snowflakes with blue tiny brad.  The centre snowflake was cut with the Cricut Winter Lace cartridge. I mounted a DP circle and a color printed greeting onto the this snowflakes.

Card - Cmas Thank Yous

I started with a white card and I placed a rectangle of Real Red DP on the bottom to which I placed a Bashful Blue scallop border.  I stamped the greeting in red in top red corner.  I added a Cricut snowflake cut with the Winter Lace cartridge.

Card - Cmas Thank Yous

This cards I used the Real Red side of the paper on white cards. Left: The green foliage border is done with a Martha Stewart punch from Wild Wasabi. The Cricut snowflake is layered with a green circle and a color printed greeting.  Right: I placed a green scallop border below the DP.  I added a white snowflake held in place with a green brad.  Added the color printed greeting.

Card - Cmas Thank Yous

I started with white cards.  I worked on getting a few more Stampin Up! RGB colors into my graphics software.  This is Winter Bright DP from the 2007 catalog. 
Left:  Printed the greeting then punched 1.375 circle in bashful blue then a 1.25 DP circle with a white snowflake punch held in place by a tiny white brad.  Right: I placed a rectangle on the left side with a wild wasabi scalloped border.  I mounted a white snowflake held with a brad.  The snowflake was cut with the Cricut Winter Lace cartridge.

Card - Cmas Thank Yous

On this card I used some retired Stampin Up! Designer paper called Winter Bright from the 2007 catalog. It paper contained Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, and Real Red.  I mounted a rectangle of paper on a green card. I added a Cricut snowflake cut with the Cricut Winter Lace Cartridge held in place with a large round brad.  I used white organza ribbon in pink with the greeting on a white circle.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Card - Christmas Thank Yous

I'm working on thank you cards for the gifts I received this Christmas.  For this card I started with a black card, I trimmed a piece of foil paper to 4.00 x 5.25" and the snail adhesive worked the best for gluing it down with out marks.  I adhered a snowflake I cut with the Cricut Winter Lace cartridge on the top left hand corner with a black brad. I cut my greeting with the Cricut "Just Because Cards" cartridge.  And held it in place with snail adhesive.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012 Happy New Year!

Wishing you all a Happy New Year and all the best in  2012.
My Christmas card box is empty ready for new cards starting right away.  I'm feeling better so that is a great way to start the new year!

Glad you stopped by.  Come back often for inspiration in card making.

God Bless!