Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year 2013!!!

Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

I'm looking forward to family get togethers, lunch with friends, classes, Christmas Cards all year, and a few surprises I'm sure.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Calendar - Coaster with SU DP

I made this Coaster Calendar with SU! Winter Bright Designer Paper.  I used the stripes paper glued it to the coaster and once dry trimmed around the edge.  I added a Pretty in Pink gross grain ribbon across the width then the Real Red stamped Joy ornament. 

The colors in this DSP is: Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi

Card - Birthday Wishes

I started with a purple card which I spattered with Iridescent Radiant Rain.  I die cut a large label in navy with the SU! one of the Apothecary Framelits.  The Cherry Blossom flower was cut with the Cricut.  See the original post here. It was adhered to the top half of the navy label. I color printed the greeting and then flagged the right hand end and tucked the left hand end right next to the card edge. Glued it down. 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. 

May the day be a special one! It may include - family, friends, memories, the outdoors, lights, trees, and things that are special to you!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Calendars - Tall & Slim Scriptures

I created these calendars from my 4x11 blank calendars.  For the top one I printed selected scriptures onto Designer Paper and glued them down. For the bottom one, I printed the scriptures on card stock and trimmed them.  I rubbed the edges of the rectangles with a black ink pad. 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Cards - Herald Angels

I made a bunch of these cards for a customer. I designed the card front with a heralding angel from Dover. I was fortunate that I could change the color of these images, so I coordinated the angel color with the strip of paper I added on the left hand side.  I selected foil paper in all cases.  I had the request not to have sticking out from the card front so brads, 3D foam, rhinestones were eliminated. It was a bit challenging but the design works.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Card - Winter Birthday

I made this card for my Dad who has a December birthday. I chose a Handsome Hunter card and added this red and green plaid designer paper.  I added a dark green gross grain ribbon across the bottom third with the ends tape to the inside.  I added 3 white sequin snowflakes held in place with tiny white brads.  I then added the greeting which was color printed and punched out with the Decorative Label Punch from Stampin Up!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Photo - Office Decorating - Nativity

We are having a office decorating contest at work and I created this display on the floor tucked into a nook at the front of my desk.  A friend lent me the nativity set which is unbreakable and about 12-14 inches high.  I struggled on what to use for background but this morning I realized I had heavy weight wrapping paper in navy that would do just great.  I spritzed it with Maya Mist in Snow White then adhered it to the nook in the front of my desk with double sided tape.  I added white fiberfill snow then covered it with is gold mesh fabric. Works very well.  I added Mary, Jesus and Joseph and the 3 Wisemen.  I added the green garland which is the same one I used last year. I found a coppery gold foil gift bag the other day which worked with the some of the color on the head coverings on the Wisemen.  I cut the central Bethlehem star by hand then die cut the others with a Sizzix star die which provided 3 different sizes.  Adhered those along the sky.  I added a tree made with a Styrofoam form covered with foil gift wrap paper.  I added a bamboo skewer through the center to hold the die cut star at the top.  I added some sequin held in place with pearl straight pins. 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas Card Challenge - Focus - Reason for the Season

The Card Challenge this month is a focus challenge which is the Reason for the Season.  I selected a Santa and baby Jesus image and a sentiment by MelonHeadz Illustrations.  I made the sentiment the same color as Santa's suit. Then I arranged the digital images and then color printed them on white card stock.  I then cut the card stock with the SU! Top Note die.  I found card stock to coordinate with the halo on Jesus' head. I cut it slightly smaller than the card front and embossed it with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder.  This was adhered to the cherry red card front. I then added a piece of black gross grain ribbon just below the middle of the card and taped the ends to the inside of the card.  I mounted the top note to the card front with 3D foam tape. I nice quick card.  I have about 140 cards made with this final challenge of the year.  I need about about 160 so I will have to visit a few more ideas. I hope you have your cards made. I will host another challenge in 2013.  Keep an eye out for it.