Monday, January 24, 2011

Card Club - January - Accordion Greeting

The centre square is a small accordion greeting. The paper is cut 2 1/8" x 10 5/8" long and is folded at 2 1/8, 4.25, 6 3/8, 8.5. I printed the greeting on the computer then scored it. The decorative paper is trimmed and glued to the card. The greeting has 5 panels which starts with HB, to you, HB, to you, HB to you! (this could be personalized to include the person's name). If you start with the first HB with a mountain fold the rest falls into place. The back of the last panel is glued to the square. Then the ribbon is tied around the whole accent. Make it a bow so that the person can untie it and read the full greeting. Once tied then the accent can be glued to the card front.

Card Club - January - Graphic Flower

This is a nice bold simple card. I punched 1.5" squares from 5 different Citrus colors then used the corner rounder punch on 2 opposite corners. I printed on a white card the flower stem and greeting. Then I trimmed it and mounted it on a black card to coordinate with the greeting. When gluing down the rounded squares be sure to put the pointy corners in the centre. That helps to make it look like a flower. We had a couple of the girls cut out the leaf just inside the line and place the green square under it and put the orange square into the flower. It was good to see the creative juices flowing!

Card Club - January - Circle Sticker

I started with a card which coordinated with the large sticker. Some were green, salmon, or brown. The white embossed flower is a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I trimmed very close to the border then glued it to the card front leave a small border of card color. I stamped the greeting in Chocolate Chip then punched it out with my 1" circle punch. I used foam tape to pop up the greeting from the card front. I then placed the large brown sticker in the centre of the flower. Quick and easy!

Card Club - January - Embossed Heart

Card Club has returned! It's been 8 months since the last one as I took time for my scrapbooking project. It's good to be back with this group of ladies. We welcomed a few new faces and welcomed back others.

This could be used for Valentine's or anniversary. There are 3 different options: hearts, leaves or stars with coordinating paper using the same layout. The decorative paper is trimmed and glued. A slit in the fold allows the ribbon to go right around the card front and it's knotted. I layered a Sizzix Oval die cut then a Primitive heart die cut which was embossed with the SU! Finial Press embossing folder.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Favor - Angel in a Tin

These are the favors I created for our Christmas dinner this year. We had 21 around the table which was very good!
I started with an ivory 2" circle. I added a gold Stampin Up! scallop punch shape then a pearl red 1 3/8" punched circle. To that I braded on a ivory angel I found in the button section at Michaels. The small glittered star came from the same package. I put the date and the year on the back.
the place holder was a gold scallop, a 1 3/8 circle in the pearl red and an ivory 1.25" with our names on them. This was held up with a clothes pin. To save, it all fits in the small round tin.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Photo - Candles

Here's my candle display for the Christmas season this year. I have decided to only use tealights at my house. I needed to create a base for the candle in crackle glass holders so I put small glass beads below and around the tealight. I added some plum glass beads as well along the sides to hide the edges even though the tealight holder is clear. I placed these holders on a large glass plate and added some greenery around the bottoms. I'm happy with the way it turned out.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Cards - Red & White Snowflakes

Some seasonal cards for my exchange group. I started with kraft colored cardstock which worked with the decorative paper I chose. I used white craft ink and stamped snow dots onto it and embossed those in clear. I cut the red layer and ripped the bottom edge. I added the snowflake layer and ripped it as well. Punched 3 red squares. The snowflakes were buttons which I removed the shank with my sharp plyers. Cleared the back with my exacto knife and used Zots to adhere them to the squares. Mounted them on the diagonal. I added a small greeting stamped in red on a window slot punchie.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Cmas Card Challenge - Jan - Vintage Christmas

My first Christmas card of the 2011 challenge! The theme is Vintage so I found a nice St. Nick, printed it and then cut it round with my CM circle cutter. I cut the turquoise ornament with my Cricut with the Joy of the Season cartridge. I cut the silver layers (holder & ball at the bottom), glued them on along with the circle element. I smudged the edges with a Old Olive Green ink pad. I selected a coordinating layer of parchment cardstock for the background. I used the Victorian Cuttlebug embossing folder which fit with the theme very well to add texture to this layer. All this was mounted on a pea green card. I added a satin ribbon and turquoise snowflakes mounted with ivory brads.

I made 6 of these.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Cards - Cmas Thank Yous

Here's the cute little tree. I mounted the recycled gift wrap element onto card stock and trimmed it with decorative scissors. I mounted the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots layer onto a white card then layered some small rick rack. I mounted the central oval image onto the rick rack with 3D pot dots.

Cards - Cmas Thank Yous

My focal oval image is recycled from gift wrap. I mounted it onto coordinating cardstock and trimmed it with decorative scissors. I started with a white card, then a black layer then added a green Cuttlebug embossed layer. I added 2 rows of small rick rack over which I mounted the oval with 3D foam dots.

Cards - Cmas Thank Yous

Christmas was a very good! I made these cards for thank you cards for the gifts I received.

The central oval image is recycled from gift wrap that was on a gift I received. I made these with blue card stock. I mounted the central images onto coordinating card stock and trimmed with decorative scissors. The images had reindeer, trees or stars. I added a white Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossed layer and some red small rick rack.