Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Christmas Season Card

This card is on blue card stock from Stampin Up and the solid green papers are from my stash. The printed paper is from a Christmas pack of paper from My Mind's Eye. Used the 2010 Holiday Tree dies from Spellbinders for the trees---those were cut from paint sample cards from Lowe's. The crystals and star punch are from my stash. The greeting stamp "Wishing you ..." is from 1992 by Annette Watkins (Printworks). I used Garden Green ink from SU for that. Used pop dots behind the tree for dimension.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Christmas Stocking Card

Used the Sizzix L Holiday Stocking die from Stampin Up for the stocking. I used the die in the Sizzix machine and used red foil paper from Hobby Lobby for that. The white and silver glittered paper is also from Hobby Lobby. For the back of the stocking I used plain white card stock from Walmart. For the "Merry Christmas" I used a stamp from PSX from 1997 that I had gotten in a stamp lot from Craig's List. I used SU Ruby Red ink for that. I cut it out using the Spellbinders rectangle die in the Cuttlebug. I then sponged the edges of that. For the holly leaves I used a die from PaperTreyInk that I just got. Used a green paint sample card from the Home Depot for the leaves. For the bow---which I got in a small bag of bows from AC Moore--I used a small scallop circle punch from SU for the red paper and then used glue dots to put the bow on. This is just a card and not a gift card holder--cute and sparkly for the season and would be good if you have people on your card list that you do not see regularly.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

2 Step Owl---2 CUTE Card

Saw a card on Splitcoast by Sandy Mathis "Owl Punch Turkey" and I had to make my own--I have the 2 Step Owl punch and I have made owls, sheep, ghosts, tulips, penquins, and now a turkey. If you are thinking of buying this punch from Stamp Up I would suggest you buy it... I used the owl punch for the body and the eyes and eyeballs for the turkey--cut the owls ears off. Then I used a 1 3/4  SU scallop punch for the three layers of the turkey's tail---I cut it off at 9 scallops for each layer. Used the SU Flower Trio punch for the turkey wattle and cut that above the three scallops. For the beak I cut a small square of paper and folded it over. The "Happy Thanksgiving" stamp I used SU Choc Chip ink for---I got that stamp at a craft garage sale for $1.00 and it is from 1990 from Embossing Arts. It had dark ink on the stamp so I used Simple Green on my stamp scrubbing pad and it took the old ink off the rubber so I had a clean impression with the Choc Chip ink. I used Kraft paper by PaperTreyInk for the card and the rust and vanilla papers are from Stampin Up.