Friday, December 19, 2008

Card Organizer Tin

I think I have mentioned that I teach at a local scrapbook store. My project for my December class was a card organizer tin. It turned out so cute that I had to share it with you. The papers are from Basic Gray. I used our large and small flower punches extensively to decorate as well as our round tab punch for the inserts. I can't tell you how often I use those flower punches! I love them. They always fill in when I need a flower and don't have the right one. I used Bazzill's In Stitch'z templates for the stitching on the front and inside dividers. I made the dividers out of chipboard so they fit perfectly. The stamp set I used for the divider titles is a retired TAC set call circle-bet. They just fit exactly right! I plan to do another one using some of the exclusive TAC papers.. not sure which one yet but when I get it done I'll post piccys too!
Hope you like it!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Christmas Angel

I saw this card on Angela K's blog and loved it right away. I knew I wanted to case it at some point. I love how the Angel is holding up the Merry Christmas. I actually made several of these cards to send out this year with different background papers. This one is a retired TAC paper I am trying to finish up. The image is from one of my favorite stamps sets called Just Dream. The images are perfect for coloring and I have used them in a variety of ways. If you love Angels this set is for you! On this card I colored the Angel with prisma colored pencils, blended with googone and added stickles to the wings. I hope she brings some holiday cheer your way!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Merry Card

I'm on a roll making Christmas cards! Here is another one.. made from retired TAC papers- Merry Wishes. I loved these papers..but all the new designer papers are just as fabulous! As a matter of fact right now The Angel Company has a promotion going on where if you purchase one of a variety of papers you TAC will send you a second free! You can check it out here. I'm definitely stocking up! Back to the card.. simple but nice. I've had the poinsettias for awhile. The letter are stickers that came with the Merry Wishes paper. I covered them with Crystal Laquer
which makes them look like apoxy stickers. Very cool! I've got more cards to share so stay tuned!
Have a beautiful weekend everyone!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

same sketch...different look

I loved the way the cards turned out for my daughter so I decided to try the same design with a different stamp set and color scheme. I used the fabulous Joy of Christmas set for my card. Again you can't see the stickles that are on the tree but trust me it looks great in real life! Hope you like it.. Have a great day!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Hearfelt Snowman

My daughter is away at college and called the other day to ask if I could make her up some Christmas cards she could give her friends before she came back home for the holidays. Of course I said yes and I am so glad I did because it got my mojo flowing in the holiday direction. I made her a set of 12 cards..

The stamp set is a retired TAC set called Heartsings. I used a cuttle bug embossing folder with our fantastic DCWV white core paper and sanded the image to make it pop. I used the coluzzle to cut the oval frame and oval the snowman is stamped on. You can't tell from the picture but I embellished with stickles around the snowman and the words. It's looks really nice in real life.
I'll be mailing them out today.. I hope she likes them!
Happy Holidays to all!