Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving label/tag challenge

Pam issued a gypsy challenge to make a label or a tag with a Thanksgiving theme. I made the background label with corner shapes from Straight from the Nest, and a small rectangle from Gypsy Wanderings to fill the center. The turkey is from A Child's Year, and the pumpkin is from the Disney Happily Ever After cartridge. I used an autumn stamp from Inkadinkado, and a small brad to hold the raffia bow in place.
I have not decided if this is going to live on a card or a gift box yet, but I wanted to share my project.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Furever Friends

Sheila's challenge yesterday was to make a simple weld and shadow title for a card or layout. I couldn't decide which color I liked better, so I made both! The "Furever Friends" title was made from the font on Nursery Rhymes. The spotted paper is from DCWV Pet Stack, with some coordinating solids from my stash. I also used the EK Success Pawprint punch. The stamp is a really old one from before they started printing info on them. I also added a little bow with brown/blue or brown/green to the stamped image. Another great challenge, Sheila!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Snowman Card Variations

Here are a couple more variations of snowman cards. I love this stamp set by Sandy Gore Evans. I think they look cute in both traditional and non-traditional color schemes.

The scalloped oval was cut from Storybook, and the background was embossed with my cuttlebug snowflake folder. I also individually hand punched the eyelet holes in the scalloped ovals. That is why I only made three of these cards, too! LOL

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Linen Closet Challenge

Another card from my Linen Closet stack scraps. The angler stamp is from an old SU set, and it and the sentiment have been heat embossed. The fish was cut from Camp Out, and inked with a pigment ink to make it stand out more. Another fast and easy card!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Christmas Snowflake Card

I had a few card blanks left from the card swap set, so I made a few of these quick cards with it. The printed paper is from last year's DCWV Christmas stack. The snowflake is from Winter Lace, and it has a stamped face from Peachy Keen stamps. It was super fast and easy to make this card! I may go back and give the snowflake rosy cheeks. I didn't think of it at the time it was completed.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Christmas Wreath Card

Sorry about the glare on the background paper. This is a 4.25" square card, and the printed background paper is part of my scraps from the Linen Closet stack. I never thought I would make a Christmas card from that stack, but I do like it! I used the SU ticket punch on the corners. The wreath is cut at almost 3.5" from Joys of the Season. The leaves were stickled to make the medium sage cardstock blend in with the background paper. The berries were punched from a sheet of glitter paper from last year's Indian Summer mat stack. A small gold bow was added to finish the wreath.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Shaker Card

It's Saturday, and that means Sheila has a gypsy tutorial to help us learn a new technique! This week we learned to make a shaker card. Mine has a winter theme.

My card base was cut from Gypsy Wanderings, and so were my brown and red print layers. The winter church and pine trees are from Christmas solutions cartridge, and the deer are from the Wildlife Lite cartridge. It is hard to see, but the church has been colored a light blue with star dust stickles used for the glittering snow.

My shaker pieces are cut with an EK Success star punch from silver metallic paper. I think I am going to go back and add some spots to the fawns, even though they technically do not have their spots by winter. I just think it would be cute! LOL

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Card Swap Time

This is my November swap card for stamp club. It is a 4.25" square card that has a 3-layer snowflake embellishment on the top center. The bottom layer is a scalloped circle hand punch, and the snowflake layers are cut from Speaking of Winter. The "overhang" is small enough that it will still easily fit in an A2 envelope. The sentiment is stamped on a label from the Heritage cartridge. The colors are better in real life.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Gypsy Large Window Card Challenge

Finally had time to get back into my cardmaking! This card is for a gypsy challenge on the Cricut mb, as well as for the tutorial on She's a Sassy Lady's blog. The shaped window card is a bread tag shape from Fabulous Finds, the snowman and sentiment are from Winter Frolic, and the snowflakes are from When It's Cold Outside.
The specifics of the challenge were met as follows:
2 pieces of art -- snowman, snowflakes
1 word -- sentiment
1 weld -- 2 bread tags welded, and all the pieces in the window opening are welded
1 stretch -- sentiment
1 turn or slant -- snowman was slightly skewed to the right.
I also added stardust and icicle stickles to the sentiment and snowflakes. The background paper is from K & Co. Another fun challenge from Sheila!