Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Tea-friend!

Today is my friend, Alana's birthday, so no Christmas creations for you today... Instead here is Alana's birthday card which was made with the spice cake dsp and some new goodies from the upcoming Occasions Mini which starts January 3rd. Alana is a tea-girl like me, so I couldn't resist using the new Tea Shoppe stampset for her card:)

If you haven't received your copy of the Occasions Mini, contact me and I'll get you one as soon as I can!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Last Minute Stocking Stuffer

A bookmark is always a good idea. This style is made with a hair elastic. Dawn has a video on how to make something similar. I used products and stamps that I had handy based on treats and cards I've been making and posting the last few weeks.

Are you all ready for Christmas now?!:)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Cookie Boxes

These are just a couple of quick boxes I decorated for some neighbour gifts. I used the kraft gift boxes in the Holiday Mini (and the good news is, they will be available again in the Occasions Mini).

Yet another Christmas Keepsake Box

I *love* making these and each one is a little different though I've used the Holly Berry Bouquet Suite on all of them... This one I used more of the espresso papers from the kit and a bit more inking for a bit more depth in tone:)

If you want to make your own version, just a reminder about the Clearance Blitz at my online store right now. There are kits to make a similar keepsake box including the boxes on clearance. The kits don't include the stampsets used, but you can make this project with your favourite stampsets; however the kits include paper, glitter, ribbon, pearls and more, so hurry if you don't want to miss out.

...and even without this project kit, you'll want to check out the clearance rack there are some unbelievable deals on designer paper, punches, decor elements and even goodies for your big shot!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Let Earth Receive Her King!

I told you The Sounding Joy was my favourite Christmas stampset. I never tire of finding new ways to use it either. This card was made with it along with the medallion background stamp to create a wreath effect. I topped it off with some quilted satin cherry cobbler ribbon, a vintage brad and some rhinestone jewels and right now it's one of my favourite cards this year:)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Joy to the world...

I had to make at least one card this year with the Sounding Joy stampset and the music notes stampin wheel...these two stamps just belong together, don't you think?!;)

...lots of inking and vanilla smooch spritz on this card for an extra vintage-y feel...soft suede paper and inks work well for vintage:)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Stocking Giftcard Holder

One week til Christmas!! Today I finished most of my wrapping, which is a's no fun when it is left until the last minute.

Each year I seem to find that more and more people want giftcards instead of actual gifts so I'm always playing with new ways of making giftcard holders...

When I bought my stocking die for the Big Shot this year, I thought right away that it lended itself to a giftcard holder and this is one of the ones I came up with. It's hanging from the tree with some quilted satin ribbon (hence the angel).

Recipe (all SU):
Cardstcok - cherry cobbler
DSP - frostwood lodge & red glimmer paper
Ribbon - espresso quilted satin
Holly berry bouquet designer buttons
Stampsets - pines and poinsettias & short & sweet

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Vintage-y Christmas Card

I took some inspiration for this card from Shelli's Today Show card:) I used the Holly Berry Bouquet Suite of products again along with some quilted satin ribbon in cherry cobbler, some striped grosgrain in chocolate chip and some victoria lace. I also used a couple of our pearls from the jewels sheets:)

Friday, December 16, 2011

Another Star...

...this time using frostwood lodge dsp...same basic recipe though as yesterdays post:)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Star Ornament

Could these be any more fun to make and adorable?! Here's a link to Dawn's tutorial (probably the easiest to follow out there on how to make these:)

I used the Holly Berry Bouquet paper for mine. You will need 5 - 3" squares and 2- 1 1/2" squares of the same dsp. For the 3" squares you fold them in half one way, then in half the other way and then turn them over and fold diagonally, then scrunch together to make these little cubes. I attached my cubes with sticky strip and then added a button and ribbon for opening and closing and voila!:)
More than 200 new items have been added to the clearance rack starting today and at great prices! You won't want to miss out...everything from punches to big shot dies to designer series paper and all sorts of accessories. So click here to go to my demonstrator website and then hit 'shop now' to view all the new items on the clearance rack.

Clearance rack orders can only be made through online orders on the demonstrator website. Quantities are limited so act quickly if there is something you want so you don't miss out!:)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

More Tags

These super simple tags were made with the other tag from the two tags die, some more scraps my the holly berry bouquet dsp and the winter post stampset, one of my all time favourites:) ...oh and some glitter...I'm all about the glitter this year it seems;)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Holly Berry Bouquet Tags

As you can see, I'm loving making tags with the two tags die for the bigshot. Today's tags were made with scraps and such from the holly berry bouquet dsp along with the pines and poinsettias stampset:)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Open House

We went to a Christmas open house for former neighbours of ours at their new home yesterday afternoon and this was the card I made for in their gift.

Recipe (all SU):
-pines and poinsettias stampset
-real red, very vanilla cardstock
-holly berry bouquet dsp
-pearl jewel accents
-vanilla designer velvet
-real red, wild wasabi & early espresso SU markers

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Repeat...The Sounding Joy

This is the other version of yesterday's card I've been making, but this time with an always artichoke cardstock base and the 'Joy' image from The Sounding Joy stampset embossed over the star. I also used a different embossing folder for the matt portion...this time the vintage wallpaper folder.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Sounding Joy

My absolute favourite stampset this Christmas is a new set in the Holiday Mini..."The Sounding Joy'. I love the sentiment (the star includes all the words to 'Joy to the World'). And it just lends itself to simple vintage elegance. This is my take on the card in the mini. I used cherry cobbler cardstock and a bit of always artichoke. The ribbon is cherry seam binding. The star is stamped in more mustard and 'let earth receive her King' was embossed over that in new pewter embossing powder, also from the mini.

One other thing I would like to highlight is that the matt is the same colour as the cardbase, but to add dimension and texture I embossed it with the snowburst embossing folder and then inked the edges in cherry cobbler:)

Friday, December 09, 2011

Another Christmas Keepsake Box

I love these keepsake boxes! This time I used a different dsp from the Holly Berry Bouquet pack:) Stamped images come from the pines & poinsettias stampset and the fabric for the big flower is from the Holly Berry Bouquet designer fabric. Other elements include victoria lace, fine galaxy glitter, striped wide grosgrain ribbon, a pearl bauble and a rosette made from wild wasabi cardstock:)

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Gift Tags

I love making gift tags...particularly with the two tags die:) These are just a few that I've done so far this year using frostwood lodge dsp and coordinating cardstock and ribbon...and the cherry cobbler bakers twine and dazzling details glitter:)

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

More Treats!

...while I'm on a roll;) I thought I'd post a couple more ideas for these. For these ones I used the occasions alphabet stampset and the pennant parade & winter post ones. The blue one is embossed with the snowburst embossing folder and the other is frostwood lodge dsp. And the stocking is just dsp and the stocking punch:)

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Another Treat Container

I've made a ton of these this year...different ones have been make & takes...easy & fun!

This one is made with the frostwood lodge dsp and the wordplay stampset with a little coordinating cardstock, ink & ribbon! Don't you just love that cherry cobbler scallop dots ribbon?!:)

Monday, December 05, 2011

Stocking Punch Card

The new stocking punch is so much fun, with or without the coordinating stampset. Here's I've built the 3 stockings on this card using the Holly Berry Bouquet dsp on a background of real red cardstock. I used linen thread to string them along and I embellished each with a mini jingle bell. The 'merry Christmas' sentiment comes from the contempo Christmas set. A very simple card, but so cute!

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Poinsettia Bookmark

I used a some real red cardstock and the fun flowers die to create this poinsettia bookmark. I finished it off by adding a Holly Berry Bouquet button, a mini jingle bell and little tag I made using the tiny tags stampet and punch along with the pines & poinsettias stampset. The bookmark is layered using dimensionals and attached to real red grosgrain ribbon and sprayed with vanilla smooch spritz.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Another Sour Cream/Treat Container

...this time using the Holly Berry Bouquet designer fabric and the pines and pointsettias stampset. Also I created the texture on the real red cardstock base with the snowburst textured impressions embossing folder.

Friday, December 02, 2011

Rosette Christmas Tree

...continuing my love of making rosettes, I made this little Christmas tree out of rosettes. Here's a link to the best source of measurements out there. Basically you make each rosette a quarter inch smaller than the last. I used up my stash of green dsps from the last couple of years so many of the papers used are retired...a great way to put odds and ends to good use!:)

Thursday, December 01, 2011

My Husband's Birthday:)

Yesterday was my husband's birthday, and we had a delightful day celebrating him:) He is such a fabulous husband and I love him even more today than ever!

This was the bday card I made for him. I used the following (all SU):
- cardstcok: crumbcake & basic black
- dsp: well worn
- beau chateau side notes
- crumbcake seam binding ribbon
- vintage brads
- vanilla smooch spritz
- vintage wallpaper embossing folder (for big shot)