Thursday, December 29, 2011

Yay for New Stamps!!

I just love getting new stamps, don't you? I had gotten a bunch of new stamp sets and hadn't had a chance to use them because i was stampin my little heart out with all my Christmas stamps, so my others got neglected and sad : (
So now that Christmas is past, i was finally able to show some love to my other sets!
This card was made for this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge, which is a color challenge.

To make the card, i stamped all the images after inking them with markers, then cut out the images. I stamped the balloons directly onto the white panel so that the strings would show. I also stamped the argyle directly onto the bottom because i didn't need to pop that up like the rest of the images. Then i just added the images to their spots using Dimensionals, and added some strategic rhinestones. This really wasn't difficult, just a little time consuming, but if you have all your markers right there and know how you want to color them, it really isn't that difficult. You could also stamp directly onto the paper to save some time on this.

Here is what i used:
Stamp Sets - Patterned Party, Petite Pairs
Cardstock: - chocolate chip, Rose Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Inks/Markers: - Chocolate chip, Rose Red, Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink

Friday, December 23, 2011

A Very Merry Christmas to You!

ok! here are the last of the Christmas cards i have to post for now! whew! but i sure had tons of fun making them! Now do i get to start on the ones for next year? : )

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Shake It to the Left, Shake it to the Right...

Shake, it, shake it, shake it!! I officially made my very first Shaker card!! Here is is in all it's glittery glory! it really was fun making it!
This was made as this weeks sample card for Stampin' Royalty.
I used a lot of retired items, and a few current/new things as well, but the retired items are very easily substituted.
The only thing that might need a little explanation as to how i did it is the shaker portion.
I actually used a piece from a retired kit for the scalloped circle, but you can use your largest scallop circle punch, just be sure to punch the center out first THEN the scallop circle. I actually recycled a clear plastic piece from some packaging, or you can use window sheets.
After stamping my image and coloring it, i put the ultra fabulous Shaker Frames on top of that first, so there is a place to put all the fun Micah flakes, glitter and beads! Then i put the clear sheet and paper frame on top of that. then you put the whole thing on your card!

Here is the breakdown of supplies!
Marina Mist & Whisper White cardstock
Snow Buddies set (ret.) Many Merry Messages set
Felt Snowflakes (ret.)
Silver Brads,
Micah Flakes
Shaker Frames
Retired Patterned Paper

More Cards!

Trying to post the rest of my Christmas cards BEFORE Christmas!! haha!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

On Dasher, On Dancer..

I really like the way this card turned out, so i thought i would share : )

Monday, December 19, 2011

A Jolly Happy Soul

Snowmen are so cute! I have used them on these two cards that again, very similar, but each unique. You can take any layout/design and adjust it to however simple or fancy you want it! If you look at the first card, you will see it is pretty simple, actually. I used the snowflake patterned paper to my advantage and worked around it. So if you only have a few minutes to work on a card, you can go that route.

the second one has a few extra steps, So if you want to put a little more time into your card, go for it! but each one works!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Friday Dec. 16, 2011

Notice how all 3 of these cards are very similar? This is a great example of a way to make each card unique but use a very similar layout/idea. So if you see a card or layout you like, go ahead and utilize it to it's fullest potential! Go get creative!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Home for the Holidays

Are any of you going out of town for Christmas? I am spending this Christmas in my Brand New House! I am really excited about it! We have our tree up and the front yard decorated with cute things. We haven't had any snow here yet, but maybe we will have a white Christmas...

Here is another simple card, very easy to re-create!
More to come!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tis the Season!

I may have mentioned this once or twice in the past, but I LOVE ALL THINGS CHRISTMAS
This weeks Picture Inspiration at Stampin' Royalty is so pretty! This card almost immediately came to mind, and really is not that difficult to do!

I used the largest and regular Scallop circle punches in Real Red to make the wreath, Lucky Limeade punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch for the trim, Old Olive Ribbon, Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder for the White and Wreath pieces, Welcome Christmas Stamp Set in Lucky Limeade ink, and Real Red cardbase.
I added some Rhinestones, and all done!

I Was Framed!

I am very late posting this project (two weeks late!!) but i wanted to be sure i posted it before posting this weeks Stampin' Royalty project!

This was for the "Anything BUT a Card" Challenge. I made a fairly simple framed art.
I used Pear Pizazz Patterned Paper, Real Red and Bashful Blue Buttons, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, and the Many Merry Messages Stamp Set. Also some Silver string.
I had layered the main image under kind of a "mat" that I sponged around the edges and put the trim on. I used Glue dots to secure the buttons and put the sentiment on Dimensionals. It really didn't take long at all!