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Friday, November 27, 2009

Serene Top Note Card

This card is using the Serene Snowflakes stamp set, the Embossing plates and the Top Note die with some creative folding.
To get the right shape for the card you need a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" paper folded in half to make your card. Fold it in half again like shown below. (Sorry its a little blurry)
Put it in the top note die with the fold on the inside. Put it through the big shot and you will get this.
Opened up this is what you have.
Now spray it with alcohol and put it through with one of the embossing plates folded in half to the normal card shape. This will remove the crease and add the embossed design. This is will be your main card shape.
For the blue in the center I used a 3 5/8" square and folded it in half. I put it in the bottom half of the top note die with the fold to the top.
Once its out I sprayed it with alcohol and put it through again with nothing just to flatten out the crease. (This is before it was flattened)
I used the white taffeta ribbon and dyed it using the brocade blue marker. I stamped two of the large snowflakes using brocade blue and highlighted them with my night of navy marker. I cut part of one out and popped it up with a dimensional in the center of the other with a clear rhinestone brad in the center. I used night of navy paper to highlight the outside of the snowflake.
Hope you like it! I love this set and this die!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


My husband and I were cleaning this morning after I had finished cutting paper for my card class tonight. I remembered that I had not scored pieces for one of the projects so I sat down to do it. He came in and asked for help for a minute and asked what I was doing because earlier I had told him that I had everything cut out. I told him that I was "scoring". He gave me a strange look and walked away muttering that "scoring" had a totally different meaning for him.
Just goes to show the difference between men and women. If I told my husband that I had a lot of "scoring" to do this afternoon he would be pretty psyched! Boy would he be surprised when I told him I had finished without him!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Pratt Door Ribbon Wreath

I did a search on splitcoast after I posted my other wreath and found one of a door with a wreath. I knew I had to put my own spin on it. Here is the one that I found.

And here is mine!
I had to make a little Pratt sign on my door. This is a standard card size so you just open the door to see the inside! CLICK HERE to see how to do this.
Ok... I have had enough stamping for one day. I am going to bed. Goodnight.

Build-a-roo Christmas

I decided to put down the punches and actually play with my stamps again! I love this kangaroo set. This is Build-a-roo and the sentiment is The Best Yet, which I think is retired. Of course the Christmas Cocoa DSP. For the shirt I just stamped on the DSP and cut it out and the hat I drew and colored in.

Ornament Punch Angel

I don't usually copy things exactly but in this case it came pretty close! I think the only different thing I did was used Serene Snowflakes as my stamp. Click Here to see Sandi Maciver's original angel and how to make it. She is so cute, I'm not sure what I'm going to do with her yet.

Night of Navy Snowflakes

Ok... so I saw a card on Connie Diebler's site that she did off of a card on Kimberly Van Diepen's site and I just had to put my own spin on it! I did not have almost any of the stamps or accessories that they did so this is what I came up with! (Click on their names to view their cards.)
I used Night of Navy, Kraft and Whisper White cardstock and used the Snowflakes set #2 die cut Sizzlets as my negative stencil. The snowflakes are stamped with Serene Snowflakes and the saying is from the Holiday Best hostess set both in Night of Navy ink. Hope you like it! If you do your own spin on it, link everybody up! Such a great technique!

Ribbon Diagonal Weave for Baby!

So since I had my ribbon out I thougth I would try someting else this morning. I have to admit, getting the weave done on this card did take a long time, but I think it was worth it in the end. So cute for a new baby!
My square is 3 1/2" and I just put snail all the way around the perimeter on the back. I wrapped the ribbon around in one direction and then just weaved the other way through on the diagonal. I attached it to the scallop square with sticky strip. Then just used a sponge with Pretty in Pink for the border. They saying is from Warm Words.

Ribbon Weave Wreath

I am so excited about this card! I love it! I just found a video showing how to do this great technique. When I was a kid I made bracelets this way all the time and someone thought to make it into a wreath! I used Always Artichoke 1/4" grosgrain ribbon for the wreath and Real Red for the bow. The wreath ends up being 3" across. I did use the 6 feet like it said in the video and it came out perfectly. The red dots are red brads just pushed through the ribbon, I thought this would look great with the red rhinestone brads but I don't have any. The white is using the Scallop Circle #2 die cut and the large card is cut using the Scallop Square die cut. The sentiment is in Basic Black using the Holiday Best hostess set. And of course Serene snowflakes, the small one with three snowflakes, in Whisper White craft for the background. I glued the wreath on using the large glue dots and popped up the white scallop with dimensionals.
I thought this would make the cutest ornaments too!
CLICK HERE to see photo step by step directions of the weave.
The video to show how to make the wreath is below!

Scallop Snowflake Ornament

This ornament was made with silver cardstock and the Serene Snowflakes big snowflake. I used the Scallop Circle #2 die cut for the scallop and cut a circle out of the center using my coluzzle. On white I embossed the snowflake in clear and then used brocade blue with a sponge to highlight it. I used the white gel pen to draw the dots and stitching. I popped up the front scallop to give it a little dimension and put another full scallop on the back so the ornament looks nice from both sides.
I thought this would be great with a Christmas picture inside too. These are my little kidlets!
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