Monday, December 22, 2014

Curvy Keepsake Christmas

Not long now till the big man in the red suit comes sliding down the chimney!!
And I have a gazillion and one things still to do! hoho.
But just wanted to show you the cute little Christmas boxes I made for some friends.
I put little Christmas brooches inside them.
The ideas all came from Pinterest using the Curvy Keepsakes thinlits Die. p.11 in the Holiday Catalogue.
They turned out very cute and they were so quick and easy to make.
And as you should all know by now "Quick" and "Easy" are my favourite words when it comes to crafting.
I intend to make lots more of these cute boxes. Wouldn't they be great as table party favours for everyone at Christmas Lunch. You could have a little card on top with the person's name. Inside a little gift or chocolate/ a joke/ a Christmas ornament...the ideas are endless!! Just love it!

Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and a bright New Year. Vx

I will leave you all with a picture of Rosie waiting for Santa to arrive!
Will be back crafting in the New Year. Vx

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Envelope Punch Board Christmas Holders.

This is just a quick post today as I know everyone is probably very busy and won't have much time to spend looking. I wanted to share with you a last minute gift holder idea. I have seen similar ideas on Pinterest.

I just love the Envelope Punch Board. It is so versatile and so handy. Especially at Christmas when you need to come up with something fast.

I had a couple of Stamping Up Presents to give but you could make this holder for lots of different things. I just measured the size of my gift and used the guide on the Envelope Punch Board to work out the size I would need to make.
These ones were made using 8 inch x 8 inch card stock. Then just stick down three sides and leave one open for the "hat".

 The elf is in retired Gumball Green (I have got rather a lot left over to use up!).
I used the Pennant Punch for the triangles.

The snowman turned out well too.

Inside these nifty little holders is some lovely gold metallic bakers twine and the current 2014-2015 In Colours, Colour Coach. I hope the recipients like them.

I will a quick post next week using the fantastic Curvy Keepsakes Thinlit Boxes. Hope you will have time to pop back. Not long now till Christmas! Vx

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Is it Snowing???

In Queensland!!!! Hardly likely. LOL. But a girl can saying I have been busily creating Snowman Cards to give out this year.
Isn't he cute.
Basically I made the cute punch art snowman and then just added him to different background papers.

Would you like to know how to make him?

Let's get started then. Use the 1 1/4" and 2" circle punches for the head and body. I ran the body through the big shot with the Star Embossing Folder.

The arms are a heart cut in half from the retired triple heart punch. I raised the ams up on the sides with dimensionals.

Let's make the Scarf next.

Create the ends of the scarf with part of an oval punched out. Punch a half oval first then punch again as shown. Cut this in half and add a glimmer star on top.

To make the neck piece you need to punch a piece with the word window punch then put it back in as shown and punch again to create a smaller piece.

 put them all together and you have the scarf. You can make it in any colour you like.
 Now for the face. This is just a small piece of Tangerine Tango card stock cut off the corner and two little black eyes using the Stampin Write Black Marker.

Finally the hat.
Starting with the owl builder punch. Punch out some black card stock as shown leaving off the feet. The two black eyes can be used as the buttons on his tummy.
 Cut another crescent shape using the oval punch again. This is the brim of the hat.
 Now cut off the ears from the owl.
 Place the two pieces together and you have the hat.
 Here are all the pieces for the hat I used. A bit of glimmer card stock. Leaf from the bird builder punch. A flower from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch set.
And what do you have when you put it all together???
A Snowman!

And here are a few of the cards I made. Some of the designer paper is non SU but I thought it was a great opportunity to use up some of my hoard. haha.

Pop back again at the end of the week and I will show you some quick little gifts I made using the Envelope Punch Board.
Thanks so much for stopping by, I know how hectic it can get at Christmas time.
Before I leave you today I want to share with you my snowman collection. Every year it sits across the mantle piece.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

A Season's Greeting Star.

Well yes I did it again!!! Another STAR CARD!!
 I thought this card was a lot different from the other Star Cards I have been making..well a bit different, so I just have to show you.
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I started with a Baked Brown Sugar Base and Mossy Meadow Matt.
I liked how the background came together on this one.

First up I stamped the Hardwood Stamp in Baked Brown Sugar to give a grungy wood effect to the card stock.

On the Mossy Meadow piece I decided I wanted to have the words Season's Greetings embossed in silver all over the entire sheet. (like a piece of designer paper).
Don't you just love stamps...they give you so many options.

Stamp the greeting in versa mark or silver encore ink and then heat emboss with silver embossing powder. (Don't forget your embossing buddy over the card stock first!!)

The Star from the Bright and Beautiful Stamp set was stamped in Baked Brown Sugar and cut out with the Star Framelits.

I then added another star dry embossed with a retired SU embossing folder using silver foil card.
Under the star I liked the look of some burlap ribbon and some retired silver glimmer brads (boy did that break my heart when they retired them!! Love them a lot!). Glad I still have a small supply.

And that is it! All done.

Thanks for stopping by. See you next time. Vx
On another note. Rosie has been taking an interest in learning how to use the computer. I love the way her ears go up like little wings. She looks like she could be just about ready to fly. hehe.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Black and White Card in the box

Our future daughter-in-law turned 21 last week

 so I had to make her something special for her big day. Shannon loves black and white (this could well be the colour scheme for the wedding) and so I made a Birthday Card in a Box for her.

Lots of flowers from the Flower shop stamp set stamped in black on white card stock and silver embossed on black card stock and white card stock, and punched out with the Pansy Punch.

The greeting on the front was from Tag Talk and punched with the matching Label Bracket punch.
I layered it onto a 2 inch black circle and  a 2 3/8 inch  Scallop circle  in silver glimmer card stock.

I added a couple of butterflies from the Papillion Potpourri Stamp Set and matching butterfly punches.
The designer paper is non-SU.
The back view.
AND Finally ...
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 Needless to say she loved her card.

On another completely different note...I just wanted to show you the cute little thank you cards I made for my SU customers last week as well.
Working on the Washi Tape Candle idea I used to make my card here...
this is what I did.
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Thanks for stopping by. Will catch you again later in the week...oh Oh what do I spy on my table????Not another Star Card!!! haha. Vx

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