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Monday, December 31, 2012

One Sheet Wonder - Day #4

Now, on to day #4 - thank you very much. For this one, I used a rectangle of the DSP and used another technique to cut the paper into three equal parts. I found the link through Pinterest, which led me to The Paper Place and "Easy Math for Artsies." If you have a minute, check it out.
It's hard to tell from the picture, but I pierced the edges around the Summer Starfruit section. Under the Thank You is just a knotted piece of Hemp Twine (ret.).

Sunday, December 30, 2012

One Sheet Wonder - Day #3

I am having fun with this technique.
I used the Decorative Label punch, Scallop Edge punch, and Midnight Muse Satin Stitched ribbon. The border around the Thank You is made from punch two Decorative Label punches, then cutting them each in half - one vertical and one horizontal, then attaching them to the back of the Very Vanilla Decorative Label.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

One Sheet Wonder - Day #2

This is my second card using one sheet of Comfort Cafe DSP.
The only embellishment is punching a Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border from Pool Party.

Friday, December 28, 2012

One Sheet Wonder - Day #1

Since I will be making a lot of Thank You cards, I decided to finally give the "One Sheet Wonder" (OSW) technique a go. The idea is to take a 12x12 or 8.5x11 piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) and cut it in a way to make a set of coordinating cards. I am using Comfort Cafe DSP, and will pull all the colors (Cajun Craze, Midnight Muse, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Summer Starfruit and Very Vanilla) to create the cards. All the bases will be Very Vanilla card stock. I will attempt to use just one stamp (Thank You Kindly (ret.)). Each day, my goal is to post a completed card to share with you. I hope you enjoy my journey.
I use the Decorative Label punch and Summer Starfruit Satin Stitched ribbon

Monday, December 24, 2012

Chocolate Christmas Tree

Isn't this the cutest Christmas Tree? I found it on Pinterest and decided to make a batch for the guys I work with. Yes, I work with a bunch of guys.
For wonderful, easy to follow instructions, you can find them at Qbee's Quest.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Secret Birthday Garden

This card is inspired by the color challenge at Stampin' Royalty. I decided to make it a birthday card, because I never seem to have enough of them.
Supplies: Stamps - Perfectly Preserved (small blue flower), Petite Pairs, Secret Garden; Paper - Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White; Ink - Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Riding Hood Red, Summer Starfruit; Ribbon - Ruffled Lucky Limeade; Framelits - Secret Garden; Punch - Curly Label

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Blessings

I needed to make one final (maybe) Christmas card. This is a special one to be used by my church to give a monetary Christmas gift to our new pastor and his wife. And, because I sometimes have a difficult time coming up with ideas, I went to The Paper Players for inspiration, and further inspiration from Black Tie Fridays. Their challenge this week is for a Clean and Simple (CAS) card featuring a snowflake. This idea fit perfectly with my needs and I'm quite pleased with the result.
Supplies: Stamp - More Merry Messages; Paper - Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White; Embossing Folder - Northern Flurry; Embossing Powder - Iridescent Ice; Framelit - Window Frames Collection; Ribbon - Whisper White Organza; Jewels - Rhinestones

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Beyond the Secret Garden

I'm making a batch of cards to be given as a birthday gift. Although I used a retired Designer Series Paper, the design is easy to use with other DSP. I'm using this paper because I think the person who will be receiving the cards will enjoy the color and pattern.
Supplies: Paper - Whisper White,Wild Wasabi, Beyond the Garden (DSP-ret.); Ink - Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi; Stamps & Framelits - Secret Garden; Embossing Folders - Perfect Polka Dots, Stripes. Special Technique - Faux Washi Tape

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Prayers

I made this card using The Paper Players' Challenge #125 as my color inspiration. Honestly, I would never have put these colors together, and I really struggled with the layout. In the end, I admit, I like the way it turned out.
Supplies: Stamp: Thoughts & Prayers; Ink: Cherry Cobbler; Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake and Pool Party; Ribbon: Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin; Embossing Folders: Flower Garden and Square Lattice; Framelits: Apothecary Accents; Jewels: Pearls

They're In The Mail! - Almost

My Christmas cards are created, signed, addressed, stamped, and ready to be dropped at the post office on my way to work. I had a lot of fun creating different styles and selecting the right card for the right person/family.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Gift Card Holder

I needed a gift card holder, so I decided to make it. Although, it is very simple to make, it does take a bit of time cutting and scoring. I do feel it turned out very nice. and will make the gift card a bit more special.
 This is the front view of the holder. 
The base is Cherry Cobbler, with a layer of Early Espresso and Deck the Halls DSP (ret.)
I topped it off with Always Artichoke seam binding
The ornaments on the inside were punched using the Ornament punch.
I also used sticky backed Velcro (non SU!) for the closure.
These two ornaments were created using the Framelits' Holiday Ornaments.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Eagle In Wilderness

One of my nephews' birthdays is right around the corner. He is a wonderful young man, a husband and a Marine. Unfortunately, he lives quite a ways away, so I haven't seen him in a while. This is the card I made to send him for his special day.
Supplies: Stamp - In Wilderness (ret.); Ink - Chocolate Chip; Paper - Always Artichoke, More Mustard, Early Espresso Core'Dinations, Natural Composition DSP; Accessories - Hemp Twine, Woodgrain embossing folder.
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