Monday, December 26, 2011

Cool Thank You

Christmas has come and gone for another year.  Yesterday was a whirlwind of presents, family and food!  Now it's time for the thank you notes.

I designed these for Miss E to give to her special friends who are so kind to her. 

I have a hard time making multiples - there is always a tweak or change to something!  The penguins are from Create a Critter.  (This cut also makes a great wall vinyl - we made some for Miss E and her friends last Spring.  They loved it!)  The card is a small one - just 3 3/4 X 3 3/4.  This size is too small for US mail when placed in a 4X4 envelopes but we plan on handing them out so it's not a problem.  The flower on the penguin's head is one I made from the Cricut project cartridge Flower Shoppe.  The flowers are so easy to make.  I watched a tutorial on Creations with Christina's blog and was creating as I watched! (Thanks Christina for making it so easy!)

 I put a dot of Liquid Pearls in the middle of this flower. 

The stamp is PTI Fillable Frames #5 stamped with Fresh Snow (PTI). 

Patterned paper is Echo Park Be Mine and the ribbon is from Michaels. 

Thanks for looking and have a great week!


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Old School Meets New School

A recent challenge was to use old scrappy products to make a project. 

So out came the old stencils, fancy scissors and brads to make this card!  The base is stamped with PTI Stitches and Swirls in Aqua mist.  I love the subtle pattern it makes.  The lace is colored using the aqua mist stamp pad and some water to mix in the color. 

The tag... let's just say I am so thankful for my Cricut because cutting out a handtraced stencil tag isn't as fun as it sounds!  The tag is stamped with the same Stitches and Swirls stamp from PTI in Fresh Snow (don't you just love the name Fresh Snow?).  The brads in the corners are dotted with Pearls.  It gives the brads a little touch of class.  The letters are silver stick ons - easy peasy. 

Lessons learned from this card:
  • Using the fancy scissors on PTI's heavyweight paper is a disaster waiting to happen.  The ends of my tag were chewed up right away because the scissors couldn't cut through the paper.  The tag ended up being smaller than I wanted because I had to trim off all the chewed up mess.  Still got some fancy cuts in by cutting the bottom edge of the card...
  • Pearl dots take time to dry.  If you're impatient like me, you'll end up bumping the dot while trying to finish up without leaving time for the pearl to dry, getting it all over your hand and you'll have to redot.  Ugh.
Overall a simple, sweet card using old school products.  If it's all the same to you, though, I think I'll stick with my Cricut... :)


Saturday, December 17, 2011

Tis the Season

Happy Holidays!

The past few weeks have been crazy around here:  Christmas parties, getting Miss E ready with teacher gifts, exhibiting at a craft show with my sister.  You name it and it was probably on my to do list! 

One of the fun crafty projects for the holidays was making these nugget tins.  I sold a bunch at the Craft Show and then made some more for a special order and for teacher gifts.  These are such fun to make and each one was a little different.  It makes me smile to see how each one takes on its own personality (Pumpkin Spice & Denine - I hope it makes you smile too!)

This Snowman cutie  & sentiment is from Unity Stamps.  I colored with Copics and let his personality shine through!  Tucked inside the tin are 12 individually wrapped Hershey Nuggets.  A perfect gift for a teacher, friend or bus driver!

Sorry for the glare on this one.  I {LOVE} the 12 Days of Christmas paper line from MME that I used on this tin!  I used a PTI stamp set for the sentiment and added some Stickles to make the bulbs glow.

And this one used PTI stamp sets for a fun retro feel with the big bulb lights. 

Thanks for taking a look today and hope your weekend is great!