Friday, November 18, 2011

Thursdays club projects and a baby picture

How cute is this little gingerbread house?
We learned how to make a house similar to this one at Convention and I've been waiting to share it with my club girls, and finally got the chance. I wanted mine to be more of a gingerbread house than the one we saw at Convention, so I changed a few things.
And you just lift up the lid and you can put all kinds of yummy treats in there for gifts for neighbors, coworkers, friends, whomever you see fit. It was really easy to make too. I have next week off from work for Thanksgiving, so I will put together a tutorial for this and post it here soon.
Then we also made these cute little stocking holders. We also learned this cute little box idea at convention. This Noel one isn't the one we made on Thursday. I just wanted to show the girls that you could bling it up a little and how cute it would be.
This is the one we actually made. I loved it and so did the girls. We ran the real red cardstock through the snowburst embossing folder before putting it together, and it gives it such a fun texture and look.
This is a view from the top, so you can see that we used the box #2 die for the middle to hold little treats. You just flip the box on it's side, and cut off what becomes the top of the box.
Here is a side view. If you look really close at the stockings themselves, you will see that we sandwiched two pieces of real read cardstock in between the white piece of cardstock that comes in the DSP package. It helps to give it some stability.
And then here's a close up of the box and decorations that we added to it.
What a fun little box this was to make too.We also made a cute little Santa topper for the new 1" x 8" cello bags filled with M&M's. I will have to post that another time with the tutorial, because it was just adorable.
Speaking of adorable, I just had to share an updated picture of my newest grandson.
Check out those cheeks!!! Those cheeks are for kissing!!!!
He's getting so big so fast. I can't believe that he is already 7 weeks old.
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Have a wonderful day today.
I took the day off work to go see the new Breaking Dawn movie.
I had a friend go last night and she said it is the best one yet, so I'm excited.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Yep, more Christmas cards

I decided that today's post I would just add the remaining three Christmas cards I have already made  for my upcoming card buffet. 
As you can see I kept them simple.  I have a good friend who is Jewish, so I knew I needed to add a card to my card buffet that could cover my sweet Jewish friend as well.  So, this is the card I came up with.  The snowflakes are embossed with silver embossing powder and then I ran it through the polka dots embossing folder.  I added a few rhinestones and was done.
 For this card, I cased it.  I just punched the snowflake from the white cardstock and then stamped the sentiment.  Then I ran it through the polka dots embossing folder.  I added a pop of real red cardstock underneath the white and layered it on some Pear Pizzaz and Marina Mist.  I added the button with some bakers twine.
 This was also a case from Stampin Connection but I can't remember who it was that I cased.  I think this card is very pretty and elegant and also very easy.
Tomorrow I will show you the cute projects we made at club last Thursday.  I have been waiting to make these projects since I saw them at Convention in July.

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Have a wonderful day.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Pack of tags for thank you's

I absolutely love my club girls and appreciate their business and friendship  So, I wanted to give them a little thank you.  Thursday was our last club meeting for this round, and I knew some of the girls weren't going to be able to rejoin for various reasons.  I wanted them to know how much I appreciate them, so I made them some tags and packaged them up.

I have some other fun little gifts for them that I'll show you later.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Shaker Frame card

As soon as I saw the Shaker frames in the new Holiday Mini catalog....I knew I had to have them. When I saw this cute card on Stampin Connnection, I knew that was the card we would be making as one of the cards at my Christmas card buffet. I actually made one before this without the red cardstock. What a difference that little pop of red made. I like this one soooooo much better.
I also love that wonderful new embossing folder. It is one of my favorites of all time.....well, until the next one comes out....hahahahaha
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I hope your not getting sick of Christmas cards yet because I still have lots left.
Have a great day.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Merry, merry

Here is yet another one of the cards I have for my Chrismtas card buffet. I'm trying to make them cute, but simple. I think this fits the bill for both. It's funny how little details can add so much to a card. Adding the cute little safety pin and the merry tiny tags really made a huge difference. Then when I added the snowflake and rhinestone brad, it made it even better.
So, I went one step further and added some dazzling diamonds to the base of the Christmas trees for the snow. Again, it really made a cute little difference.
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Have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Snow much fun

Playing with paper can be "snow much fun". I have been working on my Christmas card buffet coming up pretty soon. This is the card I made last night. It was a case from Lisa Young. I thought it was so darned cute with the Distressed Dots stamp all embossed with white embossing powder for the snow. So clever.
I have more cards to share. I have been having problems with blogger, so hopefully it doesn't take me forever to post again.
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Have a wonderful day.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Gingerbread and sugared things

Can I just say that this is such a fun sketch to play with? 
I knew I wanted to use the gingerbread and sugared things stamp set for one of the cards for my Christmas card buffet, but wasn't too sure how I was going to use it. 
Then, I remembered this sketch from a card I made earlier, and viola, this is the card that evolved.

The only thing I would change is to wrap the ribbon around the whole card, not just the circle.  I had already taped down the DSP so it was too late.

I can't believe that we are already in November and getting ready for the Holidays. 
Where on earth has time gone?????

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