For the LOVE of PAPER!!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Happy 18th!!!

Today I made a simple 5x7 card, no Cricut cuts. The paper is from the DCWV Alphabet stack which is really one of my favorites! The bottom is the 'A' sheet cut 5x5 and then mounted. The top polka dot piece is glittered polka dots from the same stack (I think the D monogram page). The black and white 'rings' ribbon across the seam of the two sheets is from American Crafts. I added a silver feathery ribbon across the top. The sentiment is from Fiskars and I mounted it on a silver glitter scrap piece and then a black.
On the inside, the sentiment is from a Scrappy Cat set and then I used a Martha Stewart border punch across the bottom and then the scrap striped piece from the front.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Give Thanks!

So I am a little late on my final Thanksgiving card for this year. It was a busy weekend! So, today's card was made using the Thanksgiving cartridge, and the 'Give Thanks' cut at 4". I then ran it through the flourish embossing folder. I can't recall where the brown paper is from but, the border punch is MS's Modern Garland punch and underneath, I have gold foil mounted. The leaves are silk craft leaves and the inside is an orange piece with the same border punch. I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving to get done with all of the Christmas cards and projects! Whew!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Stylish Blogger Award

How sweet that Robin over at awarded me with a Stylish Blogger award!!! THANK YOU Robin!! I am honored! There are a couple of rules to receiving the award.
1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3.Pay it forward to 8 bloggers who you have recently discovered
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their award

OK, so 8 things about myself.....
1. I love to wrap...I have about 50+ rolls of just Christmas paper
2. I love to shop and I am a stackaholic
3. I have four sisters
4. I am first generation American on my father's side
5. I love ancestry
6. I love photography
7. My favorite holiday is Christmas
8. My little sis is graduating with her Bachelor's in 2 weeks - WOOOHOO

Now, for the eight fantastic ladies who share their talents:

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Indian Corn

Today I have tried to make Indian corn the way I like to see it! I used the Thanksgiving cartridge to cut the indian corn at 3" using Desing Studio. I cut the first layer in a cream color and then the second layer in a shiny maroon and cut the 'stems' off of the top so that the cream color would show through the top. DS came into use when I used the layer option of the indian corn. I did a hide contour on the middle ear of corn when I cut layer three in a shiny gold paper. The fourth/top layer was cut on DS with a hide contour on the three ears together and just cut this single ear. I was glad I used DS to do this because these ears of corn take a while to cut because of the scalloped effect to make it look like corn. Once I glued all of the layers together, I inked the edges of the corn in brown.

I honestly can't remember where the paper came from but, I thought it went pretty well. The teal color on the bottom was stamped and then punched with the Martha Stewart modern garland border. I 'hung' the corn using brown ribbon and then stamped another sentiment inside along with a small piece of the patterned paper.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Birthday Presents

Another simple card day. The printed mat is from The Paper Studio Birthday Extravaganza stack and the EK Success candles border punch. The ribbon is from a Target dollar bin set. The present on the left was cut from Joys of the Season at 2" and then embossed using the Sizzex 'stripes and scallops' folder. The present on the right is just a cut I made once I stamped the sentiment. The bow on the top was cut using the layer, shift function of the present key. On the inside, I used the same border punch and a Hero Arts stamp.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Pumpkin Patch

I made today's card business size with a craft paper base and then mounted green and a printed sheet from the DCWV Amber Autumn stack. I cut the pumpkin patch sign at 3" from Happy Hauntings and then trimmed off the jagged edges and added more brown paper to the post of the sign to make it taller. At 3" it cut bigger than I had expected so, I wanted to size it down a little more to scale. The vine, I cut at 2" from the October 31 cartridge and the pumpkins I cut in various sizes from 1/2" - 1 1/2" using the Pumpkin Carving cart.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Birthday Shopping Wishes

Today's card is for my bff and shopping partner! I used the My World cartridge to cut the shopping cart (or buggy as she would call it) using a mirror silver paper, at 2". I trimmed up the wheels a little to make them a little more proportionate to the girl. Now, here's a tricky one on making the girl. I cut two different girls from the Sweethearts cartridge, both at 3 1/4", and put them together. The top of her is the wedding dress girl with the dress and bouquet trimmed off and the bottom of her is the 'first kiss' girl with the top trimmed off. I trimmed the hair as well to make it look like a style closer to hers and added an arm on the side so that she looked normal. The paper on the side is from The Paper Studio Poteeka Souffle, the sentiment from Fiskars and the ribbon on each side is from a set of ribbon cards I found at Tuesday Morning.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Almost Turkey Day

Well the Fantabulous Cricut challenge has inspired me to start my Thanksgiving cards! So today is my turkey card. I cut the turkey from the Thanksgiving cartridge at 4". Once I put the layer on, I decided it was too plain. I gave him an eye with a tiny brad and then I used brown glitter on the entire flourish. After the glitter on the flourish dried, I decided I still needed more so I added some stripes of glitter glue (orange, yellow, and brown) to his tail feathers. Much better!
So the printed mat paper is from the DCWV Autumn Splendor value stack. The ribbon on the bottom is from the dollar bin at Joann's. It's a Christmas ribbon but, it's maroon and went very well with this paper. The sentiment is from a chip collection from the Target dollar bin. Loving those dollar bins! On the inside, I added another sheet from this stack and then a freshly cooked turkey stamp! It's already November and turkey day is soon coming!!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Thinking of You

Today is a sympathy card that I did using the Branch1 Frame cut from the Cindy Loo cartridge, cut at 4". The mat paper is from DCWV Linen Closet stack. I stamped the 'Thinking of you' sentiment onto a light colored square and then mounted it onto blue and brown and then pop dotted it in the center of the frame. On the inside, I added the same strip of printed paper from the front and a piece of ribbon from Martha Stewart crafts.