Tuesday, December 23, 2014

More Year End Closeouts!!

Watch out!! SU added to their Year-End Closeouts! Some of the items from the Holiday catalog are in there such as the designer paper or the metal snowflakes. Check out their new prices HERE. Does this stamp set look familiar? Some of you may remember it from the last workshop. 


And there is more!!!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Snowy, Lovely Trees

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas.... Yes, it is my dream indeed and who knows, my dream may come true one day... For now, my snow filled cards are  all I got... I used Soft Sky paper for the base of the card and All is Calm Designer paper from the winter catalog for the stamp background. Do you recognize the trees? Well, of course you do!! It's the all time favorite - Lovely As a Tree, my friends!

Wishing you all a very Happy Holiday Season and an amazing New Year!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Santa belt giftcard holder

When you first get your envelope punch board, you just want to punch and score and punch and score and punch and score, don't you?? It's fun to create wonderful envelopes and boxes. To make the gift card holder, look for the smallest envelope dimension on your envelope punch board. It's the first one listed. Get the correct paper size out and punch and score!
made the smallest envelope using the envelope punch board

And then punch and score some more! You can easily attach this gift card holder to the back of the rosette ornament that I showed you the other day. It would be a fun way of delivering a gift, wouldn't it?!?


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Peace on Earth

Do you remember this retired set? I love it! I embossed the tree and the church with the dazzling diamonds to add a little bling to it. I used Night of Navy for the ink and the paper. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Rosette Ornaments

 Rosette Ornaments

I will never forget when I was a little girl how excited I would get when the Christmas tree was standing in our living room and was ready to be decorated. Among glass bulbs of different colors, shapes and sizes, were paper ornaments made by my dearest Grandmother. They were two in particular that are standing out in my memory: the one of an orange fox and an owl. These ornaments are still at my parents' house today and will be around for generations to come. What I'm trying to say is that when you create your ornaments you are creating special family traditions that hopefully your family will appreciate in the future as we do when we look at the ornaments made by my Grandma.
So keeping in mind my love for paper, love for folding paper, love for Christmas, love for ornaments and love for creating things that my family will hopefully keep for years to come, I ended up with .... these ornaments. They are way simpler than my Grandmother's, of course, but they are ornaments and they are hand made. This is my first attempt at a rosette ornaments, as you can see.
Score entire 12 by 12 piece of paper every 1/2 inch.
Depending on how large you want the rosette to be, cut the pater  into 2 or 3 inch strips. Both of the above at made from 2 pieces of 3 inch by 12 inch pre-scored sheets. 
Glue 2 strips of scored paper together so you have one very long 3 by 24 inch piece.
Get a glue gun and put a big blob of glue on a silicone mat.
Fold the sheet into an accordion file and submerge one end in the glue and hold it there for a minute or until hardens. Unfold it,  glue both ends to create the rosette ornament.
 Here is a picture tutorial I found just to give you a better idea on how to make it. They used a fancy punch for the edges but you don't have to do that if you don't want to.  

Friday, December 5, 2014

Year- End Closeouts

Click HERE to see what's in store for you!!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Wine bottle hanger

This is another little thing that I made with Mosaic Madness. I cut an 8.5 by 11 paper into three pieces  of 3 1/4 by 8 1/2 (yay, you get three of these from one piece of paper) and scored it at 2 3/4. I then used a 1 3/8 circle punch to punch a whole and a scalloped punch for the riffles. The Old Olive is 5 by 3 and the white is 2 3/4 by 4 3/4. I used embossing folder only as high as the ribbon will go, so that I could stamp my greeting on top. Enjoy it and spread the wine to the world!

Here are some other bottle hanger ideas created by other crafters:


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Merry and Brigtht

This is another one of the workshop cards. I used Mosaic Madness stamps and punch as well as the embossing folder. The paper is Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White. The ribbon is Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive. And let's not forget about the wonderful Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive twine for the ornaments. Enjoy!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Holiday Cards Flashback

Let's kick off the Holiday season with a flashback to few of the old Holiday cards and party favors. Some of you may remember working on them yourself. Enjoy!