Friday, October 24, 2014

Quick Halloween Fry Box

I finally made a fry box from the SU die.  I was going to just use my Cricut, but I wasn't sure of the exact dimensions or design, so I purchased the die.  I used retired DSP in case I had problems putting the box together, but no problem at all.  I wrapped the fry box with black sheer ribbon and added the little boo circle.  This box easily holds 4 or 5 the mini candy bars.  If was going to give this away, I would have either put the candy in a little cellophane bag in the box or put the filled box in a cellophane bag.  Have a great Friday and a great weekend, too!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Monochromatic Thankful

Here is the Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip card promised the other day.  As with the purple card, I used the same technique of crumbling, straightening out and sponging.  This time though I even stamped the image using Chocolate Chip.  It is a little drab compared to the purple card, but it is a good man card!  I do think a couple of brown brads would look nice, but the card was put together when I thought about that!  I must also say that the leaves outside my windows are much more colorful than the leaf on this card!!  Have a great day and enjoy the colors of Fall!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Christmas Craft Day

Since I made an unexpected trip to Arizona and have another coming soon, I have not had an opportunity to make a great project for Christmas as I have done over the past years.  So I decided that Sunday, November 30th from 1:00- 4:00 pm will be "Christmas Craft Day".  It will not be a Stampin' Up class as we will be creating a variety of things and using a variety of products.  I know that I said  I would post a Crumb Cake card similar to yesterday's card, but I changed my mind.  In trying to figure out what to make on Christmas Craft Day, I saw this card on the Cricut Explore Design Studio and I had to try it out.  I just thought everything about the card is just adorable.  By November 30th, it will be spruced up a bit, but isn't it too cute?  We will make gift card holders, gift tags, cards and who knows what else!  The cost will be $20 with no option of placing a SU order. It should be a fun way to spend an afternoon.  Mark your calendars and look for more information during the next few weeks.  Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Crushed Purple

Wanted to make a card with a Fall tone using Elegant Eggplant.  Decided I haven't crushed, uncrushed and sponged cardstock for awhile.  So I used Perfect Plum cardstock, crumbled it up, uncrumbled it and then sponged using Elegant Eggplant for the background layer.  I think it looks very pretty.  The images are from the For All Things stamp set (Holiday Mini) and I used Olive Green brads to add a little more interest to the dark purple.  Tomorrow's card will be similar but using Crumb Cake with Chocolate Chip ink.  Have a great day and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Give Thanks

238 unnamedA few days ago I saw a card sketch on Operation Write Home that caught my eye and that was the start of today's card.  I still have some of the retired Sweater Weather DSP (which I still like)  so I used that together with the Truly Grateful stamp set (annual catalog).  Not sure if you have used card sketches, but there are a number of them out there for your use.  Just type "card sketches" in the search bar and you will have plenty of choices.  Pick one or two and get to work.  I find myself using card sketches more often lately.  From now on when I use a card sketch, I will post the sketch and the card I created.  As I type this morning it truly is sweater weather around here!  Actually, it is more like coat weather!!  Have a great day and keep warm.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Coastal Cabana Vases

Today's card is one I created a while back using one of the smaller Top Note shapes I made with my Explore and SU's My Digital Studio.  The Vivid Vases were colored using a Coastal Cabana Marvelous Marker.  (Lately I say Marvelous Markers so that you know the new Blendabilities were not used.)  The little banners match the colors of the flower and the two smaller banners were punched with the Banner punch, two of them after being stamped using the Banner Banter stamp set.  Have a great day and weekend!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Joy in Lost Lagoon

Another Christmas card that we will be creating this weekend.  Once again I am using All Is Calm DSP. I also used the Joy framelit included in the Wondrous Wreath Framelit set.  Yesterday was the first time I used the framelit and I was having trouble getting the word out without sections tearing and/or sticking in the framelit.  Then I remember reading on our demonstrator message board that someone else had the same problem.  So, I used the suggestion I found there:  Layer the framelit first using wax paper and then the cardstock.   So I did that a couple of times and it still stuck in a couple of spots.  Finally, I added a shim to the Big Shot sandwich and out popped the word "Joy" after I rolled it thru with the shim on the acrylic plate.  The snowflakes are from Endless Wishes, the smaller ones embossed with silver embossing powder.  And the finishing touch is the pretty Lost Lagoon silky taffeta ribbon which is in the Holiday Mini.   Looking forward to seeing you this weekend.  Have a great day!!