Month: November 2008

Christmas Gift Card Holders

I made gift card holders last June for my Son’s end of school gifts for his teachers, and they were so easy to make, I thought i would make them for Christmas as well.  These will be great for any gift cards I decide to give anyone on my list this year.  I already have directions on how to make these in my Tutorials.   So fast and easy and they are simple to embellish to suit any time of the year. I used my So Many Scallops set for the circle sentiments on the top and bottom card holders. I simply punched the centers out with a 1 1/4″ punch and matted them with 1 1/2″ punched circles. The other two card holders are embellished with a scallop punch square. I punched the little deer and tree first out of  the cardstock, then I lined up my scallop square punch over it, to get it centered. All the papers are  Basic Grey Figgy decorative papers. I also wanted to show you this card that I …

Just 2 Say…

THANKS! I thought I would combine a few challenges with today’s card.  The Limited Supplies challenge asked us to use pink, limit the card to no more than 3 layers, 3 embellishments, 3 ink colors, etc.  And making a Thank you card was a very popular theme this week…wonder why?? 🙂   So I had these challenges in mind at the same time:  Sharon’s Stamp Simply challenge and Bridgett’s challenge too!! I used this cute little sheep from Stampin’ Up’s PUN FUN and my JUSTRITE rectangular stamper with the Curlz fonts in medium and large, as well as the number font.  I am in no way affiliated with JustRite, but I have to keep saying how great i find these stamps!! I think I love them most for their versatility!! I can create any sentiment I want and soooo easily! It’s not like I have to stamp out the letters individually like I used to, if I wanted to create a unique sentiment!  Anyhoo… Can you see the fluffy white on the sheep? I used …

Wrapped and Ready!

Isn’t there something delicious about being able to see     what’s inside a box as soon as you get it? Especially when they are treats you can eat?  I just love these little clear acetate boxes! I made these when I found this Technique Lovers Challenge on Splitcoast.  Check out the gallery! It’s definitely eye candy!!  You can see the tutorial for these there as well in a pdf file.  I however, have never been very good at following directions exactly, and I always seem to change a little something here or there, so I have included my own mini tutorial showing how I made these.  They really are VERY SIMPLE to make! STEP 1.  Cut a 6″ x 6″ patterned paper of choice (or stamp your own card stock) into four 3″ x 3″ squares. This will make two acetate boxes. STEP 2.  For each box you make, score two of your 3″ x 3″ squares a half inch in on all sides. STEP 3. Cut slits up short fold lines on opposite ends of …

For The Boys!

This week’s Crafty Creations challenge is “For The Boys!” If you want to join in the challenge just be sure to link your card to the Crafty Creations challenge blog site! I am offering a stamp set from Inque boutique, along with some assorted papers for the winner of this week’s challenge. I hope you’ll join us!  You’ll find all the details on the challenge blog. I made this card for my nephew who is turning 5 this Friday.  I wanted it to look like a real toy box, so I drew my template free hand and tried to make it look like it has some depth and dimension, even though it is flat.  The top half of the card front lifts open to reveal the toys! I am so happy with how this turned out!  What do you think? I stamped the toy images from the Inque boutique stamp set and cut them out. Then I inserted them into slits in the card front, so they would look like they are in the box. …

Carousel Note Card

Hello!  It’s official now, I have to hibernate!!  It has started snowing here!  The first real snowfall of the year for us! And for me, that means it is time to cozy in for the winter! 🙂   Oh, alright, maybe not, I guess I have to go outside for silly reasons like picking up my sons from school… but I would hibernate if I could!! Today’s card is made using two Carousel Notes from Stampin’ Up! These notes are wonderful. They are 5 7/8 in diameter and come in three of the new SU In Colors! along with 30 scrumptious chocolate chip envelopes.  I attached them with a mini flower brad so that the top swivels open to reveal the inside sentiment and lovely Basic Grey dp! I can’t get enough of these beautiful papers!!  Maybe I could line my walls with them?! I love how the embossing looks on this.  I just used the With Love embossing borders folder, and repositioned it across the circle of yellow decorative paper a few times. Easy! The …

A Crafty Creations Alteration!

This week’s theme for our Crafty Creations blog challenge is…yes you guessed it… altered items!  And Friday’s SCS limited Supply Challenge was to make something “chocolate”.  It could be color, embellishment, theme, anything, as long as you could call it chocolate!  I combined these two challenges for this project. I made another box project for the LSC challenge too, but I decided not to blog about them yet, as I will make a mini tutorial for these easy acetate boxes and have it posted by next week, (if any of you were looking for them on my blog from SCS). “Anything Altered” is the theme set by Jaime.  I decided to alter the box of chocolates that my 7 year old gave me, along with flowers, last weekend! Isn’t that the sweetest??  He went out to get some groceries with his Dad because I was too sick to go (stomach virus, yuck!!) and he convinces his Daddy that I should get flowers and chocolates!!  Des is a sweetie himself, so of course he agrees.  Yes, …