Thursday, December 30, 2010

Flakey Friends

Currie used Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder for the background paper with ink over the embossed area to make the snowflakes stand out.
The white Cryogen card stock was torn for the hills. The front hill has a pop dot behind it to make it stand out and add dimension.  She used Distress ink on the edges of the hills.
She stamped, colored (using Copic markers) and cut out the snowmen.
Currie used an eraser sponge over the fragment to get rid of the shinny look and then stamped it with StazOn ink. Doesn't it look like a chunk of ice?

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Card or Photo album

Hope everyone had a happy and healthy holiday!
I just didn't get time to post this yesterday-sorry.  But now that
Christmas is over and the pictures have been taken, this is an idea on how to show them off.
All of the stamps are from Crackerbox Palace rubber stamps.
The die cut used for the album is Tim Holtz / Sizzix.  The rings and the Distress inks are also Tim Holtz products. The other shapes cut out within the album are Spellbinders, Cuttlebug and Sizzix.
All the coloring is done with Copic markers.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Santa's Check List

We are getting down to crunch time on Christmas. I hope all of you have everything done and sitting in a comfortable chair sipping on your favorite beverage.

The snowflakes were embossed on light blue card stock and Saliva blue and blue were sponged over top. The opening was cut out with the Spellbinder. 
The frame was cut out and embossed with the Spellbinder.
Santa was stamped on white card stock colored with Copic and put behind the opening.
The check list was stamped on light tan card stock and edges sponged with Sepia.

Monday, December 20, 2010

In the Pink

Pink is not my color but, I was challenged to do a Christmas card that was that was pink and easy to copy , so here it is. The background was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. The dark pink scalloped square was cut with a Spellbinder.  The white card stock for the image was cut in a square and punched with a Martha Stewart border punch and then the corners were rounded.  The blue snowflakes were just garbage from the Martha Stewart punch from another project and little pearls were put in the middle.  Our snowman was colored with Copic Markers.  Happy Holidays is a sticker.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Maddie

This card was made for Maddie who is having a birthday today.
I sent out the birthday gift but forgot the card.  Since we live in Wisconsin and they live in Michigan, this is the only way she would get her birthday card on her birth-day. I wanted to make something that was bright and happy.
Hope you have a great day Maddie.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Season Greetings with Branch

Chick made this card with the branch from Crackerbox Palace as well as the words. She embossed the words. The branch stamp has leaves on it but she cut them off to make a winter branch.  She embossed it and colored it with Copic markers.  The snow is Dimentional paste that she sprinkled glitter over it.  She also dotted the paste all over to look like snowflakes and sprinkled glitter over the dots.  The bird is a Martha Stewart punch.  She covered the bird with Crystal Lacquer.  Chick also edged the card with the white ink.

Here is a close up of the branch.
Branch rubber stamp

Friday, December 17, 2010

Card Holder from Tim Holtz packages

This is a package from Tim Holtz embossing folders.  I cut out the frame with Tim Holtz Sizzix die cut.  The background blue card stock was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and the white embellishment is a Spellbinder.  I used Copic to color the image.  Crackerbox Palace stamps were used.

This is the top view of the package.
Hope everyone has a happy, healthy and peaceful holiday.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Ornaments with 2 Punches

I can't believe that Christmas is just over a week away.  I have some ornaments that Ruth Fladhammer made for our wreath at the store.
These ornaments were made with just 2 punches.  She used the scalloped curcle and snowflake or you can use a star or any other small punch. 
She scored the circle in a triangle between the scallopes.

This ornament Ruth used 3 punched circles and a star punch.  She used the stars that were punched out to hold the string on top of the ornament and  have them hanging below the ornament, (don't throw them away).  She also inked the edges with gold ink.
This ornament has 4 circles that are glued together and a bead is used at the top to hold the string. She also bent the bottom up.
This one just shows the side and the glitter better.

 The beads are used under the ornament to help hold the string, also color paper is added to show through the punched design.

This is a 3 sided ornament that is stamped instead of punched in the middle of the circle.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Ornaments from Chick

Is your Christmas tree up yet?  Here are some ideas for some more ornaments that Chick made.
Chick used Spellbinder Ornament die as well as the Scalloped circle die.
She cut out 2 of the ornaments and stamped Nativity in the middle.  Below the Nativity she used the Joy to the world stamp, but only inked the "joy".
She stamped the rest of the saying on the front of the ornament.
With using a embossing pen, she went around the opening and the edge and used gold embossing powder.  She used pop dots to add dimension.  She then added the embellishment to the bottom and the dove.
Chick made this ornament with the Spellbinder Ornament also.
She used Tim Holtz ruler to draw the lines with Stickles.
She cut the leaves out and added the berries.
She used metallic paper behind the large ornament and the smaller ornaments.
She made 2 ornaments of both sizes to put the gold thread between them.
I hope you enjoyed the ideas.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Christmas Wreath with Ornaments

Are you decorating for the holidays yet?  Currie has made some ornaments that can be hung on the tree, wreath or on the windows since she also stamped the backs.

On all of the ornaments, Currie used the Sizzix ornament ball die.
The top of the ornaments were made from Grungeboard and then used Distress Embossing powder.
Stamped both the front and the back of each ornament with Crackerbox Palace stamps.
Glossy Accents, string and Stickles were used to embellish.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

This card was a challage from one of my customers at the store.  We were talking about sitting in your craft room and do some 'playing', just being with your craft things and try different things not really with a project in mind.  I had a bunch of stuff on the counter and she asked if I could make a card with the stuff I had laying there and this is what I came up with.
This card is light blue.  Metallic paper of Champaign and Copper is used in mounting the image.
Martha Stewart punch is used behind the image.  Tim Holtz Sizzix was the cutout background that the image is on.  Smooch spritz was put on the cutout, I like this spritz because it does not ripple the card stock.  I used Crackerbox Palace stamps to stamps the image and saying and then added the pearls.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Christmas Greetings with bottle caps

Nothing like snow to get us into the holiday spirit here in Wisconsin.  The snow started late last night and is still snowing, we are up to about 6". I am wondering if I should put Christmas songs on at the store when I get there.
Currie has done another great card.

Currie used Distress inks for the background as well as the distress tool for the edges.
The small snowflake stamp were used in the background.
She colored the bottle caps with StazOn, stamped the image and punched it out then put clear lacquer in them.  If you put a magnet behind them and a magnet in the card to hold them there, the person you give it to will be able to take them off and decorate their refrigerator.  To finish off the card, Currie added some of her favorite silver stars.
All of the stamps used are from Crackerbox Palace rubber stamps.
She used My Mind's Eye patterened paper

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Christmas Tree distress

I can't believe we are in the last month of the year, but here we are!
Wisconsin is getting very cold and it snowed yesterday so I guess I am getting use to the idea Christmas is coming soon.  Currie is ahead of me in the season spirit because she already got some Christmas cards done-thank you Currie.  I hope you will enjoy the cards she made as much as I do.
Currie glued My Minds Eye patterned paper to the green card.
She tore the right side of the card stock and then crumbled up the piece of paper before she put Distress ink over it.
She used a corner punch on the brown card stock and glued it to the distress paper.
The Christmas tree was colored with Marvy Brush markers to multi color the image.
Gelly roll pen with glitter was used on the star. The edge distress was used around the image.
Merry Christmas was stamped with Distress ink, cut around it and used a corner punch and then add brads.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Pup in Sock

The Christmas tree is a Cuttlebug embossing folder.
It was embossed on shimmer gree paper.
Brillance ink was rubber over the embossed area and gem stickers were put on.
The green shimmer paper is mounted on red card stock.
The saying and puppy in sock are Crackerbox Palace stamps.
The puppy was stamped on white card stock and cut out.
The puppy was colored but the sock has white and red flock on it to make it fuzzy soft.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Stampscapes Christmas Ornament

The base of the card is a metallic paper.
The border on top is a Cuttlebug border embossing folder.
The snowflake background is also a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  I used light tan card stock and sponged brown ink from the outer edge inward.
The background color around the ornament is the same color card stock as the base card.
The church from Stampscapes is stamped on a lighter color than the snowflakes.
The back ground paper behind the saying is the same as the church and edged with brown ink.
The saying is the same color card stock as the snowflakes and cut out with Spellbinder and edged with brown ink.  The saying is stamped with the same brown ink and embossed.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Blessing Tag

Chick cut card stock to a tag shape. 
She embossed the cattails with Tim Holtz embossing folder.
Distress ink was sponged from the outer edges in and even over the cattails.
Using liquid glue she covered the cattails.
She stamped the saying and put the fibers on.
She covered the cattails with Flock, 2 different browns and white.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Kevin Nakagawa Haunted House

This is a card that I got to watch Kevin (owner of Stampscapes) make.
Some stampers of one of his groups got together in Chicago to stamp together in August this year and he made this card.
Kevin used Stampscapes and Crackerbox Palace stamps.
He used Marvy inks and Colorbox Stylus.  White ink was added over the windows and as haze.  A white pen was used for the dots. 
Here is the stamping group.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween Witch

Currie stamped the witch on white card stock, colored and cut her out. 
Then stamped the little trick or treaters on the bottom and the bats on top on yellowish/orangeish card stock.
She matted the image on corrugated cardboard and then on green and black.
The stars she glued on are just flat silver stars.
Used Vintage Photo ink, glitter in the hair and Glossy Accents for her eyes.
Hope all of you have a happy and safe weekend.

Trick or Treat

Here is a real quick card to make. Just stamp the staying, cut it out and use a corner rounder on the corners.  Stamp the candy corn and cut those pieces out.  Currie used Copic markers to color and used Gelly Roll pens for the sparkle.  Vintage Photo Distress ink is used for the distress look.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Boogie Nights book

Currie wanted this card to look like a book with ghosts in it.
It would be real easy to add a couple of pages if you would wish.
The hinges she found at Big Lots and used Smooch gold to color the book plate.


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