Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Chill of Winter

This is a pretty quick card to make if you are short on time.
I stamped the snowman and trees, then added the snowflakes in the background.
The candy cane was stamped on a seperate piece of card stock and cut out. I glued it to his hand but not to the card so it is lifted away from the card.
The image and snow was colored with Copic markers.
The saying was cut with Spellbinders.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Santa is Coming To Town

I used our new Winter/Christma stamps.
I colored the image with Copic markers.
To get the halo effect around the outer edge of the card, I used a Colorbox Stylus with the white sponge attachment.  Put the tip of the stylus off of the card and bring it over the edge and lift up in a sweeping motion. You can do as little or as much as you like.
I added gliter on the snow on the ground and as also the roof.
Hope all of you are staying warm.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Peace Candle

This is a card that Currie made from our new Christmas stamps.
She stamped the candle on light tan card stock and spritzed around the image with Smooch Spritz. She colored the candle with Copic markers.
She then stamped the words

The word Love that she added is one of our small words.
To add an embellishment but not to distract from the candle, she put one of Tim Holtz Fragments over the word to make it stand out a bit without over taking the image.
It makes just enought interest.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Snowing Season Greeting

Currie made this great idea for a non-traditional color and classy Christmas card.
Currie sponged Distress Inks on a light brown card stock.
She stamped 2 different snowflakes in blue.
The same color brown was stamped Season Greetings and the Tree Scene.
Currie tied twine through 3 brown buttons and used them as embellishments.
All of the stamps are Crackerbox Palace.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Cozy Snowmen

Currie stamped the cozy snowmen on light brown card stock and that shows off the white snowmen.
She used Copic markers. She used a very light gray right under the hats for a shadow.
The buttons she added are a great embellishment.
(add close up picture)
Doesn't this saying go real good with the snowmen?

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Plentiful Heart

Sorry it has taken so long to get back and put something on the blog.
John and I have been working on getting the new Christmas stamps ready to be put on the web site. With me still taking care of my dad it has taken longer than usual. But we have the wood and cling mount all loaded and on the web site now, so stop on over to take a look.

Chick made this card for Thanksgiving. The heart of plenty.
She stamped the image and colored it. Chick used Distress Ink and lightly sponged ink around the edge. She put clear Crystal Glaze over the top of the fruit.
She stamped Thanks in the center and added the pearls.
She used Spellbinder and cut out the center piece and the frame.
The card is folded into a gate fold.
One the left side she glued the frame and the right side she glued the center piece.
A tip is: to lay the two pieces on the table and use removable tape on the front of the image, and tape the two pieces together.
Flip them over and put glue on only half of each of them.
Remember when you flip them over, so on the back... the frame is glued on the right side and center is glued on the left side.

This is what she has on the inside

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Chill of Winter Snowman

We are here in Wisconsin and we have not seen any snow.
She used blue card stock that already had the white starlight pattern on it but she stamped the blue snowflakes on the background. The silver snowflakes are stickers.
She stamped the saying and then cut and embossed it with a Spellbinder die. While the Spellbinder die was still on, she sponged the color on, which gave the white outer edge and then used pop dots.
She stamped the snowman on white card stock and cut out the snow edge and around the snowman. Once she had the snowman places she then cut off the edges to match the blue card stock.
She used White Applique and sprinkled some glitter on it before heating it.
Then she added the embellishments and colored it with Copic markers.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Picture Clip Board

Currie's family went to the Rainforest Cafe.  She made this clip board for the girls to remember the fun they had. She used Crackerbox Palace stamps to add to the background. She tied twine on the clip to be able to hang the clip board. I think the twine is a great idea and adds to the safari theme.
She picked up some brouchers they had to use for some of the embellishments: the large circle, the corner cutout, tag in the upper right corner and the bottle cap even has the date.
She put the pictures in slide folders. Currie first embossed the slide folders with Tim Holtz embossing folders and then used Distress Ink over the embossed area. Isn't this a neat way for the girls to remember their day at the Rainforest Cafe?

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Spooks in the Cuboard

This Halloween hang up was made by Currie.
She glued black card stock on a piece of cardboard and punched corner holes in it to hang it and added wire.
She cut a piece of cardstock so it would just go up to the holes.
Currie stamped the cuboard and spider on white card stock and colored it with Copic markers.  She then stamped the bat, spider webs and saying.
The cat, ghost, pumpkin and skull on card stock, colored them and then cut them out and attached them to the card.
This idea would be great to hang on the door, frig. or cuboard or anywhere else to decorate for Halloween.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Happy Halloween Pumpkin Head

Currie made this Halloween card with a little surprise.
She mounted different shades of browns on black card stock. On one of the layers she stamped and embossed spider webs in the corners.
She stamped Pumpkin Head on the lightest color and colored him in with the Copic markers and then stamped the saying.
Currie punched holes and added 3 colored eyelets. It adds color and interest to the card. 
In the holes are eyes that are in the inside of the card.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Ghost are Getting Out

Currie made this Halloween card with Crackerbox Palace stamps.
She stamped the branch on light gold card stock and colored it in with Copic markers. She sponged the back ground with Distress inks and stamped the bats and the saying.
She used Tim Holtz bird cage to hang from the tree and added brads to the bottom of the cage.
She stamped the ghosts on white card stock and cut them out then added them coming out of the cage.

This is the inside of the card.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Haunted House on Cloth

Currie made another great Halloween card.
Well lets start with the skull embellishment.  Currie stamped the skull with StazOn on top of Tim Holtz's Fragments.
The paper behind the Fragment looks like she scanned the fabric she stamped the haunted house on and printed it on white paper.

Currie stamped the haunted house and boo on the fabric with StazOn. She pulled some threads out to put a fring on the edges. Brads are used to attach the fabric to the card.  The bat is a button that we sell in our physical store.
She mounted the card in a number of layers. When she got to the last layer, she punched holes in the corners and used orange thread to tie the knots and embellish the corners.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

3 Ghost with a Hat

Currie made this Halloween card.
All of these stamps are from Crackerbox Palace Stamps.
Currie stamped the 3 ghost with black ink. She outlined the eyes and the border with a light gray Copic Marker.
She stamped the witches hat on dark purple card stock and cut it out and attached it to the ghost.
The other images were stamped on the same white card stock as the ghost.
Happy Halloween was stamped on acetate and attached on the left with a cooper brad so it kind of hovers over the card.
She punched holes on the right side of the card and used black string to sew the zigzag design that leads down to the spider.
On the outer edge of the card she used Tim Holtz's distress edger. It makes a great edge for this card.

The inside of the card is even fun.
After she stamped BOO, she punched holes in the OO. She put green card stock behind it and made dots in the center of the holes to look like eyes.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Hold Each Person Close

I stamped the saying and then cut it out with Spellbinder. I also cut out the piece behind the saying with a Spellbinder also.

 I stamped the diamond with embossing ink on the light blue card stock and embossed it in silver. I stamped and embossed a diamond on white card stock and cut it out to glue it over one on the strip.
The darker blue behind the diamonds was punched.

This is just a 'fill-in' card.  
Would you like to see some different ideas for your Halloween cards? 
Currie has made some GREAT Halloween cards that I will be posting as soon as I get home to my own pc.-hopefully tomorrow.  (I am still living with my folks and taking care of them in a different town than the one my house is.)

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Dance In The Rain

This stamp is from Crackerbox Palace.  It was cut from Spellbinder as well as the blue cardstock I mounted it on. The background paper is from a 12x12 sheet that had a design printed in the corner.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Friendship Day card with flower

A friend of mine (Betty Henthorn) gave me this card on Friendship Day.
The background is embossed from Swiss Dots from Cuttlebug.
Betty used a punchon the ivory card stock.
The 'Friendship' stamp is one of ours.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Remember 9/11

I am sorry this is a day late for the 10 year anniversary, but still we must remember.
Laurie Tolmasoff is from Beaverton OR. and she remembers every year.  She makes ATC cards every year.  This is the one she sent to me. It did arrive on Saturday, but I didn't come to the store until today-sory Laurie. 
The ATC card is layered on a gold mirrored card stock.
The images are stamped on a natural colored card stock. The city scape is from VivaLasVegaStamps, the stamp with the totals she had custom made and the 'Remember' is one of ours.
Great ATC Laurie and thanks for remembering.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Good Friends like Angels

I started out with a photograph. One of my favorite kind of pictures are trees, so I picked this one.  I cut out the opening for the saying with Spellbinders.
I stamped and embossed the saying.
I layered it on the same card stock I stamped the saying and then on glossy black to match the embossed words.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Straight From the Heart Cookbook

Currie made this really cute cookbook. This could be given as a very nice gift to friends or family.
She has used some of our new stamps.
She colored the images with Copic markers.
The book is made out of chipboard.  On the cover she glued on the card stock on the chipboard. Currie used a corner punch to round the corners.
Currie stamped the 'Straight from the heart' stamp on white paper then glued it to one of Tim Holtz's Fragments.  Once it is dry cut around the plastic fragment. It adds a nice touch for an embellishment.
This is the inside cover.

On all of the pages she used the blank recipe stamp.
She added the stamp in the lower right corner that is blank on the stamp so you can add different images.

Currie added the bowl stamp.
This one she used the carrots.
The cupcake was used on this page and she added dots so it looks like candy dots.

A strawberry was stamped in the corner.
Currie stamped the jar and added the word 'sauce'.

The jar is blank so you can put any word on it you would like, such as: jam, jelly, or anything you like. 
This is a great stamp for a meat recipe.
 Currie made a lime out our 'doily' stamp.
I love the idea and it really works for a lime.
And this is the back cover.

Friday, June 24, 2011

A Cup of Coffee

All of the stamps are from Crackerbox Palace stamps.
The coffee cup is embossed.
The frames are cut with Spellbinder dies.
I inked around the saying lightly with brown ink.
The coffee beans are the embellishment.
And a cup of coffee sounds good right now.
Have a great day!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Freedom & Peace

I wanted to make sure I got this out in time for the 4th of July since June is flying by.  I think this is a card that could be used any other time not just for the 4th.
The stamps are new from Crackerbox Palace.
The center image is a single image and colored with Copic markers.
The flag and saying are also new and colored with Copic markers. and cut out. I put them on cream colored card stock.
The stripes on the bottom of the card as well as the stars and stripe on the top are cut from the border of a 12x12 piece of paper.


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