Monday, December 30, 2013

Handmade Frosted Embelllishments Earring thank you Box

 I do not have a whole lot of time but I love still to make something handmade for my friends if I can.  I saw jewelry made with these embellishments and I thought they were perfect.  I bought hook earring findings in sterling silver and little sterling beads and wires and used them to make earrings with the frosted embellishments that were Oh So Pretty!

 I needed a little box to put them in and made a hinged box fot them and folded a little cardstock to back it.   I used the envelope punch board to make the front indentation and to round the corners on the side.
 I covered the box top with the silver 1/8 inch ribbon using multimono and cut on the side so you could open the box without undoing the ribbon.  The ribbon is made with 3 ovals punched out from silver glimmer paper  2 ovals are folded over and tacked together using a glue dot. then the third one is cut in half and the middle part are cut in a V and placed under the loops as shown.  Stick a crystal jewel in center and Voila!  a beautiful little box and gift in just a little time.


Friday, December 27, 2013

 I saw this card by Julie Gearinger that was so beautiful I had to case it.  Used stampset Joyful Christmas to stamp the poinsettia on Cherry Cobbler cardstock in basic black and then colored the edges some with white watercolor pencils. The leaves are stamped onto garden green in black.. As you all know I am not much of fussy cutting but once I had it stamped on the paper, I cut the whole thing out in just 10 minutes watching the Big Bang Theory.  The base card is Cherry Cobbler with garden green on top then a piece of whisper white stamped with script (retired) in garden green.  A sheet of vellum paper was laid over the script background.

The sentiment was stamped in cherry cobbler on white then layered with garden green then cherry cobbler.
The poinsettia was layered using dimensionals and basic pearls in the center to add interest.

I had so much fun making this card.... I would have used it for my christmas card if it were not so bulky to mail......

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

2013 Christmas Card

 I knew I wanted to use the circle card thinlit for my holiday card this year and the Season of Style DSP paperstack had the perfect paper for it - love the candy stripes.  Unfortunately it was backordered until Jan 14th and I only had a small stack left from my workshops to make do so there were some variations on this card.  But here it is.  I adhered the stripe paper strip on the left side only on a 5 1/2x 8 1/2 Cherry Cobbler CS, ran it through the Bigshot with the framelit die to cut the circle and create a flip on the right side.

This is another variation on the card with the Santa with the red Dazzling details on the suit to add sparkle. 
 Both  cards had a stip of silver 1/8 inch ribbon.
The snowflake front has the larger snowflake stamped in Cherry cobbler embellished the red Dazzling details on the tips and a jewel in the center (although hard to see and missing from the snowflake sample above- Jeez!).  The snowflake in front was stamped with cherry onto white CS then diecut with coordinating snowflake die.  It was placed, snowflake stamped side down onto Big shot multipurpose adhesive sheets then placed onto dazzling diamond glitter to adhere it as shown with a dimensional.

 I agonize over the choice of picture to include in the card every year- something without someone's eyes crossed or something.  I dug this picture up from our trip to Florida to visit my parents when we waited 2 1/2 hours in line to ride the new Harry Potter ride at Universal but at least everyone is looking forward for once.

Happy Holidays to you all!


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Envelope punch board File folder cards