Friday, December 26, 2014

christmans Gift for the men in the family

I had gotten some 11x17 white cardstock and had not used them at all. I wanted to make a card for my DH, Father in law and brother in law that had all the kids pics and a picture of all three of them that they could display on their shelf or something with a message from the kids so I thought a zig zag card would be great so I folded the paper into half so it was 8 1/2 x11 (on the folded side) and then cut it in half at 5 1/2 to make a regular A2 size but folded twice card.

I designed the front with a layer of Glimmer paper- the older silver version which is now between the current white and silver-  No matter what I use, they are all SO PRETTY!   I put down a piece of All is Calm DSP to fit behind the framelit piece, put a tiny piece of silver 1/8" ribbon before I attached a photoframe diecut with the On Film framelet.  I embossed the ornament on Shimmer CS using Silver EP and Versamark and used dimensionals to attached the ornament.  Very easy and classy looking cover to my card.
This is what the card will look on a desk with their little messages to the viewer.  Enjoy!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

 This is the Christmas pop-up box that I sent out this year.  I started with the box forms that I cut and scored during a trip. I made the tabs for the middle of the box and stamped the sentiment and colored it in during another trip with my new Blenderabilities that I had gotten.  I then stamped and punched all the trees and punched them out.  I knew I wanted to do a hanging ornament and I tried strings, ribbons then with diecuts and it was all too much and then I got the 25 Days set from the Holiday Catalog and at real size the ornament topper (day 11) was perfect size so I cut it and stamped it using versamark and embossed it using silver EP.  I used the Small scallop Stamping Trimmer rotary cutting blade to cut a strip of red glimmer paper and used 1/2 inch circle punch to punch out the ornament and voila!  2 inches by 1/2 inch strips of white glimmer paper to imitate box ribbons.  I was pulling my hair out putting snail individually until I realized how easy it was to use transfer adhesive sheets!  I used less than 2 sheets to adhere all the strips for 98 cards so bargain to boot.
 The thing that took the longest was trying to get a decent picture of the kids- I finally ended up having to bride them and the whole time Dylan was asking- why do you want me to hold this stupid red paper for? when I asked him to pose this way- he finally got it when he saw the card all assembled...  Cutting them out took a lot of watching of Masterpiece Mysteries then rewinding a lot because I couldn't pay attention and cut out the darn fingers on Tyler- Next time, keep the fingers together!

The backside has our only reasonable family picture I could find.  Notice the little red bag on my side- it was our cute little bag from convention!  It was the perfect little travel bag holding my phone, camera, ID a little money and the room key with a map! That bag  has gone everywhere.  Thank You Stampin' Up and
Happy Holidays Everyone!  Lynda

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Cafe Gift bag

 One of the projects for December at my Tags, Bags, and Boxes class.  I took the Petite Cafe Gift Bags, stamped the snowflake and Very Merry from the December Wonder -Project Life set in red and Pear Pizazz onto whisper white and the bag as shown and punch out the sentiment and snowflake using the Circle and Artisan Label punch and mount on a strip of Under the Tree specialty DSP . Tie the Cherry Cobbler Bakers twine and tie a knot and leave ends uneven and long.  Take a strip of typeset paper- it's a little thinner so works beautifully - I think I used 2 high x 3 wide piece and used the Fringe scissors then used a swipe of snail across the top - rolled it around the end of the baker's twice and an easy peasy tassels. 

I wante to attach the whole thing to the bag then wrapped the twine but then it would have shut it closed.  so I taped a piece of doily across the top of the opening and stapled the banner onto the handle of the bag so that it would flip up to open- I hope it makes sense- anyhow- enjoy!


Saturday, December 20, 2014

Tags, Bags and boxes - Tags

My 'Tags, Bags, and Boxes' workshop usually has tags that I want people make however they want to have it- so I left out a bunch of DSP, punches and papers and make some samples for people to try.

These were some of my samples.  The Cherry Cobbler tag was stamped with Dotty Angles in versamark and embossed with White EP then Endless wishes on the white banner tag.  The Ornament tag was stamped with the ornament from Ornamental Pine in Soft Suede then used a 1 3/4 inch circle punch to punch out the circle part- put a 1 7/8 inch square piece of DSP behind it, stamped the sentiment and put another 2" piece of paper behind it.  You can also punch the other side using the template from the front piece to match the hole, stamp the hanging - dilly-bobber- not sure what the real name is- and sandwich the DSP to make a double sided ornament tag- too cool.

Season's Greeting is the easiest of them all but still so classic- snowflake in Soft Sky and Season's Greeting from Watercolor Winter Too set in Real red.  You know I bought the scalloped tag topper first and debated about the Angled tag topper but once I used it I was hooked.  Yeah, yeah, you can cut the angles your self and the hole in the center- but it is done perfectly everytime with just one push of the handle- How many ways can I tell you how much I love Stampin' Up punches? 
I had some leftover trees from my Christmas tree so I made some tags using the trees.  The star on top is from the Confetti Stars punch using the silver glimmer paper.  I believe Margery thought of that one and of course we all had to copy.

Make a bunch of tags for those holiday gifts- I always need more than I think so good to be prepared!