How's it going? Are all you guys here in the US ready for Thanksgiving tomorrow? I'm getting there...ha Today I'm prepping food and doing some baking. But I thought I would sneak away for a bit and share a card I made.
I made this card using my Embossalicious Let It Snow 6" x 6" embossing folder and some random cardstock from my stash. It was a just a left over bit that I had still sitting out. In fact all of the paper I used in this project were just scraps that I hadn't put away yet. So this worked perfectly and I didn't have to put them away any more since I used them! ha
Oh by the way, have you seen that Crafter's Companion has a Spectrum Noir Alcohol Marker Trial pack for less than $4!!?? It comes with two markers and all the goodies and instructions you will need to complete a finished tag project. So if you have been thinking of getting some of the Spectrum Noir markers and were just not sure, here is your chance to kind of "try them before you buy them".
Well there you have it, a quick and easy Christmas card that would be perfect for the November Christmas/Winter Challenge at Crafter's Companion. And if you haven't already joined in on the this challenge at Crafter's Companion you still have a couple of days to participate. So go get busy!! (smile) Don't you want to win a nice gift certificate so you can go shopping?!
Thanks for stopping and looking today. Until next time...happy scrapping!
Thanks for stopping by today! I am always needing thank you cards and I realized that my supply was running low so I decided to make a little thank you card today to share.
I love working from scraps off my desk. I'm weird...I know. haha I recently made a layout using the reverse side of this polka dot paper and this scrap was sitting on my desk along with the chocolate brown card stock that I used for the base of my card. I've been wanting to use this fun wooden owl from Kaisercraft that I have been hoarding in my stash and I thought it would be perfect as the focal point of my card.
I just received these fantastic Everyday Sentimentals Stamps that I was just itching to use so I pulled the "Thank You So Much" stamp and stamped it onto Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock. I colored in part of the text with my Spectrum Noir marker - TN2. I trimmed the stamped sentiment into a flag shape. I used a wooden toothpick from my kitchen to make a flag pole and give my little owl something to hold on to! I had this great orange wired ribbon in my stash and I pulled out my Ultimate Tool and made a quick bow. It was the perfect finishing touch. I hope you like it. Until next time...happy scrapping! Stacy
I have a fun sneak peaks at two new stamp launches!! Well one is launching today and the other is a sneak peak of another launch coming up soon. The first one is a new launch from Sheena Douglass. Who doesn't love Sheena's gorgeous stamps!? I know I do!!!! These stamps launch today!
I stamped out the sentiment from the other sneak peak stamp launch. This launch is for Everyday Sentimentals! They are fantastic! There are tons of great sentiments and sayings. Can you say - LOVE? I'm always looking for new sentiments to use and I know I will be using these over and over. These launch on November 22nd so keep an eye out for them.
I decided I would make an ornament, an exploding box to put it in and a card to go along with it. Want to learn how I did it?
Let's start with the ornament. I have had this idea in my head for a little while and I'm happy that I finally decided to turn it into a real ornament. I started with a 3 1/8" clear glass store bought ornament.
I took the metal hanging bit off and set it to the side. Next I got my Crafter's Companion Spray and Sparkle in Multicolour and my ornament and went outside. I went outside because you need a well ventilated area to spray your spray and sparkle. I sprayed the ornament and brought it in to dry. It dried very quickly.
After the ink dried I turned it over and colored the image using my Spectrum Noir markers in DG2, DG3, DG4, IG1, IG2, IG8, TN2, TN3, TN4, TN8, GB6, GB10, CR5, CR8 and PP5. (The colors are much lighter on the transparency so you will probably want to use brighter colors or test your colors out first)
The next step is to cut out the image into a circle. I used my Martha Stewart circle cutter and cut a 3" circle.
Then you just roll up the circle and insert it into the top hole of the ornament.
Sadly, it doesn't photograph very well. But it is super cute in real life!
I added some Stampendous Shaved Ice to the inside of the ornament to emulate snow. You could easily use glitter here if you want. To finish up my ornament I pulled out my Ultimate tool and some wired red ribbon and made a sweet bow to adhere to the top. Top Tip: If you use transparency film that is printer safe, you could easily print out a family photo to use inside of the ornament instead of using a stamped and colored image
You can't have an ornament for a gift and not have a gift box to put it in can you?! So I grabbed my Ultimate Tool and got busy making an Exploding Box for my ornament.
I started with a piece of card stock cut to 11 1/2" square. Using my Boxer scoreboard, I scored all 4 sides at 4".
Next I trimmed out each corner following along the score lines. It looks like a cross now. This will be the main body of your box. Now just set this box piece aside.
To make the lid, I cut a piece of paper to 5" squared and scored it on all 4 sides at 7/8"
Next you trim a "V" at each corner. And then fold and smooth each scored line. Then turn over paper.
I added adhesive to each tab with my Xyron Mega Runner and then adhered each sticky tab on the inside to form the box lid.
Here is what it should look like.
Now that the lid is made, you need to follow the same process to make the "ornament holder" for the inside of the box. I started with a piece of paper cut 4" square and scored it on all 4 side at 5/8". Fold and smooth score lines and then trim "V's" in each corner.
For this I decided to use my Xyron High Tack 3/16th" Adhesive Dots to each of the tabs. Then I folded it together as I did for the box lid. These glue dots really worked fabulously for a quick tight hold.
Now grab the box base that you cut out first and your Xyron Mega Runner. I know that this looks amazingly like a box lid but if you turn it over it is now the ornament holder that you will adhere to the inside of your exploding box to keep your ornament in place.
I put adhesive on the bottom of the ornament holder using my Xyron Mega Runner. (it might be easier to add it to the bottom before you fold it all together)
Then I centered it in the inside of my box base and pressed it down. Now you just need to decorate the inside and outside of your exploding box.
I fussy cut some cute little Christmas characters from a sheet of patterned paper and had fun using my Xyron 1 1/2" Create a Sticker. It is so super easy and fun to use.
After I trimmed out a character I fed it into the top of the sticker maker.
Then I just pulled down on the adhesive tape on the bottom until the character was completely out of the machine. There is a ridged edge on the bottom to make it easy to trim the adhesive tape.
Then you just rub your finger over the image and peel off the top paper. You are left with a sticker. When you peel off the bottom paper you will have adhesive on the back of your character. I fussy cut 4 different characters and added one to the outside of each panel of my box. I added a flower to the top of my box lid and layered paper on each inside panel of the box.
I also made 4 floating decorations out of transparency film strips and and snow flakes from my stash. I adhered each snowflake to acetate with my Xyron High Tack 3/16" Adhesive dots and added some crystal gems to each side of the snowflake using them also. I colored the gems with my Spectrum Noir pen in DR5. Next I folded the end of the acetate strips a little bit (I didn't measure it) and tucked one under the ornament holder in each corner)
Last thing to do was make my card. I decided to go pretty clean and simple.
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Hi guys! How is your weekend going? I've been trying to be a bit scrappy this weekend. I've been out of the game for awhile after my wrist surgery so it is nice to feel up to a scrappy marathon!
I decided to do Fia's Color Challenge at Sketches4all. I just really loved all the colors. So next I searched for a sketch to inspire me and finally found the best one at GrandDivas Creative Corner. In addition to her sketch challenge, she encourages you to combine her challenge with two other challenge from her scrappy friends Rochelle Spears Theme Challenge: "Family"and Kristi B's Stash Challenge: "Polka Dots & Chevrons". So I did!
My Mind's Eye had the perfect papers for me to use - Vintage Christmas by Katie Pertiet. So gorgeous! And all just the perfect colors for Fia's Color challenge!! And loaded with dots and chevrons for Kristi B's challenge! Score! hehe
I got busy layering my papers. I can't tell you how many times it took before I got the paper "V's" correct! I was having a total brain fart but they finally came out right. LOL
I had these cute decorative bags from Fancy Pants - Merry Little Christmas line that I was itching to use so I tucked one behind a photo and added a tag in it for some hidden journaling. I really enjoyed doing the hand stitching to frame in the focal point too.
I used some photos from our Annual Harper Family Reunion/Christmas Party that we have every first Saturday in December in Texas. These folks are my family from my biological Dad's side of the family. I just LOVE them all so much and I am so happy that my Aunt and Uncle host this party every year! The kids were having fun making "horse faces" and getting us all to laugh and we always gather everyone for a group photo each year.
Here is a photo of the birthday boy, his sister and I being silly! ha
Speaking of family, my son, Riley turns 8 tomorrow! So be expecting a birthday layout soon! ha
I sprinkled on some opaque white embossing powder and then heat embossed it. I die cut the sentiment out and now have custom colored topper! LOVE it!
I added it onto papers that I layered on the card base. It needed a little something more so I pulled out my Ultimate Tool and made a sweet little hot pink bow to add. Easy peasy! Now it is your turn to make a Christmas/Winter project for the Crafter's Companion Challenge this month. There are actually two challenges over there this month and the other one is "Baby". Two chances to win! Better get to scrapping! ha Until next time...happy scrapping! Stacy
I have a layout to share with you today. We had a three day weekend and I took advantage of it to make a layout of my Mom and her sister. It is from our annual trip to Arkansas in the fall for the craft festivals. They are being silly in the photos.