Tuesday, November 30, 2010

November Club

The November Club focused on vellum. This began with a request from the hostess to CASE a swap I received (but don't know who it was from because I don't have it any more).

Stamp Set : Because I Care
Card Stock: Certainly Celery, Basic Black, Whisper White, Vellum Card Stock
Embellishment: 5/8 inch satin ribbon Certainly Celery
Tools: Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Scallop Border Punch
Ink: Basic Black, Moonlight Smooch

Stamp Set: Delightful Decorations
Card Stock: Real Red, Whisper White, Vellum paper
Embellishments: 3/8 inch taffeta ribbon Real Red, gold thread
Tools: Ornament Punch, Big Shot, Polka Dot embossing folder

An easy little luminary.

Card Stock: Pacific Point
Tools: Snowflake Punch
I also provided a battery operated tealight as a gift to everyone.

I showed this card as another example of what can be done with vellum and everyone loved it so much they wanted to make one - so since they were such good students and got done so quickly with the other projects we did this 'bonus' card.
(The vellum here looks purple - hard to get a good photo.)
Stamp Set: Simply Said
Card Stock: Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Whisper White, Vellum card stock
Ink: Basic Black
Tools: Stylus, Photo Corner Punch
Embellishments: 1/8 inch taffeta ribbon Daffodil Delight

If you like these vellum ideas, you won't want to miss my Technique Tuesday on December 14 - Vitalized Vellum. For more details see my calendar

Now, off to finish up the directions for the December club cards!

New Tutorial - GIft Card Holders

Check out my new tutorial for some holiday Gift Card Holders.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Christmas Cardinal Card Set

Still time to sign up!

Christmas Gift Set

*****Dates set - See below*****

This is a cute set that makes a great gift. I will be selling these in three different ways: The striped paper may vary but all designs have the same colors and coordinate with the card stock and stamped image.

Workshop - $15.00 for everything to make the folder, 4 matching cards, and envelopes-
November 20 9:00 a.m. - noon

Kits - $12.00 - includes everything except adhesives, tools (punches etc) and the image. I cannot sell the image but am offering the Cardinal Christmas stamp set at a 10% discount when purchased with this kit. Or you can use any stamp set you have that you like. Complete step by step instructions included.

Completed Set - $20.00 - I will make a complete set for you - folder, 4 cards and envelopes Please give me two weeks' notice if you need this by a particular date.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Pop-Up Card

Happy Sunday! What a beautiful crisp fall day here in the midwest.

Today I am showing you a card I made for a dear friend who has been hospitalized for several weeks. She is hoping to get home before Thanksgiving and I thought this card might perk her up. It sure perked me up making it. I had been in a sort of slump - mainly because I have been traveling so much lately. This card was just what I needed to get my hands on my 'toys' and get those creative juices flowing again.

I also experimented with a new idea I had for ribbon. I like the way the woven ribbon looks but think I would like it more if I used a ribbon that is wider than the holes and would actually gather some in the woven areas. I will have to play with that some more.

The sentiment on the inside 'pops-up' when you open the card. I used a tutorial at Split Coast Stampers.
Card Stock: Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Thoughts and Prayers
Ink:Melon Mambo and Wild Wasabi Markers, Wild Wasabi ink pad
Ribbon: 1/8 inch taffeta Whisper White
Punch:Round Corner punch

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Holiday Shares

I have posted a new item on the Shares and Swaps page. You won't want to miss these.

******Holiday Mini Sampler******

Paper Sampler - $6.00
Autumn Spice (six 6 x 6 inch squares)
Candy Cane Christmas (six 6 x 6 inch squares)
Deck the Halls (six 6 x 6 inch squares)
Waffle Paper (9 inch length of each of the 4 colors - gold, silver, black and espresso)

Ribbon and Fiber Sampler - $5.00
Seam Binding - 1 yard of each - Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla
Black Lace Trim - 1 yard
Tinsel Trim - 1 yard of each- silver and clear

(If I would need to mail these to you - postage would be in addition to the cost of the sampler)