Monday, November 29, 2010

2010 Christmas Cards - Day II

This card is one that I designed earlier this year for a Christmas Card in July challenge. I used Joys of the Season to cut the Christmas tree. The scalloped circles and holly are cut from Winter Woodland. The kraft colored card stock is from Recollections and the scalloped circles are from a Me & My Big Ideas paper pack. I also used Bo Bunny double dot paper for the Christmas tree. I used my Cuttlebug script folder on the holly leaves to give them a little dimension and also added stickles on the berries and the leaves. The stamp was cut out using an oval punch from Stampin Up. The corners of the card were rounded using a Crop-a-Dile on 1/2 rounder setting.




Recipe:
Card base measures 4.25 x 5.5
Strip of flocked paper was cut at 1.5 x 5.5
Scalloped Circles cut at 3.75 and 3.25
Holly cut at 2.0
Stamp - Stampin Up

Sunday, November 28, 2010

2010 Christmas Cards - Day 1

Happy belated Thanksgiving to you all. I used the holiday weekend to make my Christmas cards for this year. In order to keep all of my cards easy to mass produce, I kept the design limited to one main image per card. In order to give the cards some pizzaz, I added flocking and stickles where appropriate. If you have not considered flocking powder for your projects, I would highly recommend it. The flock is super simple to use and just gives your project that little something extra.

The first card is reindeer card made with the Winter Frolic cartridge (a Black Friday purchase). I used red flocking power on the scarf just for a little pop. The pattern paper is Countdown to Christmas from My Mind's Eye. The red cardstock is Bazzil and the white card stock is Georgia Pacific (available at Wal-Mart).





Recipe:

Card Base cuat at 4.25 x 5.5
First Pattern Paper Layer cut at 4 x 5.25
Second Pattern Paper Layer cut at 3.75 x 5
Grass (Martha Stewart Grass Punch) cut at 1.5 x 5
Reindeer cut at 3.75
Martha Stewart Flocking Powder - Ladybug Red
Stamp - Stampin Up!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Note Card Box

The Martha Stewart scorepad has instructions for making a small box from 8-1/2 x 11 inch paper. I made the box months ago, but was never sure exactly what I wanted to do with it. Over the weekend, I decided to make some fall-themed note card using paper from a paper club I belong to. The box is roughly 4x4 and the cards measure 3x3. I used Hoot and Holler to make the owl on the front and mini monograms for the scalloped circle design. The cards were super simple and can be whipped up using one sheet of 12x12 paper for the base card and the various layers. The monogrammed scalloped circles for the cards were made using punches.





Sunday, November 7, 2010

Redo Layout # 3 - Barcelona Olympic Stadium

I'm still working through my previous layouts from my trip to Spain and giving them a do-over. I've come to the realization that I can't force myself to make a layout if I'm not feeling that creative. Ultimately, I get frustrated, throw pictures on a page and come up with a less then pretty layout. The first version of the layout consisted of me matting these photos on a page with a very large lantern (which was supposed to symbolize the Olympic torch), and adding the "let the games begin" title. On this redo page, I decided to create the Olympic rings (with my gypsy) and use them as the anchor for the layout. I initially planned to dress up some paper dolls as Olympic athletes to fill in the empty space, but instead I changed my mind and used ribbon and circle punches to make medals for journaling.