Sunday, December 19, 2010

Merry Packages

I made this little cute package for Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Challenge #169 – Quick and Easy Gifts.  My little bag is made from the front and back side of the Baskets and Blooms Bigz Die. I ran a piece of retired SU Ski Slope DSP through the Xyron first, adhered it to white cardstock, then ran it through the Big Kick. Instead of making my package round, I made a little box insert for it and adhered the front and back pieces cut from the basket die to it so that it is more like a shopping bag than a basket.  I used PapertreyInk's Tiny Treats stamp set and coordinating Matstack 1 Die to make the label.  I colored the image with copics, added a little sparkle with stickles to the birdie's hat, and added some greenery with my MS punch.  The red wrinkled ribbon is from Sharon's Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. Yesterday, my sister Lisa and I made our annual trip to the Lindt Chocolate store in Princeton.  I will make a bunch of these little "shopping bags" and fill them with Lindt chocolates as tiny Christmas treats for my co-workers .

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Joy To Your World

Today's C4C Challenge is a sketch.  I just got Take Three Winter from Papertrey Ink, and the minute I saw this sketch, I knew what I wanted to do.  The base of my card is 5 1/4" square cut from Gina K's Pure Luxury card stock.  I used a layer of SU Brushed Silver and topped that with a layer of SU (retired) Holiday Harmony DSP.  I cut the squares with the Take Three Coordinating Die, stamped the snowflake images with VersaMark, and embossed them in silver. The top piece is embossed with the Cuttlebug snowflake EF.  The ribbon is a little piece I had from an MFT order somewhere along the line.  I had just enough to make a double loop bow with my Bow Easy that I got from Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  I added pink self adhesive rhinestones that I got from my LSS for a little extra sparkle.  I love it!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Happy Birthday Li Li!

I made this for my sister Lisa for her birthday.  I just love this stamp set from Papertrey Ink - Enjoy the Ride. There are so many  ways to use it. I was in a hurry, so I CASE'd it from Papertrey Ink designer Niki Estes.  I love her work!  I colored the main image it with COPICS, and cut it out with the coordinating die.The base is River Rock, the DSP is Basic Grey Max & Whiskers.  Happy birthday Li Li.  Wishing you every good thing this time around the seasons!!Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

For Baby de Klerk

My dear niece Julie and her wonderful husband Gareth are expecting a baby boy in January.  On Saturday, there will be a shower for Julie. I saw this ADORABLE diaper card while surfing for ideas for a card for her, and I had to make it.  I CASE'd it from Ilina Crause of MY CREATIONS.  Ilina is so creative and has many online classes, tutorials, templates, etc. on her blog.  Please visit Ilina!  The link for the tutorial for her diaper card is HERE.  This first image (above) is what the card looks like when it is all together.
This image shows the 2 pieces of the card.  The inside piece is a single layer. I will write a special message on it for Jules.
This is the inside card.  I just love the "Die-namics Star Border" from MFT!  It was the perfect embellishment for this sweet card!  I just love it!!! I am grateful to Ilina for her inspiration, pattern and tutorial!!!  I think Julie will love it!!!

Here are the ingredients:
Stamps - SU Nursery Necessities
Ink - Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, VersaFine Vintage Sepia.
Paper - Bashful Blue, White, SU Delicate Dots DSP (retired).
Accessories - MFT Die-Namics Star Border, SU Star Punches, Dimensionals, yellow brad, sponge, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, atyou spica glitter pen, SU Pretties Kit, SU 3/8" white teffeta ribbon.