Sunday, December 14, 2008

Star Book - Tree Ornaments

These star books are fun to make and easy too! Here's 16 that I've made since Friday to accompany gifts and to replace cards. I've opened one of the books up so you can see the finished star. Instructions are on the link below. Make sure that you make 5 4"x4" double-sided squares! Otherwise, it won't be a star.

You can decorate them if you like, but I used fancy Christmas scrapbooking paper that I've had around the house for years, gluing two corresponding sheets together.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Fold up Christmas Card

Stamp Sets: Holiday Lineup, Best yet (Hostess set), Many Merry Messages, Punch Pals
Cardstock: Confetti white, Real Red
Ink: Garden Green, Basic Black
Other: Gingham ribbon, Twine, Designer label punch, 1/8" circle punch, Pure Color Pencils, Kohinor pencils

Joy Christmas Card

Colours are distorted!
Used: Chocolate chip cardstock and ink, Close to Cocoa ink, Mellow moss ink, Old Olive ink, Creamy Caramel ink, Illuminations stamp set, Baroque Motifs stamp set, White gel pen, Brown taffeta ribbon, Versamark ink, Clear EP, Brayer

Winter Meadow in the Moonlight

The colours in the photo are really off! Used: Night of Navy ink, Nearly Navy ink, Always Artichoke ink, Handsome Hunter ink, Basic Black Craft ink, Clear EP, Iridescent Ice EP, Versamarker, Pastels (moonbeams), Lovely as a Tree, Nature Silhouettes, Brayer, Very Vanilla cardstock, brayer

Simply Elegant Christmas Card

Used: Night of Navy cardstock and ink, Bashful Blue cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Brushed Silver cardstock, Scallop Edge punch, Scallop Square punch, Curly Label punch, Punches Three (Hostess set), Silver cording, Paisley background stamp

No one likes a showoff!!!

Used: Holiday Lineup, Deer Friends, Watercolor Pencils, Real Red cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Glorious Green cardstock, Basic Black Classic ink, Crystal Effects (Rudolph noses), Mini Library Clip, 1-3/8" circle punch, 1-1/4" circle punch, Tearing Edge

Card on Card Christmas Tree Card

Used: Silver cardstock, Nearly Navy cardstock and ink, Ziggy Silver ink (edge of Top Note), Top Note die, Big Shot, Punch Pals, A Cardinal Christmas, Best Yet (Hostess Set), Fine Cosmo Glitter

Medallion Christmas Card


Kiwi Kiss ink and cardstock, Riding Hood Red ink and cardstock, Hologram Highlights EP, Versamark, Flower Power Card Elements

Nativity Scene in Envelope Card


Scallop Envelope Bigz Die, Big Shot, Flower Power Card Elements, Holy Triptych, Punch Pals, Many Merry Messages, Clear Embossing Powder, Versamark, Riding Hood Red ink and cardstock, Kiwi Kiss ink and cardstock

Diaper Cake

Diaper cake created for Caelan's baby shower uses Close to Cocoa, Leaves #2 Die cuts (Sizzix), Naturally Serif (Sizzix), Big Shot, Cocoa Satin Ribbon, designer series paper (retired), lots of diapers and 1 puppy teething toy (cake topper). This was time consuming but fun to make. It holds 2 sizes of diapers (Huggies 1, 2), starting with the top layer and working down. Diapers are rolled tightly and tied with a ribbon before being inserted into a cake layer.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Peace & Joy Christmas Popup Card

CS: Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Basic Black, Cameo Coral

Inks: Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip

Stamps: Season of Simple Grace, Doodle This

Other: Big Shot, Join the Cheer Decorative die, Birds & Blooms dies, Markers

Deer Friends Bella Rose Card

This card resembles a purse, but the proportions are a little off. It could be improved upon by making a narrower card or enlarging the stamped image on the Top Note die cut. What do you think?

CS: Chocolate Chip, Rose Red textured, Bella Rose DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Deer Friends
Other: White Gel Pen, Big Shot, Top Note die, Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, Grosgrain Ribbon

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Punch Happy

CS: Kiwi Kiss, Bella Rose, Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black

Ink: Whisper White

Stamps: Punch Pals

Other: Word Window Punch (legs), Trio Flower Punch (head), Small Oval Punch (head), 1/2" Circle punch (ears, cut in 2), Scallop Circle punch (body), Gingham ribbon, Double Circle punch (to hold card closed and for bow on head), Dazzling Diamonds glitter (on head, shoulders and ground beneath the lamb's feet), Big Shot, Large Scallop Sizzix die.

Card is cupboard style (opens in centre), with the Large Scallop circle (Real Red) glued on the left half front. The right side of the scallop circle is punched as is the right card flap to thread the ribbon closing through. The ribbon is tied shut with a bow.

Punched lamb was "CASE'd" from Stampin' Up with Beate's Yahoo group share. I don't remember who created the idea, but I love it ... simple, quick to make and enjoyed by all!

Upsy Daisy Baby Wipe Swiping

CS: Whisper White, Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze

Ink: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Tangerine Tango, Versamark, Basic Black, Whisper White

Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Doodle This

Other: Grosgrain Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder, Markers, White Gel Pen, Bold Bright Eyelets (retired Pink Passion), Baby wipes

Sunday, September 28, 2008

A Cardinal Christmas using Baby Wipe Stripe Technique

CS: Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red, Whisper White, Apricot Appeal

Inks: Basic Black Classic and Craft, Whisper White Craft, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Rose Red, Elegant Eggplant, Nearly Navy, Night of Navy

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, A Cardinal Christmas

Other: Stamping sponges, 1" circle punch, Clear embossing powder, baby wipes, 1/4" circle punch, 2-hole circle punch, glue dots

Method for background of card is found at Splitcoaststampers:

A Cardinal Christmas using Brayer Technique

Michelle Zindorf's Brayer technique is available at:

CS: Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red, Whisper White

Stamps: A Cardinal Christmas, Lovely as a Tree

Inks: Basic Black Classic and Craft, Night of Navy, Nearly Navy, Bordering Blue, So Saffron, Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Whisper White Craft, Always Artichoke, Old Olive

Other: Brayer, Grosgrain Ribbon (Old Olive), Clear Embossing Powder, Post-it Note, 1" Circle Punch, White Gel Pen, 1/4" Circle Punch, double circle punch, stamping sponges, glue dots

A Season of Simple Grace

CS: Rose Red, So Saffron, Whisper White, Garden Green

Inks: Rose Red, Basic Black

Stamps: Season of Simple Grace, Punch Pals

Other: Wide Grosgrain Ribbon (So Saffron), Markers, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Big Shot, Pennant Bigz XL Die (Scalloped Circle), Stamp-a-ma-jig positioning tool

Season of Simple Grace

CS: Whisper White

Inks: Basic Black Classic, Basic Black Craft, Barely Banana Craft, More Mustard, Summer Sun, Night of Navy, Nearly Navy, Whisper White Craft, Old Olive

Stamps: Season of Simple Grace

Other: Gel Pen, Clear Embossing Powder, punched out circles (varying sizes), brayer, sponges, post-it notes (to cover areas that you don't want to brayer with colour).
The white gel pen highlighting should have only been on the side facing the light. I will be making this card again with the corrected highlighting.

Perfect Presentations with Sizzix Snowflakes

CS: Real Red, Whisper White

Stamps: Perfect Presentations

Ink: Whisper White Craft, Real Red Classic

Other: Big Shot, Sizzix Snowflakes, Silver Cord, Large & Small tag punches, Stampin sponges (used with cut outs from die after snowflakes removed and Whisper White Craft ink).

Christ is Born

CS: Garden Greeen, Whisper White, Real Red

Ink: Garden Green, Real Red

Stamps: Christ is Born

Other: Big Shot, Sizzix Scalloped Circle Die, 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

A Cardinal Christmas

CS: Old Olive, Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White

Inks: Basic Black, Stazon Black

Stamps: A Cardinal Christmas

Other: Grosgrain ribbon, Big Shot, Sizzix Scallop Circle die, Big Shot, Watercolor Crayons, Aquapen

Holiday Lineup

CS: Green Galore, Very Vanilla, Real Red

Ink: Basic Black

Stamps: Holiday Lineup, Deer Friends

Other: 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Mini Library Clips, Tearing Edge, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen