Sunday, October 31, 2010

More Vintage CHristmas - Christmas Collage

This stamp is so beautiful; I`ve seen so many gorgeous creations made with it! For this card I inked the stamp in Ruby Red on Crumb Ckae background. I stamped it again in Always Artichoke and cut out just the wreath part and the bells and sentiment are from Bells and Boughs in the new hoilday mini. A few red rhinestones and Glimmer spray over the entire card and, Viola!, it`s finished!

Northern Flurries embossed card

It seems that all my Christmas cards lately have been made with the traditional shades of red and green. For this card I decided to use Marina Mist ( such a pretty shade of blue) with a Confetti White background. The little bit of Cherry Cobbler adds a nice splash of color to this very simple card. Hope you enjoy!!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Christmas stamp class .

October isn't over ,yet, but I really need to start planning for my upcoming class; we're making just Christmas cards. When I started going through my stamp sets , I realized that I had accumulated quite a few sets ! I intially bought the Greeting Card Kids set to make back to school cards , but it such an adorable set that I must keep using it !!!

I really like the added bling effect that the glass glitter adds to my cards.

Suplies used:
Old Olive,Rose Red, Very Vanilla cardstock
Merry Moments DSP ( retired from '09 mini)
silver cord (retired) Silver brads
Punches  :Decorative Label  ( holiday mini,)Dotted Scallop Ribbon border, Scallop Trim border
Join In The Cheer die,Ovals , Bigshot
Silver Glass Glitter  (holiday mini)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Haunted House

So last month I posted a pic of a vintage Halloween card which I really liked but then I redid the card using Stampin' Up! waffle paper instead of ribbon and I used Basic Black craft ink for the haunted house image rather than the classic pad. The image was much more bolder, especially after I Smooched the image. I also cahnged the DSP in the background with new Spooky DSP.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Mini Monster Teachers' Halloween gift

Again, using the  MinI Monsters cartridge, I made a simple little gift for my son's teacher. I saw an idea similar to this ( sorry I don't remember the site) and I loved it! I taped treats to toothpicks and stuck them in a styrofoam cup , hidden underneath my own basket stuffing. The little monsters were so much fun to make , I made a whole bunch to use for treat containers for my son's class. ( See pervious post for more details).

Mini Monsters Trick -Or-Treat containers

Earlier this week I posted a  Halloween project I planned for my son's class. The first one I made was mainly from stamped images , but I really wanted to use my Mini Monsters cartridge, so I changed the project a bit. Those little monsters are so cute!! I just love them!

Give A Hoot Hallowween Costume

So I use my Cricut for cards, scarppages ( of course) and even for gifts and home decor so why not for a costume? Yes, a costume!
How eco-friendly is this costume that my daughter thought of?? We simply painted a box and glued some recycling to the inside . For the images on the outside, well that's where my Cricut came in handy! I recently purchased Give A Hoot cartridge and it's earth friendly images and phrases are perfect for this costume!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Boy Birthday card

I used Log Cabin Smooch for the dirt background  and sponged a sun on Whisper White and cut out the Extreme Dirt Bike for a 3-D effect.

Vinage Christmas

I love the new glass glitter from the Stampin' Up! holiday mini..... it adds just the right amount of bling!!!

Fireside Christmas stamp set
Deck The Halls DSP
Riding Hood , Very Vanilla cardstock
Champagne glass glitter
Deck The Halls designer buttons
Linen thread
medium and large oval punch
Real red satin ribbon
Always Artichoke,Real Red ink

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Echoes Of Kindness envelope card

I've made this style before as a gift card holder, but I thought I'd try it as a card this time. I adhered the inside layer inside the top of the envelope, so when you open the envelope , the inside stays attached.
Fraying the ribbon is such a trendy technique right now and it works for so many card styles!
I made this card using the  Thoughts and Prayers stamp set.

Owl 2-step punch/ Trifold Birthday card

I still have a stash of the Sweet Pea DSP from SU! spring mini, and even though I love it so much, I also know that it just gotta use it!!! So, here's a simple tri-fold card . If you haven't made a tri-fold card before it's super simple!! Check out the resources section @ for a tutorial.
The owl punch is so much fun to use! I can think of so many uses for this cute little punch!
Of course, I had to use Taken With Teal ( retired color) , cause I love it so much!! :-)  The sentiment inside is non-SU! but it makes me smile so here it is!!!
Happy Stampin!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Organic Outlines - Smooch Watercolor

I bought Organic Outlines thinking I would use it all the time but ,sadly, I hardly ever use it. I still love it , it just seems like I can never find the perfect occasion for it. When a friend asked to make a wedding card , I knew that this was the stamp set for it!!
Instead of spritzing water on the inked stamp for a watercolor effect Ispritzed a little white shimmer Smooch Spray. The effect was still soft , with just a hint of  shimmer, very elegant. I love the Greenhouse Gala DSP , and Baja Breeze is one of my all-time favorite colors! Kudos to Stampin' Up! for bringing it back ( I just hope thet un-retire my absolute fav, Taken With Teal!!!). The hodgepodge hardware ( Styled Silver) really adds an elegant touch to this simple card.
Hope youy enjoy. Happy Stamping!

Cricut Christmas: " Winter Frolic" ornament card

I totally cased this card from the Winter Frolic pamphlet! Just changed the card size and patterned paper!

Altered Projects : Trick Or Treat loot bags "Scary Skeleton"

Sorry I haven't posted in so long, we've been renovating ( never ending task it seems) and everything seems to be always coated in a thick layer of dust!!! But I did make some cards and even an altered treat container , which I still need to make more for my son's class! Thank goodness he has such a small class , just 8, can you believe that!!!
These cute little treat holders will be filled with yummy goodies, stickers,and other Halloween surprises I can find!

They are so easy to make, just covered a Second Cup hot chocolate ( white hot chocolate is my fav!! YUM!!) with last years' DSP . I then embossed Basic Black cs with SU! new  spider web embossing folder and adhered a border ( Old Olive ) which I made with the eyelet border punch. I diecut two Topnote shapes, one from Whisper White and the other from Old Olive. The Old Olive topnote is embossed with a Tim Holtz folder and trimmed to overlap over the stamped white topnote. After I stamped the skeleton , I doodled on the edge of the die cause I thought it was a little too plain for me!
The inked and embossed the the Decorative Label punch and inked the edges and finished it off with a stamped sentiment ( Modern Label punch).

Now I just have 7 more to make before Friday!!!