Saturday, December 15, 2012

Day 2 of Winter Holiday Fun

Good Morning Everyone!

Here is the second creation in my Holiday Fun blog event.

This creations is using a stamp from Stamping Bella and paper from Core'dinations and DCWV. This is an A2 card measuring 4"x5.5".

  • Cut a piece of Core'dinations White Wash Grandpa's truck cardstock to 4x5.5" and 2.75"x2.75"
  • Cut piece of pattern paper to 3.75"x5.25". (My pattern paper is from DCWV 2011 Holiday Stack.)
  • Cut a piece of smooth white cardstock to 2.5"x2.5"
  • Using Tuxedo Black ink from Memento ink and stamp image on white cardstock
  • Color image using Copic Markers
  • Use Fiskers Heritage punch to cut the corners of the image cardstock and coordinating sized Core'dinations
  • Ink edges of image with Tea Dyed Distress Ink by Tim Holtz
  • Adhere image to cardstock and pattern paper to card stock
  • Adhere image to pattern paper
  • attach ribbon and bow
  • Adhere card front to base measuring 8"x5.5" folded in half
  • Write "Wishing you many 'Cups of Good Cheer' this season" on the inside of card. (Lyric from "We Wish You a Merry Christmas")
Today's challenge

Use a holiday song lyric in your project. When posting your project please state the song title. Please link through the comments section.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Let the Winter and Holiday Fun Begin!

Hello Everyone and Welcome!

 Last night my boyfriend and I snuggled up to watch "A Christmas Carol" with Jim Carey. Wow, there were some parts of the movie that were not very kid friendly for a Disney movie. I was looking all over the box for Tim Burton's name, but I guess he didn't work on this film. I love who Jim is able to project and change his voice. His voice just carries the emotion and energy of the Scrooge character so well. It was very good and followed the original work by Charles Dickens very well.

On another note...

Today kicks off my 12 Days of Christmas Blog challenge. Guess what? I'm even starting on time! Today's challenge is a Joy-Fold Card.

Here is a picture

The card measures 4"x5.5"

  • Core'dinations Vintage Cardstock in Kisses and Clover Patch
  • SEI Holiday Traditions Dreams of Wonder Cardstock
  • (3) square metallic green brads
  • Smooth white paper from the Paper Loft
  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink pad
  • Adhesieve
  • Outlines small and medium snowflake
  • boner folder
  • paper trimmer
  • Cut a piece of the Clover Patch to 4x8.25" score and fold at 2.75"
  • Cut a piece of the Clover Patch to 2.25x7.5" score and fold at 3.75"
  • Cut 2 pieces of the Clover patch to 3x3" and adhere back to back
  • Cut a piece of the Clover patch to 1.75x1.75
  • Cut a piece of Kisses at 2.75x2.75" and one at 1.5x1.5
  • Cut a piece of smooth white to 3.5x2"
  • Cute a piece of pattern paper to 3.75x5.25", and (2) pieces 3.75x2.5"
  • Stamp images on smooth white and trim around the edges
  • Adhere images to coordinating sized cardstock
  • Punch holes and secure brads in lower right hand corner of larger panel of pattern paper. Adhere panel to inside of larger green cardstock
  • Adhere one of the smaller panels of pattern paper to the flap of card base. Reverse pattern for inside of flap. 
  • Adhere folded strip of green cardstock so that the flap of the card base is sandwiched between. Center the strip on card base before pressing into place
  • Adhere smooth white strip to the front of the strip flap then adhere medium snowflake layers to the strip flap
  • Adhere small snowflake to inside of the card
HERE is the challenge-
Create a Joy Fold card using snowflakes. The snowflakes can be part of the paper, stamped, or both. Be creative and link your card through the comments (meaning put you blog/flicker/etc. address in the comment) Deadline is December 31st 2012.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Fun Things in the Works

Hello Crafting World!

Only a few days left until the 12 Days of Christmas online fun. I plan on posting a variety of cards, scrapbook pages and other projects to spur on your own holiday creativity. All the fun starts December 13th. Remember you can join in the fun by linking your projects through the comments section. As the date gets closer I will post more information.....

I'm working on new posts for the Technique page too.  Joy-fold cards, alcohol ink and more

On another note-

An exciting opportunity has presented itself. On December 26th, I will be at Steele Hill Resort in Belmont NH from 1pm to 3pm. I will be giving paper crafting lessons, selling kits (scrapbook and card), scrapbook layouts and greeting cards. Here is a link to the resort.....just click here

Thanks for stopping by,