Monday, December 10, 2012

Happy Holidays Card

My daughter needs two Chrismtas cards for tomorrow night - one for the Conductor (of Youth Strings) and one for the Co-ordinator. I had her look through a few of the cards I had already made (but haven't mailed out yet...) but then I decided to make some new cards. I found inspiration for this card at Maureen's blog. I liked her snowflake with the hexagon center, but wanted my snowflake to be more visible. I'm still working on the second card.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Snowflakes
Love to Create - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz Challenges - Christmas!!
PaperPlay Challenges - Christmas is Coming
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - Ho Ho Ho

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day. :)

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Christmas background (Stampendous), Sentiment (Hero Arts)
Dies: Wplus9, Spellbinders (hexagons), Sizzix (snowflake)
Inks: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain (TH Distress Inks)
Paper: Neenah Solar White, MME Merry
Ribbon, button, twine

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Snowman Gift Tag for CAS-ual Friday's Challenge

Quick post before the kids start coming home...
I loved the turquoise and red colours from the Lawnscaping challenge so much, that I made a Christmas tag for the CAS-ual Friday's gift tag challenge:

I used my Hero Art's snowman stamp and die. I trimmed off part of the snowman to be flush with the bottom edge of the tag. The sentiment is stamped in Memento Tuxedo black ink and clear embossed. 

Have a good day!

Monday, December 03, 2012

Fabulous Colour Combo Challenge at Lawnscaping

This week's Lawnscaping Challenge has started and I'm so excited!! I just love the wonderful colour challenge:
I was inspired by all the beautiful creations by the Lawnscaping DT and went right to work creating a gift bag for the challenge.
I stamped the snowflakes on the bag in an ink shade a little lighter than the kraft bag. I used turquoise ink to colour some white paper and then misted my Penny Black Diamond Pattern stamp with some water and stamped in onto the turquoise paper. I just love the results (but the picture doesn't really show it very well.)  I stamped the Hero Arts sentiment in black (I tried turquoise, but it didn't look good). 

I paper-pieced the Lawn Fawn snowman and popped him up with some foam adhesive. I folded the top of the bag and tied a ribbon (from Michaels) around the top. I tried a bow, but felt the ribbon was too bulky.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a great night!