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Thursday, 6 October 2011

Angel card for the Holidays

Hello everyone,
This is a little spin on a card I made a little while back. I just loved the angel and thought she would be perfect for Christmas cards, as well. So I decided to use Christmas paper for her skirt.

I started by using my Scalloped border punch and punched along both long edges of 8.5 x 11 card stock, this way you can do more all at once, and then I cut my paper in half.

Then I counted and marked every 8 scallops, and cut the card stock and this makes her skirt. To round the edges just mark the middle of the top flat side of the card stock and cut up the sides to the mark you made. Next take the extra-large oval punch and punch out a skin tone colored card stock and this is her head. I haven't added a face or pink for the cheeks yet.

I used the petal punch and using red glitter card stock, I punched out 3 flowers for each angel, added a yellow center and you have poinsettias. Using silver card stock, and my Creative Memories oval cutting system I used the smallest oval template and the blue and green blades and cut out the halos.

Next I ran the cardbase through the Cuttlebug with the Petals a Plenty embossing folder. I took sponge and Handsome Hunter and ran the sponge back and forth across the embossed surface until I had the color I wanted. I realized after that I could have udes my Brayer instead of the sponge to apply the color.

Next I centered and adhered the angel in place. I used the Merry Christmas stamp from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, stamped in Real Red Classic ink and punched out with the Word Window. I layered with the |Decorative label and adhered the sentiment to her dress.

I added red glitter glue to the centers of the embossed images, and to a few centers I added little beaded red flowers, that I got at Michaels in the bargain bins. (they came in a sheet of 25 flowers for $1.50, and I got 20% off)

Enjoy and if you have any questions, feel free to send me a note.
Happy Crafting, Tina

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

A Beautiful Morning

Hello there,
     I was just going through my pictures that I took this week, and found this picture. I took it yesterday morning as the sun was coming up. I love how the sun reflects on the trees, I knew I had to get the picture as soon as I saw it, and sure enough, 15 minutes later it was gone. I hope you like the picture and that it makes you smile, especially with the rain and wind we have had last night and today.

These pictures were taken while I was standing on my front porch.
Have a great day, Tina

Coffee Thankyou Card

Good morning,
     With how busy things have been lately, with Chris being sick (he's better now), I had moved alot of my craft supplies upstairs into the middle of the livingroom. Well I spent all of this afternoon putting it all away! The house is back to normal now.
My mother in law wants me to make her Christmas cards this year, so I have been busy making those and I have a card request from one of the guys I work with.
 He wants a card for one of the girls that we work with, she is changing rotations and we won't be working with her, except in passing.
So yet another dilemma, what type of card do I make for someone who is not a girlie girl? Well she is a good friend of mine so I got to thinking about things she likes, and what stamps and punches I have. Coffee, that's it, she loves her coffee. We like our wine too but didn't think he would like to give her a card about that, hehehe.

So I got thinking about types of coffee, espresso.......express, espresso my thanks? Yeah that works, now what? A coffee cup die cut and my card is starting to take shape. Hmmmmm perhaps a chalk board in the background naming different types of coffee? Ok now this I don't have so guess I'll pull out my computer and make one.

Well I have that finished, and I layered it with dark brown card stock, and sponged all my edges with Chocolate Chip ink. I had Chris cut me out some coffee cup die cuts with the cuttlebug and I like how you can swap the pieces out to give them more dimension. I used My Digital Studio by Stampin' Up to create the "chalkboard" as you can use all of the colors that Stampin' Up has and match your colors.

Here is a picture of the finished card......now on to more Christmas cards.
Happy crafting, Tina

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Another Christmas card

Hello again,
I know it's still a little early to be thinking of Christmas, but truly I don't think a week goes by that I don't find myself humming a Christmas Carol or thinking of how I want to decorate this year. Shoot and I haven't even decorated for Halloween yet!

This card is made with the Come to Bethlehem stamp set. I have always liked this stamp set and it was one I finally ordered, in my last Stampin' Up order. I decided to go with a silver and blue color scheme. I took a light blue card stock and used Versamark and stamped the three wisemen stamp on the card stock. Next I used silver embossing powder, and heat set it.

I bought this shimmer paper pad at Michael's using my 50% off coupon. I took the silver shimmer paper and cut it out 4 x 5.25 inches. Next I layered my stamped/embossed image. At first I cut the top layer 1/4 inch smaller but decided I wanted more of the silver showing, so I cut each of the top layers 1/2 inch smaller than the silver layer. I then wrapped ribbon around the card and placed it on the front of my A2 card.

I offset the top layer, more to the side, so you could see the sparkle and color in the ribbon. Added a sentiment, layered it, and used Stampin' Dimensionals to give some dimension to the card. I then added a sentiment to the inside. I think my mother in law will like this card too.

Happy crafting, Tina