Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Thank You

My friend, Julie, sent me this Thank You card.  She always makes lovely cards, but I was quite taken with this card.  I like the layout, the added touch of the pretty brad and of course the lovely cool colors.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas To All

Els of Elizabeth Crafts designed this card using her shimmer sheetz and stickers.  It was my favorite when I took her class.  I normally will not make a card that requires a lot of intricate cutting, but I put on my patience hat to complete this card.  Most of her cards are quite easy to make and I highly recommend taking her class if you live in an area where she teaches.

My very best wishes to you all for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Peace and Joy

I like the texture in this card as well as the bling.  I think it works well for hannukah too.


Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Merry in Blues

I always like non-traditional colors for Christmas so I thought I would share some of the cards made with blue tones.  These are all pretty easy too.  If you have any questions about any of the cards I have posted just ask and I will give you more details.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Hero Arts Easy Cards

Do you remember when Hero Arts used to have card kits that teachers could use to teach classes?  I really liked those classes and was so sad when they stopped doing them.  I found these cards from several years ago and thought I would share them as they are all pretty easy to do and use the great stamps and easy techniques that we all appreciate from Hero Arts.

Hope that your holidays are merry and bright.


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Quick & Easy Christmas Cards

There is not much more time before Christmas so I thought I would post some quick and easy cards that I have made.   These cards were made in past years, but they are all easy to do and get in the mail quickly.  If I were making it today I would stamp the greeting in the one above with a much darker ink.



Hope you are enjoying the season.


Glittery Goodness

Another Dreamweavers stencil - this time using my favorite glitter technique.  I may have described it before, but just in case here we go again.  You rub bar soap (Dreamweavers recommends a coconut soap that they sell and I concur) liberally over the back of the brass stencil, then take a large soft stencil brush and even out the soap bits (be sure to elimiate any large pieces of soap on the stencil or in the nooks and crannies of the design) then put the soap side down on the sticky side of some sticky paper or double sided tape that has been cut to the size of the stencil.  At this point you can just pour the green glitter over the top (or as I did here you can carefully put the yellow glitter over the star and tap off, then the brown glitter for the base and tap off and then the green over the rest and tap off).  Next carefully remove the tape (or sticky paper) from the stencil and dip the whole thing in white glitter.  Voila! You will have a wonderful glittery image which you can mount on your project.  As a side note the Happy Holidays was done with a stencil and green paste.

Give it a try it is so easy.


Monday, December 19, 2011

Pointsettia Ornament

Deck the halls or your cards with gold embossed poinsettias.  I made this card a couple of years ago, but I still like it which is unusal for me.  Hope you are all ready for the holidays.


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Do You Believe?

This card was made last year using a stamp put out by The Cat's Pajamas.  This stamp was my favorite last year.  Do check out Alma's website if you like whimsical stamps by clicking here.  She has lots of critter stamps and a great gallery with good project ideas.  I met Alma several years ago when I was first learning how to stamp and I took many classes from her.  She is a very creative lady and I learned so much from her.

The card above also uses some of the great silver shimmer sheetz and Elizabeth Craft glitter which I adhered with a Quickie glue pen and a bit of Denami paper that I found in my scraps stash.

Ho Ho Ho,

Saturday, December 17, 2011

It's Hard To Be GOOD

This card was made at Scrapbooking Made Simple as a Make & Take last year.  If I recall correctly it was designed by Jennifer Priest who teaches at the shop.  I love all the layers and the fact that it really was easy with all the great papers that are out during the holidays. 

Hope you are all on Santa's nice list.


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Dreamweavers Christmas Tree in Metal

I'm back...  I know it has been awhile since I posted, but real life has really been getting in the way of fun and holiday crafting.  My husband took some photos of cards that I have done in years past and a few new ones so I am going to try and post a few holiday cards over the next few days. 

This card was made using a new Dreamweavers stencil.  Different colors of metal were used, then sanded so the silver metal would show through, then cut into strips, glued to a piece of cardstock and finally cut into the tree shape.  This particular stencil made this quite easy as there were already horizontal lines to follow.

I really liked working with the metal and will have to do it more often.