Saturday, December 29, 2012

Christmas Cards

Now that Christmas is over I can post the cards I made.  These gatefold cards are my go to card when I need to make a lot of cards and have no time to do so.  I hope you all had a great holiday and that next year is a great one for you.  Here is my Christmas card for this year

Inside of the card

Supplies used:
  • EP Holly Jolly
  • CTMH Ink
  • Hero Arts Stamps
  • Spellbinders Large Scallop Ovals
  • Spellbinders Regular Scallop Ovals

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Tag Swap

The Crop Chocolate design team recently decided to do a tag swap.   I have to be honest I am not great with tags, and I really struggle with them.  For this one I misted the background, and then heat embossed with a Hero Arts stamp for the background.  Next I distressed the edges with my TH distresser and added some Spellbinders die cuts.  My partner has posted that she got hers to I can finally post a picture.  The letters were cut with my Cameo and then I sprayed some glue and added glitter to the letters.

 Supplies used:

  • Plain tag
  • Spellbinders Create a Flake 1
  • I-Roc and clear rhinestones
  • MS Black Glitter
  • White Embossing Powder
  • Twinery Twine

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Glitter Flowers

I made this birthday card for my Mom's birthday, and I decided to combine it with a challenge at Crop Chocolate as well.  The challenge was to use ribbon and something else (bling, glitter, buckles, etc).  So I decided to use glitter.  I made the flower by stamping Aztec Flowers 2 using embossing ink, and then using heat and stick powder.  I then heated the powder till it melted and viola I have a great glue for glitter, then I sprinkled black glitter on the glue and cut the flowers out with my spellbinders.  The heat and stick powder is great for glitter it doesn't flake off at all.  I had tried the glue pads for stamps but the glue never seemed to hold and then someone suggested heat and stick powder and what a difference.

Closeup of the flower

Products used:

  • Carta Bella 6x6 Paris Girl
  • Carta Bella Craft Cardstock
  • MS Black Glitter
  • Spellbinders Blossom 2
  • Heartfelt Creations Aztec Flowers 2

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Crop Chocolate Challenge # 41

The current challenge at Crop Chocolate is to create something using three different hearts.  I am currently working on a mini album as a Christmas gift, and when I saw this I figured I could make something for it.  This is a journalling tag to go in my album and after Christmas I will upload a video and pictures of the finished project.

Supplies used:
  • FP Winterland Paper
  • Spellbinders Hearts
  • Spellbinders Ornate Artisan Tags and Accents

Friday, December 7, 2012

Thank Heaven for Babies

I made this card for the Crop Chocolate challenge #40, the theme was thankful and you had to use twine somewhere on the project.  I have a new niece on the way and this was the card I made for the baby shower.  I can't wait to meet her !

Supplies used:
  • MME Lush Dots Paper
  • Spellbinders Cirlces
  • Spellbinders Large Scallop Circles
  • Twine
  • Ribbon