Thursday, September 24, 2009

Falling Leaves Thank you

This is such a great stamp set, and so perfect for fall. I also think that these 3 In-colors are perfect for fall. There is nothing that I don't love about fall. The colors, the smells, the changing of the season. Yummy! These are thank you notes to my dear friends and family for birthday gifts.

I love how this card turned out, although it was a little time intensive to make 8 of! First take your piece of Vanilla cardstock and randomly stamp your image, then cut into a grid, sponge and adhere to your next piece of card stock. What a great fall look!

Stamp Set: Falling Leaves, Trendy Trees
Ink: Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Soft Suede
Paper: Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Crushed Curry Ribbon, Jumbo Eyelet
Technique: Sponging

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Christmas pouch

Yep, you read that right. Christmas. In my experience from last year, if you are going to make your Christmas cards and gifts, you must start early! Otherwise, it turns into such a chore that you can't get anything done. So! Here goes the first Christmas card.

This makes a great little pouch for a gift card or photo to go inside. A tutorial for this card can be found here. She does such a great tutorial and this little card turned out so cute! Great way to show off your DSP. Speaking of which - this is some new stuff from the catalog - Merry Moments. LOVE it!

Here is a shot of the inside note area. Great place to write your merry message!

And all the pieces . . .

Stamp Set: Winter Post, The More the Merrier
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Real Red, Garden Green, Very Vanilla, Merry Moments DSP
Accessories: Old Olive Ribbon, Big Shot, Top Note Die, Silver Brad, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Round Tab Punch, Crimper

Hope this inspires you to start on Christmas!