Friday, November 13, 2009

Beautiful Baby

We just had a couple of friends who had babies. Duane's cousin had a baby boy, and some friends had a baby girl. And no baby cards on hand! These were really fast to put together, and I just love how they look like baby onesies!

Stamp Set: Beautiful Baby (retired)
Ink: Groovy Guava (retired)
Paper: Whisper White, Groovy Guava DSP (retired)
Accessories: Metallic Eyelets, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Groovy Guava Ribbon

Stamp Set: Beautiful Baby (retired)
Ink: Blue Bayou (retired)
Paper: Whisper White, Blue Bayou DSP (retired)
Accessories: Metallic Eyelets, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Blue Bayou Ribbon

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

November Club

It's club time again! We have a great Thanksgiving card, and 2 cards that go with home-made gifts. Nothing better than a home-made gift these days!

Okay, so this first card really makes me smile. I just LOVE the 3-d pumpkin. I am not sure that it will mail well, but pop an extra stamp on it, and I bet it would! The bottom edges of each layer is torn (great therapy to tear paper) and sponged.

Here is a close up of the 3-d pumpkin. It is made up of 8 scallop oval punches that are sponged on the edges. And a litle piece of scrap Old Olive curled up for the stem. :)

Stamp Set: Falling Leaves
Ink: Soft Suede
Paper: More Mustard, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Accessories: Soft Suede Ribbon, Scallop Oval Punch
Technique: Sponging, Tearing

Anyone make home-made salsa, jelly, bread, cookies, pasta? Anything that you make and give as a gift would look great topped with this cute little apron, don't you think? Write the recipe on the card and makes a great gift topper. Make sure you fill in the yum factor! :)

Stamp Set: From the Kitchen of
Ink: Choclate Chip
Paper: choclate chip, Real Red, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Old Olive Ribbon, Sleigh Bells Ribbon, Round Tab Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Jumbo Eyelets

And this last one is great packaging for those of you who gift photo cd's or dvd's for Christmas. This is a great CD case that I found a tutorial for here. Very easy tutorial to follow!

This is a shot of the back of the CD case.
Stamp Set: Sweet Celebrations (retired)
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Kraft, Old Olive, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Cottage Wall DSP
Accessories: Velcro circle, Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Build a Daisy Die, 5/8" Jumbo Brad

See ya gals tonight! Anyone want to join club? Contact me!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Crystal Lite anyone?

This would be a 're-claimed' Crystal Lite container that I have altered into gift packaging! Take advantage of items in your house that you would normally throw away and turn them into hand-crafted items!

This was easy to do - just wrap some DSP around your container, and then do some festive ribbon.

The best part, I think, of the whole package is the bow on top!! I am in love with it! You can find the tutorial here. Its WAY easy to make! This packaging AND bow used 1 sheet of designer paper. Looks quite fetching, don't you think? It already has a gift in it. Can you believe I already have a Christmas present ready and wrapped? me neither . . .

Paper: Ski Slope DSP (retired), Real Read
Accessories: Alpine Ribbon, Brad, Dimensional, Glue Dot

I think I will have to add a gift tag to it too. Don't want the recipient to already know what they are getting their gift in! :)