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2011 {a little bit crafty}

Yes, I’m still here.  Just busy. 

I have had a little time to be crafty lately.  Here are some highlights. 

Paper tape flower in picture above.  VERY EASY.  I learned how from the Tim Holtz tutorial.  You should give it a try! 

Above is a glass etching that I finally did.  After watching many Cricut tutorials, I was confident enough to give it a try… Very EASY!  I am thinking of many more things to etch!
I sent a care package to my nephew that just started college.  I wanted to include some homemade cookies.  After putting them in a ziploc bag, I placed them in this oatmeal container, to better protect them.  I didn’t want to decorate it…after all, he’s a guy.  But I did include a handmade tag with it. 

SO, that’s just a little of what I’ve been up to. 

december daily 2010 preview

Finally am posting some pictures of my December Daily 2010.

If you want to see all of the pages, you can view them on my flickr page.

I think this is my 3rd or 4th DD.  Looking back, I learned 2 main things:

1.  Don’t try to create the page ahead of time.  Stick with the dates only and allow for creativity later.

2. I rarely have ever finished a DD once Christmas passes….so, I prepared up to day 25, added 2 more pages and that’s all.  Obviously, I can always add more pages, if time allows. 

This year, i wanted a “vintage-feel”.

Thanks for looking!

Christmas cards 2010 version 1.1

Well, I said I would never do it again, yet here I am. 

Handmade Christmas cards. 

A few years ago, I made huge amounts & hated it. 

This year, I decided that if I see any cards that catch my eye, I will buy them. 

BUT, I will also make some.  Usually, I send out about 60 cards….

we’ll see if I survive this year  : )

Here we go!

I decided to use embossed white paper as the main background. 

So, last week, I sat on the couch with my paper-cutter, my white cardstock, and my embosser. 

Then, I decided to do some hand-stitching on them. 

I have tried to use my sewing machine on paper with about 65% luck.  Never guaranteed what the end result will be, so I decided to do it by hand.  I absolutely LOVE how the snowflake turned out, however, of course, that one took the longest to make. 

On this card, I used my Tim Holtz edge thingy to give it a rough, frayed look. 

I had bought pre-cut/scored Kraft cards & envelopes a while back on sale, so I decided to use those. 

I put a sheet of red cardstock behind the white…just so a tiny amount of the red showed around the edges. 

Weeks ago, I found the “Christmas Story” both the Bible story version and The Night Before Christmas version and pasted them into a word document.  Then I changed the font color to red and printed it out on cardstock.  I then took my Marvy punch (scalloped edge square–size purple) and cut a bunch of background squares. 

Then, I tied a ribbon around the white cardstock before adhering it to the page. 

I also took my Distress Ink and inked around the edge. 

I used my PapertreyInk stamp for the sentiment.  Inked around the edges with white Brilliance ink. 

To make it more dimensional, I used foam dots to adhere the scalloped square. 

I stamped the inside, added some bling and inked around the edges  (for that snowy feel). 
I added some snowflakes to the envelope. 
Here’s another version of the card. 

On the inside of this one, I stamped first and then placed some cardstock on top of the words and inked a snowy edge around the sentiment.  Thanks for looking! 

card crazy

Well, I’m a week or so late on posting these.  It was World Card Making Day last week….so I sat down and made a bunch of cards.  These are a few of them. 
I messed around with a bunch of flowers that I had punched out with a Marvy punch. 
The birdie below was actually stamped and cut out of a Starbucks cardboard cup cozy. 
I love how the flower below turned out.  It’s actually a scalloped circle then I just cut it and curled up the “petals”. 
The embellishments below is cut out of the same Starbucks cardboard cup sleeve.  Thanks for looking!

embellishment swap

I made these journaling tags for an embellishment swap over on the studio calico site.  It was a lot of fun, but it’s always hard to know if the person that will receive your items will like them!!!
The “Cookies” tag word, and cookies were cut on my Cricut.
The button wreath that I used on this tag, I made last year. 
I love how the white ink smudged along the edge looks like snow! 
All of the tags and tag pockets were cut on my Cricut also.  I love the endless possibilities!
I know it’s been a while since my last post, but I’m still here!