Thursday, December 15, 2011

Winter Snowflake Embossed Greeting Card

I'm loving my Minnesota winter...rain yesterday and a bit of snow overnight, so I was thinking about Christmas only a short 10 days away, and I'm wondering if we'll have a white Christmas.  I decided to make a winter/snowy card.  I went for a very simple design.

I started with a base of Night of Navy and used a layer of white that was embossed with a snowflake folder (THANK YOU NORMA!). 

  I added glitter to two of the snowflakes, and then stamped my sentiment from my Stampin Up set called Wondrous Gifts in Night of Navy ink, mounted onto Night of Navy cardstock.

 I thought about adding ribbon or brads, but decided less was more for the look I wanted.

Here is one more look.  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Spirelli Poinsettia Greeting Card

I used a new technique on today's card that I learned over at SplitcoastStampers.  It is called Spirelli, and you should go take a look at the tutorial for how to make designs with thread and scalloped shapes.

  I used super shimmery green as the base, and I added gold and white embossed with the Poinsettia embossing folder.  I added a paper flower from my stash and my sentiment and inside stamp from Home for Christmas.
 I punched my sentiment out with a large circle and then hid half of it behind my gold piece of cardstock.

 Here is a closer look at the spirelli scallop.

 The inside is stamped with "Though far and wide on earth we roam, at Christmastime our hearts come home."

One more look at the card.

This card is eligible for the following challenges:
One Stop Craft Challenge--traditional Christmas colors
Creative Card Crew--Tis the season
Dolce Stamps and Cards-- DSAC07 Get your shine on

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Hand Stamped Elegant Moments All Ocassion Greeting Card

Today's card is simple and elegant.

 I used the sentiment from Elements of Style.

 The base is Very Vanilla, with Pink Pirouette run through an embossing folder.
I cut the sentiment out with an oval and then used Very Vanilla to also cut our the scallop oval layer.
I added a double row of pearls for the elegance.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Vintage Moments Elegant Stamped Greeting Card

So I hit the sale at Michael's today and picked up a pack of cardstock that was ivory and black.  I fell in love with the patterns and HAD to have it!  I also HAD to tear into it right away.   I used the sketch 362 over at SplitcoastStampers.
 Here was the sketch.

 And here is my card.  I made #1 from the sketch larger, but otherwise I followed it pretty closely.

 The stamps are from Elements of Style, and I  used 9 various sizes of pearls to accent the floral scroll and another 4 for the Life is a matter of moments sentiment.

Here is a closer look at the pearls.

And one more look at the whole card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

I WON! Dolce Stamps and Cards Center Step Challenge

I won my first card challenge ever!  I'm excited, even though I was selected through a random generator.  I get a $10 gift card for their store!  YAY!  SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited to shop!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Got Tools? Scrapbook Embellishment Title Tag

Today I'm sharing with you a project that I made for My Scrap Chick using one of their print and cut files.  I simply printed the images on my computer to the size I wanted and cut them out.

Thanks for looking

Etsy Store Coupon HOLIDAY SPECIAL!

I'm really excited to share with you that I'm offering a Holiday special at my Etsy store, My Scrap Shack.  By using the coupon code: HOLIDAY2011 you can save 15% off all purchases from my store beginning today, Cyber Monday, and ending December 19, 2011.  Be sure to share this with your friends, and stock up on the handmade items you don't have time to make yourself!

Have a great day and happy shopping!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Cricut Ornament Shaped Greeting Card

I was playing with my Cricut cartridges to make some embellishments and decided that I wanted to make a shaped card.  I used my Joy of the Season cartridge and cut the ornament foundation at 6". 
 This card suits for two of the challenges over at SplitcoastStampers as well:  TLC354 (Christmas or Winter button art), and CAS147 (Twine).

 I used strips of DSP that I can't remember the name of, and I used the stamp set Riveting, and is stamped in Baja Breeze.

 Then I used the buttons to separate the layers of paper, and twine around the top and through the center for a hanger.

 This angel shows a bit better, but the tree in the center of my stamped image is raised on a pop-dot.

Here is one final look at the card.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Punch Art Stocking Stuffer Kingsize Candy Wrapper

So today's project is my first attempt at using a technique I found on SplitcoastStampers called Tag Punch Star.  I didn't have both tag punches, so I wasn't able to make a star, but I have a variety of square punches, so I tried the 3/4 and 1 inch punches to make the "snowflake" on this project.

 These photos are HORRIBLE, but they will have to do. 
This is a king size Kit Kat candybar wrapper!

The big squares are punched in vellum and layered behind the white which I applied glitter to.
I stamped the greeting from Heard From the Heart
The brad is from my stash.
 Here is a close up of the glittered center.

 and the tasty treat tucked inside.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Card Pouch Greeting Card Gift Set

My post today is a bit late, but I hope you will find it worth the wait.  I made a card pouch of  4 x 4" cards.  I used one of the wonderful tutorials over at SplitcoastStampers.

 Here is the front of the pouch stamped with the flourish from Bliss, and I used Eggplant Envy ink.  The white background is embossed with the Square Lattice folder from Stampin Up!

 I used sheer white ribbon with wire sides to tie the pouch closed.

 Here is a look of the cards all tucked away in their pockets.  There are four 4 x 4 inside the pouch with envelopes.  There are two in each pocket.  The each have a different theme but a similar design.

 Here is one look at the cards that are tucked away in the pouch.  I used one stamp from Perfect Punches, and three from Whimsical Words.  The sentiments are:  You're never more than a thought away, Happiness Always, You're too Kind, and Happy Birthday.

 I used circle punches from 5/8" to 1" in the dark purple and the pattern paper and then adhered them to white squares and embossed the pieces in the Square Lattice embossing folder to match the pattern on the front.

Here is one more look at the pouch.  Thanks for looking!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Simple and Elegant Golden Anniversary Greeting Card

The photos aren't the greatest, so I apologize.  I really like the way this card turned out.  My friend asked me to make a golden anniversary card for her aunt and uncle.  I have to admit, I've never made an anniversary card for a couple celebrating that milestone!  I decided to go simple and elegant.

 The base of this card is Very Vanilla.  I then layered the shimmery gold paper, and added the dry embossed layer of Very Vanilla. 

 I heat embossed the sentiment in gold.  THANK YOU NORMA for letting me use your anniversary stamp!  I forgot to look what Stampin Up set it comes from.  If you know, please drop me a comment and let me know.
I finished the card with some leaf punches from the bird punch, and some paper petals with a pearl center.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Center Step Birthday Greeting Card

I have been wanting to make a Center Step card for quite a while, but I don't like that most don't fit in a standard A2 size envelope.  Well, I saw a card on SplitcoastStampers that used does fit in a standard envelope.  It was made using a template by Connie Babbert, so I decided to give it a try!

This card qualifies for a challenge over at Dolce Stamps and Cards (DSAC06)

 I'm really happy with the way this card turned out.  The base is Bashful Blue, and the stamp set I used was Heard from the Heart.  The pattern paper is from a holiday pack of DSP that I can't recall the name of.  The colored circles are Riding hood Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, and the pattern paper I can't remember!
 The center section is various circle punches adhered to a piece of white and then run through the square lattice embossing folder for the embedded embossing technique.
 The circles on the center section range from 3/4" to 1 1/2"
 Here is the side view of the card. 
One more look from the front.

Thanks for stopping by!