Saturday, December 27, 2014

One last Christmas Card for 2014

This is my last card for the Christmas season. I used my Sizzix pop-up card dies once again. I had this Christmas paper from Doodlebug's Home for the Holidays collection. I had a pop-up poinsettia so I couldn't resisit. The Candy Cane is from the Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge, and the scalloped cirlce is from Winter Woodlands. 

This pop up has a poinsettia die cut that I also purchased. I outlined the poinsettia with a gold pen to give it more dimension, 

Friday, December 26, 2014

My favorite Christmas Card of the Season

This was probably one of my favorite cards from this season. It s a cute ornament card with a popup inside. I had one sheet left of the blue paper from Bo Bunny. You cant tell from this picture, but the paper is kind of iridescent, which makes this card a little more elegant. The holly paper is from Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses line. I used kraft colored cardstock to mat the card, 2 layers of pink card stock punched with a Martha Stewart paper punch. 
The ornament and holly berry are from Joys of the Season. I cut the ornament from cream colored cardstock and stamped it with snowflake stamps from Recollections. Inside I used another one of my Sizzix pop up dies for the tree, 

Thursday, December 25, 2014


Merry Christmas! Yes, it's another Noel Card. I really went for simple cards this year because I had no time at all to make them! My dad got very sick and had to have heart surgery, so I spend most of this month in the hospital. 
Once again I went to my 5 year old DCWV Christmas stack for this snowflake paper. It was the inspiration for this design. I used Plantin Schoolbook for this font and welded the letters together. I cut the snowflake from Winter Woodlands. I used Best Creation Glitter Gold paper for the shadow. I love that paper because the glitter does not shed at all. 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Pop Up Noel Card

This year for Christmas I bought the Sizzix pop-up card dies. Sizzix had a clearance sale a while back because these dies are being discontinued, and I couldn't resist. 
This is the pop up inside the card, isn't it cute? I used Christmas paper from Imaginisce as the base of my card. I bought a whole pack of it at the Scrapbook Expo, I just love the little characters on the paper that are on the front side of the card. The red paper inside is from my stash. I used a Martha Stewart edge punch on the cream paper. 
I cut out this cute reindeer from the Cricut Create a Critter cartridge. The red paper on the front of the card is from Chatterbox, and the ribbon is from Michaels. 

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Merry Christmas Tree Card

Oh boy it's almost Christmas!  I've go a very old  DCWV paper stack that I'm trying to use up. When I say old, I mean I've had it for at least 5 years. I call it the never ending stack because I have made cards from it for at least 5 years and I still have the stack. I went for the non-traditional colored paper for this card, pink,purple, grey and black. 

I cut the trees from Joys of the Season and the layer underneath from Songbird. I have the Merry Christmas from Hero Arts.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Happy Turkey Day Banner

It's Thanksgiving time. It seems like all of the stores have skipped straight to Christmas, but I'm still decorating for Thanksgiving. I used the Cricut Tie the Knot cartridge to cut the flags at 8". The pattern paper is from Pinecone Press. It's double sided Halloween paper.

The 1/2 rosettes are made from strips of paper 2" wide and approximately 9" long. I used Scotch Quick Dry adhesive to glue a strip of cardstock to the ends to hold them open. Then I printed the words "happy" and "day" out from my computer on orange card stock and trimmed them to size. I used Glue Dots to attach the fans to the paper and the back of the words. Then I used some pop-dots (4 layers worth) to attach the words to the flag. I had to use that many to make it even height with the rosettes so that it didn't look lopsided.

This cute little gobbler is from the Cricut Create a Critter. I tied the whole thing together with thin ribbon from Michaels. Soon it will be time to gobble till you wobble! Happy Turkey Day.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

A Very Pink Retirement Card

Alright crafty peeps, today's card is almost Cricut free! Yeah, I know, I do love my Cricut (because I spend a lot of money on carts!) so I use it a lot. I was asked to make a retirement card for someone who loves pink and is a breast cancer survivor. So this is what I came up with:

The polka dot paper is from Pinecone Press, the center paper is from DCWV's Nanna's Nursery collection, and the pink triangle were from scrap pile (I think it's from JoAnn's). The ribbons are from the Stand And Salute cart, but that's the only Cricut cut I used. I had a bunch of Prima flowers in my stash (I live really close to the Prima Warehouse!!) This one is pretty simple.

Happy Crafting!