Sunday, November 20, 2011

More craft sale items

Hello again. I thought I would post a some more pics of my craft sale items.

This pretty banner is done in night of navy and whisper white. I stamped snowflakes from the Serene Snowflakes set using whisper white craft ink on night of navy card stock. Once dry, these pieces were attached to chipboard using the Stampin' Up! adhesive sheets. The adhesive sheets sure do make the big projects a lot easier. The chipboard pieces were then cut using the Big Shot and the scallop square die. The whisper white pieces use the scallop circle die and the letters were cut with the serif alphabet dies. Some retired night of navy ribbon keeps it all together and a couple of snowflakes and rhinestones add the finishing touches.

This is another Christmas wreath using rosettes made using the simply scored and the Holly Berry DSP in the mini. Some shimmery red paper and Holly Berry buttons make this wreath so pretty.

I was so happy with how these turned out. These are jumbo clothespins covered with DSP and prettied up with some scallop circle flowers and large brads. They work great as a photo holder or recipe card holder.

This little guy is my favourite so far this season. This snowman gift card holder is made using the top note die and some punched pieces. Love him!! This idea came from Marian Foerster and I thought he would make a great gift card holder. Thank you for sharing Marian!

Lastly, an altered picture frame. I loved last year's Christmas specialty paper for altering picture frames and wasn't sure how this year's selection would work. I love this one!! The idea for the angel came from Debbie Henderson. Check out her blog:

The colors for this frame are Wild Wasabi and very vanilla. The very vanilla velvet ribbon looks so nice on the frame.

That's it for today. I should try and get a few more projects done this week and post them next weekend. Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Christmas Projects

Hello. I have been busy preparing crafts for the upcoming Christmas craft sales. Here are some of the items I have been working on:

Christmas wreaths, banners and stamped tiles. Just a few of the items I have been working on. I will post more later in the week.

Thank you for stopping by.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

November Club #1 Projects

We were very busy last night working on our three Club projects. I love the stocking die and have seen so many wonderful samples. My plan was to use the stocking die as a gift card holder:

My version incorporates some of the many ideas I found online. Thank you to all of those that inspired me! We used two stockings in real red, embossed with the snowburst embossing folder. It is important to remember to emboss one of the stockings in the reverse of the first so that you have a mirror image on the back. The same goes for cutting the cuff, heel and toe for the stocking. The glimmer polka dot paper comes from the Holly Berry Specialty Designer Paper in the holiday mini. The bottom half of the stockings are attached to each other using sticky strip and the top half uses dimensionals. The gift card sits on a piece of always artichoke which has a tab at the top and a candy cane from the stocking accessories die. By using dimensionals on the top half of the stockings it gives the card holder room to slide in and out. Some pretty vanilla velvet ribbon adds a pretty touch to the cuff. The holly leaves are cut from always artichoke using the stocking accessories die and the holly berries are punched from the red glimmer paper. Love it!!! This is a lot of work so I'm going to have to simplify my craft sale versions!!

We started the night with a photo/scrap layout:

I seem to frame my layouts more than actually scrapping them!! I like to decorate my entry way according to the seasons and, since we have had our first taste of snow, this seemed like an appropriate layout. The layout base is pacific point stamped with snowflakes in whisper white craft ink. The snow at the bottom is whisper white torn to give a ragged uneven edge, add some tombow and mica flakes and you have some glittery snow. The letters for snow were cut using the serif essentials alphabet dies and the big shot. We embossed the letters with the snowburst embossing folder and adhered to the pacific point. The picture is layered on night of navy. It was difficult to do but the snowflake is punched from the silver glimmer paper using the snowflake punch. Even with the backing taken off of the silver glimmer paper, it was still really difficult to punch. Proceed with caution if you try this at home!! :) A basic rhinestone in the centre of the snowflake is the finishing touch. Needless to say, after this project we were all sticky with glue and covered in mica flakes. That stuff is all over my house and seems to be totally resistant to my vacuum. Oh well, everything is glittery and pretty that way.

Finally, we had a simple card to end the projects:

This card uses cherry cobbler card stock, layered with brushed silver card stock. The stamp set used is from The Sounding Joy set in the holiday mini. The star image is stamped on whisper white using cherry cobbler ink. The joy image is stamped using versamark and embossed using the new pewter embossing powder from the holiday mini.

I had also done this card using night of navy for another stamping event:

These cards use the lovely 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon and some retired big buttons. I absolutely love these buttons and hope we get some more again soon!!

I hope you enjoyed this week's projects. Thank you for stopping by.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Remembrance Day

Not much to say today. I wanted to do something for my entrance way in memory of my Grandfather and other war veterans:

The poppy was punched from real red card stock using the petal builder punch. Four petals and a black circle complete the poppy.

Remembrance Day is November 11th. Wear your poppy!

Thank you for stopping by.


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Club #2 projects

This week I was excited to have my second club start up. We only did two projects as we had a little getting to know you session to start with. Here is the first project we did:

This Christmas card uses the Pennant Parade stamp set from the big catalogue. Our card base uses wild wasabi and the image is stamped on whisper white using wild wasabi, chocolate chip and daffodil delight for the star. The tree is stamped again on whisper white and punched out using the pennant builder punch. Popping the tree up with dimensionals over the first tree gives some great dimension. The image is layered on marina mist and finished off with a scallop border using early espresso cut with the tasteful trim die and the Big Shot. Some white bakers twine holds our merry tag. The card base is embossed with the Northern Flurry embossing folder. Final touches are the basic rhinestones.

Our final project uses the ornament from the Tags til Christmas set. The card base is real red with a very vanilla layer. The ornament is stamped in real red on whisper white and punched out using the ornament punch. Basic pearls dress up these ornaments. The lower layer is the shimmery striped paper from the Holly Berry specialty paper in the holiday mini. This is topped off with a real red satin ribbon tied in a knot. So pretty!

I hope my new club members had fun and hope that they are looking forward to meeting every month to do more exciting projects.

Next week I will be posting the projects from Club #1. Stop in later to check them out. Thanks for stopping by.


Estevan Bridal Show

Last weekend I attended the Estevan 1st Annual Ladies Night/Bridal Show. I had my Stampin' Up! booth with samples of handcrafted invitations, favours and decorations, in addition to some of my other projects. Here are pics of the items I had on display:

This was a coupon that I provided for the gift bags for the registered brides. It also serves as a sample of an invitation. The colour scheme I used for all of the bridal projects was soft suede and very vanilla. The stamp set used is Wedding Sweet on page 80 if the big catalogue. This set can be used for invitations, congratulations, save the date and thank yous. This particular sample has a belly band around the coupon that is embellished with a flower made from scallop circles. I love these flowers!!

This sample of an invitation uses a different fold and is tied closed with soft suede taffeta ribbon. Inside there is a the invitation info on the centre space and the side has a pocket for the RSVP card.

The main image from the Wedding Sweet set was used to stamp on a battery operated pillar candle. The outside has a wax coating so you are still able to heat set the image onto the candle. The shade for the luminary is cut from vellum using a template. A battery operated tea light sits inside a wine glass which is the base for the shade. Add some basic rhinestones to these items and you have some lovely lighting for your tables.

Last but not least are samples of the favours. The sour cream or twisty favour is embossed with the elegant lines embossing folder. An oval is punched out at the bottom of the favour and covered with window sheet. This allows you to display the treats inside. Basic pearls add a nice touch to this favour. The match box favour uses specialty paper from the Beau Chateau paper pack. A pretty in pink ribbon is so pretty with this paper. Inside are Hershey nuggets wrapped with the Mr. and Mrs. wrap from the It's a Wrap Occasions set. Finally, a simple thank you note card is stamped with the smaller image and thank you from the Wedding Sweet set. The eyelet border punch, basic pearls and soft suede ribbon make this simple card look quite elegant.

In addition to the excitement of the Bridal Show, I was so excited to have another club start this past week. The majority of the members are new stampers and I can't wait to share the fun of stamping with them. I will post our club projects next. Thanks for stopping by.