Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Can you believe there are only 52 days until Christmas???!!!! Where did this year go? Since we are on the countdown, I thought today would be great to share with you a Christmas decoration I made using some of my Heartfelt Creations stamps/dies. I loved the idea of making a Tussy Mussy and filling it up with some crafty goodness.
Here are the details of my project:
HCPC 3352 Snowy Cardinal
HCPC 2242 Innoscents Flowers 2
HCPC 3336 Ornament Medallion
HCD 705 Holly/Ornament Diecuts
HCD 704 Perfect Petals Diecuts
Blossom 2 Nestabilities
Aqua with Rhinestone Sparkler Button
Art Institute Glue with metal tip
To make the Tussy Mussy cone, cut a 12 x 12” sheet of designer paper on the diagonal. Roll up to form a cone and secure with Scortape. Embellish the cone with a diecut fancy corner from the Perfect Petals collection. Add ribbons and trim to the cone.
Next make a rosette for the front of the Tussy Mussy. Cut 2 strips of paper 12 x 1.5”. Score the strips at half inch intervals and pleat it. Glue the two strips together to form a circle. Push the center of the circle down and shape into a rosette. Then carefully use a hot glue gun to hold this in place. Stamp, emboss and cut an ornament from the Ornament Medallion set, and add to the center of the rosette.
For the filling of my Tussy Mussy, I made a flower using the Innoscents set. I cut 3 sizes of flowers, 2 of each size. I added dimensional adhesives between the layers, and added puff paint around the borders. I used a rhinestone sparkler button for the center.
Finally, I made the postcard by using a Postcard designer paper. I stamped the Snowy Cardinal on the left and colored it. I used the Art Institute glue with the metal tip, to highlight the pine branches and cover them with glitter. For the snow, I used Stickles with Polar White Flower Soft over it. I stamped and embossed the sentiment from the set on the right side.
I arranged all of the pieces and added some iridescent “grass” and some berry stems.
Sir Stampalot: Christmas Traditions
Simon Says Stamp and Show: Shabby
Wild Orchid: Classic Christmas
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Have you see our new sketch challenge at the Beary Scrap? This is such a beautiful sketch that Susan designed! We really hope that you will join in the challenge for a chance to win a $20 voucher to the Beary Scrap! And we have all kinds of new goodies that will be coming in, so I know you would not have any problems spending it!
Today, I wanted to show you what a cute card you can make in just a few minutes! I used My Mind's Eye - ALPHABET SOUP Boys Paper & Accessories Kit. It had all of the papers and diecuts - so it was a snap to put it together! I inked around all of my papers with Distress Ink to give the card a more finished look. I used the MME stamp set from Lost and Found - Union Square to stamp "Fun" on the ticket. The only thing else that I added that wasn't in the kit was the ribbon that I pleated by pulling the white stitching. Easy Peasy!
Monday, November 1, 2010
Wow! Can you believe November is here already? This year will be over before we even blink. Well, since Thanksgiving is now just a few short weeks away, we thought that it would be a great time for a Give Thanks/Thanksgiving Challenge at Karen's Doodles.
I chose to go a pretty traditional route for my card, by using Thanksgiving Turkey. He was really fun to color!
You don't have to make a Thanksgiving card, you can make a project about what you are thankful for as well. Hope you will play along with us!
Sketch Saturday - sketch