Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Tisket, A Tasket, A Snowflake on my Basket!



It's Wednesday and the clock is ticking to get those last minute gifts together. Today is also my Heartfelt Creations and Flower Soft days, so I combined products from both of these great companies on this project!

If you want a really quick little basket to make, I've got just the idea for you! Last week on Flower Soft TV, Noreen showed how to make this simple basket from a sheet of cardstock. I just scored my lines using my Scor-pal and I had a basket in less than 2 minutes! (Now mind you, I spent longer decorating it!)

Here are the details for you:

HCPC 3344 Single Snowflakes

HCPC 3345 Snowflake Medley Swirl

Snowflake Wonders Shapeabilities

Silver Flower Soft

Polar White Flower Soft

This little gift basket is really simple and quick to make, so if you have a bunch of Christmas favors that you need to put together, this would be a great way! I found the directions for making the basket on the December 10th program of Flower Soft TV (Festive Decorations). So after the basic basket was finished, I decorated it. I cut four squares 2.25" out of some kind of holographic white type paper. To stamp on this, I used the Snowflake Medley Swirl and VersaCraft ink (and heat set it). This ink worked well on my coated paper, and didn't smear my design at all. I glued the panels on using Scor-tape and then glued a border of silver Flower Soft around the edge of each square. I stamped snowflakes from the Single Snowflakes with Versamark ink, and embossed with silver. I cut the snowflakes out using the Snowflake wonder dies, and added Polar White Flower Soft along the edges. I used dimensional adhesives to glue my snowflakes on.

To see lots of fantastic inspiration from the DT of Heartfelt Creations - jump over to the blog!


To play along with this week's Flower Soft Challenge (Think Snow) - head over to our forum at Splitcoast Stampers.

Challenges:
Paper Sundaes: Anything but Square
Stamptacular Sunday: Winter Wishes
Alota: Snowflakes
Charisma Cardz: Christmas Gift
Fussy and Fancy: Anything but a card
Totally Gorjuss: Snow
All Sorts: Last minute Christmas

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Last Day for The Beary Scrap Sketch!


Today is the last day to enter your sketch for the Beary Scrap Challenge. I've made another card using this sketch and it looks so different than my last one! I used Reindeer Tilda and lots of fun papers from MME - Fine and Dandy - Tickled Pink collection. I thought Tilda would like sitting in the window, watching all of the snow fall (which is what it is doing here in NC!). The window was cut with Heartfelt Creations Decorative Window Scene Spellbinder's die. I found some clear acrylic snowflakes among some inexpensive Christmas decorations, and colored them using alcohol inks, as inspired by all of the fabulous techniques of Tim Holtz.

Challenges:

Stamptacular Sunday: Winter Wishes/Winter Scene
Alota: Snowflakes
Incy Wincy: Non-traditional Christmas colors
Stamp With Fun: Christmas
Wild Orchid: Pink, white, silver
Stamp and Show: Tim Technique
Joan's Garden: Recipe challenge
7 kids - Winter Wonderland
Simon Says: Christmas with no red or green
ABC DT Challenge: Non traditional Holiday colors
Crafty Pad: Embossing
Delightful Challenges: Embossing
Cupcake Craft Challenges: Non traditional Christmas
Just Magnolia- Christmas
Totally Gorjuss - Snow