Saturday, December 6, 2008

And yet - more cards...

Here is another idea for your Christmas cards.

This one was made by Lucy. Lucy used the Mr. Twigster and the Best Yet (hostess) stamp sets for this card. Here is the recipe:

Cardstock: Riding Hood Read, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Hip, Whisper White
Designer Paper: Holiday Treasures
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Read, Kiwi Kiss
Embellishments: Chocolate Chip 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, Blender Pen

After squeezing a closed ink pad you transfer some of the ink to the cover of the container. You can then dip your blender pen into this ink and use it to color your stamped image. This is helpful when using our In Colors since we do not have matching markers. It is also helpful if you haven't yet purchased the matching marker, but you have the ink.

Don't have Mr Twigster or Best Yet - remember look beyond the Stamp set. This is a great card layout that can be used with almost any stamp set.

Hope you like this one as much as I do...

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Hi All,

Here is a really cute card made by Kim. She used the A Cardinal Christmas stamp set. Available through the Holiday Mini.

The recipe is as follows:

Paper: Watercolor Paper, Old Olive, Kraft, Riding Hood Red
Ink: Old Olive, Black Stazon, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Large and Medium Oval Punches, Distressing Tool, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Blending Pens

The Cardinal is stamped on the Water Color Paper with the Black Stazon and then colored in with the Watercolor Wonder Crayons and Blending Pens. Coloring stamped images is just one way to add and extra punch of color to your cards.

Thank you Kim for sharing your design with us.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Gift Card Holder...

Hi Gang,

Today I want to show you this great Gift Card Holder design. Think of it like a mini card that holds a gift card for your very special person this Holiday Season or all year round.

You need:

*Card Stock (the holder is cut 4 1/4" x 11" (so you can make 2 with 1 sheet of card stock)
*Word Window Punch
*Circle Punch
* Optional - Designer Paper

How To...

*Cut your 8 1/2" x 11" Card Stock in 1/2" making two sheets that are 4 1/2" x 11"
*Score your card stock at 3" at 5 1/2" and at 8"
*Fold your card stock at the 5 1/2" mark (so in 1/2")
*Fold in the opposite direction at the other two score marks ( 3" and 8")
*With your card stock foled in half at the 5 1/2" mark - make two punches with your Word Window punch - line your punch up so that you will be punching out only 1/2 of the Word Window - line up the edge of the card stock with the edge of the actual punch - do this twice on each side (you are making the slot that your Gift Card will go into).
*Using your 3/4" - 1" Circle punch - punch a 1/2 circle (you are making the finger holes for the Gift Card slot)

*Notice the black mark around the three sides of the inside section of the Card stock? - put adhesive there and fold the Card Stock - creating the pocket for your Gift Card.
*Decorate the Gift Card Holder as you see fit!


Monday, December 1, 2008

More Cards...

Hi All,

These Christmas cards were made by Barb. Barb - thanks so much for sharing your creativity with all of us. I get so inspired seeing your work! Please send me your projects - because I know you are all working on something!!!

The card on the left has a surprise - the flower opens up. I am hoping to get instructions from Barb soon and will post them as soon as I do.

Also before I go - I wanted to let you know that the following Holiday Extravaganza Sale bundles are SOLD OUT and no longer available for purchase:

All in the Family Bundle (item 116217)
Bags & Tags Bundle (item 116216)
Santa's Stocking Stuffer Bundle (item 116219)
Star Struck Bundle (item 116220)
Mission Embossable Bundle (item 116223)
Curly Label Punch Bundle (item 112966)

There are still a bunch left - so don't delay - order your bundles today!