Penguins sledding

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penguin-sledding

A lady at work has an elderly friend that loves penguins. So this is the 2nd year she has requested a box card set to give her friend as a gift (then her friend will have 5 cards to hand out next year). I make the cards flat so it is easier for her mail. I used Tuesday Morning Sketches #328 as my inspiration. She gets 5 cards and 5 envelopes in the handmade box (see next photo).

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus – something that begins with “s” or “t” – toboggan sled, snowflakes, scarfs, stocking hat, snow, sledding

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Penguins Sledding @ Miss Kate Cuttables
Cardstock: Bazzill (lava, white, Yosemite, Classic Yellowgreen)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Darice snowflake embossing folder, Flocking,

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This is the box that the Christmas cards come in.

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So then I make a card similar to the ones that are in the set for the lady to give her friend. I used Digi Sketch Challenge (8/18/14) as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) Dec Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus Category – something that begins with “s” or “t” – toboggan sled, snowflakes, scarfs, stocking hat, snow, sledding

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Penguins Sledding @ Miss Kate Cuttables
Cardstock: Bazzill (lava, white, Yosemite, Classic Yellowgreen)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Darice snowflake embossing folder, Flocking, blue brads (Paper Studio)

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A Christmas Owl and Panda

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So this was for one of the granddaughters of the lady at work. She requested an owl as that is what the granddaughter is into. I had been wanting to make a stair step card with these owls from Daydream Designs (no longer in business). I didn’t get the card done I wanted to make but I did use the owl! I saw MOJOMonday #477 sketch and thought it would work but was trying to figure out what to put in the corner. They are small but there are candy canes on the owls belly. So I went looking through my Cricut cartridges and found some that were perfect on the Christmas Cheer cartridge.

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge – Bonus Category – have items that start with an “s” or a “t”. Stripes, swirls, santa hat, scarf

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Cool Friends – Diane’s Daydream Designs (out of business)
Cardstock: Bazzill (lava, piglet, white, cinder), American Crafts (cricket)
Inks: pre-colored digital stamp printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Taylored Expressions Diagonal Stripe embossing folder, Sizzix swirls & squares in ovals set embossing folder, Cricut, Christmas Cheer Cricut cartridge, EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Xyron X

panda-christmas

For the ladies granddaughter who loves Panda’s. I took a panda image from Deedee’s Digis and paired it with a santa hat and present from Santa’s Accessories at Doodle Pantry. Well, my husband combined them for me in Photoshop! I got my inspiration from Atlantic Hearts Sketch #188. I used some very old (2005) Doodlebug paper!

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – Christmas

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Panda Pride by Deedee’s Digis (she currently post some of her digis at Paper Craft Romance), Santa Accessories @ Doodle Pantry
Cardstock: Bazzill (lava, Bazzill Green), American Crafts cardstock (cricket)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug (Cheerfully Christmas type)
Inks; pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: white brads (paper studio), Darice embossing folder

Cowboy Snowman

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So this is for the grandson of the lady at work. He is into cowboy/rodeo stuff so when I saw this FREE digital stamp from Free Dearie Dolls I knew it would be perfect. When I was in OK last month I found that the bigger town I take my aunt to for shopping has a scrapbook/craft store. I found this wonderful paper there and knew it would be perfect for this image. I did change the trim on him to blue as it was red in the original. She had snow drops on the original but when I added stickles it turned it grey because of the ink. So then I went with Flocking but it doesn’t stay as fluffy once on the glue. So I’m probably using the wrong glue. Bu if you look close there is flocked snow falling on and around him.

CHALLENGES:
1. Dec Card Sketch Challenge – Bonus Category – use a past sketch – Nov 2016 sketch 1.
2. Dec Inspirational Card Challenge – Theme – Christmas/Winter

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Cowboy Snowman @ Free Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps
Cardstock: Bazzill (pinecone, Rain, and old stuff)
Patterned Paper: KaiserCraft (Prairie Lane – Maple Meadows)
Inks: pre-colored digital image printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Wrap it Up Cricut Cartridge, white brads (paper studio), Flocking (Gary M Burlin & Co), EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Rockin’ Christmas 6 x 6 Paper Pad

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This was another card made for the regular (guy from our old church) card customer that needed 20 cards. I had bought a 6 x 6 paper pad at Hobby Lobby in the fall because it was cute and on sale. Well it was perfect as I made several cards from the paper in the pack. I used Tuesday Morning Sketches #371 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) December Card Sketch Challenge – Bonus – use a past sketch – October 2016 sketch #5.
2) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – product – 6 x 6 paper pad.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven)
Patterned Paper: Sugar & Spice Studio (Rockin’ Christmas)
Accents/Tools: ribbon, white button, 1/8 scor-tape,

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Another one made with the 6 x 6 paper pad since I needed to make 20 cards quick. I started out with a sketch but it didn’t work so ended up with this.

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – product – 6 x 6 paper pad.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Sea Water, white)
Patterned Paper: Sugar & Spice Studio (Rockin’ Christmas)
Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart Aspen Snowflake punch, glue dots, EK success 1/16 pop dots, cutter bee scissors, gems

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So I started out making the snowflake card and I cut this piece of polka dot paper but it didn’t end up working out. So I found this square image of Santa in the paper pack and thought it fit perfectly on here once it was mounted on black cardstock. Simple but it works!

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – product – 6 x 6 paper pad.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Sea Water, white, Raven)
Patterned Paper: Sugar & Spice Studio (Rockin’ Christmas)
Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart Aspen Snowflake punch,

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So I had these scraps sitting on my desk after make 3 different cards from a 6 x 6 paper pad. Decided to use them to make a simple but cute Christmas card. I added snowflakes to the middle panel then added stickles to all three panels (hard to see in the photo).

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – product – 6 x 6 paper pad.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Sea Water, white)
Patterned Paper: Sugar & Spice Studio (Rockin’ Christmas)
Accents/Tools: Martha Stewart Aspen Snowflake punch, Frosted Lace Stickles, micro glue dots

Poinsettia Christmas

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poinsettia-christmas

So there are two ladies at the retirement home that like special cards made for their kids (one has son and family and one has daughter and family). One of the ladies I’m super close to and she loves Poinsettia’s so I always make her sons card with a poinsettia. This year while looking through my Christmas paper and thinking of current sketches I saw this journaling card in the paper pack and thought it might work for sketch #3 of the Dec Card Sketch Challenge. This is what I came up with. I cut the poinsettia from the Wrap It Up Cricut Cartridge.

CHALLENGES:
1) December Card Sketch Challenge – sketch #3 – original sketch – retrosketches #241
2) December Inspirational Card Challenge – theme – Christmas/Winter

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (French Vanilla, Cranapple dark, Rain Forest)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holiday Paper Pad)
Accents/Tools: Sizzix framlits dotted rectangles, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

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I decided since I made the lady’s son a card that I would make her one too since she loves poinsettia’s so much and she is “one of my ladies” from the retirement home! I also made one for a co-worker to give his step-mom for Christmas.
I used the same paper pad that was used for her son’s card but a different design. I made the poinsettia a little smaller and doubled up the green on the bottom.

CHALLENGES:
December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Favorites Category – I got the ideal from this card.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Cranapple dark, Rain Forest)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holiday Paper Pad)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Xyron X, Fiskars scallop edge punch, Cricut, Wrap It Up Cricut Cartridge,

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This was for a lady at work’s daughter. She wanted it to be music themed and this is what I came up with. I decided to go with another poinsettia and then I will use this design to make one for my friend next year! I used Cas(e) this sketch #93 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge – Theme – Christmas/winter.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Cranapple dark, Rain Forest)
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Handmade Holiday Paper Pad)
Accents/Tools: EK Success 1/16 pop dots, Xyron X, Cricut, Wrap It Up Cricut Cartridge, ribbon, gingham ribbon, gold brads

Don’t be Naughty

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I have a standing order for a lady at work to make her daughter, son-in-law, and 3 grandchildren cards for Christmas. She said for her son-in-law this year she wanted something to do coal and “don’t be naughty”. Well I immediately thought of this Santa looking at his list from Gerda Steiner Designs – Wishlist Santa. I found this saying on the internet and then the inside says “Don’t be Naughty! Merry Christmas”. She said it was perfect and exactly what she wanted. I used Sketch Saturday #430.

CHALLENGES:
1) Gerda Steiner Designs – Monthly Stamp Challenge – use the stamp provided and you get next months stamp free.
2) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ scrapbook.com – Bonus Category – have something that starts with an “S” or “T”. I did Santa, stripes, snowflakes.

SUPPLIES:
Digital Image: Wishlist Santa @ Gerda Steiner Designs
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, White)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug Design (here comes Santa – Happy Holly Day)
Inks: husband colored it in Photoshop and then it was printed on a Canon Inkjet Printer
Accents/Tools: Doodlebug brads, Carta Bella Snow Flurries embossing folder

Hanging Stockings

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Wasn’t sure if a regular was going to get cards this year but on the 13th he called and needed 20 cards by the 16th. So I had about 10 on hand that I didn’t think he got last year so I plugged away for 2 days and got 10 more cards made. This is one of them…I made 2 with different stockings hanging…that is all I could make with the scrap that the stockings came from. The red polka dot and gray cardstock are also scraps. Trying to use them up but still can’t tell by looking at my overflowing scrap drawers! White rick rack and tiny brads from Paper Studio (didn’t think I would use the super mini ones but they are coming in handy).

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com  – Color Challenge – use the colors provided. My shades are not exact but in the family.
2) December Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #5. I felt something needed to hang in that space and what better than stockings!!  Original sketch is from MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #307 (MFTWSC307)

SUPPLIES:
Patterned Paper: Stockings – Photo Play Paper Dear Santa Collection (Fa La La), Red Polka Dot – unknown
Cardstock: Bazzill (gray very old, White)
Accents/Tools: Paper Studio brads, white rick rack, 1/16 EK Success pop dots, Cutter bee scissors

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