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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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

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

‘Tis the Season…for Ugly Sweaters

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My co-workers and I decided to go in together and get my boss a gift card so I needed to make him a card for all of us to sign. You can’t buy a card when they know you are a card maker!! He is into woodworking so I got cool wood snowflakes, tags and wording that I was going to use to make his card. Well, it was suggested that he is a big Kansas City Chiefs fan so a Chiefs Christmas card would be perfect. So I went searching the internet and came across this ugly sweater photograph. I printed it out on Bazzill white and cut it out. I then Pop dotted it to give it dimension. I used Atlantic Heart Sketch #185 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:

  1. December Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites Category – lift a sketch or card you have saved in your favorites.

SUPPLIES:

Image: Found on the internet

Cardstock: Bazzill (Lava, white), yellow is Paper Studio

Twine: Recollections

Embossing Folder: Darice – snowflakes

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Snowman with Cocoa

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snowman with cocoa

Okay here is the finished product without any errors (well at least noticeable to me!)

So of course this was done at the last minute for the monthly challenge at From the Heart Stamps…not planned. I was actually not going to worry about it and just buy next months image but I saw a sketch on a challenge at scrapbook.com and thought it would work perfect and could be done quickly. Well, nothing goes quickly or smoothly when you are tired and have an hour before a challenge ends! I do like the finished product though and plan on making it in several different colors and patterned paper. I’m going through my scraps and if it would look cute paper pieced I’m making it. Need to use up supplies this year!!

CHALLENGES:

  1. Cardmakers Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #5 – (original is Sweet Sunday Sketch #293)
  2. Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #270 – Use a Sentiment
  3. Christmas Card Challenges #13 – inspirational photo –  I went with all purple and white.
  4. Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge #66 – Getting Sentiment – al
  5. Stamp of the Month @ From the Heart Stamps – use the image provided to get next months image free!

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Snowman and Cocoa @ From the Heart Stamps (currently only $1.00)

Cardstock: Dark Purple – The Paper Studio, White and light purple – Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Recollections at Michael’s

Accents/Tools: Darci embossing folder, xyron “x” sticker maker, Cricut, Christmas Cheer Cricut Cartridge (snowflake), gem, white flock on hat

Technique: embossing, paper piecing

 

 

 

Christmas Words

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Christmas Words w Tree

I used Sugar Sketch Challenge #41 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) March Inspirational Card Challenge – product category – paper (or stamp) with words on it.

2) Sugar Pea Designs – Sugar Sketch #41 – make a project based off the sketch.

3) Christmas Card Challenge #13 – use the photo as your inspiration. I went with the tree and the sparkle.

4) Crimbo Crackers Challenge #101 – Die Cuts. The tree is a Sizzix die and the snowflakes were cut from a cricut cartridge.

SUPPLIES:
Image: Sizzix Christmas Tree #2 original die
Patterned Paper: MME 6 x 6 paper pad – Christmas
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Pomegranate, Rain Forest)
Accents/Tools: Christmas Cheer Cricut Cartridge (snowflakes), gems, star gem, stickles (frosted lace)

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