Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  This was made from punches.  Both 'glasses' were made with the StampinUP tag punch.  I had found some super shinny/glittery silver paper and used that for the 'glasses' and the stem .  The base of the glass was punched with the Round Tab Punch and cut in half.  Wording was computer generated and cut out with a Labels Nestabilities.  Glasses were adhered to vellum paper and then attached to black cardstock.  In each of the corners is a silver dab of Stickles.  Hope you have a Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Santa Face with Punches

Guess that you could say I had a thing for Santa faces this year with all the cards that I made!  This one was done with all punches.  Used the StampinUP Ornament Punch for the beard and then ran it thru one of the Cuttlebug folders.  The wings from the Bird Punch made the mustache and the rest were ovals and circles. Applied squiggly eyes and used chalk for his cheeks.  Just love how he turned out. 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


The Santa face was from a string of faces that were being sold as an embellishment for a tablecloth.  Saw it and thought that I could cut them off of the string and make cards with it!  The Santa hat and nose are fuzzy and I cut the red background out with a Nestabilities.  HO, HO, HO, hope you had a nice Christmas!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Santa Clothes

Clothes Make the Man - how true when it comes to Santa!  All were stamped and then cut out and popped up with pop dots.  Colored with Copics.  Dark green background was sewed to red background and then attached to white card.  Just love to color and sew!  The picture looks a little funky because of the angle.  I mailed out all the cards before I realized that there was a glare on the picture.  I had sprayed Glimmer Mist to make the clothes shinny and then when taking the picture the light reflected off only part of the clothes, but the pants were shinny too.  I like to personalize cards and the saying was perfect for this one!.  Thanks for looking and hope you enjoy!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Santa's Little Helper

Elf Feet - just too darn cute!  These were made from punches - once again, how others think of these things is just amazing.  Used the Top Note die (StampinUP) and then cut it into fourths.  I sponged the edges so that it will stand out a little, used Desert Sand from Memento Inks.  Then used the StampinUp Ornament Punch and a small round punch to make the top of the 'feet'.  Cut strips of paper for the 'stockings'.  And used a circle punch for the sparkly circle on the tips of the 'shoes'.  Makes me smile when I look at them!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Barn

When I make Christmas cards I always try to look for a design or stamp of something that is very pretty but also easy to color.  I need to make so many of them each year that easier is always better!  This card was colored with Copics and chalks, but it didn't take much - a little highlighting here and there and voila, a wonderful card!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Snow Lodge

Another easy Christmas card.  Just stamped the lodge and then colored in only the 'snow' parts with a white pen.  Didn't have a ribbon to match my cardstock, so sorta made my own with the strips of paper.  Background is embossed with the Lattice folder from StampinUP.  Hope you have Warm Winter Wishes!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Turkey Day

Each year I make a Thanksgiving card for our employees at work.  This year used the Bird Punch from StampinUP to create the turkey - isn't it cute?!  It is just amazing what others can come up with when using punches.  I like the effect that sewing has on a card, so used scrapes of paper, then used the Lattice Embossing folder and then stitched all the sections.  Just makes a card look unique!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


I love to make Christmas cards and its a good thing . . . each year I make my companies Christmas cards.  It is usually around 300!  I also make about 40 personal cards.  Yes, a lot of cards, but just love to make them!  The business cards were normally all the same, but I have been getting tired of making all of the same card, so this year I made a few different ones and I enjoyed making them all the more.  This card was colored with Copics and chalks.  The sentiment was computer generated.  Snowflake on the left was punched from glitter paper, always gotta have bling!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Make Especially for You

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Three Christmas Trees

This is from StampinUp's Loads of Love set.  Only the middle tree has red 'ornaments'.  Just love the simplicity of this card!  Trees and words were all embossed, I like how it shines.

I am entering this card for the following challenges:
Made Especially for You

Friday, December 2, 2011

Stamp Club Cards - November 2011 - 2

Love the Imagine card!  It will make a great Graduation card this year.  Snowflake was done by embossing the white snowflake onto the card and then rubbing blues and purple over the rest of the card and wiping off the excess from the snowflakes.  Very pretty!
Skater card, has an old feel to it, to go along with the skaters.  Tree card is very elegant.  Notice the lace at the bottom of the card - really sets it off!

Snowman money holder.  The belly band slides off and it opens up so that you can put a gift card/money inside.  Very clever!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Get Well Tissue

This pocket stamp is from StampinUp.  I used a Martha Stewart punch for the 'lace' on the top of the pocket and then a real tissue is inside!  Isn't it cute?  The pocket is stamped in pink and as much as I wanted to sew on this one, I didn't have to as all the 'stitching' is from the stamp.  Really liked how it turned out.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Stamp Club Cards - November 2011

For the snowman card he is stamped on a piece of vellum and then colored on the backside.  Such a cool way to have color on a card.  The Joy card, stamped the red words and then stamped Joy on top and embossed in silver, love the effect!

The Winter Lodge card - it was stamped in white and embossed.  Like the color combinations!  For the Post Card - the pull out part is actually a recipe card.  What a neat idea that it could be a pull out note!

Gift card holders - The snowman one is a favorite - a very cool way to give a gift card!  The Naughty or Nice one is for that special person who you are giving a gift card AND a chocolate bar too!  The stripped paper is a candy bar wrapped up, just too cool!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Stamp Club Cards - October 2011

A whole bunch of cards were made in October!  My favorite card of the month was the Grateful card.  Just love the way it looks with the squares, leaves and the colors are just perfect together.  All the other cards are great and were so much fun to make.  I just love stamp club each month!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Beware of Me!

Happy Halloween!  I don't have many Halloween stamps but really liked this little guy.  So, stamped a tree and made it have fall colored leaves.  Then got the house off the Internet as clip-art.  Sized it so it seems like it is in the distance, colored it with Copics.  Then used chalks for the grass, night and road.  Printed out the words on the computer.  Think he turned out kinda cute!

Friday, October 28, 2011


A friend was going on a trip to Egypt - so I made her a going away card!  It is all clipart as I did not have any Egyptian stamps.  The background is a map that I lightened up a little so it was not so bold.  Mounted all the pictures on black so that they would stand out.  They loved the card!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pet Sympathy

Was asked to make sympathy cards for pets.  Found these digi stamps at K n K Designs.  They were just so cute!  All were colored with Copics and chalks.  I used paper from my stash and all were cut out with Nestabilities shapes.  I added a little bling to each card with Stickles or Glossy Accents.  Which one is your favorite!?

Monday, September 19, 2011


Sunflowers!  Punched out the sunflowers with the Blossoms Petal Punch and applied them to the red checkered paper.  Then ran it through the Lattice Embossing Folder, from StampinUp. 

Had actually made the sunflower part weeks ago and finally figured out what else to put on the front.  Didn't have enough brown and yellow paper to do the whole layering effect, so sorta layered the layers.  Had to make due with what small amount I had and it worked out.  I like the effect!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Beau-tea-full Day

A digital stamp colored with Copics.  Couldn't decide what color to make the tea pot, so experimented and came up with aqua, yellow and blue.  Then made them all a little different.  Like how they turned out - which one do you like?

Monday, September 12, 2011

Stamp Club Cards - September 2011

So much fun making all these cards - thanks Diane!  I so wish I knew how to tie a good bow, need to work on that!  All the cards should be self explanatory.  The fourth card with the rose on it is embossed vellum and then attached to decorator paper, looks so pretty.