Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas card creations

With my school schedule and the many other things going on in my life during this season, I found myself upon Christmas without any Christmas cards. So I set up a table in our office/craft room and set to work on December 23 and 24, yes Christmas Eve. My goal was to take them to church and have them delivered to everyone at Christmas Eve Service. I made only about 35 cards this year, usually I make around 60. So, I am sorry to those who did not receive one this year, but I did not have any time. I made multiples of each of the following cards to reach my 35 card total. I also had to write in and address each card, plus I made a few special ladies in my life a little notepad, and for some I also made a beaded bookmark with their monogram or a charm. I will post those later. Then after all was over and the mission was accomplished, I got the flu for Christmas. I came home and helped wrap (Christmas Eve tradition) as many presents as I could took some flu medicine and went to bed. I stumbled out Christmas morning when the kids woke us up, but by early afternoon was back in bed until Sunday. I thanked God several times that it was this version of the flu and not another and thanked Him for the time off and much needed sleep. Enjoy this joyous season and take time to thank God for the gift He gave and the gifts He continues to give to us each day.
God Bless

An Old Fashioned Christmas card

I made these small Christmas notecards to accompany small gifts I made for some special ladies in my life. The stamp is from a clear stamp set by Inkadinkado. I stamped in black and colored with watercolor crayons. I used a small strip of DCWV glitter paper from holiday pack from last year. I cut image out with deckle edged scissors by Fiskars. I am glad that everything comes back around and tools that we purchased at the beginning of our crafting journey are coming back into "fashion" again today.

A Child's Year Christmas card

Here is another card created with my Cricut expression and A child's year cart. I cut image out of black cardstock at about 4 ". I cut 1/2" off the bottom of card base and punched border with Martha Steward lace border punch in white and covered the seam with a piece of mellow moss cardstock by SU. I used a clear Fiskars scalloped oval stamp and sentiment from Heidi Grace clear stamps. This card is another example of simple design, but a sweet card. I just love this cricut cart.

Snow globe card

I bought this stamp set last year after Christmas and had not even cut or mounted the stamps. The set is called Holiday Snowglobe by All Night Media. It comes with nine stamps and a black stamp pad. I stamped the bunny and masked it and stamped the surrounding trees. I colored with watercolor crayons and then used my large 2 way glue pen and Martha Stewart snow glitter. I embossed a piece of blue cardstock with the Cuttlebug snowflake folder and matted it with white and tied with a ribbon and mounted whole piece on red card base. The sentiment was from a clear stamp set by Inkadinkadoo. I colored in the stars with a gold metallic pen.

Christmas Tree Fun

This card was a happy accident. I wanted to use some paper pieces that I had lying around and I made this color blocked design. I had the open space in the center that I stamped with this Christmas tree design using clear stamps by Inkadinkadoo and watermark ink, then I went over image with teal chalk. I really liked how this turned out.

Christmas deer

I made card base with red cardstock and used cuttlebug folder for border. I colored the leaves and stems with green marker and used gold pen for berries. I cut with my nestabilities the oval and embossed it with the snowflake cuttlebug folder and used white ink over top of image to make it stand out. I cut the deer with my cricut expressions multicut function, so I could cut many deer at once to mass produce this card. I used the Winter Woodland cartridge. I cannot remember the size (31/2 inches?). I tied a red ribbon and very tiny jingle bell around his neck. I used clear glitter glue by studio g on his antlers and fine tipped marker to draw eyelid. Very simple, but sweet Christmas card.

Merry and Bright

This card was made with "Fluffles" the cat by Stampendous and sentiment from wooden stamp set purchased at Hobby Lobby a few years ago. I colored "Fluffles" with water color crayons and
glitter gel pens and the sentiment with metallic gel pens. By the end of this whirlwind cardmaking experience, I was feeling and looking like Fluffles the cat in the above picture. Ha ha.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Coke Basket

I thought in honor of the holiday I would share a basket I made for a friend of mine, who has decorated her kitchen in Coca-cola memorabilia. I made this basket from one piece of 12 X 12 DCWV paper. I sanded edges for a distressed look and added a Coca-cola sticker I purchased at Hobby Lobby. I found in making the basket it was easier to keep all pieces tight by holding inside center with a round glass candle holder as a weight as I wove the paper.

Thanks for looking.

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Dr. Ivy