Friday, January 28, 2011

8X8 Gift Calendars

January: I made a year in review gift calendars for the grandparents this Christmas.
It takes me quite a while to map out what I will do for these calendars, so it ends up being quite the labor of love by the end. I first had to choose the photos for each month and the size of the photos and have them printed. I had purchsed two blank calendars, so I decided I would stamp all the dates and months myself. How hard could it be?.... Well, it took me all day to stamp them both and I did them each at same time to try to prevent any errors, still had two, but was able to fix them easy enough. Uughhh!!! I used Graphically Speaking cart for snow image.

February: I then chose coordinating papers for each mont and set up a page map. I kept everything simple. I used a piece of cardstock and designer paper on each month and a die cut page element that I cut using my Cricut. I embossed and sanded some to the cardstock sides using my Sizzix and Cuttlebug embossing folders

March: This page I used a Sizzix die for the filmstrip.
I used Zooballoo cart for image.

April: I used the Graphically Speaking Cricut cart to cut the seven border. I used pattern paper for the border and I love how it turned out.

May: I used a flower punch and PTI large rickrack border die.

June: I used Doodlecharms for popcicle, Martha Stewart border punch, PTI cloud dies.

July: Life's A Beach Cricut cart, Cuttlebug embossing folder, inks.

August: Simply Sweet Cricut cart, Cuttlebug embossing folder.

September: Locker talk Cricut cart.

October: Graphically Speaking Cricut cart, Fiskars border punch.

November: Sweet Treats Cricut cart.

December: Winter Woodland Cricut cart.

Thanks for looking. Have a great weekend. Let me know if you have any questions or comments.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Snowflake Luminarie

I made this paper luminarie for a friend of mine. I embossed the snowflake (Sizzix-Basic Gray) and cut the window with my Spellbinders oval and framed it using a Spellbinders scallop die in which I cut the middle using and oval die. I used a piece of acetate for window in which I stamped a snowflake with Timber brown (Staz On). I used a battery operated tealight to be sure it was safe. It is much cuter in person, but I thought it turned out.
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Quick and easy cards

I needed to make some extra cards for the card ministry at church and I saw an article about using pre-made cards and coordinating cardstock from CardMaker January 2011 issue. I did not have coordinating stickers and embellishments, so I used some punches instead and here is what I came up with. I was able to make two of each style in less than one hour. Please let me know what you think. I hope you are staying warm, we are on a snow day from school due to the weather.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Flurry of Love

This is one of my favorite Christmas cards to make.
I received a Big Shot for Christmas and now I can emboss leaving part of the card unembossed, because the pass is much larger than my original Sizzix machine.
Cardstock: red and green cardstock, The Paper Studio
Stamps: Flurry of Love, My Favorite Things; sentiment, holiday sentiments, The Creative Cafe
Tools: snowflake embossing folder, Basic Gray, Sizzix; snowflake punch, Martha Stewart; scallop border punch, Fiskars
Embellishments: Copic markers, stickles, and clear gem (colored red with Copic marker); I also used Aleene's Glitter Snow for "realistic" snow at bottom of image.

Thank you so much for looking. I enjoy sharing my creations with those you stop by, leave me a comment I would love to hear from you.