Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Simple Salutations Challenge

 At MFP's Simple Salutation Challenge, this week it's about Christmas!  This is a Christmas Card I made for my husband-

The stamp is from Fiskars Jolly Holiday stamp set stamped in brown Studio G ink, the background paper is from a kraft stack, and the bird and branch I cut from Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge out of scraps. I did spray the background with Granite Glimmer Mist for a light shimmer. It didn't show up well!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

JAS Christmas challenge

At JAS this week, the Challenge is Christmas Cards! The challenge was to use red, green,silver & gold. This cards was made with A Quilted Christmas-

Look on page 69 of the handbook to find this candle image. I cut this at 2 3/4", and it made the image almost 8 1/2" long! Cut out all layers and assemble. This was made with scrap paper out of my stash. The Gold shimmer paper is from the open stock at Michael's. I doodled the edge with a dark red Creative Memories pen, and the embossing ink is Gold Zing with a Fiskars Holiday Frolic Stamp.

I hope you are ready to create some Christmas cards!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Holiday Gift Card Holder

Hi! This is a gift box/card that I made to hold gift cards for my nieces using the Artiste cartridge on page 79.

 I couldn't for the life of me find any instructions or tips on how to fold this hexagon "box"! I fiddled with  scoring different lines and finally got it to work. Artiste recommends 4", so that's what I used and it's perfect for a gift card. I recommend cutting a "test pattern" out of your "I'll never use this" pile of paper. I actually found out I didn't want a busy pattern because you can't really see the snowflake.

You can cut this up to make a pattern to dress up the box.
 This is at 1/4, which I personally didn't like, so I made a change in my cutting lines to 1/8". Do this same procedure to produce a pattern for the bottom. Trace 6 arms and one bottom to the back of your designer paper and adhere to the box. I colored my snowflake arms silver for a little shine, and look at how nice it turned out!

I'm entering this in the following Challenges:
Bitten by the Bug 2 Holiday Container Challenge
Rose Blossom Garden Christmas Challenge