Thursday, November 19, 2009

It's beginning to FEEL a lot like winter!

Brrr....the mornings are sure chilly around here, I decided to make a couple more Christmas cards! And, since it's Thursday, you guessed it, I'm creating cards with digital images from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff. This week I've used the penguin from the "Cool Yule" set and a "Christmas Bingo Card" for one card, and a cupcake topper from the "Christmas Cupcake Wrappers" set for the other. I also got a two new Cuttlebug Embossing Folders and thought I'd take one of them for a spin too.
The first card is a 6x6 card using the cool penguin stamp. I colored him with my bic mark its and added some stickles to the hat. I printed out the Jolly bingo card and added a snowflake brad to the center and "hung" it on the card like a calendar with a couple of brads. I punched a border for the top and bottom and used DCWV patterned paper for the background.

The second card is A-2 size, made with a dark green card stock base and a piece of red coordinations paper for the front. I ran the paper through the cuttlebug and sanded off the embossed areas. I added Distress Stickles to the snowflakes and a star brad in the word Joy. I colored the leaves with my bics and filled in the dove with more Distress Stickles.

Since these were both simple cards, I decided to make matching envelopes for both of them. They were made with templates I borrowed from Cindi (thanks, Cindi!) and more DCWV paper.

I'm sure Lindsay will have an awesome project and some freebies on her blog Thefrugalcrafter's Weblog. Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team's Blogs to see what they have created this week, and be sure to leave them some love! It is always very much appreciated. Happy Digi Stamping Everyone!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Tiny Gift Cards

Happy Monday, Everyone! Just a quick post to give you a few ideas for using up your scraps. I am a terrible pack rat and keep EVERYTHING.
These tiny cards are perfect to tuck into a gift, leave on a friend's desk at work (perhaps with a piece of candy), or if you are like me, you might join lots of swaps - ATCs, cards, kits. I like to enclose a little note of thanks for the hostess and thought these would be fun.
Each card in this post is 3 1/2 inches or smaller! I made the bases with card stock scraps and decorated them with small die cut pieces, paper punched flowers, leftover brads and sticker with a rubber stamp or two, just for fun! Anything goes, really. Hope this gives you some ideas go have some fun!

P.S. I'm not sure why this posted so "funky" but I've tried everything to fix it and can't!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Cool Yule! It's Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Thursday!

Yay! It's Thursday again and that means it's time for a digi stamp card or two or three or five...guess I just got a little carried away with this stamp! I just LOVE this new penguin and sentiment set that Lindsay created last week. You can buy it in her Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Store for just $1.50. I started with a sketch from Mojo Monday and then found this fun patterned paper in my DCWV Christmas paper stack, left over from last year. If you look closely, you can see the paper is covered with little ski boots, jackets, hats, get the idea. I thought it would pair up perfectly with Lindsay's "cool" penguin.

I colored the stamp with my bic mark it pens and added Stickles and Distress Stickles to the penguins' hats and hold on to your hats girls - I USED MY CRICUT to cut out the snowflakes! Why don't I use this little treasure more often? I used distress stickles on some, and "regular' stickles on others. Click the photos to make them larger, and I think (hope) you can see the difference. Regular stickles are more sparkly. I used pop dots to adhere the snowflakes for added dimension. To finish a couple of these, I added eyelets and string to the corners for a challenge at The Stamp Shack!

Since this was such a fun and easy sketch, I made some extras so I can use these for Christmas Cards. I used a studio g sentiment stamp on one of the cards, and made a square card with more DCWV patterned paper.

Wow - nothing like killin' THREE birds with one stone (no offense, Mr. Penguin)! Don't forget to check out the rest of the Design Team's Blogs to see what they have been up to this week. You can link up to them on The Frugalcrafter's Weblog. See you soon, and happy digi stamping!