Sunday, September 26, 2010

Happy Fall Teacher Gift

I know it's a little ambitious, but I plan on giving my boys' teachers a little something papercrafted every month.  I can't seem to resist with fall upon us.  This month I have these little jar candles I bought for their 1st day of school gift, but forgot about.  So I included those with some new Hershey's Pumpkin Spice Kisses.  These things are DELICIOUS, in case you haven't tried them yet....
I used some Doodlebug paper I've had for the last couple of falls.  I just love it!  Stamped the label with Rich Razzleberry and the leaf with So Saffron.  The rhinestones were only 99 cents at Mikes (a great assortment of Halloween colors in various sizes).  I think they add a lot to the finished project.  I also think the strip of paper added to the top of the gable box makes the project look polished.  Such a simple addition - but it adds so much.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

PTI September Blog Hop

This is the first time I've entered the blog hop for PTI.  The challenge was to showcase something you've learned from other bloggers.  As simple as it might seem, I hadn't tried using a layer of patterned paper behind my felt flowers until I saw the wonderful things Geny Cassady had done on her blog here.
Here is my version done up this morning:

I used Basic Grey paper with PTI Harvest Gold felt and new Fine Linen satin ribbon.  The soft yellow cardstock was from my stash, Bazzill basics, I think.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Color Couture Fall Birthday

I love the Color Couture from the August release at PTI.  I used a sentiment, flower, leaf and boarder from the color collection.  I did all the background stamping in versamark - leaves for the label and flourishes for the card.  I threaded the buttons with twine, but I wonder how cute that would be with chocolate baker's twine.  Hmmm.... something else to add to my order.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Easy Card Front

I'm having some problems with my photo software, but I wanted to get something new up.  I found these flocked stickers from Making Memories in the clearance bin at Michael's and thought I'd try them.  This one was a square frame with flocked lines.  I mounted the sticker on Chocolate cardstock.  I know it's hard to make out, but I also stamped the Rich Razzelberry card base with Bella Toille in Versamark.
I added a felt flower and Lemon Tart button with a small sentiment tag.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

New Color Combo

I know the flash from this photo makes it a little hard to see, but the color of the card base is a soft aqua.  I really wanted to experiment with this color combination.  I love it!  I embossed the flowers with white detail powder, and embossed the sentiment with Carnelian Pearluster embossing powder.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Beautiful Leaves

I used a strip of some Christmas paper from last year, although I don't think anything about it screams 'Christmas only', to add some gorgeous green color to this card.  I stamped my leaf background in white on kraft cardstock.  For the buttons, I prethreaded each one before adhereing them with glue dots.  The sentiment is from Lily of the Valley and stamped in Garden Green.  I actually had this card in my head for a long time and finally got the idea to paper yesterday.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Non-Traditional Christmas

I think this will be the second card for our Christmas workshop.  I used a piece of pink patterned Christmas paper and embossed the Medallion using some white detail powder mixed with prisma glitter.  I think it turned out great!  I added a label cut from the Storybook Cricut cartridge.  I used stamps from the Tree Trimming Trio, clear epoxy stickers and SU! dye ink in Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette and Rose Romance.
I love this card!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

First Christmas Card

I know, I know, it's only September 1st, but I'm already prepping for the Christmas craziness.  Some of my friends, who attended a big Christmas workshop last year, want to do a cards only day this year.  This is the first style card they chose - my take on a Christmas mini-bag from the new Stampin' Up! Christmas catalog.  This one I used Certainly Celery and Garden Green.  The patterned paper is left over from a few years ago - Foof-a-la-la-la (no kidding!).
I cut a circle using my Mervy (purple) circle punch.  I'm not sure, I think it's 3 inch diameter.  I used a pencil to trace the circle in the center of my vanilla cardstock.  This was my guide for making my wreath.  I cut about 20 circles of each: 3/4 in and 1/2 in.  I just glued each circle individually in a pattern I liked.  No real method to it.  After I was happy with my wreath, I added three buttons and a pretied bow.  I think if I do it again, I might change the color of the modern label I punched for the sentiment.  I would also make the vanilla 'center' 4in x 4 1/4 in (instead of the 4x4 I did here).