Thursday, November 8, 2012

Pretty Purple Snowflakes

Have you heard the Christmas song Pretty Purple Snowflakes?  Its one of my favorites!  And I wanted my own purple snowflakes so I set out on a hunt.  When I saw this card, I didn't believe Not Quite Navy and Rich Razzleberry would work together.  I set forth in trying out myself and fell in love.  So, like what I saw, this picture does not do it justice so be sure to try it for yourself!  The one thing I think I would change is to add more Bling!  Is every snowflake too much? :D  Oooo, or maybe use Iridescent ink instead of Baja Breeze!

Stamp Set(s) - Snow Swirled
Card Stock - Not Quite Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink - Not Quite Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Baja Breeze
Accessories - Basic Rhinestones

Monday, November 5, 2012

Happy Birthday???

I had a great deal of fun making this card, so much fun that I stopped paying attention to what I was doing and grabbed the Happy Birthday stamp instead of the Christmas stamp!  Oh well, mistakes turned around, I decided this will be my December Birthday card!

The Watercolor Winter set is a great Two-Step Stampin' set.  I love these because it is so quick and beautiful to add layers of ink and look like you spent forever on them!  This set looks like a colored in the poinsettias with colored pencil!  This would also look great using the watercolor crayons too.

Stamp Set(s) - Watercolor Winter, Sassy Salutations
Card Stock - Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green
Accessories - Basic Rhinestones

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Christmas Gift Card Holder

If you are anything like me, you know you can do better that those gift card sleeves most gift cards come in.  Here is a cute easy Gift Card Holder.  I made a bunch in one sitting so that I can use for any gift card this year.

Cut a strip of Cherry Cobbler to 4-1/4" x 11".  Score it on your Simply Scored at 3", 5-1/2", and 8".  The Simply Scored is great if you are mass producing like I did.  Use the markers and you can just fly through them!

Accordion fold the card stock on the score lines.  Sticky Strip the middle section on 3 sides.  Do Not put Sticky Strip on the fold side.

It will look like this when glued together.

Using the Word Window Punch, punch across the middle fold.

Punch a tab using the 1-1/4" Circle Punch in the middle.

So when you are done it will look like this inside.

Create a belly band to keep the gift card from falling out.  The belly band will be 1-1/2" x 7"
Decorate and you are done!

Stamp Set(s) - No Peeking
Card Stock - Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Gumball Green, Be of Good Cheer DS
Ink - Early Espresso
Accessories - 3/8" Stitched Gumball Green Ribbon, Simply Scored, Sticky Strip, Word Window Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Wide Oval Punch