Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Hi All,

Happy Holidays! I hope that each of you are enjoying the day with your family and friends. We got together with my family yesterday, so it's a nice quiet relaxing day at home for us.

I made sure to squeeze in a few minutes to upload my last card of the holiday season. It is a paper pieced tree. I saw this tree on a tag that Jennifer Timko had designed and just had to recreate it.

I loved the papers she chose to use, so I kept those the same. They are 1 3/4", 1 1/2", 1 1/4", and 1" squares cut in half on the diagonal and stacked. How clever is that? I paired them up with some Crumb Cake card stock, kept the design simple and added some seam binding. What a cute card that you could replicate with so many different Designer Series Papers.

Hope you like it and will file it away for your 2012 holiday card designs. Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend!

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Stamps: All Holidays
Paper: Crumb Cake Card stock; Frostwood Lodge DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler Classic Pad
Accessories: Corner Rounder, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Early Espresso Quilted Satin Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Crumb Cake Button and Dimensionals/Pop Dots

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sweet Little Snowman

Hi All,

What's winter without a few snowmen? They are just so cute, I can't resist! I've seen quite a few cards where this guy has been added to a ta
g. I did just that.

I decided to keep my snowman simple--no color. The little shading I did was with my Versamarker (which I bought for another project that I've never done.) At least I finally put it to use ;)

These tags are so easy to make. Just cut a rectangle to the size you want and use your Corner Rounder to round out the corners. Then punch out some cardstock with the Round Tab punch, add it to the top and you have a tag. I punched two holes in the tab and tied in some Linen Thread. Don't want to attach your tag to a card? Add it to a gift bag to spruce it up a bit.

Are you inspired by snowmen? If so, I'd
love to see your project...just leave me a link! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Stamps: Jolly Old Saint Nick & Four the Holidays
Paper: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red & Very Vanilla Cardstock; Letters to Santa DSP
Ink: Early Espresso & Crumb Cake Classic Pads
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Corner Rounder, Round Tab Punch, 1/16" Circle Punch, Versamarker, Petal Cone Die (Banner), Brown Rik-Rak Ribbon, Linen Thread, Sponges and Pop Dots/Dimensionals

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

One Shimmery Snowflake

Hi All,

I have another fabulous CASE to share with you. I had just bought the Red Shimmer paper and ran across this little gem by Angela McKay over at North Shore Stamper. I kept the same general design, but switched up the sentiment, opted for Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding and added a couple extra rhinestones.

Is it not full of shimmery goodness...with a bit of blin
g thrown in??? I'm not sure about you ladies, but I think Crumb Cake just seems to work so perfectly with winter themed cards. I just love it! Hope you do too ;) Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Stamps: Bright Christmas
Paper: Crumb Cake Cardstock & Red Glimmer Paper
Ink: Real Red Classic Pad and Whisper White Craft Pad
Accessories: Snowflake Punch, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Clear Rhinestones, Sponges and Dimensionals/Pop Dots

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Peace Love Joy

Hi All,

As you know, I've been designing for The Paper Players the last couple of months. It's been a focus of creating lots of original designs....but, I've also had my eye on a couple of great cards that I've been wanting to CASE.

My card today was inspired by Jen Sannes over at Simple & Sincere. Her cards are all Simply Fabulous. This one has a non-traditional color theme that is right up my alley: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Basic Black.

The colors and simple design are perfect for such an elegant card. And, who doesn't love snowflakes. There is truly something so serene about them. Jen, thanks so much for such a beautiful inspiration!

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Stamps: Serene Snowflakes & All Holidays
Paper: Crumb Cake, Basic Black and Very Vanilla Cardstock; First Edition DSP
Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake & Basic Black Classic Ink
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Black Satin Ribbon, Clear Rhinestones and Dimensionals/Pop Dots

Sunday, December 11, 2011

PP76: Very Merry Snowflakes

Hi All! As I'm typing this, I'm realizing that this will be my last card design for the Paper Players. It has been a great ride and I've truly enjoyed working with this wonderful group of ladies. Thanks so much for having me!

For our Clean & Simple challenge this week, Ann has come up with a beautiful color theme: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Gold.
What a gorgeous color combination this makes--it's just p
erfect for the holidays. I looked through all of my DSP and couldn't find anything that would work, so I stuck with good 'ol cardstock and some gold paper.

Of course, I missed the Clean & Simple part till I went in to upload my card to the Paper Players blog, but luckily I kept it pretty simple. My favorite part...that Baker's Twine. I've had that in my stash for quite some time and was finally able to use it. These simple little snowflakes are one of my favorites. They can be found in the Season of Friendship stamp set.

Are you inspired with this color combo? If so, hop on over to the Paper Players blog and upload your card or project. While you're there, check out all of the other fabulous design that the ladies have created just for you. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Season of Friendship and Short & Sweet
Paper: Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla Cardstock; Gold Paper
Ink: Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink
Accessories: 1" and 1 1/4" Circle Punches, Scallop Border Punch, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Ivory and Red Buttons, Mat Pack & Paper Piercer and Gold Brads

Sunday, December 4, 2011

PP75: Darling Dasher

Hi All! I have had a delightfully chilly, rainy day here in AZ to create my project for this week. Nance has given us quite the challenge: Create a Holiday card using non-holiday stamps or colors.
I looked over all my stamp sets and nothing was really grabbing, I went with Non-Traditional Colors. Was that the easy way out???? No judging girls!!

I tried to find a color challenge to work with online, but ended up using a paper pack that was still out on my table: Letters to Santa. This pink and green pattern is actually a sheet in the pack. I think that's about as non-traditional as you can get.

Once I got all my layers settled, I knew just want stamp would be perfect with this paper...Mr Dasher. There was just something about the plaid that called his name. I cut my image to size, added some more layers and a cute button with this fabulous pink ribbon to finish it off.

What do ya think? Would you like to get a super cute pink card for the holidays? I totally think it works. Are you inspired to create your own non-traditional holiday card? If so, hop on over to the Paper Players blog and get it uploaded. We'd LOVE to see it! While you're there, check out what the other talented ladies have created just for you. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Dasher & All Holidays
Paper: Early Espresso, Blushing Bride, Old Olive and Whisper White Cardstock; Letters to Santa DSP
Ink: Early Espresso Classic Pad
Accessories: Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Brown Button, Brown Brads, Scallop Edge Punch, Lots of Tags Die, Cinnamon Stickles and Pop Dots/Dimensionals