Saturday, December 18, 2010

Clear Scraps Holiday Blog Hop and StazOn

I used 2 of my favorite Clear Scraps Items
 Christmas Ornament & Slides

I also wanted to go out of the norm and do a card that didn't use Traditional Colors
So what do ya think???

  • I embossed both pieces with my embossing folders
  • I then removed the clear coating
  • I used StazOn (it's my go to ink and trusted in for Acrylic) Black and Metallic gold and inked the back of my pieces
  • On the Black frame I also used Viva Pearl White to embellish my embossed dots
  • On the Ornament I inked the embossed image with StazOn Metallic Copper then embellished it  with Glitter
  • Cardstock is Core'dinations
  • Ribbon is May Arts

Now your on your way to the one and only quirky and funky Pinky.  She is a good friend and oh so talented.

Be sure to leave a comment on all the blogs for a chance at an amazing prize.
What is that prize you might be wondering... 
It's a pick your own prize package worth $20-$25
I know what I would pick do you???

Thanks for stopping by and once again your on your way to Pinky's Blog

Happy Crafting

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Paper and a Cricut... Plus a Giveaway

I love saving my holiday papers that I don't use from the years before and I am also one to shop for Christmas paper after the holiday.  I even buy Christmas paper in Feb. when stores clearance it out.. You are probably wondering why....  Well every year I make these fab little boxes for my kids to take to school to pass out to friends, teachers ect.

So you are probably wondering how I made these... Well today is your lucky day because with it being the sharing and giving time of the year.  I figured I would share how these little goody boxes are made..

things you will need...
Wild Card Cartridge
Pattern paper
Hambly transparencies
good sticky tape

Cutting your box on the Cricut is so easy...  Load up your pattern paper and select 5 1/2 for your size make sure you have real dial size on and also turn on the fill page.  You will only get 2 boxes per 12x12 pattern paper.  I also like to use the heavier cardstock pattern paper.  

Once your done cutting out all your boxes with your cricut punch some fun shapes from the scraps left over or what ever scraps you have.  I also take some other papers and cut out trees, snow flakes etc.  Embellish your embellishments with glitter if you like. 

Now it's time to assemble your boxes.  I like to use a good sticky tape like Scor Tape (by Scor-pal) google it and you will be amazed.  I use this to assemble my boxes.  It goes quicker if you fold all your parts on the boxes first and then I apply tape to all of them and then assemble them.

I cut my Hambly transparencies bigger then the window and apply with Scor tape also (you can also do this step before assembling your boxes which ever way works best for you.)

Once done with all of them I fill my boxes with candies.  I like to get the flatter pieces of candy like the Hershey's bit size candy bars.  I also find some small little chocolate balls and Santa and snowman football shaped candies at Walgreens by Palmer in 2oz bags (it's the only store I have been able to find them at and they are usually 2 for a $1)  I put 2 of each of these in the boxes and Palmer makes some other "flat" chocolate candies as well that I love to use like mini crisp kringles, cookies in cream, Andes Candies (original ones or the others are to big) small candy canes etc.

 When you are done filling the boxes use a ribbon to wrap around and tie in a bow (this helps keep your box from opening and spilling out your candy)  Now embellish if you like.

I also make these for the kids to pass out on Valentines day.

Today there is a fab Giveaway on the Clear Scraps Blog.  Be sure to leave a comment on the Clear Scraps blog etc for a chance to win.... It's a fab prize  Also tomorrow we are doing a Clear Scraps blog hop so be sure to check it out as there are gonna be some fab cards and tags.

Till tomorrow....  Happy Crafting

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Friday, December 10, 2010

This week at Get Sketchy we are using sketch #68 as our inspiration.  I love this sketch for a few different reasons.  1. It's a great sketch for flipping and turning etc. 2. It's a great sketch for anyone just starting out using sketches.    This week I made 2 different cards using this sketch.   

Here are my takes on the sketch..

Products used:
Kaiser Crafts pattern paper
Kraft cardstock
Vintage lace
Gift tag

On my second one I turned it into a gift card holder to hang on my Christmas Tree.  I just love the home made feel of these and they look great hanging from the tree.   Keep on reading for step by step instructions on how to make these.  These are so easy to make that you will find yourself making several...  

Products used:
Pattern paper is from JoAnns
Bazzill Cardstock 
Kraft Cardstock
Inkadinkado stamp
VersaMagic ink in Hint of pesto
clear embossing powder
Stickles in Christmas Red
Distress inks in Fired brick and Old paper
Making Memories loopy ribbon
Hemp cord from JoAnns

  1. trim cardstock to 4 1/4 x 7 and fold in half with the folded side at the bottom and glue on both sides leaving the top open
  2. trim pattern paper to 4 1/4 x 3 1/2
  3. stamp image on left corner
  4. emboss
  5. Ink edges of pattern paper and adhere to the front of your gift card holder
  6. Adhere ribbon to the bottom of your card
  7. Cut out Christmas tree (I used my Christmas Cheer Cricut cartridge)
  8. ink edges of tree and place on your card ( I used foam tape to pop my tree up a bit)
  9. Punch your holes on top and add eyelets to them
  10. run your cord,ribbon etc through them and tie a bow
  11. Hang them in your tree, with a stocking etc.
This will make a great teacher gift with a Starbucks etc card inside.

Here is this weeks Get Sketchy Sketch

Be sure to join in on this weeks sketch for a chance to win some amazing digi images from Michelle Perkett's Etsy Shop.  Be sure to check out the other designers takes on the sketch and remember to get your cards linked up before Next Friday Dec 17th at Get Sketchy.
Till next time.  Happy Crafting.

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Friday, December 03, 2010

Get Sketchy #67

This week at Get Sketchy we are using sketch #67 as our inspiration.  Once again I just love the sketch and with Christmas just around the corner I had to point out that the big day is almost here. lol  I also used up some older papers on this one.  The pattern paper is from We R Memory Keepers last years Christmas Collection. 

Here is my take on the sketch

 Products used:
Bazzill Cardstock
We R Memory Keepers Pattern paper
Snow Writer 
Clear Button
May Arts ribbon
Glossy Accents

Here is this weeks Get Sketchy sketch

If you love Prima then be sure to join in this weeks sketch for a chance to win some Prima goodies.  Be sure to check out the other designers takes on the sketch and remember to get your cards linked up before Next Friday Dec 10th at Get Sketchy.

I'll be back soon with a few new projects.  Things here at home have gone out of control and I am hoping that next week things will calm down. lol 


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