Friday, November 26, 2010

Merry, Merry!

For this one, I hand cut the holly leaves and used small red buttons as the holly berries. I cut out the sentiment in silhouette style, and added a red bling on the snowflake!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

here are a few cards for your Thanksgiving viewing!

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Santa Sighting!

I know Christmas is still several weeks away, but i thought I would post a few extra cards this week! Here is one with happy little Santa in the snow!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Super Simple Monday

just stamp an cut out the birdcage, stamp the base on a seperate piece, stamp the sentiment, put it on a cardbase with patterned paper and a border, then add some buttons! this is something that can be done in about 10 minutes after you have all the supplies ready!

Friday, November 19, 2010

A Jolly Happy Soul

Isn't this snowmas SO CUTE! what a happy little guy!
Ok, so if you break it down, it's not that difficult. Stamp and color an image on a piece of white, put a mat on it, stamp a sentiment and cut it out in silhouette (love doing this!) the cardbase has patterned paper with a scallop trim border, and add a button on the bottom!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Here is my card for this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge! Patterned Paper! The challenge is to use patterned paper as an element on the project to highlight it in some way. I used the super cute Candy Cane Christmas paper for this card, along with Blushing Bride, Real Red, and Whisper White cardstock. I used Real Red ink for the sentiment and to edge the candy cane and background paper. I used buttons from the Brights and Subtles collections.

I bet you are wondering how I made that candy cane? Easy! I had a candy cane shaped cookie cutter that i just traced onto the paper, then cut out! You can totally do that! just think of it...stars, angels,.....gingerbread men!

Ok, so now it's your turn! Get out that patterned paper (and if you are anything like me, you have HUNDREDS to choose from!) and start creating!

I would love to see what you make, so go to Stampin' Royalty and show us your patterned paper project!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Super Simple Monday

Today's card is easy! All you have to do is put patterned paper with a border on a cardbase, stamp on a panel (in this case, one cut out with the Top Note Die) with this easy stamp, then color the image! you can color it as detailed as you want! I also added glitter to the letters, but it is hard to see that in this photo...

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Frosty Forest

Sorry I missed posting yesterday! Today is as good as any, huh?

Ok, so this one is actually pretty easy. I just stamped the trees in a row, added 'snow' with a grey marker, then stamped the snowflakes in grey. I then colored in the trees and stamped the sentiment. Plop it on a cardbase with some patterened paper, add some glitter (can't forget the glitter!) and you got yourself a card!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Inspirations

It is a picture inspiration, and so I took the colors, layout, and other things that stood out to me in the picture as the things i translated to the card.
I used Night of Navy, Real Red, and Sahara Sand cardstock, Sahara Sand patterned paper, gold brads, and used markers to color the wreath stamp from the Welcome Christmas set.
So it's time to get inspired too! Take a look at the imspiration picture, and make your beautiful project, then go post it so we all can see!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Super Simple Monday

Todays card is one that has a few details, but is overall pretty easy. patterned paper with scallop edged gold cardstock strip, scalloped circle, and a stamped image on a white circle, then the sentiment stamped onto a scrap piece cut in an uneven style. This card may take a few extra minutes, only because of the scallop edge and die cutting the circles and scalloped mat. But it is worth the extra few minutes!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Cute Critters

Here is a card that is fairly uncomplicated, it just takes a few steps. But they are easy steps! The image is from Merry Crittermas, which is so darn cute, I can hardly stand it! My son happens to love squirrels, so in honor of him, I made this card. It made him smile. (he's 18 by the way!)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Butterfly Garden

ok, are y'all ready for this weeks Stampin' Royalty challenge? Its a fun color challenge! I actually really like these colors! It did take me some serious thinking before I was able to come up with a final design, but I did have lots of fun making it!
The colors are:
Pear Pizzaz, Cajun Craze, Marina Mist, So Saffron
I basically used the Big Shot and a few different dies to cut out most of the elements( Top Note, Beautiful Wings, Birds & Blooms). I used the scallop oval and oval punches for the sentiment portion, and then stamped the stems using the Apple Blossoms set. I used markers to create the stitching.
Be sure to try this weeks challenge and upload your beautiful creation at Stampin Royalty!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Super Simple Monday

Ok, If you have read my blog for any length of time, you will know I'm crazy about using my scraps to create something! Here is another example of how I was able to do just that. This is a very simple notecard, and all the pieces were scraps, and the stamping was easy! You will notice, however, that I followed the lines on the birdcages with a marker just to give them some color, and I also added a bling here and there.

If you already have little strips of paper like I did, this card would take less than 10 minutes to put together. Love that!