Sunday, December 27, 2009

Quick gift card holders

Chloe and I made these quickly on Christmas Eve (yes, I was doing last minute crafting!) She chose the papers/colours, so don't blame me for them ;)
The snowmen are made with various punches and scalloped nesties. His hat is one half of the SU designer label punch, with a word window punch brim.

The card base opens as normal, but on the front, if you undo the ribbon, you get this:
Cool, huh? I've seen this in a few places, but the awesome Heather did a video tutorial on them, which allowed me to pull these off in a very short time. Thanks Heather!

Stamps: none!
Paper: unknown
Ink: none!
Accessories: Word Window, Snowflake, Designer Label punches, Chit Chat rub-ons, Top Note die (SU), Large circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), embossing folders, CB (Provocraft), ribbon/googly eyes (unknown)

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas, John and Yoko

My aunt bought these pillow "armchairs" for my cousin and his girlfriend. They like to stay at home, usually just watching TV in their room, so we thought it would be funny to put "John" and "Yoko" on the pillows.

I found this inkjet friendly "Peel and Stick" cotton transfer paper, and used Microsoft Word to create the names (using WordArt and a downloaded font to make them funky). They came out great from the printer, then I used my mega curved rectangle Nesties to cut them out.Because the pillows are a microfibre material, I knew they wouldn't stick well, so I hand-stitched around the edges to ensure they'd stay on.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Stuffed stockings

Chloe and I made these stocking "boxes" to hold some chocolates and gift cards for her daycare teachers. We used the Stocking Stuffer Timeless Template from PTI.
In case it isn't obvious, she chose the colours, I cut them out, she decorated them ;)Inside are some envelope gift card holders I made some time ago (last Christmas? the one before?) at a SU workshop. We also made some paper straw by crimping cardstock and slicing it into thin pieces, then crumpling it a bit.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Peaceful Wishes Mini-scrapbook

I started this mini-scrapbook at Carrie's, but didn't put it all together until I got home. See Carrie and Leanne, I finished it!

The inside (the pages of which fold out) is meant to have photos. I'm not sure yet which I'll put in there...

This week's challenge at Our Creative Corner is to use snowflakes, which I managed to do in a few places - the die-cuts, stamps on the inside, and on the patterned paper.

All supplies are SU, except the bell (unknown!) and the embossing folders/Cuttlebug (Provocraft).

Sunday, December 13, 2009

One sketch, one stamp, two cards

I was inspired by the Mojo Monday sketch #116, and created these two cards, both using Holiday Button Bits (from PTI) and SU paper.

The first uses more "traditional" colours, and PTI buttons for the ornaments. Don't you LOVE that SU Alpine ribbon? I used my SU Mat Pack and paper piercer to create a border/corner element on the top (but it's hard to see in the photo)

Stamps: Holiday Button Bits (PTI)
Paper: Read Red, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip cardstock, Merry Moments DSP (SU)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU)
Accessories: Alpine ribbon, Mat Pack (SU), paper piercer (Making Memories), corner rounder punch (EK Success), buttons (PTI), Nestabilities (Spellbinders), CB (Provocraft)

The second uses some more modern/funky colours, and patterned paper for the ornaments.

Stamps: Holiday Button Bits (PTI)
Paper: Sahara Sand, Taken with Teal, Ruby Red cardstock, Holiday Lounge DSP (SU)
Ink: Sahara Sand, Ruby Red (SU)
Accessories: 1/2", 3/4", 1" circle punch (SU), corner rounder punch (EK Success), Nestabilities (Spellbinders), CB (Provocraft)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Fun with felt

Oops, it's been a while! I've been so busy, I haven't had any time to craft.

I hope to get into the crafts room this weekend (I have to, if I want to send out handmade Christmas cards this year!), but until then, I thought I'd share something fun.

A few weeks ago, I was browsing through my favourite blogs, and found one that used Nesties to cut a scalloped square of felt (and as soon as I remember which blog, I'll link it here!). That inspired me to think of this:
Those are felt shapes cut with the SU Build-A-Bear dies. It was so easy to do, the felt cut perfectly, just as you would cut cardstock. My daughter and my friend's son were begging for more, so I ended up cutting many sets of clothes for them. What you see is just a selection of the outfits available ;) Chloe plays with them all the time, and I have visions of creating more, and also using other dies to cut more fun shapes.

I don't have the Build-A-Bear dies yet, but borrowed them from a friend. They're on my list though!