Monday, November 29, 2010

Star Tree Topper

I used Sizzix's 3D pop up ball to make this tree topper. I used 5 of the 6 sides, leaving one side open to slip onto the tree. I did not use the pieces that use the rubber band; I only used the hexagons and the trapezoidal scored pieces. I alternated red and green card stock for the star. I stamped each of the star pieces front and back, but my grandson Patrick wanted glitter, so the stamped images aren't as noticeable as the glitter. As it should be. The center of the star is Patrick. My daughter Aaron - and Patrick's mother - thought of this design. Clever girl!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Gift Tags

The gift tags were cut from Sizzix Bigz Two Tags. The die cuts and scores the larger tag, but not the smaller tag. So, I used my slit punch and scored the smaller tags myself. I used stamps out of many of my sets. I made birthday and Christmas tags. What a fun project!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

More Tea Lights!

I love the tea lights! These are favors for Aaron's baby shower this week.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Stamped Tea Lights for Thanksgiving

I saw this cute idea and just had to make my own tea lights. I put 4 layers of tissue paper sandwiched between 2 layers of copy/typing paper. I punched through all 6 layers with a 1 3/8" circle punch. While still sandwiched, I put a center hole through all 6 layers. Then I stamped the tissue paper. I put the tissue paper on top of the tea light, putting the wick through the center hole. Then, using my heat tool, I heated the tea light until the tissue paper melted into the wax. I put some glitter on while the wax was still hot. That is all.

This project was so quick, I completed 8 tea lights in 40 minutes. Including putting it on a punched scalloped circle with the punched greeting.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Petal Punch Box for Baby Shower

I am still making prizes for the baby shower. The idea for this petal punch box I found on Frenchie's blog. First I punched four of the petals and folded the score lines. I cut off one of the four petals.

Then, I put red sticky tape on the side opposite of the cut petal. I stamped the square with a stamp from the Paper Studio's Baby Barrel of Stamps.

I attached the sides, putting the red sticky tape under the cut edge.

Then, I folded the last sticky tape onto the last cut edge, making the box. I folded the bottom, tucking in the last petal. Notice the Reese's peanut butter cup is just the right size...

Then I closed the top like the bottom. I haven't decided if I am done. Or maybe put a ribbon around it. Or put a flower or heart on it.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Desk Organizer: Sticky Notes and Business Cards

This desk organizer has a sticky-note pad and a small pencil in the front and business cards in the back. The two boxes were made separately and adhered to the decorated piece in the center with sticky tape. A fun and easy project!

Christmas: Patterned Pines

I used Certainly Celery card stock and ink. The color was lighter than I envisioned, so I had a difficult time with the layout. I had too much white on the card at first, which was way too light for Certainly Celery. I think this was a nice mixture of color and white. The bling on the top of the tree is a small crystal. It showed up different in the picture.

Christmas: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas

I love to create an unusual card front. For this card, I copied and pasted the poem 'Twas the Night Before Christmas into wordle's text box. I chose the colors, font, and layout. I printed the wordle. Can not get any easier. I added some bling in the corner and printed the poem for the inside of the card.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Christmas: Joy to the World

My son Jason was married in July, 2010. For the Christmas card to my family members, I ordered prints of three of my favorite pictures. I cut the pictures, matted them with black, and put the pictures on the red card. Their colors were red and black.

The fronts of the cards were made with white embossed cardstock. Cuttlebug has two similar Christmas embossing folders. On one there is swirls and snowflakes; it embossed the paper crisply and cleanly. The other has snowflakes only; it was not as crisp as the other folder. You can really tell in the picture -- one card is clearly embossed and the other card is not.

On the inside of the card, I did not add anything but the pictures. This way, the recipients of the card can set it on a flat surface and use it as a frame. Or put it in a frame on the wall.

Altered Clipboards

My daughter and I made twelve altered clipboard for prizes at her baby shower. Each one has a coordinating paper on the back. Boy, what fun we had picking out the paper! This was a challenging project; when we added the Modge Podge to the paper, the paper puckered and bubbled. We used the brayer to flatten it, but it seemed like a losing battle. However, when the Modge Podge dried, the bubbles and wrinkles were gone!

Thank You Mini Milk Carton

At the MEA-MFT Educators Conference, I had thank-you gifts to make for those that presented sectionals for MAACE. I used a fall color theme for the mini-milk cartons; the sentiment is stamped on orange vellum. I used both Enjoy Your Day and Thanks So Much for the sentiment. I love my Tiny Tags stamp set and punch. It adds a cute element to the project. My presenters were quite surprised and pleased with the gift.