Friday, December 30, 2011

Birthday Flourish Center Step with Butterfly

Island Indigo is becoming one of my favorite colors; I love its rich color.

I used the flourish stamp from Stampin' Up!  The butterfly punch and the lattice edge punch are also from Stampin' Up!  The sentiment is from the Petite Pairs stamp set, also SU.  

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Thank You Ghirardelli Candy Wrap

I measured the Ghirardelli candy bar for length.  Then I measured the perimeter, scoring at each of the edges. 

I used the Delicate Doilies stamp set in Wild Wasabi.  This made a delicate wreath.  The sentiment is from Petite Pairs (I love that set!), punched with 1 1/4" punch for the white and 1 3/8" for the real red.  I attached a band around the center, added a snow flake, sponged the scalloped circle, and we are done!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Bird Seed for Scandinavian Tradition

 There is a Scandinavian tradition that if you spread bird seed on your doorstep on Christmas morning, you will have good luck in the coming year.  To assist people, I put birdseed in test tubes and attached the scalloped circle and a bird.

On one side of the scalloped circle is a Merry Christmas sentiment.  The explanation of the tradition on the other side is computer printed.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas 2011 Tree Topper

Last year we only had Patrick in the house.  This year we have Patrick and Jakob.  So we had to decorate both sides of the 3-D pop-up ball! 

We attached only 5 of the 6 sides.  Then we added bling and snowflakes.  And more bling!  And then some more!

The picture of Jakob was taken this summer at ZooMontana.  The picture of Patrick is when he was climbing a tree right after losing his first tooth!