Saturday, December 28, 2013

Boxing Day: Boxes with Gifts Galore!

For Boxing Day, I made boxes to hold cards.  Each box has four thank you cards, but it could easily hold 6-10 cards and envelopes. 

The boxes start with card stock measuring 9.5" by 9.5".  Using the envelope punch board, on one side punch and score at 3.5" and 5".  Then repeat on the side opposite.  Continue with the punch board with all score lines.  I cut the flaps off the top, but retained them on the bottom.

The boxes are closed with brads and baker's twine.

The card is on white with Early Espresso ink.  I cut the edge and then embossed close to the edge.  A very clean and simple thank you card.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas: Bow Tie Angels

The bow tie die is quite versatile.  These angels were made of River Rock, Blushing Bride, and Silver Glimmer papers.  The snowflake is a brad, which held all the pieces together firmly.  Twine was used for the hanger.  Both the D'Vine Swirl and Snowflake embossing folders were used.

Aaron cased this angel, but changed the design considerably. 

Christmas: Hand Sanitizer Box

A simple project for Patrick's teacher and school secretary.  I used an 8 ounce bottle of hand sanitzer, but lotion could also be used.  The box used Real Red and the tag was stamped in Garden Green.

I found the ribbon at Michael's a while back.  Since the box was so simple, the ribbon was the right touch.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas: Santa Ornaments

My recipe:
Face and nose: Blushing Bride
Hat: Real Red
Tassel, trim , beard: White
Eyes: Black
Hanger: Cherry Cobbler baker's twine
Other: Snowflake punch, snowflake brad

I love the versatility of the bow tie die.   Aaron and I designed the Santa from a picture we saw on Pinterest. 

The hat was the trickiest part.  The card stock is pretty thick, so it did not want to fold over easily.  So, the brad came in handy to hold the tassel down without folding the paper.  I think that added the finishing touch to the tassel.

Another fun project.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Humorous Birthday Card for Ladies

My recipe:

Concord Crush and Wonder Wisteria
Hero Arts Hat Ladies stamp set
Honeycomb embossing folder
Hexagon, label, modern label punches
Sizzix dialog boxes

My friend Kathy gave me a store bought card a few years ago.  I loved the card and saved it until I could design my own card.  And tada...  here it is finally. 

I cut the dialog pieces off the dialog boxes because they were in the wrong location.  I thought the Hero Arts stamps were too small when I first got them, but I don't think the card could hold anything larger.

Fun card.