Saturday, November 19, 2011

More Christmas Projects!

Here are the rest of the projects for our November Club! 
Above are the 2 Christmas cards, bows, and the Santa Stick.

 Here is a purse I copied from Inking Idaho's site. 
 It's made from the Top Note (Love that die!). 
We will be making this too.

I love Marina Mist with this DSP - "Letters to Santa".  
This card also uses the new Peek-a-boo Frames die cut for the Big Shot. 
It has 5 different frames that are cut and scored, ready for all kinds of projects! 

A view with the frame open.

 Both the Crumb Cake and Marina Mist card use the same DSP "Letters to Santa" and the
ornament punch with the linen thread and the new mini jingle bells.  Fun!

Santa Stick

Here is one of the projects we are making on Monday for Stamp Club. 
These santas are popping up all over on Stampin' Connection and on Splitcoast
so I don't know who the original artist is but these are really cute!

 I put Santa on top of a 1x8 cello bag filled with 2 licorice.

A closer look at his face.  I used the large oval and the extra large oval for face and hat and the ornament punch for his beard.  I also ran his beard through with a texture plate to get the 'swirls'.  The hat is punched from red glitter paper.   For his pom pom I spread a thin layer of Dazzling Details to give it some sparkle.  Can't forget his mustache - it's the bird punch!!

Later today or tomorrow I will be posting our other projects for Monday so stay tuned!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Wrapping Paper

Have you ever needed wrapping paper for a hard-to-wrap item?  Well, it was Grandma's bday and we needed to wrap a wooded snowman and sled.  I decided to try stamping on freezer paper. 
I have to say it worked pretty slick!  That kind of paper is pretty strong so it doesn't rip easily- very important when you have 2 active boys!  

I used the stamp set "Creative Elements" and stamped repetitively in a triangular pattern on the paper.

All wrapped up with a bow and card. 

Happy Birthday, Grandma Kae!!

It's Snoopy!

Who doesn't love Snoopy?!

I combined a few ideas for Snoopy that I saw on SU's Stampin' Connection and came up with this little rendition.  My SIL loves Snoopy so I gave her this card.  She had been in the hospital for an entire month!!!   Her story is quite unique.  She had an asthma/allergy attack and lost consciousness before my brother got her to the hospital in Bemidji.  She was airlifted to Fargo and sedated (as in unconscious) for 2 whole weeks before she could breathe on her own.  Very scary for the whole family, but she is fine now, at home and recovering with a new set of prescriptions.

The texture on his roof and on the envelope flap was made with the new and exciting Herringbone embossing folder.

A close up of Snoopy snoozin'.
Can you guess what punch I used for the legs?  The 3 heart punch!
I also sponged the edges with 'Going Gray' for a little dimension.

I needed a special baby boy card for a friend of mine.  I really liked the idea of a sailboat but something was missing.  Then I put a button on it and that was exactly what it needed!

The polka dot embossing folder adds a little texture to the sails and to the envelope flap too!

November Stamp Club

The top photo is a covered lunch bag.
I used the DSP -Spice Cake. It's yummy like the real cake! 

The second photo is the collection of 100 cards that we made for "Operation Write Home" for soldiers to send back to their families.  These went together pretty fast with all of us - I think less than 2 hours.

Here we are.  In the back:  Me, LaReatha and Stephanie, front row: the other Amy, Sharon and Jess.  This is about half of our actual Stamp Club, there were lots of schedule conflicts that night.  But...we still managed to make 100 cards for a very good cause!!