Just a little heads up. I’m up on the blog today for my friends over at the Simon Says Stamp! I’m sharing a couple cards over there that were put together with the Garden Leaves by Cath Edvalson die from Technique Tuesday.
The die is one of my favorite TT products… and one of my favorite Cath products too! Here’s a peek!
This link will take you to the post where you can see the whole card and another one.
By the way, there’s Simon Says Stamp! blog candy involved so be sure to check it out!
I’m challenging it up today with the My Favorite Things Design Team for the monthly Creative Challenge.
This month’s challenge this month is to create a quick, 10-minute gift!
Literally, this project would be a 10-minute project, if you recreated it!
It’s all about making the tag. I chose to tie my onto a tube of candy but you could go bigger, way bigger. Imagine tying one like onto a big jar of sweets, a bottle of wine or even a bag of candy canes.
The tag looks simple, but it took a few steps to make it. I cut out the small circle twice. Once I did it from patterned paper and once I did it from cardstock. Then I cut the large circle from red cardstock.
I took the white circle and cut the tree (from the Tag Builder Blueprints 2 Die-namics) into it. I laid all the circles together and popped a hole on top.
I finished the tag off with a sentiment from Lisa Johnson’s Trim the Tree stamp set. And I tossed on a few sequins. I think those little details just made it a bit sweeter. Don’t you agree?
To see more takes on this challenge, hit the MFT Stamps blog.
And check out the list below for clickable links to the supplies I used. (Please note: These are NOT affiliate links.)
See you again soon.
And we made it! Today is the last day of this year’s 12 (Christmas Cards) in 12 (Days) challenge with Ashley.
It seems like it went so fast this year!
So meet card #12.
Played it a little more of the artsy side here with some patterned papers from Simple Stories and then some stamped words and splatters from the Brushstroke Christmas stamp set from Ellen Hutson.
The mistletoe was cut with a die from the Poinsettia and Pine dies from Ellen Hutson as well. Ok, I think it’s mistletoe. I don’t know vegetation well so let us just pretend it is if it’s not. 😉 I added the bow with a bit of twine from Whisker Graphics and plopped on some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. Sure dig those Sparkling ones.
So that’s what I have for you.
Excited to see how Ashley wraps up this year’s series. Thanks for stopping in, guys! Always a treat!
Almost to the end of the 12 (Christmas Cards) in 12 (Days) challenge with Ashley.
This is my take on Day 11.
I built the card around the fun little squares that I cut from a piece of Simple Stories patterned paper. I embellished each one by adding a little stamping (stamps from Technique Tuesday) and a few embellishments.
Got to admit that the “no comment” one is probably my favorite. The blank line just screamed for a “no comment” answer. Stamped the “no comment” and “x” with the Williamsburg – Small alphabet stamp set from Technique Tuesday.
Over and out. That’s what I have. Can’t wait to see Ashley’s take on Day 11.
Be back again tomorrow with the conclusion of this year’s 12 in 12 challenge. Hope to see you then.
So close to the end of this year’s 12 (Christmas cards) in 12 (days) challenge with Ashley.
Here is my take on the challenge today.
This is one that just came together with stuff left on my desk from when working on some of the other cards I’ve put together lately. Most of the stuff on this one is from Simple Stories. Some of it’s been around awhile. 😉
Can’t see what Ashley made to share with you today. Take it away, Ash!
Be back again later, gators. Thanks for swinging by.
Just another card to share today as part of my 12 (Christmas cards) in 12 (days) challenge with Ashley. We took a little break yesterday due to craziness on both of our ends, but we are back today.
Meet today’s card.
Once again, I went the “Stashbusters” route, pulling out some goods I picked up a long, long time ago. Yes, for real. Glittery foam bulb stickers. I am not really sure what I was thinking at the time, but… hey… they made for a nice card. 😉
I sauced the bulbs just a tad by hanging them from Twinery twine and then adding some colorful bows to them. Pretty simple really. 🙂
Alright so that’s really all I have today. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see what she made to share with you.
Got to admit that the crafty mojo has been totally strong lately! 🙂 Got a couple non-card projects to share with you today.
Up first is this little guy!
Kinda fun, right?
I found some little wooden mini pallets at Michaels and was like, “Yeah, man! I’m totally making something with them.” So I did. 🙂
I covered the pallet with patterned paper from the Claus & Co. collection from Simple Stories. And then I took a piece of faux greenery and just formed it into a circle to make the wreath. I added the little bow and glued it to the pallet.
I popped a couple holes in the top of my mini pallet with piercing tool. Added some fresh jute and then slapped on a seasonally appropriate sticker at the bottom (also from Simple Stories’ Claus & Co. collection) and called things good. 🙂
I liked the end results so much that I pretty much did the exact same thing again when I made this second mini pallet ornament.
I just changed it up a little by using a different sticker and some different paper. Kinda cute, right?
So that’s all I have for you today. Be back again later, gators.
PS. I’m up on the Simple Stories blog. Had a couple Winter-themed cards over there yesterday. I’d be tickled if you’d check them out.
Another day. Another card inspired by the 12 (Christmas Cards) in 12 (Days) challenge with Ashley.
Today’s card is heavy on the My Favorite Things side.
I really wanted to make a winter scene with Winter Wonderland stamp set and Winter Wonderland Die-namics. So that’s what I did.
I started out by masking off a strip on white cardstock. I colored it in with Lush Lagoon dye ink. I wanted the sky to have some pattern to it so I spritzed the Snowfall stencil with water and set it right on top it. I rubbed on it and got that distressed look you see. (I also added a bit of clear texture paste. Those are the little balls you see… if you look really close.)
And then I just went to town, creating the little scene with the die-cut and stamped images. I adhered some of the images to the card with foam tape to help make them pop off the card. I think it helped just give the whole thing just the right amount of dimension.
Looking forward to seeing Ashley’s take on Day 8. Take it away, Ash.
And for clickable links to most of the supplies I used to make this card, check out the list below. Thanks, as always, for stopping by, guys.