Friday, November 30, 2012

Have you been wanting that amazing Christmas Together Mini Album Kit?

How do you feel about buttons? 
Creative Cuts is sponsoring Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge this week and it is a GOOD one! 
Use 5 or more buttons!  How easy is that?? 
If you win you get this fantastic kit!
The Christmas Together Mini Album Kit contains:
10 chipboard pages (5 pages front and back)
These 10 pages measure: 8-1/2"w x 5-1/2"h
10 Pre-cut 25 Days of Christmas Patterned Paper by Simple Stories
4  4"x6" Chipboard Inserts
2  4"x6" Patterned Paper
2  2-1/2" x 6" Chipboard for Pocket
1  2-1/2" x 6" Garnet Cardstock for Pocket
1  2-1/2" x 6" Forest for Pocket
1  Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas Fundamental Cardstock Sticker Sheet (12x12)
1  Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas Flash Cards (12x12)
1  Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas 4"x6" Journaling Card Elements #1 (12x12)
1  Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas Journaling Card Elements #2 (12x12)
1  Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas 4"x6" Journaling Card Elements-Vertical (12x12)
4  4"x5" Photo Mats in Garnet Cardstock
4  4"x5" Photo Mats in Forest Cardstock
8  3-3/4"x4-3/4" Photo Mats in Cream Puff Cardstock
1  5-1/2"x8-1/2" piece of Chipboard
3  Brads
3  yards of Twine
2  Binding Rings
Instructions and Instruction CD with color photos

Please join us!
You have until noon CST on 12 6 12 to head on over to Frosted Designs and link up your projects!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Purr-fect Couple Square Scallop Card

I have another Square Scallop edge Die Cut Card to share with you today.
I just love these things.  
They come with the scallops all ready cut out so it makes it easy to put together a quick and easy card!

I used a new S.W.A.L.K image from Crafter's Companion for today's card.

I started with a Square Scallop edge Die Cut Card  cut from Kraft Cardstock.  I adhered a strip of patterned paper at the bottom of the card and added some plastic drops to each of the scallops.

Then I just added layers of paper and the colored image and the card was complete!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Monday, November 26, 2012

Criss Cross A7 Coming Soon!!!

This is another Criss Cross A7 Card today.
Soon to be available at Creative Cuts and More......
This was actually created by my friend Melissa
Its such an adorable card love the colors she chose
and the watercolor technique on the Kraft card base is just beautiful. 


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Today is a day to spend with friends and family and reflect on all the things that we are thankful for.  
I am thankful for all the blessings in my life and hope that you get to spend today with the ones you love!
In honor of Thanksgiving, I thought I would share a fall themed Thank You card today.
I made this card with a Square Scallop Card from Creative Cuts and More and one of my favorite fall stamps, Fall Harvest,  from The Rubber Cafe.

I colored this image with Spectrum Noir Markers.

 And adhered Jellie Dots to each of the scallops.

The  Square Scallop Card is one of my favorite die cut cards from Creative Cuts and More and I always keep some on hand for a terrific starting point for any card!

Thank You and  Fall Harvest from The Rubber Cafe
DCWV Patterned Paper
Mohawk Smooth White
Bazzill Basic Cardstock 
memento Tuxedo Black Dye ink
Spectrum Noir Markers
Jellie Dots from The Rubber Cafe
Spellbinders Dies
Paper Piercer

Have a fabulous day!


Monday, November 19, 2012

Joy Christmas Card - Gate Fold

Today I have a Gate fold card using Acetate.
I recently did a fun Girls Night Out with a mini card class.
It included 2 cards a treat box for the girls to create.
This is one of the fun cards they made.

Used the amazing Carta Bella paper line for this card and a clear stamp from my stash
with Dazzling details to highlight the stars and holly.
Topped it off with a bow and it was complete. Just slide the band off add some writing and this Christmas card is ready to send to your friend or family member.


Saturday, November 17, 2012


howdy! can you believe that next week is thanksgiving? the start of the holiday season. so today i've got a little holiday goodie. i started with a few of the pieces of the cake slice box which i thought it would make a cute little christmas tree! i inked it up with some iced spruce distress ink. then stamped some snowflakes using {ippity} and purple onion stamps with versamark and clear embossing powder. added another layer of distress ink. then i used different elements on each tree including twine, stars, and a little bling.

who knew some cake slices could make a little forest?? 
have a good weekend and hope you can spend some time getting crafty!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Christmas Tag Card

Today I have a fun Christmas Tag Card to share with you.

I started with a die cut Slash Pocket with Tag from Creative Cuts and More. 

I stamped this image from Mulberry Wood-Wish Upon a Star. on a white panel in black Memento Ink and colored it with Spectrum Noir Markers.

Then I trimmed the panel down to fit the front of the card. 

I left the tag blank so I could write on it.

I love this die cut Slash Pocket with Tag from Creative Cuts and More because it allows you to make a unique card that looks like it took a lot of time.  You can find more die cut tag cards HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

What are you reading??

Hello, it is Noelle posting today!!
I am listening to Wicked Lies by Lisa Jackson and the reader keeps talking in this creepy voice.  I should have read this one and used  a bookmark to keep my place!!
 This is tag #7 Long with Layer
 This is tag # 8 Long with layer
This is Tag #06 - Long with layer 
All of the stamps are inchies by inkadinkado.  All of the ribbon is from my stash.
I used 5 Square #01 - Mini-- 1-1/4" on each bookmark.
I made these for a craft fair and not one sold LOL  It was not a very successful 2 days.  However a girlfriend bought all of them for her book club so it all worked out in the end!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Being Together is the Best gift of All Christmas Book

Video for the Newest Christmas book!!

Just shot another video with Norah and our newest book....

Due to my cold I talked as little as possible so bear with the narration - Thanks

Criss Cross Card - A7 Coming Soon!!!

Made this fun and easy Thank you card for my girls to have using one of Creative cuts and More's newest card Dies....
Love the simplicity of this card. Its a basic card you fold up has a mat for the front and a tag for the inside.
Decorating was the hardest part....
I used a border strip, some swirls and a daisy set with button to complete the outer layer.

The inside tag I actually cut 2 of the same shape and cut off 1/4 inch and corner rounded the top of the one side and it was perfect mat added a strip of paper and Thank you.  Slipped it in the pocket and I was done.
Plenty of room for writing and a little bit of pizzazz too. 

and there you have it an easy and fun thank you card, done in a snap...

Hope you enjoyed this fun and easy card,

Saturday, November 10, 2012

it's your day

hello!! can believe it's november already? i can't. i should have a cute thanksgiving card for you, but instead i have a cute birthday card. i love this balloon set #01 and have been waiting to make a cute card out of it.  then i realized it would go perfect with the pop up a2 insert horizontal and pop up bar a2 card.

i started with the pop up bar a2 card in tangelo blast with the white insert.  then i added some patterned paper from fancy pants on the outside.  i stamped a couple of the balloons using unity and webster's pages stamps.  added a little baker's twine to the balloons.  the sentiments on the outside and inside are from unity.

when you open the card, it's like the balloons are floating up into the air.  how cute is that??  think of all the possibilities you could make with this pop up card!!

have a good weekend and hope you can spend some time getting crafty! 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Christmas Coasters

Kristine here today and I am very excited to share some fun coasters I made with  
Chip Board Coasters from Creative Cuts and More
Stampendous Stamps, and Beacon Fast Finish Decoupage.

The Chip Board Coasters come in packages of ten.

To make these I started by sponging Ranger Old Paper Distress ink on each of the coasters.

I stamped Music Score background (Stampendous) two times with Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink on tissue paper.

I tore the tissue into four pieces and adhered it to the coasters with Beacon Fast Finish Decoupage. 

For this one I stamped Holly Basket (Stampendous) on tissue and colored it with Prisma Color Pencils.
Then I adhered it to the coaster with Beacon Fast Finish Decoupage.

When it was dry (which happened very quickly) I stamped the flourish from Jumbo Cling Poinsettia (Available at Michael's) on the edge with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Aged Silver Embossing Enamel.

I used Jumbo Vintage Santa  for this coaster.
I stamped santa on tissue and colored him with Prisma Pencils.  Then I adhered him to the coaster with Fast Finish Decoupage.  I stamped the banner with Memento Cottage Ivy dye ink on tissue and then added it to the coaster with Fast Finish Decoupage.

When dry I stamped Scrolled Medallion with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Shabby White Embossing Enamel.  I also used my VersaMarker to add ink to his hat and embossed with the Shabby White EE here too!.

For the third Coaster I used Jumbo Cling Poinsettia (Available at Michael's). I stamped the poinsettia on tissue paper and colored with Prisma Pencils before adhering it to the coaster with Fast Finish Decoupage.
When dry, I stamped the flourish from the Jumbo Peony Set (Stampendous) with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Aged Gold Embossing Enamel.

 For the final Coaster I used Stampendous Snow Bird.  I stamped it on tissue and colored with pencils and then adhered it to the coaster with Beacon Fast Finish Decoupage.

When dry, I sprinkled Shabby White Embossing Enamel  randomly on the edges of the coaster and heated until it melted.

These coasters are quick and easy to make and make terrific gifts!
I hope you enjoyed my project today!


Monday, November 5, 2012

Cider Mug Card

What a fun way to give some apple cider to a friend on a cold day....
What you need:
Mug card in a fall color
 a mat to decorate
 add some fall leaf stamps
tie a little fall ribbon to it
 then add in a packet of apple cider
and your ready to give a special treat on a cold fall day.
(add cinnamon sticks if your not mailing it)

Stamps used: French Foliage and Friendly phrases
Ink used: More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Bravo Burgundy, Always Artichoke
with the baby wipe technique

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Standing Pop Up Birthday Card

Happy Thursday!

I hope you had a fun Halloween!  
Kristine here with another fun Creative Cuts and More project!

Today I am sharing die cut Standing Pop Up Card from Creative Cuts.

I started by stamping "Happy Day" from the Stampendous Rose Thoughts Perfectly clear set randomly on a die cut Standing Pop Up Card from Creative Cuts and more, with VersaMark ink.

Then I heat embossed the stamped words with Rubelite embossing powder.

I added embossing powder to the edges of the main panel before putting the card together.

When the whole Standing Pop Up Card  is together and closed it looks like this.

The image is Cowlik Cake from Stampendous.
The sentiment is Graceful Birthday from Stampendous.

You can check out some more pop up cards HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!