Thursday, October 27, 2011

Kraft Gift Box

These little boxes from Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Mini catalog are so stinkin' cute and fun to decorate.
I used Holly Berry designer series paper to decorate the top and sides.  Love the Real Red satin ribbon which adds a classy touch. 

The wreath topper is an adaptation of my previous posts that were flowers.  The sparkly snow flake is from the silver glimmer paper which I die cut with the Big Shot.  These little boxes are 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" and are perfect for little gifts.  They're even food safe! You get 4 boxes for $2.95. If I knew how to make fancy cupcakes, I'd punch a circle opening in the top and cover it with a window sheet so you could see my cupcake creation.  Unfortunately, I'm frosting impaired.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cuddles Saves the Day!

Last week there was a loud crash as my cat, Cuddles, knocked a box off the guest room bed.  I found Elements of Style and a couple other stamp sets mixed in with discontinued items.  Seems like I must have gotten my piles of current and retired stamps confused.  Yikes!  So, Cuddles, this makes up for all the times you stole my stamping sponges, knocked projects into the recyling box, and walked across the drying Crystal Effects.  It does not make up for the time you used a box of new items for your litter box, however. 

So, on to the card.  This was for SCS's color challenge of Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo and Baja Breeze.  I added Lucky Limeade for the leaves, 'cuz I felt lucky that I still have this stamp set. 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Spice Cake Challenge Cards

These are for a couple of challenges on SCS.  Both cards use the beautiful Spice Cake designer series paper.
This card was for today's Clean and Simple sketch challenge. Instead of having my paper strips straight across, I varied their height.  There's no way I could get them all straight across!  The focal point is left over from stamp club projects last week.  The Island Indigo layer was made with the Big Shot and Pennant die; the Suede layer is the Lace Ribbon Border punch that I crimped and then shaped into a circle. 

This card is for last week's Free For All Friday challenge.  The fold is called a Triangle Flap Fold and it's much easier than it looks. I finally used the fabric that coordinates with Spice Cake paper.  I actually cut it on my table top paper trimmer, which worked perfectly.

This is how the card looks open. 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Stocking Gift Card Holder

This festive gift card holder was made using the Holiday Stocking Bigz die for the Big Shot.
The stocking is a double layer which was glued together around the sides and bottom, leaving the top Cherry Cobbler section unglued.  The top designer series paper layer opens up to reveal the gift card.  Who wouldn't love to receive a card like this, especially with a gift card in it.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Funky Fold Christmas Card

I made this fun card for a swap and fortunately took a picture before I mailed it, since I haven't made another one yet.  Unfortunately, I let my son take the pictures, and there a bit blurry.  Anyway, I adapted this fold from Lynn Pratt.  Instead of having the swing out part standing completely vertical, mine is at an angle as you can see from the picture below.

You can also see how the Christmas tree sticks out too.  I used the Pennant Punch and Pennant Parade stamp set to make the tree.  The "ornaments" are punched from red and silver glimmer paper.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Gently Falling do over

I used some of the leftover precut cardstock from stamp club to make this card.  Stamping the leaf veins on colored cardstock and then adding some sponging makes beautiful leaves.  It's easy too!