Monday, October 31, 2011

Candy Corn Cupcakes


Hi there! I'm not real big into Halloween. I do decorate for Fall, though, and when I saw these adorable Candy Corn Cupcakes over at The Girl Who Ate Everything, I knew I had to make them just for fun!

My layers didn't turn out as even as hers. I think I used way too much orange. However, these did turn out just delicious! I used her cake recipe and frosting recipe, and they were perfect! I always doctor up my cake mixes, but I'd never added milk before. These cupcakes were so light, fluffy, and yummy!! I will definitely use that method for doctoring up a cake mix again!


Hope you have an extra *sweet* day!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Christmas Card Challenge #48

Hi there! Happy Sunday! I hope you're having a good weekend so far! I did some shopping with my Mama yesterday, and since we're enjoying some nice, cool weather, I've got a pot of Corn and Crab Chowder going on the stove this morning. I can't wait to get into that when we get home from church! :)

This week's challenge at Christmas Card Challenges is to use liquid applique on your card. I just love using this on my cards!

I got a new stamp set this week - Wings of Joy from Taylored Expressions. This is one that has been on my wish list for awhile! I inked up this cute birdhouse and colored it with Copic markers. I added the liquid applique to the image and coated it with a little glitter. I always like to do that to my liquid applique for some sparkle. I went over the Christmas lights with my Clear Glaze pen. I cut out the image with Classic Circle Nestabilities.

I stamped the sentiment directly onto the patterned paper, which is from the Echo Park Seasons Greetings collection. I did lots of stitching on this card, and I used this week's CPS Sketch #241. I finished it of with some pearls in the right corners and since I couldn't find a place to put a bow, I stuck one on a spiral clip! Love that!

Be sure you hop over to the Christmas Card Challenges blog to see the rest of the inspiration from the design team. Thanks sooo much for stopping by :)


Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI Pure Poppy, Kraft, Vintage Cream
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Seasons Greetings
Stamps: Wings of Joy by Taylored Expressions
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
Embellishments: pearls (Kaisercraft), Vintage Cream ribbon (PTI), Liquid Applique, Clear Glaze Pen, Martha Stewart Crystal Fine Glitter, foam tape
Tools: sewing machine, Classic Circle Nestabilities 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ippity Wednesday!

Hi there! It's Wednesday, so it's time to share this week's Ippity creation with you. I wanted to participate again in the Hope You Can Cling To challenges on Split Coast Stampers, so I decided to use HYCCT119 - pressure embossing again.

The Shine, Shine, Shine set by Ippity has the perfect sentiment to give to a cancer patient - "there is light at the end of the tunnel." I followed Split Coast Stampers Sketch 354. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black on my white cardstock and embossed it with the Polka Dots embossing folder.

The patterned paper is from the Echo Park Be Mine collection....love those pinks!! I also stamped the lamp directly onto the patterned paper and cut it out with Oval Nestabilities. I added the little border with the MFT Dainty Lace border and finished it off with a few black pearls. Love this simple and sweet card! I pray that it blesses someone at MD Anderson!

Thanks sooo much for stopping by today! Be sure you hop over to the I Heart {ippity} blog to see the rest of the inspiration from the design team! :)

Supplies:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Be Mine
Stamps: Shine, Shine, Shine by Ippity
Ink: Memento Stamp Company
Embellishments: pearls (Kaisercraft), foam tape
Tools: Cuttlebug Polka Dots embossing folder, Classic Oval Nestabilities, MFT Dainty Lace Border Dienamics

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Winners of my Blog Candy!!

Hi everyone! I was supposed to post this yesterday, but I forgot. Oops! I'm so sorry about that! 

I used random.org to pick two winners of my blog candy.

The winners are:


and


How funny that the numbers were right next to each other! 

Congratulations, ladies!! If you will please email me at candylou48@gmail.com with your mailing address, I'll be sure to get those out to you.

Thanks everyone for being such sweet readers. I'll try and offer some blog candy again soon! :)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Christmas Card Challenge #47

Good morning! It's time for this week's Christmas Card Challenge #47. This week's challenge is a recipe challenge - 2 designer papers, 1 ribbon, and 1 bird.

I decided to go very non-traditional. I LOVE these *cute* patterened papers from the Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas collection!


For my bird element, I used the dove from the Sparkle and Cheer stamp set by Taylored Expressions. I stamped it in Memento Rose Bud and Memento Pear Tart...even seen a pink dove? :) I layered my image panel on several panels of Oval Nestabilites and accented it with Liquid Pearls. Of course, I did some stitching, too!

I used my new Oval Tab Dienamics from MFT Stamps and stamped the sentiment on it with Memento Rich Cocoa. I added a border with the Jumbo Scallop Border Dienamics, also by MFT Stamps. I finished it off with a bow!

Be sure to head over to the Christmas Card Challenges blog to see all the inspiration from the design team!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Holly Jolly Christmas
Stamps: Sparkle and Cheer by Taylored Expressions
Ink: Memento Rose Bud, Memento Pear Tart, Memento Rich Cocoa
Embellishments: White Opal Liquid Pearls, ribbon (Papertrey Ink), Frosted Lace Stickles
Tools: sewing machine, Classic Oval Nestabilities, Scallop Oval Nestabilities, MFT Jumbo Scallop Border Dienamics, MFT Oval Tab Dienamics 

Saturday, October 22, 2011

HYCCT Challenge at Split Coast Stampers

Hi there! Have you had a chance yet to participate in any of the Hope You Can Cling To Challenges at Split Coast Stampers? There's a new challenge everyday, and card-makers are encouraged to send their cards to the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center...what a good cause! I've been wanting to play along all month and finally got some spare stampy time this evening. Hopefully I'll be able to get a few more cards made to send.

I used Deb's Give 'em a Squeeze, HYCCCT1119, challenge. The challenge was to use dry embossing on your card. I hate that you can't see the embossing on my card because I actually used FOUR different embossing folders - a different one for every piece of patterned paper I used! 

I thought this sentiment from Angel Mail by There She Goes was a perfect, uplifting sentiment....just reminding a cancer patient to take it one day at a time. I cut out the sentiment with Label Three Nestabilities.

All of the pretty pink paper is from the My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Madison Avenue collection. I did lots of stitching and added a border with the MFT Open Bracket Border Dienamics. A polka dot ribon and some pearls finish off this card!

Oh, I also used the Viva La Verve October Week 3 sketch! Loved this sketch...so many layers! I pretty much followed it to a "T." :)

Thanks sooo much for stopping by my blog today! Have a GREAT weekend! :)

Supplies:
Cardstock: Pink (PTI), brown (Bazzill)
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Madison Avenue
Stamps: Angel Mail by There She Goes
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Embellishments: ribbon, pearls (Kaisercraft)
Tools: Classic Circle Nestabilities, Label Three Nestabilities, sewing machine, MFT Open Bracket Border Dienamics, Victoria, Script Texture, and Polka Dots embossing folders (Cuttlebug), Intricate Swirls embossing folder (The Paper Studio)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sharing in Your Sorrow

Hi! Today was a good day. It was so nice and cool all day; I got a new haircut and style, and I got in some stamping time! Stamping is always good! :)

Unfortunately, today I made a sympathy card. It was for some family friends who lost their loved one yesterday, so I made this one with a heavy heart. Why, oh why don't I keep these kinds of cards on hand? They're always so hard to make!


I used CardPatterns Sketch 137 for the layout. These pretty papers are from the My Mind's Eye A Beautiful Life collection. The border trim is the Dainty Lace Border dienamics by My Favorite Things. I just ordered some dies from them, and I LOVE their dies! They are just fabulous!

I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black and did some sponging with Memento Potter's Clay. There's lots of stitching on this card! I added a Vintage Cream ribbon, a Wild Orchid Crafts flower, and some pearls to finish it off.

That's it for me tonight. Thanks for stopping by! :)

Supplies:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Kraft, Vintage Cream
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye A Beautiful Life
Stamps: Care and Comfort by Taylored Expressions
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Potter's Clay
Embellishments: Vintage Cream ribbon (PTI), flower (Wild Orchild Crafts), pearls (Kaisercraft)
Tools: MFT Dienamics Dainty Lace Border, Classic Circle Nestabilities, Scallop Circle Nestabilities

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

{ippity} Wednesday!

Hi there! You know what I love about Wednesdays? That means there's only two more days until the weekend! Another thing I love about Wednesdays is getting to share my weekly Ippity card with you!

This card was so easy to make. I used a sketch from Clean and Simple Stamping, FTL162. I wanted to sew on this one really bad, but I stayed strong and stuck to the clean and simple look! I did do some embossing though! 


I stamped my image and sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black. These stamps are from the Ippity Make Your Mark collection. I embossed the smaller panel with the Polka Dots folder and the bigger panel with the Victoria folder. I rounded the corners at the bottom and finished this card off with three black rhinestones. Easy!

Shockers about this card - no patterned paper, no ribbon, and no Copics!! :)

Be sure you hop over to the I Heart {ippity} blog to see what the rest of the design team has to share with you! Thanks for stopping by! :)

Supplies:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink 
Stamps: Make Your Mark by Ippity
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: Tiny Twinkles, foam tape
Tools: Cuttlebug, Polka Dots embossing folder, Victoria embossing folder, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi there! I have been enjoying making fall-themed cards lately, and I have another one to share with you today. This one uses the Bountiful Blessings set by There She Goes. I love these beautiful, classic fall images!


I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black and colored it with Copic markers and cut it out with Classic Rectangle Nestabilities. The Kraft background is embossed with the Moroccan Screen Cuttlebug folder. I stamped the "Happy Thanksgiving" sentiment on the Kraft cardstock before I embossed it. The strip of patterned paper is from the My Mind's Eye All Spice collection. I finished the card off with a PTI Dark Chocolate ribbon, some lace, and a few pearls. 

Even though I didn't use MFT stamps, this follows the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #41

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by! :)
Supplies:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink Kraft, Dark Chocolate, and Vintage Cream
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye All Spice
Stamps: Bountiful Blessings by There She Goes
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: ribbon (Papertrey Ink), lace, pearls, Bisque Liquid Pearls
Tools: Cuttlebug, Moroccan Screen embossing folder, sewing machine, Classic Rectangle Nestabilities

Monday, October 17, 2011

Handmade Stick Pins and a Giveaway!

Hi there! I am participating in a swap on Split Coast Stampers for handmade stick pins. I love to use stick pins on my card, but it's hard to find pretty ones, so I was really excited to find this swap. This was the first time I made my own. I made five sets to swap, and then I made a bunch of others just to have on hand. They were so easy and fun to make.

I got these pins at Michael's. They are corsage pins. Hobby Lobby has corsage pins also, but theirs have more of an oblong pearl on top, and I liked the round pearl on the pins at Michael's. I shopped both craft stores for beads that were 50% off. Oh, and I also picked up some of the clear earring backs from Michael's (Hobby Lobby didn't have these), to put at the end to keep someone from getting poked.

My favorite beads were some I swiped from my Mama. :) It's okay...she said I could have them. Ha! It was a box of multi-colored pearls that she got at Walmart for around $9. They made the prettiest stick pins! They are the ones I used in the teapot pins below, but they made beautiful pins just by themselves. They come in different colors and sizes.

To make these pins, I just arranged my beads on the pins. Then, I added the earring cap. This kept my beads from falling off the pin. I actually did a whole bunch and then went back later and used my adhesive to attach the beads to the pins. I used Glossy Accents to attach the beads to the pins. I slid the beads down, used Glossy Accents in between each bead, and then slid the beads back up. Then I pushed up my earring back to hold it in place while it dried. I let them dry overnight just to be on the safe side, but I really don't know how long it actually takes to dry. You could use Super Glue to adhere the beads, and I did try this, but I liked the Glossy Accents better. If some of my adhesive seeped out a bit, it dried perfectly clear, whereas if the Super Glue seeped out, it dried white on the bead.

Again, I can't say enough how much fun these were. I made so many different styles and color combinations. I can't wait to make more, and I think you'll be seeing a lot of them on my cards!

Here are four of the five sets I made to swap. I even made a Christmas one! Oh, and check out those teapots! Aren't those precious? I got the teapot bead caps on ebay. Just search "teapot bead cap" and several different ones will come up. They're very inexpensive.


Because I had so many extras, I want to do a little giveaway here on my blog!

All you have to do to enter to win is leave a comment here on this post. I'll pick two lucky commenters on October 24.

I'll be giving away a set of stick pins and a 6x6 BasicGrey paper pad to each winner! :)



Thanks for stopping by! :)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Christmas Card Challenge #46

Hi there! Happy Sunday! It's time for this week's Christmas Card Challenge #46!

This week's challenge is to use stickers. I had fun making this clean and simple card using SRM Stickers.


This card was super simple to put together with the stickers. I embossed both the white and red cardstock and added the Kraft border that was punched with the Scalloped Eyelet border die by Taylored Expressions. I added a ribbon and twinkles to finish it off.

Be sure to stop by the Christmas Card Challenges blog to see the rest of the inspiration from the design team! Also, head back over to my blog tomorrow for a fun giveaway!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Embellishments: ribbon, foam tape, Tiny Twinkles, SRM Stickers Merry Quick Cards
Tools: Cuttlebug, Polka Dots embossing folder, Snowflakes embossing folder, Scalloped Eyelet Border Die (Taylored Expressions)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Bountiful Blessings

Hi there! I am loving that fall is here! I have our house all decorated for fall, so I decided it was time to start making some fall cards as well.

Before I get into telling you the details of this card, I have to share with you this cute story about paper! I'm a bit obsessed with paper! I told my husband that I *needed* some fall paper because I did not have any at all! So, I ordered the new My Mind's Eye All Spice paper pad. Then, I found last October's Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients kit in my craft closet...full of fall papers and embellies! Oops! :) Oh well. A crafty girl can never have too much paper, right? :)

I made this card using the Mojo Monday 209 layout.


This adorable stamp is one of my new favorites. The bucket is from the Buckets of Love set by There She Goes, and the scarecrow image is from the Buckets of Love Holiday Additions set! I just love how these two sets work for all the holidays throughout the year. I stamped the image and colored it with Copic markers and cut it out with circle Nestabilities. It's layered on a circle cut out with Scallop Circle Nestabilities. I used Bisque Liquid Pearls to frame my image.

I stamped the sentiment onto the green patterned paper and added the blue scalloped border. I did lots of stitching and finished it off with an orange ribbon and some pearls.

This one is now for sale in my Etsy shop as well as lots of other cards if you're interested! :) Also, be sure to like my Facebook page, Polka Dot Paperie, where I post coupon codes for my Etsy shop!

That's it for me today. Thanks for stopping by! :)

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Imaginisce - Apple Cider
Stamps: Buckets of Love, BOL Holiday Addtions (There She Goes)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
Embellishments: ribbon, pearls, Bisque Liquid Pearls
Tools: sewing machine, Cuttlebug, Classic Circle Nestabilities, Scallop Circle Nestabilities, MFT Jumbo Scallop die

Thursday, October 13, 2011

You're So Thoughtful

Hi there! I have a thank you card to share today. This card is pretty simple for me because there's not a ton of embellishments, sewing, or ribbon! Shocker, right? :) It's always fun to go simple sometimes.


I used an older Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients kit to put this card together as well as the Sentimental Thank You stamp set by There She Goes.

The patterned papers are from my favorite company...you guessed it...Echo Park! :) This is the Walk in the Park collection. I embossed the Kraft cardstock with the Seeing Spots Cuttlebug embossing folder and the orange border was cut with the Jumbo Scallop die by My Favorite Things. I finished it off with a few butterflies from the TE kit, and added some pearls to their bodies.

That's it for me today!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Walk in the Park
Stamps: Sentimental Thank You by There She Goes
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Embellishments: punched butterflies, pearls
Tools: Cuttlebug, Seeing Spots embossing folder, Jumbo Scallop border die (MFT)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Ippity Wednesday - My True Joy

Hi there! Happy Wednesday! Only two more work days after this and then we'll have a weekend. Can you tell I love weekends? :)

Since it's Wednesday, that means it's time to share my Ippity card for this week. I chose to use the My True Joy set because it's been awhile since I used that one. I paired it with one of my favorite paper collections - Echo Park Country Drive...okay, so pretty much ALL Echo Park is my favorite!!

I colored the flower image and cut it out with Copic markers. I added the scalloped border to my patterned paper and stitched around all the edges. I finished my card off with two cordoroy brads, a ribbon, a little twine, and one of my handmade stick pins I've been making. I just love making those and using them on my cards!

Pretty soon I'm going to be doing a giveaway of some of my stick pins that I've made...as soon as I get enough energy to sit down and take pics of all of them! Be sure to check back in the near future for that. 

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention...this card follows the Viva la Verve October Week 1 Challenge on Split Coast Stampers. I love this sketch!!


That's it for me today, but be sure to hop over to the I Heart {ippity} blog to see the rest of the inspiration from the design team!

Before I go, I do want to say how excited I am that I reached 150 followers on my blog yesterday! I want to thank all of you so very much for being interested enough to follow and read my blog. You, my readers, are so important to me, and your comments always encourage me! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Kraft, white (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Echo Park Country Drive
Stamps: My True Joy by Ippity
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
Embellishments: Clear Spica glitter pen, Sakura glaze pen, cordoroy brads (The Paper Studio by Hobby Lobby), ribbon (Papertrey Ink), twine (Etsy), stick pin (handmade), foam tape, Polka Dots embossing folder, Houndstooth embossing folder (Cuttlebug)
Tools: Classic Circle Nestabilities, Classic Square Nestabilities, sewing machine, Scalloped Eyelet border die (Taylored Expressions) 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Sending Encouragement Card

Hi there! Happy Columbus Day! I had to work today, but lucky for the students, they got the day off. It was nice to get caught up on some work in peace and quiet, though.

My aunt asked me to make a card for a friend who is going through breast cancer, and since I didn't have any appropriate images, I Googled "free breast cancer digi stamp" and found this sweet image as a freebie from McMahon Five Designs.

I used Split Coast Stampers Card Sketch #353 for the layout, except I changed the square to an oval. I colored my image with Copic markers and cut it out with Oval Nestabilities. I layered it with the cardstock cut out of Scalloped Oval Nestabilities. I used lots of Stickles to make her wings extra sparkly. The paper is from the my Mind's Eye Lost and Found Market Street collection. I just love these pinks! I embossed each piece with two different embossing folders. I combined them with some Kraft paper, and I did some stitching around the edges.

I added a pearl to each corner and finished it off with a cream bow and pink rose. I just love how this card turned out, and I hope it brings a bit of encouragement to the recipient!

I am also going to enter this card into this week's Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge (anything goes).

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Market Street
Stamps: Breast Cancer Angel by McMahon Five Designs
Ink: Copic markers
Embellishments: pearls, ribbon, rose (Wild Orchid Crafts), Stickles
Tools: Classic Oval Nestabilities, Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Intricate Swirl embossing folder (Paper Studio), Swiss Dots embossing folder (Cuttlebug) sewing machine

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Christmas Card Challenge #45

Good morning! Happy Sunday! It's time for Christmas Card Challenge #45. This week's challenge is to use this photo as inspiration.


I took a bit of loose interpretation from it, but I was inspired by the wreath, so I decided to make a card with a wreath on it. I used the Seasons Greetings stamp set by There She Goes.

The patterned paper is from the Tinsel and Twig collection by The Girls Paperie. I embossed
the papers with two different embossing folders. I stamped the "Seasons Greetings" sentiment before embossing the green cardstock.

This layout follows an older Mojo Monday sketch. I colored my image with Copic markers, cut it out with Circle Nestabilities, and sponged around the edges. I finished my card off with some red pearls, a ribbon, and a stick pin that I made myself! I've been making a bunch of those for a Split Coast Stampers stick pin swap I am doing.


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure to check out the rest of the inspiration at the Christmas Card Challenges blog! :)

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill (green), Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream
Patterned Paper: Tinsel and Twig by The Girls Paperie
Stamps: Seasons Greetings by There She Goes
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black and Cantaloupe
Embellishments: ribbon (Papertrey Ink), stick pin, red pearls, foam tape
Tools: Intricate Swirl embossing folder (The Paper Studio), Snowflakes embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Classic Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug

Saturday, October 8, 2011

With Sympathy Card

Hi there! I hope your Saturday is going great! I've got a pot of Gina Neely's Spicy Corn Chowder on the stove and I've been up making a card this morning, too.

I actually made this card awhile back, and I can't believe it, but I forgot to post it to my blog, so I decided to share it today before I forgot about it again.

The sentiment is from Care and Comfort by Taylored Expressions, and I stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black and sponged it with Memento Cantaloupe. I cut it out with Circle Nestabilities. The background was embossed with the Textile Texture embossing folder, and the patterned paper is from the Crate Paper Restoration collection.

I rounded all of the corners and popped my sentiment up with foam tape. I finished it off with two different kinds of ribbon, some twine, a fancy brad, and some pearls. I love how this turned out. It may be a sympathy card, but the colors in it sure bring a lot of cheer.

Thanks for stopping by today!!  :)

Supplies:
Cardstock: Choice Buttercream, Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Crater Paper Restoration
Stamps: Taylored Expressions Care and Comfort
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Cantaloupe
Embellishments: ribbon, brad, pearls, foam tape
Tools: Cuttlebug, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Textile Texture embossing folder, Classic Circle Nestabilities, Scallop Circle Nestabilities

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Ippity Wednesday

Hi there! It's Wednesday Wowzer time over at the I Heart {ippity} blog, and here's my card!

I used the Where You Should Be set and stamped my image directly onto some patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye Life of the Party collection. I cut it out with Nestabilities Labels Three. I used some Tiny Twinkles to frame the image with bling. This was super easy to do with the use of my Embellie Gellie! I love that simple little tool!

The layout is this month's Sketch for You to Try.

I popped my image panel up with foam tape, rounded two of my corners, and finished it off with a ribbon and some twine.

This was a super easy card! Be sure to hop over to the I Heart {ippity} blog to see the rest of inspiration from the design team!

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Life of the Party
Stamps: Ippity Where You Should Be
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Embellishments: ribbon, twine, Tiny Twinkles, foam tape
Tools: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Labels Three, Embellie Gellie

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Christmas Card Challenge #44

Hi there! Happy Sunday! Today's Christmas Card Challenge is *tags.* Some of our DT members used tags on their cards, whereas others actually made tags. I chose to do make a set of gift tags. These were so simple to put together, and I like how they turned out.


I cut out the Kraft base with the Cricut using the George and Basic Shapes cartridge with the shadow function. Then I cut out my patterned paper tag without the shadow function so that there would be a nice Kraft edge. I cut the patterned paper tags in half so that I could have two kinds of paper on my tag, and I added a little white ribbon to them.

The paper is Cosmo Cricket Jolly By Golly - an older collection but still one of my faves. The gingerbread panel is a stamp from the Just for You set by There She Goes. I stamped my image multiple times so that I could paper-piece the image with the Kraft paper. I popped the image up with foam tape on the tag and tied some twine at the top. That's it!

Be sure to hop over to the Christmas Card Challenge blog to see all the inspiration there. Thanks for stopping by! :)

Supplies:
Cardstock: Kraft
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket Jolly By Golly
Stamps: There She Goes Just for You
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments: twine, white ribbon, foam tape
Tools: Cricut, George cartridge