Friday, November 27, 2009
I made another mini easel box card with a calendar and a matching little gift box. I found the pattern for the gift box on Cornish Heritage Farms by Tracy Harp.
For the easel card/calendar, I used Magnolia's Spring Tilda, and the sentiment is from Hero Arts. I punched it out with SU! curly label punch
For the gift box, I used Magnolia's Tilda as Butterfly and computer generated the "I Love you This Much," punched it out with SU! word window punch.
Because there was so much going on with this box, I decided to make a little tag and put it on top of the box lid. It's from a Sizzix Happy Tags #2 die, the rectangle scallop die. I used my SU slit punch and punched the top of the tag as far in as the slit punch would go and it created an upside down half moon so I could fold the tag in half and insert it in the slit. I then adhered it with a little bow to the lid.
I used SU! Lavender Lace for the CS and base of both items, and the DP is from Laura Ashley's Sycamore Purple Collection. Both images are adhered with foam tape to give it some dimension. Oh yeah, the filligree and brad on the drawer is also from SU!
Thank you very much for stopping by today and spending some time with me. Most of you are out braving the crowd but I'll be heading out the door later this afternoon to work at one of Hawaii's largest and oldest (23rd year) Christmas Craft and Gift Show that starts at 5:00 PM. It ends at 10:00 PM and runs through the weekend. Maybe I can do some Christmas shopping there. To all you wonderful people out there, have a wonderful weekend, stay safe, and I hope you visit again.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Anyways, my card base is the usual 5.5" square that I love because you do much more on this size card. I used a double-sided CS from Worldwin but I cut off the label so that's all the info I have. (sorry) I then laid a slightly smaller piece of DP from Magnolia called "White Christmas - Vintage Christmas Rose." The DPs from Magnolia have such a nice weight and a slight texture and they are all gorgeous!!!
Monday, November 23, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
The base is one of those CD folders and measures about 5" square all folded up. Isn't it nice to "find" things you haven't used in a while? Like out of sight, out of mind?!!! LOL! I covered the outside with SU! bashful blue CS and layered that with some DPs from my MAMBI paper pad. She likes the color blue first of all, then pink/brown. So I selected something with blue and ended up with this. I added some blue rhinestones to parts of the flourish design.
I used two Tildas to make this image. The main image is Tilda with Christmas Presents, and after coloring her with my Copics, I cut her out and removed the presents. I took the Tilda with Birthday Cake and colored only the cake and cut that out, and adhered it to Tilda's hand. That's the great thing about Magnolia stamps! You can interchange so many images and use all the accessory stamps for more than one occasion!
This is what the inside of the CD folder looks like. I colored Tilda with her floral headband (not sure of name anymore!) because somehow, after looking at the DP, it had a sorta "Hawaiian" floral look to it, and my friend used to dance the Hula, and now her two daughters do. So I picked this Tilda. I stuck a note on a card that is tucked in the pocket behind Tilda; you can see part of the flower and ribbon pull sticking out a bit. I will tuck a few small items in the side pocket that I hope she can use in her crafting, then send it on its way.
Thank you very much for stopping by again today. Even if you don't have a blog, you can feel free to leave me a comment so I know you took the time to visit me. Your comments are important to me, and I treasure reading all of them. I am open to constructive criticism as this will only help me improve my skills. I wish you all a wonderful week, and happy creating!
Friday, November 13, 2009
My card base is a 5.5" square. I thought this DP by Debbie Mumm (Creative Imaginations) was so pretty and I didn't want to cover up too much so I've made a simple card. I won't go into boring details since it's quite self-explanatory, but I have listed the Copic markers I used. The trim Tilda is sitting on is actually a deep burgundy velvet but it looks almost brown in the picture. Poor photographer I tell you!
Cardstock: Bazzill for card base and mat
Stamp: Magnolia - #311 Tilda in Winter Stockings (can be purchased from Diana's store)
Sentiment from H&M Stamps "All I Want for Christmas" set
Copics: Face/body: E50, E00, R11; Hair: E34, 99, YR24; Dress: Y11, 21, YR23, YG95, 97, RV11, 69, R11
Others: Ribbon and flowers from stash, mini buttons, Cuttlebug corner die
Thank you very much for stopping by today. I really appreciate your taking the time to come here. I wish you all a wonderful weekend, stay safe, and happy crafting if that's on your agenda.