Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sizzix Eclips Thinking of You card

I made this card with my new Sizzix Eclips machine. I used the All Occasions cartridge. Everything cut beautifully.
Everything is set in the machine you just set what type of paper and it sets the speed and pressure. The paper peels of the mat without it snagging on the cuts. I don't have to punch out and extra paper stuck on the cuts. The corners are from the same cartridge. This machine has some cool features and can't wait to test them all out.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Frog Shaped Birthday Card

Cartridge: Create A Critter
Pattern paper: K and Company
Card stock: Recollections Green, Pink. grey
Green Stickles, Pink stickles, I-Rock tool and gems, Large google eyes.
Used my gypsy to weld the frogs together.  
I used the grey card stock  as the base of the card. I used the shadow feature for the base.
Used the green pattern paper and regular frog cut for the top layer.
Used green stickles on the frogs belly and pink on the cheeks. I gave the frog some fancy nails with the I-Rock tool. I attached large google eyes. Enjoy!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Scrapbook Page

This page is for the snow we received on Dec 26 2010. The picture is still in my camera. We were not suppose to get any snow and we got 12.4 inches. All the cut outs are from my  Sizzix eclips machine and the seasonal cartridge. The pattern paper is KI Memories. This machine is wonderful. It cuts small details with no problems. It's a great machine.

New Crafting Toys for Christmas

New crafting toys.
The Cinch, MS branch punch, Fiskars punch, Gift cards to buy more crafting goodness.
A new cutting machine. The Sizzix eclips. I also have 4 cartridges to go with the machine. This machine is great. It cuts great, have not had any paper tear no matter how small or intricate the cut. Cuts better then my cricut expression.
I already used the cinch to bind a book I made.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Happy Christmas

Cartridge: Winter Frolic
Card Stock: Recollections: Light Green, White
Pattern paper: DCWV Paper Stack
EK Success Snowflake border punch, White gel pen, Red Ink,  gold metallic pen, Studio G Dollar Stamp
Card size is 4 1/4 by 5 1/2
Cut pattern paper down and use the border punch on one edge. Attach paper to card front.
Cut the ornament out at 2 1/2 inches and all the layers. Put ornament together and attach to card front.
Use red ink and stamp out image. Cut around the edge leaving a little border. Attach to card front.
Go around the edge with the white gel pen. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Non-Cricut Christmas Card

A quick and easy Christmas Card.
Card size is 4 1/4 by 5 1/2
I used some chipboard pieces from The Bentley Bear Collection.
Pattern Paper is DCWV Christmas and also K and Company Brenda Walton Collection
I cut the polka-dot paper the size of the whole card to cover the front.
 For the frame the bear is on I used the MS punch around the page French Scroll punch. I followed the directions and  the paper needed to be a square for the punch to work properly. The paper is 3.25 inches.
Gold Mirror paper for the stars
Found some pink polka-dot ribbon in my ribbon stash and tied it to the corner of the chipboard piece.
Quick and easy. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Thank-You Card

Cartridges: Wild Card, Winter Frolic
Card Stock: Recollections Red, Green
Pattern Paper: From my scrap pile DCWV Christmas paper
MS Garnet Glitter, Clear gems, White gel pen, Xyron machine
Card is 4 1/4 by 5 1/2
Cut the gift using the border feature from Winter Frolic. I used cut to length for 4 inches. Glue all the pieces together and add stitching and clear gems.
Cut the Thank-you from Wild Card at real dial size 2 1/2 inches.
Use the xyron machine to run the thank-you diecut upside down to make the top sticky and sprinkle with glitter. This way you get complete coverage.
Add three more larger gems to the corner .
A simple thank-you card to be used during the holiday season. Enjoy!

Monday, December 13, 2010

"Singing" Penguin Card

Cartridges: Create-A-Critter, Christmas Cheer, Paper Doll Dress Up, Stretch Your Imagination
Card Stock: Recollections Black, Red, White, Orange
Pattern paper: DCWV Christmas stack
Stickles, google eyes, Computer generated wording using LD Hot Dot font
Card size 4 1/4 by 5 1/2
This card was made using scrap paper.
Penguin cut from Create-A-Critter at 2 1/4 inches
Hat cut from Paper Doll Dress Up at 1 1/2 real dial size
Snow mound cut from Paper Doll Dress Up at fit to length to 4 inches
Candy Cane cut  from Christmas Cheer at 3/4 inches, bend his flipper to have him hold the candy cane.
I saw a card on the internet that had penguins dressed up and signing, this is my version with one penguin. Enjoy!

Warm Wishes Card

Cartridge: Winter Woodland
Card stock: Recollection Gem Collection
Pattern Paper: DCWV Christmas stack
White gel pen, black glaze pen, stickles, black ink, brown ink, Dollar stamp, fiskars border punch, decorative edge scissors.
Card size: 4 1/4 by 5 1/2
Snowflake was cut from winter Woodland at 1 3/4 inches
This card was made with the scraps on my table. The blue paper was left over from a circle cut. I used it to frame the snowflake. Went around the inside with the white gel pen. Used stickles on the snowflke.
Went around the card with the black glaze pen to add the 2 lines for added interest.
Used the dollar stamp with black ink and cut the edges with decorative scissors and inked the edges.
A  great way to use up scraps. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Cheer Penguin

Cartridges: Winter Woodland, Christmas Cheer
Pattern Paper: DCWV Christmas stack
Card Stock: Recollections Red, White, Black, Green, Orange
White Gel Pen, Black Glaze Pen, White Studio G Ink, Black Ink, Orange Stickles, Crystal Stickles, Studio G Dollar Stamps, Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Embossing Folder, zig zag edge scissors, Google eyes.
Card is 5 1/2 by 4 1/4
Pattern paper is cut 1/4 inch smaller on all sides and attached to card front.
Cut the penguin and all pieces at 2.5 inches. Glue all the layers together and add decorative elements.
Cut scallop circle at 3 inches and add decorative elements.
Cut a strip of green card stock  5 1/2 by 2 inches and run through cuttlebug   or big shot using swiss dot embossing folder.
Ink all edges. Attach all elements to front of card.
Stamp saying with black ink on white card stock and cut out using decorative edge scissors. Attach to bottom of card. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Blog Award! and Gift Card Holders

I just received this award from FitterTwit Just want to say a big thank-you for this award.

 Here is the front of some gift card holders I am making.
Here is the back of the holders.
Cartridges: Winter Frolic, Plantin SchoolBook, Create-A-Critter, Winter Woodland
Cardstock: Martha Stewart Christmas pack, K ans Co Christmas pack
Designed the holder in my gypsy. Used a square and sized it to10.34 inch wide by 5.48 high. I used the end cap feature on plantin schoolbook number 41 on the gypsy screen. Used that for the holder of the card inside the card.I scored the card at 2 inches on one side and 4 inches on the other side.
Used Brown ink for all the edges of the holders.
I cut decorative pieces for the front of the card to hide the flaps where the card goes. A cut out the saying from Winter Frolic at 4.16 inches wide by 2.73 inches high.
I added I rock gems to the letter F for decoration.
I tied a ribbon from the inside to the outside for decoration.
On the back of the holder I added the scallop circle from Winter Woodland cut at 2.5 inches and used the blackout feature and the shadow feature. It is for the snowflake but I wanted just the scallop circle.
I cut the reindeer from Winter Frolic at 2.00 inches and the other reindeer from create-a-critter at 2.00 inches. I added google eyes to the reindeer.
I think these look better then the ones you buy at the store. Enjoy!

    Monday, December 6, 2010

    Disney Cartridge Giveaway

    Go to this great blog if you want to win some Disney Cartridges. Here is the link.

    Sunday, December 5, 2010

    Birthday Seal Shaped Card

    Cartridge: Create-A-Critter
    Card Stock: recollections Lt. Gray, Dark Blue, Red, Gray, and Black
    Diamond Stickles, Black Diamond Stickles, Google Eyes, Flowers, Flower Brads,I-Rock tool and gems and  gypsy
    Card was cut to fit a standard 5 1/2 by 4 1/4 inch envelope
    I used the gypsy to weld two seals together using the shadow function using black card stock.
    I cut out an extra shadow seal to layer on the front to get the whole cut.
    I then cut out a regular seal and all the layers, put it together and added the stickles and flowers and gems. Enjoy!