Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Stocking Gift Card Holders

I got this idea from the Cricut MB. Someone asked for gift card holder templates and another person suggested cutting stockings and leave an opening to slide the card in. I thought that was a cute idea!.
I cut out 2 stockings from the Very Merry tags cart at 7 inches (I only have the baby bug, but used DS and turned the stocking so it would fit). Then I cut out the detail part in white, also at 7 inches. I placed the gift card where I wanted and used Terrifically Tacky Tape and Zig Glue to glue down. The holly came from Joys of the Season--it's the inside cut from the Holly ornament cut. I used the ornament part for tags for sour cream containers last week and had to keep the cute holly cuts! I wrote the names and went over in stickes, of course! The ribbon makes it so it can hang on the tree.
I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Christmas Snowflake

Well I finally have a Christmas card design. I was going to use trees (and already cut out 32) but just didn't like where that was going. So I used Winter Woodland for the snowflake and circle. I used snowflake cuttlebug folder for the background but saved some blank space at the bottom for the greeting. Plus I used some Marshmallow glimmer mist, but you can't tell from the picture. I used the Holly stickles to cover the snowflake. I'm using different ribbons--I just don't have enough of one for all of them. I'll probably do some with blue when I run out of green or red ribbon. Easy and quick since I really want to get the cards out the beginning of next week!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge 17

Here's my card for the Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge 17. You can check it out at this link:
The "rules" were to use:
  • polka dot(s)
  • a border
  • stripe(s)
  • stamped image(s)
I found the paper in a DCWV Winter Pack from last year so it would coordinate. The bird stamp is from Peachy Keen--I'd really love to win this one so I can you different stamps on my entries :-) The greeting is from the dollar bin at Michaels. I almost forgot about the border so I used the MS lace edge punch and put it on the inside sticking out. You can see some of it behind the tag which is from George. I had to add some stickles to the eyes and scarf.

I got the card idea from Cardz TV. She is awesome!! You should go over there and see what she makes.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Cuttlebug Spot Challenge


This is my first time entering a challenge for The Cuttlebug Spot (I just got mine a few weeks ago and only have 3 folders!), but it fit right in with my snowflake card making lately!! The challenge is Brrr...Winter!

I used some of that fabulous Mica paper and the snowflake embossing folder. I used a snowflake tag for Very Merry Tags cartridge and just added some gold paper to the sides. It was very simple to do, but elegant. It does look so much better in person!