Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Make It Monday #142: Decorated Kraft Bags

I have seen so many beautiful projects using PTI's Christmas tree die that when I saw this week's MIM challenge, I knew I had to use it! I LOVE to use Kraft bags for gifts. There are limitless possibilities for decorating these wonderful blank canvases! I used a pad of Christmas paper from K & Company that I have had forever and a Christmas sentiments background stamp that I bought at Archiver's a couple of years ago. The ribbon is a BEAUTIFUL satin from Paper Source and I added four clear rhinestone brads from Stampin' Up! for a bit of pizzazz. Thanks for stopping by on this Thanksgiving Eve . . . I really have LOTS to do but here I sit, blogging!! Happy Thanksgiving - I hope you have many things for which to be thankful this year!!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Turkey Day's A'Comin'

If you haven't yet made a cute Thanksgiving card for someone special in your life, there's still time!! I found the inspiration for this card on Pinterest and I used the sunburst card tutorial that I found on-line. I have tried to fake this technique a couple of times without success, but this tutorial is almost foolproof. The cute little turkey is easy to put together with a couple of punches and the details are easy to cut out from cardstock scraps. I LOVE the googly eyes - they are one of my favorite embellishments!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great week prepping for Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

colourQ challenge #216


I sure have missed making cards and blogging about them! For the past two challenges, I have actually made cards but not in time for the challenge cut-off {pouty face}. So anyway, this week, I needed a couple of cards and the colourQ challenge colors just screamed trees to me! But I have to say, the Mighty Oak stamp set and coverplate from PTI are an absolute NIGHTMARE to work with!! I have tried several ways to improve how well the coverplate cuts out and I finally found that several rectangles of lightweight cardstock stacked together act as a shim to improve the impressions. Although, I nearly broke my Cuttlebug!! So, after making this card and another one that I'll post later in the week, I think I'll take a break from this particular die for a while . . . maybe till next fall!!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

colourQ challenge #214

I was afraid this week's colourQ challenge color palette wasn't going to inspire me until I found the inspiration for this card on Pinterest! I was surprised by how much I loved the Dusty Durango with the other colors and the Bashful Blue gives the card a beautiful brightness. The stamp set I used is PTI's Bigger Blooms and I can already tell, even though I haven't used it very much, that it is going to be one of my go-to stamp sets. It is beautiful! I think this card is perfect for fall and I hope y'all are having beautiful weather where you live like we are here in TN! Thanks for stopping by!