Sunday, December 14, 2014

Snowman Treat Holder

I have a cute treat holder for you today.  Because I wanted to make about 20 of these to take to work on Monday I changed mine up a bit.  Here is a photo of the one I ended up making to take to work.

I opted to use a Peachy Keen Snow Cuties stamp instead of cutting the eyes, nose, and mouth. These are actually quick and easy to make. To make these you start with your We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch.  

You start with a piece of white card stock cut at 2 1/8" X 11.  Score the card stock at 5 1/8" and at 5 7/8".  Then you punch the card stock at 2 1/8" on both sides and both ends.  I think this video tutorial will help explain it better.  I hope you like it,

Thanks for visiting to day. 

Friday, December 12, 2014

It's in the Bag! A New CardzTV 3d Challenge

Wow December is just marching along isn't it?  Christmas will be here in just a couple of weeks, that is hard to imagine.  I think I am about done shopping except for a few stocking stuffers.   So, we have a fun and very useful challenge for you today! it is to make a Gift Bag.  Either you can make the entire bag or decorate and fancy up a store bought version.  I chose to make my bag.

My file is from  I cut this out on my Cricut Explore and cut the bag  the size described in the menu file.  Adhered the sides together and added some ribbon for my handles.  The paper I used is Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas.  I found this print and cut tag in the Silhouette store and print and cut it out as it was perfect for the paper.  I stamped Christmas Wishes from the Very Merry stamp set, on the front of the tag using some Walnut Stain distress ink.  I also inked the edges of the tag with some Tea Dye distress ink.  The back was really quick and easy to put together and I am going to use it to wrap one of my DIL gifts in. It is just the perfect size.

Now it is your turn.  Hope on over to CardzTV and link up a new bag project.  Mary will be giving away a set of CardzTV stamp set.  I am anxious to see what you make.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Tag You're It! CardzTV Challenge

It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving has come and gone already!  So it is time to gear up for Christmas.  There is a new challenge at CardzTV today.  The challenge is to make 3 small gift tags. Here are the ones I made.

All of my tags are cut at 3" from the Joys of the Season Cricut Cartridge using my Cricut Explore.  Want to see how I created these? Check out my video below. I will show you how to use the Contour feature in Design Space, how to Weld and how to add a score line.  All of these tags are actually only one layer.

I hope you found the video helpful.  Once I had all my tags cut I adhered all the layers together and then decorated them. Some I stamped a sentiment on the front of the tag and some I didn't.  All of the tags have the To: and From: stamped on the back.  The one that I welded together, the To and From are actually on the inside of the card. I used the Very Merry, Christmas Joy, and Home for Christmas CardzTV stamp sets.

Now it is your turn. Take advantage of this challenge and get a jump start on your gift tags for all that Christmas wrapping in your future.  There are lots of Christmas tags on the holiday cartridges that you can embellish and make your own, or make one from scratch..  And don't forget that Mary will be giving away a set of CardzTV Stamps.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just wanted to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you all get to spend time with your family and friends.

Check back tomorrow for a new CardzTV challenge post.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Just for You! CardzTV 3D Challenge

It is time once again for a new 3D challenge over at CardzTV. The new challenge is "Just for You", make a gift card holder.  Here is what I did.

I found the pattern in the Silhouette Store.  I cut the image at the default size. If I were to make it again, I would increase the size by about 10 to 15%. When finished the gift card was a tight fit. I cut the back layer of my card out of green card stock. The front is cut from some patterned paper from the Doodlebug 6" X 6" Home for the Holidays paper pad.  

I adhered the front and back together with some tombow mono multi adhesive.  I stamped the sentiment on the cuff of my stocking with Cottage Ivy Memento Ink.

My sentiment is from the Christmas Joy CardzTV stamp set.

To finish the card, I used my white gel pen to add some stitching lines to my stocking and the patches on the toe and heal.  I used a Spica glitter pen in Olive to add the stitching lines to the cuff. To close my card, I added a small magnetic disc closure.

Now it is your turn. Create a Gift Card holder and link your project up over at CardzTV.  Mary will be giving away a set of stamps and will select a winner using  Challenge runs for two weeks. Be sure to pay CardzTV Stamps a visit and get your holiday stamps ordered.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Thank You Card!

I made this quick card today to thank someone who has been a big help to me this past week with getting some paperwork completed so I could get it turned in.

This cute little mouse is a Print and Cut image from the Silhouette store. 

My card base is Kraft card stock cut and scored to make a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" card base. I added a blue mat cut at 4" X 5 1/4" and the polka dot mat cut at 3 7/8" X 5 1/8".  I then took a piece of the left over blue paper and embossed half of it with an Anna Griffin border embossing folder. I stamped my sentiment with Memento Tuxedo black ink and adhered the mat to my card. My little mouse is adhered to the card with some foam tape. I added some orange enameled dots to finish the card.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Christmas Kitsch Snowman Card

I just got the new Anna Griffin Christmas Kitsch cartridge, so of course I had to make a card.  This snowman caught my eye so I decided to start with him.

I cut the snowman out at 5" using my Cricut Explore machine.  The base of the snowman is cut from some olive green paper. The top  layer of course is from white. After cutting the layers I sprayed the white layer with some general purpose adhesive and covered it with some Hero Arts Prisma fine glitter. I hope you can see the sparkle on him.

For my card I started with a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" white card base. I added a red mat cut at 4" X 5 1/4" and then my patterned paper mat cut at 3 7/8" X 5 1/8".   I rounded the two outside corners using my Corner Chomper and the 1/2" side.

I layered the red  mat and the patterned paper mat together and then wrapped some bakers twine around the card 3 times and then tied it in a knot in the center of the card.  I then added those two layers to my card base. My snowman is attached to the card with some foam tape.

My sentiment is embossed with some WOW! opaque white embossing powder. It says, Snowmen are built on flake at a time.