Friday, December 10, 2010

Happy Hollyday Card using Cricut Gingerbread Seasonal Cartridge

It's Friday!  OMG did any of you watch the Sing Off--if not it is must see family TV--these folks can SING!!
Enough of my side tracking mind--and back to the topic at hand--PAPER CRAFTING
I love today's card--it is simple yet one of my most favs I have done.

My printed kraft paper I got at Archivers--they had a whole assortment when I was there last.  This one happens to have Holly on it--I used solid red cardstock for the over all base and sent it through my trust cuttlebug with a sizzix holiday folder.  I layered the holly strip and added some sticky red ribbon I have had for ummmmmm years!
I cut the holly at 3 1/4 inches, using green for the base and the same red as the ground for the layer.  I found these great buttons in an assortment from paper trey ink and added a bit of twine.  Poof--now you have holly berries!

You know I did the inside!  Using the same red as the front and some colonial white CTMH cardstock I matted the inside.  In the corner I stamped in green a stamp that goes perfect with this card.  A few red pearls and you have a super quick and very finished card!  Oh wait what about the envelope.  Since i did a lot to this card--the envelope needed to be simple--so I used the same stamp and centered it on the back of the flap--
This one is ready to mail!  I do hope you have a great weekend!  I will have a few projects for next week so make sure to check in--they are not done--well even started so I can't give a preview--I am going to just pull some paper and make it work (why do I hear Tim Gunn in the back ground).  Have a great weekend--I must get to crafting
Make it a great one-

PS--there is an amazing January set from CTMH that you will all want--a must have--Getting my product this weekend so right after Christmas hold on cause these new items are AWESOME!!!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Simple 'Vintage' Holiday Card

This week has been a lot of fun.  I have been working with a company on denim and twill washes for work.  I actually designed my own jeans, did the washing, sanding, grinding, chemical applications, and finishing.  I was really inspired and now have a million ideas rolling through my head!
Today's card is super simple--exactly what we are all looking for this time of year.
No cricut needed for this one.  I used one of the new holiday Sizzix folders to emboss the green with this great plaid, kraft polka dot paper, and chocolate chip SU ribbon.  My stamp is from the Recollections holiday assortment and I used chocolate CTMH ink.  I highly recommend that if you buy these stamps you season them well-not the highest quality but cute.
The stamp is supposed to be distressed but I felt the coverage was spotty I had to test stamp about 15 times and this is still what I got.  The inside is super cute as well. I used the same polka dot paper, white cardstock, and a CTMH stamp for the sentiment.
I did not forget the envelope! I used my last bit of scraps from my initial cut and a fiskers punch to make the tags.  Added a little ink and you get a fun envelope to match up to the card.
I do hope your week is going well and the holiday stress is not getting to you.  Tis the season---
I also want to give you a teaser--the new CTMH idea book comes out in Feburary and there is an AMAZING preview offer in January.  My CTMH Workshop on the Go Club has been going great and another club starts in Feburary 1.  The kits are $29.99 and have a full paper pack (solid and pattern 22 sheets in total) a instruction guide, embllishments (change with each kit), and an exclusive stamp set that you can only get in the kit.  The club will run for 6 months and there are LIMITED spaces available so let me know if you would like to be a part.  I have a ton of new things planned for club members including exclusive discounts, specials, and prizes!!! My email link is on the sidebar and I hope to hear from you soon!
Make it a great on

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

"Happy Holidays" Card using Cricut Cake Holidays Cartridge

We we have made it to Humpday!!! Still in Greensboro for the next couple of days and boy oh boy is it cold--18 this morning with a high of 32--this is why I live in Texas!!!
Today I have another Kraft creation--there are a couple of different Kraft collections out there--this on is simple (red, green, Kraft) so it is easy to match them up and make a few cards at once.  I have to say Jillybean Soup has a very cute holiday collection that is Kraft with color!  I have it! (LOL)
This card was easy as pie!  For the front I used two different Sizzix folders in my Cuttlebug--I simply love the one with all of the ornaments! By using some cordinations paper you get a nice high low effect as well.
For the sentiment I cut it with my expression at 2 1/4" inches.  It cut well because it is very blocky--I used patterned craft for the shadow and solid red for the layer.  I pulled out the xyron again, added sticky, and then used micro glass beads to add the bling!  I love this technique--it is easy, simple, and clean.
I used the same patterned craft, a little chalk ink, and come colonial white cardstock from CTMH to finish off the inside.
If you do the outside and the inside of the card--why not the envelope as well.  I am on this kick where I like to finish it all off.  Nothing wrong with a plain envelope but I like the drama of it all!
I used one of the same Sizzix folders and put the whole envelope inside to do the embossing.  A large tag punch, the October CTMH stamp of the month set was used for the to/from, and a little sei twisted cord finishes it off (note on the twisted cord--don't cut it, burn it so it does not untwist--I learned the hard way!)
Hope you have a great day and that you are not chilled to the bone like I am!
Make it a great one-

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

"I Love Presents" Card using Cricut Seasonal Gingerbread Cartridge

Two days done and three to go!  I am in Greensboro NC and it is CHILLY!
I have to admit that the Gingerbread Seasonal cartridge is one of my new favs.  It is simple and can be used a number of ways.
I cut the present at 3 3/4 inches for this A2 card.  I used a printed Kraft paper for the base and a solid red for the layer.  I turned the layer over (face down) and sent it through the xyron and used MS glitter to add a little sparkle!
For my outside sentiment I used a Fiskers top note punch and inked the edges. I used a clear stamp that I got in the dollar bins at Michael's and added a bling for the dot of the it and the exclamation point. I added just a but of ribbon the the back side to add a little somethin' somethin'!
I used the same embossing folder on the green for the base on a 2" strip that I added to the envelope

Let's not forget about the inside of the card--this one is super simple I did a double mat with the color on the bottom and I added a bit of the same ribbon from the front to the inside.  I love make the inside and outside work together--I feel it makes the card look so much more expensive!
Make sure to stop by on Wednesday for yet another Kraft creation for the holidays. 
Make it a great one

Monday, December 6, 2010

Scrap Card Monday....with My MOM!!!!!

Happy Monday--only a few weeks till Christmas and this week I have some great and easy to make cards for those of us who waited till now to get our cards in the mail.
Most of you know that my mom and I share this crazy paper crafting hobby--She is a Stampin' Up Rep and I sale Close to My Heart--she did it first than I picked it up.  I jumped in feet first and have not looked back.
While I was home this past trip--I saw the card my mother made for this year and it is perfect to share for Scrap Card Monday--she did not use scraps but the layout and the concept can be used for many different occasions.
Of course it is all Stampin' Up paper, ribbon, stamps, markers, ink and even the embossing folder is a SU exclusive (a must have if your a big dry embosser!)  I love how she used small pcs of pattern paper and cream-this is where you could use your scraps!
Here is a detail of the top half of the card--a simple punched circle stamped, colored, and stickled. You could also use liquid pearls, bling, or embossing powder for the berries!
In the detail on the bottom she punched a scalloped oval and stamped it!  Easy as pie!  The vintage feel pattern paper is a great accent that adds a lot and this ribbon (which also comes in brown) is some of the best ribbon I have ever used.  You can find it in the holiday mini--hurry as that book is only good for a bit longer.  She must have made 40 of these!
Make sure to come back each day this week for a new simple and quick holiday card!
Make it a great one-

Sunday, December 5, 2010

This week on Scrapguy.......

Hello everyone--can I just tell you that this time of year is crazy---not only is it my busy time at work for travel but you all know the holiday stress (others call it the holiday rush!)
Well I PROMISE PROMISE PROMISE I have a post for everyday this week.
Scrap Card Monday, than the rest of the week I will be sharing Kraft ideas--if you have been a follower for a while you will know I love Kraft paper and this week I have four great and easy cards to show you.  Each can easily be done in 10-15 minutes once you pull everything together!
Make sure to check back each day and tell your friends if you like it--I am almost to 1000 followers and if I hit it by the end of this year I have a full week of give aways planned!  Thanks for sticking with me over the past could of weeks--it's been slow going but ScrapGuy is back in full effect!!!!!
Enjoy your Sunday!
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