Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday Funday....A Christmas Card Experment!

Well it's Friday and I can not tell you how glad I am that this week is over.  Boy was this week a trial!  Looking forward to my vacation and some much needed time off.  I will be taking from next Wednesday till after the 1st of January off as we are all busy I will start the new year off with a ton of great new fresh projects!!!!!!!
So I thought I would try an color experiment today--here is what came out:

Sometimes a color experiment is great other, not so great!  I think the pearls and bling on the inside are nice and I love this CTMH stamp!  Of course I did come cuttlebugging--this spurred on a number of ideas so watch for some refined options on this sort of look in the new year.
Next week I will have some last minute gift wrap ideas for you--hope you have a great weekend and we will see you Monday!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tonal Cristmas Card using Cricut Snowflake Mini and Anna Griffin

Well we have reached the halfway point and what a week it has been!  I wanted to take a different approach to Christmas cards using non-traditional colors and a tonal look.  Here is what I came up with
The pattern paper is from Anna Griffin, the golden metallic paper is DCWV, ribbon SU, Stamp is CTMH as are the pearls. I cut the snowflake in the same color and sent the base through the cuttlebug using the polka dots folder to add a bit of depth.
A bit of detail ......
I love these pearls!!!!   I did finish off the inside and the envelope with a little embossing!
This is also a stamp from CTMH--
Thanks for stopping in, hope your week is going well and only a few shopping days left tell Santa comes to town!
Make it a Great One

Monday, December 13, 2010

Scrapcard Monday using Paper Trey Ink Tree Die

It's Monday and I am actually going to be in my office--not sure I remember what my staff looks like---LOL!  I had some scraps of light bulb paper and found some strung lights in my Christmas box and thought I've got it.....and this is what I had

The tree is felt and was cut using a Paper Trey Ink die--if you have not tried them--they are a must have--esp the fillable frames--the stamp sets and the die are only $5.00 each so you get both for a 10 spot.  You will want all of them so ask for them in your stocking! 
Just a close up for you.  The stamp is from CTMH--and you better hurry as there is a new idea book in February and all new stuff to enjoy! 
The inside is simple--layered up some solid and textured cardstock and finished the sentiment on the inside. 
For the envelope--I cut another tree, but only used half and inked the edges of the tree and the envelope with forest green chalk ink.  I had to do some creative placement of the die to make the most of my scrap--and let me tell you it was a scrap!!!
Hope you like it.  I am off to Wisconsin on Tuesday but I have a elegant tonal card to share on Wednesday! One must love Anna Griffin!
Make it a great one

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