November 20, 2011

Another Easy Reproducible Card

It's Sunday night and boy have I got a lot accomplished this weekend.  Some Christmas baking, tree is up, went to see Breaking Dawn Part1 and the never ending housework!

I took time tonight to complete a card with a new cling stamp I received from Simon Says Stamps for the Holiday Boot Camp.  I used versamark for the background which is very faint and subtle.  The sentiment, border punch and cardstock, circle punch are all from stampin up.  Can't forget the corner chomper!

I wish you all a Happy Monday!


The last of the holiday boot camp!

Thinking Friday was the last day of boot camp, big surprise for us cause we are getting a bonus day tomorrow!

Who doesn't love receiving a gift card from a crafty store!!  I do!  So today's project is another gift card holder for yah!  Of course this is my tweaked version.

It cannot get any easier than this 2 circles sealed together to make a pocket for the gift card.  The ribbon attached at the top is actually there to hang on the tree.  The nice thing about these is that you can decorate as simple or elaborate as you like.


November 17, 2011

Holiday Boot Camp Card!

Hello my crafty friends!  I have yet another reproducible card for you today!  I think this might be my favorite to date!  I love the colors and sparkle because of the perfect pearls used.  These cards are the perfect way to use what you already have in your stash.  I used a stampin up embossing folder, button as well as punch for the snowflake.  The sentiment is from Mr. Cricut Crazy, I used chipboard letters that I had in my stash and my distress inks in tumbled glass, faded jeans and stormy sky.

Tomorrow is our last day of holiday boot camp, boo hoo but I am happy to be leaving with that more knowledge and creative ideas to create many more cards in the future.  I certainly hope they will have another camp in the future.  So will see you back here tomorrow for my last project!


November 16, 2011

Gift Card Holder #2

Me again!  The next gift card holder was based on a technique that I learned called faux letterpress as well as the fabrication of the poinsettia which has been made out of felt, thank you Jennifer McGuire and Holiday Boot Camp!  So pretty!!

Thanks for stopping by today and will see you back here tomorrow!

Holiday Boot Camp!

Today I have something a little different for you.  Although Holiday Boot Camp is based on card making I took a few ideas and used them as a gift card holder!

The gift card holder is a die that I purchased through Emma over at My Creative Time, if you don't have it, get it!!  Love it and perfect for any occasion!  Did I mention that she also has a co-ordinating stamp set to go with it!!  Get your wallets out ladies!

So the first gift card holder that I have is based on a sketch that we were given in boot camp.  Although it is not a card it still has some of the main concepts.  Sentiment, ribbon or in this case twine and trio of embellishments or stamped images.

Thank you for stopping by and will see you back here tomorrow!


November 15, 2011

Holiday Boot Camp Card!

Hello my crafty friends today I have another card that I made for the holiday boot camp.  This card is a quick reproducible card.

The woodgrain is from a Hero Arts background stamp, sentiment is from Mr. Cricut Crazy Christmas, Christmas Stamp Set, and the flourishes and poinsettias stamps are from Stampin Up!  I also corner rounded the top right hand side of the card.

Thanks for stopping by!


November 14, 2011

Mr. Cricut Crazy Design Team Post!

Hey everyone welcome to Mr. Cricut Crazy's Design Team Monday, I hope you all had a crafty weekend.  I got started on my Christmas cards and I'm off to a great start! 

For today's card I was inspired by the concept of one of the cards and techniques that was used in the Holiday Boot Camp, certainly not a waste of money and I highly recommend it if you are thinking about signing up.

I have used the Mr. Cricut Crazy Summertime Fun Stamp Set for today's card.  A  friend who is also a co-worker is returning to work tomorrow after being off on a mat leave and thought I would give her this card on her first day back as a little pick me up!

I have used my cricut imagine for the sun image which is from the Imagine More cartridge, Swirls Embossing folder and a combination of mustard seed, wild honey and spiced marmalade distress ink which has been sprayed down with perfect pearls.  

I hope you have enjoyed todays card, thanks for stopping by and I will see you back here tomorrow with another card from Boot Camp!


November 8, 2011

Holiday Boot Camp Card

As promised I have another card for you today which I created yesterday as part of the 2011 Holiday Boot Camp Series hosted by Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire.  Have I told you that these ladies are absolutely talented in so many ways, they are truly inspirational!

This is my very first A10 card which will fit in a regular business size envelope.  I also used for the very first time my cricut imagine Snow Angels cartridge as well as my Joys of the Season imagine cartridge.  Can you believe it!  Also managed to get my imagine update so I am all set.  Never had a Christmas card come together in no time!

As you can see I used my snowflake embossing folder and slightly distressed the edges with tumbled glass ink.  There is quite a bit of dimension to this card as I did use the layers option on the cuts.  To finish things off I used the new Christmas twine, thanks Courtney and I used stickles on the holly berries.  Card complete!  This may not be the last time you see me use an A10 size card.

Looking forward to hump day tomorrow!

November 7, 2011

2011 Holiday Boot Camp

Well after taking a week off from blogging I think I have rejuvenated my creative juices and ready to get back into the swing of things!

I have enrolled in Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire's Holiday Bootcamp, which I might add that you can still sign up for, and you haven't missed much as it only started today!  This is the jump start that I need to get my Christmas cards ready.  I created 2 cards today based on the inspiration that we were given.  I have for you today my first card which I used very non traditional colors and I love it!

I embossed my chipboard ornament with this yummy color of recollections embossing powder.  The sentiment is from Stampin up and can you tell where I used my white picket fence acrylic paint?  I lightened the cardstock to make it appear as if it were a different shade of pink!  Genious!

Meet be back here tomorrow and I will show you card #2.