Friday, November 19, 2010

"Dear Santa" Card

I just wanted to share this adorable card I made today!

(I scrap-lifted the idea from Paper Crafts Magazine, a design by Tiffany Johnson in the Nov/Dec issue & she was a designer on the "Perfect Pair" hop we did with Clear & Simple Stamps too)

(Tiffany's card used red & green; I used red & cream. She had some great flower ribbon, but I only had lace & netting; and of course she had a fabulous stamped typewriter & mine's a rubon - but I added the paper peeking out of mine.)

I ran the front of the card (from Creative Cuts & More, of course!) through the Cuttlebug w/the Swiss Dot embossing folder; added some red netting & lace from my stash around the middle & some bling dots of course!
The typewriter is this great rub-on my sister found at Michaels over the summer! (She got the last stamp like this rub-on!) I rubbed it onto some white cardstock, cut it out & then cut a slit along the "roller" of the typewriter to insert the "Dear Santa" paper printed from my computer!  Doesn't it look so real?! I wish I had more rub-ons & time to make a bunch of them this year!
Inside of the card
If ya don't hear from me beforehand,
Wishing you all a very
Happy Turkey Day!
turkey photo
 Gobble! Gobble!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Creative Cuts & More November Blog Hop

Thanks for joining us today for the
Creative Cuts & More 
November Blog Hop!
Today the Creative Cuts & More talented designers are sharing some more fabulous Christmas projects with you!
So, settle on in & hop along with us!

Hopefully you started at the beginning & hopped along from Chris', blog to get here (she's so creative, don'tcha think!).  If not, you really don't want to miss what all these designers have done for you today! So start HERE & work your way back to me!
OH! I almost forgot! What would a Christmas Hop be with out a little CANDY?!!
CC&M is giving away this fabulous Christmas Card Kit (a $29.99 value)!
One lucky winner can get a huge jump on making those fabulous Holiday cards simply by doing the following:

*Leave a comment on EACH designers blog
*Leave a comment on the Die Cut Diva Blog after you've finished hopping to let us know you've completed the hop!

So, let's get started, shall we?
I have created 3 totally different projects for you today & I am going to start with a simple card...
I am NOT a carder! For some reason I pick up a card & I just get stumped with design details! But this one turned out kind-of fun, if not a little messy! I used the Fancy Frame Window Card w/Scallop in Bazzill Canvas "Raven" so that I could stamp & emboss in white for this card. The white powder I have is so fine that it stuck to the texture of the cardstock & the result was a little messier than I had hoped for. So, I simply took my ink pad & "smudged" it around the card a little more to give it that snowy look!

I did the same thing inside too. Not perfect, but I'm kind-of messy myself! So whomever receives this card will totally understand! Tee Hee!

Next, I want to share this Tree I made for my table...
Isn't it cute?!
It's made from 12 Large Match Boxes!
First I dry-embossed the Swiss dot on the outside, then I heat embossed the white to achieve a snowy look! After putting together the outside pieces with some Tacky Tape, I put together the insides - no tape required! (The star on top is just punches, silver embossing on the large one & attached to a hat pin!)
 Then I punched some tabs out of patterned paper, numbered them for the 12 Days of Christmas & stapled them to the ends for the pull tabs! Right now there is only candy in each "drawer," but if I have time before the holidays, I hope to make some little paper ornaments to place inside for my daughter to discover!

Last, but certainly not least is my FAVORITE project this month...
12 Days of Christmas Banner
I made this fun "12 Days of Christmas" Banner by simply using the Large Rectangle (3 1/2" x 4 3/8") in the "Opal" Stardream Metallic Cardstock.
I dry-embossed the cards first with a swirly pattern, rounded the corners & then stamped a music pattern in black. With the pattern from embossing, the stamp image only adhered to the raised portions for a shabby look!
For the first & last cards on the banner, I cut out a Victorian image of 2 two couples to attach to each card. Behind the first couple is a Tree cut from Bazzill Canvas in "Lakeshore" blue cardstock with sweet little pearls on each "stem." I typed up the words to the song on the computer & then Glimmer Misted the paper with a "sand" mist.
For the last card, I Glimmer Misted a paper heart-shaped doille in "latte & gold," added some more pearls & placed it behind the couple with a sweet little embossed dove at their feet.
All along the center are the 12 Days of Christmas images I bought a long time ago from a digital site. I cut out the 12 images, layered them on top of 12 circles cut from cardboard (I peeled the top layer to expose the corrugated layer & added a little Distress Paint in "tarnished brass"), & layered that on top of a piece of burlap & attached it all to the card. Added the appropriate song verse...

To attach the banner cards to the ribbon, I used a bunch of double-ended swirly paper clips in gold & silver.
Too much fun!!

I hope you enjoyed my 3 little projects today as much as I enjoyed sharing them with you!

Now, it's time to HOP on over to see what little treasures my sister, Kim, over at The Scrap-a-Teeny Girls' blog, has to share with you!
But don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win the Christmas Card Kit!!
See you soon than you think!
- Becky