Sunday, November 29, 2009

Julie's Oct & Nov Swap Cards

My Sister-in-Law, Julie is just PUNCH CRAZY! Omgosh, I have received some beautiful cards from her during our swaps. She has more patience than me and it shows.

She's getting a little punchy using teenie tiny leaves. I don't know how she got them on so perfectly, but look at this card!

Here she goes again....punching it up w/ ovals for some Thanksgiving pumpkins. They are too pretty to make into pies, aren't they?

Joni's Oct & Nov Swap Cards

Every month, I receive SWAP cards from my two sister-in-laws and my mother-in-law. These cards are from my Sister-in-Law, Joni from LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

These are fun cards and I think they are so cute.

I have been waiting to try the tri-shutter card, but now I feel inspired to try.
Thanks, Joni! :) Is that I see? Ah yes, there is a little SU! in there! I love the green and purple.

Now I have seen these cards on Splitcoaststampers and thought they were so neat. They are made from a crimped envelope! LOVE IT! It is made w/ SU! retired set, Delight in Life. I sold my set long ago..... *sigh*.
There's even a decorated tag inside to write your message on.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Chilly Willy's New Accessories

Chilly Willy knows that December is quickly approaching here in Wisconsin. The sunny days while still sunny have a C-c-c-cold breeze and sometimes a few snow flurries fall from the sky to remind us that the winter weather will be here soon.

Well, the scarf didn't work so well in my last attempt w/ Willy. It just wouldn't lay the way I wanted it to so I went back to the drawing board. Willy is now sporting ear muffs and mittens. Just what every Wisconsin Penguin needs for the winter months, right? :)

Oh by the way, the mittens were pretty easy to make--Penguins don't have thumbs! See? LOL

Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red
Ink: Always Artichoke and Ruby Red (sponged on muffs and mittens)
Punches: large oval, curvy label, corner rounder, scallop oval
Accessories: Top Note Die, White Signo Pen, sponge, wire, pop up and regular glue dots

Mittens are 1/2 large oval (Garden Green) and then I punched a Real Red large oval and inserted it back into the punch to get the shape I wanted and then cut the top of the mitten so it was straight. Then I sponged everything and added a snowflake using my gel pen.

Muffs are a scallop oval reinserted into the punch and punched again to make a little smaller. I added the wire to the top note die using a glue dot and then sponged the muffs and covered the ends of the wires w/ a pop up glue dot and positioned the muffs on top.
Clear as mud, right?!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Quilt Set

Christmas is coming! I can't believe that it's only just over a month away. Where has 2009 gone?

To me, Christmas just isn't Christmas without a crackling fire, hot chocolate, Christmas carols playing softly in the background and a cozy quilt. You can't have too many quilts, right?

Well some people are starting to make fun of me and my addiction for these Quilt Cards. I absolutely love them! This Saturday, there are 20 ladies that are going to making these 4 cards as part of their Stamp-A-Stack. I hope they like them as much as I do.

Colorful Thanksgiving

Happy Fall!!
I love colorblocked cards. I thought a Thanksgiving card would be a perfect excuse to pull out a few different colors of paper. Can you think of anything w/ more beautiful colors than Autumn?
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Ruby Red, Natural Ivory
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Ruby Red
Stamps: Branch Out, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories: jumbo eyelets, linen thread, modern label punch, word window punch

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Christmas Z-Fold

I have had a few emails wanting more views and information about my Christmas Z-Fold Card. I went out and took a few pictures (not the best quality, but I hope they can help answer your questions. :)
This is a really simple card to make.....



If you would like to learn more techniques and great folds Pat Huntoon puts out an awesome newsletter. :)

Christmas Stamp A Stack

Here are the cards I chose for my SAS. I like them and can't wait until I have time to make some for myself. :)

Double Flap Card

I CASEd this card--loved it! Thanks, Jenn!

This card makes me smile! :)

Ahhh..the famous quilt card. AM I CRAZY to try to do these at a SAS?

16 ladies making 4 of these a 64 quilts! EEK!

My first Z-fold card....I am going to make MANY MORE of these!

So easy.....

Monday, November 2, 2009

Christmas Double Flap Cards

It is now less than 3 weeks until my Christmas Stamp-A-Stack and I need to really get my cards narrowed down and make the final cuts. Today, I made two double flap cards using Dawn's Tutorial on her blog. I like both of them, but I which one do I like better? Help me out...leave me a comment telling me which one you like better and the card that is the most popular will be my SAS card. :)


CS: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White and Soft Suede

DSP: Thoroughly Modern

Stamp Sets: Four the Holidays, The More the Merrier (hostess set)

Accessories: Snowflake punch and silver brad


CS: Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence, Whisper White

DSP:Cottage Wall

INK: Rich Razzleberry, Going Gray, Basic Gray

Stampin' Write Markers: Rich Razzleberry (I love the in-color markers!), Orchid Opulence and Old Olive

Stamp Sets: Winter Post and Four the Holidays

Accessories: linen thread, Always Artichoke ribbon

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