Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Ornaments - Reindeer & Santa

  These are great  ornaments for the Xmas tree. What makes them even better is that they are treat boxes and could hold small candy, earrings, or a  holiday message.    
   This one is my favorite.  I strung this one with Bakers Twine.  The stamp is a set I bought that is by Anna Griffin.  They are great as the outer and the inners stamps mix and match. I used a white gel pen to add a little detail.

  I glittered Santa's hat and pom pom. His beard and hat are pop dotted for some dimension.   I used Jolly ribbon on this one. 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Christmas in July 2013

 I made a couple of cards today and  pulled my inspiration from some traditional holiday colors. I kept the backgrounds the same to make cutting easier if I made multiples of the same cards. I started playing and ended up using - an ivy embossing folder, a Martha border punch, my Cricut machine, some ribbon, pop dots and a touch of sparkle. 

  Love the green gingham paper which is a great staple as it doesn't have to be Christmas at all. 

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Echo Park -Black envelope mini

This afternoon I decided to take out my project that I started a couple of months ago. I completed the cover this afternoon..  Now, I need to add the photos.  My husband put up my white upper cabinets in my craft room yesterday!   Maybe it will motivate me to get back in there. 

 Here's a view of the spine.  I loved this paper and noticed there are two xmas lines by Echo Park from different years that could be mixed together if you were running short of paper for a mini.  The base of this book is done with black envelopes.  There are little flaps inside for pull outs.  I will post some interior shots later.