Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas Gift Tins with 3x3 Cards

 Here are a bunch of 3x3 cards that I gave away for Christmas this year. 

Daisies & Sunflowers

Card stock:  Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink, Daffodil Delight & Garden Green
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Pretty in Pink & Daffodil Delight
Punches:  3/4" Circle, 1/2" Circle & 1 3/8" x 5/8" Oval
Bigz Dies:  Flower, Daisies #2
Embossing Folder:  Square Lattice


Stamp Sets:  Because I Care & Afterthoughts
Card Stock:  Bashful Blue
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Pretty in Pink, Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, Riding Hood Red & Certainly Celery
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist


Stamp Sets:  Because I Care & Afterthoughts
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Pretty in Pink, Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, Daffodil Delight & Certainly Celery
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist


Card Stock:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Pretty in Pink & Garden Green
Embellishments:  Fleurettes Accents & Elements (retired, but still available on Stampin' Up clearance rack)
Embossing Folder:  Elegant Bouquet
Punch:  1 3/8" x 5/8" Oval
Embosslit Die:  Cherry Blossom (on tin)

Perfect Petals

Stamp Set:  Perfect Petals (retired)
Card Stock:   Whisper White
Classic Stampin' Pads:  Pretty in Pink, Marina Mist, Perfect Plum & Daffodil Delight
Punch:  1 3/8" x 5/8" Oval
Embossing Folder:  Elegant Bouquet
Shimmer Paint:  Champagne Mist

Punch Purses

Card Stock:  Very Vanilla & Sending Love DSP (retired but still available on Stampin' Up clearance rack)
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Pretty in Pink
Punches:  1 3/8" x 5/8" Oval, 1 3/4" x 7/8" & Round Tab 
Jewels:  Basic Rhinestones
Brads:  Vintage (retired)

Hippo 3x3 card

Here's a 3x3 card I made for my daughter to give to her friend who loves hippos.  I got my idea from LeeAnne Greff and added the hat for a Christmas theme.  

Card stock:  Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Basic Gray, Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Cherry Cobbler
Punches:  1 3/8"x5/8" Oval Large, 1/2" Circle Small,1" Circle Medium, 1 1/4" Circle Large, Horizontal Slot Punch (retired), two handheld punches (1/8" & 1/4") and Modern Label Ex-Lg
Texturz Plates:  Backgrounds 1

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Secret Santa - Part II

Here's Christi, the wonderful lady that was my Secret Santa.

Here are the gifts she gave me at the party...

She took an ice cream container, decorated it, then filled it with goodies.  Looks like she enjoys making 3x3 cards too. :)  I'm definitely going to be using her idea for "wrapping" a candy bar.  I love it! 

She also gave me this wonderful smelling candle. 


~Here are just a few of the gifts she gave me over the last month~

This is a cute way to give candy.  Guess I should have taken the picture before I ate it all!

Love the cute notebook purse! I really a Grinch? need of Grinch pills!

I guess not! :)

Christi~ Thanks so much for all the wonderful gifts and the time you put into each one. :)

Secret Santa - Part I

I decided to be a part of Secret Santa, and I'm glad I did!  I picked Rachel Verbrugge and had a great time making and buying gifts for her.

Here's a gift card holder I made for her.  It was one of our challenges from Glenda for this month.  I figured why not include it in with the Secret Santa reveal. :)

I'm excited to finally be able to post some of the things I made for her!  Didn't want to let her know who I was (for sure) until after the reveal. ;)  I had a lot of fun making everything.

I bought a gift bag and decided to make a 3x3 card to match it. 

 I also made a few gift tags that I've been wanting to try, but never did until now.

Very easy gift tags to make!

I really got hooked on 3x3 cards when I did a card exchange a couple of months ago.  These cards are one of the gifts I gave Rachel in her reveal present.  

 I loved how these turned out, but didn't want all the cards to be the same.  I decided to reverse the colors for a little variety.  I made her gift card holder to match these. :)

Yup, I definitely had a fun time with all of this.  Glad I could be your Secret Santa, Rachel!

Red Hot Stampers

I figured I'd better get busy and do a little posting again...

What a blast we had at the Christmas party!  Thanks Glenda for a great time!  You really spoiled us with gifts and prizes. :)  Thanks ladies for all the delicious food too. 

I didn't get pictures of Stamptionary (I guess that's our version of Pictionary) or Bingo, but I did get one of the name game.  I missed one name...darn!  Sorry, Judy...I'll remember your name from now on though!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Winter Scrapbook Pages

Here's another challenge from my upline Glenda....scrapbooking.  I went with 6x6...less work! ;)  I really like how it turned out though.  I got my inspiration for these from Jodie Peterson. 

Cardstock:  Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Basic Black, Marina Mist, Rich Razzleberry, Garden Green Early Espresso and Tangerine Tango
VersaMark with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder
1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon:  Rich Razzleberry and Marina Mist


Here are a couple of cards made with the same technique I used for my "Friday Workshop" Lovely as a Tree card.  I decided to give it a try with snowflakes to see how it turned out.  Not sure what I think of it yet, but they do look a lot nicer in person than in the picture.  
Stamp set:  Snow Burst (retired)
Card stock: Whisper White, Marina Mist and Bashful Blue
Ribbon: Marina Mist and Bashful Blue (retired)
Classic Stampin' Pads: Baja Breeze, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist and Pacific Point
Stampin' Emboss Powder:  Clear
Punches:  1-3/4" Scallop Circle, 1-3/8" Circle and 1-1/4" Circle
I got my original idea from France Martin.  Here's her blog for info on how to do this technique:

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Happy Anniversary

 I had no idea where to start with an anniversary the hunt began.  I ended up liking a card made by Lisa Flemming.  That's where I got the idea for the hearts on the scallop circle...then I went from there on my own.

Card stock colors:  Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, DSP Sending Love (retired, but still for sale on the clearance rack!)
Stampin' Spot:  Pretty in Pink
Modern Label Ex-Lg punch
Scallop Circle #2 Bigz Die
Scalloped Heart of Hearts Stampin' Up Embosslits Die

Friday, November 26, 2010

Lovely as a Tree

Here's a card I made Thanksgiving morning.  I needed a b-day card for my brother-in-law.  Yup, I tend to be a procrastinator. :(  Someday I'll stop doing that!  I love this stamp set and use it ALL the time.  I suppose I should buy my own.  I've been borrowing it from one of my "craft night" friends for quite a while now.

I used the set Lovely as a Tree.  
Card stock colors:  Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, 
Bravo Burgundy & Very Vanilla.  
Classic Stampin' Pad:  Early Espresso
Modern Label Ex-Lg punch

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Pink Purse

See Buster...isn't he cute!?


Yup, this is the chapstick purse I bought from Glenda for my niece's b-day.  Well, needless to say, I had to make her a new one after Buster had fun with it.  Once again I used a video from France Martin to make the new purse.  
I just doubled the measurements she gave to make a bigger purse (12X12 DSP).  My daughter Rachel even made her a little coloring book to put in her purse. :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Butterfly Pansy Cards

 I came up with these cards when I saw a few samples of pansy cards and needed a birthday card for a friend at work.  I really enjoyed making these cards and used the idea for my 3x3 card exchange that I posted earlier.  

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Friday's Workshop

Here are the three cards I demo'd at my first workshop on Friday.  I got the idea for my first card from Kerin Sylvester using the Because I Care hostess set.  I used Whisper White and Old Olive cardstock, and Pretty in Pink and Old Olive stampin' pads and spots.   

The second card is made using the Autumn Days set. I used Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, More Mustard, Bravo Burgundy and Very Vanilla cardstock.  I also used the Stampin' Write Markers in the same colors. 

The last card I made uses the set Lovely as a Tree.  I used Very Vanilla and Early Espresso cardstock, and Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, More Mustard and Early Espresso Stampin' Pads. I learned how to make this card from France Martin here:

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Love what you do, Share what you love!

One of my first challenges from  Glenda.  I needed to make a card with the Love what you do, Share what you love stamp.  

3x3 Card Swap

Here are two cards I did in a 3X3 card swap.  The first one is made with Elegant Eggplant, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla and Garden Green cardstock.  I used the Butterfly Extra-Large punch to make the pansy.  I sponged on Elegant Eggplant, then Marina Mist.  The second card was done with Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White and Marina Mist cardstock.
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