Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Christmas Kit Card Samples

So I'm back for my second post of the night to show you four cards that I made in less than 1.5 hours!

With the exception of the card bases, I only used products available in one of my Christmas Kits. I still have over half of the patterned papers leftover and LOADS of embellishments! I will be back later in the week to post the rest of the cards and some packaging accents you can make with the contents of the kit. As an added bonus, I am including an extra $5 worth of products in the first 5 kits that are purchased! You still have time to pickup your kit and get started on your Christmas cards.

Thanks for stopping by :-)

Embellish Brads Color Challenge

I couldn't resist playing along with the current challenge at Embellish Magazine. The challenge was to use red, green, yellow & blue and to include brads. Here is the challenge inspiration photo:

Here's my take on the challenge:

I used one of the sketches for Kristina Werner's 'A Year in Cards' class. I'm happy with the final result and it helped me to use up some of those old 3-d stickers I've had since I started papercrafting! I just added rhinestone brads to the presents to complete the color challenge.


Paper: Recollections (green) & Bazzill (white)
Embellishments: Sandylion- stickers; stash- rhinestone brads; Joann's- ribbon
Tools: EK Success- scallop circle punch; Fiskars- gel pen

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

My new project......

I was looking at all of my papercrafting supplies and thought "I REALLY should be doing something with all of this stuff!" With the encouragement of a good friend, what I decided to do was put together some Christmas-themed kits. I purchased a few packs of MME Christmas paper and began the process. I also picked up a few of the ever-popular 'Really Useful Boxes', pulled out my stamps & diecut machine and came up with this:
kit contents
close-ups of the contents

The kit contents are:
  • 8- 6 x 6 Christmas patterned paper
  • 4- 6" scalloped borders (not pictured)
  • 6 brads- snowflake, rhinestone & silver round
  • 9 flowers– 2 large, 3 medium and 4 small
  • 2 clips
  • 2 glitter chipboard flourishes
  • 2 stamped artisan tags
  • 2 velvet diecut ornaments
  • 2 acrylic stars
  • 10 rhinestones- 6 large clear, 4 small hot pink
  • 8 small pearls- 4 ivory, 4 pink7 buttons
  • 2 bookmark tags
  • 8 artisan diecuts- 4 large, 4 medium
  • 11 feet of ribbon & twine
  • 4 hand-stamped gift tags
  • 6 felt embellishments
  • 3 large snowflake diecuts
  • 4 small snowflake diecuts
  • 1 sheet of hand-stamped sentiments & images
  • 6 3-d embellishments- 4 stamped, 2 embossed
  • 3.5” x 5” covered notebook
  • 1.6 liter Really Useful Box (pink, teal, purple or clear)
  • Small plastic embellishment storage container

This kit is complete with items to create Christmas cards, gift tags, gift card holders & scrapbook pages. It is the perfect kit for a beginning paper crafter or for someone who’s been doing it for years. To pickup your kit, visit my Etsy shop here: Christmas Kit

I will be back tomorrow to post pictures of items that I've made with the kit.

Thanks for stopping by :-)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Yea me!

It's been a while since I've posted, but I have some great news to share! I submitted a card into the Embellish the Cure Color Challenge with Bling for Embellish Magazine. Well, this morning I learned that my card was chosen as one of the 'What's Hot' top 6! You can checkout the other ladies that made the 'What's Hot' list here: What's Hot-Embellish the Cure Color Challenge. Here are close-ups of my card:

merriest wishes

merriest wishes (close-up)

I rarely enter my projects into contests that are judged. Mostly I submit for challenges that have random-draw winners. So this is the 1st time I've placed for a challenge that was actually judged. To celebrate I treated myself to some new goodies from Michael's and plan on spending what's left of my night creating cards for some other challenges that I want to submit for.

Thanks for allowing me to brag on myself a little and sharing in my joy :-)