Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Gift Boxes with Winter Theme

Stack of 5 Gift Boxes
 Second Post today.
I am back with another last minute Christmas project.  I made these boxes that can be used for cash, gift cards or even lottery tickets using a Silhouette cut file.  I made 5 to be used for cash and found they also can hold some candy beneath the insert. I cut the bands and inserts from red CS using the Cameo.  I cut a pattern for the box and cover and then cut them manually to better use the paper and I like to score these parts using my Scor-pal.  The top panel was printed but could have been stamped just as well but I did the quickest way.  I used Sizzix die to cut Snowflakes from Silver Metallic CS to finish.

I used dollars bills for the photo but plan to  fill with larger denominations.

Challenges:
http://scor-pal.blogspot.com/2014/12/more-than-one-score-11-anything-goes.html Scor-Pal Challenge: Monthly challenge is anything goes with your Scor-Pal using more than one score.  The boxes and covers were scored with several scores.

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge: Last Minute Christmas card or gift





I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Gift Tags


Hello! I have been away from my blog the last few days.  The holidays seemed to have arrived so quickly this year....tonight begins Hanukkah with a dinner of Prime Rib and Potato Latkes or maybe Potato Kugel.   I have not wrapped one gift as yet so I must get busy.

I made these gift tags a few days ago for the challenge at The House That Stamps Built using Repeat Impressions Pine Forest stamp with Memento ink and a combo of white CS and Green Pattern Paper.
Challenges:
The House That Stamps Built: Designers Choice Challenge 123-Anything but a card.
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge: Urgently needed Christmas creations.

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Monday, December 8, 2014

Snowman and Snowflakes

Hello!  I took out some time to make a Snowman card using one of my fave Snowman stamps from Flourishes Warm Winter Wishes set.   He was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on White CS and colored with Copics and sponged with Summer Sky Ink. I trimmed him with Spellbinders Labels dies and matted on Hero Arts Green CS. Added some stickles and liquid pearls. Finished with a White card base and background of Fancy Pants Pattern Paper from Timbergrove pad. Added sentiment stamped in SU Sage Shadow ink cut with more of the Labels dies and Snowflakes cut with Sizzix die from Glossy White CS. The ribbon at lower edge of card is American Crafts.

Challenges:
Mod Squad Challenge: Frosty the Snowman....I think my colors give a frosty feel.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Christmas/ Holidays
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge: Snowmen
Die Cut Diva: December Challenge is Snow and Christmas/ Holidays

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Friday, December 5, 2014

CAS Christmas Card

Welcome to my studio. Today I have a Christmas card that I made with a Silhouette File and Cheery Lynn Dies.  The Nativity scene was cut with the Cameo from Black CS and the Sentiment was cut with the dies.  I simply attached both to pattern paper from American Crafts  Kringle & Co pad and then a White CS base.

Challenges:
The Glory of Christmas: Challenge #47  Mary and Joseph
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: Anything goes for Christmas
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge: Tis The Season
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Christmas/Holidays

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Snowman Tag


Back View
Hello!  Today I have some Christmas tags.  This one is made with  Heartfelt Creations Stamp that I colored with Memento Markers and Copics.  I cut a body with White CS and placed him on a rectangle of Red CS and then onto a Tag cut from Kraft CS and embossed with Darice EF Snowflakes. I finished with Black gems for buttons.

Challenges:
The Card Concept: Challenge 1.) Make A TAG or a CARD with a tag on it.  2.) Use a Snowmen, snow or any other "wintery" theme! 
The Kraft Journal :   Challenge #200 Christmas Gift Tags




Now to do some shopping for presents for the tag.
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Monday, December 1, 2014

Winter Wishes


Welcome to my studio. Today I have a very quick and simple card....a CAS one.  This will fit several challenges.  On the card base of Bazzill  blue CS, I attached a mat of lustrous Oyster Pearl CS and topped that with a die cut of the Blue CS using Spellbinders die and a Glittery Snowflake (glitter CS) cut with Sizzix die.  I added a bling of Blue gem mounted in silver and stamped Winter Wishes using Versamark and Zing Silver EP.  The unknown stamp was a freebie  that came with a magazine.

Challenges:
City Crafter Challenge: Technique-use your favorite technique.
Clear It Out Challenge: Theme-Winter Wishes.  Stash-Use snowflake.
Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge:  Free is good. Use something that you got for free. My stamp was a freebie.
CAS(E) this Sketch: #101 shown on right
Crafty Sentiments Challenge: Use die cuts. Use snowflake and circle die.
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Anything Goes.
Winter Wonderland Challenge:  Use dies and punches

I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Deck the Halls


Hello!! I'm baacck with another Christmas card....took a break from holiday cards but I had to make this for the Merry Monday challenge to use Red, Green, and White.  I chose a pattern paper from American Crafts Hollyday pad and stamped an Ornament and Sentiment  from Spellbinders set Heirloom Ornament with Versamark and heat embossed with Red EP. Used Red Card base and a mat of Green CS  and  Clear Star pen for sparkle.
Challenge:
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge: Bonnie asked us to use Red, Green, and White.
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge: Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge: Free is Good. Use something you got for free. The Spellbinders Stamp was a free gift in a magazine that my DH gave me for Christmas last year.
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge is Holiday

This card reminded me of a childhood memory of participating in a Spelling Bee Contest.  The word that eliminated me was ORNAMENT.  I think of that experience whenever I write the word.
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

It's Always 5 O'clock Somewhere


Hello!  Today I am playing with a sketch challenge from The House That Stamps Built and the  Repeat Impressions Wine Series Stamps.  I stamped the Grapes and Sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics. These were stamped on squares of white with 2 corners rounded with a punch. After arranging the squares on the pattern paper background from MME Lost and Found pad, I added 2 Wine Corks to the other  2 squares and added a strip of pattern paper ( the reverse side of the dotted paper).  My Wine Glasses were stamped and colored on Shrinky Dink paper ...the original size of the glasses was 2" high and shrunk to about 3/4" high.  I thought they were the perfect embellishment to finish the sketch.

Challenges:
What If? Wednesday:  Repeat Impressions Challenge Sketch #N2614
Just Us Girls Challenge: Wild Card Week #269 Anything Goes


I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Glitter and Dots for Sparkle


Hello!  I hope all my friends here in the USA had a great Thanksgiving Holiday.  I have been away from blogging a few days and am now trying to catch up with some challenges.  This card was made for a Photo (shown on right)inspired challenge at The House That Stamps Built.  I pulled inspiration from the colors, glitter, and shapes in the photo. I used Repeat Impressions Tulip Bouquet and Sentiment stamps that I stamped on white CS using Memento Tuxedo Black ink for the image and paper pieced the vase with a Green CS with Glitter Dots.  I colored the Tulips with Copics.   The verse was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Gold EP.  A mat cut from Green Glitter CS frames the image.  All papers were from my stash.

Challenges:
DCC1119 Inspiration Challenge: At The House That Stamps Built, Geri asked us to make a project inspired by the photo above right.
Time Out Challenge:  Embossing with the optional twist of Sparkle.  Used heat embossing with glitter papers for sparkle.
Addicted to CAS:  Code word is Dots
Simon Wednesday Challenge: Simon says Anything Goes

 
 I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving Couple



 Hello!  It soon will be Thanksgiving and we have so much to be Thankful for and I thought of those Blessings as I created this card using a great digital image from Dearie Dolls Digi Stamps who has so many cute images for FREE.  I printed this Pilgrim Couple ready to give thanks and colored them with Copics and Pencils. I trimmed the image and placed on a GKD Pattern Paper with orange ribbons from stash.  The Card Base is a rust colored CS.  The stamp is MFP"s inked with Memento Rich Cocoa.  I followed the sketch from Sweet Sunday but with a flip.

Challenges:
AAA Cards: Thanksgiving CAS
CAS on Sunday: Use ribbon or twine
Craft Your Passion Challenge: Pumkins or Turkeys
Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge:  Make a Thank You or grateful project, or make something based on the Thanksgiving theme.
Sweet Sunday Sketch: #245 Shown on right.
I enjoy all your comments. Thank you. Theresa