Frozen Christmas Cards

I made Christmas cards for three sisters and used the same theme throughout — characters from Disney’s Frozen.

The first two cards are shakers cards.  I got to try some of my Papertrey Ink shaker dies making these — love how the dies make shaker cards so easy.  I added Martha Stewart snow inside — and some sequins from Doodlebug Designs.  The banner and the sentiment are also from Papertrey Ink.

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The snowflakes are from Martha Stewart border punches — I used two different punches to get the different sized flakes.

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The third card is a scraplift — when CBC Scrapbooking posted her card on Facebook, I fell in love with it.  The card uses cut files from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.  I used Warm Hugs and Ice Princess to make the card.

The tag is from a die by Jaded Blossom Stamps — the Tag 2 set.   The snowflake frame is from Spellbinders.  I again used some of the punched snowflakes on this card.

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  • Papertrey Ink – Shaker dies, banner die and sentiment stamp
  • Little Scraps of Heaven Designs – Warm Hugs and Ice Princess cut files
  • Jaded Blossom Stamps – Tags 2 die
  • Spellbinders – Snowflake Frame
  • Martha Stewart – snowflake border punches
  • Doodlebug Designs – sequins

Birthday Cards

World Card Making Day was Saturday, Oct 4, and I actually got a couple of cards made. Well, I made one card on Saturday and the other one on Sunday, so it was a weekend endeavor.

First up is a birthday shaker card.  I love shaker cards and this one has a birthday cake on the front.  I used the Arched Top Card Base and Party Shaker Tags from svgcuttingfiles.com to make this card.  The stamps are from Jaded Blossom – Birthday Treat Tags and Birthday Candies.  I also used one of the  Mini Tag 2 dies to cut the sentiment circle.  I heat embossed the sentiments.

The pattern paper is from SEI and I used Doodlebug Design sequins inside the shaker.  I outlined the candle flames with Stickles.

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The next card I made for our dog, Fifi, to give to Steve for his birthday in a couple of weeks.  Steve doesn’t look at our blog, so I don’t have to worry about him seeing the card.

I used the Dog Bone Shaped Card and the Pomeranian Pup files for this card.  Fifi is a mix of Pomeranian/Chihuahua, but she looks like a Pom.

I used the computer to generate the sentiment and cut it out with one of the Flag Dies from Jaded Blossom.

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I am entering both cards in svgcuttingfiles.com’s monthly challenge, which is a Birthday Card Challenge.  I’m also posting them to the Cricut Circle Message Board, where Sara is hosting a challenge for World Card Making Day.

  •  SVG Cutting Files - Arched Top Card Base, Party Shaker Tags, Dog Bone Shaped Card, and Pomeranian Pup
  • Jaded Blossom Stamps – Birthday Treat Tags, Birthday Candies, Mini Tags 2 die and Flag dies
  • SEI paper pad
  • Embossing powder
  • Doodlebug Designs sequins
  • Stickles
  • Baker’s Twine

Caramel Apple Bear Card

I was able to join in the Anything with Fall Colors Challenge on svgcuttingfiles.com’s blog.  You can create anything, as long as it uses fall colors and one of their files as the main focus.

It wasn’t hard to choose what cut file I wanted to use — this cute bear is one of their newer files.  The file is called Candy Apples.  I also used one of their card bases to make the card — it is the Oval Card Base.

The stamp and the die that the tag is cut from are both from Jaded Blossom.  The stamp is called Caramel Apple and the die is Mini Tag Dies 2.

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The background paper is from Doodlebug Designs and the collection is called Happy Harvest.  I added a twine bow to the tag.

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  • svgcuttingfiles.com – Candy Apples and Oval Card Base
  • Jadedblossomstamps.com – Caramel Apple and Mini Tag 2 dies
  • Doodlebug Designs — Happy Harvest
  • Twine

Graduation Pop-Up Card

Our poor blog has really been neglected.  I have several projects to post but just haven’t gotten around to doing it.  So here is a card I made several months ago for a young man’s college graduation.  I used a cut file I purchased on etsy.com.  This was my first time making a pop-up card.

It was an easy card to make except I had trouble putting the folds in.  I kept ending up with creases where I didn’t want creases to be.  It took about 5 tries before I finally got it right.  I cut it on my Klic-N-Kut Zing.

FrontThe inside is where I had the problems folding the card.  I first cut it using a fairly heavy cardstock (110#) and found a lighterweight (80#) folded much easier.

InsideAnd here is a side view so you can see how it pops up.

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Paper Mache House, Mini Album & Chunky Charm Swap

I haven’t posted in such a long time.  I joined a swap on the Cricut Circle Message Board and we were to alter a paper mache house and make a mini album and a chunky charm to go with the house.  This is what my fabulous partner, Sis, sent me. She is so creative and I love it all!!

First the house — Sis couldn’t have chosen a more perfect theme.  If you look through the louvers on the front door you can see Betsy Ross inside stitching away on the flag.  When I first unwrapped the house, I was so engrossed in looking through the louvers that I didn’t even notice the door is a spool of thread.  A couple hours later I discovered the door opens!  Notice the shutters on the windows — and the curtains.  I also love the flag waving in the breeze.

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The back of the house and a close-up of the flower box.

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Here is the mini album.  I love the Disney touches — I’m sure I will have to hide the album from Erin on her next visit or I will find it gone :-) There is a picture of Minnie Mouse on the front, sewing Duffy Bear for Mickey to take with him on his travels.  There is plenty of space inside this fun album — all sorts of cascading pockets holding lots of tags.

Album

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And the beautiful chunky charm hanging from the spine of the album.  Did you spot some Disney charms?  There is also a beautiful book locket.

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Sis went above and beyond and sent me two extra special gifts.  The first one is a chunky necklace, with the charms hanging from a Betsy Ross thimble.  It’s beautiful with all the sewing themed charms (and yes, a Disney charm too).

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And here I get to introduce the little thread bear that Sis made.  Isn’t she precious? She is made from pink wool and has her threaded needle in her paw.  I named her Betsy (my hubby said I should call her Bear-tsy).

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Thank you so much, Sis!!  You went way above and beyond and I love everything!!  You put so much detail in your work and I’m still sitting here looking at everything.  It makes me smile :-)

Birthday Shaker Card & Nugget Box

It took me about a year to break my Zing cutter out of its box and give it a try — and now I am kicking myself for waiting so long!  I love it — it is cutting paper that I had trouble cutting with my Expression.  The paper that gave me problems was usually textured.  I had some Bazzill that the Expression would refuse to cut — it looked like it tried to gum its way through.  So far the Zing has cut everything I’ve thrown at it.

What I am really loving is cutting svg files.  svgcuttingfiles.com has some of the cutest designs and I love that jadedblossom.com has coordinating stamps for many of the cut files.  For this project I used two cutting files and two different sets of stamps.

I made this birthday card and matching box that holds little Nugget candy bars for my niece.   I love shaker cards and when I saw the Party Shaker Tag file, I had to buy it.   I made the candle card — there are three other shakers in this set.  I used the Birthday Treat Tags stamps to heat emboss the design in the shaker.  Of course I used my favorite embossing powder, from Lindy’s Stamp Gang.   I think the color I used was Cleopatra’s Copper.

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The patterned paper is from the Secret Garden collection by Graphic 45.  I used a Martha Stewart punch around the page set called Vintage Floral.  I stitched around a couple of the mats, added some lace trim at the bottom, along with a satin bow made using one of my favorite tools, the Zutter Bow-it-All.  The roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the sequins in the shaker from Doodlebug Designs.

I used two Cuttlebug folders, Dotted Swiss and Charles (for the flames).

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For the box, I used the Candle Nugget Box svg.  I wrapped each nugget and then topped it with a circle sentiment from the Birthday Candies stamp set.

Candy1This set was so much fun to make.

Circleville NSD 2014 — Winner Announced

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I just had hubby draw a name  – and the winner of the $20 gift card from Michaels is……

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.blogspot.com)

Congratulations, Nadia!!

Please contact me so I can get your gift card in the mail.

And a big thank you to all who took the time to leave a comment.  I really appreciate it.

Linda

 

 

Birthday Tag — NSD 2014 Challenges

Since time is running out to enter the challenges on the Cricut Circle Message Board, I made this tag to enter into two different categories.  Actually, I think it qualifies for three.  The first is the XO Three in a Row, the second one is Everything’s Coming Up Rosettes, and the third is All Mixed Up.

For Maria’s XO Three in a Row challenge, you have to pick three items from a Tic Tac Toe board and incorporate them into your project. I chose the bottom row, which is Flower, Ribbon (or Twine), and Stamp.

For Colleen’s Everything’s Coming Up Rosettes, you have to make a project and use a rosette on it.

For Di’s All Mixed Up challenge, you need to use a piece of fabric on your project.

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I covered the tag with sticky back canvas and then inked it using Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.  I stamped the images on the canvas using the same ink.

I used this tutorial from Tammy Tutterow for my tag, because I wanted to make the flower out of crinoline and she has step-by-step instructions.  I used a Tim Holtz rosette die to cut the crinoline and then sprayed them with Lindy’s Stamp Gang’s Starburst Sprays to get the beautiful colors.   The leaves are from a Spellbinders die, also cut from crinoline.  I stamped a butterfly on vellum and added it to the flower.

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All that was left was the sentiment and bow, which I made using my Bow-it-All.

  • Ranger Sticky Back Canvas
  • Tim Holtz rosette die
  • Crinoline (from Jo-Ann’s)
  • Distress Ink
  • Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Spray

Two Tickets to Paradise – NSD 2014 Challenge

I was finally able to finish my first project for NSD.  I started working on this layout on Saturday.  By the evening I was not feeling well — I had caught a cold/flu.  My head was so screwed up that I couldn’t focus on anything until Wednesday, when I was at last starting to feel human again.

I made this for the Two Tickets to Paradise challenge, where you are to make a project that represents what paradise is to you.  I had these pictures that Erin took during her trip to Palau last year and I figured this has to be as close to paradise as anywhere.  Erin not only documents her own travels, but she always has some Disney Duffy bears with her and documents their travels as well.

I had not even heard of Palau until Erin mentioned that it was on her bucket list of places to visit.  It is in Micronesia and is famous for its diving.  As you can see from the pics, the bears obviously enjoyed their trip.

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I think this is my first two-page layout — and it took me a while to figure out where I wanted everything to go.  The die cuts are all from Treasure Box Designs – the file is called Two Tickets to Paradise.

The background paper is from the Tahiti stack byDCWV.  Most of the solid cardstock is from Bazzill.

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I added some Mickey heads to the luggage and put Duffy’s and Shellie May’s names on the tags.  I also made sure the bears had round-trip tickets :-)

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  • Treasure Box Designs svg cut file
  • DCWV Tahiti Stack
  • Bazzill cardstock

Circleville National Scrapbook Day 2014: Happy Hour – It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere

Erin recently took and passed the exam to become a Certified Specialist of Wine.  I am very proud of her — she studied so hard for the exam.  Because of that, I have recently begun collecting some cute wine stamps.  And then I found an svg file that I fell in love with, so my projects for National Scrapbook Day are about wine — and drinks in general.

My first project features an svg file from svgcuttingfiles.com.  I fell in love with the pig in the barrel.  Although their pig is in a beer barrel and holds a beer mug, it wasn’t hard to change the theme to wine.  I simply replaced the mug with one of the wine glasses in the Kawaii Wine Glasses file.

My hubby wanted to know if my little piggy is a swino.  No, this guy drinks responsibly.

Actually, this is the little piggy who had roast beef, but what is unknown to most is that he enjoyed his roast beef with a glass of red wine.

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The barrel cuts in one piece and looks like this after coming off the mat.

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I didn’t have any paper with a wood grain, but I did have this Heidi Swapp stamp that I recently picked up at Michaels.

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The stamp is wide enough that I could stamp two barrel sections at a time.  I masked off the other sections using blue painters tape and scrap paper.  As I finished each section, I had to re-mask in order to not stamp over the image I had just stamped.  It looked like this when I was through.  I used Memento Rich Cocoa ink.

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I glued the barrel together using Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesivie.  I tied twine around the middle of the barrel.

The stamps for the flag and the bottoms of the purple Hershey kisses are from jadedblossom.com.  This was my first time using their stamps — and I really like them.  There are  more kisses inside the barrel.

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I thought the purple kisses went well with my wine theme.

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My husband had to get in one more pun about my pig in a wine barrel, remembering the memorable advertisement from a few years ago.  In his best Orson Welles impression, he said, “We will sell no swine before its time.”  Yep, I have been putting up with him for over 47 years now!

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My next project also features a cut file from svgcuttingfiles.com.  This is the Drink Shaker Matchbook set.  I love shaker cards and these were fun to make.  The patterned paper is from Doodlebug Designs.  They look so festive.

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I decided to add a pocket to the inside so that they can hold a gift card.  I made the pocket by cutting a piece of cardstock 3″ wide by 4″ tall.  I scored 1/4″ on each side of the long edge and used a 1 1/2″ circle punch to cut an opening in the pocket.  I folded the sides under, ran adhesive down each side (using my ATG) and attached them to the inside of the card.

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The gift cards fit nicely into the pockets.

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I used 1/8″ Scor-Tape on the small bottom flap, right where the fold is.  That was enough to keep the flap up and keep the top cover tucked in.

This is a side view, so you can see the matchbook shape — and also the layers of the shakers.

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I used Doodlebug Designs sequins inside the shaker sections.  I like that you get different shades of sequins in each bottle.

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I used the candy stamps from Jaded Blossom on the charms for the card fronts, hanging them with twine.

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Thank you for checking out my projects for National Scrapbook Day.  If you will leave me a comment, I am going to have a random drawing on May 11 at 8 PM (EDT) for a $20  gift card to Michaels.  All comments are welcome, but only one per person will go into the drawing.

Here is a list of some of my crafty friends who are also doing special projects for National Scrapbook Day.  Be sure and check them out and join in the fun.


A Day in the Life of Horsebunny - http://www.horsebunny.blogspot.com/

www.scrappycol.blogspot.com

Cowgirl1hh.wordpress.com/

http://creatingislikebreathing.blogspot.ca/

Croation Crafter - http://www.croatiancrafter.blogspot.com/

Multi Crafter Amy - http://multicrafter-amy.blogspot.com/

Paper, Craft, & Scissors - http://papercraftscissors.com/

Sara Andrews - http://sarawandrews.com/

Scrapping for More Fun - http://scrappingformorefun.blogspot.com/

www.singingshell.blogspot.com

With Glittering Eyes - http://www.withglitteringeyes.blogspot.com/

 

 

  • svgcuttingfiles.com:  Pig in a Barrel, Drink Shaker Set, Kawaii Wine Glasses
  • jadedblossom.com stamps:  Wine O’ Clock, Happy Hour Candies
  • Doodlebug Design:  patterned paper and sequins
  • Heidi Swapp woodgrain stamp
  • Twine