Tuesday, December 20, 2011

3 x 3 Note Card and Box

Well, I posted something on Splitcoaststampers regarding 3x3 note cards.  I have to say, I've never made them before, and I had seen several on a blog that were gorgeous.  I couldn't think of a use for them, and several people posted back to me, GIFTS!!   DUH!  

Gregzgurl shared this link, which really inspired me.

Ok... my first attempt at 3x3 Note Cards and the box.

To make the box;
Bottom is 7-1/2" x 7-1/2" square. Scored at 2" all the way around
Top is 5-5/8" x 5-5/8" square. Scored at 1" all the way around.

I found this really girly background paper, (I'm a paper hoarder), and I used the Forever Young Cricut Cartridge and put the gals on it. The gals are popped.  But I'm thinking of adding "bling" or pearls.  What do you think?

So far I have only made 4 note cards. I want to make many more. This is going to be a gift for a woman at my doctors office. I found out she is retiring on Jan. 6th, and want to make a trip to the office after Christmas to see her.  

Well... after I posted this, I felt this needed something shiny.  So here is what I did...

I hope you like it.  Now that I've got the hang of doing this, I think I'll be making a few more. Christmas is coming and I have a niece with 3 kiddies that I'm sure wouldn't mind having something like this.
Ho! Ho! Ho!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Manly Christmas Card

It's not often that my husband ask me to make a card for anyone, so when he does, I definitely make it straight away.  The other night he asked me if I had any boat stamps.  I said I had a sailboat and a schooner.  He said can you make something with the schooner.  So I made 8 of these cards.  Only this one says Merry Christmas on it. The others I'm using as manly birthday cards.  

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Stampin' day with Lynn !!!

I had sent this to my gal pal's for the "SU Cards of the Day" email that I send a couple of times a week.  Lynn wanted to make these in a bad way, and this is what inspired us, Reindeer Noses by Cindy Elam using the Stampin' Up! Holiday Lineup set;

Thank you Cindy for the inspiration. We made 12 of these little goodies!!!

And then Lynn said, hey, let's do ornaments. I have to say, I'm not a "project" person, and had never done ornaments before.  These look a little blurry from the picture, but I assure you, they are not blurry in the ornament.  I think my two great nephews are going to love these!!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Happy Stamping time!! YEAH!!

I found this adorable stamp while Christmas shopping for my girlfriend Lynn Haase.  I can't say where I got it from just yet, because I did get something from this particular website for her for Christmas, I will edit the post after she gets her present.  I love the banners on this because you can put anything in there, Happy Birthday, Thank You, Get Well Soon, etc... It's really terrific!!!

And then onto some inspiration.  I made or "cased" these cards in two different colors, Certainly Celery and So Saffron.  The original card (below) has brads in the center, and the green was the only one I had some type of green brad with. (One more reason to love SU products, everything matches!!!!)

The saffron, I did with rhinestones because I couldn't find any brads that matched closely.

Here is the inspiration I received.  How beautiful !!!