Thursday, October 29, 2009

Little Ornament

I have been meaning to make an ornament using the latest release from Chicken Girl Designs. I thought this tree would look cute coloured in, sparkled up a bit, and placed in a clear tin. These are super easy to make. First I cut out some paper with circle nestabilities, adhered that to the interior of the tin. Next I used my crop-o-dile to punch 2 holes into the larger bottom piece. Weave some ribbon through, add your coloured cut out image, sprinkle in some glitter and seal! Voila, easy ornament!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

PTI Blog Hop

It's time for another Papertrey Ink blog hop. Because this month's falls on the weekend, I had plenty of time to make a few projects! The theme this month: It's time for our annual Holiday Hop! Show us your best upcoming holiday plans for cards, gifts, wraps or whatever else you have up your sleeve!

I decided to make a few Christmas Cards.

First up: using a non-holiday set to make a holiday card. I thought these 2 images from Guidelines II would look Christmas-y in red and green. Add in a sentiment and a bit of embossing with nestabilities, and you've got yourself a quick holiday card!

Next up: using up more patterned paper. I've made a card somewhat similar to this one before, but I thought it'd be fun with different papers.
Finally, I really wanted to make a Christmas card using the colour pink. Using that as my inspiration, I decided it'd be fun to combine the Fancy Flourishes with some snowflakes, making a blustery winter scene.

Supplies: Stamps: Fancy Flourishes, Snowflake Snowflake, Tree Trimmings Trio, Guidelines II Ink: Sweet Blush, Dark Chocolate, Gold, Ripe Avocado, Garnet Jewel Paper: White, Dark Chocolate, Sweet Blush, Vintage Cream Accessories, etc. pop dots, pearls, gold cord, rectangle nestabilities

Friday, October 16, 2009

Release Day!

The day is here!

Check out the new sets from Chicken Girl Designs, available at i {heart} papers: It's a Snow Day and Just Skating By.

Stamps: It's a Snow Day
Ink: Tuxedo Black
Paper: Ski Slope DSP, White, Burgundy, Hunter Green
Accessories, etc.: button, twine,
red faux suede ruffle edge ribbon

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sparkly Cupcake

I just recently received a large quantity of my all time favorite paper, Loves Me. I was SO excited when I saw that Stampin' Up! had brought it back for a clearance sale. Favorite paper plus ridiculously reduced prices- sold!

Anyway, I decided to make a batch of super girly, ultra pink birthday cards. It's a pretty basic design, one of my "fall-to layouts". I coated the cupcake top with stickles, then sprinkled on extra glitter to make it extra sparkly!
Stamps: Cupcake Collection, Vintage Picnic
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink
Paper: White, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Loves Me DSP
Accessories, etc: glitter, stickles, pop dots, ribbon

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Skating Bear

I've been seeing more and more circle cards lately, so I decided it was time to make one again. It's so much easier to make circle (and other shapes) into cards with all the die cutting options out there!

This adorable little critter is from the upcoming Chicken Girl Designs release. I stamped it, cut it out, then coloured it in with Copics. I cut out the card base using some scalloped circle nestabilities.

Stamps: Just Skating By
Ink: Rich Cocoa
Paper: Ridinghood Red, Ski Slope DSP, White
Accessories, etc.: Copics, ribbon, pop dots

Sunday, October 11, 2009

More worldly designs

Here are my other two creations from Nichole Heady's WCMD challenges. The third challenge was to be inspired by India and use some sort of gem or rhinestones. I chose some vibrant colours, added a fun circular design, a bit of gold, and of course, gem stones!

The final challenge was to be inspired by Australia and to use one of two techniques. I went with the reverse masking. I stamped the leaves on white cardstock, embossed them, then sponged rust ink all around. I ended up cutting it out, but it's got a cool softer look compared to white embossing on coloured cardstock.

Supplies: Stamps: Simply Stationery, Birthday Basics, Beautiful Blooms, Polka Dot Basics II Ink: Dark Chocolate, Raspberry Fizz, Gold, Versamark Paper: Kraft, Really Rust, Dark Chocolate, White, Raspberry Fizz, Bermuda Bay Accessories, etc.: Gold Cord, clear embossing powder, scalloped punch, corner punch, pop dots, tag die cut, rhinestones

Saturday, October 10, 2009

New Release, coming soon!

It’s going to be a busy few weeks, with sneak peeks of two new sets from Chicken Girl Designs beginning today and running through October 15. The full releases will be on October 16 so be sure to check in every day for some samples. The new sets are adorable winter themes!

In case you're still looking for Halloween ideas, here is a quick and cute card I made using the "zombie cat" (as I've grown to call it) and some traditional Halloween colours.

Stamps: Happy Halloween
Ink: Tuxedo Black
Paper: Black, Orange, DSP
Accessories, etc.: Copics, Ribbon, Pebbles Impressionabilities, Nestabilities Labels 8

Remember to check out the other Chicken Girls creations here:

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

World Challenges

Here are my first two cards from Nichole's WCMD challenges this past weekend. The first challenge was to take inspiration from Japan. I went with the Out on a Limb set (as I'm sure several people did), added a dragonfly and one of the more Asian style graphics from Guidelines.

The next challenge was to be inspired by Mexico. I interpreted this with bright colours and a repeated pattern.
Stamps: Out on a Limb, Birthday Basics, Pond Life, Guidelines
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Enchanted Evening, White, Sweet Blush, Ocean Tides
Ink: Ocean Tides, Sweet Blush, Orangerie, Dark Chocolate, Tuxedo Black

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Halloween Treat Holders

These were really quick and easy to make. I cut a strip of paper to 3x8.5. I used the slit punch as far in as it could go, then folded the paper to where it fit easily into the slot. These hold a small package of candy. I used gemstones in place of the letter o for last week's ways to use it challenge.

Stamps: Happy Halloween
Paper: Black, White, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories, etc.: Spica pens, scalloped nestabilities , slit punch, Corner rounder

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Halloween Witches!

In honour of World Card Making Day, I figured I'd showcase a few cards First up, this quick and cute Halloween card. I punched out a 1 inch circle to use as the moon. The bunny witch (from the Happy Halloween set) was coloured in with Spica Pens.

Next up, I decided to make use of some of my random colourings of these monsters. I stamped a background with one of the sentiments, then cut out and popped up the trio of monsters. The patterned paper is from the 6x6 paper pack of Lime Rickey

If you were interested in a sale... i {heart} papers is having a sale in honour of WCMD!