Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I have many, many things to be thankful for; most of which are not things at all....

On to the cards! White cardstock bases, with CM orange cardstock with sentiment printed from my computer (first time on that- pretty fun!). The ribbon is from Joanns- too tired to check the maker right now! Bottom border punches by fiskars & eksuccess.
And ooooh, the stamping. It's pretty yummy, if I do say so myself! :) Giga guidelines & guidelines 2 from PTI. The ink is all stampin up! orange, rust, caramel I believe. The centers are accentuated with 2 colors of stickles. The panel is stitched on- nothing fancy there- didn't want to detract from the STAMPING!

Here's a detail shot- 'cause I think it's so pretty! :)

Thanks for stopping by- and have a safe, joyful Thanksgiving!!!

Snowflake tutorial!

Holly Jones has this tutorial on her blog- go check it out for the download!! :)
DIY Snowflake Garland

This snowflake Garland is very inexpensive and easy to make. You will need some "Stiff Felt" in white or your desired color, some ric rac or ribbon, sharp scissors, a hot glue gun, sequins, and a needle with thread.

1) CLICK HERE to Download and print this 2 page PDF file. this will be the pattern for your snowflakes.2) Cut out the paper snowflakes for a pattern.3) Trace Pattern onto some stiff felt.4) Cut snowflakes out of stiff felt.5) Use a hot glue gun to glue sequins or embellishments to the center of each snowflake.

6) Using white thread, hand sew each snowflake to ric rac or ribbon to make your snowflake garland.7) Find a fun place to hang your garland and enjoy!

*Note, snowflakes take a little time to cut out. I like to cut them while watching my favorite movie.
Please feel free to share my pictures and this tutorial with your friends. Please direct them to this website to download the snowflake patterns, as the pattern is not intended forre-distribution. Thanks!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Plum Crazy

Well I made it in just under the wire for the Moxie Fab challenge!

I used my new PTI trio of trees (finally!)- stamped with plum SU! ink. The base layer is PTI vintage cream, as is the focal panel. I cut the focal panel with nesties & attached it with dimensionals for a little pop. The plum layer is by deja views fresh print- it's 'grape damask'. And the ribbon is Offray.

Those are seed beads & tiny twinkles on the tree- beads underlining the 'NOEL'. Here's the funny thing on that- my needle was too big to fit through the beads, so I had to thread my needle to get through the paper, take the thread out, thread the bead, then rethread the needle. The things we do for love. :)

I think it turned out pretty- sometimes it's hard to know when to stop! :)
Thanks for stopping by- don't forget to check out the other plum crazy cards at Moxie Fab!