Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

As it is Halloween, I have a couple of Halloween projects to share.   I made these last year, but have never shared them with you.
I used the Batty for You stamp set for both cards.  I really love this stamp set.  Its fun and you can do so many different designs with it.  
I also used a crimper to add texture. 
 This card used some DSP from last years Halloween package. 

This is a 12" x12" scrapbook page.  I don't have any halloween pictures to put on it, but maybe next year.  

I hope y'all have a wonderful Halloween.


Saturday, October 16, 2010

BLUE - Just Add Ink 39

I finally had the opportunity to participate in a challenge.  I'm so excited.  Its been ages and I'm really happy with how this one turned out.  Over at Just Add Ink, they issued a challenge to use the colour BLUE.  I went with a monochromatic scheme plus white for my cards.  I was able to make a set of four cards and card holder.  I used some retired DSP from a few years ago (yikes).  I seem to have a lot of retired DSP, which I'm in the process of using.  I also used a retired stamp set, Take Three.  Its one that I have only used a few times, as I never really found a good card for it.  This time the stamp set was the perfect choice.

Here are the pictures

Unfortunately the pictures aren't very good.  I haven't found the perfect spot for placing my projects for portraits.  Once my craft room is fully organized and clean (like that will ever happen), I'm hoping to have a shelf that I can display my projects.  
What you can't see in the picture, is that I used the same embossing folder (I can't remember which one and I don't have my catalogue on hand) on each card.  The colors are Baja Breeze  (so happy its back) and Not Quite Navy (glad they kept it).  I also used silver brads and Whisper White 1/4" grosgrain ribbon.  I used a few different punches as embellishments on the cards.  
The card holder is made out one sheet of dsp.  I used a scrap of dsp (from the same package) to decorate the front.  

I love make sets of cards that coordinate.  I'm hoping I can do the same for all my Christmas cards.

Happy Fall and take care,


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

First Fabric Attempt

Stampin' Up! has released a fabric line this year in the Holiday Mini Catalogue.  I decided to try out the Deck the Halls fabric, which coordinates well with the Deck the Halls Designer paper and with Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, and Crumb Cake colors. 

Here are two cards that I made using two of the fabrics.

I used the Top Note die to cut the fabric  (works really well) and then I used sticky strip to adhere it to the cardstock.  I also cut a small strip of fabric from one of the other patterns.  I used this to tie a knot. 
For the second card, I used the left over fabric from the first card. The second card is a reverse image of the first card. 

I think I did alright for a first attempt.  However, with the rest of the fabric, I'm going to attempt to make a pillow.