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November 2011

Be Jolly Snowman Scene

Card Sale Announcement!

I will be posting another card sale on my blog this Saturday morning.  I hope you can come by and check it out!

I had fun creating this snowman scene for the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge to use light green, kraft and white.

KC BE Jolly 6 right

I pulled out my Our Craft Lounge Be Jolly set and stamped the winter tree on a piece of kraft cardboard.  I stamped the snowman on plane white cardstock and lightly painted with reinkers.  I cut the tree and snowman out to pop up over the white embossed background and framed with a double matted frame using light green and kraft cardstock. 

KC Be Jolly 6 closer

I think this is such a precious snowman.  He looks so jolly.

KC Be Jolly 6 left

I am so happy you stopped by.

Stamps: Our Craft Lounge Be Jolly
Ink: Pumice Stone, Black, Shabby Shutters, Fired Brick, Black Soot
Paper: White, Spring Moss, Kraft
Accessories: Flower soft, Stickles, Nesties, Cuttlebug

Fast and Easy Christmas Tags and Clean and Simple Christmas Window and Wreath

Do you seem to go into overdrive and try to make things harder than they need to be with your Christmas preparations? I sure do!!!Today I want to share some  fast and easy Christmas tags and a clean and simple Christmas card. Who says simple can’t be wonderful!!

KC Christmas Tags 

I used the new Papertrey In The Meadow die collection for the tags.  Aren’t they cute.  The sledding and deer silhouettes were placed in front of trees from my Kittie Kits The Moose is Loose set.  The little snowman was placed in front of a crimped tree made with the Marvy Holiday multi image punch. These projects literally took only minutes each. Here are some closer views.

KC Christmas Tags first

KC Christmas Tags second

KC Christmas Tags third

If you put a gun to my head I wouldn’t be able to tell you what sets the To and From are from but I can tell you they were both Stampin’ Up!

I know I may have gone a little overboard using the new window die but it is just so easy and fun. I think it is perfect layered over the solid pink card base with the mini wreath in the window. The mini wreath only took a few minutes and I think it adds so much to this clean and elegant project.  I added a section in my wreath tutorial on making the mini wreaths if you would like to check it out.

KC Poppy Stamps Grand MAdison Window 3 right

KC Poppy Stamps Grand MAdison Window 3 close

KC Poppy STamps Grand MAdison Window 3 left

I hope you have a great week.  I have been off work for five days so it will be a little touch to go back.

Stamps:  SU Unknown To and Froms, Kittie Kits The Moose Is Loose
Paper:  Red, White, Brown
Ink:  Forest Moss, Fired Brick
Accessories:  Papertrey In the Meadow Die Set, Marvy Holiday Punch, Gingham, Satin, Grosgrain, Our Daily Bread Tag Die

Paper: Pink, White, Spring Moss
Accessories: Poppy Stamps Grand Madison Window, 1" Circle Punch (to form ring for wreath) Martha Stewart Pine Branch Punch, 1/8" hole Punch, Glossy Accents, Mounting Tape,

Christmas Village

Last night I finished my tiny ornament size school house, the last of the three buildings for my Christmas village made with the Martha Stewart Winter Village templates.  Whew!  I had big plans to do several buildings but three is going to have to be enough. Working with these tiny buildings and images was lots of fun but very tedious and time consuming.

This is my school house.

KC MArtha Stewart B School 1 close

I cut the tiny windows and door out of one of the houses from Papertrey’s Board and Beams set. The windows seemed perfect to portray the plain windows seen in old fashioned school houses.  I especially love the tiny belfry.

Here is a photo of the complete village.

KC MArtha Stewart B Village no snow

Here are pictures with snow added to all the roofs.  I think all the snow adds such a magical touch.

KC Martha Stewart B School 1 snow

KC MArtha Stewart Big House 1 with snow

KC Martha Stewart Church 1 with snow

I love the little snowy village. 

KC Martha Stewart B Village with snow
Click on the images to see a little larger version.

Thanks for looking at my Christmas Village creations.  I hope you have a wonderful week.

Stamps: Papertrey Boards and Beams and Home Made
Paper: White, Blue Bayou, Red, Artichoke
Ink: Black Versafine
Accessories: Martha Stewart Winter Village Templates, Clear Embossing Powder, Snips, Glossy Accents, Gold Twine, MS Pine Punch, Marvy Holiday Multi Image Punch (trees and star), Flower Soft, Satin, Crimper

More Winter Windows

Good Saturday morning!  I hope you didn’t tire yourself out shopping on Black Friday.  There is no way I would venture out shopping in all those crowds.  I usually do all my Christmas shopping on line.  It is so much easier on the feet.  LOL!

I seem to have gone a little crazy over using my new window die.  I have two winter projects to share today both made with the window die but yet very different. My first was made for the Splitcoaststampers Free For All challenge to create a winter card using black and white with black being the major focus.

KC Poppy Stamps Grand Madison Window 2 right

I love the stark winter trees in Stampin’ Up!’s Lovely As A Tree set and it seemed perfect to pair with the black window.  I couldn’t resist adding a touch of color with the tiny evergreen wreath with red balls and bow.

KC Poppy STamps Grand Masion Window 2 center

I made the tiny wreath using just the top portion of the MS pine branch punch,  I created the tiny wreath ring by cutting into a 3/4” punched circle and cutting out the ring. It’s easier to show than tell.



The tiny three sprig top of the pine branch is just the perfect size for the little wreath.


I clear embossed the red cardstock and punched 1/8” circles for the Christmas balls.


KC Poppy tamps Grand Madison Window 2 left

My second project is an actual open window on the front that shows through to the tree scene on the inside.

KC EVergreen 6 front

I used a rectangle Nestabilities just a tiny bit smaller than the window to cut an opening in the card front. I made two windows and put one on the inside to finish the opening nicely.

KC Evergreen 6 window open corner

KC Evergreen 6 Window open wide

You can see my Winter Snow Scene tutorial if you would like to see step by step pictures of how I painted my trees and added snow.

Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Stamps: Lovely As a Tree
Ink: Black Versafine
Paper: Black, White, Red, Olive
Accessories: Poppy Stamps Grand Madison Window Die, Martha Stewart Pine Branch Punch, 1/8" Hole Punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Glossy Accents, Cuttlebug Folder, 3/4 Circle Punch (for wreath), Satin, Mounting Tape 

Stamps: Rubbernecker Evergreen 689 690 694 SO
Paper: Cottage Christmas, White, Olive
Ink: Black, Shabby Shutters, Vintage Photo, Stormy Sky, White Craft
Accessories: Poppy Stamps Grand Madison Window, Brushes, White Embossing Powder, Oblong Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Pine Branch and Holly Punch, Satin

Gold Framed Poinsettia

Good Friday morning!  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I was up early Thursday morning and had the opportunity before starting my meal preparations to play in the Splitcoaststampers Ways To Use It challenge .  The challenge was to use ribbon in a different manner other than in a bow or straight line across the card front. 

KC Spellbinder Poinsettia Cream right

I created a large single poinsettia and a gold embossed frame for my project.  I added heat embossed and curled strands of gold organdy ribbon to embellish the flower and to match the gold frame.

KC Spellbinder Poinsettia cream center

KC Spellbinder Poinsetia Cream left

Enjoy the rest of your long holiday weekend.  Beware out there on Black Friday.  I will surely be home and avoiding that awful rush.

Accessories: Nestabilities Lattice Rectangle and Oblong, Spellbinder Poinsettia Die, Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Ribbon, Versa, Brad, Mounting Tape, Stylus, Mouse Pad, Glossy Accents, SU Lattice Folder