Thursday, October 25, 2007

Christmas is coming

This is what the advent calendar looks like with all of the ornaments off of it. See post below for more information.

Christmas is coming!

I made this advent calendar for my granddaughters. I used a cookie sheet and Doodlebug papers, ribbon and stickers. I had my husband drill 2 holes in the top and knotted ribbon through to make a hanger. I then used red tape to attach the paper to the cookie sheet. The squares are punched from pattern paper and run through my zyron. I cut the hangers off of mini ornaments and glued magnets to the back. You can use it one of 2 ways. Leave the ornaments on the front and take one off each day or put on one ornament each day. The ornaments store on the back of the cookie sheet - pretty slick.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Winter Brights Christmas organizer

Here is the front of the Christmas organizer that we made today in class. It is made out of a plain pocket school folder and 1/2 of a Winter Bright Stampin' Up scrap kit.
We put 4 items in the pockets - a receipt envelope, a memo pad "list", an index card "Christmas card list" and an index card "Ideas" book. We used the scraps leftover to make 10 cards. Note: If you click on a photo it will open up in a bigger window.

Winter Brights Christmas organizer

This is what the organizer looks like when it is open

Winter Bright Christmas organizer pocket items

Here are the 4 items that we put inside the pockets of the organizer. They are decorated using scraps leftover after we put the folder together.

Winter Bright cards

Here are the 10 cards that I made with my scraps from the Winter Bright Christmas organizer. All I did was use my scraps so your cards may or may not turn out the same. I actually ran out of stickers before I ran out of paper so if you use your stamps you can even get a few more cards out of your scraps. Have fun doing them!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Peaceful Wishes SAS

Another card for the October camp. Stamps used are Peaceful Wishes and Flannel plaid background. Ink used Wild Wasabi and Close to Cocoa. Paper used is Kraft and Wild Wasabi. Accessories used are Marvy giga oval and oval scalloped punches, hole punch, Signo white gel pen, red marker and red grosgrain ribbon. A red marker was used to dot the berries after it was stamped in Wild Wasabi. The gel pen was used to look like snow on the leaves.

Season Of Joy SAS

A fun card for the October Camp. Stamp set used is Season Of Joy. Ink used is Versamark, Old Olive and Real Red. Paper used is Old Olive, Real Red, River Rock and Dashing designer paper. Accessories used are pop up dots, hole punch and red gingham ribbon. The swirl is stamped in Versamark on the Real Red. The tree is stamped in Old Olive and the star in Real Red. Both of these are cut out and popped up. The River Rock is cut in a wave and Merry Christmas is stamped in Real Red on the left side. The front of the card is cut shorter than the back, scored and folded back. 2 holes were punched and the red gingham ribbon is tied through the punched holes.

Sidekick Sayings SAS

Another card for the October camp. Stamps used are Sidekick Sayings (a hostess set) and Polka Dot Background. Inks used are Real Red and Black Stazon. Paper used is Old Olive, Real Red and white. The tree is colored in with SU markers. Accessory used is the ticket corner punch.

Snowflake Spot SAS

Here is one of the cards for the October Stamp a Stack. Stamps used are The Snowflake Spot , All Holidays and Snowflake wheel. Inks used are Bashful Blue and Night Quite Navy. Paper used is white and Not Quite Navy. Accessories used are horizontal slot punch, gem, navy organdy and silver elastic cord.