Sunday, December 2, 2012

Merry Snowmen (Cheery Lynn Design Frosty the Snowman )



I die cut three of the Cheery Lynn Design Frosty the Snowman and then changed up the trim with a variety of shiny cardstock paper.  That way each one would be unique.  After die cutting three Papertrey Ink - In the Meadows Silhouettes snow borders I embossed them with the Polka Dot Embossing folder and created rolling hills for my snowman.  The top trim is the Polka Dot folder and the Martha Stewart Icicles punch to give the card dripping icicles.

Materials:
Cheery Lynn Designs Frosty the Snowman die
Cuttlebug - Polka Dot Embossing Folder
Papertrey Ink - In the Meadows Silhouettes Snow Border die
Martha Stewart Icicles punch

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Season's Greeting (Memory Box Grand Madison Window & Shutters)



I die cut the window twice once in white and once in red.  I then embossed the red cardstock so I could use the pattern to cut the red frame for the window.  After cutting the red part out I glued it to the window and added the two shutters.  I used Sakura Hobby Craft 3D Crystal Lacquer and a small dusting of Crystal Ultrafine Transparent glitter on each shutter just to make it stand out from the window frame.  I topped the window with the Snow Writer and dusted it with glitter. I glued the two cut pieces from the Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace punch at angles for the curtains.

To create the wreath I used the  2⅜″ circle with the 1⅞″ in green which cuts out a perfect wreath template.  Then just glue the oak leafs around the frame, add the bow and finish with Stickles Xmas Red glitter glue for little berries.

After die cutting the Cottage Cutz Candle Holder I only used the candle part and added Stickles Xmas Red & Yellow glitter glue.  To create the greenery I used the Martha Stewart branch and holly leaf and added the Stickles Red glitter glue for more berries.

After die cutting the Spellbinders Fancy Tag I added a gold Season's Greeting sticker and coated the entire piece with the Sakura Hobby Craft 3D Crystal Lacquer.  When it dried I added the two Jolee's Boutique Poinsettias.

To finish I used glitter cardstock and added the Marvy Snowflake at the top.

Materials:
Memory Box Grand Madison Window & Grand Madison Window Shutter
Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circle large & Shapeabilities Fancy Tags Two
Cottage Cutz Candle Holder Mini
Martha Stewart PATP Eyelet Lace, bow, branch & holly leaf
Punch Bunch oak leaf
Marvy Snowflake
DecoArt Snow Writer
Stickles Xmas Red glitter glue
Art Glitter Designer dries clear glue & Crystal Ultrafine Transparent glitter.
Sakura Hobby Craft 3D Crystal Lacquer
Jolee's Boutique Poinsettias

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Singing Snowmen (Memory Box Frostyville Border)


This is a simple and quick card to make.  Die cut the large circle (3¾″) in white cardstock and then trim around your tag to fit inside the circle and glue.  Run 1/8" double sided Wonder Tape around the edge of the circle. Die cut another large circle (3¾″) with the Grafix Clear-lay plastic film and attach to circle over snowmen.  Then using white cardstock die cut the large (3¾″) and (3¼″) together to get a ring, attach over plastic film to the front of snowglobe.  Using the bottom of the Memory box snowglobe die cut the base in brown and glue slightly under top. If you don't have the snowglobe die to use for the base just use an E.K. Success Large Slim Paper Punch - Photo Labels.

Die cut two white Frostyville Borders and glue in place; add a few snowflakes and you are done.  The reason I did not use the Memory Box Snowglobe top is because I needed a bigger circle for the snowglobe.

Materials:
Memory Box Frostyville Border & Large Snowglobe
Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circle Large
Carol Wilson Fine Arts Christmas Tag (After 32 years ‘Carol Wilson Fine Arts, Inc’ has gone out of business. )
Grafix Clear-lay plastic film
Art Institute Glitter Glue Designer Dries Clear, Wonder Tape 1/8"double sided

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Christmas Surprise (Memory Box Grand Madison Window, Shutter & Antique Lamp Post)

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I wanted to make a fun and easy card for the holiday that would not use too many products. I found some patterned scrap paper with a design and decided to use it for the background. I die cut two Memory Box Grand Madison Window Shutters in red, the Grand Madison Window in white and an Antique Lamp post in tan.

I then added Martha Stewart icicles to the top and bottom of the completed window. I had some old K & C Christmas stickers which I thought would make a fun scene in the window. To complete the card I die cut two red Cheery Lynn Designs Lace Corner Deco F and the Frosty the Snowman in white. I hope this card brings you a little cheer.

Materials: Memory Box Grand Madison Window, Grand Madison Shutter & Antique Lamp Post Cheery Lynn Designs Lace Corner Deco F & Frosty the Snowman
Martha Stewart Icicles punch
K & C Company stickers

Monday, October 8, 2012

Winter Cottage (Dee's Distinctively Dies)



My project today is made with Dee’s Distinctively Small Winter Cottage, Small snow covered stacker tree & Border No 3 dies.  I die cut the cottage once in tan cardstock and once in white glitter cardstock. I had some scrap Christmas cardstock so I cut pieces to create candy poles for trim and the door of the cottage.   Then glued the glittered roof in place, added the chimney and using the Border No 3 die created the smoke rising from the chimney.

To create the trees I die cut one set in white and one set in green cardstock for each tree and then glued them in layers.  That way you can create any size tree you want.

Using an E.K. Success Double Embossed Dotted Lace Scallop punch I created an edge from the brown cardstock to go underneath the house. The snow with die cut using the Papertrey In The Meadow Collection Edger set.  The candies I punched with E.K. Success  Paper Shaper ½” circle punch.   Snowflakes are a small Marvy punch.
Materials:
Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dee's Distinctively Small Winter Cottage, Small Snow Covered Stacker Tree & Border No 3 Die.
E.K. Success Double Embossed Dotted Lace Scallop Punch
Paper Shaper ½” circle.
Snowflake Marvy punch
Glittered cardstock, scrap Christmas cardstock, tan, white and green cardstock
Glue

Thursday, October 4, 2012

All White Bouquet (Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight die)







I have another white on white project to share with you today.  I made this one using the Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight large and medium frames.  By using mounting tape under the frame and some of the flowers you can create fun dimensions. I decided not to emboss anything on this card which makes the flowers stand out against the frame.  After die cutting several Memory Box Fancy Blossoms and Primula Blooms I arranged them near the left corner of the frame and added Dee’s Distinctively small leaves to create branch sprigs along the corner of the frame and under some of the flowers.  To complete the flowers I added Liquid Pearls in Silver Pearl color to the center of the flowers.  This is a really easy card to make using very few materials. 
Materials:
Spellbinders DecorativeLabels Eight
Memory Box Fancy Blossoms & Primula Blooms
Dee’s DistinctivelySmall Leaves
Liquid Pearls – Silver Pearl
Mounting Tape & Glue

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Party Decorations Tutorial/Mother's Day Hats

Completed Party Decoration


Step 1

Step 2

Cake shape (changed sizes to create layers)

You could make these as hats for Mother’s Day, Halloween, Christmas or cakes for a wedding by adding several layers in different sizes to the base or just use as table decorations.

Materials:
Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large (using 3¼″)
Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circles Large (using 4⅛″)
Martha Stewart Diamond Fence Trim punch
Any embossing folder I used a Cuttlebug Polka Dot
Solid cardstock in any color and matching Glitter cardstock.
Cutting mat, scoring tool & rotary cutter
Scissors, glue, hot glue gun, assorted flowers and beads.
Medium full 15 ounce size can with glossy label (the waxy coating makes the paper come off easier). This is important because you need the weight of the can while making the decorations.

With rotary cutter create one strip of cardstock 1½” X 11” long. Score the entire length of the cardstock at the 1” line and then take scissors and cut little wedges up to the score line. This will allow you to bend the cardstock later.

Using Diamond Fence punch and glittered cardstock create a punched strip about 11” long (you should have punched 4 times with the punch to create strip.

Take your Solid cardstock and Spellbinder dies and run them both through a die cutting machine and then emboss both pieces.

Look at picture (#1) to get started. Now that you have all your pieces ready flip can over and place cardstock around top of can and trim to fit, then glue in place making sure you don’t glue to tightly you need to be able to remove the piece later. Press cut wedges down on can lid, this makes it easier to glue to base of scallop cardstock. Next glue glitter Diamond Fence strip around the cardstock and trim so you have a straight edge. Gently remove from can base and use hot glue gun to glue cut wedges to scalloped cardstock base. Then use glue gun to glue circle on top. Now you can add flowers, beads or any trim you like.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Deer Trio (Memory Box)


It is always fun to find ways to use the Memory Box Deer Trio die, so I created a forest scene for my card today.  I die cut the Scalloped Frame using the Spellbinder Classic Scallop & Standard Circles.
I used mounting tape under the frame and glued the deer, grass, flowers and clouds in the background. I attached the tree to the top of frame and added a couple of small butterflies to the leaves.

Memory Box - Deer Trio, Arboscello, Wildflower Patch & Puffy Clouds
Cheery Lyn Designs - Lace Corner Deco F
Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles & Standard Circles
Marvy small butterfly punch
Martha Stewart grass punch

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Pretty In Purple (Marianne Designs anja Edge)



I have had the Marianne Design Anja Edge die for quite a while but have had trouble coming up with an idea on how to design a card with it.    For the top part of the card I used the Cuttlebug Winter Bundle embossing folder and then die cut the bottom with the Marianne Design Anja Edge die.  Next I used a second piece of scrap white cardstock and the Cuttlebug Polka Dot embossing folder and then punched the bottom part with a Martha Stewart Eyelet lace PATP.   I added some purple cardstock under the Anja Edge to make to stand out and attached the Polka Dot embossed paper under that.  I die cut the following in purple Lace Corner Deco F, Spellbinders Floral ovals and Memory Box Petal Party and Fancy Blossoms.  I also die cut Cheery Lynn Design Fanciful Flourish and Dee’s Distinctively small leaves for inside the oval frame.

To pop up the Purple Floral Oval frame I doubled up on the mounting tape. The flowers are glued in layers and I added a touch of dark glitter in the center.
Materials:
Marianne Designs - Anja Edge
Cheery Lynn – Fanciful Flourish & Lace Corner Deco F
Dee’s Distinctively  - Small Leaves
Martha Stewart – Eyelet Lace PATP
Memory Box – Petal Party & Fancy Blossoms
Spellbinders – Floral Ovals
Cuttlebug –Polka Dots & Winter Bundle
White & Purple cardstock
Glue & Mounting tape

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Simple White (Spellbinders Floral Ovals)



For my Tuesday project I wanted to create an all-white card.  I think the Spellbinders Nestabilities Floral Ovals are so pretty and the intricate details along the borders really create an elegant card.  I ran two ovals through the die cutting machine and then die cut the center out of one of them.  That way I could emboss the back of the card with a Cuttlebug Kassie’s Brocade but the center of the oval would be untouched.  I used mounting tape and attached the two ovals one on top of each other.  Then die cut some Cheery Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish and Elizabeth Craft – Dees Distinctively small leaves. The flowers were layers of Memory Box Petal Party. 
Materials:
Spellbinders Nestabilities – Floral ovals
Cuttlebug – Kassie’sBrocade
Memory Box – Petal Party
Elizabeth Craft Designs Dee’s Distinctively Small Leaves
Cheery Lynn Designs – Fanciful Flourish
White cardstock

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Love Nest (Elizabeth Craft Designs)

WINNER of the Love Nest card is Jen, thanks for the comment.

Today’s card will be a raffle to have the card mailed to you.  If you reside in the United States and leave a comment on the Love Nest card I will randomly pick a name and post the winner on my blog Saturday, June 30.  Many thanks to everyone who takes the time to look at my projects.

Good  morning everyone! My project today was made using a variety of tan colored cardstock. When I picked the color combination I thought the card could be used for any occasion.  Of course it gave me the opportunity to use the the Elizabeth Craft Designs - Dee's Distintively Chickadee die. I thought the birds combined with the heart shaped nest would be a fun design.

I die cut the Spellbinders Scallop Heart and also a smaller Spellbinder standard Heart which I embossed then glued it to the larger heart. I added a die cut Cheery Lynn Designs - Florish spray under the heart at the top and bottom.  I added the Martha Stewart Fern Leaf punch in a pattern around the smaller heart just for fun.

I die cut the Dee's Distinctively - Chickadee several times each with a contrasting color and then assembled them together.  Because you get so many great pieces in a variety of colors it gives you lots to choices on how you want the birds to look.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog. I appreciate all of your sincere and heartfelt comments.

Materials:
Elizabeth Craft Designs Dee's Distinctively - Chickadee
Cheery Lynn Designs - Fanciful Flourish
Martha Stewart - Fern Leaf punch
Spellbinders ScallopClassic hearts die
Patterened embossing folder
Cardstock in a variety of tans and white

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Memory Box Prim Poppy Bouquet



Today I made a really simple card using the Memory Box Prim Poppy die as the focal point. I double layered the poppies and used Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer to make them pop.  Once the poppies were dry I used the Martha Stewart branch punch for leaves.  The card background was created using the Cutttlebug Kassie Brocade embossing folder. To finish I die cut a birthday sentiment using the Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two.
Materials:
Spellbinders Fancy TagsTwo
Cuttlebug Kassie Brocade
Martha Stewart branch punch
Memory Box Prim Poppy
Sakura 3d Crystal Lacquer
Glue
White, red, green & black cardstock.











Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Framed Birdcage (Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Square)



I have a framed birdcage project to share with you today. I embossed the background of the card with a Cuttlebug Polka Dots folder. Next I die cut a frame using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Fleur De Lis Squares and Classic Squares and mounted the frame with a double layer of mounting tape.  That way it really stands up as the focal point for the card.  I used the Memory Box Vintage Bird Cage and Nestled bird and mounted them to the corner of the frame.  Next I die cut a Memory Box Meridian Border twice and attach to the bottom portion of card. For the flowers I used Spellbinders Shapeabilities Layered Poinsettia and a little glitter.
Materials:
Spellbinders Nestabilities – Fleur De Lis Square & Classic Squares
Spellbinders Shapeabilities – Layered Poinsettia
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder – Polka Dots
Memory Box Meridian Border, Vintage Bird Cage & Nestled Bird 
MountingTape, glue & glitter



Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Red Prim Poppies (Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Squares & Memory Box Prim Poppy)


I hope everyone enjoyed the Memorial Day holiday weekend. I have a very simple almost White card to share with you today that puts all the attention on the beautiful frame and I finished the card with four fabulous Red Prim Poppies.

With the M-Bossabilities I embossed the background to start, then die cut the Fleur De Lis Square and Classic square. I created a frame with the Martha Stewart Rain Drop and mounted the Fleur De Lis Square on top using mounting tape to give it some dimension.

I then die cut four Prim Poppies in red cardstock and used Sakura  3D Lacquer glaze to make them shine and when dry glued them inside the frame. To finish I added a few sprigs of green branch leaves. Very simple and fun to make.

Materials:
Spellbinders Nestabilities Fleur De Lis Squares Classic Square Large M-Bossabilities Imperial
Memory Box Prim Poppy
Martha Stewart Branch & Rain Drop Punch Around The Page
White, Green & Red cardstock
Mounting Tape & glue

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Memory Box Arboscello Tree Card


With so many Memory Box dies to choice from you can create lots of  scenic cards.  I like to take a dryer sheet and rub it over the die before I cut, I find it releases the die and bits of paper do not stick to the die. 

I have a fun project to share with you today using nothing but Memory Box dies. To create the card scene I started with the Leaf Canopy on the main part of the card. Then I die cut several Arboscello trees and glued them together and used glitter on the leaves. Next, I die cut several Nestled Birds, glued them together and used mounting tape. I used the same technique for the Willow Dragonfly, Puffy Clouds, Deer Trio, Grassland Border and Prim Poppy. The Meadow Leafs and Wildflower Patch are just a single die cut.

Just add a drop of glue and glitter to get the objects to stand out from the card.

I really like how the card turned out and it is easy to make.

Materials: Memory Box Dies
Arboscello Tree, Leaf Canopy, Wildflower Patch, Meadow Leaf, Prim Poppy, Grassland Border,Deer Tri, Puffy Clouds, Willow Dragonfly & Nestled Bird.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Quatrefoil Die Card


Materials:
Cheery Lynn Design - Tropical
Spellbinders - Nestabilities Scalloped Circle
Memory Box dies - Prim Poppy DieNestled Bird,
Papertrey Ink Cover Plate - Quatrefoil Die
Martha Stewart - Branch, Hydrangea , Cornflower & Loops Around the Page Raindrop edge punch
Cardstock White, Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Orange, Tan, Purple & Dark Pink
Glue, mounting and glitter.

To create the background I used the Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page - Raindrop Punch, then layered it with a Tan piece of cardstock and placed mounting tape under the white Quatrefoil frame.
I then added the green Tropical floral die, the Scalloped circle and the blue bird. To create most of the flowers use the Martha Stewart punches and layer them.  The red flowers are the Memory Box Prim Poppy die with glitter on them.

Very easy card to make and most the flowers where created using scraps of cardstock.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Blue & Gray Card (Memory Box Madera Corner)


I saw a card like this on the web and really liked it so I thought I would give it a try. This is a very quick and easy card to make.

Materials:
Blue & Gray cardstock
MemoryBox Madera Corner, Petal Party & Meadow Leaf
Spellbinder Oval
Martha Stewart Large & Small Butterfly punches
Glitter & glue



Sunday, April 22, 2012

Memory Box Die Picture Card

Memory Box Dies:
Puffy Clouds, Willow Dragonfly,Grassland Border,Woodland Branch, Twiggy Tree, Fuchsia Sprig, Meadow Leaf, Deer Trio & Chloe Stem.
Glitter, Glue, Pop-up Dots
Embossing Folder

Friday, February 17, 2012

Punch Art Easter Chick Tutorial


Easter Chick Pieces

Example of Card Using Easter Chick

Easter Chick
Time to Complete: 5 minutes

What would a Holiday be without a craft? It is always fun to give a child a simple craft project that is easy and fun to make and this Easter chick can be used as decoration for the house, on a card, as a banner or a basket. The Easter Chick is a great way to get your child involved with different shapes, sizes, and colors not to mention you can use it to make your own very special card.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED
• Martha Stewart 1” Heart punch
• E.K. Success Paper shapers 1¼” Scallop punch
• Marvy small Star punch
• Fiskars Shape Template - Ovals
• Yellow, Dark Orange & Light Orange cardstock
• Darice 10mm Wiggly eyes
• Scissors
• Self-healing cutting mat
• Art Institute clear Glitter glue or Glue Dots

INSTRUCTIONS
Punch one Dark Orange Heart, two Yellow Scallops and two Orange Stars. Trace and cut out one yellow oval 1.5” X 2” from Fiskars Oval template.

Glue one Yellow Scallop shape behind head. Cut the other Scallop in half and glue halves in the middle of body to create wings. Fold Heart over so point meets center of heart and trim off the side to form a beak and glue above the wings, then attach eyes. Glue Stars under body for feet to complete the Chick.

I have included an example of a card where I used the chick as the focal point.
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