Friday, December 17, 2010

Tag Swap - December

These are the tags I made for my December Tag Swap partner ManLe, owner of Pineapple Cove.  The task was to make 6 of the same tags but I couldn't decide which one to do, so I did 2 different tags (3 of each).  For the flower tag, I cut, rolled and clear embossed the flowers to give it a nice gloss.  It was a bit time consuming, but the results were worth the effort.  I watched Jennifer McGuire's tutorial and learned how to do this. The other fun element of this tag was stamping on felt.  Haven't done it much but I will use it more often because I love the texture felt gives to any project.  StazOn ink seems to work the best on felt.

The bunny tag was such a delight to create just because this Lawn Fawn stamp is so stinkin' cute!   I also used PTI's ticket die for the "to" and "from" and this die is always fun to work with.

Hope you're enjoying the holidays.  I'm almost done with my shopping and this weekend will be my weekend to bake.  Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without baking.  LOL!  Should be fun!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

OCS - Holiday

This month's One Card Swap theme is "Holiday" and you could choose to make any kind of holiday card you want.  I decided to go with Christmas and make this for my swap partner Lynn Lau.

I saw this shaker box card idea on Suzanne Dean's blog and had to try it out.  Never attempted a shaker box before but this made me put my fears aside and give it a whirl.  And with Lili of the Valley's "Decorating the Tree" stamp, it was a pure delight to create!  The shaker box window was created with a Magnolia window stamp and the outdoor background is a retired image from Elzybells.  I included Martha Stewart snow glitter and some beads and the window is dressed with a garland and flower boxes made from shamrock green and russet red Flower Soft mixed together.  A tip about Flower Soft:  you can buy some pre-made mixes like the Christmas mix, but if you buy the colors separately and mix them yourself, you can use them later individually.  Had I purchased the Christmas mix, I would be stuck using it only at Christmas.  To create the silhouette of the cat, I stamped a regular image of a cat, cut it out and flipped it over.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you're having a great start to this holiday season!


  • Stamps:  Magnolia window, Elzybells winter background, Stampin' Up Window Dressing cat, Lili of the Valley Decorating the Tree
  • Copics
  • Flower Soft: Russet Red, Shamrock Green
  • Craft Lounge Sparkly Fluff - Sugar