Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas is here!

Merry Christmas everyone!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday and spending it with the people they love! Sorry my posts have been slower these days-- I've been pretty busy preparing for the family holiday party that just ended. There were a lot of people, great food and fun!

Here is a simple card I put together a while ago:
5X7 card

Materials used:
- White cardstock 10X7
- Blue cardstock 4.75X6.75
- The All Grown Up matstack
- White border w/ Martha stewart edge punch
- Cuttlebug: Musical florish (on white border)
- Sweet treats flower blue cut at 3.25 in
- Sweet treats flower white cut at 3 in
- Sweethearts bell cut at 2 in

-American Crafts ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tag Ornaments

I've been seeing many neat ideas in stores where they have ornaments hanging on their cards. I thought this would be a really fun idea to try and decided to make it a challenge.
This card was actually really complicated for a new scrapper like me to make because I lacked some supplies... thankfully I was still able to put together this fabulous card through some tearing and punching! ;)

- The All Grown Up matstack
- White cardstock, embossed with swiss dots folder
- Celebrate it gold ribbon
- American crafts blue/white ribbon
- bird tags cut at 2 in
- Joy word cut at 1.5 in

So the most annoying part about this card was the fact that I had to take a brad end and punch a hole wide enough for the blue/white ribbon to slip through... I ended up bending the tag a little big but I guess it's not too obvious. haha. woohoo!

I also used a little bit of super glue to keep the blue/white ribbon from "poofing" up all the time. hehe.

Thanks for stopping by!

p.s. has anyone ever had a 'bad cricut day'? I've been experiencing that lately where none of my cuts or ideas have been working right! Gets me so frustrated that I want to rip up things!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Another Square Card

So the base of this card was actually supposed to be the base of the Mouse card (previous post) but I had accidentally cut this base a little smaller than I wanted... -_- haha, but since I hate to waste a perfectly fine piece of cardstock, I decided to make another card with it.

Materials used:
- Deep Blue cardstock 12X5.5
- Patterned cardstock 5 7/8 X 5 3/8
- Gold/yellow cardstock 4.5X4
- Light blue cardstock 4 3/8 X 3 7/8
- 4 You present cut at 2.5 in
- American Crafts ribbon

anddd of course I added some glitter to give the present a sparkle =)

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Christmas Mouse

I got tired of making the usual standard A2, A7 cards and wanted to spice things up some more.
Here is square card I made of a Christmas mouse. Ain't he cute?? I love his big pink ears =D

- Blue cardstock 6X6 & 4.5X4.5
- Pattern cardstock 5.75x5.75 
- White cardstock 4.25X4.25
- Mouse critter cut at 2.5 in
- Scarf cut at 1.5 in 
- Tree cut at 4 in
- Lights cut at 0.75 in
- Star (from the horse critter) cut at 0.75 in
- Sun cut at 1 in
- Embossing folder: Swiss dots
- Celebrate it Ribbon: Valentine

Look out for some awesome cards coming soon =)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Hello Kitty Christmas Card III- My first easel card!

During the past week or so, I have been seeing many easel cards and got inspired to finally make one!
I've always wanted to make an easel card but have always thought they were hard to make. After reading and watching some tutorials, I realized they are not hard to make at all!

Here is my simple Christmas themed easel card.

Materials used:
- Red cardstock 4X12
- pattern cardstock 1/10 smaller than 4X4
- Hello Kitty cut at 3.5 in.
- American Crafts Ribbon

- Martha Stewart edge punch
- Merry Christmas cut at 1 in.
- Pattern cardstock 1.5X 1/10 smaller than 4in
- Manila cardstock 2 in 

I was actually a bit surprised how small this easel card is. There isn't really much room to write anything inside.... I guess these types of cards are more for 'show'

Friday, December 9, 2011

Hello Kitty Christmas Card II

Here is another Hello Kitty Christmas card I made.
I made this card so I could use my cuttlebug and embossing folders. hehe.

I did something different with my card by using my friskers corner punch. To be honest, I am not very satisfied with this corner punch. It's hard to get a good smooth punch unless I flip the paper and do the punch again. I paid around $7 for it and I felt like I got ripped off!

This is a 5X7 card:

Materials used:
- Green cardstock 10X7
- Red cardstock 6.75X4.75
- White card stock 4.75X3.5 & torn for snowy effect
- Hello kitty cut at 6 in.
- Embossing folders: Musical Florish (red) & Swiss dots (white)

Stamping from: Kaisercraft Clear Stamp: Be Merry

You know what I really want for Christmas this year?
I really want to find a site that allows you upload a picture to make a personalized stamp. I would love to have one so I can start stamping the back of my cards!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Hello Kitty Christmas Card I

Here is my first Hello Kitty Christmas card.

Isn't she adorable?
Too bad I made it an awkward size... I was afraid it wouldn't fit on my 12X12 cricut mat so I cut her out at 6 inches. Turns out I actually had more room and now the card is too big for my A2 envelope and slightly too small for my 5X7 card envelopes. haha oh well, you live and you learn. =)

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Rudolph in the Snow

Hello Everyone~

I wanted a to make a more detailed Christmas card and came up with this:

This is an A2 card

<-- I tore the white cardstock to make it look like snow hehe

Materials used:
- Green cardstock 5.5X8.5 & 4.25X3
- Red cardstock 5.25X4
- Blue cardstock  4X2.75
- Tree cut at 2.5 in
- Star (from horse critter) cut at 0.5 in.
- Deer cut at 2 in
- Snow (from Joy phrase) cut at 0.75 & 0.5 in
- Scarf (from reindeer critter) cut at 1.5 in
- Nose (from reindeer critter) cut at 2 in.
- Embossing folders Musical Florish (on red) & Swiss dots (on white)
- Celebrate it ribbon: Holidays
- and of course...glitter glue!

Thanks for stopping by!
Feel free to leave a comment =)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Dog's Christmas Wish

I made this Christmas card for a couple who are dog lovers.
This is my first card using the new cuttlebug I got! =D

This is an A2 card...isn't this terrier the cutest thing??

- Blue cardstock 5.5X8.5
- White cardstock 5.25X4
- Terrier critter cut at 3.5 in
- Scarf cut at 3 in
- Bone cut at 0.75 in
- Quote box cut at 1.5 in
- Embossing folder: Swiss dots
- Celebrate it Ribbon: Holidays
- Kaisercraft Clear Stamp: Be Merry

3 more weeks until Christmas!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Easy Traditional Christmas Card

A quick and easy card from me!

- Black cardstock 10X7 & 2.5X4
- Green cardstock 6.75X4.75 & 2.25X3.75
- Patterned cardstock: The All Dressed Up Matstack
- Joy word cut at 1.75 in

<-- I want to learn how to tie prettier bows...

Thanks for stopping by!

p.s. I have some really cute and creative cards coming up =)

Friday, December 2, 2011

First Christmas Tree

This is my first Christmas tree card. I wish I had more supplies and winter cartridges but I guess I will have to make the best of what I have!

The tree is from Hello Kitty Greetings. I tried to use the ribbon to make a 'present card' ...haha, can you tell? =P

- A 5 X 7 card.
- Green cardstock 10 X 7 & 3 X 2.75
- Red cardstock 6.75 X 4.75 & 2.75 x 2.5
- Patterned paper from The Green Stack
- Christmas tree cut at 3 in.
- Celebrate it ribbon- Holiday

Sorry for this poor photo quality.
I wanted the inside to have a 'wrapping' theme.
I think it worked...

More Christmas cards to come!

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