Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Little Gift Box

This thing is tiny.  It could hold a little gift like jewelry.

I used the Wrap it Up Cricut Cartridge to cut it out.

To make the snowflake stand out I used some Stickles in Waterfall.  I LOVE the look of colored Stickles on white paper like that to create another color without having to add another layer of paper.

For the sides I started off using a border punch by Martha Stewart called Doily Lace on some shimmery blue cardstock.  Then I wrapped it around the box.

I used some pink ribbon that has a cool crinkled texture over the blue cardstock.

On top of that I added some lavender ribbon with little snowflakes on it.

I'm really happy with how this came out and it was pretty quick to put together.  The downside is after I did all this to the box I realized I made it pretty stinkin hard to open!  *LOL*  I will manage to slip a gift inside it, but it may get ruined the second the person opens it.  

Hugs to all! I miss everyone!  I haven't been checking out my favorite blogs lately and I'd love to catch up with ya'll soon :) 

Monday, December 12, 2011

Baby It's Cold Outside

For this card I used:

Cricut Cartridge Winter Frolic.

Peachy Keen stamp set Wide Eyed Kids.

Pink by Design stamp from Christmas Wishes.  Stamped in Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder.

Felt Snowflake from Stampin' Up.
White gel pen by Sakura Gelly Roll.
Mirrored gems are from the Irock.

Stickles in Silver (on Skates) and Icicle - on Pom Pom.  Before adding the Icicle Stickles to the hat I added some Ranger Liquid Pearls in White Opal to cover the green paper since I wanted it to be white on top.

I used some Stampin' Up markers to add a little detail to the hair and some color for the mouth.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Embossed Tree Card

Kraft colored card base.

Tree stamps from SP & Company's Ornamental Trees.  The trunk was stamped with Stampin' Up's Close to Cocoa. The green part was stamped with Versamark and then I added Stamp n' Stuff Embossing Powder in Green Tinsel, it's from Stampendous.

The sentiment is from SP & Company's Ultimate Sentiments 1 and it's stamped in Real Red by Stampin' Up.

The red ribbon was given to me by a friend :)  I put a notch in the top of the card so that the ribbon could slip through and I could tie it like a gift.


Monday, December 5, 2011

Snowflake Boxes

These little snowflake boxes were made to hold some small glass ornaments.

I used plain white cardstock that was 8 and 1/2 by 11 inches.

I used my Cricut and the Wrap it Up cartridge.  I used the fit to page feature and it told me it could cut the boxes at 8 inches, so that's the size I used.  Each side is around 2 and 1/4 inches.

Before I assembled the boxes I started off with stamping.  I grabbed my Stampin' Up Bordering Blue ink.  I used the SP & Company set called Falling Snow to put snowflakes on all sides of the box, EXCEPT the lid.  For this particular box the lid and bottom looked exactly the same, so I pretty much got to decide which one to use as the top.

After the snowflakes were all stamped I started using my ink blending tool to rub ink all over the box.  I did the lid too for that part.  Even though I used the same ink color as I did to stamp the snowflakes it worked perfectly because the blending creates a much lighter effect than direct stamping.

After the stamping and blending was done I created score lines and folded the boxes.  I did a bit more inking on the parts where the box folds to give a bit more definition.

I finished off the tops of the boxes with a couple layers of felt snowflakes and a little bit of Icicle colored Stickles.