Friday, October 29, 2010

Fall Gift Tin

My sister-in-law and one of my BFF's has this great job being the Activity Director at a retirement home. She has asked me to help her come up with craft ideas a few times. This is the latest one we did. I used the Autumn Spice DSP to wrap the candy. The paper is a heavy weight card stock so it is best to wrap the paper around your finger a couple of times after you have cut it to the size you want for the candy. It will help the tape hold it together. For the pumpkins I used the new medium oval punch and the 1 3/8 x 5/8 oval large punch. I punched out 3 of each and adhered two together and the last one on top, in the middle. The stems for the paper can be made with ribbon or colored cardstock.

For the strips of paper that cover the candy I cut them 1x3 inches and alternated the color on the front and back of the DSP. These make a really great gifts and really don't take long to put together.
Enjoy your day!!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Christmas Swap

I loved making these adorable ornaments for my swap this month. It was a bummer because I ended up being sick that night with a cold and couldn't hand them out myself. :( I heard that everyone liked them a lot and I cannot wait to make more of them.

I used Deck The Halls DSP and traced the ornament and snowflake (which were chipboard I picked up at a local craft store) I cut the pattern out and then cut it in half to use both sides of the DSP. I used mod podge to adhere the paper to the chipboard. I filed down all the edges with a heavy duty nail file to make them smooth. I then used the 1/2 inch seam binding to cover the seam. I used the sizzlit snowflake #2 and the new snowflake punch out of the mini to cut two snowflakes out of whatever cardstock I felt went with the colors I was using. Deck The Halls DSP has a variety of colors to choose from--cherry cobbler, soft suede, very vanilla, early espresso, always artichoke and crumb cake.

I used a brad to hold the two snowflakes together and adhered it with a stampin up dimensional. To me they turned out better than I imagined.

It really is hard for me to pick a favorite.

I hope you enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wedding card

I created the card below for my husbands sweet cousin Dayna who just got married. I was bummed we couldn't go to the wedding in Michigan but I hope she like the card.

I used the Love letter DSP,
Baroque Motifs stamp set
and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.
It is stamped on very vanilla cardstock
with real red and basic black cardstock and real red inkpad.

I punched the flower with the scallop circle punch and several layers of DSP. I scrunched it all up and secured it with an Antique brad. The sentiment is punched with word window and modern label punches.

Have a beautiful day!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Phoenix Weather

We have had some crazy weather today in Phoenix.
A storm rolled in today and as my husband and I were driving I noticed these clouds rolling in. They were moving so fast it looked like smoke from a fire or something you would see in a movie. I made him stop so I could take some pictures. There are a lot of not so attractive things in the pictures but you can see what a massive group of clouds it was. The last picture shows the hail that came down. It looks like snow. It was very scary in the car. I thought the windows were going to crack. Unfortunately we now have several dents on the hood of the car.

Tonight it is nice and cool outside. Finally! Just yesterday it was still over 100 degrees. I hope it sticks around.

Have a happy day!