Friday, November 26, 2010

Top Note Holiday Treat Boxes

Happy day after Thanksgiving my Blog friends!  Today I'm excited to share a cute holiday treat box project with you. 

I saw this adorable treat box on Splitcoast Stampers and just had to make one of my own.  The only problem was that I neither have the Big Shot Pro nor the dress die for the treat container.  So I decided to find a way to make this container using supplies that I already had.  I found a tutorial for the gift box on SCS and modified it a bit to make the body (details included below).  Then I just pieced together the rest of the reindeer using the Top Note Die, tape and some punches.  

I thought this little guy needed a friend so I made a penguin to go along with him!  Here is the penguin....

I'm also including this project in this week's Gearing Up for Christmas Challenge at Bugaboo Stamps.  Thanks for looking at my project and have a Wonderful Day!

How to make the TREAT BOX:

Supplies:  1 Sheet Close to Cocoa Paper, Paper Cutter, Bone Folder, Scissors, Sticky Tape

1.  Cut your paper to 6 x 11
2.  Score your paper landscape at 2", 5", 7", 10"
3.  Score your paper Horizontally at 1 1/2"
4.  Cut the small tabs to the horizontal score line
5.  Fold all the score lines
6.  Tape & Assemble
7.  Pinch the top corners of the box together to create a fold

Supplies List:
2 Large Ovals Close to Cocoa, 2 1/4" Circles White, 3 1" Round Circles - 2 Black & 1 Red, 1 Round Tab Extra Large - Basic Black, 2 Word Window Punches - Chocolate Chip, 1 Top Note Die Close to Cocoa.

Here's what it will look like:

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my project! 


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Hot Cuppa Cocoa

Today I’m sharing a Snowman Soup gift holder that I made for this week’s Totally Stampalicious Challenge – Hot Cuppa

I am not a hot beverage kind of girl.  I start my day with a nice cold Diet Pepsi over ice.  I love my Diet Pepsi!  I NEVER drink coffee, only drink hot tea when I’m sick, and really the only hot beverage that I enjoy is Hot Cocoa.  So today I decided to make a snowman soup for the Hot Cuppa challenge.  I used the Treehouse Stamps digital set Christmas Tags for the Snowman Soup tag.  


Paper:  Close to Cocoa , Ruby Red, Whisper White
Stamps:  Christmas Tags (Treehouse Stamps)
Ink:  Basic Black, Real Red
Accessories:  Houndstooth embossing folder, Fisker’s embossing plate, stickles, twine, Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa packet - GLUTEN FREE :), candy cane, marshmallows.

Measurements:  8 1/2 x 5 1/2 Close to Cocoa paper.  Score at 2", 2 1/4", 6", 6 1/4"
Ruby red paper is 3 1/4 " x 5 1/4"
Thanks for checking out my Hot Cuppa Cocoa!



Sunday, November 21, 2010

Three Challenges in One Card

I made this card for my nephew's 13th birthday.  This was a challenge for me because.......HELLO he's a 13 year old boy.  I know for a fact he loves skateboarding like I love card making so I decided to make him a skateboard card.  I tried my best to make a "cool" card.  In the end I think it's okay at best.  The only reason I'm posting it is that it was for 2 challenges this week so add the challenge of making a card you have 3 challenges in one card. 

The skateboard digi was a free coloring book page that I found online here.  I printed it out three times, colored it, and taped it to my white circle.  I used a grey marker to outline the skateboards. 

I used this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge for the layout and the color combo is from this week's Just Us Girls Color Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card!


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Beautiful Christmas

It's Treehouse Challenge Thursday!  This week's theme is GLITTER.  I absolutely LOVE using glitter!

My sample was made using the newly released Christmas Ornaments stamp set from Treehouse Stamps.  You can find the set HEREThe sentiment is from the Peaceful Noel stamps set at Treehouse Stamps.  You can find that set HERE.

I used the Clean and Simple sketch #116 for the layout.  Although this sketch looks "simple" I spent a long time trying to line up the digi printout with the top note die and then struggled to get the bottom layer to line up.  In the end I'm very happy with how it turned out.  I wouldn't call it "simple" though.

The potted plant prop I used is actually a Christmas decoration that I made years ago from a small terra cotta pot.  I painted it in burgundy and gold and added the pine leaves, pine cone, and ribbon with beads.  The color combo in this card matches perfectly with this little pot.

Here are my supplies:

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Bravo Burgundy, Basic Black

Stamps:  Christmas Ornaments,  Peaceful Noel (sentiment)
Ink:  Basic Black
Accessories:  Stickles, Top Note Die, Basic Black Ribbon

Check out these great samples that the Treehouse Stamps Design Team put together:

 Thanks for checking out my card!  I hope you join us for this week's challenge!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Treehouse Stamps New Release & Splitcoast Sketch Challenge

Well I almost finished this challenge at Splitcoast Stampers this morning before work...then the dogs started barking like crazy....come to find out there was a beautiful doe in our yard.  It all worked out though because the glitter needed to dry anyway.

This adorable Polar Bear ice fishing is a new release from  Treehouse Stamps Digital Line.

I'm really proud of how the bow came out on this one. This ribbon is from Joann's and it only had polka dots on one side.

Thanks for checking out my card!


Monday, November 15, 2010

JJ - Totally Paper Pieced

This week's challenge at Totally Stampalicious is to use paper piecing.  This is not a technique I use very often so I was really excited to use it.  I used the sketch from this week's The Pink Elephant Challenge for the layout.  The stamp I used is JJ Christmas Cheer digi from Bugaboo Stamps.  She is also available in rubber stamp at Totally Stampalicious here.  I printed my image out twice on whisper white paper and then again on brown designer paper.  I cut out her dress and antlers and pieced them onto the whisper white image.  Then I cut out her belly fur from the other whisper white image and pieced it together.  The bubbly is sparkling with stickles.  I think this is a perfect holiday card to send to my girlfriends! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Eggbert is Blue

I've been wanting to play along with this week's Totally Stampalicious Challenge - Monday Blues all week.  Last night I finally had time to make this cute little card.  My daughter thinks it's "Egg-dorable".  I used this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch for the layout - Karen gave us a sneak peek of the sketch on Facebook last night.  This little Eggbert digi is a FREEBIE from Jodie over at Bugaboo Stamps.  You can get yours HERE.  I'm also including this card in this week's  Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge #29 to have a snowflake on your card.

Here is my supply list:
Paper:  Baha Breeze, Whisper White, DP from JoAnn's
Stamps:  Eggbert Digi, So Many Scallops
Ink:  Brochade Blue, Not Quite Navy
Accessories:  Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4 Inch Circle Punch 

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card!  Have a Great Day!


Thursday, November 11, 2010

THT075 - Sketch Challenge

 It's time for another Treehouse Thursday Challenge!  This week's challenge is a sketch.  Here is my sample.  To play along with this week's Challenge simply post your project online and upload it to the Treehouse Blog here.
Stamps:  Polar Bear Holiday
Paper:  Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red, Certainly Celery, DP
Ink:  Going Grey, Bashful Blue, Old Olive
Accessories:  Large Scalloped Circle Punch, Large Circle Punch, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Large Rhinestones

Check out these great samples that the Treehouse Stamps Design Team put together:

Friday, November 5, 2010

November Treehouse Contest & Free Digi Image

It's time for another Treehouse contest.  This month's image is an adorable little birthday cake.  You can pick up your free digi HERE and play along.  

Here is my sample:

Stamps:  Free Digi from Treehouse Stamps
Paper:  Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, DP

Ink:  Basic Black, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana
Accessories:  Scallop Square Punch, Three for You Flower Punch, Fiskers Embossing Plate, Pearl Embelishiments, Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Stickles

Winner will get:

  • December Guest Design Team Spot (Dec 1st- Dec 31st, 2010)... you will get all of the DecemberTreehouse Digi releases for FREE! :)

  • You will also get a $25.00 gift certificate to use on any of our digital stamps 
    Thanks for checking out my card!  I hope you play along this month!


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Big Red Bow Challenge

This week's challenge over at Totally Stampalicious is to use a Big Red Bow.  They also announced that they are looking for new guest designers.  How cool is that?  All you have to do to be considered for the guest design team is participate in their weekly challenges.  I just couldn't resist playing along!  Here is my card:

I've been wanting to make a card with my Stella Fireman Call Stamp and thought this was the perfect time.  I think red is Stella's color!  I am sure she loves the red bow I stuck on top of her party hat too!  Picking the color combo for this one couldn't have been easier.  What goes better with Firemen than Red, Black, & Silver?  I enlisted the help of this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge SSSC91 for the layout.

Here's a look at the inside of the card:

  Stella Fireman Call
Paper:  Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White, Brushed Silver
Ink:  Basic Black, Real Red
Accessories:  Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Red Ribbon, Paper Piercing Tool, Coluzzle

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card.

Old Olive & Ivory

I am so excited I get to participate in today’s ways to use it challenge at Splitcoast Stampers – WT295 use GREEN!

It's Treehouse Challenge Thursday!  This week's theme is a color theme - "Old Olive & Ivory....add another color too if you like".  I decided to add some Real Red.  Here is my sample:

Since I chose a Christmas theme for this week's card I wanted to make something that would be easy to mass produce (ie. clean and simple). This card will also breeze through the US Postal system another great benefit for mass mailings.

What I like about this reminds me of a Grandma's Christmas Apron.  I guess it's the row of flowers with the eyelet border but I think of my Grandma whenever I look at it and that is a Joy!

To play along with this week's Treehouse Challenge simply post your project online and upload it to the Treehouse Blog here.

Check out these great samples that the Treehouse Stamps DT put together:

And Guest:  Jessica Lessner

Stamps:  Wonder of Christmas 
Paper:  Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Real Red
Ink:  Old Olive, Real Red
Accessories:  Old Olive Ribbon,  Labels Four Nesties, SU Eyelet Border Punch, Real Red Brads