Sunday, November 15, 2009

Patterned Pines

Hi – It’s been a busy week of prepping for kids classesnewly imported 995 and stamp camps and I’m way past due on posting a sample or two!  This card uses the Patterned Pines stamp set from the current mini catalog.  I opted to use Baja Breeze ink on Whisper White cardstock instead of a more traditional green tree.  I just now noticed that the top of the tree on the far right lines up with the snowflake on the background paper  - ha!  What a lovely coincidence! :0)  The trees are dusted with Dazzling Diamonds glitter for a bit of sparkle.  Click on the photo for a larger version.  Very simple card to make.  Just a strip of ribbon across the middle with no bow to fuss over.  Hope you like it – I do!  Thanks for stopping by.

                                                           kirstin

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Just a simple thing…

Hi – Tonight’s post shows how just a simple thing like a pack of tissues newly imported 986 can get all dolled up with just a few supplies!  Tissues aren’t exactly a glamorous thing, but when you need one, you need one!!  These packs are just the individual ones you can find to carry in your purse or car.  They happen to have a monogram on them so that will be a nice surprise when the recipient pulls one out – but any small pack will do.  I wrapped each pack in some DSP with a contrasting band around the middle, added a little ribbon and a tag.  I plan to give them to newly imported 989 some coworkers (Colleen, you get a sneak peek!!) since we work together in a preschool and there are always sniffles around.  There wasn’t much room to put a message so I made that piece that pulls out at the top.  It’s just 2”x3” but enough room to write a short note.  The rhinestone brad and starburst stamp give it some glitz.  So find some little tissue packs and give them a shmancy look with some papers and ribbons – think how cute these would be along with some tea bags or chicken soup for someone who doesn’t feel well.  Thoughtful and practical!  Thanks for stopping by -

kirstin

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Christmas filmstrip card

Hi there – Today’s card is a filmstrip card.  There are lots of examples newly imported 980 out there on the web.  I thought the Sparkly and Bright stamp set would be a good match for the three little photo spots.  I started with the snowflake stamp on the background in Versamark.  The filmstrip piece is 5”x2¼”.  I added the stick-on red rhinestones to each to sparkle it up a bit!  This is a pretty fast and easy card – the hardest part is punching out the spiral edge on the strip! This is a good card for a stamp camp since lots of punches are used and the stamps are solid images, stamped in one color.  For the sentiment I just inked it up in Real Red and wiped off the “may your season be” part with my finger and added Garden Green ink with my SU! marker.  A little messy perhaps, but it works! :0)  Hope you like it!  Thanks for stopping by -

kirstin

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Quick cards!

Hi – Tonight’s post is of two quick cards I made a a week or so ago. newly imported 976 I have a cute Christmas step card to share too but I haven’t been able to get a good photo yet!  I’ll try again tonight… Anyhow these two newly imported 977 cards are simple and fun to make.  The first is a new baby card in So Saffron and Old Olive.  The second is a sympathy card in Very Vanilla and Baja Breeze.  Both would be very simple to change into birthday or thank you cards with a swap of the sentiment stamp and something other than the baby’s hand stamp.  Hope you like them!  Thanks for stopping by -

kirstin