Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Note is Groovy Guava. I used Green Tea DSP and my Creative Memories circle cutters. Then I made a smaller circle with more Groovy Guava and cut a half circle of DSP to make a pocket. I made a large tag and stamped Thinking of You. I used some hodgepodge on the end and tied some White Taffeta Ribbon to it. I punched holes at the top and tied a bow there as well.
Friday, November 14, 2008
I used Green Tea DSP and Old Olive, Certainly Celery and Baja Breeze cardstock and ink. I used various stamp sets through out (the book was only 4 pages). All the stamps where friend related. On each page I wrote with a Stampin' Write marker 1 reason why I feel like my friend is a good friend to me. When I gave it to her I told her that this way she can look at it whenever she wants and know that I am her friend and will always be there for her, even though we don't talk all the time. She cried and was happy with the little book. I used chipboard for each page of the book and covered it with either DSP or cardstock and used my Bind it All to put it all together. Very simple project. Then I needed a gift bag for this and her other present (a gift card). So I made a little bag that I've been wanting to do since I saw it on this blog last year! Now these colors didn't match the DSP 100%, but very close.
For this I used the Carousel Notes I bought last year, so this is actually Sky Blue. I used the Garden Tea DSP again, Certainly Celery ribbon, Jumbo eyelets, misc flower and brad and Creative Memories Cutting system to cut the circle. I used my Crop A Dile too! this was the perfect little bag for her gifts and she loved it. This was very easy to make as well. It is funny, I see these projects that look like fun but I stay away from them or put them off because they sound a little complicated, then I do them and I think how easy it was, why didn't I do this sooner?!
Monday, November 10, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
This bag was perfect for the notebook and the little gift card holder.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
So I used the red pail from Target. I took some rub-ons from the last Sale-A-Bration (I think), these rub-ons are Wild Wasabi. I put celebrate on the front and a few flowers around the pail. I punched 2 holes using my crop-a-dile and put two jumbo eyelets inside. Then I used my Striped Wild Wasabi ribbon and tied a cute bow.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
I wanted to find a gift card holder to give to my friend a gift card, so I found this simple holder on Julie's Stampin' Spot.
I used Pretty in Pink Cardstock and stamped on the outside using Purely Pomegranate and the French Script stampset. To keep the gift card closed I made a band using a strip of the Berry Bliss from the notebook. I used my Scallop Circle Punch on Purely Pomegranate. And stamped the sentiment from Best Yet (Level 1 Hostess Set) in Close to Cocoa on Very Vanilla Cardstock. I thought this sentiment was perfect for this!
For the inside I used the Eastern Blooms stampset and stamped various images in Close to Cocoa and Purely Pomegranate. Very easy to make. I foresee making a few of these for Christmas!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I did one more too - same colors, just switched to landscape, used my oval punch and didn't add any ribbon.
A couple weeks ago I purchased a Bind it All, yay! I was a little intimidated with using it, but it was very easy. Here is a little note book I made a friend for her birthday.
I used two 4x4 coasters and covered them with some leftover Berry Bliss DSP from the last catalog. Then I punched the wholes and placed the ring in and closed it. I used the Chocolate Chip Satan Ribbon from last year's mini and ran it across the side and placed a small flower at the bottom with a brad. You can hardly tell from the picture, but the small circles have a pink rhinestone in them.
For the inside I just put plain white paper, but I did decorate the inside cover:
I used Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink and then Whisper White. I used the stamp from Time Well Spent and colored it and of course a couple more pink rhinestones.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
You can't tell by the picture, but the base of the card is Whisper White, then Night of Navy. I embossed the Christmas Tree from Snow Swirled on Brushed Silver Cardstock using Night of Navy Craft Ink and Clear Embossing Powder. I embossed the Snow Flake and Season's Greetings (also from Snow Swirled) on the Night of Navy using Silver Embossing powder. I took some White Grosgrain and Night of Navy Grosgrain and tied a bow around the top of the tree.
The cool thing about swapping is you only have to come up with one idea and then you get a ton of ideas back! Do you understand why we have a problem??