Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Holiday Cards

Here are a few holiday cards that I made.

One stamp was used to create three different designs...

Items used:
Green card stock, yellow card stock, red staples, rhinestones, HAPPY HOLIDAYS stamp, and 3D dots.

Items used:
Black embossing powder, green glitter glue, red dot embellishments, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS stamp.

Items used:
Blue card stock, circle punch, snowflake punch, snowflake stamp,blue rhinestones, 3D dots, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS stamp

Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas! :)


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree(s)!

Wow! Christmas tree cones are EVERYWHERE! I have seen so many different styles this year of these trees... using twine, gumdrops, ribbon, feathers, pearls, flowers, buttons, etc. 
Mine are simple and a bit less complicated... I just used speciality paper (and by special I mean expensive!) You can't really see it in the pictures but the print of the paper is textured. I used three different sized styrofoam cones and cut strips of paper 1 inch wide by 1 1/2 inch in length, used "pinking"scissors at the end of each strip and used hot glue to adhere the strips starting from the base up. 
*(to get the paper to flip I slightly curled them using a pen.)

Embellishments were simple... flowers, buttons, and rhinestones. I used flower wire to attach the embellishment at the top of each tree. This picture shows a better detailed view of why I used the pinking scissors. 

The large tree used two pieces of 12x12 paper, and the two smaller trees used one 12x12 each


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

DIY Ribbon Bag

Remember the post I Heart Ribbon... 
and the crazy amount of ribbon I have? 

Over the weekend of black friday I kept seeing ribbon bags on sale.

They were priced anywhere from $15 - $30. I thought to myself that is a lot of money for a plastic bag with holes in it...

I remembered that I had this bag in my closet from awhile ago when I bought some bedding and figured it would be the perfect size for my new ribbon bag!

I used my cropadile (aka... the best tool EVER) and punch holes all throughout the bag. I wound each ribbon around  my fingers before inserting a small strip through the holes, that way it's not going to get tangled with all the other ribbons and when you need to use your ribbon you just select and pull! 

Some holiday cards are in the works and will be posted in the next week.... hope you are excited to see them!