Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Monogram Gift Set

This set is a little Christmas gift for my brother's partner. I recently got some monogram stampers from Justrite Stampers but haven't had time to play with them up to now with all the Christmas cards that needed making.

The box is one from Sharon Johnson for Justrite blog here - just love how Sharon makes such beautiful gifts - the only alteration needed is to score the edges at 1" not 1 1/4" or it won't fit English envelopes!

The paper is from the Boxes and Tags pack from Papertrey Ink as is the cardstock and ribbon. All the circles, scallops and squares were made using Nestabilities.

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Home for the Holidays Take Two (and Three)

Here are another couple of cards made with PTI's Boards and Beams set with the Home for the Holidays addition.

I think I must have coloured and cut out about a 100 windows for my Christmas cards but I like how the single layer card turned out. I added liquid applique for the snow and a bit of stickles glitter glue to bring a bit of sparkle.

I also made another acetate card using the townhouse from the Boards and Beams set - it's a really poor photo taken on my office window at work and acetate is so hard to take a good picture of! I just noticed one of the windows is wonky - hope it straightened itself in the post :)

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Timeless Template and Cards Gift

If you haven't yet checked out Lauren Meader's Timeless Templates for Papertrey Ink you should whizz over and take a peak. For only about £3 you can download great templates and then go check out Lauren's blog for shed loads of ideas on how to use them. The one I used here is called Music Makeover - for holding cd's but I used it to hold some cards as a birthday gift for the friend I made the fairy card for. I printed the template off onto Papertrey's cardstock and used some matching Papertrey papers and ribbon to it, also some SU hodgepodge hardware.

Here are two of the four cards I filled it with. On her blog Michelle Wooderson shows how to make a batch of cards using Papertrey stamps and accessories and I made a few of these for this and some for stock. Really pretty and quick to put together.

Flower Fairies

I made this card for a good friend at work who loves Fairies. The stamp is called Faerie Poppets by Christine Haworth and sent to my by the lovely Penny. I coloured it with SU water colour crayons and a blender pen. It's quite a busy stamp so I tried to keep the card simple with some cuttlebug card and a Spellbinders tag which I sponged and stamped while it was still in the die.