Monday, December 27, 2010

Mom Treasure Book

My Mom's birthday is December 13, so I made a special treasure book for her.  She loves the color purple and butterflies, so I used both of them in this book.  I found the idea for this book in a video.  Paper Bag Mini Album Insturctions  I am not going to bother recreating the wheel by posting instructions.  But I do want to share the different components within the book I made.

Here is the cover.  MOM is cut from Gypsy Font. 

The cover inside and out are lined with paper from Close to My Heart.

There were a total of  8 horizontal pockets.  The smaller pockets have embossed butterflies (using the cuttlebug butterfly embossing folders).  The longer pockets have butterflies made out of glitter paper.

This is a trifold (accordian folded) with swivelling hooks made out of gold shimmer paper to hold it closed.  The closures are adhered with pop dots and swivel on mini brads.

Here is the trifold unfolded.  This is reserved for photos.  

Each set of pages is covered with a different paper (all in shades of purple).

Here is a waterfall card.  I put M O M on the squares.


I'm not overly happy with how this one turned out.  It opens up (see next photo).  I think it will probably end up as a place for journaling.

This is a double display card also reserved for photos.  The top is gold shimmer paper embossed with the cuttlebug floral fancy folder.

The verticle pockets have ribbon attached to them.  The larger ones have purple ribbon.

The smaller verticle pockets are also embossed and have white ribbom.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Wisemen Still Seek Him Wallhanging

This is a super simple wall hanging using my newest cartridge Inspired Hearts.

  • 12 x 12 sheet navy cardstock
  • 6 x 8 black cardstock
  • 18" black ribbon
  • Computer generated Sentiment  (font is Penhurst)
  • Popdots
  • Black embossing powder

I cut the wisemen out from  Inspired Hearts with a height of 5.5.  I then embossed the cut out with black embossing powder to give it a nice shine.  I put pop dots all around it and placed it on the navy cardstock which formed the base of the wall hanging.  I layered the computer generated sentiment on a scrap of black paper and placed that under the cut out.  Like I said, super easy!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Peace on Earth Shadowbox card

This is my Christmas card this year.  I am so happy with how it turned out.  There is a lot of detail that the photo does not show unfortunately.

  • 2 pieces white cardstock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 & scrap for sheep & mountains
  • 1 piece blue cardstock 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 & a scrap
  • Scrap green cardstock
  • Scrap brown cardstock
  • Scrap yellow shimmer paper
  • Snowflakes cuttlebug folder
  • White embossing powder
  • Frost Versamark ink pad
  • Grey chalk
  • Peace on Earth stamp (purchased at Hobby Lobby)
  • 12" silver ribbon
  • Popdots

Ok so you will need to cut a circle in the center of one of your white pieces of cardstock.  Score both pieces of white card stock at 1/2" and 1" on both ends.  This will form your base.  Emboss the blue cardstock with the cuttlebug folder and add shimmer to it by inking the snowflakes with the Versamark ink pad.  Adhere this to the white piece that does not have the circle cut in it.

Next you will want to cut out all of the pieces.  I cut out a sheep from Paper Dolls Dress Up, the Mountains are from Paper Dolls for Every Day (I also added glitter to the mountain tops), the Star is from Doodlecharms and the Trees are cut (with the border feature) from Doodlecharms.  I popdotted the trees and the sheep.  Then punched a tiny hole just above the circle andt hreaded some clear thread through it to hang the star.  After embossing the stamped sentiment with white embossing powder, I used it to cover the hole for the thread. 

After you have put all of the pieces on the base, you adhere the two pieces of whitecardstock together to the first score lines.  I then punched two holes and threaded silver ribbon through them and tied a little flat bow (not visible in the photo sorry).

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Mistle-Toad Stairstep Card

I made this cute little card for a friend of mine who really likes frogs.

  • Green shimmer paper
  • Scrap black metallic paper
  • Red shimmer paper
  • Cream shimmer paper
  • White cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
  • Computer generated sentiment (Font is Curlz)
  • Sanding block
  • Swirls Cuttlebug folder
  • 8" white ribbon
I used the basic stair step base (explained in another post).  I embossed a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 piece of the red shimmer paper with my cuttlebug.  The frog is cut twice with popdots holding the legs up to give it dimension.  The black metallic paper is put between the two frogs.  I know that isn't much of an explaination, but it was a very simple card.  :-)