Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Party Hat Tree!

I made this card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. There theme this week is "Tags" featuring Tim Holtz.  I wanted to make a Christmas card using Tim Holz, but I don't have any Christmas stamps by them, so I improvised.  The stammp I used might just look familiar to you.  It's the Party Hat Sketch stamp!  I just colored it green and red using my Zig Clean Color Markers, and turned it into a Christmas tree!!  For the tag, I used some Kraft tags I bought at Michael's and distressed the edges with some Peeled Paint Distress Ink.  I speckled some snow in using white gouache and then used some white pearlescent paste through the Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil for larger snow.  For the snowbank, I used some Glass Bead medium from Golden, mixed with some white acrylic paint, which I then topped with glitter.  The glass beads give it an amazing texture.

The background paper is old stock from Close to My Heart, which I cut using the Stitched Rectangle Dies from Your Next Stamp.  The sentiment was actually a Rub-On that I got from the Dollarama last year that matched perfectly!  Then I just mounted everything to a green cardstock base from Michael's.  I added a gold star and some twine for the finishing touches.  Done!

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Chistmas Treat Cups

So I'm taking a break from studying to post a quick and easy Christmas project that's also cheap to make.  This project was inspired by Maureen on the Your Next Stamp Blog.  All you need are those little red plastic shot glasses (like the mini Red Solo Cups), some paper, and some stickers (or stamps).  And of course, you'll need some small goodies to stick inside, like Hershey's Kisses.

Simply die cut a circle from pattern paper that fits the top of your cup.  I used the circle die set from Little B.  Then, decorate the top of the circle however you want (I used Simon Says Stamp Gnome for the Holidays stamp set on some, and stickers on others), stuff the cup with your goodies, and glue the paper circle over the top of the cup to seal everything in!  All done!

I want to enter this project into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Blog Challenge: Holly Jolly Stamping

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Merry Everything!

I'm supposed to be writing a 3000 word essay that's due tomorrow, but I wanted to get this card done for the YNS challenge over on their blog.  I'm soooooooo close to graduating that I can almost taste it!  This one last paper, and then one more test and I am DONE!!  Woo-hoo!!

Anyway, here's the card for this challenge.  I used a Michael's card base with some Close to My Heart paper and some white cardstock.  Then I used the scientist from the Perfect Chemistry set, but wanted to make him into a Christmas stamp and so took the hat from one of the caroling bunnies in the Sprinkles - Spreading Christmas Cheer set.  I finished it off with a sentiment from CtMH.  I'm pretty happy with the way it came out.

Also!!  I have some great news to share with you too! In the last YNS challenge, they chose me as their top pick!!  I'm so happy!

Now... back to my essay.  *sigh*

Sunday, 6 December 2015

December Gentlemen

I don't make pocket letters very often because they take me soooooooooo long to make.  I wanted to make something different for Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge Blog's "Gentlemen Challenge", so I made a pocket letter in honor of the Man of December himself, Santa Claus!  You can catch my video on YouTube if you wanna see what I used, but here's a picture of it: