Monday, December 22, 2014

Tea Votives



Oh the joys of double stick tape!  Here are a couple of samples of tea lights that made for a quick and simple gift.  The votives came with the Mercury glass already on the glass.  All that was needed was the double stick tape to be applied and then came the choice of beads.  The red cup used red micro beads.  The silver cup used crushed silver glass.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Eat Cake Christmas Card



Here's a card I loved.  It says, "Aunt Mildred's learning to knit.  Guess what we all got for Christmas."  Inside the message says, "sending you warmth and cheer".  The images were colored in with Prisma pencils.  This definitely goes to someone who can appreciate the humor.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Thank you card



I'm trying to not be too anal about my "thank you" cards.  This background piece has been sitting on my desk for too long.  Finally put it to use.  This card isn't necessarily to my style, but I'm learning to let that go and think of someone who might enjoy this and send the card to that person.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Penny Black Die



Some cards you want to spend a lot of time on.   Thank you cards are not one of those!  This was a nice quick one.  The paper was already printed and all I had to do was run the words and add a little more paper.  With Christmas coming, I'm trying to stock up on Thank you notes so I have them when I need them.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Dry Embossed Star



Whoo hoo!  Found some more Christmas cards left over from other years.  Helps to bridge the gap for my shortage of cards this year.  This card used a Lasting Impressions star that was dry embossed and then sanded.  A pine sprig punch decorates the to top by the ribbon.  The background paper was cut using a die.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Verses Birthday Card



As if there isn't enough going on in December, some people have the nerve to have birthdays!  Actually, I feel bad for them.  It's way toe easy to overlook their day.  So, here is a card ready to send.  The nesting dies worked well with this card.  Background is printed paper.  Flowers and the circle were sponged with ink.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Memory Box Ornament



It's amazing to me what you can do with just one stamp.  The ornament here was first stamped with  Momento "Teal" onto a separate paper.  Then before cleaning off the stamp, it was stamped on the card.  This was repeated each time.  Once the blue was done, the stamp was cleaned and then stamped onto the card with Delecato Gold.  The words are from a set by Pink and Main and was also stamped with the gold pad.  The extra ornaments were then cut out and popped up on the card with foam tape.  The string was made with a Uno Ball gold pen.  Quick, easy, and mails with no extra postage.  Oh happy day!