Tuesday, December 16, 2008

December Stamp Club Projects!

Here are this month's projects! We had so much fun! It was a great party!

The first project we made was a "gift card holder" card. We used Real Red, Chocolate Chip, and Kiwi Kiss cardstock and Ski Slope Designer Series Paper. We also used the top note die, the 1/4" punch for the faux bow using Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, and the Sincere Salutations Stamp Set.

The second project uses the Cheers to You Stamp Set. We used Double Stitched 1" Rose Red Grosgrain Ribbon and Rose Red and Chocolate Chip cardstock. We colored in the fruity drink with Stampin' Write markers and glittered it up with a Versamarker and Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. The greeting is from the Sincere Salutations Stamp Set.

ANOTHER Top Note Treat Box!

So I made another one of these adorable treat boxes and popped a gift card in the inside! It was for one of my Stamp Club's girl's daughter! LOVE this idea! I used Cutie Pie Designer Series Paper and a stamp from the So Many Scallops Stamp Set, as well as the Scallop Circle Punch.

A Top Note Birthday

Okay--I know--I use the Top Note Die ALL the time--but I just love it!!! I made this very simple birthday card for David's boss. I used Pink Pirouette and Chocolate Chip cardstock and Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon. I also used the Scallop Circle punch and the Sincere Salutations Stamp Set.
The candle is from the retired Stampin' Up! Good Times set.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thinking of You

I haven't stamped much in these last few days with the holidays being here and all. In fact, it was very strange not having my Father here to celebrate with us. We started a new tradition this year--we wrote down the things we are thankful for and put them in a Blessings Jar. After dinner, we went around the table reading what everyone wrote. One that I wrote said, "I am thankful for memories of my Dad." That is definitely the truth...

Anyway, I made this card to send to my brother, Dean, who lives in Salem, MA. I wanted him to know that I was thinking of him as I know this is a hard time for him as well. I am truly hoping he makes it down to celebrate the holidays with us this month. I would love for us to be together as a family again. Seeing him in September was wonderful (although the circumstances for him being here obviously were not).

As for the card, I just can't seem to get ENOUGH of this Top Note die cut!!! I LOVE it! I used Urban Garden designer series paper, and since I didn't have matching ribbon, I layered some Kiwi Kiss cardstock underneath some sheer thin white organdy ribbon to add a soft touch (which is difficult to see although you can see it better if you click on it to enlarge it). I rounded the corners on the greeting (from Sincere Salutations) to soften it up and match it to the die cut.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Never forget to count your blessings.