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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Paper and Such Challenge!

Time for another challenge at the Paper and Such blog. This one stumped me for a bit. No color??? Seriously? Well at least it was only for the main image ;-)

Just in case you are thinking that black is a color... technically, it's the absence of color :-) For this card, the snowman and the sentiment are stamped on acetate. The acetate layer is adhered to a layer of white. I used a stencil and Perfect Pearls sprits to create the subtle background on the white. I added some stickles to the brads for a little additional snowy sparkle! Thanks for stopping by and come on by the blog and play with us!

Thanks so much to the Paper and Such team for allowing me to play along with them this month!

Stamps: Snow Folks (Paper and Such)
Paper: Silver Lining, Wine with Everything, Layering weight White (GKD); Acetate
Ink: Stazon Black
Accessories: Spellbinders Create a Flake 3, brads, Silver and Burgundy ribbon, Hampton Arts holiday stencils,                    Ranger Perfect Pearl spritz, Icicle Stickles

Monday, November 21, 2011

The issues with Papercrafting

Let me just say.. Christmas is an excellent time to get into Papercrafting. Many people send Christmas cards, sometimes it is the only time said people catch up with other people. I got into papercrafting right around Christmas a number of years ago. I started off with a couple of all around great stamp sets and a couple packs of paper from SU. I mean really, once you have one stamp set that has a holiday stamp, a happy birthday stamp, a thank you and a congratulations.. what more do you really need? You can make any type of card with those... Yeah right! I, and I think some others, have a compulsive need to add to my stash. I remember that we used to have stamping days at my SU consultant's house. I started out bringing a clear tote that contained all my supplies.. then it grew to two... now it's to the point that there is no way I could ever take all my supplies somewhere.. so what do I take, what am I going to need? Perhaps I should trim down some so that I don't need to make these difficult decisions........ NOT! I have, and I will admit this, enough Christmas/Winter stamps to make individual cards for people I know for YEARS to come. Why is it then, that I eagerly await each new year's Christmas/Holiday line... what is it that FORCES me to spend money on more Christmas sets? Why is it that I decide in August what I think my cards should look like.. until I see something else and that would look so cool? The reason I bring all this up, is that I had a coupon for Michael's where from 4-9 pm yesterday I could get 25% off my entire purchase. Hmmm.. I am in a secret santa exchange (I have everything for that)... I am hostessing the winter VSN (already have everything for that)... but, but... So I went. My secret santa recipient now has a little more bling... Did I need anything I bought? No! Do I want it ALL? YES! It's an addiction and I think it should be treated as such. Oh and by the way.. just because you might need this someday in the future AND because it's free (So who cares if you'll need it at all, it's free, you can't pass that up): Free "Santa's Magical Sleigh" card making template from Card Carousel To claim your free card making template, please do at least one of the following things: TWITTER USERS: Follow us and retweet this tweet; or FACEBOOK USERS: "Like" our Facebook pageand Share this post; or BLOG & FORUM USERS: Write about us on a blog or forum. Include the following text: Get a free "Santa's Magical Sleigh" card making template from Card Carousel. Just visit

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Paper and Such Challenge Time!

It's time for another challenge at Paper and Such! This week's challenge is to create a card or project that uses the paper piecing technique. Isn't the snow angel PERFECT for piecing?? I paper pieced the wings, scarf and hat.  I used blue copics to add a little color to the body of the snowman.  The brim of the hat has ultra fine white flower soft for some texture.  Thanks for stopping by today and make sure you get over to Paper and Such to participate in the fun challenge!

Stamps: Snow Folks (Paper and Such)
Paper: Pure Luxury Cranberry, Fresh Asparagus, Ivory; Simple Stories DP
Ink: Memento black, rhubarb stalk
Accessories; Copics, Fleur de Lis Rectangle Nestabilities, Copic Spica, Flower Soft

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Snow Folks

Oh my goodness!! I have the honor of being Guest Designer for Paper and Such this month. Today, I'm highlighting the new set Snow Folks. This is such an AWESOME set. I totally love it~ I decided to go a little bit of a different way with this set. I, yes me, I, on purpose, made a 3-D item. Can you believe it? I found this tutorial for the box on splitcoast. It's a 2-5-7-10 box. I used acetate for the circle in the center so it became a little sneek peek box. Isn't the Snowman ADORABLE!! Perfect accent for this sweet little chocolate gift box.

I stamped the box with some of the snowflakes from the snow folks set.  I stamped the snowman with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  He is colored with Copics and then I added some stickles to simulate the snow on his arms and hat.  I fussy cut him out.  One of the awesome things I love about this set is that the arms of the snowman are thick enough to cut around without cutting right through them.

Thanks so much to the Paper and Such team for allowing me to join them as a guest designer!!

Make sure you check out the other amazing projects using this versatile winter set.

Kim -
Janice -
Pattie -
Mindy -
Amber -