Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

It's hard to believe it is that time of year again!  All of the hustle and bustle and then it is over!  I wanted to wish you all a happy and healthy holiday season.

In the spirit of the holiday season I wanted to share a little last minute gift card holder.  I have had this little file on my Silhouette Cameo for quite a while and have finally had the opportunity to use it.  It came together pretty quickly and I love the result.  The pattern paper is from Papertrey Ink's Pure Poppy collection.  The kraft cardstock is from the Recollection brand.  I find that it is the perfect weight to use in my Cameo.

I have to admit I have had a love-hate relationship with that little machine.  It seems I could never get the right combo of paper weight and blade depth.  All of the little things that everyone has cut out with their Cameo seems to look fantastic.  Mine usually looks like a shredded mess!   I don't know if it is just me or if others have had this problem but it had me so frustrated to the point that I didn't use the thing at all!  I finally played around with it and I still have some issues to work out but I am happy that I was able to get something cut out!!  This is by no means perfect, but it sends the holiday message, with a little treat tucked inside too!  Hope you like it!

 I added a little red Stickle for the nose.  Just enough sparkle!!

The Silhouette file can be found here:

Deer Card Pocket

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, December 8, 2013

Modern Whimsy: Tag

Hello again!  I just wanted to share a little tag I made for the Make It Monday Challenge.  This is my final project to share.  I ended up typing the sentiment on my computer and printing it out.  I then die cut the tag using a tag from My Favorite Things Die-Namics Traditional Tags STAX.  I added a little washi tape and some snowflakes to the corner to add some Modern Whimsy Flair!  Hope you like it!

Just in case you were wondering, the fonts I used were California Harvest and Penelope Anne.  I thought the combo was fresh and whimsy!!

That's it for me, I hope you enjoyed stopping by to visit.


INK: Versa Mark
PAPER: Recollections White Cardstock, SU! Real Red, Vellum
TOOLS:  Big Shot, Fancy Flakes Die, Snowflake Medley Die, SU! Star Punch
OTHER:  Bell Brad from The Paper Studio, Heat & Stick Powder, WOW! Silver Glitter from American Crafts, Washi Tape

Modern Whimsy: Card #3

Hello friends!  Just stopping in to share another card I made for the Make It Monday Challenge.  This card is very similar to my previous card but I changed up the colors a bit.  Hope you like it!

I have to say that I am liking that vellum!  I have had it in my stash for quite some time and never really knew what to do with it!  It just adds such a nice touch without being too distracting.

Thanks for visiting!

STAMPS:  In the Meadow
INK: Versa Mark, Smokey Shadow
PAPER:  White, Wonderland by Studio Calico, Basic Grey Jovial, Vellum
TOOLS: Big Shot, Fancy Flakes Die, Damask Snowflake Die, Wonderful Words: Holiday Die, WPlus9 Snowflake Die
OTHER: Black Embossing Powder, Washi Tape

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Modern Whimsy: Card #2

Hello friends.  I am back with you again to share another card I made for the Make It Monday Challenge over at Nichole Heady's blog.  This card is very similar to the one that Danielle Flanders created on the video, in fact it is pretty much the same other than the paper and dies so I can't take any credit for the design.  I changed out the dies, since I didn't have the exact ones, but the snowflakes are my favorite!  I love the layering that Danielle did on her card and it has inspired me to try it out.  Also, I am starting to dig into my patterned paper and start to cut it up.  If you have been following me for a bit of time, you know I have issues with that!!

Also, you will notice that there is NO KRAFT PAPER on this card!!  I know, right?  Did you think I fell and hit my head?  Well I didn't, I actually went outside of the box on this one and used STARK WHITE PAPER!!  There is something about the white and vellum and patterned paper that was very striking.  It is fresh and new and I think I may have stumbled upon something here.  My kraft is going to get jealous!

I actually made this card for my boss for Christmas for all the staff to sign.  Although when I was thinking about what I was going to make the creativity wasn't anywhere around. That is until I saw the Make It Monday video, very inspirational and just the kick in the pants that I needed.

 To make the stars I used the same technique from this Make It Monday video.  I think this is going to become a very popular technique in my craft room.  Hopefully Santa will bring me some glitter in my stocking *wink*wink*  I can already see that I am poorly lacking in that department because frankly I didn't know what to do with it until now and it scared me a little. 

That is all for today, thanks for stopping by!

STAMPS: In The Meadow, Fresh Alphabet
INK: Smokey Shadow, VersaMark
PAPER: Paper Basics White, Wonderland by Studio Calico, Riding Hood Red by SU!
TOOLS: Grand Ampersand Die, Wonderful Words Holiday Die, Damask Snowflakes Die, Fancy Flakes Die, WPlus9 Stackers: Stars Die
OTHER: SU! Heat & Stick Powder, WOW!Crimson Glitter by American Crafts, Filigree White Embossing Powder, Washi Tape

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Modern Whimsy Style

Hello friends!  Today I played along with the Make it Monday challenge.  Danielle Flanders is one of my favorite paper crafters and I was thrilled to see her video this week.  Her style is sophisticated with a vintage twist, very pretty!!  Anyhoo, since I wanted to try out some new dies that I recently purchased, I figured this card would be perfect to showcase them.  Hope you like it!

 Here is a closer view.

I am in love with the Rustic Wreath Die from Papertrey Ink!  Also, these One-Liner dies could end up being pretty valuable in my stash! 

Thank you for stopping by! 

STAMPS: Stylish Sentiments: Birthday
INK: Versa Mark
PAPER: Classic Kraft, American Crafts, Paper Basics White,Vellum
DIES: Rustic Wreath, Spellbinders Nestabilites Standard Circles Large, One Liners: Happy Die
OTHER: Filigree White Embossing Powder