Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wishing you a Peaceful Christmas!

Note to self, don't forget to mail all the cards I made!

It's a little late for me to mail cards. Seems I get a little later each year, but better late than never. I have to I admit, last minute I also ordered some on-line photo cards & had those mailed directly from the retailer's site (a real papercrafter's shame, I know...)!

Here is a simple card I made using the new Two-Step bird punch available this January. The flat-storing punch is a great idea, glad to see SU! use these. I added some shimmer to the bird which may be hard to see. Greeting is from All Holidays set that was stamped in chocolate chip craft ink & heat embossed with clear EP, layered on chocolate chip cardstock. For the rest I used whisper white & close to cocoa cardstock, close to cocoa DSP, and some chocolate chip satin ribbon for embellishing this simple, peaceful holiday greeting card.

Now, back to my card mailing. Enjoy a peaceful holiday!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Great Gift Packaging for Papercrafters

I love the tutorial for a Card Purse on Splitcoast. You can check out the easy instructions here...

Here is one example using layers of Christmas Cocoa designer series paper and whisper white cardstock on a kraft cardstock base. I added some shimmer to the whisper white snowflakes. The flakes are supported with a small circle punched from the same kraft cardstock I used for the base of the purse then popped up with dimensionals. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamped on white and punched with the word window then layered on a designer label punched out of kraft. The white twill ribbon handles are held securely with glue dots on the inside of the purse. You can easily hold up to 5 cards with envelopes (A2 size) in this, or just use to hold a big candy bar! Happy Holidays!

Love my craft buddy!

Love my craft buddy!
Dog's view of the Craft-a-torium!