Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Stamped Stuff: My Dec Projects

I know it's January already, but I'm just now getting around to loading up the pictures from my December class and even one little straggler from the November class.  

This is a cute little 2-4-6-8 box that I love.  These are so easy, especially with our new Simply Scored tool to do the score lines.  This just takes half a sheet of cardstock and it makes a darling little box for treats or small gifts.  I used a bit of retired designer paper, ribbon, and a button to dress it up.  My Fun Flowers die is a great way to add a little pop of color to any project.  

At Christmas time, I allow myself to use a little bit of my supply of retired products.  It gets a bit too expensive to treat myself to all new stamps and papers every year, but I buy a new little something like the stocking set and matching punch and then combine it with my older stuff.  This is some retired paper I had from last year.  It is flocked in Real Red velvet and simply adorable.  I think the pattern is the same as our vintage wallpaper die.  This stocking punch is so cute and I recently treated myself to the curly label punch that I've wanted for quite a while.  It fits perfectly with this Holly Jolly greeting and the stitched ribbon ties it all together.  

Here is another cute box, made out of some non-SU paper I had hanging around that happened to match *perfectly* with our Cherry Cobbler ink and new quilted ribbon.   This would be great to have some earrings or a necklace in.  (Sorry the pictures are a bit dark, the light was a little wonky and I can't figure out my camera settings.) 


This was a project gone somewhat wrong.  I had a special gift certificate for my customers at my Christmas class and I was going to put it in this cute little bag, but then it just didn't fit, so I just backed away and decided to use this as a bonus project.  I cut the topper out of my Big Note die and then embossed it with my Daisy embossing folder.  Then it was easy to just add a bit of candy stripe ribbon and a few little punches to finish it off.   I also gave everyone a bag of my retired cards I'd had hanging around my stamp room, one of my 3D project samples, and a pretty sparkly picture frame.  Now I'm wishing I'd had sense to get a picture of that - duh!  But as usual, I was scrambling to just get ready for my class!

This isn't a very good picture so you'll have to look close.  This is called a Spirelli where you wind this baker's twine around a scalloped circle.  It took a while to figure this one out, but it really is a pretty technique.  This candy cane paper is a bit of paper I've had around for a while and it was perfect for this project.  

I wish this card had photographed better because I think it's one of the prettiest I've done in a long time.  This was my Christmas card for this year and I shared it with my class.  I had used up all my Whisper White cardstock making cards for the Troops with the folks at work, so I got a chance to appreciate some of our other specialty cardstocks.  The front panel with the holy family is our shimmer white cardstock.  It has a tiny hint of glitter bonded right into the paper.  The layer just behind it is our glossy white cardstock and I used the Polished Stone technique on it.  I love this technique because it looks completely different for each person depending on how they distribute the ink.  It's done with a cotton ball, a bit of plain alcohol, and a drop or two of reinker.  Then I finished it off with a corner punch of our silver glitter paper.


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