Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Swap: Cards in the Mail


Nov/Dec 2014 Round 2 Group 1 (above)

Here are a few more Holiday Cards to inspire you to create your own this year. Nothing from Group 2 this round but that's okay. I wanted to get these posted before Christmas comes and goes.

If you would like to see the other cards for this swap, visit my Cards in the Mail Swap Group Board on Pinterest or search "Swaps" here on my blog.

Please Pin away! I've set up everyone's cards with their names so that they get proper credit.

Featured Stamp Sets: Endless Wishes, Letterpress Winter, November Paper Pumpkin, Seasonally Skattered.

Any other questions, just ask and I'll do my best to help you out.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Swap: Cards in the Mail


Nov/Dec 2014 Round 1 Group 1 (above)


Nov/Dec 2014 Round 1 Group 2 (above)

I hope these cards inspire you to create your own this year. There's still plenty of time!

If you would like to see the other cards for this swap, visit my Cards in the Mail Swap Group Board on Pinterest or search "Swaps" here on my blog.

Please Pin away! I've set up everyone's cards with their names so that they get proper credit.

Featured Stamp Sets: 

Any other questions, just ask and I'll do my best to help you out.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Blog Hop: Wrapping up the Holidays

Can you believe it is December already?! I sure can't. The weather has been unseasonably warm and so that doesn't help. I hope you have all of your shopping done so that you can focus on wrapping things up. 

At my November stamp class we used the Curvy Keepsakes Die to make this adorable little box. It is about the size of a tennis ball and is definitely cute. Perfect for that very little something you need to give to friends, coworkers or neighbors. 

For this project I started with the tree. I initially saw a similar tree as a topper on a skewer full of gum drops but I didn't have any skewers so I got a toothpick and improvised. I used the Boho Blossoms Punch and simply punched, crunched and stacked. For the star I combined 3 to add dimension. The project grew from there. I stuck it on the pre-made box (from Convention) and then decided that it needed a tree skirt. It didn't look right by itself so I stacked it on the larger box (also just sititng around the craft room) and tied it up with the Metallic Gold Baker's twine. Done! It is very simple and I'm sure you could fancy it up if you wish but I like it just how it is. I hope you like it too. 

Thank you for taking the time to visit our hop. We really appreciate you!
Now jump on over to Julie. She always has something fun to share. Just click on the image below:

SUPPLY LIST: (for both)
  • Stamp Sets: Endless Wishes
  • Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz, Kraft, Crumb Cake
  • Punches: Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Boho Blossoms, 1/16" Hand Held
  • Big Shot: Curvy Keepsakes Box Framelits TM
  • Embellishments: Gold Metallic Baker's Twine, Gold Glimmer Paper, 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon
  • Other: Kraft Gift Boxes, Gift Box Punch Board

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Card Set: Endless Wishes


These are the cards I made for the Cards in the Mail swaps for Nov/Dec. I started with the first one and for some reason decided to make the 2nd one to match. Then I thought I might as well make all three of them go together. I figured it would be fun for the people that are in both swap groups to have some matching cards. I think I'll attempt to stick with this trend if I can.

Watch for them again when I post the rest of the cards from the swaps later this month.

SUPPLY LIST: (for all)
  • Stamp Sets: Endless Wishes
  • Colors: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon, Real Red
  • DSP: Flowerpot Designer Series Paper
  • Big Shot: Banners, Bitty Banners, Chalk Talk, Windows Collection Framelits TM
  • Embellishments: Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Baker's Twine, Basic Rhinestones
  • Punches: Angled Tag Topper, 1" Square (for medium banner)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Swap: Cards in the Mail for Customers







Welcome to the 4th round (Sept/Oct) for the customer card swap. I have been so impressed with the commitment of this group. Great cards on time! Almost. It was very close. The late posting is all my fault. 


This group is run the same way as the demonstrator friends group with one exception. They are allowed to use retired items. Ask me how you can join a small group (eight or less). 

If you would like to see the other cards for this swap group, visit my Cards in the Mail Swap group for Customers board on Pinterest or search "Swaps" here on my blog.

Please Pin away! I've set up everyone's cards with their names so that they get proper credit.
Featured Stamp Sets: By request only.

Any other questions, just ask and I'll do my best to help you out.

**Stamps featured on this post may be retired.