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2015-11-29; Christmas Tag with Create-A-Critter 2


Today’s design was made for a challenge at CardzTV Blog, Make a Christmas tag using a Cricut.

Here is what I came up with…

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The tag was cut from the cartridge Picturesque at 2.5″ yielding a tag that is about 5″ tall; The mouse from Create-A-Critter 2 at 2.5″ and the Noel at 1″ (also from Create-A-Critter 2.)

The tree is a Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous die and I made my own pinwheel using my ScorPal.

Thanks for stopping by today!

2015-11-28; Snowman from Deer Friends


Here is another card that I’ve made for a swap. This one actually qualifies for two swaps that I’ve signed up for, so I made two. Why reinvent the wheel if you have all the supplies right in front of you?

The first swap is called layers. The card was supposed to have a minimum of 4 layers. I’ve done that and then some.

The second swap had to be a card that was rubber stamped. This one qualifies for that too!

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Here is an easy embellishment for the winter theme, a punched glittered snowflake.

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Next up are the faux brads. These are just hole punches that have been stacked and then glittered.

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and finally the Snowman from the Deer Friends stamp set. I had some orange fun foam and added it for the nose. In this photo you can see each and every layer….7! 8 if you count the carrot nose.

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So here you have an oxymoron…a CAS card with at least 7 layers. It also has 3 different kinds of punches that have been used and two different circle dies. Can it really be CAS if all that stuff is on it?

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Thanks for stopping by today. I would be interested in hearing your comments on the different patterns that were used. I remember back in the day when you would NEVER mix patterns. Here I’ve used three different patterns that have nothing to do with each other and surprisingly I like the color combo and overall look. What do you think?

2015-11-27; SU’s Deer Friends; CAS


And so it begins…the deluge of Christmas cards. I actually need 12 cards for the same person that I swap with. We share the 12 Cards of Christmas. I try to keep the designs clean and simple with a more involved design for the finale.

Here is one of the cards that I put together using Stampin’ Up’s Deer Friends set (retired).

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A close up of the medallion shows that I created this by adding 4 different layers. I paper pieces the green part of the tree in as I didn’t want a black tree.

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And one last look before you go on about your day…

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Most people are out doing the black friday thing today…I’m headed off to work. Probably a less stressful place to be; at least for today! ;-)

2015-11-26; Happy Thanksgiving 2015!


Happy Thanksgiving to you! I have been up for hours to make the annual turkey. I used to try to serve lunch at 1:00 PM which meant a super early morning and long day. My son works 2-3rd shift so I try to make dinner for 5:00 PM so he will eat with us. Turns out it is much easier to make dinner for 5:00 PM!  Especially since the turkey we bought to replace the stolen one is still frozen.

At work yesterday I shared these cute nut boxes with my co-workers. the box was cut from the Cricut cartridge Tags, Bags, & Boxes 2. It is small, only large enough to hold a single serving of mixed nuts (1/4 C.), but perfect for a cute little gift.

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The turkey was cut at 2.5″ from the cartridge Create a Critter 2. I added the little sign and big red feather.

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Other than the sign & feather I didn’t embellish much as I had 12 of these little boxes to make. Lots of turkey parts were everywhere on my desk during assembly.

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Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you are enjoying some family time and a good meal.

2015-11-25: Turkey Tags for the November Tag swap


Gobble, gobble, gobble! That’s the theme for this month’s tag swap. I pulled out the cartridge Create a Critter 2 and Picturesque. I made a tag for each of the ladies who played in the swap this month.

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The turkey was cut from the Create a Critter 2 cartridge at 2.5″.
The gated tag (can you tell that’s a gate behind the turkey?) was cut from the cartridge Picturesque at 3.5″ giving me a 6″ tall tag.

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I added some dry embossing, a feather, a sign and fancy fibers to finish these off.

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I didn’t buy a thing to work on this swap; everything used was from “in stock” supplies. If you have any questions just let me know.

Thanks for stopping by today.

2015-11-24; Z Fold with alcohol leaves


Hello Stamper; today’s design was an experiment using a different style of leaf and some alcohol coloring. I only have BIC markers but they worked pretty well.

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The flower is stacked paper flowers topped with a gem.

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The leaf is from the cartridge Picturesque cut at 1.75″ and 1.25″. They were cut in white and then colored. The little bug is an Asian beetle that I’m still finding in places even though the snow has started to fly.  It was cut from the cartridge Doodle Charms at .75″   I also added a twig from a die set by Tim Holtz aptly named Mini Branch & Leaf set.  The glaze that you see over the leaves, twig and bug is a coat of lacquer.  It holds all those bits and pieces together and gives a nice shine.

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Here the Z card is fully opened. I added a panel to write a short note on.

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And back to the beginning….

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Today will be busy. The turkey we were planning on (a gift from work) was stolen by another employee right out of the freezer where they were kept. I only hope they had that big of a need to have us go without. I’ll have to pick up a turkey today and hope that it will defrosted by Thursday.

Thanks for stopping by today.

2015-11-23; gold foiled Thanksgiving


Here we are just a few days before Thanksgiving and I’m trying to get out a few more Thanksgiving cards. This one went pretty easily! I used a pre-printed, gold foiled note card and a few die cuts all from the same set and one stamp.

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Here you can see some of the layers. I popped a couple of the layers up using fun foam so that it would mail well.

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The outside was so fancy that I had to decorate the inside of the card just a little. Here I’m holding it open so you can get a good look. I used one of the same dies for the sentiment panel as on the outside of the card, bringing it all together.

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And one more look at the card before you go on about your day….

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I still have about a dozen of the pre-printed gold foil cards, so be forewarned that more will be on the way ;-)


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