Archive for Joys of the Season

Gift box and tag

The current Tuesday challenge at Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge  is to make elements used in gift wrapping. 

I pulled out my trusty Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut cart for this challenge.  I found a box and used the window option.  I wanted a fun Christmas design on the outside, but the pattern paper I have isn’t thick.  So, I pulled out my colored card stock and cut the box twice: once in the red DCWV cardstock and once in the Cloud 9 pattern paper.  Then I adhered them together before scoring. 

Next, I colored and Stickled (I think I just made up a word) an Inkadinkado ornament stamp, which I then placed in the window of the box.  Using some festive ribbon and berries I made a topper for the card.

I also decided to make a tag.  I wanted to use the Peachy Keen frog stamp on the box, but the window wasn’t big enough so I used him on the tag instead.  Using my #14 Nestie labels and the patterned paper from the box, I cut out a medium-large size label.  Then I cut out a medium-small size cream-colored label to put in the center.  Next, I stamped my frog, colored him with my Copics and cut him out.  Using  my Joys of the Season Cricut cart, I cut out a hat for my frog to wear.  I using white embossing powder and Picket Fence Stickles for the white areas, and Xmas red for the trimmings, on the hat.  Finally, I attached the hat and popped up the frog.

I really like the way it turned out!

Thanks for your kind comments and feedback.


Silver Bells Christmas Card

My Pink Stamper is having a challenge to make a winter project.  Since I have been gone all weekend I decided to make a card.  I wanted to use my music note Cuttlebug folder so I was trying to think what would go good with it.  Silver Bells, silver bells (be glad you can’t hear me singing!)!  I found some bells on the Joys of the Season cart and cut them out of AC silver and gold foil paper.  Then I cut out two Nestie shapes and stamped them with Waltzing Mouse Vintage Label 14 Stamps and Stampabilities sentiment stamp.  I popped up the inner Nestie piece.  I outlined parts of the bells in silver Stickles, added a piece of “holly” to the card and tied my silver bells to it. 

Pretty simple, but I thought it turned out pretty good.

Thanks for taking the time to look, I love comments!


Christmas Candle Snow globe

This week at BBTB2 they challenged everybody to make something using a candle cut from a Cricut Halloween Cartridge.  I don’t have the cart, but I found a candle in the Joys of the Season cart and decided to use it.  I had so much fun making this card!  I wanted to make a snow globe with a candle in it, but I wanted the ball to be open to the inside. 

I used my circular Nesties for this because I find it easier to line everything up than with the Cricut.  I cut a large circle in the card.  Then cut out a rectangle in the color I wanted as my globe (light grey) and cut out a slightly smaller circle.  Then I placed the rectangle on the inside of the card, on the back of the front flap, so you could see some of the color come through around the edges.  I cut out another large plain white circle.  I placed this on the inside of the card to when it was closed the white circle fully covered the opening in the card. 

Next, I cut out the candle and all the pieces that went with it with my Gypsy.  I assembled the candle on the white paper, stacking the flame three high after I had used my Copics to color it and crystal Stickles to give it some shimmer.  I also stamped the dotted circle (Stampin Up) under the flame twice, once in orange once in yellow, just before gluing everything down.  Then I colored and glittered the holly leaves, and  added some berries I had from home decorations.  I added a ribbon, then adhered the snow globe base to the card.  Finally, I cut out more holly and blinged it up before placing it on the base.  I rounded the edges of the card and inked them with red.  The patterned paper is from DCWV Christmas stack.

I hope you like it.

Thanks for your kind comments and feedback!