Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Pocket Card

Back with another Silhouette Christmas card. I used the present card design and added the reindeer design to the base to make patterned wrapping paper. It is a pocket card and this is what it looks like when  you pull out the pocket.

It would be easy to create and  print your sentiment on the white section of the pocket or you could stamp your favorite sentiment.I changed the size of the design so that it would fit in an A6 envelope.

Went to a work related conference on Monday and got home around 830 last night and this morning I am off to work. So just this quick post today and I will see you tomorrow.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Silhouette Christmas Tags and Gift Box

I have a couple of projects from the Silhouette store to share with you today. First is this adorable little gift box. I increased the size to make it as large as I could on the Silhouette SD and it is 3 3/4 inches tall, almost 3 inches wide at the base and 1 3/4 inches deep. Nice little size for candies or small goodies. This project makes me really want the new 12 " Silhouette so that I could increase the size a little more. I bought my SD last year on black Friday and was hoping for a sale as good as that one but I haven't seen anyone match it yet. My next projects are a couple of gift tags.

The holly backgrounds are a fill pattern from the store, the Santa is a print and cut file and the reindeer is a cut file that I colored in and offset before cutting. I cut them separately and glued them to the tags for a little extra dimension.

The designs were on sale this weekend and I stocked up. Fun shopping :)

Leaving this afternoon for a conference so I will see you in a couple of days. Thanks for visiting!!


Sunday, November 27, 2011

A Silhouette Santa

This card is a design from the Silhouette store. I did alter the size so that it would fit an A2 size envelope. All that I had to do was pick out the card stocks that I wanted to use and color Santa's face using a copic marker. The card front lifts at the end of Santa's beard and there is plain white cardstock over the red bottom where you can put your sentiment.

I am just getting started with my cards and haven't started shopping yet. But I do have two weeks of vacation in December so I am trying not to stress too much.

How are your preparations going? Are you done or have you procrastinated like me?

Thanks so much for stopping by I have some more great Christmas designs from the Silhouette store to share with you this week.


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving and tell you again that I am so thankful for your visits. Life has been crazy for me the past month and I haven't had time to do much crafty stuff or visit you but I can see daylight now and hope to be posting and visiting again very soon.
I feel so blessed and have so many things to be thankful for and getting to know all of you is on that list! Your visits and comments are very special to me.
Wishing You a wonderful, safe, and Happy Holiday!


Sunday, November 6, 2011

Snow Globe Shaker Card

All the elements from this snow globe card are from the Silhouette gallery.
First I offset the snow globe design and made it into the card base.
Then I went back to the original design and cut it apart between the base and the globe.
I used a fill pattern for the sky and then colored the base and wrote the sentiment over the base. Then grouped the elements back together.
The tree swirl pattern was colored and offset and cut twice.
The Santa and sleigh were a solid design, so I cut them apart and filled the 3 sections with different colors and then grouped them back together. It was offset and cut around the offset, rather than cutting directly around the design.
Then I used the snow globe pattern again and did an internal offset and cut both edges to have the frame for the shaker part of the card.
Placed that frame and the second tree swirl cut out  over a piece of acrylic and cut the acrylic to fit it.
Cut dimensional foam tape to fit behind the offset frame and tree swirl cardstock. Removed the tape backing and sealed 3 sides. Poured some large glitter into it and sealed the last side.
If you decide to make a shaker card make sure that the foam tape covers all edges so that your filler doesn't leak out.

The hardest part of the whole card was cutting the foam tape small enough so that it wouldn't show.

I am so happy that the time has changed back but today is going to be a long day. I am working today from 3-11, and I am not sure how I managed to schedule myself like that for the first day of time change.

Hope you don't have to work today and are enjoying life!

Thanks for visiting :)