Saturday, November 28, 2009

Gobble Gobble Hershey Bar Box

 I mentioned Thankgiving "gifts" and this would be another example.
I needed a Thanksgiving "greeting" for a couple, so decided that a double
Hershey Bar holder would do the trick.

I used the word window punch to create a "slot" for the candy bars, and then
scored a number of creases to create this Soft Suede box.
Autumn Traditions Designer Paper was used to decorate the inside and outside
of the box.  The Gobble Gobble image was colored in with markers,
cut out with the 1 3/4 circle punch and attached to the front flap of the box.
The sentiment, stamped on More Mustard card stock, was attached to the lower
portion of the box, so that the Gobble image would insert to
form the closure.

I hope that you are enjoying your Thankgiving Holiday.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Branching Out Thanksgiving

Remember that the Holiday Extravaganza is still going on!

I was invited to a friend's house for Thanksgiving and wanted to bring a couple of "gifts".  I made 2 samples of this card, one to keep and one to give.

This Branching Out card uses brayer techniques made popular by Michelle Zindorf.  I love impressionistic art, so that was the look that I was going for.
  I looked up a group of colors on my color wheel and began by brayering several Brocade Blue mountains in the background.  I sponged Bordering Blue from the mountain tops to the edge of the paper to complete the sky.  I then brayered in Old Olive grass and sponged over it a bit.   The Branching Out tree image was inked with Chocolate Chip craft ink, which was "smudged" with a sponge after stamping, to give it a more wispy appearance.  Using craft ink gave me time to mess with the images a bit.  After stamping and smudging the 3 trees, I added More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive leaves.  Lastly, I stamped the "Grateful" sentiment from the Falling Leaves set.

One other step I might have added would have been to highlight the  trees or mountains with a
gel pen or marker.  Admittedly, I was reluctant to mess with the cards further, after getting them to this point!

Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Christmas Cocoa Thick Windowsheet box

I hope that everyone is enjoying preparations for Thanksgiving. I'm nursing a little "sinus event" so am thankful for the opportunity to sleep in.

DON'T FORGET to check out the Holiday Extranaganza!!   The specials are really pretty special!

The Christmas gift above is a simple box, made out of the Christmas Cocoa Specialty paper on page 21 of the SU Holiday Mini.  After scoring the box, I cut a square out of one side with my 12 inch cutter.   Then, I cut out a small piece of Thick Window Sheet (page 158 of the main catty) and ran it through the Big Shot Petals-A-Plenty Embossing Folder.   It makes a pretty designer-look window.  I lined the inside of the opening with Sticky Strip and positioned the Window Sheet.  Use the Ornament Punch to punch out a tag, wrap with ribbon and it's ready to fill with the candy of your choice.  

Sooooo, the Window Sheet is not just for Scrapbooking any  more!


Monday, November 23, 2009

Holiday Extravaganza

Check out the BIG SU Sale!!
Holiday Extravaganza runs for 1 week. 
Items discounted up to 50%.

Go to the Website and click on "Shop Now" to see the
different specials.


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Season of Friendship

This card uses the Season of Friendship set (page 114), which is soooo flexible.

The tree image was inked with Not Quite Navy ink and stamped on whisper white card stock.   The "snow drifts" were made by tearing paper and sponging up to the uneven edge, then moving the paper and repeating.  The snowflakes and sentiment were stamped on Kraft card stock,  which was then inked with VersaMark and covered with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder (you know, my favorite embellishment, adding just enough sparkle).   Attach the snowflakes and sentiment with 2 brads and you're good to go.

Thanksgiving here we come! Just a couple more days.