Thursday, November 7, 2013

Scraps for Christmas Cards #2

Granted for the first and second card from Scraps for Christmas Cards I didn't really use scraps because I cut from brand new 12X12 papers but just showing you could use your scraps for these card ideas or washi tape.

This card I also made a matching gift tag and decorated the envelope and inside of the card with the reaming scraps.

There are multiple versions of this card on You tube but if I had to pick the one that I went from it was this one by Carol Gatton.

Papers are from a New stack I just recently purchased from Micheal's using a 50% coupon called Sugar Plums, its a 12X12 Recollections paper pad with 180 sheets.
All the Strips are 1/2 of an inch wide.

I cut 5 different lenghts, this made it easier and fast by lining up all the paper in my trimmer. I cut 3 1/2, 3, 2 1/2, 2, and 1 1/2.
Assembly style, the base is a 3/4 inch wide by 1/2 inch tall and the star is a punch. I glued the star and trunk down first then started with the bottom and top layer then the inner two layers and finally the middle layer to help keep even spacing.
Mus ta gotten distracted because I have jumped right into the tag pictures.  I used my Cricut machine and the Winter Frolic Cartridge and on page 59 I cut the tag out in white at 3 inches and red at 3 1/4 inches, I re punched the hole with a hole punch after I glued the two together.
Used a red Sharpie marker to color the start gems that I most likely got from Micheal's or Hobby Lobby, sorry I didn't save the packaging.
Same strips as before just cut the lengths different 1 1/2, 1 1/4, 1, and 3/4 inches. then as you can see by my paper trimmer I set them down to cut them in half, again this makes it easier and I will get two tags from these papers.
The base is 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch.
Finished card, layered the white on the same red card stock as the trunk and the star.

Close up of added button and some crochet twine I got supper cheap at a thrift store.

Inside of card and I lined the bottom with extra patterned paper.

All three together, I added more pattered paper to the envelope.
I made 5 cards and 8 tags and still have paper left to do more of the same card.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Scraps for Christmas Cards #1

Again over at Word Art Wednesday they are having Challenge number 105 and as always its Anything Goes.

I saw a video on this card from Scraps & Stamps on You tube.  I loved it and knew I could replicate it with the tools that I have on hand in my craft room.

Here is how I started, Picked out  my base supplies to make sure I could replicate the card.
This is a Oval from a My Favorite Things. 

My mat is a Paper Studio Heavy Weight card stock in the color cream. It measures 5 1/4 by 4.
After I cut the Oval out from my mat I lightly drew a circle to know where to put my tape.
The pattern paper is Recollections brand in the big 12 by 12 packs. The brown came from an Autumn stack and the green, red, and blue came from a Christmas stack.
I used a Stampin Up writer marker in Chocolate chip to make fau sticth marks along the outside.
 I cut my strips at 1/4, 1/2, and 3/4 of an inch wide.
Used my trusty ATG gun and applied adhesive around the traced circle.
Layed the strips down in no particular order.
Cut off the excess.
Foam adhesive, your favorite kind, taking note to add to the inner circle area so the card doesn't sag.
I believe the banner die is from My Favorite Things but I am not sure where the Merry die is from.  Just google Christmas dies and you should find many different kinds.

Getting ready to Emboss the sentiment, I only inked the Christmas part of the Merry Christmas Stamp
Regular adhesive on the area of the Christmas and pop dots on the other end.
Pop dots near the top and liquid glue on the bottom

Close Up

Inside Sentiment. By Hero Arts CL543

A Helper name PIVIA
Again I believe CASEing is all about using the supplies you have and the original idea and making it your own.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013


I recently saw Jennifer McGuire do a video on how to glue die cut sentiments together like 9 times to create your own type of chip board and fell in love with her video and wanted to recreate something myself as well.

Over at Word Art Wednesday there having another Anything goes challenge #104.

I used my FAVORITE inks by Stampin up for the fall season and a die from either Papertrey ink or MFT, sorry I don't have my packaging and cant remember where I purchased it, but any word die will work just change your stamp set.  I did use for sure an Oval die from MFT.

The stamp set I used I got along time ago from Oriental Trading and I dont rember the name of that one either.

I'm also loving the Heavy Weight Card Stock form Hobby Lobby, there Paper Studio Brand, it comes in Cream, Black, and White.  You will also need some scrap paper in the matching card base/mat color that you choose and a glue stick.

Standard size card mat 4 by 5 1/4.

I am tracing the die lightly with pencil so I know where to concentrate my stamping.
A little removable adhesive on my mat to help hold the paper down while I stamp.
Started with Baked Brown Sugar.
Then More Mustard.
Then Always Artichoke.
And finally Cajun Craze
Ahh beautiful ink pads.

Filled in the gaps, mainly concentrating in the center of the mat.

Using a white eraser I erased the lines after the ink was dry.
Replaced the die using some washy tape and ran it threw my Cuttle Bug.
I was priming my stamps by stamping off on scrap paper a few times before using them on my project, Just a little tip for clear stamps and firm foam ink pads.
Don't lose the innerds, I mean inside pieces because they will go back on the card at the end
Glue 2 sheets of scrap together, I used a glue stick because it covers nicely and cheaper.
I glued 2 sheets together and rant threw my matching getting a total of 4 die cuts plus the original.

If your worried about your matching breaking you can die cut 8 pieces separately but mine did fine.
Glue them all together, I used my Tombo Mono Multi glue.  See the cool dimension.
 I used ATG gun because its a strong glue and ran it across the inside areas making sure to get enough in the middle of the card for the die cut.
I also put ATG around the edges of the die cut panel.

Center the mat on the card base.
Place die cut piece in just like a puzzle and use a pokey tool to place the innerds back in.


TADA Finished card.

Yikes! The day before Halloween Treat Bags

Well Procrastination got me again, but I managed to make 2 cards, one for gymnastics teaches and one for Alexis teachers. I also got the treat bags finished as well, Took me about an hour to get it done.

Because kids can be kids I didn't want to spend too much so I went to the local dollar store and picked up erasers, pencils, (ignore the packaging, I don't know why its says crayons on it), and some pencil sharpeners.
This week was also Alexis snack week for preschool so I bought in bulk and used the left overs for the treat bags. Halloween fruit snacks and Halloween bunny crackers.
Well Alexis said wheres the candy for the treat bag so I thought about the tootsie pop ghost idea that I saw on Pinterest.
To hide the staple mark on the bag I decided to create a stem and leaves for the pumpkin bags. I used a retired Stampin Up punch and a current punch.
I used my scrap browns and greens which allowed me not to have to cut into a new sheet of card stock.
Finished bag
Assembly style, I didn't use much tape because kids will be kids and they are going to rip them open anyways.
More assembly work.

Close up TIME.

Finished Card

Close up TIME!

Close up and envelope's made with the envelope punch board from Stampin Up.