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Thursday, October 8, 2009

"Green" Christmas Cards

Green as in "recycled", that is. These were created for a swap at Swap Bot. We were to create handmade Christmas cards for our partner utilizing parts of old Christmas cards. Here's what I came up with.

This was very simple. I just trimmed the front of an old card with shaped scissors, did a little inking, added Stickles to some of the berries.

For this one I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for the backgroud, then punched snowflakes from an old card and added them to the embossed backgroung along with some "bling".

Another Cuttlebug embossed background. The tree was cut from an old card. I added a very pretty TAC stamped image that says "Tis the Season", and the ribbon.

Basically a full card front that I trimmed around and added to another Cuttlebug embossed background. The background is the "script" background.

I trimmed the wreath from an oold card and used silver paper for the background. Non-traditional colors, but pretty in my opinion.

QUOTE FOR THE DAY: Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try! ~Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Split Purse -a - nality

2 Birthday Girls + 1 purse template = 2 delightful Birthday cards. I made the mauve, floral purse for my "30 something" daughter's birthday. It has a bit of a shabby chic look. The other purse I made for my great-niece's 7th Birthday. It was fun creating both of them.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Economy is too late when you are at the bottom of your purse. Senaca Native American quote

Monday, October 5, 2009

Here's the Skinny

A "Skinny Book", that is. In the paper craft/art world a "skinny" is a 3" x 5" piece of art work done on heavy cardstock - or just plain ol' scrap cardboard. A "skinny book" would be a few of these skinny pages compiled into a book and bound in any way which strikes the creator's fancy. This is skinny book that I created for a swap on Swap Bot. The theme was "purple". My swap partner left me a '5' rating with a heart. That's the best you can get. =) Creating the purple skinny book was challenging, but enjoyable. Hope you enjoy looking.

skinny - confidential information about a topic or person; "he wanted the inside skinny on the new partner" - or a 3" x 5" piece of artwork created on heavy cardstock or scrap cardboard.

TODAY'S QUOTE: "Absence makes the heart grow fonder." Thomas Haynes Bayly