Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A set of Christmas tags

I've never done a set of cards and that's the challenge this week for JUGS. So I started small and made a set of 4 3x3 cards to use as gift tags. My mother-in-law (who died a year ago this summer at the age of 95) always used this type of tag on her Christmas packages because she liked to write on the inside and I think she would have liked these. Three of the sentiments come in the Seasons Greeting Sentiment set from Paper Makeup Stamps. The other (Embrace the magic...) is a single stamp also from PMS.
My dd who is the owner of PMS has made the difficult decision to discontinue the rubber stamps at PMS although she will continue to have everything still available as a digi. For those who want some GREAT deals on red rubber stamps. Check it out here. All stamps and card making products are currently 45% off!!

All the papers on my tags are from the same Christmas Combo matstack. I used a variety of nestie shapes, ink colors, and a little bling. Packaging is NOT my strength so I made a very simple little envelope out of one of the dp used on my tags and decorated it with a little poinsettia and slid the tags down inside. Happy December everyone!! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

It's a Baby day....

I'm going to a baby shower today for a good friend who will have a little boy in January and made a card to go with my gift. I used PMS's Baby Jamie Silhouette with Memento London Fog ink.

I was hoping for a "shadow" look but I thought it needed a little boost so I covered the rattle with Star Dust stickles for some sparkle. The inside of the card has this sweet sentiment.I'll also be delivering a gift to another friend who had a little girl about a month ago and I just hadn't gotten the gift to her yet (bad me) so I made a little 3x3 card to go with her gift. It's very simple with background paper, a flower, some twine, and the darling little poem that you can find here. I realized when I took the photo that the bottom of the sentiment isn't cut straight and that drives me crazy....but no time to redo. :(

Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Falling Leaves

The leaves are really falling here. Our lawn service came on Monday to pick up leaves and today it doesn't even look like they were ever here! My card today is one of my first attempts to use a digi! It's one of the Friday Freebies at Paper Makeup Stamps from a couple weeks ago.
I colored the leaf in the sentiment with a copic marker. The other leaves were stamped (with a rubber stamp) on papers that have a little color variation (although it's really hard to see in the photo) and then I cut them out and attached them to my card. The leaf stamp is from the PMS Color It Autumn set that you can find here. The set is also available in digi. I "unburied" my Grand Caliber to cut the shape for my card. It's the largest scalloped square which I then folded to form a triangle. I added some baker's twine and just a little bling to finish it off.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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