Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tis the Season...

Been finishing up my Christmas shopping, I'm still not done...why oh why do I wait til the last minute?! I'm such a procrastinator. I did find some super cute things today though. Kohl's has some terrific deals going on right now. A $44 sweater for $8! Heck, yeah! :) Somehow I earned "Kohl's cash" too. Not sure how or why, but they gave me a $10 gift certificate to use next time. Love that store! At least I finished shopping for my side of the family, so I can ship their gifts off tomorrow. Christmas cards are finally done too! Phew! Next is going to be the baking!

I only have a couple of things to share this time around. I wish I had more to show you. Do you ever feel in a funk during the holidays when there is sooo much to do? I've been creating for the Melissa Frances catalog and hopefully can share those items soon. The other ladies created projects that will just blow you away once again! They are so talented. Here is a card that I created for the blog. It is a pocket card that will hold a photo, Christmas letter or gift card...or all of the above!
Almost everything is Melissa Frances here, including the rub on saying, sticker, chipboard tree and the patterned paper (Amanda).(Will be in Paper Crafts, Holiday Idea Book, 2009.)

TIS the SEASON instructions:

1. To create this card, cut a piece of white cardstock 8 1/2" wide x 5 1/2" high.

2. Dry emboss with a polkadot stencil if desired to get the raised dot effect. (I used the Cuttlebug.)

3. Fold the card in towards the middle and overlap slightly. Adhere the seam going down the m
iddle and also adhere the bottom shut to create a pocket. I cut a strip of the white cardstock and rounded the edges to attach to the bottom of the card.

4. Next, use a round punch to punch a notch at the top. Cut a strip of the Amanda paper around the design in the paper about 4 inches wide and adhere horizontally.

5. Add a piece of material or ribbon tied in a knot, along with a piece of twine and a Christmas sticker from the Christmas Cardstock Stickers.

6. Add green glitter to a chipboard tree from the Glitter Christmas chipboard (it comes white). If you want to spray it with a sealant to prevent the glitter from coming off which I did here, try
RoyalCoat Decoupage Paper Sealer. Let dry, then add it to your card with a glue dot.

7. Lastly, apply a "Tis the
Season" rub on from the Christmas Transfers.

The next card was created for the next challenge over at Card-a-licious! The challenge was to create a Christmas card with a Christmas icon on it, such as a tree, wreath, etc. I chose to make a little angel. Lots of Melissa Frances supplies on this one too, rub on, resin wings, chipboard holly and some of the new Christmas paper!
PEACE on EARTH instructions:

1. Cut card base from white cardstock and emboss with swirl stencil (used the Cuttlebug).

2. Use a bowl to trace onto the blue patterned paper for the angel's body. Cut out and adhere.

3. Attach resin wings, holly chipboard and 3 red buttons for the berries on th
e holly. Adhere Spanish moss to the bottom of the angel.

4. Wrap wire around a pencil several times. Flatte
n with your fingers, leaving one end hanging down. Attach to card with a glue dot for the "halo".

5. Use circle punch to create the angel's face, coloring cheeks pink with chalk, and add eyes and a mouth. (She's singing. hee hee)

6. Attach rub on saying to the top.

If you like to make cards, come on by and try the challenges with us!

I received THIS in the mail the other day and wow! What a nice hardcover recipe book filled with gorgeous projects too! I had a couple of projects in here, this is one that they asked me to create for the book, a fondue set for a "half" birthday party with a fork wrap, a card, and place cards for apples and bread:Thanks for reading and have a great night!


Tessa said...

That angel is sooo adorable!

Michelle said...

my favorite is the texured cardstock pocket. What kind of paper is that?? It is DIVINE!!!

Babydoll said...

Great stuff!! I love the cards and the goodies you created for the magazine. Good Luck with your shopping! :)

Amber said...

What beautiful projects! Love the "half birthday party" set of cards. And your little Angel card is adorable!

Nicole said...

Love your cards! That angel is just too cute. That 1/2 bday gift is awesome! If it makes you feel any better I am not done with my shopping either. Hoping to get it done Sat. Merry Xmas!

Regina Easter said...

oh girl..........you are just so good a whatever you do...have a merry christmas...hugs

Julie Overby said...

Oh, how much fun is all of that?? Didn't you just get a cuttlebug recently? I can tell you're liking it and it's really making me want to get one!!

How exciting that you are creating for the M.F. catalogue. Can't wait to see it!


Anabelle O'Malley said...

Gorgeous projects, as always, Dani. I just love the angel one. You're so creative. And your PC Gourmet set is so fun. LOVE that book. Can't wait to see your catalog projects!

Unknown said...

Fabulous work Dani! LOVE that pocket card, thanks for sharing the instructions too :)
Loved seeing your projects in PC Gourmet!!
(((holiday hugs)))) my friend!

Anonymous said...

Hi Danielle,

I recently subscribed to your blog and I love and admire your style . . . very nice eye candy! Thank you for sharing your work with us. By the way, I'm not sure what part of NY you're from but I grew up in the Binghamton area of NY. Upstate is so nice and peaceful. Merry Christmas!!!

Brandi Talmadge

Anonymous said...

your cards are simply amazing Danielle!!! I just love your work-when you left a comment on my blog it reminded me that I left you an award a few weeks ago on my blog and I forget to let you know about it. You can scroll down and check it out if you wish to play along:):) Hope you staying warm and cozy with all that snow-it sure is freezing here!!!!

Anonymous said...

okay- I feel like a schmuck!!! Disaregard that last comment-I forgot when i was trying to leave you a that award that I couldn't get it to work for some reason so I couldn't leave it to you. It's really early here so I'm confused-a person shouldn't really get up this early:) :)

Iwona said...

Danielle, you're so special! For the last three days I've been reading and admiring your blog. It's so artful and simply beautiful. I'm just starting my scrapbooking and craft adventure. In fact last Sunday I made my first scrapbook page, a part of the album for my parents' 40th wedding anniv. Again, my compliments!

Marlou McAlees said...

wow!! absolutely amazing cards again, loving them all!!! have a great day Danielle :) x

Audrey Pettit said...

Such adorable stuff you make, Dani! Love the little fondue set. Just so unique and clever. And your cards are gorgeous. Love your angel....such a perfect use of those resin wings. And the pocket card is such a useful and beautiful project.

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean about Kohl's. I got a $50.00 for $5.00 !! I was excited!! And they have some adorable frames!! I am so stunned every time I see your blog. I mean WOW !! Awsome creatons!! Char

Anonymous said...

I love the angel card. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.


Kathy Martin said...

Your cards are soooooo festive and gorgeious! I have a confession to make......I often log onto your blog just to hear your holiday music while I'm working! :) I'm making more of the teacher cup gift card holders that I put on the 2 Peas gallery this morning and the music puts me in the spirit. Thank you! :) Kathy

Melonie said...

Ok you are seriously making me think Santa needs to bring me a Cuttlebug. Love that raised polkie paper! Sweet. Then again I love everything that you do. Hope you are having a super week.

Tracey Taylor said...

GF, you never disappoint. FAB work!

Christiane said...

hey girl, your blog is pure eyecandy!! :))

krista said...

love your work! it's all beautiful!!! love the johnny mathis music too!--he's my Christmas favorite!!

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful creations..TFS!!! :-)

Unknown said...

MOre amazing cards. Love the embossing too!