Nov 25, 2009
Nov 23, 2009
Nov 22, 2009
Now before you say... "uh, Kristie, did you even follow the sketch???" Let me point out that I did follow it the best I could. I had so many elements and for some reason they weren't working for me AT ALL! I was scratching my head, grunting and even muttering under my breath. I couldn't get it figured out! I knew I wanted a holiday card, cause lets face it... I'm excited! I had stockings and bells, and music paper and on and on and on, but to no avail! So I picked these papers on purpose. The stripes on the right representing part of the sketch and if you look closely:
You can see my two strips of glitter above and below my tag. That is to represent the strips on the left side of the sketch. I just happened to move my tag from the bottom corner to the middle. It looked a bit better that way considering its size. I also stitched a zigzag in the middle which also represents one element of the sketch. So I really did follow it...kind-of. What do you think??
Nov 20, 2009
Nov 18, 2009
I chose to use the color and pattern to influence my card. LOTS of pattern, if I am to be completely honest : )
Nov 17, 2009
Nov 16, 2009
All Pink Persimmon stamps... Vintage Cupcake and Sweet Greetings. I pulled out some sassy paper by K&Co. I thought that since I have been doing a lot of holiday stuff, I would switch it up a bit. You know, you can always use a cupcake right??
Nov 15, 2009
I went really conservative on this one. I think because I wanted to be able to send this to someone and was worried about it fitting into a regular envie. But I do wish I could go back and get a bit more funky like you see in the sketch.
Nov 13, 2009
Nov 11, 2009
I decided to keep this one a bit more simple. I added one strip of background stamping then glued some ric rac over top. It's a little 'funky cold madina', but I like it. (if you remember that song, give a shout out!) I found a vintage heart button, which added the perfect touch for the sentiment:
I love pink and white for christmas colors, not traditional, but cute. I have this corrugated box that I thought would hold a mini loaf just perfectly. I think bread gifts are the choice for my neighbors this season. I love bread. It makes me happy. I am happy to make it, and eat it and I love giving it away. It feels more substantial than the box of sugary stuff that I normally make. Bread sustains life and I think a hot piping loaf goes perfect with this sentiment!
Nov 9, 2009
Nov 8, 2009
I printed my digistamp onto linen vellum and then colored it with some markers. Then, I had a serious mishap.. i.e. lots of ripping! (I was trying to stitch, but you know, it all fell apart!) So I thought... "Before I throw this out, lets see what will happen if"... So I crinkled up my paper. Dabbed my craft sheet with some distressing ink and rubbed my bird in it. And this my friends, is what happens when you do that! I really liked the result, so I didn't bother printing out a new image.
You can see the nice ink coverage which I love with the linen texture coming through. I added some background stamping for my card base, some ribbon, a button, scallops and a sentiment.
Nov 6, 2009
I wrapped up the box with some more Cosmo Cricket papers. The box is a great size without odd measurements so it was SUPER fast to cut papers out and use them to alter the look of this box. I markered the edges with a black marker so the original color (pink!) wouldn't show through. Didn't think that would be cool for a 4 yr old boy. I didn't do too much flouncy-flounce to it since it was for a boy. Just added some ribbon and was done.
Do you want to know what is inside? Do ya.... do ya???
Would you believe these boxes fit 2 play dough containers PERFECTLY! I couldn't have asked for a better way to give this gift. I think even a bunch of small play doughs would be great and thats just ONE idea. The possibilities for these great boxes are endless and I hope to show you even more uses for them throughout the holidays and into the new year. You just wait! So I packaged this all up and doorbell ditched them in a matter of an hour. Really quick birthday gift to put together (well, fairly quick ; )
Nov 4, 2009
Nov 2, 2009
I love your card and the way you have used the ribbons. I have really enjoyed joining in the 365 cards blog.
Congrats JillyCreations!!! Please email me or leave me a comment with your address and I will get your goods out right away!! Thanks to all who played and hopped around the 365 Cards Blogs this week. What a fun time!!
Nov 1, 2009
I really loved this sketch when I looked at it. I still love it, but for some reason my card has left me wanting more.... I think my mojo has taken the day off!!