Wednesday, December 19, 2012

At Joan's Gardens Week #43 Challenge

The challenge this week is to wrap a box or a canister   I wrapped several canisters of Hot Chocolate mix using Snickerdoodle Designs by Karen's kit Ginger Magic. (retiring soon).  The Top ornaments are Spellbinder's  Shapeabilities cut fold and tuck geometrics S5-114 available At Joan's Gardens.  I also made a topper out of Geo-Dies GD-8 available from Pop-Ups Etc.  I topped the paper pieced fussycut gingerbread man  and tuck and folded tops with glimmermist which gave the gingerbreadmen a sugared look as it dried into standard creme cardstock. (I am TOTALLY out of photopaper! --so making do with these last few can wraps, with a more matted softer look than photopaper returns.)

Sunday, December 16, 2012

At Joan's Gardens Week 43 Challenge

A friend showed me how to fold and create a box bottom and box top today out of any size square of paper, and so I made a llittle box for this challenge.  I printed the flower topper on photopaper, That was a project  in the December Papers and Pixels Magazine contributed by Tracy Wray (a paper Piecing project).  The glimmermisted white flourish die is Spellbinders Fantastic Flourish 1 purchased at At Joan's Gardens

Friday, December 14, 2012

At Joan's Gardens Challenge #43

This is a little gift box I made.  It has a handcut lid and uses papers created in Photoshop.  The top ornament is a graphic designed by Karen Schulz found in her kit "All Wrapped Up".   Dies for creating boxes are available from At Joan's Gardens. The one I have is Sizzix Bigz Pro Die-Box with Scallop Lid. I didn't want the scalloped edge on this one. Other companies make box dies, too, a cute 4 inch pizza box die is manufactured by Lifestyle Crafts. 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

At Joans Garden Week #44

The Challenge this week is simply to decorate a box or a container that can be given as a Christmas Gift.  This is a picture of my box-topper.  It is a Chevron Pattern that is created with Nutcracker Sweet  Collection papers by Graphic 45, available At Joan's Gardens.  The chevrons square is created following a tutorial by Jill Olsen presented in the December 2012 Papers and Pixels Magazine (page 67) that is released on December 15th..  I used spellbinders Lacy Squares Die (available from At Joan's Gardens) and an embossing folder "lattice" by Sizzix for Stampin Up for this topper.  The Merry Christmas sentiment is a SU stamp in Wasabi green ink (also SU). I brushed over the whole thing with 3D glaze.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

At Joan's Gardens Week 43 Challenge

Blue and white, oval, ribbon (perhaps a bow) embossing folder--all the makins of this Thank you card.  I used a Tim Holtz Distressing edger tool on the white matts, the Sissix Embossing folder Carnivale by Tim Holtz., Spellbinders Ovals are all ..available at Joan's Gardens.  The Fresh Vintage stamp from Stampin Up is inked with Blue  Frost Kaleidacolor ink across all inks in the pad.  Edges are lightly brushed with the dakest ink.   The shimmer paper blue matting backs separate the traveling stamp idea, thanking a friend for her sweet gifts she brought me from her recent trip to Peru.

AtJoan's Gardens Week #43

Blue and white, oval, ribbon, embossing folder --all fun in this one.   The blue paper is a gorgeous metallic paper by DCWV in a "shimmer stack"  Under that is gold metallic foil. Those ovals are cut with Lifestyle Crafts Nested Ovals set. The Ornament is a transparent glitter stitch design ornament sticker by Starform that I got at pop-ups etc along with the Merry  Christmas gold sentiment sticker.  The embossing folder is a Sizzix folder from At Joan's Gardens called Holly Swirls (657139)  The ribbon is frayed cording looped and tied behind the popped up ornament stack.

At Joan's Gardens Week 43 Challenge.

Oval, blue and white, embossing folder---those are the challenge rules this week.  The embossing folder is Marianne Designables  DS0912.  The oval is a window cut out of a white card base.  I made a template  from a Romak bubble topped card with an oval window.  The blue ornament is a sticker by Starform 3218. The embossing folder and supplies are available at At Joan's Gardens.  The gold frayed ribbon is gold metallic serger thread, and the oval is outlined with Simplicity metallic cording. The detail is burnished with blue ink from a Kaleidacolor stamp pad "Blue Frost" a Stampin Up product.

Monday, December 10, 2012

At Joan's Gardens Week 43 Challenge

Oval, blue and white, embossing folder and ribbon---those are the qualifications for this weeks Challenge At Joan's Gardens.  The wonderful embossing folder debossing the snowman paper is Sizzix Snow Flurries, that I got at Joan's Garden (#656944)  The oval is a Spellbinders die,  Around the ribbon cuts from  SP S2 010 "Fantiastic Flourish  die are woven.--That pretty die was in my last Joan's Gardens order!  It's a KEEPER!   (They looked like little snowflakes to me!) sentiment is a dollar bin clear stamp, stamped with Kaleidacolor Blue Frost. Snowflake Accents are a snowflake Martha Stewart border punch punched from white glitter paper.  The paper is by Moxie and is Winterland tuched here and there with star-gelpen accents. I get Moxie papers from Dandylion Wishes in St. George, UT--our nearest scrapbooking store, 45 miles away!

At Joan's Gardens Week #43 Challenge

Use an oval, use blue and white, add a ribbon.
This card uses core-din-ations blue paper by Ranger, embossed then sanded with Sizzix 656944 Snow Flurries embossing folder. The skates are Marianne Creatables die # LR0247 and the lighter blue paper is by Moxie.  Stakes are spritzed with Shimmer mist, and background is lightly burnished with blue ink. The blade accents and stars are stickers from pop-ups etc.  The folder, paper and skates are available from At Joan's Gardens. 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

At Joans Gardens Week Challenge Week 43

For this card I used a deboss technique.  The embossing is folder from Stampin Up.   I filled the snowflakes it made with one of the 3D crystal laqcuers on the market now, giving them a very glossy porcelain 3D effect. When that was dry I brushed Ranger's Diamond Stickles over the centers of the snowflakes.  The oval sentiment is on holographic paper, and created in Photoshop to match the soft turquoise-y blues in this card. The Stickles glitter glue,  3D Crystal Lacquer & Spellbinders Oval  Dies are available from Joan's Gardens.

At Joan's Garden Week #43 Challenge

Use Embossing, Use an Oval, Use a ribbon, create a blue and white card...that's the challenge this week.  This was fun to do with Moxie paper "Winterland" embossed with Tim Holtz Sizzix  Snow Flurries embossing  Folder, and topped with Snowman #3 also in the #656944 embossing set that came from Joan today.  The cards raised embossing part is very lightly brushed with Tim Holz Ice Stickles, and the snowman is very lightly burnished with blue ink.  Stickles, & Embossing Folders are available At Joan's Gardens

Thursday, December 6, 2012

At Joan's Gardens Week #43 Challenge

This week the challenge is to
Use something oval
Use an Embossing Folder
Create a Blue and White Card
Add a ribbon (maybe a bow).
The embossing/cutting folder I used was designed by Marianne Designs, and is Swirls # DS0907. The Ovals are created with and embossed with Spellbinders Classic Oval Dies.  Light blue snowflake paper is from a Paperpack by Recollections that is brushed with Sweet  Stamps White Die Inkpad.  The design is accented with Stickles "Diamond" glitter-glue accents, and embellished with holographic flourish stick-ons that mimic the lines of the Swirls die/embosser.  Organza ribbon, and vinyl sticker sentiment finishes the cardfront.  All supplies are available at Joan's Gardens, and the stickers came from PopUps-Etc
Thank you for the inspiration  Joan

Monday, December 3, 2012

At Joan's Gardens Tags

OH!  The possibilities with this kind of wonky-fun Layered Christmas Tree Die by  Sizzix ( 657249) available at Joan's Gardens.  Choosing just the right papers will make all the difference in how this tree comes out.  I stamped the solid green-shimmer paper with Stampin Up's Evergreen stamp and added rhinestones and little pearls on the ornaments the die cuts out for you.  The tag itself is ivory in color and lightly sponged with both Antique Linen and Forest Moss Distressing Inks by Tim Holz, also available at Joan's gardens.  Fun Project--THANK YOU JOAN!

So after I finished the Tag for the  Challenge, I played for the first time with the E-Bosser Dotted Elegance embossing folder that I got from Joan together with the amazing and fun electric E-bossing Machine. It is a perfectly gorgeous embossing result, this time on ivory resume papaer, mounted on ivory cardstock.

The gold sentiment is from PopUps Etc.

Napkin Fold Card

This 6x6inch card is made following various tutorials for the napkin fold, created from designer paper and one 12x12 inch piece of cardstock.  The center is created from the adorable figures and papers from Karen Schulz "Holiday Hoopla" kit sold HERE.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

At Joan's Gardens Tag Challenge

This tag has been embossed with Sizzix 657139 Holly Swirls, burnished with Tim Holtz Distress ink Peeled Paint.  The tree is a transparent sticker from Pop-Ups Etc mounted on green foil paper.  Above the tree is part of  Larue Ornament Memory Box 98377, cut from silver foil (that tore in the die) Supplies for this tag are available at Joan's Gardens and at Pop Ups Etc  I don't remember when I got the holly punch for the corner (or where) but it is by All Night Media.

At Joan's Gardens Tags

This tag was created with Hobby Solutions HSFC005-Elk embossing folder, Tim Holtz distressing edger and Ranger Distressing ink (Walnut Stain) spritzed with Shimmer sparkle by Tuskineko.The half pearls are by Kaiser Kraft (Chocolate).  The For You sentiment and tag is by SU, but it is cut out of paper where I used the E-Bosser Folder "Dotted  Elegance" for the E-Bosser machine.  The ribbon is tied with a Bow Easy, and accented with a sticker border leftover!  Everything used on or for this tag can be purchased At Joan's Gardens except for the Stampin Up die and stamp.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

At Joan's Gardens Tags

This gift tag was constructed with a border punch swirl adhered to glitter paper and mounted on double laminated cardstock die cut with Spellbinders Lacy Circles (S4293). The Poinsettia is die cut out of vellum burnished with Tim Holz distressing ink, "Festive Berries," Vellum cut Madera Corners (a Memory Box Die, 98237) lie behind the  Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia #S5-055. ALL of the products I used for this tag are available AT JOAN's GARDENS

Friday, November 30, 2012

Gift Card Holders

My friend, Kathy,  and I made these gift-card holders following the instruction on page 37 of the November Papers and Pixels Magazine, a tutorial by Christi  Butzen. Christi's Blog is HERE. The holder at the right with the elf, is one of several I made using Karen Schulz "Holiday Hoopla" and "Mrs. Claus" kits.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

At Joan's Gardens TAGS

The tag on this card is made with Sizzix Decorative Label Set #4  #656537, and burnished with Evergreen Bough Distress ink by Tim Holz.  These are available from Joan's Store.  The Gift Card Holder project was presented by Christi Buntzen on page 37 of the November issue of Papers and Pixels Magazine. My grandson is an all-star baseballer in his High School, and what he wanted most for Christmas was a giftcard from a sporting goods store.  The embellishments are by EK company and the papers are by Recollections (Michaels).

At Joan's Gardens Freeweek

I love how this ivory on ivory card came out.  I used Snow flurries embossing folder, and gold and glitter paper, gold transparent stickers,  ivory ribbon and an acrylic bubble window card (by  Romax) for this one.

At Joan's Gardens Freepost week

This scored, and ribbon accented card supports built up alcohol inked paper and silver foiled stickers.  I am going to spritz this card with glimmer mist.

At Joan's Gardens Freeweek

The Snowflurry embossing folder, green foil and sticker accents on this card are paired with a punched border backed in matching foil.  

At Joan's Gardens Freeweek

Stickers and elegant embossing (snowflake Flurry--SU) trimmed with scored raised embossed lines create diension and simplicity in this card.

At Joan's Gardens Freepost

This card uses score lines and gold foil chain and edging, along with gold foil and green foil built-up ornaments.  The card will be complete when the sentiment is adhered, but they didn't come in the mail yet.  
Scor-pal available through At Joan's Gardens.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Giftcard Holders

Today I made a few Gift Card Holders for those easy-to-get "presents."  This Project was suggested by Christy Butzen, contributor to the November Papers and Pixels Magazine on page 37 where she details how to make these gift card holders.  When they are finished, they fit perfectly into the A2 envelope, and are ready for mailing in about 30 minutes total!  

Monday, November 26, 2012

At Joan's Gardens freepost week

This pretty and elegant card was very simple and very quick to make.  It's a "half-emboss" side embossing of  Sizzix "Northern Flurry" embossing folder, scored with score-pal, and the score line then filled with silver border snowflakes. stickers.

This one is done with the same snowflake folder, and topped with an ornament sticker that's over green foil. The border is cut with an EK border punch and backed with green foil.

This one uses the same embossing folder, and another snowflake sticker that is finished with platinum liquid pearls and platinum Stickles glitter inside the snowflake.  Each of the sticker-detail cards is quite different from the others, but they are all really stunning and were easy and a LOT of fun to do.

The card below is another sticker adventure.  This time I used HALF of a very large ornament sticker, scored the lines, added strip bling stickers to the lines. Then I picked up some of the discarded triangles to accent the strip
I am waiting for the mailman to bring me more gold Christmas Sentiments from PopUps Etc, because I ran out of gold--before I ran out of cards to make for friends and family (and JOAN!)

At Joan's Gardens freepost week

Today I have been working with stickers and other media and created half a dozen cards, but this one was my very favorite.  This card is created with the stackable ornament stickers that I got at  (Also the Merry  Christmas Sentiment came from them.  The stickers are mounted on alcohol inked photo paper that I created that uses Ranger Alcohol inks with the floating resists in gold and silver, available at Joan's Gardens They are cut out, stacked up, and this ornament then placed on a cardfront scored at the 1/4 inch mark with my Scor-Pal also available through Joan's Gardens and at 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

At Joan's Gardens freepost week

This card has a background and mat embossed with Sizzix Square Lattice.  The green plain cardstock is bordered with punched snowflakes (Martha Stewart, available from At Joan's Gardens.  It is filled with rhinestones on plain paper and velvet glitter ribbon (run through the Xyron.)  The Sentiment is from Popups Etc placed on a punch oval (StampinUp) of shiny photo paper. 

At Joan's Gardens freepost week

This week the challenge At Joan's Gardens is to post cards you make during the week.  This one is created with Starform gold-transparent Ornament Stickers, a gold bow, with detail embossing on the windowback that is Holly Swirls (Sizzix 657139) available At Joan's Gardens  The cardstock is an Aperture Card oval-- a 2 fold ivory card (and envelope pak) by Romak International of the Netherlands. These beautiful acrylic window cards will be perfect for delicate built up flowers, and add elegance and dimension to the card. Merry  Christmas Sticker by Starform at PopUps-Etc

Saturday, November 24, 2012

At Joan's Gardens freepost week

This card was created with Marianne Designables DS0908 folder which cuts and embosses for you.  The red paper was brushed with Brilliance moonlight white ink and accented with Diamond Stickles. These products can be bought at Joan's Gardens The centerpiece ornament is a Starform tarnsparent glitter and gold sticker that I got at pop-ups etc. They are mounted on white sparkle paper.

At Joan's Gardens freepost week

This week is freepost week at Joan's Gardens. A trip to the pages will reveal the MOST AMAZING new items and Black Friday bargains anyone could wish for!  

This card is created with Tim Holz Sixxix embossing folder Steam Punk (657195).  The red mat is cut from a Top Note Die by Stampin Up edged in Ranger's red Stickles.  The flowers are made of vellum and were cut from Tim Holz Tattered Flower Garland Sizzlit long die.  The flowers were spritzed withTsukeneko Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  The holographic paper embellishment under the bow is part of Madera Corner  by Memory Box. (98237). These supplies (except the top note die) can all be found At Joan's Gardens.   The Happy Birthday sentiment is a Starform transparent holographic sticker.  Card is for our DGD's 14th birthday coming up in a few weeks. 

Friday, November 23, 2012

At Joan's Gardens--freepost week

This card is a folding project that was featured in the November Papers and Pixels Magazine on page 87 taught by Valita Reynolds.  This is to be a folded front for a card, but I used the idea for a large mat on a card front edged with gold foil inking.  I reread Valita's Tutorial in the PnP magazine and was aware that I did NOT score the fold lines quite wide enough--so when I try this again, I'll make them wider, and the card front will turn out like Valita's did.  Wonderful project, and wonderful issue of the PnP magazine this month. I used Starfoam gold line stickers Merry Christmas sentiment from PopUps Etc The poinsettia is from I Am Roses, and I painted it with  3 D Galaxy Gloss by Tessler Stamps, but also like 3D Crystal Lacquer by Sakura Hobby and Crafts for turning the paper into porcelain.  This card could be improved if I had used lightly textured cardstock.  The folding is quite tricky to get right,  but the project is definitely worth doing again!

At Joan's Gardens---freepost week

This card is created from plain green cardstock. The die I  used was by Lifestyle Crafts, Nesting Scallops.  I used a McGill punch (filigree stars) cutting silver and gold holographic paper.  I got the punch at Joan's Gardens. and the holographic paper at Walmart.  The tiny stars and Season's Greeting Sentiment are from stickers from Pop Up Etc.   The little elf is a hand colored (gamsol and colored pencil) line drawing from a child's coloring page by Phee Mc Faddell at  Phee's Coloring Pages. The embossing folder on the card was Stampin UP Textured Impessions Perfect Polka Dots. They're topped off with Stickles and with Ranger's liquid pearls, available at Joan's Gardens. When the flap is open, there is a greeting on the inside.

There is a video on Joan's Gardens Website for how to make Tuck-Away cards with Memory Box Dies.  Find it HERE

At Joan's Gardens--freepost week

This card is really stunning, and the photographs don't do it justice!  It is a card that is demonstrated on Joan's site in a video by the Dave at Memory Box using their beautiful filigree heart dies. See the next post for a link to the video.   The Memory Box dies I used are Colette Ornament, the Drop Ornament and a stampin up oval scallop punch with sentiment.  Under the sentiment tag are some pieces of filigree from another ornament cut out of holographic paper that I tore, so cut it up for embellishment under the tag.  I took the pictures before I added rhinestones at the edges of the oval punch paper.  This is two-sided paper cranberry and beige holiday pattern. Inside the fold is the beige color insert with the greeting inside. The trick for this card was learning how to cut half a shape out of the Drop Ornament to make the ornament fold and tuck the front of the card.  The dies are available At Joan's Gardens and are Memory Box Products  98379 and 98378.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

At Joan's Gardens---freepost week

This card uses the negative frame from the previous post, which is backed with gold foil in the cutout.  The center is die-cut from Spellbinders S4-168 Large Labels. The bright green corners are created from Spellbinders Moroccan Motifs S5065.  All of these are available At Joan's Gardens. where I got them.
the line Drawing is colored with pencils and blended with Gamsol.

At Joan's Garden freepost week

This week the Joan's Gardens challenge is to create a card and post it, --and to take her up on her upcoming  Black Friday Extravaganza.

The adorable little elf is a line drawing colored with pencils and Gamsol and accented with glitter pen.  The background embossing folder is Holly Swirl, and the matting is cut from patterned green, diamond, and white paper using Spellbinders (S4-306) Wonky Rectangles, all available from At Joan's Gardens.

At Joan's Garden---freepost week

The Challenge this week at Joan's Gardens is to create a card and post it--and participate in the Black Friday Surprises at the site.

This card was created with a sanded core-d-essentials paper embossed with Sizzix Textured Impressions Elegant Lines embossing folder, thank you stamp from a dollar bin group. Brown half circle is die cut with Scalloped circles by Lifestyle Crafts.  The white cardstock is a half circle cut with the same die.  The adorable honey bee is by Wendy Hall, a digistamp. Her site is Digital Delights by Louby Lou. Wings have glitter gelpen detail and Stickles in the antenna.  

At Joan's Gardens --freepost week

The challenge this week is to create a card and post it at Joan's Gardens---AND to participate in the Black Friday Extravaganza that she's holding on her site!  

This card is created with papers,, elements and a stacked up design from a digital crafting kit by Karen Schulz called Hay Day.  The medallion that swings from the scarecrow's arm is by Paulette at Create with  TLC says Give Thanks To the Cook ~ Happy Thanksgiving. The card is scored with my score-pal, for framed interest and inked.  I'll take this card to our hostess for Thanksgiving Dinner.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thank you, my friends,  for stopping by my project blog today.  Today I have a little Thanksgiving Prissent for you.  You can download this  Hay Day Thanksgiving Pinch Sack project directly  RIGHT HERE

This Thanksgiving-Autumn treat sack pinch-box project is created with Snickerdoodle Designs by Karen (Karen Schulz) adorable Hay Day kit available HERE and couldn't be easier when you have Scor-Tape and a Scor-Pal available HERE

From our house to yours, 
We Wish You a Most Wonderful Thanksgiving. 
Priss and Rog

Priss Tips on how to do this pinch-box bag.

  • Print the jpg landscape on a full sheet of cardstock, (matte or photo paper).
  • Cut the bag on the outside lines and score with your Scor-pal on all the fold lines
  • Apply 1/2 inch Scor-tape to the small tabs, take the cover paper off one side and fold in one of them.  Stick it to one of the large flaps.
  • Fold in the long side tab and attach scor-tape to the front side of it, Press it into place along the side of the sack. 
  • Reach in and remove the scor-tape from the other small tab on the bottom and press it down.  
  • Place scor-tape on the underside of the other large tab and secure the bottom of the bag.  
  • Place the handles of your scissors into the bag from the top and press again against the bottom and the side being sure that the seal is tight on all the scor-taped flaps.
  • Fill the sack with your goodies and fold the top flap in and secure.  You can punch a hole in the top and tie a ribbon, or just fold it in and secure it.  
  • Add rhinestones on the flowers, and gel-pen glitter to the ribbons on Karen's designs, embellish as you prefer, and enjoy your Hay Day project.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Digital Delights

A lot of the cards I have made this year use the adorable digi-stamps designed by Wendy Hall in her Christmas Collection at Digital Delights by Louby Lou.   The embossing folder is Cuttlebug's  "bubbles", and the oval diecut is a Spellbinders scalloped ovals die.