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.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Holiday Hoopla

Every year we take a big can of Almond Roca to the Mesquite Police Dept where DH volunteers.  This year I decorated the cans with papers and elements from Karen Schulz' Holiday Hoopla kit.  The little elves she made are SO cute, and the project was a lot of fun. All I needed was scor-tape, my printer, and some ribbon and Stickles. 

This matching Greeting card is embossed with Holly Swirls (Sizzix #657139) and Lifestyle Crafts nested Scalloped circle dies.   The can topper was resized to 4.5 inches, and printed on glossy photo paper.  Red Stickles glitter glue and ribbon finishes the card.
The sizzix dies can be found At Joan's Gardens.

Friday, November 16, 2012

At Joan's Gardens Challenge #42

The challenge this week is to create a card made of recycled paper. This card is 5"x 7"  For this card I used a paper bag, and the center that supported a roll of wrapping paper (not a tube) because of it's grainy fiber texture.  The Embossing folder was the Hobby Solutions HSFC005 "Elk", that I got from Joan last week. I inked the folder heavily with Tim Holz Distress ink "Walnut Stain" and used the "debossed side" of the paper for the oval cut with Lifestyle Crafts largest of the stacked ovals set. This is edged with Distress ink, Antique Linen, a little beiger and yellower ink.  This is mounted on gold leaf glitter cardstock by Best Creation, Inc.   The ribbon accent is beige organza topped with Crystal Mosaique by Crystal Stickers, that I lightly tapped with the walnut stain.  The brown paper bag is embossed with my BRAND NEW AWESOME E-Bosser Machine manufactured by Craftwell USA. I used the  large embossing folder that shipped with the machine available AT JOAN'S GARDENS. (as are all the products I used for this card)  Thank you Joan for the wonderful video on using this new machine, and for your help getting started with it.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Happy Birthday, Roger!

Today is my DH's 77th birthday.  Wishing you a wonderful year ahead, filled with good fun, good friends, good luck, and good health!  Happy Birthday, Roger.

The card is created with elements, pages and papers from the E-Scape and Scrap's Lucky Seven kit. The fonts are LMS Lance's Letter Blocks, and Felix Titling.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

At Joan's Gardens Challenge #41

How to make this pretty mountain and valley folded cardfront (done on a Scor-Pal)is showcased in the November issue of Paper and Pixels Magazine, (published November 15th at Papers and, page 88).  The green glitter edge strips that accent the folds, and the Merry Christmas sentiment are available from Pop Ups etc, The Poinsettia is Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia S5055 available at Joan's Gardens.  Ribbon, Stickle and a brad finish this red, white and green card.

AT Joans Gardens Challenge #41

Red, white and green--that's the theme. This adorable stamp is by Whimsey Stamps (by Meljen  MD1063) and I ordered this rubber clingstamp the day Joan opened this challenge JUST for a red, green and white card I had in mind. The whimsical fairy has snow-glitter and Stickles embellies, and the Sentiment is from Pop-Ups etc.  The stamp is colored with colored pencils and Gamsol, and die cut with Spellbinders Scalloped Circles.  The red matte is embossed with Hobby Solutions  Holly (HSFC004) that I got last week at Joan's Gardens 

Monday, November 12, 2012

At Joan's Gardens Challenge #41

This card is cut (green foil) and pearl glimmer-misted (Tattered Angels) red paper with Lifestyle Crafts nesting scallops. I wrapped the red scallops with fine gold thread.The snowflake is cut from Sizzix Sizzlets 654370 Snowflakes Set from white glitter paper. Gold lettering, Merry Christmas is from Pop-Ups Etc   It is SO sparkly---but that sparkle doesn't show in the photo.

At Joan's Gardens Challenge # 41

This card from the white Hammermill Card base is:

  • Embossed with Perfect Polka Dots (Sizzix-Stampin Up)
  • Green foil cut with scalloped circle die by Lifestyle Crafts
  • Red scallop circle under a doily with the center cut out.
  • The flourish is part of leaves and stem die  "Bella Rose" by Heartfelt Creations that coordinates with a stamp available at Joan's Gardens.
  • See my post HERE  where I used the stamp and the whole flourish.
  • The little leaves are from I Am  
  • The white flower is a combination of thuings.  Backing the flower is a parchment (Pergamano) stamped and worked with a stylus and four needle tool, then a punched dotted swiss petal that was loose in the craft bin, then built up petals from white mulberry paper.  
  • Sentiment is from Pop-Ups Etc  Transparent glittered organza ribbon (run through the Xyron) finishes this card.  I took the picture before I rounded the corners--but they are rounded on the finished card.

At Joan's Gardens Challenge #41

This card was really fun to make.  The frame is the negative cutout on foil using Spellbinders Labels Seventeen, and the holly paper is diecut with same label. (Available at Joan's Gardens)  I punched little holly leaves in the corner and filled them with 3 D Galaxy Gloss by Tessler.  The sentiment is from Pop Ups Etc, and the stamp (with crystal glitter on the branches is from  Stampin Up "Lovely as a Tree" stampset.  The little flower is white mulberry paper and came from I Am  

At Joan's Gardens Challenge #41

Red-white and green, that's the theme for this week's challenge. This card is created on white cardstock embossed with Sizzix Textured Impressions "Square Lattice."  The center fold-n-tuck is cut with Spellbinders Shapeabilities  S5-114 cut from gold foil, with the back folds colored with red and green glitter pens.  The center medallion is a digistamp from Louby Lou Designs  by Wendy Hall.  Embossing folders and dies are available at Joan's gardens. 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

At Joan's Gardens Challenge #41

This card has hand stitched red metallic thread trim on a stitchable transparent sticker edged in silver available from Pop Ups Etc. The side holographic strips are also from PopUps Etc and the green matte is embossed and sanded Core-e-Ssentials paper embossed with Snowflake folder by Cuttlebug. The tree is decorated with Swarovski red crystals, and  holographic silver paper backs thegreen matte.  This card is EXQUISITE; the picture doesn't do it justice.

At Joan's Gardens Challenge #41

This card also uses the heavily textured Christmas tree  available at PopUps Etc
The Stickles edged die cuts are Labels Twenty.  The embossed card front is embossed with Sizzix Holly Swirls (657139)  These products are available at Joan's Gardens

At Joan's Gardens Challenge #41

This card is created with the "Vintage Wallpaper" embossing folder by  Cuttlebug, the Romantic Rectangles dies by Spellbinders, and a little flocked velvet Chtristmas tree a sticker from pop-ups etc.  The dies and Stickles  (Platinum)  used on the edges of the romantic rectangle cuts are available from At Joan's Gardens.

Friday, November 9, 2012

At Joan's Gardens Challenge #41

This red white and green card is done with Spellbinders Labels Four, and Textured Expressions by Sizzix called Vintage Wallpaper.The paper poinsettia is commercial, and die for the leaves and background outline flower and leaf is cut with Marianne Designs # LR0156.  All these dies are available at Joan's Gardens.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

At Joan's Gardens Challenge #41

Red White and Green---that's the theme.  This card is based on red cardstock topped with The lovely Marianne Designables die and embossing folder DS0907.   I think this was the first Marianne that I ever got at Joan's Gardens. This time I used a beautiful snowflakey holographic paper (Walmart) for that white mat.  The green holly leaves and flourish is Cheery Lynn B148 Borders, Flourishes and Edgers, that I just got from Joan last week.  The poinsettia is commercial--down in the bottom of my embellies bin and 1/8 inch red satin ribbon and  silver Sentiment stickers from pop-ups etc  finishes this one.

At Joan's Gardens Challenge #41

This card was created with patterned red paper, white photo paper, and green foil paper in graduated ovals. Dies by Lifestyle Crafts.   The centerpiece is the Small Gothic Arch window which was my lucky number gift that Joan sent me when I had the lucky #2 on the Week #39 challenge.  It is by,  The Poinsettia is made of matching patterned paper and is a flower made from Spellbinders Shapeabilities S5-055 Layered Poinsettia. Joan also has the full line of Spellbinder's dies.  At Joan's Gardens The card trimmed with red organza ribbon and red rhinestones. Ovals are edged with red glitter  gelpen.

I have misplaced my poinsettia leaf, so this leaf is cut  with Spellbinders Nested Leaves dies (S4-321.

At Joan's Gardens Challenge #41

Red-white-and Green. That's the theme for this week's Challenge.

This card was created with mattes of green and holographic foil using Spellbinders Labels Seventeen dies.  The Ornament is a Memory Box Dies  The Larue ornament (filigree) over Drop Ornament.  The Ribbon is glittered red velvet.  In the center of the ornament is a holographic flwer over a white glitter paper punched snowflake.  All dies I used can be ordered from At Joan's Gardens

Monday, November 5, 2012

At Joan's Gardens Challenge #41

This little penguin is a new digistamp created by Wendy Hall at Louby Lou Designs The stitched framing is paper cut from Spellbinder's Lacy Squares S4-295 available At Joan's Gardens.  Greeting is a sticker from pop-ups etc.

At Joan's Gardens Challenge #41

This card has an embossed background using Cuttlebug embossing folder Holly.  The green holly sprig is by Cheery Lynn called Holly Flourish B148 in the Borders, Flourishes and Edgers collection.  The velvet paper red flower was a loose piece in a Christmas decoration box!---and the little green leaves are petal cuts from Build A Flower #1 by Cheery Lynn (B181). Cheery Lynn dies are available At Joan's Gardens 
The card is burnished with Distressing Ink by Tim Holzz and the greeting is font-prepared in Photoshop and punched from a Stampin Up label punch.

At Joan's Gardens Challenge #40

This card is made with a Martha Stewart snowflake punch, and traansparent holographic vinyl snowflakes (and greeting) from Pop-ups Etc.  The embossed ice crystal, touched with star gel pen glitter is by Cuttlebug (37-1819) and can be ordered through Joan
Blue snowflake design paper is by Recollections. Much prettier in the real than this photo!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

At Joan's Gardens Challenge #40

I used Wonky Rectangles dies--that I got from Joan's Gardens to back 2 inch wide striped grosgrain ribbon that I threaded threaded through one of Wendy Hall's cute little digistamps. Darice snow writer accents the little cap and snow under his feet.  The sentiment is a SU stamp, punched, and the background is embossed photopaper, using Sizzix Houndstooth #123124 embossing folder.