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