Sunday, December 20, 2009

Gift Idea's Fab Friday 12/18/09

Hello, and thanks for stopping by to visit my blog! Here is my gift idea for this week's Fabulous Friday Challenge. It's Snowman Soup in a soup can...clever, eh??

Actually it's a fruit can, all of the soup cans I found wouldn't work. Wouldn't work you say? Yes, it has to be a "special" can to be Snowman Soup. It has to have a pop top and a rimmed bottom in order to work for this project. I took the bottom off with a clean edge can opener (e-mail me to find one of your own) cleaned it out-- make sure it is really dry!
Stamp the snowflake in a random pattern on the Certainly Celery Designer Prints paper. Use Tombow Adhesive to glue paper around can and wrap with a couple of rubber bands until the glue dries.
Stamp the snowman on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, and use the small tag punch to make tag.
Here are the contents of the can. Remember when you load the can you need to think upside down--who ever you give this lovely gift to will be opening it from the pop-top. I found the Snowman Soup Poem on line. I made copies of it with my printer, here is how it reads:
Snowman Soup
The days are getting shorter now
Winter's almost here.
With freezing weather drawing near,
You'll need a bit of cheer.
So here's a little Snowman Soup
complete with peppermint stick.
Add hot water, stir it slow.
It's sure to do the trick!
I used Crystal Effects to glue the bottom back on--a little goes a long way! I found the small whisks on the Internet (again, e-mail me for the web site and item number).
Here is a picture of the pop top opened.

SU! Supplies--

Stamp sets: Two Cool Dudes (pg.30, IB&C 2009-10). Accessories: Tag punch, Small Tag punch, Basic Black marker, crop-a-dile, Tombow Adhesive, 1" double stitched ribbon, Crystal Effects. Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Certainly Celery Designer Prints Series. Ink: Certainly Celery.

Happy stamping-
Karla c(:

Thursday, December 17, 2009

November 2009 Stamp-a-Whole-Lotta Cards

The cards we did in November were a mix of Birthday, thank-you, Christmas and Thanksgiving. I called it Fall & Winter Medley, here are pictures and supply list for the 5 cards we did. Card one:

I used the same technique for this card: The "how to" description is under that post.

SU! Supplies--

Stamp sets: Falling Leaves (pg.27, IB&C 2009-10), On Your Birthday (pg.139, IB&C 2009-10). Accessories: BigShot, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1" circle punch, stamping sponges, Texturz Plates Backgrounds 1, dimensionals. Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Very Vanilla. Ink: Not Quite Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive.

Card two:

This card is simple and sweet, it was inspired by a shirt in the Coldwater Creek catalog.

SU! Supplies--

Stamp sets: A Rose is a Rose (pg.99, IB&C 2009-10), All Holidays (pg.43 IB&C 2009-10). Accessories: 1/2" Melon Mambo polka-dot grosgrain ribbon, mini glue dots, stamping sponges. Paper: Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Whisper White. Ink: Melon Mambo.

Card three:

It's hard to see in the photo--there are 5 pierced holes in the Real Red cardstock off of the Old Olive panel.

SU! Supplies--

Stamp sets: Berry Christmas (pg.20, Holiday Mini Catalog). Accessories: 1/4" red grosgrain ribbon, mini glue dots, crop-a-dile, dimensionals, mat pack, paper piercing tool. Paper: Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White. Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip.

Card four:

This card was CASED from a good friend of mine Christine was one of the favorites! The scarf and hat on the snowman are pieced with Bashful Blue card stock.

SU! Supplies--
Stamp sets: Simple Seasonal Thanks (pg.28, Holiday Mini Catalog), Heard from the Heart (pg.142, IB&C 2009-10). Accessories: Only Orange and Night of Navy markers. Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue. Ink: Night of Navy.

Card five:

This is my favorite card...I used the BigShot to cut the large oval, the turkey was colored in with ink pads. I used Grateful Greetings again, I really like that set--I hope it makes it into the 2010-11 IB&C!

SU! Supplies--
Stamp sets: Grateful Greetings (pg.8, Holiday Mini Catalog), Voila' to Go (pg.57, IB&C 2009-10). Accessories: 5/8" chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon, 1 3/4" circle punch, dimensionals, Pumpkin Pie marker, Aqua Painters, BigShot, ovals die. Paper: Pumpkin Pie Designer Series Prints, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White. Ink: Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip.

Next month's dates are January 14 & 15 (no Saturday class in January). We will be making cards with the new Sale-A-Bration sets. You can see the rest of my Class and Stamp Camp Schedule by clicking on the calendar in the left hand column.

Make sure you come back and check out the Fab Friday post, we are going to focus on gift giving ideas...Karla c(:

Friday, December 11, 2009

Tag you're it! Fabulous Friday

Wow....time is sure flying by fast! Are you ready for Christmas?? I still have tons of things to do, but at least I have my Mother-in-Laws gift made--thanks to this gift tag challenge over at Sisters in Stamping. Here is a picture of the pouch filled with tags, there are 12 tags in the pouch 3 different designs. The pouch is made with a 6x6 page protector, I snipped the tab on the side off.

I took each tag out of the pouch and took pictures:

SU! supplies used--

Stamp sets: Cold & Cuddly (pg.11, Holiday Mini Catalog), Christmas Punch (pg.14, IB&C). Accessories: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black markers, silver cord, red gingham, double stitched red grosgrain, scallop punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 6x6 page protector. Paper: Ballet Blue, Real Red, Whisper White. Ink: Real Red, Basic Black, Ballet Blue.

I'll be posting my Stamp-a-Whole Lotta Cards in the next couple of days, be sure to come back and check them out.

Happy Stamping-- Karla c(:

Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas Card Fabulous Friday

Hope you had a nice relaxing Thanksgiving! Here is my offering for this week's Fabulous Friday Christmas Card challenge:

Here is a close-up picture of Santa's face:

I used punches to make the face, and the Regal Rose Stampin' pastel to make his cheeks rosy. The brim of the hat is made with fun fur, I cut it into strips and attached it with Tombow adhesive. He turned out really cute!

SU! Supplies used--

Accessories: Stampin Pastels, 2-way glue pen, dazzling diamonds glitter, white gel pen, tombow adhesive, dimensionals, wide oval, small oval, 3/4" circle punches. Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black, Regal Rose, Blush Blossom.

See you next week....until then, Karla c(: