Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Candy Cane Bark

I made some mint bark the other day, and put some in my cookie cutters. I thought the trees would be fun to package up. I saw them on Pinterest.

I spend WAY to much time on Pinterest.

Anyway, I made a couple quick tags with my circle punches. The ribbon is SU's Lucky limeaid ruffled ribbon. The stampset is retired...Little Holiday Wishes.

You can find the recipe on my other blog, Cookin Up North.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Embossed Christmas tree

 I embossed this card using the Cuttlebug Christmas tree folder, then sprinkled a bit of glitter on and added a few pearls. The card stock is SU's real red and white. My last Christmas card this year!

Have a Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Money Tree


This is another Pinterest find. I thought it was so cute, I gave it a try!

The original card is from Hero Arts, and is slightly different.

I didn't have the same stamps, so I improvised with what I had. The trees are just some triangles I cut out and tied with a bow. The money is folded into a tree shape. Such a fun idea!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Weekend Wows

I finally had  a chance to surf some blogs so I could post some "Weekend Wows." I found some awesome cards!

My theme is Christmas....and fun ways to use bakers twine.

Hope you enjoy..and be sure to check out the links to their blogs!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Ornaments

Riding Hood Red has always been one of my favorite SU colors. I found some old SU DP that matched in my scraps and punched out some ornaments with SU's ornament punch.

I used some paper clips for the hangers....I saw that idea on some blog...not sure where....and added some bakers twine. The ribbon is also Riding Hood Red. The sentiment is a garage sale find from Recollections called Christmas Flourish.

I'm lovin' making all these Christmas cards!

Monday, December 12, 2011

A few tags....

I love making tags, but I haven't had much time lately...busy with all the holiday baking and shopping, I guess. Luckily I have some left from last year. But I did get a chance to make these the other day.

The card stock I used is SU's real red and white, and the stamp set Playful Pieces. The trees I cut out with my friends die. I added an SU pearl and lucky lime aid ruffled ribbon.

Now to start wrapping presents!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Button Snowman

This is my take on a button snowman!

I've seen so many cute snowman cards made with buttons I had to try one myself.

I chose the snowman from SU's Punch Pals stamp set. I inked up just the head and arms with black Stazon, and used some stickles on the hat. The card stock is my favorite red....SU's Real Red. It's so bright and cheerful....perfect for Christmas. The DP is some SU retired....love the polka dots!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Week End Wows

Lotsa fun stuff this week to PIN! I decided to post ideas this week, and not cards. Hope you enjoy!

faux stitching

Free printable map paper

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Less is More challenge

Over at Less is More the challenge for this week is GREEN.

I decided to start looking at my Christmas paper first, and came up with this retired SU designer paper. I keep grabbing my stamp set, "White Christmas" from Craft Lounge...I just love it!

I used old olive ink and then tied on some bakers twine. I also sprinkled a bit of glitter on the snowflakes.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Single Snowflake

More Christmas cards!

Now I have my cards done that I need to get in the mail....but I still need some more for those I deliver personally.

I made a card with this color combo a few posts ago....SU pool party and soft suede. Lately when I cut a sheet of card stock, I've been making 2 cards from it right away. I find I just file away the other half of card stock and then forget I have it. This way I use the whole piece right away!

I used my Martha snowflake punch and Lizzie Anne little Bits for the sentiment. The embossing is my swiss dots folder, and the ribbon pool party.

This weekend I have big plans....Christmas baking, decorating the tree...and making cards and projects. The list is long....hope I get it all done!