Saturday, July 27, 2013

Letters to Santa Mini Notebook

Sleigh bells ring...are you listening? In July? Suntan oil's glistening... ;) 

I've made a fun project today for your kids (and of course this can be adapted for shopping lists, holiday notes, or anything really) to write letters to Santa. Why just make one letter to the big guy in red? This would be a great keepsake to look at. 


I simply cut some notebook paper I tore out of one of my journals-I know, but it's for a good cause. Then I cut covers and glued some patterned holiday themed paper to them. 

I took some red textured cardstock and ran my new Christmas Ornament embossing folder from Crafter's Companion through my machine. I used some red rhinestones to the embossed circles for the ornament "string" at the top. I then used some letter stickers I had in my stash to write out letters to santa. 

Then I just punched two holes for a binding and used simple ribbon for it. You can use jump rings, brads, eyelets, anything you wish. 

And it's not Christmas without sparkles! I went to town spraying the front with my awesome Spray & Sparkle Glitter varnish. This spray is great for all sorts of projects and trust me, use it once, and you'll be hooked.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


Lazy summer days require some relaxing, don't you think? I've got the perfect card today for you featuring the new Barkley release! This image and sentiment are from the Barkley Everyday set. I colored this image in with my Spectrum Noir (listed below) and cut out around the image. I used pop dots to glue to my patterned paper base and snuck in the sentiment that I punched out behind the hammock. I added some ivory pearls that I colored in with my Spectrum Noir markers to match.  

Now, go relax...or craft ;) That's relaxing, right??

Spectrum Noir used: 
CR10, BG1, TN7, TN8, EB1, IG2, IG4, IB3, IG6, GB6, BT2, BT4, 
BG8, BG10, CT2, CT4, CG2, JG1, GT2, BT5, BT6, PP1, PP5,
BP6, PL2, BP5, DR3, OR2, TB5 and blender pen

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Santa's Gear Card

FA LA LA LA-Christmas in July!! I've got a totally cute card for the holidays up today.

I used the Delicata ink (gold-sooooo awesome) for the floral background which is from the Stamp-It Australia-Floral Fancies to give it some interest on the red cardstock. I then used just the dotted pattern of the new embossing folder, Embossalicious Christmas Elegance 6x6. There are 2 patterns on one folder, so you can use either one alone or together to create different looks. The Delicata is something you NEED in your crafty box. It's coming soon, so be sure to snag that! I just added some splatters of spray mist just for fun.

I took the photo on an angle so you could see the gold from the Delicata. AWESOMESAUCE.

The clothesline is the Stamp-It Holiday Collection-Santa's Gear and the Season's Greetings sentiment is from the Brambly Hedge-Winter Story

I colored everything in with my Spectrum Noirs. There is a subtle stripe on the scarf too!

Hope you are getting in the Christmas mood to create. Check out all the great products at Crafter's Companion today. 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Wedding Card

Since it's summer and wedding season, I've got a great wedding card for you to recreate.

I chose a simple circle die around my image (colored with my Spectrum Noir markers; colors listed at the end of the post) of a bouquet of flowers from the Brambly Hedge-Summer Story set. The sentiments are also from that set as well! I also inked around the circle's edge with the Distress Ink-Old Paper. One of my favs.

I decided this card needed "something" and I had the PERFECT touch-the Spray & Sparkle Glitter Varnish!!! It's seriously addicting. It adds just the right amount of oomph. Don't you think? Check out the photo to see the sparkle it adds...

Simple and elegant for a summer wedding. 

Spectrum Noir markers used:
DG2, DG4, CT1, BP3, BP6, FS2, FS3, PL1, PL2, PL4, PL5, LV1, LV2, TB2, TB3

Friday, July 19, 2013

You're the Best Card

Check out the latest release called Barkley! These images are from the Barkley Everyday Set No. 1. I couldn't resist his cut little face. I colored him in with my Spectrum Noir markers (colors used listed below) and diecut him out in a simple shape. I cut the sentiment out in a flag shape and added some rhinestones to give it a little pizazz. 

The black layered background I love because it's simple, but fun! I used the 6x6 Embossalicious Chevron embossing folder on the layer right beneath the focal points. I took a picture on an angle for you to see the texture. LOVE these embossing folders. Crafter's Companion has so many to choose from. Snag some today!!

Everything was adhered with, you guessed it, pop dots! Can't craft without those.

Spectrum Noir markers used:
BG1, BG2, BG8, BG10, DR1, DR3, DR5, FS3, True Black, BG6, GB7, GB8, GB10, EB5, EB8, Blender pen

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Heartfelt Wishes Card

Let's start off with Christmas in July...I know, be mad at me now, but once you're crafting away, you'll thank me come December!

I used one of the cutest sets I think and there are so many possibilities with it for this card. I used the gingerbread felt shape from the Sheena set, Xmas Stamps-Heartfelt Wishes. I colored them in with my Spectrum Noirs. I listed the colors below that I used.

I also stamped the background with the Floral Fancies set in this amazing new product called Delicata ink which is coming soon and a MUST HAVE ITEM. Seriously gold and amazing! Stamped this in no particular pattern on some patterned cardstock scrap I had in my stash.  (I took a side angled shot so you can see the sheen of the gold ink. Wow.) 

I fussy cut everything out and used pop dots to layer it onto the green base. 

Spectrum Noir colors used: 
CG1, CG2, CG2, BG4, JG1, JG2, JG6, GB6, GB8, GB10, CR9, CR10, CR11 and Blender pen

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