December 14, 2008

Circle Punched Frame Card

I really get a lot of inspiration from other card crafters. Some people come up with the most unique ways to decorate a card. In September I came across a blog where the stamper used her corner slot punch to make a circle frame that was just gorgeous. I didn't have the punch she used in her video, so used one I had. To see that card, go to the September 24th post. I finally bought the punch she used and made the card above. I just love this punch.

I decided I wanted to make a birthday card using this technique, so began with a 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" blue base card. I made the frame in a darker blue then backed it with some decorative floral paper. Then I stamped 'Happy Birthday' on a small piece of the same shade of blue and backed it with a darker blue. I tied a sheer white ribbon around the front of the card and attached the Happy Birthday piece.

December 10, 2008

It's Snowing!

Well, the weather man was right. At 4:18 P.M. after a little sleet, someone opened a box of salt in heaven (see post below). It's actually coming down pretty good and sticking to our deck. I was just fixing to brave the weather to run out to the mailbox when it begin. Mail can wait, I'm going to watch the snow for a while. This is so cool.

December 1, 2008

A Favorite Christmas Card

November was some month! One night I was on the computer and everything was fine. The next morning my computer completely crashed and I could not even log on. After getting someone to check it out, I learned there was no hope for I went out and bought a new one. The old one served me well, but this new one is great. This one is smaller and has a flat screen monitor and I love it! With that said, I apologize for not posting much in November.

With Christmas right around the corner, I thought I'd share one of my favorite Christmas card designs. It's easy to make and for this card I used a center image of a tea bag folded medallion. The Merry Christmas image is from Impression Obsession and the sentiment at the bottom is a Stampin' Up! image.