Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Peach Parfait Coaster Calendar & Pizza Box

While I was on a roll making some more coaster calendars, I grabbed up some Peach Parfait for this one.  I really like this color!

Stamps:  Oval All

Cardstock:  Peach Parfait (and designer papers from hostess pack), Whisper White

Ink:  Basic Grey

Other:  mini calendars, Crop-o-dile, Antique Brass Jumbo eyelets, White Striped Satin Taffeta ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Pearl accents, White Taffeta, Peach Parfait & Pear Pizzazz markers

Here's a close-up of the calendar.

Wild Wasabi Coaster Calendar and Custom Box

Got distracted from cleaning today by STAMPING!  I love it though, so it's no biggie.  The laundry can wait, you know?  I made this coaster calendar and a custom pizza box for my friend.

Stamps:  Oval All, Afterthoughts

Cardstock: Wild Wasabi (and designer papers from previous hostess pack), Whisper White

Ink:  Basic Grey, Wild Wasabi

Other:  mini calendars (from Impress Rubber Stamps), Crop-o-dile, Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets, Coasters 4", Wild Wasabi stitched ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, 1/2" hole punch (for the front of the box, to help open it), 1/8" hole punch, Marina Mist & Wild Wasabi markers, Pearl accents, Large/Scallop Oval punches, Sticky Strip

Birthday Rolodex Calendars

I made a few Birthday Rolodex Calendars for some friends this year too.  Similar to what I had for my Calendars class earlier this month.  I got the Rolodexes at the office supply store, and just made the pages for the months.  The idea is that you use the rolodex cards to put the person's name/address on it, then write the date in the top corner (or somewhere on the card).  So you have their date and address handy for sending out cards.

Stamps:  D is for Dog, C is for Cat, Full Calendar, Perfect Punches

Cardstock:  Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Love Letters Designer series papers

Ink:  Black

Other:  Black and Riding Hood Red markers, Stampamajig, Riding Hood Red/Vanilla Taffeta ribbon (retired), 1 3/4" circle punch, 2 3/8" scallop circle punch, Round tab punch, Stampin' Dimensionals Rhinestone Accent gems, Big Shot, Telephone/Address Die, Rolodex

Desktop Coaster Calendars

Hello everyone!  I hope everyone's enjoyed their holiday season.  I'm winding down after all the preparations and making gifts...still have to clean the house from all my crafting.  When I'm trying to get a lot done, I end up with projects ALL over the place.  Really.  I should try to get better about that.  Maybe next year.  :)

So here are a few of the desktop coaster calendars that I made for my mom and some friends.

I used some of this year's In Color designer series papers to cover the coasters, then a bit of cardstock to layer the little calendars.

Stamps:  Paisley Prints, Short & Sweet

Cardstock:  Peach Parfait, Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight

Ink:  Peach Parfait, Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz

Other:  5-petal punch, 1/2" circle punch, Large/Scallop Oval punches, Whisper White Taffeta ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Crop-o-dile

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Snowflakes Top Note Gift Box

I love making these boxes with Top Note covers for the front and back.  So many options!  I did this one with a snowflake theme, to go with any winter celebration.  I like to double layer the front and back top note pieces, so it hides the brad and looks more finished.

I embossed both the front and back pieces with the Northern Flurries folder, but only put the bling accents on the front piece.

Stamps:  Afterthoughts

Cardstock:  Marina Mist, Whisper White

Ink:  Marina Mist

Other:  Rhinestone accent gems, Clear Rhinestone brads, 1/8" hole punch, Whisper White Taffeta ribbon, Small/Large/Scalloped Oval punches, Stampin Dimensionals, Big Shot, Top Note die, Northern Flurries embossing folder, Sticky Strip

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Embossed Trees

Cased this one from splitcoast as well.  Very easy - emboss some scraps, and cut them into triangles.  Add some bling at the tops of the trees!

Stamps:  Many Merry Messages

Cardstock:  Real Red, Certainly Celery, Always Artichocke, Whisper White

Ink:  Always Artichoke

Other:  Big Shot, embossing folders (Vintage Wallpaper, Dots, Petals-a-Plenty), Rhinestone accent gems, Mini glue dots.

Thoughts & Prayers

I made both of these cards using the same stamp sets, and the same designer papers, but different base colors.  I love how similar, yet different they are.

Stamps:  Thoughts & Prayers; Teeny Tiny Wishes

Cardstock:  Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke

Ink:  Soft Suede

Other:  Small/Large/Scalloped Oval punches, Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, December 10, 2010

Bloggers Challenge - Birthday

This week's challenge is a birthday theme!  I cased this design, and changed it a wee bit.  Direct-to-paper on the Mustard strip of cardstock.

Stamps:  Paisley Prints, Sincere Salutations

Cardstock:  Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Early Espresso

Ink:  Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Early Espresso, Old Olive

Other:  Big Shot, Texturz plates (the one that looks like wood grain), Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Santa's Matchbox

Very simple Santa feeling to this box!  Make a belly band around the Matchbox, for his belt.

Stamps:  Tags Til Christmas

Cardstock:  Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White

Ink:  Real Red

Other: Large Tag punch, Big Shot, Matchbox die, Silver brads, 1/16" hole punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strip

Delightful Decorations - really non-traditional colors

REALLY different colors for Christmas on this one, but I love how it turned out.

Stamps:  Delightful Decorations, Many Merry Messages

Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla

Ink:  Early Espresso, Bravo Burgundy

Other:  Polka Dots embossing folder, Big Shot, Early Espresso grosgrain ribbon, Mini Glue Dots

Contempo Christmas, non-Christmas colors

I love these colors!  Case'd this off of splitcoast, and it turned out so much prettier than I expected.  The embossed background really makes a difference.

Stamps:  Contempo Christmas

Cardstock:  Rich Razzleberry, Garden Green, Whisper White

Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Garden Green

Other:  Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Whisper White Taffeta ribbon, Mini Glue Dots

Contempo Christmas stripes

I'm still favoring these holiday papers!  Made this square card - 4 1/4" x 4 1/4".

Stamps:  Contempo Christmas

Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Very Vanilla

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive

Other:  Rhinestone accent gems