Swapping Saturday 12-27-08

My down-line Michelle made this.  We swapped them at our Christmas Party.  holiday-book-front

I thought it was just so cute so I had to show it off.  I think she did a really great job.

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Freewheeling Friday 12-26-08

I really wanted to try the Christmas Chatter wheel.  Here’s the card I came up with.  ho-ho-ho

After I wheeled the back ground I made sure the wheel was all inked then I colored just the words ho ho ho with the chocolate chip maker.  Then I rolled it on the vanilla card-stock and punched it out with the large oval punch.  I used the tag punch behind it.   I used the blender pen and touched it to the markers to color the Santa.  I used the white water color wonder crayon for his beard and fur.  I think it turned out cute.  I like how I could highlight just one sentence from the roller to use as my saying on my card.

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Thrifty Thursday 12-25-08

I love to have new ornaments for my tree, but I can’t always afford to by them.  I actually love to make them.  I made these fun Rudolph Ornaments for my tree last year.  They were quick and easy and didn’t cost a lot to make.  roudolph-ornament

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is made with all punches.  I used: large oval, word window, five petal flower, horizontal slot, double circle and  1″ circle.  I used the coluzzle for the background circle.  His nose is made with a rhinestone circle brad.  Then a little ribbon for the holder and a bow at the neck.  I got the idea from a card that someone had posted on the Stampin’ Up! demonstrator web site last year.  They had it on a card.  If I can find my card I will post it for you as well.

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Wacky Wednesday 12-24-08

merry-christmas-ornamentThese are some of the last minute Christmas decorations I made for my tree.  I actually made them on Christmas Eve.  I waited to put most of the glass ornaments on until the last minute so that Xander (my one year old) wouldn’t get a hold of them.

joy-ornament

They were really easy to make I just used the rub-on’s on the clear glass balls.  I found that the smaller ones and the long ones were a lot easier to do.  I did a couple of square sayings and they were difficult to get on without overlapping.

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Technique Tuesday 12-23-08

If you’ve never tried cracked glass before then you really need to try this fun technique.  It’s really simple.

  1. Stamp your image however you want it to look.  I actually stamped mine and then colored it in.
  2. Make sure your paper is cut to the size the you want your final piece to be.
  3. Third cover the entire piece of paper with versa mark ink.  I just press my paper right down into the pad.
  4. Sprinkle Glassy Glaze embossing powder over the entire page.  (This is the ultra thick embossing powder.)
  5. Heat until melted.
  6. Let cool a minute and then repeat steps 3-5.
  7. Let cool and repeat steps 3-5.  This should be your third time. It should be really thick and look watery on the page.
  8. Put the paper in the Freezer.  Let is sit for 10 to 15 minutes.  You wanted it to be cold and really solid.  It will usually curl up.
  9. Remove from freezer and bend back gently cracking the the the embossing powder.  Be sure to only bend slightly so that you don’t actually crease your card-stock.
  10. Continue bending until you have your desired look.  You can also put it back in the freezer for a minute if it is starting to get soft.
  11. Make sure you crack it immediately.  It won’t crack at room temperature.
  12. Finish your project as desired.

Here is a sample of the card I made using this fun technique.  I will try to get pictures posted of the actual steps a little later. 

cardnal-cracked-glass

Try it to day on one of your projects

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