Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Easy Peasy Gift Card Holder

 Today I wanted to make a fun winter gift card holder. Note that I didn't say Christmas, only because I think this could be used anytime in the winter months.
I started with these two stamp sets. Endless Wishes and Scattered Greeting.
Next I created a mulitcolor ink pad.
I used these ink colors: Pacific Point, Coastal Cabana, Indigo Island and Marina Mist.
I started by layering some baby wipes (Note: if you don't have wipes you can use paper towel and wet it with water).
I started with my lightest color Coastal Cabana and added dots of reinker.
Here is after 3 of the colors, I have added the Marina Mist and Indigo Island.
Next I filled in the gaps using the Pacific Point.
This is my completed ink pad and now it's time to stamp.
I used a piece of whisper white cardstock and the snowflakes from the Endless Wishes set.
Notice the variations in the coloring of the snowflakes! I love it.
I also stamped the "Merry" using the same ink pad.
Next I grabbed my Gift Card framelit set and cut the base out of the snowflake stamped piece.
I put it all together with the Merry and here is the completed project front and back.

A cute little holder to give away a gift card.
I know that I love giving and receiving them.
Wouldn't this be cute to give your mailman for a McDonald's cafe card?
Or your child's teacher?
Or a neighbor?
Or...I could go on and on.
Remember you can always purchase these products and more in my online store. Just click the link on the right side.
As always - Stamp Happy!
Annie :)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Christmas Polaroid Card

It's the first time I have been able to take some tie to actually craft in my new space.
So today I got a little crafty.
Here's what I did.
 I first started by cutting a piece of white 3.5 x 3.5 and stamped one of the houses from the Holiday Home stamp set.
 I made a mask using a piece of copy paper and then stamped the trees by the house.
I cut a 1" circle out of a piece of copy paper and created the moon using Hello Honey. I then covered the moon with the mask and colored the sky with Pool Party and Marina Mist.
 I added the Santa and deer and colored in the houses I used two different techniques. 
The one on top I colored using one color for each area and just made areas darker by coloring the areas again.
The next one I used multiple markers to color it in.
 I used the polaroid framelit and cut using the coaster board paper.
This one I put on straight.
 This one I mounted on a angle.
For the sentiment I cut a piece of white, created a banner end and added some washi tape on the bottom to add a little something.
I would love to hear what you think!
Annie :)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Up and Running in Chattanooga!

Life is getting back to normal after moving 600+ miles away from everyone I know (well except the hubby, I brought him with me). I left my stable job, warm house, nearby family and church to move to a place where I knew no one, had no place to live and no church.  That was 2.5 weeks ago and boy has life changed. I am now in a job with constant upheaval, an apartment, and thankfully we have found a church to attend.
Life has been a roller coaster.
So during this ride I have been away.
But I am back!
And I have pictures of my new craft space to share.
Now mind you, I can't hang anything on the walls, so it's a little bland, but it's all mine!
 I have all of my stamp sets all lined up on a shelf. The cling mount are on one shelf and the wood mount are above.
 I have my stereo, fan, patterned paper and tools all set up on my table,
 Here is a better view of the stamp sets all lined up.
 I put down my Fiskars cutting mat as my table surface. It's easy to clean up and I can cut right on it.
I also have adhesive in the blue basket and all of my cardstock in the black file folder box.
 The two lower shelves on the black shelving unit have my Big Shot with dies and embossing folders.
I also have all of my paper trimmers, acrylic blocks, stamp scrubbers and misc stuff on these shelves.
 The toilet box is full of linens that I am hoping not to have to unpack until we move into a home.
The ink pads are all in the holder on top of the filing cabinet, which holds all of our paperwork.
 On the other wall is this small shelf unit with all sorts of adhesive, embossing powders, washi tape, magazines and catalogs.
And finally under the table is this three drawer cabinet filled with punches and other embellishments.

So that was my project for today, my day off. 
I got my space organized.
Tomorrow and Saturday I have to work the late shift, so not sure if I will get to crating, but if I do I will post it here.
Until next time - get crafty and stamp happy!
Annie :)