Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tips and Techniques Wednesday - Another Gift Card Holder

Hi there!

Happy Wednesday and thanks for stopping in to see my tip of the week!  This week I have another gift card holder to share with you.... can't have too many of these with the holidays coming up, right?
 
First off, start with a 5.5" x 8.5" piece of cardstock.  Then create a decorative edge on one of the 5.5" ends, using a punch or die.
Then score along the 8.5" length at 1 1/4".
 And at 5".
 Now fold along the score lines, Your card will sit like so.....
 Add adhesive to the inside area, on the 1 1/4" fold, along the outside edges.  Sounds confusing?  Check out the photo!
 See, you made a pocket!  Perfect spot to tuck in a gift card!
 Now it's time to fancy it up.  Cover the pocket with patterned paper.
 Add more patterned paper to the top flap.  You can use one pattern or two and repeat some of the paper you have previously used.
 I added some glitter, too.  I've been on a glitter kick lately.  Why not, sparkly goes with the holidays, right?
 Next, I used some of these dime sized velcro circles that I picked up from the dollar store.
 Add one the the under side of the top flap and another to the front of the pocket, so that the two line up.
 Here is a look at the conpleted outside with a few embellishments added.
 And the finished inside.
Easy, right?  Are you going to try one?  Go for it!

Thanks again for stopping tin to see what I am up to!
Laura
xoxo

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Happy Birthday Elaine Card - My MInd's Eye

Hi there!

I have another birthday card to share today... it's been a busy month!


Love these papers by MME, they are so sweet.
 A little felt and ribbon by CTMH, that goes just perfectly with these papers.

Thanks for popping in today!  And Elaine, have a great day.... hope you get spoiled!

Laura
xoxo

Monday, November 28, 2011

Teresa Colllins Christmas Cards

Hi there!

Are you as infatuated with the Teresa Collins Christmas collection as I am?  It just makes me want to create!

Here are a couple of cards that I made the other day, using the 6 x 6 paper pad.  I lifted my own designs, using some cards that I created for a card class as inspiration.
The doily is cut with a MFT die, and I coloured the pearls black with Copic #110.


 Rub-ons are from American Crafts and flaky glitter is Martha Stewart.



I can't wait to make more cards with this paper pad!

Thanks for checking out what I have been up to!
Laura
xoxo

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Santa Card

Hi all,

I used the weekly sketch posted  at Mojo Monday to create a christmas card last night.  The sketch was super cute and since I was running out of inpsiration for my cards, i decided to give it a whirl....





I just wish the sun was shining when I tried to photograph it today!
thanks for popping in!
Laura
xoxo

Friday, November 25, 2011

Sketch-y Friday

Hello and Happy Friday All!

It's sketch day, so here it is!

 ... so, let me know what you think....  am I giving you the kind of sketches you are looking for?  Can I create something specific for you?  Do you want to use more or less photos, bigger or smaller photos?  Do you have a particular idea in mind?  I'm up for the challenge, so leave me a comment and let me know!

Thanks for popping in today, I really appreciate it!
Laura
xoxo

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Red and Rustic Card


Hi all!

This week's Tuesday Trigger over at Moxie Fab World really spoke to me and I just had to play along.

The Trigger is Red and Rustic, and here is the inspiration photo......
Anyone who knows me knows that I love rustic, and red!  As I sat at my harvest table with a bowl of Poinsettias (a gift from my dh) beside me checking my emails, I came across this challenge and thought it would be a perfect jumping off point to make a Christmas card for my dh.

This is what I came up with....
I pulled out some leftover MME Lost and Found papers in red, black and neutral tones.  The text paper reminds me of the pages of an old book especially once I inked and distressed the edges.  The distressed and stained wood on the door and sofa of the Trigger photo inspired me.   The red and white striped paper reminded me off ticking striped fabric, which is used a lot in rustic decor schemes.  You can see some ticking fabric examples in the Trigger photo.   And burlap.... you cannot get much more rustic than that, unless of course you ink it to age it a little more!
This sweet PTI Santa stamp reminds me of a primitive ornament (my dh loves primitive) so I knew it would be perfect on this card.  I coloured him with Copics and added some Liquid Applique to his beard and 'fur' trim.  I also added some distress ink to the Liquid Applique to make the Santa look a little more aged.
Now Christmas isn't Christmas without jingle bells, but this one was a little bright in it's original brass state, so I 'aged' it with some Copics, to make it more tarnished looking.

I hope this inspires you to play along with Moxie Fab World, too.  Thank you for stopping by!
Laura
xoxo