Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Christmas Eve Visitor

Of all the gift tags this is a favorite of mine. My mom really loves reindeer, and I wanted to do a traditional tag for her.

The Santa & Reindeer snowflake was cut using the It's Cold Outside cartridge.

I used a glittery blue paper for the black out and a red print paper for the snowflake.

I used the Martha Stewart corner snowflake punch for the silver snowflake in the center, and also used a glittery silver paper for the mini snowflake. For the ribbon, I used raffia and a tiny whole punch.

For the reverse side of the card, I used a Friskars tool to cut the cream colored circle. Blue chalk was used to make the edges of the circle smokey, and the small snowflakes were cut from the Martha Stewart border punch.

The 'to:' and reindeer were stamps. I was very proud of this mini creation!!

Little Red Locomotive

The little red locomotive gift tag was inspired by my 5 yr. old nephew's love of trains.

I cut the red locomotive engine from the My World cartridge using textured paper, and instead of using the wheel cuts for the train engine, I used green glittery buttons.

I cut the actual tag out of a blue paper with white specs to give the tag a flurry snow look, and used the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cartridge for the tag.

The smoke swirls were cut from the Create a Critter cartridge. The gray paper was a very light shade of gray, so I took black chalk and chalked over the seperate swirls before attaching them. Then I used a metallic silver chalk over the black to give the swirls a smokey look.

Once again the picture does not do the tag justice, but the sheen of the smoke swirls turned out really cool. I chose the metallic pewter colored ribbon to match the train smoke.

 The sentiment is just a stamp on striped paper, and I used a corner punch to round the corners. I was quite thrilled about how well the gift tag turned out!

Blue Penguin

For Christmas this year I traveled to Angie's house to create gift tags for each of my family members. My 9 year old niece's love of Webkinz and animals was my inspiration.

I wanted it to be in pastels, so I decided to make a light blue penguin and go from there. I cut the penguin and the "Just Chillin'" sentiment from the Create a Critter cartridge and colored it's eyes in with a black ballpoint pen.

The snowflakes were from a Martha Stewart border punch. The ribbon holes were also a hole punch.

Before I glued everything to the tag, I embossed the mint green circle with Swiss dots. I used pink glitter for the sentiment and the penguin's scarf as well as pink paper, and white glitter and pink paper for the snowflakes.

Unfortunately the tag did not photograph well at all, but it was so super cute in person!!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Dancing with Your Heart

This card was my very first creation, created in September for my cousin's wedding. Since September I have worked on a few other projects with my sister, and for Christmas I received the Cricut Expression and decided it was time to finally create my own blog.

I used the shoes from the Tie the Knot cartridge and cut several pairs at 1/2" each. Wow, what little shoes! I  used Glossy Accents to create the shiny mens shoes.

Then I found a sentiment online that my sister printed out. The inside says 'Dancing with your Heart is another'. The dashes between dance steps were cut using a punch, and the ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.

My sister Angie and I were both very happy with the turnout, hope our cousin was too! ;)

Pink Christmas

This card is one of the few cards I had time to create this holiday season. I chose to make a card for my boss, who LOVES the color pink!!

Inspired by her favorite color, I decided to start with a pink Poinsettia. I used the Joys of the Season cartridge to cut out the poinsettia. I cut two of the flowers out.

Then I took one of the flowers ('first flower') and glued it to the single leaf cut--the 'second flower' I left seperate. Then I embossed both flowers separately. I then put adhesive-ready pearls in the center of the 'second flower', and then pop-dotted it
on top at a different angle from the 'first' to give the poinsettia a little dimension. This picture doesn't show the dimension very well, but it is definitely noticeable in person.

I also embossed the pearly paper and mounted it on the pink card after adding the pink satin ribbon. The sentiment was just a basic stamp, and I used a punch for the corners. I was extremely pleased with this greeting card, and my boss decided that it was so pretty and framed it! LOL