Sunday, November 29, 2015

Christmas Cards ~ Tree Ornaments!

Christmas is one of my favorite times of year.  I love making cards! Today I have a couple of cards that the recipient can cherish forever on their Christmas tree!  All papers used on my cards are from The Robin's Nest!


A beautiful hot air balloon ornament on a Christmas card!
Ink edges using brown ink using a dauber, the dauber will help keep the distressing smooth and not show any lines.  

Stamp the back of the 7 of the balloons with a word stamp like the one pictured or harlequin stamp. Then distress the back with brown ink like on the front.  Fold seven of the balloons in half, glue each of them on the center fold and place them inside each other.  Then glue them on one of the flat balloons set aside earlier. 
Cut Winter Snowflake Cardstock as mat for card. Add sparkle to the snowflakes with Wink of Stella. 
Punch pennant flags from Winter Snowflake Cardstock (use the backside for the pennants.) Paint each with Wink of Stella.    
Add flowers and Metallic Gold Dew Drops with tacky glue.
Add lace and yarn to the balloon using tacky glue as pictured above, additional glue maybe needed as each piece is added to the balloon.  Fold excess yarn and lace onto the back,  let dry.

When the tacky glue has dried, add the pennants to the yarn.  On this balloon five pennants were used. 

The final balloon set aside will be used to cover the back.  First, cut two pieces of  Honeycomb Daisy Glitter Cardstock for the basket of the balloon.  Sandwich two pieces of yarn between the two baskets and tacky glue together.  Glue the yarn from the basket to the balloon and then attach a piece of yarn to the top for the hanger.  Spread glue over the back and attach to the balloon. 
Hang the balloon on the card with non-permanent adhesive.
 The recipient is able to remove the balloon and use as an ornament!

The Robin's Nest products used:
Gold Classic Swirl Glitter Cardstock
Silver on Creme Classic Swirl Glitter Cardstock
Honeycomb Daisy Glitter Cardstock
Winter Snowflake Cardstock
Metallic Gold Dew Drops

Other items:
Wink of Stella
Lace & Yarn
Tacky Glue
Snowflake charm
Brown ink
Stamp with words
A2 Card Base

Tools & Supplies:
Pendent Punch
Tacky Glue
Non-permanent adhesive
A bird ornament on a Christmas card!
Create a pattern of a bird and trace it twice onto Cindy Lou Dot Glitter Cardstock, cut the two pieces out.

Adhere one piece with glue stick to the chipboard let set for a few minutes.  Use an emery board to distress edges.

Adhere feather for tail and ribbon (sandwich between the paper and chipboard) before adding the back side of the bird.
Punch or cut out four hearts, two slightly smaller. 
Glitter glue around the edges of the bird and the hearts, let it dry, glitter glue around the other side of the bird.  Add Metallic Gold Dew Drops to the plastic eye lashes. Set aside to dry.

Cut Cindy Lou Dot Glitter Cardstock and Cindy Lou Swirl Glitter Cardstock to mat on card.  Cut a strip of Cindy Lou Dot Glitter Cardstock to use the backside for contrasting paper on the card.

Adhere the eyes and  wings to the bird!  Use  non-permanent adhesive to attach to the card.

The recipient is able to remove the bird and use as an ornament on their Christmas Tree!

The Robin's Nest products used:
Cindy Lou Dot Glitter Cardstock
Cindy Lou Swirl Glitter Cardstock
Metallic Gold Dew Drops

Other items:
Plastic Eyelashes
Glitter Glue
A2 Card Base

Tools & Supplies:
Glue Stick
Tacky Glue
Emery Board
Non-permanent adhesive

Hope you enjoyed these ornaments! 
Have fun creating!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thanksgiving Place-card holders!

I love holidays... ALL holidays!  Thanksgiving being one on my favorites.  It is a day my family shares our meal with friends and family.  We have a wonderful time... it is wonderful spending time in the kitchen with the wonderful women in my life and my husband who is my biggest helper before everyone arrives.  He always peels all the potatoes!!

For the table this year I decided to may place markers using wooden spoons from Altered Pages with the  Altered Pages Altered Spoons Collage Sheet!

These will add a festive touch to any table!
Pinecones from the Park
Leaves - Confetti
Small Clothes Pins

Ink the bowl of the wooden spoons and edges.

Cut strips of paper a little wider than the handle, use emery board or sand paper to smooth down the edges and remove excess paper.

Cut images to fit in the bowl of the spoon, lightly ink edges, adhere to the spoon using glue stick.

Cut ribbon 7 inches, tie in a knot around the neck of the spoon, move the knot to the side. 
Add a thin line of  Stickles around the bowl of the spoon.  With tacky glue attach leaves and small pine cones. 
Finish off with a few Dew Drops! 
With tacky Glue add a small clothes pin to the back of the spoon to hold a card with name (also balances the spoon.)

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Smeared Ink November Grunge Blog Hop!

I was beginning to wonder if I was going to make to the hop... I live in the Pacific Northwest and we have had some terrible windstorms.  Many people are still without power.  My internet is on and off, so I am going to get my pictures posted before I am without the internet connection again!!!
I looked it up and this is what I found...
1. grime; dirt.
2. a style of rock music characterized by a raucous guitar sound and lazy vocal delivery.
3. the fashion associated with grunge rock, including loose, layered clothing and ripped jeans.

My interpretation is messy, dirty, smudged..... so that is what I did... hope you like it!

Smeared Ink digi image from the Specimen Jar collection 
Chameleon Pens
Prima Splatter Stamps
Hampton Art Stamps  - Large Handwriting 
BoBunny Sugar Spray
Ink Dabber
White cardstock
Black Cardstock

Start with 12x12 white heavy cardstock.  Spritz with water, add Gelatos, be careful not to muddy colors, set aside to dry.  Stamp with splatter stamps, the spray gently with sugar spray, set aside to dry.
Randomly stamp with handwriting stamp.
Color the digi image using Chameleon Pens.  Use ink dabber to smudge VersaFine Black and
Momento Pistachio around the images.  Mat on black card stock with glue stick.  Attach to the background with double sided tape.
Please stop by the other members participating in the blog hop... you will find the blog roll at the top of the page....  let them know you were by!
ALSO, this month.....

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Steampunk Octogrump!

Today I am playing with another of the Smeared Ink Steampunk Grumpies with Altered Pages products!  When I showed this card to my husband he said I needed a yellow submarine... at first I didn't get it then I realized this little Octogrump has his own little garden of gears!!! 
Color the Smeared Ink digi Octogrump with Chameleon Pens, fussy cut, add rhinestone eyes with Tacky Glue.

Attach the mat and background paper to the card base, lay the white netting from Mermaid Fantasy Muse  Kit and add embellishments.  Ink the white Bazzill Edges Mini with blue before attaching with Tacky Glue.
Ink the upper left corner of the card lightly with white ink.  Attach dew drops, Anchor and seahorse with Tacky Glue.   Ink the Chipboard Gears with Delicata Gold and Black inks.
Adhere the Smeared Ink digi Octogrump with Dimensional Adhesive and Tacky Glue, add the German Scrap Crown and locking washer.
  Finish the card with twine.
A2 Card base & light blue cardstock mat
Inks: Blue, Delicata, Black, White
Seashells & Seahorse Charm from Mermaid Fantasy Muse Kit
White Netting from Mermaid Fantasy Muse  Kit
Anchor charm - stash
Rhinestones for goggles
Locking Washer from hardware store