Monday, December 22, 2014

A Jolly Hello, Cleverly Disguising a Gift Card Holder

dylangiftcard_2014dec20

Hi, everyone, are you all ready for Christmas? I think I’m all done with shopping, this was my last gift to buy—and “wrap”. Since it’s a gift card for the kid next door, I thought I’d make a special holder for it.

I started with a Berrylicious card stock base, then built my scene using MSTN Christmas Cuteness and MSTN Christmas Cuteness Die-namics, cut from X-Press It Blending Card, stamped with Black Licorice hybrid ink, and colored with Copic markers. I used Blueprints 21 Die-namics and Lemon Drop card stock and Banana Split card stock for the sun, and Sweet Tooth card stock for the Flat-Bottom Clouds Die-namics and Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics. I popped layers up on foam and tied hemp cord around after stamping the sentiment with Black Licorice hybrid ink.

On the inside, Gift Card Pocket – Horizontal Die-namics was cut from the new Brown Paper Bag card stock and assembled. Brown Paper Bag card stock is AWESOME for creating pockets!! It’s lighter in weight than Kraft card stock so it creates less bulk—love it! I stamped a sentiment from Gifting Fun on the pocked with Wild Cherry dye ink and Black Licorice hybrid ink and adhered it to a panel of Sweet Tooth card stock stamped with Sheet Music Background and Black Licorice hybrid ink. It, and the Wild Cherry card stock layer under it, were cut with dies from Blueprints 20 Die-namics

dylangiftcard_2014dec20in


And that’s it! Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you again soon!


1CAS Supplies2




~Supplies~
Stamps:
MSTN Christmas Cuteness, Sheet Music Background, Gifting Fun (MFT)
Ink:
Black Licorice hybrid ink, Wild Cherry dye ink (MFT)
Paper:
Berrylicious card stock, Sweet Tooth card stock, Lemon Drop card stock, Banana Split card stock, Wild Cherry card stock, Brown Paper Bag card stock, X-Press It Blending Card (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Gift Card Pocket - Horizontal Die-namics, MSTN Christmas Cuteness Die-namics, Blueprints 20 Die-namics, Flat-Bottom Clouds Die-namics, Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics, hemp cord (MFT); foam tape, Copic markers

1CAS Signature2

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Week In Review–December 15–21, 2014

Here’s a recap of what I posted this past week…you know, in case you missed something ;-)

MFT December Creative Challenge–Warm, Fuzzy Felt

creativechallenge_2014dec16
*****

Friend: It Takes One to Know One–CTD #323

CTD323_2014dec17
*****

May This Year be Your Best Ever–MFTWSC #207
MFTWSC207_2014dec17
*****

Hello
hello_2014dec19
*****

Let It Snow
ssschallenge_2014dec20


And that’s it for the past week at
Paper Pursuits! Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you soon!


1CAS Signature2

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Let It Snow

ssschallenge_2014dec20

Hello, everyone! I finally had some time to give a Simon Says Stamp Challenge a try. This card is for the Wednesday Winter Inspiration Challenge.

My card started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base. Next, from more Sweet Tooth card stock, I cut a Polaroid Cover-Up Die-namics and stamped the sentiment, from LJD Snowflake Splendor with Wild Cherry ink. I tied around some baker’s twine and set it aside. On a background of Grout Gray cardstock, I built my woody snow scene using the tree from Spooky Scene Die-namics and Natural card stock, Kraft card stock, and Chocolate Brown card stock. To give them a little more realism I swiped them all with a white paint dauber and adhered them to the gray background. To created the snow, I mixed some Sweet Tooth pigment ink with Sheer Shimmer Mist MIX-ables and splattered it on. I also added some more pronounced “snow flakes” with a white pen. I adhered that to my card base, then popped the Polaroid frame up on foam. I added a couple of red birds using Framed Lovebirds Centerpieces Die-namics and Wild Cherry card stock and finished off with some clear sequins.

Here’s a close up of my scene:

ssschallenge_2014dec20close


I stamped another sentiment from LJD Snowflake Splendor on the inside with Wild Cherry dye ink.

ssschallenge_2014dec20in 

And that’s it! Thanks so much for stopping by today—see you back soon!


1CAS Supplies2



~Supplies~
Stamps:
LJD Snowflake Splendor (MFT)
Ink:
Wild Cherry dye ink, Sweet Tooth pigment ink (MFT)
Paper:
Sweet Tooth card stock, Kraft card stock, Chocolate Brown card stock, Natural card stock, Wild Cherry card stock, Grout Gray card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Polaroid Cover-Up Die-namics, Spooky Scene Die-namics, Framed Lovebirds Centerpieces Die-namics, Sheer Shimmer Mist MIX-ables (MFT); baker’s twine, clear sequins, foam tape, paint dauber


1CAS Signature2

Friday, December 19, 2014

Hello

hello_2014dec19

Hi, all, today I thought I’d share a card with you that I had submitted to Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine for their stamp and ink feature--that will never happen now :(

I started with a Kraft card stock base, then added a couple of wonky layers—one cut from Berrylicious card stock the other cut from Sweet Tooth card stock and stamped with Plaid Builder Background using Kraft dye ink, Orange Fizz dye ink, and Berrylicious dye ink. I added a Cute Cameras 2 Die-namics camera with a sentiment shooting out of the camera—the sentiment is from Photo Booth and was stamped with Steel Gray dye ink.

A couple more images from Photo Booth were stamped on the inside on a layer of Sweet Tooth card stock cut with a die from Blueprints 20 Die-namics.

hello_2014dec19in


And that’s it for today! Thanks so much for stopping by! See you again soon!


1CAS Supplies2




~Supplies~
Stamps:
Photo Booth, Plaid Builder Background (MFT)
Ink:
Kraft dye ink, Berrylicious dye ink, Orange Fizz dye ink, Steel Gray dye ink (MFT)
Paper:
Sweet Tooth card stock, Kraft card stock, Orange Fizz card stock, Berrylicious card stock (MFT); glitter card stock
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Cute Cameras 2 Die-namics (MFT); foam tape

1CAS Signature2