Thursday, December 26, 2013

Santa Gift Card Holders

I made several gift card holders this Christmas.  Many were given 
as part of a gift.  I made approximately thirty in seven different 
patterned papers here. These two were made using the colors at
Dynamic Duos, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black and glitter paper. 
I am also entering them at Simon Says Stamp! Wednesday Challenge
for their "Bling It On Challenge." The idea for came these from here.  I
used the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board, cherry cobbler
 and basic black cardstock along with silver and gold glitter paper.





The gift cards were included in the gift wrapping supplies, with the saying
"Here's a little something to help you get all wrapped up in the spirit of the season."
I got the idea on Pinterest.  This gift was very well received.  I will definitely be 
doing this one again.  I watched for sales on everything ~ the scissors, tape, gift 
bags, tags, and candle.  I made the hot chocolate mix using this recipe.  It is 
very rich and creamy, and has nothing partially hydrogenated. 



Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jean

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Baby's First Christmas

Every year I make first Christmas ornaments for the
babies in the NICU I work at.  The patterned papers
I used were older ones from my stash.  The words were
computer generated.  The rosette is from Tim Holtz ~ 
the Mini Paper Rosettes, and the back of the ornament
is a 3" scallop circle punch from EK Success.





I will be at work all day on Christmas with the babies.
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas!

Jean

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Reindeer Food

Every year I make reindeer food for the babies in the NICU
I work at to give their siblings.  There are many slightly 
different poems to go along with the reindeer food.  It is
a tented package with the poem on the back. 
Even though there is only a little bling on their noses,
I am going to link up Simon Says Stamp! Wednesday Challenge
for their "Bling It on Challenge."


Here are two of the versions of the Reindeer Food Poem.
Feel free to copy either if you would like to use them.

Be sure to take this magic food and sprinkle on the lawn,
On Christmas Eve, Santa's reindeer travel miles before the dawn.
The smell of oats and glitter path will guide them on their way,
And you'll wake up to Santa's gifts on Christmas Day!

Just a sprinkle on the lawn at night,
and the moon will make it sparkle bright.
As Santa’s reindeer fly and roam,
this treat will guide them to your home.

Supplies ~ 
Stamp: PTI  Tremendous Treats: Christmas
Paper:   PTI White & Fine Linen Pattern Pack, SU Real Red
Ink:  SU Chocolate Chip
Punches:    1 3/4"EK Success Circle Punch, SU 2 3/8" Scalloped Circle Punch
Additional Supplies:  Metallic Dots & Rhinestones, Prismacolor Pencils, Gold Glitter Pen 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jean 



 

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Snowflakes, Snowflakes, Snowflakes

I've been busy getting ready for the holidays ~ only one
post last week ;(.  Sometimes procrastination pays off apparently,
since now there are five challenges for snow and snowflakes at 
I have been making gift card holders, mostly featuring
snowflakes.  All of the paper used has been from my stash,
a few are older Stampin' Up papers.  I used the We R Memory 
Keepers Envelope Punch Board (which I believe is almost 
identical to Stampin' Up's).  The snowflake is the smallest one
in PTI's Fancy Flake Die Collection;  buttons are also from PTI.
I have made over thirty, mostly to give as gifts at school.  There 
are a lot of ideas on Pinterest for giving wrapping paper and tape
for a neighbor or teacher gift with a cute saying with it ~ 
"Hope you're getting all wrapped up in the spirit of the season!"
I am doing this, and adding tags and gift card holders as well. 
Its fun and practical.
 



 These are the seven different papers I have used.  Snowflakes are 
perfect for this.  Since to get a regular design straight on the board, 
you have to cut your paper on the diagonal and waste a fair amount 
of paper.


 
 

This week the challenge is…

Let It Snow   

at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Jean

Monday, December 9, 2013

Season's Greetings

A Christmas card using traditional colors.  I've been on
a roll lately using nontraditional colors for my Christmas
cards ;).   I used the fabulous sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.
I also am entering this at Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge:




Supplies ~ 
Stamp:  PTI Signature Christmas
Paper:  PTI White, Soft Stone, Soft Stone Pattern Pack, various older Christmas papers from my stash
Ink:  PTI Pure Poppy
Dies:  PTI Small Scallop Border, Tim Holtz Mini Paper Rosettes
Additional Supplies:  PTI Buttons, Anchor Metallic Floss

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jean

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Untie the Ribbons

A quick card today before I have to go in to work.
I used the colors at Dynamic Duos, and the ribbon
challenge at CASology.  This is my second card 
for challenge at CASology.  My first card is here.




 

Supplies ~ 
Stamps: Verve Asian Flair
Paper:  PTI White, SU Primrose Petals, Carta Bella Cool Summer
Ink:  SU Gumball Green
Dies: PTI Tag Sale # 7, Simon Says Stamp! Layered Tree (for the ribbon)
Additional Supplies:  Kaisercraft Pearls & Ribbon from my stash

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jean

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Happy 10th Birthday X 2

My son is at back to back birthday parties today, and I used 
the sketch at Seize the Sketch to make cards for both parties.
I made one card earlier for the sketch here.  I used different 
background paper based on the boys' interests, but otherwise 
they are basically the same card ~ love this sketch!


Supplies ~ 
Stamp:  PTI Flower Fusion # 9
Paper:  PTI Blueberry Sky, White & Fine Linen, SU Garden Green & Chocolate Chip,
     Camouflage & Green Game Controllers paper from Michaels
Ink:  SU Chocolate Chip & PTI Blueberry Sky
Dies & Punches:  PTI By the Numbers, Spellbinders Circles, SU Word Window & Modern Label

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jean

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Thanksgiving Cards

These are the cards I made for the babies in the NICU to 
give to their families.  I really like how they turned out,
with each leaf being different.  The inside sentiment said 
"Thanksgiving Blessings."  The leaves were made with 
several Studio Calico Mr. Huey sprays, and die cut with
PTI's Leaf Prints.  I am entering them for the anything goes






Supplies ~ 
Paper:  PTI White, various color cardstock from my stash
Ink:  Studio Calico Mr.Huey sprays
Dies:  PTI Leaf Prints
Additional Supplies:  Sizzix Autumn Sentiments Embossing Folder, PTI Buttons, Twine

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jean

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A Silver Evergreen

A silver Evergreen for the challenges at Dynamic Duos and 
The Paper Players.  I am also entering for the anything goes


 

Supplies ~ 
Paper:  PTI White, SU Midnight Muse, LCS -Silver 
Dies:  Simon Says Stamp! Layered Tree
Additional Supplies: Hero Arts Dots Embossing Folder, Want 2 Scrap Steel Blue Pearls

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jean

Fight Like a Girl

I am so happy to be making cards today.  I was so busy
getting ready for Thanksgiving that I hardly had any time
for cards.  Thankfully I do not need this one now, but its
usually difficult for me to come up with one for a breast
cancer diagnosis as soon as I need one.  With any luck for 
those I know and love, this card will gather some dust ;).
I used the sketch at Seize the Sketch and the "ribbon"
theme at CASology this week.  I am also entering this 
anything goes this week.  I used a breast cancer
awareness ribbon.



Supplies ~ 
Stamps:  My Favorite Things Have Hope
Paper:  PTI White, SU Pink Pirouette & Regal Rose
Ink:  SU Regal Rose
Dies:  PTI Faith & Hope, Limitless Layers 2 1/2" Circles
Additional Supplies:  PTI Linen Impression Plate

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jean

Monday, November 25, 2013

Ho, Ho, Ho ~ Take 2

I am continuing on my trend of nontraditional Christmas colors.
I rotated the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches to make this card, 
which is quite similar to my card here.


 

Supplies ~
Paper:  PTI White & Soft Stone, Glitter Paper from Doodlebug Designs & Recollections
Dies:  PTI Block Alphabet Upper & Avery Elle Holiday Fill in the Blank
Punches: EK Success Snowflakes
Additional Supplies:  PTI Peace Be Still & Linen (on the soft stone panel) Impression Plates

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jean

Sunday, November 24, 2013

A Liberty Bell

A quick card for the challenge at CASology for
the cue word of "bell."  This is not my first card 
for the challenge, however when I went to post it,
I found it to be too similar to another card already 
entered.  This card could be used for any of the 
patriotic holidays. 



Supplies ~
Paper:  PTI White & SU Marina Mist
Punch: SU Postage Stamp
Additional Supplies:  PTI Impression Plate & Postage Stamps

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jean

Monday, November 18, 2013

Freshly Made Sketches & The Paper Players

A generic card sans sentiment for the sketch challenge 
at Freshly Made Sketches and the CAS project with leaves 
theme at The Paper Players. My leaves are in the patterned 
paper, as well as, on the embossed panels.  I like to have cards
on hand with no sentiment to use for birthdays, get well or
thinking of you.  Combining these two challenges on a recent 
post produced an honorable mention for both challenges ~
thank you Jaydee and Rita for choosing this card.



 
Supplies ~ 
Paper:  PTI Soft Stone, White & Soft Stone Pattern Pack
Dies:  MFT Fishtail Flags Stax
Additional Supplies:  PTI In Bloom Impression Plate, PTI Buttons & PTI Button Twine, Crocheted Flowers - LCS

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jean

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Peace, Love & Sparkly Stuff

Eight cards for four challenges ~ all using the sketch from 
CAS(E) this Sketch.  I had a very similar card in mind when 
I had to buy the Tinsel 'N Trim set from Reverse Confetti ~ 
just to use this fun sentiment "Peace, Love & Sparkly Stuff."
I love snowflakes and even better ~ glittery snowflakes.  I don't
consider even one of these cards to have traditional Christmas
colors.  I made them for specific people using their favorite 
colors.  I also made two for the current color challenge at 
Dynamic Duos to use Black and Smoky Slate with the 
Dessert Option of Christmas.  CAS-ual Fridays and 
week for a CAS Christmas theme.   Sorry, I do not have any
 CAS-ual Fridays Christmas stamps.  I went with the
snowflakes on the Christmas tree in the inspiration photo.

 




Supplies ~ Partial List
Stamp:  Reverse Confetti Tinsel 'N Trim
Paper: PTI White, Glitz & Glitter Bright Solids & Sweet Solids, Patterned Paper Doodlebug Designs 
     Lily White Sprinkles & Pebbles Basics Ash Chevron, several PTI & SU cardstocks
Ink:  PTI, SU & Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies:  PTI Fancy Flakes & Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Ovals Large
Additional Supplies:  Various Ribbons & Rhinestones, PTI Impression Plate, Sizzix & Cuttlebug   
     embossing folders

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Jean