This past weekend our youngest daughter was home for her friend’s bridal shower. As I waited for her to finish her gift purchase at Bed Bath and Beyond I perused the greeting card rack. I guess I’ve had my head in the sand a while…I was pretty surprised at the prices. Cards ranged from $3 for just a card base printed with a greeting and image to $8.95 for a fancy card loaded with layers and bling.
We decided to make one…using colors and images that matched the bride-to-be’s tastes. I like the softness of this and the font is pretty.
We used all Stampin’ Up products. The retired stamp set Best Thoughts is one of my all-time favorites. Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla card stock provided the base paired with the new very vanilla ribbon and Falling in Love dsp. The flower was stamped in Sahara Sand and embossed in white. Jen then colored it using a blender pen with Blushing Bride and the leaves in Pear Pizzazz. We then added Wink of Stella , clear , to add a bit more diamond flare. The font was stamped in Early Espresso. The squares are the new Stitched Framelits.
It was fun stamping with Jen and rewarding to be able to make this for someone’s special day.
Each year I try to make something handmade for the kids or the home for Christmas. This year I decided that we needed new Stockings…something fun. They are lined and plenty big for Santa to get his hand in while filling. It was fun choosing fabrics that matched with each individual person’s interests and likes. I didn’t have a pattern for the cuff so I measured across and added a little extra for the seam allowance. I’d suggest a half inch more if you make these, it was a tight fit.
This next photo is of an ornament that my son made me on his 3-d printer. This is his field of study at Washington State, hence the Coug stocking. This sphere came out real smooth, it’s a cleaver process how these printers turn a plastic cord into something completely different.
I’m back tracking a bit today catching up from the past couple of weeks. We had a wonderful Christmas with all four kids home. We are blessed that they can all be here for the holiday.
I thought I would share photos of some of the Chrismas cards I made for coworkers. I used a few digi stamps that I’ve had for a while. The Penquins are a Penny Black stamp. For the snow I used clear Wink of Stella for a touch of shimmery cold…brr!
Coloring these images was really fun! It also can be a form of therapy to counteract the holiday chaos.
I had a full day of crafting a couple of weeks ago…before the vacation and before we took our youngest back to school. Made a bunch of Christmas cards and tags. Well, I thought I posted them, but didn’t, so here they are…finally! These cards and tags used the Peace this Christmas stamp set in our current Stampin’ Up catalog, page 27 (#141570 clear) and some retired dsp from last year. I stocked up/hoarded a lot of Christmas dsp last year, was glad to use it! Real Red and Garden Green cardstock as well as gold thread and bakers twine was also used. I made a dozen of these simple cards and at least two dozen tags. Woohoo! Kept this bunch simple…may add more detail to the cards later.
So, today, I got out one of my favorite new stamps- Time of Year. It is a hostess set and I’ve used it so much already, just love it!
I haven’t ordered,much from the holiday catty yet as I’ve been trying to use what I just ordered from the annual book first. But I did get the Candy Cane Lane dsp…I’m a sucker for gingerbread! Using Early Espresso and Real Red ink and some Crumb Cake and Real Red cardstock this is what I made today…
Thanks for stopping by! I hope I’ve given you some fun ideas so you can start planning early for Christmas!
A month ago, we drove our youngest of our four children to the opposite corner of the state to start his freshman year of college. We are empty nesters!! ( Aside from our youngest daughter staying with us for the summer- but pretty close!) To celebrate … Continue reading →