This is a post edit, in case you’ve already seen it. I missed the deadline for Merry Monday….again:( But here’s the happy news, I won a top pick from Merry Monday for the second card on this post! 🙂 That’s the one with the little Elf:)
And that’s only the first thing I want to tell you. If you scroll down and look at the Elf card, you will see the embossing folder I used. It’s Petals-a-Plenty by Stampin’ Up! I love this embossing folder and if you do too, you can have a chance to win one!! All comments this month (August) will be going into a drawing , and one lucky winner will receive a brand new Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder for FREE! 🙂
This is sponsored by me, Janet Kay:) I’m happy to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and would be happy to have you as a customer, as long as you live in the USA. I’m a “no pressure” salesperson, so you won’t be seeing me trying to get you to buy anything. I pretty much sell to get enough money for supplies for the two charities I support, Send A Smile 4 Kids and my newest endeavor, Operation Write Home:)
These are two very worthy causes if you have the time, please consider at least one:) I have links for both on my sidebar, take a look and give it some thought:)
I hope to be back very soon so that you have as many chances to comment as pobbible:) Thank you for taking the time to read my post and visit my blog! 🙂
Lots to show you today! 🙂 I’ve made two more cards with the sketch from Freshly Made #96.
- Create a project for “Christmas / Hanukkah”.
- Create a project with “Stripes”.
- Or Mash it Up and create a “Christmas / Hanukkah project with Stripes”.
Here’s the card I made for the Friday Mashup #120:
I’m pretty sure there’s an easy way to make striped paper, and if you know how, please let me know, but this is what I did;)
I went to my favorite Print Shop program and selected “add a line”. It allows you to make different sizes and colors. Sounds easy? Do you see how many stripes there are?! It took me all day, in between dealing with my grandchildren! I made a bunch of stripes in red, green and black. I stored them on the side of the page. Then I layered them one by one. I finished two or three times and didn’t like it and changed it up. I was up until 4am! Here is how it looked when I was almost done, I put in a “shape” of white and covered the ends to make it all one size. Then I added my images to the “white” side so I could print everything on one page.
I stamped on some thin, long paper, then I folded it in half and attached it with a silver, sparkle brad. I left a little loop in the paper to make it stand out. I also made a silver, sparkle snowflake with a retired Stampin’ Up! punch. The red snowflake background paper is also Fred She Said, Christmas Papers 1-2009. The white cardstock was embossed with an old Embossing Folder by Cuttlebug. The Santa and the tag are both popped- up with SU Stampin’ Dimentionals.
Now for my second card, I will be entering it over at Merry Monday-July. There was no sketch this month, the entire month has been “anything goes”!
Same basic sketch, I just changed it up a little;) I used my handmade paper, some leftover red snowflake, and regular cardstock embossed with a Stampin’ Up! folder called Petals-a-Plenty. I believe this is my favorite embossing folder!:) At least for Christmas;) The pre-colored digital image is from Fred She Said, Naughty or Nice Elf. The sentiment is also included with a few others:) I used a silver glitter snowflake and a sparkly green brad. Here I popped-up only the striped section.
Wow, that sure seems like a lot! I hope you were able to make it all the way through;)
Thanks for coming by today! I’m always happy to have visitors! 🙂 I don’t know what will be next, but I hope to be back soon!