Friday, November 30, 2012

patty's 12 days of Christmas...

day 11...
This petty package is a gift card holder! And you're going to be surprised at how easy it is to create.
Using the Cricut Artiste cartridge and the L key cut the Card shape 4.75". Next cut the bow using the G key and the Accent 3 feature 1.5".
Tips: Be sure to score the card holder with a bone folder. Use red tacky tape to adhere the center pocket. Put the bow together with glue dots. Adhere a bling gem with Liquid Glass.
Scroll down to see a picture of the card holder open.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

patty's 12 days of Christmas

day 10.....
tree garland!
This is the second year I've made tree garland and I love it! It's a little too soon to put up the tree so I've hung a bit of the garland on some poster board to photograph for you. 
The stockings are cut from some of last year's Christmas papers with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. I cut the stockings at 2.5" and they are spaced about 4" apart on the red and white stipe bakers twine.
I can't wait to hang this garland on our tree!
There are lots of Cricut Christmas shapes so you could make a garland with Christmas Trees, Stars, Ornaments, or mix them all up! 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

patty's 12 days of Christmas...

day 9....
The Gable Box!
This is one of my favorite 3D items on the Cricut Artiste cartridge! These boxes can be filled with a small gift, like jewelery! or they can hold a gift card! or maybe you want to fill yours with chocolate kisses! Or make them in different sizes to create a Christmas village of houses and shops -  just add doors and windows!
The box you see above was cut with the fit to page feature and the finished size is 2.5" tall, 2" wide and 4.75 inches long.
Score the box on the folds and sponge all of the edges. My box is cut from Kraft CS and sponged with Chocolate ink. The photo below shows you how to get started. 
And if you don't have the Cricut Artiste cartridge yet there's still time to order and receive it by Christmas! As a "Thank You" for placing your order with me I'll send you a FREE mini stamp set valued at $3.95

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

patty's 12 days of Christmas...

day 8.....

 Tags are one of my favorite things to make! I was going for a fancy vintage style tag when I made this one. Layering and stamping all add dimension to your tag. The base is plain Cocoa CS and you can write your "to and from" on the back side of the tag with the new Chalk Marker (Z1767 2.95). The front edge of the Cocoa base was stamped using the Flourish strip stamp from the Eclectic Edges stamp set (C1450) with Cocoa ink. 
The next layer is the stripe paper from the Moonlight paper pack. The edges of these 2 layers are sponged with Cocoa.
The top layer of the tag is Cashmere CS stamped with the music notes stamp from the Universal Backgrounds (D1477) stamp set using Cashmere ink. The edges are sponged with Cashmere ink. 
I've applied a rub-on from the Pear & Partridge compliments. CTMH has a great new Rub-On Tool that makes it so easy to apply the rub-on (Z1976).   
Merry Christmas is stamped in Cocoa ink. The base of the tag is wrapped with the Cocoa satin gathered ribbon. The medallion is punched from one of the Pear & Partridge papers. A gold shimmer brad holds the ribbon loop on the top of the tag.
Tags are also great to use on your scrapbook pages to dress up a layout or fill in an empty space.
This is tag #4 on the Art Philosophy cartridge cut at 4.5, 4.25 and 4".

Monday, November 26, 2012

patty's 12 days of Christmas

day 7.....
Love never melts
This stamp set is so cute and I love the sentiment. The snowman images also fit perfectly on the Cricut Swing Cards. I've used silver embossing for the snowflakes and the sentiment.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

patty's 12 days of Christmas...

day 6...

These are a couple of quick ideas that re-purpose empty glass jars. 
The flower vase is a Starbucks bottle wrapped with burlap ribbon, grossgrain ribbon & hemp. I used tombow tape runner to hold the burlap to the jar.
The candy cane jar is an empty spice bottle that turned out to be the perfect size for 12 candy canes! I've edge punched a piece of card stock and wrapped it around the jar then layered a strip of stripe paper on top. Just add the ribbon and hemp and the jar is finished!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

patty's 12 days of Christmas

day 5...
 This 3-D tree is made from one sheet of the B&T paper in the Pear & Partridge pack. The sparkle on the top of the tree is a bling gem stuck on a pin clip. I also tied a little bit of metallic thread around the pin. 
To make this tree cut 6 rectangles 4" x 5.5". Fold each rectangle in half and score. Trim each folded rectangle into a triangle. Sponge the edges of the triangles with New England Ivy ink. Adhere the folded triangles together with a little liquid glue, be sure to add the pin clip inside before gluing the last triangle in place. I decorated this tree with bitty sparkles from the tan sparkles collection since there is a bit of gold in the paper.

Friday, November 23, 2012

patty's 12 days of Christmas...

day 4....
 The stamps used to make this card are from the Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Kit. Background stamping with script sentiments adds interest to your card and fills boring white space. The woodgrain paper is from the Dakota paperpack.
Tomorrow's post will feature the paper from the Pear & Partridge Kit, but it won't be a card! So come back tomorrow to see what I've created!
Workshop on the Go Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Kit G1043 includes papers, stamp set, instruction guide, exclusive red sparkles & tan ribbon. $29.95

Thursday, November 22, 2012

patty's 12 days of Christmas...

day 3...
 Peach on Earth
I hope you've enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving.
This card has the Glory to God stamp set and Cocoa ink stamped on a piece of lightly sanded Creme Brulee CS. Almond Glitz gel has been used on the stars and Bronze Glitz gel is used on the path under the camels. To finish the card just sponge the edges with Cocoa ink and add some bakers twine.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

patty's 12 days of Christmas...

day 2...

All of the pieces on this card have been scissor distressed, then inked on the edges. 
The brown print background paper is from the Scholastic paper pack.
I've used the Christmas Love stamp set to stamp the tree and sentiment. The Dec 25 calendar page is stamped with the Capture the Date stamp of the month.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

patty's 12 days of Christmas...

day 1...
This simple card makes a big impact. The silver shimmer tape is the perfect embellishment.
Stamp set used is Christmas Love D1492. Silver Shimmer Tape Z1799 $4.95 for 5 yards.
Tomorrow's post will feature another card with this same stamp set, combined with the Nov Stamp of the Month for a completely different look!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

I've used the beautiful Florentine papers to make this Thanksgiving card. 
The leaves behind the medallion are cut on the Cricut with the Art Philosophy cartridge. 
I dry embossed the veins with a stylus for texture. 

Monday, November 5, 2012

give thanks....

Thanksgiving is my favorite family holiday.
I've made this banner to decorate my cubical at work.
Everything you see has been cut with the Cricut using the Art Philosophy and Artiste cartridges.
I kept this banner simple, just adding the tan sparkles to each shape and knotting the ribbon between each shape.