Monday, December 30, 2019

Snippets Birthday

Another year over. Straightened and stored Christmas stuff. Now on to resupplying my stash so I don't have to fret at the last minute making a card. This one is for birthday
 and made with scraps which I never seem to make a dent in.

The card base is Grapefruit Grove from SU. The snippets are also from SU, a discontinued paper pack from a couple of years ago. Leaves are an SU punch in shimmery gold. The sentiment is also SU, several years old. The rose is an old unlabled stamp, colored with SU blender pens.
Entering in Snippet challenge at Pixie's Crafty Workshop. And playing for any of the 5 prizes Di is offering this time.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Gift Bags

Gift are purchased. Not to wrapping. Or in my case, decorating the gift bags.
My son's family are all runners, even outside in the cold and snow. So they are getting warm socks with lip balm, Starbuck's cards, other gift cards, and for the girls--bath bombs for a warm tub soak after running, all tucked inside the stocking.
The socks are what inspired by gift bag decorations.

These are great ways to use up some leftover bits of Christmas design papers. The stocking die is from My Creative Time. To get a set, die cut one, then flip the paper and die cut another.  I punched holes in the edge of the bag--don't punch the whole circle, just half so the hole is not too large.  Run the ribbon through and secure inside the bag with glue dots. Attach the stockings with tiny clothespins. I used glue dots to secure the top of the stockings and small glue dots behind the clothespins just for a little more security.
I love how these turned out.
Entering in
Just Us Girls,  Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash. Happy Holidays
Pixie's Crafty Workshop   Snippets Playground And playing for the prize because I love those adorable unicorns which my granddaughter would love to be made into cards for her.
Another gift bag for a hostess gift of lavender candle and bath soak.
Here I stamped lavender flowers and then rubbed SU Highland Heather ink over them. And some green ink to ground them. The sentiment is also from SU.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Teen Boys

I have finally recovered from last week. My daughter's family of 5 were here for 5 days. It was sure fun to have them here as they live in Texas and we don't get to see them much.
She asked if I could make some teen boy birthday cards for her 2 sons to use for birthday parties.  It is pretty expensive to buy cards as well as gifts.
I used a NBUS stamp and die set from My Favorite Things. This is a great set for teen boys who are big time gamers.  I die cut a bunch of the circles from primary colors and white so I would have a bunch for making several cards.  I don't know much about video games so I'm sure I didn't get the control buttons right. I the boys will notice that right away. The card base for all of these cards is a note card set from SU.
I am entering in Just Us Girls anything goes challenge.
Here are a couple more card I made for the grandsons
The guitar and headphones are from SU and the Rock On die from Die-Versions.