Sunday, September 26, 2010

Ho Ho Ho

Can you believe that in 3 months from today, Christmas will be done and over with? I can't, but what a great way to kick off getting ready for the holiday season than making some cards. My Little Shoebox is releasing their first Christmas line and it's called Holly Jolly! How cute! I made this cute little card with our new paper. I took paper strips and accordian folded them. Then I adhered them to the card base at a slight curve, with them slightly over-lapping.

This little card just screams snow and winter to me. Wish we had snow here, but I'll just have to make do with snowman and snowflake paper :) I used the super cute cardstock stickers along with the die cuts.

Friday, September 24, 2010

I "heart" Fiskars

Fiskars is a wonderful company that has been around for a very long time. I remember my mom having the standard orange handled Fiskars scissors, and I'm proud to own many pairs of those scissors myself. But I am also fortunate enough to lve in a day and age where Fiskars has branched out into the crafting world as well and I have to say, their border punches are phenomenal! MLS did a product swap with Fiskars and I was blessed with some awesome punches. I used the postage stamp border punch to frame this photo of ms. EY and myself. These punches are so easy to work with!

I used the Harmony line to make this layout. I love the new square scalloped paper. So easy to work with. Did you notice the new glitter alphabets as well? They are so cute! I love the lower case font!
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Cards, cards cards

I love cards! I love sending them, receiving them and most of all, making them. The new My Little Shoebox line called Harmony, makes the most beautiful cards. The colors are vibrant and fun and just scream "cards" to me. I made this cute little Happy Birthday card with the new papers and the new cardstock stickers. Have you guys tried these out yet? Oh my gosh, they are so addictive. They are heavy duty cardstock weight and stick just perfectly!! Oh, and did you see the bottom edge of this card. That's one of the new border punches from Fiskars. We had a super awesome swap with Fiskars! Their punches are fabulous and punch like butter (is that a real phrase? hahaha ). This is the postage stamp border punch. I love it!!

I had so much fun making this second card. I love banners and thought that a string of paper lanterns would have that cute banner look. I used a super awesome white glaze pen from Sakura to add some dimensional dots on the flower, and a black glaze pen to add some stitch lines around the card. Gotta love Sakura!!

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