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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Cricut Imagine for Christmas

I got a Cricut Imagine for Christmas, and it's very cool! I need to learn more about it! This is my first Cricut, and it's neat. It took me awhile to calibrate it and finally had to go advanced calibration to get it to cut where I want after it prints the images. Pretty cool indeed. Before Christmas I was busy making Christmas cards and sending those out. I am hoping I have more time to create soon so I can post some new things on the blog!
Hope everyone had a safe and happy Christmas! I wish all of you a wonderful, prosperous and healthy new year for 2011!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Vintage Merry Christmas

Here is a card I made first by making the cross of green with a border punch, but trimmed the 1-1/2 in piece of green cardstock on both sides. Then I have a Spellbinders frame scalloped rectangle. Then I just rounded the corners on the inner layers with a corner rounder punch. The image is from a Tim Holtz vintage paper pack and so is the mini envy I trimmed with more Tim Holtz dp. I distressed the litte tag and embossed with red tinsel embossing powder. I used some red jewel stickers to add some detail. This card just came along as I crafted it along. I liked how it turned out.

Really into Vintage Christmas!

This is a card I made from a Stampin Up Merry Christmas stamp I have borrowed from a friend! The Designer Paper is Graphic 45 vintage Christmas. The very cool gold trim I found at a local mixed media shop Red Lead Papercrafts they have a wonderful website you can order from online. I used gold cardstock from Bazzil and the dark forest green cardstock also from Bazzil. The Merry Christmas image is stamped in a brown pigment ink from Marvy. I stamped the coloring in with Versmark colors green and red, using some mini topped sponge dobbers I bought from either Red Lead or the Inkspot of Natalie. I then doodled the gold on the bottom edge of the card with a gold gel ink pen. The green plaid background is just a piece of designer paper I've had for quite awhile.

This is a tag I made using a Tim Holtz stamp from Stampers Anonymous, and also a vintage image stamp from Red Lead. I colored in the Santa image a little with a white gel pen and dobbed a little ink from my Versamark red and green pigment inks.  I love the distressed vintage look of it!