Friday, November 25, 2011

Punch Dog Birthday

Thanksgiving was yesterday and I pray all of you are doing well. Since I have not posted in a little while I figured I better get something new on here. I had actually made this card in October for my nephew's birthday. I just wanted something different. It doesn't always have to be cake and presents on the card. Since this was a fall birthday I chose fall colors. As for the punch dog, he was not my idea. I got this idea from a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Michelle Suit. I really thought it was cute. If you click here you can go to her blog and see how she made it. She has a very easy to follow tutorial.

I do not need to tell you the items I used to make the puppy because it is in the video tutorial. For the tree I used the little leaves sizzlits die in my Big Shot. I just cut out the trunk of the tree free hand. I just layered the grass on top of each other to give some dimension to it. As for the colors I used well worn designer series paper, always artichoke, basic gray, basic black, cajun craze, early espresso, more mustard, and confetti white cardstock. I used the Happiest Birthday Wishes hostess stamp set.

If you have never tried doing punch art, you should give it a try. It is a lot of fun and very easy to do.
Enjoy your day and leave a comment if you have time.

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Sounding Joy Christmas Card 4

Woohoo! I finally got the 4th card finished. I told you I had it almost done. It was too plain for my liking. Adding the doily punch, ribbon, and bell is just what it needed. I also made little marks around the bottom right hand saying. I am much happier with the results now. Whew!

I did not use any designer series paper on this card. The other 3 I made have it. It is nice just using plain cardstock at times. Of course, I used The Sounding Joy stamp set. I really hope you enjoy these cards. Stamping is a lot of fun!

Have any of you started your Christmas shopping this year? I haven't. I would like to make things more than buy. My problem is I have all of these ideas, I just need to put my hands to work and make them. I tend to come home from work and not want to do anything because of being tired and just wanting to sit down and relax. That is not a good thing to do if I am going to get anything accomplished.

Thanks for stopping by my very little section of the world. Leave a comment if you like!

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Sounding Joy Christmas Card 3

Just as I had said in the last post to be watching for the other cards to be made here is one of them. This is the third one for The Sounding Joy Christmas Card Class. I have started working on the 4th card, but I am still not completely finished with it. Sometimes I walk away from it for a while and then go back. Don't ask me why, but it helps me be able to figure out something else to do with it. I try to work with a card until I can say I am happy with it.

I have to say that so far this is my favorite of the cards. If you have a favorite, you can tell me by posting a comment.

As before, this card was made using The Sounding Joy stamp set. I chose this stamp set because it definitely has the true meaning of Christmas.

I really am finding I like to show a couple views of a card instead of just one. I am sure it helps give you a better idea of what it truly looks like. The lighting is never really quite right. I guess I could try to make a light box. It isn't something I really wanted to do though. I can see why people use them though. It does help make the cards look better.

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Monday, November 14, 2011

The Sounding Joy Christmas Card 2

I was finally able to work on another card for my up and coming class. This card has quite a bit of detail, but well worth it. I love being able to make the rosettes using a new tool from Stampin' Up! that is in the Holiday Mini. My customers are going to get a chance to try it out. It should be lots of fun.

I used the same designer paper and stamp set in this card as what I had used to make the first card. I still need to get 2 more cards made for this class. Please keep watching throughout this week. I will be posting them when I get them done.

Can you believe Thanksgiving is going to be next week? It is coming up so quickly. I pray you all enjoy being able to get together with your families and being thankful for all of the things the Lord has given to you.

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Sounding Joy Christmas Card 1

Here is the first of 4 cards that will be made in my upcoming Christmas card class. I will post the other 3 when I get them finished. This is made very similar to the one that is in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini Catalog. I had a customer ask if the cards would be like the one in the mini. I told her one of them could be made similar, but not exactly the same because I did not have all of the same products they used. It still has the same design though.

I once again wanted to give you 2 different views of the card. The one above lets you see more of the dimension, as well as, the sparkle!

I am disappointed in the lighting of these cards. I am sorry they did not turn out as good as they could have. If I change the lighting very much they either get too bright or distort the color of the cardstock. In case you are wondering, I used cherry cobbler, chocolate chip, and very vanilla.

Hopefully you get a taste of what it looks like. You can leave a comment if you like.

Now it is your turn to go-n-stamp!!